|Picture Credit: University of South Carolina Library|
My 6th Great Grandfather, John Marion, Jr. (1738-1780), and many others of the Marion family fought side by side with the man who is called the father of Guerrilla Warfare.
In looking at my data base, I saw several others who were of age to serve. Could they have served with General Marion?
I found this great resource on line and started looking.
The Swamp Fox: Francis Marion and the Men who Served with him
I found four more:
Lt. John Fierson (1727-1797) 5th Great Grandfather
Capt. Samuel Ervin (1748-1803) 5th Great Grandfather
Henry Richbourgh (1737-1810) 6th Great Grandfather
Philip Roberts (1763-1854) 5th Great Grandfather
|Mural of Francis Marion and his troops prepared to fight the British|
Picture Credit: Swamp Fox Murals Trails Society, Clarendon County, SC
There were others that had the same names as my ancestors but I do not know if they are the same person. Some are last names that could be connected to my lines but I don't have the proof needed.The names of cousins, brothers, and uncles of my people and the names of friends and neighbors appeared on the list as well. It seems that many of my ancestors, along with those they knew and loved. joined up to fight for our country's freedom with "The Swamp Fox".
In 1969 The Wonderful World of Disney produced a T.V. series called The Swamp Fox. I remember watching it as a child. I didn't know I was watching the story of my ancestors!
I need to go to youtube and watch it again.
© Cheri Hudson Passey