Thursday, August 02, 2007

Names of Soldier & Sailors Family's Of 1776-1797

This page is about the family's the soldiers and sailors left behind. Many family's were very poor at this time in history and relied on their husbands and sons or another members of the family's for support, as there was a war on many husbands and sons left to fight as they felt it was their duty, many would never return. This left mothers and wife's with no means of surpport for thier family, some would turn to other family's for surpport but as many were poor this woud be little. Although Congress had passed a pension law it would be many year later before many know of it, as the news was slow. The pension laws were hard and the proof the family's needed that stated that a family member was in the services was hard to get, and even if they did get it many would not get a pension. At this time the pension laws stated that a soldier or sailor had to died in battle or died of a wound from a battle. Those who died of sickness because of the hardships of war or were killed on leave or for other reason would not receive no pension. Although the law would be changed and made it easier for the family's to get a pension it wasn't a help for those in need now. The names here are of family's looking for surpport or some kind of relief from the Government.

Note. The Names with a star will have added information.

* Lemuel Noah Roberts was a Captain in the militia of Connecticut, he was in the service in or near New york after arriveing on Aug. 14, 1776 became sick and after serveing only 23 days he was discharged on Sept. 6, 1776. He would return home but because of he sickness was preevented from is occupation as a farmer. Then on December 8, of 1789, he fall down a flight of stairs and died. His wife Ruth (Woodford) Roberts was left with eight children. In 1791, she would put in a petition for a pension this petition would end up in the Superior court of Connecticut, after looking over the petition the court stated that as he died because of his sickness and not of battle wounds her petition would not be granted.

* William Bond of Massachusetts was commissioned on Jan. 1, 1776, as a Colonel of the 25th. foot regiment. William bond died at Ticonderoga, on Aug. 31, 1776. His widow Lucy (Brown) Bond was left with nine children to support and educate. Lucy Bond put in a petiton to congress for the Seven years half pay she has yet to received.
Note. Some records state that he died in Sept. of 1776, but the official records state Aug. of 1776.

Smauel Wise was a Major of the 3rd. South Carolina, regiment infantry. He was on the Continental Line, he was killed on Oct. 9, 1779, at Savannah. His wife is deceased and his only child who was fourteen at the time of his death. In 1791 a petition was intered by Joseph Ball in be half of his Jane Ann (Wise) Ball, who is the only heir of said Smauel Wise, and as no compensation had been made for the seven years half pay.

* Colonel Thomas Gardner of Massachusetts was wounded at the battle of Charlestown, on June 17, 1775, an died of his wounds on July 3, 1775, his Joanna (Sparhawk) Gardner put in a petition in 1793, as no compensation on the seven year half pay had been made.

Major Andrew McClary of Colonel John Stack's regiment was killed by a cannon ball at the battle of Bunker's Hill. In 1793, his wife Elizabeth ( McGrllis) McCray, put in for the seven years half pay as until lately had been ignorant of the pension and now the tme has elapsed she prays for relief.

William Moore, of Paxton Massachusetts, was a Major in Colonel Doolittle's regiment and was killed at the battle of Bunker's Hill, on June 17, 1775. In 1793, a petition was put in by two of his sons Alphus and Willard Moore and his widow Elizabeth (Hubbard) Moore who was now remarried to a Mark Lincoln, of Leominster Massachusetts. In the petition the family stated that they were ignorant of the seven years half pay and they pray for relief.

Colonel Moses Parker was wounded and taken prisoner by the British troops at the battle of Bunker's Hill, on June 17, 1775, and would later died of his wounds at Boston. Sarah Parker his widow put in a petition in 1793, stateing she hadyet to received any of the seven years half pay and is asking for relief.

Captain Benjamin Walker, of Colonel Bridge's regiment was wounded in the battle of Bunker's Hill on Aug. 1775. In 1793, a petition was put in by Aaron Stratton a attorney of Abial Walker of Chelmsford Massachusetts, in the petition it was stated that Abial Walker had yet to received any of the seven years half pay pension.

Lieutenant John Harris, was a First Lieutenant in the 2nd. Connecticut regiment, was killed at a battle at White March in the state of Pennsylvania on Dec. 7, 1777, as his widow died soon after, the children were left without a friend to help to support them. In 1793, Josiah, John, Stephen Lee and Polly Lee, put in a petition for their fathers seven years half pay, stateing they were ignorant on how to go about asking for the pension and are now praying for relief.

