NSSAR Removes Jacob Beeler 1750-1843 From Patriot Database
The National Society, Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR) has removed Jacob Beeler 1750-1843, aka NSDAR #A131400, from their Patriot Database. The service currently shown on the NSDAR web site is the service of another man. Jacob Beeler 1750-1843 has no military or patriotic service whatever and does not meet the standard for admission to the Society.
The United States Pension S.5277 is the military service of Pvt. Jacob Beeler 1761-1842. The decision made in the 2010 review by the Society has not changed. A memorial headstone has been supplied by the Veterans Administration in 2012. It has been placed in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Washburn, Tennessee. It is the property of the United States and will be maintained or cleaned on request. It is on Find-A-Grave #117396266.
It was considered by the record correction request to be misleading to allow the A131400 listing to remain and it has been removed entirely. Gentlemen seeking admission to the NSSAR should use an ancestor with military service in the Revolution as described in the Society Manual.
The NSDAR seems to have a difficult time regarding primary documentation and the weight carried by these early documents. Some are sworn statements in court and others gathered by riding around taking census.
At least the NSDAR keeps what is obviously a clear cut issue bouncing around like a volley ball. The influence of living persons definitely outweighs primary documentation. The case of A131400 is a beautiful example of a man with absolutely no military service usurping that of another.
If the only record you have is a listing in the 1840 U.S. Census, now is the time to file for admission at NSDAR. Just refer to #A131400. Never a dull moment.