Notes for John Purser: This is the Revolutionary Army unit that your 5XG-grandfather, John Purser, (1750-1826),of Mecklenburg County, NC, served in. You'll find his name at the bottom of the right-hand column. This unit was engaged in the Cherokee Campaign, an action to suppress the actions of those Indians that allied themselves with the British. These Indian families had the word "Red" added after their names. Those that were friendly to the revolutionaries had the word "White" added to theirs.
MUSTER ROLLS OF CAPTAIN CHARLES POLK
COLLECTED AND INDEXED BY WILLIAM R. NAVEY P. O. BOX 251 HOLLY RIDGE, NC 28445-0251
MECKLENBURG COUNTY THE PUBLIC OF NORTH CAROLINA
TO: CAPTAIN CHARLES POLK
FOR SERVICES DONE BY HIM AND HIS COMPANY OF LIGHT HORSE. WHO ENTERED SERVICE THE 12TH MARCH, 1776.
CHARLES POLK CAPTAIN WILLIAM RAMSEY 1ST LIEUTENANT JOHN LEMMOND 2ND LIEUTENANT JOHN MONTGOMERY 1ST SERGEANT
WILLIAM GAILBRAITH 2ND SERGEANT ERASED HUGH LINDSAY DRUMMER
JOHN SMITH JOHN POLK SR. ERASED JOHN WYLIE JOHN FINDLEY JOHN GAILBRAITH JAMES HALL JOHN STANSILL WILLIAM ___________ JOHN MILLER HUMPHREY HUNTER HENRY CARTER JAMES MAXWELL JOHN MAXWELL ROBERT GALBRAITH JOHN McCANDLIS NICHOLAS SILER SAMUEL LINTON THOMAS SELBY JAMES ALEXANDER ROBERT HARRIS JR. JOHN FOARD JONATHAN BUCKALOE CHARLES ALEXANDER SR. HENRY POWELL WILLIAM REA SAMUEL HUGHES CHARLES ALEXANDER JR. WILLIAM SHIELDS CHARLES POLK JR. JOHN PURSER
WILLIAM LEMMOND CLERK TO THE SAID COMPANY AND SURGEON TO YE SAME.
John was in Beaufort County for a 1779 tax listing described as "son of Moses:. He was in Mecklenburg County, NC for the 1790 census. He signed up for several weeks (in 1776) of Revolutionary war service with a Mecklenburg Company raised by Capt. John Polk and served at the Cross Creek battle where the loyalist Scots were defeated. He witnessed a deed, with Richard Purser, for Robert Purser and wife Elizabeth on October 1, 1768.
More About John Purser: Military service: Revolutionary War 1776 CHARLES POLK'S MUSTER ROLL OF 1776.
Children of John Purser and Susannah "Beloved" Cuthbertson are: