We are indebted to Mrs. A.G. Barnett of Asheville for her fine interest, in supplying the
Capt. James Johnson (or Johnston) fought under Colonel Hambright in the battle of
King’s Mountain. After Major Chronicle fell mortally wounded, James Johnson was one
of the men given orders such as the occasion demanded.
He was of the same company as “Hambright’s party “The South Fork Boys.”
Reference: “Commanders at Kings Mountain,” by J.D. Bailey, page 196.
Tom Rutledge (Routledge) of Duplin County, North Carolina, was an officer in North
Carolina troops of Continental Army.
Reference: History of North Carolina Colonial Records
Major George Rutledge was sent by Governor Blount, 1793, to fight the Creek and
lower Cherokee Indians.
Indians were seen at the Warm Springs (now Hot Springs, N.C.) Guards were
stationed at four block houses at Hough’s. At the Burnt Cane-brake, at the Painted
Rock, and at the Warm Springs.
Reference: Ramseys Annals of Tennessee, pp. 569, 621, 624, 625, 626, 657, 658,
667, 668, 704.
George Rutledge was elected Brigadier General in General Sevier’s place when Sevier
was made Governor of Tennessee.
Records show George Rutledge helped protect the western frontier of North Carolina
from Indian invasion.
He was a descendant of George Rutledge who was a member of Sam Corbin’s Company
in the “Spanish Alarm” in 1747; whose Company protected the coast of North Carolina in
1742 from the Spaniards.
William Rutledge, made Lieut. Jan. 25, ’77 of 4 Regiment North Carolina troops,
Reference: “Saunders North Carolina State Records, “ “ North Carolina, 1780-81,”
Schenck, Appendix B., p. 478, gives the name of Wm. Rutledge (or Routledge of
Lincoln County, North Carolina. The name in England was spelled Rootledge, also
Colonel James Brown, a Revolutionary officer, was killed by Indians as he was
emigrating to Cumberland to enter into possession of lands allotted him for military
services in the North Carolina army of the Revolution.
Reference: “Ramseys Annals of Tennessee, with Faries’ Index, pp. 508-10-15-16-17-550.
His descendants were first settlers in Jefferson County, Alabama, where Birmingham is
Isaac Thomas, Indian fighter and defender of western frontier for many years prior and during
the Revolution. Isaac Thomas of Watauga Settlement is one of the three men not killed at
the fall of Fort London, 1760.
He sounded the warnings of Indian raids planned, and saved them many times from death.
A monument to his memory is standing at Sevierville, Tennessee, in Sevier County, which
was once part of North Carolina.
The Nancy Ward Chapter of Chattanooga, Tennessee, D.A.R., was named for the beautiful
Indian maiden who furnished him valuable information which protected the settlers of the
western boundaries of North Carolina.
Reference: “Gilmores Rear Guard of the Revolution,” pp. 82-83.
Reference: “Ramsays Annals of Tennessee,” p. 755; “Appleton’s Cyclopedia of American
Biography,” Vol. VI, pp. 82-83.
Major Joseph Dickson (or Dixon) fought at the battle of Kings Mountain. After Major Chronicle
was killed he was one of the men who took charge of the Company.
Reference: “Commanders at Kings Mountain,” by J.D. Bailey, p. 196.
William Brown, Regulator, captured by Governor Wm. Tryon 1771, after the Battle of Alamance.
He was one of the twelve men condemned to death by Governor Tryon. Six were executed but
William Brown with the other six men were condemned at Hillsborough to Court Martial, and
respited to await the Kings pleasure.
Reference: “Some Neglected History of North Carolina,” by William Edwards Fitch, M.W.,
p. 242. Also “Colonial Records,” Vol. VIII, p. 635; Vol. IX, pp. 36-37-274-311.
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