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Capt. Giles, My 3rd great grandfather, fought with Gen. Sumter and Col. Hills, 5th. Reg. of Light Dragoons.

Conflict Period:
Revolutionary War 1
Branch:
Militia 1
Rank:
Captain 1
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Residence:
Place: At the Confluence of the broad and Savannah Rivers 1
From: after the end of the Rev. War 1
To: 31 Dec 1969 1
Residence:
Place: The confluence of the Broad and Savannah Rivers in Wilkes Co., Ga. 1
From: after the end of his war service 1
To: his death about 1799 1
Residence:
Place: On the Wateree River and Speer Creek 1
From: 1773 1
From: 1773 1
To: after the end of the Rev.War 1
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Revolutionary War 1

Branch:
Militia 1
Rank:
Captain 1
Service Start Date:
1776 1

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Capt. James H. Giles of South Carolina

18th. Century South Carolina

Capt. James H.Giles,was born abt 1742. He was my 3rd. Great Grandfather and he entered South Carolina in 1772 possibly with the help of Patrick Calhoun. He married Susanna Patterson that same year. She was born abt 1744 in County Antrim,Ireland. She died in 1822 at her son Andrew's home,Monterey, in Abbeville Co.,SC. She had a land grant of 100 acres in Old Granville County,96 District,SC, now McCormick Co,.SC and he had one for 200 acres in St. Mark's Parrish,Old Cravin County,SC., now Richland,Co.,S.C. They sold her land to Robert Giles and moved to his land on Speers Creek and the Wateree River.

In 1773 their first child, John was born. In Dec. of 1776 James enlisted in the 5th. Troops of South Carolina under Gen Sumter and Col. Hill. He was later wounded at Eutaw Springs but returned to serve until the end of the war.

After the war he was granted 750 acres of bounty land in Wilkes County,Georgia. The remaining children whose names we know were born there. According to his son Andrew, there were four children during one attack by Indians. He related that his "mother grabbed a quilt from the bed and ran into the woods with four children to hide, and that his father was out fighting the Indians."

I believe that James had  several hundred acres but prefered soldiering to agriculture. I found where he had passed away by 1799 once again fighting Indians. He was abt 57 years old.

Looking for a will or deed where he mentions his son, William Giles. My daughter would like to submit James H. Giles as a supplemental ancestor in DAR.

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