Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ohio & Pennsylvania soldiers & Photos.

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General William R. Creighton.

Birth: Jun., 1837.
Death: Nov. 27, 1863.
Burial: Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

Volunteer Civil War Officer.On April 17, 1861, Creighton recruited a company of infantry which became Co. A, 7th OVI. He was elected lieutenant and promoted to colonel on March 23, 1862 after admirable service at the Battle of Winchester, Va. After being severely wounded on August 9, 1862 he left the 7th OVI only to return to them in September 1862. On November 27, 1863, Creighton, in command of the 1st Brigade was ordered to assault Taylor's Ridge near Ringgold, Ga. The Brigade struggled and suffered severe casualties. Creighton, rallying his old regiment, now commanded by Lt. Col. Orrin Crane (Also from Cleveland, Ohio - See Orrin J. Crane), was shot through the heart, carried down and died 6 hours later. He had previously tried to retrieve the body of Lt. Col. Crane, who was shot near the top of the summit, but had been unsuccesful.Both Creighton's and Crane's remains were brought back to Cleveland where they lay in state at City Hall on December 7-8, 1863. Both were temporarily placed in the Bradburn Family Vault in Erie Street Cemetery. Thousands of Clevelanders lined the street for the funeral procession. In July of 1864 both were buried, side by side, in Woodland Cemetery.

Lieutenant Colonel William R. McIIwaine.
102nd Pennsylvania Infantry.
Mustered in August 15, 1861.
Promoted from Captain Company F, September 2, 1863; died June 6, of wounds received at Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864

James H. Coleman.
102nd., Pennsylvania infantry.
Mustered in September 1, 1861.
Promoted from Captain, Company G to Major, September 10, 1864; commissioned Lt. Colonel, August 2, 1864, not mustered; killed at Cedar Creek, Va., October 19, 1864.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Surnames Of Land.

One never knows what one will find by looking at old land records. Many think they will just read about land, in a lot of cases they would be right. But in the 1700’s and early 1800’s hundreds they wanted to know who the claimant was, from these old records you can learn family names, where they came from and what their trade was and a lot more.

District of Kaskaskia., 1811.

John Rice Jones, was a Indian.
Charles Daniel, was a Indian.

District of Kaskaskia., 1811.
Giving testimony.

Auguste Longlois, lately resided in St. Louis, in 1784-5, must have been between 8 and ten years.

John Harris, in early times was kind of a straggling Blacksmith, in this county, and generally known by the kick-name of “Old Harry.”

Johnston Amberson, a poor wandering wretch, equally destitute of morality or character, died years ago in a drunken fit.

Daniel Thorn, a man of no education, property or character.

Solomon Thorn, brother of Daniel Thorn, and alike in property, character, a gunsmith by trade, and never stays in one place long.
In 1786, he made a settlement east of the Mississippi rive, about four miles above the Pesaw, where he built a small house and smith’s shop; cleared and cultivated about four acres of corn, lives in Illinois county.

Antoine Cotineau.

Antoine Cotineau, was about nineteen in 1788, that he was a single man and he did not get married nor keep house either in 1783 or 1788, always lived in other families, that he got married in 1803, and stills resides in Prairie du Rocher; other witness state that Cotineau was not married in 1788; that he lived with deponent in Prairie du Rocher, but he had houses and lot of his own at the time, and before but did not reside in either of them; that said Cotineau, on and before that year worked on his own account as a farmer; had cattle, horses, and other stock of his own; that the corn and other produce he raised he deposited in the houses on his own lot; that his stock was always fed and wintered on his own premises.

Jacque Boutellet.

Jacque Boutellet, was married in Prairie du Rocher, in 1791, his father died in Prairie du Rocher, in 1771.

Michel Chartran.

Michel Chartran, in 1783, was living in Illinois county, had two children by a Indian woman, always lived with his mother, and never kept house.

District of Vincennes.

Militia Donations and Militia Grants.

The year recorded 1812.

