James Wofford
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James Wofford (1743 - 1815)

Capt James Wofford
Born in Rock Creek, Prince Georges, Marylandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 13 Sep 1769 in Tabernacle Meth, Church, , Ninety-Six Dist., S.c.map
Descendants descendants
Died at age 71 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Oct 2009
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1776 Project
Soldier James Wofford served with Roebuck's Regiment, South Carolina Militia during the American Revolution.
Daughters of the American Revolution
James Wofford is a DAR Patriot Ancestor, A127386.

James was born in 1743. He passed away in 1815.

Family Data Collection - Births
Name: James Wofford
Father: Absalom Wofford
Mother: Sarah Hosey
Birth Date: 3 Sep 1743
City: Rock Creek
County: Prince Georges
State: MD
Country: USA
Citing this source: [1]
Family Data Collection - Individual Records
Name: James Wofford
Spouse: Anna Katherina Hoppaugh
Parents: Absalom Wofford, Sarah Hosey
Birth Place: Prince Georges, Rock Creek, MD
Birth Date: 3 Sep 1743
Marriage Place: Rock Creek, Th District, MD
Marriage Date: 13 Sep 1769
Death Place: Spartanburg, SC
Death Date: 14 Jul 1815
Citing this source: [2]

James Wofford married Anna Katharina "Katie" Hoppaugh and the had at least the following children:

  1. Nathaniel Wofford b. 29 Jul 1770, d. 1848
  2. Amanda "Didamea" Wofford+ b. 1772
  3. Margaret "Peggy" Wofford b. 1774
  4. Elizabeth Wofford b. 1776
  5. James Wofford Jr. b. 1778
  6. Rebecca Wofford b. 1780
  7. Katherine Wofford b. 1782
  8. John Houpbough Wofford b. 26 Jan 1786, d. 6 Sep 1838
  9. Jessie Wofford b. 3 Aug 1789, d. 18 Aug 1834
  10. Eleanor "Nellie" Wofford b. 1790
  11. Isaac Wofford b. 1792, d. 1849

James died in 1815. Find A Grave: Memorial #117407914 [3]


  1. Description: The Family Data Collection - Births database was created while gathering genealogical data for use in the study of human genetics and disease. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=5769&h=4965223&tid=158487481&pid=272111925771&hid=1032669238407&usePUB=true&_phsrc=nUZ28193&_phstart=default&usePUBJs=true
  2. Source Citation: Birth year: 1743; Birth city: Rock Creek; Birth state: MD https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=4725&h=2990356&tid=158487481&pid=272111925771&hid=1032669238406&usePUB=true&_phsrc=nUZ28194&_phstart=default&usePUBJs=true
  3. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 25 June 2019), memorial page for James Wofford (3 Sep 1743–14 Jul 1815), Find A Grave: Memorial #117407914, citing Wofford Family Cemetery, Woodruff, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by dora brown (contributor 47895331).

Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution Wofford, James He served in the militia under Colonel Roebuck after the fall of Charleston A.A. 8704;X3784.

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Wofford-481 and Wofford-6 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth and death details. Thanks for reviewing.
posted by Gillian Thomas

Rejected matches › James Warford (abt.1744-)