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Thomas McAdory Owen's Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y

 

GALESPIE, DANIEL, aged 77, resided in Chambers County, June 1, 1840, with David Taylor. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

GAMMAGE, THOMAS Revolutionary soldier supposed to be buried either at Pleasant Hill or Frog Level, near Salma. Age 92.--Mrs. R. D. Sturdivant, Berlin, Ala.

 

GARNER, JOHN, age not given, a resident of Butler County; service not given because of the loss of papers by the burning of the office of the War Department, 1801 and 1814; enrolled on July 5, 1812; payment to date from January 29, 1812, annual allowance, $48; sums received to date of publication of list, $1,060.78; Acts Military establishment; transferred from Georgia from March 4, 1824.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Wilcox County, June 1, 1840, with William H. Wait, aged 81. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

GARNER, JOS., Sen., aged 95, resided in Cherokee County, June 1, 1840. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

GARNER, JOSEPH, aged 78, and a resident of St. Clair County; private, Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on June 7, 1819, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818, payment to date from June 26, 1818; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $1,506.39; transferred from Clark County, Georgia, from March 4, 1820.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

GARNER, STURDY, aged 72, and a resident of Madison County; private, N.C. Militia; enrolled on April 23, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $33.33; sums received to date of publication of list, $72.33.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Madison County, June 1, 1840, aged 72. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

GARRARD, WILLIAM, aged 72, and a resident of Lauderdale County; private, Virginia State Troops; enrolled on October 7, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $60.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., lst sess., 1833-34.

 

GARRETT, THOMAS. "We had a conversation yesterday with one of the Heroes of the Revolution, Mr. Thomas Garret of Sumter District, aged 105 years and 9 months, who came to town on horseback alone, for the purpose of receiving his pension. The old gentleman appears to be in possession of his faculties, answers questions readily and is quite humorous in his conversation.

 

He served for a considerable period under Gen. Sumter, the "Game Cock of the South," and was profuse in his praise of that brave and chivalrous Commander.

 

He was also at the battle of Fort Moultrie and the siege of Savannah, at the storming of the latter place, he stated that while viewing a wounded fellow-soldier, who lay among heaps of slain the gallant Pulaski rode up, and remarked, 'My brave fellow, take care, you are in dangerous position,' to which Garrett made answer, 'General, if you intend to be in a place of safety, I'd keep near you.' Pulaski put spurs to his horse & rushed furiously into the midst of the fight, where he soon received a mortal wound, and expired in the arms of Garrett." --Voice of Sumter, Livingston, Ala., Nov. 29th, 1836.

 

GARRETT, WILLIAM, (1760-1829) enlisted, 1776, in the Continental Army, in Capt. Everard Meade's company, Col. Alexander Spottswood's 2d regiment. He was born at Amherst, Va. died in Decatur, Ala.—D.A.R. Lineage Book: vol. 150, p. 163.

 

GARRISON, STEPHEN, aged 83, resided in Walker County, June 1, 1840, with Silas Garrison. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 150. According to one of his descendants, Garrison served as a private in Captain Anthony Sharp's Company, 4th North Carolina Rgt.

 

GARY, THOMAS, in 1780 served as private in the South Carolina Militia. He was born in Buckingham County, Virginia died, 1819, in Butler County, Alabama.—D.A.R. Lineage Book, Vol. 165, page 260.

 

GARY, THOMAS. Sacred to the memory  of Thomas Gary son of Charles Gary born in South Carolina August the 11th 1764 and departed this life April the 23rd 1818This marble is erected as the last token of friendship by his disconsolate wife who having borne him whilst living still retains him through death. Blessed are they who die in the Lord.  Sacred to the memory of Rebecca Gary wife of Thomas Gary and daughter of Charles Jones Born in South Carolina December 15th 1764 and departed this life May 16th, 1826. Fort Dale Cemetery, Butler County, Ala.

 

GARY, THOMAS, married Rebecca Jones in 1780. She was born December 15, 1764 and died May 16, 1826. Their children were Jesse, Absolom, Martin, Arthur, Charles, William, Isaac and daughters Sara married Charles Davenport, Caroline married a Gordon, and another daughter married a Dalyrimple. Thomas Gary served as a private and was paid by Thomas Nicols for service rendered after the "Reduction of Charleston, S. C." Records of his payment are dated January 8, 1791.—Information from Mrs. Marie Scovall Browder, Houston, Tex.

