John Dameron (Damron), Sr. (1757 - 1836)

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Birthplace: Northumberland, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Williamson, Illinois, United States
Occupation: traveling Methodist minister.
Managed by: Catherine "Erin" Serafina Liora Spiceland
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About John Dameron (Damron), Sr.

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Birth: Jan. 12, 1757

Death: 1835

John was born in Albemarle Co, VA probably to Moses Damron and Aggie Owl (probably Howell). According to Dameron-Damron family genealogist, Helen Foster Snow, John was a drummer in the Revolution War and was listed as sick at Valley Forge. The drum he played was passed to his son, John, Jr, who passed it down to his son John Shultz Damron. When John Shultz Damron left Texas to go to CA, they had to cross the Pegos River. They had too many items to cross, so the drum was abandoned.

Capt. John was married twice.

His first wife was Anna Ladd, his first cousin. They were married circa 1779 in VA.

His second wife was Cynthia who he married circa 1806.

Capt. John was also a traveling Methodist minister.

Due to county line changes at that time period, his will was written in Franklin Co, IL, and filed in Johnson Co, although today his body is interred in present day Williamson Co. His will was written in 1835, so he died sometime after that (Find A Grave doesn't accept circa dates or 1830s dates in the date fields above).

For more information on Capt. John, please refer to the Dameron Damron Family Association web site's page on Capt. John.


Family links:

Children:
  • John Damron (1791 - 1856)*
  • George Damron (1793 - 1840)*

Burial: Drake Cemetery New Burnside Williamson County Illinois, USA

Created by: Cheri Mello Record added: May 11, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 26749783

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John Dameron, Sr.'s Timeline

1757
January 12, 1757
Northumberland, Virginia, United States
1780
1780
Age 22
1791
May 19, 1791
Age 34
Virginia, USA
1793
March 12, 1793
Age 36
Russell, Virginia, USA
1806
1806
Age 48
1836
September 5, 1836
Age 79
Williamson, Illinois, United States
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