Actor Rob Lowe’s is hoping to discover a connection to the “real heroes” who helped establish America. But what he finds instead is the story of a soldier who fought against George Washington — but who then turned out to be quintessentially American. The details are unique, but it’s a story most of us recognize: the ancestor who made a hard choice that, more than 200 years later, we’re still benefiting from. Ancestry.com is a sponsor of Who Do You Think You Are? airing this Friday night at 8/7c on NBC. And visit www.ancestry.com/wdytya Saturday morning to learn more about uncovering the details behind your family’s unique story.
I think that it was so sweet to see Rob Lowe so thrilled with the discovery that he could be a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. I am a member of the NSDAR, and have several patriots. It is thrilling to know that one descends from someone who played a role in the American Revolution. All soldiers are patriots, and sacrifice so much so that we can enjoy our freedom.