About Isaac H. Thrasher, Sr.
The Thrasher Heritage book says:
“Issac H Thrasher, SR (1767 - 1863) Not much is known of this Isaac Thrasher except he was born about 1767, and died in 1870, in Hawkins Co, Tenn.” So they list his death as 1863 and 1870 in the same paragraph.
He is known to have 9 children. No one is believed to have “proved” his wife as yet. In the 1860 Hawkins Co. Census, he is living with daughter Cassandra Christian. Wife of Thomas Jefferson Christian. At that time he is listed as 93 years old. That implies he was born ca.1767.
American Revolutionary War
The application of Isaac Thrasher of Hawkins Co. Ten. Would respectfully show that his military service for the United States is as follows: --
I, Isaac Thrasher, (as I have been informed) was born two days sail from land, when my parents came to the United States, and my parents first settled near Harper’s Ferry, at a place called Bullskin; from thence they removed, taking me along with them to Guilford Co. N.C. and settled on Little Buffalo Creek in that Co. I was in that County, and in my sixteenth year, when the British was ravaging western Carolina, and by the advice of my grandfather I served in my father’s (William) name in Capt. Hugh Forbush’s foot compy. And under his command, I was in the Battle of King’s Mountain, and shot at the enemy four or five times; this was in October 1780, as I now remember, Ned Whit, after this battle took my place in the Compy. (in consequence of my being injured by sticking a thorn thru my moccasin) and I was released from further duty in that war. ... (1)
- Isaac Thrasher was born ca1764 and died 1870 in Hawkins Co. TN. There is an article on him in the book Families of Hawkins Co. TN 1786-1994 and a mention of him in the book Our Thrasher Heritage.
- Also served in the War of 1812 (see source 1)
- Old Soldiers Never Died Hawkins County Tennessee ~ 1860 ~ © 1997, Greg Wickenburg.. All Rights Reserved.
- 1860 United States Federal Census Year: 1860; Census Place: District 5, Hawkins, Tennessee; Roll: M653_1255; Page: 44; Image: 94; Family History Library Film: 805255