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War of 1812 - O誰eals who fought in the War of 1812

 

 

 

 

 

Over 200 of our collective O誰eal ancestors fought for various American forces in the War of 1812. This list provides as complete of an inventory of all of the soldiers with that surname from this war as can be found at any one place on the internet.

 

It is provided here both as a tribute to these brave men as well as an aid in helping you advance your research in Military records for your O誰eal ancestors from this era.

 

The table below contains a transcript of all O誰eal soldiers found in the National Archives official Record Group M602, Microfilm Roll 156 in their collection housed at the National Archives building in Washington D.C. entitled Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers During The War of 1812.

 

This page contains the entries found on this roll of microfilm for all individuals with the surname O誰EAL or any derivation of O誰EAL. ( I did not transcribe those with surname of NEAL or other forms of NEAL ).

 

Footnotes for each column containing additional detail are located at the end of the list below.

 

If you wish to continue your research of any of these individuals with original records on file in the NARA offices in Washington D.C., I壇 recommend you review this 1991 article from Prologue Magazine first.

 

 

 

Noa

 

Name1

Alias2

Rank3

Company / Regiment4

Pension5

Link6

County7

State

Served

From8

 

 

 

State Served from is not known

 

 

O誰eal, Charles

 

 

39th Infrantry Capt James Gray痴 Company

 

Link

 

 

16

 

O誰eal, Abijah

 

 

U. S. Volunteers

 

 

 

 

94

 

O誰eal, Levy

Neal, Levy P

 

Sea Fencibles U. S. Volunteers

 

 

 

 

12

 

O誰eal, William

 

 

Rangers, U. S. Volunteers

 

 

 

 

129

 

O誰eal, William

 

Pvt / Corporal

Rangers, U.S. Volunteers

 

 

 

 

130

 

O誰eal, William

 

Pvt / Private

Rangers, U.S. Volunteers

 

 

 

 

178

 

O誰eil, Michael

 

 

1st Regiment terr

 

 

 

 

13

 

O誰iel, Richard

 

Private

(possibly U.S. Navy -?)

Pension*

 

 

 

 

 

 

Served from = The District of Columbia

41

 

O誰eal, Francis

 

 

1st Regiment District of Columbia

 

 

 

DC

128

 

O誰eal, W

 

 

1st Regiment

 

 

 

DC

142

 

O誰eale, W

 

 

District of Columbia

 

 

 

DC

154

 

O誰eale, William

 

 

2nd Regiment District of Columbia

 

 

 

DC

 

 

 

Alabama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O誰eal, Isom

 

Private

(Buried at Fort Williams Cemetery near the Coosa River, Talladega County, AL

 

Link

 

AL

 

 

O誰eal, Braxton

 

 

See Braxton O誰eal in TN

 

 

 

 

 

 

O誰eal, James

 

 

Killed in the Battle of New Orleans

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delaware

57

 

O誰eal, Janeis(?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

DE

85

 

O誰eal, John T

 

 

Capt Wannel痴

 

 

 

DE

121

 

O誰eal, Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

 

DE

 

 

 

Georgia

 

23

 

O誰eal, Benjamin

 

 

 

 

 

 

GA

45

 

O誰eal, Harrison

 

 

 

 

Link

Greene Co ?

GA

60

 

O誰eal, James

 

Private

 

 

 

 

GA

64

 

O誰eal, Jesse

 

 

 

 

 

 

GA

76

 

O誰eal, John

 

 

 

 

 

 

GA

89

 

O誰eal, Joseph

 

 

 

 

 

 

GA

110

 

O誰eal, Quine

Quinea O誰eal

Quinea Albert O誰eal

Private

 

Pension*

Link

Taliaferro Co

GA

139

 

O誰eal, William

 

 

2nd Regiment

 

 

 

GA

141

 

O誰eal, Zachariah

 

Corporal

Capt Adam痴 Company

Alexander痴 Battalion of Riflemen

Pension*

Link

Wilkes County

GA

185

 

O誰eil, Zachariah

 

 

 

 

 

 

GA

 

 

 

Illinois

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

116

 

O誰eal, Spencer

 

 

Illinois Militia

 

 

 

IL

 

 

O誰eal, William

 

Private

J Short痴 Company

 

Link

 

IL

 

 

 

Indiana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

161

 

O誰eele, Henry

 

Pvt / Lieut.

