And Then What?
After we declared our Independence from England we had to put up or shut up. There was a war with a lot of hangings and shootings. To make a long story short: We won!
My ancestor William Trammell and his brothers fought the Brits at different points in the Carolinas with the last one for him at the Battle of Kings Mountain, North Carolina. His arm was sliced off during combat. He lived to be about 86 years old and is buried at the First Methodist Church in Franklin, North Carolina.