John 'the Tory' Musgrove, Jr.

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John 'the Tory' Musgrove, Jr.

Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Charles, Maryland
Death: circa 1781 (55-71)
Newberry, SC, USA (Possibly killed as a Tory by Patriots)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Musgrove, Sr. and Elizabeth Musgrove
Husband of Araminta "Minty" Musgrove
Father of John Musgrove, III; William Trapnell Musgrove; Jane Musgrove; John William Musgrove and Philip Trapnell Musgrove
Brother of Edward Gordon Musgrove; Cuthbert Musgrove; Anne Moseley and William Musgrove
Half brother of Mary Ann Cunningham; Margaret Musgrove; Marilyn Musgrove and William Musgrove

Occupation: Trader
Managed by: Erica Howton
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About John 'the Tory' Musgrove, Jr.

Col. John Musgrove, Jr. was born about 1718 in Charles County, Maryland and died in Sept 1781 in Newberry, South Carolina, USA.


Parents: 2nd son of John Musgrove (1683-1746) and perhaps Miss Parendler (1686-).

  • from the will of John Musgrove probated 1746 in Fairfax, VA:

Item I do give to my beloved son John Musgrove that plantation that Joseph Hunt lives upon with all things belonging there unto and one negro boy called Tom and his horse saddle and bridle.


  1. Araminta Gordon (1730-1790)


  1. John Edward Musgrove lll (1763-1842)
  2. William T. Musgrove (1765-1850)
  3. Jane Musgrove (1768-1781)
  4. Philip Trapnell Musgrove (1777-1870)

wild horses

John Jr. inherited land in Virginia and half of wild horses breeding stock, etc., which he took to South Carolina with him.


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.


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John 'the Tory' Musgrove, Jr.'s Timeline

Charles, Maryland
Age 20
Fairfax, VA, USA
Age 45
South Carolina
Age 47
Newberry, SC
Age 50
Newberry, Newberry, South Carolina
Age 59
South Carolina
Age 63
Newberry, SC, USA