Muster Ground

Muster Ground marker Abingdon . On Sunday 24Sep1780 the Virginia contingent of the Overmountain Men met near Newell’s improvemnt on Andrew Colville’s farm at Wolf Creek. Samuel 1713 Newell’s Washington County tax list was the head start for the colonels, Arthur and William Campbell, to make militia rosters.
Black’s Fort, Abingdon marker.
Kings Mountain, Abingdon marker.
There was another muster on Monday at Sycamore Shoals with Col Sevier’s and Col Shelby’s troops. They had gatherings similar to the Virginians in their own neighborhoods. Joining the overmountain musters were refugees from the Georgia and Carolina patriots. They fled for their lives because Ferguson and the Tories were winning the war in their neighborhoods. Some of the women and children had come with the soldiers for their safety.
Sycamore Shoals, Elizabethton marker.
Click the books tab near the top of this page for the picture of the muster. It gives you a feel for what they did in Abingdon to organize the men, pack supplies, tell the women good bye, and head to Sycamore shoals.

Map Tags can be redesignated upon entry. So when you click the Muster map below, use co-ordinates instead.
V Lt Reese Bowen N 37.02705 W 81.68266
Q Col Arthur Campbell N 36.83168 W 81.51654
R Col William Campbell N 36.80973 W 81.63009
S Captain James Dysart N 36.81203 W 81.76609
T Pvt Andrew Evans N 36.85761 W 81.52928
U Lt Humberson Lyon N 36.85930 W 81.83578
V Sgt James Crabtree N 36.91037 W 81.73691 (Capt split out his company and acted as Sgt to Col Campbell)
W Capt David Beattie N 36.70614 W 81.81622
X Capt William Beattie N 36.75924 W 81.91029
Y Capt Andrew Russell N 36.67971 W 81.86977
Z Evan Shelby N 36.57446 W 82.14066
A Capt Thomas McCulloch N 36.77107 W 81.98238
Capt Robert Craig – N 36.70958 W 82.00487
N Capt Andrew Colcille – N 36.70352 W 81.99371 the Muster Ground
M Major William Edmondson N 36.70861 W 81.78257
O Lt William Blackburn N 36.68577 W 82.03800
–Capt John Watson, location unknown, refugee from Carolina

Aspendale, the plantation of Col William Campbell, was upstream from Glade Spring on the Holston Middle Fork beyond Chilhowee at Seven Mile Ford.

You can click on its map link to browse around the neighborhood.

Reese Bowen’s Company joined the chase to stop Ferguson from this area.

All able bodied men were called out to Newell’s improvement on Andrew Colville’s farm near Blacks Fort for the 24Sep1780 muster. Col Arthur Campbell held back a few good men to guard the home front. His place was Royal Oak marked on the link below.

I drop in a few entries from the Washington County Survey Book I to illustrate the intensity of the volunteers. Names in the Kings Mountain soldier list are highlighted.

Page 273 – Sarah Buchanan Campbell…2055 ac…on the waters of the north fork of Holstein River adjoining the Salt Lick Tract, also Lee’s, Fowler’s, Harnson’s, Crabtrees, Lyons and Charles H. Campbells tracts of land…Treasury Warrant…Beginning corner to the Salt Lick Tract then with Peter Lees line…crossing Fowlers Mill Creek…to Dysarts corner…near the Salt Lick road…with Fowlers corner leaving Dysarts line…by Fowler’s Mill Dam…corner to Harrisons land…above the Meeting House…corner to Charles H. Campbells Tract…June 21, 1785

Page 35 – Andrew Kinkinnon…361 ac…on both sides of Little Holstein, branch of the Middle Fork of Holstein River…Commissioners Certificate…Beginning in a sinkhole amongst a parcel of rocks, corner to John Beatties old tract…on James Thompsons line…on Bates old line…January 3, 1783 – Andrew Kinkinnon…400 ac on Little Holstein River…200 ac surveyed on January 21, 1774, includes improvements, actual settlement made in 1772…September 1, 1781

Page 360 – Robert Craig, assignee of Thomas Caldwell – 415 ac – treasury warrant #19218 dated September 8, 1783 – on the waters of Woolf Creek, a branch of Holston River – corner to James Craig James Douglass’ land – near Newell’s improvement – near a corner of William Willoughby’s land – April 27, 1787

Page 414 – Patrick Linch, assignee of Jacob Will, assignee of John Young – 160 ac – on the waters of Spring Creek and on the north side of the great knobs – on the southwest of Stampley’s Gap – near John Campbell’s line – near Samuel Vance’s line – treasury warrant #9048 dated November 21, 1781 – December 27, 1793

Page 382 – William Edmondson, Samuel Edmondson & JamesDysart, acting trustees for Ebing Spring Congregation – 122 ac – treasury warrant #1984 – corner to James Thompson’s patent tract – to the mouth of the Ebing Spring on the north side of the middle fork – corner to Col. William Edmondson’s land – corner to Philip Greevers land – May 6, 1788