Charles Finley, came to Vincennes in 1786, stayed about six months, then went away, returned to Vincennes with the Kentucky Militia, who went with Colonel Hamtramck, against the Indians up the Wabash, in 1790.

Jean Baptiste Foizy, lived in Vincennes in 1786, did militia duty, went with General Clark, against the Indians, he left the county in 1787, and never returned.

Charles Lognon, was a trader and kept a store at Vincennes, when the Americans took over the country; was a single man, and lived with his brother; he would marry and live in Vincennes for a while then he left, no one knows when.

Charles La Foy, lived in Vincennes, before and after the Americans took over the country, was a single man, had cattle and kept house with a Dr. Oliver who was also a single man.

Jean Baptiste Langlois, militia duty at Vincennes, twenty-one years ago, next September, ( to wit, September 1790), in Captain Edeline’s company, remained as a private till about fourteen or fifteen years ago, he has continued in the county ever since.

Luke Matson, did militia duty in the summer of 1790, at the river Dechis station, about six miles from Vincennes, was born about 1778, at such a tender age his service as a militiaman, could not be of any real importance.

Alexis Rouleaux, lived at Vincennes, before and after the Americans took over the country, was a blacksmith, and kept a shop of his own, was a single man.

Jacob Pea, did militia duty at Vincennes from 1785-1787, then left, no one knows when.

Joseph Patterson, was a militiaman at Vincennes, in 1786, was wounded by Indians at the battle on Embarras Creek, in the same year; stayed at Vincennes some time then went away to have his wound cured, and has since died.

Pierre Borgne, came to Vincennes a soldier under General Clark, in 1779.

Samuel Bradley, came to Vincennes in 1785, lived and did militia duty until, 1788, went to Illinois and returned in 1789; that he went to Kentucky to join his family, whom he moved to Vienna on Green river, that he came to Vincennes on business in July or August 1790, where he was detained until October, waiting for company to return home with. He was ordered to go on Colonel Hamtramck’s expedition, in that year, he was seen on the parade, with his gun on his shoulder but did not go.

John Baylis or Bayless, came to Vincennes as an officer under General Clark; that he married in the winter of 1780 or 81, and went to live in a house with his wife in the back part of town, but whether he resign his commission is not known.

Josette Fauvelle was the wife of Jean Ravelet, who left Vincennes about 1777, leaving his wife and family behind and never returned; she left Vincennes before Captain Helms took possession of the country, that was in June of 1778.

Alexander Wilson, came to Vincennes in 1784, he lived and did militia duty until 1786, when he was killed by Indians in the Embarras engagement.

Daniel Sullivan, came to Vincennes in 1785, where he did militia duty until, 1790, in the month of April of that year, was killed by Indians.

Jacob Tevebaugh, came to Vincennes in 1785, where he did militia duty until, 1790, in the month of April of that year, was killed by Indians, with Daniel Sullivan.

Joseph Pancake, was a militiaman at Vincennes in 1781, was under the command of John Small’s command, in the same year, at the engagement with the Indians on Embarras, he was killed.

Jacob Howell, was a militiaman, at Vincennes in 1786, he was in command of a party at the engagement with Indians at Embarras, and was killed.

Authors note. This information came from the book of Public Lands Volume 2., 1809-1815, which is housed at the Library of Congress.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Baley Clark And Family.

Baley Erles Clark.

Birth: About 1768 , Frederick Co., Maryland.
Death: 9 Jan 1816 Learned Wisdom, Montgomery Co., Maryland.

Wife: Elizabeth Van Horn.
Married: 24 Jan 1795 Baltimore, Frederick Co., Maryland.
Birth: 26 Jul 1774 , Frederick Co., Maryland.
Death: 20 Feb 1848 , Washington, Dc.


1. Mason Erles Clark.
Birth: 10 Oct 1809, Bladensburg, Prince George Co, Maryland.
Death: Unknown.
Wife: : Ruth FULLER, Married, 6 Jan 1831 , Washington, Dc.

