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Adair County Revolutionary War Soldiers

Revolutionary War Soldiers – Adair County, Kentucky

JACOB COOPER – Jacob Cooper was a private in the North Carolina Line.  Jacob entered the service in 1776 in Burke County, Virginia.  Jacob served in Captain William Moore’s regiment.  He also served in Colonel Beckman, General Reatherford’s Brigade, Colonel Charles McDowell and Captain Joseph McDowell’s Companies.  Jacob was born in North Carolina in 1734.

LEIGHTON COOPER – Leighton Cooper was a private in the Virginia Line.  Leighton entered the service in 1778.  Leighton was born about 1757.

ALEXANDER ELLIOTT – Alexander Elliott was a  midshipman in the Virginia Navy.  Alexander entered the service in 1776 or 1777.  Alexander served under his father, Captain George Elliott.  Alexander came to Kentucky around 1789 and settled in Danville, Kentucky.  In 1779 he came to Columbia, Kentucky, in Adair County.  Alexander was born in 1763 in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

SAMUEL ELLIS – Samuel Ellis was a private in the North Caroline Militia.  Samuel entered the service in 1778 in Rowan County, North Carolina.  He lived in Rowan County three years after the war when he moved to Surry County, North Carolina, then back to Rowan County; then to Jefferson County, Tennessee, until 1826 when he moved to Cumberland County, Kentucky, where he lived until 1832, when he settled in Russell County, Kentucky.  Between September 16, 1843, and March 5, 1845, he lived in Ray County, Missouri.  Samuel was born April 9, 1762, in Montgomery County, Maryland.

JOHN GRIDER, SR. – John Grider was a private in the North Carolina Line.  John entered the service in March 1778, in Burke County, North Carolina.  When he was a small boy his father settled in Carolina County, Virginia.  Later the family moved to Burke County, North Carolina.  In 1811 John moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  He was born July 13, 1755, in Maryland.  John married Isabel Blair in 1781 in Burke County, North Carolina.  John Grider, Sr., died October 3, 1838, in Henderson County, Tennessee.

JOHN HAMILTON – John Hamilton was a private in the Virginia Line.  John entered the service in 1775, in Augusta County, Virginia.  He served in  Captain John Smith’s Company.  After the war he lived in Holstein County, North Carolina, and in the Pendleton District of South Carolina until 1810, when he settled in Caldwell County, Kentucky.  John was born April 27, 1755, in Augusta County, Virginia.  John was never married.  He died in 1841.

ZACHARIUS HOLLADAY – Zacharius Holladay was a drummer in the Virginia Line.  He entered the service in 1778 in Orange County, Virginia.  He served in Captain Burnly’s Company.  Zacharius was born in 1761.

WILLIAM HOPKINS – William Hopkins was a private in the Virginia Line.  William entered the service March 25, 1777, in Dunmore County, now Shenandoah County, Virginia.  After his discharge in 1780, he moved to Chatham County, North Carolina, until 1810, when he went to Union County, South Carolina, for a short time.  He moved to Adair County, Kentucky, for a few months, then to Wayne County, Kentucky, then back to Adair County.

WILLIAM HURT – William Hurt was a private in the Virginia Line.  William entered the service in February 1778, at Bedford County, Virginia.  William served in Captain Alexander Cummings Company in the 14th Regiment of the Virginia Line.  He lived in Bedford County, Virginia, until he moved to Bourbon County, Kentucky, in 1791.  In 1794, he moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  William was born September 16, 1757, in Bedford County, Virginia.  He was the son of Moses Hurt and Rutha Turner.  William married first Sarah White Fields in 1814 in Adair County.  Sarah was the daughter of Stephen and Agatha White.  She married first John Fields, who was one of the Adair County’s first merchants.  William married Elizabeth McMurray July 17, 1817, in Barren County, Kentucky.  Elizabeth died January 22, 1850.  William died November 12, 1842, in Adair County, Kentucky.

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  1. My name is Gina Grider, I am a direct blood line to John Grider. My mother has been doing geneology on this side of the family for many years.

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