Evan痴 4th Regiment Indiana Militia

 

Link

 

IN

162

 

O誰eele, John

O誰eill, John

 

Evan痴 4th Regiment Indiana Militia

Pension*

 

 

IN

192

 

O誰eill, John

 

Private

Evan痴 4th Regiment Mounted

Pension*

 

 

IN

 

 

 

Kentucky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

198

 

O誰al, George

O誰eal, George

 

10th Regiment

 

 

 

KY

25

 

O誰eal, Bennett

Bennet

 

Captain Samuel F. Malone痴 Company, KY Detached Militia

 

 

 

KY

37

 

O誰eal, Daniel

 

Private

 

 

 

 

KY

44

 

O誰eal, George

 

 

Capt. John Duvall痴 Company of Infrantry of KY Militia

Created Feb 3 1813

 

 

 

KY

48

 

O誰eal, Henry

 

Private

Boswell痴 10th Regiment Kentucky

 

 

 

KY

61

 

O誰eal, James

 

 

 

 

 

 

KY

68

 

O誰eal, John

 

 

 

 

 

 

KY

69

 

O誰eal, John

 

 

 

 

 

 

KY

78

 

O誰eal, John

 

Corporal

14th Regiment

 

 

 

KY

87

 

O誰eal, John

 

Sergeant

Barber痴 7th Reg. KY Militia (see Wm Coppage)

 

 

 

KY

115

 

O誰eal, Spencer

 

 

Dubois Batallion Mounted Spies

Captain Cornelius Washburn痴 Company

 

Link

Link

 

KY

117

 

O誰eal, Spencer

 

Sergeant

11th Regiment

Captain LewisKincheloe痴 Company, KY Mounted Volunteer Militia; Colonel William Williams

 

Link

 

KY

123

 

O誰eal, Thomas

 

 

3rd Regiment Mounted

 

 

 

KY

125

 

O誰eal, Thomas

 

 

Porter痴 16th Regiment

Lt. Col Andrew Porter; Captain James Conn痴 Company (1814)

 

 

 

KY

134

 

O誰eal, William

 

 

1st Regiment

 

 

 

KY

140

 

O誰eal, William

 

 

Simrall痴 1st Regiment Light Dragoons

 

 

 

KY

177

 

O誰eil, L

 

 

Lewis 5th Regiment

 

 

 

KY

 

 

 

Louisiana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

 

O誰eal, Arthur

 

 

 

 

 

 

LA

156

 

O誰eal, Joseph

 

 

 

 

 

 

LA

170

 

O誰eil, Francis

 

 

 

 

 

 

LA

5

 

O誰iel, Francis

 

Private

 

 

 

 

LA

 

 

 

Massachusetts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

88

 

O誰eal, Joseph

 

 

1st Regiment

 

 

 

MA

 

 

 

Maryland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

144

 

O誰eal, Henry

 

 

Cramer痴 Regiment MD Militia

 

 

 

MD

145

 

O誰eal, Henry

 

 

Watkin痴 Regiment MD Militia

 

 

 

MD

46

 

O誰eal, Henry

 

 

Watkin痴

 

 

 

MD

47

 

O誰eal, Henry

 

 

Cramer痴

 

 

 

MD

50

 

O誰eal, Hillary(?)

