Memorial to our veterans who served in the regular military and state militias between the end of the American Revolution to the end of the British American War of 1812

HOSTILITES FROM 1783 UNTIL JANUARY 1815

If you know of veterans related to the families featured on this site who served from the end of the American Revolution through the War of 1812 and would like them listed here please contact me with the details. The names of many veterans in this period of American History have been lost.  Official records were sparse and most were kept at the state level.  Many of these records are still not available on-line.  I am certain that the list below is not complete.
This was a period of frontier hostilities as Native Americans resisted the relentless push west by Americans; a war  between the United States and Tecumseh's Indian Confederation and a British government who refused to except that the American Colonies were lost to them.  Our first international war as a nation occurred early in this period.  It was the war against the Barbary states of North Africa (1801-1805).

TECUMSEH'S WAR

The Battle of Tippecanoe was fought in 1811 between United States forces led by Governor William Henry Harrison of the Indiana Territory and primarily Shawnee forces of Tecumseh's growing American Indian confederation. The battle took place outside Prophets town, near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana, and was part of what is sometimes known as Tecumseh's War, which continued into the War of 1812. Although Harrison's side suffered greater casualties despite its far superior numbers, the battle was an important political and symbolic victory for the American forces.


The Battle of Tippecanoe                          

On November 6, 1811, approximately 1,000 Regulars and militia under the command of Harrison approached Prophets town Their march intentionally coincided with Tecumseh’s absence; he was traveling through the southern states in an attempt to recruit more tribes to his alliance. Tecumseh left Prophets town under the leadership of his younger brother Tenskwatawa, who was also known as the Prophet. Fewer than one thousand warriors plus women and children occupied the village. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

THE WAR OF 1812

To Great Britain the War of I8I2 was simply a burdensome adjunct of its greater struggle against Napoleonic France. To the Canadians it was clearly a case of naked American aggression. But to the Americans it was neither simple nor clear. The United States entered the war with confused objectives and divided loyalties and made peace without settling any of the issues that had induced the nation to go to war.

The immediate origins of the war were seizure of American ships, insults and injuries to American seamen by the British Navy, and rapid expansion of the American frontier. The British outrages at sea took two distinct forms. One was the seizure and forced sale of merchant ships and their cargoes for allegedly violating the British blockade of Europe. Although France had declared a counter blockade of the British Isles and had seized American ships, England was the chief offender because its Navy had greater command of the seas. The second, more insulting, type of outrage was the capture of men from American vessels for forced service in the Royal Navy. The pretext for impressment was the search for deserters, who, the British claimed, had taken employment on American vessels.

FREDERICK

THOMAS FREDERICK, JR., (Ohio); Thomas saw service during the War of 1812 in Capt. Martin's Co., Ohio Militia; he enlisted on August 24, 1812 from Chippewa Township, Medina County, Ohio and was discharged on Nov. 30, 1812. Thomas was born 1778 in Pennsylvania and died in August 1871 in Wayne or Medina County, Ohio.   He was the son of Thomas Frederick and Ann Margaret Tibbins.  In 1854 and 1855, when his first application was made his residence was Chippewa Township, Wayne County, Ohio. When the second application was made in 1871 he was residing in Sharon Township, Medina County, Ohio (a platt map of Sharon Township from 1874 shows his property in the north half of section 69).  Source: Pension Application, War of 1812, application no. SO 17038 and SC 17046, Thomas Frederick.

HOPSON

ENSIGN BENJAMIN HOPSON, (Tennessee); Commissioned Ensign, 17th Regiment, Wilson County, Tennessee Militia.  SOURCE: American Militia in the Frontier Wars; Record of Commissions of Officers, Tennessee Militia; [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999.

ENSIGN JAMES HOPSON, (Tennessee); Commissioned Ensign, 9th Regiment, Claiborne County, Tennessee Militia; this is probably James, the son of Daniel Hopson, born about 1778 in North Carolina and died 1824 in Claiborne County.  SOURCE: American Militia in the Frontier Wars; Record of Commissions of Officers, Tennessee Militia; [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999.

