VIRGINIA MILITARY LEGACY

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VIRGINIA SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

REMEMBER AND NAME, D - Z

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THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR (1775 - 1783), D - Z

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DORTON

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FOUR SONS OF ELIZABETH WURTEA WATTS AND WILLIAM DORTON, SR.:

DORTON.  EDWARD DORTON.  MOSES DORTON.  WILLIAM DORTON, JR.


DORTON, (    – circa 1777), KILLED IN AN INDIAN ATTACK, VIRGINIA STATE LINE, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
DORTON'S FIRST NAME HAS CURRENTLY BEEN LOST IN TIME.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth Wurtea Watts and William Dorton, Sr.   
EDWARD DORTON’S MILITARY PENSION APPLICATION, 1833, FLOYD COUNTY, KENTUCKY:  “... we remained scouting til August 1777, when we was attacked by a band of hostile Indians at daybreak, after a .. skirmish and running fight, we was forced to retreat, the brother of the applicant [Edward Dorton], was killed by Indians.  Also a man by the name of Michael Auxier, another by the name of [Burton] Litton and one William Priest was killed and several wounded.”
DATE OF DEATH:  circa 1777.
HISTORICAL HIGHWAY MARKER, KA-13.
SOURCES:  U. S. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files.                                                             
NOTE:  I placed my fifth-great-granduncle, Dorton on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

                                                                                     

DORTON, EDWARD (1751–1849), VIRGINIA STATE LINE, COMPANY OF LIGHT HORSE, BATTLE OF KING’S MOUNTAIN, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Washington County, Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Floyd County, Kentucky.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  1751.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth Wurtea Watts (Cherokee and Shawnee) and William Dorton I.
SPOUSE:
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  Source, Edward Dorton’s Military Pension Application.
~ “Enlisted for 6 months in March 1776 under Captain Beckly ... Cowan ... Ensign Robinson.  The company commenced their march down to Cumberland Gap.  We fought the Cherokees.
 ~ “Again Enlisted for 6 months.
~  “In the Spring of 1778 the Shawnee Indians from over the Ohio broke out and ... the applicant enlisted for one year to scout under Lieutenant Hawkins ...
DISCHARGE DATE:  “Colonel Campbell went to Carolina, when the applicant, [Edward Dorton], and his brother went with him, he received his discharge for his services of six months. ... Discharges certifying our service, on the first day of April next year 1777.
~ “1779 ... This applicant served out his time and applied for his pay and Governor Patrick Henry stated that [unreadable] was not bound to pay.  2 years serving in the Virginia State Line.
~ “This applicant never did get his pay.
EDWARD DORTON’S PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF SERVICE AND FIGHTING IN THE BATTLE OF KINGS MOUNTAIN, 7 OCTOBER 1780:  Source, Military Pension Application.
~ “In July 1780 ... the applicant and one of his brothers was approached by Colonel Campbell to accompany him against the Tories an British in the Carolinas.  They did so and enlisted as volunteers ... We started from Abingdon all on horses ... [we] came up with the British at a place called King’s Mountain.  Campbell was joined by Colonel Cleveland and Major Shelby and Colonel Lewis.  There was a Frenchman there also by the name of [Colonel Francois] Malmedy.  General McDowell and all were on horses.
~ “When we got ... one mile of the mountain, we all unhitched our horses and left them in the care of some militia company.  Behind the whole of us was divided.  Campbell’s men fell under Cleveland and on Sevier and ?ilson.  This applicant [Edward Dorton] was one of them.  We marched up ... on the side of the mountain, the firing commenced on the right wing, (commanded by Campbell) and Shelby on the left.  Cleveland in the center.  The British with their bayonets charged upon Cleveland’s men and forces us to give back, but we all took our time ... The battle lasted for some time and we made the all [unreadable].  The troops or a part went over to Charlotte.  We took some of the prisoners along.  The Georgia army was at Charlotte from there, we went to Hillsboro, North Carolina.  General Greene took the command.
~ “I hired by horse to the Government of North Carolina and belonged to the Light Infantry.  Our whole army went over to Cheraw Hills, [South Carolina].  After the Battle of the Cow-Pens, we went to Virginia.  We gave the enemy battle at Guilford, where we was defeated.  A few days after this, I left service and returned home.
 ~ “He knew officers during his service ... Colonel Lee Washington, Captain Chares Y. ?ilson, General Gates, General Huger, General Davies, General Davidson, [Colonel Francois] Malmaday, Colonel [John] Sevier, Major Shelby, Colonel Williams, Captain Thomas H. Davis, General [Griffith] Rutherford.
RANK:  Private.  Sergeant.                                                                                                                                                                   BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Light Horse Infantry / Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Private, Commanded by Captain Bickly of the Regiment Commanded by Campbell, Company of Light Horse, Virginia Line, American Revolutionary War.
EDWARD DORTON’S MILITARY PENSION APPLICATION, 1833, FLOYD COUNTY, KENTUCKY:
~ “In the Spring of 1776 the Indians became troublesome in the western part of Virgina ... he enlisted in a Volunteer Company for six months.
~ Proof of Edward’s brother being killed in an Indian attack ---- “... we remained scouting til August 1777, when we was attacked by a band of hostile Indians at daybreak, after a ... skirmish and running fight, we was forced to retreat, the brother of the applicant [Edward Dorton], was killed by Indians.  Also a man by the name of Michael Auxier, another by the name of [Burton] Litton and one William Priest was killed and several wounded.”
JAMES FRALEY, INDIAN SCOUT AND SPY, MILITARY PENSION APPLICATION, 1834, FLOYD COUNTY, KENTUCKY:
~ “The Indians made their appearance in his [James Fraley’s] quarter of Washington County [Virginia] ... they killed one Dorton and stole two girls, Ann and Mary Bush and made for Canada.  They succeeded in getting down on the waters of the Sandy [River] ... as far as Jenny’s Creek * in Floyd County.  .. Our company came up to the Indians, when they were in the act of skinning a buffalo [that] they had just killed.  Our men fired on the Indians and they retreated to the camp about 20 yards distant.  As they ran by, they tomahawked Ann Bush.  Mary jumped down the bank and escaped any violence.  [Later] Ann Bush got over it and afterwards married and [Ann Bush] was again tomahawked by the Indians ... and still survived.  Our company lost in the running fight only one man, James Coyle.”
~ “James Fraley states that he is the ... man [who] killed the celebrated Chief Bench [aka Chief Benge], who was the maternal half-brother to Edward, Moses and William Dorton.”
~ Note:  * Jenny’s Creek was named after my fifth-great-grandmother, Jenny Sellards Wiley (1760-1821), who saw her children and brother being killed by Indians.  She was taken captive, survived tragic events and managed to escape.  On her solitary journey home from captivity, this was the creek that she crossed to escape from the Indians / Native Americans and returned home.  In 1954 a Kentucky State Park was created in her honor.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Battle of King’s Mountain.  Battle of Cow-Pens.  Battle at Guilford.
CERTIFICATE OF PENSION ISSUED:  20 January 1834, Commenced 4 March 1831.   
DATE OF DEATH:  25 November 1849.
CEMETERY:
HISTORICAL HIGHWAY MONUMENT KA-13:  DORTON’S FORT.
SOURCES:  U. S. Pension Roll of 1835, Kentucky, Floyd County.  U. S. Revolutionary War Pensioners.  U. S. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files.
NOTE:  I placed my fifth-great-granduncle, Edward Dorton on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


