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Pre-Revolutionary War

 

John Dobin  Lieut

Virginia Colonial Militia, 1651-1776
Partial List of Officers & Men at the Battle of Point Pleasant, Oct. 10, 1774. (K--Killed).

 

       The Battle of Point Pleasant, sometimes called the Battle of Kanawha, was fought Oct. 10, 1774, primarily between 1,100 men of the Virginia militia and   about 300 to 500 warriors   from the Shawnee and Mingo tribes.  Part of   Dunmore’s War.

In October of 1774   Governor Lord Dunmore’s plan was to march into the Ohio County and force the Indians to accept Ohio River boundary (an area South of the Ohio River, which we now call West Virginia and Kentucky)  that had been negotiated with the Iroquois in 1767 Treaty; of Fort Stanwix.   The Iroquois were the most powerful Indian nation in the Northern Colonies, but other tribes also made claims to the area and often hunted the region.  These tribes refused to sign the treaty and prepared to defend their hunting rights.

Following the treaty in September of 1773, Daniel Boone led a group of about 50 emigrants in the first attempt to establish a settlement in Kentucky.  His oldest son James and several other men and boys had left the main party to retrieve supplies and were attached by a band of Delawares, Shawnees, and Cherokees.  James Boone and another boy were captured and tortured to death.   Daniel Boone’s party abandoned their expedition.  This was one of the first events.  For the next several years, the Indian nations opposed to the treaty lead attacks on settlers.

Colonel Andrew Lewis camped at near the Ohio River where the Kanawha River flows into it.  He anticipated linking up with Lord Dunmore’s force, who was marching west from Fort Pitt, then known as Fort Dunmore.     Shawnee Chief Cornstalk surprised  the Virginia militia hoping to halt their advance into the Ohio Country.   The battle lasted all day and descended into hand to hand combat.    At nightfall the Shawnees withdrew back across the Ohio.  The Virginians suffered about 75 killed and 150 wounded including Lewis’s brother.  The Shawnees had perhaps 40 killed; precise casualty figures uncertain, as they threw many of their dead into the river to prevent the bodies from being mutilated.    Dunmore and Lewis joined together about eight miles from  the Shawnee town on the Scioto and erected a temporary camp.   Here they met with Shawnee Chief Cornstalk to begin peace negotiations.  Chief Logan of the Mingo refused to attended, although he stated he would cease to fight.   The Shawnee accepted the terms but the Mingo did not.  Major William Crawford was sent against on of the Mingo villages, called Seekunk along with 240 men and destroyed the entire village.  This closed the war.

 

Before the Virginians returned home from Dunmore’s War, the American Revolutionary War had begun at Lexington and Concord in April 1775.   Before long Dunmore was leading the British war effort in Virginia against many of the men who had fought under him in Dunmore’s War.

 

In 1908 the U.S. Senate passed a resolution declaring the Battle of Point Pleasant the first battle of the American Revolutionary War?????  No comment.

 

REVOLUTIONARY WAR VETERANS

 

 

North Carolina

 

John Daffron

Excerpted from "Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions," Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., originally published in 1838, expanded in 1852 to include later records.

John Daffron TN Pikeville, Bledsoe Not under military organization. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)

American Rejected Pensions

JOHN DAFNOW  Tennessee  Dandridge, Jefferson

Reason:  Name not on the rolls,  No proof of service.  If he served in the militia he must name period, length and grade of service, and names of company and field officers, and stations, battles and marches.

 

Daffron, Rody, Pvt of Inf & Cav. NC militia; 7 Nov 1833; age 77.

 

LIST OF THE COMPANY WHICH SERVED UNDER CAPT. JOHN HINDS IN RANDOLPH CO. N.C. BY ORDER OF CO. COLLIER IN 1781

 

JOHN HINDS, CAPTAIN, WILLIAM BENGE,  WW. YORK, LIEUT. RICHARD DAFFORN, ABRAHAM CASTERLIN, MICHEAL COFFERN,(?) JESSE STROUD, JAMES COWAN, PHILLIP SEGLAR, DAVID BROWDER, ELIAS WILBORN, JAMES MORGAN, Y.C. CROFT, HENRY CIVET.

