1779 – Infantry Company of Capt. Jesse Evans

The following list is taken from Document 28 in the Illinois papers: 1779-1784, Muster rolls and payrolls of Kentucky militia, APA 208, Microfilm Miscellaneous Reel 1384, Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts, Library of Virginia. Document 28 also includes the pay rate and payments made to each soldier as depicted in the images. Only the text with quotation marks is a direct transcription. As shown in the first image, Jesse Evans attested to the accuracy of the payroll on May 22, 1789, before Robert Sayers, and John Montgomery also signed the document.

Although this list was previously published in the book George Rogers Clark Papers, 1781-1784, Illinois Historical Collections, Vol. IV, Virginia Series, James Alton James, ed., Springfield, Ill.: Illinois State Historical Library (1926), p. 288, that volume includes only the first page of the two-page payroll and is therefore incomplete.

1789 certification by Jesse Evans and John Montgomery, Document 28, APA 208, Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts, Library of Virginia

1789 certification by Jesse Evans and John Montgomery (Document 28, APA 208, Microfilm Miscellaneous Reel 208, Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts, Library of Virginia)

“Pay Roll of Capt. Jesse Evans’s Company of Infantry of the Virginia Illinois Regiment Commanded By Lieutenant Colonel John Montgomery from the 29th of Decemr 1778 until the Mens Times Was Expired”

First page of payroll, Document 28, APA 208 (Misc. Reel 1384), Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts, Library of Virginia

First page of payroll (Document 28, APA 208, Microfilm Miscellaneous Reel 1384, Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts, Library of Virginia)

Jesse Evans, Capt., 29 Dec 1779 – 13 Jul 1780

Anthony Crockett, Lieut., 29 Dec 1779 – 13 July 1780

William Campbell, Ensign, 29 Mar 1779 – 14 Aug 1779, “Resigned the 14 of August 1779”

William Perie [Peery], Sergeant, 20 Feb 1779 – 13 Jul 1780, “Discharged dd D.B.”

John Slaughter, Sergeant, 4 Jan 1779 – 19 Jul 1780, “Discharged dd D.B.”

Andrew Clark, Sergeant, 4 Jan 1778 [sic] – 13 Jul 1780, “Discharged dd D.B.”

Lewis Walters, Private, 4 Jan 1779 – 13 Jan 1780, “Discharged dd D.B.”

David Fannen, Private, 6 Jan 1779 – 30 Mar 1779, “Deserted March the 30th 1779 dd D.B.”

James Mayfield, Private, 6 Jan 1779 – 13 Jul 1780, “Discharged”

Isaac Mayfield, Private, 7 Jan 1779 – 13 Jul 1780, “Discharged dd D.B.”

Michaja [Micajah] Mayfield, Private, 7 Jan 1779 – 13 Jul 1780, “Discharged dd D.B.”

Elisha Mayfield, Private, 7 Jan 1779 – 13 Jul 1780, “Discharged dd D.B.”

John Brown, Private, 7 Jan 1779 – 13 Jul 1780, “Discharged dd D.B.”

Low Brown, Private, 7 Jan 1779 – 13 Jul 1780, “Discharged dd D.B.”

John Lasley [Lasly], Private, 7 Jan 1779 – 13 Jul 1780, “Discharged dd D.B.”

Richard Chapman, Private, 29 Jan 1779 – 13 Jul 1780, “Discharged dd D.B.”

Ebenezer Maid, Private, 29 Jan 1779 – 20 Dec 1779, “Killed Decemr 20th 1779, dd D.B.”

John Bennet [Bennett], Private, 7 Feb 1779 – 30 Mar 1779, “Deserted March the 30th 1779, dd D.B.”

Robert Smith, Private, 28 Feb 1779 – 30 Mar 1779, “Deserted March 30th 1779, dd D.B.”

William Cheek, Private, 28 Feb 1779 – 19 Oct 1779, “Killed 19th Octr 1779, dd D.B.”

James Rise, Private, 29 Feb 1779 – 30 Mar 1779, “Deserted March the 30th 1779, dd D.B.”

Joshua Hollis, Private, 5 Apr 1779 – 13 Jul 1780, “Discharged, dd D.B.”

John Patterson, Private, 5 Apr 1779 – 13 Jul 1780, “Discharged, dd D.B.”

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Second page of payroll, Document 28, APA 208 (Misc. Reel 1384), Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts, Library of Virginia

Second page of payroll (Document 28, APA 208, Microfilm Miscellaneous Reel 1384, Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts, Library of Virginia)

James Potter, Private, 20 Mar 1779 – 13 Jul 1780, “Discharged, dd D.B.”

[ ] Grantham, Private, 29 Apr 1779 – 13 Jul 1780, “Discharged, dd D.B.”

John Rogers, Private, 8 Jan 1779 – 8 Jul [sic] 1779, “Deserted the Same Day Inlisted”

Bevel [?] Rise, Private 9 Jan 1779 – 9 Jan 1779, “Deserted the Same Day Inlisted”

James Mayfield, Private, 30 Jan 1779 – 13 Jul 1780, “Discharged dd D.B.”

Lenard [Leonard] Shoemaker, Private, 30 Jan 1779 – 13 Jul 1780, “Discharged dd D.B. nr Sawyers”

John McVoy, Private, 1 Apr 1779 – 18 May 1779, “Desarted 18 May 1779 dd D.B.”

Jacob Hufman [Huffman or Hoffman], Private, 1 Apr 1779, 13 Jul 1780, “Discharged dd D.B.”

William Patterson, Private, 1 Apr 1779 – 13 Jul 1780, “Discharged dd D.B.”

Richard Chapman, Private, 29 Jan 1779 – 13 Jul 1780, “Discharged dd D.B. nr Sawyers”

Patrick Carmicle [Carmichael], Private, 29 Jan 1779 – 13 Jul 1780, ‘Discharged dd D.B.”

Edward Chapman, Private, 29 Jan 1779 – 13 Jul 1780, “Discharged dd nr Sawyers”

John McGuire, Private, 29 Jan 1779 – 13 Jul 1780, “Discharged dd D.B.”

William Chapman, Private, 29 Jan 1779 – 13 Jul 1780, “Discharged dd D.B. delivered Col. Christian Mar 12 1784”

Peter Laughlin, Private, 4 Jan 1779 – 13 Jul 1780, “Discharged dd D.B.”

Hugh [?] Smith, Private, 4 Jan 1779 – 13 Jul 1780, “Discharged dd D.B.”

Edward Jones, Private, 1 Jan 1779 – 1 Jan 1780, “Discharged dd D.B.”

Archibald Buchanan, Private, 8 Feb 1779 – 8 Feb 1779, “Desarted the Same day Inlisted”

James Buchanan, Private, 9 Feb 1779 – 9 Feb 1779, “Desarted the Same day Inlisted”

Peter Groseclose, Private 9 Feb 1779 – 9 Feb 1779, “Desarted the Same day Inlisted”

Michael Cregar [Krieger], Private, 9 Feb 1779 – 9 Feb 1779, “Desarted the Same day Inlisted”

John Cowen, Private, 9 Feb 1779 – 9 Feb 1779, “Desarted the Same day Inlisted”

Peter Catermen [?], Private, 9 Feb 1779 – 9 Feb 1779, “Desarted the Same day Inlisted”

Michael Tinser, Private, 20 Feb 1779 – 20 Feb 1779, “Desarted the Same day Inlisted”

[ ] Grills, Private, 2 Jan 1779 – 2 Jan 1779, “Desarted the Same day Inlisted”

[illegible], Private 29 Dec 1778 – 13 Jul 1780, “Discharged dd D.B.”

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