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Thomas McAdory Owen's Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama

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TABOR, WILLIAM, aged 73 and a resident of Bibb County; ensign and lieutenant, 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 $100; sums received to date of publication of list, $300.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Part 3, Vol. xiii, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

TALIAFERRO, RICHARD. Mildred, wife of Richard Taliaferro, who was a resident of Pickens County; captain of infantry; enrolled on August 4, 1838, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4 1831; anntlal allowance, $480. Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile. Mildred Taliaferro resided in Pickens County, June 1, 1840, aged 78. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

TARRANT, JAMES, sen., aged 86, resided in Jefferson County, June 1, 1840, with James Tarrant, Jr. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

TATOM, THOMAS. "Mr. Clay, yielding to his feelings excited in behalf of the son of a Revolutionary Patriot, who was captured at Mier, a citizen of Alabama, addressed a letter to President Santa Anna, requesting his liberation. We understand that he has just received a polite letter from Santa Anna, informing him of the prompt discharge of the captive according to his request."—Lexington Observer.
 [The person alluded to above was Mr. Thomas Tatom. son of Capt. Tatom of Morgan , Ala.]—Ed. Adv., Southern Advocate, Huntsville, Oct. 25, 1844, p. 2.
 A TOUCHING INCIDENT
"While Capt. Nicholas Davis was making a tour through the county of Lauderdale filling some political appointments, and while at Rogersville awaiting the assembling of the people whom he was to address, the western mail-stage came in, and in a few moments, a strange young man rushing into the room where Capt. Davis was, and almost without salutation, throwing his arms around Capt. Davis' neck and submerged in tears, hailed him as his deliverer. The company astonished, withdrew for a moment, supposing the young man to be some near relative. Capt. Davis also wept when he was embracing Thomas Tatom, one of the Texas prisoners, who was released by the friendly interposition of himself through Mr. Clay of Kentucky. The whole company partook of the general joy. The young man was on his way home, to his father's house at least, where he would meet the full-heart, and the affectionate embraces of a time-worn father and a large circle of relatives and friends." Athens Whig, Southern Advocate, Huntsville, Oct. 25, 1844, p. 3.

 

TATUM, HOWELL—Listed in the North Carolina Roster of the Revolution as having served in that war. He is believed to have been the Howell Tatum who removed from Georgia to Autauga County, Ala., in the early days of that county. The will of his father Peter Tatum, who was also a soldier of the Revolution, was probated in Wilkes County, Ga., in 1791, in which he names his wife Rebeccah, his son Howell, son Epps, son Peter, daughters Rebecca, Nancy, Polly and Sally Tatum, and son Thomas, the five last named being his youngest children and minors. As executors, he named his wife and his son Howell. As this will was executed in 1791, and as his son Howell was named as an executor, a post which a minor could not fill, Howell Tatum was born before 1770, and therefore old enough to have served in the latter part of the Revolution, at least.—Davidson's Early Records of Wilkes, Ga., vol. 1, p. 49.

 

TATUM, HOWELL. After the Revolution he removed to Greene County, Ga., where his son, Peter E. Tatum, was born in 1796 Howell Tatum removed to Alabama when Peter E. was a youth.— Owen's History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, vol. 4, p. 1646. See also N.C. Roster of Soldiers of Revolution, p. 48.

 

TAYLOR, ELIJAH, aged 81, and a resident of Limestone County; private and sergeant, N.C. Militia; enrolled on July 29, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $33.33—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

TAYLOR, GEORGE. "This Revolutionary soldier is mentioned in Northern Alabama Illustrated, p. 261. He is buried ten miles east of Huntsville, near the bank of the Flint river; there is no tombstone over his grave. Family records give the facts of his history. George Taylor was born in Virginia, exact date not known but about 1762, and died in Madison County, Alabama, 1826. He entered the Revolutionary army in his seventeenth year; was first under fire at the battle of Monmouth, 1778, then came to South Carolina with 'Light Horse Harry' Lee's command and engaged in many battles and skirmishes with Lee, and at the close of the war he was a lieutenant. 'He was in the disasterous charge at King's Bridge, where, owing to misdirection of orders, the advance was not supported and out of twenty, only five made good their retreat.' Soon after the Revolution he married Miss Jennings, of Lexington, Oglethorpe County, Georgia, and she was probably born in Lexington. Miles Jennings, a famous Indian fighter, who is described in White's Historical Collections of Georgia, and who lived in Oglethorpe County; is perhaps of the same family as the wife of George Taylor. It is stated that George Taylor commanded a scouting party for defense against the Indians, for more than ten years after the close of the Revolutionary war; this party being organized at Lexington, Georgia. He was also captain in the militia. He moved from Georgia to Winchester, Tenn., in 1805, and came to Madison County, Ala., in 1810, and settled on the banks of the Flint river, where he is buried. His wife died in Alabama several years before his death. He died in 1826. A grandson of tllis couple was the late Judge Thomas J. Taylor, of Huntsville, probate judge of Madison County. The inherited courageous and patriotic spirit of the family is shown by the fact that Judge Taylor and six brothers were gallant soldiers and officers in the Confederate States Army. A great-grandson, Douglass Taylor, is now living in Huntsville, and other descendents are living in Louisiana." Mrs. P. H. Mell in Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, Vol. iv, pp. 566-567.

