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Thomas McAdory Owen's Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama

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MABERRY, GEORGE, aged 82, resided in Bibb County, June 1, 1840. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

MABGLY, VARDER, aged 102, resided in Walker County, June 1, 1840, with Robert Mabgly. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 150.

 

McBEE, SILAS Was born November 24, 1765, and therefore was not quite fifteen when fighting at King's Mountain under Colonel Williams. He lived at Thicketty Ford, South Carolina, and was there at the time of the capture of Captain Moore and his men. He was a member of the first legislature of Alabama (Marion County) but in 1842 was living in Pontotoc County, Mississippi, where he died three years later. Draper had several interviews with him.—White's King's Mountain Men, p. 202. McBEE, SILAS (1765-1845) was pensioned, 1831, for service as a private, 1781, at Kings Mountain under Captains Thompson and Padue, Colonels Brandon and Pickens. He was born in South Carolina; died in Pontotoc County, Miss.—D.A.R. Lineage Book, vol. 116, page 132.

 

McCALL, JOHN, aged 70, and a resident of Limestone County; private and sergeant, N. C. Continental Line; enrolled on Jnauary 5, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $20; sums received to date of publication of list, $60.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Con., lst sess., 1833-34.

 

McCAMPBELL, SOLOMON. Was present at the Battle of King's Mountain, and was put on the pension list in 1833. He removed to Mobile, Alabama.—White's The King's Mountain Men, p. 252.

 

McCARTER, JAMES, aged 69, and a resident of Greene County; private, S. C. Militia; enrolled on Nov. 4, 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, $200.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Greene County, June 1, 1840, aged 76. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

McCARTNEY, JOHN, aged 75, and a resident of Madison County; private, N. C. Militia; enrolled on July 2, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from Mach 4, 1831; annual allowance, $51.34; sums received to date of publication of list, $128.35.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

McCARTY, MICHAEL, aged 90, resided in Jefferson County, June 1, 1840. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

McCARY RICHARD, aged 81, and a resident of Bibb County; private, Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on June 12, 1819, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818, payment to date from May 3, 1819; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $1,497.31; transferred from Edegfield district, S. C., from March 4, 1827.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. Also resided in Washington County.--Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

 

McCLURE, JOHN, aged 76, and a resident of Limestone County; private and sergeant, N. C. Militia; enrolled on May 10, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $80.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

McCONNELL, JAMES, sen., aged 83, resided in Limestone County, June 1, 1840. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

McCORMACK, BENJAMIN, aged 89, and a resident of Perry County; private, Georgia Militia; enrolled on September 17, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $90; sums received to date of publication of list, $270. Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

McCORMICK, JOSEPH, —Applied for revolutionary pension while living in Marion County, Tenn., with his father. He enlisted under Col. Benjamin Few and Capt. James Bowen. He enlisted again under Col. Elijah Clarke and was in the battle of King's Mountain. He moved from Tennessee to Jackson County, Ala., by 1835, to reside with his son, Joseph R. McCormick, who had a wife and two children. The soldier had another son whose name is not given in his application.—Armstrong, Some Tennessee Heroes of the Revolution, vol 3.

 

McCORMICK, JOSEPH—Was in the Battle of King's Mountain. Removed to Jackson, Alabama, 1834.—White's King Mountain Men, p. 252.

 

McCORMACK, JOS. R., aged 96, resided in Jackson County, June 1, 1840. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

McCOSKLIN, aged 78, resided in Sumter County. June 1, 1840. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

McCRAVY, JOHN, aged 87, resided in Jackson County, June 1, 1840, with Thomas Coleman. Census of Pensioiners, 1841, p. 148.

 

McCRORY, JAMES. "James McCrory is buried in a cemetery at 'Old Bethany Church' (Primitive Baptist), near the town of Vienna in Pickens County. The following inscription is on his tombstone:  In Memory of JAMES M'CRORY. Died Nov. 24th; 1840, aged 82 years, 6 mo. and 9 days. Deceased was a soldier of the Revolution and was at the battles of Germantown, Brandywine and Guilford Courthouse and was one of Washington's life guard at Valley Forge and served his country faithfully during the war. Peace to the soldiers' dust.

 

 

"The following account of him is copied from the Tuscaloosa Flag of the Union, December, 1840:
 

"'James McCrory was born May 15, 1758, at Larga, on the river Bann, in the County of Antrim, Ireland. He sailed from Belfast in 1775 when he was 17 years old and landed at Baltimore July 1st, in the same year. In 1776 he settled in Guilford County, N. C., and enlisted in the Continental army in same year. He was at the battle of Brandywine, September 11, 1777, under General Washington at the battle of Germantown, and wintered at Valley Forge in 1777-78. Subsequently he fought under General Greene at Guilford Court House, March 15, 1781, was in the battle of Eutaw Springs, and in the battle of Stono. He was with General Gates at his defeat at Camden and with General Morgan in the glorious victory at the Cowpens. For courage, good service and meritorious conduct he was promoted to the rank of ensign in the Life Guard of General Washington, and while acting in this capacity, he was taken prisoner and confined on board a prison ship for six months. He came to Alabama while it was yet a territory, and made his home at Tuscaloosa for the last twenty-five years of his life. This true patriot died November 24, 1840, at the age of eighty-two.'

