The American Revolution in North Carolina

Matrosses & Gunners
Matrosses/Gunners First Unit Served In At This Rank From To Notes Known Battles/Skirmishes at This Rank
Adkins, David NC Artillery 1776 8/24/1776, a Matross under Capt. John Vance as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  5/1/1778, in same unit.  9/16/1778, in same unit.  Deserted 4/1/1779.
Barnes, John NC Artillery 1776 1779 10/1/1776, a Gunner under Capt. John Vance as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  5/1/1778, in same unit.  9/16/1778, in same unit.  A Sergeant on 4/1/1779.
Batesta, John NC Artillery 1777 1778 6/5/1777, a Matross under Capt. John Vance as NC State Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  Deserted on 4/8/1778.  aka John Babtists.
Bradley, Robert NC Artillery 1776 5/9/1776, a Matross under Capt. John Vance as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  5/1/1778, in same unit.  9/16/1778, in same unit.
Bullen, Michael NC Artillery 1776 5/17/1776, a Matross under Capt. John Vance as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  April 1778, a known Corporal.  5/1/1778, in same unit.  9/10/1778, in same unit.  aka Michael Bulling.
Burgess, Philip NC Artillery 1777 1778 A Matross under Capt. John Kingsbury.  Dropped from the rolls prior to May 1778.
Campbell, William NC Artillery 1776 1778 8/15/1776, a Bombardier under Capt. John Vance as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  5/1/1778, in same unit.  9/16/1778, in same unit.  A Private in Oct. 1778.
Clark, Thomas NC Artillery 1777 1778 1/1/1777, a Matross under Capt. Thomas Clark as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  9/9/1778, in same unit.
Cornelius, William NC Artillery 1776 1778 7/14/1776, a Matross under Capt. John Vance as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  April 1778, AWOL.  5/1/1778, in same unit.   Dropped from the rolls in June 1778.
DeCamp, Ezekiel NC Artillery 1777 1/1/1777, a Gunner under Capt. Thomas Clark as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  Also on 9/9/1778.
Douge, Richard NC Artillery 1776 1778 8/19/1776, a Matross under Capt. John Vance as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  April 1778, a Sergeant.  5/1/1778, in same unit.   9/16/1778, in same unit.
Dunnick, Peter NC Artillery 1777 1778 A Matross under Capt. John Kingsbury.  Dropped from the rolls prior to May 1778.
Fleming, Joseph NC Artillery 1776 1779 8/12/1776, a Bombardier under Capt. John Vance as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  5/1/1778, in same unit.  9/16/1778, in same unit - Sick in camp.  Dropped from the rolls in Jan. 1779.
Fletcher, John NC Artillery 1778 1779 5/26/1778, a Matross under Capt. Thomas Clark.  Also on 9/9/1778.  Deserted on 12/1/1778.  Discharged on 2/28/1779 (?).
Hawks, John NC Artillery 1776 1778 5/17/1776, a Matross under Capt. John Vance as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  Died on 2/17/1778.
Hislip, Kendle NC Artillery 1777 8/22/1777, a Bombardier under Capt. John Vance.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  5/1/1778, in same unit.  9/16/1778, in same unit.  aka Kendle Heslop, Kindle Hiselip, Kendle Hislop.
Jamison, James NC Artillery 1777 8/26/1777, a Matross under Capt. John Vance.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  5/1/1778, in same unit.  9/16/1778, in same unit.  aka James Jawoson, James Jarmason.
Kelly, Oliver NC Artillery 1777 1/1/1777, a Matross under Capt. Thomas Clark as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  Also on 9/9/1778.
Kelve, James NC Artillery 1779 7/9/1779, a Matross under Capt. John Kingsbury for 3 years.
Laws, David NC Artillery 1776 11/22/1776, a Bombardier under Capt. John Vance as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  5/1/1778, in same unit.  9/16/1778, in same unit.  aka David Lowe.
Lewis, Francis NC Artillery 1777 3/20/1777, a Matross under Capt. John Vance as NC State Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  5/1/1778, in same unit.  9/16/1778, in same unit.
Little, Nathaniel NC Artillery 1777 1/1/1777, a Matross under Capt. Thomas Clark as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  Also on 9/9/1778.
Miller, James NC Artillery 1778 2/6/1778, a Matross under Capt. Thomas Clark.  Also on 9/9/1778.
Mitchell, John NC Artillery 1777 1/1/1777, a Matross under Capt. Thomas Clark as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  Also on 9/9/1778.
Morrison, Robert NC Artillery 1776 1778 8/26/1776, a Bombardier under Capt. John Vance as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  5/1/1778, in same unit.  A Sergeant in July 1778.  9/10/1778, in same unit.
Morrison, Thomas NC Artillery 1776 1778 8/12/1776, a Matross under Capt. John Vance as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  5/1/1778, in same unit.  Mustered out in May 1778, not fit for duty.
