Burial: Ora ARP Church Cemetery, Gray Court, Laurens, South Carolina, USA
"Census matchup & Obit are assumptions.
1 Wife & 2 children came from Ire. & died of Smallpox.
Letter says: "served through the War of Independence....was wounded near Musgrove Mill in what was then known as siege of 96. (?) He carried the ball with him through his long life.....born 14th day of Sept. 1716 and died 26th day of Dec. 1829, aged 113 y., 3 mo., 12 da. He brought his young wife and two children with him, also a little Irish lassie. During a scourge of smallpox his wife and both children died and himself severely marked. After a widowhood of some years and at the age of 58 he led this Irish lassie (Jennet McNeere) at the age of 13 to Hymen's Altar. This proved to be a happy and fruitful marriage. They raised and educated 11 children, 6 boys and 5 girls: viz. Bettie, John, Robert, Mary, David, Mattie, Arch, Rosa, Jennie, Thomas, and William....... a native of Ireland, a soldier of 1776, and a sincere believer in Jesus Christ."
↑Sloan-Blakely, p.284, Old Southern Bible Records: Transcriptions of Births, Deaths, and Marriages from Family Bibles, Chiefly of the 18th and 19th Centuries, Memory Lee Alldredge Lester Genealogical Publishing Com, 1974.
Census 1800: Laurens Co. SC. pg17 [John 22001 22010]
Census 1820: Laurens Co. SC. pg17 [John 011201 01301]
Census 1830: Laurens Co. SC. pg277 [Jane 000020000 0000310020]
"Marriages & Death notices from Charleston Observer" by Holcomb. [dpod]
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