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French & Indian Wars 1755

George Whitecotton Jr my great x6 grandfather, b 1729 Overwharton Parish, Stafford co VA. Father of James Whitecotton, see Rev War below, father's line. Listed on the size rolle of Capt Harry Woodard's Company of VA Militia, July 13, 1756. Also on Capt Woodard's payroll list Aug 1756, and ranked 4th in command of the company.


Revolutionary War 1776


Mother's line


Jeremiah Martine b 1736 lived Haverstraw, Orange Co NY. Married Rachel BAREE or BARRE. Signed the Association petition against taxation without representation. Supposedly fought in Rev War, but so far no records have been found. Was not present in 1790 census, but his sons were still in Haverstraw, NY. Source: New York Historical Manuscripts: Revolutionary Papers, Volume 1, p 5-7. My great x4 grandfather.

Abraham Brown II b May 8, 1753 Nottingham or Epping, NH; died March 8, 1824 Northfield, NH; married on May 27, 1777 in Epping NH, Mary BUTLER born March 30, 1760 Nottingham, NH, Mayflower descendant, daughter of Rev Benjamin BUTLER & Dorcas ABBOTT of Andover, MA & Nottingham, NH. Abraham Brown II served several terms of duty; defended West Point under Capt. Daniel Gordon in 1780. His widow Mary received his Rev War Pension in 1832; she survived him by over 20 years dying in 1846. Source: Abraham Brown II's Rev War Pension Record (Footnote.com), DAR records, DAR Patriot Index (1966) & bios/genealogies from "History of Northfield NH" by Lucy Cross; "History of Town of Canterbury NH" by James Otis Lyford; "History of the Town of Andover, NH" by John R Eastman, and more. My great x4 grandfather

Thomas Miller b March 20, 1754, Goochland Co Virginia, d 1819 as per his will. Married Constance MASSIE. Was a prominent and very wealthy landowner, often listed in records as "gentleman". At his death he owned numerous plantations in Goochland, Prince William, and Spotsylvania Co VA, according to his will. Was said to have been a Lieutenant in Revolutionary Army. Stlll searching for records. DAR Patriot index (1966) shows only his father William Miller who married Mary Heath, and who would have likely been too old to fight in the Rev War. My great x4 grandfather

Capt Charles Woodson b Dec 30, 1759 Cumberland Co VA; Capt Charles Woodson was at the battle of Charleston SC, and apparently was captured and imprisoned. He and 30 of his comrades escaped and walked home to Virginia, an extremely slow and hazardous endeavor. Upon his return home, he married Judith LEAKE, daughter of Josiah Leake below. They settled at "Rosebank": Plantation, Cumberland Co VA, a large tract of land given to him by his father "three miles in circuit, skirted by the Willis River". Source: DAR Patriot Index (1966), and "History & Genealogy of the Woodsons" by Henry Morton Woodson, which has a large section on Capt Charles Woodson including several interesting stories & letters. My great X 4 grandfather

Josiah Leake b 1733 Rocky Springs Plantation, Goochland Co VA; married 1st) Ann FENTON; 2nd) Ann Minter, 3rd) Mrs Anne Foster. Joined the VA Militia, and attained rank of Captain in July 1777. Source: DAR Patriot Index (1966) and "Virginia Militias in the Revolutionary War" by McAllister

Lt Robert Peter Moseley my great x4 grandfather b 1732 prob Henrico Co VA. Lived Buckingham Co VA, Owned the "Willow Shade" plantation. Married Mary Magdalene GUERRANT. Served as Lt. in the Rev Army along with his two sons Thomas and Capt Arthur Moseley, and his wife's brothers, Jean John Guerrant and Pierre Peter Guerrant. All survived. Source: Moseley family records, and DAR Patriot Index (1966)

Thomas Saunders/Sanders b abt 1727 poss Middlesex Co VA or Caswell Co NC? lived NC, then TN; m Mary MITCHELL; died Nov 28, 1812 Davidson Co TN as per his will. Related to my Moseley family. Father of Mary "Polly" Saunders b 1774 VA who married William Francis Moseley (my great x3 grandparents) DAR Patriot Index (1966). My great X 4 grandfather.

