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John Nelson from VA and basic DAR info

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John Nelson from VA and basic DAR info

Cheryl (View posts)
Posted: 23 Dec 2001 5:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello from Cheryl in Oklahoma!

I have an ancestor listed in the DAR patriot index: John Nelson from VA, born 1747, rank Lt., not pensioned, spouse Bathsheba Hogan. I am descended through his son, William.

I am interested in membership in the DAR but have a few basic questions. For recent generations, is a birth cert. all I need, or do I need marriage documents as well? Will copies of Bible pages be sufficient of their own? Also, how can I find out where and with whom John Nelson served? I've read he obtained a military land grant on the Big Barren River in Kentucky. How can I obtain a copy of the land grant, and what would it tell me? Sorry for all of the questions, but I've recently become aware of this info. and am excited to obtain the necessary records!

Anxiously awaiting your reply,

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Cheryl 24 Dec 2001 12:19AM GMT 
Kathryn 24 Dec 2001 2:49AM GMT 
Cheryl 24 Dec 2001 5:10AM GMT 
1933dottie 5 Feb 2002 7:57AM GMT 
Cheryl 5 Feb 2002 5:27PM GMT 
MJordan1976 4 Jan 2013 5:37PM GMT 
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