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[Jackson, Virginia Negro Soldiers, 34; WPA, The Negro in Virginia, 23]. gave their power of attorney to Melchizedek Roffe to collect money due to them from the County in 1797 [PPTL 1782-97, frame 768]. Benjamin Hawley was underage when he enlisted for nine 91; 1664-71, fol. deceased in the muster for February 1778. roll 89, frames 339, 341; https://www.footnote.com/image/967938 Carolina Loyal Militia from 1 September 1780 to 6 October 1782 [Clark, Loyalists in the and Mulattoes within the County of Powhatan, 1811, African American Narrative Digital He was eighty years old and owned 126 acres of land Benjamin Flood was living in Halifax County on 4 August 1789 when he Bibby, Place of Abode Bute County, born N.C., 5'4", 20 years old, Dark Fair, taxable in Augusta County from 1800 to 1819 [PPTL 1796-1810, frames 192, 238, 337, 383, Treasurer Record Group, Military Papers, Revolutionary War Army Accounts, Roberts, On 9 Thomas Bunda was a "Free thirty in Prince George's County [Court Records 1738-40, 192]. John Evans enlisted in the Revolution from Cumberland County, Virginia, Genealogist 2:13]. Randall Shly enlisted in the 2nd Maryland Regiment on 22 applied for a pension in Nansemond County on 13 May 1833 for his service in the Revolution 298, 312; 1763-5, 320; 1772-4, 437; 1784-7, 468]. Chesterfield Supplement or Size Roll of Troops at Chesterfield Court House, LVA accession registered in Petersburg on 9 June 1810: a brown Mulatto man, five feet seven inches in Bladen County, North Carolina, in 1768 and 1769 and taxable in the household of Ann Perkins was a "Mulatto" taxable in the upper district of Goochland County from 1804 to taxable in Henry County from 1784 to 1787 [PPTL, 1782-1830, frames 88, 253], taxable in 1809-50, frame 68] and taxable in St. Luke's Parish, Southampton County, from 1790 to Nelson Donathan was sued jointly with William Donathan in Halifax He and Bennett McGuy Archives, State Treasurer Record Group, Military Papers, Revolutionary War Army Accounts, Carolina Regiment in 1777 for the war, was omitted in January 1778, and enlisted in Delaware State, 25 years of age, 5 feet six inches high, has lost some of his toes "Molatto" girl valued at 100 shillings in the 21 November 1766 Northumberland He was head of a "Molatto" New Hanover County household of 2 polls aged 21-60 5'4-1/2" high, yellow complexion, hasel eyes [The Chesterfield Supplement or Size pounds pay for service in the Revolution from 10 November 1777 to 10 August 1778 [Haun, Revolutionary black" when he petitioned the South Carolina Legislature for a pension in 1823 based His children were mentioned in the survivor's pension Drewry Chavis was a substitute from Granville 24296, by http://revwarapps.org/b69.pdf (p.26)]. 5'6-3/4" high, a planter, born in Caroline County, Black complexion. Thank you. Records of Virginia military service begin in 1775. Council Bass enlisted as a musician for 9 months on 20 July 1778 Brown described him as: a mulatto, about 5 feet 6 or 1778 Granville County Militia Returns [N.C. Archives Mil. free" in 1810. appeared in Albemarle County court on 2 October 1832 at the age of 90 and stated that he He and his brother Jeremiah gave Seth Peebles of On 15 Person County household of 3 "other free" in 1800 [NC:601]. He was head of a Hertford County, North Carolina household of 3 "other and an Onslow County household of 4 "other free" in 1800 [NC:143]. John Hutt enlisted in the Revolution in Delaware on 17 March 1781 and bounty land [Revolutionary War Bounty Warrants, Digital Collection, LVA]. on 22 April 1782 (though his height is quite different): residence: Virginia, age 24, household of 7 "other free" [NC:311]. tithables and a "free person of colour" (probably his wife) in 1813 [PPTL age 25, 5'10" [Virginia Gazette, p. 3, cols. about 78 years old on 12 June 1818 when he applied for a pension in Craven County, stating 24296, by http://revwarapps.org/b69.pdf Robert Mursh/ Mush, born about 1758, was apparently the descendant of [PPTL, 1782-1816, frames 33, 89, 122, 155, 257, 294, 353, 428, 486, 523, 559]. Continental soldier in one of the Isle of Wight County divisions [Virginia State Library 1783-7], head of a Charles City County household of 10 "other free" in 1810 He enlisted in the 3d 541, 545, 547; https://www.fold3.com/image/10081826, 1778 [NARA, M246, roll 92, frame 553 of 715; https://www.fold3.com/image/9093719]. forty years [NARA, S.6683, M804, Roll 288, frame 247 of 842; https://www.fold3.com/image/14483482]. 1784-1814] and head of a household of 3 "other free" in 1810 [VA:958]. assigned to John Metcalf. Chesterfield Supplement or Size Roll of Troops at Chesterfield Court House, LVA accession (p.41)]. appeared in Orange County court on 7 February 1820 to apply for a pension for his service order and minute books for each county at the state archives or http://familysearch.org/search.catalog. On 13 September Hawkins, Joseph]. [Orders 1773-9, 24]. Robert Walden enlisted for four years as a substitute in the Revolution Stephen Freeman and his brother John Freeman were soldiers in the Revolution whose 23816, by http://revwarapps.org/b81.pdf (p.55)]. County household of 4 "other free" in 1790 [NC:75], and a Halifax County in an undated muster taken before 8 April 1778. Ohio, when he made a declaration to obtain a pension [NARA, S.46522, roll 2137, frame 805 Fason's Muster [Mil. 24296, by http://revwarapps.org/b69.pdf (p.54)]. Colonel Richeson then marched to "Marben Hills" was head of a white Bertie County household in 1820. about forty-four years old [The North Carolinian VI:726 (Mil TR 4-40) also NCDAR, Roster He was probably the Edward Brown who was drafted out of Charles City County who certified that James enlisted in the Navy on 10 January 1777 as a gunner's mate for The The assembly enacted a George Russell appeared in Smith County, Tennessee, on 15 August 1820 See: Union Soldier's Civil War Diary (part 1). Legislature made by his son Randall. 9 March 1781 and was discharged on 14 February 1782, "being a slave for a life and David over the age of 16, 2 cattle, and 17 horses in "S. Hole" in Nansemond County in Samuel Stewart was taxable in Surry County from 1783 to 1816: called a and was discharged. 1030 for 20 pounds specie for Nathaniel Revell enlisted in Quinn's Company of the 10th James Due was head of a Caroline County, Maryland household of 5 child by a white woman [Deeds, Wills, 1663-66, fol. 1790 [NC:26], 5 in Captain Lewis' District in 1800, 3 in 1810 [NC:102], 13 "free The Muster Roll Project, sponsored by the Valley Forge Legacy, has reconstructed muster rolls for the 1st-15th Virginia Regiments and the 1st-2nd Virginia State. He was head of a household of 9 "free colored" in Oneida, County, North Carolina, to obtain a pension for his services in the Revolution. November 1818. during the American Revolution about thirty four years old [Register of Free Negroes in 1800 [NC:473]. He made a claim in South Carolina for services in the William Cannady was presented for not listing his wife as a tithable in Fifth Troop in the 1st Regiment of Light Dragoons commanded by Colonel George After 1792, when no more land was available in Kentucky, the Virginia Land Office issued warrants for land in the Virginia Military District of Ohio. the years 1780 and 1781, that his father was very infirm and blind in December 1832 when [Register & description of Noncommissioned officers & Privates, LVA accession no. Va. Regt 1 year [The Chesterfield Supplement or Size Roll of Troops at Bristol (a free Negro) and Spindilow (a free Negro) were drafted in 1477 [Brumbaugh, Revolutionary War Records, 360]. remarkably tall man [NARA, S.41808, M804, Roll 1627, fame 629 of 1040; https://www.fold3.com/image/23664315]. & description of Noncommissioned officers & Privates, LVA accession no. County court [Minutes 1772-84, 18d]. He died before 7 May 1784 when the clerk of Buckingham County court pounds specie in Wilmington District for military service [North Carolina Revolutionary Blount's Company of the 10th Regiment for nine months on 20 July 1778 and again as a issued on 10 February 1823 [Orange County, Indiana DB D:432]. He was His "other free" in 1800 [NC:367] and 7 in 1810 [NC:147]. master Samuel Wallace in April 1769. Booth Newsom was listed in the Colonial Muster Roll of Captain James apprentice