PENSIONERS of War of 1812 in 1879
Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Review about April 26 1879 PENSIONS OF THE WAR OF 1812
NOTE: Anything after the Star at the end of the entry -- means I found regarding that soldier
We publish below a list of the pensioners of the War of 1812, of this county, showing the ages of the parties and many other interesting items of history. This list was furnished us by Chas. M. Travis, the attorney who presented the claims of the pensioners.
First – Those who applied under the act of Feb 14, 1871, requiring 60 days service and in case of widow, that the marriage should have been prior to the treaty of peace, Feb 17, 1815
John Walkup, New Ross; March 28, 1871, application made: age 83 years. Enlisted in Capt. Edward Lawrence’s company, 1st Virginia militia, August 5, 1814 was promoted ensign of the company, Aug 5, 1814 and was honorably discharged as ensign at Richmond, VA Aug 5, 1815. Was married to Jane Allen in Rockbridge County, Va Feb 15, 1816 -- ** Buried Union Hill Cemetery at Mace Born: 9 Oct 1787 Died 2 Feb 1875. Jane 25 July 1790 died 22 Sept 1865.
Elizabeth Farlow, Orth, March 28, 1871; aged 79 years widow of William Farlow, who was enrolled as private in Capt. John Farlow’s company, Indiana territory militia May 1, 1813, was engaged in building and guarding block houses and forts on the frontier of Indiana territory and was honorably discharged Aug 1, 1813. Died in Boone County, Indiana June 9, 1850. They were married near Richmond, Indiana territory (4 April 1811 – Betsy Miller?)
Elizabeth Clifton, Pleasant Hill, May 4, 1871, 74 years of age; widow of William Clifton who was enrolled in Capt. Peterson’s company of Washington County Ky of General Harrison’s division, Aug. 22, 1811, was engaged in building Fort Meggs (sic) Ky and was honorably discharged at Cincinnati, Ohio, March 17, 812. Died near Pleasant Hill Jan 15 185. They were married in Kentucky May 27, 1811; name before marriage was Elizabeth Lyons.
Joel Hixson, Pleasant Hill, May 4, 1871; aged 79 years, enlisted April 27, 1812 in Capt. James Stewart’s company of the 1st regiment Ohio, Militia was in Gen. Hull’s campaign, marched from Dayton, Ohio to Detroit, Mich where the whole company surrendered to the British. He was exchanged andreturned home Sept 1, 1812; again enlisted Oct 12, 1813 in Lt. McDonald’s company of th 266th Ohio miltia, and was honorably discharged at Black Rock, Canada Oct 24, 1814. Was married to Phoebe Hawkins in Butler County, Ohio March 7, 1819.
Henry Clements, Pleasant Hill, May 4, 1871; 63 years of age, enlisted at Buffalo, NY March 1814 in Capt. John Sackrider’s company of Col. Cyrenus Chapen’s regt, NY vols. His command was engaged in scout duty in state of NY; was honorable discharged at Buffalo NY after 60 days service. Was married to Deborah J. Eagleston at New Port, KY May 25, 1831.
John Oliver, Pleasant Hill, May 4, 1871; 82 years of age, enlisted Feb 1, 1814 at Salisbury, NC in Capt. John Frost’s company of the 7th regiment of North Caroline militia. Gen. Pinkney’s division was rendezvoused at Salisbury, NC and honorably discharged Sept 14, 1814. Was married in Warren County Ohio to Anna Smith Jan 7, 1819.
Nancy Hall, Waynetown, June 5, 1878, 59 years of age, widow of Elijah Hall, who enlisted at Norfolk, Va. Jan 1, 1813, as private in Capt. Nicholas Osborn’s company of Col. Mason’s regiment Virginia militia was honorably discharged at Norfolk, Va May 1, 1813. Died near Crawfordsville, Ind Sept 1, 1877. He drew a pension in his life time under the act of Feb 14, 1871. She was his second wife, was married in Montgomery County, Ind May 23, 1866. He moved to Montgomery County, Ind from Virginia in 1834.
