In the next few years, the couple moved to Wilkes County, NC, where they lived in or near the community of Roaring River. In 1783, John is listed as serving in Captain Enoch Osborn�s Company of the Virginia Militia from Montgomery County. (When John applied for his pension, he cited a service of one month guarding the frontiers of Virginia as one of his qualifications.) Two other members of that militia were John and Isaac Barton, Charity�s brothers. Montgomery County bordered Wilkes County, NC in that era. John�s mother and stepfather also came to Roaring River, arriving no later than 1784 -- deeds show that five sons of John Adams (by his first wife) owned vast amounts of land in the county.
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