The American Revolution in North Carolina

The Privates, Horsemen, Fifers, Drummers, etc. - Last Names Beginning with "X, Y, or Z"
Private, Etc. First Unit Served In As a Private From To Notes Known Battles/Skirmishes at This Rank
Yancey, Ambrose Washington County Regiment 1780 1781 1780, a Private under Capt. Andrew Colville, attached to Col. William Campbell (VA). 1780-1781, also a Private under Capt. Joseph Black and Col. John Sevier. Kings Mountain (SC), Boyd's Creek (TN).
Yancey, Austin Tryon County Regiment 1776 1781 1776, a Private under Col. William Graham, Captain not named. April of 1781, in SC unit. Cherokee Expedition 1776.
Yarborough, Benjamin Wake County Regiment 1780 1780, a Private under Capt. Etheldred Jones, attached to Lt. Col. Thomas Farmer (Orange County Regiment). Lived in Chatham County. Brother of Nathan Yarborough, below.
Yarborough, David 1st NC Regiment 1782 6/18/1782, a Private under Capt. Benjamin Bailey for 12 months.
Yarborough, Davis 4th NC Regiment 1782 1783 May 1782, a Private under Capt. William Lytle, then under Capt. Elijah Moore.  Furloughed Feb. 1783 at Wilmington, NC.  From Randolph County, NC.  S1606.
Yarborough, Henry Randolph County Regiment 1780 1781 1780, a Private under Capt. Brittain Fuller and Col. John Collier. 1780, also a Private under Capt. Jacob Williams and Col. John Peasley (Guilford County Regiment). 1781, a Private under Capt. John Knight and Col. John Collier. Born in 1761 in Bute County, NC.
Yarborough, James 1779 Showed up dead in 1779.  Duh(?)
Yarborough, John Orange County Regiment 1776 1776, a Private under Capt. Eli McDaniel and Col. Alexander Mebane. Lived in Wake County. His widow claimed he was at the battle of Moore's Creek Bridge, but this unit is known to have been too late for said battle.
Yarborough, Joseph Cumberland County Regiment 1776 1776, a Private under Capt. Ira Atkins and Col. Ebenezer Folsome. Served at various times under Capt. David Cogdell and Capt. Joseph Sessions. Moved to Dobbs (what became Wayne) County during the war. Born on 9/27/1755 in Brunswick County, VA.
Yarborough, Nathan Chatham County Regiment 1779 1781 1779-1780, a Private under Capt. James Herndon and Lt. Col. Archibald Lytle (a Continental officer). In Charleston, SC erecting breastworks, etc., discharged before the town surrendered. 1780-1781, a Private under Capt. Etheldred Jones (Wake County Regiment), attached to Lt. Col. Thomas Farmer (Orange County Regiment). 1781, a Private under a Capt. Nicholas and Col. Ambrose Ramsey. Born in 1750 in Duplin County, NC. Siege of Charleston 1780 (SC), Tarrant's Tavern, Guilford Court House, Hobkirk's Hill (SC), Siege of Ninety-Six 1781 (SC).
Yarborough, Randolph Halifax County Regiment 1781 1781, a Private under Capt. William Ptolemy "Tolly" Powell, then under Capt. Joseph Kidd, both attached to Lt. Col. William Thomas Linton (Nash County Regiment). Wounded at the skirmish in Halifax, NC. Halifax.
Yarborough, Richard 3rd NC Regiment 1778 7/20/1778, a Private under Lt./Capt. Joseph Montford for nine months.
Yarborough, Rolin Cumberland County Regiment 1776 1776, a Private under Capt. Ira Atkins and Col. Ebenezer Folsome.
Yarborough, William 1st NC Regiment of Militia 1780 6/2/1780, a Private under Capt. William Brinkley and then Capt. John Pitts, both under Col. Samuel Jarvis. From Halifax County.  aka William Yarbrough.
Yates, David 4th NC Regiment 1782 A Private under Capt. William Lytle for 18 months.
Yates, John 6th NC Regiment 1778 A Private under Capt. Thomas White.  Dropped from the rolls in Feb. 1778.
Yates, John Burke County Regiment 1781 1781, a Private under Capt. Henry Reed, then under Capt. Joseph McDowell, both under Col. Charles McDowell.
Yates, John Surry County Regiment 1776 1780 1776, a Private under Capt. Francis Hargrove and Col. Martin Armstrong. 1777, a Private under Capt. Benjamin Cleveland and Col. Martin Armstrong. Late 1777, in Wilkes County. 1780, a Private under Capt. David Viars and Col. Benjamin Cleveland. Born in March of 1754 in Pittsylvania County, VA. Cherokee Expedition 1776.
