The American Revolution in North Carolina

The Privates, Horsemen, Fifers, Drummers, etc. - Last Names Beginning with "U"
Private, Etc. First Unit Served In As a Private From To Notes Known Battles/Skirmishes at This Rank
Umsted, David Orange County Regiment 1779 1779, a Private under Capt. James Carrington, attached to Col. Francois DeMalmedy (NC Light Dragoons). aka David Umstat. Stono Ferry (SC).
Umpstead, David Randolph County Regiment 1780 9/8/1780, a known Private under Capt. John Johnston and Col. John Collier.
Underdown, Stephen 1st NC Regiment 1775 1782 Sep. 1775, a Private under Capt. Alfred Moore for six months.  Lived in Orange (what became Caswell) County. Moved to Tryon (what soon became Rutherford) County. 1777-1782, a Private under Capt. Jacob Vanzant (except 1778), mostly located at Earle's Ford, SC. Born on 6/9/1755 in Caroline County, VA. S30760.
Underdew, Dempsey 10th NC Regiment 1777 6/17/1777, a Private under Capt. John Jarvis for three years.  9/8/1778, a known Private in the Major's Company (Maj. John Baptiste Ashe) (1st NC Regiment).  3/12/1779, re-enlisted for the duration of the war in the same unit.  aka Dempsey Underdue, Underden.
Underhill, James 10th NC Regiment 1777 5/12/1777, a Private under Capt. Silas Stevenson for 3 years.  9/9/1778, a known Private in the Colonel's Company (Col. John Patten) (2nd NC Regiment) led by Capt. John Craddock.
Underwood, Archibald Granville County Regiment 1781 1781 1781, a Private under Capt. Nathaniel Waller and Col. Joseph Taylor. 1781, also a Private under Capt. Ralph Banks, attached to Lt. Col. Abisha Thomas (Orange County Regiment). 1781, also a Private under Capt. Stephen Merritt and Col. Joseph Taylor. Born on 3/10/1757 in Brunswick County, VA.
Underwood, Howell NC Light Horse Regiment 1781 1781 1781, a Private under Capt. Jordan Harris and Col. James Read in the newly-created NC Light Horse Regiment. Lived in Warren County. 1781, also a Private under Capt. Joel Wren and Col. Herbert Haynes. 1781, also a Private under Capt. Nathan Turner and Col. William Brickell (Franklin County Regiment). 1781, also a Private under Capt. John White and Col. Herbert Haynes. Guilford Court House.
Underwood, Shadrack 3rd NC Regiment 1778 7/20/1778, a Private under Capt. John Baker for nine months.
Underwood, William Surry County Regiment 1776 2/27/1776, a known Private under Capt. William Shepherd and Lt. Col. Joseph Williams. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Unger, Lorentz Rowan County Regiment 1779 1782 1779-1780, a Private under Capt. Richard Graham and Lt. Col. Archibald Lytle (a Continental officer). In Charleston, SC erecting breastworks, etc., discharged before the town surrendered. 1780, also a Private under Capt. John Lopp and Col. Francis Locke. Then a prisoner of the Loyalists for six months. 1781, a Private under Capt. Anthony Sharp (1st NC Regiment) for 18 months. aka Lawrence Unger. W3891. Siege of Charleston 1780 (SC), Camden (SC).
Upchurch, Charles Wake County Regiment 1776 1779 1776, a Private under Capt. James Hinton and Col. John Hinton, Sr. May 1776, a Private under Capt. James Jones, then Capt. Cosmo Medici in the NC Light Dragoons. On 3/7/1777, this unit was placed on the NC Continental Line until Jan. 1779. Discharged on 2/1/1779. 1779, a Private under Capt. James Carrington (Orange County Regiment) attached to Col. Francois DeMalmedy (NC Light Dragoons). 1781, a Private under Capt. Bullard Fowler and Col. John Hinton, Jr. Younger brother of Moses Upchurch, brother of Nathan Upchurch. Born on 2/11/1755. S16562. Moore's Creek Bridge, Ft. Moultrie #1 (SC), Brandywine Creek (PA), Stono Ferry (SC).
