Excerpt from "Before They Were Heroes at King's Mountain" by Randell Jones


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p. 386
As militiamen converged at Sycamore Shoals, they were provisioned by local planter William Cobb, owner of Rocky Mount. His son, Pharoah, provided many of them additional supplies from his farm at Sycamore Shoals. From the Patton powder mill along nearby Powder Branch, the militiamen received 500 pounds of gunpowder manufactured by Mary McKeehan Patton. Whether Mary Patton donated the powder to the Patriot cause or it was purchased from her by William Cobb is unknown. In either case, at a value of a dollar per pound (when a dollar would buy an acre of land), the quantity was a substantial contribution to the Patriot cause.

Copyright 2011, Randell Jones
Available at www.danielboonefootsteps.com


This file appears in: Rocky Mount State Historic Site Museum

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Excerpt from "Before They Were Heroes at King's Mountain" by Randell Jones

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p. 386
As militiamen converged at Sycamore Shoals, they were provisioned by local planter William Cobb, owner of Rocky Mount. His son, Pharoah, provided many of them additional supplies from his farm at Sycamore Shoals. From the Patton powder mill along nearby Powder Branch, the militiamen received 500 pounds of gunpowder manufactured by Mary McKeehan Patton. Whether Mary Patton donated the powder to the Patriot cause or it was purchased from her by William Cobb is unknown. In either case, at a value of a dollar per pound (when a dollar would buy an acre of land), the quantity was a substantial contribution to the Patriot cause.

Copyright 2011, Randell Jones
Available at www.danielboonefootsteps.com

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