Robert Brewton Ryals - (alias) (real name - Frank Fontaine III) - A minor Low Country planter of 3rd generation Huguenot descent. His grandfather, Francis Fontaine, was a highly educated man who was a descendant of a French Huguenot (Jacque de la Fontaine) refugee. Francis taught Hebrew and Greek at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Francis’ son, Frank Fontaine Jr., moved from Williamsburg to New Bern, NC and went into business with his brother John as a successful carpenter and house joiner. Frank Jr. served as an ensign in the Craven County militia during the French and Indian War. After the war, Frank Jr. and John sold the family business in the early 1770s and relocated their families from New Bern and established new lives as planters in the Edistoe District in Charleston Precinct (around present day Waltersboro, SC). Frank Fontaine III joined the 2nd South Carolina Regiment in 1777. Frank has always had extremely poor eyesight. His father purchased a pair of spectacles for him at an early age but he is still an extremely poor shot, even with a rifle. It was presumed that Frank was killed by Tories during the Fall of Charleston in 1780. Actually, he managed to escape the Low Country and assume a new identity as the bastard son of Robert Brewton of Charleston who was outcast from the family. Robert (aka - Frank) fled from the Edistoe District to the South Carolina upcountry and serves in full support of the Whig cause providing intelligence as a spy who gathers military intelligence as a partially blind, harmless, penniless, and neutral party itinerant. He also provides support as needed. He uses the same British Brown Bess musket that his father used in the French and Indian Wary. Before leaving home, he relayed instructions to his wife to grant provisions to the Whig cause as needed and to abandon the plantation upon a British or Tory assault.
NAME - Terence Patrick Kendrick
BIRTHDAY - Winter, 1730
PLACE OF BIRTH - Overwharton Parrish, Stafford Co, Va
NATIONALITY - Scots-Irish
OCCUPATION - I attended the Log college in Pennsylvania for one year where I studied under William Tennett just before his death. I returned to Virginia and took up planting at my parents property, but with a zeal to propogate and write my ideas, sought an apprenticeship as a printer. After much correspondence with a friend's daughter, I travelled to Tryon North Carolina along the wagon road to meet her in person, Denise Regier, a recent german immigrant who was a school teacher. I later fought in the seven year's war, where I gained military experience and became skilled in fighting indians. Later, as part of the Militia, I became embroiled in supporting the regulator movement, fighting the cherokee, and eventually supporting the cause of liberty!
SKILLS - Planter, Printer
PARENTS NAME - Thomas & Marion Kendrick
BROTHERS/SISTERS -The youngest of 5 boys. Two older brothers were lost during childbirth.
MARRIED/CHILDREN - Denise, and three boys: James, Joseph, Robert
NAME- Joseph Hinson
BIRTHDAY- February 16, 1728
PLACE OF BIRTH- Born aboard ship
OCCUPATION- Horse breeder on 500 plus acres near the Catawba towns, my father came to this area in 1763 after Pontiac’s war from Deerfield, Mass. My mother’s family was already in the New Acquisition area making peace with the Indians.
SKILLS- Raising horses, racing, I used to be fast in my youth and could out run men half my age. I am good at gambling, hunting, cockfighting, and all manner of saddlery and leatherwork, plus a wee bit of gunsmithing.
PARENTS NAMES- Mary White and Joseph Max Hinson
BROTHERS/SISTERS- none all died.
MARRIED/CHILDREN- I have been married twice, the first died after leaving me two sons, but only one helps on the farm, as the eldest is in the army. The second wife ran off with a tinker after having another son whom she had abandoned and that boy who is 14 and is much like his mother.
NAME- Elaine Oliver Sprinkle
BIRTHDAY- May 28, 1725
PLACE OF BIRTH- Dublin, Ireland, my parents brought me across the sea when I was 9 years old. We lived in Lancaster County Pennsylvania, while there I met an itinerant preacher named Robert Sprinkle whom I married in 1742. We traveled to South Carolina in 1760 so that he could preach to the backcountry Presbyterian folk who had no preacher.
SKILLS- Farm the land, 200 acres when my husband is gone on his preaching rounds, which is most of the time. I midwife for the area woman and work as a seamstress for woman’s clothing in the area.