Nash, Michael NC Artillery 1776 1779 8/12/1776, a Gunner under Capt. John Vance as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  5/1/1778, in same unit.  9/16/1778, in same unit.  Deserted on 4/1/1779.
Nicholas, Hancock NC Artillery 1776 8/12/1776, a Matross under Capt. John Vance as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  5/1/1778, in same unit.  9/16/1778, in same unit.  aka Hancock Nicklls.
Ogelbie, Thomas NC Artillery 1776 1778 12/24/1776, a Matross under Capt. John Vance as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  Deserted on 1/16/1778.  aka Francis Ogeline (?)
Prescott, Austin NC Artillery 1776 1780 8/17/1776, a Matross under Capt. John Vance as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  5/1/1778, in same unit.  9/16/1778, in same unit.  Sent to Georgetown for supplies when Charleston fell, therefore not taken prisoner.  aka Oston Rescod, Oston Prescott.  S41967.
Read, Duncan NC Artillery 1776 1778 11/19/1776, a Matross under Capt. John Vance as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  Deserted on 1/18/1778.
Robertson, John NC Artillery 1777 1778 8/1/1777, a Matross under Capt. John Vance.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  Died on 2/12/1778.  aka John Robison.
Robinson, Hanibal NC Artillery 1777 1/2/1777, a Gunner under Capt. Thomas Clark.  Also on 9/9/1778.  aka Hamblen Robinson.
Ross, Nathaniel NC Artillery 1777 1779 1/1/1777, a Bombardier under Capt. Thomas Clark as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  Also on 9/9/1778.  A Private on 4/30/1779.
Russell, Malachi NC Artillery 1777 1779 9/17/1777, a Bombardier under Capt. John Vance.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  5/1/1778, in same unit.  9/16/1778, in same unit - Sick in camp.  Deserted on 4/1/1779.  aka Malicah Rasil, Mabakee Russell, Malaca Rusil.
Scudder, Major NC Artillery 1777 1778 1/7/1777, a Bombardier under Capt. Thomas Clark as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  Also on 9/9/1778.  A Private on 10/31/1778.
Sheard, William NC Artillery 1777 4/17/1777, a Matross under Capt. John Vance as NC State Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  9/16/1778, in same unit.  aka William Swords.
Smith, Mitchell NC Artillery 1776 6/2/1776, a Gunner under Capt. John Vance as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  5/1/1778, in same unit.  9/16/1778, in same unit.  aka Michael Smith.
Southerland, Daniel NC Artillery 1777 1/2/1777, a Matross under Capt. Thomas Clark as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  Also on 9/9/1778.  aka Daniel Sutherland, Daniel Sullivan.
Stewart, William NC Artillery 1776 1779 12/1/1776, a Matross under Capt. John Vance as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  5/1/1778, in same unit.  May 1778, at Lancaster, PA.  9/10/1778, in same unit.  Deserted on 4/1/1779.  One source says he enlisted on 4/17/1777.  aka William Stuard.
Sullanaver, John NC Artillery 1776 5/9/1776, a Gunner under Capt. John Vance as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  5/1/1778, in same unit.  May 1778, sick in camp.  9/16/1778, in same unit.  ska John Silanavar, John Sullinavis, John Silvanovas.  
Tear, William NC Artillery 1776 5/9/1776, a Gunner under Capt. John Vance as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  5/1/1778, in same unit.  9/16/1778, in same unit.  aka William Fear.
Toliver, James NC Artillery 1777 1778 8/26/1777, a Matross under Capt. John Vance.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  9/16/1778, in same unit.  Deserted on 12/18/1778.
Watters, John NC Artillery 1778 4/13/1778, a Matross under Capt. John Kingsbury for three years.  5/1/1778, in same unit.  9/16/1778, in same unit.  aka John Walters, John Warters, John Worters.
Whitehead, Daniel NC Artillery 1777 1/1/1777, a Gunner under Capt. Thomas Clark as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  Also on 9/9/1778.  aka Daniel Whithead.
Wilkinson, John NC Artillery 1776 8/13/1776, a Matross under Capt. John Vance as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  5/1/1778, in same unit.  9/16/1778, in same unit.
Windham, Obediah NC Artillery 1776 1779 5/20/1776, a Gunner under Capt. John Vance as NC Provincial Troops.  7/10/1777, on Continental Line.  11/16/1777, under Capt. John Kingsbury.  5/1/1778, in same unit.  9/16/1778, in same unit - Sick at Fish Kills.  Dropped from the rolls in Jan. 1779.  From Craven County, NC.  His sister, Sally Windham Baker, claims he was killed at the battle of Monmouth, NJ on 6/28/1778.  aka Obadia Winnom, Obediah Wynnon.   Monmouth (NJ)


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