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Oaths of Allegiance – 1777 Pittsylvania County, VA


copy done by Cynthia Hubbard Headen

source: The Magazine of VA Genealogy, v.23, #1 (Feb.1985), transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito

These lists were taken from a typewritten copy found in the Clerk’s Office, Pittsylvania County, at Chatham, Virginia.  The two following affidavits found attached to the copy are self- explanatory.

I, S. H. F. Jones, do hereby certify that about the year 1930 I personally copied and had checked the names of persons who took the oath of Allegiance in 1777 as shown by manuscripts then in the Clerk’s Office of Pittsylvania County, Virginia.  The writing was faded and a few names could not be deciphered.  Every effort was made to transcribe the names as they appeared on the manuscripts.  The names of the foregoing Lists are a true and correct copy of the aforesaid manuscripts to the best of my knowledge and belief.  The lists were also checked by Mr. Langhorne Jones, atty. Given under my hand and seal this 8th day of November, 1939. S. H. F. Jones (Seal)

State of Virginia Pittsylvania County, To-wit: I, E. E. Friend, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, the same being a Court of Record, do hereby certify that Mrs. S. H. F. Jones whose name is signed to the foregoing writing bearing date 8th day of November 1939, personally appeared before me in my county, Office and State aforesaid and made oath that the foregoing statements are true to the best of her knowledge and belief.  Given under my hand this 8th Nov. 1939. E. E. Friend Clerk Pittsylvania Circuit Court Chatham, VA

List of George Carter Beverly Barksdale William Bennett Jno. Campbell Abrm. Chaney Jacob Chaney Joseph Chaney Zekial Chaney Chas. Chelton Mark Chelton Thos. Chelton Jno. Chilton William Chilton Matthew Cox Thomas Crain James Craine Thomas Creal Jno. Creel Jeremiah Deadman Elisha Dodson Geo. Dodson Lazarus Dodson Rolly Dodson Thos. Dodson John Fitzgerald Daniel Gardner Heath Gardner Nath. Gardner Sylvany Gardner James Haggard Henry Harding Martin Harding Geo. Hardy, Jun. Joshua Hardy William Hardy Micajah Harley John H. Hedrick William Ingram Jeffry Johnson Chs. Kennon Elisha King Francs. Kirby Henry Kirby Henry Kirby, Sr. John Kirby, Jun. William Kirby Jno. Walter Kupper James Lawless Chs. Lewis Jno. Lewis Thos. Lomox Matthias McBee Chas. McLaughton James McLees John Madden, Jun. Joshua Owens Rolly Owens Jno. Paul Thomas Peyne John Prestridge Jno. Prestridge, Jr. William Price William Ryburn Nimrod Scott Joshua Shirlock Samuel Slate Ben. Stratton Thos. Stratton Jno. Talleaferro William Taylor Barton Terry Ben Terry Charles Terry David Terry Harry Terry Henry Terry Jno. Terry Joseph Terry Joseph Terry, Jun. Thos. Terry Jno. Waller Richd. Watson John Winters Elias Wodson Jno. Wright Malachiah (unknown)

Persons Refusing to take Oath Abrm. Campbell Saml. Kirby Uriah Pruitt William Russell

Thomas Dillard, List Chas. L. Adams Henry Barton William Bingham John Bowmer Henry Brown James Brown Robert Bruce William Cash William Chick James Childress Major Childress Matthew Childress Isaac Clement Stephen Clements Joseph Collon William Collon John Dillard James Doss James Doss John East, Sen. Joseph East Thos. East Samuel Eblin Richard Ellis Edward Evens George Evens George Evens, Jr. Moses Faris William Fealder Nathl. Handrake Thomas Hardie Tho. Harris Jacob Holland Sec. Hook David Hunt Thomas Kersey Harmon King John Luck Moses McDaniel James Markin Henry Mullins Jacob Nichols John Owen Thorpe Parrott Jessey Pattey Green Wood Payne John Pemberton William Pemberton Joseph Slater Christopher Sutton Issac Tynes James Vaughan John Vaughan Thomas Vaughan William Vaughan George West John West Joseph West Joseph West, Jr. Owen West George Wilcox, Jr. George Wilcox, Sen.

