Captain William A. Sherrill

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William Sherrill, Captain

Birthplace: Cecil County, Maryland, USA
Death: Died in Catawba, North Carolina, USA
Place of Burial: Sherrill Family Cemetery , Sherrills Ford, Catawba, NC, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Adam "The Pioneer" Sherrill and Elizabeth Sherrill
Husband of Agnes Marie Sarah Sherrill
Father of Mary Ann Sherrill; Sarah Sherrill; Jacob S. Sherrill; William J Sherrill; Joshua White SHERRILL and 6 others
Brother of Samuel Sherrill, Sr.; Uriah "Ute" Sherrill; Adam Sherrill, Jr.; Aquilla "Quillar" Sherrill; Isaac Sherrill and 3 others
Half brother of Aquilla Sherrill

Managed by: Christine Lee McQuaide
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About Captain William A. Sherrill

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA. DAR Ancestor # A103445


Captain Sherrill served with Colonel, later Brig. Gen. John Sevier in the Battle of King's Mountain. (History of Catawba County, NC page 77). -------------------- He married and settled on Catawba River, NC , but moved to Tenn. Later he returned to N. Carolina where he died. Buried at Sherrill (Babel) Cemetery, Lincoln Co. North Carolina. Arrived at the Catawba River at age 24 with his wife and two children. Wanda L. Clark,1304 East Miami, McAlester, Oklahoma 74501.' BIOGRAPHY: Page 497, Alexander County: 'Adam Sherril [sic] was born inAmerica around 1697. Researchers disagree as to which colony, but theyall agree that he crossed the Catawba River with his eight sons to becomethe first white settler in what is now Catawba County in 1747. A monumenthas been placed by his descendants at the crossing site which has becomeknown as Sherill's Ford. Adam and Elizabeth, his wife, had eight sons. Atleast three of them went on to Tennessee. It is the line of their sonWilliam (1723-1786) that we will follow.' BIOGRAPHY: 'He married Agnes White in 1743 and they lived near DudleyShoals in Caldwell County.' In Alexander County Book - 'Sarah married him in Virginia.' Rev ParteeBolick

  1. Event-Misc 07 OCT 1780 Battle of King's Mountain, SC
  2. Note: Capt. William Sherrill was said to have participated in this battle.
   'Captain William Sherrill was allowed by the Assembly 27 pounds and 15 shillings for service rendered by himself and ten other men on expedition to Silver Creek and Quaker Meadows (Located now in Burke County). C.R. 9-257. Compare C.R. 22-878.'
   [He was commisioned as a Capt during the Revolutionary War and later served at the Battle of King's Mountain.]

In an earlier record is found a petition signed by the same William Sherrill, of Anson County (later Tryon and afterward Lincoln) with others asking for a land grant of 600 acres for himself. (1752) C.R. 4-1014


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Captain William A. Sherrill's Timeline

May 1, 1723
Cecil County, Maryland, USA
April 12, 1743
Age 19
Augusta, Virginia, United States
May 1, 1744
Age 21
October 24, 1746
Age 23
Augusta, Virginia, USA
March 20, 1748
Age 24
Anson, NC, USA
September 25, 1750
Age 27
Anson, North Carolina, United States
April 1752
Age 28
December 10, 1754
Age 31
Rowan/Lincoln, North Carolina, United States
February 28, 1758
Age 34
October 15, 1759
Age 36
Sherills Ford, Catawba, North Carolina, United States