South Carolina Revolutionary Era Biographies

Revolutionary Women:
Sheila Collins Ingle, November 2023. Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson.

Until her death, Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson heard that same clarion call and never faltered in her struggle against British tyranny and passed her heroic strength on to her son, President Andrew Jackson. Though her hardships and challenges were many, she met them all with strength and fortitude. She was consistent in choosing a life of helping others and was undaunted by the daily toil of eighteenth century life. Her perseverance is noteworthy, and her life is one to follow, respect, and remember.

Revolutionary Women:
Sheila Collins Ingle, October 2022. Jane Black Thomas.

In the mid-1700s, John, Jane, and their children, along with other families, left Pennsylvania where land was getting scarce and conflicts with Natives more regular. Little did they know that before it was over, their entire family would play a role in another conflict - this time with Great Britain. Not only would Col. Thomas play a pivotal role as a Patriot leader, but Jane and her children as well. Left alone at their homestead, she would famously hold off attacking Tories and keep them from taking precious gunpowder housed at their home.

Revolutionary Women:
Paul A. Wood, Jr., February 2022. Laodicea "Dicey" Langston Springfield: SC Revolutionary War Heroine.

No other Revolutionary era South Carolina woman enjoys more contemporary recognition and fame than Dicey Langston. Laodicea “Dicey” Langston Springfield was born May 14, 1766 in the Ninety Six District, in what later became Laurens County.1 She married Thomas Springfield when they were both age 16. They started a large family and moved to neighboring Greenville County, a region of the state which was in Cherokee Territory until it was ceded to South Carolina in 1777 and opened to White settlers after the Revolutionary War. Though Dicey never lived outside those two South Carolina backcountry locales, people from coast to coast revere Dicey almost 250 years following her acts of Revolutionary War valor.

African Americans in the American Revolution:
Hinton and Marker, September 2020. South Carolina Free Men of Color in the American Revolution.

This document is a work in progress of the African American Revolutionary Soldiers Honor Project. The information presented is preliminary and will evolve in light of new or corrected data.
The purpose of this project is to identify
(1) South Carolina men of color
(2) who were free at the time of their service and
(3) who had verifiable military service during the Revolutionary War (1775-1783).
For purposes of this research, South Carolina may be the birth place or residence of the Patriot, pre- or post-war year

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