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Edward G. Conner
12/31/1757 - 3/23/1837
Edward G. Conner was born on December 31, 1757 somewhere in North Carolina and died on March 23, 1837 in Horry County, South Carolina. He lived to be 79 years old.

He married Sarah W. Grissett(1769-1844)
Military12/1/1775 SC  17 yrs old 
Name: Edward Conner, Gender: Male, Military Date: 1-1 Dec-Jan 1775-1783, Military Place: South Carolina State or Army Served: South Carolina, Regiment: Regiment, Rank: Corporal 
Census1/1/1800 SC (Georgetown District County) 42 yrs old 
Name: Edward Conner - Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Kingston, Georgetown District, South Carolina two Free White Persons - Males - Under 10, one Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over, three Free White Persons - Females - Under 10, two Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15, one Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44 
Marriage1/26/1807 Brunswick SC  49 yrs old 
Name: Edward Conner, Gender: Male, Birth Place: NC, Birth Year: 1757, Spouse Name: Sarah Wingate Grissett, Marriage State: of SC, Number Pages: 1 
Military9/15/1828 SC  70 yrs old 
The State of South Carolina Horry District
This e day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three, appears in open court, before me William D. Martin, one of the air it Judges of the said state and Presiding Judge in the Court of Common Pleas according to Law taketh oath to the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed in the seventh day of June 1832 viz:
That he was born on 31st day of December 1757 in Duplin County and State of North Carolina. That when 10 years of age he removed with his rather and family to Kingston County, (same, Horry District) South Carolina, where he has resided and where he now resides.
That in the Autumn of the year 1776 and as he believes in the month of September, he enlisted into the Continental service in the New Hanover County and State of North Carolina as a private solder under the Command of Capt. Wm. Davis. The regiment was (he thinks the first regiment) commanded by Col. Ash. That he enlisted and served for six months. That soon after his enlistment, his Regiment was ordered to Rendezvous at Rock Rish, Cumberland County North Carolina to watch the motion of Tories. They (the tories) retreated down the river Cape Fear. They (the officers accordingly) descended the river in boats and under the command of Genl. Moore, the regiment passed below the Tories, landed on the North of the river, marched up and joined a detachment, and the whole party were under the command of Genl. Caswell and attacked the Tories at Moores Creek just about daylight and defeated the tories. In this action Genls. Campbell and McLeod who commanded the Tories were killed.
His term of enlistment soon after this expired. He was discharged and returned to his father in South Carolina. He remained at home but a short time when Sir Peter Parkers fleet having arrived on the coast, a draft was ordered to march to Charleston. He volunteered as a private under the command of Lients. John Session this Capt. Hawkins, having been already in service Joseph Sessions was Ensign. His conpany marched to Haddrill's point were they arrived just at the time the British commenced tiring on Port Moultrie. At Haddrill's Point he joined the main body and under the command of Col. Daniel Horry who marched on the bridge land to Sullivan's Island when they arrived just about the conclusion of the engagement. He remained in the service at this time one month when he was discharged and returned home. He remained at home but a short time~and finding the Militia service disagreeable, he enlisted into the Regular Service by Capt. Hawkins (Hankins?) who was recruiting as agent for Capt. Weekly of the fourth Artillery Regiment, as a private.
The Battalion of that Regiment were commanded by Major. (later Judge) Grimkie and Lient. Col. Bateman and the Regiment was commanded Col. Owen Roberts. He enlisted for three years. He joined the Regiment at Cat island near George Town.
From thence he was marched to Port Johnson where he was stationed and some time in way Charleston working in the Laboratory . From Charleston he was marched to Purrysburgh. That while the American forces consisting of about 200 men were stationed at Purrysburgh, the British Army crossed over, and the American forces retreated up the river to Black Swamp. The British Army at that time encamped opposite to them in the State of Georgia. The army remained at Black Swamp about two weeks. The British Army marched then up the river with a view of crosssing the River into Carolina.
