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William Feimster (1759 - 1842)

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Captain William Feimster
Born in Chester, South Carolinamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 29 May 1783 in Rowan County, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Husband of — married 27 Nov 1816 in Iredell County, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Father of
Died in Iredell County, North Carolina, United Statesmap
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Biography

Captain William Feimster served in the Rowan County Regiment during the American Revolution
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1759 Birth and Parents

William Feamster was born in South Carolina on February 20, 1759. [1][2][3]

In his Pension application he stated that "he was born in York district in South Carolina about the year 1758 & has a record thereof in a Bible in his possession" but that "he was living in Rowan County now Iredell near where he now lives at the time he entered the Service."

Captain William Feimster was born 20 February 1759 in Chester County, South Carolina. Alternatively, he was born the same date in York County, South Carolina, the son of John and Elizabeth Feimster. [4]

Revolutionary War Service

During the Revolutionary War, William Feamster served as a private

Listed in 1840 Census for Iredell County, North Carolina, as Revolutionary War Pensioner, age 88, and head of household.[5]

Service: NORTH CAROLINA[6]

Pension Number: S*W1745[7]

Service Description:

  • 1) INFANTRY, CAVALRY; CAPTS POLK, FALLS, HALL
  • 2) CALDWELL, NICHOLS, MORRISON, PURVIANCE

State of North Carolina Iredell County: August Session A.D. 1832

On this 25th day of August 1832 personally appeared in open Court before a Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of said County now sitting William Feimster a resident of Iredell County State of North Carolina aged 74 years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7, 1832.[8]

That he entered the services of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated. That he entered as a volunteer in the service of the United States in Rowan now Iredell County under Captain David Caldwell for a five months tour and after he entered the service Captain Nichols [Jacob Nichols] was appointed to command the Company Colonel Locke [Francis Locke] and General Rutherford [Griffith Rutherford], marched to Charlotte and lay there, thence to Camden and down the Santee, where he lay some time and from thence to the ten mile Spring where he lay some time, General Sumter [Thomas Sumter] at that time having the command, had an engagement with the Tories and was routed, during this tour, and was dismissed having served as he believes about three months.

He next entered the Service in the Cavalry under Captain Hall [James Hall] and marched to South Carolina sometimes serving under General Pulaski -- this was a three months tour, He was discharged at Ashley Ferry July 1st, 1779, and returned home. His next tour was for two months under Captain Morrison [James Morrison] -- Colonel Davie [William Richardson Davie] in the horse, this tour was spent mostly in scouring the Counties of Mecklenburg and Lincoln and was at the battle at Ramsour’s Mill in the year 1780 [June 20, 1780]. His next Service was in the Infantry: He volunteered for three months under Captain Purviance [James Purviance] in Scouting parties after Tories in the Counties of Rowan and Guilford, that he performed several short tours of duty at different times, that he verily believes that his services in the whole amount to eleven months or more, That he has part of a discharge given to him at Ashley, and has none others, & has no further documentary evidence and knows of no person whose testimony he can procure to testify to his Services except what is hereto annexed. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity and declares that his name is not on the pension Roll of the Agency of any State.

He was born in York district in South Carolina about the year 1758 & has a record thereof in a Bible in his possession.

He was living in Rowan County now Iredell near where he now lives at the time he entered the Service, that he called into service in the manner stated above, & Served under the officers therein named.

He lost all his discharges except a piece of one herewith sent. He refers to William Woodsides2 and Joseph Sharpe.3 Sworn & subscribed August 25, 1832 in open Court. S Wm. Feimster

S/ A. Simonton, Clerk

[William Woodside, Joseph Sharpe & Thomas Brotherton,4 all residents of Iredell County, gave the standard supporting affidavit. In addition: “William Woodsides [sic] says the [sic, that] he saw William Feimster in the service of the Country at the time of the battle of Stono [June 20, 1779] & before that tour, Thomas Brotherton says he saw him frequently during the tour when the battle of Stono was fought, and Joseph Sharp says that he saw William Feimster, at the battle at Ramsour's Mill.” ]

[p 43] State of North Carolina Iredell County This day appeared William Feimster before me the Subscribing Justice of the peace and being duly Sworn deposeth and saith that by Reason of old age and consequent loss of memory he is not able to Swear positively as to the length of his Service having in his declaration of which this his amendatory forgotten to charge important and lengthy service that he performed that to the best of his recollection he served not less than the periods mentioned below and in the following grades His first tour (omitted because forgotten at the time) in his original declaration he entered as a volunteer under Captain Polk in a Company of horse in the year 1777, and was performed in South Carolina -- had a skirmish with the Tories at Fairforest, this Service was for 6 months His 2nd tour likewise a volunteer under Captains Falls, Caldwell & Nichols in General Sumter's division, he served in 1778 in the horse for 5 months 1779 His 3rd tour was under Captain Hall, a volunteer in the horse as described in his original declaration 3 months 2 Sic, William Woodside S7960 3 Joseph Sharpe S7482 4 Thomas Brothertin (Brotherton) S6696 1780

He again entered as a volunteer in the horse under Captain Caldwell, Captain Purviance, he served this tour 3 [illegible] he was at the Battle at Ramsour's Mill 1781 He was again in the Service of his Country and near the place at the Battle at Guilford and was also at the time engaged occasionally in skirmishes with the Tories. He says that after the battle at Camden in 1780 until his final discharge in 1781 he served 8 months 5 And for this Service I claim a pension 22:00 He further states that he was always a volunteer and a private & always served in the horse and that by the events of the War he was deprived of his paternal estate, and that he claims the pension from his government as a matter of right as well as a matter of gratitude. Sworn, Subscribed before me the 27th May 1833

S/ J. Campbell JP

S/ Wm Feimster

[p 13, On April 18, 1853, in Iredell County, NC, Jerusha Feimster, 70, filed for a pension stating that she is the widow of William Feimster who served in Captain Falls’ company in the militia; that her husband was a pensioner of the United States for his revolutionary services at the rate of $40.83 per annum; that she married him on November 28, 1816; and that he died August 28, 1842.]

