Person:Nathaniel Dryden (7)

m. Est. abt. 1739
  1. Ellinor DrydenEst 1740 - 1773
  2. Thomas DrydenEst 1741 - 1777
  3. Mary Dryden1742 -
  4. David Dryden1743 - 1818
  5. James DrydenBef 1745 - 1810
  6. Nathaniel Dryden1746 - 1780
  7. Jane Dryden1747 - 1811
  8. William DrydenAbt 1747 - 1805
  9. Joel Dryden1749 -
  10. Elizabeth Dryden1750 - 1811
  • HNathaniel Dryden1745 -
  • WMary McGeeABT 1750 -
m. ABT 1770
Facts and Events
Name[1] Nathaniel Dryden
Gender Male
Alt Birth? 1745 Augusta County, Virginia
Birth[1] 1746 Augusta, Virginia, USA
Marriage ABT 1770 to Mary McGee
Death[2][3] 07 OCT 1780 Kings Mountain, Cherokee, South Carolina, USA


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Overview

Three brothers, David, Joel and Nathaniel Dryden, were among the first settlers of southwest Virginia. They came to the area from Augusta County about 1770, settling in the area north of Abingdon in the Wolf Creek, 15-Mile Creek, and Little Moccassin Creek watersheds. There are relatively few records for Nanthaniel in the area. Summers, 1929 cites a single record for him for March 21, 1781:

An inventory and appraisement of the estate of Nathaniel Dryden, deceased exhibited in Court and ordered to be recorded.

Nathaniel was among those killed at the Battle of Kings Mountain, 7 October 1780, serving as an ensign under Captain Robert Craig, Major William Edmondson and Col William Campbell. (See Source:Moss, 1990:70). Campbell's unit incurred the greatest loss of any during the Battle, and is recognized as having played the pivotal role in defeating the British[4] The role of Campbell's men in this battle is summarized by another participant as:

Boys, I believe you all did your duty, and deserve well for it but let me tell you, had it not been for Campbell and his Virginians, I'll be d—d if Ferguson would not have been on that mountain yet
Maj. Lewis speaking to his brothers of the Cleveland regiment (Draper, 1881)

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Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ancestry.com. OneWorldTree (2). (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA;), Database online.

    Record for David Dryden

  2. Source:Moss, 1990:70.
  3. Source:Draper, 1881:405.

    Few of the Holston pioneers were more serviceable than Robert Craig He commanded a company on Christian's Cherokee campaign in the fall of 17 6 was much engaged in the defence of the frontiers and at King's Mountain where he fought bravely losing his Lieutenant William Blackburn and his Ensign Nathaniel Dryden He survived the war

  4. King's Mountain is widely regarded as the seminal event that led to Cornwallis defeat and capture at Yorktown, a year later.