On July 14, 2004, my application for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution was accepted based on my lineal ancestor Adam Creager's service in the Maryland Militia during the Revolutionary War. My line follows Adam's son John William Creager, his son William Henry Creager, his son Leslie Henry Creager and his son, my father, William Story Creager, Sr.. On April 4, 2005, my oldest son, Kenneth Mark Creager, was also accepted in the SAR by virtue of his ancestor Adam Creager.
Creager, Creagar, Kreager, Kreeger and Kreiger names are listed in the DAR and SAR files as being documented Patriots. Adam, Conrad, George (3), Jacob, John (2), Lorenz, Michael, Nicholas and Valentine have all been proven as qualifying ancestors for membership in the two societies. New names are added as they are accepted.
Timothy R Creager, (USMC Deceased) SAR National Number # 166384, Flagler Chapter SAR, FL.William S. Creager SAR National # 162952, Flagler Chapter SARMichael S Creager, SAR National Number # 175341, Flagler Chapter SAR, FL.
Kenneth M. Creager SAR National # 164553, Flagler Chapter SAR
To be eligible for membership in the SAR you must be a citizen of good repute in the community and the lineal descendant of an ancestor who was at all times Unfailing in loyalty to the cause of American Independence and rendered acceptable service by overt acts of resistance to The authority of Great Britain. The patriotic service and line of descent must be documented through acceptable references. Family tradition in regard to the service of an ancestor or the line of descent is NOT acceptable as documentation.
The applicant must also be personally acceptable to The Society. SAR members may provide informal assistance to the applicant, but the NSSAR will not give a preliminary decision on a line of descent, service, or the evidentiary value of proposed evidence. If the complete and documented application has been submitted and is found to be inadequate, the applicant may be advised of possible ways to secure better documentation.
Signer of Declaration of Independence
Battle of Point Pleasant, October 10, 1774
Ft. William and Mary, December 14 / 15, 1774
Military or naval service from April 19, 1775, to November 26, 1783
Civil service under the Colonies from April 19, 1775, to November 26, 1783, inclusive
Patriotic service by men or women during the Revolutionary period, including:Member of committees made necessary by the war, such as;Members of all Continental CongressCommittee of Correspondence, Inspection and Safety;Any pledge to support the cause of the Colonies, such as:
Committee to care for soldiers’ families; including
Committees from six months before the Battle Of Point Pleasant which furthered the cause of the Colonies.Signing the Oath of Fidelity and Support,
Signing the Oath of Allegiance,
Signing Articles of Association, or
Signing the Association Test.
Furnishing a substitute for military service
Signers of Mecklenburg Declaration, 1775;
Albemarle, Virginia, Declaration; and
Signers of petitions addressed to and recognizing the authority of the provisional and new state governments.Persons accepting obligations or acting under direction of the provisional and new state governments, such as person directed:Members of Boston Tea Party;To hold elections,
To oversee road construction,
To collect provisions, etc.
Members of Kaskaskia Campaign;
Members of Galvez Expedition;
Members of Cherokee Expedition;
Members of Edenton Tea Party
Physician, surgeon, nurse, or others rendering aid to the wounded,
Ministers known to be in sympathy with the Colonies, either by sermon, speech, or action.
Defenders of forts and frontiers;
Prisoners of war, including those on the British ship, “Old Jersey,” and other prison shipsRendering material aid such as:Furnishing supplies with or without remuneration;
Lending money to the Colonies
Anything which furthered the Cause.
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