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  • ID: I828
  • Name: William ADDINGTON
  • Given Name: William
  • Surname: Addington
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 25 DEC 2015
  • Note:
    Family lore says: William Addington came to America in early life, landing in Virginia. After his marriage in Newberry District, South Carolina, he moved to Buncombe County, North Carolina where his first nine children were born. They then moved to Newberry District, South Carolina where the remaining children were born and where they lived many years.
    In 1781 William Addington enlisted in the Continental Army from South Carolina. He served 3 months as a private, then 3 months as a Lieutenant. He fought in the battle "Siege of Ninety-Six". They were living on the Cartoogechaye River in Macon County, North Carolina when William Addington died in 1845. He is buried in Franklin, North Carolina. Delilah Addington is buried near Blairsville, Georgia.
    In the 1800 Newberry District census, an Elizabeth Addington (head of household) is shown on the same page as William Addington.
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  • Birth: ABT 1759
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1759 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
  • Note: Other information indicates that William was born in England. 1 2
  • Event: Military 1781
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1781 South Carolina
  • Note:
    William was a veteran of the Revolutionary War, SC line. Delilah filed an application for a widows pension in Union County, GA in 1848. William had filed in 1833 in Macon Co., NC. Rev. Pension file of William Addington, W-5598 (from Martha Eastis 6/1986):
    On this (blank) day of December (no year) appeared at the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions in the town of Franklin, Macon Co. NC, William Addington, resident of said county, age 74, in order to obtain pension under Act June 7, 1832; he entered service in 1781 as volunteer at the Old Blockhouse at Fairforest, now Union District, SC, under Capt. Wm. Young, Col. Brannon, Lt. Col. Phair? Benj. Jooley Major, marched to 96 to lay siege to a fort possessed by the British and Torys; was placed under the command of Maj. Gen. Green; then marched northwest, crossed the Broad River, down the river to a creek called Sandy Run below Granby; then marched to Eautaws where he was discharged because of a wound received by the fall of a tree a few weeks before; was in service two months. Volunteered again under Capt.James Bruton at Princes Fort, SC, on August (year not recollected), marched to Keewee, old fort, under Col. Brannon in pursuit of the Indians, 4 weeks. Volunteered third time under Capt. Young and received commission as Lt., pursued Indians through GA into NC on the TN River, Gen. Pickens was chief in command, Benj. Jolly Major, Thos. Brannon Col. Killed 3 Indians in the TN river and one white man and took 2 Indians prisoners and returned to SC and discharged, served 6 weeks. Entered again by order of Maj. Jolly, having the command of the company, the captain not being out, and was sent to guard some ammunition to Orangeburg from Santee, marched thence to Bacons Bridgeon Ashley River near Charlestown and remained there 6 weeks, being out about 3 months. /s/ William (X) Addington. The whole term of service was about 8 months, as near as deponent can recollect, he being unlettered and of very frail memory. Statement by James King, clergyman, and James Bussel?, citizen in neighborhood (next page not attached).
    Affidavit of William (X) Addington, 30 May 1835, that he served to the best of his recollection, three months as a Private in the Revolution War and that he served at different times and at different places as an officer, that is as a Lieutenant under Capt. Young, at least ten months, the years not recollected. He had obtained an affidavit of William Dood since he made his declaration, and he has heard of more living witnesses.
    Affidavit 2 Dec. 1848, in Union Co. GA by Mrs. Delila Addington,resident of Macon Co., age 83; to obtain benefits of pension act of July 1, 1848; she is the widow of William Addington, who was a pensioner in Macon Co. NC until a short time before his death, then transferred to Union Co. GA, at $33.33 per annum; that her husband died 8 Sept. 1845; that she was married to her husband 22 Dec. 1782 by Isaac Edwards, a Baptist Minister in SC on Duncans Creek in three (?) miles of the Enoree River, the District not recollected; she had 13 children born in lawful wedlock, 10 of which are now alive within the last 18 months, namely, John Addington who was born in 1786 or 1787 and Henry Addington, William Addington, Moses Addington, James Addington, March Addington, Martha Hicks, Delila Huckaby, Mary Logan & Elizabeth F. Curtis. That she knows of no living person who knew of the marriage, unless the statement of her oldest children will be taken as proof and her own oaths.
    Affidavit 2 June 1849 in Gilmer Co. GA by John Addington, that according to the statement of his parents that he was 60 years old on 10 Nov. 1848, that he was their 2nd child, that his father William Addington was during the later part of his lifetime a Revolutionary Pensioner in Macon Co. NC and transferred to Union Co. GA, died Sept. 1845 leaving a widow Delila Addington, mother of said John Addington; they were married about or soon after the close of the Revolutionary War as he has frequently heard his parents say, and he has no doubt from his own age that his parents were married about the year 1784; the statements are based on what his parents told him about their marriage and his own age, also the date of his own marriage which took place on 1 May 1808 in Buncomb Co. NC a few months after he was 19 years old. ...
    Affidavit 19 July 1849 in Union Co. GA by Delilah Addington, age 83 ... she was married 23 Dec. 1784 ... married in Newberry Dist. SC... 13 children ... Jane Addington deceased who was born in January 1786, John Addington born 12? (blotted) Nov. 1788, Henry Addington born in 1791, Sarah Addington now Sarah Harrison born 1793, William Addington born 1795, Moses Addington born 1797, James Addington born 1799, March Addington born 1802, Delilah Addington now Delilah Huckaby born 1804, Martha Addington now Martha Hicks born 1806, Polly Addington now Polly Logan born 1808, Elizabeth Addington now Elizabeth Curtis born 1810 and one died in infancy having no name ... (remainder similar to above).
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  • Census: 1790
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1790 Union County, South Carolina
  • Note:
    Wm. Addington household:
    1 male age 16 and older [William]
    1 male under age 16 [John]
    1 female [Delilah]
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  • Census: 1800
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1800 Newberry County, South Carolina
  • Note:
    William Addington household:
    4 males under age 10 [Henry, William, Moses, James]
    2 males age 10-16 [John, ?]
    1 male age 26-45 [William]
    2 females under age 10 [Sarah, ?]
    2 females age 10-16 [Jane, ?]
    1 female age 26-45 [Delilah]
    5
  • Census: 1810
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1810 Buncombe County, North Carolina
  • Note:
    William Addington household:
    1 male under age 10 [March]
    2 males age 10-16 [James, Moses]
    2 males age 16-26 [William, Henry]
    1 male age 45 and older [William]
    3 females under age 10 [Delilah, Martha, Polly]
    1 female age 16-26 [Sarah or Jane]
    1 female age 45 and older [Delilah]
    6
  • Census: 1830
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1830 Macon County, North Carolina
  • Note:
    William Addington household:
    1 male age 70-80 [William]
    1 female age 15-20
    1 female age 60-70 [Delilah]
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  • Census: 1840
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1840 Union County, Georgia
  • Note:
    William Addington household:
    1 male age 80-90 [William]
    1 female age 20-30 [?]
    1 female age 70-80 [Delilah]
    8
  • Death: 8 SEP 1845 in Union County, Georgia
  • Note: Other information says that William died on 7 September 1845 in Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina. 1 9
  • Burial: Union County, Georgia 1



