Many men in Europe and in America during the eras of the American Revolution, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I and II, Korean War and Vietnam War put their country's needs first in their lives. Men of a certain age generally served during those eras, whether on the battlefield or in a wartime support role. Among our ancestors in the military were the following men, although others may have had unidentified service.  

 

Adams, Richard (COL)  (a 1770 - )
Adams, Theodore Hugh (SGT)  (1843 - 1 Jul 1924)
Allen, Arthur (Col.)  (1608 - b 16 Feb 1669)
Allen, Arthur (Maj.)  (a 1645 - 19 May 1710)
Allen, Hugh (LT) I  (1718 - 10 Oct 1774)
Allen, James (CPT) I  (a 1690 - )
Allen, James (CPT) II  (1716 - 30 May 1810)
Allen, John (LT)  (a 1720 - )
Allen, William (CPT) III  (1692 - b Jun 1752)
Anderson, George  (1758 - 29 Jun 1814)
Anderson, John III  (c 1739 - b 1786)
Anderson, John W. (COL) I  (5 May 1750 - 13 Oct 1817)
Anderson, Robert (LTC)  (1741 - 9 Jan 1813)
Anderson, William (ENS) I  (c 1722 - 1793)
Anderson, William I  (c 1751 - )
Andrews, William (LTC)  (c 1600 - b 18 Feb 1656)
Ashley, John "Jack" Oliver (PVT) II  (2 Feb 1794 - 17 Mar 1858)
Ashley, John Oliver (SGT) I  (c 1755 - b Nov 1828)
Atkinson, Nathan  (1 Jan 1749 - 8 May 1813)
August, Albert Nicholas (MAJ)  (9 Nov 1816 - 9 Dec 1864)
August, James 'Jim' Armistead (COL)  (28 Jul 1840 - 23 Jan 1914)
August, Thomas 'Tom' Pearson (COL)  (28 Oct 1821 - 31 Jul 1869)
Auguste, Philippe "Philip" II  (20 Jun 1789 - 27 Sep 1873)
Beam, Hiram Kelly (PVT) I  (1844 - 28 Feb 1894)
Beam, John Whitfield "Whitt" (PVT) I  (Aug 1849 - 24 Sep 1910)
Beam, Peter Kyle (PVT)  (c 1830 - 27 Jul 1876)
Beam, William A. (PVT)  (24 Apr 1841 - 18 Mar 1892)
Benson, William 'Toon' Lewis (RADM)  (28 Jun 1902 - 23 Jan 1991)
Bird, Hiram  (a 1786 - 1842)
Blake, Richard  (a 1831 - )
Bonds, Milburn (PVT)  (9 Mar 1835 - )
Boone, Daniel (COL)  (22 Oct 1734 - 26 Sep 1820)
Bowdoin, Peter (MAJ)  (1706 - b 14 Jan 1746)
Bowen, Henry (SGT)  (a 1747 - )
Bowman, Edmund (MAJ)  (c 1620 - )
Bowyer, John (COL)  (a 1726 - 1806)
Bradhurst, John (CPT)  (c 1656 - b 6 Aug 1723)
Buchanan, John (CPT)  (c 1700 - 1790)
Campbell, Charles (MAJ)  (c 1722 - Jan 1767)
Campbell, James  (c 1718 - )
Carson, John (COL)  (a 1768 - )
Carson, John II  (1759 - )
Carson, Joseph  (a 1751 - )
Carson, Thomas  (1761 - 1779)
Christian, Gilbert (COL)  (a 1733 - 1793)
Christian, Gilbert (CPT)  (c 1677 - a 1756)
Christian, John (CPT) II  (c 1742 - 14 Jul 1801)
Christian, John Hunt (COL)  (1 Sep 1774 - 27 Jun 1839)
Christian, Robert (COL)  (5 May 1760 - )
