I am researching the "difficult" William Millsaps. I have proven his son Rueben/Ruebin Millsaps fought in the War of 1812 but do not have the final links to prove the father-son relationship or, more important to me, William's service during the American Revolution.
Dr. Capooth listed service for William in his monumental tome "The History of the Millsaps" as follows:
"William Millsaps of Salisbury District of North Carolina was issued a certificate for service to the military and paid 18 pounds on 12 october 1792." I have been unable to find a copy of this certificate. I think I can make a case with the census and court records for the relationship but without William's service record I cannot prove material aid toward the Revolution.
This has been a personal 12 year journey for me and it would mean a great deal to get William onto the American Revolutionary rolls.