Monday, July 4, 2016

Guarding the Coastline

The Highly Caffeinated Genealogist Presents:
A Story of the American Revolution
Picus and Grizzell (Tourjee) Austin

Guarding the Coastline

It looks like the service of Picus Austin that was accepted for the DAR application that I paid to own, is the one listed in the service record as guarding the shoreline of Rhode Island in 1781 at Point Judith on the shoreline of Rhode Island. 

This link shows what Point Judith looks like with the lighthouse on the edge of the land. Point Judith, Rhode Island. It would be great if this was the service provided by my ancestor Picus Austin. So many Revolutionary soldiers only served a few days and many did not fight in a battle but served to protect the coastline, feed those who did fight or provide them shelter.

from the pension record which is where the information in the first line below came from.
Austin genealogy page 616

Photo by Donna Bonning, used with permission, email of 2009

I still have much to learn about this family but it is nice to know they are resting in peace in New York.

Happy Independence Day! Remember those who made our country free. Support those who continue to do so today

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