Nathaniel Massie Sr related to my Miller family of VA; b Aug 2, 1727 New Kent Co VA d 1802 Goochland Co VA; married Elizabeth "Betsey" WATKINS. Served as a Captain in the Goochland Co VA Militia in the Revolutionary War, alongside his son Nathaniel Massie Jr, who in 1796 founded the town of Chillicothe, Ohio. Source: DAR Patriot Index (1966), The Story of Goochland, by Wight publ 1935; and "A Catalogue of Descendents of Thomas Watkins of Chicohominy" by Francis Watkins. My great X 5 grandfather.

Jonathan Scofield Jr b abt 1748 Stamford, Fairfield Co CT; died Feb 15, 1788 Stamford Fairfield Co CT. Married Jemima FINCH. Was a private in Rev War, CT Militia, under Capt Silvanus Brown, in Col David Waterbury's Regiment. Jonathan Scofield died at age 40, and in 1799 his son Reynolds Finch SCOFIELD chose Selleck SCOFIELD as guardian. Source: Stamford, Fairfield Co CT records, copy of muster rolls (Footnote.com) and "A Scofield History". My great X 4 grandfather.

Jonathan Dibble b abt 1747 Fairfield Co CT; died aft 1820 Pound Ridge, Westchester Co NY. Married Rachel SLASON. Revolutionary War Soldier, private in Poundridge, Westchester Co NY Militia, under Capt Stephen Delavan. Gave an account of the attack on Ward's house by Major Campbell to J.M McDonald, which was subsequently quoted in Bolton's "History of Westchester" and later in Otto Schufeld's "Westchester During the Revolutionary War". Source: copy of muster rolls (Footnote.com); DAR Patriot Index (1966).

Maj Stephen Gale II b 1736 NH, grandfather of Phebe Gale my great x3 grandmother. Married Mrs Phebe PAGE; 2nd) Mehitable PLUMER . He was one of the first men to scale the walls at Fort Ticonderoga, and was promoted to the rank of Major for his gallantry. Source: DAR records, DAR Patriot Index (1966). My great X 5 grandfather.

Andrew Jewett: b abt 1750 Stratham, Rockingham Co NH, Married Mary PIPER. He served on the Safety Committee of Sanbornton, Belknap Co NH Source: DAR records, DAR Patriot Index (1966) My great X 5 grandfather

Rev Benjamin Butler: b May 1, 1729 Great Neck, Bristol Co MA (his great great grandfather Nicholas Butler originally settled at Martha's Vineyard) died NH: father of Mary Butler who married Abraham Brown listed above. Rev Benjamin Butler was a graduate of Harvard, and was a descendent of John Howland, a Mayflower passenger. He married Dorcas ABBOTT of Andover MA. Rev Benjamin Butler signed the Association Test of Nottingham NH against taxation without representation and was on the committee to hire soldiers for the Revolution. Source: DAR records, DAR Patriot Index (1966), and "A History of Martha's Vineyard" by Dr Charles Banks. My great X 5 grandfather.

Daniel Bolton Sr b July 1, 1747 Reading, Middlesex Co MA; died aft 1790 ME. Fought in Rev War on frontier of Lincoln Co MA, which later became Lincoln Co ME. Daniel Bolton married Reliance (Pratt) HOVEY, widow of Ebenezer Hovey who died 1777 in the Revolutionary War. Daniel Bolton was also administrator of the will of Ebenezer Hovey, which was probated 1785 in Hallowell, Lincoln Co ME (NOTE: I have not completely verified this individual as grandfather of my gg grandmother, Sarah Jane Bolton of Cumberland Co ME, but it seems quite likely. Use at your own risk!).

Ebenezer Morton b abt 1758 Gorham, Cumberland Co ME; died bf 1820 Standish, Cumberland Co ME, married Susannah IRISH. As per book, "History of Gorham ME" by McClellan; Served in the Revolutionary Army Capt Jenkins' company, 12th Massachusetts. McClellan notes that when he enlisted, he was little more than a boy. Apparently lived all of his life on Standish Neck.. My great X 4 grandfather

Thomas Irish b Jan 29, 1737 Falmouth, Cumberland Co ME, died Aug 14, 1832 Gorham, Cumberland Co ME; married Deliverance SKILLINGS. DAR Patriot Indexs hows him as a Sgt in MA, wife Deliverance Skillings. Thomas was a soldier of the Revolutionary War, enlisting in 1775. In 1779 he was a sergeant in Capt. McLellan's Company, Col. Mitchell's Regiment and took part in the Penobscot Expedition.

