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Capt John Hennington
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Birth: 1750
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
Death: 1799
Orangeburg County
South Carolina, USA

Sister to Betsy Hennington who married James Strickland in Charleston, SC and owner of a tavern in that city. He was married to Elizabeth (possibly Harper). They had at least one son that has been confirmed, John. Capt. John served in the 3rd SC Regiment during the American Revolution, Continental Line, during 1779 and 1780. In addition he served sixty-five days as a Captain in the Militia during 1780. He served under Col. Wm Thomson and Gen William Moultrie. He was taken prisoner by the British twice, at the fall of Charleston and Savannah, and was imprisoned on British prison ships. He defended the fort on Sullivan's Island SC - now known as Fort Moultrie.
After the war, he held extensive large land holdings in Charleston and Orangeburg, and remained close friends with Gen. Moultrie. He also was a Justice of the Peace, and ran for the SC General Assembly, and though he was elected, he did not serve.
He died between Aug 1798-Oct. 1799 in Orangeburg, South Carolina. 
Specifically: burial unknown
Created by: Gayle Hennington Van Hor...
Record added: Feb 06, 2014
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Capt John Hennington
Added by: Gayle Hennington Van Horn.
Capt John Hennington
Added by: Gayle Hennington Van Horn.
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To my 4th great grandfather. Following your steps through the historic streets of Charleston, and Sullivan's Island was a moving experience for our family. Your 5th great grandson honored you by marrying near the fort you defended. Thank you for your dedi...(Read more)
- Gayle Hennington Van Horn.
 Added: Feb. 6, 2014

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