REHE FRENCH-INDIAN WAR:(1754-1763)
PATRIOTS ROLL CALL
WILLIAM: "Caroline County VA, age 22, 5' 73/4 a carpenter by trade, was on the size roll of Major Andrew Lewis Company of Virginia Troops, in the F & I War. No date given, but since General Braddock was defeated and slain in 1755, this William was possibly born around the year 1730-5. In the Index to the Manuscripts of General George Washington the great collection of letters and papers now in the Library of Congress...shows the name of William Blanton on pages 49, 67, 141, 152 and 164, on page 49. General George Washington in his own handwriting further describes William Blanton as: "Complexion: Brown; Large good limbs; black hair.)
From the Journals of Burgesses of Virginia:1761-1765, pg 249 "Friday the nineth of November, fifth Year of George III, 1764. A PETITION OF WILLIAM BLANTON. Setting forth in a skirmish with the Indians in May last (1764) under the Command of Captain Lewis, he was shot through the thigh, by which means he is rendered incapable of getting livelihood; and praying consideration of the House in the Premises, was presented to the House and read. Ordered that the said Petition be referred to the considration of the Committee of Claims, that they examine into the allegation thereof, and report the same with their opinon thereon to the House".
"Thursday the 15th of November, Fifth Year George III, 1764. Resolved that William Blanton ought to be allowed the sum of 15 pounds in consideration of the wounds he received in the Service, and to reimburse him the expense attending his care". ( William Blanton of Greenbrier County m. Christina Gwinn and f/o John Blanton who m. Elizabeth Wiseman 1798 - Monroe County, W. VA; note: It is believed John & Elizabeth "went to Indiana".
"RED COATS" = BRITISH SUBJECTS IN SERVICE TO THE CROWN OF ENGLAND.
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(Submiited by: Blanton Famliy Historians TEAM - BFH)