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Capt John Damron, Sr

Capt John Damron, Sr

Birth
Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
Death 5 Sep 1836 (aged 79)
Illinois, USA
Burial New Burnside, Williamson County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 26749783 · View Source
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John was born in Albemarle Co, VA probably to Moses Damron and Aggie Owl (probably Howell). According to Dameron-Damron family genealogist, Helen Foster Snow, John was a drummer in the Revolution War and was listed as sick at Valley Forge. The drum he played was passed to his son, John, Jr, who passed it down to his son John Shultz Damron. When John Shultz Damron left Texas to go to CA, they had to cross the Pegos River. They had too many items to cross, so the drum was abandoned.

Capt. John was married twice. His first wife was Anna Ladd, his first cousin. They were married circa 1779 in VA. His second wife was Cynthia who he married circa 1806.

Capt. John was also a traveling Methodist minister.

Due to county line changes at that time period, his will was written in Franklin Co, IL, and filed in Johnson Co, although today his body is interred in present day Williamson Co. His will was written in 1835, so he died sometime after that (Find A Grave doesn't accept circa dates or 1830s dates in the date fields above).

For more information on Capt. John, please refer to the Dameron Damron Family Association web site's page on Capt. John.


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  • Created by: Cheri Mello
  • Added: 11 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26749783
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt John Damron, Sr (12 Jan 1757–5 Sep 1836), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26749783, citing Drake Cemetery, New Burnside, Williamson County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Cheri Mello (contributor 46911365) .