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John WILFONG[1]

Male 1762 - 1838  (76 years)


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  • Name John WILFONG 
    Born 8 Apr 1762  , Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Born N. C. April 8, 1862[sic]. During and following the American Revolution he lived in that part of Burke County which later became a part of Lincoln County and then Catawba County."
    Gender Male 
    Military From 1780 to Mar 1782  American Revolutionary War Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • "John Wilfong entered military service in late August or early September, 1780 as a volunteer militiaman in Captain John Sigmon's Company of Colonel Charles McDowell's Regiment. They marched to Burke Courthouse and then to Cane Creek where a small skirmish occurred on September 12, 1780. Afterwards, they went to the Watauga Settlements with the remnants of McDowell's troops. They were joined by the men of Colonel Shelby and Colonel Sevier and marched back to Burke County. Wilfong fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain and received a wound in the left arm caused by a musket ball.

      He next volunteered as a ten-months continental soldier in mid July, 1781. He served in Captain Cowan's Company of Colonel Samuel Hammond's S. C. Regiment. They marched from Lincoln Co., N. C. to near Augusta, Ga. and from there to the mid S. C. region joining the Army of General Nathaniel Greene. He took part in the Battle of Eutaw Springs (Sept. 8, 1781). In his pension statements, he mentioned the capture of Colonel William Washington by the British.

      In March 1782, he fought against the Cherokees, serving in Captain Jesse Johnson's Company. This completed his tours of duty."
    Census 1790  4th Co., Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1800  , Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Military 1808  , Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Military 
    • "John Wilfong applied for Revolutionary War pension in Lincoln Co., N. C. in 1808 for disability from wounds received at Kings Mountain. Awarded $2.00 per month."
    Census 1810  , Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1830  , Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Military 1833  [1
    • "He was later placed on the pension rolls of 1833 at a rate of $37.54 per annum. At that time, he was age 70. There was an affidavit from a fellow soldier, Michael Cline."
    Died 18 Jun 1838  Newton, Catawba, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • See attached sources.
    Person ID I2301  Kendrick-Hemphill
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2013 

    Father Major George WILFONG,   b. 11 Mar 1743, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1818, , Catawba, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Mary POFFH,   b. 1744, Newton, Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1816, Newton, Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1761  Newton, Catawba, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F80  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah SIGMON 
    Married Y  [2
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F355  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S515] Revolutionary War Soldiers of Western North Carolina: Burke County, 310 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S542] Henry Weidner Memorial Service Program, accessed; 1 June 2013; Colonel McCorkle's Speech (Reliability: 2).