Lieutenant Colonel James F. Steen

Revolutionary War Service in South Carolina

2nd Spartan Regiment, South Carolina Militia

James Steen was born in (County Antim) Ireland about 1734, came to America with his brothers, other relatives and perhaps his father's family about 1755.  After a temporary residence in Pennsylvania he removed to the South, and located permanently in Union District, SC.  He was a man of great energy, a staunch Presbyterian in faith, and an enthusiastic patriot.  At the breaking out of the Revolutionary War he joined the Colonial Army as a soldier.' (The Steen Family in Europe and America by Rev. Moses D.A. Steen, D.D. 1900)  He led a company during the Snow Campaign, a company against the Cherokee, was commander of Prince's Fort in 1777, in 1779 served in Georgia at Stono Ferry and at the Seige of Savannah, served in Charleston until 1780, at which by this time was a Lieutenant Colonel; was in the Battles of Rocky Mount, Hanging Rock, Musgrove's Mill, Kings Mountain, and probably Cowpens. He was killed in the battle of Kings Mountain, NC (Kings Mountain and it's Heroes, Draper, Lyman, 1881, pages 103-104 and 469-470 pdf). Other sources state died in Rowan County, NC being stabbed to death while attempting to arrest a Tory.  (South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution  pdf by Bobby Gilmer Moss, 1983.)

1. South Carolina Revolutionary War Claim, Steen, James, Account Audited of Claims Growing Out of the American Revolution (pdf document) i

2. Stub Entries to Claims Growing Out of the American Revolution (pdf document) i

i Document courtesy of South Carolina Department of Archives and History


My Lineage

Lieutenant Colonel James F. Steen

William Steen

John Campbell Steen

Issaac Jefferson Steen

John C. Horrall

Flora Lenora Horrell

Lena Nova Stafford

Major James Lee Martin

Jacqueline Sue Martin

Captain Kevin Lee Waldroup