The American Revolution in North Carolina

The Privates, Horsemen, Fifers, Drummers, etc. - Last Names Beginning with "V"
Private, Etc. First Unit Served In As a Private From To Notes Known Battles/Skirmishes at This Rank
Vails, Samuel Wilkes County Regiment 1780 1781 1780, a Private under Capt. Thomas Gordon, attached to Col. Francis Locke (Rowan County Regiment). Lived in Rowan County. 1781, a Private under Capt. William Fletcher, first attached to Col. Francis Locke (Rowan County Regiment) (got sick), then attached to Col. Francois DeMalmedy (NC Light Dragoons). Eutaw Springs (SC).
Vaison, Lemuel 2nd NC Regiment 1782 A Private under Capt. Benjamin Carter for 18 months.
Valandingham, William Warren County Regiment 1781 1781, a Private under Capt. John Cokely and Col. Thomas Eaton. Born in 1754 in Fairfax County, VA. Ft. Motte (SC), Siege of Augusta (GA).
Valentine, Daniel 3rd NC Regiment 1779 6/7/1779, a Private under Capt. George "Gee" Bradley for 18 months.  Probably died while in service.  Not clear.  Brother of Peter Valentine.  R10820.
Valentine, Peter 3rd NC Regiment 1778 1779 7/20/1778, a Private in the Lt. Colonel's Company (Lt. Col. William Lee Davidson) led by Lt./Capt. George "Gee" Bradley for nine months.  4/23/1779, a known Private in the Lt. Colonel's Company (Lt. Col. William Lee Davidson) led by Capt. George "Gee" Bradley.  Died at Philadelphia Hospital.  Brother of Daniel Valentine.  R10820.
Van, Nathaniel 2nd NC Regiment 1778 7/20/1778, a Private under Maj. Reading Blount for nine months.
Vance, David 2nd NC Regiment 1782 A Private under Capt. Benjamin Carter for 18 months.
Vance, David 5th NC Regiment 1776 1778 4/29/1776, a Private under Capt. John Pugh Williams.  9/9/1778, a known Private under Capt. Clement Hall (2nd NC Regiment) - sick at Yellow Swamp.  Discharged on 11/10/1778.
Vance, David Rowan County Regiment 1780 6/20/1780, a known Private, unit unknown. From what is now Iredell County. Ramseur's Mill.
Vance, David Surry County Regiment 1778 1779 1778-1779, a Private under Capt. William Dobson and Col. Joseph Williams. In the Purrysburg, SC expedition, no named engagements. Lived in Rowan County. Born on 8/25/1757 in Winchester County, VA.
Vance, Elijah 5th NC Regiment 1776 1778 5/12/1776, a Private under Capt. John Pugh Williams.  9/9/1778, a known Private under Capt. Clement Hall (2nd NC Regiment) - sick at Yellow Swamp.  Discharged on 11/10/1778.
Vance, James 3rd NC Regiment 1778 1778 7/20/1779, a Private under Capt. Francis Child for nine months.  9/9/1778, under Capt. Clement Hall (2nd NC Regiment).  Died on 11/15/1778.
Vance, James Washington County Regiment 1780 1781 First in VA units. 1780, a Private under Capt. Andrew Colville, attached to Col. William Campbell (VA). 1781, a Private under Capt. James Montgomery and Lt. Col. Charles Robertson. Born on 9/15/1760 in Frederick County, VA. Kings Mountain (SC), Guilford Court House.
Vance, John 1st NC Regiment 1781 1781 5/25/1781, a Private under Capt. Alexander Brevard.  Deserted on 7/1/1781.
Vance, John Jr. New Bern District Minutemen 1776 2/27/1776, a known Private under Capt. John Vance (Artillery) and Col. Richard Caswell. From Craven County. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Vandeford, Noah 7th NC Regiment 1777 1778 A Private under Capt. Joseph Walker.  Died on 3/5/1778.
