Col. Philemon Waters, III

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Philemon Waters, III, Colonel

Birthplace: Prince William, Virginia
Death: Died in Newberry, South Carolina, USA
Place of Burial: Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Philemon Waters, Jr. and Sarah "Huguenot" Waters (Bordroyne)
Husband of Mary Rose Waters
Father of Bordroyne Waters; Thomas John Waters; Charlotte Elizabeth Waters; Sarah Waters; Rhoda (Waters) Farrow (c.1770-btw 1840-50) and 3 others
Brother of William Waters; Rosanna Farrow; Boardwine Waters; Thomas Waters; John Waters and 4 others

Occupation: Surveyor, soldier, Colonel
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About Col. Philemon Waters, III

A Patriot of the American Revolution for SOUTH CAROLINA with the rank of COLONEL. DAR Ancestor # A122245

Colonel Philemon Waters was a native of Virginia, born near the Potomac River, in Prince William County. He was a feisty youth growing up and fighting with his friends, causing the towns people of Barryville to call the town, Battletown. "He fought in the French and Indian War, as well as the Revolutionary War alongside George Washington in both wars." During the French and Indian War, he fought with General Edward Braddock under the command of Col. Joshua Fry. Lt. Col. George Washington took command following the deaths of Braddock and Fry. For Waters' service he was given land in South Carolina in a town called Newberry. Col. Waters was buried on his plantation in South Carolina. Colonel Waters was the twin brother to Rosanna Waters Farrow, a Revolutionary war heroine. His brother, Major Thomas Willoughby Waters, as well as his 16 year old son, Philemon (Ferry Phil) Waters fought in the Revolutionary War. Col. Water's was the 3X great uncle of Brigadier General John Herbert Kelly C.S.A., "The Boy General of the Confederacy",who fought and died in the American Civil War.


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Col. Philemon Waters, III's Timeline

June 1, 1734
Prince William, Virginia
February 22, 1760
Age 25
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States
March 27, 1763
Age 28
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States
July 21, 1766
Age 32
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States
December 21, 1769
Age 35
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States
Age 35
South Carolina, United States
January 27, 1772
Age 37
Newberry District, Province of South Carolina
January 3, 1775
Age 40
Newberry County, South Carolina, United States
Age 48
South Carolina, United States