Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War

Frontpiece:  McAllister's Data

By J. T. McAllister, Hot Springs, Virginia

Copyright 1913 by McAllister, Facsimile Reprint by

Heritage Books, Inc. 1989, 337 pages incl. Index

Loaned (by inter library loan system) to Wm M. Hunt by:

Warren Library Association

205 Market St.

Warren, PA, 16365



Intro:  [report by] "Secty of War 1832, no rolls of State troops except
those of VA, and no rolls of Militia except those of New Hampshire"

"Available Virginia militia thought to be 40000 to 45000 men in 1776.

....1776, large numbers in field against Dunmore;  some to NC  and in
Cherokee Expd. In the West; 1778, militia in operations in West and for
defense of frontiers.


....1779,VA sent militia to SC;

....1780,out in large numbers;

....1781, 700 militia with Gen. Gates, some King's Mt., some around Norfolk;
& with Danl Morgan and in Green's Army.  Battle of Guilford Ct Hs, some with
Lafayette, and at Siege of Yorktown."




p. 6 author found most all info in the counties where documents were
recorded;  incl. a number of pension applications not approved  due to
insufficient proof of, or length of, service.

[The numbers refer to "sections" in the book, not page #]

23.  Pension Application by John Dupy. Prince Edward, Aug 13,1832. 1781,
After Battle of Guilford CH conveyed prisoners to Halifax CH & delivered
them to Nathaniel Hunt, stationed there to receive them. His Lt.'s
commission by Patrick Henry.




56.               Pension Appl. of Joseph Martin, Amherst, Sept. 12, 1832.
Minute man 5 times incl. Guarding Geo. Washington's home.  Went out from
Pittsylvania 1781 under Capts.
Isaac Clemens & Dicks & Lt. David Hunt.



174.            Pension Appl. of Wiliam Nance, Pittsylvania, Sept. 17, 1832.
b. in Nottaway.  1781 drafted from Pittsylvania and served at Siege of
Yorktown under Capt. Charles Williams and Lt. Dix (Hunt?) [author's note and
question as printed]



213. Pension Appl. of Wm Jeffries  Sept. 17 1832;  born Richmond Co.;  At
Valley Forge 2 yrs. Aug 1 1781 drafted under Capt. Wm Dix & Lt. David Hunt



261. from County Order Book:Officers in the VA Militias.

Faquier County. William Hunt, Second Lieutenant Oct. 25, 1779



No Other Hunt names....Has Bedford & Henry Co. Lists of Militia Officers.



---extracted for computer file by William M. Hunt 12/1/2000



McAllister, pp. 173, 174

Officers of the Virginia Militia in the Revolution

PART Ill.

The lists here given for the counties of Albemarle, Amelia, Bedford,
Berkley, Botetourt, Caroline, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Fauquier, Fluvanna,
Frederick, Goochland, Greenbrier, Henrico, Loudoun, Louisa, Orange,
Powhatan, Rockbridge, and Spottsylvania, were compiled directly from the
County Order Book, excepting Albemarle (in part), and Spottsylvania. The
records of Fluvanna and Greenbrier were found somewhat deficient, and those
of Henrico were very much wanting. Nothing was found in Buckingham,
Culpeper, Dinwiddie, Fairfax, Hampshire, Nottoway, Prince George, Prince
William, or Stafford.



These lists give the date of nomination or commission, and wherever
possible, the captains under whom the lieutenants and ensigns served. It is
evident that the record was not always complete. In some instances an
officer was undoubtedly sworn in, although only the date of recommendation
can be found on the Order Book.



Where a name, as of "John Smith," appears twice, it is because it is not
clear that in each instance the same person is designated. And as a higher
rank usually means that the officer has previously served in one or more
lower grades, only the highest rank found is given in the lists.



Where a date is given without any explanatory mark, it means that the person
is known to have held the indicated rank in the year mentioned.

The special abbreviations used are the following-

Co. Lt.-County Lieutenant.

Cp.-Captain,



Lt.-Lieutenant (when there is nothing to show whether first or second.)

F. L.  First Lieutenant

S. L.  Second Lieutenant

En.  Ensign

S.  Sworn into office

  A.
  Appointed by county court

  R.
  Recommended by county court

  N.
  Nominated by county court

The last three expressions were all in use but seem, as a rule, not to have
had the same force

Com'dDate of commission by Governor;-bearer subsequently sworn in.

P' ner  Prisoner of war in hands of the enemy

Res.  Resigned

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Section 254-BEDFORD County

Adams
, Robert, Cp., R. Feb. 24, 1778.