Christian, Turner Hunt  (a 1712 - c 1781)
Christian, William C. (MAJ)  (c 1720 - 1779)
Clendenin, James  (3 Apr 1737 - )
Coleburn, William (CPT) II  (8 Sep 1658 - 14 Oct 1700)
Collier, William (LTC)  (1620 - 1682)
Combs, John  (c 1738 - c 1820)
Combs, Mason II  (21 Feb 1747 - b May 1808)
Combs, William  (28 Nov 1740 - 1815)
Cotton, Orren Josiah (PVT)  (3 Feb 1835 - 28 Mar 1862)
Counts, Bethel (CPT)  (Apr 1837 - )
Counts, George  (10 Apr 1919 - 11 Mar 1995)
Counts, John  (1754 - 1821)
Counts, Nicholas (PVT) II  (12 Jan 1752 - 17 Aug 1838)
Custis, Henry (CPT)  (c 1772 - 31 Dec 1821)
Custis, Henry (CPT) I  (c 1680 - )
Custis, John (COL) (of Hungars)  (26 Jul 1706 - 1 Dec 1746)
Custis, John (CPT) (of Bay Side)  (23 Feb 1750 - 3 Mar 1809)
Custis, John (MAJ) (of Deep Creek)  (c 1706 - b 7 Feb 1733)
Custis, John (MG) II (of Arlington)  (1629 - 29 Jan 1695/96)
Custis, Robinson (LT)  (18 Nov 1756 - Jan 1798)
Custis, Thomas (LT)  (5 Jan 1753 - 29 Dec 1811)
Custis, Thomas (MAJ)  (22 Sep 1726 - 6 Jan 1764)
Dabney, Unknown (CPT)  (a 1735 - )
Dandridge, John (Col)  (a 1706 - )
Dansie, Thomas (CPT)  (c 1710 - )
Dashiell, Clement (CPT)  (1720 - 1756)
Dashiell, George (COL) I  (31 Jan 1690 - 7 Nov 1748)
Dashiell, George (COL) II  (28 Aug 1743 - )
Dashiell, Joseph (COL)  (1736 - c 1787)
de Chiel, Guillaume I  (1215 - 1271)
de Chiel, Guillaume II  (1255 - 1313)
de Chiel, Guillaume III  (1280 - 1334)
de Chiel, Guillaume IV  (1308 - 1350)
de Chiel, Hugo  (1180 - 1265)
de Chiel, Hugues  (1085 - 1150)
Duke, Albert A. (PVT)  (c 1842 - 1863)
Duke, Daniel L. (CPT)  (c 1838 - )
Duke, Moses Wesley (Pvt.)  (a 1835 - 19 Mar 1897)
Duke, Simeon Taylor (PVT)  (c 1800 - 2 Feb 1858)
Duke, William Thomas  (5 Feb 1844 - 31 Aug 1899)
Dukes, Darrington J. (PVT)  (c 1819 - b 1900)
East, Charles Randall (CPT)  (10 Jun 1958 - 12 Aug 2015)
East, Larry Robert  (7 Sep 1925 - 17 May 1993)
Emmert, George II  (1757 - b 1845)
Emmert, Jacob I  (c 1751 - 1819)
Emmert, Johan Frederick (PVT)  (11 Oct 1754 - 7 Jan 1829)
Emperor, Francis (CPT) I  (1628 - b 15 Dec 1661)
Foster, Peter (CPT)  (a 1762 - )
Fowke, Gerald (COL)  (c 1635 - )
Freseman, Claudius Albert David II  (26 Dec 1911 - 11 Jan 1984)
Freseman, Dorathea "Dorothy" Sophia  (18 Aug 1909 - 17 Jan 1996)
Freseman, Hilda Louise  (25 Oct 1907 - )
Freseman, William 'Bill' Langfitt (RADM)  (1 Dec 1901 - 8 Dec 1970)
Gates, William Lewis  (1823 - 25 Dec 1863)
Gilmore, John (COL)  (a 1744 - )
Glenn, James Allen (Pvt. and Rev.)  (5 Mar 1826 - 20 Mar 1894)
Glenn, John Thomas (PVT)  (23 Dec 1834 - 20 Nov 1901)
Glenn, Peter B. (PVT)  (1843 - 1863)