Stephen Coleman’s List Richard Bayn Charles Beasley Henry Blanks John Boise Joseph Boise Josiah Boise Ben. Brawner Samuel Brooks John Brown Nathan Brown Richard Brown, Sen. James Cardwell William Childress Richard Chumney William Connelly William Donaldson Moses Estes John Farguson Joseph Farguson Isham Farmer James Farmer James Farmer, Jun. David Gwyn Thos. Gwyn Ambrose Haley John Hammond David Henry Hugh Henry Isaac Henry Thos. Hutchings David James Edward Jones Thomas Jones John Justice Joseph Leak Thos. Leak John Martin Jacob Meadows George Murphy James Murphy, Jun. James Murphy, Sr. John Owen Thos. Pass Reuben Payne William Porter William Ragsdale William Right William Russell John Shackleford Cornelius Short James Singleton Thos. Sparks Abrm. Spencer John Stewart John Stone Saml. Stone Stephen Terry William Terry David Walker Jno. Watkins David Watt George West Rawley White Beverly Willard John Williams Joseph T. Williams William Williams John Willis William Willis John Yates Richard Yates

Capt. Hankin’s List Joseph Akins William Akins Abraham Aron Henry Atkins Henry Atkins Richard Atkins William Atkins John Ball Joseph Ballinger Caleb Brewer Frances Bucknall John Bunkley Jacob Cleveland Thomas Clift William Coggin John Cook William Cook David Dalton James Dalton, Sen. William Day Leonard Delosher James Devine John Devine William Devine Robert Duncan James Durrey George Dyer Arthur Fuller Brit. Fuller Zachariah Fuller William Goodman James Gravely, Junr. Watson Henry Edmund Hodges Jesse Hodges Thomas Hodges Luther Hopper Robert Hopper Harrison Hubbard Caleb Hundley John Jackson Samuel Johnson William Johnson Alexander Lackey James Lynch William McGeehee David McKinney Stephen McMillan Mathew Martin William Mathews William Mayes James Mitchell William Morgan John Mullins William Mullins William Neally William Oliver John Pearson William Pigg Richard Prewitt Hugh Reynolds Joseph Reynolds John Roberts William Roberts Benjamin Sexton George Smith Joseph Standley John Warren John White

Lankford’s List John Ballinger John Barrett, Jr. John Bay, Jr. William Betterton John Brewer James Buckley John Buckley Francis Chumley John Cleaver Stephen Collins Soloman Cross John Dickerson William Doss Abraham Downey Peter Downey Elisha Dyer Charles Farris, Jr. James Farris, Jr. Joseph Farris, Jr. Joseph Farris, Sen. Thomas Farris, Sen. Robert Ferguson James George John George John George Collins Hampton Thomas Hampton John Harness James Harris, Sen. William Harskins James Henderson, Sen. Thomas Henderson Benjamin Hedrick John Keezee Geo. Landsdown Joseph Lankford Franc. Luck James Maybee Henry Mitchell Joseph Moody Daniel Morgan George Morgan Francis Short Joel Short William Sizzer John Stone Joshua Stone Rich. Todd Willm. Todd Meshack Turner Shadrick Turner Abner Vance Matthew Vance Thos. Vaughan, Jr. Thos. Vaughan, Sr. Willm. Vaughan John Whelock R. Williams L.C. Wilkin John Wyatt

Jas. Morton’s List Joseph Austin James Biggers William Bisnell James Bleakley John Bleadley Joshua Cantrell Edward Covington James Cox, Sen. John Cox, Sen. Benj. Crowley Richard Cullom Jesse Duncan James Fulton Archd. Gibson John Gibson Randolph Gibson Samuel W. Gouley James Granly William Hankins Thomas Harget Daniel Johnston Thomas Johnston John Jones James King Adam Lackey John Lackey Thomas Livingston Zachariah McCubbins James McGeehee Walter Matney George Mays Jehu Morton John Morton John Nelson Joshua Nelson William Oakes David Payne Edmd. Payne Mathew Pigg David Rawlings William Read Ignatius Redmond James Richey James Robertson John Robertson Wm. Robertson Matthew Sparks John Stocktone Robert Stocktone Adam Stultz David Watson James Whitesides James Young

