Facts and Events
||From Jul 1775 to Jun 1778
||South Carolina, United Statesserved in Revolutionary War
||3 Oct 1806
||Lincoln, Georgia, United Stateswith wife Mary, sold 300 acres on Little River
||Lincoln, Georgia, United Statesgranted 300 acres by Lincoln County Land Court by Head-Right Warrant
||Btw 6 Feb and 1 Jul 1816
||Georgia, United States
||6 Feb 1816
||1 Jul 1816
||Lincoln, Georgia, United Stateswill entered into probate
||Lincoln, Georgia, United Statesson paid taxes on property that was part of his estate
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 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 2.2 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
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
- ↑ Lincoln County, Minutes, 1799-1852, in Georgia, United States. Georgia, Probate Records, 1742-1975, Vol. N, p. 56, Primary quality.
Monday 1 July 1816
Ordered that the last will and testament of William Covington sen decd be proven and recorded and letters testamentary be granted to the Executor William Covington Executor in and by said will named and appointed.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Will of William Covington, Kines-Miles Family Tree (owner Paul Kines); accessed 21 Nov 2012.
William Covington, of Lincoln County, Georgia
To my beloved wife Molly Covington, two negro women Hannah and Dorcas during her life time, then Dorcas to my son Newbell Covington and Hannah to my son Marshall Covington
To my son David Covington, 2 negro children named Betty and Jack
To Milly Walton one negro girl named Peg
to Alley Miles my daughter one negro girl named Mary her life time and then to Polly Miles Alley Miles daughter
To my daughter Fanny Miles one negro girl named Chaney
To my grandson Thomas Covington one negro boy named Isaac, that is if he is not sold to pay my son Thomas Covingtons debts
To my two grandchildren Tild Covington and Selwin one negro girl named Jinny to be divided between them equally
To Fanny Dennis one sixty Dollar Horse
My Stock of all kinds to be sold to pay my debts or if not sold to be divided among my children equally
Signed 6 February 1816, William x his mark Covington
Witnesses Wm Covington Jr. Executor
William P. Selman [Solomon?] Executor
To my daughter Betsey Selman [Solomon] one negro girl named Sal
To my son John Covinton one negro boy named Joe
To my son William Covington Jr one negro boy named Jacob
To my son Edward Covington one negro boy named Isom
Witness Wm B[uder], Edward Covington
My land to my two youngest sons Newball Covington and Marshall Covington to be equally divided between them after the death of my wife Molly Covington
Witnesses Pleasant Walton, Thos B[eeder], Abram Ayres
1 July 1816 - Pleasant Walters, William Reeder and Abram Ayres proved will in court
- ↑ Lincoln, 1818, in Georgia, United States. Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1893. (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Primary quality.
Captain Graves District
Covington, William, 3 slaves, no land
ditto Ex for Covinton, William, 4 slaves, 223 acres of 2nd quality land, adjacent to Eubanks [neighbor], Little River water course
ditto Admin for Covington, Thomas, 4 slaves, no land
Covington, David, 2 slaves, no land
- ↑ Perryman, Clinton J. History of Lincoln County, Georgia. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1960), Appendix B, Secondary quality.
- ↑ Vol. K, p. 1019; FHL #0202628, in Georgia. Superior Court (Lincoln County). Deeds and mortgages, 1796-1909; general index to deeds & mortgages, [1796-1905]. (Mann Film Laboratories, 1960), Primary quality.
Indenture 3 October 1806
Between William Covington and Mary his wife of Lincoln County, Georgia
and James McCord of same place
who paid $700
for land by the Waters of Little River
containing by estimation 300 acres
Bounded as follows:
at a new corner that was made by William covington and Zeanow Parker, then on Parkers line to his corner pine then along Parkers line again to his corner Water Oak then on Benjamin Bussey line to his corner Post Oak then on Robert Jackson line to his corner Post Oak then along Jackson line again to Samuel Averys line then along Avereas line to his corner Hickory by the beg branch then down the sd Branch to where Bolers line comes on the sd Branch then along Bolers line to his corner post oak then along the sd Bolers line again to Marshalls Corner Post Oak thence along Marshalls line to a new corner Red Oak then along that new line to the Beginning Corner
Being part of a tract of land granted to Daniel Longstrut on 21 March 1787 Secretaries Office Book N.N.N., folio 206, 9 April 1787
Signed William x [his mark] Covington, Mary Covington
Witnessed: Robert Walton JJC, Robert Walton Jr.
- ↑ 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]
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
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