|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1751|
|Death: ||Dec. 3, 1846|
James Waldrop, a grandson of Scottish immigrant Michael Waldrop, was raised by his parents James and Sarah in Virginia. He was born in the portion of the colony known as Lunenburg County, which became Halifax County in 1752, and then Pittsylvania County in 1767.
As the call for able-bodied men went out to support the colonies' efforts to gain their independence, he enlisted March 12, 1776, and served a term of two years as a private in Captain Thomas Hudgin's Company, Colonel James Hendricks' 6th Virginia Regiment of the Continental Army.
He married Mary Morrison on September 29, 1788, in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. They have eight children: 2 boys and 6 girls.
The Georgia Land Lottery, held in 1821, brought the early American settlers to the area, which had formerly been land of the Creek Indians. Fayetteville, the county seat of Fayette County, was established in 1823. James resided in Fayette County in 1827 on 101 1/4 acres, land lot 149, District 5, Fayette Flint River, and also participated in the Land Lottery of 1827, receiving 202 1/2 acres in Carroll County, land that is now Haralson County.
In February 1828, at the age of 72, James applied for his war pension and was granted $8.00 a month.
During the closing days of their lives, James and Mary resided with their son David and his family. James' will is on record in the Fayette County Probate Office.
On Sunday, May 5, 1935, the Atlanta Chapter of the DAR placed and dedicated a marker. Subsequently, the Sons of the American Revolution have also marked his grave.
Mary Morrison Waldrop (1761 - 1850)
John Waldrop (1795 - 1836)*
David Waldrop (1798 - 1879)*
Mary Dicey Waldrop Brown (1802 - 1884)*
PVT. HUDGINS' CO.
DECEMBER 3, 1846
Bottom Family Cemetery
Plot: Row 3, Grave 2.
Maintained by: Raymond B.
Originally Created by: Linda Abbott
Record added: Aug 25, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9364340