Colonial Wars, 1607 to 1763

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The following are the wars that occurred before 1775 in what is now the United States. (May not be complete)  
 
The following are the wars that occurred before 1775 in what is now the United States. (May not be complete)  
  
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! Date  
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Name of the War
 
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| 1637  
1637  
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| [[Pequot War, 1637|Pequot War]]
 
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[[Pequot War, 1637|Pequot War]]
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[[French and Indian War, 1754-1763|French and Indian War]]
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<span>1755-1763</span>
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| <span>1675-1676</span>  
<span>1675-1676</span>  
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| [[King Philip's War, 1675-1676|King Philip's War]]  
 
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[[King Philip's War, 1675-1676|King Philip's War]]  
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[[King George's War, 1744-1748|King George's War]]
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<span>1744-1748</span>
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| <span>1689-1697</span>  
<span>1689-1697</span>  
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| [[King William's War, 1689-1697|King William's War]]  
 
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[[King William's War, 1689-1697|King William's War]]  
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[[King Philip's War, 1675-1676|King Philip's War]]
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<span>1675-1676</span>
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| <span>1702-1713</span>  
<span>1702-1713</span>  
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| [[Queen Anne's War 1702 to 1713|Queen Anne's War]]  
 
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[[Queen Anne's War 1702 to 1713|Queen Anne's War]]  
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[[King William's War, 1689-1697|King William's War]]
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<span>1689-1697</span>
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| <span>1739–1748</span>  
<span>1744-1748</span>  
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| [[War of Jenkins' Ear, 1739–1748|War of Jenkins' Ear]]
 
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| <span>1744-1748</span>
[[King George's War, 1744-1748|King George's War]]  
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| [[King George's War, 1744-1748|King George's War]]  
 
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| <span>1755-1763</span>  
[[Lord Dunmore's War, 1774|Lord Dunmore's War]]  
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| [[French and Indian War, 1754-1763|French and Indian War]]
 
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<span>1774</span>  
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| <span>1774</span>
<span>1755-1763</span>  
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| <span>[[Lord Dunmore's War, 1774|Lord Dunmore's War]]</span>  
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=== States Involved in Colonial Wars  ===
[[French and Indian War, 1754-1763|French and Indian War]]
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<span>[[Pequot War, 1637|Pequot War]]</span>
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1637
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<span>1774</span>
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*[[Connecticut Military Records#Colonial Wars (1675-1775)|Connecticut]]
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*[[Delaware Military Records#Colonial Wars (1638-1776)|Delaware]]
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*[[Florida Military Records#Colonial Wars|Florida]] (part of Spain)
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*[[Georgia Military Records#Miscellaneous Wars|Georgia]]
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*[[Louisiana Military Records#Colonial Wars (1787-1794)|Louisiana]] (part of France)
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*Maine (Mass. and France disputed)
  
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<span>[[Lord Dunmore's War, 1774|Lord Dunmore's War]]</span>
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*[[Maryland Military Records#Colonial Wars (1632-1775)|Maryland]]
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*[[Massachusetts Military Records#Colonial Wars (1620–1763)|Massachusetts]]
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*[[New Hampshire Military Records#Colonial Military Records (1600s–1775)|New Hampshire]]
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*[[New Jersey Military Records#Colonial Wars (1668-1775)|New Jersey]]
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*[[New York Military Records#Colonial Wars (1664–1775)|New York]]
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*[[North Carolina Military Records#Colonial Wars (1732–1775)|North Carolina]]
  
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<span>[[Queen Anne's War 1702 to 1713|Queen Anne's War]]&nbsp;</span>
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*[[Pennsylvania Military Records#Colonial Wars (1744-1775)|Pennsylvania]]
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*[[Rhode Island Military Records#Colonial Wars (1731-1774)|Rhode Island]]
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*[[South Carolina Military Records#Colonial Wars|South Carolina]]
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*[[Vermont Military Records#Colonial Wars|Vermont]] (NH and NY disputed)
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*[[Virginia Military Records#Colonial Wars (1607-1763)|Virginia]]
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=== Canadian Provinces Involved in Colonial Wars  ===
<span>1702-1713</span>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nouvelle-France_map-en.svg Map of Provinces around 1750]
 