SEAMAN JOHN HOPSON, (North Carolina); Ship the Snapdragon, died March 14, 1815, British Dartmoor Prison, Devon, England.  SOURCE; DARTMOOR PRISON, American Deaths 1813-1815, The Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Illinois and Wisconsin; http://my.execpc.com/~sril/dartmoor/d_pow.htm#joy

 

MCGREW

There are a number of McGrew men listed in Ohio and Indiana units, plus other states.  This list is limited to those from Pennsylvania and Virginia.

PVT. ALEXANDER MCGREW, (Pennsylvania); Cobean's Battalion, Pennsylvania Volunteers; same unit as Sgt. John McGrew below; no other information.  SOURCE:  War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602, Roll 139.

COLONEL JAMES MCGREW: (Virginia); 104th Regiment of Virginia Militia; Col. James McGrew, was born in Preston County, where he spent practically his entire life. He commanded a regiment of Virginia Militia during War of 1812. Colonel McGrew married Isabella Clark, the daughter of James Clark, a native of Ireland (The History of West Virginia, Old and New, Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc .Chicago and New York, Volume 11, Monongalia Co. WV, pg. 173;  During the war of 1812, and for some years afterward he was colonel of the 104th Regiment. It was called into service in the Northwest (A History of Preston County, West Virginia; Vol. I & II; The Journal Publishing Company, Kingwood, W. Va. (1914) Compiled by J. R. Cole, Oren F. Morton); As these aforesaid facts were penned by Col. James’ son, James C. in 1908, he recalls his father in person as: a handsome man, six feet tall, 185 pounds, erect bearing, dark brown hair, pleasant address, strictly honorable in his dealings with others, at the same time exacting a full recognition of his own rights. Frequently solicited, he never accepted but one public position – that of Colonel of the 104th regiment of Virginia Militia (PRESTON COUNTY West Virginia History; Published by the Preston County Historical Society, Kingwood, West Virginia (1979); Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas, Texas; Publications Consultant: Don Mills, Salem, W. V.)

PVT. JAMES MCGREW, (Pennsylvania); 5th (Fenton's) Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia.  SOURCE:  War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602, Roll 139.

JAMES MCGREW, (Pennsylvania); Fifth Division, First Brigade, 9th Regiment, 1st Company commanded by Capt. Lindsey Sturgeon; this may be the same James McGrew listed above; Pa. Archives, Series 2, Vol. XII, Pg. 500, 502.

SGT. JOHN F. MCGREW, (Pennsylvania); Cobean's Battalion, Pennsylvania Volunteers; it is possible that John was related to Patrick McGrew; John F. McGrew was born about 1795 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.  SOURCE:  War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602, Roll 139.

JOHN MCGREW, (Pennsylvania); Role-list of Capt. White's company of the Ninety-third regiment of Pennsylvania Militia, commanded by Maj. Gallaway, Rifle Corps, John McGrew and William McGrew; I believe these to be the McGrew's of Westmoreland County, probably a relative of the Quaker McGrew's, Finely and James, who settled in what is now Adams County; Pa. Archives Series 2, Vol. XII, pg. 536, 537.

ENSIGN ROBERT MCGREW, (Pennsylvania); 1st (Snider's) Regiment Pennsylvania Militia;  Robert McGrew, son of Patrick McGrew was born about 1793 probably Cumberland County, Penn. I have no evidence to show that this is the same Robert McGrew; our ancestor Patrick McGrew apparently removed to Monongalia County, Virginia about 1800.  SOURCE:  War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602, Roll 139.

WILLIAM MCGREW, (Pennsylvania); Role-list of Capt. White's company of the Ninety-third regiment of Pennsylvania Militia, commanded by Maj. Gallaway, Rifle Corps, John McGrew and William McGrew; I believe these to be the McGrew's of Westmoreland County, probably a relative of the Quaker McGrew's, Finely and James, who settled in what is now Adams County; Pa. Archives Series 2, Vol. XII, pg. 536, 537.

 

TROWBRIDGE

There are a number of Trowbridge men listed from New York, New England and Maryland that I have not listed here.  I could find no list of Trowbridge's from Virginia.

PVT. DAYTON TROWBRIDGE, (Ohio); Lieut. Charles Gilbert's Company, Portage County, Ohio; served from August 24-September 4, 1812; nothing more is known about this individual.  SOURCE: Roster Of Ohio Soldiers In The War Of 1812, Access Genealogy, Roll Of Lieut. Charles Gilbert's Company.

