Three U.S. presidents – George Washington, James Monroe, and Andrew Jackson, actually served during the Revolutionary War.
Six U.S. presidents were real sons of Revolutionary War patriots. These men are John Quincy Adams, Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Franklin Pierce.
Five U.S. presidents were the grandsons of Revolutionary War patriots – James Knox Polk, Millard Fillmore, Abraham Lincoln, Chester A. Arthur, and Grover Cleveland.
President James A. Garfield was the great-grandson of a Revolutionary War patriot, while President Richard M. Nixon was the great-great-grandson of a patriot.
To date, there have been sixteen presidents of the United States who were also SAR members.