Brown's Mill

Other names: Muddy Creek

What:Skirmish, Capt. Malachi Murphey vs. Micajah Ganey and David Fanning, 17 Apr 1781(?)

Where: 34.42631 -79.65698 Brown's Mill

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  • Terry W. Lipscomb,South Carolina Revolutionary Battles - Part Ten (MS H-2-2),unpublished, p.24:
    The Brownsville community had itself been the scene of another engagement; a skirmish had been fought at Brown's Mills between Captain Malachi Murphey's company of Whigs and a party of Tories led by Micajah Ganey and David Fanning.31 Brown's Mill was probably in the general vicinity of the church. The name of Muddy Creek has today been changed to Rogers Creek. Footnote 31 - J. A. W. Thomas, A History of Marlboro County, pp. 110-11; Leah ..., Townsend, South Carolina Baptists 1670-1805, pp. 84-87, 90-91; Pension Account of William Windham, R11701, National Archives. On the basis of an entry in Evan Pugh's diary, Thomas has dated the Cashua Ferry affair about. April 17, 1781, but either he or Gregg is misquoting Pugh's diary. Alexander Gregg, History of the Old Cheraws, p. 371.

  • Alexander Gregg, History of the Old Cheraws, Richardson And Company, 1867, p.371:
    Mr. Pugh's Journal contains a few brief entries at this period : "Tuesday, 17th of April. Had news of the Tories in Cashway.

  • NBBAS:Three Not found.

  • Sherman, "Calendar..." . Search for brown's mill. 2 returns (that for 14 April 1781 is relevant) . To avoid long downloads, use option to "Save and view this PDF in Reader".

  • RevWar75 RevWar75   Not found as Brown's Mill or Muddy Creek.

Related locations:
Cashua Ferry,   Murder of Col. Abel Kolb,   Bass's Mill

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