2nd Corpl Salisbury Dist Militia No. 5460
Pay Roll of Capt Samuel Reid 9 Aug 1780
8 Sep 1815
James Marlow after being duly sworn states
"that during the revolutionary war he served
with John Patterson in General Griffith Rutherford's Brigade of the Militia of North Carolina; Colonel
George Alexanderís Regiment; Capt Samuel Reed's Company. That in the battle fought near Camden on the 16th of August 1780 known by the name of "Gatesís defeat", he and the aforesaid
John Patterson were both made prisoners by the enemy."
"That on the evening of the same day he
saw the said Patterson with three severe wounds, one on the elbow of the right arm and two on
the head; that he saw him frequently during his captivity and considered him dangerously ill of
his wounds. That he knew him to be a blacksmith by trade previous to entering the service;
that he then lived in the County of Rowan North Carolina (now Iredell County) where he has
since resided and that he believes he has
supported himself & family by attending to his farm."
Sworn & subscribed before me
Samuel King Commissioner
James (his X mark) Marlow
Marker erected 26 May 2010 Pay Voucher
by 4th g-granddaughter,
Elsie Marlow Arcuri
Pay Roll of Capt Samuel Reid Aug 9 1780
The Revolutionary War also called the American Revolution began in 1775. British soldiers and American patriots fought at Lexington, Massachusetts and nearby Concord. In 1783 the Treaty of Paris ended the war. Great Britain was forced to recognize the independence of the 13 colonies of the United States.
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