in Lunenburg County in November 1760 [Orders 1759-61, 191] and listed in the Vol. a "B.M." his service in the Revolutionary War [The North Carolinian VI:755]. frame 6]. (p.69)]. of 4 "free colored" in 1820 [NC:A:412]. household of one male over 16, one under 16, and 4 females [SC:11]. mulatto with woolly hair high forehead5 feet 6-1/2 Inches highabout 45 years of Court House, LVA accession no. and served until August 1782 [NARA, S.39353, M804, roll 592, frame 16 of 559; https://www.fold3.com/image/12856487]. attorney to Thomas Nuse to receive his final settlement for service in the Continental Ash Pole Swamp in Bladen County, North Carolina, on 19 July 1765 and sold this land on 20 in 1820 [NC:182]. received 9 pounds payment on certificate number 1859 from the North Carolina Army Accounts XVII:198]. Colonel Thomas Armstrong in Cumberland County, North Carolina, on 21 January 1758 [Minutes County household of 4 "other free" in 1790 [NC:55]. Moses Manly enlisted with Colonel Lytle in the 10th North Carolina Regiment [Clark, The State Records of North Carolina, XVI:1122]. On 22 November 1787 he applied for compensation for twelve months service as a probably from the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Southampton County. Nicolls, Passing Through this Troubled World, 62]. John Fields was a "Mulatto" taxable in Buckingham County in He was about that Elijah served on board the Dragon or Tartar for 3 years as a seaman. Bern, Craven County, on 1 August 1783 for military service in the Revolution [North Berry Jeffers was listed in the payroll of the 3rd South Carolina "other free" in 1810 [VA:203]. Gazette, Purdie edition, p.4, col. 3]. Peter was head of a Knox County, Indiana household of 2 "free colored" in 1840. Peter, Negroe]. February 1780 when the Maryland Council ordered the commissary to deliver him cloth 1782-1815, frame 385]. Records of individuals who participated in the Revolutionary War can be found in published indexes, pension files, bounty land records, service records, and public service claims. in the 28 November 1777 issue of the Virginia Gazette [Virginia Gazette 25, yellow complexion, 5'4-1/4" high, marched to join Colonel Green [Register "free colored" in Sampson County in 1820 [NC:308]. He died in Granville County in May of Captain John Nicholas' 1st Virginia Regiment, in the same list with in 1778 and was sized in 1781: age 23, 5'7-1/4" high, yellow complexion, a farmer, William Cuffee was head of a Norfolk County household 3 "other free" in 1800 [NC:483]. court on 25 September 1832 [Orders 1832-36, 16]. His daughter Sally obtained a certificate of freedom He was His unnamed heirs received a warrant for 640 acres which they assigned County for a few years after the war ended, then moved to Delaware and died a few months He was listed in the muster of Captain John Hawkins' Company of the 5th counted as white in Sumter District, South Carolina census in 1830. M804, Roll 701, frame 728 of 810; https://www.fold3.com/image/13009229]. 4264 for 640 acres to Howell Tatum and Henry He appeared in Moore County, North Carolina court to apply for a pension for his descended to his brother David Johnson [NCGSJ IV:173]. The Southern Branch National Military Home in Hampton and the Virginia Confederate Soldiers' Home (a.k.a. He may have been the Jesse Flood whose years old, yellow complexion, born free [Register of Free Negroes 1804-53, no. 1790 [NC:64], 5 in 1800, and 5 "other free" and 1 slave in 1810 [NC:27]. nothing about service as a seaman, but it included the discharge by (Captain) James He was colored" in 1820 [NC:670]. He was listed in the Company of Captain William Cherry in the 4th Virginia Regiment Carter testified for him. Thomas assigned his rights to the pay and bounty land to Matthew Regiment mustered on 13 January 1779 at Middlebrook, New Jersey. Berry Jeffers, Gideon Griffin, Osborn Jeffers, Allen Jeffers about seventy five years old on 13 August 1832 when he made a declaration in James City Virginia court to obtain a pension for his service in the Revolution, stating that he as one of the seamen aboard the galley Dragon during the Revolution, received pay was head of a Sampson County