My ancestors arrived on these shores in 1690. My Great Grandfather, 5 generations back, fought for this country’s independence. He almost died in the cold of Valley Forge. Was on sick leave and didn’t get paid for a couple of months. I am so proud to be American and I’m grateful that Thomas Gresham, my relative, picked the right side. That he was a rebel. I sincerely hope that if I had to make a choice to fight and perhaps die for what I think is right, I would follow in the footsteps of Thomas.
Thanks to all who have sacrified their lives in the name of fighting oppression, from whatever source. I admire that.
DON”T TREAD ON ME!
I am a Gresham decendent, also. I have not been able to document that Thomas was at Valley Forge, only John Gresham. I, too, am proud of our ancestors and the legacy they left us.
That’s so cool. I have the documentation. Used it for my DAR application. I’ll find it this weekend and email you. Which brother is your direct line?