PARENTS NAME- James & Mary Oliver
BROTHERS/SISTERS- Five brothers and two sisters who both died in childbirth
MARRIED/CHILDREN- married with four children, Sarah, Rachel, David and Matthew. Until about 1770, when more and more settlers were arriving in our area, my husband had to travel many miles between homes of fellow Presbyterians. But, with so many new settlers in the area, he has many more contracts. He still has to travel a very long route, but he is not so hard pressed to find a home or at least a barn in which he can sleep for the night
NAME- John Misskelley
BIRTHDAY- May 3, 1737
PLACE OF BIRTH- Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, traveled to the New Acquisition area via the Great Wagon road in 1766, and settled on land grants attained by the Governor of North Carolina.
OCCUPATION- I farm and raise stock on my father’s 500-acre plantation, on Turkey Creek.
SKILLS- Proficient in all aspects of farming and raising sheep, cattle, hogs, etc, I can out wrestle anybody on court days.
PARENTS NAMES- James & Jean Clark Misskelley
BROTHERS/SISTERS- Brother James and two sisters, Jean and Francis
NAME- Ken Ketchum
BIRTHDAY- February 12, 1722
PLACE OF BIRTH- Western Virginia
NATIONALITY- Scots Irish
OCCUPATION- Market hunter/Surveyor
SKILLS- Land speculation, surveying and hunting
PARENTS NAMES- Clarence & Dorothy Ketchum
BROTHERS/SISTERS- Brothers Thomas, David, Joel and sisters Mona and Carol
MARRIED/CHILDREN- Widower with one daughter, Donna and grandchildren
NAME- Rachel Sprinkle
BIRTHDATE- July 25, 1758
PLACE OF BIRTH- Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
OCCUPATION- When my parents moved to
South Carolina, I stayed in Pennsylvania with my mother’s sister so that I could receive more training as a musician. I play the harpsichord, penny whistle and hammered dulcimer. Because my parents are very strict Scots-Irish Presbyterians and my aunt is more freethinking, she has also allowed me to study to be a dance mistress so that I can call at the dances that are so popular. My parents do not know this yet.
SKILLS- Musician, dance mistress
PARENTS NAMES- Robert & Elaine Sprinkle
BROTHERS/SISTERS- One sister, Sarah and two brothers, David and Matthew
NAME- Maurice Harlan
BIRTHDAY- January 22, 1731
PLACE OF BIRTH- Portsmouth, Virginia
OCCUPATION- Market hunter/Indian trader
SKILLS- Leatherwork, hunting, trading with Indians and scouting new hunting grounds
PARENTS NAMES- William & Rita Toomey Harlan
BROTHERS/SISTERS- William, Charles, John Patrick, Mark Daniel Kevin and Catherine
MARRIED/CHILDREN- Wife left, could not handle lifestyle, left two children Adam and Kristina
NAME- David Chambers
BIRTHDATE- August 21, 1739
PLACE OF BIRTH- York, Pennsylvania
OCCUPATION- Plow maker
SKILLS- All types of wood construction including plow handles, stocks, cabinets, tables, benches and hurdle fences
PARENTS NAMES- Freddy & Betty Chambers
BROTHERS/SISTERS- One sister, Susan
MARRIED/CHILDREN- One daughter, Mandy
NAME- Joel Simpson
BIRTHDATE- December 18, 1739
PLACE OF BIRTH- County Antrim, Northern Ireland
OCCUPATION- Arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was indentured as a Blacksmith. Ran away at 16 and worked as a drover and scout during the French & Indian War. Relocated to the New Acquisition District after delivering supplies to Charlotte Town and seeing the availability of good lands
SKILLS- Blacksmithing, sometimes cordwainer, and drover, and can out box anybody on court days
PARENTS NAMES- Vernon & Garda Mansell Simpson
BROTHERS/SISTERS- Two sisters, Sabra and Cynthia
MARRIED/CHILDREN- Wife Paula and two children, Hunter and Madison
NAME- Leonard H. (Kip) Carter II
BIRTHDATE- March 28, or April 9, 1721
PLACE OF BIRTH- Near Williamsburg, Virginia
OCCUPATION- Factor for my Uncle Fielding Lewis, also looking for additional lands and cattle to be shipped to Fredericksburg, Virginia.
