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Revolutionary War

Name Company/Command Rank Notes

North Carolina

John Killingsworth 5th Regiment; Capt. Darnels; Drummer/ Private Enlisted August 1, 1777; Halifax District; served 60 months
John Killingsworth Enlisted August 8, 1777 Bern District
John Killingsworth Militia Duty; Capt. Bynum's Co. of Militia June 1782 Pay Voucher, drawn Bern District, NC: "John Killingsworth of Johnston County ... as per Capt. Bynums..."
John Killingsworth 2nd Battalion; Capt. Benjamin Coleman; Commander: Col. John Patten Private September 9, 1778 on Roll at White Plains
Mark Killensworth 1st Reg. of Militia; Capt. William Brinkley;
Commander: Col. Samuel Jarvis
Private 1780 Militia Payroll
Matthew Killensworth 1st Reg. of Militia; Capt. William Brinkley;
Commander: Col. Samuel Jarvis
Private 1780 Militia Payroll

The 1st North Carolina Infantry Regiment, commanded by Colonels James Moore, Francis Nash and Thomas Clark, was authorized September 1, 1775, organized the of fall of 1775 at Salisbury and Wilmington, North Carolina consisting of 10 companies; Disbanded November 15, 1783.
1st North Carolina Regiment of Militia, commanded by Col. Samuel Jarvis, 1780
The 2nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment, commanded by Colonels Alexander Martin and John Patten, was authorized on September 1, 1775, organized in the fall of 1775 at Salisbury, Edenton and New Bern, North Carolina consisting of 10 companies; Disbanded November 15, 1783.
2nd North Carolina Regiment of Militia, commanded by Colonels Benjamin Exum and Samuel Jarvis, 1780
The 3rd North Carolina Infantry Regiment, commanded by Colonel Jethro Sumner, was authorized on January 16, 1776, organized in the spring of 1776 at Wilmington, North Carolina, consisting of eight companies from Halifax, Edenton and Hillsborough Districts; Disbanded January 1, 1783.
3rd North Carolina Battalion1779
The 4th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, commanded by Colonel Thomas Polk, was authorized March 26, 1776, organized the of spring of 1776 Wilmington, North Carolina consisting of eight companies from Salisbury, Edenton and Wilmington Districts; Disbanded January 1, 1783.
The 5th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, commanded by Colonel Edward Buncombe, was authorized March 26, 1776, organized the of spring of 1776 Wilmington, North Carolina consisting of eight companies from Newbern, Edenton and Hillsborough Districts; Disbanded January 1, 1783.
The 6th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, commanded by Colonels Lillington and Gideon Lamb, was authorized April 1, 1776, organized the of summer of 1776 Wilmington, North Carolina consisting of eight companies from Wilmington and Hillsborough Districts; Disbanded January 1, 1781.
The 7th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, commanded by Colonel James Hogan, was authorized September 16, 1776, organized the of fall of 1776 at Halifax, North Carolina consisting of eight companies from Halifax and Edenton Districts; Disbanded June 1, 1778.
The 8th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, commanded by Colonel James Armstrong, was authorized September 16, 1776, organized the of fall of 1776 at Halifax, North Carolina consisting of eight companies from Newbern and Wilmington Districts; Disbanded June 1, 1778.
The 9th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, commanded by Colonel John Williams, was authorized September 16, 1776, organized the of fall of 1776 at Halifax, North Carolina consisting of eight companies from Hillsborough and Salisbury Districts; Disbanded June 1, 1778.
The 10th North Carolina Infantry Regiment [aka Sheppard's Additional Continental Regiment], commanded by Col. Abraham Sheppard, was authorized April 17, 1777, organized April 19-July 1 1777 at Kinston, North Carolina consisting of eight companies from northeastern North Carolina; Disbanded June 1, 1778.
The North Carolina Artillery Company, was authorized May 9, 1776, organized the of summer of 1776 at Wilmington, from eastern North Carolina; Disbanded January 1, 1781.
The Corps North Carolina Light Dragoons, was authorized April 13, 1776, organized the of spring and summer of 1776 at Wilmington, North Carolina consisting of 1st, 2nd and 3rd troops; Disbanded January 1, 1779.
North Carolina Regiment1782
North Carolina Line Regiment1777-1783
Bynum's Company of Militia, commanded by Capt. Bynum, 1781
Collier's Regiment of Militia, commanded by Col. John Collier, 1780
Graham's Tryon County Regiment of Militia, commanded by Col. Wm Graham, 1776
North Carolina Rangers, commanded by Capt. James Houston, May 22 - June 22 [unknown year]
Kingsbury's Company of Artillery, commanded by Capt. John Kingsley, 1778
Lyttle's Regiment [aka: Moore's Co., Levies of Caswell County], commanded by Lt Col. Archibald Lyttle, Capt. Robert Moore, 1778
Porter's Company [Tyron County], commanded by Capt. Robert Porter, 1777
Polk's Company of Militia, [Halifax County] commanded by Capt. Charles Polk, 1779
Seawell's Regiment of Militia, commanded by Col. Benjamin Seawell, Capt. John Hodge's Co., 1780
Sharpe's Company of Light Horse, commanded by Capt. Joseph Sharpe, 1781
Vernon's Company of Light Horse Militia [Guilford County], commanded by Capt. Richard C. Vernon, 1781

