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The 1899 Membership Register
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Roll of Ancestors — T


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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.


THOMAS THOMSON
Born in Scotland; came to this country before the War of the Revolution and settled in Philadelphia; private in Col. Nicol's City Guards; commissioned Second Lieutenant in 8th Co., 6th Battalion, commanded by Colonel Robert Knox; later made Lieutenant in Capt. Christian Grove's Co., same Battalion, and subsequently commissioned as Captain; served with the Pennsylvania troops at the battle of Yorktown and present at the surrender of Lord Cornwallis; on his return to Philadelphia, was presented with a sword. — J. Lawrence McKeever, Robert Tounsend McKeever.
CHARLES TOOKER
Born in Huntington, L.I., in 1712; died in Newburgh, N.Y., about 1785; a signer of the Association pledge; member of Capt. Ramsey's Regt. of Orange County; and an exempt member of Capt. Arthur Smith's Co., Col. Hasbrouck's Regt., at Newburgh, April 23, 1779. — George Danforth Tooker.
REUBEN TOOKER
Born in Huntington, L.I., 1744; died in Newburgh, N.Y., Sept. 16, 1807; signer of the Association pledge in 1775, and Ensign in Capt. Arthur Smith's Co., 4th Regt., New York State Militia, Col. Hasbrouck commanding. — George Danforth Tooker.
PETER TOWNSEND, SR.
Cast, without compensation, at the Sterling Iron Works, which he owned, the ponderous iron chain stretched across the Hudson at West Point; also a number of cannon and anchors placed on the "Constitution" and other ships of war. General Washington was a frequent visitor at Sterling Cottage at this period of the war. — Robert Townsend McKeever.
NATHANIEL TUCKER
Of Ossining, Westchester Co., N.Y.; Ensign in Capt. jacob Purdy's Co., Second Regt. of Westchester County Militia, May 28, 1778; Lieutenant in lieut.-Col. Albert Pawlings' Regt. of Levies raised for the defense of the frontier, May 11, 1780; Lieutenant in same regiment, raised for immediate defense of the state, April 27, 1781; 'elected Constable of Ossining, April 17, 1789, and Commissioner at the same election. — James Horton Tuttle, Nathaniel Tuttle.

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