 

 "There is a list of North Carolina Continental troops published in the N. C. Historical and Genealogical Register, on p. 424 of which we find the name of James McCrory, ensign in the Ninth regiment under Col. John P. Williams, May 2, 1777. Thomas McCrory was a captain in the same regiment. The services of James McCrory are also stated in the proceedings of the 27th Congress, 2nd Session, in the Senate, February 4th, 1842, report of the Committee on Revolutionary Claims:

 

 

" 'James McCrory was a sergeant in Capt. Cook's company of the 9th regiment, enlisted on the 15th day of April, 1776, for the term of three years; on the 2nd day of May, 1777, he was promoted to the rank of ensign. In January 1778, the nine regiments which composed the line, being reduced to three, the supernumerary officers were sent home, of which he was one. He then joined the nine months' men and marched to the south and was at the battle of Stono, the 30th of June, 1779, and was at Gates' defeat in August, 1780, and was taken prisoner on the 24th of February, 1781, by Tarleton's dragoons and was kept prisoner four months at Wilmington and then paroled; and in November, 1782, he took prisoner Colonel Bryant, a British officer, and gave him up to a regular officer of the American army.'

 

 "In spite of this array of gallant services the committee reported adversely because of some technicality; but as the old hero had then been dead two years he was probably not very deeply affected or disappointed by the decision."—Mrs. P. H. Mell in Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, Vol. iv, pp. 554-556.

 

 

 Details of his service: He was an ensign, 9th Regular N. C. Line; enrolled on June 13, 1829, under act of Congress of May 15, 1828, payment to date from March 3, 1826; annual allowance, $240; sums received to date of publication of list, $2,160; John McCrory, agent.--Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Pickens County, June 1, 1840, with Robert McCrory, aged 82. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

McCUTCHEON, JOHN, aged 78, and a resident of Jackson County; private N. C. Militia; enrolled on January 2, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $80. Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., lst sess., 1833-34. The following interesting account is extracted from the Southern Advocate, Huntsville, Jan. 27, 1835.  JACKSON County, ALA., JAN. 19, 1835.

 

"It is our unhappy lot to announce that another Revolutionary Hero has gone! COL. JOHN McCUTCHEON, who, in 'the times that tried men's souls,' stood boldly forth in defense of the liberty and independence of his country, bidding defiance not only to oppression, but confronting the armed myrmidons of the Tyrant, was on the 17th (inst.) in the eightieth year of his age, summoned to 'another and a better world.'

 

"He engaged early in the Revolutionary conflict, was at the defense of Fort Moultrie, the battle at Eutaw Springs, and with a true patriotic zeal participated in all the perils and distress that so peculiarly characterized the unfeeling warfare, then waged throughout the Carolinas; nor did he retire until he had the satisfaction of beholding the independence of his country, for which he had so long and ardently struggled, permanently secured.

 

 "Having devoted his youth to the service of his country in the field, in the maturity of manhood he engaged with those fearless and enterprising pioneers, who emigrating to the West, embarked in the arduous undertaking of reclaiming the fertile valley of the Tennessee from its then savage wilderness, and preparing it for the enjoyment of all the arts, luxuries and refinements of social life.

 

"He has ever been noted as a man of uncommon intellectual endowments—for the last forty years has been a professor of Christianity of the Baptist order, and been esteemed by all as a worthy example and an honor to his profession. thus ripe in years and rich in the consciousness of having at two different periods of his life rendered important services to his country, and in the consoling hopes of a glorious immortality, the veteran has departed, leaving his relatives and numerous friends to mourn his loss.

 

"On Monday the 19th inst., as the citizens of this vicinity had convened to pay the last honors to the deceased, on motion of Maj. John B. Stevens, they constituted themselves into a meeting, for the purpose of making a public manifestation of their grief, to acknowledge the services, and express the high regard they have ever entertained for the principles of their departed friend. Col. James Smith was called to the chair and Maj. John B. Stevens appointed secretary when the following resolutions were unanimously adopted, viz:

 

"Resolved, That, under a deep sense of the gratitude we owe to those sages and heroes who achieved our independence, we deem it a duty incumbent upon us, their sons, with a filial piety to pay every tribute of respect to their virtues and their valor, as the only remuneration in our power, for the manifold rights and privileges that we now enjoy.

 

"Resolved, That, in the death of Col. John McCutchen, we have to lament the loss of one of that band of aged warriors, whose presence never fails to enliven our zeal in the cause of liberty and to remind us what it cost—that in him we have lost a firm patriot, a worthy citizen, a pious Christian and an esteemed friend. And while we respectfully acknowledge his public services, stern integrity and private worth, we deeply sympathize with his widow and other members of his family in their bereavement.

