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ENTREKIN FAMILY
HISTORY

Anyone researching the Entrekin family needs to find a copy of Phillip Entrekin's book "The Enterkin Family History", copyright 1998.  Phillip has done an excellent job of compiling the information to our family!!!  Please note that SOME of his information is contained on this site, however, to include all ,would not be fair to him.  Not to mentioned I'd be at this computer for WEEKS!!!!  To contact Phillip, just click on his name and you'll be given a link to his Email!!!!

Our history begins with John Entrekin who was born about 1740 at the Marsh Creek Settlement, Adams County, Pennsylvania.  He married Elizabeth Milwee in 1758.  After her death he married her sister, Sarah in 1773.  Sarah and John left Pennsylvania between 1766 and 1768 traveling on what was known as the "Great Philadelphia Wagon Road".  This road took them from Williamsport, forded the Potomac River and into the Carolinas.  They probally then followed and old Indian Trail known as the "Long Grey Trail" or the "Wilderness Trail" to the James River.  From there they would have ferried across to Roanoke, Virginia and into the Piedmont Region of North Carolina.  It is believed they spent some time near Hillsboro, North Carolina.  In 1768 or 1769 they moved to Craven County, South Carolina.  Then on to the Congaree River in Berkely County.  Shortly afterwards, they arrived in Laurens County.  John received a Colonial Grant from Governor Greeville in 1771 of 25 acres in Berkley County.  His estate was administered in the 1820's.  Evidently he was a farmer who grew Tobacco, among other crops.  During this time period, the spelling of the name seems to be mostly Entrican.  

The children of John Entrekin and Elizabeth Milwee were:

       Thomas Entrekin was born October 25, 1759 at Marsh
       Creek Settlement, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He enlisted
       into the Colonial services at the age of 16.  He fought in the
       Battle of Cowpens, Battle of Black Stocks and in the defense
       of the South Carolina frontier.  He recieved a pension for
       obtaining a wound during one of these engagements.  His
       pension file can be in Anderson District, South Carolina. 
       Thomas
 married Mary Canon August of 1791 in Laurens
       County, South Carolina.    He died July 19, 1839.

       William W Entrekin was born February 25, 1759 at
       Marsh Creek Settlement, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
       He served in the Revolutionary War and applied for a
       pension in South Carolina. William married Rachel Bryant
       in 1786 in Burkes County, Georgia.  Rachel was born in 1771
       in Burke County, Georgia.  She died in 1826 in Columbia
       County, Georgia.  He married Sarah Hunnicutt April 14,
       1829 in Anderson County, South Carolina. He died November
       2, 1842 in Anderson County, South Carolina.

The children of John Entrekin and Sarah Milwee were:

       John L Entrekin was born in 1774 in Laurens County,
       South Carolina.  He married Ruth Dalrymple in 1798 in
       Pendleton County, South Carolina.  In October of 1803
       John and Ruth sold their 171 acres in Pendleton and moved
       to Christian County, Kentucky.  John served in Captain Dodd's
       14th Regiment of Kentucky during the War of 1812.  He was
       discharged at Eddysville, Kentucky on May 20, 1815. He died
       February 1, 1843 in Graves County, Kentucky.

       Isaac Entrekin was born in 1775.  He married Elizabeth Cobb in
       December of 1801.  He and Elizabeth moved to Mississippi and then
       Louisiana.

       James Entrekin was born in 1777 in Laurens County,
       South Carolina.   He married Mary A Dean.  They moved to Florida
       after 1820. 

       David Entrekin was born in 1778.  He married Mary Winn.

       Eleanor Entrekin was born about 1786. She married Smith Crandal.

       Mercer Entrekin was born in 1795.  

       Nancy Caroline Entrekin was born in 1796.  She married John D
       Kelly Febuary 14, 1815 in Georgia.

       Gideon Entrekin was born in 1800. Gideon married Rebecca ?
        They lived in South Carolina and Georgia.

       Jesse Entrekin was born in 1802 in South Carolina. He married
       Mary Ann Marshal.  He died July 15, 1873 in South Carolina.

       Sarah Entrekin was born about 1805. She married Thomas
       Hunnicutt in Pickens County, South Carolina in 1825.

       Elizabeth Entrekin was living in Laurens County, South Carolina
       in 1816.

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