Since March 2020, I have been a verified member of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) through my father’s mother’s (Ruth Frankie Fuller Pyatt Dourte) side of the family proving back to my ancestor, Isaac Fuller. Find that post here.
Isaac Fuller 1738-1804 A042234 Service – Lieutenant
Corporal: Capt. Macey Williams, Lexington Alarm
Lieutenant: Capt. John Porter, Col Sargent
Spouse: Mary Alden
In doing further research thru the DAR’s Genealogical Research System (GRS) I have been able to find 8 more prospective Patriots in different branches of my family tree. This is quite exciting for me as that means I can submit what is called a Supplemental for each of these patriots by proving my lineage to them. Along with each of these supplementals, documentation must be provided in order to establish proof of my lineage. These are the 8 patriots I found:
Stephen’s (my mom’s side) Stewart
William Guthrie 1736-1823 A048629 Service – Private
Capt William Alexander, Col William Irvine
7th regiment General Anthony Wayne’s Brigade
Spouse: Esther Craig McCelland
Jacob Lear (Lehre) 1726-1768 A068018 Service – Patriotic
Signed oath of Allegiance- Philadelphia
Doorkeeper of PA House of Assembly
Spouse: Mary Duff
Johann Peter Weil 1734-1806 A121682 Service – Private
Capt Abraham DeHuff
Spouse: Ana Elisabetha
William McCoy 1754-1813 A075790 Service – Private
Capt Andrew Swearingen
Spouse: Elizabeth Royce
Pyatt’s (my father’s side)
Jacob Piatt III 1725-1784 A213981 Service – Patriotic
Spouse: Elizabeth Dunham
Benjamin Piatt 1763-1851 A090919 Service – Sargent
Capts Sullivan & Springer
Cols William Russell & John Gibson
Spouse: Mary Phillips
Richard Keele 1757-1849 A063843 Service – Private
Capts Lyon & Horston
Capts Williams, Col Sevier – King’s Mountain
Spouse: Lydia Richmond
Johann Mathias Glass 1740-1830 A209566 Service – Patriotic & Private
Capts Joseph Erwin, LCol George Nagel, Col Richard Butler
Paid supply tax 1779, 1780, 1781, 1782
Spouse: Eva Christina
Another interesting aspect of finding these patriots is that Jacob Piatt III married Elizabeth Dunham…who traces back to the Mayflower and Edward Fuller. My patriot, Isaac Fuller, also traces back to the Mayflower to Samuel Fuller. Samuel and Edward were brothers. That means that my Grandfather and Grandmother on my father’s side have a shared common ancestor – Samuel and Edward’s parents. Mind-blowing!
Through this blog, I will be taking each of these patriots through the process of finding and proving my lineage and creating a supplemental. Please join me…it should be interesting!
My father, Earl E. Pyatt, has always told us that his family was rumored to be descendants from Dr. Samuel Fuller of the Mayflower. One of my quests with my genealogy has been to determine if this is indeed a fact. In researching over the years, I had discovered a connection back to a Patriot during the Revolutionary War along the Fuller line who also connects back to Dr. Samuel Fuller of the Mayflower. Lieutenant Isaac Fuller, III. I decided that my first quest was to prove back to this Patriot and then I would be able to prove back to the Mayflower.
This is the service information found for my ancestor, ISAAC FULLER, Third, Easton, Massachusetts 1738 – 1803
Corporal, Capt. Macey Williams’ Company of minute-men which marched at the Lexington alarm; Lieutenant, Sixteenth Continental Infantry Jan.-Dec., 1776; member of Committee of Correspondence and Safety, 1779.
Having gathered as much information as I could, on my own, I approached the local DAR Society here in Carefree/Cave Creek Arizona. They turn out to be an amazing service organization that does quite a lot to support our vets and troops. They were extremely helpful in assisting me in completing my application and helping me obtain some of the more obscure documents that were required to prove this connection. The registrar even made a trip to Salt Lake City to help fill in some of the gaps. My application was then signed by local leaders of the DAR and sent off to Washington, D.C. where they have hired genealogists that review and verify all the facts on the application. Once my application passed their scrutiny it was sent on to the National Society for approval.
I am pleased to announce that my application was approved and I was accepted into the NSDAR on March 5, 2020! I am honored to be a part of this group and look forward to making a contribution by volunteering with them.
Now onto the Mayflower Society! There is already proof down to Isaac from Dr. Samuel Fuller, so this connection should be easier to make.
See this post for more information about my Grandmother’s diary.
September 12, 1943 – Sunday
“Nothing to write. Pretty day. Expected Carl but didn’t come. Cleaned house and was very busy. Still have a bad cough but feel swell otherwise.“
Well readers…this is the last entry in my Grandmother’s diary. I guess life just got to busy. I have enjoyed bringing these entries to you. My next task is to go thru the scrapbook that my grandmother kept for my Dad while he was a POW in Japan. I am sure there are lots of interesting items awaiting discovery there.
“There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots, the other is wings.” Teaching children values and giving them the opportunity to excel is essential to good parenting. However, I feel I must also provide my children (and myself) insight into the ones who came before us: our ancestors whose lives and stories have shaped us into who we are. This is my journey; these are their stories…