On this day I am remembering my ancestor James McGuire / McGuyer. It is believed that he was born in 1734 in Ireland. James married Elizabeth Black and I know of my ancestor John. I believe there were other sons born to this marriage as I see several living near to each other in later census records.
1760 in the Annals of Southwest Virginia there is an order that James McGuire's claim be certified proof having be made in court that he served in Captain Christian's Company of Regulars of the Second Virginia as a soldier commanded by Captain William Byrd. This order was made at the court continued and held for Botetourt County on the 10th day of December 1779.
November 12th James received pay as a Spye for the Virginia MilitiaY, Green Brier Cert 5.15
In 1774 the Loyal Land Company surveyed 100 acres for James the conflux of the New and Greenbriar rivers in Virginia.
October 1779 James and his family migrated to Boonesborough, Kentucky. They moved into a cabin owned by David McGee on " Jouette Creek"
1780 James and family were living at McGee's Station. During the summer he made " salt" as a profession.
1782 June James McGuire enlisted into the Fayette Co, Kentucky " Militia" .. He became a Lieutenant
1782 August 19th James was killed in action at the Battle of Blue Licks, Fayette Co. Kentucky which was known as the last battle of the Revolution
1787 James McGuire's widow and son John apperar on 1st tax list for Fayette Co. Kentucky.
By 1789 Margaret was not on the tax rolls and was probably deceased.
I have found Jame's name on ancestry and the above information found there.
There is a James McGuire who is listed on the Passenger and Immigration lists index for the year 1777 place is Pennsylvania. Annotation is that this is the date and place of oath of allegiance. Source is a Bibliography by John Linn and William Eagle title is Names of Persons Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the state of Pennsylvania. Found in this book could be country of occupation, occupation and other historical or genealogical information . This is on my list of books to find and read.
Who were James other son's and did he have any daughters? Are all the above James my James or where their others living in the area at the same time.
James is on my father's side of family as many other grandfathers who fought in the Revolutionary War.
On ancestry I found a US Veterans Gravesite for a John McGuire who was a private in the US Army of the Revolutionary War. Birth date 22nd of April 1756 and death 10th of April 1837. He is buried in the John Hammond Cemetery Bloomington, Salyersville, Kentucky. This could be my John son of James.
Lots of questions on this ancestor and today I am remembering him.
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