James TRUSLER was born November 7, 1755, in Amherst County, Virginia.
While residing in Amherst County, Virginia, he enlisted the last of June, 1780, served as a private in Captain Ezeriah Martin's Company, Colonel Smith's Virginia Regiment and was discharged January 24, 1781.
After the Revolution, he resided in Washington County, Virginia, and in 1810 or 1811, removed to Franklin County, Indiana. He died September 5, 1844.
The soldier married July 4, 1776, in Augusta County, Virginia, Susannah, whose maiden name was not stated. Soldier's widow, Susannah, was allowed pension on her application executed August 23, 1851, at which time she was aged ninety-six years and resided in Blooming Grove Township, Franklin County, Indiana.
James and Susannah Trusler had eleven children, all of whom, it was stated, lived to be grown except the oldest who died when young.The only name of a child that is given is Sarah ADAIR, who in 1851, was residing in Franklin County, Indiana, and then stated that she was born in 1782, in Virginia.
The data furnished herein are obtained from the papers on file in Revolutionary War pension claim, W.828. based upon the military service of John Trusler in that war.
A brother (?) John Truslar was born in 1758, in AMHERST County, Virginia.While residing in Amherst County, Virginia, he enlisted about March 1, 1781, and served four months as a private in Colonel Hugh Rose's (ROSS ?) Virginia Regiment and was in the battle of Guilford; he enlisted about July 8 or 10, 1781, served as a private in Captain John Loven's Virginia Company and was at the siege of Yorktown and capture of Cornwallis, length of this service, five months.
Would this family of Amherst Co. VA be connected to the James Adair who was said to have married Hannah Rebecca ROSS (who may have been Rebecca Montgomery, dau of Montgomery & Miss Ross ?)