Harriet Prudence Hall (Patterson) (1743 - 1839)

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Birthplace: Wales
Death: Died in York, South Carolina, USA
Managed by: Daniel Robert May
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About Harriet Prudence Hall (Patterson)

Prudence married John Hall in 1763 in Charleston, SC and quickly had her first child named Margaret. Prudence went on to have 9 children in all. While raising 9 children, husband John entered into the Revolutionary War and fought for South Carolina. It is here where Prudence became a heroine of her day.

Sometime prior to the Revolution they left Charleston and moved to upper South Carolina and settled in York Dist. near Rock Hill. Here they bought land on Little Allison Creed and built their home among a large grove of fine old trees and a big spring. It is at this very place that was destined to play an important part in the history of the American Revolution. Here a brick store was erected which became the trading post for salt.

While riding one day Prudence was tending to her milk cows, she heard a noise of moaning and groaning of someone in great distress. She quickly rode until she found a man lying in the water after the indians had scalped him and left him for dead. Prudence nursed him back to life and he lived to a ripe old age.

Prudence and three other women rode horseback to Charleston during the Revolution, when the British besieged Charleston under the guise of purchasing medicine. They were held up by the British as spies, but their protest that their mission was to purchase medicine, they were allowed to pass the British ranks. They got their medicine and returned. Not before Prudence had delivered an important message to the American Army, which she carried hidden in her petticoat. She had outwitted them all!

from: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nwa/prudence.html

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Harriet Prudence Patterson's Timeline

1743
1743
Wales
1757
1757
Age 14
Delaware, USA
1763
1763
Age 20
South Carolina, USA
1764
June 17, 1764
Age 21
South Carolina, USA
1764
Age 21
York, South Carolina, USA
1771
1771
Age 28
Rocky Creek, Jackson, Florida, USA
1776
May 9, 1776
Age 33
York, South Carolina, USA
1781
September 21, 1781
Age 38
York, South Carolina, USA
1786
1786
Age 43
1839
August 15, 1839
Age 96
York, South Carolina, USA