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There is no evidence that Swift's company, as such, participated in the major battles in North Carolina, but several individual members of the company did go to North Carolina and joined with old neighbors there in the American army.Before they were in North Carolina, most of their familiess had migrated thusly: A large percentage of the Quakers and non-Quakers were of Scotch or Irish ancestry. The area to the west and east of them had been previously settled by Long Hunters and their relatives.The Long Hunters had a very diverse ancestry including: New England Puritans who had moved to New Jersey and then later to the Piedmont of North Carolina, Quakers like Daniel Boone from Pennsylvania, Germans from the Shenandoah valley, Eastern Virginians who were converted to Baptists and moved to old Bedford Co., VA, Presbyterians from Pennsylvania and old Augusta Co., Virginia and people of mixed race ancestry, possibly Saponi Indian mixed with European, many who came from old Lunenburg Co., VA.In the entire community there were only two slaves, one owned by Elisha Bedsaul and one by David Fulton.They probably met for worship in someone's home, as no Friends meeting was established here until 1793 (Mt. Records of marriages seem mostly to have been entered at Cane Creek MM in today's Alamance Co., NC, which was the home meeting for many of the families.

A James Blevins confessed to Tory activity in 1779, but there are three James Blevins in Montgomery County at this time, and it appears that the two James Blevins who were active Tory supporters are not the one in the Swift company.

Captains Cox and Osborne were freed unhurt and the mutiny was put down by militia troops that came from the north, led by Colonels Preston and Crockett.

The Chestnut Creek community was probably fairly self-sufficient and almost everyone farmed and had a moderate amount of wealth.

Some were also craftsmen and millers and Elisha Bedsaul was a blacksmith.