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EARLY IREDELL PATRIOTS STATESVILLE DAILY RECORD SEPTEMBER 11, 1953 Before the Revolution, there was no official way for those who desired freedom from England to unite in their resistance. These people soon found themselves in danger from those who were loyal to England. To insure their safety they formed committees. There is an article in the noteworthy scrapbook compiled by Rev. E.F. Rockwell, pastor of the old 4th Creek Presbyterian Church, bearing on this subject. It appears under the title “The Connection of Iredell, Then a Part of Rowan, With the Committees of Safety in That County, 1774-76”. This account follows in full: William Sharpe of Snow Creek, the maternal grandfather of the late Judge D.P. Caldwell and Hon. J.P. Caldwell, one of the most prominent men at that time in this section, was a member through and for the latter part of that time, and was the secretary and keeper of the records. Other names on the list for this region are: David Caldwell, the paternal grandfather of the above mentioned D.P. and J.P. Caldwell, who lived, died and was buried near where Henry Turner’s mill stands. John Archibald, of the same neighborhood John Montgomery, of Snow Creek John Sloan, of the upper end of the county. John Nesbit, grandfather of Richard A. Nesbit John Perviance(?), same vicinity Robert King John Nichols Ninian Steele From the lower end of the county: Gilbraith Falls John Davidson Moses Winslow John Brevard Alexander Osborne Hugh Osborne Addie Osborne George Davidson John Dickey William Davidson Francis McCorkle Transcribed by Christine Spencer, September 2008