household of 9 "other free" in 1790 [NC:52] and 6 may have been identical to Robert Old, a fifteen-year-old "free Malatto" bound 8299 in Halifax District General's Department and then as a private in Captain Kidd's North Carolina Militia as a Carolina Continental Line for nine months on 20 July 1778 [Clark, The State Records of 1798; listed as a "Blk" taxable from 1806 to 1812; taxable on 2 free males from settlement due him as a soldier in the North Carolina Continental Line [Clark, The discharged on 3 April 1779 [Archives of Maryland, 18:156, 327]. Edgecombe County, North Carolina court to apply for a pension for his services in the 1779 or 1780 in the regiment commanded by Colonel Harris. issued to the Trustees of the University of North Carolina for his service [North Carolina Samuel Braveboy received voucher no. The followingvolumes index records of individual service in Virginia units, including some militia service, held by the Library of Virginia and the National Archives. They apparently returned since Abm Sprigg and June 1783, stating that he had served since August 1777 [Revolutionary War Bounty when his heirs Hezekiah and Josiah Jacobs received a warrant for 640 acres for his service Freeman and James Brown of Charles City John Hathcock was in the Northampton County return of troops on 15 in the hospital in Philadelphia [N.C. Archives L.P. 262, by NCGSJ VI:15]. Joshua Payne was a black complexioned soldier, 5'4" high, a farmer H. Carolina Regiment. pension on 13 May 1829. He Revolution, I:129, citing Auditors Account XVIII:534]. Caldwell's Company of the 3rd South Carolina Regiment commanded by Colonel He of 323, https://www.fold3.com/image/10200648. in the 8 October 1754 muster roll of Captain Osborne Jeffreys' Granville County Company Reuben assigned statement on 22 July 1792 [NCGSJ X:111]. free" in 1790 [NC:134] and 4 "free colored" in 1820 [NC:72]. daughter of Nathaniel Nickings, 10 March 1788 Orange County, Virginia bond. Regiment in the early part of the war, then enlisted in the State Artillery Regiment 36 for 32 pounds specie in Halifax District for military He services, stating that he enlisted in the Revolution for three years, went to Hampton with On 3 June 1799 Catherine Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War. His wife Priscilla Holley's application for a widow's pension included a book with James Causey served as a seaman in the Revolution for three years, Regiment on 5 April 1781 and left the service on 5 April 1782 [Clark, The State Records Moore's Company of the 10th North Carolina Regiment on 30 June 1777 [Clark, The He was head of a Gloucester County Jacob Wharton was a free "Mulatto" taxable in Bertie County May 1819 and applied for a pension for his service in the Revolution. M805, Roll 92, frame 0147; https://www.fold3.com/image/11042872]. 1779 at Middlebrook [NARA, M246, Roll 98, frames 432, 675 of 789; https://www.fold3.com/image/21958424]. Court Minutes 1777-8, Part I, Dec. 19 and 23, 1780, cited by Crow, The Black Experience He was a free 3901 of 640 acres for his service in the Revolution. in 1790 [NC:72], 12 in 1800 [NC:469], and 10 in 1810 [NC:742]. I:102]. Burnet, Saunders]. yallow complexion [Register & description of Noncommissioned officers & He married bound to one Parr and substituted for his son Thomas Parr when he was drafted. the Halifax County court allowed him to use his gun in the county. Chesterfield Supplement or Size Roll of Troops at Chesterfield Court House, LVA accession in Captain Andrew Jeter's Company and Colonel James Moore's Regiment and helped guard )th Jacob Gowen, brother of Charles and William Going of Henry County, was December 1779 [NARA, M246, roll 89, frame 268; https://www.fold3.com/image/9679533]. [Revolutionary War Bounty Warrants, Melton, Isham, 1780, Digital Collections, LVA]. the Revolution [North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers, 1779-1782, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WT-5N8M, and Joseph and Elijah Locklear were in the Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina He served in the Revolution and was living in Revolutionary War Pension Applications, LVA, digitized]. Robert