My paternal immigrant was 63 when the War broke out but provided material service and is recognized by the DAR. He had 5 sons all were member of the Chatham County, NC militia. My 4th great grandfather resigned from the militia and enlisted in Kingbury's artillery unit, the only independent artillery unit in the Continental Army. As a gunner, he fought at Valley Forge and Monmouth Courthouse and earned the nickname "Deaf John". I am a member of the SAR on the reord of my maternal 3rd gf
My paternal line is Barnes. Born in 1713, my immigrant Brinsley arrived in PA from Ireland circa 1734. He, his spouse and all 8 of their children migrated to Orange Co., NC circa 1753. As a Regulator, he protested against the Royal Governor. Fearing Tory oppression, he and four sons migrated to Indian Territory (Wilkes County, NC) which was outside of government control. (See North Carolina tag to trace family migration.) Most stayed in Wilkes some migrated to Kentucky, Indiana an Missouri.
My Barnes Irish immigrant with his family of eight children settled Orange Co. in 1753. As Regulators they protested against taxes imposed by the Royal Governor. Fearing reprisal they migrated to Indian Territory (Wilkes/Burke County) circa 1784.
My maternal line is Oxford. We descend from Wendy Oxford a Captain in the Royal Army of English King Charles I. Wendy was persecute by Parliament when Cromwell became Prime Minister. He was placed in stocks. Fearing that harm would come to his 13 year old son John, Wendy indentured John on a VA tobacco plantation. John's grandson Samuel, Jr. migrated along with his father to NC where he served as a Revolutionary War.
I just woke up and this is something that I want to give my full attention to. I will get back to you as soon as I can. I have a pretty full schedule at work so it may be a few hours. I can add the tag to Southern Colonies profile.
Hugh Barnes was the driving force in helping us determine who some of our Ancestor Barnes Family was which was a great relief to find out we really are part of the Barnes Family, Thank you Hug for all your hard work and keep in mind we are continueing our search for everything else!
Thanks for your message. Honestly I've never tracked down the Barnes limbs of our tree and should probably spend more time pursuing maternal lines as well. the Moore's as well go back to Ireland (1675) with Andrew and his son captain William later married into the Penescobt (Maine) and Cherokee (South Carolina) tribes. It's apparently true what they say about sailors having a girl in every port.
Even my paternal grandmother, who comes from the Connor / Barnes union, were originally O'Connors upon arrival from Ireland.
I have lots of info to transfer from ancestry back to the wiki. I'll let you know when I find out Moore.
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