 

TAYLOR, MEREDITH, a resident of Pickens County; private, particular service not shown; enrolled on November 11, 1837, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832; annual allow ance, $46.66; transferred from South Carolina. Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile. He resided in Pickens , June 1, 1840, with James Bonner, aged 78. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

TAYLOR, THOMAS, aged 56, resided in Chambers County, June 1, 1840, with Jonathan Music. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

TEAL, LODERICK, —There is an old man named Loderick Teal, living in Coosa County in this State, who is active and lively and is 113 years old. He served in the Revolutionary war. — Huntsville Advocate, Nov. 2, 1853.

 

TEMPLE, JOHN, aged 76, and a resident of Montgomery County; private, Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on December 14, 1819, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818; payment to date from July 23, 1818; annual allowance, $96, sums received to date of publication of list, $1,451.38; transferred from Edgefield district, S.C., from March 4, 1830.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

THIGPEN, JOSEPH, aged 76, and a resident of Perry County; private, N.C. Militia; enrolled on September 24, 1833 under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 183l; annual allowance, $20; sums received to date of publication of !ist, $50.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. Xiv. Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

THOMAS, BENJAMIN (1760-1823) served as private in the Georgia militia. He was born in Wilkes County, Ga.; died in Sumter County, Ala.—D.A.R. Lineage Book, Vol. 152, p. 153.

 

THOMAS, MRS. BELINDA MOREMAN, of Auburn. Real Daughter.—D.A.R. Report, 1908-09, page 33.

 

THOMAS, ELLIOTT—"The grave of a Revolutionary soldier in Barbour County will be marked soon by Lewis Chapter, D.A.R. The grave is that of Elliott Thomas in Clayton."—Montgomery Advertiser, Feb. 10, 1934.

 

THOMAS, JOHN, sen., aged 81, resided in Autauga County, June 1, 1840, with Mary Johnson. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

THOMASON, JOHN, served as corporal of artillery in the North Carolina troops. He was born in North Carolina; died, 1831, in Alabama.—D.A.R. Lineage Book, Vol. 132, page 182.

 

THOMASON, JOHN—A Revolutionary Soldier, born in Petersburg; Va., 1724, died at Ashville, Ala., where he is buried, 1825. His wife Elizabeth Diamond, born in 1739, died at Ashville, Ala., 1829, where she is buried. The records show that one John Thomason served in the Revolutionary War as a corporal in the Company North Carolina Artillery commanded by Capt. John Kingsbury. He enlisted March 20, 1777 for the War and his name last appears on the roll of that organization dated Sept. 10, 1778. The Adjutant General, Washington, D. C.

 

THOMPSON, BENJAMIN, aged 72, and a resident of Montgomery County; private, S.C. Militia; enrolled on January 4, 1834, 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.

 

THOMPSON, ELECTIUS—"We are assembled, on this interesting occasion, around the grave of Electius Thompson, a revolutionary father, to pay to his memory the last tribute of respect.
 

 

 "But we hasten to give you a brief sketch of Electius Thompson. He was born in 1750, near the place where the city of Washington now stands, and died at the advanced age of ninety years. Losing his father when an infant, he was committed to the charge of an uncle, who placed him on a vessel at sea at the early age of nine years, to learn the arduous duties of a sailor. It is not intended in this address, nor is it in the power of the speaker, to recount to you the many thrilling incidents attending him, while leading the eventful life of a wanderer on the ocean. He will only remark, that he was a bold and faithful sailor, whose patience never forsook him in the calm, and whose courage never failed him in the storm. By his candor, firmness and integrity, he always secured the confidence of those with whom he associated, both on land and sea.