SGT. DAVID TROWBRIDGE, (Ohio); Connell's Odd Battalion, Ohio Militia; War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602.

WESTFALL

CORP. ABRAHAM WESTFALL, (Indiana); 1st (Scott's) Regiment of Mounted Riflemen , Indiana Militia; it is likely that this is Abram/Abraham, son of John Westfall who died in Knox County, Indiana in 1808, originally from Hampshire County, Virginia; nothing more is known about Abraham.  SOURCE: War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602

SGT. ANDREW WESTFALL, (Indiana); 1st (Scott's) Regiment of Mounted Riflemen , Indiana Militia; I know nothing more about this individual. SOURCE: War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602

PVT. DANIEL WESTFALL, (Kentucky); 5th (Rennick's) Regiment of Kentucky Mounted Volunteers; I cannot place this individual into a family tree.  SOURCE: War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602

PVT. HARVEY WESTFALL, (Ohio); Collier's Regiment of Ohio Militia; I cannot place this individual into a family tree.  SOURCE: War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602

SGT. ISAAC WESTFALL, (Ohio); Holt's Detachment, Ohio Volunteers and Militia; not enough information to identify this soldier's family.  SOURCE: War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602

ISAAC WESTFALL, (Indiana); at the battle of Tippecanoe with General William Henry Harrison; Isaac was the son of John and Sarah (Vernoy) Westfall, grandson of Abel and Anne Bogard Westfall, father of Abraham Westfall and grandfather of Edward Dixon Westfall, one time Texas Ranger and legendary Texas Indian fighter.  Ed Westfall was the source of the information on his grandfather;  although the story told by Ed Westfall cannot be verified, it seems likely enough to be true.  SOURCE: Sowell, A. J., Early Settlers and Indian Fighters of Southwest Texas, (Argosy-Antiquarian Ltd., New York, N. Y., pub. around 1897).

PVT. ISAAC WESTFALL, (Virginia); 5th and 6th Regiment of Virginia Militia; not enough information to identify this soldier's family, but Isaac is is the same unit as Pvt. Stephen Westfall who was probably the son of John Westfall and Margaret Wolfe of Harrison County, Virginia.  SOURCE: War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602

PVT. JACOB WESTFALL, (Virginia); 2nd (Evan's) Virginia Militia; not enough information to identify this soldier's family.  SOURCE: War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602

PVT. JAMES WESTFALL, (Indiana);  1st (Jordan's) Indiana Militia. SOURCE: War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602

PVT. JAMES WESTFALL, (Virginia); 6th (Coleman's) Regiment, Virginia Militia, Aug-Dec. 1814:  SOURCE: War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602

PVT. JOB WESTFALL, (Ohio); Adam's Battalion, Ohio Militia, 1812-1813; Lanier's Independent Battalion, Ohio MIlitia; Holt's Detachment, Ohio Volunteers and Militia; this is probably the same person in three different units; Levi was probably a close relative to Captain Reuben Westfall, Pvt. Joel Westfall and Pvt. Levi Westfall. SOURCE: War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602

PVT. JOEL WESTFALL, (Kentucky); 3rd (Miller's) Regiment, Kentucky Militia. SOURCE: War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602

PVT. JOEL WESTFALL, (Ohio); Capt. Reuben Westfall's Mounted Company of Militia (below), Miami County, Ohio; 1st (Gano's) Regiment of Ohio Volunteers and Militia; 2nd (Findlay's) Regiment Ohio Volunteers and Militia;  I cannot identify Joel in any of the Westfall family trees; it is very possible that he was also a son of Jacob and Mary (King) Westfall who has escaped detection by our researchers; Jacob had a brother Joel who also had a son named Joel, but these two remained in Randolph County, Virginia; did the younger Joel go to Ohio to serve with his cousin?  SOURCE: Roster Of Ohio Soldiers In The War Of 1812, Access Genealogy, Roll Of Capt. Reuben Westfall's Company.

