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

James Withrow

Rowan County, NC
Born 1764
DeKalb County, AL, United States
Died 1849


In 1780 James Withrow entered service from Burke Co, NC for 3 months under Capt John Sickman and Col. Charles McDowell, and marched to the Broad River to oppose Ferguson at the Battle of Cane Creek [12 Sep 1780]; after regrouping under Cols. Shelby, Campbell and Sevier, he lost his horse crossing the mountains and was left by the rest of his company who pursued Ferguson to Kings Mountain, he followed on but did not arrive in time to participate in the Battle. On his return home he joined a company in pursuit of Tories at Isaac Martin's, being engaged 3 or 4 days in this expedition. He next entered service in 1781 in Capt. William Penny's company for 3 months, and he marched to Wilmington and was discharged after the surrender of Cornwallis having served 8 weeks. In Mar 1782 he volunteered to go against the Indians in Capt. Daniel Whitener's company, serving 10-15 days. In Aug 1782 he served in Capt James Wilson's company and marched to the Cherokee nation, serving 20-25 days.


After the was James Withrow continued to live in Burke and Lincoln Counties, NC, then about 1793 moved to Knox Co, TN; by 1798 he moved to Madison Co, KY where he lived about 12 years; in 1811 he moved to Warren Co, TN where he lived for at least 25 years. After applying for a pension in 1836, he moved to DeKalb Co, AL where he lived the remainder of his life.

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American Revolution
Southern Campaign