Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Grainger County

The following list contains the names and brief descriptions of the 61 Revolutionary War Soldiers believed to have been buried in Grainger County. The list was compiled by regional Cemetery Historian, Robert McGinnis.  Mr. McGinnis’ 4 volumes of Grainger County cemetery transcriptions are available from him.  See the e-mail link in the Contact Us menu.

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Abbott, John Born circa 1748 died May 10 1828, burial location unknown: Sergeant in the NC Continental Line. Pension List of 1818.
Antrican, Francis Born Hillsborough, NC circa 1762, Revolutionary War Soldier
Atkinson, William Born circa 1755 died before 1821, burial location unknown: Enlisted in Cumberland County, Virginia under Capt. Kirkpatrick in the 8th Virginia Regiment under Col. Gaskins and Col. Posey.
Bean, George Dates unknown, burial location unknown: Watauga Rifleman under Col. Sevier. Settled at Bean Station in 1792.
Bean, William Born Pennsylvania circa 1720 died May 1782, Captain Watauga Rifleman under Col. Sevier 1776 – 1780. founder of Bean Station.
Beeler, Joseph Born July 5 1762 died August 22 1845, buried in Liberty Hill Cemetery (Beeler’s Chapel): grave DAR marked; Served at King’s Mt.
Bethell, John Isham Born Henrico County, Virginia December 15 1755 died December 17 1848, burial location unknown: Private in Company of Capt. Prosser, Regiment of Col. Woodson Virginia Line
Blair, John Died May 14 1793, buried at Bean Station, possibly in Cobb Cemetery: grave unmarked; Lieutenant Colonel under Col. Gilbert Christian at King’s Mt. and in attack on Tellico Indians in 1780.
Bowen, Henry Dates unknown, Revolutionary War Soldier, Will in Grainger County March 26 1806.
Bowen, John Born Augusta County, Virginia circa 1766, died 1819, buried in Hammers cemetery south of Rutledge: grave unmarked; Private under Lieutenant Reece during war, one of three men of this name who fought at King’s Mt.
Brochus, John Born circa 1741, burial location unknown, Served in Virginia Line. age 77 years in Pension List of 1818 of Grainger County.
Cabbage, Adam Born Chester County, Pennsylvania April 1755 died March 17 1844, buried in Cabbage family cemetery at Black Fox: grave DAR marked; Private in Company of Capt. Clark, Regiment of Muhlenburg Virginia Line.
Cabbage, John Born February 24 1758 died January 8 1852, buried in Cabbage family cemetery at Black Fox: grave DAR marked; Private in Capt. Marshall’s Regiment of Col. Bird’s Virginia Militia.
Chamberlain, Jeremiah Born Ireland 1740 died 1830, buried in Chamberlain family cemetery which was removed during construction of Cherokee Dam, graves are now buried in Martha Sunderland Cemetery in Hamblen County: grave marked; Served with Col. John Sevier in 1781 on expedition against Chickamauga Tories.
Clay, William Born Chesterfield County, Virginia August 11 1760 died August 4 1841, buried in family cemetery on farm at Red House, cemetery now destroyed: grave marker no longer found; Enlisted in Chesterfield County in 1776 and again in Amelia County in 1781. Was at the Siege of Yorktown.
Coffee, Benjamin Born Spotsylvania County, Virginia circa 1747 died January 4 1834, buried near Indian Creek near the Clinch River and Hancock County line. Served in the NC Militia. Was at King’s Mt.
Collins, Lewis Born circa 1753, Soldier in Revolutionary War, age 87 in 1840 Census of Grainger County.
Counce, Nicholas Born circa 1750, Served in the NC Line. age 82 years in the 1832 Pension List of Grainger County.
Ellis, Joseph Born circa 1763, Revolutionary War Soldier: age 77 years in 1840 census of Grainger County.
