|Birth: ||Jun. 30, 1758|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 4, 1841|
Revolutionary soldier Benjamin J Haygood was the son of James & Rebecca Haygood and brother to Mary Haygood. He may be the grandson of John Haygood but the records are spotty. The family name may have been Haywood, and/or Hawkwood. Other spellings appear to be Hogwood and Hagood. Virginia colony record keepers... According to "The Haygoods of Mars Hill" by Aubrey Morris the Haygood family came from Gloucester, England.
One Sons of the American Revolution application claims Benjamin was a private under Capt George Herndon and Wilcox. General Folsom's brigade. National #57993. He enlisted in 1775 in Chatham, NC.
Benjamin married Mary Ann Stewart 25 Dec 1777 in Chatham, NC. They had 8 children: John B, Nancy, James, William, Elizabeth, Frances, Sarah "Sallie" and Benjamin Haygood.
**although Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.2 lists Mars Hills as his burial site, this cemetery holds a marker. See memorial #122598904 for Benjamin's cemetery burial site near Culloden, Monroe, Georgia in the Haygood-Stroud family cemetery.
Mary Ann Stewart Haygood (1760 - 1851)*
Benjamin Haygood (____ - 1887)*
John B Haygood (1778 - ____)*
Nancy Haygood Thompson (1781 - 1866)*
James Haygood (1783 - 1864)*
William Haygood (1785 - 1849)*
Elizabeth Haygood Finley (1788 - 1879)*
Frances Haygood Stroud (1792 - 1883)*
Sarah Haygood Trammell (1795 - 1868)*
Mars Hill Cemetery
Created by: DNB
Record added: Jul 28, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11435165