DORTON, MOSES (1762-1826), COMPANY OF LIGHT HORSE, BATTLE OF KINGS MOUNTAIN, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR. 
HOMETOWN:  Washington County, Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Cumberland County, Virginia.  Harlan County and Knox County in Kentucky.  Pineville in Bell County, Kentucky.
BIRTH:  1762 in Cumberland County, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth Wurtea Watts (Cherokee and Shawnee) and William Dorton I.
SPOUSE:  Laodicea ‘Locia’ Robinson.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:                                                                  DISCHARGE DATE:
RANK:  Private.  Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Light Horse Infantry / Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Third Virginia Regiment, Captain James Dysart’s Company of Light Horse, under the Command of Colonel William Campbell.
BATTLES AND SKIRMISHES:
~ Battle of King’s Mountain, South Carolina, 7 October 1780.
~ Battle of Whitson’s Mill / Whitsill’s Mill, 6 March 1781.  Nathanael Greene and Harry “Light Horse” Lee also participated in the battle.
~ Military Payment Pending:  “Moses Dorton one horse lost [killed] at a Scrimish at Whitson’s Mill [Whitsill’s Mill or many other spellings] price six pounds, Saddle one pound, a Bell three shillings, blanket ten shillings.”
BATTLE OF KINGS MOUNTAIN, SOUTH CAROLINA, 7 OCTOBER 1780.
U. S. REVOLUTIONARY WAR ROLLS, 1775-1783:  Sergeant Moses Dorton, Discharged, Balance of Pay Due, 3.
DATE OF DEATH:  12 March 1826, Pineville, Bell County, Kentucky OR Knox County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Wallsend Cemetery, Pineville, Bell County, Kentucky.
HISTORICAL HIGHWAY MARKER, KA-13:  Dorton’s Fort, Virginia.
SOURCES:  Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800, Washington County, Virginia, Minutes of the County Court.  Annals of Tazewell County, Virginia from 1800 to 1922 by John Newton Harman, Sr., copyright 1922.  Findagrave.  Historical Highway Marker, Dorton’s Fort.  Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, 1775-1783 by John H. Gwathmey, copyright 1938.  History of Southwest Virginia and Washington County.  U. S. Revolutionary War rolls, 1775-1783.  Virginia Soldiers of 1776, Compiled From Documents on File in the Virginia Land Office by Louis A. Burgess, Volume I, copyright 1927.
NOTE:  I placed my fifth-great-grandfather, Moses Dorton on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


DORTON, WILLIAM JR. (1750 – 1826), COMPANY OF LIGHT HORSE, BATTLE OF KINGS MOUNTAIN, VIRGINIA STATE LINE, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Washington County, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  1750.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth Wurtea Watts (Cherokee, Shawnee) and William Dorton I.
SPOUSE:
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:                       
DISCHARGE DATE:
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Company of Light Horse.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company D, 15th Virginia Regiment, Captain Thomas Edmunds’ Company, Virginia Battalion, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Innes.  Captain William Dorton, Jr. served Captain James Dysart’s Company of Light Horse under command of Colonel William Campbell.  Dorton was in the Washington County and the Russell County Militia of the Virginia State Line.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Battle of Kings Mountain.
DATE OF DEATH:  1826.
CEMETERY:
HISTORICAL HIGHWAY MARKER, KA-13.
SOURCES:  Annals of Tazewell County, Virginia Soldiers of Three Wars by John Newton Harman, Sr., copyright 1922.  Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800, Appendix I, Revolutionary Soldiers, by Lewis Preston Summers, copyright 1929.  Findagrave.  Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, 1775-1783 by John H. Gwathmey, copyright 1938.  Virginia Soldiers of 1776, Compiled From Documents on File in the Virginia Land Office by Louis A. Burgess, Volume I, copyright 1927.  U. S. Compiled Revolutionary War Military Service Records, 1775-1783, Virginia, Fifteenth Regiment.NOTE:  I placed my fifth-great-granduncle, William Dorton, Jr. on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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FARLEY

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LADY JANE MOLYNEUX OF SEFTON AND THOMAS FARLEY (1590 England – after 1634 Virginia),

ARRIVED IN JAMESTOWN, VIRGINIA IN 1623 ON THE SHIP, ANN. 

THOMAS WAS TWICE ELECTED TO THE HOUSE OF BURGESSES.


