John. Plantations were plundered, houses were burned, men were murdered and women were outraged. By the action the people of Chatham renounced the sovereignty of King George III, more than seven months before the adoption of the Declaration of American Independence. The minutes of the county court, which convened on August 8, 1775, begin as follows: At an Inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions begun and held for the County of Chatham at the Court House thereof on the second Tuesday in August in the. Caswell, when a judge commissioned by the royal governor, he had some time before presided at a Special Court of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery held at Chatham Court House, that they were willing to have him represent them at this historic meeting.
The total number of men enlisted in this company was 150, of whom forty were killed and died of disease. Colonel James Cole Mountflorence, from the camp at Ramseys Mill, advised the governor that he had on Sunday previous, joined Brigadier General Jethro Sumner, and just before his departure, which was to take place immediately, Brigadier General William Caswell with his troops had joined the.
It has furnished two District Superintendents of the Census, viz:.J. He was the first of the detested race of carpetbaggers to appear in our midst, though it should be said to his credit, that his administration, bad as it was, might be easily termed a visitation of mercy, in comparison with the havoc wrought. For twenty years immediately preceding the organization of Chatham County as a political subdivision of the state of North Carolina, the territory now embraced within its boundaries was a part of the county of Orange. Atwater, who each represented this district; Charles. Soon after the adjournment of the first session, Major Scurlock resigned to become County Court Clerk, and Alexander Clarke was chosen his successor in the House of Commons. It also appears of record that in the year 1789 the congregation refused the application for membership for one who had been baptized by an excommunicated minister, the resolution solemnly declaring that We will neither receive him nor his works. The company numbered.
The blood encounters of the Patriots (aka Whigs) and Loyalists (aka Tories the cruelties and inhumanities practiced by the Loyalist leader, David Fanning, and the horrors that were enacted within the confines of Chatham County during these direful days will be the subject of the. Sign in to remove this from recommended, you are now leaving m, nO more ADS.