 

"Resolved, That the above resolutions be signed by the Chairman and Secretary, and transmitted to the Democrat and Southern Advocate for publication.

 JAMES SMITH. Chairman.

 

 "JOHN B. STEVENS, Secretary."

 

McDEARMAN, THOMAS —Born June 12, 1752, in Anson County, N. C. He was drafted at the commencement of the Revolutionary War for a period of three months, serving under Captain Council. Not long after he was again called into service and was for three months under Captain Goodbolt, Colonel William Davis. His third term of service was under Captain Foxworth, whose detachment joined Colonel Baxter and his forces while a fourth term, which lasted for forty days, was under Captain Hudson and Colonel Baxter. After receiving his discharge from this detachment he volunteered under Capt. Lewis Harroll and Col. Hugh Ellis. When he entered the service he resided near the Cheraw Hills in South Carolina. After the War he resided in Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama. He was residing in Pickens County, Ala, December 11, 1833, and in Lauderdale County, Miss., July 12, 1839.—Jones and Gandrud, Alabama Records, vol. 72, Pickens County, p. 89-90.

 

McDERMENT, JOS., aged 83, resided in Blount County, June 1, 1840, with John Cook. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

McDEARMON, THOMAS, aged 82, and a resident of Jackson County; private S. C. Militia; enrolled on January 17, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $34.44; sums received to date of publication of list, $103.32. Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., lst sess., 1833-34.

 

McDONALD, JOHN, aged 81, resided in Jefferson County, June 1, 1840, with Launcelot Armstrong. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

McDONELL, JAMES, aged 82, resided in Lawrence County, June 1 ,1840. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148. Resided also in Pickens County.—Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

 

McDOWELL, JOHN, aged 76, and a resident of Morgan County; private, Maryland Continental Line; enrolled on April 18, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $36.66; sums received to date of publication of list, $73.32. Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

McDUFF, DANIEL, a resident of Madison County; captain, Regular S. C. Line; enrolled on June I, 1830, under act of Congress of May 15, 1828, payment to date from March 3, 1836; annual allowance, $480; sums received to date of publication of list, $2,432; W. F. McDuff, administrator; admitted under act of April 2 1830. Died March 26, 1831.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

McGAUGHEY, SAMUEL, aged 71, and a resident of Lawrence County; private, captain and lieutenant, N. C. Militia; enrolled on January 4, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $233.32; sums received to date of publication of list, $683.30. —Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Lawrence County, June 1, 1840, aged 78. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

McGEE, DAVID "Died at his residence in this county, on Friday the 7th inst., aged 94 years and 15 days. He served in the latter part of the Revolutionary War, and was one of the early settlers in Tennessee, whence he removed to this county in 1817, and has resided here ever since. Thus rapidly is passing away that noble band of patriots, who achieved our independence against such fearful odds, and amid such dreadful privations. The widow whom he leaves behind to mourn his death was his sixth wife. He lies buried by the side of three of his wives. Peace be to his ashes. Communicated."—Tuscaloosa Monitor, August 27; 1857.

 

McGEHEE, WILLIAM, aged 79, and a resident of Jackson County; private, Virginia State Troops; enrolled on January 4, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $30; sums received to date of publication of list, $75. Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

McGUIRE, ELIJAH, aged 77, and a resident of Tuscaloosa County; sergeant, S. C. Continental Line; enrolled on December 12, 1827, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818, payment to date from October 12, 1827; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $56.19.Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

McILKENY, JAMES, age not given, a resident of Madison County; private, Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on May 23, 1820, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818, payment to date from October 8, 1818; annual allowance, $96; suspended under act of May 1, 1820.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

McINALLY, JONAH, aged 52, resided in Jackson County, June 1, 1840. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

McKINNEY, CHARLES, aged 71, and a resident of Limestone County; private and sergeant, Virginia Militia; enrolled on June 14, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $27.33; sums received to date of publication of list, $68.32.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

McNEELY, DAVID, aged 76, and a resident of Madison County; private, Virginia Continental Line and Militia; enrolled on June 13, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $30.77; sums received to date of publication of list, $92.31.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

McORCLE, JAMES Claiborne, Ala., in 1825. Listed as "Hero of '76" to be invited to LaFayette Celebration April 1825.--James Dellet Papers, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery Ala.