Adams, James, S. L., R. Feb. 24, 1778.

Adams, James, Cp., R. May 29, 1781.

Alexander, Robert, Cp., S. June 27, 1779.

Anderson, Jacob, S. L., R. June 29, 1779.

Anthony, Joseph, S. L., A. Oct. 26, 1778.

Arthur, Benjamin, Cp., R. Sept. 29, 1781.

Beard, David, Cp., S. Sept. 23, 1780.

Beard, Samuel, Cp., S. Sept. 23,.1780.

Brown, Shildrake, En., S. Aug. 28, 1780.

Bryan William, En., S. Dec. 28, 1778.Bullock, Josias, Cp., S. April 24, 1781

Bullock, James, Cp., S. Feb. 28, 1780

Burnley, Harry, En., S. May 28, 1781.

Burnley, Henry, F. L.,R. April 24, 1781.

Burns, James, S. L., R. Aug. 28, 1780.

Butler, Alexander, F. L., S. Aug. 28, 1780.

Butterworth, Benjamin, Lt., R. Sept. 24, 1781.

Callaway, James, Jr., Cp., R. Oct. 22, 1781.

Callaway, John, Maj., R. Sept. 24, 1781.

Callaway, Charles, Cp., S. April 24, 1781.

Callaway, James, Co. Lt., S. Dec. 28, 1778.

Callaway, Chesley Dudley, F. L., S. Sept. 28, 1778-removed from County,
1779.

Callaway, William, Lt. Col., S. March 23, 1778.

Campbell, John, En., R. May 23, 1780.

Charter, Thomas, Cp., R. May 28, 1781.

Cheetwood, Jace, En., S. May 24, 1779.

Chiles, John, Cp., S. Nov. 24, 1778-res. Sept. 24, 1781.

Clark, Micajah, En., R. Sept. 24, 1781.

Clark, Robert, Cp., S. Sept. 28, 1778.

Clayton, En., S. March 27, 1780.

Clayton, John, Cp., S. April 241 1781.

Cobb, Charles, Cp., R. Feb. 28,,1780.

Cobb, Robert, F. L., R. Nov. 22, 1779.

Cobb, Edward, S. L., R. Nov. 22, 1779.

Doggett, Chatton, Cp., S. Feb. 28, 1780

Davis, Joseph, S. L., R. Nov. 23, 1778-under T.Arthur.

Davis, Samuel, F. L., R. Nov. 23, 1778--under T. Arthur.

Davis, Henry, F. L., R. Feb. 24, 1778.

Demoss, Thomas, F. L., S. May 24, 1779.

Divers, John, F. L., R. May 28, 1781.

Dooley, George, F. L., R. May 24, 1779.

Early, Jacobus, F. L., R. May 28, 1781.

Early, Jacob, Cp., R. Feb. 24, 1778.

Early, Jeremiah, Col., S. Dec. 28, 1778.

Eidson, Henry, En., R. Sept. 24, 1781.

Ewing, William, F. L., S. Sept. 23, 1780.

Farley, Francis, En., S. Sept. 23, 1780.

French, Daniel, En., S. June 26, 1780.

Franklin Edmund, En., R. Feb. 24, 1778.

Franklin, Owen, En., R. Feb. 24, 1778.

Fuqua, Moses, S. L., S. Feb. 28, 1780.

Gilbert, Samuel, F. L., R. May 28, 1781.

Gilbert, John W., Cp., S. Nov. 22, 1779,

Gilbert, Daniel, S. L., S. Nov. 22, 1779.

Gilliam, Zachariah, En., S. Sept. 28, 1778.

Gilliam, Zachariah, S. L., R. Nov. 22, 1779.

Green, James, S. L., S. July 25, 1780.

Green, Moses, F. L., S. Feb. 28, 1780..

Greer, James, F. L., R. Sept. 24, 1781- (Green?).

Griffith, Benjamin, En., R. Nov. 23, 1778.

Gwatkins, Charles, Cp., R. Sept. 24, 1781.

Haile,Richard, En,. R. April 26, 1779.

Haynes,Parmenas, Cp., R. Sept. 24, 1781.

Hayth, Thomas, F. L., S. April 24, 1781-(Heath?).

Helm,John, S. L., S. March 27, 1780.

Helm,Thomas, F. L., S. Feb. 22, 1779.

Henderson,William Gent, En., R. May 28, 1781

Hudnall, William, F. L., S. May 25, 1778.

Hunter, John, Jr., En., S. Nov. 22, 1779.

Innes, Harry, En., Oct. 22, 1781.

