Hi Mary, thank you so much.We had the following, am searching for proof he was a Lt. The John is related but we don't know how exactly?
5 Dec 1777, John McCants, planter, to William Pegues of St. Davids Parish, for L1000 SC money, two tracts of 250 acres each on south west side Pedee River, adj. land formerly the property of Claudius Pegues, John Murfee, granted to John McCants 1 Aug 1758.John McCants (LS), wit:John Lefevre, Henry Willm Harrington. Proved before Claudius Pegues by the oath of Henry William Harrington 7 Dec 1777.recorded 12 Feb 1778.
James McCants not listed, was a brother Taken prisoner in the seige of Charleston.Listed in the Charleston Mercury 1809."American Revolution Roster Fort Sullivan (later Fort Moultrie) 1776-1780 Battle of Fort Sullivan" pub by Fort Sullivan Chapter DAR (SC). James McCants YB SC mil; at fall of Charleston in 80.
Thomas was a brother, Early Pee Dee Settlers,p. 347: Thomas McCants ID: 4504Date in Pee Dee: 1772 Last Date: 1780 Location: Williamsburg; source: Moore V. 3, Boddie; Notes: Son of James #2846.Revolutionary War service: Private in Marion's Brigde.
"American Revolution Roster Fort Sullivan (later Fort Moultrie) 1776-1780 Battle of Fort Sullivan" pub by Fort Sullivan Chapter DAR (SC). Nathaniel McCants YB; AA-4898; PI (1745-9 Jul 1816) SC mil; at fall of Charleston in 80; m. Elizabeth Gautier.
Nathaniel served with the Continental forces during the War for Independence, and was taken prisoner at the siege of Charleston and with others, signed a petition to Gen. Lincoln in 1780. Ref: Charleston Year Book 1897, p. 404.
Nathaniel was in the militia at the fall of Charleston during the Revolutionary War, serving ninety-six days as a Lieutenant during 1782, and supplied pork for continental use and for General Francis Marion.the Journal of the Constitutional Convention of SC list Nathaniel McCants as a delegate to the State Constitutional Convention of 1790 along with John Deas, Jr., Peter Gray, William Allen Deas, James Smith and Aaron Loocock.