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Oath of Allegiance - Bute Co. North Carolina (1775-1776)
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The Oath


"I will bare faithful and true allegiance to the State of North Carolina and will truly endeavor to support maintain and defend the Independent Goverm't thereof against George the third King of Great Britain and his successors and the attempts of any other persons, prince, power, State, or potentate who by secret are treason conspire copies or by open force shall attempt to subject the same and I will in every respect conduct myself as a peaceful orderly subject and that I will disclose and make known to the Governor (or) some member of the Council of State or some Justice of the Superior Courts or of the peace all treason conspiracies and attempts committed or intended against the State which shall come to my knowledge- so help you God."

The Oath had to be adminstered by justices of their districts to qualify the men to vote for members in the election.

William Alston's District

Henry Alston Thos. Whitmell Alston Abraham Andrews
Gray Andrews John Barnes Jacob Bass
Solomon Bass Theophilus Bass Jacob Bass
Benja. Bell (?) George Biven Waterman Boatman
John Brown John Broom Thomas Capps
John Cheek Robert Cooper, Junr. Robert Cooper, Sr.
Wm. Cooper Junr. Jiles Davis Thomas Davis
Wm. Earles Charles Gant Lewis Gant
Dempsey Gatlin Jessey Gatlin Thads. Gooding, Junr.
Peter Goodwin Theophilus Goodwin Ephram Gordan
John Griffith John Griggs [L.C. ?] Griggs
Robert Griggs James Gupton Stephen Gupton
John Hais Thomas Hais Richd. Ham
Solomon Harriss Thos. Hays, Junr. Rob. Hill
Jno. Hoof Elisha Hunter Henry Jackson
David Jarnigan John Jarrit John Johnson
Matthew Johnson John Jones Thos. Mayfield
Nicholas Murphrey Ben Perry Joshua Perry, Junr.
Joshua Perry Senr.* John Person
Joshua Pinnell Richd. Pinnell Richd. Rancom/Ransom?
Gabrill Ray Absolem Rush Benj. Rush
Benj. Rush, Junr. Churchwell Rush Spencer Rush
William Sanders Edward Scarbrow John Smart
James Tery Amos Thomas John Thornton
Samuel Thornton Solomon Thornton William Tillery
Joel Walker John Walker William Walker
John Watkins Jno. Watkins, Junr. Samuel Williams
Sol. Williams Wm. Williams John Woodroof
Robert Young

Captain Weathers' District

Abner Acock Jno. Acock Richd. Acock
Phill Alston Chas. Bartholomew
George Benn Richd. Bennitt George Bettey
Hudson Blanchet Thos. Blanchett Thos Brewer
Shadrack Bruner Calep Capps Francis Capps
Henry Capps Jno. Capps Orasha Capps
Sirus Cheek Wm. Cheek Solomon Cooper
Wm. Cooper Buckner Davis Burrel Davis
Peter Davis Robt. Dean Jas. Dowlin
Abraham Green, Junr. Abraham Green, Senr. Jno. Green
Jonah Green Jas. Gregery Thos.Griggs
Amos Harris Joel Harris Jno. Harris
Joseph Harris Henry Hudson Wm. Jean
Edmond Kearney Chas. Marshall Saml. Marshall
Stephen Marshall Wm. Matthis Jas. Merritt
Saml. Morris Jeremiah Neal Benja. Person, Senr.
Henry Person Jessey Person Saml. Person
Wm. Person Honorous Powell Wm. Powell
Jno. Radford Burgis Reaves Jordan Roland
Chas. Saintsing Jas. Saintsing Jas. Sledge
Jno. Thompson Jno. Tucker, Junr. Jno. Tucker, Senr.
Wm. Tucker Jos. Turner Jno. Wethers
Sampson Wiggins Brittain Willeford Jas. Jno. Williams

Captain Milner's District

Ezekieh Abbitt Waddington Abbott Christopher Babb
Moses Babb Moses Babb Wm. Babb
James Barrow John Bouals/Booals Wm. Booals
William Brickle Enus Byrd Jesse Byrd
Jn. Byrd, Jur. Nedum Byrd John Carr
Joshua Coggain Demcey Conyears Eligah Denby
James Denby Edmd. Denson John Edwards
Eli Eley Josiah Eley Wm. Eley
Samuel Fowler Henry Fulgham Kemp Gooloe
John Gordin Richd. Haswell H. Hill
Hinds Hilsman George Hunt Henry Hunt
Jas. Hunt John Hunt Moses Hunt
N. Hunt Thos. Hunt John Jackson
Councill Jones Jacob Jones John King
Jon Massey Patervills Milner John Moody
Jas. Moray Clem Mullins Jonah Murray
Thos. Nelms Eligh Normon Wm. Pace
Burrell Perrey, Senr*. Daniel Potter
Francis Rackley Mills Rackley Person Rackley
Person rackley, Junr. Dadrick Rackley Charles Raley
Reioburn Ransom Jerret Sandy Richd. Simmonds
John simons John Simons, Junr. John Simons Sn.
Wm. Simons Eligah Stallings Elis Stallings
Elisha Stallings Josiah Stallings Moses Stallings
Moses Stallings Reubin Stallings Siler Tasley
John Tiersly Francis timberlake Wm. Timons
Phillip Vinson Jas. Walker William Ward
Wm. Yeats  

Captain Colclough's district
(Oaths were taken by Cpt. James Paine, J.P.)