 

 

Cramer痴

 

 

 

MD

71

 

O誰eal, John

 

 

Watkin痴

 

 

 

MD

79

 

O誰eal, John

 

 

Hood痴

 

 

 

MD

91

 

O誰eal, Joseph

 

 

 

 

 

 

MD

132

 

O誰eal, William

 

 

Cramer痴

 

 

 

MD

136

 

O誰eal, William

 

 

17th Regiment

 

 

 

MD

138

 

O誰eal, William

 

 

32nd Regiment

 

 

 

MD

149

 

O誰eale, John

 

 

Watkin痴 Command

 

 

 

MD

151

 

O誰eale, Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

 

MD

153

 

O誰eale, William

 

 

 

 

 

 

MD

171

 

O誰eil, Henry

O誰eal, Henry

 

 

 

 

 

MD

174

 

O誰eil, John

 

 

Watkins

 

 

 

MD

176

 

O誰eil, Joseph

 

 

 

 

 

 

MD

182

 

O誰eil, Robert

 

 

 

 

 

 

MD

 

 

 

Missouri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

O誰eal, Abijah

 

 

Missouri Militia

 

 

 

MO

 

 

 

Mississippi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

143

 

O誰eal, Anthony

 

 

 

 

 

 

MS

18

 

O誰eal, Anthony

 

 

Mississippi Militia (maybe?)

 

 

 

MS

38

 

O誰eal, Edmond

 

Private

Note: (Possibly the Edward O誰eal at this link)

 

 

 

MS

81

 

O誰eal, John

 

 

Hind痴 Battalion Cavalry

 

 

 

MS

82

 

O誰eal, John

 

 

Miss. Miliitia

 

 

 

MS

101

 

O誰eal, Michael

 

 

 

 

 

 

MS

102

 

O誰eal, Mitchell

 

 

 

 

Link

 

MS

105

 

O誰eal, Patrick

 

Corporal

 

 

 

 

MS

106

 

O誰eal, Peter

 

Private

 

 

 

 

MS

111

 

O誰eal, Ransom

 

 

Note: (This Ransom O誰eal is probably related to this family)

 

 

 

MS

 

 

 

North Carolina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

201

 

O誰ail, John

John ONeal

 

Pearson痴 3rd Regiment NC Militia

John Hussey, Capt

Amos Walker, 1st Lt

 

Link

Link

Duplin Co

NC

20

 

O誰eal, Asa

 

 

Watson痴 Regiment, Hyde Co

 

 

Hyde County

NC

21

 

O誰eal, Asa

 

 

Tisdale痴 NC Militia

2nd Regiment Seth Jordan, Capt

Pension*

Pension+

Link

Link

Link

Hyde County

NC

24

 

O誰eal, Benjamin

 

 

McDonald痴 1st Regiment

 

 

 

NC

157

 

O誰eal, Christopher

 

Private

Pearson痴 7th Regiment NC Militia

 

 

 

NC

30

 

O誰eal, Christopher

 

 

Pearson痴 7th Regiment

Note: (possibly the Christopher O誰eal at this link)

 

 

 

NC

32

 

O誰eal, Daniel

 

Private

Watson痴

 

 

Hyde County

NC

33

 

O誰eal, Daniel

 

Corporal

Nixon痴 New Hanover (NC Militia)

 

 

 

NC

40

 

O誰eal, Ephraim

 

 

Watson痴

Note: (there may have been an older Ephraim O誰eal in this family)

 

 

Hyde County

NC

43

 

O誰eal, Frederick

 

 

North Carolina Militia 2nd Regiment, 8th Company

Detached from the Johnston Regiment

 

Link

Link

Johnston Co

NC

 

 

O誰eal, Henry M

 

4th Sergeant

7th Regiment Burke Co 1st Regiment Militia

 

Link

Link

Burke Co

NC

 

 

O誰eal, James

 

 

NC Militia 6th Regiment 3rd Regiment from Rowan

 

Link

Link

Link

Rowan Co

NC

65

 

O誰eal, John

 

Private

Richard Atkinson痴 Regiment NC Militia

Ephriam Davidson, Brigadier General

Simpson Shaw, 1st Major; Benamin Elliot, 2nd Major

 

Link

Link

Link

Orange County

NC

67

 

O誰eal, John

 

 

 

 

 

Hyde County

NC

75

 

O誰eal, John

 

Private

Tisdale痴 2nd Regiment (Wake or Greene Co, NC?)

