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Thomas Edgar (1750 - 1822)

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Thomas Edgar
Born in Greenbrier, Colony of Virginia, Colonial Americamap
Husband of — married in Bedford, Bedford, Virginia, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Ronceverte, Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 24 Nov 2017
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When Capt Thomas (II) Edgar was born on September 27, 1750 in Greenbrier, Colony of Virginia, his father, George Edgar, was 46 and his mother, Elizabeth (Hall) Edgar , was 42. He married Nancy Ann Matthews on April 16, 1778, in Bedford, Virginia.

During the Revolutionary War he served as a mariner on board the "Trumbul" which in 1781 was captured off the Delaware Cape by the "Iris" and the "General Monk" after a gallant resistance of one hour during which she was completely dismantled and lost five killed and eleven wounded. He was captured and confined in Mill Prison, Plymouth, England. (taken from U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970)

After the war, they had seven children in 16 years. He died on July 15, 1822, in Ronceverte, Virginia (West Virginia today), at the age of 71, and was buried in Lewisburg, West Virginia.


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