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SHANAFELT

VIVIAN FRANCIS SHANAFELT, (Vietnam War) U.S. Army, son of Herman Francis Shanafelt (1914-1998) and Grace Winifred Wall (1918- ) born in 1942 in Wadsworth, Ohio.

WALL

ARTHUR ARLIE WALL, (Cold War), U.S. Navy/U.S. Naval Reserve, Chief Petty Officer, Rota Spain, Reykjavik, Iceland, son of Vivian Arlie Wall and Clara Luvenia Corbett, born in Wadsworth, Ohio in 1943.

IRA DEFOREST WALL, (WW-II), U.S. Army, Sergeant, 246th Combat Engineer Battalion (1942-1945), enlisted Dec. 1942, discharged November 1945; he received combat stars for campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. Among his decorations are the WWII Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, European African Middle Eastern Campaign, American Campaign Medal, and five Bronze Stars. He was discharged on November 30, 1945 and returned home to Ohio. He was the son of Reason Deforest Wall and Winifred Pearl Tyler and was born August 16, 1914 in Sharon Center, Medina County Ohio and died on January 23, 1996 in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio. He married Florence Smedley in 1948, had children James, Linda and Susan. Source: Military and Wall Family Records.

RALPH ALLEN WALL, (WW-II), U.S. Army Air Corps, Sergeant; enlisted on January 15, 1942, Los Angeles, California, and discharged on September 15, 1945. Ralph was stationed in Topeka, Kansas and Davis Montham [Air Force Base], Arizona as a refueling specialist on B-17 bombers. He was the son of Reason Deforest Wall and Winifred Pearl Tyler and was born May 26, 1907 in Sharon Center, Medina County Ohio and died on July 5, 2001 in Easton, Kansas. He married Ester Margaret Fitch. They had no children.

RONALD NEVIN WALL, (Cold War, Vietnam War), U.S.A.F., Master Sergeant, Security Service/Electronic Security Command (1961-1981) - Wakkani AS Japan, Korat RTAFB Thailand, San Vito AB Italy, Heraklion AB Greece; son of Vivian Arlie Wall (1921-1946) and Clara Luvenia Corbett (1921-1990), born in Wadsworth, Ohio in 1942.

REUBEN S. WALL, (Civil War), Private, Co. B, 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, enlisted September 21, 1861, was born in December 1842, Medina County, Ohio the son of Peter and Sybella Everhard and grandson of Christian Wall and Catherine Baughman.

VIVIAN ARLIE WALL, (WW-II), U.S. Army, Private, 99th Field Hospital, Lybia, Morroco, Italy. He was drafted into the Army on September 10, 1942 and completed infantry training at Mineral Wells, Texas. He departed the United States in April 1943 for North Africa and saw action there and in Sicily and Italy. During the war he was an intelligence scout and ambulance and light truck driver. In November 1945 he returned to the U.S. and was discharged at Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, Pennsylvania during the general demobilization. His medals included the Good Conduct Medal, Europe, Africa, Middle East Service ribbons with one Bronze Star. Vivian was killed in March, 1946 when his car was struck by a switching engine at an unmarked rail road crossing. He left a wife, Clara (Corbett) Wall and two small sons, Ronald and Arthur Wall. the youngest child of Reason and Winnie Wall and was born in Sharon Center, Medina County, Ohio on November 11, 1921.

