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

Thomas Davis


BIRTHPLACE
Unknown, NC
Born 1762
HOMETOWN
Madison County, TN, United States
Died 1845

BIOGRAPHY


He first enlisted in Union District, SC July/August 1775 and marched to Ninety Six, about 60 miles from Union District, and was in the battle of Ninety Six, and after this Battle obtained a furlough to go home where he enlisted one Bob Glenn to supply his place, having served about 3 months. In early 1779 he volunteered for a tour of 3 months, under Capt. William Grant, Lt. Col. James Steen and Col. Brandon, and marched into GA near Briar Creek. At Savannah River they had an engagement with the Tories and were routed; the next day we attacked them at Kettle Creek and routed them, this tour lasted 3 months. Directly afterwards he volunteered into a company commanded by the same Captain William Grant and was appointed a life Guard to Colonel Brandon and stationed at his house, this tour lasting 3 months. He was then drafted into the Militia, at the same place, and under the same Officers, and to Charleston and was stationed there 3 months, being in no battle during this tour.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS


After Yorktown he married and moved to Rutherford Co, NC, and after living there 30 years moved to what was then called Randolph (now Jasper) Co, GA, then moved to White Co, TN then to AL where for 18 years in Jackson and Madison Counties when he applied for his pension in 1833. On 14 Feb 1839 he transferred from the Roll of Alabama to that of West Tennessee Nashville to take effect from & after the 4th Marched 1838 where he lived the remainder of his life.
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Military Rank


Private

Years of Service


1775-1781

Wars, Campaigns, & Battles


 
American Revolution
Southern Campaign