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

George Darden


BIRTHPLACE
Halifax County, VA
Born 1763
HOMETOWN
Tuscaloosa County, AL, United States
Died 1844

BIOGRAPHY


George Darden first entered service in Feb 1779 from Wilkes Co, GA for 15-20 days in the Wilkes Co Militia serving under Capt. Cunningham, Maj Burwell and Col John Dooley in action against the Cherokee Indians and rescued considerable plunder they had taken. After this service he became a “refugee” and relocated to Long Cane Settlement in SC where he next entered service about 1 Apr 1779 in the SC Militia under Capt. John Cowen & Col. Andrew Pickens and served four months, during which tour he was in the Battle of Stono [June 20, 1779] under the command of General Benjamin Lincoln. In Sep 1779 he again entered service in the SC Militia under Capt. Cowan, who led his company into GA, joining the GA Troops commanded by Col. Dooly & marched to the Siege of Savannah where they joined the American Army under General Lincoln, who was aided by & associated with General Pulaski. After the Siege ended his Company returned to SC & was discharged from the Service about 25 Dec 1779.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS


After the War George Darby lived in Wilkes Co, GA where he married Elizabeth Strozier and where all of their children were born. When he moved to AL is not known but daughter Mary married 27 Nov 1817, grandson Joseph Eddins was born 13 Jan 1819 in Tuscaloosa Co, grandson George Darden was born there 26 Mar 1820, and son David married there in Feb 1824. George appears on the 1820 census for Wilkes Co, GA, so we assume he moved to AL after 1820 even though some children moved there earlier.
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Military Rank


Private

Years of Service


1779-1779

Wars, Campaigns, & Battles


 
American Revolution
Southern Campaign
Capture of Savannah