John Hopper, Sr. and his family arrived in KY around 1795. Theylived in the Boonesboro vicinity. Joh…

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John Hopper, Sr. and his family arrived in KY around 1795. Theylived in the Boonesboro vicinity. John Hopper,Sr. enlisted inthe North Carolina line at Mulberry Fields Plantation (nowWilkesboro) in March 1781 and served as a private until March1782, when he was discharged at Bacon-ridge, South Carolina. Hewas in Capt. Alexander Brevard's Company under Col. JohnArmstrong. Ninety-six and Eutaw Springs were two of theprincipal battles in which he participated. Ninety-six, a strongBritish fort in Georgia, was so named because that was thedistance in miles from it to the main town of the Cherokee. Thesiege of Ninety-six lasted from May 22 until mid-June when theAmericans finally had to withdraw, but they had accomplishedtheir purpose, for the English burned the fort and went toCharleston. The colonial troops spent the next six weeks, thehottest part of summer, in the hills of Santee, South Carolina,where it was more comfortable and healthful than in the lowerlands.

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John Hopper Sr.
about 1751
271 VA
1 March 11, 1852
170 101 Owen Co, IN
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