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REVOLUTIONARY WAR ANCESTORS
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1) PARKER ADKINS
My 7th Great Grandfather

 

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   Pension Application # R290 1774. A list of Capt. Daniel Smith's Co.
of Militia in Fincastle Co. (prob. bef. 1774) Parker ADKINS,
Millinton ADKINS, Henry ATKINS, Charles ATKINS, Charles
LUCAS Jr & Sr, George FRY Jr & Sr, John MCGRIFF, Patrick
MCGRIFF. Summers, Annals of Southwest Virginia, p. 1423.

1774 Militia called to serve in Lord Dunmore's War inc.
Parker Adkins, (2) Millitan Adkins. Reuben Gold Thwaites
and Louise Phelps Kellogg, Documentary History of Dunmore's
War, 1774 ..., p. 398. [R973.2 T428D]

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1774 Oct 10 Battle of Point Pleasant authorized roster:
Milton ADKINS, Parker ADKINS, Blackburn ATKINS,
Charles, ATKINS, Henry ATKINS, William ATKINS, George
FRY, George FRY Jr., John FRY, John MCGUFF,
Patrick MCGUFF. Levia Simpson Poffenbarger, Battle of
Point Pleasant, 6th ed, (1990), p. 21.

1775. Jan. 7 First surveys of land, Fincastle Co, VA, Parker
ATKINSON 144 acres on Sinking Creek, branch of New River.
1774, Dec. 29 Sherod ATKINSON 44 acres on West side Big
Reed Island Creek, waters of New River. Summers, Annals
of Southwest Virginia, p. 652.

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1776. Parker ADKINS [This petition was read to the
General Convention at Williamsburg on October 16, 1776.]
Jean Pickett Hall, "The Ten Thousand Name Petition,"
Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, 35 (Spring 1997), pp. 101-114


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2) JOHN MCGRIFF
My 7th Great Grandfather


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Dunmore's War (Sergeant)
(ALSO ORIGINAL LAND OWNER)
1774 April 7th, 8th Hanson's Journal "traveled 15 miles to
John McGuffin's at Sinking Creek." Reuben Gold
Thwaites and Louise Phelps Kellogg, Documentary History
of Dunmore's War, 1774 (Wisconsin Historical Society, 1905)
p. 111. 1774? A List of Capt. Daniel Smith's Company of
Militia Fincastle County, John McGriff, Patrick McGriff.
Lewis Preston Summers, Annals of Southwest Virginia, p. 1423.

1774 May 30 Militia of Capt. Thomas Burk, Fincastle County,
John McGriff, Patrick McGriff. Lloyd Dewitt Bockstruck,
Virginia's Colonial Soldiers (Baltimore: Genealogical
Publishing Co., 1988), p. 155.


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1774 Oct 10 John McGuff participant in Battle of Point
Pleasant in Lord Dunmore's War. Levicie Simpson
Poffenbarger, Battle of Point Pleasant.

1777 May 30 John McGriff on list of 34 able bodied men,
11 selected. Letter Thos. Burk to Wm. Preston. (Preston Papers)
Reuben Gold Thwaites and Louise Phelps Kellogg,
Documentary History of Dunmore's War, 1774 (Wisconsin
Historical Society, 1905), p. 398.

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1777 Sept. 30 Oath of Allegiance: John McGriff, Thomas
McGriff. Kegley, Early Adventurers, I:149.

1777 John McGriff in James Robertson's Co. Mary B. Kegley,
Militia of Montgomery County, Virginia 1777-1790 (1975)

1777? Jos. Gray by John McGriff assignment, 60 bu. corn.
11 diets, SPA. Mary B. Kegley, Soldiers of Fincastle
County, Virginia

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1782 Sep 14 John McGriff, Commissioner's certificate, 400 acres
on both sides of Sinking Creek. Montgomery County Land
Entries. Kegley, Early Adventurers, II:56.

1777 Sept. 30 Oath of Allegiance: John McGriff, Thomas
McGriff. Kegley, Early Adventurers, I:149.

Also from Montgomery Co., "A list of Capt. John Lucas
Compy. of Militia" includes Christian Snidow, Philip Snidow,
John McGriff, and Thomas McGriff (p. 234; no date on that one).
They were part of Col. William Preston's regiment.

