Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fielding F. Henry - Emeline Dorcas Tucker

Fielding F. Henry married Emeline Dorcas Tucker on December 19, 1844 in Monroe County, Tennessee.  Below is their marriage record.

On the 1850 Monroe County, Tennessee District 12, the following is recorded:
  •   Fielding Henry     25  b.  TN  brickmason
  •   Emaline               25  b.  TN
  •   Sarah                    8  b.  TN
  •   William                  5  b.  TN

The 1860 Monroe County, Tennessee Census, the family is recorded in different districts:
  •   F. F. Henry         35  b.  TN  Laborer
  •   Emaline               36  b.  TN
  •   Wm                    15  b.  TN
  •   J. P.                    11  b.  TN
  •   R. L.                     6  b.  TN
  •   Lucinda                 5  b.  TN
  •   J. W.                     3  b.  TN
  •   F. M.                     2  b.  TN

The Henry's are recorded on the 1870 Monroe County, Tennessee Census in District 15:
  •   Fielden Henry      50  b.  NC
  •   Emaline                46  b.  SC
  •   Patrick                 21  b.  TN
  •   Robert                 18  b.  TN
  •   Lucinda                16  b.  TN
  •   George                 13  b.  TN
  •   Francis                 11  b.  TN
  •   James                     8  b.  TN
  •   Rebecca             6/12 b.  TN

The 1880 Monroe County, Tennessee Census records the family again in District 15:
  •   Fielding Henry     56  b.  TN  father b.  VA     mother b.  TN     Brickmason
  •   Emeline               56  b.  TN  father b.  NC     mother b.  VA
  •   Robert                27  b.  TN
  •   G. W.                 22  b.  TN
  •   F. M.                  19  b.  TN
  •   J. M.                   18  b.  TN
  •   B. J.                      9  b.  TN
  •   Mary                   27
  •   M. E.                     1

Fielding Henry is noted on the 1891 Tennessee Voters List in Monroe County, Tennessee in District 12:       

Fielding F. Henry - Mexican War

Fielding F. Henry enlisted in the Mexican War on March 24, 1847 in Athens (Tennessee) under Captain Anderson in the 14th Regiment of Company B.  His description at 28 years old was grey eyes, light hair, ruddy complexion and 6 foot tall.  He served as a private in New Orleans, Louisiana and was discharged on July 26, 1848. 

These records show that Fielding Henry was born in Cocke County, Tennessee and would have been born about 1819.  He was also a mason by trade.

Monday, June 27, 2011

John McLemore - Burial

John McLemore is buried at the Union Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee.  He was born 1762 in Brunswick County, Virginia according to his Revolutionary War pension papers and died on June 30, 1844 according to Knox County, Tennessee Court records.

Below is the Knox County, Tennessee Court records showing that Elijah Perry and Thomas I. White were acquainted with John McLemore...that John McLemore died on June 30, 1844 in Knox County, Tennessee.  His children are listed in this document as all still living:
  • Archibald
  • Richard
  • Young
  • Green
  • James
  • William
  • Nancy
  • Patsy
  • Olly (Polly)

John McLemore - Sarah Carnes

In the book Marriages of Granville County, North Carolina 1753-1868, complied by Brent H. Holcomb, states that John McLemore and Sarah Carnes were married December 30, 1780.  The bondsman was James Claxton and the witness was William Meryman.  This date of 1780 collaborates the dates on the Revolutionary War Pension Papers when John McLemore hired a substitute for himself in the War. 

The pension papers also state that John McLemore lived in Granville County, North Carolina during the war until 1796 until he moved to Montgomery County, North Carolina for eight years (1796-1804).  He is listed on the 1800 Montgomery County, North Carolina Census (Morganton township) with:
  • 3 males under the age of 10
  • 1 male age 26-44
  • 1 female 16-25 

The pension papers show that John McLemore then moved to Burke County, North Carolina for 8 years (1804-1812).  He is recorded in the 1810 Burke County, North Carolina census with:
  • 2 males under the age of 10
  • 1 male age 10-15
  • 1 male over the age of 45
  • 1 female age 10-15
  • 2 females ages 16-25
  • 1 female over the age of 45

John McLemore states in his Revolutionary War pension papers that he then moved to Knox County, Tennessee (around 1812).  He is first recorded in the Knox County, Tennessee Census records in 1830 with:
  • 1 male age 10-15
  • 1 male age 60-70
  • 1 female age 20-30
Since John McLemore's wife Sarah Carnes is not recorded in the 1830 census, we assume that she died between 1820-1830.

The 1840 Tennessee-Eastern District Census of Pensioners on June 1, 1840 states that John McLemore is 85 years old and living with his son William McLemore.