WESTFALL

ABEL WESTFALL, (Rev. War), Captain, 8th Virginia Regiment from 1776 to Nov. 22, 1777. A 30 acre tract was surveyed in his name on Apr. 26, 1783 along the South Branch of the Patomac. In 1805 he responded to a Hardy Co. law suit from Ross Co., Ohio. He tried to establish a town along the Sciota River in present day Pickaway Co., Ohio on 1000 acres he had acquired. The town of Westfall, Ohio had a post office in 1805 and competed with Chillicothe for awhile but eventually went to decay. Abel moved to Indiana where he became a justice. Abel's will was probated Aug. 10, 1814 in Knox County, Indiana. He was buried in the Grandview Cemetery, Bloomfield, Indiana. Abel was the son of John Westfall and Sarah Vernoy. Source: U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, Virginia 1775-1783 (Roll Box 106); Virginia Military Records, Virginia Officers and Men in the Continental Line (pg. 408); Virginia State Troops in The Revolution (From State Auditor's Papers, now in State Library); National Archives Publication Number: M246 Publication Title: Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 Publisher: NARA State: Virginia Military Org: Various Organizations Folder: 364; National Archives Publication Number: M246 Publication Title: Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 Publisher: NARA State: Virginia Military Org: 8th Regiment Date Range: 1776-78 Folder: 219.

ABRAHAM (ABRAM) WESTFALL, (Rev. War), 8th Virginia Regiment and12th Virginia Regiment; He is listed on the 8th Reg. rolls with Abel, Cornelius and Jacob Westfall. Source: National Archives Publication Number: M246 Publication Title: Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 Publisher: NARA State: Virginia Military Org: 8th Regiment Date Range: 1778-79 Folder: 228; Publication Number: M246 Publication Title: Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 Publisher: NARA State: Virginia Military Org: 12th Regiment Date Range: 1777-78 Folder: 305; Publication Number: M246 Publication Title: Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 Publisher: NARA State: Virginia Military Org: 4th, 8th and 12th Regiment (Consolidated) Date Range: 1778 Folder: 122

ABRAHAM WESTFALL, (War of 1812); Corporal, 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

ALEX (ALEXANDER) WESTFALL, (Rev. War), Captain, (no other information) Source: U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, Virginia 1775-1783 (Roll Box 106)

ANDREW WESTFALL, (War of 1812); Sergeant, 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

CORNELIUS WESTFALL, (Rev. War), Sergeant and Ensign, enlisted in 1776 as orderly-sergeant in his brother Abel's company; he was appointed ensign in 1777 and served until 1778. Cornelius Westfall married Sarah Rumsoners on Jan. 12, 1804 in Ross Co., Ohio. He died in Greene Co., Indiana. Source: U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, Virginia 1775-1783 (Roll Box 106); Waters, Margaret R., Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Indiana, (Indiana DAR, 1949, 1938); Revolutionary War Pension Applications, (National Archives Card Index), S.6842; Bosworth, Dr. A. S., A History of Randolph County West Virginia, pg. 397-398. National Archives Publication Number: M246 Publication Title: Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 Publisher: NARA State: Virginia Military Org: 8th Regiment Date Range: 1776-78 Folder: 219.

DANIEL WESTFALL, (War of 1812), Private, 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.

EDWARD DIXON WESTFALL, (Mexican War), U.S. Army, Private, Captain John Conner's Company, Col. Ph.H. Bell's Regiment; enlisted in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas in August 1846 and was discharged in San Antonio at the war's end. He was the son of ABRAHAM WESTFALL and SARAH RUMSOUR of Jasper County, Illinois, and the 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.

GEORGE W. WESTFALL, (Civil War), Sergeant, Company D, 4th Iowa Cavalry; son of JACOB WESTFALL and CAROLINE ELLIOT was born February 27, 1831 in Boone County, Indiana, and died October 28, 1904 in Louisa County, Iowa. George is buried in the Oakland/Carpenter Cemetery in Oakland Township of Louisa County, Iowa. The stone reads b. 1831, d. 28 Oct 1904, Sgt, Co D, 4th IA Cav, Civil War Veteran. "He was among the first to respond to his country's call for troops, enlisting in September 1861 as First Sergeant of Company D, 4th Iowa Cavalry, and was mustered into service at Camp Harlan in Mt. Pleasant. He participated in the battle of Vicksburg, and was engaged in scouting expeditions and skirmishes in the Southern and Southwestern States. In the battle of Oakland, Miss., he was wounded by gunshot, and on the 4th of November 1864, was honorably discharged at Davenport, Iowa." PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM, LOUISA COUNTY, IOWA 1889 F627 28 page 8

HARVEY WESTFALL, (War of 1812); Private, 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

ISAAC WESTFALL, (War of 1812); Private, 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, (Tecumseh's War); 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).