Upchurch, Moses NC Light Dragoons 1776 1781 1776, a Private under Capt. James Jones in the NC Light Dragoons for 14 months. Lived in Wake County. 1781, a Private under a Capt. Hunter. Older brother of Charles Upchurch and Nathan Upchurch. Born on 2/13/1755 in Brunswick County, VA.
Upchurch, Nathan Wake County Regiment 1780 1781 1780, a Private under Capt. Lewis Bledsoe, attached to Lt. Col. Stephen Moore (Caswell County Regiment). 1781, a Private under Capt. Alsey High (Warren County Regiment), attached to Lt. Col. Thomas Wooten (Wake County Regiment), and in the Wilmington Expedition, no named engagements. Brother of Charles Upchurch and Moses Upchurch. Born in 1759 in Bute County, NC. Camden (SC).
Upton, Amos 1st NC Regiment of Militia 1780 6/2/1780, a Private under Capt. Alexander Whitehall and Col. Samuel Jarvis. From Currituck County.
Upton, Henry 1st NC Regiment of Militia 1780 6/2/1780, a Private under Capt. Alexander Whitehall and Col. Samuel Jarvis. From Currituck County.
Upton, John 2nd NC Regiment 1776 1779 12/14/1776, a Private under Capt. Charles Crawford.  9/10/1778, a known Private under Capt. Thomas Armstrong.  A Corporal in Feb. 1779.  3/12/1779, re-enlisted under Capt. Thomas Armstrong.  POW at the Fall of Charleston (SC) - taken to Nova Scotia never to return home.  From Norfolk, VA, where he enlisted while NC Regiment was marching northwards. R10811. Brandywine Creek (PA), Germantown (PA), Monmounth (NJ).
Upton, Josiah 7th NC Regiment 1777 1778 2/4/1777, a Private under Capt. John Poynter.  Dropped from the rolls in April 1778.  Father of John and Willis.  From Norfolk, VA.
Upton, Willie 2nd NC Regiment 1778 A Private, unit unknown.  Died from fatigue at the battle of Monmouth, NJ on 6/28/1778. Monmouth (NJ).
Upton, Willis 7th NC Regiment 1777 1778 2/14/1777, a Private under Capt. John Poynter.  Died on 7/1/1778.  Brother of John Upton above.  From Norfolk, VA.
Ure, Uriah 1st NC Regiment of Militia 1780 6/5/1780, a known Private under Capt. Elisha Rhodes and Col. Samuel Jarvis. From Gates County.
Utlery, Jeptha 1776 2/27/1776, a known Private, unit unknown. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Utley, Britton NC Light Dragoons 1780 1780, a Private under Capt. Solomon Wood and Lt. Col. Hardy Sanders. Lived in Caswell County.
Utley, Burwell NC Light Dragoons 1780 1780, a Private under Capt. Solomon Wood and Lt. Col. Hardy Sanders. Lived in Caswell County.
Utley, Ezekiah NC Light Dragoons 1780 1780, a Private under Capt. Solomon Wood and Col. Francois DeMalmedy. Deserted.
Utley, Hezekiah NC Light Dragoons 1780 1780, a Private under Capt. Solomon Wood and Lt. Col. Hardy Sanders. Lived in Caswell County.
Utter, Henson NC Light Dragoons 1780 1780, a Private under Capt. Solomon Wood and Col. Francois DeMalmedy. From Orange County. Left camp w/o leave. 1781, a Private under Capt. James Moore and Col. Francois DeMalmedy. Deserted in July 1781.
Utterly, William Wilkes County Regiment 1780 1781 1780-1781, a Private, Captains not known. Served under Col. Hunter (?) and Col. Benjamin Cleveland. Kings Mountain (SC), Cowpens (SC), Guilford Court House.


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