Contributed by: Bill Snipes
GA. , SC 1833 TRANSCRIPTION OF COURT TESTIMONY GIVEN BY RALPH BOZEMAN OF THOMAS COUNTY, GA found in the RECORDS OF THE COURT OF ORDINARY BOOK A (X) GENERAL 1826-1836 THOMAS COUNTY, GEORGIA * * * * * * * * * * * * That he Ralf Bozeman entered the service of the United States and enlisted during the war under the following named officers under the command of General Frances Marion[:] Colonel John Sanford[,] Brevet Major Benjamin Snipes and Captain John McCall[.] He Ralfe (sic) Bozeman enlisted in May 1777 under General Marion for during the war and did serve until after peace and was discharged in Charlestown South Carolina the month not recollected in 1781 I had seen the extract of this testimony before and had not been able to determine who the Major Benjamin Snipes was. However, it also states that Bozeman was from Bladen Co., NC, which borders Duplin Co., where my ancestor, Benjamin Snipes (b. abt 1840) lived, and there are no other Benjamin Snipes in that area (or anywhere else of the proper age). This must be the Snipes referred to in the History of Marion County written about by W. Sellers, and incorrectly referred to as Capt. Joe Snipes. This also explains the acquisition of hundreds of acres of land in Duplin, NC of Benjamin Snipes immediately after the war. There is no official record of his service that I have found, but serving with Marion's partisan militia, service records were poorly kept, if at all.