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Capt John Damron, Sr
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Birth: Jan. 12, 1757
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 5, 1836
Virginia, USA

John was born in Albemarle Co, VA probably to Moses Damron and Aggie Owl (probably Howell). According to Dameron-Damron family genealogist, Helen Foster Snow, John was a drummer in the Revolution War and was listed as sick at Valley Forge. The drum he played was passed to his son, John, Jr, who passed it down to his son John Shultz Damron. When John Shultz Damron left Texas to go to CA, they had to cross the Pegos River. They had too many items to cross, so the drum was abandoned.

Capt. John was married twice. His first wife was Anna Ladd, his first cousin. They were married circa 1779 in VA. His second wife was Cynthia who he married circa 1806.

Capt. John was also a traveling Methodist minister.

Due to county line changes at that time period, his will was written in Franklin Co, IL, and filed in Johnson Co, although today his body is interred in present day Williamson Co. His will was written in 1835, so he died sometime after that (Find A Grave doesn't accept circa dates or 1830s dates in the date fields above).

For more information on Capt. John, please refer to the Dameron Damron Family Association web site's page on Capt. John. 
 
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 Children:
  John Damron (1791 - 1856)*
  George Damron (1793 - 1840)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Drake Cemetery
New Burnside
Williamson County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Cheri Mello
Record added: May 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26749783
Capt John Damron, Sr
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Capt John Damron, Sr
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Capt John Damron, Sr
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To my 4th Great Grand Uncle whom I am related to through my Grandmother Mary Francis Damron. I thank you for your military contribution to this great country we live in today!
- Richard Hopkins
 Added: Jan. 17, 2014

- Wendy White
 Added: Sep. 8, 2011
Rest In Peace Great Grandfather
- Brnc
 Added: Jul. 14, 2011
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