52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Service

It is Week 19 in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’ writing challenge. This week’s writing prompt, Service, is timely because in a couple of weeks is Memorial Day, a day we remember our fallen soldiers and sailors, those who gave everything to protect others and our country.

During this time of tribute, I would like to acknowledge our direct ancestors who have served in the wars fought on American soil. “All gave some; some gave all.”

FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, 1754–1763 (a part of the Seven Years’ War)

William Fleming (my 7th great-grandfather)

Abraham Sell (my 8th great-grandfather)




Christian Ardinger (my 6th great-grandfather)

Elisa Bailey (my 5th great-grandfather)

Daniel Busch (my spouse’s 5th great-grandfather)

James Campbell (my 6th great-grandfather)

Emanuel Carpenter (my 8th great-grandfather)

Theophilus Crossman (my spouse’s 5th great-grandfather)

Henry Delatush/Dilatush (my 6th great-grandfather)

John Felix (my 5th great-grandfather)

Samuel Fleshman (my spouse’s 5th great-grandfather)

Henry Francis, Jr. (my 6th great-grandfather)

Henry Francis, Sr. (my 7th great-grandfather)

Abraham Goss (my spouse’s 5th great-grandfather)

Johan Georg Goss (my spouse’s 6th great-grandfather)

William Hanson (my spouse’s 5th great-grandfather)

Andrew Hunter (my spouse’s 5th great-grandfather)

William Kelly (my spouse’s 5th great-grandfather)

John Kelsay (my 5th great-grandfather)

Charles King (my 6th great-grandfather)

David Kinkead (my spouse’s 6th great-grandfather)

Isaac McHenry (my spouse’s 6th great-grandfather)

Daniel Noel (my 5th great-grandfather)

William Roark (my 6th great-grandfather)

Irvin Robinson (my spouse’s 4th great-grandfather)

Abraham Sell (my 8th great-grandfather)

Heinrich Silvius (my spouse’s 6th great-grandfather)

Joseph Soper (my 7th great-grandfather)

Charles Spangler (my spouse’s 4th great-grandfather)

Philip Casper Spangler (my spouse’s 5th great-grandfather)

Jeremiah Stark (my 5th great-grandfather)

Thomas Stark (my 6th great-grandfather)

Francis Thornton (my 9th great-grandfather)

David Woodmansee (my 7th great-grandfather)



WAR of 1812, 1812–1815

Henry Francis, Jr. (my 6th great-grandfather)

James McHenry (my spouse’s 5th great-grandfather)

George Record (my spouse’s 4th great-grandfather)




William Monroe Lewis (my spouse’s 3rd great-grandfather)




David Byron Bush (my spouse’s 3rd great-grandfather)

Levi Roark Campbell (my 3rd great-grandfather)

Charles T. Kenney (my spouse’s 3rd great-grandfather)

Josiah Marriner (my 3rd great-grandfather)

Mathias Noel (my 3rd great-grandfather)

Irwin/Irvin Robinson (my spouse’s 3rd great-grandfather)

Samuel D. Roush (my spouse’s 3rd great-grandfather)

Charles D. Spangler (my spouse’s 3rd great-grandfather)

George J. Spangler (my spouse’s 2nd great-grandfather)

Charles E. Stark (my 3rd great-grandfather)

William Ferguson Taylor (my 3rd great-grandfather)

Henry Conrad Trone (my 3rd great-grandfather)

John K. Watts (my 3rd great-grandfather)

Rumsey Shuler Watts (my 4th great-grandfather)


Categories: Cole-Marriner Line, Everyday People, Harwick-Bush Line, Immigrant Ancestors, Noel-Ardinger Line, Spangler-Kenney Line, Taylor-Thomas Line, Watts-Stark Line, Williams-Stott Line | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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6 thoughts on “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Service

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  2. Linda Stufflebean

    The History Channel is a great resource for documentaries and short narratives about various wars. Your ancestors provided a lot of military service!

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  5. That’s an impressive list of patriots!

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  6. What a wonderful tribute to your grandfathers. I have a 6x great grandfather named William Kelly from Massachusetts.

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