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Birth: Jun. 3, 1739
Death: Oct. 7, 1780

Hampton's NC Troops, Revolutionary War
During the Revolutionary War, according to local tradition, Preston Goforth was killed with a bullet from his own brother. When he didn't return home after the battle, his wife, riding a two-runner sled, driven by an ox, went to the battlefield in search of her husband.
After several hours of searching, she located his dead body, put it on the sled and asked neighbors for help on burying him. He was buried in the backyard. The date was October 8, 1780.


name: John Preston /GOFORTH/ Sr.
gender: Male
birth: ABT 1750
death: 7 Oct 1780
Parents
father: Preston /GOFORTH/
mother: Rachel /CLEMENTS/
spouse: Sarah /CLEMENTS/
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Nancy Elizabeth Potts Goforth (1746 - 1836)
 
 Children:
  Sarah Goforth Harmon (1772 - 1868)*
  George Goforth (1778 - 1869)*
  Preston Goforth (1778 - 1855)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Preston Goforth Cemetery
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Elizabeth Olmstead
Record added: Sep 13, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11741280
Pvt Preston Goforth
Added by: J Williams
 
Pvt Preston Goforth
Added by: Elizabeth Olmstead
 
Pvt Preston Goforth
Added by: J Williams
 
 
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In memory of Preston Goforth and in gratitude for his service in the Revolutionary War.
- Georgia Girl
 Added: Nov. 19, 2014

- Vonnie Cantrell
 Added: Jul. 27, 2014
We honor you and your service sir!
- descendants of Gen. John Sevier of Tennessee
 Added: Oct. 1, 2013
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