SKILLS- Cattle buying, surveying, and some knowledge of the law
PARENTS- L. Hewell Carter & Ansley Fielding Lewis
BROTHERS/SISTERS- One sister, Martha
MARRIED/CHILDREN- First wife died; Second wife ran off with horse trainer, and the third wife is a fine catch and very sweet
NAME- Asa (Ed) Darby
BIRTHDATE- October 27, 1730
BIRTHPLACE- Montgomery County, Maryland
OCCUPATION- Farmer and Grist Mill operator on 400 acres along the Sandy River (Chester District), served in the Maryland Militia during the war with the French
SKILLS- Operating a Grist Mill, raising crops, cattle, sheep, and hogs
PARENTS NAMES- George & Anne Darby
BROTHERS/SISTERS- William & Rebecca
MARRIED/CHILDREN- Elizabeth Adams Darby, son Thomas and two daughters, Elizabeth Caroline and Melinda Marie
NAME- Robert Isaac McCann
BIRTHDATE- The last of the year 1723
PLACE OF BIRTH- County Armaugh, Ireland
NATIONALITY- American by choice
OCCUPATION- Unemployed, formally Millwright and Ironmaster, I had apprenticed in Scotland with Jimmy McWarter and learned the skills of building mills and iron furnaces. Back in Ireland, there was not much call for my skills, and with the rents on the family farm rising to four times their worth in crops the farm could produce, I accepted the call for free passage to America and arrived in Charles town in 1767. I found it a haughty town and was expected to move immediately inland to claim my land, but I made the acquaintance of one Isaac Haynes. We became quite good friends and he was amazed at my mill experience. I located to my lands south of 96 and enjoyed a prosperous living for seven years. Haynes contacted me about building a mill on Allison Creek and staying on as Ironmaster to keep an eye on his partner William Hill. We formerly lived in a dependency at Hill’s iron works, but since Captain Christian Huck of the British Legion burned us out in June, my wife is now living with our tenants below 96.
SKILLS- Millwright, Ironmaster, blacksmith, founder, roller, patternmaker, with a little farming and hunting, I have been banned from physical contests at court day due to my propensity toward gouging of eyes and splitting of nostrils.
PARENTS NAMES- Laura Kauffman McCann & Robert McCann
BROTHERS/SISTERS- One brother who immigrated to Chester, Pennsylvania and later moved to Fort Pitt
MARRIED/CHILDREN- Wife Carol and three older children, one who was banished to Georgia for his siding with the King
NAME- Clint Monk
BIRTHDATE- October 22, 1754
PLACE OF BIRTH- York County, Pennsylvania
OCCUPATION- Hired by Colonel Thomas Neel to pull the ferry across the Catawba River near the mouth of Mill Creek, and work on my father’s farm.
SKILLS- Learning all aspects of farming, and raising cattle, sheep and hogs
PARENTS- Buddy & Linda McGinnis Monk
BROTHERS/SISTERS- One brother James who lives somewhere in North Carolina
MARRIED/CHILDREN- Married in 1778 to Kristina Harlan
NAME- David Vitale
BIRTHDATE- Winter 1740
PLACE OF BIRTH- Berks County, Pennsylvania, I moved to what is now the New Acquisition in 1752 when this was still a wild land. My father settled us near the Catawba Nation and he worked for the Indian trader Matthew Toole, driving pack horses to and from Charles Town. Sometimes I would accompany him on these journeys, and so developed my love for a roving life.
NATIONALITY- My Italian great-grandfather was a navigator on a Dutch merchant ship in the 1650’s. He sailed to the Dutch city of New Amsterdam (now New York) and decided to stay in the new world.
Occupation- Hunter, I spend at least half the year hunting deer for skins to sell in Salisbury or Pine Tree Hill (Camden) traveling across the mountains to Kentucke. In a good year I can pay off my debts and buy new supplies for next years hunt. I have been accused by several farmers of shooting their livestock, but in my own defense, I shoot only unbranded hogs occasionally. I am seldom seen in the settlements, as I own no lands and must often move whenever someone with legal title to the land I’m on shows up to claim it.
