I am getting ready to go to sleep, was up all night working. I ended my day on a very good note.
I have been looking for more information about Matthew French and his family. Pain in the butt. However, I came across a document that I am going to post here. A few pages from the document, there are lots more, consisting mostly of names, too many pages to post and upload here. I did upload the first page, explaining the document, and then two other pages that list some important information taking place at the time. A little context, a bunch of names won’t mean a whole heck of a lot!
And this one, the one that created a HUGE lump in my throat. Had tears in my eyes reading this declaration of loyalty to the birth of a new nation. USA.
And on this page, the name of my GGGGGGG-Grandfather. Lordy, that is a lot of G’s. Just think, if they were not organizing and redoing records they may not have found these old roll calls and notes in the attic. Isn’t it amazing.
I know I was in the military, “serving” my country and all that, but this guy, with many others, ACTUALLY had to fight for something that started a new nation, and all that comes with it. They dared to defy the “establishment” and sought to create a new reality for themselves. It sure is something to see it in writing when it is someone from your own family, not just reading in the history books. I can’t even describe, accurately, how it made me feel. No words.
Ending my day on a GREAT note, I think!
P.S. The pages I didn’t upload contain names and I still need to download more, only because I would like to have any and all notes that are contained within this document, not just my ancestor’s name. I am not sure how many there are, though I did download more than what I have shown here.