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Bertie County, North Carolina

North Carolina Regiments in Revolutionary War


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N.C. Divided into SIX MILITARY DISTRICTS - 1780

You need to be aware of the Military District that your county falls under when you are doing your research.
Edenton District
Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank, Perquimans, and Tyrrell
Halifax Distrcit
Edgecombe, Franklin, Halifax, Martin, Nash, Northampton, and Warren.
Hillsborough District
Caswell, Chatham, Granville, Orange, Randolph and Wake
New Bern District
Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Dobbs, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Pitt, and Wayne
Wilmington District
Bladen, Brunswick, Cumberland, Duplin, New Hanover, and Onslow
Salisbury District
Anson, Burke, Guilford, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Richmond, Rowan, Rutherford, Sullivan, Surry, Washington, and Wilkes.

North Carolina Regiments

See this http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/lineage/nc.htm for complete listing. **this link isn't working. Does anyone know the new one?

Regiments with Known Bertie Men


Regiment

Organized

Org. Place

#/Companies

1776 - Colonels 1777 - Colonels

1st NC

1 Sept 1775

Salisbury

Wilmington

10 companies

Col James Moore
Col Francis Nash
Col. Tho Clark
Col Francis Nash

2nd NC

1 Sept 1775

Salisbury

Edenton

Newbern

10 companies

Col. Robert Howe
Col Alex Martin
Col. John Patton
Col Alex Martin

3rd NC

1 Jan 1776

Wilmington

8 co from

Halifax, Edenton

Hillsborough

Col Jethro Sumner Col. Jethro Sumner

4th NC

26 Mar 1776

Wilmington

8 companies from

Salisbury

Edenton

Wilmington

Col. Thomas Polk Col. Thomas Polk

5th NC

26 Mar 1776

Wilmington

8 companies from

Newbern

Edenton

Hillsborough

Col. John A. Lillington Col. John A. Lillington

6th NC

13 April 1776

Wilmington

8 companies from

Wilmington Hillsorough

Col Edward Buncombe

7th NC

16 Sept 1776

Halifax

8 companies from

Halifax

Edenton

Col James Hogan

8th NC

16 Sept 1776

Halifax

8 companies from

Newbern

Wilmington

Col James Armstrong

9th NC

16 Sept 1776

Halifax

8 companies from

Hillsborough

Salisbury

Col Abraham Shephard Col John Williams

10th NC

Sheppard's

Additional

17 April 1777

Kinston

8 co North-eastern part of state

Col Abraham Shephard
         

Regiments with Known Bertie Men

1st N.C. Regiment - Continental Line

(Authorized 1 Sept 1775. Organized at Salisbury and Wilmington)
(For more complete history see http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/lineage/nc.html

1776 - Col James Moore-Col. Francis Nash *Col James Moore promoted to brigadier general (along with Robert Howe of the 2nd NC) and commanding general in North Carolina. To fill this vacany, Col Francis Nash was promoted to Colonels. 1777 - Col Francis Nash - Col Thomas Clark (promoted to Lieutenant Col when F. Nash moved up) William Davies was Major. 1780 - Col Sam Jerris

Capt. Alexander Whitehall
Prvt. Meady White
Prvt William Todd  (Will probated 28 June 1778)
Prvt Isaac Sowell (See heir's application for land)


1776 -Col. Robert Howe-Col Alex Martin
*Col Robert Howe was promoted to brigadier general along with James Moore. Alexander Martin was promoted to Colonel to fill this vacancy.

1777 - Col Alex Martin - John Patton (promoted to Lieutenant Col when A. Martin moved up)
John White was major


2nd N.C. Regiment - Continental Line

Homepage: http://www.infoave.net/~rblevins/hist.htm

Formed September 1, 1775

Todd, William (will given to May Court 1775 - so must have been in earliest regiment)

Battle Activity of 2nd NC Regiment

3rd N.C. Regiment - Continental Line

Formed Jan 1, 1776 - 3 companies from Edenton

1777 - Jethro Sumner (properous tavern owner of Warren County) (burial removed from Warrenton to Guildford Courthouse Battlefield 1891)- Colonel William Alston - Lieutenant Col Samuel Lockhart - Major Bishop, Moses 1751 - 1809. Buried in Bishop-Powell Cemetery - Roxobel Dunning, Pvt. James Jethro Sumner, Col.; Capt Emmetts Company. May 15, 1776, 2 1/2 years. Discharged Oct 1778.

4th N.C. Regiment - Continental Line

Formed Mar 26, 1776 - 4 companies from Edenton

Col Thomas Polk

Lieut Col James Thaxton

Capt Jeremiah McLean's Company

Butler, John Private
White, Ezekiel

5th N.C. Regiment - Continental Line

Formed Mar 26, 1776 - 4 companies from Edenton

Col Edward Buncombe

Capt John Pugh Williams' Company

Jenkins, Abraham

Capt. Redding Blount's Company

Thomas, Amos

6th N.C. Regiment - Continental Line

No companies from Edenton

7th N.C. Regiment - Continental Line

Formed Sept 16, 1775 - Edenton - 4 companies

Col James Hogun

Lieut Col Robert Mebane

Capt Walker's Company

Bennet, James Private

8th N.C. Regiment - Continental Line

No Companies from Edenton

9th N.C. Regiment - Continental Line

No Companies from Edenton

10th N.C. Regiment - Continental Line

Capt Blount's Company

Asbet, James Private

Capt Issac Moore's Company

Baker, William
Wright, David

Capt Baker's Company

Brodwell, David

Capt Donoho's Company

Jenkins, Elisah

Capt Raiford's Company

Murter, John

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Virginia Crilley


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