|Death: ||Mar. 24, 1783|
South Carolina, USA
James Letcher married Milly Key on Jan 6, 1771, in Amherst County Virginia. We only know of one child, Giles Letcher. James was born in VA, and it is said he was the son of Giles Letcher abt 1710 in Northern Ireland, and mother was Hannah Hughes. James wife Malinda "Milly - Millicent) Key, was born in Amherest Co VA.
James was a PVT in the SC Militia, from Edgefield County South Carolina, during the Revoluationary War. He was killed in action, near what was known as, Charles Town SC. Milly was paid for his services, Seven Pound Sterling. (Rcd: SC A.A.4532; T477)
He is said to have died in Edgefield Co SC, witnessed by his brother-in-laws and other family. A SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) document, recorded the following:
"...His envolvement in the struggle for freedom is further confirmed by all of his brother-in-laws, service with the colonies as shown by the records set forth in Key and Allied Families by Mrs J. C. Lane and by the loyalties of other members of his family such as Colonel William Letcher, his brother who was killed by Tories in North Carolina; Robert Letcher, his Nephew a General and Subsequent Governor of KY, and provential Governor of the Northern Half of the Louisiana Purchase and others as shown in "Letcher Family of Virginia" Georgia General Records Commission, D.A.R. 1949-50 and "Our Pioneer Ancestors" by Riggs Library of Congress Cs-71-H 998. Although no records support such a premise, it is possible because his death occurred during his period of service of his State against Great Britain...."
Family lore has said he died in Battle near Charles Town SC, and was buried on the Battle field.
Known siblings of James were:
Stephen, Col William, John,
Sarah, Benjamin, Mary Letcher.
Malinda Key (1755 - ____)
Giles Letcher (____ - 1816)*
Created by: Mike White
Record added: Dec 29, 2011
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Soldier SC Militia - Died in Service to his country - Revolutionary War|
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