Capt. James Council was born in Isle of Wight Coumty, Va. in 1716. He was the son of John Council, b. abt. 1680, d. 1747 and Josie Willis, b. 1681 in Isle of Wight Co., Va. John was the son of Hodges Council (1643-1699) and Lucy Hardy 1658-_). James is buried in Council Cemetery, in Council, Bladen County, North Carolina.
James Council married first Sallie Kitchen, (1728-1749). She bore him one son, John. His second mariage was to Joanna Willis, (1730-1791). Issue: 1. Joanna (1753-1833), she married Rev. War Patriot Stephen Smith. 2. Capt. Arthur Council (1755-1777) Rev. War Patriot, never married. 3. David Council (1757-1820), he married 2 times. 4. Ferrebe (1759-__), she married a Shaw and moved to Ga. 5. Jesse Council (1763-1774) never married. 6. James Council (1765-1767 never married).
James Council (Rev. Patriot) was a member of the Provincial Congress (which sat at Halifax). He had recieved a grant from King George in the 1950s for his participation in the Indian Wars.
References for this information:
Book-HODGES COUNCIL of VIRGINIA and HIS DESCENDANTS by Judson Council, published 1941
Book-MAGNA CHARTA by John S. Wurts, Part VII, published 1954
James is established with the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Transcription of Pay VouchersNo. 2310 State of North Carolina 1st Sept. 1783 As auditors for the District of Wilmington This is to Certify that James Council exhibited his claim to us and was allowed the sum of fourteen pounds & two shillings & Specis Tho. Sowell Lewis Holmes, Clk. Tho. Routlidge ____________ £14.2.0 No. 469 State of North Carolina 5th Febry. 1782 As auditors for the District of Wilmington This is to Certify that James Council exhibited his claim to us and was allowed the sum of Thirteen pounds in Specis Tho. Routlidge ____ All__ Clk. ____ King £13.-.- Wm. Dickson No. 4426 State of North Carolina 27 Aug. 1783 As auditors for the District of Wilmington This is to Certify that James Council was advanced the Sum of Seven pounds & four Shillings in Specis for his services in the Militia as rations in pay Roll No. 2336 Lewis Holmes, Clk. Tho. Sowell £7.4.0 Tho. Routlidge
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