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Honored by Gen John Archer Elmore Chapter, AL Sons of the American Revolution

John Wallace


BIRTHPLACE
Unknown, NC
Born 1759
HOMETOWN
Bibb County, AL, United States
Died 1847

BIOGRAPHY


John Wallace lived in Sullivan Co, NC when he entered the service in Jan 1779 in Captain Roger Topp's Company under the direction of Gen. Charles McDowell, performing the duties of Rangers on the frontiers of NC and SC until about the 1 Jul 1780 when the company was transferred to Col. Isaac Shelby's forces who, in company with Col. John Sevier, was dispatched to reduce a British & Tory fort called Thicketty Creek Fort [26 Jul 1780] near the NC/SC line. In October 1780 they marched to King's Mountain with Col. Isaac Shelby where he received two wounds in this battle The officers present at King's Mountain were Col. William Campbell, Col. Cleveland, Col. Grymes and Col. Thomas Brandon. Applicant states that he entered the service in the month of January 1779 and was discharged 22nd January 1781 about six days after Tarleton's defeat at Cowpens, in which engagement he also took part.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS


After the war he continued to live in Sullivan Co, NC (now TN) until moving to Blount Co, TN about 1790. By 1816 he was living in Monroe Co, MS Territory when he appeared on a residence list. This area became Bibb Co, AL where he lived the remainder of his life. He was an elder of the Kirk of the Presbyterian Church of Centerville which is still meeting. He was originally buried in the family cemetery but his grave was moved to Six Mile Cemetery in 2003.
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Military Rank


Private

Years of Service


1779-1781

Wars, Campaigns, & Battles


 
American Revolution
Southern Campaign
Battle of Kings Mountain