SKILLS- Hunting, trapping, blacksmithing, and doctoring, as I hate farming and drudging work of any kind
PARENTS NAMES- Carmen & Mary Vitale
BROTHERS/SISTERS- One sister, Susan who is widowed
MARRIED/CHILDREN- Wife ran off and son died of smallpox at age 3, an infant daughter was carried off by Indians during the Cherokee war in 1760 and never recovered
NAME- William (given – but dropped after the rising of the clans in 1745) Walker Owens
BIRTHDATE- Fall, after the first frost, 1732
PLACE OF BIRTH- Northern Ireland
OCCUPATION- Farmer/Hunter, arrived in Philadelphia under contract as a bond servant for a term of 7 years. Although raised as a farmer I was bound as a “Tanners Apprentice” where I faithfully served and was released from my term of service in exchange for serving in the stead of my bond holder during the Indian campaigns against the French. Those were hard days and an education in the ways of the forests. Any rumors that I jumped service from that miserable blackheart of a tanner are false.
SKILLS- Tanner, Leatherworker and horn worker, and can work in woven goods as well. Can make a living from the fields and woods and, if it walks I can kill it, if I can kill it, I can skin it, if I can skin it, I can tan it, and if I can tan it, I can wear it.
PARENTS NAMES- Norris Holland Owens & Lorraine May Owens
BROTHERS/SISTERS- Richard (deceased), Thomas, Lisa Karen (deceased)
MARRIED/CHILDREN- Only married once in this country. Jeanne Halliday, with a son David McLelland, and a daughter Charlotte Ann, each a joy to my life and the sun shine of my days.
NAME- (Ronda is not a 1742 name) Ann Robinson
BIRTHDATE- September 15, 1742
PLACE OF BIRTH- On farm in Guilford County, North Carolina
SKILLS- Apprenticed to a Mantuamaker (after the death of my parents) I made mantuas (dresses), riding habits, gowns and all other plain sewing, I can read, write poorly and do simple ciphering
PARENTS NAMES- Robert & Rebecca Jones, both died of influenza in 1754
BROTHERS/SISTERS- Robin Powser
MARRIED/CHILDREN- married John Robinson on July 28, 1762 and have 2 children, Sumner born February 22, 1769 and Francis born on October 31, 1772
NAME- James Boyd
BIRTHDATE- 23rd day of July 1749
PLACE OF BIRTH- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
OCCUPATION- Hunter, cordwainer, horner, beadle, soldier
SKILLS- Reading, writing, ciphering, handy with a firelock, knife and hawk. Schooled in Philadelphia until parents moved to Buck’s County, in 1762. Spent 2 years with the Unami Lenne Lenapi’s learning the ways of the woods and animals. Signed on as a hunter for a wagon train going to the Carolinas in 1767. Settled along Saluda River in the Lexington District where I married. I was deeply involved in the Regulator movement. Traveled back to Philadelphia in 1770 where I finished my schooling at Dr. Franklin’s College of Philadelphia, during which time I served as a Beadle.
I have been in the battles of Long Island, spent the terrible winter at Valley Forge, where I was made a Lieutenant, and where we became an army. I crossed the Delaware with Washington and beat the bloody Hessians at Trenton. We then fought at White Plains, Peekskill, Springfield and Smith’s Cove. Our enlistments expired in July 1779 and we were mustered out in Philadelphia.
My wife was anxious to return to South Carolina to see about her family, so once again we traveled the Wagon road to South Carolina arriving in October. We found that the bloody Brit’s had been busy and the damned Tories had burned their farm and her family is not to be found. So here I am, ready to take up arms to end this bloody war.
PARENTS NAMES- Thomas Boyd, born in Belfast, Ireland in 1719 and Jane Boyd, born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1726
MARRIED/CHILDREN- Married Jessica Redd at Poole’s Mill in South Carolina, and have two children, Scott born in 1772 and Elizabeth, born in 1777
NAME- Donald Andrew Lowrie
BIRTHDATE- November 3, 1734
PLACE OF BIRTH- Near the Tuscarora reservation in Bute County, North Carolina
NATIONALITY- Scottish/Tuscarora Indian
OCCUPATION- Anglican Priest
SKILLS- Priest and schoolmaster, my father was a judge in Virginia of Scottish extraction. Though of Presbyterian background he conformed to the Church of England to gain his judgeship and social advantages from being connected with the State Church of the Virginia Commonwealth. My father married a woman of mixed English and Indian blood. When I was a child we moved and settled on land granted by the King George II along Drowning Creek in North Carolina. Educated in part at my Grandfather’s behest I went to London and was ordained by the Bishop of London in 1764. I came to the New Acquisition at the urging of the Rev’d Charles Woodmason to work for the conversion of the Catawba. I have met with little success in the endeavor. My Presbyterian neighbors suspect both my churchmanship and my loyalty to the Continental cause.
