Rev. John L. Angel Sr.

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John L Angel, Sr.

Birthplace: Surrey Co. (became Stokes Co.), North Carolina, United States
Death: July 05, 1843 (81)
Surrey Co, NC, Flat Rock, Surrey, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Surrey, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Angel, I and Sybella Elizabeth Cummings
Husband of Mary Griner
Father of Henry Hampton Angel; Mathias Angel; Berry Angel; Lawrence Washington Angel; John Angel and 6 others
Brother of Charles Angel, Jr.; Mary Osborne; Barbara Hensley; Josiah Angell; Elizabeth Cook and 9 others
Half brother of Jemima Hensley; James Angel and Thomas Angell

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About Rev. John L. Angel Sr.

Info. from Courtney Burge, Oct. 2009:

Notes for John Angel:

JOHN ANGEL was born in the part of Surrey County, NC which later became Stokes County. He was

a farmer and Baptist Minister of the Gospel. Soon after his marriage, he moved to Hamptonville, NC.

According to the pension records of the National Archives in Washington DC, he served in the

Revolutionary War for 11 months and 15 days, having the rank of Private and First Sergeant. He

fought with the North Carolina troops in two battles at Wilmington, NC and the battle at Camden, SC.

Among the churches he founded were the following: Flat Rock Baptist Church, Swain's Baptist

Church, Courtney Baptist Church and it is thought he organized Reece's Church, which is now

Boonville Baptist Church. He served several years as pastor of Grassy Knob Church in Wilkes

County. This church is located on the south side of the Yadkin River about half-way between

Jonesboro and Old Wilkesboro.

He left a will which was probated August 1843 in Surry Co., NC. He died July 5, 1843. His widow

Mary moved to Yadkin Co., NC after his death and died there July 21, 1857.

Pension record of:

Rev. John Angell

The National Archives Washington 25, D.C.

Among the pension records in the National Archives is a file cited as above.

A summary of the personal data in this file appears below.

Parents:Not mentioned.

Birth: June 1762 or 1763 in the part of Surry County which was later Stokes County, North Carolina.


The veteran married Mary Griner about February 25, 1781. In 1843 she stated that she was 83 years

old and in 1855 it was stated that she was 89 years old. In 1850 it was stated they reared a large family

of children, the oldest of whom was Mathias who was then about 68 years old. No other names of

children are given. His widow died July 21, 1857.

At the time of his enlistment the veteran was residing on Dan River in Surry County, North Carolina

and he was living there in 1802 and in 1833. In 1855 the veteran's widow was a resident of Yadkin

County, North Carolina.

Death: July 5, l843, in Surry County, North Carolina.

Service:When the veteran applied for pension it was stated that he first enlisted the last of November

or the first of December 1780 and served at various times until about November 1781, amounting to

11 months and 15 days. He served as Private and First Sergeant with the North Carolina Troops under

Captains Salatheel Martin, Bastick, Minor Smith and Hill, and Colonials Hampton and Campbell. He

was in the battle of Camden and in two battles at Wilmington, North Carolina.


The veteran was pensioned on Certificate 12393 which was issued under the act of June 7, 1732. The

pension was paid at the North Carolina Agency. His widow was pensioned on Certificate 5069 which

was issued under the Act of July 4, 1836. This pension was also paid at the North Carolina Agency.

This was signed by A. H. Leavitt, Chief Veterans' Records Branch.




Rev. John Angell August 1843

In the name of God, Amen.

This fifth day of November 1824 I John Angel of the County Surry and State of North Carolina

finding myself in a low state of health but of perfect senses and memory and calling to mind the

uncertainty of life and the certainty of death and that it is appointed for man once to die- Do make and

ordain this my last will and testament. In manner and form as follows Items My will and desire is that

all my just debts and expenses be first discharged and paid- My will and desire then is that my

children-Mathias Angel, Bury Angel, Lawrence, Joshua, John, Henry, Sally, Sidney, Katy Jefferson,

and Betsy Davis shall have the sum of five shillings each in consequence of their having their portion

before given to them- My will and desire is that my son James Angel shall have my riding mare and

his saddle and a feather bed and furniture and a cow and calf or a cow or calf-My desire further is that

my. beloved wife Polly Angel shall have the balance of my property during her natural life when it

pleases God to remove her from time and for her to dispose of this property as she may think proper to

do with. the exception of my tract of land which I wish my wife to have the use of until her death. My

desire then is that my son James should. have my land and take possessions of the same. I commute

my soul to God that gave it and my body to the dust from whence it came to be buried in a decent

manner and as my Executors herein after named may think proper- I do appoint my two trusty friends

John Wright and William Burges my Executors to this my .last will and testament.

Signed sealed, and delivered in the presence of the day and dates above written.

John Angell



John G. Hampton.

Jacob Simon

Copied October 3, 1949

This is a copy of the will of Rev. John Angel. Taken from the Court records of Surry County North

Carolina, Dobson N.C

More About John Angel:

Military Service: Bet. 1780 - 1781, Pvt and 1st Sgt, Revolutionary War, North Carolina Troops

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Rev. John L. Angel Sr.'s Timeline

June 11, 1762
Surrey Co. (became Stokes Co.), North Carolina, United States
Age 19
Stokes Co, NC
Age 20
Stokes, North Carolina, United States
Age 21
Stokes Co, NC
Age 22
Stokes County, NC, United States
Age 24
Stokes Co, NC
Age 26
Stokes, North Carolina, United States
Age 30
Stokes, North Carolina, United States
Age 32
Stokes, North Carolina, United States