Elijah clarke

By Noah and Ryan

Elijah Clarke was born in 1742 in Anson County, South Carolina.

While in the militia, Elijah Clarke fought against Cherokee Indians in 1776.
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Elijah Clarke was a Colonel that led a Georgia Rebel Militia against British in in the Battle of Kettle Creek on February 4, 1779.
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Clarke county was named after Elijah Clarke.
After the war, Clarke served in the Georgia House of Assembly, fought the Cherokees, negotiated a series of Indian treaties, and was promoted to brigadier general of the militia.
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Elijah Clarke died on December 5, 1799 in Augusta, Georgia.