PVT. JOHN WESTFALL, (Ohio); 2nd (Findlay's) Regiment, Ohio Volunteers and Militia; same regiment as Joel, above; 2nd (Price's) Regiment Ohio Militia; SOURCE: War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602

PVT. JONATHAN WESTFALL, (Ohio); 1st (Sutton's) Ohio MIlitia; SOURCE: War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602

PVT. JONATHAN WESTFALL, (Virginia); 2nd (Evan's) Regiment Virginia Militia; same unit as Pvt. Jacob Westfall (above). SOURCE: War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602

PVT. JOSEPH WESTFALL, (Kentucky); 3rd (Miller's) Regiment, Kentucky Militia; same unit as Pvt. Joel Westfall (above).  SOURCE: War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602

PVT. JOSEPH WESTFALL, (Ohio); 3rd (Stewart's) Regiment, Ohio Militia.  SOURCE: War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602

PVT. LEVI WESTFALL, (Ohio); Capt. Reuben Westfall's Mounted Company of Militia (below), Miami County, Ohio; ; Adam's Battalion, Ohio Militia, 1812-1813 (same unit as Pvt. Job Westfall above); Levi was a younger brother to Capt. Westfall; he was born 1782 in Randolph County, Virginia and died Nov. 16, 1848 in Boone County, Indiana. SOURCE: Roster Of Ohio Soldiers In The War Of 1812, Access Genealogy, Roll Of Capt. Reuben Westfall's Company; National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602

CAPT. REUBEN WESTFALL, (Ohio); Commander of a Mounted Company of Militia; served from May 1, until May 15, 1812, and from October 24, until November 13, 1812; from Miami County, Ohio; Adam's Battalion, Ohio Militia, 1812-1813 (same unit as Pvt. Levi and Job Westfall above);  Reuben was the son of Jacob Westfall and Mary King; he was born about 1779 in Randolph County, Virginia and died January 22, 1850 in Des Moines, Iowa.  SOURCE: Roster Of Ohio Soldiers In The War Of 1812, Access Genealogy, Roll Of Capt. Reuben Westfall's Company.

PVT. STEPHEN WESTFALL, (Virginia); 5th Regiment, Virginia Militia (same unit as Pvt. Isaac Westfall); Stephen may be the son of John Westfall and Margaret Wolfe of Harrison County, Virginia and Isaac was probably a close relative. SOURCE: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602

PVT. STEPHEN WESTFALL, (Kentucky); 13th (Gray's) Kentucky Militia. SOURCE:  National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602

PVT. WILLIAM WESTFALL, (Kentucky); Capt. John Thomas' Company of Kentucky Mounted Volunteers, Major John Caldwell's Battalion, July 14 - October 26, 1794.  SOURCE:  American Militia in the Frontier Wars, [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999.

PVT. WILLIAM WESTFALL, (Ohio); Adam's Battalion, Ohio Militia; Holts Detachment Ohio Volunteers and Militia; same company as Captain Reuben Westfall (above) and others, but I cannot identify his family.  SOURCE: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602

 

WHITSETT/WHITESIDE

SURGEON ABRAHAM WHITESIDES, (Tennessee); Commissioned January 18, 1800, Cavalry Volunteers; Commissioned Lieutenant, Volunteer Company, attached to 51st Regiment.  I suspect that Abraham was the son of Dr. Thomas Whiteside of Chester County, Pennsylvania.  SOURCE: Record of Commissions of Officers, Tennessee Militia; [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999.

CORPORAL ABSOLOM WHITSETT, (Tennessee); 1st Regiment (Wynne's) W. Tennessee Militia. Absolom was born about 1790 probably in North Carolina.  He married Elizabeth Kidd either in North Carolina or Bedford County, Tennessee.  He died in Mississippi Territory (Alabama) during Andrew Jackson's Creek Campaign of 1814.  SOURCES: War of 1812 Service Records, Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602, 234 rolls; Marjorie Hood Fischer, Tennessee Tidbits, 1778-1914, (Southern Historical Press, 1986).

PVT. DAVIS B. WHITESIDE, (Illinois); Capt. William B. Whiteside's Company of Mounted Rangers; Killed In Action, Ralls County, Missouri July 4, 1813; buried St. Ferdinand Township, District of St. Louis, Missouri; son of Thomas S. (c 1749-1795) and Isabella Elizabeth (Chitwood) Whiteside, grandson of William (ca1710-1777) and Elizabeth (Stockton); never married.  Source: Houck, History of Missouri, 1908, p 101.