 

 

 "In 1775, when the tocsin of alarm was sounded from the hill tops, and the flames of the revolution began to rage on our borders, he relinquished his home on the briny waves, to serve his country in the humble capacity of a private in a volunteer company, bearing on his helmet, in legible letters, the motto, 'Liberty or death' and he continued to battle in the cause of freedom. through most of the long and bloody war.

 

 

 "The officer in command has many incentives, besides those of patriotism, to impel him on to the deadly strife. The thrilling anticipation of wreathing around his brow the chaplet of unfading glory—the hope that his name and his deeds may be handed down, on marble records, and on the annals of history, for the praise and admiration of posterity, urge him on to face the storm, and to expose his bosom to the firey gleam of the sabre and the bayonet. But no other motive than the love of liberty and the pride of country. animated Electius Thompson on the ensanguined field, and sustained him under the privations and hardships of the camp, the toil and fatigue of the march. Ambition's mad'ning influence held no sway over his simple and honest heart. 'Liberty or death' was written on his frontlet and graven on his heart no panting desire for fame urged him onward in the perilous and dreadful conflict; His country and his rights alone stood before him, and he felt the warrior's arm nerved by the patriot's heart. He was an honest and a virtuous man—a brave and faithful soldier, his youthful days were devoted to the service of his country, and his declining years to the service of his God. His infant mind was imbued with the Roman Catholic faith; and although he continued a dupe to priestcraft until middle age, often contributing his humble mite to the sordid cupidity of the priest, to absolve him from his sins, he finally cast off the veil of ignorance and superstitution which had been thrown around him in early life, and refused to acknowledge the power of absolution in any other being but Him, 'who formed the heavens and the earth, who holds the sun in his hand, and upholds the immense fabric of the universe by the word of his power'. The true light of Christianity beamed upon his benighted soul, and dispelled the dark cloud of superstitution which had so long overshadowed him—and at the age of forty, having renounced the Roman Catholic religion, he connected himself with the church of that ancient and respectable denomination of Christians, the Baptists. Nor was he a silent and an inefficient member; for although compelled to obtain his living by the sweat of his brow, he spent a portion of his time in promulgating the imperishable truths of Christianity—in extending the benign influence of the gospel; and his energy as a minister of the gospel continued unabated, even in the sunset of life. He lived to see the country for whose liberties he had fought, free, prosperous and happy. Thus he filled up the measure of his existence, and closed his eyes forever on America's cloudless sky. And although we shall see him no more on this earth—although his body lies crumbling into dust; yet, from the tenor of his life, we have the most confident assurance that, new-fledged, he has towered away to dip his pinions in the fount of light".—Huntsville Democrat, July 17, 1841.

 

THOMSON, ELECTROUS, aged 78, and a resident of Morgan County; private, Maryland Continental Line; enrolled on September 17, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7,1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $50; sums received to date of publication of list, $125.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34. He resided in Morgan County, June 1, 1840, aged 91. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

THOMPSON, NICHOLAS, aged 75, and a resident of Morgan County; private, N.C. Continental Line; enrolled on April 3, 1824, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818, payment to date from January 12, 1824; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $962.22.—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.

 

THOMPSON, ROBERT, aged 74, and a resident of Franklin County; private, Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on April 21, 1824, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818, payment to date from February 2 1824; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $632.53.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

TIDMORE, JOHN, aged 84, resided in Greene County, June 1, 1840. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.

 

TINEY, ROBERT, aged 81, and a resident of Lawrence County; private, S.C. Continental Line; enrolled on April 26, 1828, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818, payment to date from February 6, 1828; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $439.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

TISHO MINGO, CAPTAIN, a veteran warrior of the Choctaw, departed this life on the 5th inst. Although but little known beyond the limits of his nation, yet he was a man that has seen wars and fought battles—stood high among his own people as a brave and good man. He served under General Wayne in the Revolutionary War, for which he received a pension from the Government of the United States; and in the late war with England, he served under General Jackson, and did many deeds of valor. He had fought in nine battles of the United States. As a friend he has served the white man faithfully. His last words were: "When I am gone, beat the drum and fire the guns."

