Posted By:Howard Boswell
Subject:Re: James Alcorn (1758-1825)
Post Date:November 12, 2009 at 14:34:57
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I have a writeup , "Robert Alcorn 1728?-1797, A Colonial Soldier, and His Descendants", written by Lloyd C. Alcorn . I decsend from Robert through son Robert Jr. In 1753 Robert Sr. was living in Montgomery County VA. Land deeds,he bought 192 acres on Reed's Creek.
After January 16 1753 he had a Grant of Land, in 1757 for 100 acres in Craven county, Camden District in the Carolinas, where he served as a soldier with Col. Richardsons Battalion . The fort was located in what is now Georgetown County ,South Carolina. He evidently left VA, about 1755, possibly down the Pee Dee River. Then about 1763 crossed over into North Carolina, to Mechlenburg Co.

He also received one more grant of Land under the proclamation of 1760, 50 acres of land in Craven co. SC. It lay on the south side of the mouth of Sandy River. It is said this is where the last four children of Robert Sr. was born ; Agnes, Robert, Dorcas and Thomas.The older children William, James, George, Nancy and possibly John came to Fiarfield County from Montgomery County VA.

I hope this helps with your questions about Robert being in South Carolina. Howard Boswell