PVT. JACOB WHITSET, (South Carolina), Rowe's Regiment, South Carolina Militia. SOURCE: War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.  M602;  SERVICE INDEX TO 1812 VETERANS, SOUTH CAROLINA, National Archives and Records Administration.

LT. JAMES WHITSETT, (Tennessee); Mounted Infantry, Miro District, Southwest Territory, (on the Holston and Cumberland Rivers) April 1795; Commissioned Lieutenant, Regiment of cavalry, 4th Brigade, Tennessee Militia, May 24, 1809; this is probably James Whitsett, son of John and Sarah Thompson Whitsett of Sumner County, Tennessee.  SOURCE:  American Militia in the Frontier Wars, [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999.

PVT. JAMES WHITSETT, (Tennessee); Coffee's Regiment of Cavalry, West Tennessee Volunteers.  I cannot identify the family of this James, but I believe he was probably related to Absolom Whitsett (above) who died during the Creek Campaign in the Mississippi Territory (Alabama) in 1814.  SOURCE: War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602.

SGT. JAMES WHITSITE (WHITSITT) (Ohio);  1st (Sutton's) Regiment, Ohio Militia.  SOURCE:  National Archives, Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.

PVT. JAMES WHITSITT, (Kentucky), enlisted from September 20, 1814 until November 20, 1814, Captain Micajah McClung's Company Kentucky Mounted Volunteer Infantry, commanded by Major Peter Dudley. Although we cannot positively identify this James Whitsitt of Kentucky, he is probably James W. Whitsitt, son of Samuel and Margaret Whitsitt of Montgomery County, Kentucky.  Family records indicate that James, the son of Samuel, served in the War of 1812 under General William Henry Harrison.  He was born in Pennsylvania about 1774 probably in York or Westmoreland County.  He was twelve years old when his parents brought the family to Kentucky and settled, after a time, in Montgomery County near Mt. Stearling where Samuel died in 1815.  James' nephew, James Stewart Whitsett, also served (see below).  SOURCE:  Muster Roll, Soldiers of 1812 [photocopy from Rachel Collier, Woodward, Oklahoma, 1999]; A MEMORIAL & BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF KANSAS CITY AND JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI, PART 4 (1890), "J. S. Whitsett"

SGT. JAMES WHITSITT, (Kentucky), 17th Regiment (Francesco's) Kentucky Militia.  SOURCE: War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999.  This may be the same James Whitsitt listed above with an increase in rank.  Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602.

SGT. JAMES STEWART WHITSETT, (Indiana);  Frederick Sholtz's Indiana Rangers; Pension application by wife Sidney from Lafayette Co., Mo.  Evidence indicates he was the son of Joseph Whitsett and Rebecca Stewart of Kentucky.  SOURCE: Sidney Whitsitt, Odessa, Mo., widow's pension for service by James S. Whitsitt in the War of 1812; Cert. 29,965; granted $8.00 a month; date of original allowance, July 1880.

PVT. JOHN WHITSITT, (Kentucky), enlisted from September 20, 1814 until November 20, 1814, Captain Micajah McClung's Company Kentucky Mounted Volunteer Infantry, commanded by Major Peter Dudley.  SOURCE:  Muster Roll, Soldiers of 1812 [photocopy from Rachel Collier, Woodward, Oklahoma, 1999].

CAPT. JOHN JOHNSON WHITESIDE, (Illinois), Randolph County, Illinois Militia, October 4, 1797.  SOURCE; Don Whiteside, Ph.D., "The First Four Generations of Descendants of William (c 1710-1777) and Elizabeth (Stockton) Whiteside of Ireland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina," (November 1990).

ENSIGN JOSEPH WHITESITT, (Tennessee); Commissioned Ensign, 21st Regiment, Williamson County, Tennessee Militia, Sept. 24, 1808.  SOURCE: American Militia in the Frontier Wars; Record of Commissions of Officers, Tennessee Militia; [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999.

CAPT. LAURENCE WHITSETT, (Tennessee), (Private) Sumner County Militia, Ensign John William's Detachment of Infantry, Southwest Territory, December 1794, "In Service of the United States of America;"  July 5, 1800, Captain, Tennessee Militia; Laurence was the son of John and Sarah (Thompson) Whitsett of Sumner Co., Tenn. and the brother of Lt. James Whitsett.  SOURCE:  American Militia in the Frontier Wars; Record of Commissions of Officers, Tennessee Militia; [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999.

