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

Thomas Cargile


BIRTHPLACE
Unknown, VA
Born 1762
HOMETOWN
Marshall County, AL, United States
Died 1847

BIOGRAPHY


In Apr 1777, Thomas Cargile volunteered in Wilkes Co, NC for a 3 month term to scour the Country in quest of Tories under either under Col. Knox or Herndon and under Gen. Davis. A few days after discharge he volunteered in the same company as a trooper in Captain Joshua Towson's company of Light horsemen & served in that Company until the spring of about 1781. His company was mostly in pursuit of Tories & in expeditions to rout them whenever & wherever they gathered. One of the expeditions was at Colson's Mill [21 Jul 1780] on the Pedee River. Later that summer the company defeated the Tory Sale Coffee on the Yadkin River; after this action he was sent back home to assist his father in the blacksmith's work for the troopers & to collect provisions and later rejoined his company and engaged in excursions against the Tories. During his service he also was in a 3 month tour against the Cherokee Indians under Capt. Sloan, Col. Joseph McDowell & Gen. Charles McDowell.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS


At the close of the revolution Thomas CargiIe moved to GA where he remained until 1815 when he moved to the MS Territory, now AL. He settled in what is now Montgomery Co, and lived in Autauga Co from about 1820-1827, when he moved to Jackson Co. where he had lived about 7 years when he applied for his pension. The area of Jackson Co where he lived became Marshall Co in 1836. He was originally buried at Rogers Cemetery, but his body was moved in the 1930s when Rogers was flooded by the TVA.
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Military Rank


Private

Years of Service


1777-1781

Wars, Campaigns, & Battles


 
American Revolution
Southern Campaign