Mary Harter, Linden, June 13, 1878, 64 years of age; widow of Phillip Harter, who enlisted __ day of __ 1813, in Capt. L Phillip’s company in Ohio Militia, served six months and was honorably discharge __ day of Dec 1813. Died near Linden, Ind Dec 16, 1875. He drew a pension in his life time under the act of Feb 14, 1871. She was his second wife, married in Tippecanoe County Aug 15, 1848. He came to Montgomery County in 1828.
Mary Cunningham, Crawfordsville, Ind May 22, 1878; aged 83 years, widow of John Cunningham who enlisted as musician in Capt. Wm. Newell’s Company, Virginia militia at Hampshire County, Virginia, __ day of -_ 18 __ and was honorable discharged after serving his term of enlistment. Hew drew a pension in his lifetime, under the act of Feb 14, 1871. Died in Montgomery County, Indiana March 29, 1872. They were married in Shannandoah (sic) County, VA Oct 15, 1815. Her maiden name was Mary Hall. She and her husband came to Montgomery County from Warren County Ohio in the year 1833 (? Smudged)
Martha J. Woodruff, Crawfordsville, June 17, 1878; 73 years of age, widow of David Woodrrff, who was enrolled in Butler County, Ohio __ day of __ 1815 in Capt. Carpenter’s company Ohio militia, served six months and was honorably discharged. Died near Smartsburg, Montgomery County, Ind, May 1, 1870 . She was his second wife, was married in Montgomery County, Ind June 22 (?) 1852, by Matthias M. Vancleave, a minister of the gospel. Her husband came to Montgomery County, Ind. in the year 1830.
Jemima Williams, Crawfordsville, June 22, 1878, 88 years of age, widow of Andrew Williams, who was enrolled in Capt. John Loren’s company in Warren County, Ohio _- day of May 1814, served six months and was honorably discharged at Detroit, Mich. Died at Crawfordsville, Ind, July 11, 1858. She was married to him in Warren County, Ohio July 13, 1812. They came to Montgomery County from Butler County, Ohio in 1825.
Mary Miller, Whitesville, July 15, 1858 aged 67 years widow of Jacob Miller, who enlisted at Bourbon County, Ky __ day of __ 1814 as private in Capt. Forrester’s company 21st Regt Ky militia; served six months and was honorably discharged _- day of __ 1815. Died in Carroll County, Ind May 10, 1854. They were married in Montgomery County, Ind Oct 11, 1832. He came to Indiana from Harrison County Ky in 1830.
Catherine Fletcher, Waynetown, July 19, 1878; aged 88 years: widow of Robinson Fletcher, who enlisted as sergeant in Capt. John Harrison’s Company, Ohio militia, Col. Williamson’s regiment _- day of __18__. Died in Montgomery County, Ind Sept 4, 1858. They were married in Fairfield County, Ohio Nov 3, 1807 came to Montgomery County from Fairfield County in 1858. Mrs. Fletcher died since making her application, July 19, 1878.
Catharine Fruits, Alamo, Dec 23, 1878, aged 90 years widow of George Fruits who was a private in Captain Kirkwood’s company of Pennsylvania militia during the latter part of the revolutionary war. In the year 1787 he moved from Pennsylvania to Eastern Kentucky and joined a company of Ky riflemen under Capt. Kennedy and was in many skirmishes with the Indians. In the year 1790 he enlisted in General Harmar’s army in the war with the Miami Indians in Eastern Ohio. When Gen. St. Clair succeeded Gen. Harmer (sic) he was detailed with other soldiers of Harmar’s to build certain forts in Ohio and assisted in building Fort Jefferson where is now situated Eaton, in Preble County, Ohio, also For Drake where is now situated Greenville, Drake County, Ohio and also Fort Washington, where is now situated the city of Cincinnati. He remained in Ohio till 1792, when he returned to Pennsylvania and voted for George Washington for president. In 1794 he enlisted in Gen. Wayne’s army and was engaged in the battle of the Maumee, where he received a gun shot wound in his right leg. He enlisted as a soldier in Capt. Lee’s or Capt. Cassady’s company of Ohio militia in the war of 1812; was engaged in the battle of Fort Meigs when the British Gen. Proctor was defeated. He was also in the battle of the Thames and served as a scout in Gen. Harrison’s Army. He was honorably discharged from each service he entered. He died in Ripley Township, Montgomery County, Ind no the 6th day of August 1876 at the age of 114 years. They were married in Butler County, Ohio, and moved to Montgomery County in 1827.
