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REVOLUTIONARY WAR VETERANS - BERTIE COUNTY

~NEW~ Bertie Revolutionary Soldier by Regiment
We'd like to have you share your Revolutionary War Soldier with us!
The following LISTS come from various sources (some copyrighted), and I have kept them together so you would know the source.
The goal is to recreate a listing of all the Bertie County Men serving in either the Militia or the Continental Line.

Militia   | Regimental Rosters   | Patriots

Regimental Soldiers from Bertie

BUTLER, CURRY
DAR membership submitted in 1960 by Iris Butler O"Donnell states that he was a private (#851) in the Edenton District of the Militia of North Carolina. It gives as sources:
1. Page 320 of "Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution", published by the NC DAR in 1932; and
2. List of names taken from vouchers found in Comptrollers Record, State of NC - Vouchers in Box B I by number and district.
Norvill Jones" (jnjjwj@erols.com)

Wright Conner R2222 BLW #44807-160-55 N.C. Line Soldier applied 7-12-1845 in Bertie Co. N.C. age 81. Soldier enlisted in Winton in Hertford Co. N.C. Widow applied for BLW 12-15-1855 Bertie County age 74. Soldier married Ziney (?Rosina) Portis in 1823. Soldier died 12-09-1850. Genealogical Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files - WHITE Ann Galas CGalas@aol.com

Dunning, Pvt. James -Jethro Sumner, Col.; Capt Emmetts Company. May 15, 1776, 2 1/2 years. Discharged Oct 1778.
Was granted 274 acres for service --'within the limits of the lands allotted the officers and soldiers of the Continental Line by law 14 Oct 1783.' Capt W. Shelby."
James Dunning's name appears on the 1774 tax list of Bertie County. He served as bondsman along with L. Jenkins when Suthena/Lithena Dunning married James Early 1808, Bertie County. Researcher: Dunning

Hoggard
Patrick was a revolutionary war veteran having enlisted in the Continental Army on July 20 1778 along with John Hoggard. He served as a nine month soldier as a private in the 10th regiment under Capt. William Blount's Company. There was also a William Hoggard who served earlier. David Hoggard davidh@coastalnet.com

Hoggard, John. R4804 RI line. Was born about 1761 in Bertie Ct NC & he lived there at enlistment & he applied for pension there 13 Nov 1833, widow applied 14 Feb 1844, soldier & widow (Penelope) married in 1784.

Sowell, IsaacPrivate, North Carolina Militia - Listed in the DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition, Volume # 3, page # 2744. Died in General Greene camp in South Carolina. First Battalion of the North Carolina Regiment, commanded by Colonel John Armstrong - Captain Moore's Company -(See heir's application for land)

Sowell, James William He served in the Revolution in the Army and is listed on the DAR Roster and in state records of North Carolina Army accounts Volume XVII, p.278, William Todd

Will Bk D pg 294
28 Jun 1778  May Ct 1775
"...being in the service of the United States and now going to jin his Regiment at 
Philadephia...." Brother Moses Todd - two large pewter basins, table, cottles, 
largest bed now in the possession of my mother, etc. Brother John Todd - remaining 
estate. My mother shall not be molested nor have any of the above goods taken from 
her during her life.
Ex: Brother Moses
Wit. Jas Campbell, Jona Jacocks, Richard Dawson
Codicill: 28 Jun 1778
James Campbell shall immediately take into his possession or under his care all my 
hogs and he is to have their use and benefit until I return. I appoint said Campbell 
as my executor.
Wit: Richard Dawson, Jona Jacocks

James Todd. Continental Soldier. Heirs Henry Smith & Sally Todd Smith, William Ray & Nancy Todd Ray, "the only heirs of James Todd decd. a continental soldier in the last war of North Carolina" "transfer unto Joseph H. Bryan a Military Land Warrant containing of Six Hundred and forty acres of the number one hundred and twenty".... February 13 1808. (Bertie Co. Deed Book U, page 360) twhite@simflex.com Tommy

Turner, Jacob, Capt.

