Last Revised: 06 Oct 2013
What is a Patriot?
A Patriot was an individual who, during the American Revolutionary War, displayed unfailing loyalty to America in our War for Independence in one of the following ways:
- Signed the Declaration of Independence
- Was a Member of any of the Continental Congresses
- Rendered material aid, such as:
- Furnishing supplies with or without remuneration
- Lending money to the Colonies, munitions makers, and gunsmiths
- Any other material aid which furthered the Cause
- Provided Military or Naval service:
- Served at the Battle of Point Pleasant, October 10, 1774
- Service from April 19, 1775 to November 26, 1783
- Furnishing a substitute for military service
- Served as a Members of the:
- Boston Tea Party
- Kaskaskia Campaign
- Galvez Expedition
- Cherokee Expedition
- Edenton Tea Party
- Defenders of forts and frontiers; rangers
- Prisoners of war, including those on the British ship “Old Jersey,” and other prison ships.
- Physician, surgeon, nurse, or others rendering aid to the wounded.
- Civil service under the Colonies from April 19, 1775, to November 26, 1783, inclusive
- Member of committees made necessary by the war, such as:
- Cherokee Expedition
- Committee of Correspondence
- Committee of Inspection and Safety
- Committee to care for soldiers’ families or
- any other Committees which furthered the cause of the Colonies from six months before the Battle of Point Pleasant.
- Any pledge to support the cause of the Colonies, such as signing the Oath of Fidelity and Support:
- Oath of Allegiance
- Articles of Association
- The Cumberland Compact and
- similar declarations.
- Signers of petitions addressed to and recognizing the authority of the provisional and new state governments.
- Persons accepting obligations or acting under direction of the provisional and new state governments, such as persons directed to hold elections, to oversee road construction, to collect provisions, etc.
- Ministers known to be in sympathy with the Colonies, either by sermon, speech, or action.
There are three types of Patriot Information accessible from site:
- Proven Patriot Ancestors of Kentucky Society D. A. R. & S. A. R. members.
- Patriots Buried in Kentucky and
- The National Society Sons of the American Revolution Patriot Index & Graves Registry.
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