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Loyalist Directory: David Rees

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Surname : Rees
Given name : David
Rank : Captain
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Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : South Carolina Royalists, Second Battalion
Enlistment Date : Documented as an active Loyalist from 1775; as a member of the South Carolina Royalist, unknown but probably about 1778/79
Date & Place of Birth : About 1738 Pennsylvania
Settled before war : Pennsylvania, Virginia and South Carolina
Date & Place of Death : Unknown but working theory is that he was taken prisoner at King's Mountain 7 October 1780 and was murdered as a prisoner of war. (See pay record of March 1782 and Petition to Lord Germain 19 April 1782)
Place of Burial :  
Wife Name : Elizabeth Babb
Children : Solomon Rees, John Rees, Sarah Rees and Elizabeth Rees
Biography :  
Proven Descendants : Marshaleigh Orr (m. Lawrence Place Bahan, Jr.); Pearl Novie Whitmire (m. Marshall West Orr); Emma Sue Glazener (m. Edward Jordan Whitmire); Florence Salome Thomas (m. Edward Glazener); William Robert Thomas (m. Louvenia Minerva Dawson); Susan Rees (m. Robert Wayne Crawford Thomas); John Rees (m. Mary Johnson); DAVID REES (m. Elizabeth Babb)
Military Info :  
Loyalist Genealogy : See David Rees Biography (PDF)
Family History : David Rees (husband of Elizabeth Babb, See Appendix IV), son of Thomas Rees and Margret Bowen
A. Thomas Rees was born about 1709 in Chester County, Pennsylvania; died 7 March 1785 in Frederick County, Virginia Son of Thomas Rees (son of David Rees) born 8 July 1681 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; died 10 October 1713 in Chester, Pennsylvania and Rebecca Price (daughter of Philip Price born about 1655 Wales; died 1719 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Margaret Unknown born1657 Somerset, Pennsylvania) born about 1686 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
B. Margaret Bowen (wife of Thomas Rees) born about 1712 Chester County, Pennsylvania; died April 1783 Frederick County, Virginia Daughter of Henry Bowen born 1679 Chester County, Pennsylvania; died 1755 Frederick County, Virginia (son of Moses Bowen born Wales; died Pennsylvania and Mary McMillan born Wales; died Pennsylvania) and Jane Carter (daughter of Robert Carter) born 1683 Chester County, Pennsylvania; died 1755, Frederick County, Virginia
Family Genealogy : See David Rees Biography (PDF)
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