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household furnishings and drove off her stock. The house itself would have been destroyed by fire except for the quick actions of Rebecca's servants who saved it. It is recorded that one Tory later swore that he thought the girl with the old woman "took 'mighty' long steps as she went to her horse!"

Rebecca Caldwell's moment of valor and decision in saving the life

of a Revolutionary soldier, by helping him to escape from the British, established for all time that she would be recognized as a loyal patriot. It was not enough that she gave her sons and grandsons to be soldiers, but she placed her own life in jeopardy by helping James Creswell. Rebecca had met danger and difficulties in the past with firmness and fearlessness so once again these traits of character stood her in good stead as she displayed courage and intrepidity in the face of danger.

This woman who had seen so much of Colonial and Revolutionary history lived, though infirmed, until 1806. Rebecca Parks Caldwell died in Newberry County, South Carolina at the age of ninety-nine years. Her will written October 4, 1799 was probated June 2, 1806, and although today her initials written on the will look quaint, they are inscribed confidently and with determination---personal characteristics which Rebecca Parks Caldwell displayed through all her life.


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