Your info re the VA/NC line was right on - thank you very much -
although this author writes that the North Carolina Commissioners walked
off the job and went home in October 1728, just west of the (later)
eastern line of Halifax Co, saying they were already "50 miles past any
inhabitants" (famous last words). Guess Byrd finished it with only his
own people - doesn't say when. If you haven't read it, it's pretty
interesting and has the Tithable Lists and some Precinct Maps from
Lunenburg 1748 (when it still had all those future western counties in
it) up to 1783 Lunenburg.
Note to Vickie: I can't remember the names, but maybe some of those
early Patrick and Henry Co. people you were looking for might be on these
early Lunenberg Lists. Good luck! (URL below).
All of you have a nice, relaxing Thanksgiving Day!!!
"Sunlight on the Southside", Landon C. Bell, 1931, 1974, 1991 (subsequent
to the author's "The Old Free State").