Distin Family Genealogy Forum
Kevin, I was excited about your knowledge of the Distin family, ie. Joseph Distin (my ggggg grandfather) and his wife Olive Parker. I knew the name "Olive Parker" but knew nothing about Bethuel or the story of Joseph's capture at West Point. Our records mention only that he served on a British Man-o-war and suggest he came from Ireland. I also know that Joseph's grandson once had an actual link from the gigantic blockade chain that stretched across Lake Champlain from West Point during the revolution. I even have an old newspaper clipping about it. This heavy chain link had been in the family for a long time. I descend from Joseph's son, Joseph Warren Distin and have pretty good detail from him down.
I didn't know about Martha either, nor about the other brothers/sisters you alluded to in your posting. I'd like to see what info you have and would be happy to share my stuff.