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David Railsback

David Railsback

Male 1768 - 1856  (87 years)

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  • Name David Railsback 
    Born 12 Dec 1768  Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military 1780–1783  North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    American Revolution, Continental Army 
    • David seems to have joined up in 1780, when he was just 12 years old.

      From an early DAR application:
      Entered the Army and drove a team for his older brother, Edward Railsback, who was a Wagon Master in Gates Army. He was at Gates defeat (Horatio Gates led his continental forces and militia south to fight with General Charles Cornwallis at the Battle of Camden on Aug 16th, 1780, where he was overwhelmingly defeated) ; drove his team off the main road and hid in a thicket until the British army following Gates had passed. He then drove the team all the way into N.C. and reached his father's home in safety. In the spring of 1781 he enlisted with Nathaniel Green's Minute Men and served unto the close of the American Revolution.

      NOTE:
      Both DAR and SAR will require any future applicants to prove service. David would have been quite young and was not on any official payrolls. His brother Edward was found on a payroll, lending credence to the family legend of David being a wagon boy.
    FamilySearch ID LZLB-V3P 
    Died 17 Oct 1856  Marion, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Aft 17 Oct 1856  Elkhorn Cemetery, Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    gravestones/RAILSBACK David.jpg
    gravestones/RAILSBACK David.jpg
    Siblings 8 siblings 
    Person ID I2376  Leslie's Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2019 

    Father Johann Heinrich Railsback,   b. 27 Mar 1736, Eisern, Westphalia, Kingdom of Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1815, Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Ann Maria Euteneuer,   b. Abt 1737, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1786  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married 13 Sep 1757  Eisern Chapel, Eisern, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F297  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 1 Elizabeth Ellis,   b. SAY 1768,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 13 Oct 1791 
    Family ID F617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 2 Sarah Stevens,   b. 16 Dec 1773, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1858, Marion, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 16 Oct 1794  [1
    Residence 1807  Wayne, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    • They settled on the White Water river, locating in the woods, and at that time Indians were numerous in the locality.
    Residence 1856  Marion, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • David and Sarah Railsback moved from the woods of Wayne County to Marion County some time prior to their deaths.
    Children 
     1. Mary Railsback,   b. 6 Nov 1795, Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Nancy Railsback,   b. 15 Apr 1797, Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Enoch Railsback,   b. 26 May 1798, Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Judia Railsback,   b. 6 Mar 1800, Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Edward Railsback,   b. 8 Feb 1802, Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. William Railsback,   b. 10 Nov 1803, Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +7. Caleb Railsback,   b. 7 Jul 1805, Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1895, Argos, Marshall, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +8. Matthew Railsback,   b. 7 Jul 1805, Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1844  (Age 38 years)
     9. Joel Railsback,   b. 29 Jan 1808, Wayne, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. David Railsback,   b. 2 Nov 1809, Wayne, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +11. Nathan Railsback,   b. 25 Feb 1812, Wayne, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1863  (Age 50 years)
     12. John Railsback,   b. 12 Apr 1815, Wayne, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Sallie Railsback,   b. 14 Dec 1816, Wayne, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F31  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Dec 1768 - Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - American Revolution, Continental Army - 1780–1783 - North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1807 - Wayne, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1856 - Marion, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Oct 1856 - Marion, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 17 Oct 1856 - Elkhorn Cemetery, Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    gravestones/RAILSBACK David.jpg
    gravestones/RAILSBACK David.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S74] Bio - Railsbacks in Argos IN, zot175.

    2. [S588] DAR - Railsback, David, zot047.

    3. [S833] SAR - Railsback David, zot186.

    4. [S837] Bio - Railsback Enoch, zot191.

    5. [S828] Bio - Railsback William b1830, zot181.