from Pioneer History of Washington County, Kentucky
James Sleet and Rachel Sleet, R9658
State of Kentucky, Mercer County, 1833, age 81. States that he entered the service in 1777 under Captain Thomas Barber of Orange County, Virginia, and marched to Bottom’s Bridge and served a tour of three months, again enlisted 1779 or 1780 and acted as a wagon master, served nine months under Captain Charles Bruce in 1780 or 1781, he was drafted again and marched towards Richmond.
In 1781 he was drafted for a tour of six months in Orange County, Virginia, and joined the army in Captain George Waugh’s company under General Washington. Jesse Head, clergyman in Washington County, Kentucky, age 70 (1833) and Thomas McIntire, age 58, and near neighbors to the soldier, state that they are well acquainted with him.
Owen County, Kentucky. Deposition of Sally Thornton, taken at the home of Luke Thornton, November 13, 1838, states that she is the daughter of James Sleet, that she is age 58, and well remembers when her father got married to her stepmother, Rachel Sleet, and knows that the marriage took place in 1789.
Certified copy of the marriage records of the following.
Culpeper County Court Clerk’s Office, Virginia, November 26, 1839. James Sleet to Rachel White, December 6, 1791, by William Mason, a minister. James Sleet died December 25, 1838.
It is shown by affidavits made in Washington County, Kentucky, October 2, 1848, by Reuben Coyle and Joel J. Nickles, that Rachel Sleet, widow of James who died December 25, 1838, lived in the county of Washington, state of Kentucky, near the dividing line between Washington and Mercer County, Kentucky, and nearer the seat of Justice of Mercer than of Washington County. It is proven by the court that they had only one child now living, to wit, Patsy Coyle, wife of James Coyle.