At the library I happened upon this--- in Genealogical Abstracts From 18th-Century Newspapers, ed Robert K Headley Jr, Genealogical Publishing Co Inc, 1987, p. 96, an item listing military deserters during era of the Revolutionary War: "Deserted from the company of John Winston 14th Regt...Williamson Plant [age] c 40". Listed as deserting with him are men named Wright, Clarke, McDonald, and Serrell, all from Hanover CO VA. The item is dated July 4, 1777.At this time the Williamson Plant who served in the Revolution and later moved to Bond CO IL would have been 14 years old so this seems to be a different man--- in any case the "Illinois Plant" served in other regiments and is buried in Illinois as a Revolutionary veteran, an honor probably not bestowed on deserters. I have the "Illinois Plant" as b `763 s/o John Plant Jr b 1731 who was s/o John Plant Sr b 1691 m Mary Williamson with children including a Williamson Plant b 1742.The dates make that Williamson Plant a possible candidate for the deserter. Can anyone cast light on this?Please contact direct.