Thursday, April 09, 2009

Revolutionary War Veteran Finally to Get Military Honors -- 160 Years After His Death

From the Flint (Michigan) Journal:

RICHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Michigan -- As a 70-something-year-old man, Nathaniel Blackmer Sr. still was trying to prove that he served in the American Revolutionary War -- even traveling to Ohio for testimony from a fellow soldier.

But the soldier died before Blackmer could reach him.

Now, thanks to fresh research in the Internet age, Blackmer finally will be recognized for his service to the country -- nearly 160 years after the Flint veteran's death.

Read the rest of the article here.


lindalee said...

That article gives hope to those of us who's Rev. War ancestors lost their pensions due to lose of records. I have several who had their pensions removed due to lose of their papers.

Miriam said...

Linda, I wish you every success in your hunt! Thanks for dropping by.