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Posted by hepster 
john king
February 25, 2011 08:21AM
looking for information on john king b circa 1780 , north carolina, d circa 1834 knoxville. father thomas king.
m rebeca rainey circa 1805.
Re: john king
September 29, 2011 08:40PM
Looking for the Rainey families of Greene Co. TN
I know Joseph Rainey lived in Greene Co., about 1783, supposedly married there until 1787
Need to find the name of his wife.
I have the names of all the children from this union and the dates...but no one her name.

I will check the John King lead, Thomas King md. to Rebeca Rainey about 1805

Joseph Rainey, Rev. War SoldierIn the year 1779 (he resided in the County of Guilford in the State of North Carolina, and in the month of October (date not recollected) of that year, he was drafted to serve a 5 months tour in a company of North Carolina Militia raised in said County commanded by Captain John Donald (or Donnell) Lieutenant William Worthy (Ensign’s name forgotten). This company belonged to the Regiment commanded by Colonel John Locke. The Regiment rendezvoused at Guilford C. H. N. C in October of aforesaid , when and where it was joined by a Regiment of what was called the new levies (9 months men) commanded by Colonel Lytle and the said two regiments under the command of General Rutherford [Griffith Rutherford] was thence marched to Charlotte Court House where we remained 2 or 3 weeks to be joined by additional troops—We thence marched southward on the Charleston South Carolina Road (object unknown to this declarant} until we reached the 10 Mile house (near Charleston) where we stopped about 3 weeks. From this point General Rutherford moved us to Purrysburg South Carolina on the Savannah River, a little village 50 or 60 miles below Augusta, Georgia, where we took up winter quarters – immediately after we arrived at this place, I was attacked with the camp fever and was dangerously sick for a long time. In the last of January or first of February this declarant being an invalid, was permitted by his officers to return home, in company with a man by the name of Sampson Prowell [?Braswell, Powell?], to recruit his health. He rejoined his Regiment, on his return home, at Guilford where he was discharged with the same. This declarant did not receive aid written discharge for this term of service.
In July 1780 this declarant volunteered at 3 months tour in a company commanded by Captain Peter O’Neill [sic, Peter O’Neal] & raised by him in Guilford County North Carolina where declarant then resided. Our company was immediately joined by several companies (on *believe this to be typing error…..which he well recollects Captain Bashier’’s [sic, Asa Brashears] The whole commanded by Colonel Paisley who [john Paisley] who was the Colonel of our County – Colonel Paisley immediately moved us immediately in the direction of south Carolina and in a few days march, we joined General Gates’ Army on the South side of Peedee [sic, Pedee River], about 50 or 60 miles from Camden, and then moved under General Gates to Rugeley’s Mills within 12 miles of Camden. Captain O’Neil’s company was stationed, with some French troops 3 miles from the Main Army, at the old farm, on the road to Camden. They were stationed here to watch the movements of the enemy. He well recollects that the Army was ordered to be in readiness to march by 10 o’clock at night the day before the battle –and also, that in the evening the soldiers drew molasses, and drank freely, and by 10 o’clock the ground was strew with men, moaning, vomiting and purging. In the night, on the march there was an engagement, in front and to the left, of the company to which declarant belonged. After this, Declarant thinks, they marched very slow and hardly appeared to get along at all, as they were sometimes thrown as far back, as they had gone forward. The firing was kept up off and on all night. About sun rise, 6 or 7 miles from Camden, the general battle began between the armies of General Gates and Lord Cornwallis. The battle was opened by the firing of a cannon – twice, on one side, before any of the firing by either of the armies. – This was succeeded by a general discharge of small arms from the militia, and then they took to their scrapers, and this declarant knows but little more about it, being “pretty bad scared.” He North Carolina Militia did not run on until the Virginia Militia on the left had thrown down their guns, and “cut dirt.” The declarant came home, as others did, as well as he could. –0 He received no written discharge for this tour of service.
