Revolutionary War Soldiers
Revolutionary War Soldiers of Caswell County, North Carolina
The following was transcribed from a newspaper clipping in possession of Miss Hattie Slade of Yanceyville, N. C. The name of the newspaper is not mentioned nor the date it was published:
"We are indebted to our honored friend and townsman, Captain Ezekiel Slade, for the articles in this issue, one giving the list of soldiers furnished by Caswell County for the Revolutionary War. The other sales of tobacco made on the Danville market in June, 187_. Both articles are . . . er s--t he reader especially the latter for information regarding the prices now for tobacco.
The following is a list of the officers and soldiers of the Revolutionary War, who subsequently resided in the County of Caswell.
Colonel James Saunders
Major Richard Saunders
Major Thomas Donoho
Major Charles Dixon
Major John Reed
Captain Samuel Johnston
Doctor Lancelot Johnston
Doctor David Johnson [possibly Johnston]
Captain Gabriel Lea
Colonel Robert Parkes [possibly Parker]
Colonel Henry Williams
Rev. Richard Martin
Holoway Page [possibly Pass]
Recorded herein on this November 16, 1953.
Copied from the files of Register of Deeds, Caswell Co., N. C.; Mr. J. Burch Blaylock; by Mrs. Kay Dixon, member of William Gaston Chapter DAR. Gastonia, N. C. Oct. 1955 ••••
If the tobacco sale year shown above (187_) is correct, the Ezekiel Slade to whom reference is made most likely is Ezekiel B. Slade (1838-1914). Miss Hattie Slade probably is his daughter, Harriet Slade (1878-1971). Ezekiel Slade is a nephew of Abisha Slade (1799-1869), who is associated with the discovery of the bright-leaf tobacco curing process. This list of Revolutinary Soldiers came from the memory of Ezekiel Slade at the time the newspaper article was written (date unknown). The list is shown substantially as reported in the newspaper article described. No assurance of accuracy or completeness is given or should be assumed.