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from Ken 

Revolutionary War Pension W5560

Joseph Pinson was born in Orange Co.,NC, 30 January, 1754. He resided in Washington Co., NC (now Tennessee) at the time he enlisted. After the Revolution he lived in Spartanburg District, SC, Pendleton District, SC, and Rabun Co., GA (where he died in1838).

In 1773 or 1775, Joseph Pinson married Margery ____ in Wilkes Co.,NC, she died in Walker Co., GA in 1852.

Children of Joseph and Margery(_____) Pinson mentioned in pension papers, were: ..... Pinson m. Samuel Farris; Elizabeth Pinson born 4 July 1777 m. William Visage, resided UnionCo., GA in 1820; Jane Pinson m. ..... Carter, resided in Union Co., GA in1850; Mary Pinson, m. ..... Burch; and Mila Pinson, married ..... Burch.

Joseph Pinson's youngest brother, Moses, was in Cass Co., GA in 1847.


Re: Rev Aaron Pinson.

Thomas Shirley of Laurens Co. SC. married the daughter of Rev. Aaron Pinson. _____________________
From a website:

"In 1773, religous persecution, Indian raids and lawlessness caused settlers to
begin fleeing the part of NC where Aaron lived. Aaron, his family and fellow
church members went over the mountains to far western North Carolina (now
Washington Co, TN). Settlers there formed their own government, built forts and
established a militia to confront the British and Indian raids. They prepared
to protect their community from attacks as the revolution began."
A Tennessee Query:

Fowler, Joseph Washington County, Tn. son of Joseph Fowler of Wake County, N. C. and Laurens County, S. C. 7th child b. in S.C. moved to Greene County, Tn. The archives in Nashville show him in Washington County July 31, 1778. I need his marriage and/or spouse and children. did he marry a daughter of Aaron Pinson of Mr. Pleasant Baptist Church community? Where did he serve in the Revolutionary War?


This was a query posted by a Fowler descendant mentioning the Aaron Pinson
whose daughter married Thomas Shirley. In another query, it mentioned that the
Fowlers and the Pinsons moved back to Laurens after the revolution....and I
think the Shirleys went with them...

Mt. Pleasant Bap Church was mentioned in many Pinson abstracts for South
Carolina. They also mention Rayburn Creek Baptist Church as where Rev Aaron
Pinson preached. That one sounded familiar....maybe because of the land grant???

I wonder if the minutes of either church is in existence???

From what I am reading from the Pinson mailing list the
Laurens/Spartanburg/Washington TN/Wilkes NC etc family are all the same. There
was even a narrative describing the lawlessness/ Indian trouble etc that caused
residents to flee across the mountains to the now TN area of NC.



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