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 Cornelius King

Cornelius King

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Death 26 Aug 1839 (aged 85)
Burial Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 46869836 · View Source
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Serg,Virginia Troops,Revolutionary War Veteran.

Served in a company raised by Jacob Friend during the Dunmore's War.A prelude to the Revolutionary War fought in 1774.Fought in the Battle of Point Pleasant (now West Virginia) on Oct 10,1774.A force of 1100 American troops fought a force of 300-500 Shawnee and Mingo Indians.Lost in the battle was 75 Americans killed and 150 wounded while the Indians had 33 casualties,even with these figures it was considered a victory for the Americans.Jacob Friends company only had 20 survivors of the battle,Cornelous King being one of those.There is not a lot of information on King's Revolutionary service other then him being granted a veteran's pension.

In 1785 he was living in Kentucky, moving to Orange Co,IN,then on to Morgan Co.,IN.


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  • Created by: knighthawk40
  • Added: 19 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46869836
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cornelius King (7 Nov 1753–26 Aug 1839), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46869836, citing Williams Bradford Cemetery, Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by knighthawk40 (contributor 47084467) .