Saturday, August 11, 2012

John Pigott, Jr (RS), c. 1755, SC>GA

John Pigott, Jr. , my paternal 5th great-grandfather, was born c. 1755 in Cheraws District, South Carolina, the son of John Pigott I and Elizabeth (maiden name unknown).   Family tradition states that John, Jr grew up in the Cheraws District of South Carolina.  He served with his father, John Pigott, Sr and his brother, Nathaniel Pigott in the company of Elias Dubose, Volunteer Militia, under the command of Francis Marion during the Revolutionary War.  "Marion's Men" held the PeeDee section of South Carolina against the British.  (Original data: Moss, Boby Gilmer. Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994.)  He was listed on the Jury List for 1778-79, Cheraws District, South Carolina.  He owned 150 acres on Lynches Creek in South Carolina, which he sold to his brother Charles in 1797.  

Pigott males listed in Roster of South Carolina
Patriots in the American Revolution

John Pigott, Jr. married c. 1778  Martha Warren, the daughter of John Warren, Jr and Martha Dubose.  She was born c. 1760 in South Carolina.  On the 1790 census, John's household consisted of 2 males under age 16, 3 males age 16 and over, and 5 females.  

1790 Federal Census, St. Thomas, Cheraws District, South Carolina

John Jr. moved his family to Liberty County, Georgia in the early 1790's where they settled near the Canouchee River.  He was a Captain in Elihu Hebbard's Company of Camden County, Georgia Militia from 24 May until 01 August 1793 to repel Indian Raids.  He was an Indian Scout, employed by Lt. Colonel Daniel Stewart of Liberty County, Georgia.  Additionally, John Jr was a Lt. in the 3rd Company, Georgia Militia 1799-1800, Liberty County.  His son, John III, took his place for this position on 17 March 1800.  

John Pigott, Jr was an Indian Scout
for Lt Col.Daniel Stewart, Liberty Co.

Clark, Murtie June. American Militia in the Frontier Wars,
1790-1796. Baltimore, MD, USA

Between the years 1791-1802, John Jr. acquired 750 acres.  He and his wife, Martha, remained in the Liberty County, Georgia area until his death (it is estimated that he died between 1808-1810).  His widow, Martha, moved with most of her adult children to Pike County, Mississippi c. 1817-18.  She died 01 October 1831 in Marion County, Mississippi.  

Children of John Pigott Jr and Martha Warren:
i.    John Pigott, III, born c. 1779 in Cheraws District, South Carolina
ii.   Martha Pigott, born c. 1785, married Ezell Stogner
iii.  Judith Pigott, married (1) Jesse Craft  (2) Elias Cassells
iv.  Nathaniel Pigott, married Mary Ann "Polly" Pounds
v.   Elizabeth Pigott, married William Scott
vi.  Mary Rebecca Pigott, married Fleet Magee
vii.  Thomas Pigott, married (1) Martha Charlotte Fortenberry (2) Nancy Jane Blackwell

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