Narrative

of

COL’O DAVID FANNING

written by himself

Detailing Astonishing Events

IN NO. CA.

From 1775 to 1783

 “General Green followed his Lordship as far as Little River, and then returned to Ramseys Mills on his way back to Camden; his men marched in small parties and distressed the friends to Government, through the Deep River settlement; I took 18 of them at different times, and paroled them, and after that we were not distressed by them for some little time; after a little while some of us had assembled at a friends house, where we were surrounded by a party of 14 Rebels under the command of Capt. John Hinds;  we perceived their approach and prepared for to receive them; when they had got quite near us, we run out of the doors of the house, fired upon them, and killed one of them; on which we took three of their horses, and some firelocks - we then took to the woods and unfortunately had two of our little company taken, one of which the Rebels shot in cold blood, and the other they hung on the spot where we had killed the man a few days before - -“

 

 

Massachusetts

 

Daffin, James. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship “Aurora” (privateer), commanded by Capt. David Portor, dated Boston, June 16, 1781; age, 26 yrs.; stature, 6 ft.    Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution

 

In 1778 Captain David Porter commanded the sloop "Delight," of 6 guns, fitted out in Maryland, and was active against the enemy, and in 1780 commanded the "Aurora," of 10 guns, equipped in Massachusetts, but was captured by the British and confined in the "Jersey" prison-ship, where he suffered many hardships. Escaping, he fought throughout the Revolutionary war, after which he resided in Boston until he was appointed by General Washington a sailing-master in the navy, having charge of the signal-station on Federal Hill, Baltimore,”

 

 

volume 4 page 349 Dafforne, John, 2d Lieutenant, Boston regt:  list of officers of Mass. militia; commissioned June 7, 1780.  Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution

 

Maryland Militia

 

Daffin, Charles    Carolina Co, Maryland 2 June 1781   Light Horse Enrollment for Carolina Co, MD

Daffin, Charles    Talbot Co., Maryland    United Company – 4th Class

 

Daffin, Robt            St. Mary’s County, Maryland    St. Marys Militia By Co. J. Jordan

 

{Daffin, Robert. Private, St. Marys County Militia, 1777 .Took the Oath of Allegiance before the Hon. Robert Watts in St. Marys County in 1778 . Second Lieutenant, Lower Bn May7, 1781, which listed the name as "Robert Daffon"]  The Register of St. Andrews Episcopal Church States that Robert Daffin and Elizabeth Simmonds were married (by license) Jan 16, 1781.  One Robert Daffin died by Feb., 1797, leaving a son James Daffin whose guardian was Elizabeth Daffin. }

 

Commissions issued to John Chesley Capt. In the room of Hugh Hopewell, Geo Hopewell 1st Lt Robt Daffon 2d Lt Wm Belwood Ens. …of Barton Smoots Compy Lower Bat. Mila St. Marys Coty.

 

Daffin, William, Private, St. Marys County Militia, 1777 [Ref: m-215].  Took the Oath of Allegiance before the Hon. Robert Watts in St. Marys Co. in 1778.

 

Daffin, James, Took The Oath of Allegiance before the Hon. Robert Watts in St. Marys County in 1778 [Ref: J-1146, K-62]. Corporal, 4th Maryland Line, April 5, 1778 - April 5, 1781: Sergeant, April 27, 1781 {Ref: S-153]

 

Fourth Maryland Regiment. Col. Josiah Carvel Hall was Commander of the 4th Maryland Regiment that served with Gen. George Washington in 1779.  Capt. Edward Spurriers Company - James Daffin listed.  See Below 

The 4th Maryland Regiment was organized on 27 Mar 1776 with eight companies from Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Somerset Counties in the colony of Maryland.

