|Death: ||Nov. 18, 1818|
Lt. Col. Daniel McKissick was born in 1749 and died November 18, 1818. He is said to have come to America with his parents when he was about ten years of age or younger. He was not known until he married Jane Wilson in Lincoln County, North Carolina in 1776 and when he was twenty seven years of age. They were married by the Rev. Lyle of the Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church. He established his home in Lincoln County (now Gaston County), North Carolina, and was a neighbor of General Joseph Dickson. Daniel McKissick was a Captain of Dragoons and Lieutenant Colonel in the North Carolina Militia during the Revolutionary War. On June 20, 1780, in the Battle of Ramsour's Mill, which was fought about ten miles from his home, he was severely wounded in his left arm. When his wife was notified that he had been wounded and left for dead on the battlefield, she went to the battlefield immediately. Searching among the dead and wounded, she found her husband and carried him to the Rhinehart House nearby, where they remained until he could be carried home. He had only partial use of his arm for the remainder of his life. From 1780 to 1798 he served alternately in the House of Representatives and the Senate of North Carolina. About 1807, Daniel McKissick and his wife, Jane, moved to Bedford County, Tennessee. He settled on a farm about seven miles south of Shelbyville. He is listed as one of the early settlers in Bedford County. He was appointed as one of seven commissioners to select a county seat for the new county in 1807. He was also the first Circuit Court Clerk of Bedford County. He died November 18, 1818 at age 69 and is buried on his farm in Tennessee.
Jane Wilson McKissick (1759 - 1844)
McKisick Farm Cemetery
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