Glenn, William Marion (PVT) II  (6 Jan 1840 - 3 Nov 1884)
Gookin, John (CPT)  (c 1613 - 1643)
Gregory, William (CPT)  (a 1745 - 1776)
Handy, Benjamin (MAJ) I  (30 Oct 1724 - 1 May 1764)
Handy, George (CPT)  (30 Oct 1727 - 6 Apr 1782)
Handy, Henry (CPT)  (1747 - )
Handy, Issac (COL) I  (13 Apr 1706 - 12 Nov 1762)
Handy, William (CPT)  (a 1745 - )
Harris, Benton (CPT)  (1716 - 1777)
Hayden, Robert Evans  (a 1915 - )
Henry, Ephraim Lyle  (Dec 1823 - )
Hill, Edward (COL)  (1637 - 30 Nov 1700)
Horton, Lewis Marvin  (28 Apr 1844 - 12 Feb 1931)
Huckaby, Philip (Pvt.)  (20 Jan 1760 - 4 Jan 1837)
Hunt, William (MAJ) II  (a 1657 - c 1714)
Irvine, James Estill I  (1830 - 1909)
John, Karl Gottfried  (27 Jun 1796 - 17 Aug 1881)
Johnson, Martin (SGT) I  (8 Aug 1777 - 19 Jan 1851)
Johnson, Obedience (CPT) II  (1672 - b 9 Jan 1738/39)
Joynes, John G. (COL)  (8 Jun 1785 - 19 Jan 1841)
Joynes, Levin (LTC) I  (6 Jan 1753 - 16 Oct 1794)
Kendall, William (COL) I (Burgess)  (c 1625 - a 11 Jun 1686)
King, Gilbert  (1762 - 1838)
Kirk, John (CPT)  (a 1765 - )
Lawson, Randolph (PVT) I  (1753 - Mar 1848)
Lewis, Thomas (PVT) (of Spencer)  (22 Mar 1759 - 2 Mar 1851)
Littleton, Edward (COL)  (c 1640 - 1663)
Littleton, John I  (1656 - )
Littleton, Nathaniel  (c 1665 - 1703)
Littleton, Nathaniel (COL)  (c 1605 - 1656)
Macon, William (CPT)  (a 1727 - )
Markham, John (COL)  (c 1675 - 1712)
Martin, Archer Nevins (COL)  (15 Nov 1845 - 25 Dec 1894)
Martin, George (CPT) II  (1767 - Apr 1806)
Martin, James (COL) I  (a 1705 - 12 Jan 1747/48)
Martin, John (CPT) I  (1716 - b 4 Aug 1763)
Martin, John Thomas Ruff  (13 Feb 1842 - 3 Jul 1870)
Martin, Thomas (COL)  (a 1753 - Feb 1815)
Martin, Thomas (CPT) I  (a 1726 - 8 Oct 1800)
Martin, Thomas Littleton (PVT) I  (12 May 1791 - 6 May 1835)
McCabe, Charles Michael  (28 Jul 1895 - 18 Oct 1954)
McDowell, COL Joseph II  (1756 - 1801)
McDowell, John (CPT)  (c 1707 - 25 Dec 1742)
McDowell, Samuel (COL)  (7 Nov 1733 - 25 Sep 1817)
McKinnie, Barnaby (Col.)  (a 1673 - 1736)
Merritt, Albert  (c 1835 - )
Merritt, Benjamin I  (c 1731 - 1779)
Merritt, Franklin "Frank"  (c 1833 - a 1880)
Merritt, Henry Clay (PVT)  (11 Mar 1837 - 12 Jun 1914)
Merritt, James (Pvt)  (1 Oct 1823 - 20 May 1904)
Merritt, John (Cpl.) I  (c 1707 - 1757)
Merritt, John (Pvt.) II  (a 1736 - 1805)
Merritt, Thomas  (c 1703 - 1768)
Merritt, Thomas (Pvt.)  (a 1734 - b 1794)
Merritt, William I  (c 1729 - 1797)
Millender, William "Bill" Elisha (SGT) I  (27 Jan 1841 - 23 Nov 1925)
Mitchell, William (CPT) I, Esq  (a 1615 - b 4 Mar 1659)
Moffett, George (COL) I  (1735 - 26 Aug 1811)