Robert Payne’s List Jana. Abbott William Astin, Jun. Henry Baldwin Chas. Barnett Lewis Barton James Brown Sam. Bynum Jno. Cargill Thos. Charlton Jacob Chipman Jno. Chipman Wm. Cornelius Ben Craigg James W. Daniel James Dix John Dix Jno. Dix William Dix William Dix Thomas Dudley Lewis Garrett Richard Gibson Will Gillaspy Richard Gwynne Saml. Harris Jno. Haskins George Hudson George Humphries Jno. Jones William Kennon Benj. Lawless, Jr. Jno. Lawrence David Lay Geo. Lumpkins, Sen. Peter McCaul Jno. McMillion Hugh Mahoon Wm. Muncas Michl. Obarr Luke Pendergrass Thos. Perkins Thos. Pestal Benj. Ratcliff Jno. Ratcliff Wm. Richardson James H. Roberson David Rolls George Southerland William Stubblefield Parmenas Taylor Ben Theasher James Thornton Wm. Travis Geo. Twedell Jacob Whitworth Davd. Worsham Jno. Worsham Bazald Wyer Jno. Wyer William Wynn, Sen. John Wynne Robert Wynne John Yates, Jun. Geo. Yunt

Reuben Pain’s List Absolem Addams Allen Addams Cain Addams John Addams, Jun. John Addams, Sen. Nathan Addams Thomas Addams William Addams Zebulon Brynson Daniel Cofman Samuel Dilerd John Dupays Pryant Easley Josiah Fargeson Moses Freeman Thos. Gee Henry Hall John Hall John Hall Daniel Hankins Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy, Sen. William Hardy Hugh Henry, Sr. Nathaniel Hughes Aaron Hutchings Charles Hutchings Charles Hutchings Christopher Hutchings Moses Hutchings Benjamin Lankford Francis Lamson Jonas Lawson Daniel Lovell Marcom Loval John McGhee John Martin John May John Mode William Moore John Nuckels Josiah Nuckles Edmund Pain Philemon Pain John Parsons Joseph Parsons Samuel Parsons George Perseye Hezekiah Pigg James Pigg Benjamin Porter Joseph Porter Joseph Pruett Bird Pruitt Levey Pruitt Daniel Ragsdale Frederick Ragsdale Joseph Richards Armstead Shelton John Short William Short Burel Vading Zachariah Waller William Waters Archebel Weatherford Harding Weatherford John Weatherford Joshua Welch John Wilson John Wimbush William Witcher

Charles Kennon’s List James Adams Baker Ayers Moses Ayers William Barker Thomas Beach Jno. Bennett Thomas Bennett Benj. Burgess Edward Burgess Zack Bowles George Carter Jno. Carter William Carter William Cauthern Tunis Cole Charles Collie William Collie Bartholomew Crowder James Daniel John Ditty David Dodson Fortunatus Dodson Geo. Dodson Greenham Dodson Hightower Dodson Jesse Dodson Rolly Dodson Tho. Dodson William Dodson William Durrett Patrick Early Joseph Echols Richard Echols George Eubanks Daniel Everett David Hall John Hall John Hall, Jr. Joseph Hall Joses (?Moses) Hanks Benj. Harrison Jonathan Hill Joseph Hill Thomas Hill Edward Howard

Ezekial Howard Alexander Lee Charles Lewis Howell Lewis John Lewis (Byrd) Robert Lewis William Lewis Ratherick McDaniel John Madden Robert Madden Thomas Madden William Maddon Smallwood Coghill Marlin Peter Martin James Menasco James Sml.wood Owen John Owen Uriah Owen William Owen William Owen, Jr. Michael Ozbrooks John Payne John Payne John Payne Poyndexter Payne Robert Payne William Petty Zack.h Pruitt Phillip Pruitt Samuel Pruitt James Roberts Buckner Russell Jeremiah Simpson John Stamps Isham Tatum William Thomas William Twedel Elijah Walters John Walters Robert Walters Robert Walters, Jun. Thomas Walters Thomas Walters, Jr. William Walters James Watson John Watson Jonathan Weldon Peyton Wood Thomas Wynne

