Lord Dunmore's War was from 1773 to 1774. This was a war between the Colony of Virginia and the the Shawnee and Mingo. A volunteer militia was formed for the war. One such volunteer company was under the command of a Captain Looney, whose mission was to guard the Clinch River frontier, and prevent or respond to hostile Indian raids.
Fincastle County, Virginia was created in 1772 from Botetourt County and abolished in 1776. It was divided into Montgomery, Washington and Kentucky Counties.
A militia is a military unit composed of citizens who are called up in time of need.
Daniel Boone (1734-1820) was a frontiersman who became an American folk hero. The Boone family were members of the Gwynedd Monthly Meeting. He is best know from his exploration of Virginia and Kentucky.
from Soldiers of Fincastle County, Virginia 1774 compiled by Mary B. Kegley, courtesy of Arthur Richard Little
In 1774 Governor Dunmore declared war against Native Americans. The war ended after Virginia's victory in the Battle of Point Pleasant on October 10, 1774. However, during the American Revolution, the Indian nations regained power and mobilized to attack the colonists.
East Tennessee is part of Appalachia. At the end of the French and Indian War, colonists began drifting into the area. In 1769, they first settled along the Watauga River. During the Revolution, the Overmountain Men defeated British loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The State of Franklin was formed in the 1780s, but never admitted to the Union.