thanks for the info. the Zachariah Salyer I was talking about was in 1765 not 60. He would have been to young to be a soldier. born in 1765-1845 in Johnson Co. just 16 when the war ended in 1781. wasn't there a Zachariah Sr. born 1730-1789 in South or North Carolina. my papers say that. or was he Benjamin? look forward to your reply.