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=== States Involved in Colonial Wars  ===
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[[Connecticut Military Records#Colonial Wars (1675-1775)|Connecticut]], Florida, [[Georgia Military Records#Miscellaneous Wars|Georgia]], Kentucky (was part of Virginia), Maine, [[Massachusetts Military Records#Colonial Wars (1620–1763)|Massachusetts]], [[North Carolina Military Records#Colonial Wars (1732–1775)|North Carolina]], [[New Hampshire Military Records#Colonial Military Records (1600s–1775)|New Hampshire]], [[New Jersey Military Records#Colonial Wars (1668-1775)|New Jersey]], [[New York Military Records#Colonial Wars (1664–1775)|New York]], [[North Carolina Military Records#Colonial Wars (1732–1775)|North Carolina]], [[Pennsylvania Military Records#Colonial Wars (1744-1775)|Pennsylvania]], [[Rhode Island Military Records#Colonial Wars (1731-1774)|Rhode Island]], [[Tennessee Military Records#Colonial Period (1600–1775)|Tennessee]], Vermont, [[Virginia Military Records#Colonial Wars (1607-1763)|Virginia]], and West Virginia (was part of Virginia).
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*New Brunswick (French)
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*Newfoundland (British and French)
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*Nova Scotia (British and French)
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*Ontario (British and French)
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*Quebec (British and French)
  
 
=== Where to Find Records  ===
 
=== Where to Find Records  ===
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:[STATE], [COUNTY], [CITY] ‑ MILITARY RECORDS  
 
:[STATE], [COUNTY], [CITY] ‑ MILITARY RECORDS  
  
=== Histories ===
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=== Veterans and Lineage Society Records ===
  
*Gallay, Alan, ed.''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F767344 Colonial Wars of North America] 1512–1763: An Encyclopedia''. New York, New York: Garland Publishing, 1996. (FHL book 973 M2cw.) Contains short essays with references on people, events and topics from the Spanish conquistadors to Pontiac Wars of 1763.
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==== General Society of Colonial Wars ====
  
*Lydon, James G. ''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F433114 Struggle For Empire: A Bibliography of the French and Indian War].''
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This society was established in 1893 and has no permanent headquarters. Membership in the society requires that the member be a male at least 18 years of age and be able to show direct lineage to an ancestor who served in the Colonial Wars.
  
=== Veterans and Lineage Society Records  ===
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For current address and etc. on the society check the current edition of:
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:"Encyclopedia of Associations" by Maurer and Sheets, eds. Vol. 1, pt 2, Section 12. ({{FHL|973 E4gr|disp=FHL&nbsp;973&nbsp;E4gr}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37918324/editions? Worldcat]) Provides addresses and phone numbers as well as a description of the organizations, their publications, and references to any library or research materials they maintain.
  
'''The General Society of Colonial Wars'''
 
  
This society was established in 1893 and has no permanent headquarters. For information on the society check the current edition of:
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'''Index of Ancestors and Roll of Members'''
  
:"Encyclopedia of Associations" by Maurer, Christine and Tara E. Sheets, eds. 33rd edition. Vol. 1, pt 2. Annual. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Section 12. ({{FHL|973 E4gr|disp=FHL 973 E4gr}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37918324/editions? Worldcat]) Provides addresses and phone numbers as well as a description of the organizations, their publications, and references to any library or research materials they maintain.
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The "Index of Ancestors and Roll of Members of the Society of Colonial Wars" ([http://books.google.com/books?id=PygwAAAAYAAJ Google Books]) ({{FHL|1036804|disp=FHL&nbsp;1036804&nbsp;item&nbsp;4}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/985996 Worldcat]) was published in 1922. The book is divided into three parts. Part I contains an alphabetical list of Colonial Wars ancestors with birth and death dates, war in which they served, rank, and a list of members who descended from that person as of about 1921. Part II contains a list of members with their General Society Number, reference to the page where they are listed as a descendant, and state membership. Part III contains an "Honor Roll", or list, of members that served during World War I. The "Honor Roll" has its own index.
  
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:*Part I - Index of Ancestors ([http://books.google.com/books?id=PygwAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR1 Google Books])
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:*Part II - Roll of Members ([http://books.google.com/books?id=PygwAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA569 Google Books])
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:*Part III - WWI Honor Roll ([http://books.google.com/books?id=PygwAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA713 Google Books])
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'''Records at the Family History Library'''
  
 
The Family History Library has the following records of this society:  
 
The Family History Library has the following records of this society:  
  
*Register of Members: FHL film [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F376474 528677]-528676  
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:*Register of Members (1893-1967): {{FHL|528676|disp=FHL 528676}}
*Lineage Papers: FHL films[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F376474 528677]-528676
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:*Lineage Papers (1607-1967): {{FHL|515990|disp=various film numbers}}
*Supplemental Records: FHL films [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F376474 528677]-528676
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:*Supplemental Records (1607-1967): {{FHL|528429|disp=FHL 528429-675}}
*Index: FHL films [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F376474 528677]-528676
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:*Member Index: {{FHL|528677|disp=FHL 528677-89}}
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:*Ancestor Index: {{FHL|528677|disp=FHL 528690-92, 533971-74}}
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==== Society of The Colonial Dames ====
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The [http://www.nscda.org National Society of The Colonial Dames of America] (NSCDA) was founded in 1891. Membership in the society requires direct descent from an ancestor who resided in an American colony prior to 1750 which ancestor or some one of his descendants being a lineal ascendant of the applicant shall have rendered efficient service to his country during the Colonial period up to July 5, 1776. The society consists of 44 state societies and the District of Columbia.
  
