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American Revolution
In Coastal Georgia


Honoring Patriot Ancestors of our Area

JOHN BEBOUTóBorn 1752, Married MARY AGNEW, Died March 8, 1836, all in Sommerset Co., New Jersey; Private, New Jersey Regiment; He fought in the Battle of Trenton, New Jersey in December 26, 1776 and January 2, 1777. (Jack E. McDonald) 

NICHOLAS DeVORE -- Born in 1732 in France.  He served two enlistments as Private, Pennsylvania Continental Line and was in Morgan's Rifles. He was with Washington at Valley Forge, where he served as translator for General Washington. (Jerry M. Mann)

JAMES MCDONALDóBorn ca. 1756, Isle of Skye, Scotland; Married NANCY MIZE (nee Bailey); Died 1829, Franklin Co. Georgia; He was a Revolutionary War Soldier, and served in the Georgia Militia (Battalion of Minute Men). He was listed as a resident of Capt. McDonaldís District, Franklin, Co. Georgia. James McDonald was buried in the McDonald Family Cemetery at McDonald Loop in Banks County.  His brother, HUGH MCDONALD served as a Refugee soldier in the Georgia Line under the command of Col. Elijah Clark. (Jack E. McDonald)

JACOB RAMSOUR -- Born February 11, 1731 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Married ANN CARPENTER ca 1765; Died January 5, 1787, and was buried in the Ramseur-Reinhardt Cemetery in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. He was a Patriot in North Carolina, where he furnished goods and services to the Revolutionary Army. Jacob's brother, DAVID RAMSOUR (1733-1785), also furnished goods and services to the Revolutionary Army. The Battle of Ramsour's Mill, on June 20, 1780, was fought on Jacob Ramsour's property. (William F. Ramsaur)

JONATHAN SHAW --Born June 15, 1730, Married SARAH GOODE in 1752, Died May 24, 1790, all in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was a Private in the Militia of Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Captain Robert Gibson commanding. He also had a son named, JONATHAN SHAW in the same unit. (Edwin H. Ginn)

HENRY ZORN---Born about 1740, Married ELIZABETH, Died about 1800, all in Denmark, South Carolina.  He was a planter and a Patriot in South Carolina, where he furnished goods and services to the Continental Troops and Militia.  He also was on the Roster of Company of Captain Lewis Golson of Colonel John Chevellett's Regiment, in the Cherokee War.  His son NICHOLAS ZORN, III (Born 1768, Died February 6, 1826) served 97 days in the Militia of the Continental Army. (Johnson H. Zorn, IV)

JOHN CUTLER BRADDOCK- Born 1743 in Buford, South Carolina, where his father, Captain David Cutler Braddock, and his grandfather, Captain William Lyford Sr., were in command of Beaufort and Charles Town, galleys that served to protect South Carolina from Spanish intrusion. Johnís family moved to the Savannah area where he grew up. He married Lucia Cook of Effingham County, Georgia, in 1769 in the Ebenezer Church. On April 19, 1778, the Lee, under the command of John Cutler Braddock, and two other galleys, Bulloch and Washington, captured three British men-of war in the Frederica River. For his services, John received two grants of land in Glynn County, where he settled with his family. From then until his death in 1794, he held numerous offices of public service, including being elected twice to the Georgia House of Representatives. (Lewis Marion Davis)

THOMAS ATCHLEY- Born in 1755 in Middlesex County, New Jersey, he enlisted in 1775 as a Private under Major Dunn in the New Jersey troops. He moved to Virginia and served in 1777 as a Private in Capt. Reddakins Company and later in Capt. John Lewis Company of the Virginia Militia. He also served in the Indian Wars in 1794 and the War of 1812. Thomas Atchley married Lydia Richards in Loudon County, Virginia. He died in Sevier County, Tennessee, where he was buried in the Alder Branch Cemetery. (James Fred Davis)

ANTHONY BLEDSOE- Born in 1733 in Orange County, Virginia and married Mary Ramsey. With brothers, Isaac & Abraham, he joined the Virginia Continental Line as Captain in 1774, became Major in 1776 and Colonel in 1777. He was elected to the Virginia State Legislature. In 1781, he moved to the Cumberland Settlement in Tennessee, where he was a friend of James Robertson, founder of Nashville. Colonel Bledsoe died in 1788 and was buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Sumner County, Tennessee. (Herbert McCammon Henry)

ALEXANDER CHESNUT- Born in Ireland in 1759 and married Sarah Meeks, also born in Ireland, in Chester County, South Carolina in 1785. He served as a Private in the South Carolina Militia from 1780 through 1782 in Captain John Turnerís Company of Colonel Winnís Regiment. He died in 1809 in Todd County, Kentucky, and was buried in the Hopewell Congregation Cemetery. (David Otis Chesnut)

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(Gregory A. Hollis)

(David S. Stone)

 (James R. Barbe)
(Herb Hucks)
(Bob Sunderland)

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