William Trapnell Musgrove (c.1765 - 1850) MP

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Birthplace: Newberry, SC
Death: Died in Walker, AL, USA
Managed by: William J. Zelenske (Joey)
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About William Trapnell Musgrove


John Jr. was commissioned a Major by the British during the Revolutionary War. His sons John III and William T. fought as teenagers in the 96th Brigade, a Tory regiment. Col. John Musgrove Jr. was a British Tory. Col. Phil Waters of the American side owned the adjoining Plantation. During the War, Col Waters took the Musgrove Plantation at the point of a gun. John Jr. died in 1787 shortly beforer his land was taken. He might have been killed by the patriots after the War.


MARGARET MUSGROVE's parents, WILLIAM T. MUSGROVE and NANCY TATE were on the 1830 Census, Newberry Co., S.C. and on the 1790 census in Newberry Co., SC, living next door to his mother, ARAMINTA WILLSON (widowed again via her second marriage) WILLIAM T. MUSGROVE was one of Walker Co., Ala.'s first Court Clerks. His name is on records issuing liquor licenses, etc.

In the late 1790's, WILLIAM T. MUSGROVE and family moved to Hancock Co., GA. He is on Tax Lists, etc. In 1801, he and his brother-in-law, NATHAN TAIT (TATE) had been sentenced to hang in that county for forgery. They managed to escape the jail and the Sheriff was advertising a reward for their recapture. (His older brother, JOHN MUSGROVE III, was in Warren & Jefferson Co., GA at the time and his younger brother, PHILLIP MUSGROVE, was believed to be in Emanuel Co., GA, and they probably helped in the escape.

WILLIAM T. MUSGROVE and family fled back to South Carolina and also Cocke Co. TN (upper northeast of Tenn) and stayed a few years. From the birthplace of his children, only one was born in Georgia, two in Tenn and the rest in S.C.. (1)


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William Musgrove's Timeline

Newberry, SC
Age 22
Age 30
January 15, 1796
Age 31
Age 85
Walker, AL, USA