Johann Benedict Folk (c.1760 - 1779) MP

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Birthplace: Ninety Six Dist, SC, USA
Death: Died in Savannah, Chatham, GA, USA
Cause of death: Revolutionary War
Occupation: Revolutionary War Loyalist
Managed by: Catherine "Erin" Spiceland
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Immediate Family

About Johann Benedict Folk

Parents

According to source, "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk [possibly/apparently quoting Joseph Earle Steadman], Jacob Folk was married to Pamona Koon/Coon from 1745-176? and his first 2 children (sons John Benedict and Henry Middleton Folk) were borne by his first wife, Pamona. Source: Other sources list these 2 children as children of Jacob's 2nd wife. Steve Mears, Family Tree Compiler.

Military

Revolutionary War.

"A South Carolina Tory...John Benedict, the eldest son of Jacob, was a Tory on the roll of John Murphy's South Carolina Loyalists in August, September and October of 1779. He died near Savannah Georgia on 1 December 1779." Source: Judy Schrader.

2) "d. 1 Dec 1779 in Rev. War. Listed on roll of Capt. John Murphy's S.C. Loyalists at Savannah, Ga." Source: The Jacob Folk Family.

3) "John Benedict Folk, died 1 December 1779 in Revolutionary War. Listed on roll of Capt. John Murphy's S.C. Loyalists at Savannah, Ga." Source: Epting, John Adam Fam Bio at Dutch Fork Fam Bios.

Birth

Will Abstract: "Jacob Folck. Ninety Six District, tanner. Wife: Catherine, land on Saluda River, Craven County, called 'Barbary Meyer,' use of my plantation where I now live during her life. Sons: eldest John Benedict. said plantation at death of my wife, land next called 'Jacob Folck' land on Hollmon's Creek called 'Casper Fugler,' part of land called 'Ulrick Meyer' on branch of Common's Creek; Jacob, land on branch of Camping Creek granted me, land granted Sharlos(?) Roadgaver. Daus: Eve Catherine, part of land called "Ulrick Meyer;' Elizabeth, land on Saluda River in Craven County granted to Jacob Thomalong. Exors: John Benedict Koon and Ulrick Meyer. Wit: John Sheely, his mark; Michael Leitner. D: 8 July 1775. P: nd. R: nd. p.377."

Comment: The will abstract, which lists John Benedict Folk as "eldest son," would place his DOB before that of Henry Folk; i.e., Bef 1762, and after the 1752 Marriage. Source: Steve Mears

Land, Property

1) "Two years prior to his own death in 1779, Jojn Benedict Folk inherited 250 acres from his father's estate, 100 acres of which was for the use of his mother until she died."

2) Will Abstract of husband, Johann Jacob Folk: "Jacob Folck. Ninety Six District, tanner. Wife: Catherine, land on Saluda River, Craven County, called 'Barbary Meyer,' use of my plantation where I now live during her life. Sons: eldest John Benedict. said plantation at death of my wife, land next called 'Jacob Folck' land on Hollmon's Creek called 'Casper Fugler,' part of land called 'Ulrick Meyer' on branch of Common's Creek; Jacob, land on branch of Camping Creek granted me, land granted Sharlos(?) Roadgaver. Daus: Eve Catherine, part of land called "Ulrick Meyer;' Elizabeth, land on Saluda River in Craven County granted to Jacob Thomalong. Exors: John Benedict Koon and Ulrick Meyer. Wit: John Sheely, his mark; Michael Leitner. D: 8 July 1775. P: nd. R: nd. p.377." Source: John Benedict Folk - by Judy Schrader

Death

Revolutionary War Casualty.

1) "was a Tory on the roll of John Murphy's South Carolina Loyalists in August, September and October of 1779. He died near Savannah Georgia on 1 December 1779." Source: Judy Schrader.

2) "John Benedict Folk - Died in the Revolutionary War on December 1, 1779. He was listed on the roll of Captain John Murphy's South Carolina Loyalists (Tories) presnet at Svaannah, Georgia." Source: "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk [possibly quoting Joseph Earle Steadman].

3) "John Benedict Folk, died 1 December 1779 in Revolutionary War. Listed on roll of Capt. John Murphy's S.C. Loyalists at Savannah, Ga." Source: Epting, John Adam Fam Bio at Dutch Fork Fam Bios.

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Johann Folk's Timeline

1760
1760
SC, USA
1779
December 1, 1779
Age 19
Savannah, Chatham, GA, USA