Military Organizations
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The following Militia Lists were transcribed by Joel S. Russell from the originals found in the North Carolina State Archives.

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Spanish Attack - 1747 and 1748
Spanish Attack on Beaufort, NC (Carteret County)
Capt. William Bray's Company (Currituck County)
Martin County Militia Recruits and Draftees (Martin County)
Capt. John Ashe's Company (New Hannover County)
Capt. William Dry's Company (New Hannover County)
Col. John Dawson's Regimental Officers (Northampton County)

Militia - Undated, probably 1750s
Capt. Andrew Pickens Company (Anson County)
Capt. Samuel Cobrin's Company  (Anson County)
Col. James Craven's Regimental Officers (Chowan County)
Capt. Daniel Simmons Company (Craven County, New Bern District)
Maj. William Shergold's Regiment (Currituck County)
Capt. William Whittfield's Company (Dobbs County)
Commissions for Johnston County (Johnston County)
Capt. Samuel Cotton's Company (Northampton County)
Capt. James Fason's Company (Northampton County)
Rowan County Officers (Rowan County)
Capt. Evan Jones Company (Tyrrell County)
Capt. Moses More's Company (County Unknown)

Militia - 1752
Capt. George Merrick's Company (New Hanover County)

Militia - 1754
Capt. Jos. Fulford's Company    *Note (Carteret County)
Capt. Moses Houston's Company    *Note  (Carteret County)
Capt. James Alston's Company (Chowan County)
Capt. James Farlee's Company (Chowan County)
Capt. Miles Gale's Company (Chowan County)
Capt. Charles King's Company (Chowan County)
Capt. John Lewis' Company (Chowan County)
Capt. John Sumner's Company (Chowan County)
Capt. Edward Vail's Company (Chowan County)
Capt. Cason Brinson's Company  (Craven County)
Capt. Jos. Bryan's Company  (Craven County)
Capt. Lewis Bryan's Company  (Craven County)
Capt. Thomas Graves Company  (Craven County)
Capt. John Jules' Company  (Craven County)
Capt. Abner Neale's Company  (Craven County)
Capt. Solomon Rew's Company  (Craven County)
Capt. John Shine Company  (Craven County)
Officers of the Regiment (Currituck County)
Capt. Jacob Farrow's Company  (Currituck County)
Capt. Frederick Gregg's Company (Duplin County)
Col. William Eaton's Regiment  (Granville County)
Capt. William Hurst's Company (Granville County)
Capt. Francis Mackelwain's Company (Johnston County)
Capt. Edward Power's Company (Johnston County)
Col. Dawson's Regimental Officers  (Northampton County)
Col. John Starkey's Regimental Officers  (Onslow County)
Capt. Thomas Hick's Company  (Onslow County)
Capt. Stephen Lee's Company  (Onslow County)
Capt. John Shackelford's Company (Onslow County)
Capt. Richard Ward's Company (Onslow County)
Lt. Col. John Harvey's Regiment (Perquimans County)
Capt. John Hardison's Company (Tyrrell County)
Capt. Samll. Spruill's Company (Tyrrell County)

Militia - 1755
Col. Edward Griffith's Regimental Officer List  (Craven County)
Capt. Jos. Bryan's Company  (Craven County)
Capt. Abner Neale's Company  (Craven County)
Col. William Shergold's Regimental Officer List (Currituck County
Capt. John Sallis' Company (Granville County)
Capt. Simon Herring's Company (Johnston County)
Capt. William Mackenzie's Company (New Hannover County)
Lt. Col. Josiah Dickson's Regimental Officer List (Orange County)
Col. Robert Murden's Regiment (Pasquotank County, NC)

Militia - 1757
 Capt. Arthur Johnston's Company (Craven County)
Regimental Officers and Returns (Granville County)

Militia - 1758
Capt. Peter Rutgers Company (Craven County)
Capt. John Woodhouse's Company (Craven County)
Capt. John Woodhouse's Company (Craven County) This list is slightly different than the previous.
Tyrrell County Militia (Tyrrell County)

Militia - 1760s
Officers Commisions (Bladen County)
Col. Francis Corbin's Regimental Returns (Chowan County)
Capt. James Shore's Company (Craven County)
Capt. Simon Turner's Company (Johnston County)
Capt. Henry Dawson's Company (Northampton County)

Militia - 1763
Captains with Company Troop Strength  (Currituck County)
Captains with Company Troop Strength  (Granville County)
Company Grade Officers (Granville County
Company Strength Report  (Johnston County)
Ensign James Smith's Men (Rowan County)

Militia - prior to 1765
Col. Wm. Brown's Regiment, partial (Beaufort County)

Militia - 1766
Capt. Adam Alexander's Company (Mecklenburg County)
Capt. Jarvis Jones' Company (Pasquotank County)
Regimental Officers (Rowan County)

Militia - 1767
State Militia Officers (Multiple Counties)
Capt. John Shearrard's Company (Dobbs County?)

The Regulator Movement - 1769 - 1771
Regulator Petition

Militia - 1769
Col. John Brown's Regimental Returns (Hertford County)

Militia - 1770s
Regimental Officers (Cumberland County)

Militia - 1770
Col. Samuel Spencer's Regimental Returns (Anson County)
Regimental Officers recommended for Commissions (Anson County)
Col. James Rutherford's Regimental Returns (Cumberland County)
Capt. James Wooten's Company (Johnston County)

Militia - 1771
Capt. Wicker Davis's Company (Carteret County)
Col. John Woodhouse's Regimental Returns (Currituck County)

Militia - 1772
Capt. Harther's Company (Chatham County)
Col. Benjamin Wynn's Regimental Returns (Hertford County)
Col John Hinton's Regimental Returns (Wake County)

Militia - 1773
Col. Thomas Eaton's Regimental Returns (Bute County)
Col. John Simpson's Regimental Returns (Pitt County)
Col. John Hinton's Regimental Returns (Wake County)

Militia - 1774
Col. Richard Caswell's Regimental Officers (Dobbs County)
Col. Samuel Smith's Regimental Returns (Hyde County)
Col. Needham Bryan's Regimental Returns (Johnston County)

Note*  These two lists are actually a single document which is undated.  I suspect these are the "Militia Returns 1754 - 1755:  Carteret Foot . . . Capt'n Joseph Fulford (and) Will: Fulford (under command of) Coll. Tho: Lovick."  (State Records, XXII, p. 307). Thanks to Dr. Bob Lewis for citing this reference

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