Capt. Jas. Roberts’ List Martin Bailey Wm. Bailey Lemuel Black Thomas Black Samuel Bolling Robert Bolton Thomas Brandon James Brewer James Brewer Thomas Bucknall William Burdeth Samuel Calland Charles Calloway John Campbell Stephen Center John Cock Benjamin Cook James Dillard Benjamin Duncan Samuel Duncan John Durham Joseph Dyer John Ellis Peter Finney William Fitzgerald Michael Gilbert Benjamin Hammmond William Hammond John Hanna William Heard Noble Johnson John Kirby Nathaniel Kirby Adam Lackey Thomas Lackey William Lackey Saml. Langbee Thomas Lawrence Benjamin Leprad Littleberry Mallock John Melton William Peak William Pigg David Ray Payton Smith Robert Smith William Still James Stockley Jeremiah Stone George Taylor Ludwick Tuggle William Turner John Walker William Webb

Refused James Lander

Abraham Shelton’s List Absolem Bransom William Bucknal John Caffey Seth Caldwell Stephen Coleman Alex Donelson John Donelson, Esq. John Donelson, Jun. Charles Dowel William Easley Joseph Farris John Farthing Richard Farthing Tandy Farthing Edmund Fitzgerald Harris Gammon Jonathan Griffeth William Griffith William Griffith, Jr. Holmes Gwinn John Gwinn Daniel Hankins, Esq. John Henry Henry Hix George Holland James M. Hugh John Jones William Jones John Kirby William Lewis Joseph Maples Samuel Martin James Metcalf John Metcalf Joseph Metcalf Joseph Morton, Esq. John Norton Bryan Oneal William Pace Joseph Parsons Richard Parsons William Parsons Reuben Payne, Esq. Richd. Pilson William Purnell John Rigney Jesse Robinson Jesse Rowland Nath. Rowland Symon Rowland Crispin Shelton, Esq. Daniel Shelton John Shelton Phil. Southerland Jas. Semore Swinney John Swinney James Taylor Joseph Terry William Thomas Jeremiah Warsham John Watson John Watson, Jr. Thomas Watson William Watson Nattey Wheat William Widby Major Willis Stephen Yates

Refused Chas. Rigney, Jun. Chas. Rigney, Sen. Jonathan Rigney

Crispin Shelton’s List David Barber John Barber John Barrott Richard Barrott James Bruce Uriah Cammeron Abednego Castiel Thomas Davis John Doss John East Elisha Farris Thomas Farris, Jun. Robert Foster Thomas Gazaway John Greggory Benjamin Gudger James Heneerson, Junr. Joshua Hudson Paul Hudson David Irby Francis Irby James Irby Peter Irby Jesse Keezee Richard Keezee Moreman Lawson Charles Lewis, Jun. Charles, Sen. (Sic) Abraham Motley Avery Mustain Jesse Mustain Thomas Mustain Leonard Pace Lewis Parrott Abraham Payne John Payne Josiah Payne Leonard Payne Thomas Payne William Payne Joseph Roberts George Russ Thomas Shields Abraham Shelton Beverly Shelton Crispin Shelton, Jun. Gabriel Shelton Vincent Shelton William Shelton Young Shelton Edmund Taylor

William Short’s List Samuel Askey Peter James Bailey Thos. Burgess John Cartin Daniel Davis John Gee Henry Hardin Mark Hardin Martin Hardin Wm. Hartin Daniel Lynch (unknown) Perdew Isaac Sartin Page Sartin Sillvanus Stokes Geo. Strother Gabl. Tutt

