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Re: John Trolinger, Battle of Bull Run, 1861
Posted by: Gordon L. Drollinger (ID *****8059) Date: May 24, 2009 at 17:15:19
In Reply to: Re: John Trolinger, Battle of Bull Run, 1861 by Bernard Hylands of 200

I don't have a husband or descendants on Ida Teresa. I have Mary Bason nee Trollinger dying 15 Sep 1861. Possibly of the yellow fever that killed her brother General Benjamin Newton Trollinger. Her father was John Trollinger who was a brother of Joseph, (John T.'s dad) John b 18 Dec 1790 d 3 Oct 1869 mar Elizabeth Betsy Roney b 20 Apr 1789 d 22 May 1871. The father of all being Henry of Orange County and his wife Mary Thomas.

H. Jackson Darst, "The Darsts of Virginia--A Chronicle of Ten Generations in the Old Dominion (With Sketches of the Cecil, Charlton, Glendy, Grigsby, Larew, Miller, Trolinger, Welch, Wygal and Wysor Families)," Williamsburg, VA, 1972, p. 368, et seq.: Moved with his father to Montgomery (nowPulaski) County, Va., in 1776. Served in the Montgomery militia. Assisted his father in the manufacture of gunpowder during the war. After the Revolution returned to Orange County, N.C., whre he received a pension for his military service. Ancestor of the NC Trollingers.

Henry Trollinger was born 10 May 1762, near Haw River, North Carolina. During the Revolutionary War he lived with his father in Montgomery County, Virginia, where they owned a salt peter mine and made gunpowder for the Continental Army. Henry served during the Revolution with the Virginia Troops under Captain Trigg for a period of nine months as a mounted horseman. In the summer of 1779 he served three months, joining Colonel Campbell's mounted militia. From April to July 1780, he served under Captain George Parriss against the Indians near New River in Western Virginia. He was called out again in the skirmishes incidental to the battle of Kings Mountain in North Carolina, but was not
present at that battle. In 1782, Henry migrated with his father from Virginia to Orange County, North Carolina. He married Mary Thomas in March of 1789. She was born 25 May 1770 and died 1 October 1851. They were married in Orange County and lived near Haw River until his death, 29 February 1844.

State of North Carolina
Orange County

On the 16th day of September 1832. Personally appeared before the Judge of the Superior Court of Law & Equity in & for said County in open Court now sitting, Henry Trollinger of the said County & State aged between sixty nine and seventy years; who being first duly sworn according to Law doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congres entered the 7th June 1832. That according to his information, upon which he entirely relies, He was born in Orange County North Carolina on the 2nd March 1763 that his father emigrated to the wester part of Virgina Montgomery County where he ... a valuable salt petre cave, in the year 1776 where this declarant was engaged under his father in the manufacture of gun poweder, until the summer of 1779 when he was drafted as a militia man for a three month tour, & to find gun, horse & ammunition. He went into service under the command of Captain Abraham Trigg, and Joseph Boyd as Major there was another company in this detachment commanded by Captain Parris. Montgomery was then a fronteir County in mountain Country in the Western part of Virgina. This decarant in the tour marched through a mountanous counry in a south west direction for some time and joined
Col Campbell who had a small number of mounted militia under him. He took command of the whole, being about 400 strong marched through the western part of North Carolina then to the Moravian Towns in said state, where head quarters were established, making excursion from that point after the tories, some of whom they whiped, others they hanged. From the Moravian Town they marched outwardly toward Mongauton, where they left Col Campbell's command and the declairant with his detachment returns home, where he was discharged a few days after the expiration of his three month tour. The date of his discharge not recollected precisely. It was frosty weather & he thinks about the last week of October. This declarant then resumed his former ... of manufacturing powder for the army until the succeeding spring. In the month of April 1780 this declairant was called on to serve against the indians who were then doing much injury on the fronteer of the settler had taken refuge. The service of the declarant with ten others, was to guard the fort, & to keep watch for the enemy around & about the plantation while the hands were cultivating the crop. After the crop was sufficenntly cultivated, Captain Parris discharged this declarant in the early part of July. His tour was something more than three months & the duty performed intirely on foot. This declarant after returning home in a few days was again called into service under his former Captain Abraham Trigg, under whom he had Marched into Carolina the preceeding year. He cannot now distincly recollect whether he went by draft or as a volunteer. (note above) The troops on this tour were to act against the British & Tories. The place of Revdeous for some day, was at the head mines in Wythe County Va. Two companies on foot under the command of Captain Parris & Trigg consisting of nearly 200 men, performed a most fatiguing march up the New River nearly to it's source through a most rugged & mountainous country with the purpose of joining the residue of our regiment Commanded by Col Campbell sent but could not form effect a junction before the battle of Kings Mountain. We were ordered to intercept a force supposed to be nearly 400 strong of British & Tories whom we met not far from the Yadkin River on what was called the Shallow Ford road. We met unexpectedly hastily formed the ... in numbers much again us, but having some a perfect markman as any perhaps in the world, The commander of the enemy was immediatily killed, five rifle balls having gone through him & his hourse. The enemy fell back & formed again after several rounds the enemy fled & as this declarant understood dispersed, leaving sixteen dead on the ground & 10 or 12 badly wounded_ On our side we had but one killed & 5 wounded_ The sword of the slain officer was a valuable one & was given to Captain Parris, he being considered the best marksman in the engagement. We ranged about a few days chastining the tories, and then returned home & were discharged sometime in the month of November. This declarant cannot remember the precise length of the last tour. Though his imferetion & belief is that his active service in the three tours amounted to nine months & he thinks upward. He resumed busines of making powder, at which he urtained counsiderable lols by reson of receiving in ely ment Continental money which turned out to be of little or no value. In the spring of the year 1782 he returned to the County of Orange North Carolina.



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