Elisha King Records
 

Revolutionary War Records – Elisha King 

From the National Archives

         

          Sergeant     14th Virginia Regiment of Foot  -  January 2, 1777

          Ensign     1st and 10th Regiment (Consolidated)  -  June 4, 1779

          Captain-Lieutenant     1st Virginia Regiment  -  February 15, 1981

 

 

Enlistment January 1, 1777

A Muster Roll of Captain Moses Hawkins’ Company of the 14th Virginia Regiment of Foot in the 

service of the United States Commanded by Col. Charles Lewis.

 

The upper left corner of the Muster Roll above has been enlarged showing it to be for January 1777, the first month in the National Archives.  On line three, under the heading of Sergeants, is the name Elisha King, and under the heading of ‘appointed’ is the date January 1, indicating Elisha entered the Company on or about the first of the year.

 

Publication Number: M246 

Publication Title: Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 

Publisher: NARA 

Short Description: NARA M246. These documents include muster rolls, payrolls, strength returns, and other miscellaneous personnel, pay, and supply records of American Army units, 1775-83. 

State: Virginia 

Military Org: 14th Regiment 

Date Range: 1777-78 

Folder: 319 

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Above is the first Company Pay Roll for Elisha King.  It shows his rank as Private.  He may have enlisted as Private and then immediately been promoted to Sergeant (or this designation of Private may simply have been an error).  He remained a Sergeant on subsequent Muster Rolls.  His pay was for 118 days from “appointment & enlistment to April 28, 1777”.

 

 

Publication Number: M881 

Publication Title: Compiled Service Records of Soldiers Who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary War

Publisher: NARA

Date: 1775-1785

Short Description: NARA M881. Compiled service records of soldiers who served in the American Army during the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783.

State: Virginia

Regiment: First and Tenth Regiment

Record Type: Individual

Surname Starts With: K

Surname: King

Given Name: Elisha

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Promotion to Ensign June 1779

 A Payroll Capt. Overton’s Company for the Month of June 1779

Elisha King’s name appears twice, first with the officers showing Rank as Ensign.  It then appears one line below (Line 1) showing Rank as Sergeant, with his pay divided between them.  The Remarks section indicated he was promoted June 4th, 1779.

 

Publication Number: M246

Publication Title: Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783

Publisher: NARA

Short Description: NARA M246. These documents include muster rolls, payrolls, strength returns, and other miscellaneous personnel, pay, and supply records of American Army units, 1775-83.

State: Virginia

Military Org: 1st and 10th Regiment (Consolidated)

Date Range: 1779

Folder: 37

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Promotion to Captain Lieutenant February 15, 1781

1st Virginia Regiment

 

Publication Number: M881

Publication Title: Compiled Service Records of Soldiers Who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary War

Publisher: NARA

Date: 1775-1785

Short Description: NARA M881. Compiled service records of soldiers who served in the American Army during the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783.

State: Virginia

Regiment: First Regiment

Record Type: Individual

Surname Starts With: K

Surname: King

Given Name: Elisha

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Rank and Succession of the Field Officers Captain and Subalterns

With the dates of their commissions,

former and present regiments arranged to the

Virginia Regiment

 

Line12.  Elisha King ………………Feby 15, 1781         Marks.

 

Publication Number: M246

Publication Title: Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783

Publisher: NARA

Short Description: NARA M246. These documents include muster rolls, payrolls, strength returns, and other miscellaneous personnel, pay, and supply records of American Army units, 1775-83.

State: Virginia

Military Org: Various Organizations

Date Range: [blank

Folder: 364

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