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Jeremiah Jadwin, Revolutionary War patriot

Posted: 1236724282000
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Surnames: Jadwin, Van Hooser, MacAlester, Webb, Rodgers, Williams
I will give you what I have found regarding Jeremiah Jadwin of Maryland, later found in North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee, the father of the Joseph Jadwin who was born in South Carolina, 1782. Comments and corrections welcomed.

This Jeremiah Jadwin, one of about four or five of this name, descendants of John Jadwin, the Quaker, is the link between the Maryland and Missouri Jadwins. His parentage is unproven, possibly he was the son of Jeremiah Jadwin and Anne Skinner.

He was listed in the Maryland Fidelity Census of March 4, 1778 (Queen Anne's Co.) as being of military age.

That same year he apparently followed a well-established migration route from his parish (St. Luke's), Queen Anne's Co., MD, to Anson Co., (later Richmond Co.) North Carolina, and on Nov. 9, 1778 entered a claim for 300 acres of land on the southwest side of Great Shoe Heel Creek, a tributary of the Pee Dee river.
Anson Co., NC Land Entries 1778-1795, No. 614.

1779 - Jeremiah Jadwin was a witness in a land transaction in Anson Co., NC, involving Daris and Rachel Burns (Byrn) and John Ricketts. The land was on the west side of the Great Pee Dee River.
Source: Land Entries for Anson Co., NC, Book 7, p. 113

Jeremiah (Jery) Jadwin saw service in the North Carolina militia during the Revolutionary War. The Missouri Jadwin family tradition is that he served for six years, furnished his own horse and rifle, and at the battle of Cowpens, SC, was a sharpshooter in the battalion commanded by Colonel Joseph McDowell, who, along with Colonel Andrew Pickens, served under General Daniel Morgan. The battle took place on Jan. 17, 1781.

He may have married in South Carolina as his son Joseph claimed to have been born there in 1781/2. Family tradition in the allied Van Hooser line is that his wife was named Mary and that she was from Virginia.

1782 - His earlier land claim was registered as No. 44, Entry No. 618, Book No. 64, page 217, from the State of North Carolina, the claim administered by David Love, Entry Officer for Anson and Richmond Cos., in the amount of 400 acres "betwixt Little Shew-heel and Great Shew-heel" in Richmond Co., (formed from Anson Co in 1779).

April 7, 1784, Jeremiah Jadwin's service in the Revolutionary War was documented by means of a Revolutionary War Pay Voucher: "Jery Jadwin allowed nine pounds specie for service, plus 2 years and 2 months interest." Source: Military Receipt Book, pay voucher, No. 1780, State of North Carolina, Salisbury District, Auditor's Office, Lower Board.

The Department of Archives and History, State on North Carolina, "Revolutionary Army Accounts," Volume VI, page 102, Folio 3, contains canceled certificates received for the year 1786. Number 1649, that of J. Jadwin, in the amount of nine pounds. Interest: 1 pound, 3 shillings and 4 pence.
Source: NC State Archives Full Record Print Out (internet) VI 102 3 also Howard Jadwin, "Jadwin," p 208.

He is listed in the NC census of 1785 as:
"Jeremy" Jadwin of Richmond Co., North Carolina:
White Male 21 to 60 - 1
White Male under 21 and above 60 - 3
Females all ages - 3

Records show that he probably had two sons living in 1800, Solomon and Joseph.

August 9, 1787, Richmond Co., NC Register of Deeds Book A, page 49: Jeremiah Jadwin paid 50 shillings per hundred acres for 400 acres in Richmond Co., on the west side of Shoe Heel Creek. (Estimated total payment of 10 pounds.) The land was then legally his. Settlers usually occupied the claimed land while the claim process went forward, and this would appear to be the case with Jeremiah as it is noted that he had already paid the previous owner for improvements. It took nine years for him to complete this land transaction.

Dec. 6,1787, Jeremiah sold this land in North Carolina to Mathew Watson for 50 pounds specie, being represented at the sale by his attorney, John Macalester, indicating that he had already left the area.
Source: Richmond Co., NC Register of Deeds, Book C, p 766.

1789 - Jeremiah Jadwin found in southwest Virginia in the area of the Great Wagon Road to Kentucky and Tennessee near present day Hillsville, Galax and Wytheville, VA. He appears on the Personal Property Tax list "A" for Little Reed Island Creek, Wolf Glade, Cranberry Creek and, Crooked Creek, in Montgomery Co., VA. He was named together with James Cock, Samuel Dodson (Dotson), James Gossett, James Jarreld, David Williams, Thomas Williams, Wm. Williams Sr., Wm. Williams (wag), Wm. Williams (son to TW), and Wm. Williams (W)
Source: Montgomery Co., Virginia - Circa 1790, A Comprehensive Study - Including the 1789 Tax Lists, Transcribed and Edited by Netti Schreiner-Yantis, p. 82.

No listing of this Jadwin family in the 1790 Federal Census.
Note: The Census of 1790 for Virginia, the first Federal Census, was destroyed in the War of 1812 when the British burned the capitol building.

Sept, 27, 1798 Jeremiah Jadwin and Solomon Jadwin witnessed the will of Isam Webb in Patrick Co., VA:
Source: Abstracts of Wills, Inventories and Accounts, Patrick Co., VA 1791 to 1823.

March 26, 1801 Jeremiah Jadwin received a land grant from Governor, State of Virginia, for 167 acres in Patrick Co., VA, "beginning where Daniel Carlan's line cross the Nasty Hill."
Sources: Land Office Grants No. 43, 1799-1800, pp. 510-511 (Reel 109).
Archives at the Library of Virginia, Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Grant and following page. Appears dated incorrectly in the on-line abstract.

1804 - Solomon Jadwin is listed in Wilson Co., TN, voting records.

1807 - Jeremiah, Solomon and Joseph Jadwin were recorded as being in Captain Rosborough's District of Wilson Co., TN.

1810 - Jeremiah Jadwin was not listed in the Federal Census of 1810.

1813/1815 - A Jeremiah Jedwin (Jadwin) of Wilson Co., TN, was recorded as marrying Elsey Rodgers, bond and license being given June 24, 1813, (per CD-ROM #2, Marriage Index: IL, IN, KY, OH, TN, 1720-1926, Broderbund) or the year 1815, as copied from other documents of Wilson Co., TN, and thus appearing in the IGI/North America. David Williams, perhaps the person of this name living near Jeremiah in Montgomery Co., VA in 1789, and possibly married to a daughter of Isaac Van Hooser, was his bondsman. (Joseph Jadwin, Jeremiah's son, married Mary Van Hooser, another daughter of Isaac).
"Jadwin", Jadwin, Howard, privately printed, p. 217.

The militia service of a "Joseph Jeremy Jadwin" was the basis for Howard Jadwin's successful application for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution, Missouri Chapter. See SAR Patriot Index Edition III (CDPP2210, Progeny Publ., 2002). Observe the name change: Jeremiah Jadwin, the patriot, becomes "Joseph Jeremy" and his date of death is there given as 1820.

The addition of the "Joseph" to his name as submitted to the SAR was to conform it to Missouri Jadwin family tradition that the militiaman went by that name. This apparently confused him with his son, Joseph. The present research establishes that from the time he was enumerated in the Maryland Census of 1778 to at least in second marriage in abt. 1815 he went by the name Jeremiah (or Jery) Jadwin.

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