Sunday, June 14, 2009

Wainwrights and the Revolutionary War

William's father, Vincent, fought in the Revolutionary War. Who knew? We could be Daughters/Sons of the American Revolution! In fact, some descendants of Vincent are members of the DAR.  Here are two descendants listed as members of the DAR:

"Vincent Wainwright served as a minute man in the Monmouth County New Jersey militia. He died 1782 at Colts Neck, N.J. Miss Emma T. Ferris. DAR ID Number: 45794Born in Bordentown, N. J.Descendant of Vincent Wainwright, his wife.Daughter of Thomas Harvey and Lydia W. Wainwright, his wife. Granddaughter of Vincent Wainwright and Rebccca M. Potts, his wife. Gr-granddaughter of Vincent Wainwright and Elizabeth Williams, his wife. Vincent Wainwright served as a minute man in the Monmouth County New Jersey militia. He died 1782 at Colts Neck, N.J.
SOURCE: Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 46 The National page 336"

"Mrs. Blanche Wainwright Rouse. DAR ID Number: 50220Born in
Wilmington, Del.
Descendant of Vincent Wainwright, Samuel Force and John Edwards. Daughter of John Wainwright and Emma M. Edwards, his wife.Granddaughter of Samuel F. Wainwright and Maria Humphrey, his wife; Joshua Edwards and Eliza Woodward, his wife. [p.102] Gr-granddaughter of John Wainwright and Mary Force, his wife; John Edwards and Lydia Roberts, his wife. Gr-gr-granddaughter of Vincent Wainwright and Elizabeth Williams, his wife; Samuel Force and Sarah Bird, his wife.Vincent Wainwright served as a minute man in the Monmouth County, N. J., militia. He died, 1782, at Colts Neck, N. J."

SOURCE:The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 51 page 102 "
I found this listing of Wainwrights in the Revolutionary War in a book housed at the Main Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati. I find it interesting that Elizabeth, Joseph, and Thomas Wainwright are all listed as helping to "keep the poor".

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