Ancestral Family Topic 472

†472† Thomas Sparrow
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Thomas Sparrow, in his own words
If he could speak to us today, Thomas Sparrow might describe his life as follows.

Little is yet known of me. Drafted July 1781 into a militia company under Capt.†Fleming Bates, I became one of nearly 9,000 American troops who, with 8,000 French soldiers, encircled Cornwallis at Yorktown.† We began trenching 28 September and cannonballs started flying 9 October. Out-gunned and with no way out, Cornwallis surrendered 19 October.
I was head of a household of 6 whites in Halifax County in 1782 and 7 in 1785.† The other big Sparrow family in Halifax belonged to my brother John Sparrow. My son Reuben married his daughter Mary. Thatís right, they were first cousins. The names of my other children and their mother are yet unknown.
I was qualified to vote in Halifax County in 1800, 1808, and 1812. That tells you I was an adult white male with 100 acres of unsettled or 25 acres of settled land.†

Descendants of Thomas Sparrow
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Names found in this topic include the following.
Reuben Sparrow (c.1770-c.1855),††

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Thomas Sparrow - Revolutionary War  

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