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Samuel Boyd
Born 1763 Lancaster Co Pa to Thomas Boyd and unknown..and died Dec 24, 1856 Madison Township, Daviess Co. Ind. Served in Boggs Militia from 1778-1783 Lancaster Co, Pa. His military record says he was in 3rd Bn.Unit under Col. Lowrey, 1st Class, under the Company Commander Capt. Robert McKee and served at Middletown and Enrolled in 1st Class of Capt Bogg's Co.. Samuel Boyd Sr is buried at Walnut Hill Cem., Odon, Ind. and was the head of a large family that migrated to Daviess Co Ind. from Tuscarawas Co. Ohio . His wife was Jane Moore they had Mary, Margaret, Eliza Jane, Samuel Jr., James, Robert, Sarah, Albert, Thomas, William. Donated by Cynthia Frederick

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James Cannon
From his Revolutionary War Pension Application
He volunteered in December 1775 for 9 months in Capt. Jared Smith's South Carolina Troops during the Revolutionary War. During this period he marched Allison's Fort, to Nabours Creek and to Smith's Station on the frontier of South Carolina about 40 miles from James' residence. He was stationed there for nine months and assisted in guarding the frontier against attacks by the Cherokee Indians who were supposed to be urged to hostilities by the Tories. Indians were also held at Smith's Station during that period.
In May 1777, he volunteered again and served in Capt. James Grear's Company of Col. McCreary's South Carolina Regiment. During this period he marched for about 100 miles to Augusta, Georgia, from there to St. Mary's River in Florida serving for three months. During the march he crosses Rivers Oguchy, Albamahaw and St. Mary's through a principally wilderness country. At St. Mary's River, the regiment joined an army of regular soldiers, numbering about 1500 commanded by Major General Robert Howe. The regulars had come by water up the St. Mary's. The object of this expedition was to attack a Col. Brown, a tory, who had fortified himself with about 500 troops about twenty miles from where he joined the regulars. They camped at St. Marys for about nine or ten days. A small party of the army was dispatched to Brown's fortification and had a skirmish with the Tories and returned. Afterwards, a strong party was sent against Brown, but on coming to his fortification, found it evacuated. A deserter afterwards informed our army that Brown's party had retreated to a great swamp in the neighborhood. Many of the regulars and volunteers became sick, it being a very sickly country and the army returned, the regulars by water and the volunteers by land. The regiment to which James Cannon belonged was discharged and went immediately home; The company to which he belonged returned under Col. McCrary until they reached the Georgia settlements, when they separated from him, and James Cannon went to his residence is Ninety Sixth District. Directly after crossing the St. Mary's River, James became sick and it was with great difficulty he returned. He received no written discharge, but served the entire three months he volunteered.
He volunteered again in December 1778 serving 3 months in Capt. Sexton's Company of Col. James Wilson's South Carolina Regiment. He was directly marched towards Augusta, Georgia, and joined Col. James Williams regiment about ten miles from home at a place called Mudlick. After joining this regiment, James proceeded by forced march to Savannah River opposite August where the regiment took up quarters and remained there nearly three months, during which time General Ash was defeated on Grier Creek about 50 miles from where James was stationed. The said regiment was placed and remained opposite Augusta for the purpose of guarding about 200 prisoners, Tories who had been taken by scouts and placed under the care of his regiment. James recollected that during his stay at this place several companies of volunteers passed their encampment and went to join General Ash. Shortly after the defeat of General Ash, the regiment to which he was attached marched back with the prisoners. At the time he returned a General Court was sitting in Ninety Six and the prisoners being Tories, were tried there before that court for their lives. They were all acquitted except seven violent Tories who were condemned to be hanged and were executed accordingly at Ninety Six. James recollected that among those who were hanged were Aquilla Hall, James Lindley, John Clagg and John Anderson. During the sitting of the Court at Ninety Six, the time of his service expired and shortly thereafter he was discharged and went to his pace of residence in the same district of Ninety Six. He was never in any battle except skirmishes.
He was born in the District of Ninety-six, South Carolina 5 Jun 1755, but has no record of his age except this account from his parents. Shortly after the war he went to North Carolina to see his relatives and there married Montgomery County where he resided until about 1790 when he removed to Lee County, Virginia. After living in Lee County, Virginia for about 20 years, he removed to Indiana territory into the district which now forms Daviess County, where he has ever since resided. James Cannon, Died Oct 1849, Aged 95 years, 4 mo., 4 days He was a soldier of the Revolution, and ever after retained the principals fhe then fought for.

There is also a plaque put up by the DAR: James Cannon Pvt. South Carolina Troop Revolutionary War

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Major Josiah Culbertson
Joined as a private in Spartanburg District, South Carolina at the start of the war and came up through the ranks. He was a hero of the Revolutionary War, he was one of the effective scouts in the country. He was a great Indian fighter and was a special favorite with Colonel Isaac Shelby, in whose regiment he fought in the battles at Musgrove Mills, King's Mountain and elsewhere. He was a perfect terror to the Tories and many a one was killed by him in casual encounter. Governor Rutledge called him "Iron Sides", as he was so uncompromising with the Tories and was so firm and unwavering in battle. He seemed to have no fear of death while fighting for the liberties of his country. He killed a feared Tory by the name of Capt. Sam Brown, for insulting his wife, and also another named Nat Jackson and several other Tories for which he was never interrupted. Josiah Culbertson moved to Daviss County in about 1810 and had several sons that fought in the War of 1812. He now lies in the the cemetery in Washington Indiana.

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