GREAT-GRANDSON OF LADY JANE AND THOMAS FARLEY:  ~FRANCIS FARLEY, SR. (1703-1791).


SONS OF NANCY ANNA WHITLOW (1st WIFE) & FRANCIS FARLEY, SR. (1703-1791):

~FRANCIS FARLEY, JR. (1726-1829), FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR (1754-1763),

BATTLE OF POINT PLEASANT (1774), AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR (1775-1783).

~ JOHN FARLEY (1728-    ), BATTLE OF POINT PLEASANT (1774), REVOLUTIONARY WAR (1775-1783),

~ THOMAS FARLEY (1730-1796), FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR (1754-1763), BATTLE OF POINT PLEASANT (1774),

ERECTED FARLEY’S FORT (1775), AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR (1775-1783.


SON OF ELIZABETH CROSTIC (2nd WIFE) AND FRANCIS FARLEY, SR. (1703-1791):       

~ MATTHEW FARLEY (1759-1837), REVOLUTIONARY WAR, THE FRONTIER INDIAN WARS (1784-1811).


SONS OF JUDITH CLAY AND THOMAS FARLEY (1730-1796):

~ FORREST FARLEY (ca 1760-     ), AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR (1775-1783), THE FRONTIER INDIAN WARS.

~ HENRY FARLEY (1757-1832), REVOLUTIONARY WAR (1775-1783), THE FRONTIER INDIAN WARS (1784-1811).

~THOMAS FARLEY (1762-1839), AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR (1775-1783).


SONS OF NANCY BLANKENSHIP AND FRANCES FARLEY, JR. (1726-1829):

~ DREWRY FARLEY (1760-1851), THE FRONTIER INDIAN WARS (1784-1811).

~ EDWARD FARLEY (1770-1832), THE FRONTIER INDIAN WARS (1784-1811).

~ FRANCIS FARLEY III (1765-1802), THE FRONTIER INDIAN WARS (1784-1811).



















FARLEY, FORREST (ca 1760-    ), VIRGINIA MILITIA, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR (1775-1783), THE INDIAN WARS (1784-1811).
PARENTS:  Judith Clay and Thomas Farley, Sr., Indian Scout, French and Indian Wars, Battle of Point Pleasant, American Revolutionary War.  Judith Clay was the First Cousin Once Removed to Henry Clay (1777-1852), Kentucky Statesman, The Great Compromiser.
SPOUSE:  Mary Mowry
COMBAT ORGANIZATION: Private in Captain George Pearis’ Virginia Company, Virginia Militia, American Revolutionary War.
SOURCE:  A History of the Middle New River Settlements & Contiguous Territory by David E. Johnson, 1906.  Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, 1920.  One Ladd’s Family, compiled by Ruth Kline Lad, 1974.                               NOTE:  I placed my husband’s sixth-great-granduncle, Forrest Farley, on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


FARLEY, FRANCES, JR. (1726 – 1829), SCOUT, VIRGINIA RANGERS, FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR (1754-1763), BATTLE OF POINT PLEASANT (1774), AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR (1775-1783).
HOMETOWN:  Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Gallatin County, Illinois.
DATE OF BIRTH:  1726, Henrico County, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Nancy Anna Whitlow (first wife) and Francis Farley, Sr. (1703-1791).
BROTHER:  John Farley (1728-    ), Battle of Point Pleasant, American Revolutionary War, The Frontier Indian Wars.
BROTHER:  Thomas Farley (1730-1796), French and Indian War, Battle of Point Pleasant, Erected Farley’s Blockhouse Fort, American Revolutionary War.
HALF-BROTHER:  Matthew Farley (1759-1837), American Revolutionary War, The Frontier Indian Wars, son of Elizabeth Crostic (second wife) and Francis Farley, Sr. (1703-1791).
SPOUSE:  Nancy Ann Blankenship [not the same person, who married John Farley].
SON:  Drewry Farley (1760-1851), The Frontier Indian Wars.
SON:  Edward Farley (1770-1832), The Frontier Indian Wars.
SON:  Francis Farley III (1765-1802), The Frontier Indian Wars.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:                                       DISCHARGE DATE:
RANK:  Private.  Ensign.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Scout.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:
~ “... thought to have been a messenger from the West to Washington’s Army.”  Source, One Ladd’s Family.
~ 23 September 1780, Francis Farley, Ensign, S.
~ 1 May, 1781, A List of Militia marched by Captain Adam Clement from Bedford County to the assistance of General Green in South Carolina:  Francis Farley.
~ 6 May 1792, Abstract of the Roll of Captain Hugh Caperton’s Company of Rangers, on Duty on The Frontiers, as it was May 6, 1792.  Page 130, Privates, Frances Farley, Edward Farley, and continued on page 131, another Frances Farley.  Could this be Frances Farley, Jr. and his son, Frances Farley III?
Source:  Calendar of Virginia State Papers, Vol V.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Battle of Point Pleasant, American Revolutionary War.
DATE OF DEATH:  1829, Old Shawnee Town, Gallatin County, Illinois.
CEMETERY:  Old Shawnee Cemetery, Old Shawnee Town, Gallatin County, Illinois.
SOURCES:  Findagrave.  One Ladd’s Family, compiled by Ruth Kline Ladd, 1974.  U. S. Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783.  Virginia Militia In The Revolutionary War Part III, Virginia’s Share In The Military Movements Of The Revolution.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s seventh-great-granduncle, Francis Farley on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


