William Moses Addington (1759 - 1845)

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Birthplace: Bucks, Pennsylvania
Death: Died in Franklin, Macon, North Carolina, United States
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About William Moses Addington

In 1787, William inherited his father's plantation in Union County,SC, with instructions to provide for his mother, Sarah. However, shedid not stay with him, instead traveling to Ohio and Indiana with herson John.

Soon after 1800, William and Delilah sold the farm and moved toBuncombe County, NC, where they lived for 20 years. In the early1820s, they moved west with several of their children to what is nowMacon County, NC. About 1836, William and Delilah moved to Blairsville, Union County, GA. It is believed Williamwas visiting his son, Moses, when he died, and was buried in Franklin,NC, near Moses' home. William's gravestone gives deathdate as 1846,but his will was entered for probate in 1845.

The record of William Addington is established for membership in the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Burial - [place: 1st United Methodist Church, Franklin, Macon County,NC]

William was a veteran of the Revolutionary War, SC line. Delilahfiled an application for a widows pension in Union County, GA in 1848.William had filed in 1833 in Macon Co., NC.

Rev. Pension file of William Addington, W-5598 (from Martha Eastis6/1986)

On this (blank) day of December (no year) appeared at the Courtof Pleas & Quarter Sessions in the town of Franklin, Macon Co. NC,William Addington, resident of said county, age 74, in order to obtainpension under Act June 7, 1832; he entered service in 1781 asvolunteer at the Old Blockhouse at Fairforest, now Union District, SC,under Capt. Wm. Young, Col. Brannon, Lt. Col. Phair? Benj. JooleyMajor, marched to 96 to lay seige to a fort possessed by the Britishand Torys; was placed under the command of Maj. Gen. Green; thenmarched northwest, crossed the Broad River, down the river to a creekcalled Sandy Run below Granby; then marched to Eautaws where he wasdischarged because of a wound received by the fall of a tree a fewweeks before; was in service two months. Volunteered again under Capt.James Bruton at Princes Fort, SC, on August (year not recollected),marched to Keewee, old fort, under Col. Brannon in pursuit of theIndians, 4 weeks. Volunteered third time under Capt. Young andreceived commission as Lt., pursued Indians through GA into NC on theTN River, Gen. Pickens was chief in command, Benj. Jolly Major, Thos.Brannon Col. Killed 3 Indians in the TN river and one white man andtook 2 Indians prisoners and returned to SC and discharged, served 6weeks. Entered again by order of Maj. Jolly, having the command of thecompany, the captain not being out, and was sent to guard someammunition to Orangeburg from Santee, marched thence to Bacons Bridgeon Ashley River near Charlestown and remained there 6 weeks, being outabout 3 months. /s/ William (X) Addington. The whole term of servicewas about 8 months, as near as deponent can recollect, he beingunlettered and of very frail memory. Statement by James King,clergyman, and James Bussel?, citizen in neighborhood (next page notattached).

Affidavit of William (X) Addington, 30 May 1835, that he servedto the best of his recollection, three months as a Private in theRevolution War and that he served at different times and at differentplaces as an officer, that is as a Lieutenant under Capt. Young, atleast ten months, the years not recollected. He had obtained anaffidavit of William Dood since he made his declaration, and he hasheard of more living witnesses.

Affidavit 2 Dec. 1848, in Union Co. GA by Mrs. Delila Addington,resident of Macon Co., age 83; to obtain benefits of pension act ofJuly 1, 1848; she is the widow of William Addington, who was apensioner in Macon Co. NC until a short time before his death, thentransferred to Union Co. GA, at $33.33 per annum; that her husbanddied 8 Sept. 1845; that she was married to her husband 22 Dec. 1782 byIsaac Edwards, a Baptist Minister in SC on Duncans Creek in three?miles of the Enoree River, the District not recollected; she had 13children born in lawful wedlock, 10 of which are now alive within thelast 18 months, namely, John Addington who was born in 1786 or 1787and Henry Addington, William Addington, Moses Addington, JamesAddington, March Addington, Martha Hicks, Delila Huckaby, Mary Logan &Elizabeth F. Curtis. That she knows of no living person who knew ofthe marriage, unless the statement of her oldest children will betaken as proof and her own oaths.

Affidavit 2 June 1849 in Gilmer Co. GA by John Addington, thataccording to the statement of his parents that he was 60 years old on10 Nov. 1848, that he was their 2nd child, that his father WilliamAddington was during the later part of his lifetime a RevolutionaryPensioner in Macon Co. NC and transferred to Union Co. GA, died Sept.1845 leaving a widow Delila Addington, mother of said John Addington;they were married about or soon after the close of the RevolutionaryWar as he has frequently heard his parents say, and he has no doubtfrom his own age that his parents were married about the year 1784;the statements are based on what his parents told him about theirmarriage and his own age, also the date of his own marriage which tookplace on 1 May 1808 in Buncomb Co. NC a few months after he was 19years old. ...

Affidavit 19 July 1849 in Union Co. GA by Delilah Addington, age83 ... she was married 23 Dec. 1784 ... married in Newberry Dist. SC... 13 children ... Jane Addington deceased who was born in January1786, John Addington born 12? (blotted) Nov. 1788, Henry Addingtonborn in 1791, Sarah Addington now Sarah Harrison born 1793, WilliamAddington born 1795, Moses Addington born 1797, James Addington born1799, March Addington born 1802, Delilah Addington now Delilah Huckabyborn 1804, Martha Addington now Martha Hicks born 1806, PollyAddington now Polly Logan born 1808, Elizabeth Addington now ElizabethCurtis born 1810 and one died in infancy having no name ... (remaindersimilar to above).

(MAD: March Addington in 1870 Union Co. GA)

The following was submitted as a news item on the Turn/LoganMyFamily.com website:

While searching for my family in the DAR book, I found familyinformation on Mary Polly Addington that married Drury Logan, thoughtI would share.

A Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers and Patriots whose Descendants werein Georgia:

This book is the 1988-1900 Chapter Regent Project Daughters of theAmerican Revolution Etowah Chapter Cartersville, GA

Does not list the member that gave the information:

Addinton: William. born Bucks Co Pa in 1759 and died at North Carolinaon September 8, 1845, married on 23 December 1782 at Newberry DistrictSouth Carolina to Delialah Duncan. His place of residence during theAmerican Revolution was Union District, SC where he was a PVT 1781,later in year served as Lietenant. Under Captain William Young andColonel Thomas Brandon, was at the siege of Ninety Six, and afterservin two months, was discharged in consequence of a wound receivedby the fall of a tree. He again volunteered in August, and served fourweeks under Captain James Bruton and Colonel Thomas Brandon. He servedthree months as Lietenant under Captin William Yound and ColonelThomas Bradon. He was allowed pension on am application executed inDecember 1833>

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Lieut. William Addington's Timeline

1759
September 7, 1759
Bucks, Pennsylvania
1784
December 23, 1784
Age 25
SC
1786
1786
Age 26
1786
Age 26
1788
1788
Age 28
SC, USA
1789
1789
Age 29
Macon, Bibb, GA, USA
1791
1791
Age 31
1791
Age 31
VA
1793
February 10, 1793
Age 33
Newberry, SC, USA
1795
1795
Age 35