Lieutenant Samuel Patton
Revolutionary War Service, 1778 - 1781
Samuel Patton, great grandson of William Patton I, who emigrated with his family to America in the early 1720's from Ireland, was born in Rowan County, NC in about 1761. In 1778, Samuel enlisted in the North Carolina Militia to serve in various campaigns throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia as both an infantryman and waggoner.
I have written this article from Samuel's perspective based upon testimony he delivered to a Court of Pleas and Questions in 1832 and later in 1836 to obtain pension benefits from the war. His service was never fully recognized until more than 50 years after America gained Independence from Britian.
Based upon historical documents gathered by my mother, Janet Patton, over the last decades and my own historical research I have tried to write a narrative based on historical facts. My hope is that we can get a better understanding of our ancestor and his time.
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