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About Col. Thomas Towles
Thomas Towles was colonel of Caroline County, Va., militia in the Revolution and member of the State Legislature fromSpotsylvania County, Va., in 1783. He also was Sherif f ofSpotsylvania Co. Va (Source: Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania1721-1800 Deeds, 426 , Deed book J: Refers to Thomas Towles, Gent.,late Sheriff of Spts. Co.) He owned 1445 acre s near New Port(complete with 7 outhouses) according to the 1798 Direct Tax list of Spotsylv ania County.
Served in Rev. War. Colonel Thomas Towels of"Millbrook," Spotsylvnia Co. At the beginning of the Revolution he was quartermaster to the Caroline Co. battalion of militi a (Seewarrant to him, Dec 16, 1776 VA Council Journal). Later in life he was col of militia, and represented Spotsylvania Co. in the House of Delegates in 1783, and probably other years.