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Revolutionary War Cannon ballGeorge Poore: Born: (Ante) 1731, Patriotic Service; Paid Supply Tax, 1780 Source: Adams, Abstract of Deeds Books III & IV and Tax Lists, 1778-1780, Page 42/ 10 September 12, 1783, Page 110,  Page 150 Virginia State Archives, Richmond, VA. Died: Post 1804, Patrick County, Virginia: Residence: Henry County, Virginia.  

Revolutionary War Cannon ballWilliam Poore: Born Circa 1755. Patriotic Service. Virginia,. Furnished supplies, Source: ABERCROMBIE & SLATTTEN, VIRGINIA REV, PUB. CLAIMS, Volume 2, P 505, 511, 516.  Is allowed for 14 pounds bacon, 1781 Virginia State Archives, Richmond, Virginia. Death Ante June 3, 1822 in Pendleton County, South Carolina.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballJohn Gresham:  Is allowed 42 pounds of bacon for the use of Brigade of South Carolina Waggons, 1781 From: Revolutionary War Public Service Claims, Commissioners Book 3, Henry Co., VA, Virginia State Archives, Richmond, Virginia.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballJohn Ripley Bickerstaff:  Born 1720 at sea: Ensign in Captain Knox's Company of North Carolina and as an Adjutant from Morgan District.   Captain John Bickerstaff, returned to Virginia after the Revolution on March 3, 1791 to Franklin County, Georgia where he was given a land grant by Governor  Edward Telfair.  Source:"BICKERSTAFF, LINDSAY, NEILL AND RELATED FAMILIES" BY Sarah B. Bickerstaff, Columbus, GA. Johnston Bickerstaff: Georgia Militia. Muster Roll, 25 October 1793 - 22  January 1794., Capt. Ben Easley's Company. Muster Roll, 15 March 1794 - 15 June 1794, Lieut. Sapplington's Document.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballJohnston Bickerstaff: Georgia Militia. Muster Roll, 25 October 1793  - 22 January 1794, Capt. Ben Easley's Company. 15 March  1794 - 15 June 1774, Lieut. Sapplington's Document.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballAdam Randolph: Born 1765  VA .  In 1781 in battle with the British troops and Tories at Wilmington, NC, in the Battle of Raft Swamp.  Revolutionary War Pension for this service by the State of Alabama from March 4, 1831, until his death on April 29, 1837.  (Dill).  Revolutionary War Pension File for Abraham Randolph, North Carolina, Number W.11.108--

Revolutionary War Cannon ballJoel Sawyer: Born 1 Sept 1747   Old Cannan, CT  Military: Revolutionary War. Captain

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Revolutionary War Cannon ballRichard Atkins: 1777 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia is on the Oath of Allegiance List of Captain Hawkins.

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William Atkins: 1777 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia is on the Oath of Allegiance List of Captain Hawkins.

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William Akers: was a Corporal in Captain Andrew Russell's company,the 5th Virginia Regiment, commanded by Col. Charles Scott. William's wife was Elizabeth Martye. They had a daughter, Mary Akers (The Virginia Society Sons Of The American Revolution).

Revolutionary War Cannon ballMiles Barrett: Born about 1763 possibly from Buncombe County, North Carolina: Revolutionary War Soldier. Married in 1782 Judith Barrett
in Patrick County, Virginia. She was born 1760 possibly Virginia, and died 1825 Hawkins County, Tennessee.  The Barretts were living on  Dodsons Creek of the Holston River in Hawkins County, Tennessee. 1792. Died 1832 in Greene County, TN.  In 1866 eldest child, Mary Lawson applied for bounty land grant based on his service in the Revolution. She testified he served under Col. Penn. in Henry County, Virginia.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballNathan Bishop: Battle of King's Mountain, SC

Revolutionary War Cannon ballObediah Bowen Jr.: On a list of  'six months' men raised to reinforce the Continental Army in the year 1780.  They marched to West Point  and served under the Continental Officers of the 32nd Division Source: Vital Record of Rehoboth 1642-1896. 