Vandergrift, Leonard 5th NC Regiment 1779 1779 A Private under Maj. Reading Blount.  Deserted in Oct. 1779.
Vandiford, James Anson County Regiment 1778 1781 1778-1779, a Private under Capt. Drury Ledbetter and Lt. Col. Alexander Dobbins, attached to Col. Francis Locke (Rowan County Regiment). In the Purrysburg, SC expedition, no named engagements. 1780, a Private under Capt. James Farr, attached to Col. Andrew Hampton (Rutherford County Regiment). In Charleston, SC erecting breastworks, etc., discharged before the town surrendered. 1780, also a Private under Capt. John DeJarnett and Col. Thomas Wade. 1781, a Private under Capt. John Brackin and Col. Thomas Wade. 1781, also a Private under Capt. Robert Bell, attached to Col. Francois DeMalmedy (NC Light Dragoons). 1781, also a Private under Capt. John DeJarnett and Col. Robert Smith in the newly-created NC State Legion, and in the Wilmington Expedition. Born on 9/21/1761 in Queen Anne County, MD. Siege of Charleston 1780 (SC), Eutaw Springs (SC), Brick House.
Vandipool, William Guilford County Regiment 1776 2/27/1776, a known Private under Capt. Landon Harris and Lt. Col. James Martin. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Vandiver, Matthew 2nd NC Regiment 1776 1776 1776, a Private under Capt. William Knox for six months. Lived in Rowan County. 1780, a Private under Capt. Hugh Hall, then under Capt. David Caldwell, both under Col. Francis Locke. 1781, a Private under Capt. Hugh Hall, attached to Col. Joseph Dickson (Lincoln County Regiment). 1781, also a Private under Capt. James Stevenson, attached to Col. Elijah Isaacs (Wilkes County Regiment). Born on 3/7/1752. S9500. Moore's Creek Bridge, Haw River.
Vandyke, Charles 9th NC Regiment 1777 1778 A Private under Capt. Richard D. Cook.  Died on 4/3/1778.
Van Etten, Samuel Rowan County Regiment 1780 1781 1780, a Private under Capt. David Caldwell, attached to Col. William Lee Davidson (Mecklenburg County Regiment). 1780, also a Private under Capt. David Ramsey and Col. William Richardson Davie in the newly-created NC State Cavalry-Western District. 1781, a Private under Capt. James Byers (Mecklenburg County Regiment), attached to Col. Joseph Dickson (Lincoln County Regiment). 1781, also a Private under Capt. Abel Armstrong and Col. Francis Locke. Also served short tours under Capt. Thomas Cowan, Capt. Richard Graham, and Capt. William Wilson. Born on 11/19/1761 in Northampton County, PA. aka Samuel Van Eaton. Wahab's Plantation (SC).
Van Hook, Jacob Caswell County Regiment 1780 1781 1780, a Private under Capt. John Douglas, attached to Col. James Williams (SC). 1781, a Sergeant and a Lieutenant. Born in 1761 in Orange County, NC. Kings Mountain (SC).
Vanluwan, William Bertie County Regiment 1780 4/8/1780, a Private under Capt. William Ashburn and Col. Thomas Pugh.
Vanpelt, Peter 6th NC Regiment 1777 1777 A Private under Capt. Thomas Donoho.  Deserted in Aug. 1777.
Varder, David 3rd NC Regiment 1781 1782 A Private under Capt. Clement Hall for 12 months.  Discharged on 8/1/1782 (2nd NC Regiment).
Varey, Benjamin 8th NC Regiment 1777 1777 A Private under Capt. Williams (?).  Deserted on 10/1/1777.  aka Benjamin Varry.