Estes, John Born Louisa County, Virginia October 14 1751, Enlisted from Halifax County, Virginia February 9 1777 in 9th Virginia Regiment, at Battle of Brandywine: aged 82 years in 1832 Pension List of Grainger County.
Grantham, Richard Born March 16 1754 died June 22 1846, buried in family cemetery on land which was flooded during the construction of Cherokee Dam: grave left undisturbed with marker, marker has since disappeared. Enlisted in 1st SC Regiment under Col. Pinckney.
Hightower, Epaphroditus Died February 13 1819, buried in the Clay family cemetery, now destroyed. Revolutionary War Soldier. In 1818 Pension List of Grainger County.
Hill, Joab Unknown, Revolutionary War Soldier: in Grainger County in 1799.
Hines, James Dates unknown, Served in the Virginia Line: in 1818 Pension List of Grainger County.
Howell, Benjamin Born Granville County, Virginia March 10 1753, Served in the NC Line, aged 81 years in the 1832 Pension List of Grainger County.
James, John Frederick Dates unknown, Served in Maryland Continental Line: In 1818 Pension List of Grainger County.
Jennings, Royal Born Henrico County, Virginia circa 1762 died February 1 1839, buried in family cemetery, but grave was later moved to Locust Grove Cemetery: grave unmarked; Enlisted as Private in 1779 under Capt. Dudley Basdel and Col Fleming, at Battle of Camden and Siege of Yorktown.
Lane, James Born circa 1744, Service in the Virginia Line: age 88 in the 1832 Pension List of Grainger County.
Lloyd, Thomas S. Born North Carolina December 26 1763 died April 15 1857, buried in family cemetery on State Route 92 near Shiloh: grave marked; Appointed Lieutenant in 1781 in NC Brigade.
Long, John Born Londonderry, Ireland circa 1737 died circa 1826, buried Bethesda Cemetery in Hamblen county: grave DAR marked; Served under Col. Shelby, fought at King’s Mt.
McAnally, David Born Albemarle County, Virginia August 15 1748 died December 24 1835, burial located unknown, Enlisted under Capt. John Higginbotham, guard to British prisoners taken under Burgoyne at Albemarle barracks, Col. Taylor in command, joined army against Cornwallis and served 9 months.
McGinnis, Edward Born circa 1759 died circa 1817, buried in grave inside the walled Latham Cemetery at Thornhill: grave unmarked; Revolutionary War Soldier who fought in the Battle of Cowpens and at the Battle of Ticonderoga.
Massengill, Michael Born Northampton County, NC March 1 1756 died October 1834, buried in private cemetery on Owl Hole Gap Road: grave DAR marked; Served under Capt.’s Womack, Shelby, bean and Burnett and Col.’s Clark, Shelby and Williams, age 78 in the 1832 Pension List of Grainger County.
Midkiff, Josiah [Isaiah] Born circa 1758, Served in Virginia Line, age 74 years in 1832 Pension List of Grainger County.
Moody, George Born Bedford County, Virginia circa 1760 died October 25 1840, originally buried in Moody family cemetery, grave relocated to New Blackwell Branch Baptist Church Cemetery during construction of Cherokee Dam: grave unmarked; Served as Private under Capt. Everett Meade in 2nd Virginia Regiment under Col. Alexander Spotswood.
Morgan, Valentine Born circa 1759, Served in the North Carolina Line, age 73 years in the 1832 Pension List of Grainger County.
Morris, William Born circa 1736, Served in North Carolina Line, In 1818 Pension List of Grainger County.
Nunn, Wharton Born circa 1755 died circa 1842, Served in the Virginia Line.
Payne, Isaac Born Maryland circa 1735 died circa 1827, Served as Soldier or Patriot in Revolutionary War in North Carolina.
Perrin, Joseph died circa 1808, Served in Revolutionary War 1776 – 1781, was a member of the expedition against the Cherokee Indians in 1780.
Poindexter, Chapman Born circa 1759 died May 21 1851, Enlisted in Louisa County, Virginia under Capt. John Saunders, served in Battle of Guilford Courthouse and Camden. Age 74 years in 1832 Pension List of Grainger County.
