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Wall, Joel

Sharon Gullett said,

on June 5th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

According to testimony to a court in Beaufort Co, NC in 1846, two men gave testimony they knew Joel Wall of NC and he had told them he fought with the NC troops at Brandywine and Monmouth. They said he limped from being wounded. Joel also told them he was in New Jersey for several winters. He is listed in the North Carolina military papers as soldier. He was granted 1000 acres for his service after the war. He was born about 1761 and died in 1815.
This testimony was given to support Joel’s widow, Elizabeth’s claim to a widow’s pension.

Cone, William

Thomas Cone said,

on January 2nd, 2013 at 1:03 pm

W Cone is listed with Granbury’s unit from North Carolina & he dies four days after the battle. I wonder if their are any cemeteries connected to this battle. William Cone was given a Tennessee land grant in Henderson Co., Tennessee which Benjamin Cone claims in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Polk, William

There were several NC Regiments as part of the NC Continental Troops at Brandywine, Germantown, and Valley Forge.

Here’s a history of one member of the 9th NC Regiment, William Polk:

William Polk was a major in the 9th Regiment, North Carolina Line, one of the regiments engaged in the Battle of Brandywine that month (Sept. 1777) and afterward in the Battle of Germantown, where he was seriously wounded. He and his regiment were with Washington at Valley Forge, following which the North Carolina regiments, weakened from illness and expiring enlistments, were reduced in number from ten to three, and William Polk was rendered a supernumerary office.


“The Papers of Archibald D. Murphy” William Henry Hoyt (editor), North Carolina Historical Commission, Raleigh, 1914, vol II, pp. 400-410. (“… containing William Polk’s autobiographical reference to being in both the Battle of Brandywine and the Battle of Germantown, where he was wounded.

One of my g-g-g-g-uncles Thomas Francisco was a Private in the 9th NC. He died in the spring of 1778 from sickness contracted at Valley Forge.\

Paul Sisco