John Ramage (c.1720 - c.1799) MP

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Birthplace: Laurens, SC
Death: Died in Clinton, Laurens, South Carolina, United States
Managed by: Tamie Jane Dublin Johnson
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About John Ramage

A Patriot of the American Revolution for SOUTH CAROLINA (SOLDIER). DAR Ancestor #: A093704

Notes for John Ramage:

Duncan Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery Inscription:

IN MEMORY OF

JOHN RAMAGE

EARLY SETTLER

AND

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY

WAR PATRIOT

OF

LAURENS DISTRICT SC

HIS WIFE JEAN ADAIR

AND FAMILY

In 1773, John Ramage received a Royal Grant consisting of 500 acres of land located near Duncan's Creek Presbyterian Church. The land had been surveyed in 1772 and the grant was signed in 1773. The land was located near the land granted Joseph Adair (Index to Mermorial Grants, South Carolina Archives, Vol.28,pg 112.)

During the late 1980's documents were found that would prove that John Ramage of Laurens District, SC was an American Patriot during the American Revolution. He was among the Patiots who were a part of the American invasion of East British Florida during 1778.

A monument in memory of John Ramage and his family is erected at Duncan's Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

John Ramage, thought to have been born during the 1720's, settled in Laurens County, South Carolina during the mid-1760's. The earliest reference of John Ramage being in what is now Laurens County, South Carolina is a petition made by John on 2 December 1766 for 200 acres of land. In 1768, John Vaughn received 150 acres “butting and bounding to the south on land laid out for John Ramage.” This land was located on Warriors Creek in the northern part of what is now Laurens County, South Carolina (Colonial Plats, Volume 14, page 534).

Records in 1770, would indicate that John Ramage never took procession of the land which had been surveyed for him on Warriors Creek. A Memorial of 500 acres presented to Edward Garrett in 1770 was described as being located in the forks between the Broad and Saluda Rivers including a “former survey laid out for John Ramage on a branch of Enoree River called Warriors Creek” (Memorials, Volume 10, page 299, from roll 881, AD 647).

In 1773, John Ramage received a Royal Grant consisting of 500 acres of land located near Duncan's Creek Presbyterian Church. The land had been surveyed in 1772 and the grant was signed in 1773. This land was also located near the land granted to Joseph Adair (Index to Memorial Grants, South Carolina Archives, Volume 28, page 112).

John Ramage's wife was named Jean (sometimes listed as Jane). She appeared on the estate settlement of Joseph Adair (ca. 1790) as being his daughter. We do not know the birth date of Jean (Jane) Adair Ramage. It appears that John Ramage had children during the 1750's (maybe as early as 1747) before they migrated to South Carolina. This has led some to wonder if Jean was John's second wife. Documentation has been found that would indicate that the following were children of John Ramage: Mary Ramage Dillard, Benjamin Ramage, and Josiah Ramage. While we think that it is possible that James Ramage and/or Capt. Joseph Ramage were sons of John Ramage, we have found no document that would substantiate this. We would hope to find a legal document that will list all of the children of John Ramage.

-------------------- Revolutionary War Patriot

Earliest known pioneer ancestor of Livingston Co Ramages

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John Ramage's Timeline

1720
1720
Laurens, SC
1744
1744
Age 24
1747
June 5, 1747
Age 27
Pennsylvania, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States
1750
1750
Age 30
1755
1755
Age 35
Laurens, South Carolina
1764
1764
Age 44
Clinton, Laurens, South Carolina, United States
1767
1767
Age 47
1769
1769
Age 49
1771
1771
Age 51
1773
October 4, 1773
Age 53
Clinton, Laurens, South Carolina, United States