The Adjutant General's Office
Washington, DC March 10, 1917
Respectfully returnes to Mrs J J Eaton, 1327 South 20th Street, Birmingham, Alabama,
with the information that the records show that James Rutledge served in the Revolutionary
War as a private in Captain John Johnston's Company, Colonel John Collier's Regiment,
North Carolina Militia. His name appears on a company pay roll dated December 22, 1780;
showing that he was paid for service from September 3, to December 22, 1780; and on a
receipt roll dated July 29, 1783 showing that he was paid for one tour of duty in said Company
on December 16, 17880.
[Signed] NT McClain,
The Adjutant General
James Rutledge is buried at a Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Belmont, Gaston County,
North Carolina. Gaston County was cut off from Lincoln County in 1845.
Source: Roster of Soldiers From North Carolina In The American Revolution
Published by The Daughters of the American Revolution
Back to NC Patriots Page