Profile of Members

A large number of the members of our living history group have taken on the personas of original garrison members. Biographical information, where available, has been taken from The Fort Loudoun People, an unpublished compendium (1965) authored by Mr. Elsworth Brown, Fort Loudoun Association. 

A large number of the members of our living history group have taken on the personas of original garrison members. Biographical information, where available, has been taken from The Fort Loudoun People, an unpublished compendium (1965) authored by Mr. Elsworth Brown, Fort Loudoun Association.

John Bogges-Served as an ensign in Captain Paul Demere’s Company stationed at Charles Towne, South Carolina. He arrived at Fort Loudoun on October 3, 1757 and served here until his presumed death on August 10, 1760.

Maurice Anderson-Served as a lieutenant and surgeon at Fort Loudoun from its inception until his death on June 2, 1760.

William Gibbs-Served as a sergeant in Captain Thomas Goldsmith’s Company. He led the advanced detachment of the Fort Loudoun expedition and arrived in the Overhill Cherokee country in August, 1756. The duration of his service at Fort Loudoun is unknown.

Lawrence Hayes-Served as a private in Captain Raymond Demere’s Company. He arrived in the Overhill Cherokee country a few days behind Sgt. Gibb’s detachment. His length of service at Fort Loudoun is unknown.

James Coppock-Served as a private in Captain Raymond Demere’s Company. A baker by trade, he followed his craft at Fort Loudoun. Length of service is unknown.

James Hill-Served as a corporal in Captain Paul Demere’s Company. Corporal Hill was died on November 11, 1756 after being injured by an exploding swivel gun.

Ebeneezer Sweet-Served as a private in Captain Raymond Demere’s Company and as Fort Loudoun’s cooper. Private Sweet survived the attack at Cane Creek and continued his service at Fort Frederica, Georgia.

James Steel-Served as a private and surgeon’s mate in Captain Raymond Demere’s Company. Length of service is unknown.

Thomas Smith-Served as a private in Captain Raymond Demere’s Company. At Fort Loudoun, he also served as the whitesmith (one who works in unheated metal) and gunsmith. He survived the attack at Cane Creek and returned to Fort Frederica, Georgia.

Dominick Troell-Served as a private in Captain Paul Demere’s Company. Private Troell survived the attack at Cane Creek. In the April 23, 1761 the Pennsylvania Gazette reported that Private “Towell” was brought to Fort Prince George for liberation.

John Hamilton-Served as a private in Captain Thomas Goldsmith’s Company. He arrived at Fort Loudoun on August 22, 1756 and served through the fort’s history. He survived the attack at Cane Creek and his account of the affair was published in the Pennsylvania Gazette on December 4, 1760.

Humble Bosomsworth- A fictious character but ain’t he charming!!

Benjamin Mathison-Served as the chief of a crew of blacksmiths at Fort Loudoun from October 4, 1756, through the period of the fort’s construction, and was blacksmith of the garrison from July 1757 until the surrender in August of 1760.

Jacob Rough-Served as a private in Stuart’s company of provincials from its arrival at Fort Loudoun in October 1756 until the company was disbanded in July of 1757.

Michael McEnfoot-Served as a blacksmith at Fort Loudoun from October 4, 1756 until July 1757 while a private in Stuart’s provincial company.

Ephraim Ellis-Served at Fort Moore, Georgia before joining the Fort Loudoun expedition on August 22, 1756. While at Fort Loudoun, Private Ellis fashioned two dugout canoes for garrison use. The length of his service at Fort Loudoun is unknown.