 

McWHORTER, JOHN, aged 70, and a resident of Lawrence County; private, S. C. Militia; enrolled on December 20, 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, $200.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

McWHORTER, REV. GEORGE G., of the Presbytery of Georgia, became a member of the Presbytery of Alabama, April 2d, 1829. Of this father I have no recollection. He was soon called from his new field of labor. Under date of Nov. l9th, 1829, I find the following minute: "It is our painful duty to record the death of our father and fellow laborer, the Rev. George G. McWhorter. He was a patriot and soldier in the Revolutionary War. Having been permitted to labor in the vineyard, he has ceased from his labors, and entered, as we trust, into the enjoyment of the righteous. This dispensation we desire to improve to our edification and usefulness."—Nall's Dead of the Synod of Alabama, 1851, page 10. Sacred to the memory of Rev. Geo. Grey McWhorter He-was a minister of the Gospel of the Presbyterian order forty years Blessed are the dead who died in the Lord Let angels trim their lamps and watch his sleeping clay till the last trumpet bid him rise to bright celestial day. Also Mrs. Eliza McWhorter Born Feb. 4, I769 Died Feb. 3, 1810 —Inscriptions from Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama.

 

MADISON, JOHN, age not given, a resident of Greene County; corporal, 39th Regular U. S. lnfantry; enrolled on September 16, 1816; payment to date from July 9, 1814; annual allowance, $96; sums received to $927.16; transferred from Lincoln County, Tennessee, from March 4, 1825; under act of March 3, 1819, to date from March 4, 1824, rate reduced to annual allowance of $64, under which the sum of $640 received to date of publication of list.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

MADISON, PEYTON, age not given, a resident of Greene County; private, 39th Regular U. S. Infantry; enrolled on September 16, 1816; payment to date from July 9, 1814; annual allowance, $48; sums received, $1,023.15; transferred from Bedford County, West Tennessee, from March 4, 1825; under act of March 3, 1819, to date from March 4, 1825, rate reduced to annual allowance of $24, under which the sum of $34.60 received, and April 12, 1826, old rate of $48 annual allowance restored, under which the sum of $363.18 received to date of publication of list.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

MAHAN, JOHN—Inscription on tombstone in Mahan-Smith Cemetery in Bibb County: Maj. John Mahan, Esq. Died Apr. 27, 1820 age 70 years Soldier in the Revolution Mary Scott wife of Maj. John Mahan In Memory of Col. James Mahan Died May 29, 1849 Son of John and Mary Mahan See also Armes' The Story of Coal and Iron in Alabama, p. 24. Perry County Will Book A, page 7, August 4, 1820, recorded 26 June 1823 Will of Mary Scott Mahan.

 

MAHARG, ARCHIBALD, aged 71, and a resident of St. Clair County; private, S. C. Militia; enrolled on July 24, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $35; sums received to date of publication of list $105. —Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

MAINYARD, COLEY, aged 74, and a resident of Limestone County; private, Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on January 26, 1830, under the act of Congress of March 18, 1818, payment to date from January 2, 1830; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $352.51.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

MAJORS, BENJAMIN, a resident of Dallas County; private, particular service not shown; enrolled on August 28, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $30. Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

 

MALLERY, JOHN, aged 75, and a resident of Limestone County; private and sergeant, Virginia State Troops; enrolled on February 23, 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.

 

MALLORY, JOHN, aged 75, resided in Benton County, June 1, 1840, with Henry H. Mallory. Census of Pensioners 1841, p. 148.

 

MALONE, CORNELIUS, aged 76, and a resident of Morgan County; private, S. C. Militia; enrolled on July 2, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $63.33; sums received to date of publication of list, $189.99.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Morgan County, June 1, 1840, aged 81. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

MALONE, WILLIAM, aged 77, and a resident of Limestone County; private and sergeant, S. C. Militia; enrolled on August 12, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $90; sums received to date of publication of list, $225.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Limestone County, June 1, 1840, aged 85. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

MANASCO, JEREMIAH , a native of Wales, who came to Virginia during Colonial times, was a Captain in the Revolutionary Army, subsequently lived in North and South Carolina and in Alabama, and has many descendants in Walker County, Alabama —Dombhart's History of Walker County, Alabama, pp. 276-8.

 

MANGUM, JOHN, aged 71, and a resident of Pickens County; private, S. C. Militia; enrolled on March 15, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $60; sums received to date of publication of list, $180.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 5l4, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

MAPLES, WILLIAM C. "Died—At the residence of his sons, in Madison County, Ala., on the 26th ult., WILLIAM C. MAPLES, in the 81st year of his age. He was a native of Virginia and was one of the Guard, at the age of fifteen years, on Dan River, when the battle was fought at Guilford Court House. He emigrated to East Tennessee in the year 1796, and served as a volunteer in the war of 1812; and emigrated to Alabama in the year 1833. He had been a member of the Baptist church for the rise of fifty years; he was a faithful and useful member of that society, and filled the office of a Deacon and Clerk for the church for a number of years; he was esteemed as a father in the Gospel; a tender husband and an affectionate father to his children; an agreeable and obliging neighbor. He departed this life in the triumph of a living faith—'In the hope of that eternal life which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.' He has left a numerous train of connections, scattered almost from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.

