Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Elijah Clarke

Colonel Elijah Clarke was born 1733 in Edgecombe County, South Carolina, died 15 Dec 1799 Richmond County, Georgia. He was raised in South Carolina, but came to Wilkes County, Georgia before the Revolutionary War where he joined the militia under Andrew Pickens.. He saw action in various skirmishes and small battles at Alligator Creek, Kettle Creek, Green Spring, Cedar Springs and Musgrove's Mill. Also, he was with the forces who attempted to reake Augusta Georgia in September of 1780. He later saw action with Thomas Sumter at Blackstocks, and in April of 1791 Clarke and Andrew Pickens successfully sieged Augusta. April 1781, Clarke and Andrew Pickens began a successful siege of Augusta, which ended in June. After the war, he remained in the militia and fought Indians in 1781. He retired as a Brigadier General. The Clarke genealogy is available to members of

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