Albert Campbell b abt 1748 Clarkstown, Rockland Co NY; died aft 1799 NY? NJ? married Catharina VAN HOUTEN. Albert is named on list of enlisted men from Clarkstown Rockland Co NY. Listed as Albert Cammel (Cammel being a common Dutch misspelling of Campbell). Source "History of Rockland Co NY". My great X 4 grandfather.

Eleazer Slauson/Slason/Slosson/Slawson b abt 1728 Stamford, Fairfield Co CT; died abt 1790 Salem, Westchester Co NY; married Sarah RAYMOND. Served in the Westchester Militia, 4th Regiment, during the Rev War, along with his son Eleazer Jr. DAR Patriot Index (1966). My great X 6 grandfather.

Solomon Brown b abt 1746 Pound Ridge, Westchester Co NY; died abt 1821 Pound Ridge, Westchester Co NY; married Sarah SLASON. Revolutionary War Westchester NY Militia, listed in 3rd Regiment. DAR Patriot Index (1966) My great X 5 grandfather.


Father's line


James Whitecotton b 1755 Stafford Co VA; m Ruth Newton HUDSPETH; died age 99 years on June 7, 1849 Pleasant Run, Marion Co KY. Enlisted 1776 in Captain William Fountain's company, which marched to Charlottesville VA to join the regiment commanded by Col Woodford & Lt Col Charles Scott. This unit marched to Williamsburg VA and on to "Long Bridge" where the regiment met & defeated the British. James re-enlisted in 1778. Later was posted at Kaskaskia IL to help defend settlers from Indians, under George Rogers Clark. Later lived Hampshire Co VA, which part became Hardy Co W VA, then later still migrated to Washington, Mercer and Marion Co KY. Source: James' Rev War pension records; DAR Patriot Index (1966). My great x 5 grandfather

Michael Stump II b 1744 Tulpehocken, Lancaster Co PA; m Sarah HUGHES. Moved to Stafford Co VA, was a Lt Col in the VA Militia, but resigned this post and was commisioned as Captain in the Continental Army. He raised a company of soldiers and marched them to join the forces fighting Cornwallis. He was in the final battle of Yorktown. By 1782 he lived in Hampshire Co VA, which part eventually became Hardy Co West VA. Died 1799 Hardy Co WV. Source: JW Neff Research, DAR records, DAR Patriot Index (1966). My great x 5 grandfather

Simon Simonse Van Arsdale b April 18, 1726 NY? NJ? died March 17, 1791 Southampton, Bucks Co PA; m Elsje KROESEN; no records as yet, but service mentioned in "History of Bucks Co PA" by Davis publ 1905 (great grandfather of Nancy Van Arsdale).

Matthias Fenton b 1740s-1750s PA? m Rachel HARDING; served as private in Southampton, Bucks Co PA; by 1779 owned the Red Lion Inn in Bensalem. Source: DAR Patriot Index, which shows wife incorrectly as "Rachel Hardy" (1966) and "History of Bucks Co PA" by Davis publ 1905 (great grandfather of Nancy Van Arsdale).

Isaac Thomas Thompson b abt 1750 near the Dan River in VA (possibly Pittsylvania Co); moved to Rowan Co NC with his family as a very young child. Isaac is the likely (but unproven) father of my ggg grandfather Joseph Thompson b abt 1797 prob Burkc Co NC. Isaac fought in Rowan Co NC, which part became Burke Co NC, and lived in the same area all of his life. Spouse as yet unknown, but census shows many children. Rev War pension applied for March 7, 1833 in Burke Co NC, age 79, showing that Isaac was a private in the NC militia. Pension records indicate he died June 1, 1839 in Burke Co NC. "Revolutionary Soldiers of Western North Carolina:Burke Co Volume I" by Emmett White, p 278 indicates birthplace & death date, and that Isaac was living in Rowan Co NC in 1776 at beginning of Rev War; three tours of duty during the Rev War 1) in John Hardin's company of Col Christopher Beekman's regiment from Rowan (later Burke) Co NC. 2) Capt Thomas Lytle's Co of McDowell's Burke Co NC regiment;  3) Capt Thomas Kennedy's company of McDowell's Regime.

David Bruton Sr b abt 1736 NC? SC?; died Spartanburg, SC; was said to have fought in the Rev. War in SC, along with his son Major George Bruton who married Sarah Addington. No verification or documentation as yet. David may have lived in Anson Co NC prior to and at the time of the Revolution; and by 1785 purchased land on the Tyger River, which area became Spartanburg Co, SC. Actually it appears he may have been living in the same place all along, and the state/county changed around him. The area in which he settled endured many name changes in the 1700s. My great x 5 grandfather

Robert Scott b abt 1760 VA, grandfather of Lavina Scott Bruton, my gg grandmother, as per bio of her brother William W Scott. Robert Scott signed the marriage license of Thomas Scott & Elizabeth Jones (1802 Pulaski Co KY) Fought as private in Virginia.Source: Rev War Pension. (still researching this individual)

Nicholas Jones b abt 1761 VA, grandfather of Lavina Scott Bruton, my gg grandmother, as per bio of her brother William W Scott, and marriage license of Thomas Scott & Elizabeth Jones (1802 Pulaski Co KY). Apparently fought in Virginia, married Martha "Patsy" MOORE in Granville Co NC then lived KY and TN. Source: Moore family records (still researching this individual)

John Wofford Sr b 1730 MD, m Eleanor Sarah BUSHROD; father of Dorcas Wofford who married Enoch Bruton, my gx4 grandfather b 1766 SC. .John was said to have served as an enlisted man in the 6th Carolina Regiment, enlisted June 1, 1778--Sept 11, 1778 in W Henderson's & Capt John Buchanan's Company. Several of his brothers also enlisted. He was called "Stompin' John" because he was a preacher who would stomp his feet to emphasize points from the Bible in his sermon. Source: "History of Spartanburg SC " by Dr. J.B. O Landrum, published 1900, DAR Patriot Index (1966), and website/research of David Foster

Jacob Huber b abt 1750, PA? Germany? died Oct 8, 1803, Berlin, Somerset Co PA; married Magdalena unknown. Lived possibly in Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland or Western Virginia prior to 1790; migrated to Berlin, Brother's Valley twp, Bedford/Somerset Co PA by 1793, when he begins to show up in Lutheran church records there. Also listed in the 1800 census there. Died Aug 1803. My great x 5 grandfather, father of William Huber b abt 1779-1780 Hampshire Co VA who married Anna Elizabeth Keffer in Somerset co PA. Unverified as yet, no Rev War records.

Johann Jacob Keffer/Keefer/Keifer b June 3, 1734 Zeselberg, Germany; died May 1802, Berlin, Brother's Valley Twp, Bedford/Somerset Co PA; married Anna Maria "Mary" NASS in Germany. Listed in the DAR Patriot Index as "Jacob Keefer" Pvt PA (1966 edition). My great X 5 grandfather.

Frederick William Shriver (Friedrich Wilhelm Schreiber) b Feb 8, 1744 prob Anne Arundel Co MD; died Feb 27, 1820 , buried St John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Creagerstown, Frederick Co MD. According to land deed records, he was living in York Co PA near the time of the Revolution. Later lived at Thurmont, Emmitsburg and possibly Creagerstown, Frederick MD, as per census, Lutheran church, land and other records. Unverified as yet, no Rev War records, but it seems highly likely, since other siblings in his family did fight in the Revolutionary War. My great X 4 grandfather.


War of 1812

Mother's line

Samuel Brown b April 15, 1773 Pound Ridge, Westchester Co NY; died Oct 5, 1866 Pound Ridge, Westchester Co NY; married Rhuah/Ruahma/Ruhamah UNKNOWN. Source: New York Claims of Soliders of War of 1812. My great X 4 grandfather.

Simeon Dibble b May 10, 1786 Westchester Co NY; died Nov 10, 1868 Pound Ridge, Westchester Co NY; married Mary "Polly" BROWN. Listed as a soldier in War of 1812 Westchester Co NY, Source: War of 1812 Pension Records. My great X 5 grandfather.

Reynolds Finch Scofield b Oct 23, 1783 Darien, Fairfield Co CT; died Feb 6, 1858 Raymond, Racine Co WI; married Ann PALMER; Served 2nd Regiment, Van Hook's, of the NY Militia. Source: War of 1812 Pension Records. My great X 4 grandfather

Daniel Bolton b abt 1794 ME; died bf 1850 Portland or Gorham, Cumberland Co ME: married Thankful MORTON; Served in the War of 1812 while he was living at Windham, ME; Capt Nathan Goold's Regiment, from Sept 10, 1814 to Sept 24 1814; mustered at Portland, ME; regiment was only mustered for a very short time, was never under fire and saw no casualties. My great X 3 grandfather.