MARRIED/CHILDREN- I was married but my wife died in childbirth about a year after my return from London. The child did not survive.
NAME- Kristina Harlan Monk
BIRTHDATE- January 4, 1757
PLACE OF BIRTH- Somewhere in western Virginia
SKILLS- I can read and write, and I teach neighboring children their letters in the winter months
PARENTS NAMES- Maurice Harlan, my mother left him, and we don’t know where she is
BROTHERS/SISTERS- Adam Harlan who lives somewhere in Maryland
MARRIED/CHILDREN- I married Clint Monk in October 1778
NAME- Karen (Cara) Smith (Karen is not an 18th c. name) and “Cara” is a period appropriate derivative. It is Gaelic for friend)
BIRTHDATE- late September early 1740’s
PLACE OF BIRTH- Nova Scotia
OCCUPATION- Weaver, spinster, seamstress.
SKILLS- Spinning (Wool and flax), knitting, weaving, cooking, sewing. I am very independent and sometimes to my detriment
PARENTS NAMES- John & Mary Townsend, both deceased
MARRIED/CHILDREN- Married once to Stephen Smith of Deerfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony, and have two grown children. My son Joshua is a tavern keeper in Charles Towne, and my daughter Rachel is betrothed and is apprenticed to become a midwife and herb-woman and lives out in Charlotte Town. I do not see either of them very much as they do not live near. Their father ran off and left us years ago when the children were small. I raised them by myself as I had no other family to care for us. I came to the New Acquisition District ten years ago to marry, but he was killed by outlaws soon after I arrived. I make my way as I always have: by making cloth and clothing.
NAME- Elizabeth Carter Melton
BIRTHDATE- August 20, 1738
PLACE OF BIRTH- Charles Town
NATIONALITY- Scots-Irish Presbyterian
SKILLS- For the past 12 years I have had great success and given great satisfaction in the practice of midwife. This skill was passed to me from my mother, who got it from hers. I am skilled in my sphere but have come to learn much of my husband’s out of doors business. I am also available to my neighbors to assist them in spinning and weaving- and the making of brooms.
PARENTS NAMES- Thomas & Elizabeth Carter
BROTHERS/SISTERS- Two brothers; Thomas a merchant/Trader in Charles Town and Richard, a farmer in the New Acquisition District
MARRIED/CHILDREN- Married Wayne Melton, and have two living children, Justin and Laura. After marriage, my husband settled us in the Ninety-Six District near Ashford’s Ferry on the Broad River
NAME- Teresa Faires Bortner
BIRTHDATE- May 5, 1735
PLACE OF BIRTH- York, Pennsylvania where my husband also lived. We married in 1753 and moved to the Catawba Indian lands in 1765 for better farmland.
