Based on the similarities between the lists (see table 1 below) the oldest list is the Draper list. Next is list “3”, then list “1”, then list “2”. This is reinforced by Table 2, which shows that list 3 is probably closest in time to the 1782 tax list. The Draper list predates that list. List 2 has no new recruits who were on the 1782 Montgomery County personal tax list, reinforcing the view that it is most distant from 1782. There may exist additional militia rosters and additional tax lists that I have not seen. If the exact date that men moved into the area could be learned from deeds or other methods it would help pin down the dates more exactly.
|Number of matches|
|Draper||List 3||List 1||List 2|
|% of all on the muster||% of new recruits|