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
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:
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
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: