REVOLUTIONARY WAR: SOLDIERS 

 

Haywood, William

 

Colonel of North Carolina Militia, September 9, 1775; Member of the Committee of Safety for the Halifax District, 1775; Member of North Carolina Provincial Congress at Halifax, April, 1776; Member of Commission to sign North Carolina Revolutionary currency, April 22, 1776; Member of North Carolina Provincial Congress at Halifax, November, 1776; Member of Committee in last named body which drafted Constitution of North Carolina and Bill of Rights; Member of Council of State, December 23, 1776; Represented Edgecombe County in North Carolina House of Commons, 1779.   

 

Excerpt from the book, The Membership and Ancestral Register By-Laws and Charter of the North Carolina Society of the Sons of the Revolution, published in 1898, pages 46-47, found on the website, Hathitrust Digital Library (http://www.hathitrust.org), accessed 11 June 2021.  

 

Johnston, Jonas

 

Major in North Carolina militia, April 22, 1776; Member of North Carolina House of Commons 1777-1778; Member of North Carolina Provincial Congress at Halifax, November, 1776; Present at Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge, North Carolina, February 27, 1776; Commanded regiment at Battle of Stono, South Carolina, June 20, 1779; where he received wound which caused his death on 29th of month following, while returning home.   

 

Excerpt from the book, The Membership and Ancestral Register By-Laws and Charter of the North Carolina Society of the Sons of the Revolution, published in 1898, page 43, found on the website, Hathitrust Digital Library (http://www.hathitrust.org), accessed 11 June 2021.  

 

Lewis, Exum

 

Exum Lewis served as colonel of Edgecombe County militia by appointment of the Provincial Congress in April, 1776, and was a justice of the Edgecombe County Court by appointment of the Provincial Congress of December, 1776.   

 

Excerpt from the book, Lineage Book of Past and Present Members of the North Carolina Society of Sons of the American Revolution, published in 1951, page 172, found on the website, Hathitrust Digital Library (http://www.hathitrust.org), accessed 4 June 2021.   

 

Toole, Henry Irwin

 

Henry Irwin Toole was the first man of Edgecombe County to be commissioned in the Continental Army.  In charge of a company, he marched to Virginia in December, 1775, under Col. Robert Howe.  He was captain in the Second Regiment of North Carolina, and in 1776 was lieutenant colonel of North Carolina troops, and took part in the battle of Brandywine.   

 

Excerpt from the book, Lineage Book of Past and Present Members of the North Carolina Society of Sons of the American Revolution, published in 1951, page 38, found on the website, Hathitrust Digital Library (http://www.hathitrust.org), accessed 4 June 2021.   

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