IN THE WAR OF 1812
Generously contributed to me by Eric
President of the Pendleton County Historical and
Please Note: This may not be a complete list,
please help others by submitting your data so that it
can be added to this excellent work of Mr. Nagle.
ABRAHAM TURNER - Although his tombstone is
located in Turner Ridge Cemetery, his remains line on
what was called the old Crotty farm along the
Falmouth-Morgan Road. His tombstone was moved to Turner
Ridge a number of years ago.
He served as a Private in Captain James Coleman's
Company, Col. Richard Johnson's Regiment, Kentucky
Militia, from 20 May 1813 to August 1815. He was birb ib
02 Jan 1782 and died on 06 Feb 1870. His wife was Hannah
Parsons whom he married on 09 May 1816. She was born 17
Jun 1799. She was granted a pension of $8.00 per month
on 11 April 1879.
JOHN BUOY - Served as a Private in Capt. William
brown's Company, Col. Robert Poague's Regiment, Kentucky
Militia from 15 August to 13 Mar 1813. In 1855, he
received a bounty land warrant for his services while
residing in Harrison County, Ky.
His widow made a pension claim on 06 Aug 1881. At the
time she was 81 years of age. She stated that John Buoy
enlisted at Newport, Ky. She gave his description as
being about six feet high, fair complexion, light hair,
and gray or bluish eyes. She was a widow, having been
married previously to James Hardin who died in 1858. She
was married to John Buoy on 12 Nov 1863 by Rev. John F.
Williams in Bracken County, Ky. He had previously been
married to Polly Moor who died in April or May 1863.
John Buoy died in Pendleton County on 18 April 1869. In
an affidavit she gave on 03 Feb 1882, she stated:
"She does not know a living soldier of War of 1812
except one Thomas Casey but he does not know any thing
of her husband John Buoy's service as he said he was in
another or different command: that she does not believe
that there is now living anywhere (in this area) a
survivor of the War of 1812; therefore it is impossible
to furnish any proof from his comrades in arms; that she
has often heard her late husband talk to old men of his
acquaintance who were reputed soldiers of the War of
1812 about their campaigns, marches and icidents of that
war, but they are all dead now; that her former husband
Jas Harden died the year 1858 of yellow fever on a
return trip from New Orleans, was taken sick on a steam
boat and was put off at some town on the Ohio River
below Cincinnati where he died..."
Elizabeth Buoy died prior to 29 Dec 1885.
MARTIN SPEGAL - Shown as enrolled on 10 Sept.
1814 in Capt. James Ellis' Company, Lt. Col. Andrew
Porter's Regiment, Kentucky Volunteer Militia as a
Private. Discharged 09 Oct 1814. Did not claim a
pension. Buried in Carter's Chapel Cemetery in
northwestern Pendleton County. He died 06 July 1872 aged
84 years, 2 months and 16 days.
JOHN HITCH - Enrolled 29 Aug. 1813 at Falmouth in
Capt. Thomas Childers' Company, Col. William Montjoy's
Regiment, Kentucky Militia as a Private. Rendezvoused at
Newport, Ky. Organized at Urbana, Ohio. Marched to Upper
Sandusky, Ohio, to Fort Seneca, and participated in the
Battle of the Thames in Canada. Resided in 1855 and 1871
near Bethel, Clermont County, Ohio. Married to Nancy
Simmons in Clermont County, Ohio on 26 Jan. 1815.
Granted 40 acres bounty land under Warrant No.
48446-40-50 and 120 acres under Warrant No.
47732-120-55. Discharged on 03 Nov. 1813 at Limestone,
now Maysville, Kentucky.
JOSEPH BRANN - Enrolled 28 Aug. 1813 at Newport,
Ky. in Capt. Michael Glaves' Co., Col. William
Mountjoy's Regiment, Kentucky Militia. Discharged 05
Nov. 1813 at Aberdeen, Ohio. His widow stated that he
died on 20 or 27 March 1837 in Pendleton Co., Ky. Her
name was Ann Moore, she was married to him on 25 Aug.
1809 in Harrison County, Ky. by Rev. David Robinson, a
Methodist minister. His widow obtained two bounty land
warrants, 37959-40-50 and 3816-120-55. Included in his
pension application was an affidavit from his comrades
Birkitt Colvin and Lewis Wright. His widow resided near
Morgan, Pendleton County, Ky. in 1871.