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Revolutionary War Cannon ballGreen Clay: Born on Aug. 14, 1757 in Powhatan County, Virginia..Served in the Continental Army  during the Revolutionary War and probably was awarded a land patent in Kentucky for his military service. After 1780 he moved to Kentucky and became a surveyor. As a surveyor he received half of all of the land that he surveyed or located. He became very good at the job. He operated  famous ferry on the Kentucky River near Boonesborough known as Clay's Ferry. The old ferry crossing is now spanned by twin bridges on I-75 but is still called Clay's Ferry. Green Clay owned almost every type of business venture available including: whiskey distilleries, inns, Iron furnaces, brick kilns, and lumber mills. Clay served in the Virginia Legislature and, after Kentucky became a state, he served in both the House and Senate of the Kentucky Legislature.  During the War of 1812. Green Clay was commissioned as a Major General by Isaac Shelby.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballClifton, Burdette Jr.: Ensign, Born: 3 February 1736 in King George County, Virginia. Residence: Yohogania, Virginia, Married: Rebecca Kenner. Died Ante 1 January 1799 in Washington County, Kentucky. Served with Capt. Thomas Marshall. Source: DAR

Revolutionary War Cannon ballClifton,Thomas: Adjutant, 15th Virginia Regiment, 14 April 1777, resigned 14 October 1777 Source: American Biographical Library, THE BIOGRAPHICAL CYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN WOMEN, Vol. II, Historical  List of Officers of the Continental Army, pp 161.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballEdward Cole: Son of Nehemiah Cole who was the son of Hugh Cole III.

Revolutionary War Cannon ball Hugh Cole: Patriotic Service, Second Lieutenant. Ancestor #A204174. Service: New York, Rank: Second Lieutenant. Birth 14 March 1744 in Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Died 15 August 1780 in Washington County, Virginia. Service source: HEIDGARD, Ruth P., Ulster County, NY.  Death, (Ante) 15 August 1780 (NY) in the Rev. (1977), pp39, NY CAL OF History Manuscript Relating to THE WAR OF THE REV., Vol. 1, P 37 144 Service Description 1) 2D LT. 9th CO, 3d Ulster County Regiment, 2) Capt. Peleg Ransom, Signer, ARTICLES OF ASSN. NEW PALTZ, , Ulster County, NY.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballJob Cole: Son of Peleg Cole who was the son of Hugh Cole III.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballJoseph Cole: Civil Service. Born 3 May 1716, Swasnea, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Died: 22 April 1785 in Washington County, Virginia. Served on Grand Jury 1782. Source: Summers, ANNALS OF SW VIRGINIA, part 2, pp 1124.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballJoseph Cole, Jr.: Battle of King's Mountain, SC. Son of Joseph Cole, Sr, and Freelove Mason. Reference  Revolutionary Soldiers Of Virginia Vol. 1, page 104. Capt. Of Washington M-Ex Comm. 1776. Compiled By Hamilton J. Echenrode.  Ancestor #: A203135  Virginia.  Birth: 22 March 1748    Swasnea, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Death: 6 Sept 1826  Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia.  Service Source:  Service Description: Revolutionary War Service under Campbell  at Kings Mountain. Source: Gwathmey, HISTORY OF VIRGINIA IN THE REVOLUTION, pp 165; Summers, ANNALS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, PART 2, pp1386.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballSampson Cole: Sampson Cole was probably with his father at the Battle of King's Mountain, but proof is lacking. he is buried in the cemetery at Old Blankebeckler School, north of the South Fork of the Holsten River, above Riverside and below Adwolf, Smyth County, Virginia. Reference: JAMES WHEELER AND HIS DESCENDANTS OF CONCORD, near Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, 1735-1981.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballZephaniah Cole: Son of Nehemiah who was the son of Hugh Cole III.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballJohn Cook: 28 June 1752 John was a pioneer settler, fought in the Battle of Point Pleasant October 10 1774, served in the Revolutionary War in George Washington's Army

Canon ball Andrew Edmondson: Died in the Battle of Kings Mountain 7 October 1780

Canon ballJohn Edmondson: Private in Captain Campbell's Virginia unit. See Battle of King's Mountain

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Robert Edmondson, Jr.: Lieutenant, Virginia. Wounded in the battle of King's Mountain

Canon ballRobert Edmondson Sr.: Lieutenant , Virginia. Died 7 October 1780 in Battle of King's Mountain

Canon ballWilliam Edmondson: Captain, Virginia. Died in the Battle of King's Mountain.

