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Died at the residence of Capt. Josiah Compton, in Sevier county, on the 19th of June, 1844, Jeremiah H Compton, aged 88 years, a native of Botetourt county, Va., He lived and died at patriot and by his conversation, did much in the latter part of his life, to kindle the same patriotic spirit in the rising generation, that so eminently distinguished the youth of the revolution. He had the honor of being under the command of Washington in several of his best fought battles and was with him at the surrender of Lord Cornwallis. We hope that their spirits have been re-united in a better and happier world.

Knoxville Register, Wednesday, August 21, 1844

Transcribed by Robert McGinnis and used with his permission.

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