South Carolina

Francis Killingsworth 3rd Regiment Enlisted July 24, 1776
Jacob Killingsworth Militia Captain 1781-1782
Jesse Killingsworth 1) Capt. Robert Goodwyn's Rangers
2) 1779 Cattle drover
3) 1781-82 Militia
Enlisted June 25, 1775; b. abt 1755
John Killingsworth 1) Capt. Charles Heatley, Reg. of Rangers; Commander: Col. William Thomson, Esq.
2) Col. Taylor Militia, 1781-82
Private Served 8/25/1775 - 10/20/1775, b. abt. 1740
John Killingsworth Col. Wm Thomson; 3rd Regiment Enlisted November 18, 1776

The 1st South Carolina Infantry Regiment, commanded by Colonels Christopher Gadsden and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, was authorized June 6, 1775, organized in the summer of 1775 at Charleston, consisting of ten companies from eastern South Carolina; Disbanded November 15, 1783.
The 2nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment, commanded by Colonels William Moultrie and Isaac Motte, was authorized on June 6, 1775, organized in the summer of 1775 at Charleston, consisting of ten companies from eastern South Carolina; Disbanded January 1, 1783.
The 3rd South Carolina Infantry [Horse Rangers] Regiment, commanded by Colonel William Thomson, was authorized on June 6, 1775, organized in the summer of 1775 at Ninety-Sixth Court House, consisting of nine companies from western South Carolina; Disbanded January 1, 1783.
The 4th South Carolina Artillery Regiment, was authorized on November 13, 1775, organized in the fall of 1775 at Charleston to consist of three companies from the greater Charleston area; Disbanded January 1, 1781.
The 5th South Carolina Regiment [1st SC Rifle Regiment], commanded by Colonel Isaac Huger, was authorized February 22, 1776, organized in the spring of 1776 at Charleston, consisting of seven companies from eastern and northern South Carolina; merged into 1st Regiment February 11, 1780.
The 6th South Carolina Regiment [2nd SC Rifle Regiment], was authorized February 22, 1776, organized in the spring of 1776 at Charleston, consisting of five companies from northwestern South Carolina; merged into 2nd Regiment February 11, 1780.
Butler's Company of Militia , commanded by Captain William Butler, 1781-82
Casey's Regiment [aka: Dillard's Company of Rangers], commanded by Colonel Livy Casey and Captain James Dillard, 1782-83.
Companies of Continental Troops 1783
Continental Regiment of Artillery, commanded by Colonel Barnard Meeker, Esq., 1779-81
Hampton's Regiment of Light Dragoons, commanded by Brig. General Sumter and Lt. Colonel Henry Hampton, 1781-82
Richardson's Command [aka: Singleton Co.-Light Horse], commanded by Colonel William Richardson and Captain Mathew Singleton, 1775. From "St. Mark's Parish on the High Hills of Santee".
Watson's Company of Volunteers on Horseback, commanded by Captain Michael Watson, December 15, 1781 - June 15, 1782.
[Source: nansbackyard.com. Killingsworth: Revolutionary War. Mukwonago, WI, USA: Nan Bach, 2008.]
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