Canon ballWilliam Edmondson: Major, Virginia. In Col Wm. Campbell's Regiment at Battle of King's Mountain.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballFrancis Marion Farley, Sr:  Francis, John and Thomas Farley (Farler) members of Cap. Michael Woods Company May 29, 1774, Dunsmore's War, and all apparently served in battle of Point Pleasant in the Fincastle County Militia of the American Revolution. Served in the French and Indian War.


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Francis Farley, Jr: born 1726, Henrico, VA WAR SERVICE: Revolutionary War and his name is found on the rolls of Captain Adam Clement's Company of the Virginia militia in 1781. This company marched to assist General Green in South Carolina. It is said that he carried the express mail between Washington's army and Jamestown during the Revolutionary War but I have yet to find documentation of this. Sometime before the Revolutionary war, Francis moved to Culbertson Bottom and owned a 300 acre tract of land on Indian Creek in New River Settlement, Greenbrier Co (now Monroe Co) (W) Virginia.  It is thought that in their later years his father and step mother lived with him as they are supposedly buried there. In 1801 Francis moved to Simms Creek, Gallia County, Ohio and on to White County, IL in 1815. He died in White County, IL in 1829, age 103.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballJohn Farley: Battle of Point Pleasant in the Fincastle County Militia of the American Revolution. Served in the French and Indian War.  Died in White County, IL in 1829 at the age of 103




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Revolutionary War Cannon ballThomas Farley (Farler): Battle of Point Pleasant in the Fincastle County Militia of the American Revolution. Served in the French and Indian War.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballJohn Hanna(h): On Oath of Allegiance list of 1771

Revolutionary War Cannon ballJustice Hubbell: Served in the Revolutionary War under General Nathaniel Greene in his Virginia Campaigns. Also service with Levi Rawlings, Regt., of the New York Line

Revolutionary War Cannon ballHenry Jayne: The Colonies were on the verge of war with the British Empire which controlled the colonies.  Henry was working Sterling Ironworks, Goshen. When representatives supporting the American Patriot Cause was gathering.  On 8 Jan 1775 Henry would sign a document pledging his loyalty to the Patriot Cause.  Most signers of this Cause committed themselves to fight the British, but Henry Jayne’s cause, he was listed as exempt on this Loyalty Pledge. Henry at this time was 21 years old and his blacksmith skills and his employment at the Sterling Ironworks was actually more important to the Patriot Cause----the Ironworks Factory began making cannons and guns for the new American Army.  Under separate documents Henry Jayne was again listed exempt from military service because of his employment on 21 June 1775

Revolutionary War Cannon ballLevi Laxton, Jr.: Levi served in the Revolutionary War at the age of 13, was in the Battle of Kings Mountain and was a sword bearer to Colonel Cleveland. He was also in the Battle of Cowpens in 1781.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballThomas Massey Jr.: Revolutionary Army from 1776 to 1779 in the 10th Virginia Regiment, Col. John Green. Son of John Thomas and Susan Massey.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballAmbrose Mullins: served in the Militia Company of Joseph Martin in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Revolutionary War Rolls Roll Box: 111, Virginia.


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John "Chunky" Mullins: Pension records, copies from the Revolutionary War on file with L. Neale Clifton. John Mullins was taken prisoner at the Battle of Charleston, South Carolina and removed to England for the duration of the War. According to an article in the  April 1930 issue of "THE MOUNTAIN MAGAZINE," John entered the army in his father's stead when he was age 14, "being large for his age." Revolutionary War Records show he entered the Army in 1779, which would mean he was born in 1765. War records also show he was in the Battle of Stoney Point, at the siege of Charleston, South Carolina, where he was taken prisoner. He remained in England for 14 years. Long given up for dead, he caused his mother to faint when he returned home... From: "HERITAGE OF WISE COUNTY, VA 1856-1993. Pension: Military records show he received a pension on May 18, 1818, while living in Floyd Co., KY when he was 60 years of age. This would place his date of birth at 1758; more reasonable than the earlier reported date of 1765. Records show he died in 1838 in Perry (now Knott) County...from "HERITAGE OF WISE CO., Virginia 1856-1993.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballJohn Mullins: On Oath of Allegiance List of Captain Hankins. Served in the Militia Company of Joseph Martin in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Revolutionary War Rolls Roll Box: 111, Virginia.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballJoshua Mullins: Copy of records in possession of L. Neale Clifton. Resided: Carter County, Tennessee; Harlan County, Kentucky; Knox County, Kentucky. Pension: Revolutionary War; indicated he had 12 children and 9 living at home in 1828. Reference: Revolutionary Soldiers Of Virginia, Vol. 2, page 221, S of W -1835, Pen 3, KY56. Compiled by Hamilton J. Echenrode.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballWilliam Mullins Sr: served in the Militia Company of Joseph Martin in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Revolutionary War Rolls Roll Box: 111, Virginia.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballWilliam Mullins Jr: served in the Militia Company of Joseph Martin in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Revolutionary War Rolls Roll Box: 111, Virginia.

