George Fleming (1730 - 1805)

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Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Winsboro, South Carolina, United States
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About George Fleming

George Fleming, a native of England, sailed from Ireland for America with a gentleman named Kelso. The ship was wrecked three miles from the American coast (not known exactly), A day or two before it was lost a boy on the ship said he was troubled about a dream he had had the night before. He dreamed a rat bit off his big toe. During a terrific storm the vessel was driven on the rocks. The boat’s crew tore up planks and made a raft and put off, leaving the passengers to their fate. George Fleming and his friend emptied their chest and threw their money overboard (they had a large amount of coin) and lashed their chests together, and tying a rope to them threw them overboard. They asked the boy who had the dream to jump into the chest, but could not prevail upon him to try, but he said “I will hold the rope for you”. Fleming jumped and caught the chests, although he was large and heavy. Kelso, the more active of the two, jumped but missed them and sank to rise no more. The boy went down with the wreck. Fleming floated to shore as the tide was coming in. One good swimmer swam to shore. One woman drifted to shore on the quarter deck with two children. One of them was dead from cold, one of them only was her own. The long boat had been lost on the voyage. When the storm arose the captain sent out a boat for a pilot, but it was never heard of again. George Fleming went to Charleston, S.C., afterward to Virginia, where he bought convicts. He became acquainted with and married Mrs. Brown, whose husband had been killed by Indians. She was the Sidneh Rosine before mentions. George Fleming was a widower with one son named James when he met Mrs. Brown.

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George Fleming's Timeline

1730
1730
England, United Kingdom
1755
1755
Age 25
1764
1764
Age 34
Bull's Run, Winnsboro, Fairfield, South Carolina, USA
1775
1775
Age 45
VA, USA
1783
1783
Age 53
Winsboro, South Carolina, United States
1805
1805
Age 75
Winsboro, South Carolina, United States
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