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by Deborah Shelton Wood
My direct ancestors

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CAPT. WILLIAM HERBERT (VA)
Virginia Colonial Militia
Dunmore's War
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Fincastle County, Company Commander: Capt. William Herbert.
William Herbert, a Welshman, who lived in Bristol, England with his wife, Sarah Fry, came to Virginia at the request of John Chiswell who had "acquired" the Indian land along the New River in Wythe County, Virginia, which was rich with metals and ores. William Herbert was raised in the metals business and was expert and hardworking as a refiner and smelter of ores and silver. Lead was scarce and was much needed during the Revolutionary War. The molten lead would be dropped from the "Shot Tower" into the waters of the New River below, thus forming a ball or "shot" used for ammunition. The Wythe County Lead Mines was the main source of lead for the colonies. William Herbert was one of the founders of Boiling Springs Presbyterian Church. When the new County of Botetourt was formed, William was Justice of the Peace in 1770. sources: "Wythe County Virginia Bicentennial History" by Mary Kegley, 1989; Library of Virginia
 
ROBERT S. COLEMAN (VA)
War of 1812
Name: Robert S Coleman Company: 1 REG'T (TRUEHEART'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.Roll Box: 43 Roll Exct: 602
Name: Robert S Coleman Company: 16 REG'T (WALLER'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.

CAPT. WILLIAM GATEWOOD (VA)
Essex County, VA Captain of the Militia
Revolutionary War- Caroline Co VA
pensioned

LIEUTENANT WILLIAM KENNEY (VA)
Second Artillery Virginia
service records photocopies
per  fold3


JOSIAH H SHELTON  (VA)
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War of 1812
Regiment, 6th Virginia
per fold3
actual documents

EDWARD JONES III (NC)
Judge Edward Jones born in Isle of Wight VA
He was  a Colonel in the North Carolina Militia
and served as a Burgess in the Colonial Assembly of NC
 

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SGT. PETER STEPHENS, Jr. (VA)
Virginia Colonial Militia
Dunmore's War
American Revolution
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He was born about 1732 in Frederick County, Virginia and
moved with his families to Montgomery County, Va which later became Wythe County, Va. He died in 1812. Not only did he fight in the American Revolution, but he was also included in the payrolls and muster lists from Dunmore's War which was fought on the Virginia frontier in 1774.
DAR ID Number: 60670, Served as Sergeant in the Virginia troops under Lieut. Charles Stockley.


LT. COL. JOSEPH PHILLIPS (NC)
North Carolina State Militia
American Revolution
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He first enlisted under Captain Armstrong's Company, 7th Regiment
and served a tour of served a tour of two years and six months.
Joseph was appointed Captain from Surry County, NC
during the Revolutionary War on 3 May 1776.
Fought in the battles of Monmouth and Brandywine.

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Sgt JOHN INGRAM (VA)
Montgomery County VA
Militia and Rev War
per affidavit of Randall Fugate
Protected the Chiswell Mines from
Shawnee Indian attacks



JAMES MATTEN EARLY (VA)
American Revolution
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James Matten Early served as a private in
Capt. Thomas Smith's company and
Col. George Moffett's regiment.


SAMUEL DUKE (NC)
North Carolina State Militia
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From Granville County, NC
Muster Rolls


MAJ. WILLIAM WITCHER Sr. (VA)
Virginia Colonial Militia
American Revolution
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Location: Pennhook VA, Pittsylvania Co VA
Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.4, p. Serial: 12978; Volume: 1 WITCHER, William. Capt.-Col County Militia during the Indian Expeditions. 1776-1777. Member of the Committee of Safety. Vestryman, Justice; He led his Company to Stono Inlet. S.C. 1779 and to Hillsboro to support Gen. Green in the winter of 1780. Fought with Col. Campbell's riflemen at Guilford.



CAPT. JAMES NEVILLE (VA)
Virginia Colonial Militia
French and Indian Wars
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CAPT. CHARLES GRAFTON MABRY (VA)
Virginia Colonial Militia
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MAYBERRY
Grayson Co VA Militia


CAPT. JOSEPH ARMSTRONG (PA)
Pennsylvania State Militia
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Captain of a regiment of frontier militiamen at
Fort McCord PA, during the French and Indian Wars;
Fifth and Sixth Cumberland County, PA Battalions
He hails from a long line of warriors from
Gilnockie Tower, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire.
His families migrated form Ireland to Scotland and
lived on the English border.
Captain Armstrong and his men were known
as the "Heroes of Kittanning".




BRITTAIN DUKE (NC)
American Revolution
North Carolina State Militia
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North Carolina Revolutionary Soldier,
Sailors, Patriots and Descendants, Vol. I
LDS Fiche #6046654, Franklin Co NC
Also served in Granville County
North Carolina State Militia
His wife was Anna Bennett.

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JAMES BOWERS (VA)
WAR of 1812
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"War of 1812 Service Records". Virginia Militia Regts. 1, 7 and 8 Roll #602, Roll box 21.U.S. Army Historical Register, 1789-1903, Vol. 2
He was born to Giles and Sarah Bowers circa 1758 in North Carolina. James was one of eleven children. His father, Giles was a Revolutionary War Veteran. James Bowers married Henrietta DUKE on the 30th of August, 1797 in Warren County, North Carolina. They had at least seven children. Their daughter, Sarah "Sallie" Bowers married Harvey D. Shadrach in 1820 in Granville County, NC. They are my ggg-grandparents. They lived in what is present day Carroll County, Virginia


ENS. GILES MARTIN (VA)
War of 1812
Virginia Colonial Militia
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Company: 18 REG'T (FEB., 1815)
Rank - Induction: ENSIGN
Rank - Discharge: ENSIGN
Roll Box: 133
Roll Exct: 602
Giles Martin married Nancy Ingram, daughter of John Ingram and Elizabeth Chiles. Nancy and Giles were married in Patrick County, Virginia on the 9th of January, 1794.