 

 

 

NC

77

 

O誰eal, John

 

Private

Pearson痴 7th Regiment

 

 

 

NC

 

 

O誰eil, John F

 

2nd Lieutenant

7th Regiment Burke Co 1st Regiment Militia

 

Link

Burke County

NC

92

 

O誰eal, Joshua

 

 

Watson痴

 

 

Hyde Co

NC

93

 

O誰eal, Levi

O誰eale, Levi

 

Watson痴

 

Link

Link

Hyde Co

NC

95

 

O誰eal, Levy

Levi ONeals

 

Bruton痴 2nd Regiment NC Militia Beverly Rew, Captain

 

Link

 

NC

96

 

O誰eal, Matthew

 

 

Watson痴

 

 

Hyde Co

NC

98

 

O誰eal, Matthew

 

 

Tisdale痴 2nd Regiment (see also David Paine)

 

 

 

NC

99

 

O誰eal, MIcajah

 

Private

McDonald痴 1st Regiment

4th Regiment Harry Bryan, Capt

 

Link

Link

Johnston Co

NC

100

 

O誰eal, Michael

 

2nd Lieutenant

Flower痴 1st Regiment

Note: (possibly related to this family)

 

 

 

NC

 

 

O誰eal, Michael

Michael Orneal

 

1st Regiment 2nd Company, Hillary Bell, Capt.

 

Link

Link

Currituck Co

NC

118

 

O誰eal, Stephen

 

 

McDonald痴 1st Regiment NC Militia

Harry Bryan, Capt, 4th Regiment

 

Link

Link

Link

 

NC

 

 

O誰eal, Spencer

Spencer Oneal

 

1st Regiment William Bray, Capt

 

Link
Link

Currituck Co

NC

131

 

O誰eal, William

 

 

Major Cameron Comm NC Militia

 

 

 

NC

188

 

O誰eale, William

William ONiel

 

Rowlands 4th Regiment NC Militia 8th Company

 

Link

Anson Co

NC

187

 

O誰eile, Robert

 

 

Boyd痴 4th Regiment

 

 

 

NC

189

 

O誰eill, Daniel

 

Corporal

New Hanovers Regiment NC Militia

 

 

 

NC

193

 

O誰eill, John

 

1st Lieutenant

Capt. Steville痴 Co NC

 

 

 

NC

 

 

 

New Jersey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

56

 

O誰eal, Jacob

 

 

 

 

 

 

NJ

 

 

 

New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

197

 

O誰eal, Barnabus

 

 

 

 

Link

 

NY

26

 

O誰eal, Charles

 

 

 

 

 

 

NY

39

 

O誰eal, Edward

 

 

 

 

Link

 

NY

51

 

O誰eal, Hugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

NY

6

 

O誰eal, Hugh

 

 

2nd Artillery

 

 

 

NY

72

 

O誰eal, John

 

 

(Capt. Earle痴 27th U.S. Infrantry)

Pension*

Link

 

NY

74

 

O誰eal, John

 

 

 

Pension*

Link

 

NY

97

 

O誰eal, Matthew

 

 

 

 

 

 

NY

104

 

O誰eal, Patrick

 

 

 

 

 

 

NY

133

 

O誰eal, William

 

 

Con痴 Regiment

 

 

 

NY

2

 

O誰eil, Barnabas

 

 

Artillery & Infrantry

 

 

 

NY

186

 

O誰eil, Clotworthy

O誰eill, Clotworthy

 

Van Buren痴

 

 

 

NY

167

 

O誰eil, Daniel

 

 

2nd Regiment U.S. Volunteers

Pension*

 

 

NY

168

 

O誰eil, Dennis

 

 

 

 

 

 

NY

172

 

O誰eil, Hugh

O誰eal, Hugh

 

 

 

 

 

NY

8

 

O誰eil, John

 

Private

Swifts Detachment

 

 

 

NY

179

 

