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Thomas McAdory Owen's Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama

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LACKEY, WILLIAM, aged 80, 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, $79.78; sums received to date of publication of list, $239.34. Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Lawrence County, June 1, 1840, aged 87. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

LACY, JOHN —Born in Virginia, the son of Theophilus Lacy and Martha Cocke. His father died in Virginia while the mother died in 1812 in Rockingham County, N. C. The inventory of the estate of Theophilus Lacy was filed in both Pittsylvania County, Va., and Guilford County, N. C., and bears the date of November 24, 1777. During the Revolution, John Lacy served in the Second North Carolina Regiment, Col. Alexander Martin, commanding. He enlisted in 1777 for the duration of the War, in Captain Vail's Company, Second North Carolina Regiment, was promoted in 1778 to sergeant-major, promoted in 1778 to sergeant, made ensign May 20, 1779, and resigned in the same year. He was listed among the officers and men to whom allowances were made in 1792 as having served in the continental line, and yet another time where he is listed, as of Hillsboro District. He must be differentiated from the John Lacy who enlisted July 20, 1778, for nine months in Captain Baker's Company, Tenth North Carolina Regiment, Col. Abraham Shepard commanding. He married March 17, 1803, in Rockingham County, N. C., Polly Henderson, born January 16, 1785, daughter of Thomas and Jane (Martin) Henderson, the latter a sister of Gov. Alexander Martin of North Carolina. The children were: Theophilus, born January 1, 1804, in Rockingham County, N. C., died February 10, 1874, at Huntsville, Ala., married (1) Mary W. Harris, (2) Frances Hardeman Binford; Thomas Henderson, married Mary McClelland; Frances Hardeman, born 1810, died young; Alexander H., born 1814, married Sallie Wall; John Lacy removed to Madison County, Ala., and owned land in both Madison and Morgan Counties. Lacey's Springs takes its name from him and he are his wife are buried there.

 

LAFOY, JAMES, a resident of Washington County; private in infantry and cavalry, particular service not shown; enrolled on September 9, 1836, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $25.—Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

 

LANDERS, JOHN, aged 82, resided in Benton County, June, 1840. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

LANGLEY, JAMES, aged 80, resided in Chambers County, June 1, 1840. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

LANSDALE, ISAAC, a resident of Montgomery County; private, Delaware Line; enrolled on September 9, 1828, 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, $720.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 5l4, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Fayette County, June 1, 1840, aged 80. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

LATTY, JOHN. "On the 30th ult., JAMES LATTY, an old citizen of this County in the 102nd year of his age. He was a native of North Carolina, but had lived on the head waters of Brierfork for two generations. He volunteered in the revolutionary war; but his father, being in a. helpless condition, furnished means for a substitute for his son."—The Southern Advocate, Huntsville, April 11, 1860.

 

LAVENDER, HUGH, aged 79, and a resident of Greene County; dragoon, S. C. Militia; enrolled on February 10, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $66.21.-- Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

LAWLER, JACOB —Appeared before the Circuit Court of Walker County, Ala., November 1837, applying for a pension but was rejected because he did not serve six months in a regularly organized corps. He was born in the State of North Carolina, had no record of his age, was living in Burke County, N. C., when he volunteered under Capt. Francis McKorkle, Colonel McDowell; marched to Catawba River; later was drafted, but hired a man to take his place; again volunteered in Burke County, N. C., under Captain Davidson, Colonel McDowell. He remembers a Colonel Daniel McIsik and Col. George Davidson. He did not receive a discharge but was dismissed each time. This record is in the National Archives, Washington, D. C.—Information from Mrs. Maud May Brown Williams, Quitman, Miss.

 

LEE, CATO (1757-1832) served as private in the North Carolina militia. He was born in Virginia; died at Snow Hill. Ala.— D.A.R. Lineage Book, vol. 160, p. 254.