Irvine, Andrew, F. L., S. May 28, 1781.

Irvine, John, S. L., S. March 27, 1780.

Irvine, Robert, F. L., S. June 29, 1779.

James, William, F. L., R. Oct 25, 1779.

Jeter, Henry, F. L., R. May 28, 1781.

Johnson, Thomas, En., S. Dec. 28, 1778.

Jones, Thomas, En., R. April 24, 1781

Jones, William, F. L., S. Feb. 28, 1780.

Jordan, William, Cp., S. April 24, 1781.

Leftwich, Augustine, F. L., S. May 28, 1781.

Leftwich, William, Lt. Col., S. Feb. 28, 1780.

Leftwich, Uriah, En., S. May 24, 1779.

Logwood, Thomas, Cp., R. Sept. 24, 1781.

Lumpkin, Thomas, En., R. April 24, 1781.

Lynch, Anselm, F. L., R. Sept. 24, 1781.

Lynch, Charles, Esq., Col., R. Feb. 24, 1778.

Martin, David, S. L., S. March 22, 1779.

Mclroi, Hugh, F. L., S. March 27, 1780-(McElroy?).

McReynolds, Thomas, Cp., S. Nov. 12, 1779.

Milam, William, S. L. R. Sept. 24, 1781.

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Miller, Simon, Jr.,En., R. July 26, 1779.

Mitchell, Daniel, En., S. May 24, 1779.

Moon, Jacob, Jr., En., R. June 29, 1779.

Moore, Jacob, S. L., S. Aug. 28, 1780.

Moseley, Arthur, S. L., R. June 29, 1779.

Murray, Thomas, Lt., R. Oct. 22, 1781.

Namee, Cornelius, S. L., R. July 26, 1779.

Nance, Thomas, En., S. May 24, 1779.

Otley, John, Cp., R. Mar. 23, 1778- (Ottey?)

Parrow, Daniel, En., S. Aug. 28, 1780.

Pate, Matthew, F. L., R. Feb. 28, 1780.

Pate, Anthony, Cp., R. Feb. 24, 1778.

Pate, Thomas, En., S. Nov. 23, 1778.

Patrick, John F., gent., En., S. Feb. 28, 1780.

Phelps, John, F. L., R. Feb. 24, 1778:

Poindexter, Joseph, Cp., S. Sept. 28, 1778.

Price, Bowen, Cp., R. May 28, 1781.

Price, Brown, P. L., S. June 29, 1779.

Quarles, John, Col., res. Dec. 28, 1778.

Rentfree, Isaac, F. L., S. Nov. 23, 1778.

Rentfree, William, Cp.,,S. May 25, 1778.

Rentfro, Isaac, En.,, R. May 28, 1781.

Rentfro, Mark, En., S. Feb. 28, 1780.

Rice, Benjamin, F. L., R. April 24, 1781.

Richeson, Jonathan, Cp. R. Feb. 24, 1778.

Russell, James, S. L., R. Feb. 28, 1780.

Slaughter, John. En.; R. Feb. 26, 1781.

Smith, Jonathan, S. L., R. April 26, 1779.

Steel, Alexander, F. L., S. Nov. 22, 1779.

Stith, Joseph, En., S. Aug. 28, 1780.

Talbott, Haile, Cp., S. Aug. 28, 1780.

Tate, Jesse, F. L., S. -May 25, 1778.

Tate, Edmund, S. L., R. May 26, 1778.

Taylor, Skelton, F. L., S. Aug. 28, 178O.

Terrill, Harry, -Maj., S. Feb. 28, 1780.

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Terrill, Peter, Cp., S. Feb. 28, 1780.

Terry, William, Cp., S. May 28, 1781.

Thornhill, William, En., R. May 24, 1779-under Capt. Ottey.

Trigg, William, Lt. Col., S. Dec. 28, 1778.

Trigg, John, Cp., R. Feb. 24, 1778.

Turnbull, George, F. L., S. Aug. 28, 1780.

Vardiman, William, F. L., S. May 24, 1779.

Walden, Richard, En., S. Aug. 29, 1780.

Ward, John, Jr., En., R. Sept. 24, 1781.

Ward, John, gent., Maj., S. March 22, 1779-res. Sept. 24, 1781.

Watkins, Robert, Cp.R. S. May 25, 1778.

Watts, Thomas, Cp., R. Feb. 24, 1778.

Wood, Peter, F. L., R. April 26, 1779.

Wooten, Hinman, En., S. Nov. 24, 1778.

Wright, David, Cp., R. May 24, 1779.