Westchester County, NY
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The title page of the "Register of the Empire State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution" identifies the contents of this book as follows: "Containing an account of the origin of the Sons of the American Revolution, an explanation of the existence of two different organizations with similar names and objects, and a history of the movements for their union. The Constitution and By-Laws of the Empire State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Lists of National, State and Chapter Officers. Roll of Members, with personal data and genealogies. Roll of Revolutionary Ancestors, with record of their services...." This book was published in 1899 and is "Dedicated to the Memory of the Men who, by their Services and Sacrifices During the War of the American Revolution, Achieved the Independence of the American People."
Membership in the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution is based solely on lineal descent from an ancestor who assisted in securing the Independence of the United States, and wherever the Revolutionary services of collateral members of a family are given in the following pages, they are mentioned only as matter of interest, as are many other facts which in themselves constitute no ground for eligibility. Antecedent generations in the Revolutionary line, back to the immigrant ancestor, are given when they are on record in the Society's archives, as adding value to the book, but the absence of such antecedent lineage in other cases does not necessarily mean that the families can be traced no further, as the Society does not require that the line shall be given further back than the Revolutionary patriot. Every member has been requested to supply for this book his college degrees, military services, public offices and the other organizations to which he belongs, but where such data are lacking, allowance should be made in some instances for the inaccessibility of many members on account of the War with Spain, and in others for the fact that the sending of such information was entirely optional. In order to assist the eye, an index figure has been substituted for a repetition of the world "great" in generations more remote than great-grandson. Thus, "great²-grandson" means "great-great-grandson"; "great5-grandson" means "great-great-great-great-great-grandson," etc. The names of the lineal ancestors who participated in the Revolution are printed in italics, and refer to the corresponding names in the "Roll of Ancestors." The numbers set opposite each member's name are his State and National Numbers respectively.
While this book lists all members of this New York society as of 1899, only the names of those members who were either born in a town in Westchester County or who were listed as being from a town within Westchester County are currently included at this Westchester web site. As time permits, other entries will be added so that ultimately all members and their ancestors from this book will be shown here.
Additionally, if you are interested in the SAR or wish to find out more information about someone you have found listed on these pages, be sure to check out the web site of the National Society of the SAR.
Members are arranged alphabetically by last name with links to their respective Ancestors.
Ancestors are arranged alphabetically by last name with links to their respective Members.
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