Historian Col. John H. Wheeler, recorded in his 1925 Historical Sketches of North Carolina that Capt Jacob Turner was a resident of Bertie County. However, Gerald Thomas, historian, concludes after reviewing carefully many pension records, tht Capt Turner was in fact from Bute County which was in Halifax District.
Capt Turner went with General Nash and fell Oct 4, 1777 in Germantown (outside Philadelphia) General Washington had hoped to surround and capture most of the British camp north of Philadelphia. But just as they were on the verge of routing of the British troops, the American units became confused in thick fog and smoke, fired on each other, and the advances were reversed. (Casualties: 650 colonists, 550 British) . Buried in Germantown with this monument.
Honor to the Brave.
Colonel Henry Irwin of North Carolina
Captain Turner
Adjutant Lucas and six soldiers
Killed in the Battle of Germantown.
One cause, One grave

Revolutionary War Papers - Bertie County

Ransome McBride lists the following names in his article "Revolutionary War Papers". North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal Vol 3 # 1 pg 22-29. He abstracted them from Miscellaneous County Records in NC Archives. See article for complete information or look at the actual file in the Archives. All were from: C.R. 10.911.1 Box 4 - Rev War Papers

Asbet, James. Prvt Capt Blount's Co - 10th Regiment. [Heir Elizabeth Percey seeks Land warrant-1821] C.R. 10.911.1 Box 4 - Rev War Papers
Baker, William Prvt Capt Moore's Co - 10th Regiment [Heir Elizabeth Percey seeks Land warrant - 1821] C.R. 10.911.1 Box 4 - Rev War papers
Bennet, James Prvt Capt Walker's Co - 7th Regiment [Heir Patsey Wynns seeks Land warrant - 1821] C.R. 10.911.1 Box 4 - Rev War Papers
Brodwell, David Prvt Capt Baker's Co - 10th Reg [heir Lydia Wilford seeks land warrant - 1821] C.R. 10.911.1 Box 4 - Rev War Papers
Butler, Jethro Prvt Capt Dixon - Col Ashe's Reg [pension application-1820]
Applied for pension April 20, 1818 in Bertie County at age 57. Enlisted there. In 1820 had a wife, Nancy, aged 30 and children Winney 11, Isaac 5, Robert 3, John aged 1 month.
Butler, John Prvt Capt Jeremiah McLayen or McLean's Co - Col Polk's reg [pension application- Nov 17, 1820 age 66(Windsor) (wife Milly 50, daughters, Temperance 18, Sucky 14, Abigail 8; son, William, 16]
Coffield, Benjamin Adjatant in 6th Reg [heirs Jethro, Frederick, Benjamin Coffield and Christian Laseter seek land warrant]
Cooper, William Continental Soldier [heir Jonathan Cooper seeks land warrant]
Corbet, James Continent Soldier [heir Elizabeth Cook, Thamer Hendrixin, Isaac Hendrixon seek land warrant]
Glaughan, Jeremiah Continental Soldier [heir William Glaughan seeks land warrant]
Gregory, Robert Continental Soldier [heir Gideion Gregory seeks land warrant]
Hanners, Henry Continental Soldier [heir Thomas Hanners seeks land warrant-1820]
Hood, William Continental Soldier [heir Thomas Hanners seeks land warrant-1820]
Jenkins, Abraham Capt John Pugh William's Co - 5th Regiment. [Federal pension application]
Applied May 18, 1821 in Bertie County at age 64 with wife Elizabeth aged 56 and children Winney 28, Polly 18, also an orphan boy, Willie 10, and infant grandson, James, the son of his daughter, Willey, aged 17 months. Soldier died Sept 12, 1823, widow applied May 11, 1842 - Bertie County aged 78 in Aug 1831. Soldier and widow had married Jan 30, 1781. A son, Lodowick Jenkins made Aff'dt May 13, 1845.
Jenkins, Elisah Capt Donoho's Company - 10th Regiment. [Heir Josiah Jenkins seeks land warrant]
Morrisit, Peter Continental Soldier [heirs Cason M. Morrisit, Temptly Morrisit, Margaret Morrisit and Marrisit seekland warrant]
Murter, John Capt Raiford's Company - 10th Regiment [heirs Nancy Murter and Elisha Murter seek land warrant]
Outlaw, James Capt Knott's Company. Col Murfree's Regiment. [pension application-1820]
Rogers, John Continental Soldier [heir John Rogers seeks land warrant]
Seals, John Prvt Continental Soldier [heir Thomas Selas]
Thomas, Amos Prvt Redding Blount's Company - Col Hogan's Regiment. [federal pension application]
White, Ezekiel Capt Jeremiah McLayn/McLean's Company - Col Thomas Polk's Regiment [pension application-1820]
White, John Capt John Baker's Company - Col Mebane's Regiment [Federal pension application - wife Esther, and orphan boys Bennet and Dempsy Cowand] John White was grandfather to Dempsey amd Bennett Cowand. Their father, Lewis Cowand, was alive at the time. "John W. Cowand, Jr." cowand@ibm.net
White, Peter Capt James Campbell/Capt Redding Blount - Col Hogan [Federal Pension application-wife, Tamor, daughters, Lydia, Nancy, Tamor]
White, William Capt John McGlawhon's Company - Col Hogan's Regiment [Federal Pension application-wife, Winifred;orphan boy, Norfleet Henry.]
Wright, David Capt Isaac Moore's Company - 10th Regiment. [deposition for heir claim to land warrant by Thomas Reed]