FARLEY, HENRY (1757-1832), VIRGINIA MILITIA, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR, THE FRONTIER INDIAN WARS. 
HOMETOWN:  Montgomery County, Virginia, Colonial America.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Mouth of Peach Creek.
DATE OF BIRTH:  circa 1757, Henrico County, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Judith Clay and Thomas Farley, Sr., Indian Scout, French and Indian Wars, Battle of Point Pleasant, American Revolutionary War.
GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Whitlow and Francis Farley.
SECOND-GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER:  Louisa “Visa” Stafford, who married Elliott Alexander “Doc” McCoy of Pike County, Kentucky.                                                                                                                                                                                                 FIFTH-GREAT-GRANDSON:  Calvin Ray Sammons, son of Mary Magdalene “Maggie” McCoy and Rufus Burgess “Bear” Sammons.   
SPOUSE:  Sarah Elizabeth Chitwood.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
RANK:  Private.  Captain.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Militia.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:
~ Private, Major Clarks Company, Commanded by Colonel James Wood, 8the Regiment, Virginia Militia, American Revolutionary War. 
~ Captain, (Fifteenth), 75th Regiment, Company of Montgomery County, Virginia Militia.   
SEPTEMBER 1779, PAY ROLLS:  Private Henry Farlley, Sick, Location unreadable, was serving in Major Clark’s Company, 8th Virginia Regiment, Commanded by Colonel James Wood.
7 JUNE 1791:  Henry Farley appointed Captain of Militia.
5 MARCH 1793:  Henry Farley, (Fifteenth) Captain, 75th Regiment, Montgomery County Company, Virginia Militia.
DATE OF DEATH:  1832, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, on a journey heading toward his Virginia home.
CEMETERY:  Farley Cemetery, Bane, Giles County, Virginia.
SOURCES:  Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800, Montgomery County, by Lewis Preston Summers, copyright 1920.  History of Logan County, West Virginia by Henry Clay Ragland, copyright circa 1896.  U. S. Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s 5th-great-grandfather, Henry Farley, on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


FARLEY, JOHN (1728-    ), VIRGINIA MILITIA, BATTLE OF POINT PLEASANT (1774), AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR (1775-1783).
HOMETOWN:  Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  1728, Chesterfield County, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Nancy Whitlow and Francis Farley, Sr. (1703-1791).
SPOUSE:  Nancy Blankenship [not the same person, who married Francis Farley, Jr.]
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:                            DISCHARGE DATE:              RANK:
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Scout.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Virginia Militia, American Revolutionary War.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Battle of Point Pleasant on 10 October 1774.
DATE OF DEATH:
CEMETERY:
SOURCES:  Findagrave.  Marriage Records.  One Ladd’s Family, compiled by Ruth Kline Ladd, 1974.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s seventh-great-granduncle, John Farley on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


















FARLEY, MATTHEW (1759-1837).  SCOUT, VIRGINIA RANGERS, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR, THE FRONTIER INDIAN WARS (1784-1811).
HOMETOWN:  Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  29 October 1759, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth Crostic (second wife) and Francis Farley, Sr. (1703-1791).
SPOUSE:  Esther McMullen, married 1785, Virginia.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:                                  DISCHARGE DATE: 
RANK:  Private.  Captain.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Rangers.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Captain Hugh Caperton’s Company of Rangers, Virginia Militia.
~ “Private Mathew Farley of Greenbrier County, in Captain Hugh Caperton’s Company of Rangers, appointed by Colonel John Steele.”
~ 1788, Matthew Farley received his commission and promoted to Captain.
~ Roster of Captain Hugh Caperton’s Company of Rangers ... May 27, 1793 at Fort Lee at the Mouth of Elk on the Great Kanawha River – now Charleston, West Virginia.”
Source:  The Soldiery of West Virginia, West Virginians in the Indian Wars After The Revolution.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:
DATE OF DEATH:  27 February 1837, Henry County, Indiana.
CEMETERY:  Lewisville Cemetery, Lewisville, Henry County, Indiana.
SOURCES:  Findagrave.  International Marriage Records.  The Soldiers of West Virginia, West Virginians in the Indian Wars After The Revolution by Virgil A. Lewis, 1911.  Twelve Generations of Farleys by Jesse Kelso Farley, Junior, 1943.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s seventh-great-granduncle, Matthew Farley on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

























FARLEY, THOMAS (1730-1796), VIRGINIA MILITIA, INDIAN SCOUT, FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, BATTLE OF POINT PLEASANT, ERECTED FARLEY’S FORT, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Montgomery County, Virginia, Colonial America.
DATE OF BIRTH:  1730 in Henrico County, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Nancy Whitlow and Francis Farley, Sr.
BROTHER:  Francis Farley, Jr., Battle of Point Pleasant, American Revolutionary War.
BROTHER:  John Farley, Battle of Point Pleasant, American Revolutionary War.   
SECOND-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Lady Jane Sefton and Thomas Farley, English Immigrants.
THIRD-GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER:  Louisa “Visa” Stafford, who married Elliott Alexander “Doc” McCoy of Pike County, Kentucky.                                                                                                                                                                                                    FIFTH-GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER:  Martina Perkins, daughter of America Ellen Farler and Joseph Ira Perkins.                         SIXTH-GREAT-GRANDSON:  Calvin Ray Sammons, son of Rufus Burgess "Bear" Sammons (U. S. Navy, WWII) and Mary Magdalene "Maggie" McCoy.
SPOUSE:  Judith Clay, cousin of Kentucky’s notable Henry Clay.
SON:  Henry Farley, Virginia Militia, American Revolutionary War.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
RANK:  Private.  Indian Scout.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  Twenty Years of Service.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Militia.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION; BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS:
~ 1758, French and Indian Wars.
~ 10 Ocotober 1774, Battle of Point Pleasant.  Thomas Farley was part of the Virginia Militia, who fought against Shawnee Chieftain and Commander-in-Chief of a Confederation of Tribes, Chief Hokoleskwa Peter Cornstalk.  After being defeated in the battle, Cornstalk decided to live in peace with the white settlers, hoping to save his people.
~ 1776, Erected Farley’s Fort, near the New River.
~ 10 November 1777:  While Chief Cornstalk, his son and other Native Americans were being held captive (although innocent of any crime) inside Fort Randolph, they were murdered by soldiers.
~ 1778, Fought in a Campaign under General McIntosh.
~ 1776, Erected a large fortified home, which became Farley’s Fort.
~ 1779, Indian Scout under Captain Patton.
DATE OF DEATH:  1796, Walker Creek, Giles County, Virginia .
THOMAS FARLEY MEMORIAL PLAQUE:  Thomas Farley Bronze Plaque attached to a large bolder, Giles County, Virginia, erected in 1944.
THOMAS FARLEY HISTORICAL HIGHWAY MARKER.
SOURCES:  Annals of Southwestern Virginia, 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, copyright 1920.  Findagrave.  Historical Highway Markers.  Memorial Plaque.  Twelve Generations of Farleys by Jesse Kelso Farley, Junior, circa 1943.  One Ladd’s Family Compiled by Ruth Kline Ladd, copyright 1974.  Yesterday And Today by Shirley Donnelly; Thomas Farley, Sr. Built Fort in 1775; Beckley Post-Herald The Raleigh Register, Beckley, West Virginia, 17 January 1970, Page 4, Newspaper Clipping.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s 6th-great-grandfather, Thomas Farley, Sr., on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.
NOTE:  I placed my 6th-great-grandfather, Shawnee Chief Cornstalk on my ~ Lowe Stephenson Rose Burchfield Murphy Whitt; Littleton Caudill Salisbury Crace Adams Wiley Webb Boone ~ Paternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.





















