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Scouts and Soldiers - Iredell Co. NC #genealogy #northcarolinapioneers

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Iredell County Wills and Estates

Statesville, North Carolina Iredell County was formed in 1788 and was taken from parts of Rowan County. James Iredell was one of the leaders of the state advocating the adoption of the Federal Constitution, and President George Washington appointed him a Judge on the United States Supreme Court in 1790. Statesville was established in 1789 as the county seat.

Iredell County Wills and other Records Available to Members of North Carolina Pioneers

  • Graham, John LWT (1821)
  • Summers, Benjamin (LWT)
  • 1788 Map of Liberty Hill District of Iredell County; Showing Landowners
Images of Wills 1800 to 1808

Testators: Adams, Elizabeth | Alexander, Allen | Alexander, Gabriel | Alexander, Sarah | Allen, Moses | Allison, Adam | Allison, Magdalene | Allison, Theophilis | Allison, Thomas | Archibald, Thomas | Baker, John | Barkley, James Sr.| Beal, David | Beale, Robert | Beall, Zachariah | Beard, William | Beaty, James | Beggarty, Benjamin | Bell, Walter | Black, David | Black, Rebekah | Black, William | Black, William W. | Bone, William | Bonman, Hugh | Borden, Joseph | Boyle, Robert | Brovard, Robert | Brovard, Sarah | Brown, John | Brown, Margaret | Bruce, Peter | Caldwell, Matthew | Campbell, Oslin | Carson, Robert | Clayton, George | Clayton, Sarah | Clenening, Matthew | Cook, Abraham | Cook, Richard | Cook, Thomas | Cooke, Margaret Sr. | Couts, Benjamin | Crawford, David | Criswell, John | Criswell, William | Davidson, George | Davidson, Joseph | Davidson, William | Dotson, Robert | Duncan, Elizabeth | Edmonston, Margaret | Edmund, John | Ellis, Samuel | Erwin, James | Erwin, John | Erwin, Thomas | Ewing, Alexander | Finch, John | Forkner, Emanuel | Fortune, Jesse | Freeland, Andrew | Gaither, John | Gaither, Nicholas | Gaither, Sarah | Galton, Azariah | Gill, William | Givens, Agnes | Goodman, Bartholomew | Gordon, Robert | Graham, John | Gray, Robert | Gray, Thomas | Guy, James | Hains, James | Hains, Ralph | Hair, Daniel | Hair, Esther | Hall, Hugh | Hall, James | Hall, Thomas | Hall, William and Elizabeth | Harris, Samuel | Hendley, John | Hill, Abraham | Hill, Agnes | Hill, John | Hill, Robert | Holmes, Mary | Houston, Samuel | Hughey, John | Hughey, Patrick | Ireland, William | Irvin, Robert | Johnston, Will | Kee, James | Kemp, Nancy | Kerr, Andrew | Killpatrick, Andrew | King, James | King, John | King, Thomas | Laffle, Verlinda | Larson, Anthony | Lewis, Richard | Lovelace, Casander | Lovelace, Charles | Marlow, Thomas | McConnell, James | McConnell, John Sr. | McConnell, Mary | McCorkle, Alexander | McCorkle, Rebekah | McCoy, Charles | McCullock, John | McCullock, Margaret | McGuire, Thomas | McKay, Robert | McKee, Margaret | McLean, John | McLellan, John | McLelland, Mary | McDonald, Alexander | McKay, George | McKnight, Hugh | McPherson,Robert | Mitchel, Andrew | Morrison, John | Nelson, Elizabeth | Potts, James | Pruet, Jordan | Rice, John | Roby, John | Semour, Henry | Sharpe, Abner | Sharpe, John | Sharpe, Thomas | Sloan, Robert | Smith, John | Steel, Samuel | Stevenson, William | Summers, John | Tarr, Samuel | Terrence, Ann | Terrence, Hugh | Thompson, John | Waddell, David | Watts, William | Webb, Caleb | Wiley, George | Willson, John | Willson, Samuel | Witherspoon, John | Wocke, William | Woodside, Robert

Jeannette Holland AustinScouts and Soldiers
By Jeannette Holland Austin

Thomas Brotherton first enlisted in the Revolutionary War for three months and marched to Fayetteville where he was a guard. His first assignment ended in the Spring of 1775. At this time in history, the British Army was a volunteer force which numbered about 45,000 men who were thinly spread throughout the countryside. For the lack of troops the British hired contingents of German mercenaries to serve as auxiliaries alongside the regular army units. They were included in the campaigns starting in 1776. The British also enlisted Native Americans to menace the Americans. Thus, the patriots had to send scouts to locate the natives. So, in the fall of the year, Brotherton was sent against the Cherokee Indians and later to guard the frontier at the head of the Catawba River in Burke County. In 1778, he volunteered again and marched with Capt. Richard Graham to Guilford Court House, then to Dicks Ferry, Moore's Creek and Salisbury. From his pension, he marched with Captain Swan, the Lieutenant of Infantry, to Charleston, thence to Stono where he was slightly wounded in the breast. He was discharged inn 1779 after scouting for Tories in the counties of Wilkes and Iredell.

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