William York

This information is contributed by Diane Sanfilippo

A recent discovery for our family has proven that our ancestor, William York, was indeed a Captain 
in the American Revolution, having formed his own 'troop of horse' in Randolph County, N.C. - 
We have the 'approved' petition by his heirs, which gives his correct date of death, his wife's name, 
and the names of the living (in 1860) heirs. 

We have also located two other pension applications that state they served under/with Capt./Lt. 
York. The petition states that he served under many different commanders in many regiments... 
or in other words... also named as giving record of this service is a Gen. John Brown, and Col. 
James Blair.

According to the petition there was a record on file at the N.C. Comptroller's office pertaining to 
Capt. William York - this was the 'document' that cemented the approval of the petition.

The family has a life-long hatred of the Indians... William's son, Josiah Cowan York, fought the 
Seminole in Florida when he was just 18 - with the Tenn. Mounted Gunmen... and their 
association with The Pony Club is undisputed.

William York Pension 1

William York Pension 2

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