Monthly Archives: September 2015

Bertie County Men

Collins, John, private: Previously served in Capt. Charles W. Jacocks’s company of minutemen in Feb. 1776. Volunteered or was drafted about June 1778 for nine months’ service in the Continental army. Mustered into service as “drafted militia” on July 20, … Continue reading

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Goodman

GOODMAN IS A NAME that I have not encountered much in relation to the Chowanoke or Meherrin Indians of Gates County and environs, perhaps with good reason, the Goodman family was a major landholding one, and one of the larger … Continue reading

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Smiths and Wyatts

I THINK I HAVE COME CLOSER to making a connection between the Smith family of Gates County and the one across the river in Hertford County, the family of James Smith that appears in the 1790 US Federal Census that … Continue reading

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