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 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.
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 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 York and was present during the surrender of Cornwallis on 19 October 1781.
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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 to my maternal Grandfather. I tracked Harvey down after discovering the census records of my Abbott ancestors; 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.
↑ 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.
↑ Application of NSSAR member (and cousin) Harvey Abbott, currently in the possession of the NSSAR application liaison for the purpose of processing the NSSAR application for [SJ Baty].
Descendant of Oliver Goldsmith Ranck, 1837, Union County, Penn., enlisted in in the Illinois 50th Infantry.
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:
Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDmatch T007207, FTDNA kit #150872
On reflection, if you want to call it "Pre-1700 Quakers" or "Delaware Valley Quaker Immigration", that would be fine with me. It's the "Penn's Settlers" that strikes me as historically inaccurate. William Penn isn't personally responsible for all Quaker immigration in the area/era.