Col Stephen Gale III born Nov 23, 1770 Sanbornton, Strafford (now Belknap) Co NH; died Oct 10, 1839 Sanbornton, Strafford/Belknap Co NH; married Molly JEWETT. Served in the 1st Regiment (Davis') New Hampshire Militia. Was Selectman for the town of Sanbornton (1806-1816), and NH State Representative from Sanbornton (1816-1819). My great X 4 grandfather.


Father's line


Enoch Bruton b Dec 15,1766 prob Anson Co NC; died aft 1820 prob Smith Co TN; lived Spartanburg & Greenville county, SC. Enlisted in Nash's Regiment of the South Carolina Volunteers; Married Dorcas WOFFORD, many children. Lived in South Carolina most of his life. My great x5 grandfather.

David Bruton b Jan 18, 1790 Spartanburg SC; died April 4, 1869 Webster Co MO. Son of Enoch Bruton above. Enlisted as a private in John Hodges Regiment of the South Carolina Volunteers at Greenville, SC, for a term of six months Jan 20 1814, honorably discharged in GA July 20 1814. Source: State of MO Bounty Land Claim Warrant (Thanks to Barbara Eirich). Married Nancy LANGFORD, many children. David and his family lived in SC, AL,TN, MS and ultimately MO. My great x 4 grandfather.

Joseph Thompson b abt 1797-1801 Burke Co NC, died aft 1880 Christian Co MO. Enlisted in Capt Stevilie's 7th regiment, company 1, Burke Co NC Militia, along with his brother-in-law Joseph Baker. No other records as yet. Served sometime between 1812-1814. Joseph married Jane unknown sometime after 1814 and by late 1838 moved to TN. He is also listed as a soldier in the Cherokee removal of 1838. He may have taken his wife & family with him at that time. Joseph & family lived Bradley Co TN, Carroll Co AR and ultimately Christian Co MO. Family says he died 1896 (unverified), and is buried on the John Harvilll farm in Christian Co MO. .Source: Burke Co NC records, Thompson family. My great x 3 grandfather

Lewis Shriver b 1790 prob Frederick Co MD; died 1831 Hocking Co OH as per his will; married Susannah LUCKHART. No verification as yet on his service. Related to my Huber/Hoover family of Ohio & Indiana, father of my gg grandmother Catherine (Shriver) Huber b abt 1812. Source: bio of his son -in-law Jacob Huber and daughter Margaret Shriver (Catherine's sister), which indicates that LEWIS fought in the war of 1812. My great x 3 grandfather.

Valentine Keffer b 1777 Somerset Co PA, Related to my Huber family. Parents & brothers born Zeselberg, Germany. Valentine moved to Ohio with William & Anna Elizabeth (Keffer) Huber around 1805; rest of the Keffer family moved to Ontario, Canada. Valentine lived in Pickaway CO Ohio from 1810 census until 1850 census. Served in the 1st Regiment, Denny's, Ohio Militia, rank of major. Source: Pickaway Co Ohio records.

Simon Van Arsdale b abt 1790 Bucks Co PA; m Nancy WALKER Sept 21, 1814 Corydon Harrison Co IN; died March 1828 as per his will Harrison Co IN. Served in the militia in 1812 Harrison Co IN. Source: Harrison Co IN records. My great X 3 grandfather.

 


US- Mexican War of 1846-1848


James Monroe Whitecotton b Oct 1825 AL; died aft 1900 Jackson Co AL; served in the 5th TN Volunteer Infantry, company C under George B McClellan of later Civil War fame. Enlisted Nov 9, 1847 at Athens TN; discharged 1848 at Memphis TN. Source: James' Mex War Pension Records from National Archives. My gg grandfather.

 


Civil War

Mother's line


John F Martine b June 15, 1831 Spencerport, Monroe Co NY; died Jan 30, 1907 Orting Pierce Co WA. Served 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry, Union Army, company G, rank of Corporal. Entered service Dec 1861, discharged May 1862 due to failing health. Buried at the US Soldier's Cemetary, Orting Pierce Co WA Source: John's Civil War pension record from National Archive. My gg grandfather.

Isaac Martine b April 1824 NY; died April 10, 1897 Sleepy Eye, Brown Co MN. Brother of John F. Martine. Served 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, company F, Union Army rank of Sergeant. Was at the Battle of Bull Run. Entered service Dec 1861 and was discharged 1862 due to a gunshot wound while on guard duty. Source: Isaac's Civil War Pension record from National Archive.

