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Harwood, John, Ens.

No

State Militia

Charles City County Militia Book, Nov. 1776, Library of Virginia Archives

information: Ensign of Militia Company formed 21 NOV 1776. .

Harwood, Littlebury, Sgt.

No

State Militia

L.D. Bockstruck, Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants: Awarded by the State Governments, pg. 235. Charles City Deed Book 4, pg. 336

information: Awarded 200 acres on Russellís Creek in the State of Kentucky for service on the state line. Land was transferred in 1796 by his brother Thomas Harwood Sr. who inherited it on the death of the bounty owner.

Harwood, William

No

State Militia

Auditor of Public Accounts Records, Vol. XVIII, 558-59, Library of Virginia Archives. Charles City County Will Book No. 1, p. 25

information: member of Militia Company for which pay warrants were issued 17 APR 1781. A will for a William HARWOOD was written 14 JAN 1789 and proved 21 OCT 1790.

Hill, Isaac

No

State Militia

Auditor of Public Accounts Records, Vol. XVIII, 558-59, Library of Virginia Archives. Charles City County Minute Book No. 1

information: member of Militia Company for which pay warrants were issued 17 APR 1781 (spelled HITE in the record). An order for an estate audit was recorded 15 JAN 1824.

Hill, Thomas

No

State Militia

Auditor of Public Accounts Records, Vol. XVIII, 558-59, Library of Virginia Archives

information: member of Militia Company for which pay warrants were issued 17 APR 1781.

Holdcroft, Edward

No

State Militia

Auditor of Public Accounts Records, Vol. XVIII, 558-59, Library of Virginia Archives. Charles City County Minute Book No. 1. A Muster Roll of Captain Nicholas Hobson's Company of the Sixth Virginia Regiment of Continental Forces, Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel James Hendricks. To the 31st May 1777

information: member of Militia Company for which pay warrants were issued 17 APR 1781. On 21 AUG 1823, court ordered 1/3 of slaves laid off for widow, Francis and on 17 MAR 1825, administration of Edward HOLDCROFT's estate was granted to Wm. HOLDCROFT. Private Edward HOLDCROFT served at Valley Forge in the 6th VA Regiment, under Capt. Nicholas HOBSON. He was shown as "Fit for Duty" in Dec. 1777 and Jan. 1778. He was shown as "Discharged" in Feb. and March 1778. Hobson's Roll Remarks: None.

Holdsworth, Charles

No

State Militia

Charles City County Militia Book, Nov. 1776, Library of Virginia Archives

information: member of Militia Company formed 21 NOV 1776.

Holt, Thomas

No

State Militia

Virginia Gazette [Dixon & Hunter] 14 JAN 1775

information: member of Charles City County Committee of Safety, organized 17 DEC 1774.

Holt, William

No

State Militia

Auditor of Public Accounts Records, Vol. XVIII, 558-59, Library of Virginia Archives

information: Member of militia company for which pay warrants were issued 17 APR 1781

Howlett, Martin

No

State Militia

Auditor of Public Accounts Records, Vol. XVIII, 558-59, Library of Virginia Archives

information: member of Militia Company for which pay warrants were issued 17 APR 1781. Name could be HULETT.

Hughes, Absolom, Sgt.

No

State Militia

Auditor of Public Accounts Records, Vol. XVIII, 558-59, Library of Virginia Archives

information: filed a pension application in 1833 from Barren County, Kentucky stating that he volunteered in OCT 1775 as a private in the Charles City militia under Capt. John GREGORY and David MERRY, Lt. Maj. Stith HARDYMAN, commander, he was born in Charles City 15 JUN 1755 and lived in said county during the Revolutionary War, he joined the company at the Charles City Courthouse and marched to Williamsburg for the purpose of meeting Gov. DUNMORE who was endeavoring to destroy the magazine; he received unwritten discharge by disbandment in Charles City, having served to the best of his recollection four weeks in 1777 in the fall he again volunteered as a private in the Virginia militia for one year under Capt. Edward MARRABLE, Lt. David MERRY, in the same county and was marched to Williamsburg where he stayed about two weeks when he was marched back to Sandy Point on James River where he served out the year, in June 1777 he again volunteered in Charlotte County under Capt. Thomas WILLIAMS and served two months as a sergeant; served three months in Capt. Gideon SPENCER company under Maj. John OVERSTREET; served other tours for which details not given; in 1784 he moved to Halifax County, from thence in 1814 he moved to Kentucky.

Hughes, Benjamin

No

State Militia

Auditor of Public Accounts Records, Vol. XVIII, 558-59, Library of Virginia Archives

information: member of Militia Company formed 21 NOV 1776.

