Brittain, William

    Born February 7, 1762 in Orange County, NC.  Enlisted there under Col. McCauley as 2nd Sergeant and was at the capture of Hillsborough and the taking of Gov. Burke by the Tories.
    He removed to Burke County, NC and enlisted there under Col. Joseph McDowell and went into the battle of Cowpens and served a three month tour at the upper Fort near the head of the Catawba River in Burke County under Captain Daniel Smith and Samuel Patton was in this tour with him.  He lived in Burke County until about 1789 then moved to Buncombe County, NC. In 1832, age 72 years
    His pension papers were witnessed by Nathan Harrison (clergyman), Samuel Davidson, Samuel Patton, William Kimsey (clergyman), and James M. Smith.  He is buried near Dula Springs, north of Weaverville, NC.
        /s/ Willyam Brittain

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