Dennis Adams

Dr. Dennis Adams

Dr. Dennis Adams

Dr. Dennis Adams is a retired physician.  He serves as the chapter’s Surgeon General.

Awards Received:

  • Chapter Service to Veterans Award (2014)

His Ancestor:

Pvt. William Addison – South Carolina Militia

William Addison was born December 29, 1766.  He entered the service in 1780 as a substitute for his brother Christopher Addison.  He was a mere 13 years of age! After a short period of service under Captain Camp Strother, he was discharged.  Later in 1780 he re-enlisted in Fairfield County in a company of Rangers (Mounted Militia) commanded by Captain John Gray.   He served primarily in a local force that engaged and rounded up Tory soldiers until the unit received orders to join the army of General Green shortly before the famous Battle of Eutaw Springs.  The unit joined General Pickens on the day before the battle and entered into the engagement.  He was wounded by a spent round (ricochet) during the battle.  He served in the active service for a total of three years.  His service is confirmed by Brigadier General Francis Marion (The Swamp Fox), whose Pay Book L, entry 1, lists William Addison as being paid for service in the South Carolina Militia.

In 1788 he immigrated to Kentucky and settled in Madison County.  After being in Kentucky only nine weeks, he joined the company of Captain Jacob Starnes in the war against the Northwestern Indians.  He was mobilized for a total of nine weeks in that campaign.  He later relocated to Todd County, Kentucky, where he was granted a pension for his service on June 3, 1833, in the amount of $80 annually.  He died on May 20, 1853, and is buried in the Gant Cemetery in the Sharon Grove community of Todd County.  The picture above shows Dennis at his grave site.

One Response to “Dennis Adams”

  1. […] We just received great news!  Dennis Adams’ application has been examined and verified by the genealogists at SAR!  He is now “officially” registered as a Compatriot in the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter!  You can visit his page on our site here. […]

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