Joseph Timberlake – Member of Washington’s Guard

IMG_5277Flag and Gravestone for Joseph Timberlake – Hammonsville Cemetery, Hart County, Kentucky

IMG_5276Joseph Timberlake, born in Virginia in 1752, of English parents.  Died in Hart County, Kentucky, in 1841.  Married Annie Douglas December 11, 1784.

IMG_5275Joseph Timberlake, Virginia, Sergeant, Seventh Virginia Regiment, Revolutionary War.  1752-1841.

IMG_5267On Washington Guard, Sergeant Joseph Timberlake, born in Virginia, 1752; buried here, 1841.  Revolutionary soldier.  One of the members of General Washington’s body guard.  All were chosen as being sober, young, active and well built, men of good character that possess pride of appearing soldier like, those having family connections in this country, and men of some property.

Joseph Timberlake enlisted in 1776 from Louisa County, Virginia, and in 1777 was transferred to the Commander-in-Chief’s guard under Captain Caleb Gibbs.  He served as sergeant at the battles of Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, Connecticut Farms and Yorktown, and served to the close of the war, when he held the rank of sergeant.  He was born in Caroline County, Virginia, and died in Hart County, Kentucky.

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