OCCUPATION- Housewife and sharing my education with neighboring children
SKILLS- Educated at 1st Presbyterian Church in York County, Pennsylvania, I can read, write, and cipher and I teach neighboring children (as well as my own) to do so
PARENTS NAME- Edwin and Lillian Faires, Edwin deceased
BROTHERS/SISTERS- Two sisters and one brother
MARRIED/CHILDREN- Married in 1753, had one daughter in 1766, husband died in 1770, my niece, Jayme is visiting with us
NAME-Lamar Mauney Wilson
BIRTHDATE- November ye 29th 1711
PLACE OF BIRTH- Rutherford County, North Carolina
OCCUPATION- farmer, hunter
SKILLS- Engraver of horn, bone and ivory, and the manufacture of lighting device’s
PARENTS NAMES- Samuel and Cleo Wilson, deceased
MARRIED/CHILDREN- First wife deceased with one son, second wife Carol with one son, both grown and moved away
NAME- Wendy Riggs
BIRTHDATE- January 13, 1731
PLACE OF BIRTH-England, immigrated to Savannah, Georgia, then moved into the mountains of North Carolina
SKILLS- Mantua making, millinery & needlearts, not very good at cooking, but a pretty good shot with a rifle
PARENTS NAMES- Our late father Thomas Carter Riggs was with the Georgia Continental Line, he fell to an illness that took him quickly. We miss him terribly and will fight for our freedom, as he would have. Our mother Peggie Whitmire Riggs survives him
BROTHERS/SISTERS-The eldest of my two younger brothers, Kevin Whitmire Riggs serves with Davie’s Partisan Rangers in North Carolina, and the youngest Russell Carter Riggs is in Georgia defending our land and his family
MARRIED/CHILDREN- Ran off no-account husband, who wouldn’t hold steady employment, no children, thank goodness
NAME- David Hazelberg
DATE OF BIRTH- December 18, 1724
PLACE OF BIRTH- Western Pennsylvania frontier
NATIONALITY- Swedish – Norwegian / German – French
OCCUPATION- Tinker, hired farm help, hunter and militiaman
SKILLS- Farming, hunter, tinker, trapper
PARENTS NAMES- Theodore and Theresa Hazelberg, father deceased, Indian raid
BROTHERS/SISTERS- Older sister, Sherry Maas, younger brother Theodore on frontier, brother Daniel married, sisters Michelle, Judith and Cynthia is married. Debra deceased, Indian raid
MARRIED/CHILDREN- Wife, Delores and sons; Scott, grown on the frontier and Michael a Physician in Philadelphia
NAME- Glenn McCorkle
BIRTHDATE- October 18, 1727
PLACE OF BIRTH- Ulster, Ireland
OCCUPATION- Raising crops, hunter and woodworker
SKILLS- Furniture and violin maker, known to play a lively fiddle at certain gatherings
PARENTS NAMES- James, born 1700 in Argyle Co. Scotland, settled in the forks of the Brandywine River in 1729. He and his wife Jane had seven sons and one daughter. They came to America to flee the persecution, religious wars and devastation that was rampant in both Scotland and Ireland.
BROTHERS/SISTERS- James and Robert of Waxhaw settlement, South Carolina, Alexander and Samuel are settled in Virginia, and Archibald and John are in the Western Reserve in the Ohio area. A sister passed away in 1776.
MARRIED/CHILDREN- Wife Terry and daughters Shannon and Erin
NAME- Baer Grant
PLACE OF BIRTH- In the Blue Ridge near Bear Hollow, born breech and some say I’ll probably leave this world in much the same way.
OCCUPATION- Sutler/merchant, adventurer and soldier, I fought in the French & Indian War at a young age and continue daily, when needed. Came to this area by way of the great wagon road. Sells are good, the fightin’ fair so I decided to stay
SKILLS- Good with hawk and knife, and I make powder horns and leather goods. Ain’t never had much use for people telling what I can do, that’s why I fight for freedom. I will fight till I die and several days after if I can.
PARENTS NAMES- William A. Grant, born in 1685 in Scotland and Nannie Zuber Grant also born in Scotland in 1690. Both are now deceased
NAME- B.K. “Dawg” Hall
BIRTHDATE- Spring of 1730
PLACE OF BIRTH-
OCCUPATION- Merchant/Sutler I came to this area after the fall of Charles town and settled near the Catawba towns where I am in business with Baer Grant
SKILLS- Jack of many trades
PARENTS NAMES- Both deceased
MARRIED/CHILDREN- I married a Scots-Irish Cherokee woman, and have two daughters, who can outshoot most men
NAME-David Allan McCombs
PLACE OF BIRTH- around Pequa, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in the frontier
NATIONALITY- Scots-Irish, lives by customary traits of a true Scotsman being strict in habits and strong character, honesty and sobriety, and trifty in finacial matters
OCCUPATION- hired farm help, hunter, and militiaman
SKILLS- Farming, hunter, war fighter…intimately familiar with military tactics
PARENTS NAMES- Father, Lee, a Pennsyliana Militaman, agricuturalist and dairyman of the highest and mother Marlene manages family estate
BROTHERS/SISTERS- Older brother Stephen McCombs, Post rider in Southern Virginia and a member of the the Virginia militia
MARRIED/CHILDREN- Wife, Julie from the southen colony of Georgia active in church activities, and two little girls.
