Our Members’ Patriot Ancestors

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Included on the “Patriot Ancestor” page is a list of the Revolutionary War Patriots identified with each South Jersey SAR member.  Members conducted extensive research to find an ancestor who contributed to the formation of the United States of America.  When possible, more detail about their lives is briefly stated, with links provided for those who are interested. Additionally, information on the contribution they made to the cause of freedom and the date and circumstance of their death is provided.

Thank You Patriots! Without you, where would we be?

LtCol Philip Boehm, Sr.

Unit: 4th Co., 4th Btn, Northampton Co. PA

SJCSAR Compatriot: Rich Serfass
Residence: Upper Saucon Twp, Lehigh Co, PA
Dates of Service: 1777-1780
Additional Notes: Paymaster of the Northampton Co. Militia
Death: Died age 69, buried at Lower Saucon Church. His house is still standing on Geissinger farm.
Links Bio: Bio

 

Private Daniel Nelson

Unit: Col. Cornelius Nieukirk’s Company of Pittsgrove Foot Militia, Holme’s Battalion, Salem County, NJ

SJCSAR Compatriot: Lawrence C Nelson Jr.
Residence: Sharptown, Salem County, New Jersey
Dates of Service: 1777-1778
Additional Notes:
Death: Death: Sharptown, Salem County, New Jersey on 11 Dec 1851, 92 years old
Burial: Daretown, M.E. Churchyard, Pittsgrove, Salem County, NJ
Links Bio:

Marty Shipe

Unit: PA Militia

SJCSAR Compatriot: Marty Shipe
Residence: Rockhill Twp, Bucks Co., PA
Dates of Service: c.1775
Additional Notes:
Death:
Links Bio:

 

Jeff Cox, Chaplain

Unit: 1st New Jersey Regiment Continental Line

SJCSAR Compatriot: Jeff Cox
Residence: Sussex County, NJ
Dates of Service: 1776-1780
Additional Notes: Chaplain
Death:
Links Bio:

Private Benjamin Samuel Griggs

Unit: Col. John Neilson’s Regiment of Middlesex County Militia

SJCSAR Compatriot: Robert, Matthew, Thomas & Gerard Harrington
Residence: New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey
Dates of Service: 1777-1778
Additional Notes:
Death: bef 28 Jan 1842 South Brunswick, Middlesex County, NJ.
Links Bio: Bio

Captain Moses Shelby

Unit: Sullivan County militia of NC

SJCSAR Compatriot: James Howard
Residence:
Dates of Service: abt 1778 – 1781
Additional Notes:
Death:
Links Bio: bio

 

Private Adam Ohl

Unit: Philadelphia Mulberry Ward Militia

SJCSAR Compatriot: Peter Scout
Residence: Philadelphia, PA.
Dates of Service: 1777
Additional Notes:
Death:
Links Bio:

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