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The 1899 Membership Register
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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 Ancestors.]


MITCHELL McFARLAND [State: 862 ; National: 8762] Cambridge, N.Y.
Clerk in State Treasury Department. Born, Salem, N.Y., April 18, 1842. Sargeant of Volunteers in the Civil War, wounded at Chancellorsville. Postmaster of Cambridge, N.Y., from 1882 to 1886. Member of G.A.R.    Son of Col. John McFarland and Nancy McMurray; grandson of John McMurray and Margaret Savage; great-grandson of Robert McMurray and Susanna Cowan.
JAMES LAWRENCE McKEEVER [State: 74 ; National: 4074] New York City.
Banker. Born in Baltimore, Md., Oct. 4, 1831. Son of Isaac McKeever and Mary Flower Gamble, grandson of Joseph Gamble and Mary Thomson, and great-grandson of Thomas Thomson and Mary Jane Hale. Joseph Gamble was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy in 1812, and Isaac McKeever a Commodore, United States Navy. Mary Thomson Gamble, who died in 188?, at the age of 98 years, was probably the last surviving person who had spoken to Gen. Washington. She had been presented to him at the time of his last visit to Philadelphia, and although but a child, entertained a perfect recollection of the event all her life.
ROBERT TOWNSEND McKEEVER [State: 75 ; National: 4075] Gloversville, N.Y.
Railroad superintendent. born, Lake Mahopac, N.Y., July 20, 1866. Member of Calumnet, Reform and Transportations Clubs of New York, Masonic Fraternity, and Order of Elks. Son of James Lawrence McKeever and Mary Augusta Townsend; grandson of Robert C. Townsend and Mary A. Whittemore, and of Isaac McKeever and Mary Flower Gamble; great-grandson of Peter Townsend and Alice Cornell, of Joseph Gamble and Mary Thomson, and of Samuel Whittemore and Jane Tileston; gtª-grandson of Peter Townsend, Sr., and Anna Hawkshurst, of Thomas Thomson and Mary Jane Hale, and of Thomas Whittemore and Ann Cutler; gt³-grandson of Samuel Whittemore and Esther Prentice.
CHARLES HAMILTON McKNIGHT [State: 1215 ; National: 10915] Rye, N.Y.
Clergyman. Born, Springfield, Mass., Aug. 30, 1864. Degree of LL. B. from Cornell University. Member of Kappa Alpha and Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternities, Brotherhood of St. Andrews, and the Chancery. Son of George Hamilton McKnight and Julia Elizabeth Pitkin; grandson of William Pitkin and Eliza Smith Morgan; great-grandson of Theodore Pitkin and Elizabeth Pitkin, and of Dwell Morgan and Elizabeth Smith Phelps; gt²-grandson of Col. Wm. Pitkin and Abigail Church, of Elisah Pitkin and Hannah Pitkin, and of Isaac Morgan and (wife not given); gt³-grandson of Gov. Wm. Pitkin (father of Col. Wm.) and of Col. Joseph Pitkin (father of Elisah and brother of the Governor).
CORNELIUS McLEAN [State: 727 ; National: 8427] Mount Vernon, N.Y.
Retired. Born, New York City, June 10, 1841. Lieutenant in 42d N.Y. Vols.; private, Sergeant and Lieutenant in command of a company in 39th N.Y. Vols.; Lieutenant-Colonel on staff of Gov. Geo. Stoneman of California; Lieutenant-Colonel on Department Staff, G.A.R. of New York under Commander Atkinson; rank of Colonel on national staff, G.A.R. 1896-97. Member of Old Guard, Army of the Potomac, Larchmont Yacht Club, American Yacht Club and Indian Harbor Yacht Club. Son of James Monroe McLean and Louisa T. Williams; grandson of Cornelius McLean and Hannah Hammond; great-grandson of James Hammond.
GEORGE HAMMOND McLEAN [State: 141 ; National: 4141] New York City
Insurance. Born, New York, Nov. 24, 1849. Freshman and sophomore in Columbia College; ill-health prevented completion of course. Ordnance Officer iwth rank of Captain on Staff of Old Guard. Member of Metropolitan, Calumet, St. Nicholas, Country, Players, Lambs, and New York Athletic Clubs; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Natural History; S.P.C.A., and Delta Psi Clubs. Son of James Monroe McLean and Louisa T. Williams; grandson of Cornelius McLean and Hannah Hammond; great-grandson of James Hammond.
SAMUEL C. MILLER [State: 1053; National: 9703] White Plains, NY
Deputy Treasurer of Westchester Co. Born Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug. 1, 1848. Postmaster of White Plains, 1878-86; elected Village Trustee in 1891 for two years; President of Village, 1895, for two years; appointed Deputy Register of Westchester Co., 1896, and Deputy Treasurer, 1897. Member of F.&A.M.  Son of John G. Miller and Sarah Houghton Corwine; grandson of Elijah Miller and Aletta Miller; great-grandson of William Miller and Martha Miller; gt²-grandson of Elijah Miller (father of Martha) and Ann, his wife.
ALBERT MORTON [State: 671 ; National: 7171] New York City
Building materials. Born, Croton, N.Y., July 18, 1850. Son of John Morton and Adeline Eliza Clark; grandson of Garrett Dyckman Clark and Aletta Owens; and great-grandson of Solomon Owens and Nancy Vermilyea, and of John Clark and Maria Dyckman.
JOHN CLARK MORTON [State: 715 ; National: 8415] New York City
Building materials. Born, Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 25, 1856. Member of Crescent Athletic, Oxford, and Hanover Clubs. Son of John Morton and Adeline Eliza Clark, etc. See Albert Morton.

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