Abraham Elledge

This information is contributed by Cynthia Snider

Abraham Elledge, b. Pension #S10625, application July 1833, Lawrence Co., AL, Abraham Elledge age 73 entered service in 1781 in Edgefield Dist., South Carolina. private in Capt. Stirling Turner's company Richland Creek in said district when Gov. Pickens ordered the company of Capt. Turner to converge with Captain John Ryan frim near Augusta, GA in command and went down to Orangeburg Dist. and disbursed a parcel of Tories who fled at the first fire and Capt. Ryan was shot through the shoulder near Orangeburg near the Edisto River. They returned to the place called "Ridge" and and drew lots for the horses they had taken from the Tories and one fell his lot and he later sold it for ten dollars. Then he returned to his station at Richland Creek.

The Tories came and killed one of the ...can't read and they went in pursuit and came upon them, disbursed some and killed and captured some. He recounted his other activities until he reenlisted in 1782 under Capt. Michael Watson. where he served six more months fighting Tories until Capt. Watson was killed by the Tories. Abraham was discharged by the new Captain Butler. Abraham said he was born the 21 March 1860 in Baltimore County, Maryland. He moved to Pendleton District, SC and was there about twenty years before moving to Lawrence County, Alabama.

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