 

LEFTWICH, JABEZ—a Revolutionary soldier, died in this vicinity on the 21st inst., in his 90th year. He was an honest man, a good citizen and much esteemed by all who knew him. He was a native of Virginia, and formerly represented Madison County in the Legislature. His funeral will be preached at the Cumberiand Church at this place on next Sabbath by the Rev. B. C. Chapman.—Southern Advocate, Huntsville, June 27, 1865.

 

LEVERETT, MARY (GRIFFIN) Widow of Thomas Leverett (1755-1834) whose service was as a private in the Georgia line, Capt. John Clarke's Company, Col. Alexander's regiment. He married Mary Griffin in 1789 according to McCall's Roster of Revolutionary soldiers in Georgia, page 199. She removed to Alabama and the Census of 1850 of Chambers County states that she was born in 1771 and died suddenly of asthma in February, 1850. Her will dated August 25, 1848, date of probate not shown, states that she was a widow lately the wife of Thomas Leverett of Troup County, Ga., deceased. In it she mentions the following children: Jeremiah; Katherine Tompkins, deceased, wife of Nicholas Tompkins; Mariah wife of John H. Walker; Thomas, Jr.; Gideon; Matilda, wife of Thomas Black; Almeda, wife of Charles Bussey; Malita, wife of Dredzil E. Pace; Abraham; Mary E.. wife of Green M. Carlisle; and a granddaughter, Lucretia Pace. Bible records of Rev. Charles Bussey show that his wife, Almeda Leverett, was born January 22, 1806, in Lincoln County, Ga., died November 16, 1876, place not given. She was married to Charles Bussey, July 1, 1822, in Putnam County, Ga., by John Robinson (Putnam County Marriages, Vol. P, p. 36), and in 1843 they were living in Tallapoosa County, Ala., but were in Carroll County, Miss., by the end of 1844. The tombstone of Malita, in the Baptist Churchyard, Ashland, Ala., recites: Malita wife of Rev. Dreadzil E. Pace Born May 12, 1808, Died Dec. 30, 1883. The tombstone of Rev. Gideon Leverett, in the cemetery at Milltown, Chambers County, Ala., records his birth as July 14, 1799 and his death as October 27, 1864. Abraham Leverett lived in that part of Talladega County which later became Clay County. There are references to him in the early records of Talladega County and the Coosa River Baptist Association.

 

LENTZ, HENRY, aged 81, and a resident of Limestone County; private and sergeant, N. C. Militia ; enrolled on June 14, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $59.33; sums received to date of publication of list, $148.32.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess. 1833-34.

 

LEWIS, AARON, aged 75, and a resident of Clarke County; private, S. C. Continental Line; enrolled on April 20, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $53.33; sums received to date of publication of list, $160. Revolutionary Pension Roll, Vol. xiv Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Pike County, June I, 1840, aged 80. Census of Pensioners, l841, p. 149.

 

LEWIS, AXIOM, aged 75, resided in Clarke County, June 1, 1840, with William R. Hamilton. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

LINDSAY, DAVID. A revolutionary soldier of this name is buried at Elliottsville, Shelby County, but no facts as to his age or service have been ascertained.

 

LINDSAY, JAMES, a resident of Marion County; private, particular service not shown; enrolled on August 22, 1835, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4 1831; annual allowance, $20. Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

 

LINTON, JOHN, aged 76 years, and a resident of Butler County; private, N. C. Militia and State Troops; enrolled on Oct. 19, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $76.66.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Part 3, Vol. xiii, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Butler County, June 1, 1840, with Hugh Linton, aged 82. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

LIPSCOMB, JOEL —Native of Culpeper County, Va., and a Revolutionary soldier, moved to South Carolina prior to the War, afterwards migrated to Mississippi Territory and settled on the Tombigbee River in Washington County, now Alabama. He and his wife, Elizabeth (Chiles) Lipscomb, born April 20, 1760, married August 26, 1779, died November 15, 1847, are both buried in Old Erie churchyard, four miles from Demopolis. His will is recorded in Greene County and bears the date of April 30, 1834. In it he mentions his wife, Betsey, sons Nathan, Abner S., William C., Elihu, Dabney and Joel, and daughters Polley Eddins, Sally Barrett, deceased, and Betsey Weir. The executors named in the will are Nathan Lipscomb and William Chiles Lipscomb. Its execution was witnessed by William Kennedy, Joseph Anderson and Robert Parker.—Owen's History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Vol. 4, p. 1052 and biographical file.