2. Maria Clark.
Birth: 14 Feb 1799, Bladensburg, Prince George Co, Maryland.
Death: 19 Oct 1885, Switzerland Farm, Montgomery Co., Maryland.
Husband: Abraham Clark, Married, 14 Oct 1818 Bladensburg, Prince George Co, Maryland.

3. Mason Clark.
Birth: 19 Mar 1802, Bladensburg, Prince George Co, Maryland.
Death: 15 Aug 1803, Bladensburg, Prince George Co, Maryland.

4. Baley Liverott Clark.
Birth: 12 Jul 1807, Bladensburg, Prince George Co, Maryland.
Death: Unknown.
Wife: : Marsaline DUVALL, Married, 1, May, 1827.

Father: Henry Clark.
Birth: 30 Dec 1737 Queenannesparish, Prince George Co, Maryland.
Death: About 1806 , Montgomery Co., Maryland

Mother: Ann Nancy Baden.
Birth: After 1734, St. Pauls Parish, Prince George Co, Maryland.
Death: About 1814, Montgomery Co., Maryland.

Henry Clark, father of Baley Clark, was in the revolutionary war, he was in Capt. Edward Burgess' Company of Militia in the Lower District of Frederick County. But he almost didn’t get in as this statement states:

“I do hereby certify that I have at sundry times reviewed eighty- seven, of the men as above enrolled by Capt. Edward Burgess, for the service of the Flying Camp; but that, two, to wit: Obed Wilson and Henry Clarke, who are on the said List, are reported by Capt. Burgess to be effective, able bodied men; and in my opinion and judgment the whole number so reviewed, is composed of effective men and fit for military duty. Given under my hand this 7th Day of August, 1776.”
John Murdock.

Now Baley Clark was too young for the revolutionary war, but was able and did fight in the War of 1812, he was a 1st Lt., in Capt. Cross's Company, 2nd Cavalry Dist, (16 April 1812.)

Maria Clark, daughter of Baley Clark, who’s husband Abraham Clark ( 17---1834), was a Ensign in the 14th U.S. Infantry (12 March 1812), 2nd Lt., (1 October 1813) Reg. Quartermaster (March 1814)

The Surname Of Vaughn.

These are just little shorts, they may give some information you may not have known about your Vaughn ancestor.

Martha Vaughn and Mrs. Louisa Jackman, then residents of Kentucky, in March, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, did, by their patriotic exertions, save the State of Kentucky from great devastation of property and sacrifice of life by conveying information of the plans of the rebel General Pegram, then invading the said State, which they had artfully acquired, to Colonel Frank Woolford, of the Union Army; and Whereas the information thus conveyed did, in all human probability, save the State of Kentucky from rebel control; and Whereas, in consideration of such patriotic hazard and daring in conveying this valuable information, and the immense benefits secured to the nation thereby, in the property captured from General Pegram and his expulsion from the State, as well as the great sacrifices thus prevented, it is but right and proper that such acts should be encouraged by suitable rewards and national recognition
Note they each received $5,000, dollars.

Annie Vaughn , received a pension she is the widow of Daniel Vaughn , who was a private in the 58th, Pennsylvania Volunteers,

James Vaughn, was a First Lieutenant and Assistant Quartermaster in the Tennessee Volunteers.

Claiborn Vaughn, on the pension list of Georgia, at $6, dollars per month.

In 1874, Daniel J. Vaughn, was being nominated to be pension agent at Portsmouth, N. H.

1867, Angus Vaughn, of Alabama, to be receiver of public moneys for the district of lands subject to sale at Mobile, Alabama.

!868, The citizens of North Carolina, praying the removal of the disabilities imposed on William Vaughn, Frank Vaughn, of Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

1851, Augustus M. Vaughn, William E. Vaughn, clerks in the post office at Norfolk, in the State of Virginia, asking for an increase of salary.

1852, William P. Vaughn, administrator of E. Vaughn, deceased, praying for compensation for a horse lost in the Mexican service.

