Total number of possible ancestors reduced due to pedigree collapse.
++ I am currently conducting an audit of all of my ancestors to determine which need bio and sourcing improvement.
Veterans in my tree
My father Petty Officer S. Baty served in Vietnam in Da Nang as a US Navy Sea-Bee attached to the US Marine Corps expeditionary forces.
World War II
My grandfather First Sergeant Carrol Baty served in the US Army - Illinois National Guard, 132 Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Division. He was mobilized to active duty in December 1940 and later was in the first fleet sent to reinforce Australia and the Pacific Islands following Pearl Harbor. The regiment (merged into the newly formed "Americal Division") fought on with service in Guadalcanal and eventually to mainland Japan. Carrol was injured in New Caledonia, and after successful rehabilitation, served the remainder of the war in the 9th Service Command as a Military Police First Sergeant until October, 1945.
My great-great-uncle Sergeant Anton Edward Helgren served in the US Army with war-time service in the Philippine Islands. At the end of his Army career, "Uncle Ed" had attained the rank of Sergeant Major.
US Civil War
My 3x great-grandfather Hiram Abbott served in the US Army in the Civil War. He enlisted in the the 83rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment on 21 August 1862.
The 83rd saw hard fighting at Fort Donnelson near Clarcksburg, on 3 February 1863 when they repulsed 8,000 confederate troops commanded by Joseph Wheeler and Nathan Bedford Forrest. The engagement is known as The Battle of Dover (1863).
Future lawman Virgil Earp, (brother of Wyatt Earp, both from the infamous OK Corral gun fight) served as a private in the Regiment and was also present at the Battle of Dover.
Hiram Mustered out of the Army on 26 June 1865 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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My third great-grandfather Wesley John Benskin enlisted in Company H, 130th Illinois Infantry Regiment in 1862. Wesley fought the length of the war including many battles and campaigns. In 1864 he and most of his regiment were captured at the Battle of Sabine Crossroads in Texas. He was paroled in 1865 and returned home to his family.
Some of the battles and campaigns that Wesley participated in as a soldier in the 130th Infantry Regiment:
Battle of Magnolia Hills, Port Gibson, 1 May 1863.
Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi from 18 May to 4 July 1863.
Assaults on Vicksburg 19 May 19 and 22 May.
Siege of Jackson July 10-17.
Reconnaissance to Pearl River July 11.
Western Louisiana Campaign October 3 - November 30 1863.
Reconnaissance on Matagorda Peninsula (Texas) January 21 1864.
Red River Campaign March 10 - May 22.
Battle of Sabine Cross Roads April 8 1864.
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My great-great-grandfather Oliver Goldsmith Ranck served in the US Civil War with the US Army - Illinois 50th Infantry. Oliver enlisted in Illinois in 1861 and his Regiment, the "Blind Half Hundred," participated in:
Battle at Fort Donelson, Tennessee on 12 February 1862
Battle at Shiloh, Tennessee on 06 April 1862
Battle on 15 may 1862
Battle at Near Monterey, Tennessee on 16 May 1862
Battle at Corinth, Mississippi on 28 may 1862
Battle at Corinth, Mississippi, on 03 October 1862
Battle at Corinth, Mississippi on 04 October 1862
Battle at Near Resaca on 16 may 1864
Battle at Allatoona, George on 05 October 1864
Battle on 25 February 1865
Battle at Bentonville, North Carolina on 21 March 1865
Oliver mustered out of service on 12 July 1865 in Springfield, Illinois.
War of 1812
My 5x great-grandfather John Bray served in the War of 1812. John is listed in the muster rolls for the Fifth Company, Chatham County Regiment.
My 8x great-grandfather Brinsley Barnes is recognized by the Daughters of the Revolution as a Revolutionary War service ancestor.
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My 6x great-grandfather Balzer Leffel is recognized by the Daughters of the Revolution as a Patriot Ancestor.
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My 5x great-grandfather John Leffel is recognized by the Daughters of the Revolution as a Patriot Ancestor.
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My 5x great-grandfather John Miller enlisted in the Albany County Militia, 13th Regiment at the age of 17. He was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Cornelius Van Veghten and Captain Michael Dunning. He is a recognized by the Daughters of the American Revolution as a Veteran Ancestor. John and his regiment were mustered and fought in the Second Battle of Saratoga, The Battle of Bemis Heights on 7 October 1777.
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My 5x great-grandfather Joseph Mullins was drafted as a militia-man into the Continental Army in Virginia and served under General Muhlenberg at the Plymouth expedition and under General George Washington at the siege of Yorktown and was present during the surrender of Cornwallis on 19 October 1781.
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My 5x great-grandfather John Ranck served in the 1st Company, 5th Battalion, Lancaster County Militia, under the command of Captain Alexander McIlvain in 1782. The men of the Ranck family were especially known for their patriotism with nearly every fighting-age man having served.
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My 6x great-grandfather Stephen Tompkins Sr. served in the 7th Regiment, Dutchess County Militia, New York under the command of Captain George Lane and Colonel Henry Luddington.
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My 5x great-grandfather George Tucker is recognized by the Sons of the Revolution and the Daughters of the Revolution as a Revolutionary War service ancestor.
