To the best of his recollection was born in Charles City Co., VA, but having no record of his birth is unable to state when. Resided in Brunswick Co., VA until the close of the war. Enlisted AUG 1779 under command of Capt. Joseph PEEBLES. Served 6 weeks in defense of Portsmouth and Suffolk, VA, 4 months marching to the relief of Charleston, SC, 5 weeks to guard the Fort occupied by the British at a place called Edmonds Hill, and a tour of 6 weeks to join Baron STEUBEN when the British were on their retreat to Little York. Resident of Carroll Co., TN at time of application.