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information on Rev. War soldier Joseph Dameron
Posted by: Charles Pautler (ID *****1281) Date: December 31, 2007 at 10:56:11
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Hello forum,
I am a first-time poster, and am seeking information on Joseph Dameron (b. 2-2-1763--d. 1-11-1833). I am researching his status as a Revolutionary War soldier for my mother, who is gathering application information for membership in the DAR. However, we have run into a major snag. From what we have ascertained from a pension application (from 1833), a self-published family memoir from descendent James Palatine Dameron (1870's), a published book "A Doctor's Memories" (by Victor Vaughan, 1926), and a pension document dated 11-13-1926, Joseph Dameron was born in 1763. The snag is that in family records, including the books mentioned above, lists his son George Ball Dameron as being born 5-30-1771, which would make his father Joseph only 8 years old! The DAR noticed this as well, and the application was rejected. In online searches we have done, there is also another Joseph Dameron listed, born in 1748, but this belies the family stories and printed word passed down for the last 200 years. The battles fought in, commanders served under--all point to the Joseph Dameron born in 1763. Has anyone out there done research on this man, and can you provide any clarity? Thanks a lot! I will respond to any emails received.
Charles Pautler

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