Oglethorpe County Patriots of the American Revolution

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Oglethorpe County
Patriots

of the
American Revolution

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This page is dedicated to Revolutionary War Patriots known to have lived in Oglethorpe County. 
If you know of a Patriot not listed here, or have additional information or corrections, or would
like to be added as a descendant/researcher, please contact Jeanne Arguelles.

 


~ William Andrews ~

Sergeant ~ Virginia

Georgia Pension Roll of 1835:
William Andews, Oglethorpe County, Sergeant
$60.00 Annual Allowance
$1,130.49 Amount Received
September 29, 1789 Pension Started
$60.00 Annual Allowance
$497.70 Amount Received
Transferred from Virginia
$96.00 Annual Allowanve
$466.89 Amount Received
April 24, 1816 Pension Started
Died May 3, 1821

See Will

 


~ John Birdsong, Jr. ~

Soldier ~ North Carolina

DAR Patriot Index:
Born:  c1750
Died:  1832 in GA
Married:  Elizabeth

Wife Betty is listed as a widow of a Revolutionary Soldier on the
1832 Georgia Land Lottery - List of Persons Entitled to Draw

 


~ Miller Bledsoe ~

Private ~ Virginia Continental Line

DAR Patriot Index:
Born 7 Oct 1761 in Virginia
Died 1841 in Georgia
Married Jean Elizabeth Bolling

Georgia Pension Roll of 1835:
Miller Bledsoe, Oglethorpe County
Private, Virginia Cont'l Line
$80.00 Annual Allowance
$240.00 Amount Received
April 11, 1833 Pension Started
Age 72

Listed as a Revolutionary Pensioner, age 78, on the 1840 census in Oglethorpe County
(In household of Whitfield Landrum)
Pages 67b & 67a

See Pension Application

See Biography

 


~ James Bridges ~

Soldier ~ North Carolina
Spy ~ Georgia

Served eight years (1775-1783) in the Hisslboro District of NC and also served as a spy
for 7 months during 1781 in the second division, Richmond Co., GA.  He appears on the
payroll of Captain John Hill's Co. of Militia at Fort Martin, Wilkes, GA on Mar 1, 1782,
with Col. Elijah Clarke in command.  DAR No. 483110.

Born before 1755 in NC or VA
Died 1820 in Oglethorpe Co, GA
Married Susannah Rich, daughter of Jeremiah Rich of Wake Co, NC
Migrated from Wake Co, NC to Wilkes & Oglethorpe Co, GA after 1788
Children:
Allen J. Bridges
Burrell Bridges
Celia Bridges; m. Thomas Watson
Jeremiah Bridges
Sarah ~or~ Jonathon F. Bridges
Nancy Bridges; married George Crawford
(daughter); married Riley Crawford
Thomas B. Bridges
John Bridges
Jacob Bridges
Solomon Bridges

See Will and Probate Records

Researcher(s):  Jeanne Arguelles

 


~ Michael Buff ~

Private ~ Maryland Militia

Georgia Pension Roll of 1835
Oglethorpe County
Private, Maryland Militia
$26.11 Annual Allowance
$78.33 Amount Received
March 18, 1833 Pension Started
Age 94

See Pension Application

 

 


~ Charles Carter ~

Private ~ North Carolina Militia

DAR Patriot Index:
Born 19 Apr 1752 in VA
Died after 12 Apr 1842 in GA

Georgia Pension Roll of 1835:
Charles Carter, Oglethorpe County
North Carolina Militia
$26.55 Annual Allowance
$79.98 Amount Received
March 18, 1833 Pension Started
Age 82

Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers of Georgia, page 48
Charles Carter - born Goochland County, Virginia on April 19, 1752/died Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Revolutionary Soldier served 1778 in Captain's Taylors Company, Colonel Moore and Colonel Yancey's North Carolina Regiment. Enlisted in 1780 as a private in Captain Gillam's Company, Colonel Joseph Taylor's North Carolina Regiment. Received pension while a resident of Oglethorpe County, Georgia.
Had three brothers: John, Thomas, and Robert Carter.


