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The 1899 Membership Register
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Roll of Ancestors — M


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Following are the records of the Revolutionary Ancestors of the Members. The names here printed in CAPITALS correspond to the names printed in italics in the Roll of Members; and the names here printed in italics, being the names of Members descended from these ancestors, respectively, correspond to the names printed in CAPITALS in the Roll of Members.


ROBERT McMURRAY
Born in Tyrone, Ireland, in 1744; died in Salem, N.Y., Jan. 23, 1814; private in Capt. Armstrong's Co., col, Webster's Regt. — the Dorset Regt. — of Charlotte County, N.Y., Militia; owned 230 lots of the "Turner Patent" and was driven from his farm by the invasion of the enemy. &mdash Mitchell McFarland.
BENJAMIN MEEKER
Born, 1747; died, 1828; lived in New Jersey; a Minuteman in the Essex County, N.J., Militia. — Cornelius Amory Puglsey.
CHRISTOPHER MIDLER
Died in Oran, Onondaga Co., N.Y., June 10, 1796; entered the service at the beginning of the Revolution first as a waiter for Capt. or Col. Hermans; afterwards enlisted at Clermont, Columbia County, N.Y., for the war, serving as a private and Corporal in Capt. Andrew Mordy's Co., Col. Lamb's Regt. of Artillery; stationed part of the time at West Point and Fort Montgomery; wounded at the latter during Vaughn's attack; discharged in 1783. It is the family tradition that his wife was with him in the army a year or more, moulding bullets for the soldiers. — Franklin Pierce Denison, Henry De La Mater Denison.
ELIJAH MILLER
Born, it is believed, in White Plains, NY; died there in 1776; he was commissioned Adjutant of the Regiment of Minutemen of County of Westchester of which Samuel Drake was Colonel, Oct. 27, 1775. &mdash Samuel C. Miller , and Charles Purdy Sherwood.
ANDREW MOREHOUSE
Born about 1727; lived in South Dover, N. Y., recorded in a letter from the Dutchess County, N. Y., Committee, dated May 6, 1777, as nominated to be Lieutenant-Colonel of Dutchess County Militia; on June 22, 1788, the Council of Appointment made changes and he became Lieutenant Colonel of the third regiment of Pawling's Precinct. — Le Droict Langdon Barber, Andrew Langdon, John Le Droict Langdon.
ISAAC MORGAN
Born in Connecticut in 1739; died in 1796; Commissary of Connecticut troops during the Revolution; part of Lafayette's French troops were quartered a few days on his farm in Plainfield, Conn., and the bedroom in which the General slept is still known as the "Lafayette room." — Charles Hamilton McKnight.
PAUL MUMFORD
Born in Newport, R. I., March 5, 1734; died there in 1805; Deputy of the General Assembly of Rhode Island in 1775; member of committee to examine prisoners; appointed July 30, 1777; Delegate to attend war convention at Springfield, Mass.; appointed, in 1779, assistant to the Governor of Rhode Island, and in October, 1779, member of the Council of War; Delegate to Congress in 1785; Associate Justice of Supreme Court of Rhode Island, 1778-1781, and Chief Justice, 1781-1788; Lieutenant-Governor, 1803, and on death of Governor Fenner that year, succeeded to the Governorship, while holding which office he died in 1805. — Nathan Guilford.

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