There are a few updates based on new-found data and corrections regarding the charming story of Capt. Phillip Maroney by Paul R. Coppock given on this forum under the same heading above.
Capt. Phillip Maroney was born abt 1745 (not 1734) in Frederick Co MD on the plantation of his father, Henry Maroney (b abt 1710 in Prince George Co MD; d at his plantation "Valentine's Gift" in Frederick Co Md) and Phillip's mother Rachael Waters Duvall (yes, she was a French Huguenot) b Mar 14, 1704/05 in All Hollow's Parish, Anne Arundel Co MD; d. June 12, 1783 in Frederick Co MD. Rachael was a widow when she m. Henry Maroney. Phillip also had a brother named Henry who served in his brother's regiment, and later settled near him in South Carolina. He married Martha "Patty" Alston abt 1770 in Charleston, Greenville District, SC. and died after 1810 in Gates Co, NC.
There are numerous Frederick Co MD (and SC)records regarding these facts, including the settling of Henry Maroney's estate in MD.
There is absolutely no record in existence that shows Capt. Phillip's middle name to be DeLancey. Several skilled researchers have posited this fact, and, after years of research into the matter, I can assure you, they are correct. (He never even used a middle initial.)
Recently, a letter was found in the Tennessee archives written by the son-in-law of Phillip II, which shows that the elusive Sarah Nelson (who has for years been the name given for his wife and whom no one could find even an incling about) was not his wife' name!His wife was Sarah Goldsmith. Since this letter surfaced, further research has been done in Maryland, and her family has been found, including the dau Sarah.
I descend from Capt Phillip through his son Phillip D. (Duvall) Maroney and his wife Martha Davis; through their son William Hyde Meroney and his first wife Elizabeth Stanley, through their son John Stanley Meroney and his wife Elizabeth Jane McDonald who lived in Murphy, Cherokee Co NC (He founded and published the Cherokee Scout Newspaper, still published today), and their oldest child, my grandmother, Elizabeth Jane Meroney.
If anyone wants more specific information on this data, I will be happy to provide it. Yes, Capt. Phillip did recruit his own regiment in Frederick Co MD, yes, he is definately believed to have been a red-head, and years later, when his second wife asked him to apply for a pension, he angrily told her that he "fought for liberty, not for pay!"He was interesting indeed!
Don't you agree that it's always good to get the facts about his life right?I think Capt. Phillip would appreciate it.