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What happened to Samuel WAGGONER after disgrace in 1771?

What happened to Samuel WAGGONER after disgrace in 1771?

Bonnie Bowman Henson (View posts)
Posted: 11 Apr 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: BOWMAN, WAGNER, WAGGONER, WATTS, ADKINS, FOSTER, WEBB, HAMPTON, HOLMAN, WATTERS, SPENCER, BROOKSHIRE, PRICE, LAWSON
Samuel WAGONER, was exempted from pardon by Governor Tryon on 31 May 1771 following an earlier meeting on 7 March 1771 at a Regulator meeting with Rowan county officials.

What does "exempted from pardon" mean? What happened to Samuel? Can someone point me to a resource? Is anyone researching this WAGONER? Is he related to Mountain City, TN WAGNER family in the 1840s-50s that married into my Joel BOWMAN ancestor? Was he a relative of Henry WAGONER in NC in very early 1800s in Wilkes Co.? If so, did they take opposite sides during the War?

Sure do appreciate the knowledge and generosity shared here.

Re: What happened to Samuel WAGGONER after disgrace in 1771?

Posted: 3 Apr 2004 3:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Jun 2005 2:20PM GMT
Surnames: Waggoner, Hammock, Smith
Bonnie, I also would like to know "what was a regulator?" Samuel was my ancestor and he died in 1805, they also were in Stokes Co. William his son was mine. Some of his children went on to Tenn. Contact me if you want to. Edie at Elssmith11@aol.com

Re: What happened to Samuel WAGGONER after disgrace in 1771?

Posted: 22 Jan 2013 3:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am researching Samuel Waggoner the Regulator too. Did you ever find out what happened to him? My relatives are also Samuel and William Waggoenr. William relocated with his family to Union County Tennessee. My great grandfather, Jacob Waggoner, was William's grandson. Anyway any information you have on Samuel would be greatly appreciated. I know this post is very old but hopefully someone will have some more information on Samuel the Regulator. Thank!!

Re: What happened to Samuel WAGGONER after disgrace in 1771?

Posted: 6 Mar 2013 2:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Waggoner, Wagoner, Wagner, Shaw
Is there any known connection between this Waggoner family and George Waggoner, Revolutionary Patriot A 117158 NSDAR, who married Elizabeth and died in Warren County, GA, prior to Jan 10, 1808. His daughter Mary Wilson Waggoner was born in SC in 1768 and married John Shaw, also a Patriot in Warren County, GA in 1783.

Re: What happened to Samuel WAGGONER after disgrace in 1771?

Posted: 8 Oct 2013 7:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Waggoner
I have been researching this line for a long time and know quite a bit, and have several original records. Samuel shows up in court as a jurior many times after the battle so he must not have had to run away or be hanged. Maybe the whole thing blew over. Now to a more somber topic that I am recently pursuing. I have been told by the author Brent Holcomb and several accredited researchers that William who died before Samuel would not be Samuel's son. Samuel would never nor be Allowed to put a deceased son in his will.

I am now in the process of trying to research where our Wm,sr came from.

Re: What happened to Samuel WAGGONER after disgrace in 1771?

Posted: 9 Jan 2015 4:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Samuel Waggoner, the Regulator, is my 5th great-grandfather. I am descended through his son, Joseph, and through Joseph's daughter, Milly Waggoner Marshall. I have a copy from the old Waggoner family Bible, with Essex County, VA, on the flyleaf, which gives Sam's birth and the births of some of his children. Samuel Waggoner settled in what is now the area of Germanton, NC in northeast Forsyth County, NC in the 1760s. He built his home on Old Field Creek and accumulated land. He ran a mill and tannery on his land and we've found a tavern permit of his. After the War of Regulation (when Gov. Tryon came to Bethabara and sent out his troops looking for the outlaw regulators (Sam is said to have been a leader of regulators from this area), Sam Waggoner got word and hid under the floorboards of a tavern; glad he did or I wouldn't be writing this.) Samuel Waggoner became active in the Settlement of Townfork and was one of the men who founded Germanton and was one of the Commissioners for the town. His homeplace is about 2 miles or so from my home and he is buried there. He died in 1805 and I have his estate records. After his wife Betsy (maiden name unknown at this time) died, he married Mary Tate Perkins, the widow of Charles Perkins, a relative of Alyce Perkins Hairston (the Hairstons were probably one of the richest family in America in the late 1700s and first half of the 1800s), and Alyce's husband, "Saurtown" Peter Hairston was the executor of Sam Waggoner's estate. The Waggoner family cemetery is on the site and we cousins (living in Forsyth County, NC) are planning to restore it soon. The two-storey house now standing on the property was built in the late 1800s by the Merritt family (I have photos of the site). One of the Merritt ladies showed me in the 1980s where the Samuel Waggoner house stood. The mill wheels from his mill are still being used as stepping stones up to the backporch.
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