It was authorized on September 16, 1776 for service with the Continental Army and assigned to the main on 27 Dec 1776.  It was assigned to the 2nd Maryland Brigade on 22 May 1777.  The regiment was re-organized to nine companies on 12 May 1779.  On 5 April 1780 the 2nd Maryland Brigade was reassigned to the Southern Department.  On 1 Jan 1781 the regiment was relieved from the 2nd Maryland Brigade.  On 24 Sept 1781 the regiment was assigned to Gist’s Brigade in the main Continental Army.  Three days later,  Gist’s Brigade was re-assigned to the Sourthern Department.  On 4 Jan 1782 the regiment was re-assigned to the Maryland Brigade in the Southern Department.  The regiment would see action during the Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown, Battle of Monmouth, Battle of Camden, Battle of Guilford Court House and the Battle of Yorktown.  The regiment was disbanded on January 1, 1783 at Charleston, S.C.

 

DASSEN (DAFFEN), GEORGE. OATH OF ALLEGIANCE, 1778, BEFORE HON. WILLIAM LUX.  (A-2/68)

 

 

Virginia &  Misc

 

Dawfon, Beny          Pvt                    VA

Dawfon, Henry         Pvt                   VA

Dawfon, Joseph       Pvt                    MA

Dawfon, Simon        Serg                 Continental troops

Daffham, Wm          Pvt                   CT

Dafham, Wm           Pvt                   CT

Dafhham, Wm         Pvt                   CT

Daphane, Willim      Pvt                   CT

Debon, Jona            Pvt                  NH

Defane, Levi           Pvt                    CT

Deffen, Henry         Serg                  NY

Defhnie, Samuel      Ensn                 CT

Define, George       Pvt                    NY

Diafon, Robert       Pvt                     RI

Dibben, Charles     Captain              MA

Dibon, Jacobrus     Drum & Fife      MD

Dippen, Ebenezer   Drum                MA

Dobbin, Alexander  Pvt                   Continental Troops

Dobbin, Charles      Pvt                   VA

Dobbin, Jno           Pvt                    PA

Dobbin, John         Pvt                    NH

Dobim, Charles     PVt                    VA

Dobion, Henry     Capt                    MD

Dofine, Goe         PVT                    NY

Dohaven, Isaac    PVT                    Continental Troops

Dophin, Ralph      Drum                    SC

Doubin, John       PVT                     Continental Troops

Duban, John       PVT                      SC

Dufan, Jean        Fife                       Continental Troops

Dufan, Jean        Fifer                      Continental Troops

Dufan, Jean Baptist Fife                   Continental Troops

Duffin, Laughlin   Pvt                         DE

Dufin, William     PVT                      VA

Dupan, Jean B     Fife                       Continental Troops

Dupnee, Hailey    Pvt                       VA

Duvin, Daniel       PVT                     VA

Duforn, John        1st Lieutenant      GA

Daborn,   Edwd   PVT                    NH

Dubrim, William  PVT                     NY

Duforn, John      1st Lieutenant       GA

 

Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants

 

Daffin, James  Maryland  Corporal   4th Regiment  50 Acres  Allegany County  Lot #485

Daffin, John       North Carolina  Private   640 Acres to Heirs   30 Sept 1785  (was he killed in war??)