O誰eil, Richard

 

 

 

 

 

 

NY

184

 

O誰eil, William

 

 

 

 

 

 

NY

164

 

O誰eill, John

 

 

Switfs

 

 

 

NY

191

 

O誰eill, John

 

 

 

 

 

 

NY

194

 

O誰eill, Richard

 

 

Swifts

 

 

 

NY

4

 

O誰iel, Edward

 

Private

 

 

 

 

NY

160

 

O誰iel, John

 

 

Swifts Detachment

 

 

 

NY

11

 

O誰iel, Richard

 

Private

Swifts Detachment

Pension*

Link

 

NY

 

 

O誰eal, Jacob

O Neal, Jacob

Private

Capt Sanford痴 Company, 30th Infrantry

 

Link

Sandy Hill

(city)

NY

 

 

 

Ohio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

 

O誰eal, Charles

 

 

Renick痴 KY Regiment

 

 

 

OH

59

 

O誰eal, James

 

 

 

 

 

 

OH

73

 

O誰eal, John

 

 

Dawson

 

 

 

OH

10

 

O誰eal, Johnson

 

Private

 

 

 

 

OH

86

 

O誰eal, Johnson

 

 

Rennick痴 KY Regiment

 

 

 

OH

165

 

O誰eill, James

 

 

Riddle痴

 

 

 

OH

 

 

 

Pennsylvania

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

 

O誰ail, Nicholas

 

Corp/Sgt

 

 

 

 

PA

34

 

O誰eal, Daniel

 

 

 

 

 

 

PA

35

 

O誰eal, Daniel

 

Private

Rush痴

 

 

 

PA

42

 

O誰eal, Francis

 

 

 

 

 

 

PA

62

 

O誰eal, James

 

 

Phillip痴 Regiment

 

 

 

PA

66

 

O誰eal, John

 

 

Findley痴 Regiment

 

 

 

PA

70

 

O誰eal, John

 

 

 

 

 

 

PA

9

 

O誰eal, John

 

Private

 

 

 

 

PA

103

 

O誰eal, Nicholas

 

Corporal

 

 

 

 

PA

150

 

O誰eale, John

 

 

 

 

 

 

PA

158

 

O誰eel, Daniel

 

 

 

 

 

 

PA

166

 

O誰eal, Charles

(same as #1 and #3)

 

Capt. Phillips

 

 

 

PA

3

 

O誰eil, Charles

O誰eal, Charles

Private

(same as #1 and #166)

 

 

 

PA

163

 

O誰eil, John

 

 

16th Regiment

 

 

 

PA

175

 

O誰eil, John

 

 

1st Regiment

 

 

 

PA

195

 

O誰eill, Robert

 

 

1st Regiment Artillery

 

 

 

PA

1

 

O誰ial, Charles

O誰eal, Charles

Private

Capt. Phillips (same as #3 and #166)

 

 

 

PA

 

 

 

South Carolina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

200

 

O誰aills, Axom

O誰eal, James Axom

 

SC Miliita - Alston痴 3rd Regiment

Pension*

Link

Darlington Co

SC

199

 

O誰aills, Griffin

O誰eal, Griffin

O誰eal, Griffith

 

SC Miliita - Alston痴 3rd Regiment

Pension*

Pension+

Link

Darlington Co

SC

15

 

O誰ails, Axom

 

Private

(Pension may have been applied for from Alabama)

Pension*

Pension+

 

 

SC

83

 

O誰eal, John B

O誰eal, John Belton

O誰eall, John Belton

Judge Advocate

SC Militia - Tucker痴

 

Link

Link

Newberry Co

SC

 

 

O誰eal, John B

 

Private

SC Militia - Tucker痴

 

Link

 

Newberry Co

SC

90

 

O誰eal, Joseph

 

Private

SC Militia - Rutlege痴 3rd Regiment

 

Link

 

SC

109

 

O誰eal, Pressler

O誰eal, Presler

 

SC Militia McWillie痴 2nd Regiment

 

Link

 

SC

147

 

O誰eale, James

 

 

SC Militia - Howard痴 Detached Militia

 

 

 

SC

155

 

O誰eall, Charles

 

 

 

Tuckers

(Note: Possibly this Charles O誰eall listed in John O誰eall痴 research)

 

Link

 

Edgefield Co?