William Ward’s List Joshua Abston William Baker Reuben Bennett William Bennett John Bobbitt John Bosswell Jeremiah Burnett John Byrd Charles Calloway Benjamin Clements Benjamin Clements James Clements Thomas Colley Shadrick Collier John Collin James Dalton John Dalton Joseph Dalton Randolph Dalton John Ellis William Ellis David Evens Benjamin Foster John Goard Thomas Goard William Goard Richard Halloway John Hargess John Holland Thomas Holland George Keysee John Lawson Benjamin McDowell William McDowell Michael Mullings Benjamin Mullins Thomas Music John Neal Little B. Patterson David Perry Elisha Pruitt Field Robertson John Robertson Thomas Robertson Joseph Smith Ralph Smith William Smith William Spragins Nathan Thurman Charles Walden

John Wilson’s List George Adams Richard Anders John Anglin John Asher John Ashworth, Jr. Bob Baker Thos. Billing John Booth George Brittian Thomas Brown James Brumfield Charles Burton James Burton John Anderson Burton Wm. Burton Sterling Cats Joseph Cook John Davis Thos. Cooper Dickerson Larkin Dix Thos. Drake Charles Duncan John Duncan James Elliott Benj. Fallow Edmund Fallow Thos. Fletcher Julas Gibson James Gossett James Gossett, Sr. Shadrick Gossett Thos. Gossett James Gowing Geo. H. Gwin John Gwin Edmund Hammons David Harris Gosdale Hollis Joseph Irwin Wm. Irwin Charles Lacy David Lacy, Jr. Geo. Lacy John Lacy Richard Lacy John Fuller Lane James Lawles Edward Legg Charles Longmir John McClain Daniel McDaniel (unknown) Mahaney John Marr Nathan Morefield Nehemiah Morton David Owen John Owen William Owen William Owen James Parrott Peter Perkins John Phillips John Prewett John Price Timothy Reagain William Ricketts Francis Ross John Ross Bazela Scott Simon Scott John Shelton William Shelton David Shockley Edward Smith Hezekiah Smith Mathew Sparks Thomas Sparks Levy Stockley John Stone, Jr. John Stone, Sr. Wm. Stublefield Geo. Sutherlin John Sutherlin Joseph Tomling Lewis Tucker Geo. Vincent Moses Vincent Thos. Vicent Elisha Walker Thomas Waroham (?Worsham) Thomas Watson Benj. White Thomas Wilkerson Charles Williams Thos. Williamson Peter Wilson William Wilson Thomas Wright

William Witcher’s List Jesse Atkenson Moses Atkenson Morris Atkinson Henry Atkinson John Barnard Bery Bennett James Bennett Richard Bennett Stephen Bennett Thomas Bennett Wm. Bennett, Sr. Randal Bobit Robert Bomer Jno. Clement Dan’l Collins David Dalton, Jr. John Dalton Robert Dalton Robert Dalton Samuel Dalton Soloman Dalton Thomas Dalton Timothy Dalton Wm. Dalton Jacob Dyer William Dyer Arthur Fearn Richard Fowler Jas. Garrison Abraham Goad Charles Goad Robert Goad Wm. Goad Richard Hammock James Harrison George Henderson John Henslie, Jr. Jno. Henslie, Sen. William Henson James Hill Nathan hill Jno. Hudson Jno. P. Hudson John Hunt, Sen. Jno. Jennings James Johnston Henry Kirby William Lawson James Lidleton Wm. Lovell James Mitchell William Moore Patrick Morrison Brain W. Nowlin James Nowlin Charles Partin Jno. Partin Geo. Peak Jno. Peak Jonathan Phillips Tobias Phillips James Phipps David Polley Christain Pryant Thomas Ramsey, Sr. Thomas Ramsey, Jr. Abraham Razor Paul Razor, Sr. Paul Razor, Sr. Paul Razor, Jr. Robert Sevier Thos. Shockley Elias Smith Wm. Smith Benj. Tarrant William Thompson Simon Toshes Jas. Turley Jno. Turley Daniel Wade Edward Wade, Jr. Edward Wade, Sr. Peyton Wade Isaiah Waldrup Jno. Waldrup, Jr. Jno. Waldrup, Sr. Joseph Walker Sanders Ward David Willis Daniel Witcher Ephraim Witcher James Witcher John Witcher, Jr. John Witcher, Sen. Ruben Witcher William Wright

Last name of next three unknown Geo.– James– Joseph–

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