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Charles Washburn

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  • Name Charles Washburn 
    Born 1744  Culpeper Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Jun 1782  Clarksburg,Harrison,WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Harrison, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I00855  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
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    Father John Washburn,   d. Sep 1779, Culpeper Co,VA,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Susannah 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F00428  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Lowther,   b. Abt 1744, ,Hardy,WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ,Harrison,WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married ,Monongalia,WV,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Washburn,   b. 1773, Hardy Co VA(WV) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1811 and 1875  (Age 38 years)  [Natural]
    +2. Isaac Washburn,   b. 06 Sep 1776, Good Hope,Harrison,WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1834, Good Hope,Harrison,WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [Natural]
    +3. Robert Washburn,   b. Abt 1777, Harrison Co WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1840, Sangamon Co IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)  [Natural]
    +4. Susannah Washburn,   b. 17 Nov 1782, Clarksburg,Harrison,WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1843, Hacker's Creek,Lewis,WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F00418  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1744 - Culpeper Co,VA,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Jun 1782 - Clarksburg,Harrison,WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Harrison, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - ,Monongalia,WV,USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !Microfilm3#163795 Harrison Co.,Wv. records.
      Charles established a homestead in what is niw HARRISOM cOUNTY. wv IN 1769, His land claim dated 1771. He subsequently sold 400 acres to William Lowther, who later became his father-in-law when Charles married his daughter Rebecca in 1772.

      Charles served in Captain William Lowther's Company, along with his brother, Isaac Washburn, in Dunmore's War in 1774. He was an Ensign, while Isaac was rated as a Private. Each served 132 days, and both participated in the battle at Point Pleasant. Two more of his brothers, James and Stephen also served in the Dunmore's War, in Captain William Nalle's Company, of the Augusta County Regiment.

      Served in the Revolutionary Army as an Ensign of Infantry in a battalion the which Virginia Assembly ordered to be organized in Monongalia County in October 1776. Under this order , Monongalia County(from which Harrison County was subsequently formed), was required to send : three captains, three first lieutenants, three ssecond lieutenants, and three ensigns. Each Captain was to bring into the field twenty-eight men , each first lieutenant, twenty men: each second lieutenant, sixteen men: and each ensign, ten men. This represented a total of rwo hundred , twenty-two men for Momomgalia County. As part of Charles contingent, he enlisted two of his brothers, James and Stephen into the battalion. (Source: The West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, Volume Nine. "The Soldierery of West Virginia")

      He enlisted his brother Moses into the unit in 1781 when Moses visited him.

      In June 1782, some Indians came into the neighborhood of Clarksburg and not meeting with an opportunity of killing or taking prisoners of any of the inhabitants without the town , one of the more venturesome came near enough to shoot Charles Washburn as he was chopping wood, and then running up with an axe, severed his head from his body.(Source: History of Harrison County.


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