 

LITTLETON, CHARLES, aged 74, and a resident of Lauderdale County; private, Georgia Militia; enrolled on October 29, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 183l; annual allowance, $80.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Lauderdale County, June 1, 1840, aged 79. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

 Of him Mrs. P. H. Mell in Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, Vol. iv, p. 554, says:

 

 "This soldier was from Maryland or Virginia. He rests in a little country graveyard, fifteen miles from Florence, in Lauderdale County, Alabama. This graveyard is nearly a mile from Bethel Grove Methodist church; the church being on Middle Cypress creek. He drew a pension and his grave is marked by a stone which bears this inscription:

 

CHARLES LITTLETON. Revolutionary Soldier. Died March 29th, 1848, at 3 o'clock P. M. Aged about 103 or 105 years.

 

"A descendant gives information that Charles Littleton was the son of Solomon Littleton, an Englishman, who owned land at or near Washington City, and is said to have built the first house on the site of Washington. He joined the rebellious colonists and, in revenge, the English captured him and placed him in a smallpox hospital at Ninety-Six, South Carolina, and thus took his life."

 

LIVING, STEPHEN, sen., aged 80, resided in Pike County, June 1, 1840. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

LIVINGSTON, SAMUEL aged 76, and a resident of Morgan County; private, N. C. Militia; enrolled on July 2, 1833 under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $21.67; sums received to date of publication of list, $61.01.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 5l4, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

LOFTON, THOMAS, aged 73, and a resident of Pickens County; private, captain and sergeant, S. C. Militia; enrolled on February 2, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $340; sums received to date of publication of list, $1,020. —Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., lst sess., 1833-34.

 

 He came from Pendleton district, South Carolina, to Alabama. The young people of his neighborhood knew him as "Grandsire Lofton" and loved him for his kind and genial disposition; some are still living who remember his interesting. stories of the Revolution. He was a member of the Presbyterian church. He is buried at Bethesda church near Benevola; no stone marks his last resting place. Mrs. P. H. Mell in Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, Vol. iv, p. 554.

 

LONG, DANIEL, aged 80, and a resident of Madison County; dragoon, Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on November 22, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $100; sums received to date of publication of list, $300.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

LOOKINGBILL, DANIEL, age not given, a resident of Dallas County; private, 14th U. S. Regular; enrolled on July 30, 1831, payment to date from July 25, 1831; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $250.89; Acts Military establishment.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. Resided also in Marion, Fayette and Tuscaloosa counties.— Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

 

LOVE, HEZEKIAH—Aged eighty years on 10 October, 32, applied for a pension, his application being set out in full page 131 et seq. He served in South Carolina, having enlisted March, 1776.—White's The King's Mountain Men, p. 131.

 

His widow Nancy Love, removed to Alabama, as her pension was transferred to Huntsville, Alabama, in 1841.--Ibid, p. 251.

 

LUCAS, JAMES. Mary, wife of James Lucas, a resident of Montgomery County; enrolled on January 12, 1838, under act of Congress of June 7,1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $600. Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile. She raided in Montgomery County, June 1,1840, with Jane W. Freeney, aged 80. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

LUCAS, JOHN private, particular service not shown; enrolled on January 10, 1837, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832; annual allowance, $20; no record of any payment being made.—Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

 

LUCAS, RANDOLPH, private, particular service not shown; enrolled on January 10, 1837, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832; annual allowance, $20; no record of any payment having been made. Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

 

LYLE, JOHN, aged 84, resided in Covington County, June 1, 1840, with John B. Dixon. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

LYNN, JAMES, aged 70, and a resident of Morgan County; private, N. C. Continental Line; enrolled on September 24, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $74.33; sums received to date of publication of list, $222.99.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., lst sess., 1833-34. He resided in Morgan County, June 1, 1840, aged 76. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148. 

 

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