Varnald, Richard Surry County Regiment 1776 2/27/1776, a known Private under Lt. Col. Joseph Williams, Captain not named. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Varner, Henry Rowan County Regiment 1776 1776, a Private under Capt. Israel Cox and Col. Matthew Locke. May have marched towards Moore's Creek Bridge, too late - his pension statement isn't very clear on this. Born in 1744 in Baltimore, MD. Cherokee Expedition 1776.
Varner, Matthew Rowan County Regiment 1780 1781 1780, a Private under Capt. Francis Gordon, then under Capt. Robert Gillespie, both attached to Maj. Joel Lewis (Surry County Regiment). 1781, a Private under Capt. William Cole (Randolph County Regiment) - early '81 attached to Lt. Col. William Polk, summer of '81 attached to Col. Thomas Wade (Anson County Regiment). Cowan's Ford, Beatti's Bridge.
Varner, Robert 1st NC Regiment 1777 3/8/1777, a Private under Capt. Henry "Hal" Dixon.
Vasser, Micajah Halifax County Regiment 1780 1781 1780, a Private under a Capt. Martin and Col. James Allen. In Charleston, SC erecting breastworks, etc., discharged before the town surrendered. 1781, went to Cross Creek and joined as a Private under Capt. Peter Robeson and Col. Thomas Robeson, Jr. (Bladen County Regiment). Wounded at the battle of Rockfish Creek, lost his right leg below the knee. Siege of Charleston 1780 (SC), Rockfish Creek.
Vasser, Nathan Warren County Regiment 1780 1780, a Private under Capt. Thomas Christmas and Col. Herbert Haynes.
Vaugh, Richard 6th NC Regiment 1778 A Private under Capt. Francis Child.  Died on 6/2/1778.
Vaughan, Abraham 4th NC Regiment 1782 A Private under Capt. William Lytle for 18 months.
Vaughan, Joel Tryon County Regiment 1776 1781 1776, a Private under Capt. Richard Singleton and Col. William Graham. 1779, in Rutherford County. 1780, a Private under a Capt. Harden. 1781, a Private under a Capt. Johnson. Born on 2/14/1741 in Caroline County, VA. Cherokee Expedition 1776.
Vaughan, West 7th NC Regiment 1777 1778 A Private under Capt. Joshua Dayley.  Died on 2/20/1778.
Vaughan, Vincent Halifax County Regiment 1778 1781 1778, a Private under Lt. William Ptolemy "Tolly" Powell, as a Guard at the Halifax Jail. 7/20/1778, a Private under Lt./Capt. Joseph Montford (3rd NC Regiment) for nine months. Served almost a full year. He claims he was a Sergeant, but not found in official records except as a Private. 1781, a Fife Major under Col. James Allen. Born on 2/8/1761 in New Kent County, VA. W4366.
Vaughan, William 1st NC Regiment 1781 1782 5/9/1781, a Private under Capt. Alexander Brevard.  Discharged on 5/9/1782 (3rd NC Regiment).  aka William Vaughn.
Vaughan, William Cumberland County Regiment 1775 1781 1775-1776, a Private under Capt. Ebenezer Folsome and Col. Thomas Rutherford. Moved to Anson County. 1780, a Private under Capt. John Stanfield (Randolph County Regiment), attached to Maj. John Jackson (Anson County Regiment). 1781, a Private under Capt. Patrick Boggan and Col. Thomas Wade. Born on 1/1/1752 in Southampton County, VA. aka William Vaughn. Moore's Creek Bridge, Beatti's Bridge.
Vaughn, James 1st NC Regiment 1777 A Private under Capt. John Brown.  9/8/1778, a known Private under Capt. Tilghman Dixon.
Vaughn, John 5th NC Regiment 1779 Mar. 1779, a Private under Capt. Christopher Goodwin.
Vaughn, William 1st NC Regiment 1781 1781 5/9/1781, a Private under Capt. Griffith John McRee.  Deserted on 7/1/1781.
Vause, William Dobbs County Regiment 1780 Drafted under Capt. Hodges in 1780-1781.