ISAAC WESTFALL, (War of 1812); Private, 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

JACOB WESTFALL, (Rev. War), 1st Lieutenant, Captain George Jackson's Company, Colonel Zachariah Morgan's Virginia Regiment, Monongalia County, Virginia; extracted from the pension application by his widow Mary (King-Westfall). When Jacob was residing at Tygart's Valley, Virginia he volunteered on June 20, 1781 for six months as 1st Lieutenant with he marched to Morgantown, Va., then to the "New Store," there he joined General George Rogers Clark; they descended the River and landed 4 miles below Ft. Pitt; next they went to Wheeling, then to an island at the mouth of Little Kanawha; then to the falls of Ohio. He served 6 months. He moved in 1792 to Nelson County, Kentucky; then to Harden County, Kentucky. In 1808 he moved to Miami County, Ohio; then in 1827 he removed to Clinton Township, Putnam County, Indiana. He applied for a pension in Putnam County on March 5, 1833. He was born on October 10, 1755 in Hampshire County, Virginia.; married Mary King (1758-1841) in Tygart's Valley, in 1777 by Baptist Minister Redding; he died March 5, 1835. His widow was allowed a pension on November 13, 1838 while residing in Boone County, Indiana at age 80 years. Cornelius Thwing, of Morgan County, Indiana, age 78 years knew Jacob Westfall in Tygart's' Valley, then Monongalia County, Virginia, in forepart of 1781, as 1st Lieutenant, under Captain George Jackson's Company of Volunteers, General Clark for six months. Source: ROSTER of Soldiers Buried in Indiana; Children - Annie, Elizabeth, Levi, John, Janet, Mary, Cornelius (b. 1778).

JACOB WESTFALL, (Rev. War), Sergeant, 8th Virginia Regiment, with his cousins Abel and Cornelius Westfall; Jacob Westfall was the son of Cornelius (1721-1782) and Elizabeth Westfall of Hampshire County, Virginia. He is the ancestor of my Westfall line. During the last months of his enlistment Jacob is often listed on the muster rolls as sick. He may have contracted malaria during the 8th's encounters with the British in South Carolina and Georgia. Soldiers of both armies contracted malaria and typus there. This may explain Jacob's death about 1797. Sources: U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, Virginia 1775-1783 (Roll Box 106), National Archives Publication Number: M246 Publication Title: Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 Publisher: NARA State: Virginia Military Org 8th Regiment Date Range: 1776-78 Folder 219; W. Lynn Hutchison, West Virginia Westfalls, McClain Printing, Parsons, WV, 2017.

JACOB WESTFALL, (War of 1812); Private, 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

JAMES WESTFALL, (War of 1812); Private, 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

JAMES WESTFALL, (War of 1812); Private, 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

JOB WESTFALL, (War of 1812); Private, 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

JOEL WESTFALL, (War of 1812); Private, 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

JOEL WESTFALL, (War of 1812); Private, in 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.

JOHN WESTFALL, (Rev. War), Private, Captain Wallace's Company, 7th Regiment of the Virginia Line, the son of Cornelius and Elizabeth Westfall; John enlisted in Hampshire County in 1780? There is some question as to whether he actually served in the war or only claimed to in order to receive a pension. Source: U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, Virginia 1775-1783 (Roll Box 100)

JOHN WESTFALL, (War of 1812); Private, 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

JONATHAN WESTFALL, (War of 1812); Private, 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

JONATHAN WESTFALL, (War of 1812); Private, 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

JOSEPH WESTFALL, (War of 1812); Private, 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

JOSEPH WESTFALL, (War of 1812); Private, 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

LEVI WESTFALL, (War of 1812); Private, in 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

LINVILLE FRANKLIN WESTFALL, (Mexican War) 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.