Some Revolutionary War Service Veterans in Bertie County

North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal- Feb '86 pg 50. William Doub Bennett.
From Records of Estates 1790-1793 (pp 234-534) at pg 336-343 (Stack file #C.R. 10.501.2 at NC State Archives.

November Term of the 1792 Court of Pleas and Quarters Sessions for Bertie County
Shows assets due individuals who were Revolutionary War Veterans.

Green, John
Hails, Amos
Hardison, Hardy  (Belinda Melton Hughes bjhughes@erols.com)
Harisson, Stephen
Harrison, James
Jones, Frederick
McGuiire, Michael
Modlin, Ezekiel
Morgan, Charles
Pearce, Thomas
Price, William
Sallinger, Absolom
Smith, William
Smithers, Moses
Smithwick, William
Todd, Ephraim
Todd, James
Todd, Thomas
Todd, William
White, James
Article provided amount due and name of Administrator. Some were living in Martin County at the time (1792).

Genealogical Abstracts of Rev War Pension File by Virgil White

Jordan, Hezekiah, Martha. R5766 NC Line sol app 25 Jan 1833 Lincoln Co TN, sol was b in 1751 or 1752 in Bertie Co NC, sol's parents died when he was very young, sol lived in Johnston Co NC when he elisted in Cumberl Co NC in 1776 & before the end of the Rev he moved to Henry Co VA then to Claiborne Co TN sol & wid had m in 1823 & sol d in Aug 1839. Roster of Soldiers from NC in the American Revolution by DAR 1967


Purpose of book: Provide a resource of men furnished
in NC 1776-1783 
(Enlistments ranged 3 mos to 3 yrs and some re-enlistments)

Below is an outline of what this book contains and examples from it.

Ashe's History estimates 22,000 different names on the muster 
rolls of NC

US War Dept report of pensions 1835 1,400 NC names

Rev. accounts, comptroller records 
Foreword written 1931

Pierce's Register  (original in Library of Congress NC certificates 
89,501 – 91,938

"#90271. Abbott, John"

Heitman's register
Many records probably lost
Lists Reg and officers. Col through Majors

Alphabetical List of Officers of Continental Army by Heitman
(Includes officers of the militia 27-50)