FARLEY, THOMAS, JR. (1762 – 1839), VIRGINIA MILITIA, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Montgomery County, Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  May 1762.
PARENTS:  Judith Clay and Thomas Farley, Sr. (1730-1796).  Judith was the first-cousin-once-removed to Kentucky Statesman, Henry Clay, The Great Compromiser.
SPOUSE:  Patsey / Patty Lester.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1776.  1777.  1778.  1779 or 1780.  1781.
DISCHARGE DATE:  1781.
RANK:  Private.  Scout.  
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  State Militia.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Thomas Burk’s Virginia Company, Revolutionary War.                                                                                 ~ Captain John Henderson’s Virginia Company.
~ Captain John Taylor’s Virginia Company.
~ Captain John Renfre’s Virginia Company.
~ Captain John Woods’ Virginia Company.
~ Captain George Pearis’ Virginia Company.
~ Captain Henry Patton’s Virginia Company.
~ Colonel Preston’s Virginia Regiment.
~ Major Joseph Cloyd’s Virginia (unreadable).
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES: 
~ Battle of Shallow Ford of the Yadkin River, Huntsville, Yadkin County, North Carolina, 14 October 1780.
~ Battle of Alamance River, North Carolina, 1781.
~ Battle of Reedy Fork of Haw River at Whitesill’s Mills, 1781.
U. S. REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION AND BOUNTY-LAND WARRANT APPLICATION FILES:
1834:
~ 30 June 1834, County Court, Giles County, Virginia, Thomas Farley, aged between 73 and 74 years old, swore oath, made the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit.
~ Fall of 1776, he entered service of the United States as a volunteer and was stationed at Wood Fort, Greenbrier County, now Monroe County, and remained as a soldier at Wood Fort ... for a term of three months.
~ Spring of 1777, he again entered the service against the Indians, as a volunteer under the command of Captain Thomas Burke, and was at Culbertson’s Bottom, Montgomery County, now Giles County, and remained in the service for three months, during which time he occasionally acted a spy against the Indians.
~ 1778, he enlisted under Captain John Renfre and Lieutenant Skelton Taylor, in Franklin County, Virginia.  He was marched from Franklin County, Virginia, where he was stationed and remained six weeks.  From Montgomery County, he was marched to Rich Creek, Greenbrier County, now Monroe County, Virginia, under the command of Captain John Woods, where he was stationed and remained six weeks.  The time he enlisted for, having expired, he was discharged, having served three months.    
~ Fall of 1779 or 1780, he again entered the service under the command of Major Joseph Cloyd, Captain George Pearis and Lieutenant James Mars.  He lived on Walker’s Creek in Montgomery County, now Giles County, Virginia.  We marched through the Western part of Virginia into the state of North Carolina and was in the Battle of Shallow Ford of the Yadkin River.  Captain Pearis was wounded [in the battle], and he attended him as a guard.  [Farley was discharged from service after completing his] tour of six weeks.
~ 1780 or 1781, he again entered service as a volunteer under Colonel William Preston and Captain Henry Patton.  He was marched from Montgomery County, where he lived, to North Carolina, near Guilford Court House and was in the Battle of Alamance River and the Battle of Reedy Creek Fork of Haw River at Whitesill’s Mills.  General Green was commanding, at that time, part of the army.  Farley was in service, and the tour was three months.
1837:
~ 24 July 1837, County Court, Giles County Virginia, Thomas Farley, aged (as he believes) about 76.  [A second application.]
DATE OF DEATH:  11 June 1839.
U. S. HEADSTONE APPLICATIONS FOR MILITARY VETRANS:  9 September 1935, Mrs. John A. Booth signed the application card for a military headstone to be ordered for Thomas Farley, a Revolutionary War Soldier.
CEMETERY:  Peck – Stafford Cemetery, Sugar Run, Giles County, Virginia.
MEMORIALIZED:
MEMORIAL PLAQUE:
MONUMENT:
SOURCES:  Findagrave.  The American Revolution in North Carolina; carolana.com.  U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans.  U. S. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s sixth-great-granduncle, Thomas Farley, Junior on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.   