SC

 

 

O誰eale, James

 

 

SC Militia Howard痴 Detached Militia

 

Link

 

SC

 

 

 

Tennessee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

 

O誰eal, Austin

 

 

East Tennessee

 

 

 

TN

28

 

O誰eal, Charles

 

Private

Pipkin痴 West Tennessee

 

 

 

TN

 

 

O誰eal, Braxton

Braxton Neai

 

Capt. Walter痴 Company (Oct 1814 April 1815)

 

Link

 

TN

31

 

O誰eal, Custus

 

 

Pipkin痴 1st Regiment (West TN)

 

Link

 

TN

52

 

O誰eal, Isam

 

Private

Pipkin痴 1st Regiment

Pension+

Link

 

TN

53

 

O誰eal, Jacob

 

 

Bunch痴 (served in 1814)

Pension*

Pension+

Link

 

TN

54

 

O誰eal, Jacob

 

 

 

Pension*

Pension+

Link

 

TN

55

 

O誰eal, James

 

 

Dyer痴 Tennessee Volunteers

 

 

 

TN

58

 

O誰eal, James

 

Private

Pipkin痴 Regiment West TN

 

Link

 

TN

63

 

O誰eal, Jermiah

 

 

Roulsten痴 Regiment West TN

 

 

 

TN

107

 

O誰eal, Peter

 

Sergeant

Bradley痴 Tennessee Volunteers

Note: ( Possibly the Peter O誰eal at this link? )

 

 

 

TN

108

 

O誰eal, Peter

 

 

Hall痴

 

 

 

TN

119

 

O誰eal, Thomas

 

 

Bunch痴 Regiment TN Militia

 

 

 

TN

120

 

O誰eal, Thomas

 

 

Bunch痴 Regiment

 

 

 

TN

126

 

O誰eal, Thomas H

 

 

Hall痴

(Possibly the Thomas H O誰eal at this link)

 

 

 

TN

159

 

O誰eel, James

 

 

Coffer痴 (Cavalry) West TN Volunteers

 

 

 

TN

169

 

O誰eil, Darius

Darius O誰eal

Durius O誰eal

Darias O誰eil

Darius O誰eil

Unknown

Unknown

 

Link

Cocke Co

TN

173

 

O誰eil, James

 

 

Coffee痴 West TN Volunteers

 

 

 

TN

183

 

O誰eil, Thomas

 

 

Bunch痴 East Tennessee

 

 

 

TN

190

 

O誰eill, James

 

 

Dyers Tennessee

 

 

 

TN

7

 

O誰iel, James

 

Private

Dyers Reg Cav Mounted Guardsmen

 

 

 

TN

 

 

 

Virginia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

 

O誰eal, Charles

 

 

4th Regiment Virginia

 

 

 

VA

36

 

O誰eal, Daniel

 

Private

 

 

 

 

VA

146

 

O誰eal, Henry

 

 

Ambler痴 19th Regiment

 

Link

 

VA

49

 

O誰eal, Henry

 

Private

Ambler痴 10th Regiment

 

 

 

VA

80

 

O誰eal, John

 

 

37th Regiment

 

 

 

VA

84

 

O誰eal, Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

VA

112

 

O誰eal, Robert

 

 

Boyd痴 4th Regiment VA Militia

 

 

 

VA

113

 

O誰eal, Samuel

 

 

Artillery

 

 

 

VA

114

 

O誰eal, Samuel

 

Corporal

4th Regiment VA Militia

 

Link

 

VA

122

 

O誰eal, Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

 

VA

124

 

O誰eal, Thomas

 

 

Boyd痴 9th Regiment

 

 

 

VA

127

 