The American forces advanced up the river having been greatly increased by the Militia who joined them on the march. The American Army crossed at the same place and continued in pursuit in the direction for Charleston. Near Dorchester they were joined by Genl. Lincoln at which time the American forces were still greatly increased. At Bacon's bridge they were bushwacked by a party of 500 Tories under the command of McGirt; during the fight Count Pulaskie arrived with his Cavalry and charged and routed the Tories.
The morning after the engagement at Bacon's bridge, they continued in pursuit of the enemy, we pursued them as far as the lines, but Genl. Moultrie being then in possession of the City of Charleston, the British recrossed the Ashley River,and encamped at Stone and while there our Army under the command of Lincoln marched to attack them, that in this engagement which lasted about 2 hours the Americans wre defeated and retreated, Col. Roberts who commanded this Regiment was killed. That shortly after this battle and having enlisted in his stead Nicholas Prince and Mark Marlowe he returned home having served two years in the regular service.
He remained home for nearly six months when he was elected Captain having before been elected Lieut. in the Militia of the State of South Carolina in Kingston County. That soon after he was appointed Captain he marched with a detachment of [end]
Nicholas Prince a clergyman appeared before me, Wm. D. Martin one of the Circuit Judges as afore and being duly sworn according to Law declares and says that he has been acquainted with Capt. Conner who hath subsribed the foregoing certificate, from his boyhood, that from his boyhood to the present time that have lived neighbours that during the Revolutionary War he was informed and has always believed that he enlisted in the continental service as he has stated in the foregoing declaraticn. That he did not see captain Conner actually enlist in the Regular Service but he lived with the father of Capt. Conner at the time he was said to have enlisted and he knows that shortly after he was absent and said to have gone into the Army of which he has never doubted. He states his belief to be that Capt. Conner enlisted as a private soldier in the Spring of the year 1777. That some time afterwards the said Conner returned home on Furlough when on the third day of August 1777 this deponant was enlisted by the said Conner as a private soldier in the fourth Artillery Regiment under the command of Col. Roberts and at the same time he also enlisted [?---] into the same Regiment and under the immediate command of Capt. Weekley. That they shortly afterwards went to Camp and joined the Regiment at Cat island That after that Capt. Conner remained in the service with this deponant in the service until after the battle of Stono when he returned home Deponant was captured at the Fall of Charleston and afterwards made his escape and returned to his former residence when he arrived Mr. Conner was in command as Captain until the end of the war and was almost the whole of the time afterwards in actual service as Captain. Deponant further states that the said Conner was a [end]
South Carolina Horry District Before me personally appeared, Capt. Edward Conner, who being duly sworn according to law deposeth & sayeth that he was personally acquainted with John Cox resident of All Saints Parish of the district & State aforesaid at & during the time of the American Revolution, that the said John Cox was, during that period, a true whig and a faithful soldier in the Revoluntiorary Army.
[signed] Edward Conner
Sworn to before me this 15th day of Sept., 1828
Benj. Holt
South Carolina Horry District I do hereby certify that the within deponent Capt. Edward Conner is a man of strict integrity & that his oath may be fully relied on. Given under my hand this 18th day of July, 1829. Source: Comptroler General AA 1554 Roll 27: l67~lSB, South Carolina Department of Archives at History, Columbia, South Carolina Signature Edward Conner - Tax Return - Horry County SC Revolutionary War Pension Preview not available. Download to view. Preview not available. Download to view. Hide Details Rev War testimony Daniel Page Daniel Page originally shared this on 04 Sep 2010 Linked To Edward Conner Save to my tree Saved by (10 of 37) Saved by jrtllt Saved by bwiggins001 Saved by manningbecky5 Saved by thebossofny Saved by nystarlings Saved by Angi86 Saved by jimbeau2 Saved by bossofny Saved by mcmillanp39 Saved by TBJW48 Comments Write a comment.  