Moffett, John (CPT)  (c 1709 - c 1740)
Morrison, Joel Thomas (PVT)  (9 Jan 1809 - 1884)
Morrison, William (Rev) I  (15 Apr 1778 - 26 May 1854)
Murphy, Richard Patrick (SGT)  (24 Oct 1932 - 12 Jan 2018)
Neill, James P. Wilson (CPT)  (30 May 1821 - )
Neill, Thomas Hewson (Gen.)  (9 Apr 1826 - 1885)
Osborne, John (CPT)  (a 1655 - 1687)
Park, George (COL)  (c 1760 - 23 Jul 1842)
Park, John III  (4 Jan 1751 - )
Pawling, Henry (COL)  (a 1740 - )
Peake, George (GEN)  (a 1765 - )
Pearson, Eltham  (2 Mar 1839 - )
Pearson, Francis W.  (14 Jan 1849 - )
Pearson, James W.  (17 Oct 1840 - 20 Feb 1862)
Pearson, John S.  (29 May 1841 - )
Pearson, Simon (CPT)  (c 1688 - 1733)
Pearson, Simon (ENS) I  (b 18 Jan 1738 - a 24 Mar 1798)
Pearson, Thomas (Dr / Capt) I  (c 1708 - Dec 1743)
Pearson, Thomas II  (c 1740 - a 1797)
Pearson, William M.  (a 1794 - )
Perry, John Martin  (19 Apr 1871 - 29 Dec 1962)
Perry, William 'Willie' James (BrigGen) II  (20 Jan 1866 - 20 Apr 1943)
Pigot, Francis (CPT)  (c 1642 - b 2 Mar 1684/85)
Piper, William (CPT)  (a 1696 - )
Porter, William Wood  (8 Sep 1826 - 17 Jan 1907)
Pott, Francis (CPT)  (a 1600 - c 1683)
Preeson, Thomas (COL)  (a 1714 - )
Purnell, Thomas (CPT)  (a 1670 - c 1723)
Reid, Andrew (COL)  (a 1750 - )
Rice, George T. (CPT)  (c 1878 - )
Richter, Hubert  (26 Jun 1882 - 15 Feb 1948)
Rickets, Mary Jane  (1839 - 1921)
Robinson, Tully (COL)  (31 Aug 1658 - 12 Nov 1723)
Robinson, William (CPT) II  (c 1624 - 1696)
Rowland, Frederick (Cpl.)  (5 Jul 1753 - b 1827)
Rowland, William D.  (a 1755 - )
Ruff, James Wilson (Rev)  (8 Dec 1845 - 21 Dec 1864)
Ruff, John Andrew  (12 Mar 1824 - 25 Aug 1879)
Ruff, Samuel Wallace  (28 Sep 1805 - Oct 1841)
Russell, Andrew  (c 1715 - b 31 Jan 1792)
Russell, Andrew (CPT)  (a 1740 - )
Russell, Robert I  (1757 - 1837)
Russell, Samuel  (c 1749 - 4 Feb 1831)
Russell, Solomon II  (Nov 1756 - )
Savage, John (CPT) (Burgess)  (1625 - b 11 Dec 1678)
Savage, Thomas (CPT) I  (c 1670 - Jun 1728)
Savage, Thomas (CPT) II  (c 1691 - Apr 1737)
Savage, Thomas (ENS)  (1594 - 1627)
Scarburgh, Bennett (MAJ)  (c 1673 - Apr 1734)
Scarburgh, Charles (CPT)  (c 1677 - b 22 Dec 1724)
Scarburgh, Edmund (COL) II (Burgess)  (Sep 1617 - May 1671)
Scarburgh, Edmund (CPT) I (Burgess)  (1584 - b 19 Feb 1634)
Schmidt, Gerald 'Jerry' Lamar (COL)  (7 Apr 1940 - 7 Apr 2017)
Schmidt, Jacob R. "JR" (PVT)  (23 Sep 1895 - 8 Mar 1979)
Schmidt, Lowell Kizler (MAJ)  (23 Jan 1910 - 14 Apr 2001)
Scott, James  (1723 - )
Scott, Johnny (CPT)  (1718 - 1805)
Scott, Thomas  (15 Jun 1718 - 23 Mar 1796)