My Wikitree cousins
Some cousins I've met on Wikitree:
Harvey Abbott - First cousin twice removed: Harvey is first cousin to my maternal Grandfather. I tracked Harvey down after discovering the census records of my Abbott ancestors and then we compared notes. We had the same family stories even though our lines were separated by 100+ years. We've been genealogy collaborators ever since.
↑ First-hand information. Entered by SJ Baty at registration.
↑ US Navy DD-214 military service record, letters, photos, honorable discharge certificate and photos for S. Baty in the possession of SJ Baty.
↑ "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K85G-S3Q : 5 December 2014), Carrol D Baty, enlisted 05 Mar 1941, Chicago, Illinois, United
States; citing "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 126323, National
Archives at College Park, Maryland.
↑ U.S. Veterans' Gravesites, ca.1775-2006. Anton Edward Helgren,
Service Info.: SGT US ARMY SPANISH AMERICAN WAR: National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans' Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Accessed 18 July 2018 [SJ Baty].
↑ NSSAR application #76176 for Robert Nagel Van Natta, descendant of Rheinhold Abenschon, approved 13 February 1953: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls. Accessed 30 July 2018 [SJ Baty] at https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2204/32596_242326-00060.
↑ NSSAR application #96479 for Benjamin Franklin Moomaw, descendant of Rheinholdt Obenchain, approved 25 January 1968: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls. Accessed 30 July 2018 [SJ Baty] at https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2204/32596_242394-00361.
↑ Barnes, Warren E. “Mick”, "Descendants of Brinsley Barnes & Elizabeth Lindey along the lineage of William Howard Barnes (1907-1974) & Ethel Garnell Davis (1907-1946)", 1998, Revised 2012.
↑ Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed November 20, 2018), "Record of Balzar Leffel", Ancestor # A069001.
↑Names of persons who took the Oath of Allegiance in Berks Co., PA., Act of Gen Assembly, Book 3, Vol 1, p. 222, roll #5.
↑ Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed November 20, 2018), "Record of John Leffel", Ancestor # A132153.
↑ Pennsylvania History and Museum Commission, Records of the Comptroller General, Tax and Exoneration Lists 1762 - 1801. RG-4, Roll #318. Accessed 20 November 2018.
↑ Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed November 21, 2018), "Record of John Miller", Ancestor # A079199.
↑ Wikipedia contributors. "." Second Saratoga order of battle. Accessed 21 November 2018 [Baty-260|SJ Baty].
↑ McAllister, J.T.. Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War. Hot Springs, VA, USA: McAllister Publishing Co., 1913.
↑ U.S., The Pension Roll of 1835 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data:
United States Senate. The Pension Roll of 1835.4 vols. 1968 Reprint, with index. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1992, accessed on 15 April 2018 [SJ Baty] at https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60514&h=53667.
↑ Historical reg. Of Virginians in the Rev., soldiers, saliors and marines, 1775-1783. Ed. By John H. Gwathmey. Richmond, Va. 1938. (13, 872p.):572
↑ U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data: Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files (NARA microfilm publication M804, 2,670 rolls). Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Accessed 15 April 2018 [SJ Baty] at https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=1995&h=43586. Local file: https://www.wikitree.com/index.php.
↑Pennsylvania Archives, Ser. 5, Vol. 7, p. 497, Pennsylvania Archive records, e.g. Ser. 3, Vol. 17, p. 453, Ser. 5, Vol. 7, p. 497 and Ser 5, Vol. 8, p. 955, as cited in: Martin, Raymond S., "Rancks in the Revolutionary War," The Ranck Reporter: A Ranck/Rank Clan Newsletter, Vol. 24, No. 2, May 2002. Accessed 31 October 2018 [SJ Baty] at http://ranck.org/Archive/Reporter/V24N2.pdf
↑ Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed November 21, 2018), "Record of Stephen Tompkins", Ancestor # A114779.
↑ Application of NSSAR member (and cousin) Harvey Abbott, currently in the possession ofuthe NSSAR application liaison for the purpose of processing the NSSAR appolication for [SJ Baty].
↑ Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed July 19, 2018), "Record of George Tucker", Ancestor # A116636.
I enjoy thanking and congratulating Wikitree members on their accomplishments.
SJ Baty's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with SJ or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 67 markers, haplogroup R-L21, FTDNA kit #150872
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H1a6, FTDNA kit #150872
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with SJ:
Happy new year SJ! I think this guy could use some WPaEPS help: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wood-11880. Per geni.com, he was part of the first provincial assembly, that might be a fun category for the project if it doesn't exist yet. Onward and upward.
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SJ, when I look back and review this past year at WikiTree, I was surely lucky to have you take the reins of the William Penn project. Not only have I learned so much about the history of those passengers in U.S. history but it's rewarding to see you build up the project. Thanks so much and looking forward to 2019. Happy New Year to you and yours!
Thanks for the alert about Penn society welcome URL to be added to profiles. I wasn't aware of that organization. I'm not related to those whose profiles I added, but I am direct descendant of 2 children of John and Jane Sharples of Friendship, as well as another Pemberton Quaker line.