John Brockman, Jr. (Colonial Militia)

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John Brockman, Jr.

Birthplace: St. Thomas Parish, Orange Co., Va
Death: Died in Spartanburg County, SC, USA
Place of Burial: Greenville, SC
Immediate Family:

Son of John Brockman, Sr. and Mary Collins
Husband of Amelia Brockman
Father of Mary Dean and Henry Martin Brockman
Brother of Hannah Bastin; Susannah Brockman; Mary Bledsoe; Joseph Brockman; Sarah Brockman and 7 others
Half brother of Caleb Jennings; Joshua Jennings and Mary Jennings

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About John Brockman, Jr. (Colonial Militia)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA. DAR Ancestor # A014750

John Brockman, Jr. (May 8, 1735 – January 31, 1801) was an officer in the North Carolina militia during the American Revolutionary War.

Early years

Brockman was born in King and Queen County, Virginia to John and Mary (Collins) Brockman, who later moved to Orange County, Virginia. His mother was the daughter of Captain Joseph Collins and Susannah Robertson. John Jr. was the grandson of Samuel Brockman and the great-grandson of Henry Brockman who was a primary founder of the English Brockman family in the United States. John Brockman, Jr., was orphaned when his father died; the court appointed a guardian, Kelly Jennings (second husband of Mary Collins), for Brockman's younger siblings, but excluded John as he was over the age of 14.

John Brockman, Jr., married Amelia Martin, the daughter of Robert and Ann (Eason) Martin. They lived at "Thornhill" in Orange County, Virginia.

American Revolution

During the American Revolutionary War, Brockman has been reputed to be the colonel and leader of "John Brockman's Regiment" in the North Carolina militia.

In connection with this, there is a record of Brockman's supplying the Patriot militia, as certified by the secretary of the North Carolina Historical Commission with 2500 pounds currency. The Daughters of the American Revolution have recorded Brockman as a veteran and participated in unveiling a headstone in his honor. However, records are scarce for revolutionary war era militia. Given Brockman's age and wealth, and the fact that he funded the militia it would not have been unusual for him to have been made a titled militia colonel, as opposed to a formal officer. In any event, there do not appear to be formal records indicating that Brockman was colonel in the regular army. If Brockman indeed served in the militia, having come from Caswell County it is likely that he served in the Hillsborough District militia.


Wife: Amelia Martin

Children: Mary Brockman, William Brockman, Major B Brockman, Henry Martin Brockman, Jesse Brockman, Lucy Brockman, Anne Brockman, Frances Frankey Brockman

Siblings: Susannah Brockman, Samuel Brockman, Hannah Brockman, Mary Lewis Brockman, John Brockman, William Brockman, Sarah Brockman, Elizabeth Brockman, Rachel Brockman, Lewis Brockman, Major Brockman

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John Brockman, Jr. (Colonial Militia)'s Timeline

May 8, 1735
St. Thomas Parish, Orange Co., Va
Age 19
January 7, 1759
Age 23
Orange Co., Virginia
December 18, 1764
Age 29
St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Va.
January 31, 1801
Age 65
Spartanburg County, SC, USA
Age 65
Greenville, SC