    Father: Henry ADDINGTON b: ABT 1720 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
    Mother: Sarah BURSON b: ABT 1726 in Pennsylvania, United States

    Marriage 1 Delilah DUNCAN b: 1762 in Newberry County, South Carolina
    • Married: 23 DEC 1784 in Newberry County, South Carolina
    • Note: The marriage occurred near Duncan's Creek in Newberry District, South Carolina. Isaac Edwards, a Baptist minister, performed the ceremony. 1 10 10
    Children
    1. Has No Children Jane ADDINGTON b: JAN 1786
    2. Has No Children John ADDINGTON b: 10 NOV 1788
    3. Has No Children Henry ADDINGTON b: 1791
    4. Has No Children Sarah ADDINGTON b: 1793
    5. Has No Children William ADDINGTON b: 1795
    6. Has No Children Moses ADDINGTON b: 1797
    7. Has Children James ADDINGTON b: 1799 in South Carolina
    8. Has Children March ADDINGTON b: 1802
    9. Has No Children Delilah ADDINGTON b: 1804
    10. Has No Children Martha ADDINGTON b: 1806
    11. Has No Children Polly ADDINGTON b: 1808
    12. Has No Children Elizabeth ADDINGTON b: 1810

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Family Records - Addington family
      Title: Nap Covey & others, Addington family papers
      Note:
      The notes I have from Mr. Covey were all typed, and I believe some may have been typed by someone other than Mr. Covey. In any event, there are some inconsistencies.
    2. Abbrev: United States - general - William Addinton pension record
      Title: Federal Pension Record - William Addington (U.S. National Archives & Records Administration. 2006.)
      Page: Affidavit by William Addington dated December, 1833..
      Quality: 3
    3. Abbrev: World Tree Project - William M. Addington
      Title: David Boehmer, William M. Addington (Database, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com; accessed 2006.)
    4. Abbrev: South Carolina, Union - 1790 - William Addington
      Title: Wm. Addington household, 1790 U.S. Census, Union County, South Carolina, page 90, line 39 (left-hand column); National Archives micropublication M637, roll 11.
      Text: {Wm. Addington household:
      1 male age 16 and older [William]
      1 male under age 16 [John]
      1 female [Delilah]}
    5. Abbrev: South Carolina, Newberry - 1800 - William Addington
      Title: William Addington household, 1800 U.S. Census, Newberry District, South Carolina, page 64, line 4; National Archives micropublication M32, roll 50.
      Text: {William Addington household:
      4 males under age 10 [Henry, William, Moses, James]
      2 males age 10-16 [John, ?]
      1 male age 26-45 [William]
      2 females under age 10 [Sarah, ?]
      2 females age 10-16 [Jane, ?]
      1 female age 26-45 [Delilah]}
    6. Abbrev: North Carolina, Buncombe - 1810 - William Addington
      Title: William Addington household, 1810 U.S. Census, Buncombe County, North Carolina, page 264, line 27; National Archives micropublication M252, roll 39.
    7. Abbrev: North Carolina, Macon - 1830 - William Addington
      Title: William Addington household, 1830 U.S. Census, Macon County, North Carolina, page 21, line 19; National Archives micropublication M19, roll 123.
    8. Abbrev: Georgia, Union - 1840 - William Addington
      Title: William Addington household, 1840 U.S. Census, Union County, Georgia, page 2, line 21; National Archives micropublication M704, roll 52.
    9. Abbrev: United States - general - William Addinton pension record
      Title: Federal Pension Record - William Addington (U.S. National Archives & Records Administration. 2006.)
      Page: Affidavit by Delila Addington dated July 19, 1849
      Quality: 3
    10. Abbrev: United States - general - William Addinton pension record
      Title: Federal Pension Record - William Addington (U.S. National Archives & Records Administration. 2006.)
      Page: Affidavit by Delila Addington dated July 19, 1845.
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