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

William Littlefield


BIRTHPLACE
Frederick County, MD
Born 1756
HOMETOWN
DeKalb County, AL, United States
Died 1836

BIOGRAPHY


William Littlefield first entered service in Jul 1776, in the SC Militia under Capt. William Plummer and Col. John Thomas and served 6 weeks on the frontier against the Cherokee, marching to Prince’s Fort and up to the mountains. In Oct 1776 he returned to service under Capt. William Plummer, and marched to the protection of "Earle's Fort," and was stationed at this Fort, where he served a tour of one month. He next entered service in 1778 for a term of 2 months under Capt. Thomas Blassingam and Col. John Thomas, and marched to GA for protection against the Creek Indians, joining a Regiment of GA troops under Col. Benjamin Few, marching to the Oconee River and back to Fort Phillips. In Apr 1781 he was drafted for a 2 month tour under Capt. George Roebuck and Col. Benjamin Roebuck, and marched to Orangeburg and the Edisto River, against the British and Tories, and joined Regiments commanded by Colonels Fair, Hammond and Beard.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS


After the war William Littlefield continued to reside in SC in Union District, then Spartanburg District until 12 Jan 1831 when he moved to Carroll Co, TN, where he resided when he applied for his pension 10 Dec 1832. He drew his pension in TN until Sep 1835, after which he moved to DeKalb Co, AL, close to the Cherokee Co line. He is buried in Bethany Gap Church Cemetery in present day Etowah Co, AL.
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Military Rank


Private

Years of Service


1776-1781

Wars, Campaigns, & Battles


 
American Revolution
Southern Campaign