Colonel John Barber - Tryon and Lincoln Counties, NC.
John Barber was a member of the Tryon County, NC. Committee of
Safety in 1775. He was a delegate from Tryon County to Halifax
Convention in 1776. He served as an Assemblyman from Tryon
County to North Carolina legislature in 1777. He served as a
Captain, Major and Lieutenant Colonel in the North Carolina
Militia from 1775-1783, most in Graham's Regiment of Tryon and
Lincoln counties but in at least one other regiment, as well.
He was promoted to Colonel at the end of the War. He served in
several battles and skirmishes, including Graham's Fort, Great
Cane Brake, Snow Campaign and Guilford Courthouse. He is
mentioned in the pension applications of more than a dozen men
who served under him. He is my fourth great grandfather on my
On a side note, the DAR has incorrectly placed markers to
John Barber on a non-existent grave in the Bethell Cemetery in
York County, SC. He is actually buried in the Warlick Cemetery
in Cleveland County, NC. The DAR has, so far, been unwilling
to admit their mistake and correct this error.
William Baxter - Spotsylvania County, VA. William enlisted at Fredericksburg, Virginia into the Continental Army in 1781. His rank and service unit are unknown. He originally served under Captain William Payne. He may be the William Baxter of Culpeper County, VA who was drafted from the county militia into the Continental Army in 1781. He was probably enlisted rank. He is mentioned in the pension application of John Redinhour, a comrade in arms. He is my fifth great grandfather on my mother's side.
Thomas Allen Beale - Montgomery County, MD. Thomas Allen Beale served in the 2nd Maryland Regiment as a private in 1778 at age 16. He served under Capt. Thomas Edmunston in the 4th Regiment, Lower Battalion, Montgomery County, MD as a private in 1780. He is my fourth great grandfather on my mother's side.
Thomas Daniel - Washington County, VA. There is little
doubt that Thomas Daniel served in the Revolutionary War from
Washington County. He was born about 1750 in Caroline County,
VA and settled in what was later Washington County in 1771,
claiming 800 acres of land on the Maiden Springs fork of the
Clinch River. He was associated with several known Long
Hunters. His land bordered that of William Bowen who was the
captain of a militia company during the Revolutionary War.
Thomas Daniel served 99 days during Dunmore's War under Lt.
William Bowen and Capt. William Russell, Bowen's
father-in-law, donated supplies to the militia and was in
Russell and Bowen's company at the Battle of Point Pleasant in
1774. Capt. William Bowen was an officer at the Maiden Springs
Fort and his brother, Lt. Rees Bowen was killed at the Battle
of Kings Mountain. Spilsby Daniel, Thomas' first cousin, was
Thomas' neighbor and received a pension for his service
fighting Indians and at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The only
mention of Spilsby Daniel's service is his pension application
which was attested to by witnesses and approved. All of Thomas
Daniel's close Daniel cousins served in the Revolutionary War,
including Major Walker Daniel who was later the first Attorney
General of Kentucky and killed by Indians in 1784. Thomas
named a son for him. Unfortunately, militia rosters and
records on the western frontier are sparse and Thomas Daniel
died about 1825, before the pension act for Revolutionary War
veterans commenced. Thomas Daniel was probably enlisted,
likely a private. The search for proof of his service
continues. All six of Thomas Daniel's sons served in the War
of 1812. Thomas Daniel was my third great grandfather.
James Fox - Loudoun County, VA. Patriotic Service. James hauled supplies for the Virginia militia and contributed supplies to support the Virginia militia. He also supported the Colonial government by purchasing 995 acres of land in Kentucky using two Virginia Treasury Warrants in 1778. He was in his forties at the time he gave service. He is my third great grandfather on my father's side.
Another mistake (James Fox, A041350) by the DAR has
attributed this service to James' son, James Jr. was at
home as a child during the war, and once again, the DAR is
unwilling to admit their error and correct their mistake.
Dudley Gatewood - Bedford County, VA. Patriotic
Service. He furnished beef for the Bedford County militia. The
DAR number for his service is A209506. Proof of his service
may be found in Bedford County, VA Court Order Book 6, page
355. He is my fifth great grandfather on my father's side. His
son, my ancestor, also rendered patriotic service.
James Gatewood - Bedford County, VA. Patriotic
Service. He furnished beef, corn & "diets" for the Bedford
County militia. The DAR number for his service is A209505.
Proof of his service may be found in Bedford County, VA Court
Order Book 6, page 362. He is my fourth great grandfather on
my father's side. His father also rendered patriotic service.
John Ware - Caswell County, NC. John Ware served
multiple tours in the North Carolina Militia from 1776-1781.
Enlisted rank. He received a pension for his
service. He is my fifth great grandfather on my mother's side.