 

GARRISON, STEPHEN, a resident of Lawrence County private, Regular N.C. Line; enrolled on April 26, 1830, under act of Congress of May 15, 1828, payment to date from March 3, 1826; annual allowance, $80; sums received to date of publication of list, $680; P. W. Taylor, agent. Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

GASSAWAY, JAMES, a resident of Shelby County; private, particular service not shown; enrolled on May 17, 1819, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818; annual allowance, $96; transferred from South Carolina. Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

 

GASTON, HUGH, a resident of Wilcox County; private, particular service not shown; enrolled on April 7, 1836, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $20. Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

 

GAYLE, MATHEW (1754-1820) was a cavalryman under Gen. Francis Marion, S.C. He was born in Accomac County, Va.; died in Clarke County, Ala.—D.A.R. Lineage Book, vol. 164, page 165.

 

GEESLIN, CHARLES (Geesling in the census list), aged 90, and a resident of Tuscaloosa County; private, N.C. Continental Line; enrolled on April 8, 1825, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818, payment to date from August 17, 1824; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $916.93. Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Tuscaloosa County, June 1, 1840, aged 99. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

GHORMLEY, JOSEPH, pensioner in Indiana, born 1758, in Cumberland County, Penna. He entered service about Christmas, 1776, for two months; in Spring of 1777, served two months; Fall of 1777, for two more months. His service was as a private under Captain Mitchell, Pennsylvania Militia. In the census of 1809, of Madison County, Ala., we find Joseph Gormley as the head of a family consisting of five males under twenty-one years of age, one male over twenty-one, one female under twenty-one, three females over twenty-one, and ten slaves. At the time of his application for a pension, October 25, 1843, he claimed that he had lived in Parke County, Ind., for two years and previously in Floyd County, Ind.—See also Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Indiana, p. 155.

 

GILL, JAMES, aged 74, and a resident of Greene County; private, S.C. Militia; enrolled on September 16, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832; payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $80; sums received to date of publication of list, $240. Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

GILLESPIE, JAMES, private, particular service not shown; date of enrollment not given, payment dates from September 4, 1833; annual allowance, $80. Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile. He resided in Pickens County, with John O. Gillespie, aged 78 years, June 1, 1840. Census of Pensioners 184l, p. 149.

 

GILMORE, GEORGE, a resident of Montgomery County; private, particular service not shown; enrolled on March 22, 1837, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $20. Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

 

GILMORE, JOHN, a resident of Marengo County; private, particular service not shown; enrolled on April 26, 1836, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $21.66. Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile. He resided in Marengo County, June 1, 1840, aged 81. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

GILPIN, BENJAMIN, a resident of Henry County; private in cavalry and infantry, particular service not shown; enrolled on March 30, 1838, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $86.67.—Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

 

GINN, JESSE. Supposed to have fought in the Revolution as his descendants possess his old musket and clothes worn by him, was born in England in 1760 and died April 8, 1840, in St. Clair County. The name of his first wife is not known but there were nine children by this marriage. He came to St. Clair County after 1820 and in 1824 married Tabitha Brewer, born in February 1800, and died August 7, 1880. He also had nine children by the second marriage. His son by his first wife, Robert Douglass Ginn, born February 26, 1804, died March 27, 1844, married January 4, 1829, Martha Taylor, born August 5, 1805, died August 16, 1841. They were the parents of Reuben Ginn, born December 4, 1839, died April 11, 1893, married November 8, 1860, Martha Douglass born June 4, 1839, died May 26, 1899, and their children were: John Andrew Ginn, born August 16, 1861, who was living; in St. Clair County in 1942, but had died before April 1, 1945, and who married June 14, 1896, Cynthia Foote; Laura Elizabeth, born April 19, 1866, died February 17, 1898, married William H. Wright February 23, 1888; David Moses, born March 20, 1869,. married Lena Corner, June 27, 1897; Alonzo Jackson, born November 27, 1871, married Ola Hammond, November 10, 1898; Joseph Robin, born November 25, 1874, died unmarried April 4, 1895; Robert Lee, born January 3, 1878, died October 25, 1908; Sarah Elberta, born June 8, 1888, unmarried. The Bible from which these records were copied was in the possession of John Andrew Glenn, along with the musket and clothes.—Information from William F. Franke, Birmingham, Ala.