1832, To refund to Thomas C. Vaughn, of Mississippi, the amount of money, and interest thereon paid, for so much of fractional sections number 30 and 37, of township ten, range one east, as was paid, the quantity of land over and above the true contents of said fractional sections; and that the said committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of authorizing Thomas C. Vaughn, or the legal holder of confirmed claim No. 29, of township 10, of range one east, in the district west of Pearl river, to locate so much of said claim on any of the unappropriated lands of the United States within the State of Mississippi, as has been sold and conveyed by the General Government to other persons.

Colonel , John C. Vaughn, of Tennessee, to take rank May 3, 1861.

1861, Richard C. Vaughn, of Missouri, to be receiver of public moneys for the district of lands subject to sale at Nebraska City, Nebraska Territory;

1847, I nominate James Vaughn, of Tennessee, to be assistant quartermaster with the rank of captain, in the military service of the United States.

Major, Andrew J. Vaughn, of Maryland, 1861.

1852, Phebe Vaughn, heir of John Mowry, Praying to be allowed land and other compensation for the services of said Mowry in the revolutionary war and in the last war with Great Britain.

.C. S. A.

George H. Vaughn, Horace, to be captains, under act approved October 11, 1862.

1863, C. S. A.

Capt. William H. Vaughn in relation to horses lost in the service.

Major by Brevet, Thomas F. Vaughn, late captain of the Springfield, Illinois, Light Artillery, for gallant and meritorious services during the war, to date from March 13, 1865.

1870, Elisha B. Vaughn, of Virginia, praying the removal of his political disabilities.

1844, William B. Vaughn, of Kensington, in the State of Pennsylvania, for an extension of time to him for the performance of a contract entered into with the Board of Navy Commissioners for the delivery of live-oak timber.

1863, Captain, George H. Vaughn, of Missouri, to be captain, to raise a company in Missouri, to rank from March 3, 1863.

1858, Vernon H. Vaughn, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, of all legal and political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth article of the amendment of the Constitution of the United States.

1869, I nominate Edwin Vaughn, of New Hampshire, to be consul of the United States at Coaticook.

Major by Brevet, Thomas F. Vaughn, late captain of the Springfield (Illinois) Light Artillery, for gallant and meritorious services during the war, to date from March 13, 1865.

1837, Westley Vaughn, of the State of Missouri, praying for the passage of an act granting to him a pre-emption right in the purchase of one hundred and sixty acres of land, embracing his respective improvements.

Side note. In the civil war there were 1,180, Vaughn for the north, and 1,357 for the south.

Lieut. Colonel Francis Marion’s -First Company.

There were nine companies, in this regimen and to many to put here. If your ancestor is not on this list, but you know he was in this regiment, you can request a look up, my address can be found in my profile.

Lieutenant Colonel Francis Marion’s.
South Carolina Regiment, First company.
November 1,1779.

The Officers.

1. Captain Adrian Proveaux, as a Lieutenant took part in the battle of For Moultrie.
2. Lieutenant Josiah Kolb.
3. Sergeant Robert Matthews, ( Killed. )
4. Sergeant John Burtell.
5. Sergeant Noble Barnett.
6. Corporal John Mills.
7. Drummer Enoch Boolk.
8. Fifer Jacob George.

The Privates.

9. George Hughs.
10. Alexander Stewart.
11. James McDaniel.
12. John Hawkins.
13. Isaac Chinners.
14. William Norman.
15. Archy M. Daniel.
16. Frederick Hughs.
17. John Ratford.
18. John Harper.
19. William Johnston.
20. David Vaughn.
21. Walkinsheer Thompson.
22. Samuel Cortney.
23. Rolly Rawlins.
24. Edward George.
25. John Thompson.
26. Philip Thomas.
27. John White.
28. John Perry.
29. Lewis Patrick.
30. Jacob Benhoist.
31. John Caddy.
32. Amos Tubbs.
33. James Gaskey.
34. William Phillips.
35. Samuel Blackford.