Appalachian Aristocracy: Adventures in Family History
   
 

Charity Harrell
Female 1760 - 1849

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  • Birth  1760  Bertie Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  1849  Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I11984  Master File
    Last Modified  24 Jun 2014 
     
    Father  Samuel Harrell,   b. ca 1725, Bertie Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1793, Thunder Swamp, Davie Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ann,   b. ca 1730, Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1756, Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F7162  Group Sheet
     
    Family  William Flowers,   b. 1757, Johnston Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1834, Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1776  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Flowers,   b. 21 Sep 1777, Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Sep 1843, Horeb,Talbot Co. GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  25 Feb 2012 
    Family ID  F7096  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
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      Name: Charity Harrell
      Spouse: Charity Harrell
      Parents: Samuel Harrell Ann
      Birth Place: Bertie, of, NC
      Birth Date: 1760
      Marriage Date: 1776
      Death Date: 1849

      William Flowers, Jesse Flowers, and their elder brother, John Flowers, served in the militia during the Revolution. In April, 1781 Lord Cornwallis and his huge army came out of their winter quarters in Wilmington and marched north toward Virginia. they traveled along old roadways through New Hanover and Duplin counties.

      On May 3, 1781, they crossed the Goshen Swamp at Holley's Mill (later Flowery Dale Plantation) and entered Wayne County. The local militia, including John and William Flowers, fought a rear-guard action. Lord Cornwallis, commanded 1,600 troops, four cannon, two boats on carriages and the British Legion under Colonel Banastre Tarleton. As the army approached the Bridge over Thunder Swamp, Clarissa Harrel Flowers was left with her two children. She was at the home of her parents, Samuel and Ann Harrell at Thunder Swamp Bridge. The young men were away fighting. The slaves taken along to keep them from running away or being abducted the the British.