An American Family History

Zachariah Isbell


Zachariah Isbell, Jr. was born about 1745 in Virginia. He was the son of Zachariah Isbell.

Zachariah and Elizabeth's children may have included:

William Zachariah Isbell (1769),
Levi Isbell (1770), and
John Miller Isbell (1777).

Zachary Isbell is listed among the Kings Mountain soldiers.




The Battle of Kings Mountain was a decisive battle of the American Revoluton. It took place on October 7, 1780, nine miles south of the present-day town of Kings Mountain, North Carolina. The Patriot militia defeated the Loyalist militia commanded by British Major Patrick Ferguson.

The King's Mountain Men: The Story of the Battle by Katherine Keogh White

Isbell. James Francis, Livingston, Thomas and William were brothers, and are said to have been in the same company at King's Mountain.

Zachary, an early Watauga settler, was in the battle. He was one of thirteen commissioners elected by the convention of 1772 to formulate laws . . .Zachary Isbell was a justice of Washington in 1778 and a signer of the Halifax petition.

Godfrey was under Sevier. . .

Henry, pensioned in Kentucky as a Virginia militia man went to Kentucky in 1818 when seventy-eight. He is not claimed as a King's Mountain man.

North Carolina was one of the thirteen original Colonies. It was first settled by small farmers and grew quickly in the mid 18th century.

Colonial Maryland
Colonial New England
Colonial Virginia & West Virginia
Quakers & Mennonites
New Jersey Baptists
German Lutherans
Watauga Settlement
Pennsylvania Pioneers
Midwest Pioneers
Jewish Immigrants

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