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On another, apparently later list of Capt. John Lucas'
company, we find Jacob Snidow, Christian Snidow, Thomas
McGriff, and Theophly Snido, but not John McGriff. "The
captain was excused -- living in Botetourt." (p. 236) PA.
Archives, Fifth Series, Vol. 3, Pg. 411.

John McGriff in "A return of the Company,
late of ------- Nichols, now under the command of
Lt. William Vanlear of the Ninth Pennsylvania
Reg. commanded by Col. Richard Butler. The whole
enlisted during the war, September 10, 1778.
Continental Line, Ninth Pennsylvania, October 25,
1776-January 17, 1781.

PA. Archives, Fifth Series, Vol. 3, Pg. 457. John McGriff
was a Sergeant in Captain Bowen's company, Ninth PA,
Continental Line.

PA. Archives, Sixth Series, Vol. 2, Pg. 659. Capt. Thomas
Clingan's pay roll from August 24, 1782 to October 24, 1782.
John McGriff, Sergeant.

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PA. Archives, Sixth Series, Vol. 5, Pg. 678. John McGriff
on payroll of PA. for militia services, August 5, 1792 to
September 29, 1792 under Capt. Henry Felger, paid by
Charles Campbell, Lt. of Westmoreland Co., PA. On
October 10, 1774 John McGriff and his son Patrick
participated in the Battle of Point Pleasant along with
1,100 other Virginia Militiamen against 1,200 Miami
and Shawnee Indians led by Chief Cornstalk, Blue
Jacket and Little Turtle
. It was a day long battle on
the Ohio River at the mouth of the Kanawa River that
was fought hand to hand, tree to tree and rock to rock.
The battle ended that afternoon when the Indians
decided they had enough, withdrew, and re-crossed the
Ohio River and returned to their homes in upper Ohio.
More than 50 militiamen lay dead and many were
wounded. Among those killed was Colonel Charles
Lewis, brother of the commanding General, Andrew
Lewis, who was killed in the first shots of the battle.
Later in 1775, as the Revolutionary War began John
McGriff and his sons left Virginia and went to South
Carolina were they joined the South Carolina Militia.
Patrick would rise to the rank of Colonel and James
to the rank of Captain and the 16-year-old Thomas
also joined the militia. Colonel Patrick McGriff would
fight under General Andrew Morgan and General
Nathaniel Greene and it is said, was at the English
surrender at Yorktown. Sons John Jr. and Richard,
who had remained in Pennsylvania, joined the
Pennsylvania Line. As the revolution ended all the
brothers survived and came home to marry and
raise large families. John Jr. remained in Pennsylvania
and his descendants today are in the Western
Pennsylvania area. Richard and his family left
Pennsylvania and went to Nicholas County , Kentucky
where they can be found in 1800. They eventually
migrated to Warren County, Ohio by 1805 and finally
settled in Darke County, Ohio where Richard died Abt.
1820. Thomas migrated North to Kentucky also and
he eventually settled next to his brother Richard, in
neighboring Preble County, Ohio where he died in
1821.

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 From Jack McGriff 29 Nov 2002: PA. Archives, Fifth Series,
Vol. 3, Pg. 411. John McGriff in "A return of the Company,
late of ------- Nichols, now under the command of Lt.
William Vanlear of the Ninth Pennsylvania Reg. commanded
by Col. Richard Butler. The whole enlisted during the war,
September 10, 1778. Continental Line, Ninth
Pennsylvania, October 25, 1776-January 17, 1781.

John McGriff, Sergeant. PA. Archives, Sixth Series,
Vol. 5, Pg. 678. John McGriff on payroll of PA. for
militia services, August 5, 1792 to September 29,
1792 under Capt. Henry Felger, paid by Charles
Campbell, Lt. of Westmoreland Co., PA. By
1769 John McGriff had become one of the first
settlers on Sinking Creek in present Giles County,
Virginia. He had 400 acres of land surveyed in 1775
in Fincastle County lying on Sinking Creek,
a branch of New River, being part of the Loyal
Company's Grant.

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