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From: "Elissa Scalise Powell, CG" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Frustrated with footnote
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 00:45:37 -0400
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One small correction: The Society of the Cincinnati had nothing to do with
the city of Cincinnati or Ohio bounty land. This lineage society was formed
in 1783 in New York comprising of officers with three or more years of
service in the Continental Army or Navy and officers of the French army or
navy above a certain rank. Membership was passed from oldest son to oldest
son. "Each officer may be represented by only one descendant at any given
time, following the rules of primogeniture." "The members of the Society of
the Cincinnati are eligible descendants of commissioned officers of the
Continental army and navy and the French army and navy who served in the
American Revolutionary War. Membership in the Society of the Cincinnati is
governed by the rules of the individual constituent societies, which are
headquartered in the thirteen original states and France."

For more information see http://www.societyofthecincinnati.org/

-- Elissa

Elissa Scalise Powell, CG
CG and Certified Genealogist are Service Marks of the Board for
Certification of Genealogists, used under license after periodic evaluations
by the Board.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: On Behalf Of Peggy K. Reeves
> Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2009 12:16 AM
> High ranking officers of the Revolution had their own club, called the
> "Society of the Cincinnati", because they received bounty land in what
> was known as the U.S. Military District of Ohio.

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