Veal, Richard Northampton County Regiment 1776 2/27/1776, a known Private under Maj. Jeptha Eatherton. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Venable, John Surry County Regiment 1780 1781 First in SC units. 1780, a Private under Capt. James Freeman and Col. Martin Armstrong. 1780, also a Private under Capt. John Barber (Lincoln County Regiment), attached to Col. Charles McDowell (Burke County Regiment). 1780, also a Private under Capt. William Armstrong (Lincoln County Regiment), attached to Lt. Col. Henry "Hal" Dixon (a Continental officer). 1780, also a Private under Capt. James Shepherd, then under Capt. William Bostick, both under Col. Martin Armstrong. Early 1781, an Ensign. 1781, back to a Private under Capt. David Humphreys and Col. Joseph Williams. Fall of 1781, a Private under Capt. Minor Smith and Col. Robert Smith in the newly-created NC State Legion, and in the Wilmington Expedition. Born on 9/1/1762 in Frederick County, VA. Little Lynches Creek (SC), Camden (SC), Brick House, Seven Creeks.
Venable, William Rutherford County Regiment 1779 1780 1779, a Private under Capt. Lewis Musick and Lt. Col. John Earle. 1780, a Private under Capt. Edward Hampton and Lt. Col. John Earle. Then in SC units. Born in February of 1755 in Prince Edward's County, VA. Lived very near the NC/SC State Line. From what is now Polk County.
Venable, William Surry County Regiment 1776 2/27/1776, a known Private under Capt. William Shepherd and Lt. Col. Joseph Williams. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Vendrick, Peter Craven County Regiment 1780 1780 1780, a Private under Capt. John Council Bryan and Col. John Tilman. 1780, also a Private under Capt. David Roach and Col. Benjamin Exum in the newly-created 2nd NC Regiment of Militia. Born on 9/10/1760 in Craven County, NC. Little Lynches Creek (SC), Camden (SC).
Venters, Daniel 10th NC Regiment 1777 9/12/1777, a Private under Capt. Silas Stevenson.  9/9/1778, a known Private in the Colonel's Company (Col. John Patten) (2nd NC Regiment) led by Capt. John Craddock.
Venters, Moses 7th NC Regiment 1777 1780 1/8/1777, a Private under Capt. John Poynter.  9/8/1778, a known Private under Capt. Tilghman Dixon (1st NC Regiment).  Discharged on 1/28/1780.
Ventress, Lemuel 1st NC Regiment 1777 1778 12/25/1777, a Private under Capt. Howell Tatum.  Discharged 9/1/1778.
Vermillion, Jesse 1st NC Regiment 1776 1781 1776, a Private under Capt. Alfred Moore. Lived in Orange (what became Caswell) County. Moved to Washington County. 1781, a Private under Capt. William Trimble and Col. John Sevier. Moncks Corner #4 (SC).
Vernon, Isaac Guilford County Regiment 1776 1781 1776, a Private under Capt. John Leak and Lt. Col. James Martin. 1780, a Private under Capt. Absalom Martin and Col. Martin Armstrong (Surry County Regiment). POW at the battle of Camden, SC, escaped. 1781, a Private under Capt. Richard Vernon and Col. James Martin. Born on 1/7/1757 in Charlotte County, VA. Moore's Creek Bridge, Colson's Mill, Little Lynches Creek (SC), Camden (SC).
Vernon, James Guilford County Regiment 1781 1781, a Private under Capt. Richard Vernon and Col. John Peasley. 11/10/1781 to 12/7/1781, a Private under Capt. Richard Vernon and Col. John Peasley to guard the General Assembly.
Vernon, Joseph Guilford County Regiment 1776 2/27/1776, a known Private under Capt. Alexander Hunter and Lt. Col. James Martin. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Vernon, Richard Guilford County Regiment 1781 3/22/1781, a Private under Capt. Richard Vernon and Col. John Peasley for one month.