MICHAEL FARMER (VA)
Virginia Colonial Militia
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Dalton's Virginia Militia of Grayson Courthouse
"New River Notes" : Michael Farmer Sr and Jr served in Capt. Timothy Dalton's company, Virginia Militia, from Feb 8 to March 3, 1815.
Veteran, War of 1812 - Dalton's Virginia Militia of Grayson Courthouse. From, "The EARLYS of Southwest Virginia" by Katherine Kent Early Holden, published 1981. Michael Farmer, Sr. born circa 1750 , died 1824/27 in Grayson County, Virginia, was a pioneer settler of Grayson County. His lands lay in that sections of Montgomery Co which became Wythe Co in
1789 and Grayson in 1793.

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SAMUEL PASCHALL (NC)
North Carolina Militia
Muster Roll of the Regiment in Granville County under the Command of Col. William Eaton as taken at a General Muster of the said Regiment 8th October 1754 - Samuel Paschal. DAR shows him also as a Rev War Veteran, but I do not find records but for his Militia service.

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JAMES CURRIE Sr. (PA) (NC)
Pennsylvania State Militia
American Revolution (NC)
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DAR: CURRY Sr, James
Birth: PA 1737
Service: NC
Rank: Pvt
Death: NC Before (ante) 12- -1782
Patriot Pensioned: No Widow Pensioned: No
Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No
Spouse: (1) Mary Catherine Armstrong
Spouse: (2) Sarah Wilson


CORP. LAWRENCE STEPHENS (VA)
Virginia Colonial Militia
Dunmore's War
American Revolution
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In 1775, he enlisted in the army and saw service in the Revolutionary War, as a private and as a corporal (see Claim S 7639 - Cert. 16465, Veterans Bureau, Washington, D. C. ). He is also listed in payrolls and muster rolls from Dunmore's War which was fought on the Virginia frontier in 1774.
Lawrence Stephens was son of Peter Stephens, Jr. and Anna Maria Chrisman . Born in Frederick Co., Va, about 1755, and came with his father to Montgomery County, Virginia, about 1767.
He served in the First Virginia Regiment under Captain William Campbell of Holston, Lieutenant Cummins from Bedford After the war, he and his brother Joseph Stephens lived in Wythe County (formed from Montgomery Co VA) where, in 1787, he married Joanna Herbert and located on a 600 acre tract of land, on Little Reed Island Creed, which he acquired August 17, 1793. He built for his residence, a small two room log house, in which he lived until he could build a larger one, which he built about the year 1795, the ruins of which are still standing, and lived there until his death May 3, 1847, at over 90 years of age. His will which is recorded in the Clerk's Office of Carroll County, Virginia, WB 1 p 148, leaves his estate to his children.



OWEN OWENS (VA)
Virginia Colonial Militia
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1st REG'T (CONNELL'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
Rank - Induction: PRIVATE
Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE
Roll Box: 157
Roll Exct: 602
National Archives and Records Administration.


JOHN [RUNNALDS] REYNOLDS (VA)
Virginia Colonial Militia
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1st REG'T (CONNELL'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA
Rank - Induction: PRIVATE
Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE
Roll Box: 180
Roll Exct: 602
JOHN REYNOLDS-WAR of 1812
Reynolds, John 1815 39th Inf. Capt. John Phagan's Co.

SGT. JOHN EARLY (VA)
WAR of 1812
Virginia Colonial Militia
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JOHN EARLY - 108 REG'T (SHANKLIN'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
4 REGIMENT VIRGINIA MILITIA. SERGEANT



CAPT. HENRY DUKE (VA)
Virginia Colonial Militia
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Henry Duke was a captain in the Militia in James City County, Virginia.
He was also appointed a commissioner to help raise funds toward the founding of William and Mary College. source: Robert Burns

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Lieu Col. WALTER CHILES (Jamestown VA)
 
James City County Virginia, military leader and
Va. House of Burgesses
Source: Lyon Gardiner Tyler
 

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CAPT.  ROBERT NAPIER (VA)
Virginia Militia
King William County, Va
THE FOLLOWING ARE MILITIA LISTS FOR THE COUNTIES AND DATES INDICATED. . . . p. 217. King Willilam County, 20 April 1702: John West, Col. and Commander in Chief; . . . ROBERT NAPIER, Capt. and King and Queen Co VA,
 Lt. Robert Napier. Wife, Katherine Royall.
Va's Colonial Soldiers. Genealogical Pub Co, Baltimore, 1988
 

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Sources:

Library of Virginia Military Records

War of 1812 Service Records. Provo, UT. Ancestry.com, 1999-. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812 M602, 234 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.

Thank you Sue Bowers and Chuck Bradner for your contributions.

"New River Notes" , 1998-2003 Jeffrey C. Weaver, Saltville, Virginia

The National Society of the Daughter of the American Revolution

Armstrong Ancestry of the Jansen Daughters by Virginia Carpenter Jansen and George Jansen Jr. 1999

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