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

Samuel Williams

Unknown, SC
Born 1759
Covington Co., AL, United States
Died 1845


He resided about 15 miles from Mathews Bluff on the Savannah River when he entered service. His first tour of service was in Capt. James Thompson’s Company under Maj. Shepherd, and was discharged a few months before Savannah was taken (29 Dec 1778) after serving a year. He next served 3 months as a private under Lt. Moore at Savannah and was discharged 1 week before the city was captured. He moved to Edgefield Dist, SC in the fall before Charleston was taken (12 May 1780), volunteered and served as a private in Capt. John Ryan’s Company under Col. Purvis’ SC Regiment, and was discharged after serving 12 months on this tour; they were most of the time about a place called Coffee Town in Edgefield district SC and were generally scouting the Country around about that place. He was never in any particular battle or engagement.


From his pension statement, he was 74 years old in 1833, probably born in SC. We do not know when he moved to Alabama, but we first find him in the 1830 Covington County, AL census, and he was on the 1840 census. Pension records show his payments continuing through September 1842. We found an article describing him as 86 years old in Covington County.

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American Revolution