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Derrick Holsonbake Edgefield SC Rev. Vet
Posted by: Rick Holsomback Date: December 22, 1999 at 13:13:18
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Recently I went to the National Archives and copied 70 pages of Revolutionary War Pension Records of Derrick Holsonbake. He had 2 sons that were mentioned in the records. Derrick Jr. and Matthew. The correspondence mostly took place in the 1840s and 50s. They had trouble convincing the Pension Dept. that he was married during the War. He served under Gen. Nathaniel Greene in SC and GA and fought in battles at Savannah, Augusta, and Eutaw Springs. I have the wife's name at home. She lived to be in her 90s. Unfortunately, I don't know my own connection to this guy because my GGgrandfather was John Holsomback b. 1808 in NC. He was first married to Mary Warren also of NC. Moved to Floyd Co. Georgia on the 1830s and was in the militia that put the Cherokees on the Trail of Tears. He's the main man responsible for the Holsomback clans of Northwest Georgia except for a William who must have been a nephew or something. William was born in NC abt 1830 (per census records). William also settled near John in Floyd Co. Love to hear from anybody with info on NC Holsombacks. I have more info to share on SC and NC sides.


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