Cherokee Expedition of 1776, Roster



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Intermediate Source:Thomas Berry Page
Derivitive Source: Source:Summers, 1903



On the first day of August, 1776, the Virginia Council ordered that a commission issue appointing William Christian, Esq., colonel of the first battalion and commander-in-chief of all the forces raised for nse in the expedition against the Cherokee Indians. It was decided to send two battalions of troops upon this expedition, which were officered as follows:

Commander-in-chief, William Christian
Colonel, first battalion, William Christian
Major, first battalion, Evan Shelby
Surgeon, first battalion, Joseph Starke
Colonel, second Battalion, Charles Lewis
Surgeon, second battalion, George Hart

Captain James Thompson and his company formed the life guard of Colonel Christian, the commander-in-chief, upon this expedition.


Data Extracted from Thomas Berry Page, and alphabetized

Name Rank Casualties Probable Person ArticleComment
John Adair Private
John Adair Private
Matthew Allison Private
Jacob Anderson Private
James Arnold Private
James Beats Private
William Bennett Private
Thomas Berry Private wounded
George Berry Private wounded
James Berry Private
James Berry Private
Thomas Berry Private
Isaac Bledsoe Captain
Anthony Bledsoe Private
Robert Boggs Captain
James Bradley Private
Adam Bransteter Private Clearly the same last name. Perhaps this is a father and son, and they left off the Jr. and Sr.
Adam Brazsteter Private
Littleton Brooks Private
William Brown Private
James Buford Private
Alexander Butler Private
George Caldwell Private
George Caldwell Private
William Calvert Private
James Cameron Private
John Campbell Captain
Robert Campbell Private
James Campbell Private
Robert Campbell Private
Samuel Campbell Private
Samuel Campbell Private
Hanrist Carlock Private Person:Hanchrist Carlock (1)Unusualness of name makes this identification fairly easy. Hanscrist lived in the Bakers Creek area
Onsby Carney Private
William Carr Private
David Carson Private
William Christian Col, First Battalionand Commander of Expedition
John Cochran Private
William Cocke Captain
Charles Cocke Private
Jacob Cogor Private
George Coon Private
Andrew Cowan Private person:Andrew Cowan (22)Son of person:David Cowan (1); Both of whom settled on Boyd's Creek, along line of March of Cherokee Expedition of 1776, and Cherokee Expedition of 1780.
Robert Cowden Private
Abraham Crabtree Private
John Craig Private
John Craig Private
John Crane Private
Lewis Crane Private
William Crawford Private
James Daugherty Private
James Deran Private
Michael Dougherty Private
Samuel Douglas Private wounded
Benjamin Drake Private
? Duncan Captain killed
Ephraim Dunlap Private
Jacob Early Private
Samuel Eason Private
Amos Eaton Private
William Edmiston Private Presumably one of the Edmiston's of SW VA.
Nicholas Edwards Private
Nicholas Edwards Private
David English Private
Samuel Ewin Private
Samuel Ewing Private
Samuel Fair Private
Gideon Farris Private
John Finley Private
Robert Finley Private
Thomas Fowler Private
Michael Francisco Private
Frederick Frasly Private Possibly Person:Frederick Fraley (1), and the surname is incorrectly. F transcribed. Fraley's surname appears in lots of variants (e.g., "Friley"), but this is pretty far off.
William Frogg Private
John Furnham Private
Robert Gambell Private
Jacob Gardner Private
Samuel Gay Private
David Getgood Private
John Gibson Private
Miachael Gleaves Private
John Goff Private
Thomas Goldsby Private
John Gordon Private
Benjamin Gray Captain
James Greer Private
Francis Hamilton Private
James Hamilton Private
Robert Hardwicke Private
John Harris Jr. Private
John Harris Sr. Private
James Harris Private
George Hart Surgeon, First Bat
William Haynes Private
