These are my direct ancestors who were involved in the American Revolution. I verified most of them with the online database of The Daughters of the American Revolution (indicated by the DAR ID number and link).
William Carpenter: served in the Revolutionary War at Dorchester Heights, in Captain Hodges’ company, from August to November, 1776; second time enlisted in Captain Solomon Robinson’s company, in Colonel Wade’s regiment in the Rhode Island alarm; June 21, 1778, served 22 days; again as private in Captain Silas Cobb’s company, in Colonel Keyes’ regiment in the Rhode Island alarm; Aug. 26, 1777, served 4 months, 7 days; enlisted again as private in Captain John Allen’s company, Colonel Thomas Carpenter’s regiment, in the Rhode Island alarm; July 27, 1780 and served 6 days.
Stilson Eastman : Served out of NH under CAPT JOSHUA ABBOTT, LCOL HENRY GERRISH. He was a member of the New Hampshire Militia when the American Revolution started. On July 5, 1777, he joined a regiment led by Lt. Col. Henry Gerrish and marched for the relief of Fort Ticonderoga. After a march of 75 miles they turned around and marched back upon the news that the fort had been evacuated. He was discharged July 12, 1777. In september, 1777, Stilson joined a regiment again under Lt. Col. Henry Gerrish and marched to join the Northern Continental Army at Saratoga. He was in the Battle Of Saratoga and was present for the surrender of British General Burgoyne.
Johannes “John” Hartman: John Hartman served on the Committee of Chester County, 1774, to enforce the acts of the Continental Congress. He was born before 1725 in Germany; died, 1785, in Chester County.
Johnathan Hutchins: Private, Capt. Josiah Davis’s co., Col. Joseph Prime’s (York Co.) regt.; joined June 11, 1780; discharged Dec. 8, 1780; service, 6 mos.; enlistment, 8 months; regiment raised in York Co. for defense of eastern Massachusetts; roll sworn to at Arundel; also, Lieut. Nathaniel Hutchings’s detachment; marched Aug. 12, 1781; discharged Aug. 25, 1781; service, 16 days; detachment sent by Selectmen of Fryeburg to guard frontiers on Androscoggin river; also, Sergeant, in a company commanded by Lieut. Stephen Farington; enlisted July 22, 1782; discharged Sept. 3, 1782; service, 1 mo. 12 days; company raised in and for defence of York and Cumberland counties and stationed at “Sudbury-Canada.”
“Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution Vol. I-XVII.” Boston, MA, USA: Wright and Potter Printing Co., 1896. Vol 8, pg 582
Nicholas Ickes: at the age of 16, served as a substitute in the Pennsylvania militia.
Zachariah Rice: a patriot, who did much work for the government during the Revolutionary War, and assisted in building the hospital at “Yellow Springs,” Chester County.
Zachariah Rice enlisted in the Continental Army as an engineer and carpenter, under the command of General George Washington. He helped build the Yellow Springs Hospital near his home in Chester County, which would soon be used as a field hospital for the casualties of the war. His wife, Abigail, became a recurrent visitor to the hospital, spending much of her time ministering to the sick and wounded soldiers. As a result of her devotion to help the suffering, she contracted typhus, which would later cause her untimely death.
On September 11, 1777, Washington encountered General William Howe’s army at the Battle of Brandywine. As the battle ensued and the casualties mounted, Washington soon realized that he was hopelessly outnumbered and poorly supplied to resume the fight. He wisely decided to withdraw, saving his men to “fight another day”. During his retreat, Washington and his staff officers stopped at the Rice farm and asked Abigail if they could have some water. She sent one of her daughters to retrieve a pitcher of water from their well, to which she added some sugar, spices, and rum, making a drink that was popularly known as “flip”. Abigail handed the drink to him and said, “Here, my Lord.” Washington quickly replied, “We have no titles here, we are all brothers.” As General Washington drank this beverage, Abigail’s five-year-old daughter, Susannah, approached him. Washington smiled, picked her up, and sat her on his knee while he finished his drink.
Maria Appolonia “Abigail” (Hartman) Rice: Note: DAR now requires further documentation to claim Abigail as a qualifying ancestor for membership. Previous evidence used is now deemed too anecdotal. Service was unofficial, so no documentation.
Original tombstone was stolen, but a new marker was placed by: ABIGAIL HARTMAN RICE CHAPTER, D.A.R. (see image attached) It reads: SERVED AS A NURSE AT YELLOW SPRINGS HOSPITAL DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. It’s said some sick soldiers from the nearby Valley Forge camp were brought to the hospital. See notes under her husband Zachariah above for more detail about Abigail’s service.
Samuel Weeks: Patriotic service during American Revolution, SIGNED ASSOCIATION TEST, CANTERBURY
JK notes: This amounted to a pledge of allegiance to the Continental Congress and the new country. Each county in New Hampshire was required to take roll of all those who signed it, and those who refused.