Robert Samuel Brashear and family moved from NC to Sullivan Co. before 1779. (1779 Sullivan Co, Tennessee created from Washington Co, NC. Was there only a County name change and they still resided at the same place ?) Son, Samuel Brashear joined militia late 1780 age 16.
Names that appear in old records after 1777 in Washington Co, NC : John Adair, Allisons, David STODDARD (from Laurens Co SC ?), Armstrongs, Moses Linville, John Gilliland, George Underwood.
A John Adair stated in pension testimony that he served at Fort Christian under Capt. (Robert ?) Samuel Brashear in 1780.
Alderman lists a Capt Samuel Bradshear as having served at King's Mountain. The same John Adair is known to have helped plan strategy for same (Taylor, History of Sullivan).
Samuel Brashear (1763-1829) m. 1786 Margaret Eakins (1762-1855, dau of .............?). (Samuel Brashear / Bradshear served as a Private (later Capt?) in the American Revolution for North Carolina; pensioned).