Listed as a Revolutionary Pensioner, age 88, on the 1840 census in Oglethorpe County
Pages 83b & 83a

See Pension Application

See Will

 


~ James Coile ~

Captain ~ South Carolina

(Is this the same James Coile?)
Georgia Pension Roll of 1835:
James Coile, Hall County
Lieutenant, South Carolina Milita
$380.00 Annual Allowance
$1,140.00 Amount Received
April 17, 1834 Pension Started
Age 84

See Service Declaration

 


~ John Condon ~

Plat Book A, page 108, states that John Condon, soldier of the Revolution,
is buried in the Day Family Cemetery near Hutchins
Died after 1817

Listed as a Revolutionary Soldier on the 1832 Land Lottery
List of Persons Entitled to Draw

 


~ Thomas Dunn ~

Private ~ Virginia Continental Line

Georgia Pension Roll of 1835:

Thomas Dunn, Oglethorpe County
Private, Virginia Cont'l Line
$28.00 Annual Allowance
$79.98 Amount Received
October 18, 1833 Pension Started
Age 71

Listed as a Revolutionary Soldier on the 1832 Land Lottery
Names of Persons Entitled to Draw

Listed as a Revolutionary Pensioner, age 76, on the 1840 census in Oglethorpe County
Pages 60b & 60a

See Will

See Pension Application

 


~ Jacob Eberhart ~

Private ~ North Carolina Militia

DAR Patriot Index:
Born June 1756 in North Carolina
Died after 2 Mar 1848 in Georgia

Georgia Pension Roll of 1835:
Jacob Eberhart, Oglethorpe County
Private, North Carolina Militia
$43.33 Annual Allowance
$129.99 Amount Received
August 27, 1833 Pension Started
Age 78

Listed as a Revolutionary Pensioner, age 83, on the 1840 census in Oglethorpe County
Pages 60b & 60a

See Pension Application

 

 


~ William Ellis ~

Listed as a Revolutionary Soldier on the 1832 Georgia Land Lottery
List of Persons Entitled to Draws

 




~ Parmenus English ~

Soldier ~ Georgia

DAR Patriot Index:
Born c1760 in GA
Died:  23 May 1826 in GA
Married:
(1) Sarah Hudson
(2) Nancy Starkey

 


~ William Finch ~

Private ~ Virginia

DAR Patriot Index:
Born 15 July 1762 in Cumberland County, VA
Died 22 Nov 1842 in Oglethorpe County, GA
Married Mary Moss


Georgia Pension Roll of 1835:
William Finch, Oglethorpe County
Private, Virginia Militia
$40.00 Annual Allowanve
$80.00 Amount Received
March 18, 1833 Pension Started
Age 72

Marker at Salem Baptist Church:
William Finch, Sr.
Martin's VA Co., Revolutionary War

Listed as a Revolutionary Pensioner, age 76, on the 1840 census in Oglethorpe County
Pages 59b & 59a

See Pension

 


~ Ezekiel Gilham ~

Private ~ South Carolina

DAR Patriot Index:
Born c1732 in Virginia
Died before 10 July 1800 in GA
Married Sarah Clemens

Researcher(s):  Herb Gillham

 


~ James Gordon ~

Private ~ Virginia Continental Line

Georgia Pension Roll of 1835:

James Gordon, Oglethorpe County
Private, Virginia Cont'l Line
$96.00 Annual Allowance
$367.02 Amount Received
November 10, 1818 Pension Started
Age 91
Died February 26, 1823

See Pension Application

 

 


~ James F. Gordon ~

Private ~ North Carolina


Georgia Pension Roll of 1835
James F. Gordon, Oglethorpe County
Private, North Carolina Militia
$22.33 Annual Allowance
$66.99 Amount Received
March 6, 1834 Pension Started
Age 68

See Pension Application

 

 


~ Richard Gregory ~

Lieutenant ~ Virginia Militia

Georgia Pension Roll of 1835:
Richard Gregory, Oglethorpe County
Private - Lieutenant, Virginia Militia
$80.59 Annual Allowance
$241.77 Amount Received
May 4, 1833 Pension Started
Age 76

See Pension Application

 


~ Issac Hicks ~

Private ~ North Carolina Continental Line

Georgia Pension Roll of 1835:
Issac Hicks, Oglethorpe County
Private, North Carolina Cont'l 
$96.00 Annual Allowance
$394.57 Amount Received
March 23, 1826 Pension Started
Age 76

See Pension Application

 

 


~ David Kerr ~

Private ~ Virginia Continental Line

Georgia Pension Roll of 1835:
David Kerr, Oglethorpe County
Private, Virginia Cont'l Line
$96.00 Annual Allowance
$136.12 Amount Received
December 24, 1819 Pension Started
Age 70
Suspended May 1, 1820

See Pension Application

 

 


~ William Kidd ~

Private ~ Virginia Militia

DAR Patriot Index:
Born 16 Dec 1763 in VA
Died after 6 Sept 1844 in GA
Married Judith Carter

Georgia Pension Roll of 1835:
William Kidd, Oglethorpe County
Private, Virginia Militia
$39.00 Annual Allownace
$117.00 Amount Received
March 18, 1833 Pension Started
Age 72