ARMISTEAD KING - Enrolled 29 March 1813 in Capt.
John Dennis Thomas' Co., Boswell Regiment, Kentucky
Militia. Marched to Fort Meigs on the Maumee River in
Ohio. Was in Dudley's defeat in the Battle of River
Raisin; captured and parolled and returned to his home
in Harrison County, Ky. Discharged 28 Sept. 1813.
Married Nancy Bell in Boone County, Indiana on 23 Oct.
1866. Resided, 1850, in Rush County, Ind.; 1871 in
Zionville, Boone County, Indiana. Granted bounty land
warrants 8969-80-50 and 9994-80-55.
COLEMAN CLAYTON a/k/a ROBERT COLEMAN CLAYTON -
Referred to by both names in his pension file. Enlisted
in Capt. Seaman's Company, Col. Boswell's Regiment,
Kentucky Militia, at Paris, Bourbon County, Ky. on 29
March 1813. He was discharged on 22 Sept. 1813. His
widow made a bounty land claim dated 14 April 1853 in
which she stated that her name was Elizabeth Wyatt and
that the two of them were married on 30 June 1840 by
Rev. Joseph Mitchell at Elizabeth Wyatt's home in
Pendleton County. Coleman Clayton died in Pendleton
County on 09 Sept. 1850. She was granted 80 acres of
bounty land under the Act of 28 Sept. 1850 and another
80 acres under the Act of 16 April 1855, both warrants
of which she disposed. Her declaration for bounty land
also states that Coleman Clayton's discharge paper was
lost when his house burned down prior to his marriage to
A letter dated 06 June 1907 at Chicago, Ill. was sent by
Elizabeth Clayton Dunlap who requested information about
Coleman Clayton so that a headstone could be placed on
his grave. Another letter is included in the file which
was sent from the Commissioner of Pensions to Mr.
Clayton Torrence of Baltimore, Md. which discussed
Coleman Clayton's pension file. It also made reference
to the Revolutionary War pension file of one Coleman
Clayton of North Carolina, but this man's relationship
to the soldier in this discussion was not stated in the
Cynthia Clayton Roberts has submitted the following
concerning Robert Clayton:
CLAYTON d. bef 16 Feb 1819.
Extraction from Culpeper County, Va. Court Order Book
dated 16 Feb 1819 "Ordered that it be certified to
the Secretary of War of the United States that, Sally
Faver, Philip Saml. Clayton, Geo. Clayton, Ann C.
Strother, Thomas Clayton the heirs of Philip Clayton dec.
are the only heirs. Representatives of Robert Clayton
who died with service of the United
This Robert Clayton is a brother of the Saml Clayton who
settled in Bourbon Co., Kentucky, on a military grant of
1000 acres along Stoner Creek at what is now Paris. He
was born Robert Coleman Clayton in Culpeper, Va., an
heir through his father Samuel, the son of Old Major
Philip Clayton mentioned in the court order - vestryman
of St. Mark's Parish whose farm came to be known as
Perhaps Robert Coleman Clayton and the papers of the
Coleman Clayton indicated on the Pendleton Co. Ky.
Census as born NC (prob. Person Co.), who married
Elizabeth Wyatt were simply mistakenly filed together.
I believe Coleman Clayton's name was Coleman Clayton and
Robert Coleman Clayton another person altogether.
Quite possibly Coleman is connected with Rev. Clayton
Torrence "of Md." ( The Rev. was
actually born in Atlanta, Georgia, of the family that
went South through the Carolinas primarily settling at
From the court record it appears that Robert Clayton had
married a certain Sally Faver still living after his
death. His other legal heirs named in the court order,
("Ann C." being his sister, Nancy Clayton who
m. Jeremiah Strother), are his siblings, heirs by law as
his father and grandfather were deceased".
CPL. SAMUEL HUNTER - Enlisted 02 Oct. 1812 in
Capt. John Barrickman's Company, Col. Joel Ferree's
First Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia, at Pittsburg, Pa.
