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A James Blevins confessed to Tory activity in 1779, but there are three James Blevins in Montgomery County at this time, and it appears that the two James Blevins who were active Tory supporters are not the one in the Swift company.
Captains Cox and Osborne were freed unhurt and the mutiny was put down by militia troops that came from the north, led by Colonels Preston and Crockett.
The second phase of the war begins with the attack of the British on the Carolinas and their initial victories at Camden and elsewhere.
As they moved northwards into the North Carolina homeland of the Swift company, the cause of the Whigs became more popular with the Swift company.
Some of the families from the Bedford/Amherst County VA, and some of the mixed race people from Lunenburg Co., Virginia would be Loyalists for the duration of the Revolutionary war.
Before they were in North Carolina, most of their familiess had migrated thusly: A large percentage of the Quakers and non-Quakers were of Scotch or Irish ancestry. The area to the west and east of them had been previously settled by Long Hunters and their relatives.
The Long Hunters had a very diverse ancestry including: New England Puritans who had moved to New Jersey and then later to the Piedmont of North Carolina, Quakers like Daniel Boone from Pennsylvania, Germans from the Shenandoah valley, Eastern Virginians who were converted to Baptists and moved to old Bedford Co., VA, Presbyterians from Pennsylvania and old Augusta Co., Virginia and people of mixed race ancestry, possibly Saponi Indian mixed with European, many who came from old Lunenburg Co., VA.
The Chestnut Creek community was probably fairly self-sufficient and almost everyone farmed and had a moderate amount of wealth.
Some were also craftsmen and millers and Elisha Bedsaul was a blacksmith.