Bladen County, NC

James Council, Revolutionary War Pay Master


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:
Military records-attached

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.

Pay Vouchers

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Transcription of Pay Vouchers


No. 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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