 

 

 "The Athens, Tenn., and Lynchburg, Va., papers are requested to copy." The Democrat, (Huntsville), November 17, 1847.

 

MARKHAM, LEWIS, aged 75, resided in Lauderdale County, June 1, 1840. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

MAROM, HUGH [Note: probably should be "Morrow"], aged 70, and a resident of Jefferson County ; private, S. C. Militia; enrolled on March 15, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $20; sums received to date of publication of list, $60.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

MARTIN, ANDREW, aged 86, and a resident of Madison County; private, N. C. Continental Line; enrolled on September 26, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $36.66; sums received to date of publication of list, $91.65.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Madison County, June 1, 1840, aged 105. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

MARTIN, BEN, (1757-1852), received money for his services in the North Carolina troops. He was born in Hyde County, N. C.; died in Butler County, Alabama.—D.A.R. Lineage Book, Vol. 108, page 22.

 

MARTIN, JAMES, aged 75, and a resident of Greene County, private, S. C. Militia; enrolled on September 17, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $40; sums received to date of publication of list, $120.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

MARTIN, WILLIAM, a resident of Montgomery County; private, particular service not shown; enrolled on August 21, 1834, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $20. Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

 

MASSENGALE, SOLOMON—Name appears on Huntsville Monument, erected by Twickenham Town Chapter, D.A.R.

 

MASON, JOHN, aged 72, resided in Mobile County, June 1, 1840. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

MATHEWS, BENJAMIN, aged 70, and a resident of Jackson County; private, Virginia Continental Line and Militia; enrolled on January 2, 1834, 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. He resided in Jackson County, June 1, 1840, aged 78. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

MAXWELL, AGNESS—Widow of a Revolutionary soldier, John Maxwell, is buried in the old Maxwell family cemetery about four miles west of Alexander City, Tallapoosa County, Ala. The following are inscriptions from the graves: Sacred to the memory of Agness Maxwell who was born March 2nd 1770 and died December 1st 1851 Sacred to the memory of Allen T. Maxwell born November 29th 1822 Died September 11th 1881 aged 58 years 9 months and 12 days Sacred to the memory of Cynthia S. Carreker who was born December 23, 1826 and was married to A. T. Maxwell November 23, 1842 and died July 29, 1850. Elizabeth Walker Second wife A. T. Maxwell Born November 10th 1828 Died Jan. 30, 1890. —Information from Leon A. Nolen, Birmingham, Ala. See also D.A.R. Lineage, No. 208150.

 

MAYBERRY, GEORGE, aged 74, and a resident of Perry County; private, Virginia Militia; enrolled on December 18, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $32; sums received to date of publication of list, $96.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

MAYFIELD, SAMUEL, aged 75, and a resident of Tuscaloosa County; private, S. C. Militia; enrolled on April 18, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $26.66.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

MAYNOR, CATHERINE 80 years old. One in family. No land—No stock—Widow of Revolutionary soldier—Very old and, feeble and not able to do anything in the way of making a support. Returns of the indigent families, in the County of Russell, taken for the use of the Legislature by order of the Provisional Governor of the State. Oct. 1865. This book on file in the Ala. State Dept. of Archives and History.

 

MAYRANT, JOHN, lieutenant in the navy, particular service not shown; annual allowance, $360; to be paid from September, 1835; transferred from South Carolina.—Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

 

MELAM, JOHN, aged 81, and a resident of Madison County; private, Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on December 31, 1832, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $80.— Revolutionary Pension Rol1, in Vol. xiv, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

MEREDITH, JESSE, aged 79, and a resident of Dallas County; private, Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on November 10, 1819, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818, payment to date from September 27, 1819; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $1,008. Suspended under act May 1, 1820, continued from March 4, 1823, and transferred from Smith County, Tennessee.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

MERRICK, JOHN, sen., aged 82, resided in Dale County, June 1, 1840. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

MESSICK, MRS. NANCY A., of Kentopia. Real Daughter.— D.A.R. Report, 1908-09, p. 33.

 

MILAN, JOHN—Name appears on Huntsville Monument, erected by Twickenham Town Chapter, D.A.R.

 

MILLARD, NATHANIEL, age not given, a resident of Dallas County; private, Tennessee Militia; enrolled on January 15, 1823; payment to date from Sept.1, 1822; annual allowance $48; sums received to date of publication of list, $430.31; Acts military Establishment.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

MILLER, LEONARD, aged 80, and a resident of Jefferson County; private, N.C. Continental Line; enrolled on September 26, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $20; sums received to date of publication of list, $50.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

MILLER, SAMUEL, age not given, a resident of Franklin County; private, 39th Regular U. S. Infantry; enrolled on March 10, 1818; payment to date from July 9, 1814; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $1,887.09; April 24, 1816, transferred from West Tennessee from September 4, 1819.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess.,1833-34.

