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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.

CAPTAINS
Josiah Chambers, John Bibb, David Walker, Andrew Baker,

LIEUTENANTS
John Dabney, Sharpe Spencer, Charles Allen, Jacob Woodson,

ENSIGNS
Richard Holland, William Rice, Benjamin Allen, James Carter,

SECOND LIEUTENANTS
William Wooton. Henry Young, Robert Goode,


It appeared from an order made July, 1777, that the following were then Captains of Militia Companies.

------ Clarke.
------ Owen.
------ Ligon.
------ Bigger.
Thomas Flournoy.
------ Chambers.
William Bibb.

In 1778 the following Captains were appointed:
John Bibb
George Carrington.

In the same year the following Lieutenants were appointed:
John Dupuy
Thomas Lawson.

Also in the same year the following two Ensigns were appointed:
Yancey Bailey
------- Bigger, Jr.


In 1779 the following Captains were appointed:
Williamson Bird (in place, of Charles Venable, resigned)
Richard Holland
Sharpe Spencer
Thomas Moore.

And reference is made to the following as being or as having been Captains of Companies
George Booker
Samuel Venable
Henry Walker
David Walker.

In 1779 the following Lieutenants were appointed:
Nicolas Davis
Robert Venable
George Booker
Jesse Watson
William McGehee
Ambrose Nelson
John Langhorn.

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:

Jesse Watson
Drury Watson
William Price Jr.
James Clark
James Wright
Joseph Parks

And the following as Ensigns:
Stephen Pettus
William Booker
John Bell.

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:
Stephen Neal
James Clark
Ambrose Nelson (in the stead of John Bibb).

The following were appointed Lieutenants in the same year:

Nathaniel Allen
John Richards
George Foster
George Pulliam
William Wooten
James Parks
John Clarke. Jr.
John Bell.

And the following were appointed as Ensigns:
William Galespie
Peyton Glenn
Robert Walton
Philip Mathew
 

MUSTER ROLL OF CAPTAIN JOHN MORTON'S COMPANY,
OF PRINCE EDWARD MILITIA. JUNE 28, 1781:

OFFICERS
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


PRIVATES

Anderson, Parsons

Ascul, William

Baldwin, Thomas

Bigger, William

Boas, Meshack

Bird, William

Boas, Michael

Brown, Isham

Byrk, Thomas

Casey, William

Chaffin, Isham

Chaffin, Christopher

Cocke, Anderson

Cunningham, Nathaniel

Cunningham, John

Daniel, George

Davidson, Edward

Davidson, William

Davidson, David

Davis, Charles

Durham, Nathaniel

Edmunds, Jacob

Fore, Francis

Foster, Joshua

Fraser, John

Fraser, Thomas

Fugue, William

Garratt, Alexander

Gillespie, William

Hales, Peter

Hampton, Nathan

Holman, Alexander

Hord, William

Howerton, James

Jennings, Isham

Jennings, James

Johnson, William

King, Thomas

Lee, John

Lee, Archibald

Leigh, Charles

Martin, Samuel

McGehee, William

Morton, Thomas

Newcomb, Julius

Parker, Glover

Peak, Aaron

Pierce, Thomas

Pillon, Jasper

Rain, Nathaniel

Robertson, David

Rutledge, Dudley

Sharp, Moses

Smith, Robert P.

Smith, John

Smith, Alexander

Spaulding, John

Sutherland, Philemon

Southerland, William

Taylor, George

Thompson, John

Tuggle, Benjamin

Tuggle, Thomas

Walker, Thomas

Walker, William 1

Walker, William 2

Watkins, Abner

Webster, John

Whitlock, Josiah

Wilburn, Thomas

Woodson, Anderson

Woodson, John

Wright, Archibald
 

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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