Battle of Alamance Descendants Gathering Oct. 13

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There will be a Descendants Gathering at Alamance Battlegrounds in North Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Descendants of Regulators and Militia are invited to share stories and genealogy/research. Open to the public.
in The Tree House by Jane Morrow G2G4 (4.6k points)
I am surprised.  Is this for all Regulator Descendants or only those who fought in the Battle of Alamance.    Who are the sponsors and contacts for this event? During the Battle, history records that 1,000 member of Tryon's militia participates of which around 200 are known by name.  2,000 regulators participated but we only know the names of about 25.  Six of these were hanged by Tryon.  We can only identify about 600 regulators by name and we cannot determine other than the 25 who fought.  These other names come from two Advertisements / Petitions.  Advertisement No. 9 was signed by 400+ regulators in Hillsborough at the Orange Co. Courthouse on 3 May 1768.  Among them were three Barnes grandfather and the Rev. Edward Teague my uncle.  Another petition has been found in Anson County with almost 200 names

After the Battle, Tryon and his successor Governor Martin required regulators to sign an oath of allegiance to the Crown.  Those who refused in NC fled to Indian Territory which was wide area west of present-day Statesville as did mine.  The Youngbloods and some of the others from Anson including the Fortenberry's fled to western South Carolina.  These individuals became known as Refugees from Alamance.   Teresa Fortenberry and I will have more on this soon.

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