Posted in Family History, Fuller, General, Jackson, Pyatt, Stephens, Stewart

Finding New Revolutionary War Patriots

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)

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
  • Suffered depredation

Spouse: Elizabeth Royce

Pyatt’s (my father’s side)

Jacob Piatt III 1725-1784 A213981
Service – Patriotic

  • Suffered Depredation

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!

Posted in Family History, Fuller

Daughters of the American Revolution

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.

DAR Certificate of Membership

Now onto the Mayflower Society! There is already proof down to Isaac from Dr. Samuel Fuller, so this connection should be easier to make.

Posted in Diary, Family History, Pyatt

G-ma Ruth’s Diary – September 12, 1943

DiarySee 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.

Hope you have enjoyed the diary!