Col. Philemon Waters, III

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Philemon Waters, III, Colonel

Birthplace: Prince William, Virginia
Death: Died in Newberry, South Carolina, USA
Place of Burial: buried on his plantation, Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Philemon Waters, Jr. and Sarah Huguenot Waters
Husband of Mary Rose Berry
Father of Rhoda Farrow; ROSANNA Waters; PHILEMON BERRY Waters and WILKS BERRY Waters
Brother of William Waters; Rosanna Farrow; Boardwine Waters; Thomas Willoughby Waters; Sarah Head and 5 others

Occupation: Surveyor, soldier, Colonel
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About Col. Philemon Waters, III

A Patriot of the American Revolution for SOUTH CAROLINA with the rank of COLONEL. DAR Ancestor # A122245

Colonel Philemon Waters was a native of Virginia, born near the Potomac River, in Prince William County. He was a feisty youth growing up and fighting with his friends, causing the towns people of Barryville to call the town, Battletown. "He fought in the French and Indian War, as well as the Revolutionary War alongside George Washington in both wars." During the French and Indian War, he fought with General Edward Braddock under the command of Col. Joshua Fry. Lt. Col. George Washington took command following the deaths of Braddock and Fry. For Waters' service he was given land in South Carolina in a town called Newberry. Col. Waters was buried on his plantation in South Carolina. Colonel Waters was the twin brother to Rosanna Waters Farrow, a Revolutionary war heroine. His brother, Major Thomas Willoughby Waters, as well as his 16 year old son, Philemon (Ferry Phil) Waters fought in the Revolutionary War. Col. Water's was the 3X great uncle of Brigadier General John Herbert Kelly C.S.A., "The Boy General of the Confederacy",who fought and died in the American Civil War.


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Col. Philemon Waters, III's Timeline

June 1, 1734
Prince William, Virginia
April 4, 1762
Age 27
Charleston, /Charleston, South Carolina
March 29, 1796
Age 61
Newberry, South Carolina, USA
Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina, United States