Robert Stephenson,South Carolina Militia

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John Stephenson died in York County,S.C. in 1773. A widow with children,a woman on the frontier needed a husband, and Jane Stephenson married Alexander Fleming in late 1773. By Alexander Fleming,Jane had Robert,born in 1774,then James,and Maratha. Alexander Fleming had brothers Elijah,Robert,and William who served in the Revolution
Alexander Fleming was captured by the British during the American Revolution and died in the British jail at Camden,South Carolina of smallpox some time before 1781. In this prison was Andrew Jackson,a future President of the United States and his brother Robert Jackson. Andrew Jackson’s mother Elizabeth Jackson went to prison and asked the commander to release her sons so she could treat them for smallpox. Her sons were released,but Robert Jackson died on the way home. Jane and Alexander Fleming’s eldest son was Robert Fleming. He went to Abbeville,South Carolina, and worked as a blacksmith until he attained the age of 21. Robert sold the land that he inherited from his father in York County,S.C. and went to Franklin County,GA where his his relatives lived.
This information from the late Elmer O. Parker