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Subject: Re: Revolutionary Service
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2000 16:03:11 -0500
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Thanks Ralph.

I looked at those cards this week, but in the rush to
do everything on my list, I did not make careful copies
of the index cards. I know some cards said "does
not prove active duty," but I should have photocopied
them all.

Richard R. Weber

----- Original Message -----
From: Ralph C, Nearhoof Jr. <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2000 11:58 PM
Subject: Re: Revolutionary Service


> If you look at the microfilm of index cards at the Pennsylvania State
> Archives for the name you have in question, you should be able to
determine
> if they actually were "active" in the Revolutionary War by reviewing the
> upper right hand corner of the card. Active would also include those that
> "buried the dead etc" but did not actually fight in a battle. (Many of
> these had Brethren beliefs) "Inactive" would include those that may have
> been drafted or volunteered but did not serve any time in the war.
>
> Ralph
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2000 8:01 PM
> Subject: Re: Revolutionary Service
>
>
> > Thanks. I have that book.
> >
> > I am looking for ways to distinguish active
> > soldiers from pacifists. And I hope to get
> > some idea of what proportion of the eligible
> > Brethren of Franklin County, PA actually
> > participated.
> >
> > Much fiction has been printed on who really
> > served because of the ensuing glory to descendants.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Richard R. Weber
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Christine Johns <>
> > To: <>
> > Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2000 7:45 PM
> > Subject: Re: Revolutionary Service
> >
> >
> > > Do you have actual surnames you are looking for? We have a History of
> > > Franklin Co, PA, from 1887, and can look up names that are on the
lists
> of
> > > RW soldiers. rej
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: <>
> > > To: <>
> > > Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2000 6:23 PM
> > > Subject: Revolutionary Service
> > >
> > >
> > > > Would appreciate evidence of ACTUAL Revolutionary service
> > > > by residents of Franklin Co, PA (then Cumberland Co)
> > > > who were married members of the Brethren. I presume
> > > > that some really did participate, but many did not.
> > > >
> > > > Appearance in the published Pennsylvania Archives
> > > > (unless an officer) provides absolutely no
> > > > evidence of service, but rather just that the man
> > > > was "drafted." Acceptance by the DAR or SAR
> > > > is also inconclusive.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Richard R. Weber
> >
> >
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