LOY W. WESTFALL, (WW-I), U.S. Navy, Electrician 2nd Class, enlisted in the U. S. Navy at Cleveland, Ohio on March 28, 1917 at the age of 25.  From April through October 1917 Loy was assigned to a receiving ship in New York, N. Y.  and then to the submarine base at New London, Connecticut until January, 1918.  From March until May 1918 he was again assigned to ships based out of New York.  From May until Armistice Day on November 11, 1918 he was assigned to the USS Princess Matoika.  He was honorably discharged on October 19, 1919 at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center near Chicago.  When he enlisted his residence was listed as 555 W. Thornton Street, Akron, Ohio which was the address for his parents, Nathaniel and Luvenia (Trowbridge) Westfall. Source:  Ancestry.com. Ohio Military Men, 1917-18 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the World War, 1917-1918. Vol. I-XXIII. Columbus, OH, USA: F. J. Heer Printing Co., 1926.

PETER WESTFALL, (Rev. War), Private, 14th Virginia Regiment. I have not been able to identify the Virginia family of this Peter Westfall. Sources: U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, Virginia 1775-1783 (Roll Box 112); National Archives Publication Number: M246 Publication Title: Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 Publisher: NARA State: Virginia Military Org: 14th Regiment Date Range: 1777-78 Folder 321.

PETER WESTFALL, (Civil War), U.S. Army, Private, Company C, 10th Virginia Infantry/10th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry, son of John H. Westfall and Elizabeth Allman, half brother of Nathaniel J. Westfall was born on December 6, 1840 in Lewis County, (West) Virginia.  Peter enlisted on October 16, 1861.  He was mustered in to service on March 15, 1862 at Wheeling, West Virginia as a Private in Company C, 10th Virginia Infantry, later renamed the 10th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry.  He was mustered out of service on March 15, 1865 having received his discharge four days earlier.  Peter died February 27, 1913 in Lewis County, West Virginia and is buried in the Harrison Grove Cemetery, Murphy's Creek Road, 14 miles south of Weston, W. Va. in Lewis County.  SOURCE:  headstone marker, Harrison Grove Cemetery; 1890 Census, Special Schedule "Persons who served in the Army, Navy and Marine Corps of the United States during the war of the rebellion (who are survivors) and widows of such persons," ED128, Court House District, Lewis County, West Virginia, (page unnumbered).

REUBEN WESTFALL, (War of 1812); Captain, 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.

STEPHEN WESTFALL, (War of 1812); 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

STEPHEN WESTFALL, (War of 1812); Private, 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

WILLIAM WESTFALL, (Rev. War), Private, (no other information, may be the son of Jacob Westfall and Judith Hornbeck. Source: U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, Virginia 1775-1783 (Roll Box 100)

WILLIAM WESTFALL, (Frontier Wars); Private, 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.

WILLIAM WESTFALL, (War of 1812); Private, 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

WHITE

LOY MICHAEL "MIKE" WHITE, (Cold War), U.S.A.F., Staff Sergeant, Aerospace Defense Force, Minot AFB, Minot, North Dakota, Tyndall AFB, Panama City Florida; son of William White and Clara Luvenia Corbett, was born in Van Buren, Arkansas in 1954.

WHITSETT

BERNARD WALKER “BERNIE” WHITSETT, (Vietnam War), U.S. Army, Captain, was the son of Fred Whitsett (1895-1973) and Dorthula Thacker (1904-2005) of Brown Summit, Guilford County, North Carolina.  He was a direct descendant of Alfred and Rebecca Whitsett, former slaves of James and Alfred Whitsett of Rockingham County, NC.   He was born 12 December 1940 in Brown Summit.  Bernard W. Whitsett was a commissioned officer with the 82nd Airborne Division and served two tours in Vietnam.  He retired from the military after twenty years and spent another twenty years in Civil Service.  He was a member of The Buffalo Soldiers, an organization dedicated to the memory of African-American veterans, and the Dark Horse Motor Cycle Club.  Bernard died on 23 August 2006 at the Sacred Journey Hospice, McDonough, Georgia.  He left a wife, Eudora Holland, three sons and three daughters and three grandchildren.