Revolutionary War Cannon ball William Patterson, Sr.: Civil Service, Patriotic Service. He was a constable in 1777; Furnished meals to SOLS. Born circa. 1742; died before 3 June 1788 in Montgomery County, Virginia. Source: SUMMERS, ANNALS OF SW VA, pp 799, 977.

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William Patterson Jr.: Served as a Private  under Captain Buchanan in Montgomery County, Virginia. He was born circa 1760 and resided in Montgomery County. He died before 8 February 1825 in Wythe County, Virginia. Reference: VIRGINIA HISTORY MAGAZINE, Vol. 47, pp 38.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballRalph Stewart: 17 Dec 1752- Cow Pasture, Augusta Co., VA.  Battle of Guilford Courthouse, Charlottesville, Hot Water,  Ground Squirrel Ridge, Yorktown, and others.  Guarded Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown.  VA# 23949, No. War. 6168, Virginia Militia. From: WEST VIRGINIANS IN THE REVOLUTION, page 274, Revolutionary War: West Virginians in the 
Revolution Capt. Ralph Stewart Service Virginia VA. No. 23949 No. W. 6168 Born in Augusta County, Virginia, 1752, later removed to Giles and Montgomery County, and died in Logan County, November 17, 1835. About 1800, he had a cabin on Clear Creek in what is now Wyoming County, West Virginia. His wife; Mary Clay, was the daughter of Mitchell Clay, first settler of Mercer County, Virginia, and their marriage bond, dated June 25, 1788, is filed in Montgomery County, Virginia. They were married by the Rev. Edward Morgan 

Revolutionary War Cannon ballRichard Stanley: a younger brother of William Stanley Jr., Richard was a Sergeant, born 5 December 1750 in Orange County, Virginia, and son of William Stanley (Standley).  Richard served under Captain Thomas Henderson and Major Charles Rose. Source: R10050V. He was a resident of Henry County, Virginia and died after 20 July 1838 in Scott Couty, Virginia.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballWilliam Stanley Sr.: was a Private in the Militia Company of Joseph Martin in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. In records he is shown as William "Standley". Revolutionary War Rolls Roll Box: 111, Virginia.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballWilliam Stanley Jr.: served in the Militia Company of Joseph Martin in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Revolutionary War Rolls Roll Box: 111, Virginia.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballCol. Oliver Towles: Revolutionary War, Son of;John who was the son of Stokeley Towles

Revolutionary War Cannon ballDaniel George Vipperman "Red Dutch": Father of Le Daniel Vipperman. Died 1880, over 100 years old,(originally Wipperman   or Wupperman) came from Holland in the late 1700's with his two cousins, by way of Bremen or Hambir, Germany to the shores of North Carolina. George "fought seven years in the Revolution and sailed seven years on the water". Nettie Clifton.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballJames Wheeler: Civil Service, Soldier. Born: circa 1735 in Virginia.Died Ante 21 February 1804. Soldier in Revolutionary War; from Pittsburgh payrolls. James was on the payroll of Major John Connally and Captain Ashton as having served 148 days. On a list of the names of Soldiers of Virginia State Line, he was shown as a soldier of the Virginia Cavalry, and he received his pay 14 October 1783. Oversear of Road 1782. Source: Virginia State Library. Brumbaugh, REV. WAR RECORDS. pp 275. Summers, ANNALS OF SW VIRGINIA Part 2. pp1093,1115.

Revolutionary War Cannon ballJesse Wheeler: Born: 1750 Soldier in Virginia Resided in Washington County, Virginia. Married: Jane Cole.  Died: in Floyd County, Kentucky Ante 1830.  In the Revolutionary War, from Pittsburgh payrolls Sources: DAR and Virginia State Library.

 


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