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Posted by Virginia Shirley on January 11, 2002 at 21:19:20:

SULLIVAN COUNTY, TN - MILITARY - 1776 Militia Roll, Fort Womack
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[NOTE: Fort Womack was located about 2 miles east of Bluff City, TN, in
present day Sullivan county. At the time of this militia roll, it was
considered to be part of Fincastle County, VA.]


Pay Roll for Captain Womack's Company of Militia stationed at
Womacks Fort in Fincastle County


Names when inlisted when discharged Days on Duty

Jacob Womack Captain 15 July [1776] October 12 90
George Russel Lieut " " 90
Henry Jones Ensign " " 90
Pharoah Cobb Sergt " " 90
Edward Russel do " " 90
Joseph Benson do " " 90
Landford Hezziah " " 90
Benjamin Gest " " 90
John Russel " " 90
John Benson " " 90
Robert Shirley " " 90
James Fowler " " 90
Aaron Benson " " 90
Richard Bennet " " 90
Andrew Thompson " 28 Sept 76
Geo Potts " 12 Oct 90
Caleb Powell " 28 Sept 76
Hadiah Russel " 28 Sept 76
Edward Shirley " 30 Sept 78
John Shirley " 12 Oct 90
Thomas Shirley " " 90
Absalom Thompson " " 90
Matthias Little " 28 Sept 76
Henry Massengale " 12 Oct 90
Bradley Cambell " " 90
John Reller [?] " " 90

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Thomas Binson July 15 12 Oct 90
Jno McMahon " 4 Sept 52
Isham Irby " 28 Sept 76
James Stephenson " " 76
Charles Thompson " 12 Oct 90
Godfrey Isbell " " 90
Michl. Massengall " 28 Sept 76
Vallentine Little " " 76
John Chisolony (Commissary) " " 76
John McAdams 26 Aug 15 Sept 21

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Arthur Cobb July 15 12 Oct 90
John Chissam " 23 Sept 71
Henry Massengall " 12 Oct 90
John Gibson " 28 Sept 76
Samuel Underwood " 12 Oct 90
William Russel " 28 Sept 76
William Hood " 28 Sept 76
Dempsey Ward " 12 Oct 90
James Ward " 12 Oct 90
Thomas Fletcher (Drummer) " 12 Oct 90
William Fletcher " 12 Oct 90
Joel Chalacham " 28 Sept 76
Sam Weaver " 24 Sept 72
Jacob Thompson " 12 Oct 90
William Shirley " 12 Oct 90
Geo Russel (a spy) " 28 Sept 76
Jno Russel (Ditto) " 28 Sept 76
Pat Hennifree " 12 Oct 90
Jno Calacham " 28 Sept 76
Sam Weaver " 12 Oct 90
Reuben Dunnam " 12 Oct 90
Jno Gist " 12 Oct 90
Thomas Jonekin " 12 Oct 90
Jordan Roach " 12 Sept 60
John Maroon " 28 Sept 76
Duke Pinson " 12 Oct 90
Jno Carrack " 12 Oct 90
Ezekl Potts " 12 Oct 90

Washington County [VA]
Captain Jacob Womack makes Oath that the within is a just pay roll of the men
called into duty under his command.
Signed Thomas Maddison, 4 February 1777

I hereby certify the service of the within enrolled Company was necessary for
the Protection of Fincastle County against the Cherokees and acted under my
orders.
Signed W. Russel, Febry 4th, 1777

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