1754 Granville - Militia Muster Roll

1754 Granville County Muster Roll

Muster roll for the Granville County Militia
Eaton, William
October 08, 1754
Volume 22, Pages 370-380

Muster Roll of the Regiment in Granville County, under the Command of Colo. William Eaton, as taken at a General Muster of the said Regiment 8 October, 1754.
                                        Wm. Person Lieut. Colo.
                                        James Paine Major.

Captain John Sallis’s Company
George Morris, Lieutenant
James Mitchel, Ensign

            *     *     *     *     *     *
James Reeves
            *     *     *     *     *     *

Captain Benjamin Simm’s Company
John Burt, Lieut
William Mercer, Ensign
            *     *     *     *     *     *
John Reeves
            *     *     *     *     *     *

Captain Andrew Hampton’s Company
John Adcock, Lieut.
Ephraim Hampton, Ensign.
            *     *     *     *     *     *
Malachi Reeves
            *     *     *     *     *     *

This muster roll contains the names of 734 men in Granville County; thereby serving as a good “census” for the year 1754. For the entire muster roll see http://docsouth.unc.edu/csr/index.html/document/csr22-0111.

Before 1761 Granville County contained only one parish: St. John’s. In 1761 the county was divided into two parishes by a line beginning at Cotton Creek where the Virginia line crosses, and running South thirty degrees to Johnston County. East of the line was St. John’s Parish that in 1764 became Bute County. West of the line was Granville Parish that was synonymous with Granville County in 1764.

The following well known names in Reeves research became part of the new Parish of St. John (later Bute County) and were appointed as Vestrymen: William Eaton, William Person, Charles Johnston, William Johnston, Philemon Hawkins, Gideon Mackon, Osborne Jefferies, Lodwick Alford, John Pope, William Massey, Daniel Harris, and John Hawkins, be, and are hereby appointed Vestrymen for the said Parish of St. John.

Vestrymen for the Parish of Granville were: Robert Harris, Richard Henderson, Reuben Leary, Henry Howard, Richard Harris, Jun., James Mitchell, Andrew Hampton, Thomas Lowe, Evan Ragland, William Benford, Darwin Elwick, and Sharwood Harris.

Acts of the North Carolina General Assembly, 1758, November 23, 1758 – December 23, 1758, Vol. 23, p. 499, Documenting the American South, University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, http://docsouth.unc.edu/csr/index.html/document/csr23-0035.

The residence of the captains of each company suggests that the members of that company lived nearby. This is useful in determining in what part of the Old Granville County the Reeves militia members lived.

Captain John Sallis lived on Fox Creek west of Oxford in northwest Granville County. Sallis moved to Georgia sometime around 1758, first in Burke County and then Warren County, Georgia.

‘’See’’ “Descendants of John Sallis I”, http://www.genealogy.com/users/c/r/a/William-Crawford-Georgia/FILE/0018page.html

Captain Benjamin Simms may have been in that area that became Bute County. He appears in several court minutes (deeds, road orders) in Bute County between 1767 and 1769.

Captain Andrew Hampton was a vestryman of the new Granville Parish, placing him, and likely the members of his company in what remained Granville County.

Source: Public Domain, Documenting the American South, University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, [https://docsouth.unc.edu/csr/index.php/document/csr22-0111] - link must be cut and pasted into browser, otherwise will not work.

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