Trying to find any good documentation on Denton Jacques (1853-1901) that would be good proof to submit for a DAR application that Denton participated in the Revolutionary War. He and his 2 brothers came with an uncle to the colonies and they settled in western MD. They owned scads of land and Lancelot (the uncle) owned and operated a furnace where they smelted iron down into bar iron and, according to family tradition and some sources, munitions for the war. Denton eventually bought or inherited the furnace house and property and obtained as well the forge that was his brother's. I have no doubt that the stories are true, but DAR wants some accurate documentation for approval. Some bill of sale or discussion of the sale or whatever. All the old records have been removed from Washington Co. and gone to the archives. I don't even know if they are filed or just stored in boxes somewhere.
I found where a trunk of old family records was still in existence early in the last century, but nobody knows where they are.
I have the documentation for all my family line, but can't get past the original documentation of service.
If anyone has information that might be in the Maryland archives or can point me in the direction of how to get the records without spending a ton of money, I would be grateful or if someone has information which could be used for the DAR application as proof of the sale mentioned above, please drop me a note. Kind regards, Celeste K