William Frederick Miller b abt 1815-1821 Buckingham or Cumberland Co VA; died 1880 Chillicothe, Livingston Co MO. Served 1st Missouri Confederate Militia, rank of Sgt Major, in Gen Sterling Prices' CSA Army of the West. Was captured 1862 at the Elkhorn tavern, during the battle of Pea Ridge AR, and put in Gratiot prison. Was released in exchange for Union prisoners and banished to Richmond VA for the remainder of the war, where he worked at the Confederate Treasury. He was separated from his wife and children for two years. Sources: MO Civil War records, books on Gratiot prison, family letters from the time period. My gg grandfather, who was educated as a lawyer in VA

John S Wilson Son in law of Wm F. Miller. He was also a lawyer. Arranged for Wm F Miller's release from Gratiot Prison. Served in the CSA at the end of the war. Later lived Lathrop, Clinton Co MO. Sources: Same as above

Dr. Orsino Ayres Williams Son in law of Wm F Miller. Served in the CSA as a surgeon, and was stationed in a Confederate hospital at Springfield, MO. Sources: same as above.

Thomas Kennedy b abt 1829-30 in Windsor, Hants Co, Nova Scotia, Canada, son of John KENNEDY and Elizabeth "Betsey" RINES of Hants Co Nova Scotia Canada. John KENNEDY & most of his children emigrated to US before 1840 census, settling first in Lubec, Washington Co ME and then Portland, Cumberland Co ME. Thomas Kennedy married 1st) Sarah Jane BOLTON; 2nd) Elizabeth Ann "Lizzie" CORBETT. Thomas likely served in the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, Company K, as did his brother & nephew, see below. Still searching for records. In late 1870s Thomas Kennedy moved his wife & daughters to Bodie, Mono Co CA. He likely died there before 1890. My gg grandfather,

Daniel Kennedy b 1824 Windsor, Hants Co Nova Scotia Canada; m Rosalinda RIPLEY. Brother of my gg grandfather, Thomas Kennedy above. Served 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, Company K, and died of disease while in service during the Civil War on July 25, 1864, location unknown, as per regimental records.

Jotham J. Kennedy Son of Daniel above, nephew of gg grandfather Thomas Kennedy above, b abt 1846 ME; m Sarah EICHER. Jotham served in the Union Army, 18th Maine Infantry Regiment, Company K, and in the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment, Company K. He enlisted on Aug 21, 1862 at age of 18, and was discharged June 6, 1865. He received commendation for distinguished service, according to his pension records. He died Feb 17, 1889 at the age of 43 in Biddeford, York Co Maine.


Father's line


Martin Huber brother to my great grandfather Phillip L. Huber. Either 10th or 27th Indiana Infantry, possibly both? Union Army. No records as yet. Married Eliza Sappenfield after the war.

Lewis Huber brother to my great grandfather Phillip L Huber. Union Army. No records; may have died in the Civil War? No dates or notation on his tombstone.

William V Huber brother to my great grandfather Phillip L Huber. Regiment unknown; Union Army. Married Margaret J Hemphill after the war. Moved to Cass Co IN. Middle name probably Valentine after two of his uncles.

Benjamin Benton Bruton No records; he would have been a very young soldier age 15 and would have probably fought for the Union Army. Source: "A Reminiscent History of the Ozark Region" He joined the Christian Co Militia in 1866, after the Civil War, at age 19. Enlistment records show him as five foot nine inches tall, black hair, blue eyes and fair complexion. The militia was set up because Missouri remained such a turbulent area even after the war ended. My great grandfather

James J Bruton brother of my great grandfather BB Bruton. Served 4th Missouri State Militia, Company M, Volunteer Cavalry, Union Army, as bugler, age 17. Also served 14th Cavalry Missouri State Militia, Union Army, company D. Some records and his gravestone indicate he served in the CSA, but I have not found any evidence of this, and both the 4th & 14th MO State Militia are listed as Union regiments. Enlisted April 7, 1862. His Civil War pension record from National Archive show both the 4th & 14th Cavalry, Missouri State Militia. Source: Bruton family records, MO state records,National Archive Civil War Pension records and Civil War Sailors & Soldiers database from the National Parks Service.

William Ward Scott brother of my gg grandmother Lavina Scott Bruton and maternal uncle to my great grandfather B B Bruton. WW Scott was said to have been a guide in MO for the Union Army; no records as yet. Source: "A Reminiscent History of the Ozark Region"

Louis Lyons Ross Beamon b 1849, brother-in-law to BB Bruton, married his sister Nancy Jane Bruton. Served Illinois Infantry, Company D, Union Army.

