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

Charles Raley

Onslow Co., NC
Born 1764
Morgan Co., AL, United States
Died 1839


While a resident of the Kershaw District, SC he served as a private in the SC Militia as follows: (1) from the last of September, 1780, 6 months in Capt. John Watts’ Co. of volunteer mounted infantry, Col. John Marshall’s Regiment, and was in the engagement at Ratliffe’s Old Field; (2) from March 1781, 6 months in Capt. William Nettles’ mounted company, Maj. Thomas Thompson, and was in the battles of Parker’s Ferry at Edisto Swamp and Eutaw Springs [60 British and 10 Tory prisoners were taken and Raley’s company took the prisoners to General Greene's Camp at the High Hills] ; (3) from March 1, 1782, 4 months as a mounted volunteer under Capt. William Deason at Georgetown; and (4) from January 1783, 3 months under Capt. Douglas Starkes at Orangeburg. He was allowed a pension for his service in accordance with the Act of 1832. His widow Sarah Owens Raley was also allowed a widow's pension following his death.


After the war, he remained in Kershaw District, SC where he married Sarah Owens in 1789. Their children were born here. In 1818 the family moved to Alabama, stopping in Madison County briefly before settling in Morgan County. Here he lived the remainder of his life farming the soil.

Military Rank


Years of Service


Wars, Campaigns, & Battles

American Revolution
Southern Campaign
Battle of Eutaw Springs