Vernon, Robert Guilford County Regiment 1781 1781, a Private under Capt. Richard Vernon and Col. John Peasley.
Vernon, Thomas Guilford County Regiment 1776 2/27/1776, a known Private under Capt. Alexander Hunter and Lt. Col. James Martin. 8/20/1781, a Private under Capt. Richard Vernon and Col. John Peasley to go after delinquents and deserters. 11/10/1781 to 12/7/1781, a Private under Capt. Richard Vernon and Col. John Peasley to guard the General Assembly. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Vessells, James 1st NC Regiment 1781 1781 5/9/1781, a Private under Capt. Alexander Brevard.  Deserted on 6/20/1781.
Vest, George Washington County Regiment 1777 First in VA unit. 1777, a Private under Capt. Evan Shelby, Jr. and Col. Evan Shelby, Sr. Then back in VA unit.
Viars, William Surry County Regiment 1776 1781 1776, a Private under Capt. Robert Cleveland, then under Capt. Benjamin Cleveland, both under Col. Martin Armstrong. 1777, in Wilkes County. 1780, a Private under Capt. Jesse Hardin Franklin, then uncer Capt. David Viars (his brother), both under Col. Benjamin Cleveland. 1781, a Private under Capt. Benjamin Herndon, Maj. Richard Allen, and Col. Francois DeMalmedy in the NC Light Dragoons. Too late for the battle of Guilford Court House. Born in 1756 in King & Queen County, VA. Cherokee Expedition 1776.
Vicas, Thomas 4th NC Regiment 1782 A Private under Capt. William Lytle for 18 months.  A Musician on 12/1/1782.
Vick, Isaac 2nd NC Regiment 1777 9/16/1777, a Private under Capt. Clement Hall for three years.  9/9/1778, a known Private under Capt. Robert Fenner.  aka Isaiah Vick.
Vick, Joseph Duplin County Regiment 1781 1782 1781, a Private under Capt. William Allcock and Col. James Kenan. 1781, also a Private under Capt. Joseph T. Rhodes (4th NC Regiment). Discharged on 7/16/1782. Born on 2/19/1762 in Duplin (what became Sampson) County, NC. W6364.
Vickers, James Hertford County Regiment 1778 1779 1778-1779, a Private under Capt. James Harris and Maj. Lawrence Baker, attached to Col. John Pugh Williams (Bertie County Regiment). Briar Creek (GA).
Vickers, John Wilkes County Regiment 1779 10/7/1780, a known Private under Capt. William Lenoir and Col. Benjamin Cleveland. Siege of Savannah (GA), Siege of Charleston 1780 (SC), Kings Mountain (SC), Guilford Court House, Eutaw Springs (SC).
Vickers, Riley A Private, unit and dates unknown.  Either from Granville or Orange County, NC.  R10941.
Vickers, William Southern Orange County Regiment 1776 1781 1776, a Private under Capt. Andrew Little and Col. John Butler. Lived in Orange County. 1778, a Private under Capt. William Jamieson and Col. Alexander Mebane. 1780-1781, a Private under Capt. Davis Gresham and Lt. Col. Thomas Taylor in the NC Light Dragoons. Born in 1757 in Augusta County, VA.
Vickery, Hezekiah Anson County Regiment 1780 1781 1780, a Private under Capt. Salathiel Clifton and Col. Hicks. 1781, a Private under a Capt. Tims and Col. Hicks. 1781, also a Private under a Capt. Lucas and Col. Thomas Wade. Born in 1753 in Anson County, NC. Camden (SC), Guilford Court House.
Vickery, Marmaduke 4th NC Regiment 1782 1782 A Private under Capt. William Lytle.  Died on 12/14/1782.
