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Absalom Wofford (1703 - 1755)

Absalom Wofford
Born in Montgomery County, Maryland Colony, North Americamap
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Husband of — married 1727 in Marylandmap
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Died at about age 52 in Rock Creek, Frederick County, Maryland Colony, North Americamap
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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:

  1. William (Col.) Sr.Wofford b: 25 Oct 1728 d: 1823 + Sarah Mary Cameron b: 4 Apr 1732 d: 1772
  2. John Wofford b: 1730 d: Mar 1809 + Eleanor Sarah Bushrod b: 1742 d: 1805
  3. Sarah Wofford b: 1735
  4. Joseph (Capt) Wofford b: 1737 d: 14 May 1828 + Martha Llewellyn b: abt 1737
  5. James (Capt) Wofford b: 3 Sep 1743 d: 14 Jul 1815 + Anna Katherine Hoppaugh b: 10 Jan 1745/46 d: Jan 1826
  6. Benjamin Wofford b: abt 1745 d: Mar 1815 + Mary Llewellen b: 1749 d: 1816
  7. Hannah Wofford b: 1749 d: abt 1820 + Absalom Wofford b: 1752 d: 2 Jun 1833 (son of William IV Wofford + Hannah)
  8. Rebecca Wofford b: 1750 d: 1824 + William Camp b: 1753 d: 1824
  9. Absalom II Wofford b: 1751
  10. Jeremiah Wofford b: 1752

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.
  • Name Absalom Wofford
Father William Wofford
Birth Date 1703
County Montgomery
State MD
Country USA
  • Name Absalom Wofford
Spouse S Hosey
Parents William Wofford
Birth Place Montgomery Co, MD
Birth Date 1703
Marriage Place Montgomery Co, MD
Marriage Date 1727
Death Place Rock Creek, MD
Death Date 1755
  • 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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Some confusion with William Wofford IV shown as the father Absolum Wofford but in the Biography section above it states he was the son of William Wofford III and the brother of William Wofford IV. This confusion continues into the previous generation also.
posted by David Fusi
edited by David Fusi
History of Wofford College publication includes genealogy of the Wofford family. Chapter 1, pg 17. It is mostly about the son Benjamin but there is some info on Absalom and Sarah...who actually came from England and were not born in the US

Wofford-547 and Wofford-7 appear to represent the same person because: same mother, wife and dates
posted by Robin Lee
Wofford-437 and Wofford-7 appear to represent the same person because: Birth and death dates, child matches.
Wofford-31 and Wofford-7 appear to represent the same person because: Dates, parents match.
posted by Bob Keniston Jr.

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