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FRALEY, JAMES (1759 -     ), SPY, SCOUT, FIGHTER FOR THE VIRGINIA MILITIA, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Rowan County, North Carolina.  Floyd County, Kentucky.  Lawrence County, Kentucky.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  Rowan County, North Carolina.
PARENTS:  Chole and Fredrick Fraley.
SPOUSE:  Elizabeth.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  3 March 1779, six months term.  1780, one year term.  1 March 1781.  May 1772.  1792.   
DISCHARGE DATE:  about 20 December 1779, six months service.
RANK:  Scout.  Spy.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  militia.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Captain John Snoddy’s Company, Colonel William Campbell’s Regiment.  After Camel was killed, Colonel Henry Smith succeeded him.   Captain Charles Beckley.  Major Cowan.
FORTS:  Moores Fort.  Beckley’s Fort.  Blackamores Fork.
U. S. REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION AND BOUNTY-LAND WARRANT APPLICATION FILES, FLOYD COUNTY, KENTUCKY, 23 JUNE 1834, JAMES FRALEY APPLICANT:
Circa 1770 - July 1780: “The Indians ... killed one Dorton and stoled two girls ... Ann and Mary Bush, and made for Canada.  The succeeded in getting down on the waters of Sandy with them as far as Jenny’s Creek in Floyd County, about 12 miles from the court house.  At that time there was not a single person living in Floyd County.  It was entirely in Indian country then.  Our company came up on the Indians, when they were in the act of skinning a buffalo, they had just killed.
     “Our men fired on the Indians, and they retreated to their camp about 20 yards distance.  As they ran by, they tomahawked Ann Bush.  Mary jumped down the bank and escaped any violence.  Ann Bush got over it and afterwards married, and [Sometime later Ann Bush] was again tomahawked by the Indians and still survived.
     “Our men lost in the running fight only one man, James Coyle.  When the Indians retreated from the camp, [James Coyle] followed, and he was shot only once [by an] Indian ... ,who mortally wounded him.  He was carried back to Clinch and died at Moore’s Fort.  The father of this applicant [James Fraley] was the surgeon, that retracted the bullet.”
     “The lower settlements were in a bad situation in that Colonel Camel [Campbell] had taken many of the frontier men with their rifles to Kings Mountain, some of which had to brake up their forts and come further up to the North Fork of Holstein [Holston] ... that occurred during the year 1780.
     “Fraley was under the orders of Campbell, Colonel of Washington County, Virginia, but was not part of that company, because he served as a scout, spy and fighter.  Campbell was killed and Colonel Henry Smith succeeded him.
     “March 1, 1781, he again enlisted for nine months in Washington County, Virginia to spy ... with Colonel Smith and Captain Cowan.
     “[Fraley] and Samuel Auxier spied together that nine months ... [around] the head waters of Cumberland and Kentucky River.  A portion of the county, that he spied in, is now Perry County and Harlan County in Kentucky.  It was Virginia then.
     “When the Cherokees attacked the Clinch Fort in his neighborhood, they killed Colonel Kindrick ...  The men from the fort ... buried him at Beckley’s Fort.  The Indians also killed the wife of John Cates and four of his children ...set fire to his house and burnt them up in it.”
     “... May 1782 was again engaged for a spy for nine months.  He was to get 5 shillings per day ... the state paid her spies in good money.   The officers were Colonel Smith, Captain Charles Beckely, Captain of the spies, and Major Cowan.  He was transferred from Moore’s Fort to Beckley’s Fort, but spent [part] of his time at Blackamores Fort.  His comrade was Austin Bush.
     “In 1792 he spied on the Clinch Waters.  The Indians killed Thomas Osburn and ...they took two girls prisoner, Lucretia Osburn, the neice of Thomas Osburn and Betsy Wall.  [The Indians took them toward Canada and kept Lucritia Osburn for four years.  Betsy Wall, the Indians killed by beating her in the head.  Lucretia Osburn was exchanged and brought to Detroit and married an Armstrong, who brought her back to Virginia, and from whom he learned the fate of Betsy Wall.
     “About the same time the Indians killed Mary Hamlin, wife of Henry Hamlin and one Isaac Newland.
     “He states, that he is the identical man that killed the celebrated Chief Bench / Benge, that he fought in 1777 and 1778, but he was under no organized company.   [Many have taken credit for killing Cherokee Chief Benge / Bench (1762 – 1794).] 
DATE OF DEATH:
CEMETERY:
SOURCES:  U. S. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files.

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LEE, HENRY “LIGHT HORSE HARRY”, LIGHT HORSE CAVALRY TROOP, CONTINENTAL ARMY, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  29 January 1756, Dumfries, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Lucy Grymes and Henry Lee.
SPOUSE:  Anne Hill Carter, second wife.
SON:  Robert Edward Lee, General, Army of Northern Virginia, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:                                          DISCHARGE DATE:
RANK:  Lieutenant Colonel.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Light Horse Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Lieutenant Colonel Lee, Light Horse Cavalry Troop, known as “Lee’s Legions”, Continental Army, American Revolutionary War.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:
1791-1794, Governor of Virginia.
1808-1809:  Debtor’s Prison.
DATE OF DEATH:  25 March 1818, Dungeness, Cumberland Island, Georgia.
CEMETERY:  Reinterred in 1913, Lee Chapel Museum, Lexington, Virginia.
SOURCES:  Findagrave. 

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MALMEDY / DE MALMEDY

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MALMEDY, FRANCOIS (ca 1750 – 1781), COLONEL IN THE RHODE ISLAND CONTINENTAL LINE AND THE NORTH CAROLINA LIGHT DRAGOONS REGIMENT, BATTLE OF STONO FERRY, BATTLE OF EUTAW SPRINGS, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
NAMES:  Francois Lellorquis de Malmedy, The Marquis de Malmedy, Francois Malmedy – Gray.  May have been Irish.
HOMETOWN:  France.  Arrived in the American Colonies in 1776.  May have been Irish.
DATE OF BIRTH:  circa 1750.   
RANK:  Colonel.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry, Light Dragoons.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:
~ Sous Lieutenant, Cavalry, French Army.
~ Colonel, Rhode Island Continental Line.
~ Colonel, North Carolina Light Dragoons Regiment, Continental Army, American Revolutionary War.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Battle of Eutaw Springs.  Battle of Stono Ferry.
DATE OF DEATH:  November 1781.  Killed in a duel at High Hills, South Carolina.
SOURCES:  The American Revolution in North Carolina, www.carolina.com.  wikipedia.org.

