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Gen William Lenoir
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Birth: May 8, 1751
Death: May 6, 1839

William Lenoir was a Patriot who most notably fought as a captain at the Battle of Kings Mountain. After the Revolutionary War he made his home on the site of the old Indian fort, Fort Defiance, in the Happy Valley area of what would become Caldwell County, NC. He became a surveyor but maintained his civic duty in a variety of ways.

He served as a member of both houses of the legislature, and among his other services was Justice of the Peace for 60 years. His wife was Ann Ballard, of English extraction.

William Lenoir was also the first chairman of the board of trustees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The town of Lenoir, NC, was named for General Lenoir. 
Family links: 
  Thomas Lenoir (1700 - 1765)
  Ann Ballard Lenoir (1751 - 1833)
  Robert Lenoir (1733 - ____)*
  Thomas Lenoir (1741 - ____)*
  Isaac Lenoir (1743 - ____)*
  Lewis Lenoir (1745 - ____)*
  William Lenoir (1751 - 1839)
*Calculated relationship
Fort Defiance Cemetery
Caldwell County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Armantia
Record added: Apr 30, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10876073
Gen William Lenoir
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Gen William Lenoir
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Honoring DAR Ancestor #: A069232, one of the Heroes who fought at the Battle of King's Mountain.
- Vonnie Cantrell
 Added: Feb. 16, 2014
We salute you sir!
- descendants of Gen. John Sevier of Tennessee
 Added: Jul. 20, 2013
To my 4th great grandfather, may you rest in eternal peace with the knowledge that your posterity are proud of your great work in building our nation.
- Janet Wallace Todd
 Added: Aug. 31, 2010
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