Absalom Wofford was born 1703 in Montgomery County, Maryland, the son of William Wofford III and Mary Willowbee. He was the brother of William Wofford IV, Elisabeth Wofford, Jane (Wofford) Bobo, Sarah Wofford, Job Wofford, James Wofford, John Wofford and Benjamin Wofford.
Absalom Wofford married Sarah Hosey. They had the following children:
William (Col.) Sr.Wofford b: 25 Oct 1728 d: 1823 + Sarah Mary Cameron b: 4 Apr 1732 d: 1772
John Wofford b: 1730 d: Mar 1809 + Eleanor Sarah Bushrod b: 1742 d: 1805
Sarah Wofford b: 1735
Joseph (Capt) Wofford b: 1737 d: 14 May 1828 + Martha Llewellyn b: abt 1737
James (Capt) Wofford b: 3 Sep 1743 d: 14 Jul 1815 + Anna Katherine Hoppaugh b: 10 Jan 1745/46 d: Jan 1826
Benjamin Wofford b: abt 1745 d: Mar 1815 + Mary Llewellen b: 1749 d: 1816
Hannah Wofford b: 1749 d: abt 1820 + Absalom Wofford b: 1752 d: 2 Jun 1833 (son of William IV Wofford + Hannah)
Absalom, Sarah and eight of their children including five sons, traveled to Craven County, British Province of South Carolina. This area would eventually be called Spartanburg, South Carolina. The five sons would one day be known as the "Spartanburg Five". Of these five sons, four are documented to have served in the Revolutionary War. One of the sisters who came to South Carolina was Hannah Wofford who married her cousin Absalom Wofford, son of William Wofford. The Wofford Volume by Zelma Price, 1964
Zelma Wells Price, "Of Whom I Came; From Whence I Came - Wells-Wise, Rish-Wise, and Otherwise," The Bolling Volume, Volume VI, Part II., 1963. p129.
Col. Robert Neville Mann, Camp-Kemp Family History, Volume I, 1967. p61; DAR Library.
The Bolling Volume, by Zelma Wells Price (q.v.) Vol. VIII, Part I, p. 9.
Camp-Kemp Family History by Col. Robert Neville Mann and Cathrine Cleek Mann, Vol. I, p. 61, referencing the research of Judge Zelma Wells Price.
Loyalists in the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War, Vol. I
Pay abstract Nr 2, Major Daniel Plummer's regiment, Fair Forest Militia, Ninety Six Brigade, Captain Shadrack Lantrey's company men who came to Orangeburg, SC with Lieutenant Colonel John H. Cruger, 14, June - 13 December 1780. #10 Private Wofford, Absalom
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