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Payroll of Capt. William Smith's Troops of
Light Dragoons In the Regiment Commanded by
Lt Col. John Thomas, Genl Sumter's Brigade

Name Rank Cons
date of service
Term of Service Remarks Bounty Pay in Negroes Bounty Pay Received Balance Due
Grown Sm Grown Sm Grown Sm
William Smith Capt 1781
Apr 15
10 mos   2 0 2      
John Matlow Lt Apr 15 7 mos resigned 1 0 1 0 0 0
Robert Lusk, Jr Lt Apr 15 5 mos deceased 1 1 0 1 1 1
Saml Lancaster Sgt 19 10 mos   1 1/4     1 1/4
Zopher Smith Sgt 19 10 mos   1 1/4 1     1/4
John Harris Prvt 15 10 mos   1       1  
Richard Bearden Pr 17 10 mos   1   1      
Chas Elliott Pr 17 10 mos   1   1      
Jas Strother Pr 21 10 mos   1       1  
W. Houlditch Pr 22 10 mos   1       1  
Jesse Chandler Pr May 20 10 mos   1       1  
Jas Flynn Pr Apr 16 10 mos   1       1  
George Jeffers Pr Apr 22 10 mos   1   1      
St Berry Jeffers Pr Apr 22 10 mos   1   1      
Wm Bearden Pr Apr 15 7 mos deceased 1   1      
Abraham Toney Pr 19 10 mos   1   1      
Nathan Smith Pr 16 10 mos   1   1      
Jas Gaston Pr May 20 10 mos   1       1  
Archb White Pr Apr 20 9 mos deceased 1   1      
Henry Pitt Pr May 20 10 mos   1       1  
Geo Hughes Pr Apr 16 10 mos   1       1  
Benj Neighbors Pr Apr 16 10 mos   1       1  
Drury Toney Pr
Apr 16 10 mos   1   1      
John Bearden Pr Apr 16 10 mos deserted 1   1      
Wm Swann Pr Apr 16 10 mos   1       1  
Wm Jackson Pr Apr 20 10 mos   1   1      
Wm Young Pr Apr 26 10 mos Glens troop after the reduction 1 1/4 1     1/4
Wm Seagler Pr Apr 26 10 mos 1   1      
Saml Day Sgt May 10 mos   1 1/4     1 1/4
John Steel Pr Apr 26 10 mos   1   1   1  
Wm Herrin Pr Apr 26 10 mos   1          
Jas Dawkins Pr Apr 26 10 mos   1        
Wm Caldwell Pr Apr 26 10 mos   1   1      
Joseph Wolliston Pr May 10 mos   1       1  
Thos Griffis Pr do 10 mos   1       1  
Allen Jeffers Pr Apr 22 10 mos   1   1      
George Autry Pr May 10 mos   1       1  
John Rest Pr do 10 mos   1       1  
James Neal Pr do 10 mos   1       1  
Robt Scott Pr do 10 mos   1       1  
Robt Glasco Pr do 10 mos   1       1  
Jonathan Jones Pr Apr 26 10 mos   1       1  
Nathan Rice Pr May 10 mos   1       1  

State of So Carolina
Personally appeared before me Capt Wm Smith and made oath that the written payroll as it stands stated is right and true to the best of his knowledge sworn to before me the 18th of April 1782.

Wm Smith Capt.
John Thomas Jr

NOTE: South Carolina did not have the money to pay their soldiers during the revolution, so they promised payment in slaves that were to be confiscated from Tories after the war. This was not found to be practical, so instead, lands in the Cherokee acquisition of 1777, on the north side of the Saluda River, were offered at ten dollars per hundred acres, payable in these debts due from the state. (James Richardson, History of Greenville County, South Carolina (Spartanburg, South Carolina: The Reprint Company, 1980), 53

1 Capt 10 months 2 gr 1 sm
1 Lieut 5 mos resigned 1 0
1 Lieut 7 mos killed 1 1
4 Sargt 1 1
35 privates 35 0
1 pvt deserted
had recvd his pay
1  
Amount pay in bounty 44 gr 2 sm
Recvd in paymt 20 0
Bal due 24 2

There appears to be due on this pay bill a balance of twenty four grown and 2 small negroes.
Thomas Jones
William Henderson


William Smith, record #22272, Revolutionary War Pension Files & Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, Series M804, National Archives,  microform image 118, www.footnote.com.