 

GLAZE, THOMAS, aged 89, resided in Fayette County, June 1, 1840. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

GLOVER. BENJAMIN, aged 81, and a resident of Madison County; private, Maryland Militia; enrolled on January 24, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $46.66; sums received to date of publication of list, $139.98.Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

GODBOLD, ZECHARIAH—A short distance from Blakeley, remote from all signs of travel or habitation, at the summit of a long grassy slope heavily shaded by swaying pines through which the sunlight flickers, is Saluda Hill Cemetery—just one enclosed family burial place with a few scattered graves around it, but of immense historic interest, for here lies buried a Revolutionary soldier, the only one so far as known in Baldwin County. The grave is bricked up about two feet, and the stone that marks the spot and is remarkably well preserved bears the following in, cription: Sacred to the memory of Zechariah Godbold a native of Marion District, S.C. who departed this life July 13th, 1832, aged 69 years, 3 months and 10 days. At an early age he joined the ranks of Genl Marion in that eventful struggle which was over Independence. This stone is erected by his widow and son in testimony of their esteem for a kind husband, indulgent Father and generous friend.—Comings, History of Baldwin County, Ala. p. 64-65.

 

GOGERS, JEREMIAH. Died in this County, about 25th of January, last, in the 87th year of his age, Mr. Jeremiah Gogers, a soldier of the Revolution.—An honest, up-right and highly respectable citizen.—Huntsville, Southern Advocate. Nov. 3, 1832.

 

GOGGANS, ALEXANDER. Alexander Goggans, a soldier of the Revolution, was born in Richmond County, Va., January 14, 1758. In early life, his parents emigrated to Newberry District, South Carolina. Young Goggans was an active soldier in the Revolutionary service. He was in Col. Williams' command at the battle of King's Mountain, where he was wounded in the left shoulder. Sometime afterwards while with a scouting party he was wounded in the left leg. And again, in another skirmish, he was struck down by a severe sabre stroke on the head and left for dead upon the field. After his recovery from this third wound, he rejoined his comrades and continued an active partisan to the end of the war. After peace was made, Mr. Goggans married Mary Dashields, who died in 1800. About 1815, he married Elizabeth Kilpatrick. After many years' residence in South Carolina, Mr. Goggans emigrated to Lincoln County, Tennessee. Thence in 1819 he emigrated to Lawrence County, Alabama, where he resided until the death of his wife in 1836. He then moved to Carroll County, Georgia, where he died March 21, 1852, in the triumphs of a living Faith. He was buried the next day with military honors in the graveyard at Bethany church.— Condensed from a sketch in Jacksonville Republican, Jacksonville. Ala., June 8, 1852.

 

GOGGANS, WILLIAM. William Goggans, a soldier of the Revolution, was born in Richmond county, Va., January 14, 1758. In early life, his parents emigrated to Newberry District, South Carolina. Young Goggans was an active soldier in the Revolutionary service. He was in Col. Williams' command at the battle of King's Mountain, where he was wounded in the left shoulder. Sometime afterwards while with a scouting party he was wounded in the left leg. And again, in another skirmish, he was struck down by a severe sabre stroke on the head and left for dead upon the field. After his recovery from this third wound, he rejoined his comrades and continued an active partisan to the end of the war. After peace was made, Mr. Goggans married Mary Dashields, who died in 1800. About 1815, he married Elizabeth Kilpatrick. After many years' residence in South Carolina, Mr. Goggans emigrated to Lincoln county, Tennessee. Thence in 1819 he emigrated to Lawrence county, Alabama, where he resided until the death of his wife in 1836. He then moved to Carroll county, Georgia, where he died March 21, 1852 at the home of Alexander Goggans, in the triumphs of a living Faith. He was buried the next day with military honors in the graveyard at Bethany church. —Condensed from a sketch in Jacksonville Republican, Jacksonville, Ala., June 8, 1852.

 


Note: This name appears in "Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama"; Bul. 5, 1911, Department of Archives and History, as Alexander Goggans, when it should have appeared as William Goggans.

 

GOODE, THOMAS, aged 74, and a resident of Jefferson County; private, Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on September 22, 1819, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818, payment to date from April 15, 1818; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $896.70; transferred from Christian County, Kentucky, from March 23, 1826.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

GOODE, WILLIAM (1765-1837) served as a private in the Virginia troops at the siege of Yorktown. He was born in Powhatan County, Va.; died in Clarke County, Ala.—D.A.R. Lineage BooK, vol. 158, p. 75.