Yates, Samuel 3rd NC Regiment 1778 7/20/1778, a Private under Capt. Kedar Ballard for nine months.
Yates, Samuel Nash County Regiment 1779 1781 1779, a Private under Capt. Hardy Griffin, attached to Col. John Whitaker (Halifax County Regiment). 1779, also a Private under a Sgt. Lockhart and a Capt. Allen, guarding prisoners at Smithfield (Johnston County). 1781, a Private under a Capt. Bluer and Col. Thomas Hunter. Born in 1757 in NC.
Yates, Thomas 1st NC Regiment 1782 A Private under Capt. Peter Bacot for 18 months.
Yates, William 1st NC Regiment 1781 1781 5/9/1781, a Private under Capt. Griffith John McRee.  Dropped from the rolls in Aug. 1781 - sick.
Yearly, James Anson County Regiment 1780 1781 1780, a Private under Capt. John Randle, attached to Maj. Thomas Harris (Montgomery County Regiment). Lived in Montgomery County. 1781, a Private under Capt. Samuel Pond and Col. William Lofton. Born in 1756 in what became Marlboro District, SC. Beatti's Bridge.
Yearwood, John Rowan County Regiment 1781 1781, a Private under Capt. Finesse Reynolds and Maj. Martin. Wounded at the battle of Eutaw Springs, SC. Born on 6/6/1762 in Halifax County, NC. Eutaw Springs (SC).
Yeates, James Caswell County Regiment 1781 1781, a Private under Capt. Spillsby Coleman and Col. William Moore.
Yeates, Thomas 1st NC Regiment 1776 1776 1776, a Private under Lt. Absalom Tatum and Capt. John Walker for six months. Lived in Orange (what became Caswell) County. 1779, an Ensign in NC Militia. 1781, a Private under Capt. John McMullen and Col. William Moore. Born in 1752 in Bedford County, VA. W7335.
Yeoman, Harris 3rd NC Regiment 1778 1783 7/20/1778, a Private under Capt. Michael Quinn for nine months.  1782, rejoined under Capt. Robert Raiford (2nd NC Regiment).  Deserted on 6/11/1783 (?).
Yeoman, Solomon Warren County Regiment 1779 1780 1779, a Private under Capt. William Speed and Col. Thomas Eaton. Lived in Craven County. 1780, a Private under Capt. Joseph Bryant and Col. James Glasgow (Dobbs County Regiment). Born in 1760 in NC.
Yewman, Christopher 1st NC Regiment 1781 5/25/1781, a Private under Capt. Thomas Donoho for 12 months.
Yoder, Conrad Lincoln County Regiment 1780 10/7/1780, a known Private, unit unknown. From what is now Catawba County. Kings Mountain (SC).
Yontz, George Frederick Rowan County Regiment 1778 1780 1778, a Private under Capt. Jacob Nichols and Col. Francis Locke. 1780, a Private under Capt. John Lopp and Col. Francis Locke. Born on 2/14/1758.
Yordon, Philip 2nd NC Regiment 1782 A Private under Capt. Benjamin Carter for 18 months.
York, John Randolph County Regiment 1780 9/8/1780, a known Private under Capt. John Johnston and Col. John Collier.
York, Terry Randolph County Regiment 1780 1780, a Private under Capt. John Rains and Col. John Collier.
York, William 1st NC Regiment 1776 Sep. 1775, a Private under Capt. Henry "Hal" Dixon.  9/8/1778, a known Private under Capt. James Read.  POW at the Fall of Charleston (SC).  S38481. Moore's Creek Bridge, Brandywine Creek (PA), Germantown (PA), Monmouth (NJ), Siege of Charleston 1780 (SC).
Yost, Philip Rowan County Regiment 1780 1781 1780, a Private under Capt. John Bullin and Col. Francis Locke. Fall of 1781, a Private under Capt. Frederick Kremminger, attached to Col. Caleb Phifer (Mecklenburg County Regiment), and in the Wilmington Expedition, no named engagements.
Young, Arthur Dobbs Dobbs County Regiment 1776 1781 1776, a Private under Capt. Joseph Sessions and Col. Benjamin Exum. Moved to Duplin County, where he was born. 1780, a Private under Capt. Charles Ward and Col. James Kenan. 1781, a Private under Capt. David Dodd and Col. James Moore. 1781, also a Private under Capt. Asa Pipken and Col. James Kenan.