 

MILLS, MORGAN, age not given, a resident of Dallas County; private, 2nd Regulars New Jersey Line; enrolled on December 18, 1828, under act of Congress of May 15, 1828, payment to date from March 3, I826; annual allowance, $80; sums received to date of publication of list, $680.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Dallas County, June 1, 1840, aged 78. Census of Pensioners, 184l, p. 149.

 

MINTER, MORGAN—The Cherokee Chapter of Selma reported the locating of the grave of Mrs. Mary K. Gardner (Mrs. Jason M. Gardner), daughter of MORGAN MINTER, a minute man in the Revolution.—Birmingham News, October 30, 1932.

 

MITCHELL, FLUD, aged 77, and a resident of Limestone County; private and sergeant, N. C. Militia; enrolled on February 21, 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., lst sess., 1833-34.

 

MITCHELL, FLUD (1757-1839) received a pension as private under Captains Purvis, Boykin, and Jones; Colonels Thompson and Hlammond, South Carolina troops. He also served as a spy under Pulaski. He was born in Brunswick County, Va.; died in Limestone County, Ala.—D.A.R. Lineage Book, Vol. 130, page 269.

 

MITCHELL, ISAAC—Served as captain in Col. James Williams' regiment, S. C. troops. He is said to have removed to Alabama, along with John Pool and other members of the Mitchell and Williams families about 1819, settling in Shelby County. The census of 1820, Shelby County, lists him as having one free white male over twenty-one, five males under twenty-one, one female over twenty-one and one female under twenty-one. Information from William F. Franke, Birmingham, Ala.

 

MITCHELL JACOB, a resident of Montgomery County; private, particular service not shown; enrolled on November 21, 1829, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818, payment to date from September 4, 1835; annual allowance, $96.Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

 

MITCHELL, JESSE, aged 75, and a resident of Limestone County; private and sergeant; enrolled on February 23, 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, $200.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Limestone County, June 1, 1840, aged 75. Census of Pensioners 1841, p. 148.

 

MITCHELL, STEPHEN was a sergeant in Capt. George Lambert's company, 14th Virginia regiment, Col. Charles Lewis in command. He was born in Scotland; died in Montgomery County, Alabama.—D.A.R. Lineage Book, Vol. 117, page 199.

 

MITCHELL, WILLIAM—Applied for a pension while living in Morgan County, Ala., in April, 1824, aged sixty-eight. He stated that he enlisted in 1777 and served for three years under Captain Hawkins, who was killed at the Battle of Brandywine, and Colonel Lewis of the Fourth Virginia Regiment. He was i the battles of Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth and was discharged by Captain Overton. His wife was dead and his children were away from home.—Jones and Gandrud, Alabama Records, vol. 49, Morgan County, p. 22.

 

MITCHELL WILLIAM, aged 78, and a resident of Morgan County; private, Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on July 28, 1824, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818, payment to date from April 2nd, 1824; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $802.39.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Lawrence County, June 1, 1840, with A. Mitchell, aged 86. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

MOND, DUNCAN, private, particular service not shown; annual allowance, $48; records do not show that any payment was made. Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

 

MOODY, FRANCIS—In memory of FRANCIS MOODY, a Revolutionary Soldier, and of his wife, Ann Hester, both born in Mecklinburg County, Virginia, he died in Tuscaloosa County Alabama. Later on she died in Fayette County.—Greenwood Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

 

MOORE, CHARLES—Capt. CHARLES MOORE, father of Gov. Andrew Barry Moore, Revolutionary soldier, buried in Perry County, Ala.—Owen's History, Vol. 4, p. 1222.

 

MOORE, JOHN—Martha Gaines Moore, the daughter of JOHN MOORE of Louisa Co. Va., Oglethorpe Co., Ga., and who died in Madison County, Ala. 1817; he was a Revolutionary soldier.—Genealogy of the Harris and Allied Families, by Pauline Myra Jones and Kathleen Paul Jones, pp. 97-98.

 

MOORE, REV. JOHN—Born January 1, 1757, in Northampton County, N. C., and died April 28, 1854, in Limestone County, Ala., a soldier of the Revolution. He was the son of Mark Moore, died in 1794, in Warren County, N. C. and Sarah Mason, and the grandson of John Moore, who died in Northampton County, N. C.; and his wife, Tabitha Pace. Rev. John Moore was licensed by John Pope in 1784, and ordained by Bishop Asbury. In 1807 he removed to Davidson County, Tenn., and in 1818 to Limestone County, Ala. He married Mrs. Rebecca Fletcher Leslie, daughter of William Fletcher, of Virginia. Among their children were Dr. David Moore, born 1789, in Brunswick County, Va., died in 1845 in Huntsville, Ala, who represented Madison County in the legislature for thirteen times and was speaker in 1841; Dr. Alfred Moore, of Huntsville, surgeon in the War of 1812, married Elizabeth Jones, parents of Col. Sydenham Moore, of Eutaw, Judge John Edmund Moore, of Florence, Alfred Moore, of Huntsville and Olivia Moore, wife of Governor Edward A. O'Neal, of Florence.—Information from Mrs. Daniel L. Killian, Kendall, Fla.