 

GOODE, WILLIAM.—The grave of this Revolutionary Soldier is located upon a place owned by Mr. Lamar Hamilton, about 3 miles south of Whatley, Clarke County, Ala., in an old field, not now in cultivation. The grave sets east and west, and is marked, by a flat marble slab, which is now broken into four pieces. The inscription is as follows: IN MEMORY OF WM. GOODE who died on the 4 of March 1839, in the 80th. year of his age. Entered, upon the Alabama Roster of the Revolution by the Needham Bryan D.A.R. Chapter of Mobile, Alabama.

 

 His wife Sarah James sleeps by his side, but her grave is unmarked. The land occupied by these two graves was reserved by the Goode family in the deed to Alfred Barnes. At the foot of the WILLIAM GOODE grave is the official bronze D.A.R. marker placed by the Virginia Cavalier D.A.R. Chapter in 1920 with the following inscription: WILLIAM GOODE. Born Powhatan Co. Va., 1765. Died Clarke Co., Ala., 1839. Virginia Cavalier Chapter.

 

 Our noble women are ever on the alert and mindful of sacred things as were Martha and Mary. Such is the: case with Mrs. Charles Redwood of 1110 22nd Avenue, Meridian, Mississippi, and Mrs. Erwin Vass, of 250 St. Anthony St., Mobile, Alabama. On October 21st, 1920, these good ladies, representing the Virginia Cavalier, Mobile Chapter, Daughters of American Revolution, with the assistance of M. W. Haskew and myself placed a bronze marker at the grave of Hon. William Goode, born in Powhatan County, Virginia, 1759, buried 1839 in the 80th year of his age on his plantation about three miles south of Whatley, Alabama. Mr. Goode was a large slave and land holder and prosperous and influential in his time. He was married in Charleston, S.C., to Miss Sarah Jones, and reared a large family. His son Thomas Jefferson Goode was the grandfather of the above Mrs. Redwood, and his daughter, Elizabeth Carolina Goode Tate, of Wilcox County, was the grandmother of the above Mrs. Vass. Mr. Goode was a first cousin of Thomas Jefferson and Revolutionary War soldier. He was present when Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown. As we were placing this marker our minds reverted to the dim and distant past of colonial days. The hardships, privations and sufferings of the great war that gave birth to Old Glory and American liberties. We thought of the young bride and groom of Charleston, S.C. then on the long and perilous journey through the wilderness subject to wild beasts and the treacherous Indians. Then we thought of them settling on the plantation of wide and fertile acres; with multiplied duties and increasing interest, enjoying the divine rights secured by our constitution and the great war. Then we thought of them rearing a large family to go out and bless humanity by emulating the example and cherishing the precious heritage of a noble ancestry.

 

After placing the marker and erecting Old Glory and a short but impressive prayer, each of us went wending our way homeward realizing it was good to be there. (Signed) Sam H. Gwin, Editor.—Clarke County Democrat, October 28, l920.

 

GOODWIN, THEOPHILUS, aged 74, and a resident of Butler County; private, N.C. Continental Line; enrolled on September 18, 1818, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818; payment to date from June 5, 1818; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $1,511.46; transferred from Edgefield District, S.C., from September 4, 1828.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv. Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. Also resided in Bibb County.— Pensions Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

 

GOVER, SAMUEL (1750-1860) served as private in the North Carolina Line. He died in Talladega, Alabama.—D.A.R Lineage Book, Vol. 131, page 234.

 

GOVER, SAMUEL, private, enlisted for War, in Capt. Thomas Armstrong's company, 2nd N.C. Battalion, commanded by Col. John Patton, Sept. 10th, 1778.--N. C. State Records, vol. 13, p. 524.

 

GOVER, SAMUEL—Talladega County census of 1860, gives his name as person who died during the year ending 1st June, 1860. Aged one hundred, sex male, born Virginia, died in the month of May, occupation farmer, died of old age and ill for three weeks.

 

GOVER, SAMUEL--Cemetery records in Talladega City Cemetery, Talladega. Sacred to the memory of Samuel Gover who departed this life May 17th 1860 in the 110th year of his age.