William T Guthrie b 1840s, brother-in-law to BB Bruton, married his sister Lucinda Bruton. Served in the 6th Missouri Cavalry, Union Army.

James Monroe Whitecotton b Oct 1825 AL; died after 1900 Jackson Co AL. Service not verified as yet in any record. Lived in Jackson Co AL after the war. Possibly served 12th Alabama Confederate Cavalry, CSA, as did his first cousin Valentine Whitecotton. There is a record for a James Whitecotton in this unit. Source CWSS database. mM gg grandfather;

Isaac M Whitecotton b 1830 AL brother to my gg grandfather James Monroe Whitecotton. Served 8th TN Confederate Cavalry, company H, private. Lived at Chattanooga TN until 1890s, then joined brother Lindley in AR. Source: TN Civil War records and Whitecotton family records.

Lindley M Whitecotton b 1826, brother to my gg grandfather James Monroe Whitecotton. Fought for the 62nd Arkansas Militia company G, CSA until 1862, then switched allegiance and fought for the Union Army 4th Arkansas Cavalry, company A. Was wounded and disabled in 1864. Source: Lindley's Civil War pension records from the National Archives.

Pleasant Whitecotton b 1839 AL brother to my gg grandfather James Monroe Whitecotton. Lived Chattanooga TN. Served 21st TN Confederate Infantry, company H. Died 1871 Jackson Co AL at age 32. Source: TN Civil War records.

Harrison Whitecotton b 1842 AL brother to my gg grandfather James Monroe Whitecotton. Lived Chattanooga TN. Served Barry's TN Light Artillery, company C, CSA. Source: TN Civil War records.

Valentine Whitecotton b 1835 AL Served 12th Alabama Confederate Cavalry.. 1st cousin to my gg grandfather James Monroe Whitccotton. Killed during the war 1862 in Farmville, Prince Edward Co, VA.

Hiram Whitecotton b 1831 AL 1st cousin to my gg grandfather James Monroe Whitecotton. Married Phebe C Posey. Served in Mead's Confederate Cavalry. Survived the war only to be killed in a gunfight in 1869. Widow & children remained in Jackson Co AL.

Isaac Newton "Pete" Whitecotton b 1833 AL 1st cousin to my gg grandfather James Monroe Whitecotton. Served in Young's company, Alabama Nitre & Mining Corps, CSA. Was killed 1863 near the end of the Civil War, killed as a bushwhacker.

Christopher Columbus Burns b 1833 AL, 1st cousin to my gg grandfather James Monroe Whitecotton. Served Morgan's Regiment,TX Cavalry CSA, company I.

Isaac Avery Thompson brother to my gg grandmother Sarah Thompson Whitecotton. He served 8th TN Infantry, company A, then 10th TN Infantry, company D, Union Army. Was in hospital at Nashville from 1862 until 1865 with complications from smallpox. Source: Avery's Civil War Pension records from the National Archives and "Bradley Divided" by Melba Lee Murray .

Timothy Lafayette Thompson Avery's son, nephew to my gg grandmother Sarah Thompson Whitecotton. Served in the 10th TN Infantry, company D Union Army at age 17, then apparently switched allegiance and fought for the 6th TN Cavalry, company K, CSA. Source: "Bradley Divided" by Melba Lee Murray, Lafayette's enlistment records, and his gravestone which indicates his tenure in the CSA.

Josiah Blair Thompson brother of my gg grandmother Sarah Thompson Whitecotton. No records, but prob fought in AR, prob Union Army. Pension record found indicates a Josiah Thompson from Washington Co AR applying in 1873.

Alexander Thompson Brother of my gg grandmother Sarah Thompson Whitecotton. No records, but prob fought in AR, prob Union.

George William Thompson Nephew of my gg grandmother Sarah Thompson Whitecotton, and 1st cousin/half-brother to my great grandmother Siloama K Whitecotton. No records; was said to have been inducted into the Confederate army at age 13. Married Sarah Jackson Bledsoe after the war and lived in Marion twp, Christian Co MO.

Daniel Jackson Thompson brother of George, nephew of my gg grandmother Sarah Thompson Whitecotton and 1st cousin/half brother to my great grandmother Siloama K Whitecotton. Was said to have lied about his age to fight for the Union Army. No records as yet. Married Rosa Killough after the war and lived at Alma, Christian Co MO by 1880 census.

