1781 Foreigner’s No Man’s Land!

List of Foreigner’s in the District of Opelousas and Attakapas and in New Iberia, May 15, 1781

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Luke Collins, Sr. ~ William Hanchey ~Samuel Allen~Charles Percy~ John Kennedy ~Roger West~Theophilus Collins~ John Cotes~ Jacob Miller~John Collins~ Stephen Cotes~George Miller~William Collins~ Abraham Roberts~ Michael Ryder~Luke Collins Jr.~ Richard Rodney~ John Orrey~William Wikoff~ Amos Fairchild~ Jack Crook~Samuel Wells~Michael Hunter~ Michael Ryder~Cesar Archinard~ Seth Hanchey ~Thomas Priestman~Richard Ellis~ Athanase Martin~ Henry Bradley~John Ellis ~Francis Daniel~ Edward Tear~Thomas Murdock~ Jacob Bihm~ Zachery Martin~ Raphael Bowker ~Garret Harcourt ~Edward Murphy~Evan Mill~James Cole ~John McDonald~Gerard Brandon ~Matthew Nugent, Jr.~ John Green~Robert Collingwood~ Nathaniel Kennison~ Edward Caslow (?)~John Liver ~James Clayton~ Francis Little~Solomon Bernard~ John Clark ~Phillip Barbus?~ Henry Askeaiter~ Robert Huxley ~Joseph Wyble~Philip Howard ~Patrick Clark ~Charles Smith~John Tyson~ Frederick Meyer~ John Fitzpatrick~ John Vaughan ~Isaac Lewis~ Joseph Ingrahm~Jacob Schnell ~James Clark ~Jacob Herman~Moise Cotter John Bowels~ James Brown~Mark Cotes~ Peter McIntyre~ Anthony Coskain?~Joshua Garret~ John Ryan ~Anthony Bennet~George Foreman~ Francis Hoist~ Benjamin Roth~William Brown ~Nicholas Smith~ Stephen Rhodes~Gabriel Martin~ John Folse~ Thomas Berwick~Matthew Nugent, Sr.~ Francis Stelly~ Ephraim Hormelle~Edmund Nugent~ Benjamin Malveau~ Thomas Beard~Francis Roth~ William Malveau~ William Bundick~Joshua Wallace~ Benjamin Anderson~ Joseph Carr~Zachen? Roth~ Benjamin Fitz~ John Brandon~Abraham Odom~ Solomon Anderson~ John Hair~David Odom ~Joseph Anderson~ William McCullogh~ Michael Haufpauir~ James Anderson ~Ebenazer Crene~Samuel Bell~ James Yarborough~ Cameron William~ Fairbanks Thomas ~Yarborough Patrick~ McCarty Luke ~Folse John Leger (Ledger? )~ John Abshire~John Rider ~Thomas Parr ~Abraham Stuart~Matiquis? Hayes~ Adam Bridges~ William Dickson~James Carlin Maxwell?~ Yarborough ~George King.

Extracted Records from Mississippi Territorial Papers, Spanish Land Documents and Foreigner’s List, Stacy R. Webb, transcription.

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Luke Collins, Sr.

