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John Dick



MARGARET DICK, Pulaski County

Contributed by:  Dale Cordner
Date: 4 September 2002

In Pulaski Margaret filed for a Widow's pension (Grant 8668, Archives film 0809.)

She states:

John Dick enlisted in 1775 or 1776 for a term of 15 months in Capt. Brown's Co. (this and all other service in Sumpter's Regiment.)

Battle of Ft Mottrie and defense of Charleston, wounded by a ball in the hip.

He and Margaret married 1 Mar 1778 by Alexander Walker, magistrate.

After 1778 he served as a scout and was recalled under Captain Bete (sp) for 4 months.

In 1780 he served 3-4 months under Captain Belle.

In 1781 drafted under Capt Bell, appointed Sargant in mounted troop. Taken prisoner in Georgia and lodged in Orangeburg jail for 4 weeks then exchanged. Stormed Columbia, battles of St Morries, St Augustus, Savanah, Eauta Springs, Gilford Courthouse.

Lists children (from family bible)

South Carolina:

Sarah 20 Nov 1778,

Samuel 11 Oct 1782,

James 31 Aug 1784,

John Jr 20 Oct 1786,

Archibald 28 Dec 1788,

uncertain state

Alexander 29 Sept 1793,

Margaret 21 Sept 1795,


South Carolina

William 5 Apr 1798,

Nancy 8 Jun 1800.

Misc: she was 79 at the app. date 29 Jul 1841 she had a brother Samuel, who was murdered by tories on the steps of the family home.

Her sister Rebecca married Robert Adams 2 Apr 1778.

Rebecca wrote in support of the application.

Her father's name was James.

John Dick was a distant relative and was living in the Wiley home at his enlistment

Samuel Allen wrote in support of the application, an acquaintance of the family had spoke with John of their experiences in the war.

Click here to see Robert's Revolutionary War participants entry.


Robert is buried in the Adams/Ansel Cemetery.

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