O誰eal, Thomas L

O誰eale, Thomas L

 

 

 

Link

 

VA

135

 

O誰eal, William

 

 

Dickinson痴 3rd Regiment VA Militia

 

 

 

VA

148

 

O誰eale, James

 

 

87th Regiment VA Militia

 

 

 

VA

152

 

O誰eale, Thomas L

 

 

 

 

 

 

VA

180

 

O誰eil, Richard

 

 

 

 

 

 

VA

181

 

O誰eil, Robert

 

 

Taylors 1st Regiment

 

 

 

VA

196

 

O誰eill, Robert

O誰eal, Robert

 

Boyd痴 4th Regiment VA Militia

 

 

 

VA

 

 

O誰eal, John N

Neal, John N

 

Gayle痴 - 67th Regiment

 

Link

 

VA

 

 

Special Note about 徹ld War Files

Many soldiers have military and pension files in the same record group as the War of 1812 Pension Files labeled 徹ld War. Often, these files are for soldiers who served prior ot the civil war, but may not have served during the War of 1812. A few of these soldiers are listed here to assist you with additional research should they be one of your ancestors:

 

Hugh O誰eil, Private, Company I, 2nd Regiment, U.S. Infranty, enlisted in Kentucky.

 

 

 

<-- Return to the Family History Pages for the O誰eal Family

 

 

 

Footnotes

 

a -

No. The number listed here is simply a number that I used to record the sequence with which these names were transcribed from the microfilm. Unfortunately, there was no numbering scheme used in the index cards themselves or on the image of the cards on the microfilm. The only use of these numbers is to cross-reference the numbers in my original transcription document and to refer back to from other portions of this website.

 

1 -

Name. The Name column contains the Name of the soldier as listed on the index cards that were filmed by the Archives. These index cards are hand written, so the name痴 are listed as they appear in the handwriting of the military clerk or archives clerk who created the cards sometime in the 1800s. On the microfilm, the cards are generally in alphabetical order, although a large number of exceptions exist. If you search the microfilm for a given name, be sure and search the entire segment of Roll 156 in the section with entries beginning with the letters On. Many other names (not derivatives of O誰eal) appear between groups of these names on the film.

 

2 -

Alias. On some of the microfilmed index cards, an entry was made indicating that the card existed merely to point to another card with an alternate spelling of the soldiers name in the original index file. An entry in this table does not reflect that the soldier had an alias, but merely that there was more than one index card in the index file for the same soldier, under two different spellings of his last name.

 

3 -

Rank. On many of the cards, one or two ranks of the soldier was shown. The first rank shown on the index card represented the rank of the soldier at time of enlistment, and the 2nd card listed the rank of the soldier at time of discharge (or death, if the soldier was killed in action). In this table, the presence of an entry in the rank column generally means that the rank upon enlistment and rank upon discharge were the same. In some cases, I致e listed both ranks when the discharge rank differed from the enlistment rank. In many cased, I did not transcribe the rank, even though it existed on the film, so, the absence of a rank in this table does not indicate that a rank

is not shown on the index card for the soldier. Likewise, many soldiers do not have rank shown on the index card, but it is still possible that the soldier had a paper file on record in the archives which does contain an indication of the soldier痴 rank.

 

4 -

Company/Regiment. Where entries exist in this column, they indicate the information that was present on the index card for the soldier on the microfilm. Many different conventions were used on the original index cards to indicate the unit that the soldier served in. Sometimes, only the Captain痴 name was listed, sometimes only the regiment or company number was listed, sometimes a description of the function of the service (Mounted) is listed. Many of the soldiers in the war of 1812 were from State Militia痴 rather than a part of the 途egular army which was under the command of the federal government. If an entry exists in this table for a soldier, that entry was taken from the index card. The absence of an entry does not mean that the unit is not on file, it simply means that it was not listed on the index card or that I did not transcribe it.

