Thanks for the follow-up. Any further insight would be appreciated. I have seen the list of Edwd., Henry, John, Jos., and Michael Box in the NC archives. Also, a book cited on genealogy.com has them listed as Revolutionary War soldier residing in Washington and Sullivan Counties, NC, 1781-1783.. On a 1783 Greene County Tax List (apparently in NC at the time and latter in TN), per tngenweb.org, are Henry, Isac [sic], Israel, Joseph, and Robert Box. These appear to be the same general area of western NC/eastern TN. Various sources show some of Edwardís children were born in NC.
Iíve also seen sources showing Boxes in northern GA, as you mentioned, beginning in the 1790s including Joseph, Michael, Jonathan, and Shadrack, perhaps others. None in southern GA other than my John Box ancestor, his brother William and their families.
In an ancestry.com forum reply to me, Gene Swan recorded that a William had a land grant in Washington County, NC in 1784, Michael in Greene County, NC in 1787, and Edward in Washington County, NC in 1788. He said they each had SC connections.
A bit earlier, per various rootsweb.org-cited sources, are land records of Thomas and Samuel Box in the 1750s-60s in Wayne, Johnston, Lenoir, and Dobbs Counties, NC. This Thomas and Samuel would be different than those of that name later residing in Orange County, NC. Iíve not seen any indication of when the Revolutionary War soldier Samuel Box, b.1745 in SC, moved to Orange County but obviously after the Revolutionary War. He only appears there in the 1810 census index and Iíve not found him anywhere else before that. (There is an indication that he resided in Orange District, SC but Iíve wondered if that is a bit of confusion with his later residence.) There are a number of other Boxes associated with Orange, NC, whether related to the Samuel b. 1745 or another branch, I donít know.
The 1790 census index has only John Box in Rutherford County, NC, which I earlier posted on, and Henry in Burke County. This John, per the old Buncombe County, NC website, has him on juries through the summer of 1795 (court records are not provided beyond that time.) He was also one of the petitioners to form Buncombe County from Rutherford in 1791. Henry is on a Burke County jury list in 1793, per usgenweb.
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