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PEARIS, GEORGE (1746-1810), WOUNDED AT THE BATTLE OF SHALLOW FORD, VIRGINIA MILITIA, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Pearisburg, Giles County, Virginia.  The previous name of the town was Giles Court House.
DATE OF BIRTH:  1746.
PARENTS:  Alexander Pearis, Colonel.
SPOUSE:  Eleanor Howe.  Rebecca Clay.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:                                     DISCHARGE DATE:
RANK:  Captain.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company of Major Joseph Cloyd, Virginia Militia Cavalry.
~ 1779, “in command of the Pearis Fort on the New River.”
~ 14 October 1780, Battle of Shallow Ford on the Yadkin River, where Captain Pearis ... sustained a severe wound to his shoulder.”
~ “Thomas Farley ... his sons, Thomas, Henry and Forrest were also members of Geo. Pearis’ Company, but no complete rooster of this company has been located.”
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Wounded at the Battle of Shallow Ford, American Revolutionary War.
DATE OF DEATH:  1810.
CEMETERY:
HISTORIC MARKER:  KG 21 PEARISBURG.
SOURCES:  A History of the Middle New River Settlements & Contiguous Territory by David E. Johnson, 1906.  DAR National Society, dar.org.  Findagrave.  Town of Pearisburg, Virginia; pearisburg.com. 

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SALMONS / SAMMONS

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JOHN SALMONS, THE FIFTH AND SON, JOHN SALMONS, JR.

SALMONS, JOHN, THE FIFTH (ca 1736-1823), CAPTAIN OF VIRGINIA MILITARY DEFENSE, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Henry County, Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Eleanor McCarty and John Salmon IV.
GRANDFATHER:  William Salmons.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Jane and John Salmons.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth and John “The Elder” Salmons, immigrant.
SPOUSE:  Elizabeth.
SON:  John Salmons, Jr., Virginia Militia, Post-War.
1777, FIRST SHERIFF OF HENRY COUNTY, VIRGINIA.
1777, PATRICK HENRY AND JOHN SALMONS SERVED ON THE MILITARY COMMISSION OF THE PEACE OF THE COUNTRY.
RANK:  Captain of Virginia Military Defense.
AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR:  Served on a Military Committee with Virginia Governor Patrick Henry.  John Salmons was appointed Captain of Virginia Military Defense.
DEATH:  1823.
CEMETERY:
SOURCE:  A History of Henry County, Virginia with Biographical Sketches of its Most Prominent Citizens and Genealogical Histories of Half a hundred of its Oldest Families by Judith Parks America Hill, Martinsville, Virginia, copyright 1925.  Findagrave.  My Begetters, The Salmons by Ruth Sammons Nasser, ca 1986.  Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War.                                                             NOTE:  I placed my husband’s fourth-great-granduncle, John Salmons on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


SALMONS, JOHN JR., (1772 – 1842), CAPTAIN, VIRGINIA MILITIA, POST-WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Henry County, Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  25 September 1772, Henry County, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth and John Salmons, The Fifth.
GRANDPARENTS:  Eleanore McCarty and John Salmons.
GREAT-GRANDFATHER:  William Salmons.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDFATHER:  Jane and John Salmon.
GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth and John “The Elder” Salmon, immigrant.
SPOUSE:  Mary “Polly” Davis.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
RANK:  Captain.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Virginia Militia.
DATE OF DEATH:  1842.
CEMETERY:
SOURCES:  A History of Henry County, Virginia with Biographical Sketches of its Most Prominent Citizens and Genealogical Histories of Half a hundred of its Oldest Families by Judith Parks America Hill, Martinsville, Virginia, copyright 1925.  Findagrave.  My Begetters, The Salmons by Ruth Sammons Nasser, ca 1986.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s first-cousin-four-times-removed, John Salmons, Jr. on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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SPENCER

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SPENCER, JAMES (1743-1783), VIRGINIA MILITIA, BATTLE AT GUILFORD COURT HOUSE, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Henry County, Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  1743 in Loudoun County, Virginia.
PARENTS:
SPOUSE:  Margaret Armstrong.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
RANK:  Ensign.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Captain John Dillard’s Company, Virginia Militia, American Revolutionary War.
BATTLE AT GUILFORD COURT HOUSE, 15 MARCH 1781:  Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, American Revolutionary War.
DATE OF DEATH:  1783 in Henry County, Virginia.
CEMETERY:
SOURCES:  North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, Lineage Book, Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume CX, 1914 and 1929.  Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War, Part III.
NOTE:  I placed James Spencer on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


