June 1776: Served in Capt. Jacob Wolmack's Company of Rangers; North Carolina Troops. Ranks Prvt., Corpl.
Oct 1776: 1st Sgt. in Capt. Joseph Wilson's Company, Col. John Carter's Regiment.
June 1778: Commissioned Lieut. in Capt. Gess's Company, Col. John Carter's Regiment.
1779: Commissioned Capt. Served until Jan. 1781 in Col. Servier's Regiment.
Proof: Draper's "King's Mountain and It's Heros", Pg 424
Note: Capt. Stinson suffered wounds which, reportedly, left him blinded.