IIBROWN ANCESTORS FROM THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1775-1783
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Brown Ancestors from the American Revolution
The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen Colonies that became the United States of America gained independence from the British Empire.
In this period, the Colonies rebelled against the British Empire and entered into the American Revolutionary War, also referred to (especially in Britain) as the American War of Independence, between 1775 and 1783. This culminated in an American Declaration of Independence in 1776, and victory on the battlefield in 1781.
For 2% of the inhabitants of the United States, defeat was followed by exile. Approximately sixty thousand United Empire Loyalists left the newly-founded republic, most settling in the remaining British colonies in North America, such as the Province of Quebec, (concentrating in the Eastern Townships), Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. The new colonies of Upper Canada (now Ontario) and New Brunswick were created by Britain for their benefit. (See our Abbott family, )
ROTC American Revolution Stripe
The organization of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was organized in Washington D.C. in the parlors of the Strathmore Arms on October 11, 1890. The sole requisite for eligibility for membership is proven lineal descent from an ancestor who, with unfailing loyalty, rendered material aid to the cause of Independence as a recognized patriot, as soldier or sailor, or as a civil officer in one of the several Colonies or States, or of the United Colonies or States; or from the mother of such a patriot; provided that the applicant shall be at least eighteen years of age and acceptable to the Society.
The object of seeking our ancestors who participated in the Independence of the United States of America is to cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, to bring forward to the present time the roots laid now for the benefit of our families, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty.
PAF - Archer files = Ancestors > Captain James Brown + (7) Phebe Abbott > Orson Pratt Brown > Descendants
Photos and information from:
http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/revolution/revwar-77.htm Good timeline of the war.
"Lineage Book of the Charter Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution" Mary S. Lockwood, Harrisburg Publishing, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1890.
Patrio Index - Millennium Edition", DAR, 2003.
Additions, bold, [bracketed], some photos, etc., added by Lucy Brown Archer
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