Discharged 02 April 1813. Re-enlisted in Capt. John
Barrickman's Company, Major D. Nelson's Regiment,
Pennsylvania Militia on 02 April 1813 and discharged 16
The soldier was born 01 Jan. 1787 according to the
affidavit of his eldest son George W. Hunter which was
given on 21 Sept. 1878 while he was living near Butler,
Ky. George W. Hunter stated that he was born 09 Dec.
1819. Samuel Hunter died 19 Sept. 1866 in Pendleton
He was married, according to his widow in an affidavit
given in 1878, to Letta Pribble on 22 Jan. 1818 at
Nevilsville (Neville) Clermont County, Ohio, but a
search for records in the County at the time the pension
application was filed failed to show their marriage
record. She was born 29 March 1801.
The file contains an affidavit that there was an early
family Bible but tht it was at some time lost and a new
Bible, dated 1852, was used for family information.
COLEMAN ASBERRY or ASBY - Private in Capt. Thomas
Childers' Company, Col. William Montjoy's Regiment,
Kentucky Mounted Volunteer Militia. Mustered in on 28
Aug. 1813; mustered out 05 Nov. 1813. Did not claim a
pension. Died 01 May 1859 aged 79 years, 4 months.
Buried in Bethel Cemetery, Pendleton County, Ky.
WILLIAM DOUGHERTY - Private in Capt. William
Seebree's Company, Lt. Col. William E. Boswell's
Regiment, Kentucky Militia. Mustered in on 06 March 1813
and mustered out 06 Sept. 1813. Probably the William
Dougherty buried in the Oldham-Dougherty Cemetery,
Pendleton County. Born 20 Feb. 1793, died 03 Nov. 1822.
Did not claim a pension.
WILLIAM ELLIS - Private in Capt. William
Huchison's Company, Col. William Montjoy's Regiment,
Kentucky Mounted Volunteer Militia. Mustered in at
Newport, Ky on 31 Aug. 1813 and mustered out 08 Nov.
1813. Buried in the Ellis Cemetery, Pendleton County,
born 31 Dec. 1780, died 22 July 1870. Did not claim a
CHRISTOPHER COOKINDORFER - Served as a Private in
Captain William Sebree's Company, Col. Boswell's
Kentucky Militia from 29 March 1813 to 29 Sept. 1813. He
alleged that he served as a substitute for John
Cookindorpher. In his declaration for a pension dated 11
March 1871, he stated that he enlisted in Newport, Ky.
and was discharged at Lower Sandusky, Ohio. He drew a
pension under claim # SO 2, 606; his widow obtained his
claim under claim # WO11,967. He was also granted Bounty
Land under claim numbers 20838-80-50 and 8344-80-55.
He was married on 17 Aug. 1823 to Angelina S. Williams
by Rev. Alexander Monroe. Soldier died 01 April 1876 in
Pendleton County, KY.
His burial place is not known, but it is possible that
he was buried in the Cookindorfer burying ground near
the corner of Concord-Caddo Road and State Route 159. It
is known that a number of Cookindorfers came to Kentucky
in the late 1700s from Montgomery County, Maryland and
sttled in Harrison County.
ALBERT AMMERMAN - Served as a Private in Capt.
Michael Glaves' Company, Scott's Regiment, Kentucky
Militia. His first enlistment date in 15 Aug. 1812.
Michael Glaves states in the pension file: I do certify
that on the 18th day of January 1813 at the Battle on
the River Reason, Albert Ammerman, a private in my
Company received a wound in his thigh which wound has
much disabled him and I further certify that his said
wound was received while in the U. S. Service while in
the line of duty. Given under my hand this 15 day of May
J. Bennett, late Surgeon of the 11 th Regiment of Ky.
Volunteers, stated on the same date that Albert Ammerman
received a ball in the thigh at the Battle of the River
Raisen in Michigan Territory which ball passed through
the sartorius and pectineas muscles lodging against the
osfemoris, which ball has not yet been extracted.
He resided in Pendleton County, Ky. up until 1837 when
he asked to be transferred to the pension roll of
Illinois where he had moved. He resided near Quincy,
Adams County, Illinois after this year.
FREDRICK FOY - A note of his service is reviewed
here, although his actual service was not in the War of
1812. His service was actually as a Private in Capts.
William and Howel Lewis' Companies of the 3rd Sub.