After the defeat of Gates the Tories of North Carolina became very troublesome and it became necessary to raise volunteers to keep them under, and protect the neighborhood if possible – and about the last of October 1780, Colonel John Littrel [sic, John Luttrell] {declarant, think of Chatham County} proposed raising by voluntary enrollment in the several neighboring counties a Regiment of mounted men, for said purposes. This Regiment was raised –Guilford County furnishing one company commanded by Captain James Robinson. – In this company declarant volunteered for 3 months (the term of time the Regiment volunteered to serve.) This Regiment was stationed at Colonel Luttrell’s in Chatham County for eight or nine weeks where they erected barracks, and made frequent excursions through the surrounding country, catching Tories, dispersing and driving them, to the swamps near Cross Creek, and effectually protecting the Country in the vicinity, from there infernal robberies, burnings, and murders. Colonel Luttrell then got orders to march to the narrows of the Yadkin River, where we met an express. Colonel Luttrell picked out about 50 men from the different compan9ies, (amongst whom was this declarant) and left them under the command of Captain John Hinds with orders to march up on the East side of the Yadkin. Colonel Luttrell, with the balance of the Regiment, crossed the Yadkin and united with some regular troops, and marched up the West side of the Yadkin. We marched that day, encamped at a farm, and the next morning resumed the march according to orders, when, in a short time, news came to Captain Hinds of an engagement and defeat of our men on the other side of the River either the British at the old trading ford – Captain Hinds immediately gave orders and marched us home. For this term of service he got a discharge, (or written) signed by Captain James Robinson – which he gave to H L Livingston Esquire of Bedford In [Indiana] after the about 2 years since, for the purpose of having him make out a declaration for a pension under the old Pension wall and which discharge the said Livingston has lost or mislaid so that this declarant cannot get it.
In the summer of 1781 – month not recollected, but it was in watermelon time, Captain Thomas Dugan of Randolph County North Carolina came into Guilford County for the purpose of raising a volunteer company to suppress the Tories in that County and the adjoining – Lieutenant Eli Newland, immediately tendered his service and this declarant with 15 others volunteered for a 2 months tour, as mounted men. The company was raised and stationed at Bell’s Mill on Deep River in said County of Randolph where they remained 3 or 4 weeks, operating in the neighborhood successfully against the Tories, and then marched in the directions of Cross Creek to the “Scotch Settlement” the company was halted by the Captain at Drowning Creek, and he [Capt. Dugan] with Ensign Clark and one or two man went out to make discoveries, and did not return. Lieutenant Newland marched the company on until he ascertained that the Captain, Ensign, & men had been taken prisoners by the Tories & taken toward Wilmington. Lieutenant Newland marched the company to Cape Fear River, crossed and encamped on a high bluff. In the morning of the Tories had collected in large numbers opposite us, and commenced firing, which was returned by us, (without affect on either side). Lieutenant Newland then marched us up the River, until we halted to feed when the Tories in large numbers fired again upon us, when we saddled up, (2 or more words written over and illegible) down and made a “straight-skirt tail” for Hillsboro –when & where, our time being up, we returned home.
This Declarant served his country ardently and faithfully in the four tours, thirteen months, as a soldier of the Revolution; five months of which time, he served as a mounted man, furnishing his own horse, for which service he claims of his country that which she has generously and nobly promised to give, a pension.
He has no record of his age, but has been informed and believes that he is seventy-nine years of age – that he was born near Burlington, New Jersey. His father moved, when he was 4 or 5 years old into Guilford County North Carolina, where he resided until and during the revolutionary war, and until the summer of 1782, when he moved into Wythe County Virginia; and in 1783 to Greene County Tennessee where he married & remained until 1787, when he moved into Sevier County and lived there until 1796 & then settled in Lincoln County Kentucky, where he remained until 1810 [3rd digit written over and unclear], & then settled in Pulaski County Kentucky, where he continued until 1814, and then moved to Overton County Tennessee, and there remained till 1817 [last digit written over and unclear] & thence moved into Orange County In [Indiana] & there lived 2 years – thence moved into Lawrence County Indiana & lived 11 years and thence in 1830 moved to his present residence in Daviess County where he has since resided.
Re: john king
June 18, 2012 06:40PM
that was john king married rebecca , johns father was edward,
thay had like 6 children together , she had 3 from a previous marriage .
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