David Mowery Son of James Mowery & Priscilla Thompson, nephew to my gg grandmother Sarah Thompson Whitecotton, first cousin to my great grandmother Siloama K Whitecotton, who was raised in the Mowery family 1856-1878. No records for David as yet, but would have fought for the Union Army in Arkansas. No records after the Civil War. As per Thompson family stories, it is unlikely he survived the war.

William Jackson Mowery Son of James Mowery & Priscilla Thompson; nephew to my gg grandmother Sarah Thompson Whitecotton, first cousin to my great grandmother Siloama K Whitecotton, who was raised with the Mowery family from 1856-1878. William was the only Mowery to serve in the Confederate Army. He enlisted at age 17 in the 14th AR Infantry (Powers) CSA on July 13, 1861 at Yellville, Marion Co AR, deserted on July 26 1862 (this may mean that he was just actually separated from his unit), and re-enlisted in Marshalls Light Artillery, CSA in Sept 1862. No records after the Civil War. As per Thompson family stories, it is unlikely he survived the war.

John A Mowery Son of James Mowery & Priscilla Thompson, nephew to my gg grandmother Sarah Thompson Whitecotton, and first cousin to my great grandmother Siloama K Whitecotton, who was raised in the Mowery family 1856-1878. Lied about his age to join the Union Army at age 13, 4th Arkansas Infantry, company I, enlisting April 9th 1861 at Yellville, Marion Co AR. Was said to be five ft nine inches tall, eyes hazel, hair and complexion fair. Occupation was indicated as farmer,and the enlistment records shows that he was born in Bradley Co TN. John died in hospital at DeValls, AR on Jan 22, 1864, from wounds sustained from fighting in the war. He was 16 years old.

James Wesley Mowery Son of James Mowery and Priscilla Thompson, nephew to my gg grandmother Sarah Thompson Whitecotton, first cousin to my great grandmother Siloama K Whitecotton, who was raised in the Mowery family from 1856-1878. Like his brother John, James must have lied about his age to enlist in the Union Army. He was only twelve when he enlisted in the 4th Arkansas Infantry, company I. Later he transferred to the 13th Arkansas Infantry, company B. According to an 1864 roster he was listed as "badly wounded". He did not survive the war, dying at age 15.

Joseph Abraham Goodwin Son of Thomas Goodwin & Mary Lucinda Thompson, nephew to my gg grandmother Sarah Thompson Whitecotton; first cousin to my great grandmother Siloama K Whitecotton. Served in the 4th TN Cavalry, company I. Received a pension, as per records.Source: descendents & Civil War Sailors & Soldiers database.

Meredith Isaac (or Isaac Meredith?) Goodwin Son of Thomas Goodwin & Mary Lucinda Thompson, nephew to my gg grandmother Sarah Thompson Whitecotton, first cousin to my great grandmother Siloama K Whitecotton. Served in the 4th TN Cavalry, company I. According to sources, he was incarcerated at Andersonville prison, and evidently died just after the end of the war. Source: CWSS database

Matthew Ford Goodwin Son of Thomas Goodwin & Mary Lucinda Thompson, nephew to my gg grandmother Sarah Thompson Whitecotton, first cousin to my great grandmother Siloama K Whitecotton. Served in the 4th TN Cavalry, company I. Received a pension. Source : CWSS database.

 


World War I

No ancestors found as yet who fought in WWI


World War II


William Henry Huber b 1922 Union, Hardin co Iowa, died 2001. Served as an engineer on ships in the Navy, WWII and Korean War.

Alice Martine Huber b 1921 Seattle WA. Died 2004. Served with the Coast Guard as a radioman 1st class in California and Washington.

Isaac "Ike" Dresdon Huber b 1919, my paternal uncle.Source: Barb Collins, (my 1st cousin)

Leland Stanford Wren My father's 2nd cousin once removed and my 2nd cousin, b 1919 OK, served Navy in WWII. Branch ancestor to my Huber line, through the Spake/Wren family. Source: Sarah Wren

Theodore Martine Sr. My maternal uncle, b 1916, d. 1985. Was living in Hawaii when Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Served in the Navy in WWII. Source: Theodore Martine Jr (my 1st cousin)

James R. Martine My mother's first cousin, b 1911, died 1973. Served in the Naval Amphibious Corps in the S. Pacific. Source : Lynn Martine Flarherty


Vietnam Conflict


James Jay Huber b 1952 Korea, died 1971. My adopted brother. Served in the Army during the Vietnam conflict.


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