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Col Abel Kolb
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Birth: 1750
Death: Apr. 28, 1781
Marlboro County
South Carolina, USA

Abel Kolb was born circa 1750, one of five children of Peter Kolb and his wife Ann James, daughter of the Reverend Philip James, an early minister of the Welsh Neck Baptist Church.

Abel Kolb and his wife, Sarah James Kolb, had three children - two daughters and a son. The son, James Kolb, died young. The daughters, Ann and Sarah, lived to adulthood and beyond. Ann Kolb married Maj. James Pouncey and left many descendants.

On the night of April 28, Col. Abel Kolb was captured at his home, by fifty North Carolina Loyalists. The latter had gathered on Catfish Creek and were led by Capt. Joseph Jones. Walking out the front door, one of Jones's men promptly shot Col. Kolb in front of his wife and children. Capt. Jones then plundered the home and burned it. (--from http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_leaders_sc_abel_kolb.html)
 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter S. Kolb (1732 - 1779)
  Ann James Kolb
 
 Children:
  Sarah Kolb Pledger (1770 - 1824)*
 
 Sibling:
  Abel Kolb (1750 - 1781)
  Sarah Kolb McIver (1762 - 1822)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
GRAVE OF/ COL. ABEL KOLB, BORN CA. 1750,/ COMMANDER OF PEE DEE REGIMENT OF/ GEN. FRANCIS MARION'S BRIGADE./ COL. KOLB WAS MURDERED BY/ TORIES NEAR HERE APRIL 26, 1781/

 
Burial:
Colonel Kolbs Tomb
Society Hill
Marlboro County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Jason Cockfield
Record added: Jun 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37938618
Col Abel Kolb
Added by: Jason Cockfield
 
Col Abel Kolb
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Col Abel Kolb
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My husband is a truck driver who just drove past your resting spot. I looked up your name and read your story. I'm sorry your family had to witness your murder, wishing blessings for your descendants.
- Kathy Padgett Baker
 Added: May. 15, 2016

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