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Pvt Preston Goforth

Pvt Preston Goforth

Birth
Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
Death 7 Oct 1780 (aged 41)
Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 11741280 · View Source
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Hampton's NC Troops, Revolutionary War
During the Revolutionary War, according to local tradition, Preston Goforth was killed with a bullet from his own brother. When he didn't return home after the battle, his wife, riding a two-runner sled, driven by an ox, went to the battlefield in search of her husband.
After several hours of searching, she located his dead body, put it on the sled and asked neighbors for help on burying him. He was buried in the backyard. The date was October 8, 1780.



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  • Created by: Elizabeth Olmstead
  • Added: 13 Sep 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11741280
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Preston Goforth (3 Jun 1739–7 Oct 1780), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11741280, citing Preston Goforth Cemetery, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Olmstead (contributor 46772820) .