PVT David Duff

Birth
Scotland
Death 7 Oct 1780 (aged 33–34)
Blacksburg, Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Blacksburg, Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 132528708 · View Source
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On October 7, 1780 the foundation that would forever change the world was established. Fewer than one thousand American Heroes, through skill, luck, and the leadership of cunning strategists, defeated Patrick Ferguson, a brilliant star of the British military might. David Duff was one of those Heroes: he fought and died in that battle.

His death in the Battle of Kings Mountain was documented in the "The Patriots at Kings Mountain" by Bobby Gilmer Moss which, along with "King's Mountain And Its Heroes: History Of The Battle Of King's Mountain, October 7th, 1780, And The Events Which Led To It" by Lyman Copeland Draper, Anthony Allaire, and Isaac Shelby, has long been recognized as the definitive listing of the participants.


The Daughters of the American Revolution have also documented the participation of David Duff in the American Revolution. That organization has designated him "DAR Ancestor Number A034347".


David Duff married Mary Sevier and they had a son, James. James Duff married Mary Craig, daughter of Henry Craig and Mary Erwin. Henry Craig, DAR Ancestor Number A027218, was a Scottish immigrant who was wounded at the Battle of Fishing Creek: reference Find A Grave Memorial# 123063241


May this memorial serve as an expression of the gratitude we owe David Duff for making the ultimate sacrifice to help build a new country: our America.


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  • Created by: Vonnie L Cantrell
  • Added: 8 Jul 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 132528708
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT David Duff (1746–7 Oct 1780), Find a Grave Memorial no. 132528708, citing Kings Mountain Battleground Cemetery, Blacksburg, Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Vonnie L Cantrell (contributor 47192880) .