Memorial to our veterans who served in the regular military and state militias from the end of the War of 1812 to the end of the War With Mexico

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RUSSEL HOPSON enlisted 16 Sept 1847 for the Mexican War at Tazewell. He was a Private in Co I, Capt. Burch and Evans. 4th Regiment, Col. Richard Waterhouse, Tennessee Foot Volunteers. Russell Hopson was recorded as sick in the hospital at Vera Cruz, 2 Dec 1847. He was discharged at Vera Cruz on 2 March 1848. He last appears on the 1850 Poll Tax list in Dist 8, Claiborne County.  Russell was probably the son of JAMES and PENELOPE HOPSON of Clairborne County, Tennessee. Click here for the HOPSON family


JACOB SWANK Served in the war with Mexico in 1847, son of ELIZABETH WESTFALL and DAVID SWANK of Hardin County, Kentucky.  Source is THE MILLS FAMILY AND COLLATERAL BRANCHES, COMPILED AND PRIVATELY PUBL. 1911 BY FRANK MOODY MILLS 1831-1929.



EDWARD DIXON WESTFALL son of ABRAHAM WESTFALL and SARAH RUMSOUR of Jasper County, Illinois, grandson of Isaac Westfall who came to Knox County, Indiana from Randolph County, Virginia in 1797.  He was born December 22, 1820 in Indiana and died on June 12, 1897 on his farm near Elmendorf, Texas at the age of seventy-six. Ed Westfall enlisted in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas in August 1846 in the U.S. Army in the company of Captain John Conner, Colonel P. H. Bell's regiment of mounted riflemen.  He was discharged in San Antonio at the war's end.

LINVILLE FRANKLIN WESTFALL, born September 29, 1824 in Washington County, Indiana, and died October 26, 1858 in Salem, Vernon Township, Washington County, Indiana; son of HENRY WESTFALL and ANN RILEY of Bullit County, Kentucky; served in the Mexican War, widow's pension request WC-4117 filed 8/17/1887 from Indian by his wife CYNTHIA (JONES) WESTFALL.

Ronald N. Wall
Modified:  08 May 2011