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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Declaration by John Butler concerning his military service in the Revolutionary War
Butler, John
Volume 22, Pages 111-112


In his declaration for a pension, dated in April, 1818, in Bertie County, N. C., he stated that he was enlisted in Windsor, N. C., by Lieut. Thomas Blount Whitmell in 1776, and served in the Company of Capt. Jeremiah McClure of the Fourth N. C. Regiment, and was discharged after a service of 3 years, by Colonel Mebane, at Halifax. Wm. Hill, Secretary of State for N. C., certified February 1819, that “It appears from the Muster roll of the N. C. Continental line of the Revolutionary War that John Butler, a private in said line enlisted May 5th, 1776, for two and a half years in the 10th Regiment in Capt. Baker’s Company and was omitted in 1779.”

In November, 1820, he was residing in Bertie County, N. C.,

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aged 66 years. He enlisted on or about May 4th, 1776, in the Company of Capt. Jeremiah McLayn or McLean, for two years and six months at Windsor, and in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Thomas Polk. He was discharged at Halifax. He was in the battle at Charleston, S. C. The bombardment of Fort Moultrie at Charleston was June 12th, 1776.