Natalie’s Introduction

Hello everyone!

My name is Natalie Miller and I am the new Maryland Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Research Fellow.  I will be working with Taylor and our supervisor Owen Lourie on the Finding the Maryland 400 project.  I just graduated in May from Randolph College with my B.A. in history, with minors in museum studies and art history.  I have performed in-depth research on several occasions, and am excited to continue to grow my skills and knowledge with this project!  I am researching the men from the Seventh Company of the First Maryland Regiment, who were from Annapolis or the larger Anne Arundel County area, and will write and upload biographies for each.  If you have any questions or comments on anyone I am researching or anything that I have I written, I would love to hear from you!

I am primarily interested in learning about historic figures as real people who, just like us, had relationships, likes and dislikes, friends and enemies, pets, homes, and even made mistakes.  I hope to discover some of these details about our Revolutionary War heroes in order to help expand our knowledge and understanding of them and their lives.  

I would like to thank the Sons of the American Revolution for continuing to provide funding for my position and this wonderful project.

Thanks for reading!

~Natalie

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  1. Congratulations Natalie on being our MDSSAR selection as a Research Fellow on this MD 400 Project. Your goals to write about the lives of these people as real people will go a long way in our matching our mission to ensure that readers see these names from the past come alive with their deeds and actions and placed into historical context. Their contributions reverberate today in the type of democracy and open government that we citizens enjoy today even if many cannot recall the specific names of those who sacrificed so much for future generations in this nation.

    Your contribution now is bringing to the present day the lives of these citizens who stepped up to their nation’s call in its dire days and with an uncertain and harrowing future that has now become their greatest legacy and our glorious past.

    Thank you again for the introduction and we look forward learning more about the men of the 7th whose stories have been dormant for so long.

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    • Wilson King Barnes, Jr. --"King" says:

      Dear Natalie: I believe Captain Edward Veazey was killed and member of the Maryland 400 and died early in the battle of Brooklyn, NY.. His cousin was I believe Captain John Ward Veazey of Cecil County, Maryland and would like any information in regard to birth place, death, and burial cite if possible of Edward Veazey.I am a collateral descendant of Captain John Ward Veazey via his sister, Rebecca Cockrill, whose tomb stone is in Greemount Cemetery #(I-90), Baltimore, Maryland. and was married to Thomas Cockrill, a direct descendent who fought in the War of 1812..
      Sincerely,
      Wilson King Barnes, Jr.

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      • Thank you for your comment. Edward Veazey was killed early in the fighting at the Battle of Brooklyn, and about two-thirds of his company was either killed or captured. We have biographies of Edward online here, and of his father here. There are some gaps in what we know about Edward. We don’t know when he was born, although he was probably around his mid-20s at the time of the battle. His family lived on an estate in Cecil County, likely in the Bohemia Manor area.

        As for his burial, where the Marylanders killed at Brooklyn were buried remains an open question. There has long been speculation that there is a grave site of some or all of the soldiers in Brooklyn, and a possible location is going to be examined later this year. Read more here: http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/40/12/dtg-gowanus-archeology-controversy-2017-03-24.html and here http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/38/46/dtg-gowanus-prek-2015-11-13-bk.html.

        John Ward Veazey’s father John was a first cousin of Edward Veazey’s father, also named John, making John Ward and Edward second cousins.

        Thanks for checking out our work! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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    • Thank you so much for your comment and words of encouragement! I am very excited that, as you said, my personal goals line up with those of the project. I am hoping to uncover some interesting information over the next several months. Thank you and the SAR for your support and contributions to this project!

      ~Natalie

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