The National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution has brought online a searchable database of data which their members have submitted over many years. While they continue to add to the database on a daily basis, I have found the information extremely useful and plentiful.
The Ancestor Database contains the names of Revolutionary War Patriots whose service and identity have been established by the NSDAR. Included is information on the dates and places of birth and death, names of spouses, residence during the Revolution, rank and type of service, and the state where the patriot served.
The Ancestor Database also includes some previously established patriots whose lines are currently closed to new members. The lines were closed because it was subsequently determined that the person could not have performed the service attributed to them. These persons are displayed with the notice “Future Applicants must prove correct service” or “Ancestor and/or lineage in error”.
If you do or can visit Washington, DC, you should be certain to visit the library at:
The DAR Library
1776 D Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006-5303