The American Revolution in North Carolina

Edward Wingate

Captain in the Brunswick County Regiment of Militia - 1776-1777
Major in the Brunswick County Regiment of Militia - 1777-1778
Colonel in the Brunswick County Regiment of Militia - 1778-1783

On 6/8/1776, Edward Wingate is known to have already been a Captain under Col. Parker Quince in the Brunswick County Regiment of Militia. He may have started as early as 1775, but definitive evidence has yet to be found.

In August of 1777, Edward Wingate was promoted to Major under Col. William Lord in the Brunswick County Regiment of Militia.

In August of 1778, Edward Wingate is promoted to full Colonel, serving alongside Col. Alfred Moore, in the Brunswick County Regiment of Militia. He replaced Col. William Lord, who had recently resigned his commission.

On 5/3/1782, Alfred Moore was elected as the North Carolina State Attorney General and Edward Wingate then became Colonel/Commandant over the Brunswick County Regiment of Militia, a position he retained until the end of the war (assumed, records are incomplete).

Edward Wingate was born c.1721 in Chowan County, NC and died in April of 1789 at Lockwood's Folly in Brunswick County, NC. He married Sarah Council around 1754 and they had six (6) known children.


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