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Minutes of a meeting of the officers of the Third North Carolina Regiment of the Continental Army
United States. Continental Army. North Carolina Regiment, 3rd
April 14, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 716-717

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SETTLEMENT OF RANK OF OFFICERS IN 3rd REGIMENT.


Halifax April 14th 1777.

Agreeable to orders the Officers of the 3rd Regiment of North Carolina Continentals troops met at Mr. William Martin's in Order to settle the rank of said Regt. The several Officers being called on to ascertain the number of men enlisted by them agreeable to a resolve of Congress held at Halifax Aprl. 2nd 1776 it appears to us that Jacob Turner is entitled to the first Captaincy, Pink Eaton 2nd Do., James Emmet 3rd Do. William Barrett 4th Do. Thomas Granberry 5th Wm Brinkley 6th Do. John Gray 7th Do. and Daniel Jones 8th Do. which was agreed to and signed by each of them in Presents of

Wm LINTON
JOHN GRANBERRY
JAC. TURNER
PINK EATON
JAMES EMMET
N. EDMUNDS
THOS. GRANBERRY.
CHRISTO. BACKEY.
JOSEPH CLINCH
DANIEL JONES.

The Officers then proceeded to recommend such Persons as they thought proper to fill the Vacanceis of said Regt. and place them in the several Comp'y Accord'g to their rank

Jacob Turner 1st. Capt.

Kador Ballard 1st. Lieut

Jas. Montfort 2nd Do.

Anthony Hart Ensign

James Emmet 3rd Capt. Math Wood 1st Lieut Etheldrig Dance 2nd Do. Charles Coleman Ensign

Thos. Granberry 4th Capt. John Midins 1st Lieut. John Morphes 2nd Do. Jethro Benton Ensign

William Brinkley 5th Capt. G Bradley 1st Lieut William Fain 2nd Do Jonathan Butts Ensign

Pink Eaton 2nd. Capt. Jos. Clinch 1st. Lieut. William Linton 2nd Do. John Clendenen Ensign.

Daniel Jones 6th Capt. John Granberry 1st Lieut William Rushworm 2nd Do Rubin Yarborough Ensign

James Bradley 7th Capt. Christopher Lacey 1st Lt. Henry Vincent 2nd Do Charles O'Neal Ensign

Nicholas Edmunds 8th Capt Edward Yarborough 1st Lt. John Tillory 2nd Do. Mathew Goodrick Ensign

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Whitfield Wilson is recommended as Quarter Master in the room of John Tillory Apr. 1777.

Signed and agreed to by
JACOB TURNER
PINK EATON
JAMES EMMET
THOS. GRANBERRY
DANIEL JONES
JAS. BRADLEY
NICHOLAS EDMUND
JOS JOHN CLINCH
MATH. WOOD
G. BRADLEY
JOHN GRANBERRY
CHRIST. LACKEY
EDWARD YARBOROUGH
JOS. MONTFORT
WM. LINTON
E. DANCE
JOHN MORPHES
JOHN TILLORY