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Adair County Revolutionary War Soldiers

Adair County Revolutionary War Soldiers

Adair County, Kentucky

John Montgomery – was a Private in the Virginia Line.  He entered the service in May 1779, at Amherst County, Virginia.  He lived in Amherst County, Virginia, until 1789.  In 1789 he moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  John was born April 3, 1762.

William Mosby – was a Private in the Virginia Line.  William entered the service in 1776.  He was born in 1754.  William married Diane Jesse October 5, 1786.  Diane was the daughter of Thomas Jesse.  William died July 15, 1843.

William Rogers, Sr. – was a Private in the Virginia Line.  He entered the service May 1, 1779, in Montgomery County, Virginia.  He lived in Montgomery County until 1825.  In 1825 he moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  William was born May 24, 1748, in Culpeper County, Virginia.  He died May 1, 1835.

John Ross – was a Private in the Virginia Line.  He entered the service in 1776 in Bedford County, Virginia.  John lived in Bedford County and later moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  John was born in 1757.

Solomon Royse – was a Private in the Maryland and North Carolina Lines.  He was in Indian spy under Captain John Hinch in Col. Barrett’s Regiment, and served from March 1779, 9 months, from March 1780, 9 months, and from 1781, 8 months.  He was engaged against the Indians on the frontier of Virginia and Pennsylvania, it ranged as far as the Monongahela River.  When he was 6 or 7 his father moved the family to New York from Alexandria, Virginia.  After the war Solomon moved to Hampshire County, Virginia, and stayed there until 1792.  Then he moved to Bourbon County, Kentucky.  In 1798 he moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  Solomon was born September 11, 1763.  He was the son of John Royse.  Solomon married Sarah Stotts, the daughter of James Stotts, on November 3, 1796, in Green County, Kentucky.  Sarah was born in 1771 in Virginia and died 1870 in Green County.  Solomon died April 14, 1868.

Archibald Skaggs – was a Private in the Maryland Militia.  Archibald entered the service in 1779.  He lived in Halifax County, Virginia, then in Botetourt County, Virginia, and in Montgomery County, Virginia, before moving to Adair County, Kentucky.  Archibald was born January 1, 1759.

James Smith – was a Private and Orderly Sergeant in the Maryland Militia.  He entered the service 1774-1776 in Frederick County, Maryland.  James served under the command of Captain Craiger and Phillip Smith in the 1st Lieutenant Company.  In 1832 he resided in Adair County, Kentucky.  In 1815 he lived in Gibson County, Indiana.  James was born in September 1775, in Maryland.  He married Alice Margaret Traux, January 28, 1783, in Loudoun County, Virginia.  James died January 29, 1838.

John Smith – was a 2nd Private in the North Carolina Line.  He entered the service in 1776 in Granville County, North Carolina.  John fought in the Battle of Guilford Court House.  He was born January 5, 1754, in Cumberland County, Virginia.  He married Frances Smith (her maiden name was Smith), July 22, 1817, in Green County, Kentucky.  John died November 3, 1848, in Taylor County, Kentucky.

Moses Smith – was  Private in the North Carolina Line.  He entered the service in Halifax County, North Carolina, soon after the Revolutionary War started.  He lived in Halifax County, North Carolina, then moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  Moses was born in 1761 in Cumberland County, Virginia

Isaac Staples – was a Private in the Virginia Militia.  Isaac entered the service in January of 1780, in Buckingham County, Virginia.  Isaac was born in 1762.

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  1. body{font-size:10pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;color:black;}p{margin:0px;}Interesting information. I occasionally poke around to try to find a Revolutionary War record for my 4th g-grandfather, John Campbell of VA who moved to Christian Co, KY (Hopkinsville area) after the war. Thus far, I’ve failed to find a record that I can identify as “my” John Campbell…. the problem is the common name. His brother, Col. William Campbell was granted land in the Hopkinsville area, but I have been unable to find any connection between that land and John’s move there.So…. If you ever happen to create a list of patriots from Christian County, I will be interested to see if John Campbell appears.Ron Klein

  2. I love your posts. Even though I do not know of Adair Co ancestors, It appears to be on the migration path, coming out of NC, VA, etc. I always learn something, and as I help so many of my friends with their search,I frequently pick up a scent for them to follow. If nothing more than to “rule out.” Could you at some point address why one would be in the Maryland Militia, or Line when they lived in VA, or NC? Thanks!

  3. Solomon Royse is my ancestor. None of my records indicate that he lived in Virginia as a child. Could you include documentation for that information?
    Thank you.

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