Chowan Militia, 1754

From Military Organizations in North Carolina:

Alston’s Company: some familiar names, including Dilday, Hines, Bird, Odam, Bethea, Arline, Vann, Parker … all neighbors of our Collinses, but no Collins

King’s Company: more familiar names, including Goodman, Harrell, Eure, Odam, Bethea … no Collins.

Sumner’s Company: a few more familiar names, including Wiggins (whose property bordered our Collinses at the end of the 18th century). But. No. Collins. 

Vail’s Company: A William Collins! But is he ours? 

Vail’s territory

The limits are from Edenton down the sound to Yawss (?) River thence up the river a far as a Eggertons Mill from thence to Hoskins Mill near Edenton

Except, he’s from Edenton. 


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