Our Patriots

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Northern Cardinal
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Narrow Passage Patriots

"The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I am not a Virginian, but an American!"

— Patrick Henry in 1774, after the Boston Tea Party

We are proud to honor our ancestors who through civil, patriotic, and/or military service contributed to securing the independence of the United States of America. From 1976 forward, Narrow Passage member applications have been approved and are on file with NSDAR establishing lineage for the patriots listed here. For information about these patriots, or to search for a patriot not listed below, please visit NSDAR’s Genealogy page to learn more.

Listed here are names, ranks, and state of service for the brave ancestors of the members of Narrow Passage Chapter NSDAR.

Patriot Legend

  • CAPT — Captain
  • COL — Colonel
  • CPL — Corporal
  • CMSRY — Commissary
  • ENS — Ensign
  • PS — Patriotic Service
  • PVT — Private
  • SOL — Soldier

Patriot Spotlight: To honor the service of our ancestors, Narrow Passage Chapter NSDAR periodically displays Patriot Spotlights. Details are provided by the Patriot’s descendent. Hover over names appearing in red to learn more.


  • Littleton Adams, PVT
  • William Addington, CMSRY
  • William Bailey, PVT
  • Phillip Barr, PVT
  • David Beard, CAPT
  • Reuben Blankenship, PVT
  • Richard Callaway, COL
  • John Carpenter, PVT
  • George Clover/Clower, PVT
  • John Compton, PVT
  • Zachariah Compton, SOL
  • William Coppage, PS
  • Magdalene X Dellinger, PS
  • Moses Dorton, SOL
  • Gwin Dudley, PS
  • Samuel Ferguson, ENS PS
  • Henry Fravel, PS
  • Jacob Hammond, SOL
  • Jacob Hottel, PVT
  • Joseph Hottel, PVT
  • Matthias House, PS
  • Thomas Hudson, PVT
  • Edward Kelly, SOL
  • Uriah Leftwich, ENS
  • Andrew Lindamood, PS
  • Samuel Moore, PVT
  • James Mullinax, PVT
  • Gabriel Penn, COL PS
  • John Phelps, PS
  • Martin Pickett, COL
  • George Quisenberry, SOL
  • Christian Reiff, PS
  • Jacob Rinker, COL
  • John George Rinker, CAPT
  • Balser Sowers, PS
  • Frederick Sowers, PVT
  • Christopher Tanner, SOL
  • Dorothy Zimmerman Tanner, PS
  • Jacob Tanner, SOL
  • Daniel Thompson, PVT


  • John Billings, CPL
  • Samuel Billings, PVT


  • Thomas Hanna, PVT PS


  • Thomas Chappell, CPL
  • Nicholas Worthington, COL


  • John Cunningham, CAPT
  • Asa Douglas, Sr., CAPT
  • George Williams, Sr., COL

New Hampshire

  • Moses Gilman, CPL

New Jersey

  • John Abbott, PVT

New York

  • Jonathan Brown, ENS
  • Stephen Marvin, PVT PS

North Carolina

  • James Hardison, PVT
  • Alexander McAllister, COL


  • Hugh Evans, PVT
  • John Jordan, CAPT