Hughes, Stephen

No

State Militia

Charles City County Militia Book, Nov. 1776, Library of Virginia Archives. Pension Application R.5352. Valley Forge Muster Roll web site: http://www.valleyforgemusterroll.org.

information: member of Militia Company formed 21 NOV 1776. His 74 year-old widow applied for a pension from Halifax County, Virginia; affidavit of Joseph HUGHES, brother of Stephen, stated that he first enlisted as a minute man; that he was twice called up for about four weeks each time; then he enlisted in the regular army for twelve months and marched north; after his term of enlistment he was twice drafted and served two militia tours of three months each; married Tabitha FINCH 2 JAN 1788. There is a Private Stephen HUGHES who served at Valley Forge in the 1st VA Regiment in Callohill MENNIS' Company. He is shown as "Enlisted" in Feb. and March 1778 and as "Sick Present" in May and June 1778. This is likely the same man.

Hurt, James

No

State Militia

Auditor of Public Accounts Records, Vol. XVIII, 558-59, Library of Virginia Archives

information: member of Militia Company for which pay warrants were issued 17 APR 1781.

Inness, Robert

No

State Militia

Auditor of Public Accounts Records, Vol. XVIII, 558-59, Library of Virginia Archives

information: member of Militia Company for which pay warrants were issued 17 APR 1781.

Jackson, Zacha.

No

State Militia

Auditor of Public Accounts Records, Vol. XVIII, 558-59, Library of Virginia Archives

information: member of Militia Company for which pay warrants were issued 17 APR 1781.

Knibb, John, Sgt.

No

State Militia

Charles City Militia Book, Nov. 1776, Library of Virginia Archives.

information: Sergeant of company of militia formed 21 NOV 1776.

Lacy, William

No

State Militia

Auditor of Public Accounts Records, Vol. XVIII, 558-59, Library of Virginia Archives

information: member of Militia Company for which pay warrants were issued 17 APR 1781.

Laque, Thomas

No

State Militia

Auditor of Public Accounts Records, Vol. XVIII, 558-59, Library of Virginia Archives

information: member of Militia Company for which pay warrants were issued 17 APR 1781. Name might be FUQUA.

Leonard, Samuel

No

State Militia

Auditor of Public Accounts Records, Vol. XVIII, 558-59, Library of Virginia Archives. Charles City County Minute Book No. 1

information: member of Militia Company for which pay warrants were issued 17 APR 1781. On 20 NOV 1828, admininistraton for a Samuel LENNARD's estate was granted to Mathew VAUGHN.

Major, John

No

State Militia

Charles City County Militia Book, Nov. 1776, Library of Virginia Archives. Virginia Gazette [Purdie], 28 NOV 1777. Charles City County Will Book No. 2, p. 100

information: member of Militia Company formed 21 NOV 1776; advertisement in the Virginia Gazette, placed by Capt. John DUDLEY stated that John MAJOR, a draftee from Charles City County, would be considered a deserter unless he reported to duty in Williamsburg by 10 DEC 1777. A John MAJOR's will was written 08 MAR 1807 and proved 21 JUN 1810.

Major, William

No

State Militia

Pension Application S.15602. Valley Forge Muster Roll web site: http://www.valleyforgemusterroll.org.

information: filed a pension application in 1836 as a resident of Monroe Co., Missouri; stated that he was born in Charles City 15 MAR 1755; while a resident of Brunswick Co., Va. enlisted in the Virginia militia; after the war lived in Brunswick and Dinwiddie counties, before moving to Missouri. A Private William MAJOR served at Valley Forge in the 14th VA Regiment, Capt. Thomas Thwealt's Company. He was shown as "Enlisted" in Feb. 1778, "On Roll without Comment" in Jan., March, and April 1778, "Sick Present" in May 1778, and "Sick at Valley Forge" in June 1778. It is not clear if this is the same man.

Marston, John, Lt.

No

State Militia

Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh, Revolutionary War Records, (Washington, D.C.: 1936), p. 554

information: an officer in the 2nd Regiment of the state militia; affidavits of Turner CHRISTIAN and Hamlin WILLCOX attest that MARSTON was deputy clerk of Charles City County before he moved across the river to Surry County where he died between 25 OCT 1797 and 27 MAR 1798; a warrant for 2,666 acres of bounty land was issued.

Matthews, James

No

State Militia

Auditor of Public Accounts Records, Vol. XVIII, 558-59, Library of Virginia Archives

information: member of Militia Company for which pay warrants were issued 17 APR 1781.

Maynard, Ambrose

No

State Militia

Auditor of Public Accounts Records, Vol. XVIII, 558-59, Library of Virginia Archives

information: member of Militia Company for which pay warrants were issued 17 APR 1781