Notes for John McCandless:|
The pension abstract for John McCandless gives his birth year (1755) and marriage date (5 Apr 1785 in Greenbrier Co. VA). Additionally it gives the birth date of some of his children.
He was in John Stuarts Company during the Dunmore war of 1774 and fought in the Point Pleasent battle.
His name appears with his brother in the 1790 Virginia census as "Wm. McCanless and Jno. McCanless."
Also, "Before the Greenbrier County Court in 1787, John McCandless made affidavit that he had served three years in the brigade commanded by Colonel Benjamin Templeton during the Revolutionary War. " [The West Virginians in the American Revolution, p. 184.]