William Trammell (1752 - 1843)
William Trammell , son of Daniel Trammell  and Elizabeth Farr Scott , was born in 1752 in , Fairfax Co, VA, died on 17 Dec 1843 in , Macon Co, NC at age 91, and was buried in 1st Methodist Church, Franklin, Macon Co N.C..
General Notes: He enlisted and served three years in the Continental Army, during the Revolutionary War, under Captain Daniel Duff and Colonel Brandon.
Records from the South Carolina Archives show that he served in the South Carolina Militia in the Revolutionary War, as his brothers, as a private under Thomas Brandon before and after the Fall of Charleston. Also, he was wounded near Broad River in 1781. He enlisted in the District of Spartanburg at the beginning of the was between Great Britain and the Colonies. He served as a private in the South Carolina Militia in Captain Daniel Duff's Company, Col Thomas Brandon's Regiment, and General Sumpter's Brigade. He also served under Col. Washington in the calavry for about three years, the Battle of King's Mountain, the siege of Savannah, and the Battle of Cowpens. He served about seven years total.
DAR Patriot Index, pg 686.
National Archives, William Trammel, S.C. Widow's Pension (Sarah) W 6312.
At age 84, 31 December 1836, William married Sarah REYNOLDS in Greenville, South Carolina. This would be the same general area that William grew up in and had his children.
His first wife, Zilphah, was still living in 1830. Evidently, she died between 1830 and the end of 1836.
Later William, at the age of eighty-four plus became an invalid. Sarah Reynolds left him. He moved in with son Javan TRAMMELL back in Macon County, North Carolina.
December 17, 1843, at the age of ninety-one he died. He left all his belongings to Javan, who cared for him in his final illness.
He is buried in the First Methodist Cemetery in Franklin, North Caroina.
Before William TRAMMELL died, sons Javan and "Jacob" applied in his behalf for a pension for losing his arm in the Revolutionary War. William never received a pension, but his widow, Sara
REYNOLDS, who abandoned him in time of sickness, was allowed one.
Extracts from the pension records in the case of William Trammell: Power of Attorney by the said William Trammell on October 15, 1842, Henderson Co., N.C.
"Know all men by these present-that I, William Trammell, of the County and State aforesaid, do nominante and appoint and consatitute my son, Javan Trammell, as my agent in fact and in law to transact all my business....
WITNESSES: John Clayton, Samuel Hefner and signed by his mark.
I, the said, William Trammell, do hereby will that my son Javan Trammell, shall have all effects after my death for the services rendered to me. Witness my hand and seal this 15th day of October 18, '42. Signed William Trammell. Proven in court Book 3, pg 414.
Affidavit of J.S. Sutherland says in part: J. Van Trammell is an honest, hard working poor man and he took care of his father in his helpless old age. I hope that you make the money payable to J.Van Trammell and not to the widow as you have a full statement of the matter."
Noted events in his life were:
• He served in the military. Revolutionary War - 3 year; Siege of Savannah; Battle of Kings Mtn, N.C.
• He served in the military on 17 Jan 1781 in Battle Of Cowpens. Lost arm
• He signed a will. Father's Will: Land - the place & acreage designated.
William married Mary "Zilphia" Lynch  [MRIN: 30] in 1781 in Jonesboro, , NC. Mary was born about 1756 in Greenville, , SC and died before 1836.
They had four children:
Jacob B. "Jake" Trammell
Jehu Jasper Trammel