Notes for JOHN TEDFORD, CAPTAIN: From: Jack Neilan Tedford: familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/t/e/d/Jack-N-Tedford/ 'Captain John Tedford was born in Ireland in 1750 and came to the Americas in 1753.
Captain John Tedford served with his brother, Alexander, in the Virginia Regiment. After the close of the Revolutionary War he left Rockbridge County, Virginia. In 1753 he moved and his three brothers, James, George, and Robert moved to Blount County, Tennessee. The four of them lived on adjoining tracts of farmland. John is known to have taken three or four slaves into Tennessee with him. Captain John was a Justice of the Peace in 1816 and presided over the marriage of two couples that year. He probably died in Blount County, Tennessee.
Thomas Paxton, gave his daughter, Mary Paxton Tedford, 3 or 4 slaves for their wedding present.
According to the DAR Application by Harriet McDougall Burmeier the following verifies that Captain John Tedford was in the Revolutionary War. The DAR Application is verified by another DAR Application #149347. Dates of Enlistment or Appointment are as follows: Jul or Aug-1779- Ensign served under Andrew Moore and Campbell in Virginia. 20-Feb-1781 - Ensign served under Cloyd and Samuel McDowell in Virginia. Jun-1781-Captain; Aug or Sept. Captain Battles engaged in were at Guilford. He resided at Rockingbridge County, Virginia during his enlistment.
According to the DAR Application by Harriet McDougall Burmeier the following military records exist on Captain John Tedford. Report of the Secretary of War for 1835, Pension Roll Liat, Vol. 3, page 50. _____ Lineage Books NSDAR.
Records of the Department of Interior M.S.H. surfile 3776 Revolutionary War.
J.T. McCallister's "Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War.
The following certificate was issued to John Tedford: THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA: TO JOHN TEDFORD, GENTLEMAN, GREETINGS: KNOWN YOU THAT OUR GOVERNOR, ON RECOMMENDATION FROM THE COURT OF THE COUNTY OF ROCKINGBRIDGE HATH CONSTITUTED AND APPOINTED YOU CAPTAIN IN A COMPANY OF MILITIA IN THE SAID COUNTY. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, THESE OUR LETTERS ARE SEALED, WITH THE SEAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH, AND MADE PATENT, WITNESS THOMAS JEFFERSON, ESQURE, OUR SAID GOVERNOR, AT RICHMOND, THE THIRD DAY OF MAY IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND AND SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY ONE.
(SEAL) THOMAS JEFFERSON _______ Information from Jim Allison states: The Tedfords fought at the Guilford County Courthouse just north of Greensboro, NC. If you go to the homepae for the Battle of Guilford Courthouse there is a map showing the layout of the Battle. John, George, and Robert Tedford were all in this Battle, they were brothers. My sisters now lives in Greensboro so we went out to visit her last year and stopped by the battlesite. It was one of the first federal memorial parks. Quite a few statues and memorials are on the grounds, along with a theatre which runs as a movie on the Battle. Basically the Colonies lost, but the British accidently killed so many of their own men that the Colonies claimed it as a moral victory. Looked to me like the British had the high ground and just blasted away at the colonists but then got in the way of their own cannons. _________________________________________________________ TN Pension Roll of 1835 John Tedford Corporal-Ensign Virginia Line $90.00 annual allowance $122.50 amount received 2/10/1834 pension started died: 7-14-1832 ___________________________________________________________ 'Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files', Vol. III; abstracted by Virgil D. White; coprwright 1990 Nat'l Historical Pub. Co. pg. 3443-3444 TEDFORD, JOHN, VA line, 53776, sol was b. in 1750 in Ireland and came to America in 1853 with his parents (who weren't named) and settled in Rockbridge Co., Virginia and sol lived there at enlitment, so married Jane, sol died 14 Jul. 1832 in Blount Co., Tennessee, where he had lived since 1786 or 1787. Sol's widow applied for pension due her dec'd husband on 8 Aug. 1832 in Blount Co., TN, sol's widow Jane was dec'd in 1851, sol and widow had children but the only child named was Joseph Tedford who was of Blount Co., TN in 1851, in 1851 Robert A. Tedford was Clerk of the Blount County Court, sol's brother Robert Tedford was of Blount Co., TN in 1832, aged 72. _________________________________________________________ Southwest Dist. Rockbridge Co., VA Personal Property Taxes 1783 Tedford, Capt. John 1 - 0 - 1 - 4 - 7 slaves Leena _________________________________________________________
'Some Tennessee Heroes of the Revolution'; pg. 31 "Capt. John Tedford applied for revolutionary pension while living in Blount County, Tenn., where he lived for 45 years. He was born in Augusta County, Va., afterwards Rockbridgy County, and was living there when he enlisted in Virginia troops and was appointed Ensign. He was afterwards promoted to Captain. He was in the Battle of Guilford Court House where his brother, Capt. Alexander Tedford, commanding a company of Rockbridge militia, was killed. Robert Tedford, who drew a pension in Blount County was also his brother. Capt. John Tedford's widow was Jane Tedford. _________________________________________________________
More About JOHN TEDFORD, CAPTAIN: Age at death (Facts Pg): 82 years. Burial: Unknown, Old Province Cemetery.
More About JOHN TEDFORD, CAPTAIN and MARY PAXTON: Marriage: Abt. 1777, Levington, Rockbridge Co., VA.
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