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John Kimbrough parole

 Collection — Box: SFC4 [F09.090.03.02], Folder: 414
Identifier: MS0414

Scope and Contents

A parole, signed by John Kimbrough and witnessed by O.H. Williams, swearing Kimbrough’s pledge to no longer take up arms on behalf of the King of England, against the United States, dated April 11, 1781.

Dates

  • 1781 April 11

Creator

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Biographical / Historical

The John Kimbrough parole is a single item, dated April 11, 1781. In this parole Kimbrough swore an oath to no longer bear arms on behalf of the King of England, against the United States, and also to remain within ten miles of his house. The parole is witnessed by Otho Holland Williams.

Unfortunately, this item does not reveal which regiment that Kimbrough served in, which campaigns he fought in, or his rank. The parole provides only a small amount of information about his residence, saying that he would "remain at and within the limits of ten miles of my own House upon little river until Exchang’d or call’d for by the Legislature of the state of North Carolina or the Commanding Officer of the Southern Army."

The Roster of Soldier from North Carolina in the American Revolution indicates on page 615 that Kimbrough was from Montgomery County, North Carolina. [Sources: John Kimbrough parole, 1781, Mss 414, UNC Charlotte Library. DAR. Roster of Soldier from North Carolina in the American Revolution. Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1967.]

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

A parole, signed by John Kimbrough and witnessed by O. H. Williams, swearing Kimbrough’s pledge to no longer take up arms on behalf of the King of England against the United States, dated April 11, 1781.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from the estate of Selby Daniels in August 2009.

General

TRANSCRIPTION: "I John Kimbrough having borne arms in the service of the King of England against the United States of America and having surrendered myself as a Prisoner of War do hereby pledge my word of Honor that I will remain at and within the limits of ten miles of my own House upon little river until Exchang’d or call’d for by the Legislature of the state of North Carolina or the Commanding Officer of the Southern Army; And that I will not at any time during my Captivity say or do anything injurious to the Interest of the United States. Witness my hand this 11th of April 1781.Test. O. H. Williams, [signed] John Kimbrough"

Processing Information

Processed by Robert A. McInnes.
Title
John Kimbrough parole document
Status
Completed
Author
Robert A. McInnes
Date
2009
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

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