 

Sacred to the memory of Tabitha Gover, wife of Samuel Gover, who departed this life July 4, 1846 in the 80th year of her life. Known children of above couple: Banks, who died in Talladega County, in 1838; Levi, died prior to 1860, married October 23, 1817, in Pulaski County, Ky., Sally Copenhaver, but did not come to Alabama; Josiah, born 1793, married April 20, 1824, in Pulaski County, Ky., married Elizabeth Stewart, was a surveyor and went West; Keziah, married in Pulaski County, Ky., December 23, 1824, Ashberry E. Barker, but did not come to Alabama; Tabitha lived in Marshall County, Ala.; John B., born 1796, died 1854, married January 11, 1821, in Pulaski County, Ky., Margaret Buster, but did not come to Alabama; Samuel, Jr., born 1800, married October 25, 1825, in Pulaski County, Ky., Isabella Burns (?) and came to Alabama. Samuel Gover, his wife and his children were said to have been born in Virginia. A brother who also went to Kentucky is known to have gone from Danville, Va., or vicinity. He was an early settler of Talladega County, coming to Mardisville, about 1833.—Information from Mrs. H. H. Howard, Sylacauga, Ala.

 

GRAGG, HENRY, a resident of Shelby County; private, particular service not shown; enrolled on April 26, 1836, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $30.—Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile He resided in Shelby County, June 1, 1840, aged 79. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

GRAGG, HENRY—Shelby County census of 1830 gives two males twenty to thirty; one male sixty to seventy; one female sixty to seventy. The census of 1840 gives one male thirty to forty; one male seventy to eighty; one female under five; one female twenty to thirty; one female seventy to eighty; pensioner seventy-nine.

 

GRAHAM, ANDREW, aged 80, and a resident of Franklin County; private, S.C. Militia; enrolled on January 30, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $33.66; sums received to date of publication of list, $84.15—Revolutionary Pension Roll. in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

GRAHAM, JOHN—Died in this County, on the 21st ult. Capt. John Graham, in the 71st year of his age. Captain Graham was an officer of the Revolution and distinguished himself under that gallant soldier Gen. Marion in S. Carolina. He was taken captive by the British and confined 8 or 10 weeks in Camden jail where he endured the privations and sufferings incident to such a confinement. After his release he joined the American Army again and continued gallantly to sustain the cause of his country throughout the war. Capt. Graham was a gentleman of amiable disposition, respected and admired by all his acquaintances. He has descended to the grave full of honors, and left a numerous progeny to deplore his loss. There are few men whose descendants count so numerously. He has left 11 children, six sons and five daughters, 50 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren, 10 sons-in-law and daughters-in-law; making altogether 141.—The Democrat, Huntsville, Ala., March 3, 1825.

 

GRANT, JEREMIAH, age not given, a resident of Tuscaloosa County; private, 6th Regular U. S. Infantry; enrolled on July 12, 1822, payment to date from April 12, 1820; annual allowance. $96; Acts Military establishment.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

GRAVES, WILLIAM—Private burial grounds of the Graves and Stone families at Manack, Lowndes County, Alabama, on the old Selma road. A short distance after crossing Pintlala Creek over a covered bridge, one can see Manack Station from the road to the left. Turn from the mainroad to the left, cross the W. of A. Ry., go straight ahead until reaching a red-clay hill; turn to the right at first road. A negro house is on the right. A short distance on to the left is the private Graves burial ground, almost hidden by trees. The grave of Revolutionary Soldier William Graves, who was born in Henry County, Virginia, and served in the American Revolution in the Transportation Department. Tombstone inscription: WILLIAM GRAVES, born in Va., July 9th, 1755, Married Sarah Smith in 1782. Moved to Ala. from Ga. 1817. Died Feb. 24th, 1836.

 

GRAVES, WILLIAM (1755-1836) signed the Oath of Allegiance, and served as "wagon conductor" in the militia of Henry County, Va. He was born in Virginia, died in Manack, Ala.— D.A.R. Lineage Book, vol. 51, page 261. See also McCall, Roster of the Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia, p. 76.

 

GRAY, WILLIAM—Died at his residence in this County on the 13th inst., William Gray, Sr., in the 79th year of his age. He was born in Perth, near Edinburg, in Scotland, and in early life emigrated to the United States. When the struggle for human liberty commenced, he rallied beneath the standard of his adopted country, and served as a Private and Ensign in the regular service, under Gen. Morgan. Upon the return of peace, he devoted himself to agricultural pursuits; and in that quiet and favored mode of existence discharged, through a long life, all of the social duties of a man and citizen. He was an affectionate husband, a fond parent, and an indulgent master, and was universally beloved, not only in the family circle, but through the extended circle of his acquaintance. He was a professor of the religion of Jesus Christ for 58 years, and in his retired sphere inculcated the sacred principles he practised. Having disposed of his property and settled all his earthly concerns, he was frequently heard to observe that nothing remained to him but to die; and this last act of his life he performed with the calm and joyous serenity which the Christian alone can display—having full assurance, as he himself said, that in the approaching conflict with the King of Terrors, he should come off more than conquerer, through Him that loved him and gave himself for him. He sunk to death calmly as to a night's repose; and if human conduct furnish any guide to future destiny, he has secured an interest in the first resurrection.