Listed as a Revolutionary Pensioner, age 77, on the 1840 census in Oglethorpe County
Pages 83b & 83a

See Pension Application

 


~ Thomas Landrum ~

Private ~ Virginia Continental Line

Georgia Pension Roll of 1835
Thomas Landrum, Oglethorpe County
Private, Virginia Cont'l Line
$60.00 Annual Allowance
$126.64 Amount Received
March 18 1833 Pension Started
Age 73
Died April 13, 1833

Listed as a Revolutionary Soldier on the 1832 Georgia Land Lottery
List of Persons Entitled to Draw

Marker at Norton/Landrum Cemetery, south of Lexington:
Thomas Landrum
PVT 7 VA Regt.
Rev. War
1759 - 1832

See Pension Application

 

 


~ William Lesley ~

Private ~ North Carolina Militia

Georgia Pension Roll of 1835
William Lesley, Oglethorpe County
Private, North Carolina Militia
$20.00 Annual Allowance
$16.04 Amount Received
March 18, 1833 Pension Started
Age 69
Died Decemeber 23, 1832

Listed as a Revolutionary Soldier on the 1832 Georgia Land Lottery
List of Persons Entitled to Draw

See Pension Application

 

 

 


~ John Moody ~

Listed as a Revolutionary Soldier on the 1832 Georgia Land Lottery
List of Persons Entitled to Draws

 



~ Thomas Moody ~

Private ~ Virginia Continental Line

Georgia Pension Roll of 1835
Thomas Moody, Oglethorpe County
Private, Virginia Cont'l Line
$51.55 Annual Allowance
$129.87 Amount Received
September 14, 1833 Pension Started
Age 72

See Pension Application

 

 


~ Thomas Norton ~

Private ~ Georgia Troops

Marker at Norton/Landrum Cemetery, north of Lexington:
Thomas Norton
PVT. GA Troops
Rev. War
1736 - 1802

 

 

 


~ Charles O'Kelley ~

Private ~ Virginia

DAR Patriot Index:
Born c1756 in VA
Died before November 1810 in GA
Married Mary Crowder

Marker at O'Kelly/Whitehead Cemetery:
Charles O'Kelley
8 Va Regt
Rev. War
1756 - 1810

 


~ Francis O'Kelley ~

Soldier ~ Georgia

DAR Patriot Index:
Born 31 Aug 1761 in VA
Died 16 Apr 1838 in GA
Married Delilah Crowder

 


~ George Paschal ~

Dragoon ~ Virginia Continental Line

Georgia Pension Roll of 1835
:
George Paschal, Oglethorpe County
Dragoon, Virginia Cont'l Line
$96.00 Annual Allowance
$1,358.56 Amount Received
March 8, 1819 Pension Started
Age 70
Died September 14, 1832

See Pension Application

 

 

 


~ David Patrick ~

Listed as a Revolutionary Soldier on the 1832 Georgia Land Lottery
List of Persons Entitled to Draws

 

 


~ Elijah Peters ~

Private ~ South Carolina Continental Line


Georgia Pension Roll of 1835
Elijah Peters, Oglethorpe County
Private, South Carolina Cont'l Line
$96.00 Annual Allowanve
$45.03 Amount Received
February 18, 1819 Pension Started
Died July 3, 1819

See Pension Application

 

 

 


~ John Phillips ~

Private ~ North Carolina

Enlisted from Wake Co, NC
Married Sarah Sexton 4 Apr 1781 in Wake Co, NC
Died 26 Aug 1821 in Oglethorpe county

See widow's pension application

 

 


~ Matthew Rainey ~

Listed as a Revolutionary Soldier on the 1832 Georgia Land Lottery
List of Persons Entitled to Draw

 

 


~ Thomas Aldridge Sikes ~

Captain ~ Virginia

Served 3 years in Capt. John Winstons Co, 14th VA Regiment
DAR Numbers:  48980/79379/98861

Patriot applied for pension in 1820; as part of his support
for pension, Thomas A. Sikes presented his Bible which
contained the names and birth dates of his children.
Pension 19097
 Widows Pension W991

Born: abt 1760 Virginia
Died: 5 Sept 1835, Rutherford Co., TN
Buried at Sikes Cemetery; Rutherford Co., TN
Places of residence:
Norfolk Co., VA.,
Lunenburg Co., VA, until after 1783;
Northhampton Co., NC (at least in 1790);
Oglethorpe Co., GA abt 1791-1805;
Rutherford Co., TN. 1805-1835.

