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Subject: [CORNWELL] Edward Cornwell of Monroe Co, WV,listed as being the the Military August 1780
Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2008 10:08:50 -0000


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Author: CindyMcC
Surnames: Robinson, Cornwell, Wright, Crytes, McAfee, Armstrong, Alton, Perry, Bushor, O'Harra, Alterberry
Classification: military

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Section No. 65
ROBINSON. JOHN.- Monroe, Sept. 17, 1832. Born, 1749.
Drafted in February, 1780, under Capt. Thomas Wright, of Greenbrier, for the alleged purpose of going against the Indians at Detroit, but was marched by Crytes ( ?) lead mines to the head of Holston,
and thence to Logan Station, Ky., where it was decided that the
troops were not to go to Detroit. Marched to McAfee's Station
on Salt River, where Capt. James Armstrong was in command.
The major under whom affiant served was Andrew Hamilton.
Discharged here in August, 1780, his term of service calling for
twelve months. Reached home the last of August in Company
with twenty-eight others who had been in the same service. Among
them were, James Alton, Swift Perry, and Edward Cornwell, all
now dead; William Bushor, who moved to Kentucky, and James
and John O'Hara and Thomas Alterberry, whom he knows noth-
ing of. Was in no battle. In consequence of being from home he
sustained a loss of $1,600 in the depreciation meanwhile of paper
money held by him.

Source: Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data by J. T. McAllister, Hot Springs, VA, 1913.

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