NAME-Carolyn Elizabeth Lane Berry
BIRTHDATE- March 14, 1728
PLACE OF BIRTH- Indian Territory, west of the North Carolina survey line
SKILLS- hand sewing, quilting, candle-making
PARENTS NAMES- Thomas Robert Lane & Ruth Elizabeth Hall Lane
MARRIED/CHILDREN- Husband dead, 1 daughter, Caroline Crittenden Berry
NAME- Caroline Crittenden Berry
BIRTHDATE- January 29, 1763
PLACE OF BIRTH- At the confluence of the Broad, Saluda and Conagree Rivers in South Carolina
SKILLS- hand sewing, weaving, quilting, children’s games, and quill-pen
PARENTS NAMES- Robert Berry & Carolyn Elizabeth Lane Berry
NAME- Patsy & Gary Winkel
PLACE OF BIRTHS-German province in the Black Forest
OCCUPATION- Tradesman/ Mechanic specializing in providing for the militia and longhunters, we travel a great deal and keep to ourselves.
SKILLS- Work in leather, horn, wood and iron, we are both Germans who arrived in the colonies under unusual circumstances. Since we are living in a Scots-Irish region, which is governed by the English, we are a bit quiet as to politics and religion, and right silent about our past. Some neighbors notice that Gary is reluctant to participate in militia drills, though several of his possessions as well as behaviors suggest prior military experience. Both born in the Lutheran Church but are now members of the Anglican Church.
PARENTS NAMES- Unknown
BROTHERS/ SISTERS- Unknown
NAME- Laura Duvall Melton
BIRTHDATE- December 21, 1763
PLACE OF BIRTH- Ninety- Six District, South Carolina
NATIONALITY- Scots-Irish Presbyterian
SKILLS- Skilled in her sphere, as all young woman should be, and throws a mean hawk at 12 paces
PARENTS NAMES- Wayne & Elizabeth Melton
MARRIED/CHILDREN- Miss Melton may never marry as her father has with some force, been successful in discouraging the advances of most suitors.
NAME-Anna Elizabeth Bortner
BIRTHDAY- November 29, 1766
PLACE OF BIRTH-
SKILLS- Learning how to read, write, and cipher by my mother. Also learning how to sew and cook, but not very good at it.
PARENTS NAME- Teresa and Fred Bortner
NAME- Judith Chapman Purvis
DATE OF BIRTH- January 27, 1723
PLACE OF BIRTH- West Shrewsbury, England, my family and my husband’s family were both Quaker. When we tired of the persecution and prejudice against us, both families moved to North Carolina, to the area around Hillsborough. My former husband and I were married in a Quaker meeting here in the colonies and we continued in that faith.
SKILLS- I live on a small farm with other friends, since my children are grown. I help with the farm, housework, sewing for the family and the community. I also travel in the ministry when I feel called.
PARENTS NAMES- Dwight and Elisabeth Chapman
BROTHERS/SISTERS- Two brothers; one is a “simple” and lives with kind friends who care for him. The other brother is married and lives with his wife in the Massachusetts colony.
MARRIED/CHILDREN- After some years in North Carolina, my husband moved to Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) because he wanted a more “civilized” life. He provided support for our children until they were grown
NAME- Arlene McCormick
DATE OF BIRTH- Summer of 1716
PLACE OF BIRTH- Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland
OCCUPATION- I am taught the art of cooking, tending the garden and preservation of foods for winter uses.
MARRIED/CHILDREN- Married to James McCormick with a son and daughter. Husband was signed on as ship crew for our passage to the new lands. He died in route, forcing myself and children into indentured service. My daughter Shawn was freed and married in Virginia, near the tobacco farm we were working at. My son Danny and I ran away in my sixth year of service, but I was recaptured and given additional service. My son managed to remain free and was taken in by the local Indian tribe. I have run away again, after hearing of my son’s purchase of some fertile land in the Carolinas. Upon arriving in the New Acquisition area of South Carolina, I have learned he has joined with the local militia and is traveled to Charles town, of which I am in route.