Married Sarah Willis 17 Oct 1783 in Lunenburg Co., VA
Names of children:

1. Elisabeth ~ b. 5 Sept 1785
2. Jesse (male) ~ b. 13 Oct 1787;  m. Martha Louise Howe
3. Susanna ~ b. 10 Apr 1789
4. Rebecker ~ b. 16 Sept 1791 (believe never married)
5. Jonas ~ b. 3 Jul 1793 Oglethorpe Co., GA (twin); m. Anna Elizabeth Dean
6. Nancy ~ b. 3 Jul 1793 Oglethorpe Co., GA;  m.William Hix
7. John ~ b. 25 Aug 1797 (twin)
8. Mary ~ b. 25 Aug 1797
9. Robert ~ b. 16 Oct 1799

Researcher(s):  Jean Vaughn Hendricks

Additional information can be found at the
Sikes/Sykes Families Association

 


~ Larkin Smith ~

Private, Virginia Cont'l Line

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Marker at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church
Oglethorpe County

 

Georgia Pension Roll of 1835:
Larkin Smith, Oglethorpe County
Private, Virginia Cont'l Line
$56.66 Annual Allowance
$113.32 Amount Received
March 18, 1833 Pension Started
Age 75

Born:  6 May 1760 in Cumberland Co, VA
Son of Robert and Elizabeth Smith
Died: 20 Oct 1834 in Oglethorpe Co, GA
Married: 
(1) Unknown LEE - c1783
(2) Avery Bradley
(3) Elizabeth Green -
September 27, 1813, Prince Edward County, VA

Pension Application
Biography
Family Group Sheet


Researcher(s):  Kenneth England
                 Tom Smith

 


~ Robert Smith ~

Private ~ Virginia

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Marker at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church
Oglethorpe County

 

 

Born: 7 February 1748/49 in Cumberland Co, VA
Died: 9 Dec 1834 in Oglethorpe Co, GA
Spouse: Hannah Andrews

Pension Application
Biography


Researcher(s):  Kenneth England
                Tom Smith

 


~ Shadrach Smith ~

Private ~ North Carolina Militia

Georgia Pension Roll of 1835

Shadrach Smith, Oglethorpe County
Private, Infantry and Cavalry, North Carolina Militia
$45.00 Annual Allowance
$45.00 Amount Received
March 18, 1833 Pension Started
Age 81
Died March 9, 1833

See Pension Application

 

 


~ Charles Strong ~

Private ~ Virginia Militia

Georgia Pension Roll of 1835:

Charles Strong, Oglethorpe County
Private, Virginia Militia
$26.66 Annual Allowance
$53.32 Amount Received
March 18,1833 Pension Started
Age 71

Listed as a Revolutionary Pensioner, age 77, on the 1840 census in Oglethorpe County
Pages 90b & 90a

See Pension Application

 

 


~ Lodowick Tuggle ~

Captain ~ Virginia

DAR Patriot Index:
Born 14 Sept 1741 in VA
Died before 20 Oct 1798 in GA
Married Dorothy Lee

See Will
See Biography

Researcher(s): Anne Brown

 


~ Matthew Varner ~

Private ~ North Carolina State Troops

Listed as a Revolutionary Soldier in the 1832 Georgia Land Lottery
List of Persons Entitled to Draws

See Pension
See Will

 


~ William Walker ~

Private ~ North Carolina and South Carolina

Married Sarah Lambert c1778 in Rowan Co, NC
Died January 24, 1822 in Oglethorpe County

See will
See widows's pension application

 

 


~ Samuel Ward ~

Private ~ Virginia Militia

Georgia Pension Roll of 1835:
Samuel Ward, Oglethorpe County
Private, Virginia Militia
$20.00 Annual Allowanve
$50.00 Amount Received
August 27, 1833 Pension Started
Age 81

Listed as a Revolutionary Pensioner, age 85, on the 1840 Census in Oglethorpe County
Pages 70b & 70a

Pension Application

NSDAR Application

 

 


~ Joseph Woodall ~

Private ~ North Carolina Militia

Georgia Pension Roll of 1835
Joseph Woodall, Oglethorpe County
Private, North Carolina Militia
$20.00 Annual Allowance
$60.00 Amount Received
May 23, 1833 Pension Started
Age 70

Listed as a Revolutionary Pensioner, age 76, on the 1840 Census in Oglethorpe County
Pages 64b & 64a

See Pension Application

 

 

 


~ George Young, Sr. ~

Listed as a Revolutionary Soldier on the 1832 Land Lottery
List of Persons Entitled to Draw

 

 

 

 



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