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Return of the Northampton County Militia
Dawson, John, ca. 1690-1761 or 1762
Volume 22, Pages 273-274

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A LIST OF NORTHAMPTON RIDGMENT.
John Dawson, Colo
John Edwards, Lieut.-Colo
James Manney, Major
Dead
John Moore, Capt
Dead
Roanoke
95
Thomas Bradford, Leiut’t
William Avent, Insoign, & two Corpralls & four Seargents
Samuel Cottin, Captain
Roanoke
112
Arthur Cottin, Lieut
Thomas Cottin, Insoign
Two Corpralls & four Searjents
William Short, Capt
Roanoke
59
Thomas Barrett, Lieut’t
John Short, Insoign
Two Corpralls & four Searjents
William Bennett, Capt
Moved
Roanoke
101
William Boddie, Lieut’t
William Bennett, Insoign
Two Corpralls & four Searjents
John Deberry, Capt
Refuses to Act
Meherren
115
James Facen, Lieut’t
—Deberry, Insoign
Two Corpralls & four Searjents
John Dew, Capt
Moved
Meherrin
109
Arthur Sherard, Lieut’t
William Tyner, Insoign
Two Corpralls & four Searjents
William Battle, Capt
Meherrin Neck
85
Joseph Brett, Lieut’t
Elisha Darden, Insoign
676
Two Corpralls & four Searjents

Captain William Short, Eldest in Commission, Recommended for Major, in the stead of James Many, Deceas’d, and in Room of Such Captains as are Dead or Remov’d, their Leiutenants to Supply there places.

Arms and Ammunitions from his Majesty’s Stores, None.

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The Melitia of the s’d Ridgment are provided Cheifly with Gunns and Swords. Indian Nations, only one, called the Meherrins, and that Consisting of very few in Number.

A True and Perfect Return of the Ridgment of Northampton County.

By me,
JOHN DAWSON, Collo’l.