John Wesley Mullins (1758 - 1849) MP

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Nicknames: "Revolution John"
Birthplace: North Big Toe, Burke County, Province of North Carolina
Death: Died in Clintwood, Dickenson County, Virginia, United States
Occupation: Soldier, Surveyor, Farmer
Managed by: Heather Billig
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About John Wesley Mullins

Mullins in America

Wesley “Revolution John” Mullins (B. abt. 1754 in Big Tow River, Yancey Co., North Carolina). As his name suggests, “Revolution John” served in America’s War for Independence. He enlisted in James Poteet’s Patriot Militia and fought against Capt. Patrick Ferguson in the pivotal Battle of Kings Mountain, NC; historians consider this battle, fought 7 October 1780, to be the "turning point in the South" in the Revolutionary War. The victory of the Patriots (known as over-mountain-men) over Loyalist troops destroyed the left wing of Cornwallis' army. The battle ended, at least temporarily, the British advance into North Carolina and forced Lord Cornwallis to retreat from Charlotte, NC back into South Carolina to await reinforcements. During the interval, General Nathaniel Greene, the hero of Trenton and Brandywine and newly appointed commander of the Southern Army, was able to reorganize and strengthen the American forces in the Southern theatre. -------------------- John Mullins

The only known Revolutionary War soldier buried in Dickenson County

rests on knoll to left of intersection McClure and Mullins Avenues

(State Highway 83) died in 1849 at home of his son John who in

1829 was the first settler on Holly Creek at what is now Clintwood.

The Mullinses came from Toe River Mitchell County, N.C. Family

tradition has it Great-Grandsir John joined Col. William Campbell's

Over Mountain Men as they passed his home and was one of that little

band of patriots to turn the tide of battle at Kings Mountain that

glorious October day in 1780

-------------------- From his plague in Clintwood:

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John Mullins

The only known Revolutionary War soldier buried in Dickenson County rests on knoll, to left of intersection McClure and Mullins avenues (State Highway 83). Died in 1849 at home of his son John who, in 1829, was the first settler on Holly Creek at what is now Clintwood.

The Mullinses came from Toe River, Mitchell County, North Carolina. Family tradition has it "Great-Grandsir" John joined Col. William Campbell's Over-Mountain Men as they passed his home, and was one of that little band of patriots to turn the tide of battle at kings Mountain that glorious October day in 1780.

Erected by descendants and friends in 1968.

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John Mullins's Timeline

1758
January 10, 1758
Burke County, Province of North Carolina
1772
July 8, 1772
Age 14
Halifax County, Virginia, United States
1774
1774
Age 15
Burke County, Province of North Carolina
1775
1775
Age 16
1776
1776
Age 17
Burke County, North Carolina, United States
1778
1778
Age 19
Burke County, North Carolina, United States
1778
Age 19
Burke, North Carolina, United States
1782
February 23, 1782
Age 24
Burke County, North Carolina, United States
1784
1784
Age 25
North Carolina, United States
1792
1792
Age 33
Franklin County, Virginia, United States