Greer, Benjamin J.


Age at Enlistment:  33

Length of Service: 1779-1781

State:  North Carolina

Rank:  Cpt. under COL Benjamin Cleveland

UnitNC Militia

Service Record:  Served at the Battle of King’s Mountain and the Battle of Cowpens, SC

Survived WarYes

Cemetery / Burial:   Unknown burial, but likely Green Co., KY

Soldier Info:

Findagrave: Son of John Greer Jr. and first wife, Sarah Ann Elliot. He first married “Nancy Wilcocksen” (DAR Patriot Index), the daughter of John Wilcoxson and Sarah Boone, the elder sister of Daniel Boone. They settled at “Old Fields” on the west bank of the New River in what is now called Ashe Co., NC.

After the death of Nancy, he married Mrs. Sarah Atkinson (Thomas) Jones, bond date: April 26, 1791, in Wilkes County, Bondsman: Benjamin Jones, witness: Chs Gordon. (North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 and State Archives in Raleigh, NC)

They were both listed as members of the Three Forks Baptist Church of Watauga Co., NC. Sarah was dismissed by letter in 1808, when they moved and settled in Green River, Green Co., KY.

Relationship to Author:  7th Great Grandfather

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