Biography of George Baylor
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Baylor, George, was born at Newmarket, Caroline county, Virginia, January 12. 1752. He joined the revolutionary army at the beginning of the war, serving first as aide-decamp to Gen. Washington. He was given a horse by congress, in appreciation of his services in the attack on the Hessians at Trenton, New Jersey, and in his prompt announcement to congress of the news of the victory. In January, 1777, he was promoted colonel, and in 1778 was captured by Gen. Gray at Tappan, New York, with his entire command, alter sixty seven had been killed, and he was held a prisoner for some time. Subsequently he was placed in command of the Virginia cavalry, and served until the end oi the war. A serious lung wound, received at Tappan, finally resulted in his death in Bridgetown. Barbadoes, West Indies, in March, 1784. He was son of John and Frances (Norton) Baylor.


FROM:
Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography
Volume II
By: Lyon Gardiner Tyler, LL. D.
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York 1915



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