Samuel Gilston

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Sergeant Samuel GILSTON, North Carolina Line
"That a Warrant issue to your petitioner as the heir of the above named Samuel, on the 24th day of October, 1783 for One thousand Acres of Land, and upon recurrence to the Muster Roll it appears that the said Samuel was inlisted but three years which altho that was the case, the said Samuel died in the serivce of his Country which is attested by the certificates of Howel TATUM and William LITLE both Capts in the North Carolina line--1801, David GILSTON

I hereby certify that I was well acquainted with Samuel GILSTON, who Served as a Sergeant in the first North Carolina Regiment, to which he was transferred in the year one thousand seven hundred & seventy eight, at the Valley Forge encampment, that he served a considerable time in that regiment and I have understood and believe he died in service---April 23, 1801. Ho TATUM, Capt, late of the first No Carolina Regt.
NC Archives, NC Assembly Papers, Nov-Dec, 1801, Box 3, Petitions--Revolutionary Service

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