Luke Collins, Sr. genealogy can be located at from: “Loderick Matthews –The Name That Binds”
by William A. Matthews, Jr., Compiler .. pgs 118 & 119
The list87 which follows gives the names of the “foreigners” who were to surrender their weapons.88
among others:
Collins, John Collins, Theophilus Collins, William Collins, Jr., Luke Collins, Jr
87 Published in the Attakapas Gazette Vol. XII, No.3(1977) p. 137
88 Etat du Rencensement General des Individus Etrangers lors du Desarmement dans le Partie
des Attakapas, Opelousas et Nouvelle lberie du 15 mai 1781, P.P.C. 194-152.
by Lee Davis Smith B.A., Louisiana State University, 2002 August, 2004
A Thesis Submitted to the Graduate Faculty of the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in The Department of History
pgs 50 & 51: Earliest efforts at economic profit in British West Florida centered around the fur trade, with the central posts at Mobile and Pensacola enjoying a brisk business shipping furs to England as early as 1764. However, records for the Natchez District prove elusive, possibly because furs taken in the area were sold to the French and Spanish who paid higher prices than the English and shipped their skins from the port of New Orleans, outside British jurisdiction.A skin trade developed between Natchez and Manchac in 1773, and these goods may have gone either to New Orleans or Mobile.34 The West Florida fur trade represents an extensive and intricate relationship among Indians, trading companies, individual traders, and the governments of Britain, Spain, and France. As the initial endeavor of the British period, and one which represents initial contact between settlers and native groups, the fur trade deserves a brief examination.
In the Natchez District the local “Small Tribes,” as well as Choctaws, Creeks, and Chickasaws, exchanged deerskins for trade goods, with British trading companies scrambling to keep local Indians in merchandise and Indians escalating their hunting practices to finance their demands for coveted trade items.35 The Indian-English fur trade became commercialized in the late 1700s and expanded throughout the entire English period.36 In addition to the Indian fur trade, individuals sometimes bartered skins with local merchants. The fragmentary account records of Newman and Hanchelle, Natchez merchants, note a deposit to a peltry account for Serah Truly. Truly brought three deerskins “in the hair” to Newman and Hanchelle on February 3, 1776 and received an account credit of $2.40, enough to purchase five quarts of rum or approximately seven yards of osnaburg fabric.37
34 John Fitzpatrick, “Letter to Luke Collins, October 7, 1773” in The Merchant of Manchac: The Letterbooks of John Fitzpatrick, 1768-1790, Margaret Fisher Dalrymple, editor (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1978),
“Constr ucting Identities on the Frontier of Slavery, Natchez Mississippi, 1760-1860” by: Timothy Ryan Buckner, B.A.; M.A.
Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of The University of Texas at Austin In Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements For the Degree of
Doctor of Philosophy
pgs 30 & 31: The war itself came to Natchez in 1778 when James Willing, one of the early merchants involved with the illicit trade to the Spanish, led an assault on the British along the Mississippi. Willing’s mercantile venture had taken a turn for the worse as the Spanish under the new governor of Louisiana, Bernardo de Gálvez, favored trade with Americans rather than with the British. The occupation of Natchez went relatively smoothly, mainly because of a deal struck between Willing and a group of local planters. Shortly after his arrival in February 1778, Willing forced them to pledge that they would not “in any wise take up arms against the United States of America or aid, abet, or in any wise give assistance to the enemies of the said States.” Willing assured them that their “persons, Slaves, and other property of what kind soever [sic] shall remain safe & unmolested during our neutrality” and sent “a Flag of Truce to the Choctaw Indians to give out a talk with a Belt, to prevent the Indians falling on the Defenceless [sic] Inhabitants.”24 Willing’s experience in Natchez convinced him that planters were most interested in protecting their wealth and status. By securing both he expected the town’s leading citizens to remain neutral.
As of the mid-1770s, settlers in the town were much more concerned with their own financial safety, which depended much more on the Spanish than on the British or the United States. For Dunbar and the planters in and around Natchez, the “invasion” was personal. Rather than seeing the attack as motivated by the United States, Dunbar and others viewed this as Willing’s assault on those who had accumulated wealth in Natchez. To achieve that end, instead of employing soldiers he “recruited & collected on his way down all the vagabonds and rascalls [sic] he met with, of which kind the river is always full.” To Dunbar, Willing launched this attack out of bitterness and greed rather than political motivation. To escape Willing, Dunbar and several of his slaves moved across the river to Spanish Louisiana. Dunbar contended the reason for the attack was “he had by his folly squandered a fortune upon the river & twas there he ought to repair it.”26 In other words, Willing’s business had failed and his attack was against planters who had become successful.
24 Pledge of the Natchez committee quoted in James, 22-23. See also Phelps, Memoirs and Adventures. 111-112. The planters of the committee were Isaac Johnson, Luke Collins, William Hiern, Joseph Thomson, Charles Percy, and Richard Ellis. On trade and the relationship between the Choctaw and the British and United States see Daniel K. Richter, Facing East From Indian Country: A Native History of Early America (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2003), 170, 210-211, 220-221, 232-233; Colin G. Galloway, The American Revolution in Indian Country: Crisis and Diversity in Native American Communities (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995)-46-64
“2 Mar 1768 Thomas HELM to Henry Heth 83 acres land granted to William & Hannah GILLIAM , corner of John MILBURN .
Wit: LUKE COLLINS- this named Guy is everywhere including this deed-
Hampshire CO VA 2.25.1767 Luke Collins to Larence Hass & Sarah Hass