Legion, Light Infantry enlisting on 16 May 1792 and was
on the rolls until 17 Sept. 1795? Thus his service was
actually rendered in the Indian War of 1792.
Fredrick Foy resided in Pendleton County in the early
1800s, as he states: in the State of Kentucky on the
Ohio River about 20 miles above Cincinnati, Ohio. After
this residence, he resided in the following locations:
Moscow, Clermont County, Ohio; Somerset, Perry County,
Ohio; Franklin, Warren County, Ohio; and Hartford,
Blackford County, Indiana. His widow then moved to
Jamestown, Greene County, Ohio and last to Lima, Allen
County, Ohio. He was married to Elizabeth Ann Tarr in
Washington Twp., Clermont County, Ohio on 21 Nov. 1837
by William Byer, J.P. His widow states that he helped to
build Fort Wayne in the State of Indiana and that he
served with General William Henry Harrison and General
Anthony Wayne. Fredrick Foy died on 25 March 1849 at
Hartford, Indiana. His widow was 79 on 22 Dec. 1879 and
resided in Lima, Ohio with her daughter Mrs. Emma Pompy
on West Spring Street.
NELSON BECKETT - Served as a Private in Capt.
William Sebree's Company, Lt. Col. William E. Boswell's
Regiment, Kentucky Militia. Enlisted on 06 March 1813.
Discharged 06 Sept. 1813. He did not claim a pension for
his War of 1812 service. States one of our members,
David L. Bush of Huntington, WV: Nelson W. Beckett
married in 1809 to Susanna Ballard Conway, daughter of
Samuel Conway, Sr. and Elizabeth Clemmons.
He and his wife lived on their homestead near Butler,
Ky. He is buried in a small graveyard on what must have
been his property along U.S. Route 27 a short distance
below the place where the road crosses over the railroad
between the Butler Restaurant and Boston Station. His
stone reads: Nelson W. Beckett, died Jul. 22, 1857.
SAMUEL BELLEW - Enlisted as a Private at Newport,
Ky. in Sept. 1814 in Capt. James Ellis' Company of the
16th Regiment, Kentucky Militia. Discharged at Fort
Malden, Upper Canada in March 1815. His discharge,
although damaged, states in part:
"This is to certify that Samuel Belew, a private
soldier in my company, has served a six-month tour of
duty in the 16th Regt. Kentucky Militia in the service
of the United States commanded by Maj. Joseph ??? and is
entitled to draw twenty-one rations at any military post
between this and his place of residence it being
Pendleton County, Kentucky, three hundred and twenty
miles from his place of discharge. Given under my hand
at Fort Malden, Upper Canada..."
Soldier died 24 May 1871. Resided at Boston Station,
Pendleton Co. at the time of death. He was married on 29
Nov. 1810 in Pendleton Co. by Thomas Griffing to Lydia
Ellis. She claimed his pension after his death. He
received a bounty land warrant of 80 acres in 1855 for
his services. Their youngest son, Henry Belew, attempted
to claim a pension based on his father's service in
March 1897 while residing at Denver, Colorado.
MICHAEL GLAVES - Served as Captain of the First
Regiment of the Kentucky Militia. He was badly wounded
in the Battle of River Raisin in the Michigan Territory
on 22 Jan 1813. In this battle, he was wounded by being
shot through the metacarpal bones (hand) and also by
being shot through his upper jaw by which he lost some
teeth which caused him pain throughout his life. He was
declared disabled and on 14 May 1820, he was declared
unfit for military duty and entitled to a pension of $10
per month for his wounds.
NOTE: The following additonal information about
Michael Glaves comes from my (Bonnie Snow) files:
Major Source: Reseach of Dennis Glaves
Michael Glaves was born circa 1780, the son of Matthew
Glaves, Jr. & Elizabeth Bell. He died in 1822. He
married first to Betsy Criswell in Pendleton County on
22 December 1807. He married second to Martha
"Patsy" Clarkson in Pendleton County on 08
In 1808, Michael received a commission with the rank of
Captain, in the 21st Regiment of the Kentucky Militia.
This is the same regiment that his father, Matthew, had
served with and held a similar rank ten years earlier.
