Born Feb. 15, 1764 in Rowan Co., NC … Enlisted 1781 in Burke Co., NC as a substitute for William McGonigal under Capt. Samuel Davidson and was stationed at Upper Fort on Catawba River. In 1781 he enlisted under Capt. Daniel Smith and was stationed above and at a Fort on Broad River and frequently went on scouting expeditions against the Cherokees, once marching to Watauga town on the Tennessee River. After the war he moved to Buncombe County, NC and in 1809 or 1810 moved to Bedford Co., TN where he was living in 1835. He married 1st Ruth Clement and 2nd Frances Bateman.
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