Saturday, June 27, 2015

Ezekiel 1727or 1729-1792

 Ezekiel Slaughter, Revolutionary soldier and his wife, Sarah (Butler) Slaughter, were residents of Halifax Co., Va. during the Revolution and died in Greene Co., Ga.

Evidence for this are as follows:

This is a copy of a page from the Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia, Volume III as noted on the page copied from my site. I have a new IMac and don't not sure how to crop image, but will learn later. 
Ezekiel Slaughter was a private in the Revolutionary War in Capt. Thweatt's company of the 24th Virginia Regiment.  By the Pay Roll we find that he enlisted April 29, 1777, and continued on the roll till Dec. 1777, and January and February 1778.  ( Ref. "Tyler's Historical and Genealogical Magazine" Vol.9, page125.  
 Also "List of Revolutionary Soldiers of Virginia Special Report, Dept. Archives and History for 1912-Virginia State Library", by H. J. Eckewrode, Archivist, page 279) shows proof but not shown on this page.


This page from Tyler's Historical Quarterly shows a transcript of Ezekiel's will.  Note that the spelling of son Reuben is spelled Reubin in this will.  Elsewhere it is spelled Reuben.  

Also, DAR records show the lineage of other sons and daughters of Ezekiel Slaughter and Sara Butler in their documents.  Reuben Slaughter is shown in Ezekiel's will but this will be the first document trail showing son Reuben and his heirs.  

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