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Capt John Damron, Sr.

Also Known As: "Dameron (earlier spelling of surname)"
Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Northumberland, Virginia
Death: September 5, 1836 (79)
Williamson, Illinois, United States
Place of Burial: New Burnside, Williamson, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Moses Dee Dameron and Aggie Owl
Husband of Anna Ladd and Cynthia Thompson
Father of John Damron, Jr.; George Damron; Noble Ladd Damron; Anna Ladd Fisher; Hulda Majors and 9 others
Brother of Agatha Maynard; (baby) Dameron; (baby) Dameron; Lazarus Dameron; Moses Dee Dameron, Jr. and 10 others

Occupation: traveling Methodist minister.
Managed by: Erin Spiceland
Last Updated:

About Capt John Damron, Sr.

Find a Grave. To see another picture of Captain John Damron, Sr.'s headstone go to the Media section.

John was born in Albemarle Co, VA to Moses Damron and Aggie Owl (probably Howell). According to Dameron-Damron family genealogist, Helen Foster Snow, John was a drummer in the Revolutionary 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 Damron was married twice:

  • Anna Ladd, his first cousin - married circa 1779 in VA.
  • His second wife was Cynthia - 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 Damron.


  • John Damron (1791 - 1856)
  • George Damron (1793 - 1840)

Find A Grave Memorial# 26749783.

Last Will and Testament of Captain John Damron, Sr. -

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Capt John Damron, Sr.'s Timeline

January 12, 1757
Northumberland, Virginia
May 19, 1791
Age 34
Virginia, United States
March 12, 1793
Age 36
Russell, Virginia, United States
March 16, 1795
Age 38
Age 39
December 8, 1803
Age 46
September 5, 1836
Age 79
Williamson, Illinois, United States