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Research done by early aspirants for membership in patriotic societies appears to have conflated two different William Covingtons. The William Covington who served in the Revolutionary War was born in Maryland, a member of an extensive community that had migrated from Queen Anne's County, Maryland to Anson County, North Carolina, which bordered South Carolina. The William Covington who died in Lincoln County, Georgia appears to be a son or grandson of Thomas Covington and Mary Newbill of Virgina. (Note the name of his son Newball. Newball/Newbill is not known name among the Maryland/North Carolina Covingtons.)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Gregg, Eugene Stuart. A crane's foot or pedigree of branches of the Gregg, Stuart, Robertson, Dobbs and allied families. (Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Gregg, c1975 (Columbia, S.C. : R.L. Bryan)), p. 548, Secondary quality.
Served as a private and as a Lieut. in the Revolution, under Capt. Samuel Wise
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Daughters of the American Revolution. Genealogical Research System, Ancestor No. A026822, Secondary quality.
Service: SOUTH CAROLINA Rank: PRIVATE
Birth: (CIRCA) 1753 MARYLAND
Death: (ANTE) 7-1-1816 LINCOLN CO GEORGIA [The Information regarding his death (and possibly his wife) is for a different William Covington, one who was b. in Virginia and the son of Thomas Covington and Mary Newbill]
Service Source: SC HIST & GEN MAG VOL 2 JULY 1901 #3 P 168
1) CAPT SAMUEL WISE
2) COL WILLIAM THOMPSON
Residence: CHERAWS DIST, SOUTH CAROLINA
Spouse: 1) MARY MOLLY X
- ↑ South Carolina, Third Regiment, C, Covington, in United States. Revolutionary War Service Records Fold3, Primary quality.
William Covington, Sgt, 3rd South Carolina Regiment, commanded by Col. William Thompson
enlisted 24 July 1776, discharged 1 June 1778
- ↑ Moss, Bobby Gilmer. Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution. (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1983), Secondary quality.
Served as a Pvt and Lt in Picken's brigade. By direction of Gen. Pickens, nursed following men with smallpox in camp before Augusta: Cats. Wm Freeman and Barclay Martin and Pvts Thomas Jones, Jacob Grier, Joel Perdue and Jeremiah Wells
b. 1753 MD, m. Molly
Enlisted in Third Reg 18 July 1775 as Sgt user Capt. Samel Wise. Discharged 1 June 1778
Sources: DAR Patriot Index, South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, National Archives M853 Roll 16 (Lists of North Carolina and South Carolina Troops . . . .)
b. c. 1752 MD, d. 1817
m1. Ann ____; m2. Mary Hollingsworth
Appointed 1st Sgt in Rangers under Capt. Samuel Wise and Col. Thomson 1 July 1775. At fall of Charleston. During 1780-81 served as Captain under Col. Hicks & Col. Hobbs. Also served as a major in militia in 1781 under Col. Benton and Gen. Marion.
b. c. 1757 SC
Appoint Sgt 1 July 1775 in Rangers under Capt. Samuel Wise and Col. Thomson
- National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, Member #43042.
William Arthur Selmon, gg-grandson of William Covington (1753-1816) of South Carolina
South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, July 1901
Pay Bill of Captain Samuel Wise's Co. 1 Sep -1 Oc 1775, Regiment of Rangers: William Covington
Non-Commisioned Officers and Privates: William Covington - Dates of Commissions and Attestations, 10 July 1775; age 22; size 6x1 [6 ft 1 in]
[The Information is for a different William Covington, one who was the son of Thomas Covington and Mary Newbill]
Lincoln County [Georgia] Counrt House: William Covinton, appling 1815 for Land Warrant containing 300 acres on Head Rights. Issued
Will of William Covington: names "my daughter Betsy Silman"
No. 0699 Book of Claims against the State of SC growing out of the War of the Revolution
DAR [Member] #97237, #39400