This information is contributed by Don Matthews
David Quinn W4771 Quinn's 1832 pension application before the Duplin County Court of Appeals and Quarter Sessions stated that he was born in Carteret County, NC. He claimed to have first served in the Revolutionary War as militiaman drafted for a 3 month tour in the company of Capt. Taylor in the regiment of Col. Brown in the Brigade of Gen. Lillington. He gave no details of this service but stated that it could be proved by James Wallace, a still living witness to his service who had served with him. After his militia discharge he volunteered to be a substitute for Lewis Barfield, a married man who declined to serve. David Quinn spent 12 months in the North Carolina Continental Line during this tour. David Quinn stated that he'd resided in Duplin County when he entered Continental military service under Capt. (Joseph) Rhodes in May 1781. He stated that he was later wounded in the hip at the battle at Eutaw Springs, SC in 1781 and testified that he'd been transported with the wounded to a hospital in Camden. He claimed to have returned to active duty at Bacons Bridge, SC and to have been discharged from Continental service at Wilmington, NC in 1782.