Knox County

David Pinn 80 Lutilda Dabney
Philip Titlow 57 Philip Titlow
Edward Smith 80 Edward Smith
Samuel Tarvey 80 Samuel Tarver
Thomas Dove 86 Thomas Dove
Perrin Cardwell 76 Perrin Cardwell
Absalom Rutherford 78 Absalom Rutherford
Vincent Jackson 95 Alexander Blain
Marcus Swadley 80 Ann Defriese
Thomas Sumpter 76 Thomas Sumpter
Joseph Brown 84 Joseph Brown
Mitchell Childress 90 Mitchell Childress
John Fox 83 John Fox
David Falkner 83 David Flakner
Joseph Large 84 Joseph Large
Edmund Newman 77 Edmund Newman
James Campbell 83 James Campbell
Harris Gammon 83 Lewis Gammon
John Childress 81 John Childress
Garnett Smith 78 Bolin Smith
Jesse Wells 91 Michael
Jacob Gallespie 86 Jacob Gallespie
Card Cox, sen. 77 Card Cox, sen.
Luke Stansbury 88 Luke Stansbury
Richard Porterfield 82 Richard Porterfield
Jesse Perry 83 Lewis Perry
James Crews 86 James Crews
Robert Johnson 81 Robert Johnson
John McLemore 85 William McLemore
Abraham Hankins 86 Abraham Henkins

Sunday, June 26, 2011

John McLemore - Revolutionary War

According to the Revolutionary War pension papers for John McLemore, he was born in 1762 at Brunswick County, Virginia.  John McLemore is listed on the pension rolls as McLEMORE; but, he signed the pension papers as MacLEMORE.  He enlisted in the war while living in Granville County, North Carolina in August or September of 1779 at only 17 years of age for three months as a private for Captain Micajah Bullock's Company for the North Carolina Troops.  He was then discharged and only nine months later hired William Westbrook to substitute for him in the war.  John furnished Mr. Westbrook a horse saddle and briddle along with 100 acres of land and two cows and calves.  The reason John McLemore hired William Westbrook was because he was engaged and was reluctant to leave her; therefore, he was induced a hire a substitute.  In early 1781, John McLemore again enlisted in the war for three months for Captain Nathaniel Waller's Company as an orderly sergeant. 

There are some Westbrook and McLemore families that marry...there is a good possibility that John McLemore is related to them. 

Below are some of the pension papers for John McLemore:

Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements
State of Tennessee Knox County: Circuit Court for said County at August Sessions 1832

Transcribed by Will Graves 4/3/09
On this 18th day of August 1832 personally appeared in open court before the Honorable Circuit Court of Knox County now sitting John Maclemore a resident of said County and State aged 69 years and near 8 months, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832 -- That sometime in the month of August or September in the year 1779, as well as he now recollects, he entered the Army of the United States as a private in a volunteer company, which was raised and rendezvoused at Granville Court house, North Carolina, for 3 months service -- that his company was commanded by Micajah C. Bulloch of Granville County as Capt., and Ralph Williams of Orange County NC as Lieut.. Applicant states that the company in which he was enrolled together with 2 others as well as he now recollects, rendezvoused at Granville Court house and marched under the command of Major Richard Cook to the mouth of Cross Creek on the Cape Fear River where they were stationed 2 or 3 weeks. From the mouth of Cross Creek they recrossed the Cape Fear River and marched to Chatham Count house and see where they were stationed several weeks -- they then marched to Hillsboro where they were stationed but a few days, when they marched to Back Creek and remained there until the 3 months for which applicant had volunteered, had expired, when he was honorably discharged and returned home. Applicant states that the Main object of this expedition was to keep the Tories in awe -- Applicant states that about 9 months after his last mentioned discharge he hired a man by the name of William Westbrook to perform a tour of 3 months service for him, in a company of horse -- he states that he furnished the said Westbrook with a horse saddle and bridle, gave 100 acres of land and 2 cows and calves -- Applicant states that the reason why he did not performed this tour of duty himself was that at that time he was engaged to be married to the lady with whom he afterwards intermarried, and from her strong and earnest remonstrances, and his great reluctance at leaving her, he was induced to hire a substitute and remained at home -- Applicant states that afterwards sometime in the latter part of the year 1780 or first of the year 1781, he rather thinks the latter, he entered the service of the United States, as an orderly Sgt. in a company of volunteer horse, which rendezvoused at Granville Court house NC under the command of Capt. Nathaniel Waller, who was commanded by Major Harris of the Continental Army, and who was afterwards deprived of his commission for plundering a blanket -- also under the command of Col. John Hary [? Hay?] who had the supreme command. From Granville the Army marched to the mouth of Cross Creek on the Cape Fear River, where Major Richard Cook and General Butler took command. Here the horsemen were all dismounted and their horses sent home and applicant and his company were put with the infantry. From the mouth of Cross Creek the Army under the command of the said General Butler marched to Rockfish a small River, where it met General Rutherford with a large force, who took the supreme command of the whole Army, and crossing Rockfish marched on to the North East
River on the opposite bank of which there was a large force of British and Tories. Here the Army remained until the British left their position on the opposite side of the River, and then the American Army marched some distance up the River where they crossed and marched directly to Wilmington. The American Army remained within 2 miles of Wilmington until the British took shipping and left that part of the country, when the 3 months for which applicant had entered the service having expired he was honorably discharged and returned home. Applicant is under the impression that this last campaign was commenced before the battle of Guilford, and that the British Army which he left Wilmington was a part of the troops which had been engaged in that battle. Applicant states that altogether he has served 6 months in the revolutionary army himself and 3 months by his substitute is a campaign of 3 months as a private volunteer, and 3 months as an orderly Sgt., as before mentioned. Applicant states that he was born in Brunswick County, Virginia in the year 1762 -- that his father had recorded the age of applicant and all his children in a family Bible which applicant well recollects to have seen, and which was last in the possession of his father -- that he lived in Granville County NC at the time he entered the service of the United States, and continued to live there during the whole war and to the year 1796 at which time he moved to Montgomery County N. C. where he lived about 8 years, and then moved to Burke County NC where lived about 80 years, and then moved to Knox County Tennessee to the neighborhood where he has lived ever since and is now living. Applicant states that it is his impression that he received a written discharge at the termination of one or both of the above mentioned campaigns, but he does not know what has become of them, or how they were lost -- he states positively that he has not at this time either of said discharges nor any documentary evidence whatever of his service -- he further states that he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his services -- Applicant hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the Agency of any State.

