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Adair County Revolutionary War Soldiers

Adair County Revolutionary War Soldiers

ABRAHAM AARON – When Abraham Aaron was about 21 years of age he entered the Revolutionary War as a private under William Witcher and Lieutenant Joseph Williams, as a drafted militiaman in the County of Pittsylvania, Virginia.  Abraham enlisted in March of 1779.  He moved his family to Botetourt County, Virginia, around 1810, and lived there until he moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  Abraham was born March 17, 1759, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  He was the son of Abraham Aaron, Sr., and Judith Dill.  Abraham married Chloe Pearson August 29, 1795; and married second, Nellie Purdue, September 20, 1802.  Both marriages are recorded in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.  Abraham Aaron was buried in the Taylor-Wesley Cemetery in Adair County, Kentucky.

HENRY ARMSTRONG – Henry Armstrong was a private in the Virginia Line in the Revolutionary War.  Henry entered the service January 1, 1778, in Rockingham County, Virginia.  In 1807 he moved his family to Adair County, Kentucky.  Henry was born February 28, 1734.

JOSHUA ATKINSON – Joshua Atkinson was a private in the Virginia Line.  Joshua entered the service in 1780 in Amelia County, Virginia.  Joshua was born in 1755.  He married Frances Haskins, the daughter of Robert Haskins, on March 22, 1790.

ELISHA BAILEY – Elisha Bailey was a private in the Virginia Line.  Elisha entered the service in the spring of 1781, in Albemarle County, Virginia.  Several years after the war he moved his family to Lincoln County, Kentucky.  In 1801 Elisha moved his family to Adair County, Kentucky.  Elisha was born November 20, 1763.  He was the son of John Bailey and Mary.  Elisha married Hannah Gay, the daughter of Thomas and Peggy Gay, on December 19, 1782.  Elisha died November 30, 1841.

CHARLES BETTSWORTH – Charles Bettswworth was a private and corporal in the Virginia Line.  Charles entered the service in 1778 at King George County, Virginia.  Charles lived in King George County, Virginia, then he settled in Westmoreland County, Virginia, until the spring of 1807 when he moved to Botetourt County, Virginia, where he lived until the fall of 1814, when he moved his family to Green County, Kentucky.  He lived in Green County, Kentucky, until 1817, when he moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  Charles was born November 23, 1761, in Washington Parish, King George County, Virginia.

JOHN BIGGS – John Biggs was a matross in Harrison’s Artillery.

ROBERT BUSBY – Robert Busby was a private in the Virginia Line.  Robert entered the service in October 1776, in Hanover County, Virginia.  After the war he settled in Amelia County, Virginia, where he lived for several years, then he moved to Bedford County, Virginia, where he lived until 1815, when he moved to Adair County, Kentucky.

WILLIAM CALDWELL – William Caldwell was a second private in the Virginia Line.  William entered the service in December 1776.  William was born in 1759.  William married Rebecca H. Edmonds January 22, 1816.  Rebecca was the daughter of James Edmonds.  William died July 5, 1825.

THOMAS COCHRAN – Thomas Cochran was a private in the Georgia and Virginia Lines.  Thomas entered the service in August 1778, in Campbell County, Virginia.  After the war he returned to his father in Campbell County, Virginia, and remained there for 15 years.  He moved his family to Tennessee for one summer, then he moved to Adair County, Kentucky, in 1794.  Thomas was born April 8, 1760.

LEVI CONOVER – Levi Conover was a private in the New Jersey Line.  Levi served under Captain Stout, Colonel Dy King’s command.  He entered the service in 1775 or 1776.  He lived in Middlesex County, Virginia, after he left the service, for eight years, when he moved to Fayette County, Kentucky, where he lived for eight years.  he then moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  Levi was born October 10, 1757, in Windsor Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey.  He was the son of Dominicous Conover and Mary Updike.  Levi married Catherine Dye, then he married Jane Galbreith Turnbow August 5, 1802.  Levi died January 1, 1837.

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