Jacob Barnett

Death 7 Oct 1780
Cenotaph Blacksburg, Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 141012749 · View Source
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On October 7, 1780, brother met brother, neighbor met neighbor, Patriot met Loyalist on a battlefield in rural South Carolina. The battle lasted an hour: the brevity belied the import. Thomas Jefferson proclaimed the Battle of King's Mountain turned "the tide of success which terminated the Revolutionary War, with the seal of our independence."

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. Jacob Barnett was one of those Heroes.

His participation in the Battle of King's Mountain was documented by S11508, the Application for Revolutionary War Pension, that William Willbanks, DAR Ancestor Number A202606 submitted. Will Graves transcribed the application.

Southern Campaign
American Revolution Pension Statements
Pension application of William Wilbanks1
R11508 (widow) Abarilla fn34SC

Transcribed by Will Graves

State of South Carolina,
District of Pickens

He served in the war with his brother Gillam Wilbanks, Isaac Barnett, Jacob Barnett, James Putnam, John Sparks & Charles White, all of whom are now dead; Jacob Barnett was killed in the Battle of King's Mountain. She lived with her Father in Bute County N. C. and was published in Church to be married to William Wilbanks, and was to him married as she thinks before the year 1774, though she cannot recollect positively what time it was, though she is positively certain it was before the War commenced in that part of the Country: shortly after their marriage they moved to Union District in this State, where her husband entered the service.

S/ Abarilla Wilbanks, V her mark

Practically nothing was known of this man - only a sentence made by a comrade in arms. That, however, does not diminish the importance of the role he played in American history. May this memorial serve as an expression of the gratitude we owe him for making the ultimate sacrifice to help build a new country: our America.


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  • Created by: Vonnie L Cantrell
  • Added: 7 Jan 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 141012749
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Barnett (unknown–7 Oct 1780), Find a Grave Memorial no. 141012749, citing Kings Mountain Battleground Cemetery, Blacksburg, Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Vonnie L Cantrell (contributor 47192880) .