Capt. Sherwood Bugg (1720 - 1782)

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Birthplace: New Kent, VA
Death: Died in A prison ship near Savannah, GA
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About Capt. Sherwood Bugg

A Patriot of the American Revolution for GEORGIA with the rank of CAPTAIN. DAR Ancestor #: A016730

History:

Captain Sherwood Bugg (1720-1782) was born in Kent County, VA. He married his wife, Elizabeth Hobson, in Virginia in 1752. He later resided at Beach Island, South Carolina. During the Revolution , his home at Beach Island, where his wife nursed the wounded, was often raided by the Tories and the British. Captain Bugg commanded a company in Colonel James Jackson's Georgia Line. He was taken prisoner during the Revolution and taken to a prison ship at the mouth of the Savannah River. Near the close of the war he was released. Starved and sick, he managed to get home and died a few days later. He is buried in Augusta, GA. In 1786 his widow obtained a grant of land in Franklin Co., GA for his service in the Revolution.

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Sherwood Bugg b. 7/8/1720 d. c 1783

He served as a Captain in Jackson's Legionary Corps of the Contnental Army and in the Richmond County Georgia Militia. He was captured by the British and held on a prison ship at Savannah where he died.

See:

1. "Georgia's Roster of the Revolution" p. 15, 33

2. "Georgia's Society D.A.R.: Histories of Revolutionary Soldiers" page 69

"Georgia Revolutionary Soldiers & Sailors, Patriots & Pioneers" Vol. 2, page 156

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Capt. Sherwood Bugg's Timeline

1720
July 8, 1720
New Kent, VA
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Age 24
Virginia
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