Rucker, Colby Born in Culpepper County, Virginia April 10 1760 died January 20 1852, buried in the Rucker family cemetery on Coffey Chapel Road: grave DAR marked; Served in NC Militia.
Russell, George Born Virginia circa 1740 died circa 1797, Served as a Captain of a Washington County Company under Col. John Sevier.
Sellers, James Born circa 1757, Served in NC Line. age 75 years in 1832 Pension List of Grainger County.
Shannon, William Born Chester County, Pennsylvania, Enlisted from Cumberland County, Virginia under Capt. Brady in Pennsylvania Company, served in Pennsylvania Militia: age 77 in 1832 Pension List of Grainger County.
Stone, Robert Born Halifax County, Virginia circa 1760 died circa 1844, buried possibly in Stone cemetery near Holston River: grave unmarked; Patriot, known to have rendered aid to the cause.
Stone, William Born in Amelia County, Virginia circa 1742 died after 1813, Served in Capt. Bean’s Company of Territorial Militia.
Tanner, John Born circa 1759, Revolutionary War Soldier: In 1840 census of Grainger County.
Tate, David Born Augusta County, Virginia circa 1759 died August 7 1838, originally buried in the Chamberlain Cemetery, but grave was relocated to the Martha Sunderland Cemetery in Hamblen County during the construction of Cherokee Dam: Enlisted in Botetourt County, Virginia in 1780, served until 1782 under Capt. Ballard Smith and Col’s. Buford and Campbell. At Battle of Ninety-Six and Eutaw Springs.
Taylor, Daniel Born Powhatan County, Virginia August 13 1761 died November 25 1834, buried in the Livingston Cemetery below Bean Station: grave DAR marked; Served as a Private under Capt. Thomas Bush and Col. Abraham Penn, was at the Battle of Shallow Ford of the Yadkin.
Taylor, James Born Virginia February 28 1731 died April 4 1815, buried in the Livingston cemetery below Bean Station: grave unmarked; Served as Private in Virginia Militia.
Thompson, James Died circa 1807, Served in Capt. James Adams Company of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Militia. Will probated in Grainger County May 1807.
Treace, Michael Born circa 1757, Revolutionary War Soldier: age 75 years in the 1832 Pension List of Grainger County.
Vandigriff, Jacob Born circa 1758, Served in Virginia Militia: age 74 years in 1832 Pension List of Grainger County.
Vineyard, John Born Maryland circa 1750 died July 21 1834, buried in old Vineyard Cemetery near Little Valley Road: grave DAR marked; Served under Thomas Gaddis in Virginia, A D C to General Wayne.
Welch, Robert Born circa 1758, Served in Virginia Militia: pensioned in Grainger County, 1834.
Williams, Shadrack Born September 10 1762 died July 15 1839, Served in Virginia Line: age 72 in 1832 Pension List of Grainger County.
Williams, Willoughby Born Dobbs County, NC circa 1756 died June 6 1802, died in Grainger County enroute to Davidson County. Enlisted as Private in 1776 under Col. Abraham Shepherd in NC Regiment, was at Battle of Cowpens.
Williford, Jacob Born circa 1754, Served in the NC Line, age 78 in 1832 Pension List of Grainger County.
Wolfenbarger, Peter Born circa 1751 died circa 1833, buried in the Clapp family cemetery North of Clinch Mt: grave DAR marked; Private Virginia Militia.
Yancy, Ambrose Born circa 1763, served in Virginia Line: age 69 in 1832 Pension List of Grainger County.

2 Responses to “Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Grainger County”

  1. Pamela Brett says:

    I have a correction for Midkiff, Josiah.

    It should read “Isaiah Midkiff” born 18 Dec 1760 Halifax County, Virginia served in the Virginia and North Carolina lines. A member of the first grand jury of the Grainger county court organized in 1796.

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