Just a few strands of thought.
I have included this because I believe that Valentine Felty Vanhooser participated in Lord Dunmore's War. I just need to do a little more research and polish up the writing.
Lord Dunmore's War
Lord Dunmore's War was a conflict in 1774 between the Colonists of Virginia and the Shawnee and Mingo Indians living in the lands west of the Alleghenies and south of the Ohio River. Liord Dunmore was the Colonial Govenor of Virginia. He called up a militia to pacify the Indian tribes who were attacking settlers in the disputed area. The war ended in October of 1774 with a colonial victory at the Battle of Point Pleasant. Following the battle, the Shawnees ceded all land south of the Ohio to the colony of Virginia.
Mary Kegley in Early Adventures on the Western Waters, Vol. 1. The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745-1800, lists the members of Willima Herbert's Comany (1772) and includes the name of Valentine Vanhooser.
To William Herbert's Company of 1772, Mary B. Kegley lists Valentine Vanhooser. Valentine Felty Vanhooser is also reported as the overseer of the Carolina Road from Poplar Camp Creek to the Pottsylvania line. This route was used by settlers migrating from Rowan County, North Carolina to Kentucky.
One needs to reconcile the differing accounts of the Biographies of the Men in William Herbert's Company in Lord Dunmore's War (1774) and
Location south and east of Wytheville on modern Highway 77.
Modern day Jackson's Ferry and the Shot Tower are located along the New River in the eastern section of Wythe County along Highway 52 in southwest Virginia.. SHOT TOWER HISTORICAL STATE PARK AND JACKSON'S FERRY. Herbert's Ferry was responsible for transporting settlers who were coming up from North Carolina on the Carolina Road and moving into Kentucky.