Happy! One of my joys in genealogy is when my research is examined and approved by professional genealogists. Hard work has paid off, and I am now a member of the DAR.
My patriot ancestor is my 5th great
grandfather, Solomon Tuttle, who entered the service May 1775 and was at
the taking of Ticonderoga by Ethan Allen and of Fort St. Jean by
General Montgomery. He served as a Minute Man 3 years and was a prisoner
1 year, 9 months, and 3 days. He was born in Connecticut, farmed in
Vermont, built one of the first houses in Athens, Ohio, and died at the
age of 73 on 30 November, 1830 -- on what would become my birthday more than 150