+Tryon County is formed from western Mecklenburg County. Mecklenburg is now reduced to an area that includes what will become Cabarrus and Union Counties. +Rowan County. An area which is now in southern Guilford County and northern Randolph County, NC. The area is described as Polecat, Deep R(iver), and Carraway. Included in the tax list of Wm. Millikan, Justice for this area, are John Love (1), John Nation (1), Joseph Nation (1), Christopher Nation & sons Jno & Thomas (3). Also included are possible connections Ezra Hunt (1), John Thompson (1). Rowan Co., NC stack file CRX 244 at the N. C. Archives. [NCGSJ Nov 83]
+November 7. Charlotte Town is incorporated
+Philadelphia Presbyterian Church is formed in what is now eastern Mecklenburg County. Philadelphia is the seventh of the "Seven Sisters," the seven earliest churches of the area, which roughly form a ring around Charlotte Town and contribute to the growth of additional churches in Mecklenburg County.
+May 16. At Alamance, North Carolina, the Loyalist forces of Governor William Tryon of North Carolina crushed the Regulators, who represented the resistance movement of back country settlers.
+RR. September 2. Deed from James Caldwell & wf Elizabeth of NC, to James Love & John Meachim, for £30 proclamation money, 140 A on a branch of Rocky River. Witnesses: James Harris, Robert Harris. Deed Book 9, 42-45. [D1]
+RR. January. Deed from James & Elizabeth Caldwell to James Love et al for 140 A on Rocky River. Deed Book 9, p 42. [GE]
+May 19. A Mecklenburg Militia is formed, led by Col. Thomas Polk. At the meeting to organize the militia, news of the battle at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts arrives.
+RR. April. MCCofCP&QS, 1-98. Deed of sale from James Love & John McCackan of Mecklenburg, to John Davis of same, for £100 proclamation money, for 140 A on Back Creek of Rocky River, dated 28 November 1776. Acknowledged. Ordered to be registered. [CM1], [D1]
+RR. May 25. Deed from Hugh & Mary Currigan (Carrigan) to William & Sarah Love for 78 A on Crooked Creek. Deed Book 9, p 233. [GE]
+RR. July 30. William Love enters 40 A in Mecklenburg Co on waters of Crooked Cr; border includes his own land, Richd Stilwell. [G1]
+RR. MCCofCP&QS. Deed from Hugh Carrigan & wife to Wm. Love & wife for 78 A dated 9 January 1777. Proved by Robt. Donaldson. [CM1]