DAVID P. WHITSETT, (Civil War), U.S. Army, Private, Company B, 16th Cavalry/Company G, 161st Pennsylvania Line, son of Ralph Crawford Whitsett and grandson of Revolutionary War soldier William Wirt Whitsett of Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Eighteen-year-old David enlisted as a private on September 15, 1864 at Pittsburgh.  He was discharged on June 15, 1865.  He is described as 5'6" tall, dark hair, fair complexion and hazel eyes.  SOURCE:  Index cards to Civil War Soldiers; Lineages, Inc., comp. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. (Ancestry.com)

GEOFFREY A. WHITSITT (Afghanistan War), U.S. Army, Private First Class, Army Airborne, 118th Military Police Company, 503rd Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade, age 21 of Taylors, South Carolina was one of two Army soldiers who were killed on January 13, 2010 at Combat Outpost McClain, Afghanistan from the explosion of a Taliban planted IED (Improvised Explosive Device) near their vehicle. His awards include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal- Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Parachutist Badge, and the Combat Action Badge.  His funeral was held at the North Hills Community Church in Taylors with burial at the Woodlawn Memorial Park.  Private Whitsitt leaves behind an older brother Steve who serves in the Navy and parents Debbie and Steve Whitsitt.  Sources:  The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ, Jan. 30, 2010, "U.S. MILITARY DEATHS."; Patriot Guard Riders forum; WLTX.com, Columbia, S. C., Jan. 16, 2010; YouTube video, WYFF Channel 4, Greenville, S. C.; CSPAN, U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC) Tribute to Pfc Whitsitt.

GEORGE P. WHITSETT, (Spanish American War), U.S. Army, 1st Lieutenant, 32nd U. S. Infantry; Capt., 5th Missouri Infantry; Officers of Volunteer Organizations, Philippines Insurrection, 1898-1903.  SOURCE: Heitmen, Francis B., HISTORICAL REGISTER AND DICTIONARY OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY 1789-1903, Vol. 2, pg. 269.

H. EUGENE "GENE" WHITSITT, (WW-II), U.S. Army Air Corp, Pilot; born on April 17, 1921, in St. Joseph, Mo.  After Gene graduated from Lafayette High School, he attended St. Joseph Junior College and was a member of the first Civilian Pilot Training program in St. Joseph. While he was a primary flight instructor for the Air Force in Pine Bluff, Ark., he married his high school sweetheart, Katherine Jesberg, in 1942.  He worked as a flight instructor for several years prior to becoming an airline pilot in 1943. His commercial pilot career included employment with TWA, Mid- Continent and finally Braniff International where he retired after 38 years in 1981.  H. E. "Gene" Whitsitt, 90, of Reno, Nev., passed away on June 13, 2011.

HARMON KING WHITSITT, (Civil War), U.S. Army, Private, 82nd Indiana Infantry, died at the battle of Chickamauga on Sept. 20, 1863 defending the Union position on Snodgrass Hill. This stand by the 82nd Indiana and other units prevented a complete rout of the union forces by the confederates which would have undoubtedly changed the course of the war. The 82nd held off over 20 rebel charges on Snodgrass hill. Harmon was listed as missing (due to a recording error by his Captain), and his children did not receive the pension until 1871. Sourcer: Email from Kelly Roggenkamp [mailto:kelly.roggenkamp@gmail.com], sent Thursday, September 09, 2010 6:51 PM to Ron and Sue (Whitsett) Wall, subject: "Harmon King Whitsitt listed on your Union Civil War veterans page. Kelly is the G3Grandson of Harmon King Whitsitt of Indiana, a descendant of Samuel and Margaret Whitsitt of Montgomery County, Kentucky and Ralph and Sarah (Wilson) Whitsett of Ireland and Pennsylvania. JOHN WHITSETT, (Rev. War), Private, Captain Blake's Company, 2nd Regiment in 1778. Source: Research notes of Mrs. Jane Gray Buchanan from Bobby Gilmer Moss, ROSTER OF SOUTH CAROLINA PATRIOTS IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