"p. 108 Blount, Reading, Capt 34d NC April 16,1777;
Maj 5th NC May 12, 778; transfd to 2nd NC June 1, 1778; transfd to 1st 
NC Jan 1,1781 ;served to close of war. Died Oct 12, 1807"

Roster of Continental line from NC
NC State Records, Clark, Vol XVI, 1782-1783
By Regiments

(Sample of contents of these lists. I tried to select men that I thought were Bertie County men)

4th NC  Col Thomas Polk

White, Ezx'l Pt / Lewis Company/  May 4 76 enlisted 3 yrs
Discharged May 4, 79

5th  Col Edward Buncombe

Jenkins, Abr'n, Corpl   Williams Company/ 22 Apr 76  2.5 yrs Serg 15 
May 78. Corpl June '78. Dischgd Oct '78

7th Reg – Col James Hogun

Company's listed:
Ely's
Walker
McGlanhan
Dawson
Brickell
Poynter
Vaughns
Macon
Dailey's

10th Col Abraham Shephard
All men below enlisted on July 20 1778 for a period of 9 months. We know from pension 
records that many Bertie County men did serve in this regiment.

Anderson, Wm Sgt 25 Oct78,reinlisted.Corp 20 May 79 - 18mos 			
Asbett, Jas
Baker, Wm, Musc[musician]
Butler, Wm
Butler, Jos
Barber, Jno
Blanchets, Jos
Bryant, Wm (26 Ap '76 2.5 omtd'79
Boon, Lewis, 
Britt, Arthur
Farmer, Jho
Gregory, Robt
Glisson Arthur
Hopkins, Dan'l Corpl Blounts  July 20 78 9 mo
Hoggart, Jno, PT
Heal, Elish PT
Hubbard, Jas
Hogart Pat'k

James, David
James, Jereh
James, Thos
Kail, Jacob
Lee, Ab'm
Leggett, Lewis
Lawrence, Joseph *Pension Application


McDanile, Jas Pg
Newton, Jesse
Reddit, Constant, Corpl
Ragly, Blake
Robinson, Hardy

Stone, Benj
Skinner, Thos
Spencer, Solomon
Smith, Wm
Skinner, Wm
Sorrell, Thos
Thomas, Amos
Tart, Thos
White, Wm
Watford, Wm
Weston, Amos
Williams, Jno
White, Peter
White, Jas
Wiggins, Edwd
Wilday, Absolom
White, Burrall
Whorton, Jacob
Wilson, Edw'd

NC Revolutionary Army Accounts
Proceedings Halifax July 25, 1783
To liquidate and finally settle the accounts of the officers & soldiers of 
the Continental Line, of the State of NC.

Vol II Book A.A.  pg 1-44
(not alpahbetized)
pg 2
Folio pg 1
Col John Aarmstrong
Lt.Anthony Crutcher
Maj John Nelson
Capt Hoell Tatum (resigned)
Sergt Peter Dimnneuck
James West Green, etc.

Military Land Warrents

Ezekiel White, Prvt  274 acres  36 months in service
Oct 22  Col Murfree
Land alloted the officers and soldiers of the Continental Line by Law, 
1783, Oct 14.

Vouchers in Comptroller's Records

In Box B-1 follow
Alphabetical listing

Militia  Willis Butler  3206  Edenton Dist
Militia Curry Butler 851  Edenton Dist

NC Pension Roll report of 1835
(none listed in Bertie….but 1840 census had 3). 


Pension Applications

JOSEPH LAWRENCE, N.C.  R 6194
His request was rejected; reason not given.  Widow was Lucretia.  A
letter of inquiry from John S. Gallagher,R. Jan 10, 1854.  This was in
regards to any sums coming as pension to Joseph and Lucretia Lawrence. 
Chowan County, Feb 8, 1853 Joshua Lawrence aged 60, and Sally Overman,
age 58, residents of Chowan Co., the only children now living of Joseph
and Lucretia Lawrence, both deceased.  Joseph had enlisted in Bertie
County for five yars.  Died in Bertie County Nov 12, 1820.  Lucretia
died in Perquimans Coounty, N.C. May 20, 1840.  A deposition from one
George White of Chowan County, N.C. age 94, on Feb 8, 1853 said he was
in Bertie County during the Revolution and knew said Joseph Lawrence
well.  Joseph served until the surrender at Yorktown, was wounded at the
Battle of Brandywine.  He married before the Revolution.  A deposition
of Solomon White of Hertford County dated Aug 22, 1853(aged 86), said
that Joseph Lawrence died in indigent circumstances in Martin County,
N.C. in 1820.
WILLIAMS, GEORGE
Norma N. Diggs" 


REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION RECORDS R.11.573, NATIONAL ARCHIVES.

There is a copy of a page of the Family Bible which lists the birth dates of
George, his four children by his first marriage and the six children by his
marriage to Delpha.  The birth dates and names of his two wives are not
shown.

STATEMENT OF GEORGE WILLIAMS, 26 February 1833:
"This is to certify that I George Williams, Senr. now of the county of
Chatham and State of North Carolina was a soldier in the Militia service of
the United States from the County of Bertie and State aforesaid in the date
1778 or 1779 under Capt. Chas. Rhodes, Col. Johnston & Genl Butler and near
Camden, South Carolina while in sd service received a desperate wound by
jumping from a cart & hanging the flesh part of leg to a pin which tore it
several inches & to the bone which created a desperate wound & sore.  Capt.
Rhodes on examination offered me a furlow to return home but not thinking
myself able to travel, continued with the bagage waggons for a month or two
and then with help returned home, but not with out suffering a great  deal
of pain of sd. wound.  Then for fifteen or twenty years it was with a great
deal of pain that I could attend to my business only at intervals and
frequently prevented altogether and has since been an injury more or
less. --- Owing to my having left the native part of my country and my
advanced age, I am disabled to make proof of these facts.

There will be some certificates accompaning this statement."

CERTIFICATE, 25 February 1833,  of John Rhodes regarding George Williams'
military service and injury.

CERTIFICATE, 26 Feb 1833, of Ruffin Jones and John Lasater regarding the
truthfulness of George Williams' statements.

EXCERPTS FROM LETTER TO HON. U. J. HARRIS, 25 February 1932:
George Williams was born February 9, 1756, place not stated.

While residing in Bertie County, North Carolina, he enlisted in 1778 or
1779, served in Captain Charles Rhodes' Company, Colonel Johnston's North
Carolina Regiment; near Camden, South Carolina, while in service, he
received a severe injury to his leg in jumping from a baggage wagon; he was
offered a furlough by his captain but was compelled to continue with the
baggage wagons for a month or two before his injury would permit him to
return to his home; length of his service was not shown.  It is stated that
he served as an orderly sergeant.

In 1833, he was residing in Chatham County, North Carolina.

He died September 16, 1836.

The soldier married December 10, 1792, Delpha Kelly.  They were married at
the home of her mother, Mary Kelly, in Chatham County, North Carolina.

Affidavits of Joseph Kelly, Mary Kelly, and Henry Williams accompanied
Delphia Williams' petition for her husband's pension.

REQUEST FOR PENSION DENIED BECAUSE SIX MONTHS' SERVICE WAS NOT PROVED.


PENSION ROLL OF 1835

                        COPIED AND INDEXED
                                 
                                BY

                         WILLIAM R. NAVEY
                          P. O. BOX 251
                    HOLLY RIDGE, NC 28445-0251
Check out the above page for all the NC pensioners. Remember they may not have lived in Bertie County at the time they drew the pension.

