Ephraim Banner (1753 - 1838)

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Birthplace: Stokes, NC, United States
Death: Died in Stokes, NC, United States
Managed by: Louise Bremer
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Ephraim Banner's Timeline

1753
May 20, 1753
Stokes, NC, United States
1771
1771
Age 17
Surry, NC, United States
1773
1773
Age 19
Surry, NC, United States
1773
Age 19
Stokes, NC, United States
1775
1775
Age 21
Surry, NC, United States
1776
July 13, 1776
- January 15, 1782
Age 23

From Ephriam Banner Sr.’s application for a Revolutionary War pension in the National Archives, as quoted by William P. Banner in his 1979 "The Banner Family of North Carolina":
…he volunteered the 13th of July 1776 at Old Richmond, Surry County now Stokes under Capt. Richard Goode, Lieutenant Thos. Coan, marched under Col. Martin Armstrong to Fishing Creek in Wilks County, the expedition was to relieve a Fort on the Wawtawga which was besieged by the Indians. When at Fishing Creek we received intelligence that the Fort was relieved. We was then marched back to Surry Co. and placed under the command of Col. Joseph Williams and Major Joseph Thruston and was marched to the Long Island of Holston and lay there three of four weeks. Was then joined by the Virginia Troops marched from there under the command of General Christie to the Indian towns on Tennessee River. On our arrival the Indians retreated. We destroyed several of their towns. Whilest there a treaty of peace was concluded with some of the Chiefs, one named Connistola and Black Headed Partridge Chestnut. All was marched back home and discharged. Thinks he served at least five months, that he was discharged in the month of December by Capt. Richard Goode, that he has lost his discharge.

2nd Rendevoused at Old Richmond under Capt. John Halbert and Col. Martin Armstrong. Thinks the first of June 1779. Remained there several days for the purpose of organizing and forming scouting parties to go against the Tories. Was commanded by Major Winston (The company was all mounted men) marched through Surry up the Little Yadkin from thence on Dan River, from there along the Yadkin River. As we marched through the country the disaffected generally joined us and the balance fled or joined the British. That he served in this manner on various tours about twelve months, until August 1780that he turned out, volunteered under Capt. John Morgan and Lt. Mark Hardin for a three month tour. Rendevoused at the Shallow Ford, marched to Marlinburg and joined the regiment under Col. Paistly about the time Paistly horsemen had an encounter with the British. There was a retreat ordered by Genl. Sumner as I understood which was affected Col. Paistlys regiment in the rear. We retreated all that night and arrived at Salisbury the next day. There I learnt the British were retreating the other direction. Was marched to the old Trading Ford on the Yadkin. Made a stand there 2 or 3 weeks. Gen’l Sumner’s army took some other direction. We were marched from there under Gen. Davidson and Col. Paistly through Salisbury to Waxhaw settlement in South Carolina. From thence to the 12 mile Creek, there joined the army under Gen. Morgan and Colonel Washington of the Cavalry. Was shortly after taken sick with the fever. Remained sick there until his term expired. Returned back with the regiment to the Old Trading Ford. Was there discharged and conveyed home in November. Was discharged by Col. Paistly. That he has lost or misplaced his discharge.

Was drafted one time under Capt. Edward Lovel for 3 months. An expedition destined to Wilmington. Was marched to Salem to guard the Legislature which was then meeting there. Served two weeks and the Legislature broke up. Was then marched to Randolph County and joined the regiment under Col. Isaacks. Marched to Chatham County then to Ramsours on Deep River. Whilst there received news that Cornwallis was captured at Little York. Was then marched back and discharged sometime in January by Capt. Edward Lovel without receiving any written discharge.

1776
Age 22
Surry, NC
1777
1777
Age 23
Surry, NC
1793
1793
Age 39
Surry, NC, United States
1794
January 1, 1794
Age 40
Stokes Co., NC