DAR #120441 Ancestor A002383 is very old. My number begins with an 8. Any application submitted before 1960 has to be researched again because of errors in previous applications.
Following is #120441 record copy:
1. Thomas A. Smith born on 1843 at_______ died at _______ on _____ and his 1st wife Emma Fisher born on 1844 at ______ died at ________on _____ married on 1865 at _____.
2. The said Emma Fisher was the child of Edward Hawkins Fisher born on 1815 at______ died at _______on 1881 and his 1st wife Elizabeth Baker born on 1824 at________ died at_________on 1905 married on 1842 at _____
3.The said Elizabeth Baker was the child of John Baker born on 1793 at________ died at _________on 1851 and his 1st wife Susanne Elizabeth Anderson born on 1794 at_____ died at ______on 1886 married on 1813 at_______
4.The said Susanne Elizabeth Anderson was the child of George Anderson born on 1760 at ________ died at _______on 1822 and his 1st wife Elizabeth Cochran Anderson born on 1761 at______ died at ________on 1840 married on 1780 at______
As you can see, application not complete as to place names or day and month.
The Data in Pending File..."Documentation received suggesting this man was a pensioner from New York."
If you wish to join the DAR, I suggest you contact a chapter in your area for more information.
What you will need is documention with sources beginning with yourself, parents, grandparents, etc., connecting each generation to the other.Primary sources are birth, death, marriage records, obits, land, military, cemetery and census records. Secondary sources are town bios, etc. Vital records are usually located at the county level. Most are on the Internet and you can see what records they have and order...for a fee, of course!Or write them.
If you have a Family History Center near you, the Mormons, you may be able to order original vital records for a nominal fee, if available. The Mormons have the largest genealogical library in the world.
I think you can download genealogical charts from Ancestry or Family Search.The Mormons, again.
Hope I have not confused you, too much!
Good luck hunting for "old bones."You will learn more about American history through genealogy than you ever did in school.