 

In that blest region to the just assign'd,
What new enjoyments please the unbodied mind,
 As wing'd with virtue thro' the etherial sky,
From world to world unwearied it doth fly.
 Does it delight to hear bold seraphs tell,
How Michael battled and the dragon fell,
 Or curious trace the long elaborate maze
Of Heaven's decrees where wandering angels gaze;
Or mix'd with milder cherebims,
 And gentle like the dove,
At Jesus' feet he sits to glow
In hymns of love.

—Huntsville, Southern Advocate, Aug. 26, 1834.

 

GREEN, GEORGE—Died 1823. Buried at Honeycomb Valley, Jackson County. Served under Gen. Nathaniel Greene. Was at King's Mountain.—From Life and Papers of Dr. Green. In Alabama Military Archives.

 

GREEN, JACOB, b. 1767, buried in huge rock grave in Hopewell Church Cemetery, a few miles west of Gadsden, St. Clair County; lived in York District, S.C., later moved to St. Clair County, Alabama, in 1819. Served with South Carolina troops. Government Marker.—General D.A.R. Report, 1934.

 

GREER, MOSES, aged 75, and a resident of Autauga County; private, Georgia Militia; enrolled on August 12, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4 1831; annual allowance, $28; sums received to date of publication of list, $84.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Part 3, Vol. xiii, Sen. Doc. 514; 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

GREESHAM (sic), ROBERT, age not given, a resident of Limestone County; private, Dark's Regiment; enrolled on December 6 ,1824; payment to date from February 18, 1824; annual allowance, $48; sums received to date of publication of list, $433.95; February 4, 1822.—Revolutionary Pension Roll in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

GREGG, SAMUEL, aged 77, and a resident of Lawrence County; private, Virginia Militia; enrolled on April 23, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance $33.33; sums received to date of publication of list, $99.99.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

GRESHAM, THOMAS, (1761-1816) served as private in Capt. Robert Powell's company, Col. Thomas Marshall's 3rd Virginia regiment. He was born in Amherst County. Va.; died in Lauderdale County, Alabama.—D.A.R. Lineage Book; Vol. 117, page 272.

 

GREWER, JOHN, aged 42, resided in Cherokee County, June 1, 1840. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

GRIERSON, ROBERT, native of Scotland. Died about 1816 or 1817 and buried near Pinckneyville in Clay County. Col. Hawkins says of Robert Grierson that he was attached to the armies of colonies during the Revolutionary War and made contributions in aid of them. His wife was an Indian woman of the village of Genalgee, a branch of Hilibi town. She was named Sinnuggee. They had children: Sandy, Sarah, Walter, David, Liza, Elizabeth and Catherine.—Benjamin Hawkins Letters.

 

GRIFFIN, JOHN, aged 97, resided in Pike County, June 1, 1840. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

GRIFFIN, JOSEPH—The 1827 lottery of Georgia lists him as a Revolutionary soldier in Monroe County, Ga. His will is in Will Book 1, Chambers County, Ala., and bears the date of January 8, 1835. On February 9, 1838, John Patterson signed a surety along with David Smith and Benjamin Smith. In it he mentions his son, Andrew; daughters, Rachel Waldrup, Mary Johnson and Margaret Ivy; son-in-law Joshua Pemberton; grandson, William Pemberton; granddaughters, Amanda Malvi Fitzalen and Mary Anne Pemberton; and great-grandchildren, Martha Anne Patterson and Thursey Elizabeth Patterson.

 

GUESS, BENJAMIN. aged 77, and a resident of Fayette County; private, N.C. Militia; enrolled on June 16, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $66.66.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Fayette County, June 1, 1840, with Jesse Howard, aged 83. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

GURLEY, JEREMIAH, aged 75, and a resident of Madison County; private, N.C. State Troops; enrolled on October 7, 1833, under art of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $57.08; sums received to date of publication of list, $171.24.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong.. 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Madison County, June 1, 1840, with John Gurley, aged 81. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148. 

 

 

 

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