 

MOORE, OBADIAH, aged 80, and a resident of Autauga County; private, N. C. Militia; enrolled on January 4, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $20; sums received to date of publication of list, $60.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Part 3, Vol. xiii, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

--Additional information provide by Susan Moore Teller, 13 March 2014:

Obadiah Moore, Pvt., North Carolina, POW; buried in the Historic Alabama Cemetery, “Moore Cemetery” located near Clanton, Alabama. Listed as a patriot with the Daughters of the American Revolution and with the Sons of the American Revolution, via son John Moore Esq., Justice of the Peace of Autauga Co. AL; son Levi Moore, who removed to Leake Co. Mississippi; and daughter Laodecia “Dicey” Moore Ray, wife of Allen Ray, resident of Chestnut Creek, Alabama as was her neighbor and brother, John.

 

This is Obadiah’s story.
On the 26th day of November, 1832, Obadiah Moore, a resident of the County of Autauga, who had no record of his age but said he was seventy-eight, appeared in the Court of the State of Alabama, County of Autauga, stating:

 

"I was drafted in the state of North Carolina in the year previous to the siege of Charleston, in Pitt County, and marched to Charleston, South Carolina by way of Wilmington and Moncks Corner under the command of Capt. George Faulkner. After I arrived in Charleston I was placed under the command of General Lincoln and served with General Hodgers Continental regiment. General Linnister commanded the army from North Carolina to Charleston. I was in Charleston during the time of her siege and remained there until after she was taken by the British.[1] After returning, I served under the command of Captain William Buck[2] for about ten days when news arrived for my discharge.

 

I was born in Princess Anne Co., Virginia; was living in North Carolina when called into service; and since the Revolutionary War lived in the state of Georgia about thirty years and now live in Alabama." Winney, in her pension statement as Obadiah's widow on April 16, 1857, said "she and Obadiah Moore lived as husband and wife, from the time of their marriage in North Carolina at New Years of 1783, until Obadiah's death in 1839. They resided in the state of Georgia until 1819, when they removed to the state of Alabama and settled in the County of Autauga, where she still lives at this time."

 

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[1] Regarding dates of the siege: John Richbourg’s revolutionary pension states; In February 1780 during the siege of Charleston I was there with my company to help defend the city, until it fell to the British in May 1780. John Richbourg is Unity Richbourg Gayle's brother. Christopher Gayle and Unity Richbourg are my maternal 3 GG parents on my mother’s side. Josiah Gayle, Christopher’s father, signed the “Revolutionary Papers for the Public Defence, pledging his life, fortune and sacred honor until the hostilities between Britain and America cease” in the year of 1776 in the High Santee of South Carolina, just southeast of today’s Columbia. For this reason, Josiah is also listed in the patriot index of the NS DAR. Note: Moncks Corner is a town in Berkeley County, SC in the Charleston metro area, the county seat. The community was named for Thomas Monck, plantation owner. In other papers in the Federal Archives, American prisoners spoke of being held in the hold of British ships in the harbor until paroled. This was the second largest surrender of American forces in our history, second only to Bataan in WWII.
[2] Some texts call this man Brock. The name is very hard to read in the original.

 

 

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MORDECAI, ABRAM M.—The LaFayette Tribune of the 31st., August says: "Abram M. Mordecai, generally known as the 'Old Indian Countryman,' departed this life, near Dudleyville, Tallapoosa County, on the 25th inst. He was born we believe, in Pennsylvania, and in early life he resided, at various times, in the cities of Philadelphia, Norfolk and Charleston. For more than fifty years he lived among the Creek Indians, in Georgia and Alabama, and had many romantic adventures; and at one time was Chief of the 'Buzzard Roost' town. The Creeks always called him Miccogee, or the Little Chief. He married among the Indians, and has descendants in Arkansas. He was by trade a trunk maker.

 

 

"Mr. Mordecai, was, as his name indicates, a Jew by birth and was nearly related to the Cohens, Levys and Mordecais of Norfolk and Charleston. Many years ago, however, he adjured the religion of his fathers, and attached himself to the Methodist Church. He has often told us, that he was converted by hearing preaching across a river, while out cow hunting. We knew the old man nearly fifteen years and can testify to his hospitality and harmlessness of character. He was born in October 1755, as nearly as our recollection of the entry in his Bible serves us." --Wetumpka, State Guard, Sept. 4, 1849.