 

 

WAR OF 1812

 

NAME

COMPANY

RANK

JAMES DAFFEIN

12 REG'T (FENWICK'S) MARYLAND MILITIA. OLS

ENSIGN

JAMES DAFFEN

12 REG'T (FENWICK'S) MARYLAND MILITIA.

ENSIGN

GEORGE M DAFFIN

5 REGIMENT VIRGINIA MILITIA.

PRIVATE

JAMES DAFFIN

CARSON'S REG'T MISSISSIPPI MILITIA

PRIVATE

JAMES DAFFIN

MAJOR DALE'S BATTALION, MISSISSIPPI MILITIA

ADJUTANT

JAMES DAFFIN

12 REG'T (FENWICK'S) MARYLAND MILITIA

ENSIGN

JAMES DAFFIN

15 REG'T (JOHNSON'S) MISSISSIPPI MILITIA

2 LIEUT

WILLIAM DAFFIN

16 REG'T (WALLER'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA

PRIVATE

JOHN B DEFEAN

RANGERS, UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS

PRIVATE

JACOB DEFAIN

65 REG'T (PEARSON'S) PENNSYLVANIA MIL.

PRIVATE

JOHN DEFAIN

65 REG'T (PEARSON'S) PENNSYLVANIA MIL.

PRIVATE

PETER DEFAIN

65 REG'T (PEARSON'S) PENNSYLVANIA MIL.

PRIVATE

THOMAS DIBIN

2 REG'T (PATTERSON'S) PENNSYLVANIA MIL.

PRIVATE

LEWIS DOFFIN

37 REGIMENT (NOBLE'S) NEW YORK MIL

PRIVATE

CHARLES DOFIN

RANGERS, UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS

PRIVATE

NICHOLUS DUBEAN

134 REG'T (HOSACK'S) PENNSYLVANIA MIL.

PRIVATE

ALEXANDER DUFFIN

COL. MCNAIRS' MOUNTED REGIMENT ILLINOISAND MISSOURI MILITIA

PRIVATE

HENRY DUFFIN

PRIOR'S REGIMENT, NEW YORK MILITIA

CORPORAL

JAMES DUFFIN

2 REG'T (BRUTN'S) NORTH CAROLINA MIL

PRIVATE

SAMUEL DUFFIN

FELDER'S BATT'N ART'Y SOUTH CAROLINA MIL.

SERGEANT

#NAME?

1 Reg't. (Dejan's), La. Militia

PRIVATE

A. DUFAN

 8 Reg't. (Meriam's), La. Militia

PRIVATE

JOHN LOUIS DUFAN

De Clonet's Reg't., La. Militia

PRIVATE

FRANCOIS DUBON, JR

6 Reg't. (Landry's), La. Militia (Orig. under Duon, Francois, Jr.)

PRIVATE

 

Vincent Daffron/Daffan- Family lore states  “Vincent Daffan was in the Revolutionary War under General – Greene and was a soldier in the War of 1812.   At the beginning of the War of 1812 he was about 62 years of age.  He told his son William to stay home and take care of his family and younger brother John Warren and Vincent would go in his place.  He died in Norfolk Virginia from pneumonia  about 1813.

 

CIVIL WAR

 

Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications (Soldiers & Widows) `

NAME: Daffron, Captain PENSION #: S6489 COUNTY: Marion UNIT: 35th Inf.

NAME: Daffron, Captain WIDOW: Daffron, Arvazine PENSION #: W7823 COUNTY: Marion

 

Second Kentucky Cavalry  from "Union Regiments of Kentucky"
(Under the 13th Army Corps)

Daffron, Francis M. Pvt. H 2nd Ky. Cavalry

Daffron, Philip J. Pvt. H 2nd Ky. Cavalry

 

Kansas

Daniel Daffron E Company , 16th Kansas Cavalry, U.S. A.

 

Elijah Daffron  Civil War - buried Illinois

 

This Guy below keeps getting captured!   Who is He???

