Patriot Ledstone Noland assisted in establishing American Independence as a Private in Capt
John Johnson’ Fork Ranger Unit and in Capt Gabriel Knox’ Company, Col Smith’s Regiment, North Carolina Militia.
Ledstone’s service is documented in his pension application S16992 at the U.S. National Archives & Records Administration.
Ledstone was born in 1750 in Charles County, Maryland and died on 6 July 1839 in Jackson
County, Missouri. He is buried at Pitcher Cemetery in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, which is located at 3306
Blue Ridge Boulevard, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri. It is a small pioneer graveyard established in 1830 and
open to the public.