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Winter 2018

The SAR MAGAZINE is the official quarterly publication of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution published quarterly.

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WINTER 2018 Honoring Our Colonial Ancestors If you are an American and a direct male descendant of someone who rendered civil or military service in one of the 13 American colonies before July 4, 1776, consider joining the NATIONAL SOCIETY SONS OF THE AMERICAN COLONISTS. For information on its activities and eligibility requirements, contact: Registrar General R.D. Pollock P.O. Box 86 Urbana, OH 43078-0086 COMPATRIOTS! You MaY Be eligiBle for MeMBership in a VerY select order numerous sar members are already affiliated coMpatriots! Eligibility founding ancestor prior to 1657 and a revolutionary War patriot in the same male line. Male line may be from: (1) father's father; (2) Mother's father; (3) father's Maternal grandfather; (4) Maternal grandfather of Mother's father; (5) Maternal grandfather of father's father. for information, contact: daniel c. Warren 1512 steuben road gloucester point, Va 23062 or Registrar General, NSSCNE 147 12th Street SE Washington, DC 20003-1420 Men and women, ages 18 and older, who can prove lineal descent from an ancestor who was a resident on land presently part of the State of Rhode Island and the Providence Plantations prior to January 1, 1647-1648, may be eligible for membership. For more information, please write to the Registrar General: Jean Hacker they were never reunited. 13 Moses Guest wed Lydia Dumont in 1792 and they had 11 children. They moved to Cincinnati in 1817 where Moses lived to age 72. 14 The final victory won by Capt. Guest and his compatriots spread the cause of liberty far beyond their new republic. ABOUT THE AUTHOR George W. Wright is an attorney, NJSSAR member and Guest descendant. END NOTES 1 J.G. Simcoe, Simcoe's Military Journal: A History of the Operations of a Partisan Corps, Called the Queen's Rangers (New York: Bartlett & Wilford, 1844), 1. 2 New Jersey, A Guide to Its Present and Past, By the Writers' Program of the Works Progress Administration in New Jersey (New York: Stratford Press, 1939), 642. 3 Simcoe, op.cit., 62. 4 Ibid., 110. 5 John W. Jordan, Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978), 52-53. 6 John W. Barber & Henry Howe, Historical Collections of the State of New Jersey (New York: S. Tuttle, 1844), 455; Eugene F. McPike, Tales of Our Forefathers and Biographical Annals of Families Allied to Those of McPike, Guest and Dumont (Albany: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1898), 9-27. 7 The Papers of George Washington, The Revolutionary War Series, Vol. 22, 1 August-21 October, 1779, ed. Benjamin L. Huggins (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013), 414-415. 8 Simcoe, op.cit, 110. 9 Ibid., 116-117. 10 Moses Guest, Poems on Several Occasions: To Which are Annexed Extracts from a Journal (Cincinatti: Looker & Reynolds, 1824), 144-145. 11 Simcoe, op.cit., 264. 12 Eugene F. McPike, The Capture of Lieutenant Colonel J.G. Simcoe— An Incident of the American Revolution, The American Monthly Magazine, Vol. XI (Washington, D.C.: National Society, D.A.R., 1897), 564. 13 Guest, op.cit., 144. 14 The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. XXIX (New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1898), 101.

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