William Killingsworth: Birth: 1738.
Note: Carolina in 1759. "If he is, Sarah, his wife died the year they moved."
Will probated 1762 in Berkley County, South Carolina (Copy Lafrona, pg. 127) These first counties (or divisions) of South Carolina extended from the coast to the mountains and in South Carolina, was lone in dispute. The Old Welsh Neck Church on the Pee Dee River, not far from the North Carolina line, left records of it's early members. Among these were William Killingsworth, who died November 1760, and Sarah Killingsworth, who died December 14, 1759. In Craven County, a grant of 300 acres is probably this William Killingsworth. This William and his brother John, were from North Carolina and granted land in South Carolina, as that section (Eastover) was at one time thought to be in North Carolina. William (II), this William's father, mentioned land in Welch Neck, in his will.
Children listed are from the 1790 Census of South Carolina.
In Colonial Soldiers in South Carolina, he served under Col. John Chevillette (see S.C. Colonial Soldiers by Andres). Named on Capt. Morrison's payroll, under Col. Chevillette. Expedition to Ft. Prince George (listed as Luet). In the book, Colonial Soldiers of The South, by Murtie June Clark, William Killingsworth was listed as a soldier, along with Thomas Green(ensign), Christopher Smith (soldier), David Rozer, and William Smith, in Ambrous Joshua Smith's Company of Edgecombe County, North Carolina. Thought to be in the 1750's.
Note: Lafrona Mouser feels that this William was her ancestor that sold out in North
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