Isaac Acree William Acree Augustine Balthrop
William Balthrop John Baxter Nathl Baxter
James Bell Jesse Bell Samuel Bell
Thomas Bell Allen Burton Bassit Burton
Jeremiah Bush Samuel Carpender George Carrell
William Carrell Drury Christian Gideon Christian
John Colclough William Colclough James Coleman
John Coleman D?elly Darnald Edward Durham
John Durham William Durham William Durham, Jr.
John Gilreath* William Gilreath*  
Thomas Hall John Harris Saml Harris
Howell Harton Thomas Harton Solomon Higgins
John Hills William Hills Richard Hudson
Peter Jackson Solomon Jackson Joseph Jefferas
Phillip Johnson Britain Jones Fredrick Jones
Henry Jones James Jones Richard Jones
Laurance Knoles William Knoles Joseph Martin
James Mealer Reubin Merrit Thos Miller
Thomas Miller, Jr. James Moseley Jesse Moseley
John Moseley John Moseley, Jr. Adom Mylam
James Mylam Lewis Mylam James Myrick
George Norsworthy James Norsworthy William Owen
Daniel Pegram Edward Pegram George Pegram

Captain Ferrell's District

Frances Bradley John Brewer Giles Driver
Shaw Driver BryantFerrell William Fish
Bridges Freeman Henry Freeman Howel Freeman
William Freeman John Hall Martin Hall
Jacob Heartsfield William Hix William Joiner
Thomas Jones Thomas Martin John Martin
Bradley Medlen Henry Tiler Medlen Ryal Medlen
Shadrack Medlen John Mullens John Norries
John Banister Pipen Jacob Powel Isaac Pipen
Lewis Powel Kirby Sanders Thomas Sanders
Richard Smith Claten Sowel William Taunt/Tant?
Philip Taylor Isham Weathers Elias Wren
Moses Wren Samuel Wright

Mr. Norris District

Goodridge Alford Isaac alford Isum alford
John Alford John Amoss Bridges Arendell
Thomy Arendell James Bradley Lewis Bradley
William Bradley Benjamin Brewer John Brewer
Benjamin Bun(n) Henry Coats James Cone
John Cooley James Ellet William ellett
Frances Felps John Ferrill William Ferrell
Jesse Freeman John Freeman Joseph Freeman
William Freeman Moses Joiner Sam Jones
Donald McKinnish Gibson Martin Micajah Mickelroy
William Moodey Jesse Norri John Norrise
Robert Norries Drury Perry Charles Pope
Elijah Powel Lemuel Powel Frederick Reaves
William Reaves John Richards John Ross
William Sanders Elleck Thomlinson Jesse Weathers
Willis Weathers James Young John Young
William Young

Before Capt Matthew Thomas

David Birnett Philip Boon William Boon
Benjamin Booth Edward Carlile Francis Carlile
Benjamin Cook Charles Cook John Cook
James Collins James Coppedge Frederick Davis
Hollowell Denson Samuel Duke Eli Eley
Isham Gant James Gant Ephraim Gilliam
Marcus Gilliam Joseph Goswick Tyre Hedgepeth
Nicholas Hill Richd. Hill Richard Hill (son of Nicholas)
Nathan Inguilsh John Jackson William Jackson
Josiah Johnson John Leonard William Leonard
William Morriss William Morse Arthor Murphey
James Murphey Morgan Murray William Parker
Edward Richardson William Richardson Peter Smart
William Stuart David Vinson (Constable) David Vinson, Sr.
Drewry Vinson Thomas Vinson William Vinson
John Webb Benjamin west Aseum Wester
Benjamin Westray Danniell Westray Francis Wills
Britain Wood James Wood William Wood
Joshua Yarbrough Micajah Yarbrough

Capt. William Borrough's District

Oaths were taken by Mr. Thos. Turner, J.P.

Drury Bobbitt Isham Bobbitt Jno. Bobbitt, Sr.
Jno. Bobbitt, Jnr. Stephen Bobbitt Benj. Bradley
Peter Brinkley Jno. Burch Wm. Burrough
Richd Bush John Coggin Wm. Coggin
John Cooptun Jas. Dardin Jno. Davis
Jas. Egerton Willmut Egerton Edwd. Ellis
Jno Faulcon Nathl. Felts Roland Felts
Davd. Fluker Davd Gill, Sr. Jas. Gill
Alexander Goodwin Saml. Harper Archior Harris
Burwell Harris Chas. Harris Edmund Harris
Edwin Harris Jas Harris, Sr Jno Harris
Joel Harris Jourdan Harris Mathew Harris
Michael Harris Nathl Harris Robt Harris
Sterling Harris George Haselwood Randolph Haselwood
Thos. Haselwood Warrick Haselwood Jas. Hill
Edwd Holiman Jacob Holiman Nathan Holiman
Chamberlain Hudson Chas James George James
Isaac James Jno. Jones Thos Judkins
Jno. Lancaster, Sr Jno. Lancaster (Va.) Joel Lancaster
Laurance Lancaster Sr. Laurance Lancaster Jr. Wm. Lancaster
Isham Lucy Jno Madrey Wm. Marcus
Isham Meadows Jethor Monger Richd Moss
John Newell Jas Nicholson Davd Patterson
Lewis Patterson George Peterson Peter Robertson
Wm Robertson Wm. Robertson Wm. Roland, Jr
Spencer Snow Thos Standard Saml Tayler
Smal. Willeford Thos Williams Wm Williams
Thos Young
*Refused to sign.  

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