Clarissa Hicks, Alamo, Sept 28, 1878, aged 59 years widow of James Hicks, who was a private in Capt. Price’s company of Kentucky Militia. She does not know the date of his enlistment or discharge. He drew a land warrant Sept 10, 1800. He died at Brownsvalley, Montgomery County, Indiana April 29, 1867. She was the third wife, they were married in Montgomery County, Indiana May 24, 1847.
Margaret Booher, Darlington, April 8, 1878, 86 years of age, widow of John Booher, who was enrolled Oct 28, 1814 in Sullivan County, Tennessee as private in Capt. Landon’s Company of Tennessee militia, brigade commanded by Gen. Colter, was honorably discharged at Kingston, Tenn, Dec 28, 1814. Died near Darlington, Ind Feb 19, 1874. They were married near Abington, Washington County Va June 29, 1813, her name before marriage was Margaret Zimmerly. She and her husband came to Montgomery County from Tennessee in 1834.
Mary A. Endicott, Darlington, April 8, 1878; 84 years of age; widow of WM. Endicott, who was a private in Capt. Collier’s Company, also in Lt. Roswell’s company of Kentucky militia. He enlisted at Harrison County, KY __ day of __ 18 __ engaged in the battle of Tippecanoe was honorably discharged __ day of __ 18 __. Died in Montgomery County, Indiana Dec 27, 1859. They were married at Cynthiana, Harrison County, KY March 5, 1818. Her name before marriage was Mary A. Ross. She and her husband came to Montgomery County from Kentucky in 1832.
Jane A. Warbinton, Ladoga, May 13, 1878, 79 years of age; widow of James Warbinton; who enlisted at Warren County, Ohio __ day of __ 1813, as private in Capt. Horsebrook’s company, Col. Miller’s regiment Ohio militia, was honorably discharged at Day, Ohio __ day of __ 1814. Died near Crawfordsville, Ind Sept 10, 1858. They were married in Butler County, Ohio May 21, 1816; maiden name was Jane A. Gillispie. She and her husband came to Montgomery (sic) county from Ohio in 1826.
Zeneth Hallet, Waveland May 12, 1871; 75 years of age, was enrolled __ day of __ under name of Bryant Leason in Capt. Lovejoy’s company of Col. Sherrin’s regiment Maine Militia and was honorably discharged at Miseasett (? Maine __ day of __ after 90 days service. Was married in Jefferson Co, Ky July 19, 1821 to Cintha Rinker.
Alexander McClelland, Crawfordsville, May 27, 1871; 76 years of age, enlisted at Plumsock, Fayette County, Penn Dec 30, 1814 in Capt. Geesey’s company of the Fayette County, Penn militia in Gen. Alex. McClelland’s brigade was rendezvoused at Uniontown and Brownsville, Penn, was honorably discharged at Big Crossing Penn after peace was declared Feb 17, 1815. Was married in Butler County, Ohio June 28, 1831 to Rebecca Smith.
Second – those who have made application under the act of March 9, 1878
Preston Beck, Darlington, March 6, 1878; 82 years of age, was enrolled in Capt. Charles Veal’s company, Col. A.T. Mason’s regiment of Virginia militia in Lowden County, VA Aug 28, 1814 was engaged in resisting the British Gen. Ross’ command on their campaign against the city of Washington DC, was honorably discharged Sept 10, 1814 at Baltimore, Md was married in Henry County Ind May 6, 1828 to Isabel Galbreath.
Murwine Wilkinson, Wallace, April 2, 1878; 82 years of age, enlisted in Capt __ company of Major Brawley’s regiment Pennsylvania militia in Erie County Penn Aug 20, 1812
Mary Young, __25, 1878; aged 79 years, widow of Wm. Young who enlisted in Hawkins County, Tenn as private in Capt __ company of Tennessee militia, served his term of enlistment and was honorably discharged. He drew two and warrants in his time, on account of his service in the war of 1812. Died at Shannondale, Montgomery County, Indian Oct 30, 1869. He came to Indiana from Hawkins County, Tenn in 1829. They were married in this county by Rev. Claiborn Young, Jan 13, 1835.