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Re: Zacharian CARWILE,VA, 1750
Posted by: Steve Carwile Date: January 18, 2001 at 13:29:51
In Reply to: Zacharian CARWILE,VA, 1750 by C.L.H. of 278

Zachariah Carwile, not Zacharian, was born in Goochland County, Virginia, on September 11, 1750. The names of his parents, I don't know, but the most widely-known family tradition is that his father was one of three Carwile brothers from Wales who settled in Virgina about 1721.
Zachariah spent his youth and early manhood in Goochland and Prince Edward Counties, Virginia. In 1771, he married Mary McMahon, born September 19, 1755, whose parents , supposedly, were of Scottish descent.
Zachariah served in the Revolutionary War and fought in several battles. I have some of his personal accounts of the war and will share with anyone interested, but will say now that he did enlist in the 4th Regiment of the Virginia Troops, Prince Edward County,in December, 1775. He served with this unit until 1777. After returning home, he moved to the Holston River in the State of Tennesee, and in September, 1780, he joined Col. Campbell, as a Volunteer, and marched to South Carolina; and, under his command, fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain as well as other battles in that state. He returned home after having served under Col. Campbell and Gen. Sumter about seven months.
He was in the service to the United States during the Revolution, as an enlisted soldier
and a volunteer, a little over two years and six months.
After the Revolutionary War, he resided a short time in Tennessee and then moved to South Carolina. Zachariah lived in South Carolina, in several districts (now counties), before finally settling in what is now Abbeville County. He lived there, farming, until his death on Aug. 4, 1841. He is said to be buried in an unmarked grave in the cemetary of Little River Bapatist Church near Level Land (Abbeville County), SC. There is a monument in this cemetary erected to his memory.
Zachariah had nine children:
1)William David b.15dec 1773; d.1846
2)James b.7nov1775; d. after 1820
3)Rebecca b.21jan 1778; d. between 1860&70
4)Mary b.12may 1780; d. 1856
5)Anna b.1mar 1783; d. 1826
6)John Schuyler b.17feb 1786; d.8nov 1852
7)Josiah b.21dec 1788; d.1apr 1841
8)Samuel S. b.29sept1792; d.before 1830
9)Zachariah, Jr. b.4feb 1797; d.28sept 1866
I have more on Zachariah and his descendents, if anyone is interested.
Steve Carwile
Seneca, SC


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