JETHRO BUTLER
BERTIE COUNTY
PRIVATE
NORTH CAROLINA CONT'L LINE
$96.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE
$1.522.86 AMOUNT RECEIVED
MARCH 5, 1819 PENSION STARTED
AGE 73

JOHN BUTLER
BERTIE COUNTY
PRIVATE
NORTH CAROLINA CONT'L LINE
$96.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE
$994.92 AMOUNT RECEIVED
MARCH 5, 1819 PENSION STARTED
AGE 77

JOHN HAGGARD
BERTIE COUNTY
PRIVATE
NORTH CAROLINA CONT'L LINE
$30.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE
$90.00 AMOUNT RECEIVED
DECEMBER 9, 1833 PENSION STARTED
AGE 74

JOSIAH HARRELL
BERTIE COUNTY
PRIVATE
NORTH CAROLINA MILITIA
$20.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE
$60.00 AMOUNT RECEIVED
APRIL 20, 1834 PENSION STARTED
AGE 70


ISAAC HENDRIXEN
BERTIE COUNTY
PRIVATE
NORTH CAROLINA MILITIA
$20.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE
$60.00 AMOUNT RECEIVED
NOVEMBER 2, 1833 PENSION STARTED
AGE 81

DANIEL HOPKINS
BERTIE COUNTY
PRIVATE
NORTH CAROLINA CONT'L LINE
$96.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE
$173.00 AMOUNT RECEIVED
MARCH 5, 1819 PENSION STARTED

ABRAHAM JENKINS
BERTIE COUNTY
CORPORAL
NORTH CAROLINA CONT'L LINE
$96.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE
$331.89 AMOUNT RECEIVED
NOVEMBER 19, 1821 PENSION STARTED
AGE 77

JOHN LEDNUM
BERTIE COUNTY
PRIVATE
NORTH CAROLINA MILITIA
$50.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE
$150.00 AMOUNT RECEIVED
NORTH CAROLINA MILITIA
SEPTEMBER 21, 1833 PENSION STARTED
AGE 80

JAMES OUTLAW
BERTIE COUNTY
PRIVATE
NORTH CAROLINA CONT'L LINE
$96.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE
$379.09 AMOUNT RECEIVED
MAY 6, 1820 PENSION STARTED
AGE 74

JAMES WARD
BERTIE COUNTY
PRIVATE
NORTH CAROLINA MILITIA
$20.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE
$60.00 AMOUNT RECEIVED
DECEMBER 9, 1833 PENSION STARTED
AGE 72


Rejected/suspended pension 1852 (abstracted by William Navy)


CONNA, WRIGHT
               BERTIE COUNTY, NC
               FOR FURTHER PROOF.
               7 JULY 1832


		MITCHELL, JAMES
               BERTIE COUNTY, NC
               WIDOW: MARGARET
               FOR FURTHER PROOF OF MARRIAGE AND SERVICE.
               7 JULY 1838

               MITCHELL, WILLIAM
               BERTIE COUNTY, NC
               WIDOW: RACHEL
               FOR PROOF OF MARRIAGE AND SERVICE.
               4 JULY 1836





Shadrack Byrd family from Bertie.

Militia

During the Bicentennial some county histories were published covering the Revolutionary War period 1775-1783. How big a role did state Militias play, and what distinguished them from the Continental Army Regulars?

An excellent resource describing the Militia as a modern day "guerilla" force is: "Washington's Partisan War 1775-1783" by Mark V. Kwasny (Kent State Press: 1996). Washington depended heavily on local militia to help him hang on and eventually win the War.

Their importance was also due to the inadequacy of the Continentals who, although full time, and usually signed up for 3 years, because of late pay and very poor equipment, were never the strength needed by Washington. This also resulted in regiments being merged with one another mainly due to lack of recruits.

The local militias thus saved the day as they were available when the fighting came to a specific location. When the battle was over, the militia returned home to their farms and family.

Resolutions of the Second Continental Congress - 18 July 1775- Continental Congress

Report of the Committee for Putting the Militia into a Proper State of Defense
Source: Journal of the Continental Congress, II, p. 187- 190. Resolved, That it be recommended to the inhabitants of all the united English Colonies in North America, that all able bodied effective men, between sixteen and fifty years of age in each colony, immediately form themselves into regular companies of Militia, to consist of one Captain, two lieutenants, one ensign, four sergeant, four corporals, one clerk, one drummer, one fifer, and about 68 privates.

