Revolutionary War Soldiers of Western North Carolina: Burke County, Volume I

by Tonia Kendrick on March 1, 2008 in Military,Research

I found a great source record last week at the library. It’s a book called Revolutionary War Soldiers of Western North Carolina: Burke County, Vol. 1. The author is Emmet R. White and it was published in 1984 by Southern Historical Press, Inc. of Easley, S.C.

It has biographical sketches on many soldiers, including summaries of military service, later life, land holdings, and census locations. Two of my ancestors are included: Captain Thomas Hemphill and Captain Thomas Lytle.
If you are looking for information on patriots of the American Revolution, this is a resource worth investigating.

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Tonia October 8, 2008 at 5:12 pm

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Tonia October 8, 2008 at 5:13 pm

How wonderful that you found this book useful and mentioned it on your website. My father researched and wrote the book. There is also a Vol. 2. on Burke County soldiers. Volume 3 is at the publishers. My Dad is very ill right now – I will share with him your praise of his book – it will tickle him, I’m sure. He spent decades researching the lives of Revolutionary War soldiers, cleaning gravestones, scouring census data and land records. It’s nice to know his work is appreciated. Thank you again.

Millie White Rothrock
September 28, 2008 9:03 AM

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Paul Chrisawn January 18, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Would love access to Volume II. My grandfather is supposed to be listed from his time in the war. Any help in getting this book would be greatly appreciated.


Tonia Kendrick January 18, 2011 at 8:12 pm

I’ve never seen the second volume. You might try looking for it on WorldCat to see if any library near you has a copy. Good luck!


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