Leonard Helm Private
Daniel Henderson Private
William Henson Private
Jesse Henson Private
William Hicks Private
Humphrey Higgins Private
Thomas Hobbs Private wounded
Peter Hoff Private
William Hogart Private
Stephen Holston Private
John Houzshel Private
David Hunter Private
William Ingram Private
Samuel Ingram Private
Christopher Irwin Private
David Irwin Private
Andrew Irwin Private
Jonathon Jennings Private
Cuthbert Jones Private
Francis Katherine Private
James Kelley Private
Solomon Kendrick Private
Daniel Kidd Private
Lambert Lane Private
William Lane Private
William Lane Private
John Latham Private
Charles Lewis Col., Second Battallion
Aaron Lewis Captain
Isaac Lindsay Private
Andrew Little Private
valentine Little Private
Benjamin Logan Private
Thomas Logwood Private
Philip Love Private
Thomas Madison Captain
William Markland Private
Jonathon Martin Private
Samuel Martin Private
James Mason Private
James McCain Private
James McCarthy Private
John McClanahan Private
James McClern Private
Daniel McCormack Private
James McDonald Private
Robert McElheney Private
James McFarland Private
John McFarland Private
David McKenzie Private
Robert McNutt Private
Joseph McReynolds Private
William Meade Private
Ebenezer Meads Private
George Miller Private
William Milum Private
William Mitchell Private
John Montgomery Captain of Southwest Virginia ?
Samuel Montgomery Private
Henley Moore Private
Gideon Morris Private
John Muldrough Private
Philip Mulhey Jr. Private
Philip Mulhey Sr. Private
Jonathon Mulhey Private
Patrick Murphy Private
William Nettles Private
James Newell Private
George Newland Private
Michael Ocheltree Private
Michale Ohair Private
Arthur Onsbey Private
George Parker Private
William Peoples Private
Joseph Perrin Private
Edward Piggett Private
William Preston Captain
Robert Preston Private
Thomas Price Private
Meredy Rains Private
William Ramsey Private
Thomas Ramsey Private
John Reburn Private
Joshua Renfro Private
John Rice Private
Benjamin Rice Private
William Rice Private
William Rice Private
Charles Rice Private
Henry Rice Private
James Richardson Private
Henry Richardson Private
Isaac Riddle Private
James Robinson Private
Edward Ross Private
William Ross Private
David Rouncessal? Private There was a Long Hunter with approximately this surname
Isaac Rounceval Private
Michael Rowland Private
Jeremiah Rush Private
William Russell Captain Perhaps the sons of Brigadier General Russell of Castle's Woods
Joseph Russell Private
James Sawyers Private
Christina Schultz Private
Matthew Scott Private
George Scott Private
John Sevier Captain
Evan Shelby Major, First Battalion
John Simpson Private
Daniel Smith Captain
David Smith Private
Daniel Smith Private
Thomas Smith Private
James Smith Private
Joab Springer Private
Joseph Starke Surgeon, First Battalion
Jacob Stearns Private Probably related t Frederick Starnes who settled on Bakers Creek in Castles Woods
James Steel Private
Robert Stephenson Private
Robert Stewart Private
Isbea Talbert Private
Benjamin Thomas Private
Richard Thomas Private
Isaac Thomas Private
James Thompson Captain
Peter Turney Private
James Tuttle Private
Jacob Vance Private
John Walker Private <td One of these is probably person:John Walker ( ) John Walker IV;
John Walker Private
James Walker Private
Andrew Wallace Private Possibly connected to the Michael Woods family
David Wallace Private Possibly connected to the Michael Woods family
Christopher Warren Private
William White Private
Henry Whitner Private
Lewis Whitner Private
Philip Williams Private
James Williams Private
Evan Williams Private
William Wills Private
Moses Winters Private
Jacob Womack Captain
J__ Womack Private
John Wood Private Possibly connected to the Michael Woods family
Lance Woodward Private
James Young Private