Sebastian, Benjamin (Rev) II  (11 Jun 1741 - 20 Nov 1832)
Selby, William (COL)  (c 1727 - 1793)
Shell, John  (c 1787 - )
Shell, Marston D.  (c 1784 - c 1816)
Shell, William L.  (c 1792 - 1865)
Singer, Raymond 'Ray' Philip (COL) I  (15 Sep 1925 - 4 Jun 2013)
Slocomb, Thomas F. (Lieutenant) II  (c 1745 - b 28 Sep 1784)
Slocomb, Walter S.  (c 1806 - 18 Feb 1841)
Smith, Carl G.  (16 Dec 1893 - )
Smith, Henry H.  (c 1843 - )
Smith, John (COL)  (c 1685 - b 27 Aug 1745)
Smith, Lemuel P. (PVT)  (c 1836 - 24 Jun 1862)
Snead, Charles (CPT)  (c 1675 - 30 Apr 1727)
Snead, Robert (CPT)  (c 1650 - )
Southall, Furnea (CPT)  (1742 - 16 May 1791)
Southall, James Barrett (COL)  (20 Oct 1726 - b 1787)
Southall, John (Cpl.)  (21 Dec 1777 - 13 Jul 1835)
Southall, Stephen (MAJ)  (16 Jun 1757 - 2 Mar 1799)
Southall, Turner (COL) (of Henrico)  (27 Aug 1734 - 27 Apr 1791)
Stanley, Callaway Fulton (PVT)  (1843 - Aug 1871)
Stanley, John Haywood  (23 Jul 1836 - 28 Jul 1915)
Stanley, Sarah Elizabeth  (13 Jun 1846 - 19 Sep 1930)
Stanley, Vandelia  (Dec 1847 - 1864)
Stark, William (LT)  (a 1827 - )
Strong, Earl  (13 Dec 1922 - 17 Mar 2009)
Strong, John Allen (PVT)  (Nov 1838 - 28 May 1901)
Strong, John III  (b 1736 - 18 May 1815)
Strong, Masten  (c 1774 - 31 Jan 1866)
Strong, Sherwood  (c 1733 - Nov 1779)
Strong, Thomas  (c 1795 - a 1860)
Strong, Thomas Jefferson  (15 Sep 1835 - 16 Dec 1913)
Strong, William W.  (c 1834 - 2 Jul 1863)
Stubbs, William III  (23 Jun 1606 - 23 Sep 1681)
Sturgis, Outten (CPT)  (c 1725 - 1796)
Talton, Joel J. (Cpl.)  (a 1794 - b Mar 1846)
Talton, Joseph Jasper "JJ" (PVT)  (18 Sep 1836 - 17 Sep 1917)
Talton, Newton Buchanan  (c 1837 - 24 Aug 1862)
Tappan, Benjamin Swett (Gen.) I  (25 Feb 1799 - 1 Mar 1866)
Tappan, James Camp (Gen.)  (9 Sep 1825 - 19 Mar 1906)
Teackle, John (MAJ)  (2 Sep 1693 - 3 Dec 1721)
Thomas, William James (PVT)  (c 1822 - b 1870)
Thompson, George S. (Maj.)  (6 Mar 1915 - 9 Aug 1964)
Thorowgood, Adam (LTC) II  (a 1638 - Jan 1686)
Thrasher, William Greene  (7 Mar 1819 - )
Tinsley, James E.  (c 1841 - )
Todd, Thomas (CPT) II  (1660 - 16 Jan 1724)
Trimble, James (CPT)  (a 1747 - 1804)
Underwood, Elizabeth  (a 1635 - )
Walker, James (COL) I  (5 Apr 1726 - 18 Dec 1801)
Walker, John 'Jack' (CPT)  (20 Aug 1773 - 27 Jul 1838)
Wall, Augustine (LTC Don)  (1737 - 2 May 1793)
Wallace, Adam (CPT)  (1752 - 29 May 1780)
Wallace, Andrew (CPT)  (1754 - 15 Mar 1781)
Wallace, Andrew (MAJ)  (1748 - 1829)
Wallace, George Selden (COL)  (9 Sep 1871 - 24 Apr 1963)
Wallace, James Hugh  (1750 - 1776)
Wallace, John (ENS)  (1748 - 1838)
Wallace, Malcolm  (c 1744 - 1775)
