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John Jackson Edwards

 

Basic Information

Name
John Jackson Edwards
Birth
Sept 1750
Baltimore County, Maryland
Death
16 Oct 1833
Washington County, Tennessee
Time In Service
From: Not Specified
To: Not Specified

Affiliation

Allegiance
United States of America
Branch of Service
Army
Rank
Sergeant
Unit(s)
Not Specified
Specialty
Not Specified
Current Status
Not Specified

Service Record

War
American Revolutionary War
Battle(s)
Ninety-Six

Honors & Awards

Award(s)
Not Specified

Sergeant John Jackson Edwards

FPA W-19222

In Bedford county, Va, he volunteered in October 1776 and served six months against the Cherokees, marching to the Long Island of the Holston and holding the rank of Sgt.

volunteered in April, 1777 in the Bedford militia, marching to Richmond and Petersburg to join the command of General Steuben.

volunteered for another three months in 1778 in the fall of 1778, fougth aginst the Shawnee Indians on the Greenbriar (River)

volunteered in May, 1781, for a tour of duty to the south to join Gen. Greene, serving as orderly Sgt., and fighting the battle at Ninety-Six

volunteered again in response to the general call to the militia in August, 1781, to go to Yorktown but the company recieved word while on the march that Cornwallis had surrendered and thus they were allowed to return home.

Pension was granted in the amount of $77.50 per year.



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John Jackson Edwards and Ruth Crabtree were the first couple to be granted a divorce in Buncombe County, NC.

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