There is no official record of Michael's military
service after the Raisin River but at least one report
lists him continuing his service even after being
granted a pension in 1820. Several later documents refer
to him with the titles "Major" and
A record of the discharge of Michael Gloves, Captain in
the First Regiment of the United States Militia
Infantry. He was rendered incapable of performing the
duties of a soldier because of wounds and other injuries
inflicted in the line of duty. On January 22, 1813 while
in battle for the United States at or near a place
called River Raisin in Michigan he received 2 wounds
from a gunshot in the upper jaw removing some of his
teeth. His disability was rated one-half.
In Pendleton County, Kentucky on May 13, 1820, Elijah
McClannahan, late Major in the 1st Regiment of Kentucky
Militia, Commanded by Colonel John C. Scott, made
certification that on January 22, 1813, Michael Glaves,
who was a captain in his battalion, received two wounds.
One was in his head and and one was in his jaw. The
wounds disabled him.
Michael Glaves, Captain of the 1st Regiment of the
Kentucky Militia, whose ratio of disability was rated
one-half, was inscribed on the Pension Roll of the
Kentucky Agency to commence on May 16, 1820. Certificate
of the Pension was issued November 30, 1820. Abstract of
Kentucky Pensions, Volume IV
Michael's escape is recounted in testimony given by
Major Elijah McClanahan; the man credited with rescuing
him. McClanahan was a friend of Michael's late father
Matthew and his name appears in records involving the
family as far back as Augusta County, Virginia. Major
McClanahan aided in the retreat of Captain Price and his
men. "I assisted Captain Price, Captain (Michael)
Glaves and others in the retreat, " he stated in
May, 1813. "Captain Glaves was wounded, but I
succeeded in getting him off, and should have saved
Captain Price also, but for the weakness of my
horse." The Major, Captain Glaves and Richard
Matson and twenty five to thirty privates were the only
ones to escape the battle of this day. Remember the
Michael's pension was set at $120.00 per year. Records
indicate that he received a total of $267.67 before his
death in 1822.
JACOB DOWNARD - Source: Pension file obtained by
Bonnie Snow from the National Archives, Washington, D.
Bounty Land Warrant application dated September 28, 1850
"Jacob Downard aged about seventy years a resident
of Bracken County in the state of Kentucky who being
duly sworn according to law declares that he is the
identical Jacob Downard who was a private in the company
commanded by Captain Bison in the Regiment of Kentucky
Volunteer Militia commanded by Colonel William Montjoy
in the war with Great Britain declared by the United
States on the 18th day of June 1812. That he volunteered
at Falmouth, Pendleton County, Kentucky on the 11th day
of Feburary 1814 and was mustered into service at
Newport, Kentucky on the 13th of the same month and year
for the term of three months and continued in the
service for that length of time being engaged the whole
time in guarding British Prisoners at Newport Kentucky
and was entitled as he believes to an honorable
discharge and actually obtained one but entrusted the
keeping of the same to a friend who has long since died
and he knows not what has become of his discharge. He
further states that he was discharged at Newport
Kentucky about the 11th day of May in the same year as
will appear as he believes by the muster rolls of said
He also states that he again entered the service as a
substitute for one Veach at Newport Kentucky on the day
of September 11814 and was mustered in service the same
day; his name being inseated in the place of said Beach
who returned home on account of the sickness of his wife
as he alleged. The said Veach as I understand was a
drafted militia man and I entered as substitute in his
stead into a company commanded by Captain James Conn of
Bourbon County Kentucky for a term of six months in the
16th Regiment of Kentucky Militia commanded by Colonel
Andrew Porter of Harrison County Kentucky in the war
with Great Britain declared by the United States on the
18th day of June 1812. That he continued in said service
for the term of six months and was as he believes
entitled to an honorable discharge & actually
obtained one after his return home and lost it together
with his other discharge at the same time & in the
same way as before stated. He also further stated that
he was discharged at Fort Wayne on the 10th day of March
1815 as he believes will appear by the muster rolls of
He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining
the bounty land to which he may be entitled under the
act granting bounty land to certain officers &
soldiers who have been engaged in the military service
of the United States passed September 28, 1850."
