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John Purser (b. Abt. 1755, d. 28 Mar 1826)John Purser (son of Moses Purser) was born Abt. 1755, and died 28 Mar 1826 in Mecklenburg Co.,N.C..He married Susannah "Beloved" Cuthbertson.
Notes for John Purser:
This is the Revolutionary Army unit that your 5XG-grandfather, John Purser, (1750-1826),of Mecklenburg County, NC, served in. You'll find his name at the bottom of the right-hand column. This unit was engaged in the Cherokee Campaign, an action to suppress the actions of those Indians that allied themselves with the British. These Indian families had the word "Red" added after their names. Those that were friendly to the revolutionaries had the word "White" added to theirs.
MUSTER ROLLS OF CAPTAIN CHARLES POLK
COLLECTED AND INDEXED
WILLIAM R. NAVEY
P. O. BOX 251
HOLLY RIDGE, NC 28445-0251
THE PUBLIC OF NORTH CAROLINA
TO: CAPTAIN CHARLES POLK
FOR SERVICES DONE BY HIM AND HIS COMPANY
OF LIGHT HORSE.
WHO ENTERED SERVICE THE 12TH MARCH, 1776.
CHARLES POLK CAPTAIN
WILLIAM RAMSEY 1ST LIEUTENANT
JOHN LEMMOND 2ND LIEUTENANT
JOHN MONTGOMERY 1ST SERGEANT
WILLIAM GAILBRAITH 2ND SERGEANT ERASED
HUGH LINDSAY DRUMMER
JOHN SMITH JOHN POLK SR. ERASED
JOHN WYLIE JOHN FINDLEY
JOHN GAILBRAITH JAMES HALL
JOHN STANSILL WILLIAM ___________
JOHN MILLER HUMPHREY HUNTER
HENRY CARTER JAMES MAXWELL
JOHN MAXWELL ROBERT GALBRAITH
JOHN McCANDLIS NICHOLAS SILER
SAMUEL LINTON THOMAS SELBY
JAMES ALEXANDER ROBERT HARRIS JR.
JOHN FOARD JONATHAN BUCKALOE
CHARLES ALEXANDER SR. HENRY POWELL
WILLIAM REA SAMUEL HUGHES
CHARLES ALEXANDER JR. WILLIAM SHIELDS
CHARLES POLK JR. JOHN PURSER
CLERK TO THE SAID COMPANY
AND SURGEON TO YE SAME.
John was in Beaufort County for a 1779 tax listing described as "son of Moses:. He was in Mecklenburg County, NC for the 1790 census. He signed up for several weeks (in 1776) of Revolutionary war service with a Mecklenburg Company raised by Capt. John Polk and served at the Cross Creek battle where the loyalist Scots were defeated. He witnessed a deed, with Richard Purser, for Robert Purser and wife Elizabeth on October 1, 1768.
More About John Purser:
Military service: Revolutionary War 1776 CHARLES POLK'S MUSTER ROLL OF 1776.
Children of John Purser and Susannah "Beloved" Cuthbertson are:
- Sarah Purser, b. 1777, d. date unknown.
- Dorcus Purser, b. 1780, d. date unknown.
- Moses Purser, b. 1785, d. date unknown.
- Lydia Purser, b. 1790, d. date unknown.
- David Purser, b. 1797, d. date unknown.
- Elizabeth Purser, b. 1797, d. date unknown.
- Robert Purser, b. 1800, d. date unknown.
- +Richard William Purser, b. Abt. 1802, North Carolina, d. Abt. 1851.