MILITARY: 1775; Revolutionary War. On June 26, 1775 John Huggins and three brothers, James, Andrew & William enlisted in Captain Caldwell's Company of Militia at Ninety Six, South Carolina. James Huggins and Andrew Huggins were both killed in the Revolutionary War. Source: Payroll records of Captain Caldwell's South Carolina Militia, Library No. 7266 & S55, Vol 2, pages 9 and 11 show that John Huggins was born in Pennsylvania and was 26 years old.
MILITARY: Revolutionary War. John Huggins and three brothers, James, Andrew & William served in Colonel Thomson's South Carolina 3rd Regiment, Company of Rangers. Source: South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 2, pages 175 and 176.
MILITARY: 1778; Revolutionary War. John Huggins was discharged from the 3rd Regiment Company of Rangers, commanded by Colonel Thomson at Charleston, SC on June 16, 1778 Source: South Carolina Archives #AA3847.
MILITARY: 1780; Revolutionary War. John Huggins served in Captain William Freeman's South Carolina Company of Militia from May 1780 to April 16, 1788.
MILITARY: 1788; Revolutionary War. John Huggins was discharged as a private from Captain William Freeman's South Carolina Company of Militia on April 16, 1788 and received mustering out pay of thirty seven pounds, two shillings and four pence. Source: South Carolina Archives #AA3847.
BOUNTY LAND GRANT: On September 04, 1786, John Huggins received a bounty land grant of 200 acres situated in the Pendleton District (District Ninety Six) of South Carolina on the east side of 12 Mile River for serving in the Revolutionary War. Source: South Carolina Archives, Grant Book 2, Bounty Grant 1, Page 359.
BOUNTY LAND GRANT: On October 02, 1786, John Huggins as heir and next of kin, received a bounty land grant of 200 acres for his brother, James, who was killed in the Revolutionary War, situated in District Ninety Six on Five Mile Spring Branch waters, east side of Keewee River. Source: South Carolina Archives, Grant Book 2, Bounty Grant 1, Page 243.
BOUNTY LAND GRANT: On September 03, 1787, John Huggins as heir and next of kin, received a bounty land grant of 200 acres for his brother, Andrew, who was killed in the Revolutionary War, situated in District Ninety Six, on Twelve Mile River above the ancient boundry line bounded South West and South East on said John Huggins land; to the North West on land laid out, all other sides on vacant land. Source: South Carolina Archives, Grant Book 2, Bounty Grant 1, Page 469.
LAND GRANT SALE: On July 05, 1802, John Huggins sold land located on Twelve Mile Creek in South Carolina to William Evett. Source: Columbia, South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Anderson County Deeds Vol. G, Page 112 & 113, C943.
MOVED TO TENNESSEE: Records of Indian Agent Jonathan Meigs dated from July 29, 1801 to October 28, 1804 at Southwest Point (now Kingston, Tennessee) show passes issued to travelers desiring to go through, settle in or trade in Cherokee County, Tennessee. Listed were John Huggins, William (son of John) and Robert (brother of John)
PENSION: Records from the National Archives show that on June 01, 1818, John Huggins applied for a pension for service in the Revolutionary War. The application show that John's wife, Mary (Polly) and three children were living at home, Priscilla, age 15, James, age 12 and Isabella, age 10.
BIOGRAPHY: Captain and Mrs. Amariah Louis Huggins: Some of Their Ancestors, Descendents and Relatives, Researched by Bernice Hay Huggins, Compiled and Edited by Nancy Elizabeth Huggins, Niece of Bernice Hay Huggins. Published by Bernice Hay Huggins, 1992. Library of Congress Cataloging Number 91-077069
FAMILY TRADITION: Originally it was told that the family came from Huggins, Ireland. After coming to the new country, they settled in the Carolinas in a community called the Flat Headed Dutch Colony. They traveled from there to the Tennessee area and then on into the Missouri area.
RESIDENCE: John and his wife Mary moved to middle Tennessee about 1802.
DIED: 1823 in Rutherford Co., Tennessee
SOURCE: Much information came from Delroy (Del) Edward Huggins. 703 East Walnut, Sedan Kansas 67361 Phone: 316-725-3413 Email: email@example.com
Prepared by: Kenneth Lee Taylor May 13, 2000
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