DAR – It’s Official!

Back in January I started the application process to join the DAR.  I gathered the necessary paperwork on my Revolutionary War ancestor James Harward from Wake County, NC.

Look what came in the mail recently.….

My DAR New Member Information

My DAR New Member Information

James is in the DAR database under the spelling Harwood.  As with many names during the 1700′s and 1800′s, names were often spelled (?misspelled) a variety of ways.  Harwood is the predominant spelling in the Revolutionary War pension  records, yet Harward is the predominant spelling in other traditional genealogy records – censuses, tax lists, deeds, etc.

(When all else fails, spell phonetically.)

 

 

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