William Derrington

Patriot Ancestor of Cheri Casper
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Other spelling variations
(Derington, Darington, Darrington, Dunnington, Dunington)

*  William Derrington was born abt. 1750 Charles Co., Maryland
*  Enlisted April 3, 1776 and stayed until the end of the war.
*  He served in the Maryland Continental Line under Captian John Lowe.
* He was wounded in the right arm at the battle of Germantown.
* William Derrington married 1st Ellen Wilkins
* William Dunnington married 2nd June 7, 1828 in Calloway Co., Ky. to Martha "Patsy" Loyd/Loyal
* He applied for pension July 21, 1818 in Logan Co., Ky. and his claim was allowed.
* Rev. War Pension file number 2.27.409
* William Derrington's Will   Click here to see will
* William died Nov. 24, 1834 Caldwell Co., Ky.
*  His will was proven May 18, 1835 Caldwell Co., Ky.
*  Burial place thought to be Caldwell Co., Ky.. (unmarked grave)

*  Martha Loyd Dunnington remarried March 7, 1842 Calloway Co., Ky. to John A. Swiney who later died. She was allowed to draw a pension from William Dunnington. Her application was dated April 25, 1853 while a resident of Calloway Co., Ky. Her age at the time of applying for pension was 65 years.


AGE 84

Children of William Derrington and Ellen Wilkins

* James Brunt\Brent Derrington, b. abt 1780, m. Sarah\Sally [-?-] est. 1807,
(had 4 known children, d. aft. 1825 Nicholas Co., KY.)

* Benjamin C. "Benns" Derrington, b. abt 1785, NC, m. Martha Patty abt 1808,
(He had 5 children, d. bef. 1860 (possibly Graves Co., Ky.)
( This is the line Cheri descends from)

* Francis Derrington, b. abt. 1786; no more info known about him.
(Some say he died in 1835 but I have no proof of this and may have found him on the 1850 cens. in Simpson Co., Ky.)

* Miles Derrington, b. abt 1789, m. Elizabeth [-?-], had 3 known children,
died aft 1850 (he is on the Monroe Co. cens. in 1850)

* Amanda "Ann" Derrington, b. abt 1791, m. [-?-] Lynch, purportedly died 1872
(I've not found them on a census any place. Mentioned in the pension file.)

* Green Pinkney Derrington, b. abt. 1793, d. 6 Apr. 1837.

* Richard Wilkins Derrington, b. 20 May 1794, d. 6 Aug. 1865.

* John Derrington, b. abt. 1796 - No more known.

*Asa William Derrington, b. 13 Mar. 1797, d. Jun 1869.
( He may be the person I found in 1840 in Simpson Co. and in 1850 in Calloway Co., further investigation needed.)

* Hastings Derrington, b. abt. 1799 in NC.
(moved to Missouri where he is found on the 1860 census in Mississippi Co., Mo.)

* Lavinia Derrington, b. abt. 1801, m. Charles Straw 16 Nov. 1823 in Calloway Co., Ky.
( I've not found them on any census, but the marriage record was from the Early Calloway marriages on USGenWeb.   She is shown as Lavicia Dunington in the entry.)

* Delilia Derrington, b. abt. 1808, m. William Estes 3 Sept 1831 in Calloway Co., Ky.
(I think this date was from Ancestry KY marriage records.)


Note: William A. Derrington (Dunnington) married (2) Martha "Patsy" Loyd (Loyal) 7 Jun 1828 Calloway Co., Ky.
[There is a big affidavit in the pension file about the misspelling of her last name.] They had no known children.

Note: William Derrington's Rev. War Pension file shows all of the spelling variations listed below.
(Derington, Darington, Darrington, Dunnington, Dunington)

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