For the complete listing of film numbers, look in the Place Search of the[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog ]under:
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'''Index of Ancestors'''
  
:UNITED STATES - SOCIETIES
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The society's website has a [http://www.ancestorbibliography.org ancestor index] which gives the name of the ancestor and links to materials written on that person. The index may not be complete.
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'''Member Registries'''
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The state societies often published lists of their members which usually contain the members names and a lineage showing their connection to a colonial ancestor. A list of ancestors and a description of their service is also usually included. See the [[Colonial Wars, 1607 to 1763#States Involved in Colonial Wars|state military pages]] for publications related to the Colonial Wars.
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=== Books ===
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*"Colonial Wars of North America 1512–1763: An Encyclopedia" Gallay, Alan, ed. 1996. ({{FHL|973 M2cw|disp=FHL 973 M2cw}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/33335100 Worldcat]) Contains short essays with references on people, events and topics from the Spanish conquistadors to Pontiac Wars of 1763.
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*Lydon, James G. ''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F433114 Struggle For Empire: A Bibliography of the French and Indian War].''
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

Revision as of 05:07, 6 February 2012

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Contents

List of Colonial Wars

The following are the wars that occurred before 1775 in what is now the United States. (May not be complete)

Date Name of the War
1637 Pequot War
1675-1676 King Philip's War
1689-1697 King William's War
1702-1713 Queen Anne's War
1739–1748 War of Jenkins' Ear
1744-1748 King George's War
1755-1763 French and Indian War
1774 Lord Dunmore's War

States Involved in Colonial Wars

Canadian Provinces Involved in Colonial Wars

  • New Brunswick (French)
  • Newfoundland (British and French)
  • Nova Scotia (British and French)
  • Ontario (British and French)
  • Quebec (British and French)

Where to Find Records

Many colonists served in local militias and participated in King William’s War (1689–97), Queen Anne's War (1702-1713), King George’s War (1744–48), and the French and Indian War (1754–63). Because these were local units and not part of the British Army, any surviving records are in historical societies and state libraries and archives.

The Family History Library has copies of many of the records that have been published. These are found in Place Search in the Family History Library Catalog under:

[STATE] ‑ MILITARY RECORDS
[STATE], [COUNTY] ‑ MILITARY RECORDS
[STATE], [COUNTY], [CITY] ‑ MILITARY RECORDS

Veterans and Lineage Society Records

General Society of Colonial Wars

This society was established in 1893 and has no permanent headquarters. Membership in the society requires that the member be a male at least 18 years of age and be able to show direct lineage to an ancestor who served in the Colonial Wars.

For current address and etc. on the society check the current edition of:

"Encyclopedia of Associations" by Maurer and Sheets, eds. Vol. 1, pt 2, Section 12. (FHL 973 E4gr) (Worldcat) Provides addresses and phone numbers as well as a description of the organizations, their publications, and references to any library or research materials they maintain.


Index of Ancestors and Roll of Members

The "Index of Ancestors and Roll of Members of the Society of Colonial Wars" (Google Books) (FHL 1036804 item 4) (Worldcat) was published in 1922. The book is divided into three parts. Part I contains an alphabetical list of Colonial Wars ancestors with birth and death dates, war in which they served, rank, and a list of members who descended from that person as of about 1921. Part II contains a list of members with their General Society Number, reference to the page where they are listed as a descendant, and state membership. Part III contains an "Honor Roll", or list, of members that served during World War I. The "Honor Roll" has its own index.

Records at the Family History Library

The Family History Library has the following records of this society:

Society of The Colonial Dames

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) was founded in 1891. Membership in the society requires direct descent from an ancestor who resided in an American colony prior to 1750 which ancestor or some one of his descendants being a lineal ascendant of the applicant shall have rendered efficient service to his country during the Colonial period up to July 5, 1776. The society consists of 44 state societies and the District of Columbia.

Index of Ancestors

The society's website has a ancestor index which gives the name of the ancestor and links to materials written on that person. The index may not be complete.

Member Registries

The state societies often published lists of their members which usually contain the members names and a lineage showing their connection to a colonial ancestor. A list of ancestors and a description of their service is also usually included. See the state military pages for publications related to the Colonial Wars.

Books

  • "Colonial Wars of North America 1512–1763: An Encyclopedia" Gallay, Alan, ed. 1996. (FHL 973 M2cw) (Worldcat) Contains short essays with references on people, events and topics from the Spanish conquistadors to Pontiac Wars of 1763.

References