Benjamin Van Cleave of Shelby county Kentucky served as a Juror and a constable in Rowan county North Carolina from 1778 thru 1781. In August of 1775 he left for Kentucky with his brother in law Squire Boone. Benjamin was awarded 2 land grants in kentucky, the so called corn grant, (1)which was awarded to any settler who planted a croup of corn (400 acres)and (2) a Pre-emption grant (1000 acres), the pre-emption grant was awarded to settlers who stayed in Kentucky for a period of MORE than 1 year.By definition anyone who lived in kentucky was assigned to a militia unit and the pre-emption certificate was a reward for this service. Benjamin was in Kentucky from Aug 1775 through Early 1778 when he retuned to North carolina to manage the estate of his Wife, Ruth Monson's brother who died intestate. Benjamin is mentioned in the Draper papers and his cabin was a site for a skirmish with the Miami tribesmen and his cabin was burned. he has also been admitted to the SAR on the above mentioned services.
You can find Benjamin's kentucky land grants on line by going to the Kentucky(state) WEB site and looking up the land grants.
FYI Benjamin also served in the French and Indian wars as a SCOUT (ranger) for the North Carolina frontier.