PVT. RALPH WHITSETT, (Kentucky); Captain Archibald Morrison's Detached Company, Infantry, Kentucky Militia; enlisted March 1813 until September 2, 1813.  Ralph was probably the son of Samuel and Margaret (Tuttle/Tittle) Whitsett.  SOURCE: SOURCE: Kentucky Troops in the War of 1812, [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999.

PVT. SAMUEL WHITSETT, (Kentucky), 5th Regiment (Lewis') Kentucky Volunteers; enlisted August 15, 1812 until October 14, 1812.  SOURCE: War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602.

CAPTAIN SAMUEL WHITESIDE, (Tennessee); Commissioned Captain, 51st Regiment, February 3, 1814.  Record of Commissions of Officers, Tennessee Militia; [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999.

ENSIGN THOMAS WHITSETT, (Tennessee); Commissioned Ensign, 22nd Regiment, Tennessee Militia, Rutherford County, October 1, 1813;  This Thomas is probably a grandson of William and Elizabeth (Stockton) Whiteside.  SOURCE: Record of Commissions of Officers, Tennessee Militia; [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999.

PVT. WILLIAM WHITSITT, (Ohio); 1st Regiment, (Sutton's) Ohio Militia; "Grandfather was in Anthony Wayne's army to drive the Indians out of Ohio, swam the Ohio river at Cincinnati and herded the government's horses at Cincinnati when there was but 2 or 3 houses in Cincinnati - one tavern entitled "Ludloe's Tavern," where lunch was served." SOURCE: June 18, 1930 letter from Albert Scott Whitsitt of Deputy, Indiana to Leroy Whitsitt, Decatur, Illinois about the Whitsitt family history, transcript of handwritten letter sent to me by Bob Whitesitt, Kirkwood, Mo. In 1991; War of 1812 Service Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602.

MIDSHIPMAN WILLIAM WHITESIDES, (U.S. Navy); Appointed Midshipman 6/24/1799, USS "Insurgent" (36 guns), lost at sea, July 1800.  The Insurgent was captured in 1799; this was during the lead up to the North African War of the Barbary Pirates (1801-1805).  Although the source does not say so, given the time frame, it is likely his ship was captured by Barbary Pirates in the Mediterranean and held for ransom. Usually, when the ransom was not paid the ship was sunk with all on-board.   Source: Edward W. Callahan, List of officers of the Navy of the United States and of the Marine Corps from 1775-1900, New York, L. R. Hamersly and Co., 1901.

CAPT. WILLIAM WHITSETT/WHITSITT, (Kentucky); Kentucky Mounted Volunteer Militia; enlisted October 2, 1812 for one month as Quarter Master under Lt. Col. Young Ewing;  from Logan County; Captain Whitsett was the son of William and Ellen Menees Whitsitt of Nashville and Logan County, Kentucky; he was born in 1780, Amherst County, Virginia and died March 21, 1842 in Canton, Mississippi.  SOURCES: Roll of Field and Staff [Officers], Ewing's Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Militia, Commanded by Lt. Col. Young Ewing; muster roll, Soldiers of the War of 1812 [photocopy from Rachel Collier, Woodward, Oklahoma, 1999], Roll of Captain William Whitsett's Company, Kentucky Mounted Volunteer Militia, Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Philip Barbour;  KENTUCKY IN THE WAR OF 1812, The Battle of The Thames, [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999;  William Heth Whitsitt, "Annals of a Scotch-Irish Family: The Whitsitt's of Nashville, Tenn.," American Historical Magazine, Vol. IX, Nashville, Tennessee, 1904.

ENSIGN WILSON WHITSITT, (Kentucky); 1st Company, (Young) Ewing's Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Militia, September 1812; Ens. Whitsitt is in the same Regiment as Quarter Master William Whitsett (above, of Logan County, Kentucky); the Ewing's were relatives of the family of William and Ellen Menees Whitsitt of Russelville, Kentucky.  We have no other information on this Wilson Whitsitt, but it is interesting that he has the same first name as our Wilson Whitsett (1808-1878) of Lauderdale Co., Ala.  SOURCE: Kentucky Troops in the War of 1812, [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999.

 

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