Patriot biographies

May
20

Biographies of selected patriots have been written by members of the Capt. James Neal Chapter and have been contributed to the NSSAR Patriot and Grave Record. to access that database, click on http://patriot.sar.org. Click below on the link beside patriot's name to access the biography.

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Patriot Index

May
20

On the pages that can be loaded from the index are the names of the patriots represented by the current and past members of the West Virginia Society. They include the primary memberships of the Compatriots, their supplemental ancestors, and those who joined the West Virginia Society as dual members.

If you are interested in information on the members related to any of these patriot ancestors, please contact us.

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James THOMPSON

May
18

Name of Patriot: Col. James Thompson NSSAR Patriot #P-304145

Submitted by: Robert B. Fish, Jr.

Col. James Thompson was born on 17 Feb 1745 in Lancaster, County, Pennsylvania. He married Lydia Bailey, also from Lancaster County on 5 Dec 1772. They had eight children: Robert, James William, Andrew, Jacob, Francis, William, Elizabeth and James.

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Levi SHINN

May
18

Name of Patriot: Levy/Levi Shinn NSSAR Patriot #: P-332071

Submitted by: Henry L. Ruf, III

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Robert MCCORMICK

May
18

Name of Patriot: Robert McCormick NSSAR Patriot # P-245820
Submitted by: Robert B. Fish, Jr.

Robert McCormick was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1738 and died in Augusta County, Virginia, on 12 Oct 1818. He is buried in the cemetery of Old Providence Presbyterian Church, Augusta County, Virginia along with his wife, Martha Sanderson McCormick.

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Nathaniel DACUS

May
18

Name of Patriot: Nathaniel Dacus NSSAR Patriot # P-143093
Submitted by: Craig J. Keaton

Nathanial Dacus was born in 1749 in Williamsburg, Virginia and died on 25 Mar 1835 in Greenville, South Carolina. He served as a Private in Captain Sylvanus Walker's Company, Colonel Nathaniel Cooke's Virginia Regiment

His second wife was Elizabeth Glenn, whom he married on 12 Oct 1789.

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Isaac COWELL

May
18

Name of Patriot: Isaac Cowell NSSAR Patriot # P-139773
Submitted by: Frank L. Kesterson

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STILLWAGON, Peter

May
16

Name of Patriot : Peter Stillwagon NSSAR Patriot #P-298129
Submitted by: John A. Regar Jr.

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ROBARDS, William, Sr.

May
16

Name of Patriot: William Robards, Sr. NSSAR Patriot #P-279670

Submitted by: Robert B. Fish, Jr.

William Robards, Sr. was born about 1729 in Goochland County, Virginia. In 1764, he served as a militia lieutenant. He was in his seventies during the Revolutionary War and served in the Committee on Safety of Goochland County. He died in Goochland County in December 1783, having lived past the surrender at Yorktown but passing away before the signing of the Treaty of Paris that officially ended the war. The location of his gravesite is unknown.

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ALTON, Mary

May
16

Name of Patriot: Mary Alton NSSAR Patriot # P-332067

Submitted by: Henry L. Ruf, III

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