Graveyard/Tombstone1/1/1837 SC (Horry County) 79 yrs old 
Name: Capt Edward Conner, Gender: Male, Birth Date: 1757, Birth Place: Duplin County, North Carolina, Death Date: 1837, Death Place: Horry County, South Carolina, Cemetery: Captain Edward Conner Cemetery 

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Edward Conner's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Edward, his family, and friends. For example, Edward is 3 years old when The Cherokee War (1760-61) ends in a treaty that opens the Up County for settlement. The Bounty At of 1761 offers public land tax free for ten years, and settlers from other colonies begin pouring into the Carolina "Up Country".
12 1769 The first steam engine is invented by Watt
20 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
26 1783 The hot air balloon is invented by Michel and Montgolfier and the first people in modern history fly at an altitude of 1800 m.
28 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
36 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
42 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
43 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
50 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
57 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
73 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
18 1775 NEWS HEADLINES: On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
19 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
43 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
54 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
55 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
71 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
77 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
10 1767 Tryon Palace is build in New Bern, NC, and becomes the capitol building for the North Carolina colonist.
32 1789 The capitol of North Carolina moves from New Bern to Raleigh and North Carolina becomes the 12th state of the United States of America.
73 1830 The U.S. Government begins forcing Cherokee Indians from their homes in what becomes known as the Trail of Tears. Many Cherokee hide in the mountains of North Carolina and surrounding states.
25 1782 During 1782-1783, land to the south and west of the Tugaloo and Savannah Rivers are ceded by the Cherokee and Creek.
26 1783 Charles Town is officially renamed Charleston, SC.
31 1788 South Carolina joins the United States of America. State government is moved from Charleston to Columbia two years later.
73 1830 South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union, setting the stage for the creation of the Confederacy.
3 1760 The Cherokee War (1760-61) ends in a treaty that opens the Up County for settlement. The Bounty At of 1761 offers public land tax free for ten years, and settlers from other colonies begin pouring into the Carolina "Up Country".
6 1763 Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
9 1766 Britain passes the Stamp Act taxing all colonial newspapers, advertisements, leases, licenses, pamphlets, and legal documents. Later the same year, Britain repeals the Stamp Act in Britain -- but it continues to be enforced on colonists in North America
16 1773 Angered by the tea tax of 1767 and the British East India Company's monopoly on tea trade, the independent New England colonial merchants dump the precious cargo overboard into the Boston harbor. This incident is called the Boston Tea Party.
17 1774 The First Continental Congress of fifty-five representatives (except from the colony of Georgia) meets in Philadelphia to discuss relations with Britain, the possibility of independence, and the hope of a peaceful solution. King George III scorns the thought of reconciliation and declares the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion.
18 1775 On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
19 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
21 1778 Alliance between United States and France
30 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
36 1793 Alexander McGillivray, the head of the Creek Indian Nation, dies. A restlessness begins to grow among the Indians in what is now Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida as town chiefs via for the vacant leadership role.
37 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
41 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
46 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
47 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
48 1805 Federal Road project begins after the Creek Indians give the U.S. permission to develop a “horse path” through their nation that will provide better mail delivery between Washington City (DC) and New Orleans. Soon settlers are traveling and settling along this path to settle the southern frontier.
49 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
54 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
63 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
73 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
78 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
80 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
2 1759 Jesuits are forced out of France
6 1763 Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
7 1764 Britain passes the Sugar Act forbids American importation of foreign rum and taxing imported molasses, wine, silk, coffee, and a number of other luxury items.
10 1767 Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America
22 1779 Spain declares war on England
23 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
26 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
30 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
31 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
32 1789 French feudal system is abolished with the Declaration of Rights of Man. Outbreak of hostilities in France with the fall of the Bastille on July 14; Revolution in Austrian Netherlands declares independence as Belgium
35 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
36 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
38 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
39 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
40 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa
76 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

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Dorcas Ann Conner
Born somewhere in South Carolina about 1785 and died somewhere in Georgia about 1850. She was about 65 years old.

Her parents were Sarah W. Grissett(1769-1844) and Capt. Edward G. Conner (1757 - 1837)...
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