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

George Upton


BIRTHPLACE
Tyrell County, NC
Born 1759
HOMETOWN
DeKalb County, AL, United States
Died 1854

BIOGRAPHY


George Upton entered service from Columbia Co, GA in Feb 1779 under Capt. James Donally, and marched to Augusta in May, and took part in the capture of Grierson’s Fort [23 May 1781] and Brown’s Fort. After the surrender of these forts he remained in the area until peace was declared. His service has been approved by DAR and SAR. He was pensioned at the rate of $30 per annum commencing March 4th, 1831, for service as a private for 9 months in the Georgia Militia.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS


After the war George Upton lived in many places. He was on the 1790 Wilkes Co, GA census, then moved to Pendleton Dist, SC, where he married in 1795, was in GA when the first child was born in 1797, and was in Overton Co, TN by 1805. He was back in GA in Morgan Co by 1813. He was in Walton Co in 1820, Henry Co in 1830 and Coweta Co when he applied for his pension in 1832. In 1837 he was in DeKalb Co, AL when he requested his pension be transferred.
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Military Rank


Private

Years of Service


1779-1763

Wars, Campaigns, & Battles


 
American Revolution
Southern Campaign