In the Summer of the year 1780 he volunteered for six months, his services in the War under Captain Peter Stokes, Fora Smiden was Lieutenant, and Horatio Wlaker was Ensign. This was a company of volunteers with horses that was raised to operate chiefly against the Tories in North Caroline. Mounting their horses in Lunenburg Virginia they marched to Hillsborough, N.C., where they received a supply of arms then crossed that country and captured many Tories; whipped some, left some tied to trees, and carried some to Hillsborough Jail. They continued fighting in North Caroline until the fall of 1780, and just before Christmas he, having served his six months, was dismissed and returned to Lunenburg.
About Christmas 1780 it came his turn to serve a three months term in the Militia. He entered the service immediately under Captain Frank Degraftanseed, Obey Clay was Lieutenant, and Alexander Rudder was Ensign. They marched to Portsmouth and joined headquarters under General Malingburg where he was attached to a Regiment Commanded by Col. Mangathers and served in the battle of Gilford about Portsmouth and Dismal Swamps, after which his term of service expired and he was discharged.
In April 1781 he volunteered in the Infantry under Captain William Stokes, _________ Johnson was Lieutenant. They marched through what is known as Hogland, the American army was stationed at Petersburg under General Washington. He joined them and crossed to Little York during the siege which was in the fall of 1781. He continued service in the Army of General Washington and was at York at the time Corn Wallis surrendered himself and Army, and later was discharged with his entire Company in October, 1781. His service in the Revolutionary War was about 15 months according to this record.
Summary: Lervy Brizendine – February 8, 1839 Will – Wife Lucy all estate. Daughter Sally Louise residing in Franklin County, Virginia. Note on John Perdue of County of Franklin. Note on Andrew Brooks of County of Franklin. To Sally Lane and her heirs. To two sons John B. Brizindine and Richard C. Brizendine land on where Edward Williams now lives and where Rowland F. Hodges of Common School land. Divide between John B., Richard C., etc. To daughters Rebecca Robinson and Nancy Brooks $100 each. To two daughters Permelia Brizindine and Polly Cochran $100. Appoint John B. Brizindine, Richard C. Brizendine, Young P. Brizindine, and James W. Brizindine executors. Mention Richard C. Brizendine, Rebecca Robinson, Nancy Brooks. Permelia Brizendine, Polly Cochran. Wit: Meredith Hodges, William Woodall (Either the Sr. William or the Jr. William). April Court 1839 Will. (P.252)
Fountain Head, Tennessee, USA
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