This information is contributed by Jackie Purdy
JAMES HOLLINGSWORTH, Private, N. C. Militia
James Hollingsworth, was a soldier in the North Carolina Militia, served at the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge, under Capt. Wm. Dickson and Col. James Keanan. For 20 days of service he received 2 pounds in N. C. Army Account, and the following vouchers.
#182 M for 14/5/6 pounds
#309 M for 3/5/7 pounds
#540 M for 12/16/8 pounds
#668 C (as a substitute for another) for 1/6/4 pounds
#983 M for 2/9/6 pounds
#136 M for 6/17/4 pounds.
Also listed in Vol. I, Bk. 2, is voucher #983 dated 8 Mar 1783 for principal due on interest of 2/3/8 pounds.
In Vol. VI, Bk. 23, page 107 voucher #84 to him while living in Duplin county with principal of 13/10/6 still due about 1784.
Soldier was born to Henry Hollingsworth and Mary Murray
James Hollingsworth was married to Elizabeth “Betsey” Merritt.
James Hollingsworth was my 4th. Great Grandfather
James Hollingsworth was also Sarah Studstill’s, 4th Great Grandfather