Benjamin Price his
Jacob X Downard
Thomas Pribble mark
Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above
written and I hereby certify that I believe the
statements of the said Jacob Downard & also believe
that he is of the age above or before stated and that
from my acquaintance with him I believe he did serve as
before stated given under my hand this day & year
WG Woodson, JP
Unfortunately, Jacob and several of his fellow soldiers
were mistaken as to the identity of their Captain, thus
delaying their claims to Bounty Land Warrants:
December 28, 1851
" I have before me a communication from the
department dated Oct 25, 1851 in relation to the
application of Jacob Downard for bounty land. You state
that no rolls can be found of Captain Brison's Company.
Upon inquiry and examination into the matter I am
inclined to the belief that the old men were mistaken in
the office that Brison held in that particular tour of
service, in which they were engaged. I am informed by a
gentleman who was well acquainted with many of the
soldiers and all the officers that were concerned in
guarding the British Prisoners at Newport - - That
Thomas Martin was the Captain; James W. Brison first
Lieutenant & William Clark ensign. The same man also
informed me that Martin was always called Major Martin
& that Brison was stated Captain Brison. I had
before me at one time as you will perceive by the date
of their declarations Jacob Downard, Larkin Smith &
Benjamin Price - who served together in guarding the
prisoners. They are all illiterate men and consequently
liable to be mistaken. An I furthermore learn that
Brison was the more efficient man - Martin his father in
law being old he took the greater part of the labour and
drudgery off his hands & I suppose that Brison had
acted as Captain previously & Martin had been major
in the Revolutionary service. You will see that Larkin
Smith's discharge which has been forwarded to the
department recently was given by William Clark as
Ensign. I will get you if you please to examine the
department and see if there is a roll there returned by
Martin as Captain. I believe no earthly doubt of the
service of those three men for they told over in my
presence all their exploits & [unreadable]; and in
addition to that there are some three or four or more
respectable men in this county who knew them in the
service. If you find the roll there as I think it
probable - you will - I presume that the proof in all
the applications that have been forwarded by me will be
sufficient. You will please inform me as to the result
of your examination and the lack of proof that will
remain. I have no doubt but ample proof cam be made;
but, I want to avoid the travel & labor of getting
it prepared, if it can be dispensed with. It is also due
to the widows who have applied for land; whose husbands
served in that company to state that they relied on the
information of these three old men as they learned it
from me. I remain Respectfully your Able & humble
Eventually the Muster Rolls for both companies Jacob
served in were found and Jacob received Bounty Land
Warrant # 46664 for eighty acres of land.
Jacob Downard was born circa 1779 in Pennsylvania, he
died in Bracken County March 4, 1853. He is said to be
buried on his farm now owned by his descendants. He
married Mary "Polly" Glinn in Pendleton County
on 19 September 1800; he married second Susannah
Phillips in Bracken County on 17 May 1825.
JAMES RICHARD ASHCRAFT
Pendleton County Selected Deed Abstracts Book C
1815-1891: James served as a private in the War if 1812
in Captain Thomas Childer's Company, Kentucky Mounted
Volunteer Militia, Commanded by Colonel William Mountjoy.
Taken from the Pendleton County Selected Deed Abstracts
Book C 1815-1891: Power Of Attorney: We Amos Ashcraft,
James Ashcraft, Ichabod Ashcraft, Coleman Ashby, Samuel
Burns, Lawrence Buskirk, Joseph Childers, Jesse Kenaday,
Lewis Lawless, Simon Nicholas, David Norton, Henry
Norton, William Norton and Edward W. Porter all of
Pendleton County...appoint William Arnold of Pendleton
County as our attorney to draw our pay as soldiers in
Capt. Thomas Childers' Company of the Kentucky Mounted
Volunteers, Commanded by Lt. Colonel William Mountjoy on
the late campaign to Upper Canada in 1813. Witnesses:
Wesley Porter, William Littell, James Arnold. 1 October,
1814. C: 8 Source: Pendleton County Selected Deed
Abstracts Book C 1815-1891.
NOTE: I have obtained James Richard Ashcraft's
pension papers but have not transcribed them yet;
hopefully I will do that in the near future. Please, if
you have pension information concerning the other names
listed above, submit them so that others will have this
vital information concerning their ancestors. Thanks! Bonnie
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