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American Revolutionary War


The British used the colonies as a way to make money. They had the power to enact laws in Parliament outside of America which significantly affected life and trade in the 13 colonies. These Acts of Parliament benefited the British but not the colonies. In addition, colonists were not afforded the same rights as the British people, nor did they have any representatives in the British Parliament to present their points of view. The colonists protested and their protests led to revolution.


These ancestors fought in the American Revolution:

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  Jacob WHITE (7 November 1737, Middletown, Connecticut, USA - 5 January 1788, Cromwell, Connecticut, USA)
  Zebulon WHITE (3 July 1751, Middleborough, Massachusetts, USA (Middleboro) - 27 August 1835, Norton, Massachusetts, USA)
  Joseph WHITON (1759, - 16 August 1828, Lee, Massachusetts, USA)
  Shubael WILDER (1759, - 11 April 1841, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA )
  Moses WILDES (30 July 1740, Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA - 24 July 1810, Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA)
  John WILLIAMS (27 May 1739, Groton, Connecticut, USA - 6 September 1781, Groton, Connecticut, USA)
  William WISEMAN (2 November 1740, London, England - 1823, , North Carolina, USA)
  Elisha WOLCOTT (19 January 1755, Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA - 17 January 1827, Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA)
  William WOLCOTT (30 January 1754, Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA - 11 March 1841, Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA)
  Nathan WOOD (16 September 1761, Sharon, Connecticut, USA - 31 May 1839 , Camillus, Onondaga, New York, USA)
  Samuel WOODS (16 December 1740, - 13 December 1825, Lavinia, Carroll, Tennessee, USA)
(Oliver WOODS & Martha RAILSBACK)

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