South Carolina Militia
by Victoria Proctor
THE MEN WHO SERVED WITH MARION
With special thanks to Jean Prather and Bil Brasington, who graciously contributed
lists to add to my first efforts on this subject. A work in progress, I am making additions based on my own research and
adding the corresponding text from the references cited. This will, of course, take
a considerable amount of time. (Please be patient.) Corrections and additions are most welcome!
While every effort is made to present accurate information here, the researcher should keep in mind
that Marion's band of Patriots fought essentially a guerilla war against the British. Formal Muster rolls
were virtually non-existant and any effort to identify those who fought with Marion will rely heavily
on "acceptable" secondary sources. (See Boddie's Preface, below)
REFERENCES USED IN TABLE:
- LETTERnumber=Stub indent book, page number (*See explanation below)
- Bod= Boddie. History of Williamsburg.
- DeS= DeSaussure, Wilmot G.
Officers Who Served in the South Carolina Regiments
- Gee= Fletcher, W.J. The Gee Family.
- Gregg= Gregg, Bishop. History of the Old Cheraws. 1867
- James= James. Life of Marion.
- Kinfolks= Harllee, William Curry. Kinfolks.
Published by author, 1934
- Simms= Simms, William Gilmore. The Life of Francis Marion.
[E-text available on this site.--vp]
- Weems= Weems, Mason Locke. The Life of General Francis Marion.
[E-text available on this site. If an entry is referenced only in Weems, use with
- General Francis Marion's Men
A List of Twenty-five Hundred
William Willis Boddie
24 Lamboll Street
Charleston, South Carolina
May 25, 1938
Compiled by William Willis Boddie, 1938
"Several years after the War of the Revolution, all of MARION'S MEN who submitted claims
for services were paid. A copy of each indent by which paid was made on the stub and these
stubs were bound in books named for the letters in the alphabet, the stubs and indents
numbered. Most of the names in this List were taken from the stubs of those old Pay Indents,
the letter showing the book and the figures the number of the indent.
Hence (X65) means in the List that proof of payment to the man may be found in Pay
Indent book X, at number 65.
(DeS.) refers to De Saussure's List of South Carolina Officers in the War of the Revolution,
as published in the Charleston Year Book for 1893, the number of the page on which the name
may be found.
(Weems) refers to Weems's Life of Marion, the number of the page;
(James), refers to James' Life of Marion;
(Simms), refers to Simm's Life of Marion;
(Gregg) refers to Bishop Gregg's "History of the Old Cheraws";
(Bod.), refers to Boddie's History of Williamsburg;
(Gee), refers to The Gee Family, an excellent history and genealogy of that family recently
compiled by W. J. Fletcher; and
(Kinfolks), refers to the extraordinary genealogy of Harllee and allied families
by Col. William Curry Harllee, Marine Corps, retired.
Kinfolks contains sketches of a great many of MARION'S MEN named in this List."
Graphics by Victoria
|COLONELS AND LT COLONELS|
|ALSTON, William||Weems 119|| |
|Anthony Ashby||Simms 316|| |
|BAXTER, John ||X 1155|| |
|BENTON, Lemuel||DeS 227|| |
|Hugh Ervin||Simms 222|| |
|John Ervin||DeS 229|| |
|Hugh Giles||James 44|| |
|Henry Hampton||DeS 211|| |
|Richard Hampton||DeS 210|| |
|Wade Hampton||DeS 210|| |
|John Harden||Simms 23|| |
|William Harden||DeS 230|| |
|HICKS, George ||Gregg 408||"colonel, 1779-80-81"|
|HORRY, Hugh||Simms 105|| |
|HORRY, Peter|| || |
|Edmund Hyrne|| DeS 210|| |
|Joseph Kershaw||DeS 232|| |
|KOLB, Abel ||DeS 232|
|Gregg: [Listed as officer in Col. Powell's Regiment of Militia,
St. David's Parish, Volunteer Corps] "Captain Abel Kolb, [commissioned] 25th Sept., 1775|
|Henry Lee||Simms 177|| |
|Hezekiah Maham||DeS 211|| |
|Archibald McDonald||Simms 298|| |
|Stephen Miller||DeS 233|| |
|James Postell||Simms 173|| |
|Gabriel G, Powell||DeS 233|| |
|John Purvis||DeS 234|| |
|Richard Richardson||Simms 151|| |
|Thomas Screven||Simms 290|| |
|Maurice Simons||DeS 235|| |
|Wm Clay Snipes||Simms 246|| |
|Charles H Steward||DeS 236|| |
|William Washington||Simms 243|| |
|Cleland John|| || |
|Flagg Henry C.||DeS 210|| |
|Hart Oliver||DeS 210|| |
|Irvine Matthew||James 126|| |
|Read William|| DeS 212|| |
|Rodgers Alexander||DeS 212|| |
|Theus Perrin|| DeS 236|| |
|Tourney James||P 362 || |
|William Armstrong||DeS 208|| |
|John Benson||Simms 298|| |
|Abram Buckholdt||DeS 228|| |
|William Butler||Simms 228|| |
|James Conyers||DeS 228|| |
|Samuel Cooper||DeS 228|| |
|George Ford||DeS 230|| |
|John Gamble||DeS 230|| |
|Charles Harden||L 8|| |
|Derrill Hart||DeS 228|| |
|Benjamin Huger||James 37|| |
|John James||Simms 118|| |
|LIDE, Robert ||Gregg 410||Major, Marion's Brigade, 1782|
|Hugh McColl||DeS 233|| |
|Alexander McIntosh||DeS 211|| |
|Stephen Muller||James 7|| |
|Maurice Murphy||X 40|| |
|John Pearson||DeS 234|| |
|John Postell||Simms 173|| |
|Thomas Sabb||Y 1068|| |
|Keating Simons||DeS 235|| |
|Alexander Swinton||DeS 126|| |
|Tristan Thomas||Y 1069|| |
|Thomas Thompson||DeS 236|| |
|John Vanderhorst||DeS 213|| |
|Windham, Alexander|| || |
Officers Cont'd and NCOs
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