Joseph Bouchillon (1729 - 1799)

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Birthplace: France
Death: Died
Managed by: Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator
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About Joseph Bouchillon

On July 18, 1764, in the Council Hall of Charleston, South Carolina, Joseph Bouchillon made his oath of allegiance to the English Crown. In return, he received his individual land grant for the new town the British were calling Hillsboro, after Lord Hillsboro, Secretary of State. Joseph's grant was for 150 acres - 50 acres for each person in the family.

By July 17, the colonists were ready to set out for New Bordeaux. They quickly were mired in the muddy roads and became stranded for a week. Two days later, a second party set out and were stranded as well. The remaining colonists, mainly women and children, remained in Charleston until the roads were passable.

Joseph married Matthew Beraud's widow, Elizabeth, on December 16, 1766 at New Bordeaux.

Joseph fought in the Revolutionary War, serving as a Lieutenant in the South Carolina Militia under Co. Robert Anderson. He led a unit known as the Bordeaux Regiment, comprised of Huguenot settlers from the Abbeville area. His DAR number is A012490.

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Age 16
December 16, 1766
Age 37
New Bordeaux, Abbeville, South Carolina
Age 70