Our Patriots

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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
  • Edmund Basye, SOL
  • David Beard, CAPT
  • John Bushong, PS LT
  • 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
  • Joseph Gochenour, PS
  • Joshua Gore, PS
  • Jacob Hammond, SOL
  • John Hoover, CPL
  • George Hottel, PVT
  • Jacob Hottel, PVT
  • Joseph Hottel, PVT
  • Matthias House, PS
  • Thomas Hudson, PVT
  • George Keller, PS (b. 1712)
  • Edward Kelly, SOL
  • Jacob Kesling, PVT
  • Uriah Leftwich, ENS
  • Andrew Lindamood, PS
  • Christian Miller, SGT
  • Samuel Moore, PVT
  • James Mullinax, PVT
  • Gabriel Penn, COL PS
  • John Phelps, PS
  • Martin Pickett, COL
  • John Powell, CS PS (b. 1744)
  • George Quisenberry, SOL
  • Christian Reiff, PS
  • Henry Richards, PS (b. 1753)
  • Jacob Rinker, COL
  • John George Rinker, CAPT
  • Thomas Simms, PS
  • Balser Sowers, PS
  • Frederick Sowers, PVT
  • Benjamin Stickley, PS LT
  • Christopher Tanner, SOL
  • Dorothy Zimmerman Tanner, PS
  • Jacob Tanner, SOL
  • Daniel Thompson, PVT
  • Henry Walters, PS


  • John Billings, CPL
  • Samuel Billings, PVT
  • David Hungerford, PS PVT


  • Thomas Hanna, PVT PS
  • Agnes Whigham, PS


  • Daniel Burleigh, PS
  • Thomas Chappell, CPL
  • Nicholas Worthington, COL


  • John Cunningham, CAPT
  • Asa Douglas, Sr., CAPT
  • James Noble, CAPT (b. 1736)
  • Jacob Parker, SGT
  • John Thompson, SGT (b. 1755)
  • George Williams, Sr., COL

New Hampshire

  • Simon Ames PS
  • Moses Gilman, CPL
  • Benjamin Heath, SOL
  • Andrew McClary, MAJ
  • Eliphalet Sanborn, PS SOL

New Jersey

  • John Abbott, PVT
  • Ralph Lanning, PVT

New York

  • Jonathan Brown, ENS
  • Henry Cooper, PVT
  • William Hill, PVT
  • Stephen Marvin, PVT PS
  • Simeon Purdy, PVT

North Carolina

  • James Hardison, PVT
  • Alexander McAllister, COL
  • George Tubbs, PS


  • Hugh Evans, PVT
  • Michael Holderbaum CAPT
  • John Jordan, CAPT
  • John Melchoir, PS
  • Michael Umberger, PS

    South Carolina

    • Prescott Bush, PVT
    • John Campbell, SOL