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The 1899 Membership Register
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Roll of Ancestors — E


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Following are the records of the Revolutionary Ancestors of the Members. The names here printed in CAPITALS correspond to the names printed in italics in the Roll of Members; and the names here printed in italics, being the names of Members descended from these ancestors, respectively, correspond to the names printed in CAPITALS in the Roll of Members.


RALPH EARL, Sr.
Born in Leicester, Mass., Nov. 13, 1726; died there about 1808; declined a Captain's commission in the British Army in 1776, and accepted a like commission in the 1st Regt. Worcester County Militia, April 5, 1776; also Captain in Lieut.-Col. Nathaniel Wade's Worcester Regt., stationed at North Kingston, Dec. 29, 1777. Ralph Earl Prime, Ralph Earl Prime, Jr., William Cowper Prime.
RALPH EARL, Jr.
Son of above; born in Leicester, Mass., May 11, 1757; died at Bolton, Conn., Aug. 16, 1801; also served in the Revolutionary War, and is said to have accompanied Arnold to Massachusetts on the Lexington Alarm, and to have taken sketches of Lexington and Concord, from which he afterwards painted the first historic pictures of our country, being a series of pictures of the battles of Lexington, Concord, and Concord Bridge. He became an artist of distinction, went to England, and became the friend of Benjamin West; painted the portraits of members of the royal family of England and of the nobility, and returning home painted many of the most distinguished New England citizens.Ralph Earl Prime, Ralph Earl Prime, Jr., William Cowper Prime.
WILLIAM ELLERY
Born in Newport, R.I., Dec. 22, 1727; died there Feb. 15, 1820; Member of the Continental Congress from 1776 to 1785, and signed the Declaration of Independence. — Russel Headley.
GEORGE EWING
Born in Greenwich, N. J., March 18, 1754; died near Cannelton, Ind., Jan. 15, 1824; Ensign, Nov. 11, 1775, in 2d New Jersey Regt.; re-enlisted under Capt. Bloomfield, 3d Regt.; Capt. Dave Maxwell; Capt. John Barker, April 1, 1777; Capt. Hagan, 3d Regt., April 22, 1777; Capt. Benjamin Schurmer, Feb. 20, 1778; reaching rank of Lieutenant of Infantry, which he resigned April 2, 1778; appointed Lieutenant of Artillery in Capt. Randall's Co., April 30, 1778, where his diary abruptly stops; having served before Quebec, on Long Island, in the Jerseys, at German Flats, and Valley Forge, and participated in numerous battles. — Hampton Denman Ewing, Thomas Ewing.

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