and who in the world would have thought that the Peebles and Box connected families would both have had at least one relative to venture to Siloam Springs, Benton County, Arkansas?
Below is a Family Group Chart for the family of Samuel Pleasant Box, Jr. He was the son of Samuel Pleasant Box, Sr (and Mary “Polly” Pannell) who was a son of John Hatters M Box.
Husband: Samuel Pleasant BOX
Born: 18 AUG 1789 at: ,Anson Co.,NC Married: 9 JUN 1814 at: ,Grainger Co.,TN Died: 19 FEB 1873 at: ,Polk Co.,MO Father: Mother: Other Spouses:
Wife: Jemima MURPHY
Born: ABT 1797 at: TN,or,NC Died: 12 JUL 1869 at: ,Polk Co.,MO Father:William MURPHY Mother:Nancy HORNBECK Other Spouses:
Name: Pleasant Miles BOX Born: ABT 1818 at: ,Grainger Co.,TN Married: at: Died: 30 JUN 1896 at: ,Christian Co.,MO Spouses: Rebecca NORTHERN
Name: Elizabeth Ann BOX Born: 16 APR 1820 at: ,,TN Married: 28 MAR 1841 at: ,Polk Co.,MO Died: 2 AUG 1888 at: ,Polk Co.,MO Spouses: David BROCKUS
Name: Daniel Renfro BOX Born: 9 OCT 1821 at: ,Jefferson Co.,TN Married: 11 SEP 1838 at: Died: 14 JAN 1909 at: Eudora,Polk Co.,MO Spouses: Parthena MCGEE
Name: William Pinckney BOX Born: 1 AUG 1825 at: ,,TN Married: 24 MAR 1844 at: ,Polk Co.,MO Died: 2 JAN 1905 at: Siloam Springs,Benton Co.,AR Spouses: Hannah CANTWELL
Name: Nancy BOX Born: ABT 1831 at: ,,IN Married: 2 JUN 1850 at: ,Polk Co.,MO Died: at: Spouses: Caswell BOX
Name: Jane BOX Born: 19 JUN 1833 at: ,,TN Married: BEF 1860 at: ,Polk Co.,MO Died: 5 DEC 1915 at: ,Polk Co.,MO Spouses: James Van WAGNOR
Name: Margaret Adeline BOX Born: ABT 1838 at: ,,TN Married: at: Died: 1 JUL 1862 at: Polk Co.,MO Spouses: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Samuel Pleasant Box, Sr served in some of the most important battles, and it would seem served under the “Swamp Fox”: Gen. Francis Marion, during the Revolutionary War. His service was noted in the South Carolina roster on page 89. The entry documenting his service reads as follows:
Box, Samuel S3015
B. 1745, Orange District, S. C. While residing in Orange District, he was drafted during 1776 under Capt. Sanders and Col. Moultrie and was in the battle at Fort Moultrie. In 1779, he was drafted under Col. Moultrie and Gen. Lincoln. He was taken prisoner in the fall of Charleston and held twenty-two days. Afterwards, he was drafted under Col. Maitland and was in the battle at Stono. Thereafter, he was under Capt. Elliott and Gen. Marion and was in several skirmishes. (Moved to N. C. and Tenn.)
Samuel Pleaseant Box, Jr’s father-in-law has a storied past in service to his country as well. William Murphy (DANIEL RICHARD2, WILLIAM1) was born March 31, 1760 in Warsborough, North Carolina, and died August 15, 1850 in Polk County, Missouri. He married Nancy Ann Hornbeak, daughter of John and Jane Hornbeak. She was born February 28, 1765 in Anson County, North Carolina, and died March 10, 1833 in Jefferson County, Tennessee.William Murphy has a Commemorative Plaque placed by the DAR at his grave in the Enon Cemetery southwest of Bolivar, Missouri. He was the son of Daniel Murphy and nephew of the famous “Murphy Boys of Virginia.” The famed Murphy Boys were Joseph and William Murphy who were jailed in Virginia for preaching the Gospel without the sanction of the Church of England. William Murphy served in the Revolutionary War, He resided in East Tennessee in 1782 with wife’s parents and in 1841 In lived in Missouri with Samuel Box (Jr). William received a Pension for his service in the Revolutionary War. He can be found on the TN Pension Roll of 1835. His pension was transferred from Tennessee and he can be found on the Missouri Agency Rolls 27 October 1841.
Samuel Pleasant, Jr’s father served with with great valor during the Revolutionary War. Samuel Pleasant Box, Sr was like most plantation owners in South Carolina. They fought in the Revolutionary War when needed and went back home to work their farms, until needed again.
Samuel Box was first drafted in June 28, 1776 to serve under Captain Sanders and Colonel William Moultrie. Colonel Moultrie had built a fort on Sullivan Island in front on the harbor at Charleston, South Carolina. British Commodore Sir Peter Parker’s flagship led the attack with nine other warships. Under heavy attack from the South Carolina troops the British finally gave up and left the action. General William Moultrie later became a governor of the state of South Carolina.
Samuel Pleasant Box, Sr’s next enlistment was in early 1779, again under Colonel Moultrie and General Lincoln. This battle was a raid by the British troops to test the defenses for the City of Charleston. The British troops retreated but Samuel Box was captured and held as a prisoner of war for 22 days.
Samuel’s next battle took place during a British retreat from an abortive raid on Charleston. Samuel was under the command of Lieutenant Colonel John Maitland and their orders were to cover the rear guard at Stono Ferry. General Benjamin Lincoln lead the main attack and Colonel Moultrie led a smaller secondary attack to stop British troops coming in from Johns Island.
The British troops also included Scottish Highlanders and German Hessian troops, but the battle began well for the Americans. The Scottish Highlander’s two companies resisted until only 11 men were left standing. A German Hessian battalion finally broke and fled. Maitland shifted his forces in an attempt to counter a larger British threat, when the Hessians rallied and returned to the fight. The British then sent up more reserves and General Lincoln chose at this time to withdraw. The American loss was 146 men killed and wounded with 150 men captured. Among the dead was Hugh Jackson, brother of Andrew Jackson.
The balance of the war Samuel served mostly under Captain Elliott who was under General Francis Marion ” The Swamp Fox “. General Marion’s lighting fast raids drove the British Army crazy. Marion’s men were the most feared and the most hunted by the British in South Carolina.
Samuel Pleasant Box, Jr. was born 18 August 1789 in Orange County, North Carolina. In 1814 he married Jemima Murphy as the first marriage bond in the photo above indicates. The 1818 marriage bond is to Catherine , but Jemima Box did not die until 1869, so it is uncertain who the Samuel Box may have been on that bond. He died 19 February 1873 in Polk County, Missouri. Samuel Pleasant Box, Jr. is buried at Mount Gilead Cemetery, Bolivar, Polk County, Missouri. His wife, Jemima Murphy Box and a number of his close relatives are also laid to rest there.