The following material is from Francis Barnard (ca. 1616–1698) and his Descendants, A Genealogical Study, Part A, by Walther M. Barnard, Version of 09 August 2009, pages 50–54. Used with permission.
Service in the Revolutionary War
The house of Lt. Francis Barnard, 174 Duncaster Road, built 1760, is one of the historic houses listed (p. 264) in The Wintonbury Historical Society, 1983, From Wintonbury To Bloomfield: Wintonbury Historical Society, Bloomfield, CT. “A sign on the front of the house for many years read: ‘From this house went forth seven sons to fight in the American Revolution.’” A photograph of the sign, with all letters in capitals, is given on p. 47 of that publication.
The evidence and citations for service in the Revolutionary War by the seven sons of Francis are treated collectively here. The two principal sources are Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the War of the Revolution, Hartford, CT, 1889, and Simsbury Soldiers in the War of the Revolution, Abigail Phelps Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Simsbury, CT, 1982.
“1775: At LEX. Alarm.” CMWR, p. 21, per Simsbury Soldiers in the War of the Revolution, p. 40
Three days service. Included in the “List of the Men who marched from the Connecticut Towns ‘for the Relief of Boston in the Lexington Alarm,’ April, 1775”—per CMWR, p. 21.