Notes for George Silver, Jr.
George SILVER JR was born about 1751 in Frederick County Maryland. He immigrated on 24 Dec 1806 to Maryland to Burke (now Mitchell) County. Lived in Maryland until moving to North Carolina in 1806 arriving on Cfeather.gifistmas eve 1806. Settled on a Revolutionary War land grant in Burke (now Yancey) County at Kona. He was buried in 1839 in Kona Cemetery (Mitchell) NC. He died on 8 Jul 1839 in Kona (Mitchell) NC. Died at the age of 84 of Typhoid Fever which also in the same year killed two of his grandchildren. Served in the Revolutionary War and was present at the Battle of Yorktown under General Washington. Applied for a pension when he was 74 years old (circa 1832).
!DAR Patriotic Index Silver, George b. c. 1751 d. 7-11-1839 m Ann Nancy Griffin Pvt MD REVOLUTIONARY
SOLDIERS OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA BURKE Co., Vol I page 255
George Silver entered service at Annapolis, MD early in the Revolution under Captain Norris. He served out his term in the Annapolis area. He next enlisted at Frederick MD for a term of eighteen months under Capt Ralph Hillary in a "Flying Camp." He fought in the Battle of Germantown (Oct 4, 1777), being wounded in the neck. He was discharged at Frederick. Shortly after the above tour he reenlisted for a term of three years in the German Regiment, in a company commanded by Captain William Bower. The Regiment was commanded by Colonel Weitner. In 1779, they marched to Northumberland and from there to Wyoming PA, dispersing Indians who were troublesome. Afterward, they marched to West Point and were in a skirmish with British Dragoons. While at West Point he stated that "he was present and under arms when Major Andre', the British spy, was executed in 1780." They later marched to Philadelphia and from there to Baltimore where they were stationed at a fort not far from the city. Later, they marched to Annapolis and then to Yorktown VA, participating in the seige operations around Yorktown. Silver was present at the surrender of Cornwallis on Oct 19 1781. After Yorktown they were ordered south, joining the army of General Nathaniel Greene near Charleston. He mentioned the skirmish in which a negro unit (armed by the British) was defeated. He remained in South Carolina until the close of the war. Afterwards, he returned to Maryland and was discharged. Following the Revolution, he again enlisted and remained in the Army for a total enlistment of about five years.
SUMMARY OF LATER LIFE
He married Nancy Griffith at Frederick MD in 1783 (d. Sep 30 1849). One son, Jacob Silver, is listed on Pension records, age 66 in 1851. George Silver moved to Burke Co., Toe River section, later a part of Yancey (and then Mitchell) Co., NC. He applied for a Revolutionary War pension in Burke County NC in 1833 at age 82. He was awarded $80.00 per annum. There was a sworn statement of David Baker, a revolutionary soldier living in his vicinity. Silver also mentioned in his statement General George Washington, General Smallwood, Colonel Roxburg, and others. He died in Yancey County Jul 11 1839.
1820 Buncombe County NC.
1830 Buncombe County NC. ("G. Silver")
US National Archives, Pensions Statements, #R9572.
He was married to Nancy Ann GRIFFITH (daughter of Orlando GRIFFITH and Elizabeth RIGGS) on 10 Jul 1783 in Maryland (Applied for license Apr 12 1782 Frederick Co MD).
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