Re: David Council-1752-1827
I'm trying to find my paper work but if memory serves me correctly......
Capt. James Council was born in Isle of Wight Coumty, Va. in 1716. He was the son of John Council, b. abt. 1680, d. 1747 and Josie Willis, b. 1681 in Isle of Wight Co., Va. John was the son of Hodges Council (1643-1699) and Lucy Hardy 1658-_). James is buried in Council Cemetery, in Council, Bladen County, North Carolina.
James Council married first Sallie Kitchen, (1728-1749). She bore him one son, John. His second mariage was to Joanna Willis, (1730-1791). Issue: 1. Joanna (1753-1833), she married Rev. War Patriot Stephen Smith. 2. Capt. Arthur Council (1755-1777) Rev. War Patriot, never married. 3. David Council (1757-1820), he married 2 times. 4. Ferrebe (1759-__), she married a Shaw and moved to Ga. 5. Jesse Council (1763-1774) never married. 6. James Council (1765-1767 never married).
James Council (Rev. Patriot) was a member of the Provincial Congress (which sat at Halifax). He had recieved a grant from King George in the 1950s for his participation in the Indian Wars.
Transcription of Pay Voucher
No. 2310 State of North Carolina1st Sept. 1783
As auditors for the District of Wilmington
This is to Certify that James Council exhibited
his claim to us and was allowed the sum of fourteen
pounds & two shillings & Specis Tho. Sowell
Lewis Holmes, Clk. Tho. Routlidge