General William Lenoir

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William Lenoir, Sr., General

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Brunswick County, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Lenoir, I and Mourning Lenior
Husband of Ann Lenoir
Father of William Ballard Lenoir, Jr.,; Mary Lenoir; Thomas Lenoir; Elizabeth Lenoir; Walter Raleigh Lenoir and 4 others
Brother of Nancy "Ann" Lenoir; Robert Crawley Lenor; Elizabeth "Betty" Lattimore; Leah Norwood; Mary Perry and 5 others

Occupation: Revolutionary War General
Managed by: Susanna White
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About General William Lenoir

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA with the rank of CAPTAIN. DAR Ancestor #: A069232

BIOGRAPHY: The Lenoir Family

Lenoir City (first known as Lenoir's Station) was named for the patriarch of the Lenoir family, General William Lenoir, and was founded by his eldest son General William Ballard Lenoir. General Lenoir was born on May 8, 1751 in Brunswick County, VA and was the youngest son of Thomas and Mourning Lenoir. At age 8, the he moved with his family to Surry County, NC.

BIOGRAPHY: General Lenoir had an extensive military and political career. Prior to the Revolutionary War, he went out on numerous expeditions against the Indians. During the Revolutionary War, he first served as 1st Lieutenant under Colonel Cleveland and then voluteered as a private during a forced march to overtake Ferguson at King's Mountain. After the war in 1795, he became a General in North Carolina Militia. As a reward for his military service, North Carolina awarded him 5000 acres located along the bank of the Tennessee River. Unfortunately, he could not occupy his lands, because others claimed ownership of the land. Finally in 1809, after a lengthy court battle, all claims were resolved, and the courts determined that General Lenoir was legally entitled to the land. In September 1809, he deeded this land to his eldest son Major William Ballard Lenoir.

BIOGRAPHY: After finishing his military career, General Lenoir embarked on his political career. He served two years as a Clerk of Wilkes County, NC. He was appointed Justice of the Peace and later served in both branches of the legislature. During his last term in the Senate, he served as President of the Senate. Later, he became the first President of the Trustees of the University of North Carolina.

BIOGRAPHY: On May 1, 1833, he applied for a military pension for his Revolutionary War Services (Pension S7137). On May 6, 1839 he died.

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General William Lenoir's Timeline

1751
May 8, 1751
Brunswick County, Virginia, United States
1772
1772
Age 20
1775
September 1, 1775
Age 24
Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States
1780
1780
Age 28
Fort Defiance, Wilkes Co., NC, USA
1783
1783
Age 31
1786
1786
Age 34
1788
1788
Age 36
1789
1789
Age 37
1792
1792
Age 40
1796
1796
Age 44