Sorry to take so long to respond.My system was down.By chance are you related to a Rev. War Patriot by the name of Noel Battles or Shadrach Battles?Does theindian ( Cherokee or Monacan) name, Chevoit (sp) sound familiar?The reason I am asking is because I am looking for Shadrack (Chevoit) Battles, Jr..In 1810,he was signed up as a free person of "colour" with his dad, Shadrach, Sr..After that period I can not find him.My research leads me to wonder if he changed his name to Edward.This person was my g-great grandmother's father.
Also, family lore, has it that a lot of my Battle lineage moved westward from Albemarle Co., VA.Some passed; others were "escaping" the reputation that preceeded them (smile); and some were caught in the Trail of Tears. Please let me know if you have any insight.
I do know that for a while (1783 -90) some remained in Georgia after being released from the Rev. War.