JOHN BASSET WHITSITT, (WW-I), U. S Army, details are unknown but proof is the veterans marker in the Woodward, Oklahoma cemetery.  John was born August 28, 1888 in Greenwood, Franklin County, Kansas and died January 27, 1973 in Woodward, Oklahoma.  He was the son of Ancil Bassett Whitsitt and Lurana Honeyman of Guthrie, Oklahoma and the grandson of Joseph Whitsitt and Elvira Foster of Deputy, Indiana. (Source from granddaughter, Rachel Collier).

ROY GENE WHITSETT (WW-II), U.S. Army, Private, son of James Guy Whitsett and Hessie Malinda Barrett; born December 27, 1921, Crawford County, Arkansas, died, December 21, 1995, Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas.  Enlisted in Little Rock, Arkansas on August 13, 1942 for the duration of the war at the rank of Private.  No other information on Roy's military service is known at this time.

SAMUEL WHITSITT, (Rev. War), On the Court House in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery Co. Ky. is a bronze plaque with the names of Revolutionary War soldiers. The name of Samuel Whitsett is on the plaque. A Samuel Whitsett and Maggie Tuttle entered Montgomery Co. Kentucky from Pennsylvania about 1794. Source: Rachel Collier of Woodward, Oklahoma.

STANLEY EUGENE WHITSITT, (WW-I); U.S. Army, Private; he was the son of George Washington Whitsitt and Ella Hagenbuch of St. Joseph, Missouri and the grandson of Joseph Whitsitt and Elvira Foster of Deputy, Indiana. He was born in Clay City, Kansas on Aug. 5, 1899 and died in a military hospital in Lawrence, Kansas on Oct. 17, 1918, perhaps from the Spanish Flu during the epidemic of 1918.  Source: Obituary, The Morganville Tribune, Morganville Kansas, 24 Oct. 1918. pg. 4; U.S. Adjutant General Military Records, 1631-1976, Ancestry.com; Elva K. Whitsitt (deceased), sister of Stanley and a Whitsitt family researcher.  Her grand nephew, Timothy Whitsitt of Carbondale, Colorado provided me with Elva's family chart.

WILLIAM WIRT WHITSETT, (Rev. War), Private, Westmoreland County Militia; served under Colonel William Crawford; married Hadessa Crawford, (no relation). Source: Pennsylvania Archives, 5th Series, Vol. IV, "Westmoreland County Militia Depreciation Pay," pp. 460, 760; Nov. 11 & 29 letters from William Whitsett's grandson, H. G. Whitsett of Brevard, N. C. and Eustis, Florida to James Edward Whitsett of Weatherford, Texas with details of his family.

WILLIAM WHITSETT (WHITESIDE), (Rev. War), Captain; William Whitsett [Whiteside] is mentioned in the pension of Adam Sharp of Orange County, North Carolina who served in Capt. Whitsett's Company, under Major Richard Singleton. Adam Sharp was drafted as a private in the militia for a term on nine months under Capt. William Whitsett and Major Richard Singleton. In 1782 he served a three month term under Capt. Whitsett; at the time of his pension application he was a resident of Rockingham county for upward of 25 years. Capt. William Whitsett was the son of William Whiteside and Elizabeth Stockton of Tyron County, North Carolina. Source: National Archives Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783, microfilm M246 (folder 16); Pension Application of Adam Sharp, 1832 Early Families Of The North Carolina Counties of Rockingham and Stokes With Revolutionary Service, James Hunter Chapter of D.A.R.

 
Ronald N. Wall
Modified: 23 August 2020