Wallace, Samuel A. (CPT)  (1815 - 1836)
Wallace, Samuel Augustus (LTC)  (1745 - 20 Mar 1786)
Walters, William  (a 1803 - 1846)
Waples, Samuel (CPT)  (19 Jun 1755 - 11 Aug 1834)
Washington, George (Pres. & GEN)  (11 Feb 1732 - 14 Dec 1799)
Watkins, Mansfield  (a 1780 - )
Weathers, Andrew Jackson "John" (PVT)  (c 1835 - 15 Jan 1898)
Weathers, George Jefferson (PVT)  (26 Jan 1834 - 29 Sep 1923)
Weathers, James (PVT)  (17 Jul 1831 - 20 Sep 1908)
Weathers, Stephen "Yank" (PVT)  (c 1809 - 18 Jul 1897)
Weathers, Valentine (PVT)  (c 1760 - 16 Feb 1852)
Weathers, William 'Will' Albert  (9 Apr 1890 - 10 Aug 1965)
Webster, Samuel (COL)  (a 1764 - 20 Dec 1836)
Weeks, John Alvord  (12 Jan 1939 - )
West, John (LT) III  (c 1680 - 1712)
West, John (LTC) I (of Accomack)  (7 Apr 1638 - 27 May 1703)
West, John (MAJ) II  (c 1675 - )
Whaley, William (SGT) II  (1754 - 14 Aug 1824)
Wheat, Jonathon "John"  (c 1811 - 18 Apr 1870)
Wheless, Sion (PVT)  (1791 - a 1858)
White, John (CPT) I  (c 1645 - 3 Jun 1685)
White, Lewis (ENS)  (1613 - )
Whitehead, Jacob (LTC)  (a 1712 - a 1785)
Whittington, William (CPT) I  (c 1616 - 28 Sep 1659)
Williams, Malvina A.  (14 May 1885 - )
Williams, Peter H.  (c 1862 - )
Winslett, Asa P.  (c 1839 - 27 Dec 1861)
Winslett, Edmond Jackson  (c 1810 - 3 Mar 1890)
Winslett, Henry Dillard  (20 Feb 1889 - 16 Jan 1978)
Winslett, James  (a 1834 - )
Winslett, James  (1840 - 21 Aug 1861)
Winslett, James M.  (c 1832 - 8 Oct 1893)
Winslett, Joel A. (LT)  (19 Dec 1802 - 8 Apr 1860)
Winslett, John 'Johnnie' Dixon (Capt)  (6 Dec 1919 - 30 Jun 2001)
Winslett, John C. (PVT)  (28 Apr 1848 - 18 Jun 1914)
Winslett, Jonathan "John" C.  (28 Oct 1832 - 18 Apr 1896)
Winslett, Samuel (1st Lt.) I  (c Dec 1744 - 1829)
Winslett, Seaborn G.  (19 Nov 1819 - 18 Nov 1875)
Winslett, Thadeus C.  (1840 - 21 Sep 1863)
Winslett, Thomas 'Tom' Edward  (6 Aug 1917 - 29 Feb 2004)
Wise, John (COL) I  (16 Nov 1617 - b 19 Nov 1695)
Withers, Elisha (PVT)  (10 Aug 1762 - )
Wood, John Scott (COL)  (a 1752 - c 1778)
Wood, Joseph (CPT) II  (c 1754 - 6 Jan 1791)
Wood, Valentine (COL)  (a 1742 - )
Woods, Adam (Rev & MAJ)  (12 Aug 1742 - 4 Aug 1826)
Woods, John (COL)  (1712 - 1791)
Woods, John (Sir) I  (1628 - 1689)
Woods, William (COL) I  (c 2 Nov 1705 - c 12 Apr 1782)
Wright, Harmon James "Tussie" (CPL)  (3 May 1934 - 30 Aug 1991)
Wright, Henry Lee (TEC 5)  (3 Jul 1914 - 9 Jan 2002)
Wright, Joe Billy (CPL)  (16 Sep 1926 - 29 Dec 2014)
Yeardley, Argoll (COL) I  (31 Aug 1618 - b 29 Oct 1655)
Yeardley, Argoll II  (c 1647 - 29 Aug 1682)
Yelverton, William Rufus  (12 Apr 1826 - 5 May 1865)