Sworn to and subscribed in open Court this 18th day of August 1832
S/ Wm Swan, Clk S/ John Maclemore

[Peter Waggoner, a clergyman, & Aaron Armstrong gave the standard supporting affidavit.  Pension application of John Maclemore S4202 fn27NC

Below is a record of John Maclemoore who took the Oath of Allegiance in the Dutch District of Granville County, North Carolina:

Friday, June 24, 2011

Michael Barnett - Probate/Will

Michael Barnett is recorded in the Jefferson County, Tennessee Will Book #5, pages 57-62.  On April 6, 1852, an inventory of Michael's personal property was taken.  On April 23, 1852 is an account of the sales from this inventory.  One will notice the his own wife Esther and his son William even had to buy some of the items including bed, furniture, chairs, chest, plates, oven, pots, among other things.  According to the May County Court term in 1852, the sale from this personal property was used for one year's support for Esther.

Makes me wonder why Esther and William had to buy their own items back.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Michael Barnett - Military Bounty Land

According to Michael Barnett's Revolutionary War pension records in 1855, he had not received his bounty land for being a private in the War:

Colleen Murphy Paggi located the bounty land grants with the Bureau of Land Management.  Notice on one are the signatures of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in 1802 and on the other is the signature of James Buchanan in 1859.

This bounty land was located in Decatur County, Iowa and must have been sold to Jesse Roberts II.  Below is a picture of Mr. Roberts along with an obituary stating he first went to Decatur County, Iowa in 1855

Decatur County Journal
January 26, l905
ISOPHENA R. BAKER was born in Chester, Penn., December ll, l824, and
moved with her parents to Hyland County, Ohio, in l827, and in l83l to
Montgomery County, Ohio, and in l848 to near Richmond, Indiana. Was
joined in marriage to JESSE ROBERTS, July l7, l844. They moved to
Hamilton County, Indiana in l846 and in l855, to Decatur, Iowa. To Mr.
and Mrs. ROBERTS were born six children; MAHALA J., EMMA I., JESSE A.,
RACHEL E., WEBSTER T., and LINCOLN F., all of whom survive, except
Sister ROBERTS made profession of faith in Christ about thirty-six years
ago and united with the Christian Church at Van Wert, of which she
remained a consistent member until death. Her husband having died at
Eureka Springs, Arkansas, December, l894. The writer has been well
acquainted with the deceased for more than forty years. She was a good
kind neighbor. Loving and kind in her family, and in all the relations
of life proved herself faithful and worthy.
She died in Corydon, January 20, l905. Her remains were brought to Van
Wert for burial. Funeral services were conducted in the M.E. Church at
Van Wert, by Rev. R.J. Tennant, pastor of the M.E. Church, after which
her remains were laid to rest beside those of her husband in the
cemetery at Van Wert.