Friday, October 23, 2009

Surnames Just for the Fun Of It.

The title of this page states just what it is all about ( Fun ) I had no subject matter in mind when I started this page. I just thought it would be (Fun) to go through my index’s and pick a few names that looked interesting to me. The information on many of these names is just a outline and there is much information on them? This page was (Fun) to do and I hope you will find a ancestor here and find the information every helpful.

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Alpheus Roberts, was from Pennsylvania was a 2nd., Lieutenant of the Light Artillery, was put on the appointment list for the troops to be raised by virtue of an act, entitled “An act to raise, for a limited time, an additional military force,” passed on the 12th., day of April, 1808. He died in New Orleans on August 27, 1809.

Born about 1785-86, in Plainfield, Sullivan, New Hampshire, father was Perley Roberts, mother was Hannah Kimball.

William Lithgow, was from Virginia, was a cadet out of west point and appointed Ensign of the 2nd., infantry in November 1807, was then promoted to 2nd., Lieutenant of the 2nd., infantry. Died on June 19, 1809, at New Orleans.
Note. He was on the military death list as being a Ensign of the 1st., infantry, he must of died before taking his commission.

John C. Carter, was from Virginia, was appointed Ensign in February of 1807. He was a 2nd., Lieutenant of the 2nd., infantry when he died on April 2, 1809, place unknown.

Robert Watson, was from North Carolina, was appointed to Ensign of infantry in July of 1809. Death list states he was a Ensign of the 3rd., infantry, died at Point Coupee, date unknown.

John T. Bentley, was from New Jersey, was a Captain of the 6th., infantry, was appointed Captain in May of 1808, died on October 20, 1809, at New Orleans.

1810, The petition of Rachael Sturgis, praying that provision may be made for the maintenance and education of the three orphan children of John T. Bentley, formerly a captain in the sixth regiment of infantry, who died in service in the year 1808?, whilst under the command of general Wilkinson, in the vicinity of New Orleans.

Army Contractors, 1819.

1. Sterrett Ramsay, Contracted for Post Carlisle and Post Baltimore.
2. Jesse Smith, Contracted for Sackett’s Harbor.
3. Charles Bullock, Contracted for Fort Hawkins.
4. George Cooper, Contracted for Post New York.
5. Ralph Parker, Contracted for Post Niagara.
6. Jonathan Allen, Contracted for Post Boston.
7. Izra Smith, Contracted for Post Plattsburg.
8. William Hill, Contracted for Post Detroit and Pittsburg.
9. Cyrus W. Murray, Contracted for Post Norfolk.
10. Camillus Griffith, Contracted for Post Philadelphia.
11. Moses Bliss, Contracted for Post Springfield Massachusetts.
12. Bosson Cowden & co. and George Bates, Contracted for Post New Port Kentucky.
13. H. A. Fay, Contracted for Post Albany.
14. James Johnson, Contracted for Post New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Natchitoches, Arkansas and St. Louis Missouri.

Note. There is no information on these names they were places here for those that have family stories that say he had contracted for the army and you couldn’t find proof. I can however tell you what he contracted for, if there is a need for it.

Military affairs Vol. 1. P. 848-851.

Campbell Smith, served as “Judge Marshal and Advocate General to the legion of the United States,” from the 16th of Judy, 1794, until the 13th of July, 1796; and as an extra aid-de camp to Brigadier General Wilkinson, from the 12th of August until the 5th of December in the same year 1794, and from the 16th of January, in the year 1796, until the 31st of December following. He had not been paid for this service.

Mr. John Donnelson is the nephew of General Jackson wife.

West Point, November 26, 1818.

A charge preferred against Captain John Bliss, of the sixth regiment of the United States infantry.

CHARGE. Un-officer like and un-gentleman like conduct.

Specification 1st. In this, that he, the said Captain John Bliss, of the sixth regiment United States infantry, did, on or about the 26th of October, 1818, without the least possible provocation, throw stones at several of the cadets of the Military Academy; which conduct produced the effect of rendering him less respectable as a commanding officer, and wounded deeply the feelings of those under his command.

Specification 2d. In this, that he, the said Captain John Bliss, of the sixth regiment United States infantry, did, on or about the 15th day of October, 1818, maltreat cadet Westwood Lacey, of his command, by violently throwing him off the railings of the south barracks of the cadets.

Specification 3d. In this that he, the said Captain .John Bliss, of the sixth regiment United States infantry, did, on or about the 14th day of October, 1818, order from his quarters, in an insulting tone and menacing manner, and, without allowing time ‘for the obedience of this order, seize and thrust out of his room cadet James T. Worthington, of his command.

Specification 4th. In this, that he, the said. Captain John Bliss, of the sixth regiment United States’ infantry, did, on or about the 22d day of November, 1818, whilst on battalion drill, in the presence of the corps of cadets, seize by the collar, jerk out of the ranks, and publicly damn, cadet Edward L. Nicholson, of his command.

WEST POINT, November 24, 1818.

We do hereby certify, on honor, that, on or about the 26th of October, 1818, Captain John Bliss, without the least possible provocation, did throw stones at us, and at several other cadets of the Military Academy.

