John Hart of Caldwell County
Revolutionary War Pension Record S13320 N.C.
Was a private in the company command by Captain French of the Regiment commanded by Colonel Hill in the North Carolina line for 12 months
Died 13 Sept 1840
18 August 1832 in Caldwell Co KY in county court
John Hart, aged eighty years
Entered service in Onslow County NC in a minute company as a corporal commanded by Captain Joseph French, Lieutenant Richard Jarrett which company was raised for the purpose of guarding Wilmington in NC and was attached to the Regt or Brigade Commanded by Genl Livinton, the same who was defeated at Brier Creek. This service was for 9 months. An express arrived to join Gen’l Caswell to repel a sudden attach which the British Tories contemplated on Wilmington. The night before the expected attack “we attacked a party of tories under the command of General McCloud & Colonel Campbell and totally defeated them at Black river, and which engagement both McCloud & Campbell were killed;”
He was discharged with no written discharge.
He was later drafted for 3 months to guard the state house in Jones County. He served under Saml Hill. After these two terms he was almost constantly in service…. But cannot pretend now to fix the terms of service.
He has only one child, a daughter, to support him.
He served with John Jarrett, Benjamin Pike, Saml Hancock & Hezekiah Hancock.
He was born 14 October 1752 in Sussex County Pennsylvania and when a boy, moved to Onslow County NC and lived there near forty years – that he left N Carolina upwards of thirty years ago and has been living in this county a good many years.
Neighbors are John Drennon, James Clinton [both are revolutionary soldiers], Coleman Brown Esqr, Abner W Smith Esqr, Henry L Cartwright.