Francis Cranberry, enlisted March 8, 1778, and died Sept. 15, 1780, in 1797 his widow Mary Hibbon put in a petition for some land he was promised, but her petition was not granted.

John Welsh was a Captaion in the Marines, and served on the expedition to Penobscot, and was killed. His widow Anna Welsh put in a petition in 1797, for the seven years half-pay, promised to the widows and orphans of officers killed in the service of the United States. However the law did not extend to the officers of the navy, and her petition was not granted. However she had another petition in Congress in December of 1797, stateing that she was the executrix to the last will and testament of her brother George Hurlbut, she further asked for an allowance of the commutation and land warrants to which she apprehends she is entitled. George Hurlbut was a Captain in Shedon's Light Dragoons, he was wounded by the enemy at Tarrytown in the summer of 1781, and languised of his wounds until May 8, 1783, at which time he died. His sister Anna Welsh was granted her petition.

Francis Suzor Debevere, was a Surgeon's Mate in the 7th. Massachusetts regiment was appointed August 20, 1778, he was taken prisoner November 10th., He was a prisoner untill the wars end. He would leave Canada for Frane which he was a nativity.

* Wadleigh Noyes, was a Lieutenant in the 9th., Massachusetts regiment and was mortally wounded at Saratoga on October 7th., 1777. There are Bills in Congress one states that he was killed at Stillwater another states that he was killed at the capture of Burgoyne's Army.

* Bernard Elliot, was a Lieutenant Colonel of the South Carolina regiment of Artillery. He died on October 25, 1778, while in public service.

James Crombie, of Rindge in the county of Cheshire in the state of New Hampshire was commssioned on November 8, 1776, he was a Lieutenant in Colonel Hale's regiment in 1777, he was ruptured in his groin from being thrown from his horse while on duty shorty after the evacuation of Ticonderoga. He was mustered on furlough in December of 1777, and omitted in November of 1778. He was to receive full pension, it appears that he received half-pay as a Lieutenant from September 1, 1778 to March 20, 1782, when hw was struck off the list per vote of the court.

Peter Hemmeway, of Boston Massachusetts was a private in the Militia was wounded by the bursting of his gun his left hand was amputated in 1777, at Saratoga.

John Frank was in the service of the United States during the Revolutionary War, then again under the command of General St. Clair, then again under the command of General Wayne. He was honorably discharged at Greenville in August of 1794, within two hours of his discharge he was captured by the Miami Nation on his way home to New York, it took him three year to make his escape.

Robert Elliott was a contractor to the Army of the United States and while attempting to supply the garrison at Fort Recovery under the orders of Genreal Wayne was attacked and slain by a party of Indians on Oct. 6, 1794. He had married Ann (Duncan) Elliott on March 16, 1781, his father was John Elliott and mother was Patience (Quigly) Elliott.

* Richard Taylor of Kentuck fought near Fort St. Clair with the Kentucky Volunteers under the command of General John Adair and a body of Indians commanded by Little Turtle, he was wounded by a rifle-ball in his groin, which passed through his body fracturing his left thigh bone which rendered him a cripple for life. He was in the Hospital from Nov. 6, 1792 to July 3, 1793. He services were to be a escort between the Ohio and Fort Jefferson and as a spy and guide.

William Monday, served as a Lieutenant in the revolutionary war and was under the command of Colonel Philip Van Cortland. While in a bettle on September 19, 1777, with the British under the command of General Burgoyne, he was wounded badly in the left leg, however even with this wound he continued. He was later arrested for disobedience of orders, just before the battle of Yorktown in Virginia. He was broke of his commission two days before Lord Cornwallis surrender.

Amey Dardin widow of David Dardin had a petition in Congress asking for the value of a stud-horse by the name of Romulus which was taken from Mr. Dardin in 1781 for the use of the United States Army. The horse was taken by a Lieutenant Rudder it was then taken to General Greene who command the army of North Carolina. When he heard of the valuation he order the horse to be valued again which turned out higher then the first. He order the horse to be returned to Mr. Dardin, who worked the horse until July 17, 1781, when the horse was taken again and was never seen again.

