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William Millsaps b 1749

William Millsaps b 1749

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 5:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Millsaps, Millsap, Milsap
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.

Re: William Millsaps b 1749

Posted: 16 Mar 2013 9:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
I do not know if this will help you but the only Millsaps I saw listed was a Thomas Melsops. He served from Rowan County, NC. This Millsaps would leave a widow, Barsheba.
Have you tried this and other spelling variations? Perhaps Thomas was akin to your William? Good Luck.

Re: William Millsaps b 1749

Posted: 17 Mar 2013 2:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
He's a cousin and very well researched. His name is spelt wrong on the rolls, a victim of the flowerly handwriting of the time, but correctly in his papers. I have about 6 variations I regularly check for the last name. Thanks.
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