Thomas Ridge

This information is contributed by Charles Evans Ridge

Thomas Ridge, AKA Thomas Ridge McGEE (stepfather named McGEE) was born 17 Feb 1749 in Randolph Co. NC. He enlisted July 1777 under Capt. Templeton in Baltimore, marched to Savanna GA and served in the 14th GA Batallion, thence to Augusta, Brier Creek. Taken prisoner with Templeton for abt 48 hours - escaped. Went to NC, Burke Co. where he volunteered with Capt. Drew Cade and Col. Clark. Was wounded in Augusta, was conveyed by Col. Campbell to Moravian Town. He then volunteered under Col. Joel Lewis in Wilkes Co. NC and joined Col. Cleveland , marched to Guilford Courthouse, then under Gen. Green to 96 district. He then volunteered in Capt. Thomas Harvey's Company of Mounted Militia, Samuel Hammonds, Col. under Gen. Pickens. He fought at Eutaw Springs. He later lived in Stokes Co. NC for a number of years before moving to TN. He filed for a pension in Humphreys Co. TN in 1833 at the age of 84. He stated he had been a resident of TN for about 40 years, in Humphrey's Co. for last ten years.

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