Discoveries: Revolutionary War Artifacts
Do you have family heirlooms passed down from colonial times?
The Roukema family of Richmond, Virginia, does. They have the actual wooden canteen that their ancestor Corp. Isaac Schubert carried at the Battle of Lexington, 19 April 1775.
Richmond Times Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia), 6 March 1974, page 8
Did your ancestor fight at the Battle of Lexington?
Do you have his canteen? It might be that his canteen looked a lot like this one.
Maybe a distant cousin – that you never met – has the old family Bible, old photographs, or other family heirlooms from centuries ago. Search for all of your family members in GenealogyBank – you will find the stories of your ancestors, and perhaps some newspaper articles about the heirlooms passed down in the family.