Daffin, George W.,Sergt. Pvt. Co. B. 8th La. Infty. En. June 23rd, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Present on Rolls to Dec., 1861. Roll for Jan. and Feb., 1862, Present. Re-enlisted for the War, Camp Carondelet, Va., Feb. 12th, 1862, Roll for March and April, 1862, Present. Pay due as Sergt, to April 24th, 1862. Rolls from Aug., 1862, to Oct., 1862, Absent without leave since Aug. 27th. On Rolls of Prisoners of War, paroled by the U. S. Govt. Recd, at Aikens Landing, Sept. 7th, 1862. Exchanged Sept. 21st, 1862. Rolls from Nov., 1862, to May 14th, 1863, Present. Rolls from May 14th, to Aug. 31st, 1863, Absent without leave July 1st, 1863. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured at Jordan Springs, July 26th, 1863. Paroled at Jordan Springs, Va., Aug. 2nd, 1863. Roll for Sept. and Oct., 1863, Present. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured Rappahannock, Va., Nov. 7th, 1863. Recd, at Pt. Lookout, Md., from Washington, D. C., Nov. 11th, 1863. Paroled at Pt. Lookout, Md., March 10th, 1864, Recd. at City Pt., Va., March 15th, 1864. Roll for April 30th, 1864, to Aug. 31st, 1864, Absent. Prisoner since May 12th, 1864. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured Wilderness, Va., or Spottsylvania C. H., May 12th, 1864. Recd. at Pt. Lookout, Md., from Belle Plains, Va., May 18th, 1864. Forwd. to Elmira, N. Y., July 17th, 1864. Paroled at Elmira, N. Y., Oct. 11th, 1864. Duplicate Roll and letter filed under 487 T (O. C. G. P.), Oct. 25th, 1864, shows that this is [p.518] a Roll of Invalid Prisoners sent from Elmira, N. Y., to Pt. Lookout, Md., via Baltimore, Md. Recd. at Venus Pt., Nov. 15th, 1864, Savannah River, and exchanged. Captured by forces under Maj. Gen. Ferrero, at Bermuda Hundred Defenses, Va., April 4th, 1865. Sent to Fort Columbus, N. Y. Harbor. On Hospl. Register, Admitted April 11th, 1865, to U. S. A. Post Hospl., Hart's Island, N. Y. Harbor. Forwd. to De Camp, U. S. A. Gen. Hospl., David's Island, N. Y. Harbor, April 15th, 1865. Transfd. to G. H., April 26th, 1865. Released on Oath of Allegiance to U. S. at Hart's Island, N. Y. Harbor, June 14th, 1865.  Complexion dark, hair dark, eyes brown, height 5 ft. 5 1/2 in., born North Carolina, occupation clerk, Res. Claiborne Par., La.

 

Daffin, John H.   Enlisted as a Private on 20 Aug 1862 in the 83rd Infantry INDIANA

Died on 19 Sept 1893  In Camp Sherman, MS. 

REGIMENT SERVICE.--Duty at Memphis, Tenn., to November 26, 1862. "Tallahatchie March" November 26-December 13, 1862. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault and Capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17, and duty there till April. Black Bayou March 24-25. Demonstrations on Haines' and Drumgould's Bluffs April 29-May 2. Movement to join army in rear of Vicksburg, Miss., May 2-14. Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17.

 

Doffran, John W.   Private Enlistment Date 12 Aug 1862  Union.  Indiana  80th Infantry Regiment .  Died on 10 January 1864 in Knoxville, TN.

REGIMENT SERVICE.--Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-15, 1862. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. Moved to Lebanon, Ky., and duty there till December. Pursuit of Morgan to the Cumberland River December 22, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Duty at Elizabethtown, Ky., till March, and Woodsonville till August. Pursuit of Morgan June 20-July 5. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17. March over Cumberland Mountains to Knoxville August 16-September 3. Duty at Kingston till December 5. Action at Kingston November 24. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., December 6, thence march to Blain's Cross Roads and Mossy Creek. Mossy Creek, Talbot Station, December 29. Operations in East Tennessee till April, 1864

CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS OF JACKSON CO. FLORIDA

Daffin, Horace, Pvt. Company F 2nd Florida Infantry Entered 13 Jul 1861; Wounded at Seven Pines May 31, 1862 

Daffin, Philip D., Pvt. Durham's Baterv

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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