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Julius Caesar Dugger
Birth: Sep. 9, 1760
Wilkesboro
Wilkes County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 16, 1838
Carter County
Tennessee, USA

Son of William "Julius Sr." and Mary Dugger.

Husband of Mary Hall Dugger.

Father of John Dugger, Sr., Abel Dugger, Nancy Dugger George, and William Dugger.

He enlisted in the Revolutionary War from Wilkes County, NC in 1780 and served one month in John Keys' North Carolina Company.

In May 1781 while in Washington County, NC, he enlisted and served four months in Captain William Smiths Company and "marched to the Big Island Ford in French Broad River" where in August 1781 he joined Col. Sevier against the Chickamauga, Cherokee and Creek Indians.

In the year 1788, while living in what is now Carter County, TN, Dugger was drafted to serve under Capt. Ford at Knoxville, TN, where they went to Lookout Mountain and fought the Chickamauga and Creek Indians. On this occasion, he fought only two months.
He served in the war of 1812 with his sons Able and John. They served under Gen. Andrew Jackson in the battle against the Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, Alabama, March 27, 1814. They were with General Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815.

He was an early settler to the Watauga, TN area, having arrived about 1781. According to Governor John Sevier's commission book, Dugger was commissioned as a Captain in the Carter County Regiment, October 10, 1796 and as a Justice of the Peace for Carter County, October 30, 1797. He was summoned to appear as one of the first grand jury members of Carter County.

Julius owned land and slaves at the foot of Duggers Mountain in Caldwell County, North Carolina.

He received at least 2 land grants from the federal government. He was a farmer. He operated the first ferry boat on the Watauga River in 1784 at Dugger's Ferry, now called Fish Springs, Carter County.

Originally buried in Pierce Cemetery #2 where Watuaga Lake now exists. Re-interred at the Dugger Cemetery in Johnson County in 1947. A monument was erected to his honor by the Julius Dugger Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.


 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Hall Dugger (1760 - 1838)*
 
 Children:
  John Dugger (1780 - 1869)*
  William Dugger (1784 - 1875)*
  Margaret Dugger (1798 - 1876)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Julius Dugger Cemetery
Dry Hill
Johnson County
Tennessee, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 27, 2006
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