Loyalists - Steven J. Coker
Subject: Loyalists
From: Steven J. Coker
Date: August 13, 1998

"The Lavender Line", Volume 5 Number 2, Winter 1986
>From Dr. Abraham D. Lavender -- Abstracts from 
LOYALISTS IN THE SOUTHERN CAMPAIGNS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
by Murtie June Clark, Baltimore Genealogical Pub. Co. 1981

Lieutenant
LAVENDER, Robert
paid 11 Feb. Col. Phillips Reg., Jackson's Creek Militia, Camden Dist.SC. 
(See pg. 5, this issue.)

Refugee
LAVENDON, Mrs. Susannah
>From North Carolina and recommended by Colonel Samuel Campbell.
(Note: This was wife of Robert Lavender)

Sergeant
LAVANDER, George
Captain George Dunbar's Company, Second Battalion, Brigadier Gen. Oliver
Delancey's Brigade, Savannah, GA.

Private
McMAHON, John
with Royal Artillery, Capt. John William Livingston's Company, King's American
Regiment, Georgetown, SC.

Private
McMAHON, Benjamin
Captain John Campbell's Company, Grenadiers, Volunteers of Ireland 24 Feb. 1780.
(In Camden, SC in 1781).

Private
McMAHON, Barnabus
same as above for Benjamin McMahon.

Comments by Murtie June Clark:
The Volunteers of Ireland were raised in Philadelphia in 1777 and served with
the Army in New York until December 1779 when they were ordered to Charleston.
They served in the South until December 1782 when they returned to New York.
They were evacuated to England in 1783. Their commander, Colonel Francis Lord
Rawdon, had already preceded them, returning to England in October 1781.

Comment by Doris L. Vilda: 
Did some stay behind at this time and possibly change their names? 

Private
McMAHON, Barney
sick, General Hosp. Captain James King's Company, Volunteers of Ireland, Camden,
SC.

Captain
McMAHON, 
barrack master, Captain John McMahon's Company, Volunteers of Ireland, Camden,
SC, 24 February 1781 to 24 April 1781, 60 days. Also listed with leave at New
York, 25 April to Oct. 1781, and in Charleston 25 April 1782 to 24 June 1782.

Lieutenant
PHILLIPS, Robert
6 month pay, paid 29 Jul. Col. John Phillip's Regiment, Jackson's Creek Militia,
Camden District, SC, 13 June - 13 Dec. 1780.

Petition of Robert Phillips.
Stated that he took arms for the government in 1775 and was soon forced off the
province and took refuge in East Florida where he joined the East Florida
Rangers. He remained there until the arrival of General Clinton; he resigned his
commission to return to South Carolina to support his helpless family and became
a volunteer under General Patterson. When Charleston surrendered he went into
the country to look after his family and property, but finding that the
Loyalists were harrassed by the Rebels, he rejoined his former militia command
as a lieutenant under his brother, John Phillips, Colonel of the Jackson's
Regiment, and was made prisoner ... His property was destroyed by the Rebels ...
Charlestown, SC 9 May 1782, signed by Robert Phillips ... Ordered pay at the 96
rates for six months.

Private
TUCKER, James
Col. Robert English's Regiment, First Regiment of Camden Militia, Charlestown,
SC 12 Sept. - 12 Nov. 1781.

Private
COKER, William
Captain Andrew Hewatt's Company, Georgia Loyalists, Abercorn, GA Feb 1780.

Private
COKER, Moses
Colonel William Ballentine's Regiment, Second Regiment of Camden (SC) Militia 6
Aug - 5 Oct 1782.

Private
REID, Robert
Colonel Phillip's Regiment, Jackson's Creek Militia, Camden District, SC, 14 Jun
- 13 Dec 1780 Captain James Millar's Company.

Private
FITZPATRICK, Alexander
Ninety-Six Brigade, 13 Jun 14 - Dec 1780 for men who came to Orangeburgh with
Lieut Colonel John H. Cruger at evacuation of Ninety-Six.

Private
BRANDENBURG, Martin
Camden Militia (SC) Charlestown, SC. 
Wit: WILLIAM FITZPATRICK. 
Note: William Fitzpatrick also listed with Private William Ewing "paid 27 Apr,
rec'd by William Fitzpatrick -- 7 Feb 1782." Camden District, SC. Robert
Lavender on same list, also John Phillips, Col. John Phillip's Regiment,
Jackson's Creek Militia, Camden District, SC. Soldier's Certification.

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Question by Steven J. Coker (1998):
Was Benjamin McMahon listed above the same man as Benjamin Lavender McMahan
found later in Sumter District, South Carolina?

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