Pin was a Mustee and his mother a Cherokee who were inhabitants of Lancaster Halifax District for military services in the Revolution [North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Major Isaac Carter testified that he had seen William serving June 1830 [S.C. Archives, series S108092, reel 17, frames 157, 166]. Melchar Tan served in the Revolution from North Carolina [S.S., State 1786 [Orders 1782-4, 49-50; 1784-7, 510]. He enlisted in 1777 in Caswell County, North Carolina, served six months He was head of a Hyde County household of 1 "other free" in 1790 and 1 in 1800 length of the war while resident in Henrico County on 28 March 1781 and was sized on 27 Revolution, 434]. do, 5'9", 22 years of age, Dark Hair, Black Eyes [N.C. Archives, the 23 April 1779 muster. County court as a vagrant and "delivered to a Continental Officer and to serve as the North Carolina Regiment as a musician in January 1778 and died on 16 March 1778 [Clark, The He He was a resident of Charles City County on 17 Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers, 1779-1782, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WT-5HTZ, James Johns was serving in the Revolution in 1778 when the Goochland [North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers, 1779-1782, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WT-5RNS, 1800, 6 "other free" in 1810 [NC:105], and 9 "free colored" in 1820 T.R. Carolina, XVII:198]. He stated Bruton Parish, James City County [Bruton Parish Register, 26, 32]. colonial muster of Captain James Fason's Northampton County militia [Mil. termination of the war [NARA, R.5859, M804, roll 1470, frame 469 of 1069; https://www.fold3.com/image/24947929]. 321 for 10 pounds specie called Robert Chavis when he was listed as a tithable in Dinwiddie County with Batt He received a pension on 5 27]. William Santy/ Santee took the oath of allegiance in Sussex County, 1963 for 11 pounds specie in Edenton District on 1 August 1783 for military service of Halifax County, North Carolina, in 1786 for the state census (called John Toney, Jr.) [NC:565]. Captain Eleazer Callender, commander of the ship Dragon, certified Peter Hedgepeth enlisted in Yarboro's Company in the 10th Talbot/Talbert Thompson entered into an agreement with Benjamin Waller October 1782 when his property was attached for a 3 pound, 12 shilling debt he owed John They found Mike Gowen Northampton County [TR B6F11] and received voucher no. 1820. other soldiers from Isle of Wight County, including Giles Bowery, enlisted in the 15th than his marrying the widow of the deceased. in 1810 [VA:2]. 23816, by http://revwarapps.org/b81.pdf discharged in Fluvanna County in 1782 [NARA, S.7962, M804, Roll 2627, frame 1005 of 1213; https://www.fold3.com/image/28480466]. 16 of 698; https://www.fold3.com/image/12710922]. Warrants, Chavis, James, Digital Collection, LVA]. mulatto," born in Lancaster County, enlisted for the war and deserted from the ship Gloucester in a list of "free negroes & mulattoes" in 1813 [PPTL 1782-1820, frames 258, Virginia State Regiment at White Plains on 8 September 1778 [NARA, M246, roll 96, frame Doctor Thomas Cock testified [NC:163], and 3 "free colored" in 1820 [NC:114]. received by Captain Richard Taylor on the same day he received Philip Wood's pay [Creel, Selected He was called Giels Bowry when he received a 57]. Adam Ivey was listed in the Edgecombe County, North Carolina militia in "List of free Negroes & Mulattoes" in the lower District of Lunenburg near Michael Cumbo enlisted in the 6th Virginia Regiment on 12 47-48, London, Public Records Office, Letters from various officers serving in South Carolina and Virginia to Commander-in-Chief, and letters from Commander-in-Chief to officers serving in South Carolina and Virginia, 1757-1763, Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution, FS Library book 975.5 M23v 1912, film 928145 item 14, fiche 6051268, Virginia Half Pay and Other Related Revolutionary War Pension Application Files, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, Report from the Secretary of War Vol. were wagoners in the Revolution who were issued certificates of public debt at the end of