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DAR Lookup - Oaker Phillips

DAR Lookup - Oaker Phillips

Posted: 28 May 2013 11:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 May 2013 11:34PM GMT
Surnames: Phillips, Burgess
I am looking for a possible patriot in Oaker Phillips, Jr. b.18 Dec 1765 in Harwich, Barnstable Co., MA, m. Mercy Burgess. He is s/o Oaker Phillips, Sr. b. abt 1720 in Harwich, Barnstable Co., MA, m. Mary Small. Oaker Sr. was listed in a history book as having served in the French and Indian war, then being in the colonial service, but so far have found no further record.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Re: DAR Lookup - Oaker Phillips

Posted: 30 May 2013 4:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 May 2013 4:28AM GMT
Oaker Phillips Jr. is not an established Patriot. In fact, with a birth in 1765, he is a little young to have done anything during the Revolution years of 1775-1783. However, some boys as young as 13-15 might have served as a drummer.

Oaker Sr might have done some Patriotic Service such as contributing money or goods. The DAR library's GRC reports do not mention either man.

You should check some of the standard references on Massachusetts men in the Revolution at your local library or historical society. You can also consult the Registrar of a DAR chapter.
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