Name: Abraham RANDOLPH
Birth: OCT 1762 in Virginia
Death: 29 APR 1837 in Lawrence County, Alabama
Abraham Randel is enumerated in the 1810 Greenville District, South Carolina Census. In his household are 4 males under 10, 1 male 45 and over, 1 female 10-15 and 1 female 26-45 years.
All of the following is from Marie Randolph and The Heritage of Walker County, Alabama;
“Abraham Randolph served in the Revolution in 1780-1781, in the battle of Rafts Swamp. He left Caswell County, N.C. after his discharge and went to live in Rutherford County, N.C. He sold his land in Caswell County, N.C. on 16 July 1784. He probably lived with a sister, Betsy, who married Moses Hutson in Caswell County in 1783 and moved to Rutherford County, N.C. He married Lydia Dill in Greenville County, S.C. about 1792. However, no marriage bonds have been found.
They lived in Greenville County for 25 years and then traveled to Lawrence County, Alabama about 1819. He applied for a pension on the date 20 August 1832 from Lawrence County. This pension was not paid until after both he and his wife Lydia had died in 1854. It was finally given to his children.
An infant is mentioned in Abrahams pension papers. The ages of these children vary on the different pension documents and census records.
In the will of John Dill date 7 March 1807, he leaves to his loving granddaughter Peggy Randolf, one feather bed and one two year old heifer. This Peggy died. There had to be other grandchildren in Lydia and Abraham's family, although the 1810 census of South Carolina says 4 sons under the age of 10 and one daughter from 10 to 16 years old. This daughter must have been Peggy as the daughter Christiana was not born until after 1810. From the affidavit of William Dill and his wife Nancy, there were four children at the time of their marriage in 1800. The pension papers do not fit the ages of the census record or records for the children of Abraham. This is just another mystery. William S. is probably a brother to Lydia, we know she had a brother John and a brother Runnels (Reynolds).
In the Moulton Advertiser, Moulton, Alabama on 11 May 1978 there was a dedication of a DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Marker placed on the grave of Abraham Randolph. Abraham was a Revolutionary War soldier. There were 32 of Abrahams descendants present at this military dedication. Abraham and his wife are buried at the Ferguson Cemetery in Lawrence County, Alabama and this was the scene where the descendants and friends met to honor his memory.
Many of the documents supporting the above information are from original documents collected by Barbara R. Langdon, professional genealogist, hired by James E. Randolph from Cincinnati, Ohio to research his family.
‘The Moulton Advertiser, Moulton, Alabama’
Thursday, May 11, 1978
SOLDIER'S MARKER DEDICATED
Melton's Bluff Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held a dedication service May 4 for a DAR marker placed by the chapter at the grave of Abraham Randolph, a Revolutionary soldier and ancestor of two of Melton's Bluff Charter members, Mrs. Edna Agee Almon and Mrs. Etta Sanderson.
Abraham Randolph is buried at Ferguson Cemetery in Lawrence County, where his descendants and their friends met to honor his memory.
Mrs. Ernest Simms, Regent, welcomed members, descendants and other guests. The invocation was given by Rev. Ted Agee. Flag bearers, Donnie Gibson and Teddy Agee, presented Colors of the United States of American and the State of Alabama.
The pledge of allegiance was led by Robert Agee followed with National Anthem sung by Rev. Steve Agee.
Mrs. Etta Agee Sanderson recognized the descendants of Abraham Randolph of whom there were 32 resent for the occasion. A brief history of the soldier born in 1762 was given by Mrs. Robert Almon.
‘In 1780, at the age of 18, he enlisted at Caswell County, N.C. in the company of Cpt. James Wilson and Lt. Walter Tate. Other officers in the Brigade were Gen. Butler, Col. William Moore and Maj. Elijah Moore. He was discharged after this tour of service, but re-enlisted in the Army in 1791 again under Gen. Butler. He lived in North Carolina for 10 or 12 years after the Revolution, moved to South Carolina where he resided for 25 or 26 years before moving to Lawrence County, Alabama.’
After Rev. Agee led the group in singing "American" the DAR bronze marker was unveiled by Mrs. Almon and Mrs. Sanderson. The service closed with "Taps" with Kenny Posey as bugler.
Descendants of Abraham Randolph who were present included; Hugh J Posey, Annie L. Posey, Rev. Ted Agee, Dean Simmons Jones, Derlie Simmons, J.R. Randolph, Cynthia Randolph, Mildred H. Randolph, Rev. Steve Agee, April, Jennefer and Brenda Agee, Ginger Agee Crow, Robert Agee, Mable Agee, Lela Belle Burden, Flora Hagood, David, Cindy and Sarah Henderson, Edna Agee Almon, Lewis and Etta Agee Sanderson, Mr. and Mrs Misher Almon, Jr., Bill and Lyndon Almon, Donnie Gibson and Teddy Agee, and Todd Crow.
Prior to the dedication of the marker, members of Melton Bluff Chapter met in the home of Mrs A.S. Byars.
Mrs. Ernest Simms installed the chapter officer of the coming year. All other business was eliminated in order that the members might attend the service of the cemetery.
The above article was given to Marie M. Randolph by a lovely lady by the name of Edna Agee Almon Harris from Decatur Alabama. She is a retired teacher and student of art. She is from the line of Abraham's son Robert Randolph, who married an Indian Princess named Judy Alabamo, who came from the Alabamo Tribe.
Birth dates for Abraham and Lydia (Dill) Randolph’s children are approximate. It is stated in Abraham's pension papers that there were four children born before 1800. So there probably were more children that died early.
Copy of deed to property given to Abraham Randolph by his father James Randolph in 1781, in Randolph file.
Copies of Abraham Randolph’s Revolutionary War pay vouchers in Randolph file.
Correspondence regarding pension in Randolph file.”
Father: James RANDOLPH b: ABT 1730 in North Carolina
Mother: Margaret SMALLEY b: ABT 1732
Lydia DILL b: ABT 1767 in Probably Kent Co., Delaware
8 SEP 1792
in Greenville County, South Carolina
- James A. RANDOLPH b: ABT 1797 in Greenville County, South Carolina
- John Daniel RANDOLPH b: 1798 in Greenville County, South Carolina
- Margaret ‘Peggy’ RANDOLPH b: ABT 1800 in Greenville County, South Carolina
- Abraham RANDOLPH b: ABT 1804 in Greenville County, South Carolina
- Robert A. RANDOLPH b: ABT 1807 in Greenville County, South Carolina
- Ann Christiana RANDOLPH b: ABT 1813 in Greenville County, South Carolina