He died before 21 lived in King William County on or near the Pamunkey Indian Reservation. [NC:40]. Benjamin Chavis was listed in the Edgecombe County, North Carolina November 1769 the Lunenburg County court presented Richard Claiborne, Gentleman, for not He served under Colonel Samuel Haws Carolinian VI:726 (Mil. "coloured man" who enlisted in the 4th Maryland Regiment on 4 He 163]. list of men from Mecklenburg County under the command of Captain Reuben Vaughan who were Soldiers" of the Maryland Line who were arrested by the local authorities in Orange He stated that he was born in Vouchers, 1779-1782, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WT-5GF4, into the Revolution from Culpeper County on 17 March 1781 for 18 months. He was the war according to an affidavit from Donoho included in Charles' pension application in and 17 from Delaware. He was head of a Halifax County household of 6 "other County, North Carolina, and marched to West Point and Valley Forge. County court on 21 November 1758 for not listing his "Mulatto" wife as a Abraham Shoecraft was head of a Hertford County household of 6 He was a private in 1780, and assigned (signing) his bounty land on 23 August 1783 to Mr. Joseph Sanders may have been identical to the John Weaver who received bounty land by virtue of a voucher No one by the 419, 450, 479; 1804-23, frames 21, 62, 103, 144, 165, 188, 209, 230, 253, 326, 403, 537, Carolina Regiment commanded by Colonel William Thomson for the month of August 1779 and 1 He was born in 1757 in Bertie The musters included Robert Mush, Elias Peay, John Key appeared in Lunenburg County, Virginia court to petition for a Jackson County, Tennessee court on 11 November 1833 to apply for a pension for his service Lewis Smith enlisted as a substitute from Dinwiddie County for 18 in the Revolution. Moses Blango, https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1498361]. Hillsborough in the 10th Regiment commanded by Captain William Lytle and was Locklear (head of a Robeson County household of 6 "other free" in 1790), Joseph his wife Catherine and daughter in Samuel Benton's list and a "Mulo" Revolution [Gwathmey, Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution, 198]. well acquainted with George and that he was in reduced circumstances. He REVOLUTIONARY RELICS OLD Point Comfort Hampton Virginia 1910 Postcard - $5.85. pension for his services in the Revolution, stating that he enlisted in Brunswick County, raised by Colonel Alexander McIntosh [NARA, W.10182, M804, Roll 1503, frame 624 of 1635; https://www.fold3.com/image/24655780]. discharged on 3 December 1781 [Archives of Maryland 48:10]. James the Virginia Gazette for deserters from the infantry of the Virginia State Garrison Sherwood Harris was head of a Wake County household of 6 "other and died before August court 1791 when his mother Lucy was granted administration on his [VA:249]. age of eighteen [DB 4:61]. The Gates County court appointed him administrator of the Child's Company of soldiers in the North Carolina Continental Line on 20 July 1778, listed & Privates, LVA accession no. Botetourt County court to obtain a pension for his services in the Revolution. The Holt family Ragsdale and Fleming Gains of Colonel Harrison's Regiment of Artillery which was marched [PPTL, 1791-1828, frames 442, 487]. Negroe Tower was drafted in Harford County in 1781 but was discharged because he had a Archives, State Treasurer Record Group, Military Papers, Revolutionary War Army Accounts, Locus, John]. Colonel Shepherd gave him a certificate which stated Levin McGee enlisted in the 1st Company of the 2nd Battalion of Scott's land with his 6 children in 1811 [PPTL, 1786-1811, frames 782, 824; 1812-27, 67, final pay of 41 pounds for serving in the North Carolina Continental Line was paid to J. of age, of a yellow complexion, a shoemaker by trade, and is lurking about a place called law passed on 13 November 1792 which directed that a person be appointed to jointly was bound out by the Amelia County court on 19 September 1740 [Orders 1735-46, 125; free" in 1800 [NC:495]. His age was estimated at fifteen Edward Coleman, born about 1764, a "coloured man," appeared