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Served as Follows: June 15, 1776 in Captain Jacob Wolmack’s Company of Rangers, North Carolina Troops; October 10, 1776, as First Sergeant in Captain Joseph Wilson’s Company, Colonel John Carter’s Regiment; June 1778, as Lieutenant in Captain Gess’s Company, Colonel Carter’s Regiment; 1779, commissioned Captain. Served until January 1781, in Colonel Sevier’s (Servier’s; Servers) Regiment.
[Record: Military Record
Volunteered June 15, 1776, Captain Jacob Womack’s (Wolmack) Company of Rangers, North Carolina Troops; served until October 10, 1776.
Volunteered October 15, 1776, First Sergeant of Captain James Shelby’s Company under Colonel Williams in the Cherokee Expedition; served 3 months.
Volunteered in May or June 1778 as Lieutenant in Captain Benjamin Gess Company, Colonel Carter’s Regiment, and served 4 months during that year.
In November 1779, he was commissioned Captain; served as such from April 18, 1780 until the middle of January 1781, in Colonel John Seviers (Serviers) regiment; was engaged in building Crawford’s Fort in a skirmish with Indians at Blue Springs on Boyd’s Creek, and destroying Indian towns.
He was ordered out in April 1781 as a Captain of Rangers, by Colonel Seviers (Serviers); marched through North Carolina; remained in South Carolina until after the surrender of Cornwallis, and served until the last of December 1781.
On October 4, 1796, he was commissioned Captain of Cavalry of Washington, District, Tennessee by Governor John Sevier (Servier).
PROOF: Pension Record S. 4009. Draper’s King’s Mountain and Its Heroes, p.424. Pensioned December 29, 1832, under Act of June 7, 1832 at the Cincinnati, Ohio Agency at $ 439.99 per annum, March 4, 1831.]
DIED: May 24, 1845, at the home of his granddaughter, Malinda Develin, wife of Henery Develin in Milton, Indiana, age 90 years, 5 months, 14 days.
BURIED: Jacksonburg Cemetery, Harrison Township with wife. Government marker.
MARRIED: Mary Gess (Guess), born May 30, 1755; died at Connersville, Indiana, December 2, 1822, age 67 years, 6 months, 3 days.
CHILDREN: Nancy Stevenson
Polly Stevenson, who married ? Harrison;
Sally Stevenson, who married ? O’Neal;
Amy Stevenson, who married Thomas Alexander;
John Stevenson (1783-1845), who married Elizabeth Simms;
Narcissa Stevenson (Stinson), who married Robert Boyd on February 22, 1821 [Yount - Marriage: Wayne County Marriage Record Book A, p.40];