The Carson Family

From Washington County, Virginia 
To Rockcastle County, Kentucky
To Jellico, Tennessee
To Davie, Broward County, Florida


The Reverend Charles Cummings


In April of 1773, two Presbyterian congregations (Sinking Springs in Abingdon and Ebbing Spring on the Middle Fork of the Holston River) asked Samuel Edmiston (Edmondson) to present a call letter to the Rev. Charles Cummings when the Presbytery of Hanover was setting at Tinkling Springs in Augusta County. The members of the two congregations signed the letter and it was presented in June 1773 at Brown’s meetinghouse in Augusta County. The signers included: Robert Edmiston, Saml Evans, Robert Craig, Joseph Craig, James Montgomery, Samuel Houston, George Buchanan, James Dysart, David Snodgrass, James Thompson, William Edmiston, Saml Edmiston, Margaret Edmiston, John Edmiston, David Carson, Samuel Buchanan, Robert Buchanan, Thomas Evans, Wm Edmiston, Thos Edmiston, John Beaty, David Beaty, Rob Buchanan Jr, James Inglis, Richard Moore, David Craig, Moses Buchanan, Saml Buchanan, Thos Montgomery, John Campbell, Thomas Ramsey.
(Virginia Governor David Campbell, of the signers of the call letter, said that in his youth he personally knew many of them, and that probably everyone of them performed military service against the Indians, and that a large portion of them saw service against the British at the battles at King’s Mountain, Gilford Courthouse, and other actions in North and South Carolina.)
Source: Page 138 Summers “History of Southwest Virginia”



From "Annals of Southwest Virginia" by Summers

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