Which of your family do you think of
when you celebrate your nation’s birthday?
A patriot who fought for freedom?
Immigrant ancestors who came to these shores?
Your current generation, as it seeks its unique American dream?
Or your youngest and the yet-unborn, who will inherit this great land?
Happy Independence Day to you and yours,
About the Author: Lisa Louise Cooke
Lisa is the Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, an online genealogy audio show and app. She is the author of the books The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, Mobile Genealogy, How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers, and the Google Earth for Genealogy video series, an international keynote speaker, and producer of the Family Tree Magazine Podcast.
I have recently looked for some sources on Richard Cocke Bailey. found a reference with the repository of Scott Dickson
Roswell, Ga. Do you know how to reach him?
I think of my GGGGGgrandfather Elisha Clayton, his twin brother Elijah, and their younger brothers, Noah (a fifer) and Job, who all served in the Revolution from Monmouth Co., NJ, were captured, and all except Job wereheld prisoner in the Sugar House Prison on Manhattan. Elijah was forced to make uniforms for the British, but he and Noah later escaped. The Battle of Monmouth was fought 2 miles from their family’s farm, and Elijah and Noah were in that battle. After the War, they all, except Job, who stayed in Monmouth Co., were pioneers in settling western Pennsylvania and the part of western Virginia that later became West Virginia.