WEST POINT, November 24, 1818.

I do certify, on honor, that Captain Bliss did., on Sunday the 22d of November, 1818, whilst on battalion drill, seize me by the collar, jerk me violently out of the ranks, and shake me for some time. When I asked him if this was the manner in which I should be used? he said “Yes, God damn you.”

WEST POINT, November 24, 1818.

I, Westwood Lacey, a cadet of the United States’ Military Academy, do hereby certify, on honor, that, on or about the 15th day of October, 1818, I was sitting on the railing of the south barracks, at which time Captain John Bliss; of the 6th regiment of the United States infantry, commandant of the corps of cadets, passed me, and on getting behind me, violently pushed me off: I had not saluted him; but I had barely sufficient time to do so: and that in any other manner than this I had not given him the slightest provocation.
W. A. Lacey.

WEST POINT, November 24, 1818.

I certify, on honor, that Captain John Bliss did, on the morning of the 14th of November, order me from his quarters in an insulting manner, and with menacing gestures, and, without having given me time to obey his orders, he violently seized and thrust me out of his room.

Farnifold Green, enlisted in the navy as a midshipman in 1822, service until the 7th of December, 1827, when he was cashiered by the sentence of a court-martial, held at Philadelphia.

William Jacocks.
William Jacocks, enlisted in the army on January 1, 1813, as a musician for the term of five years in a company of bombardiers commanded by Lieutenant Horace C. Story; that he faithfully served until the expiration of his enlistment, when he was honorably discharged.
John Balthrope.
John Balthrope, is the author of an improved axle-tree and of an improved gun-carriage, which, for all practical purposes, are superior to those which are in use either in the United States or in Europe; he therefore asks that his improvements may be adopted in our service.
James D. Cobb.
James D. Cobb, states that on the 21st of July, 1813, he was a first lieutenant in the regiment of light artillery, and stationed at Greenbush, in the State of New. By an order of Colonel S. Lamed, then commanding the cantonment at that place, a military tribunal, denominated a general court-martial, was assembled for the trial of such prisoners as should be brought before it. Before this court the he was arraigned upon certain charges preferred against him by Colonel Lamed, tried, condemned, and sentenced to be cashiered.
Greenlief Dearborn.
Captain Greenlief Dearborn, was of the artillery and was transferred to the infantry.
Dudley Digges.
Fort Washington is situated upon part of Warberton Manor, and that the United States derive title to this part from the late Thomas A. Digges, of Prince George’s county, Maryland. But it also appears from the same source, that Thomas A. Digges derives title to the whole of Warberton Manor from the last will and testament of his ancestor, Charles Digges, bearing date on the 28th of January, 1742, which most evidently did not intend to convey, nor did it convey, to Thomas A. Digges any greater interest than a life estate in the premises, and that Dudley Digges was entitled to the inheritance from the moment of his death. Dudley Digges had, at the date of that deed, no knowledge of his legal claim to this property. Dudley Dgges now claims the grounds adjacent to the forts which have long since been improved and occupied for the purposes of the government. Dudley Digges now has a suits against the occupiers of his property at and near Fort Washington.

Gates Hoit.
Gates Hoit, was a spy in the late war but was never paid.

Joseph Eaton.
Joseph Eaton, was a assistant surgeon and station to Fort Preble,
in Maine.

Daniel Johnson.
Daniel Johnson, in 1800 became a apprentice to the then superintendent of the United States armory at Harper’s Ferry, to learn the trade of an armorer, from the date of his indentures until he should attain the age of 21 years; that he was entitled, under his indentures, to board, clothing, and lodging, and a certain portion of education, and, at the expiration of his service, to two suits of clothes he remained during the whole period of his apprenticeship, the duties of which he diligently and faithfully performed, without the benefit of any education, and without receiving the two suits of clothes to which he was entitled.

The following men state they lost private property in the fire and destruction of Fort Delaware.

1. Major B. K. Pierce, one hundred and ninety dollars.
2. Captain John L. Gardner, thirteen hundred dollars.
3. Lieutenant Harvey Brown, four hundred dollars.
4. Lieutenant Charles Ward, six hundred and forty dollars.
5. Assistant Surgeon Alfred W. Elwes, three hundred dollars.
6. Sutler John Parley, eighteen hundred dollars.

Joshua Shaw.
Joshua Shaw, of Pennsylvania, is the inventor of a new method of discharging cannon by means of a lock acting on a primer of percussion or fulminating powder, for which he has obtained letters of patent.

Benjamin S. Smoot & Dennison Darling.
Benjamin S. Smoot, of Mobile, Alabama, was a sutler to the second regiment of the United States infantry from the year 1809 to 1815, and that he, with his partner in business, Dennison Darling, erected, in the year 1812, at Fort Bowyer, a storehouse, thirty-five feet long and eighteen feet wide, one story and a half high, on the approach of the British land and naval forces at that place in 1814, the property was ordered to be destroyed.

1 comment:

rnrcandy02 said...

Dennison Darling married Sarah Mims. She was the daughter of Samuel Mims.Check out Alabama history, Ft. Mims. He was my ggggrandfather.