Richard Keith Call and Edward Brett Randolph were both born in Virginia, only a few months apart. Since they were distantly related, they may have known each other before their participation in the Indian wars in the southeast and Florida. By 1819, they had made exceptional reputations for loyalty and bravery, Randolph at Fort Erie and Chippaway, both in the Indian campaigns.
Halsell, Willie D.
"Early Letters From R. K. Call,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 39
, Article 7.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol39/iss3/7