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The 1899 Membership Register
for The Empire State Society, S.A.R.

Roll of Members — E


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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.

[Web Editor's Note: Besides showing the Ancestor's name in italics, I've linked the name to that on the corresponding page showing the Ancestor's name and information.]


RIGHARD HENRY EGGLESTON [State: 288; National: 4288] New York City
Banking. Born in Albany, N. Y., Oct. 5, 1856. Member of Union League, Larchmont Yacht, New York Athletic, Riding, and Thousand Island Clubs. Son of William Wallace Eggleston and Clara Irene Pease; grandson of Richard Henry Pease and Mary Elliott Daws; great-grandson of Earl Percy Pease and Mary Ives; gt²-grandson of Joseph Ives and Mary Sherman; gt³-grandson of Josiah Sherman and Martha Minot. See Chauncey M. Depew.
RICHARD ELLIS [State: 1230; National: 5825] New York City
Physician. Born, New York City, Oct. 18, 1861. Son of Levi Ellis and Charlotte Purdy; grandson of Lewis Purdy and Mary Ann Hart; great-grandson of Abraham Purdy and Hannah Fowler; gt²-grandson of Obadiah Purdy and Hannah Smith.
HAMPTON DENMAN EWING [State: 577; National: 5377] Yonkers, N. Y.
Lawyer. Born, Washington, D. C., June 18, 1866. Degrees of B. A. and M. A. from Columbia University. Member of Alpha Delta Phi, Phi Beta Kappa fraternities, Alpha Delta Phi Club, Bar Association of New York, Yonkers Historical Society, and Columbia Alumni Association. Son of Gen. Thomas Ewing and Ellen Cox, etc. See Thomas Ewing below.
THOMAS EWING [State: 418; National: 4518] New York City
Lawyer. Born, Lancaster, O., Aug. 7, 1829. Died Jan. 21, 1896. Secretary of Ohio-Virginia Boundary Commission, 1848; Private Secretary of President Taylor; first Chief Justice of Kansas; recruited 11th Kansas Volunteers, 1862; engaged at Cane Hill, Van Buren, Prairie Grove, etc., in Arkansas; Brigadier-General, 1863, in command of the District of the Border; resisted Price's invasion of Missouri, and brevetted Major-General of Volunteers for bravery at Pilot Knob. Member of Ohio Constitutional Convention, 1873-74 and Member of Congress, 1877-82. Son of Thomas Ewing, Sr., and Maria Wills Boyle; grandson of George Ewing and Rachel Harris, great-grandson of Thomas Ewing and Sarah Vickers; gt²-grandson of Thomas Ewing and Mary Maskell; gt³-grandson of Finley Ewing and Jane, his wife. Finley Ewing fought at the battle of the Boyne and received a sword from the king for his valor. His son Thomas came to America from Londonderry in 1718.

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