Person:William Skaggs (7)

William Skaggs, Indian Spy
b.20 Dec 1757 North Carolina, USA
m. ABT 1743
  1. Jeremiah SkaggsABT 1746 -
  2. Henry SkaggsABT 1748 -
  3. Rev. Stephen SkaggsABT 1752 - 1814
  4. Rev. James Skaggs, IIIABT 1755 - 1814
  5. William Skaggs, Indian Spy1757 - 1848
  • HWilliam Skaggs, Indian Spy1757 - 1848
  • WMary Simpson1760 - 1802
m. 1778
  1. Mary 'Polly' Skaggs1787 - 1850
  2. Nancy Skaggs1789 - 1860
  • HWilliam Skaggs, Indian Spy1757 - 1848
  • WPolly Pierce1776 - aft 1855
m. 2 Sep 1802
  1. William 'Bustle' Skaggs1804 - 1854
  2. Fielding Skaggs1806 - 1880
  3. Rachel Skaggs1807 - 1856
  4. Libby Skaggs1809 -
  5. Jane Skaggs1810 -
  6. Jeremiah Skaggs1813 - 1856
  7. Stephen Skaggs1820 - 1897
  8. Henry Skaggs1821 - 1860
  9. Louisa Elisa Skaggs1824 - 1856
Facts and Events
Name William Skaggs, Indian Spy
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 20 Dec 1757 North Carolina, USA"near a place called the horse pasture as he learnt from his mother" - quote from his pension application
Military[1] 1778 Virginia, USAIndian Spy near the head of the Clinch River in the company commanded by Captain Thomas Mastin
Marriage 1778 to Mary Simpson
Marriage 2 Sep 1802 to Polly Pierce
Death[1][3][4] 20 Aug 1848 Green County, Kentucky, USA
Burial[3] Skaggs Cemetery, Green County, Kentucky, USA

Revolutionary War Pension Information

Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 5, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :

Skaggs, William - born 1757 in North Carolina; entered service 1778 Virginia in Virginia company; entered service 1779 Virginia in Virginia Regiment; received Pension 1832 in Green County, Kentucky; died there 8/20/1848; married there 9/2/1802 to Polly Pearce; widow granted Pension there in 1853 age 80; granted Bounty Land Warrant #27564 there 1855 at age 75; query letter in file 1925 from great great grandaughter Rosalie (Mrs. F.A.) Beverlin of Tonkawa, Oklahoma; query letter in file 1911 from great grandson William C. Skaggs, Winthrop, Massachusetts. F-W2182, R2193.


Notes

William Served As An Indian Spy In Capt. Thomas Masten's Company, Virginia Line. n1

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 William (Polly) Skaggs. Skaggs, William Pension Application 1853.
  2. Daughters of the American Revolution. Genealogical Research System.

    A104577 Service Description: 1) INDIAN SPY,CAPTS MASTEN/MASTION & BEAN
    2) COL SHELBY

  3. 3.0 3.1 Find A Grave.
  4. Family Tree at genopro