I was curious as to whether or not anyone had proven Peter DeSpain to SAR. It sounds like he has not been proven yet.
Everything that SAR gave you in the way of information, is entirely correct as far as I can tell. I am a Registrar for DAR, and only the two children, Harrison and Silas, have been proven as children of Peter, so far.
I do have a subscription to Footnote.com and had previously downloaded Peter DeSpain's pension file. SAR is correct in that the only child mentioned in the pension record is his only child that was a minor at the time of his death, William Perry DeSpain.
I am in the process of helping a prospective DAR member prove her ascendancy from Peter DeSpain, through another child who has not been proven to DAR yet, Marshall DeSpain.
I think it will take me another week or two to get all the documentation in order and then I will be mailing it in to National DAR in Washington, D.C. Once it is received by NSDAR, it will take roughly 6 weeks for the review, and hopefully approval process.
Does SAR accept approved DAR applications as documentation? If so, the paperwork I will be sending in to NSDAR in the near future should help you, as I think I recall you also descend from the same child of Peter that my prospective does, don't you?
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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