George, My John Mires mustered in with Capt Vannoy in 1778.From his pension application in 1826 in Mississippi, he stated that he was part of the North Carolina Continental Line.This is the first hint of where my John Mires/Myers/Mears of Lawrence Co., Ms might have come from.
I did some research on Myers/Mires/Mears of Surry and Rowan Co and found early references to the Myers/Mears men I mentioned in my first posting.
Did Thomas's will mention his children's names?I saw tax records for a John Myers in Surry and Rowan Counties up to 1778 and wondered if that might have been my John.
Any information you could give me on the Myers/Mears/Mires of Surry and Rowan Counties would be appreciated!!