Alexand Mason was born on Oct. 21, 1778, in Rhode Island. He married Cornelia (Marvin) Mason between 1795 and 1801, they had six children however no names could be found, he was a volunteer in the militia under the command of Brigadier-General Perkins of the Northern frontier. Alexander Mason was killed by a party of Indians on September 29, 1812. Cornelia Mason would get a half-pay pension for five years, she would receive four dollars per month.

Owen Roberts was a Colonel of the South Carolina Continental 4th., regiment of Artillery. He was killed at the attack on the British line at Stony or Stono Ferry on July 20, 1779. His wife was Anne (Fraser Cattell) Roberts they were married on July 2, 1755, no information on any cheldren, Anne Roberts was asking Congress for his seven years half-pay pension which she received.

Andrew Leitch or Leite was a Major of the 1st., Virginia Continental regiment. A battle was fright the day after the retreat of New York the men desire to repair their honour attack earlier then intended. Major Leitch was wounded by three balls, he was thought to be on recover but died wthin a week after on September 16, 1776. Two of his children were Sarah (Leitch) Addison and James Frisby Leitch.

Monday, July 30, 2007

A Invite To Ships Of The World In War-1792-1815

I would like to invite you to my new web site called ( Civil War Days & Those Surnames.) but don't let the title fool you it's not just about the Civil war, it's much more. This site not only deals with the Civil War but all the American Wars, up to the Spanish-American war and the surnames that go with it be it American or British or any other nation.

I'm here to tell you about my new page I just posted it's called ( Ships of the World-1792-1815 ) It has a listing of over nine hundred ships American, British and other nations. I invite you to come and look it over. If you are looking for a ship this is the site for you it also deals with the men that were impressed from these ships, so if you are looking into your family and need some imformation on a ship this site maybe a help to you. Below you well see some of the information that can be provided to you. I hope to hear from soon.

Note. Those of you who are just interrested in the Genealogy part of the family and don't think this site is for you, how wrong could you be just as the Ware family was and how surprise they were when they found out their g-g-g-grandfather had a daughter and son by a Mulatto slave.

Then there's the Strachhan, Strahan, Strawhan family and how they found out they had a family mumber put in a orphanage by his father and later bounded himself to learn to be a waterman (Seamen) and was to join British navy only later to desert from His Majesty ship the Melampus to join the U. S. Navy. All ths information was found by looking up a ship name, so you see this site has something for ever one, come and see.

Dennis Segelquist Military & Civilian Surname Searcher

Note. All the information here and my web site comes from the Library of Congress, American Foreign Relations, Vol. 1-6.

Affidavit of Robert Stanley, master of the schooner Adelaide, of Baltimore, dated Baltimore, 1st June, 1796. On a voyage from Jacmel, the said schooner was captured by the British ship of war Argonaut, Captain Ball, and sent to Jamaica. On making the capture, all the men were taken out of the schooner, but restored at Jamaica. Whilst she continued at Jamaica, Lemuel Brown and Joseph Richards, both natives, and William Jones, a citizen of the. United States, were impressed by the British ship of war Jamaica, Captain Bingham. But they were afterwards restored.

James Brown and John Cloak, British subjects, impressed off the Grand Key, Bahamas, and carried on board the British ship of war Dictator, commanded by Weston, Esquire, from on board the brigantine Adventure, Jerermiah Greenman, master.

Francis Gibbons, a native of France, married and resident at New London, in
Connecticut, was taken by French authority at Rochefort, from on board the ship dward, of this port, Metcalf Bowler, master.

1794, The ship George, Captain, Symes was captured by the frigate La Galathie, and carried into Morlaix in January last her papers and crew were wrested from her.

On Feb. 12, 1797, the British ship of war Dictator stopped the American Brig Prosper, William Broad master and took three men from Prossia and one from Sweden from her.

On April 11, 1797, the British ship of war the Woolwick took one man from Denmark off the Schooner Betsey.

On March 15, 1797, a Englishman by the name of William Ingren was taken from the American Brig Sally and impressed to the British ship the Roebock.

Note. there will be other information such as the Captain or Mates name and the names of those taken off the ships and impressed, some times added information well be Owner or company's names and the cargo.