Vickes, Elijah Surry County Regiment 1776 1781 1776, a Private under Capt. Joseph Herndon, then under Capt. Benjamin Cleveland, both under Col. Martin Armstrong. 1777, in Wilkes County. 1780, a Private under Capt. William Lenoir, then under Capt. Samuel Johnson, both under Col. Benjamin Cleveland. 1781, a Private under Capt. Richard Allen, attached to Col. Francis Locke (Rowan County Regiment). Born on 8/8/1759 in Prince William County, VA. Cherokee Expedition 1776.
Vickory, George Randolph County Regiment 1780 9/8/1780, a known Private under Capt. John Johnston and Col. John Collier. aka George Vickery.
Vickory, Henry 6th NC Regiment 1777 1777 A Private under Capt. Philip Taylor.  Died on 6/18/1777.
Vickory, Luke Randolph County Regiment 1780 1782 9/8/1780, a known Private under Capt. John Johnston and Col. John Collier. 1781, a Private under Capt. John Knight and Lt. Col. James Dougan. 8/9/1781, a Private under Lt./Capt. Elijah Moore (1st NC Regiment), then under Capt. Alexander Brevard (3rd NC Regiment), then under Capt. Joseph T. Rhodes (4th NC Regiment). Wounded at the battle of Eutaw Springs, SC. July 1782, furloughed at 10-Mile, SC. On the official rolls as Luke Vickery. S1782. Guilford Court House, Eutaw Springs (SC).
Vickry, John 1st NC Regiment 1782 Jan. 1782, a Private under Capt. William Armstrong.
Vincent, Benjamin 3rd NC Regiment 1778 7/20/1778, a Private under Capt. Kedar Ballard for nine months.
Vincent, David 1st NC Regiment 1781 1781 5/18/1781, a Private under Capt. Robert Raiford.  Died in Oct. 1781.  aka David Vincen.
Vines, John 1st NC Regiment 1781 12/19/1781, a Private under Capt. James Mills for 12 months.  From New Hanover County, NC.
Vines, Samuel 1st NC Regiment 1781 12/19/1781, a Private under Capt. James Mills for 12 months.  From New Hanover County, NC.
Vining, Cader Dobbs County Regiment 1776 2/27/1776, a known Private under Capt. Joseph Green and Col. Abraham Sheppard. 5/19/1778, received a bounty for Militia service under Caswell. Most likely the same man as directly below (different sources). aka Kedar Vining, Cedar Vining. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Vining, Keedar 3rd NC Regiment 1778 7/20/1778, a Private under Capt. Michael Quinn for nine months.
Vining, Shadrack Dobbs County Regiment 1776 2/27/1776, a known Private under Capt. Jesse Cobb and Col. Abraham Sheppar. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Vining, William Dobbs County Regiment 1777 7/26/1777, drafted under Capt. John Kennedy and Col. James Glasgow.
Vinson, Henry Northampton County Regiment 1776 2/27/1776, a known Private under Maj. Jeptha Eatherton. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Vint, William Rowan County Regiment A Private under Capt. James Houston, dates unknown.
Vize, Henry 6th NC Regiment 1776 5/2/1776, a Private under Lt./Capt. Francis Child for 2-1/2 years.  9/8/1778, a known Private under Capt. Griffith John McRee (1st NC Regiment) - sick at Valley Forge on that date.  3/12/1779, re-enlisted for the duration of the war under Capt. Griffith John McRee (1st NC Regiment).  aka Henry Vire, Henry Voze.
Vollow, Nicholas 4th NC Regiment 1781 1782 A Private under Capt. George Dougherty for 12 months.  Discharged on 5/25/1782.
Vose, Joseph 1st NC Regiment 1781 1783 5/25/1781, a Private under Capt. Alexander Brevard.  Died on 7/10/1783.
Vowell, William 6th NC Regiment 1776 5/1/1776, a Private under Lt./Capt. Thomas White for three years.  9/8/1778, a known Private under Capt. John Sumner (1st NC Regiment).  3/12/1779, re-enlisted for the duration of the war in the same unit.


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