I am trying to help a friend join DAR. She has a family history on the Lybarger family.This family history shows the Bedford County, Pennsylvania, soldier Ludwick Lybarger, Sr. with 2 wives, Barbara and Philabena.By the first wife he shows 15 children, among them sons Lewis and Ludwick.Where it gets interesting is that Lewis was also known as Ludwick and Ludwick was also known as Lewis.The one named Ludwick inherited his father's property and remained in Bedford County.The one named Lewis eventually went to Knox County, Ohio.
Naturally, my friend is trying to join through the son Lewis who went to Knox County, Ohio, and died there in 1835.For her to join DAR (or any lineage society that has a real genealogist, for that matter), we will have to prove that Lewis was a son of Ludwick, Sr.
The family history that she has provides almost no documentation on this matter.Regarding Lewis, it says, "AKA Ludwick Lybarger.He was named Lewis.But the family name of Ludwick (really a form of Lewis or Louis) was soon given him, and it stuck with him through life, although he had a brother by the same name.Authority for this is a letter from Jasper R. Lybarger, dated March 8, 1909.. . .Ludwick and his sons were among the first settlers of Howard Twp., Knox Co., Ohio.. . . ."
Does anyone know of any documentation linking this Knox County, Ohio, Lewis/Ludwick Lybarger to the Revolutionary War soldier Ludwick, Sr.?