|Death: ||Sep. 22, 1823|
THOMAS TRAMMELL was a Revolutionary War soldier from South Carolina. During the Revolutionary War he, his wife Mary, and their children lived in the Union, South Carolina district which is located just east of the present day Spartanburg.
96 District and which was later renamed the Union District. The Ninety Six District is located just to the east of the present day Spartanburg, South Carolina. Daniel had drawn by patent 200 acres of land and he purchased several others acreages.
In 1774 the Revolutionary War soldier, bought from his father the 200 acres which had been the land awarded to the father by patent and soon married seventeen-year-old Mary Turner. Mary had been born in Hanover County, Virginia in 1757 and thus was 10 years younger than Thomas.
Thomas and Mary settled down in their log cabin located in the Ninety Six District and by early 1780 when Thomas joined the South Carolina Militia, they had three-year-old daughter Leah and a son John was born in April, of 1780 a short while after Thomas became a soldier.
We have very few records of Thomas Trammell's service in the militia which was known as the South Carolina Line except for that on pension application records filed by Mary after his death. These records of Thomas' service were sworn to by Mary and William Turner, her brother, who served in the same company as Thomas. If fact, there were seven Turners and five Trammells serving in Hughs' Company of Brandon's Regiment.Thomas is also known to have provided mounts for the regiment.
After the war's end, in 1794 Thomas and his family moved to new lands in Hancock County, GA and lived there for about 13 years and then they lived in Clarke County where son John was sheriff of the county and son Farr Harris was a Colonel of the State Militia.
The Trammells lived in Walton county from about 1807 till they moved onto then PIKE county in about 1820. Thomas' will is the first will in the PIKE county WILL BOOK. Pike County became part of Upson County later in the 1824.
The Veteran's Admin. memorial marker for Thomas Trammell was obtained by presenting proof of the Revolutionary War service of Thomas Trammell with all details of his service and also pension records for his widow, Mary Trammell.
Although we do not have the exact location of his grave since the old Antioch Methodist Church was replaced on that property after the Civil War in 1867, we have evidence that Thomas was buried on that land part of which is now a wooded area.
The marker was placed in the Antioch United Methodist Church cemetery in April, 2007 by Bonnie and Hugh Barrow and their family descendants of Thomas Trammell after long research and their tireless efforts. The Antioch Methodist Church is located in Upson County, GA few miles north of Thomaston, GA on US Highway 19. At the time of Thomas' death, this area was a part of Pike County.
Parts of this biography are taken from a book written by the late Dr. McClesky, a descendent of Thomas Trammell, was a history professor at Louisiana State University and published a book titled: Descendants of Thomas Trammell, Revolutionary Soldier.
Daniel Trammell (1707 - 1777)
Mary Turner Trammell (1757 - 1851)*
John Trammell (1780 - 1864)*
Farr Harris Trammell (1790 - 1868)*
Nancy Trammell Stroud (1796 - 1864)*
Drakeford Lee Trammell (1798 - 1882)*
Milcah Trammell Stroud (1801 - 1837)*
Thomas Trammell (1747 - 1823)
William Trammell (1752 - 1842)*
Jesse Trammell (1775 - 1867)*
Note: Revolutionary War Veteran
Antioch United Methodist Cemetery
Maintained by: Nan Warren
Originally Created by: Michael Dover
Record added: Jul 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28574611