This information is contributed by Melanie Powers
According to his pension application, Jacob Eberhart (b. January 18, 1756 or 1763, Burke County), served under General Griffith Rutherford. John McDowell was the captain of his regiment, which was quartered in Fayetteville, NC. His second tour of duty was in Charleston, SC. General Charles MacDowell, Colonel Joseph MacDowell, and Captain John Holmes were in charge of his group. He stated that he left Charleston a few days before the siege began. Jacob's next tour was at Camden, SC, under a Major Donahue. His next tour was in Burke County as a militiaman, where he was under Joseph MacDowell, Roland Alexander, and John Carson. During his last tour of duty, he was a volunteer at the battle of King's Mountain, where he served under Colonel Shelby and Captain Little (Lydle?). After marching along with the prisoners to "Moravian Town," he was dismissed from service. Later, he moved with his family to Oglethorpe County, Georgia, where he died on May 18, 1850. He is listed in the roster of Georgia pensions.