Josiah Stringer

This information is contributed by Bob Britnell

Josiah STRINGER was born in 1761 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. His father, John STRINGER Jr., was the son of John STRINGER of Elizabeth City County, Virginia, whose father was Daniel STRINGER of that same county. Josiah enlisted in "Blount's company" on 6 Nov. 1777 for a period of three years, and mustered out 1 Feb. 1780. He was promoted to Corporal in November 1778, and Sergeant in June of 1779. Josiah Stringer is listed on the roll of Lt. Col. Harney's Company, 2nd NC Bn. on Sep. 9, 1778. After the War, Josiah returned to Edgecombe County and married Selah DAVIS. Two of his sons by Selah DAVIS later went to Conecuh County, Alabama. After the death of Selah, Josiah went to Georgia with his brothers and was unsuccessful in the land lottery of 1805. He then married Lucretia STRINGER, (probably the widow of a Francis STRINGER from Chowan County, NC) with whom he had eight more children, and moved to Lawrence County, Mississippi with his brother Noah and others. Josiah STRINGER died in February, 1837, and is buried in the Hepzibah Baptist Church cemetary between Arm and Oakvale, MS. His DAR marker reads: "STRINGER , Josiah, North Carolina Lt. Col. Harney's Co Revolutionary War, 1760-1837

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