Militia, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, 1726 (Might William Logan have been a member of the militia?)

We don’t know whether William Logan was a member of the Spotsylvania County, Virginia, militia or not, but he might well have been.

In 1726, Spotsylvania County’s militia consisted of 75 horse and 294 foot soldiers. According to a 1720 Virginia law, “each Christian tithable should receive ‘one firelock, musket, one socket, bayonet fitted thereto, one cartouche box, eight pounds bullets, two pounds powder….”

The above is quoted in Forgotten Companions: The First Settlers of Spotsylvania County and Fredericksburgh Town [with notes on early land use] by Paula S. Felder.


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