Young, Daniel Dobbs County Regiment 1776 1781 2/27/1776, a known Private under Capt. Joseph Green and Col. Abraham Sheppard. 1780-1781, a volunteer under Capt. Henry Taylor. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Young, Francis Guilford County Regiment 1776 2/27/1776, a known Private under Capt. John Nelson and Lt. Col. James Martin. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Young, James 1st NC Regiment 1777 1880 A Private under Capt. Joshua Bowman.  9/8/1778, a known Private under Capt. Joshua Bowman.  Dropped from the rolls in July 1779.
Young, James Mecklenburg County Regiment A Private under Capt. James Houston, dates unknown. Lived in Rowan County.
Young, Jesse 6th NC Regiment 1778 A Private under Capt. Francis Child.  Died on 2/13/1778.
Young, John 3rd NC Regiment 1778 1778 8/1/1776, a Corporal under Capt. Jacob Turner for 2-1/2 years.  A Private in June 1778.  9/9/1778, a known Private under Capt. John Ingles (2nd NC Regiment).  Discharged on 10/31/1778.
Young, John 3rd NC Regiment 1779 A Private under Capt. Kedar Ballard for 3 years.  
Young, John Sullivan County Regiment 1780 First in VA unit. 1780, a Private under Capt. John Sawyer, then under Capt. George Maxwell, both under Col. Isaac Shelby. Wofford's Iron Works (SC), Kings Mountain (SC).
Young, John Simpson Duplin County Regiment 1776 2/27/1776, a known Private under Capt. Michael King and Col. James Kenan. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Young, Michael 4th NC Regiment 1782 A Private under Capt. Anthony Sharpe for 18 months - per official records.  Per his own pension statement of 1830, he claims that he was first under Capt. Edward Yarborough (3rd NC Regiment) in March or April of 1782 at Salisbury for four weeks.  He was then transferred to Capt. Robert Raiford (2nd NC Regiment) for twelve months and marched to SC.  S35758.
Young, Robert Washington County Regiment 1780 10/7/1780, a known Private under Col. John Sevier, Captain not named. Kings Mountain (SC).
Young, Samuel Guilford County Regiment 1776 1781 1776, a Private under Capt. Samuel Sharp and Col. James Martin. 1781, a Private under Capt. Abraham Phillips and Col. James Martin. Cherokee Expedition 1776.
Young, Thomas 1st NC Regiment of Militia 1780 6/2/1780, a Private under Capt. William Brinkley and then Capt. John Pitts, both under Col. Samuel Jarvis. From Halifax County.
Young, William 6th NC Regiment 1778 A Private under Capt. Francis Child.  Died on 2/28/1778.
Young, William NC Light Dragoons 1779 1780 1779, a Private under Capt. James Hall and Col. Francois DeMalmedy. Lived in Rowan County. 1780, a Private under Capt. Hugh Hall and Col. Francis Locke. 1781, in SC unit.
Young, William NC State Cavalry-Western District 1780 Sep. 1780, a Private under Capt. David Ramsey and Col. William Richardson Davie in the newly-created NC State Cavarly-Western District. Lived in Rowan County. Wahab's Plantation (SC).
Young, William Rowan County Regiment 1778 1780 1778-1780, a Private under Capt. William Falls and Col. Francis Locke. Then in VA unit. Then in SC unit. Ramseur's Mill.
Young, William Rowan County Regiment 1780 1782 1780, a Private under Capt. Samuel Reid and Col. Francis Locke. Early 1781, a Private under a Lt. Elsbury. 1782, a Private under Lt. Col. David Caldwell, Captain not named. Born on 9/8/1764 in Brunswick County, VA. Shallow Ford, Cowpens (SC), Cowan's Ford, Tarrant's Tavern, Guilford Court House.
Young, William Surry County Regiment 1780 1780, a Private under Maj. Richard Goode and Lt. Col. William Shepherd. Ramseur's Mill.
Yunt, Russell Lincoln County Regiment A Private, unit and dates unknown. From what is now Catawba County.
Zacha, Jackson 1st NC Regiment 1777 6/30/1777, a Private unit unknown.  9/8/1778, a Private under Capt. Tilghman Dixon.
Zakel, James 3rd NC Regiment 1776 4/2/1776, a Private under Capt. Thomas Granbury. POW on 6/1/1779 at Ft. Lafayette, NY. Ft. Lafayette (NY).


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