 

 

 I hear the sound of the drum—the report of "death guns" is roaring in our valley—a warrior's spirit is passing away. The brave Tisho Mingo, the veteran warrior of our tribe, is gone! His clansmen are gathering around the corpse. Long years have passed since first his native hills re-echoed his war-hoop—when grey-headed warriors gathered around his war dance, and said, "Go, young warrior, go—It is beloved Washington who calls for help." Our aged warrior and chieftains are all gone. Tisho Mingo, the last of the brave, is gone! They are all gone!—Tuscaloosa Flag of the Union, June 30, 1841.

 

TOLBERT, SAMUEL, aged 87, resided in Benton County, June 1,1840. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p.148.

 

TOWNSEL, JOSHUA, aged 80, resided in Jackson County, June 1, 1840. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 148.

 

TOWNSEND, ANDREW, aged 71, and a resident of St. Clair County; private, S.C. Militia; enrolled on September 28, 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.

 

TRENCH, BENJAMIN, aged 69, and a resident of Limestone County; private, Virginia Continental Line; enrolled on June 6, 1820, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818, payment to date from October 17, 1818; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $486.99. Dropped under act May 1, 1820. Restored, commencing January 5, 1830. —Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

TRIBBLE, ELIJAH, aged 80, and a resident of Jackson County; private, 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, $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.

 

TRIBBLE JAMES, aged 78, and a resident of Madison County; private, Virginia Militia; enrolled on January 24, 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, $100.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

TROXAL, JACOB , applied for revolutionary pension while living in Marion, Tenn., in 1759. He moved to Loudon County, Va., before the Revolution and enlisted in Virginia troops while living in that county. After the Revolution he moved back to Maryland and from thence to Sullivan County, Tenn,. then to Pulaski County, Ky., and thence to Marion County. He died in DeKalb County, Ala., July 1, 1843. His widow, Elizabeth Troxal, applied for widow's pension while living in Winchester County, Tenn.—Armstrong, Some Tennessee Heroes of the Revolution, vol. 1.

 

TRUITT, WILLIAMS. Williams Truitt lies buried at Teller's ferry on Lynch's creek. His daughter married William Chancellor, son of Jerry Chancellor. The Chancellors of Coosa County are descendants. These facts were furnished by D. B. Oden, Childersburg, Ala. See Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, Vol. iv, p. 567.

 

TUBBS, JOHN, SR., aged 76, and a resident of Perry County; private, S.C. State Troops; enrolled on June 17, 1834, under act of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $26.21. Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

TUBB, JOHN, (1758-1836) was granted a pension as a private in the South Carolina State troops. He was born near Kings Mountain, S.C.; died in Perry County, Alabama.—D.A.R. Lineage Book, Vol. 117, page 153. TUBB, JOHN—Born August 6, 1758, in Orange County, S.C. He enlisted in September 1775, for a period of three months as private in Captain William Lang, Colonel Richardson's Regiment in South Carolina. He enlisted in June 1776, for three months serving as captain of a volunteer company under Colonel William Graham of North Carolina. In the Spring of 1779 he served for two weeks as private under Captain James Holland, Colonel William Graham's Regiment, of North Carolina, and in the Fall of 1779 he enlisted for six weeks as a scout and spy under Captain, John Keruth, Colonel William Graham's Regiment of North Carolina. From May 1780 to October 1780 he served various times as scout and spy and was wounded in the right arm and side at the Battle of King's Mountain. He also engaged in the battle of Reedy River. At the time of his enlistments he resided in Camden District, S.C. and Rutherford County, N.C. He applied for a pension October 24, 1832, while a resident of Perry County, Ala. From records of the Comptroller General, General Accounting Office, Washington, D.C., the last payment due John Tubb, certificate No. 26406, Alabama Agency, covering the period March 4, 1831 to September 4, 1834, was paid to William Jones, Jr., attorney for the pensioner, on December 23, 1834. On September 5, 1834, the pensioner certified that he had resided in Perry County, Alabama, for the space of seventeen years, previous thereto he resided in the States of Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina.—Jones and Gandrud's Alabama Records, volume 73, page 91.

 

TUCKER, GEORGE, aged 89, and a resident of Fayette County; private, N.C. Continental Line; enrolled on February 10, 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. Also resided in Marion County. Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.

 

TURNER, LEWIS, aged 72, and a resident of Shelby County; private, S.C. Militia; enrolled on January 4, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $40.—Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.

 

TURNER, NOEL, a resident of Mobile County; private, particular service not shown; enrolled on March 21, 1836, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $20; died January 21, 1837. —Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile. 

 

 

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