The stone marker reads:
North Carolina Mil
Capt. Mcdowell's Rgmt.
March 24, 1834"
Attached marker on back of stone reads:
"Revolution War Veteran
Leroy taylor vet RW. Battles of King's Mtn SC. Boyds Creek NC. Many Indian scrimmages
B. 07/25/1758 VA D 03/24/1834 TN
One of Leroy's dau "ann" m Asher Lyon(s) 1813 Asher was vet of 2nd RW B ??/??/1792 ??
D 02/14/1863 VA
One of their sons Leroy, vet CW
B 06/25/1820 TN D. 02/15/1902 VA
One of his soms Robert, vet CW
B08/??/1847 VA, D 11/??/1931 VA
One of his sons James, Constable Scott Co.
B 04/??/1870 VA, D 03/30/1949 VA
One of his sons Lester, Vet WW1, France
B02/15/1901 VA D 06/19/1970 TN
His sons Clearance Eugene, Vet WWII PacFleet, Korea, Viet Nam, Retired USAF 07/31/1969 TX
B 01/30/1926 VA
Tip Edwards, Vet WWII Berlin Airlift, Korea
B 08/17/1929 VA
Ted Thomas, Vet WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, retired USAF
08/31/1973 Mo. B 07/25/1932 VA
Affixed To Monumet 07/25/1988
By TIP AND TED"
The following was sited from: (visit link
Pension application of Laroy (Leroy) Taylor S1934 fn57NC
Transcribed by Will Graves
State of Tennessee, Washington County: September Term 1832
On this 14th day of September 1832 personally appeared in open Court before the Honorable Samuel Powel [sic, Powell?] now sitting as a Court of Law & Equity in and for the said County of Washington Leroy Taylor a resident Citizen of said County & State, aged 74 years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed 7th June 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers & served as herein stated, to wit: that being a resident citizen of the County of Burke State of North Carolina during the Revolutionary War, that he volunteered in the County of Burke aforesaid under Captain Reuben White a Captain of the North Carolina militia under the command of Colonel Charles McDowell of General Rutherford's Brigade, to serve a three months tour of duty and was marched to the head of Catawba River (place called the Pleasant Gardens) where the troops were all to meet & when met a convention of the officers took place, and his Captain having been killed before they arrived at the Pleasant Gardens by the Indians this declarant was appointed by Colonel McDowell to command the company which White had command of before his death, and in the Council of officers, was ordered back to White's Fort on John's River, to guard said Fort (the Indians being numerous in the neighborhood & did marched back to said Fort with the company under his command, & there remained over the term for which he engaged and dismissed his men without written discharge, and went on to paymaster Matthew Locke drew the money for the pay of the company under him & paid them off said Locke at the time residing within a few miles of Salisbury).
That the time of his entering into said service was about the month of October 1776, under date of the receipts hereto annexed which from accident have been preserved in the rack of ancient things) two with the receipts of Nicholas dated the 30th December 1776, for 69 days, they [sic, the] said Nicholas & others paid by him having been put under his command sometime after he had been in command of the Fort aforesaid & not in service as long as he had been, that said service was for three months as Captain principally, his Captain having been killed as aforesaid within a few weeks after he entered, and he is very certain that he entered in the month of September or early in October and dismissed his men at the date of the receipts hereto annexed, which were given a part of the men put under his command after he had command of the Fort. He states further that he received a commission, during his service at the Fort before specified, from the Department of State of North Carolina, and after returning home from his first service.
That on the 27th March 1778, he received an order from Colonel Beckman of the County of Burke aforesaid as Captain, which he hereto annexes, directing him to train the company under his command, which he did in conformity to said order, & in the same year the November thereof the 6th Colonel McDowell issued to him his order as Captain aforesaid to raise six men out of his company & have them equipped and in readiness which is also annexed, that he in observance to said order, did he & six men from his Company volunteered & marched to Greenlea's at the Quaker Meadows, & there marched to Pine Tree (now Camden) & there joined General Rutherford's Army, & there had his company filled up by men raised from other Counties & commanded under General Rutherford in said campaign – from Camden the Army marched to the ten mile house, (on this side of Charleston) from thence, to Purysburg on the Savannah [River], thence up the River to the two sisters [sic, Two Sister Ferry] there, the Army had marched from Purysburg to said Two Sisters under General Lincoln, at the last named place he was then allowed to return home his term of time having expired being on the 8th of February after his March in November as aforesaid. That after his return home he removed to the Western settlements of North Carolina (now Tennessee) and settled in the County of Washington on the frontiers of the Cherokee Indians – after having acted for two months & thereabouts under the annexed order of Captain Gilbreath Falls [sic, Gilbraith Falls] (a Captain of the Light horse), and apprehending the said William & Robert Johnston named in the said order & traversing the other suspected places), that after taking said men he delivered them up to Colonel McDowell, & he calling a Court martial & trying them & they being acquitted & again joined the Army. His removal to the frontier was in the Spring of 1780 at which time the Cherokee Indians were killing & depredating [sic] on said [place]; and that he served in the three several tours or services about eight months, exclusive of the time which was lost in the going to the place of rendezvous & returning home that not being computed in the tour, or estimate – that he was as aforesaid Captain for all the time except about a month when he was first under Captain White before he was killed, that he had a commission until some years since when one of his neighbors, unfriendly disposed towards him, got possession of his papers in which was said Commission, & he has never been able to regain it – these annexed being all that was left & they were accidentally left in his possession owing to their not being carefully preserved & left in the house from whence they were taken & which he annexes. That he knows of no person now living by whom he can prove his said services, nor is
there a resident minister of the Gospel in his neighborhood by whom he can establish the report or belief required by the instructions of the War Department. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present, and declares that his name is not on the pension Roll of the agency of any state. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
S/ Leeroy Taylor [sic]
Sworn in open Court at September Term 1832
Test: S/ Jas. V. Anderson, Clerk
[William P. Chester & Jacob Brown gave the standard supporting affidavit.]
“Then Rec'd of LeRoi Taylor full Sattisfaction for 69 Days Sarvis Done under Sd. Taylor
[indecipherable words] Dec'm the 30th 1776 S/ Thos. Nichels, X his mark
“Decm the 5 Day 1776
then Rec'd of Leeroy Taylor for the [indecipherable word] of John Nickels 3 pounds five shillings [indecipherable words]
S/ James Wilson “Decm the 5 Day 1778 then Rec'd of Leetaylor [sic] full Sattisfaction for 69 Dayes Sarvis I Say Rec'd [indecipherable word] S/ James Wilson”
[Veteran died March 24, 1834; he was not survived by his wife; his granddaughter, Margaret Irvin, received his last pension payment.]