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From: "Horace B. Peele" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Re: Thomas Atkinson, patriot
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 17:56:23 -0500
I too have a Quaker ancestor Robert Peelle (1709-1782) and his son Robert
Peelle (1730-1808) who were paid for services but did not fight. They
therefore are listed as Patriots on which I joined the SAR.
The NC certificates where they were paid back did not clearly in any case
state what the services were, rather the term "services rendered" was
entered on the certificates.. They could have fed the troops ot other
activities that brought them to "contributing" to the cause. My Robert
1709-1782 definitely was too old to fight!!!!
At 09:21 AM 4/15/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>Cheska Wheatley asks: "What documentation is there that Thomas b. 1741 was a
>patriot? I see nothing here to suggest that he was disowned by the Quakers
>for bearing arms or other similar offense."
>Is it because his name appears on a militia list? If so and if NC is like PA
>this does not necessarily mean he served, just that he lived in a certian
>area and was enrolled for potential service. It is a common DAR failing to
>accredit military service to pacifist Christians simply because they appear
>on a militia list--at least for PA. I would be curious if others have found
>it to be so elsewhere.
>Cheska W also cites: "Service: Voucher 2768, page 39 Book W Number 1,
>Accounts of War of Revolution, on file at Raleigh, N.C. states that the sums
>of money (English) were issued to him rendering material aid. He was a
>hence opposed to active service in the army."
>It would be interesting to know the wording and context of this document.
>Was the "material aid" forced? It often was in PA and MD, in the form of
>requestions for which the revolutionary governments issued receipts.
>Also what is meant by "English" money? Is this hard currency (British gold
>and silver coin), or paper money issued by the various revolutionary
>governments, denominated in pounds, shillings and pence? Also the title of
>the document "Accounts of War of Revolution," suggests to me that it might
>be possible to determine actual service of any particular person by checking
>to see if he was paid for militia duty. This is just a guess. Perhaps
>someone who is familiar with this document could shed more light on these
>Normally speaking, 18th century Quakers, Mennonites, German Baptists,
>Schwenkfelders, and Moravians are not good candidates for DAR or SAR. Of
>course there were always some in any group who did not abide by their
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