Prince Edward County, Virginia
Source: A history of Prince Edward county, Virginia, from its formation in 1753 to the present .. (1922)
Author: Burrell, Charles Edward
VIRGINIA MILITIA IN THE REVOLUTION : PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY.
The list herein given is from a list which was contributed by Alfred J. Morrison, in the "Virginia Magazine of History.'' April, 1913, taken by him from the records.
Officers appointed and commissioned in May, June, and July. 1777.
Josiah Chambers, John Bibb, David Walker, Andrew Baker,
John Dabney, Sharpe Spencer, Charles Allen, Jacob Woodson,
Richard Holland, William Rice, Benjamin Allen, James Carter,
William Wooton. Henry Young, Robert Goode,
It appeared from an order made July, 1777, that the following were then Captains of Militia Companies.
In 1778 the following Captains were appointed:
In the same year the following Lieutenants were appointed:
Also in the same year the following two Ensigns were appointed:
------- Bigger, Jr.
In 1779 the following Captains were appointed:
Williamson Bird (in place, of Charles Venable, resigned)
And reference is made to the following as being or as having been Captains of Companies
In 1779 the following Lieutenants were appointed:
In the same year the following Ensigns were appointed:
James Parks, Drury Watson, Thomas Watkins.
In 1779 Thomas Haskins was recommended as Colonel of the Militia of the county, and George Walker as Lieutenant-Colonel.
In 1780 the following were recommended, or appointed as Captains: Thomas Lawton, Dick Holland, Jacob Woodson.
And the following as Lieutenants:
William Price Jr.
And the following as Ensigns:
In 1781 the following nominations were made and ratified:
John Nash, County Lieutenant
George Walker, Colonel
Thomas Flournoy, Lieutenant-Colonel
John Clark, Major.
In the same year the following were appointed as Captains:
Ambrose Nelson (in the stead of John Bibb).
The following were appointed Lieutenants in the same year:
John Clarke. Jr.
And the following were appointed as Ensigns:
MUSTER ROLL OF CAPTAIN JOHN MORTON'S COMPANY,
OF PRINCE EDWARD MILITIA. JUNE 28, 1781:
Captain, John Morton
(Morton had eight sons in the service)
First Lieutenant, John Holcomb
Second Lieutenant, Obadiah Woodson
Ensign, Edward Wood
Sergeant, James Morton
Sergeant, Samuel Anderson
Sergeant, Charles Stogg
Sergeant, Charles Anderson
Corporal, Robert Lawton
Corporal, Thomas Hastie
Corporal, William Wright
Corporal, William Chambers
Smith, Robert P.
Walker, William 1
Walker, William 2
Much further interesting information regarding Prince Edward county soldiers, serving in the Virginia Militia during the Revolutionary War may be found in McAllister's "Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War."
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