John Brockman, II (Colonial Militia)

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John Brockman, II

Birthplace: St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia, Colonial America
Death: Died in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Simpsonville, Greenville County, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Brockman, I and Mary Brockman
Husband of Amelia Brockman
Father of Mary Dean; Major Bell Brockman; Nancy Ann Parks; Henry Martin Brockman and Anna Brockman
Brother of Susannah Brockman; Hannah Bastin; Mary Bledsoe; Joseph Brockman; Sarah Brockman and 7 others
Half brother of Caleb Jennings; Joshua Jennings and Mary Jennings

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About John Brockman, II (Colonial Militia)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA. DAR Ancestor # A014750

John Brockman, Jr. (May 8, 1735 – January 31, 1801) was an officer in the North Carolina militia during the American Revolutionary War.

Early years

Brockman was born in King and Queen County, Virginia to John and Mary (Collins) Brockman, who later moved to Orange County, Virginia. His mother was the daughter of Captain Joseph Collins and Susannah Robertson. John Jr. was the grandson of Samuel Brockman and the great-grandson of Henry Brockman who was a primary founder of the English Brockman family in the United States. John Brockman, Jr., was orphaned when his father died; the court appointed a guardian, Kelly Jennings (second husband of Mary Collins), for Brockman's younger siblings, but excluded John as he was over the age of 14.

John Brockman, Jr., married Amelia Martin, the daughter of Robert and Ann (Eason) Martin. They lived at "Thornhill" in Orange County, Virginia.

American Revolution

During the American Revolutionary War, Brockman has been reputed to be the colonel and leader of "John Brockman's Regiment" in the North Carolina militia.

In connection with this, there is a record of Brockman's supplying the Patriot militia, as certified by the secretary of the North Carolina Historical Commission with 2500 pounds currency. The Daughters of the American Revolution have recorded Brockman as a veteran and participated in unveiling a headstone in his honor. However, records are scarce for revolutionary war era militia. Given Brockman's age and wealth, and the fact that he funded the militia it would not have been unusual for him to have been made a titled militia colonel, as opposed to a formal officer. In any event, there do not appear to be formal records indicating that Brockman was colonel in the regular army. If Brockman indeed served in the militia, having come from Caswell County it is likely that he served in the Hillsborough District militia.


Wife: Amelia Martin

Children: Mary Brockman, William Brockman, Major B Brockman, Henry Martin Brockman, Jesse Brockman, Lucy Brockman, Anne Brockman, Frances Frankey Brockman

Siblings: Susannah Brockman, Samuel Brockman, Hannah Brockman, Mary Lewis Brockman, John Brockman, William Brockman, Sarah Brockman, Elizabeth Brockman, Rachel Brockman, Lewis Brockman, Major Brockman

John was born in Orange County VA and married Amelia Martaine there in 1757. All of their children were born in Orange County. They were parents of 5 children:Mary, Annie,Major,Henry,Lucy They later settled in North Carolina where they were a very prominent and highly respected family.John served in the Revolution War.They then settled in Laurens District Carolina four miles north of the present town of Woodruff S.C.near the Enoree River At the time of his death December 27, 1831 he owned a good plantation,nineteen Negroe slaves and other valuable property. His son James administered the estate. The records of the Court of Laurens show most excellent management of the same. One remarkable feature being the appraised valuation and sales account were very nearly the same amount. the family "Grandfather clock" sold for fifty dollars. Inscription: John Brockman North Carolina Colonel Col John Brockman's Regt Rev war May 8 1735 January 31, 1801 Son of Mary Collins and John Brockman Sr of Orange Co VA

Note: h/o Amelia Martaine Brockman

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John Brockman, II (Colonial Militia)'s Timeline

May 8, 1735
St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia, Colonial America
January 7, 1759
Age 23
Orange County, Virginia, Colonial America
December 18, 1760
Age 25
Orange County, Virginia, United States
Age 24
Orange Co., VA
December 18, 1764
Age 29
St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Va.
January 1, 1766
Age 30
Orange County, Virginia, United States
January 31, 1801
Age 65
Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States
January 31, 1801
Age 65
Simpsonville, Greenville County, South Carolina, United States