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

John McWhorter

Rowan County, NC
Born 1763
Lawrence County, AL, United States
Died 1840


John McWhorter first entered service from York Co, SC in Feb 1779 under Capt. James Martin, Maj. Francis Ross, and marched to join Gen. John Ashe at Briar Creek [3 Mar 1779], and after that battle marched with Maj. Ross on an expedition to GA against the Indians and Tories engaging them at Rocky Comfort [33 Mar 1779], then was discharged after serving 2 months and returned home. He next entered service in May 1780 at Clem’s Branch under Capt. Robert Thompson, and they joined Gen. Thomas Sumter and participated in the Battles of Huck’s Defeat [12 Jul 1780] and Fish Dam Creek [9 Nov 1780], then was detached to a wagon and team under Capt. Gibbons at New Bern, NC, joining the baggage of Gen. Daniel Morgan, before delivering the stores to Gen. Sumter. He volunteered for a final tour under Capt. John Henderson in York Co, SC, joining Gen. Greene at Roundo.


John McWhorter lived in York Co, SC during the war, and after the war moved to Buncombe Co, NC and lived there 4 years, then moved to Knox Co, TN and lived there 7 years, then moved to Madison Co, now AL about 1817 where he lived about 8 years, then moved to Lawrence Co, AL where he lived the last 15 years of his life.

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Wars, Campaigns, & Battles

American Revolution
Southern Campaign