SPENCER, JOHN (ca 1763 – ca 1842), NORTH CAROLINA MILITIA AND VIRGINIA MILITIA, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Henry County, Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Surry County, North Carolina.
DATE OF BIRTH:  circa 1765.
PARENTS:  William Spencer.
SPOUSE:  Sarah “Sally” Lynch (1767 – December 1855).  Married 4 June 1783 in Henry County, Virginia.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Surry County, North Carolina, first enlistment.  Henry County, Virginia, second enlistment.
ENLISTED:
 ~ “1780, First Tour of Duty:  served as a substitute for William Clark, a three month tour of duty in Surry County, North Carolina, where he was living at the time.  Served under the command of Major McRoberts, and was employed in guarding the prisoners and Tories.  After three months, the prisoners were moved to Henry County, Virginia, where he was discharged.”
~ “1781, Second Tour of Duty, served as a substitute for Bartlett Reynolds, and entered the army in Henry County, Virginia.  He served under Captain Hamon Critz.  Major McRoberts was again in his company, taking care of the military stores.  They marched to Pamunkey River, North of Richmond, and marched along that river, [because] the army was still recruiting.  He was discharged a short time before the surrender of Cornwallis.  He returned to Patrick County from the Pamunkey River.
~ Note:  19 October 1781, British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered in Yorktown, Virginia.
~ Note:  Hamon / Harmon Critz (1760 – 1828), Captain of Virginia Militia, commanded a company of Henry County Militia.
~ Note:  Bartlett Reynolds (1752, Henry County, Virginia – 1791, Patrick County, Virginia).  
DISCHARGED:  First, mustered out in Henry County, Virginia.  Second mustered out in Virginia.   
RANK:  Private.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  1780, Private, Surry County Regiment, North Carolina Militia, and 1781, Henry County Regiment, Virginia Militia, American Revolutionary War.
U. S. REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION AND BOUNTY-LAND:
~ 15 March 1833, Patrick County, Virginia, Justice of the County Court.  “John Spencer of Patrick County, Virginia, aged 70 years, ... sworn ... oath ... to following disclosures ... first and second enlistment and discharge.
DATE OF DEATH:  Varied on pension documents, 30th of November or December, 1841 or 1842.
CEMETERY:
U. S. PENSIONERS 1818-1872, VIRGINIA:  Sally Spencer, widow of Private John Spencer, pension commenced 4 March 1845.
19 January 1847, Patrick, County, Virginia, Widow Pension File:  Widow, Sally Spencer, age 82, widow of John Spencer, who was a private in the militia in the Revolutionary War ... and was a recipient of a pension, when he died.
30 March 1855, Patrick County, Virginia, Widow Pension File:  Widow, Sarah Spencer, age 90, declared that her deceased husband had died at home ...  
SOURCES:  Census.  Death Records.  The American Revolution in North Carolina by J. D. Lewis; carolana.com.  U. S. Pensioner 1818-1872, Virginia.  U. S. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900.  Virginia Deaths and Burials Index.  Virginia Select Marriage.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s fourth-great-grandfather, John Spencer on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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WASHINGTON

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WASHINGTON, GEORGE (1730-1799), COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
ELECTED THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
HOMETOWN:  Popes Creek, Westmoreland County, Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Little Hunting Creek Plantation, renamed Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia.  Ferry Farm Plantation, near Fredericksburg, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  22 February 1732 in Popes Creek, Westmoreland County, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Mary Ball and Augustine Washington.
KINSHIP:  Mary was the daughter of Mary Bennett and Joseph Ball, who was the son of Hannah Atherhold and Colonel William Ball IV, who was the son of Dorothy Tuttle and William Ball III.
KINSHIP:  Moses Ball I was the son of Winifred Williams and John Ball IV, who was the son of Elizabeth Linton and Richard Ball II, who was the son of Hannah Atherhold and Colonel William Ball IV.
KINSHIP:  Moses Ball I was the first cousin once-removed to Mary Ball, who was the mother of President George Washington.  Therefore, Moses was the Second Cousin of President George Washington.  Moses Ball I married Ann Nancy Brashear.
KINSHIP:  Ann Nancy Brashear was the daughter of Robert Brashear, who was the son of Samuel Brashear, Sr., who was the son of Robert Brashear, who was the son of Benjamin Brashear, a French Huguenot Protestant immigrant.  Therefore, Ann Nancy Brashear was my sixth-great-aunt.
SPOUSE:  Martha Dandridge (widow of Daniel Parke Custis).
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
RANK:  Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, American Revolutionary War.
1754 – 1763:  Surveyor and Soldier in the French and Indian War.
1759 – 1775:  Gentleman Planter / Farmer.
1775 – 1783:  Commander-In-Chief of the Continental Army, American Revolutionary War.
1787:  President of the Constitutional Convention.
1789 – 1797:  First President of the United States of America.
VALLEY FORGE WINTER HEADQUARTERS, 19 December 1777 – March 1778:  Washington and his Continental Army fought being hungry, cold and near total collapse at Valley Forge.
WASHINGTON WAS PRESENT AT THE FOLLOWING BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS:  Siege of Boston.  Battle of Long Island.  Battle of Kips Bay.  Battle of Harlem Heights.  Battle of White Plains.  Battle of Fort Washington.  Evacuation of Fort Lee.  Battle of Trenton.  Battle of Second Trenton.  Battle of Princeton.  The Forage War.  Battle of Brandywine.  Battle of the Clouds.  Battle of Germantown.  Battle of White Marsh.  Battle of Monmouth.  Siege of Yorktown.
PROPERTY LINE NEIGHBORS, MOSES BALL AND GEORGE WASHINGTON:  Source, The Brashear Story A Family History by Troy L. Back and Leon Brashear, copyright 1963.
~ “Moses and Washington were neighbors and had a land-boundary line in common.  
~ “Also, according to existing records, they did surveying together and had business dealings. ... Washington relates in his diary of April 22, 1785, “ .. having sent for Mr. Moses Ball, who attended, I went to a corner of the above land .. After having run one course and part of another, my servant William (one of the chain carriers) fell and broke the pan of his knee, which put a stop to my surveying ...”                 ~ “ .. May 16, 1786, Washington [wrote], “.. When I returned home found Moses Ball and his son, John, and William Carlin here; the first having his effects under execution wanted to borrow money to redeem them; I lent him Ten Pounds for this purpose.”
~ “When making his will, on December 15, 1786, Moses did not forget his loan from Washington.  In the will he states, “Thirdly, I desire that my Executors as soon as possible pay to his Excellency, General Washington, the sum of ten pounds with interest, a sum I borrowed from him ...”  Almost six year later, September 17, 1792, the will was proved.  Whether or not Moses repaid the loan before he died is not known.”  
DATE OF DEATH:  14 December 1799.
PLACE OF DEATH:  Mount Vernon, Virginia.
BURIAL:  Entombed, Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia.
SOURCE:  mountvernon.org/george-washington/biography/.  The Brashear Story A Family History by Troy L. Back and Leon Brashear, copyright 1963.  Washington’s Revolutionary War Battles; mountvernon.org.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s second-cousin-eight-times-removed, President George Washington on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.
NOTE:  I placed my sixth-great-aunt, Ann Nancy Brashear on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.
NOTE:  I placed President George Washington on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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