American Revolutionary War
Born: about 1730, Morris County, New Jersey
Died: 1805, Howards Creek, Watauga County, North Carolina
Parents: Caleb Fairchild & Anne Sherwood
Buried: Howards Creek, Watauga County, North Carolina
Occupation: Farmer & Baptist Preacher
Military Service: Private, Continental Army, North Carolina Line, American Revolutionary War
Religious Affiliation: Baptist
First Marriage: unknown, New Jersey
First Wife: Mary Goble
Second Marriage: Aug., 1750, North Carolina
Second Wife: Salome Goble (probably sister of Mary)
Born: April 13, 1730, Unknown
(Ebenezer Fairchild & Salome Goble)
Born: about 1751, New Jersey
Died: Feb. 2, 1772, Rowan County, North Carolina
Marriage: Dec., 1769, unknown
Husband: Ebenezer Frost
Born: Abt. 1753, New Jersey
Born: about 1754, New Jersey
Died: Dec., 1799, Wilkes County, North Carolina
Marriage: Feb. 3, 1779, Wilkes County, North Carolina
Husband: James Jackson
Before Ebenezer moved his family from New Jersey to North Carolina, he made at least two trips there and back. He kept a diary, beginning October 21, 1757. A HISTORY OF WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA by John Preston Arthur gives an account on pages 87 - 96 of Ebenezer and his diary: By 1770 Ebenezer had apparently succumbed to hard drinking and loose living, and was neglectful of his Church, for he repented by letter and was baptized and received back into the Church (Letter of August 23, 1771, Morristown, New Jersey). Sometime in the 1770s the family settled in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Ebenezer was a private in the Revolutionary War and just missed by one day the Battle of Kings Mountain, North Carolina.
The Wilkes County North Carolina Minutes of the County Court March 1778 - 1790, MS Vol, North Carolina Dept of Archives, show two grants totaling 250 acres were deeded to Ebenezer in December 1779; and that Ebenezer served on jury duty four times in 1787.
Three Forks Baptist Church was organized on November 6, 1790. Ebenezer was #20 and Mary Fairchild was #38 on the Churches roll. He probably married his second wife in North Carolina. Ebenezer probably married his second wife in North Carolina. Ebenezer died on Howards Creek, Watauga County, and is buried on his property. He made a will in November 1790, but it remained unsigned:
Ebenezer Fairchild's occupation was listed as a farmer and a Baptist Pastor of Three Forks Baptist Church, July 14, 1757; Insignee/ Captain John Brookfields Company, August 1793; delegate / assembly at Eaton's Meeting House, Dutchman's Creek, North Carolina.
Notes for MARY GOBLE:
DAR application #503414 gives second wife as Mary Goble, probably sister of Salome Goble.