 

5 -

Pension. If an entry is found in this column, it indicates that an entry has been found in one of the various lists of Pensioners or Pensioner痴 widows for soldiers of the War of 1812 that may be a match for this soldier. There is no indication on the Compiled Service Records Index as to whether the soldier ever applied for or received a pension, so these correlations are correlations that I have made based upon examining the matching information in the records. If the word 撤ension appears with no link, you should check the

source listed referred to below for more information. In some cases, I致e provided additional detail on this site, so you can simply click the word pension to find additional detail about the possible existence of a pension file. If you feel that I have provided a link to pension information that is for the wrong soldier in this table, email me and I値l address. it.

 

Pension* - An entry of Pension* indicates that an entry exists in the book Index to War of 1812 Pension Files, VIII, Page N-2 which is possibly for the soldier listed here.

 

Pension+ - An entry of Pension+ indicates that an entry exists on the National Archives Microfilm Record Group M313, Roll 71, which contains a catalog of soldiers who applied for pensions prior to the civil war. This Film is labeled Index to War of 1812 Pension Application Files, and the microfilm was created from files in existence in the National Archives in Washington D.C. in 1960. Many of these pension application files contain information indicating that the pension request was rejected for a variety of reasons. In other cases, I致e found files referenced on this microfilm which reflect pension applications which exist for soldiers who served well after the completion of the War of 1812. (the first one I retrieved and reviewed personally was for a soldier who didn稚 even enlist until the 1850s). If a link is provided, then additional informaiton is provided behind the link. If the term Pension+ is listed, but no link is provided, then I have no additional information from the pension file, and you will need to consult the original pension file yourself to determine if additional details exist.

 

Special Note about soldiers with pension files. If a separate Pension File was retained by the Government for the soldier, those files often contain much more detailed information related to the soldier痴 residence, age, family, surviving family (for deceased soldiers), etc. Many of these pension files were created in the mid and late 19th century and provide richer information about the soldier than the military file does.

 

6 -

Link. If a link is listed in this column of the table, this is a link that I have established that will provide more information about the soldier. These are link痴 that I have established to various O誰eal soldiers who fought in the War of 1812 and the correlation between that soldier and the additional information that I知 providing is a correlation that I have concluded is accurate. You are encouraged to do your own research to veirfy my conclusions. If you find a link to additional information on my website or links to external websites (including the family tree痴 at rootsweb), that you do not think are accurate, I encourage you to email me and indicate that you think

the link is in error and I will address it.

 

7 -

County. The only entries on the index cards that I found for these 200+ O誰eal soldiers was for certain soldiers that served from unit痴 in Hyde County, North Carolina. For some reason, the cards from those units listed Hyde County in addition to the state on the index card, so I致e listed that here. Any other references to counties listed here are entries that I have made based upon a conclusion that I致e drawn about the identity of a specific soldier. Where the entry in the county column is for this latter reason, I致e denoted that in the table entry.

 

8 -

State Served From. This column contains the reference from the original index cards found on the microfilm indicating the state from which the soldier served from. Generally, this designation represents the state where the company or regiment was based. In most cases, it can be implied that this is the home state of the soldier, but not always. There are many cases of soldiers who lived in one state, but traveled elsewhere to enlist in the various military units, possibly to enlist with a family member or a friend. I致e listed these soldiers in this table alphabetically within the state that the index cards indicate that they served from, but it should be noted that the index card file and the microfilm are not sorted by state, so if you reference the original microfilm, you will need to look by soldiers name only to find the correct entry. In some instances, there is no reference to the state for which a soldier served from. These entries are generally for soldiers who served in 途egular army or Navy units of the Federal Government, rather than a state militia. In either case, it is possible that information in the military file may indicate which state a soldier was from, but it was not indicated on the index card as shown on the microfilm. Given that the information is so critical for identification of a soldier, in all cases I transcribed the state if it was listed on the microfilm, so if there is no entry for the soldier in this column, it indicates that no state entry was indicated on the index card

on the microfilm.

 

??

Possible Connection. This symbol indicates that the link provided MAY BE for the individual who served in the war of 1812, but the connection is tenous.