wit: William Buffington and Samuel DEW – the Collins married into the William
Buffington family in Hampshire CO VA.
5.7.1759 Hampshire CO VA Luke & Sarah Collins to Stephen RUDDELL – wit: Gabriel Jones. ”
The Old Homestead
– Pearsall – Virginia data
” – Nov. 10, 1766 – Job Pearsall of Hampshire County to Luke Collins of Hampshire County, 323 acres on South Branch. Recorded Nov. 12, 1766. (Page 46) “
Descendants of ? Sadowski
Subj: Re: SadowskiDate: 97-12-02 02:22:49 ESTFrom: (Glenys J. Rasmussen)Reply-to: glenys@wco.comTo: MARY PALMER WILL In the Name of God Amen, the Fifteenth Day of October in the Year of our Lord God 1752I Mary Palmer of Patersons Creek in the County of Frederick and Collony of Virginia: being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, Thanks be to given Unto God, Therefore, Calling to mind the mortallity of my body and knowing that is is Appointed for all men once to die, Do Make and Ordain this My Last Will and Testament: that is to say: Principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian-like and decent manner at the discression of my Executors, nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God and as touching such worldly estate: Wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, bequeath and dispose of the same in the following manner and form -Imprimis it is my will and I do order that in the first place all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied -Item my will is that my daughter Ann Millar shall have my featherbed bolster and two pillows, three linnen sheets, one blanket and one coverlet and a little spinning wheel, a puter platter and puter bason and two pleats and nomorch button (sic). My wearing appirril which I will to be equally divided between her and my daughter Sofia Jonson -Item my will is that my son Andrew Sadouski shall have one shilling sterling paid by my Executors -Item my will is that my daughter Sofia Jonson whom I likewise constitute make and ordain my only and sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament; shall have the great pot and pot racks, a side sadle to be by her possessed and enjoyed, and I do hereby utterly dissalow, revoke, Disannul all and every other former Testaments, Wills and Legaries, Requests and Executors by me in any ways before this time – Named Willed and Bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to by My Last Will and Testament in wittness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal. herJohn Douthit Mary X PalmerDavis Rutter mark Page 478: At a Court held for Hampshire County the 14th day of February 1758, This last Will and Testament of Mary Palmer dec’d was presented in Court by Sophia Darlilng the Executrix therein named who made Oath thereto according to Law and the same being proved by the Oath of John Douthit one of the witnesses thereto is Ordered to be Recorded and on the motion of the said Executrix Certificate is granted her for obtaining a Probate thereof in and form giving Security whereupon William Darling her husband of the said Sophia and John Ryan and Luke Collins their securities entered into and acknowledged. Bond in the penalty of One Hundred Pounds for the due Administration of the said decedents Estate and Performance of her Will. Test. Gabriel Jones, Co. Clerk (sic) Will written 15 October 1752 Probated 14 February 1758 Extract can be found in “Early Records of Hampshire Co. VA now WVA” Clara McC. Sage & Laura S. Jones, p 127Original will housed at County Clerk’s office, Hampshire Co. WVreceived a copy by correspondence with County Clerk.
another quote:
Marietta College special collections: (West) Virginia Court Records Folder 7 (11 items)
1767 April 14Virginia. Hampshire County.License bond signed by John Keating and Luke Collins. Witnessed by G. Jones.
Col. George WILSON2,3 died in Feb 1777 in Quibbletown, New Jersey.2,3 Death]2,3 He was born Between 1728-1729 in , Scotland.2,3 He was buried Unknown in Quibbletown, New Jersey.2,3 He is reference number 33623. Burial]2,3 [boyd-trees.ged]
(3) Had “evidently” been a military officer of the King in VA Colony, doubtless
in the French War. He wrote to Major Luke Collins, “We had the happiness of
joining in the sentiment in the Colony of Virginia, and as I may say, even
wading through blood in supporting the cause of our country, heart in hand.”
He wrote to Arthur St. Clair, “I have in my little time in life taken the oath of allegiance to his Majesty seven times.”
New River Notes
Since 1998 – Historical and Genealogical Resourcesfor the Upper New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia
The 1781-82 Hampshire County, Virginia Personal Property Tax ListAlphabetic Order
Transcribed by Jeffrey C. Weaver, December 8, 1998
Collins, Elisha1 33Collins, Thomas13720 these are the only Coliins left in the county. Luke Collins had already left for Natchez, Ms.
John Friend, Sr. and Kerenhappuch
1763, Jul 14: On South Branch Potomac River, two Boys, Viz Collins & Sullivan, Killed and Scalped; Two Girls, named Delong Scalped. tion=display&thread=130
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in VirginiaVolume IAUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS.ORDER BOOK No. IV. (cont.)
(Additional Notes from Order Book IV. from beginning of Book IV. to March 21, 1754.)
AUGUST 16, 1753.
(9) Ludwick Francisco, qualified Captain; Edward McDaniel, qualified Cornet; Jeremiah Sciler, qualified Captain; Luke Collins, qualified Ensign.
“The Papers of George Washington” index:
Collins, Luke, 1:20, 36; 7:5, 339, 340
Collins, —-: and George Mercer’s lands, 10:203
Collins, —- (major), 9:248, 251
Land Insolvents and Delinquents, 1792:
George Brooks, removed to Kentucky;Andrew Kinkead, to Kentucky; Wm. Russell, to French Broad; WilliamYoung, to Greenbrier; Christian Pery, to Kentucky; Robert Curry, to Kentucky; Robert Poage, to Kentucky; Robert Young, to Kentucky; William and Andrew Young, to Kentucky; Daniel Brown, dead; Pat. Buchanan, to Georgia; Robert Christian, to Montgomery; James Campbell, to Penna.; John Gregory, to Philadelphia; Daniel Kidd, to Winchester; Ephraim McDowell, to Scotland; Wm. McClintoc, to Kentucky; William Powers, in army; Henry Rutter, in army; John Sterling, to French Broad; James
Bridge, Sr., to Amherst; David Boggess, dead; Luke Collins, to French Broad; web/va/augusta/court/2court46.txt