Resolved, That the officers of each company be chosen by the respective companies.

Resolved, That each soldier be furnished with a good musket, that will carry an ounce ball, with a bayonet, steel ramrod, worm, priming wire and brush fitted thereto, a cutting sword or tomahawk, a cartridge-box, that will contain 23 rounds of cartridges, twelve flints and a knapsack.

Resolved, That the companies be formed in regiments or battalions, officered with a colonel, lieutenant colonel, two majors, and adjutant, and quarter master.

Resolved, That all officers above the rank of captain be appointed by their respective provincial assemblies or conventions, or in their recess, by the committees of safety appointed by said assemblies and conventions.

Resolved, that all the Militia take proper care to acquire military skill, and be well prepared for defense by being each man provided with one pound of good gun powder, and four pounds of ball, fitted to his gun.

Resolved, That one fourth part of the militia of every colony be selected for minute men, of such persons as are willing to enter into this necessary service, formed into companies and battalions, and their officers chosen and commissioned as aforesaid, to be ready on the shortest notice, to march to any place where their assistance may be required for the defense of their own or a neighboring colony; and as these minute men may eventually be called to action before the whole body of the militia are sufficiently trained, it is recommended that a more particular and diligent attention be paid to their instruction in military discipline.

Resolved, That such of the minute men, as desire it, be relieved by new draughts as aforesaid, from the whole body of the militia, once in four months.

Resolved, As there are some people, who, from religious principles, cannot bear arms in any case, this Congress intend no violence to their consciences, but earnestly recommend it to them, to contribute liberally in this time of universal calamity, to the relief of their distressed brethren in the several colonies, and to do all other services to their oppressed country, which they can consistently with their religious principles.

Resolved, that it be recommended to the assemblies or conventions in the respective colonies to provide, as soon as possible, sufficient stores of ammunition for their colonies; also that they devise proper means for furnishing with arms, such effective men as are poor and unable to furnish themselves.

Resolved, that it be recommended to each colony to appoint a committee of safety, to superintend and direct all matters necessary for the security and defense of their respective colonies, in the recess of their assemblies and conventions.

Resolved, That each colony, at their own expense, make such provision by armed vessels or otherwise, as their respective assemblies, conventions, or committees of safety shall judge expedient and suitable to their circumstances and situation, for the protection of their harbors and navigation of their sea coasts, against all unlawful invasions, attacks, and depredations, from cutters and ships of war.

Resolved, That it be recommended to the makers of arms for the use of the Militia, that they make good substantial muskets, with barrels three feet and half in length, that will carry an ounce ball, and fitted with a good bayonet and steel ram-rod, and that the making such arms be encouraged in these United Colonies.

Resolved, Where in any colony a militia is already formed under regulations approved of by the convention or such colony or by such assemblies as are annually elective, we refer to the discretion of such convention or assembly, either to adopt the foregoing regulations in a whole or in part or to continue their former as they on consideration of all circumstances, shall think best.

Patriots DAR has recognized the role of "Patriot" in the Revolutionary War. These were men who did not serve in either the militia or the regiments, but supported the war financially.

HOBDAY, ROBERT Ancestor #: A056004 Service: NORTH CAROLINA    Rank(s): PATRIOTIC SERVICE, CIVIL SERVICE Birth: 13 May 1744    GLOUCESTER CO VIRGINIA Death: (POST) 16 Jan 1797    SUMNER CO TENNESSEE Service Source: NC REV ARMY ACCTS VOL 8,BOOK F,P 785, #1157 BERTIE CO NC COURT MIN 1763-1780 HAUN P 50 #158
Service Description: 
1) FURNISHED SUNDRIES 1776 TO THE MILITIA
2) APPOINTED SEARCHERS FOR THE TOWN OF WINDSOR MAY 1776 
Residence:  1) WINDSOR - BERTIE CO - NORTH CAROLINA 
    Elaine Powell


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