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, 1778, at Halifax and served in Capt. Reading Blount’s company. Omitted in Oct. 1778.
  • Collins, David, “soldier” (private): Resided in Bertie County and served eighteen days during a Feb. 1776 expedition to southeastern N.C. against “insurgents.”
  • Collins, John, “soldier” (private): Resided in Bertie County and served eighteen days during a Feb. 1776 expedition to southeastern N.C. against “insurgents.” Later served in the Third N.C. Regiment (Second Organization—Hogun’s).

Oaths of Allegiance, 1777.

  • David Collins
  • Joseph Collins
  • Hes Collins

This Hes Collins name is interesting, as Hezekiah Collins left a will in Gates County in 1822. The names David and John also resurface among the Gates County Collins family.

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