It is unclear if the people of the Chestnut Creek community participated in this revolt as none of them was named in the report of Capt.John Cox to his superiors, nor in the pension applications of James Cox and Benjamin Phipps later on.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.
By the end of 1780 the Tories in the upper New River had been defeated and in 1781 a pardon was offered to those who would change sides and a number of the men who had captured Cox and Osborne are found once again on their militia rolls.
Some were also craftsmen and millers and Elisha Bedsaul was a blacksmith.
In the entire community there were only two slaves, one owned by Elisha Bedsaul and one by David Fulton.
Quakers preferred to send peace emissaries to the Indians instead of troops -- such as Thomas Beals (who lived in the Chestnut Creek community off and on from 1782 to 1795) .
The Chestnut Creek neighborhood for the most part did not participate in the Osborne and Cox companies and Swift's militia company did not exist until 8 September 1779.