[p 17; copy of a marriage license issued in Iredell County, November 17, 1816 for the marriage of Wm Feimster to Jerusha King. They were married by Rev. Richard King.]

[p 31] “That Wm Temster has Served his Tour of Duty with light horse Service and is now discharged from said Service is certified by Ashley Ferry July 1779 S/ James Hall, Capt.”

[Veteran was pensioned at the rate of $40.83 per annum commencing March 4th, 1831, for service as a private in the Infantry & Cavalry of the State of North Carolina for 11 months. His widow was pensioned in a like amount.]

1783 marriage to Mary Sharpe

His first marriage was to Mary Sharpe on 29 May 1783. [2][9]

On 29 May 1783 in Rowan County, North Carolina, he married first Mary Sharpe (1761-1810) daughter of Thomas Sharpe III & Elizabeth Gillespie. They had children. [4]

1784 Property at Liberty Hill, Iredell County

His property, obtained in 1784 or earlier, is noted on a map (see map C3) of that area of Iredell County.

His property is associated with a Mill.

1816 Marriage to Jerusha King

On 22 November 1816 he married Jerusha King (1782-1859) daughter of James King & Sarah McLain Hall 22 Nov 1816 in Iredell Co., NC. They had no children. [4]

His second marriage was to Jerusha King on 27 Nov 1816. [10]

1842 Death

William Feamster died August 28, 1842 in Iredell County, North Carolina. [3]

Death: 8-28-1842 Iredell County, North Carolina

He died at his home at Liberty Hill on the South Yadkin Rover on 28 Aug 1842. He and his wives are buried at Snow Creek Church Cemetery in Iredell County.[11]

He died 26 Aug 1842 (aged 83), Iredell County, North Carolina, USA and is buried in the Snow Creek Methodist Church Cemetery, Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina, USA [4]

He died 28 Aug 1842 in Iredell Co., NC. He was buried Aug 1842 in Snow Creek Methodist Cemetery in Harmony, Iredell Co., NC. His tombstone is inscribed, Beloved son of John and Elizabeth Feimster and Husband of Jerusha King. [4]

Children

William and Mary had nine children. [12]

  1. John Feimster (1784–1837) [4]
  2. Betsey G. Feimster Morrison (1786–1830) [4]
  3. Rufus Feimster (1801–1823) [4]

Sources

  1. #FG
  2. 2.0 2.1 #HeritageVolII
  3. 3.0 3.1 #DAR
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Find A Grave: Memorial #11442920 William Feimster. Maintained by: Patricia Heath. Originally Created by: Patricia Robinson Eastman Roe Added: 29 Jul 2005. Accessed 9/1/2019 jhd
  5. #C1840
  6. #DAR
  7. #Pension
  8. #Pension
  9. #FG
  10. #HeritageVolII
  11. #HeritageVolII
  12. #HeritageVolII

See also:

  • Find A Grave: Memorial #11442920 retrieved Sep. 14, 2017, Snow Creek Methodis Church Cemetery, Harmony, Iredell, North Carolina
  • "North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2Z7-3MC5 : 21 November 2016), William Feimster, 1842; citing Iredell, North Carolina, United States, State Archives, Raleigh; FHL microfilm .
  • "United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH2M-9JS : accessed 15 September 2017), William Femster, Iredell, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 392, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 7; FHL microfilm 568,147.
  • "United States Census, 1800," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHR8-GNS : accessed 15 September 2017), William Feamster, Salisbury, Iredell, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 639, NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 29; FHL microfilm 337,905.
  • "United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch (Link: accessed 15 September 2017), William Feimster, Iredell, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 165, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 40; FHL microfilm 337,913.
  • "United States Census, 1820," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VJ1N-9WW : accessed 15 September 2017), William Feemster, Iredell, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 239, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 80; FHL microfilm .
  • "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHG5-T1W : 29 July 2017), William Feemster, Iredell, North Carolina, United States; citing 52, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 122; FHL microfilm 18,088.
  • "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (Link: 20 August 2017), Wm Feimster, Iredell, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 178, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 363; FHL microfilm 18,094. See also, Space:Iredell County Revolutionary Soldiers
  • Revolutionary Pension Application for William Feimster
  • #S769879300, Page: Ancestry Family Trees Note: Data: Text: Link
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed Dec13, 2017), "Record of William Femster", Ancestor # A038595 .
  • The Heritage of Iredell County, NC Vol II - 2000, p 3 published by the Genealogical Society of Iredell County, PO Box 946, Statesville, North Carolina 29866, LC # 00-110956, 574 pages with index, See also Space:The Heritage of Iredell County
  • See also Space:Iredell County Revolutionary Soldiers for a comprehensive list of Iredell Revolutionary War Veterans.

Acknowledgments

  • WikiTree profile Feimster-26 created through the import of Moore-Martin_merged.GED on Feb 3, 2012 by Kirk Moore.


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