 

To the Memory of ABRAHAM MORDECAI First permanent settler in Montgomery County. Born in Penn. 1752; Died in Dudleyville about 1850. Soldier in Revolutionary and Creek Indian Wars. Trader and authority on pioneer history. ____________________________ Erected by Tohopeka Chapter, D. A. R. July 4, 1933

 

MORGAN, ASA, aged 74, and a resident of Limestone County; sergeant and 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, $83.91; sums received to date of publication of list, $209.77.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

MORGAN, DANIEL, private and sergeant, particular service not shown; annual allowance, $100; records show that he was paid up to March 4, 1834. Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

 

MORGAN, JAMES, aged 75, and a resident of Perry County; private, N. C. Militia; enrolled on September 17, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832; payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $30; sums received to date of publication of list, $75.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

MORGAN, JOHN, aged 71, and a resident of Fayette County; private, N. C. Militia; enrolled on January 31, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $60; sums received to date of publication of list, $180.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 5l4, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

MORRIS, ISAAC, aged 74, and a resident of Perry County; sergeant, Virginia Militia; enrolled on October 3, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $40; sums received to date of publication of list, $120.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

MORRIS, JOHN, aged 70, and a resident of Jackson County; private, S. C. State Troops; enrolled on August 12, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $20; sums received to date of publication of list, $60.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Jackson County, June 1, 1840, aged 76. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

MORROW, DAVID, aged 71, and a resident of Lawrence County; private of cavalry, S. C. Militia; enrolled on December 18, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $85; sums received to date of publication of list, $215.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

MORROW, HUGH, a resident of Jefferson County; private, particular service not shown; enrolled on March 15, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from September 4, 1833; annual allowance, $20. Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

 

MORROW, SAMUEL, aged 88, and a resident of Fayette County; private, S. C. Continental Line; enrolled on November 5, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $45.77; sums received to date of publication of list, $137.31. Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

MOSS, E., aged 74, resided in Cherokee County, June 1, 1840. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

MOULTON, MICHAEL—Departed this life on Sunday the 31st ult., at his residence in Meridianville in this county, Col. Michael Moulton in the forty-ninth year of his age. After a tedious illness he was fondly indulging the flattering hope of returning health, when he was suddenly called from the stage of mortal existence. Col. Moulton was born in the county of Duplin, N. C.—he represented a county in that State in the Legislature several years. He afterwards removed and became a citizen of Tennessee. At the commencement of the great war with Great Britain, he flew with alacrity to the standard of his country; and continued his unremitting exertions in defence of our right, until the final and glorious conclusion of the struggle. He accompanied Gen. Jackson in the 1st descent of the Mississippi, as captain of a troop of cavalry from Tennessee; and also his expedition against the Southern Indians. Afterwards, having been promoted to the command of a regiment of militia, he descended the river a second time under command of Gen. Carrol, and contributed by his services to "foil the last demonstration" of our enemy at New Or leans. Col. M. has left a wife and only daughter to lament his loss; they will find their best consolation in the sympathies of numerous acquaintances and friends, whose unfeigned sorrow will testify his worth. His remains were attended to the grave by many of his friends and his Masonic brethren of this place, and interred with the ceremonies of their order. In the death of Col. M. Society has lost a valuable and worthy member and his country, a friend.—Huntsville Republican, Huntsville, Sept. 1, 1817. MOULTON, MICHAEL—Name appears on Huntsville Monument, erected by Twickenham Town Chapter, D.A.R.

 

MULLINS, STEPHEN, aged 74, and a resident of Blount County; dragoon, Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on April 23, 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, $250.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Part 3, Vol. xiii, Sen. Doc. 514, 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

MURRAY, DAVID, was born in 1760, and is buried in Talladega County. The tombstone bears the following inscription:  To the memory of DAVID MURRAY, a Revolutionary soldier, who departed this life 8th day November, 1840, in the 80th year of his age. He came from Prince Edward County, Virginia, just after the war and settled in Wilkes County, Georgia. He left several children, among others Hon. Thomas W. Murray, the oldest son, who was born in Lincoln County, Ga., in 1790, and became a man of distinction, being a candidate for Congress when he died. Murray County, Georgia, is named in honor of him.—White's Statistics of Georgia.

 

 

 "It is shown by the records in Washington, D. C., that one David Murray served as a private in Captain Satterlee's company, Colonel Moses Hazen's regiment, Continental troops, Revolutionary War. He enlisted December 30, 1776; was taken prisoner August 27, and returned to his company August 4, 1779. His name last appears as that of a private on a roll not dated, 'of Persons in the Congress' Own Regt. commanded by Col. Moses Hazen, Brig. Genl. by Brevet in the service of the U. S., 1783,' with remarks: 'When commissioned or enlisted, 30 Dec., 1776; How Long to Serve, War, 1 year; Discharged by Commander-in-Chief at close of war, 17 June, 1783."'—Mrs. P. H. Mell in Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, Vol. iv, pp. 556-557.

 

MURRAY, JAMES, a resident of Perry County, and later of Pickens; private, particular service not shown; enrolled on March 6, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832 payment to date from September 4, 1833; annual allowance, $80.66. Pension Book, State Branch Rank, Mobile. 

 

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