Information on 465 War of 1812 Veterans Buried in Selected Areas of Virginia

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  1. Winifred says:

    The information published about the possible wife of Potts, James B. is incorrect. The statement is made that his wife was Elizabeth Hendree. However, there is a photo of a gravestone in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth which identifies the deceased as Sarah Potts, consort of the late James B. Potts of the U. S. Navy who died August 22, 1855, age 61 years 6 months. This gives her birth year as 1794. James B. Potts is also buried in this cemetery and his death date is shown as 8 May 1839.

    There was a James B. Potts who married Elizabeth Hendree in Norfolk County. Elizabeth is a collateral relative of mine, the eldest sister of George D. Hendree, cabinet maker of Norfolk and Richmond.

    Thank you,
    Winifred S. McNabb

  2. Carole Field Lacy says:

    Are you still collecting names of War of 1812 veteran’s grave sites? My gggrandfather, James Field, is buried in Bedford Co with a stone. He received bounty land with application WO 5081 and his wife, Elizabeth (Buford) Field applied with WC 1888. I have move information in this soldier and would like to see him listed on your list. Thank you. Carole Lacy

  3. Laura Hazel says:

    Mike,

    Peter Broadbent’s email on this site is not working, so I am contacting you. Please put me in contact via e-mail with your Registrar to apply for membership in the Society.

    Thanks!
    Laura Hazel
    First Lady, Col. Fielding Lewis, VASSAR

  4. Jerry A. "Jay" McAfee says:

    My great great great grandfather, Downing H. Glascock Sr., is a War of 1812 Veteran,
    having served in the Fauquier County Virginia Militia. He died in the Spring of 1856 around Saverton Township, Ralls County, Missouri where he moved from Fauquier about 1838. He is believed to be buried in the Glascock – Hickman Cemetery near the Central Stone Rock Quarry on Highway 79 altough no headstones for he or his wife have been found. Two of his children are buried there. Part of his war record is below:

    Downing Hendren Glascock Sr.
    b. March 23, 1775 VA d. c 1856 Centenary, Saverton Twp, Ralls Co, Missouri

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    From National Archives Military Records (War of 1812)

    G I 41 (Bramham’s.) I Va. Militia
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    Downing Glasscock
    Pvt, {Capt. John Ashby’s Co. of Light Infantry, 44 Reg’t, attached to the 41 Reg’t Virginia Militia.

    (War of 1812)

    Appears on
    Company Muster Roll
    for July 31, to Sep 21, 1814.
    Roll dated Camp Alexandria
    Sep 21, 1814.
    Commencement of service
    or of this settlement, } July 31, 1814.

    Expiration of service or
    of this settlement, }Sep 21, 1814.

    Present or absent, Present
    Remarks: —————————
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    (569) AG Knapp copyist.

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    separate document
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    G I 41 (Bramham’s). I Va. Militia
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    Downing Glasscock

    Pvt, { Capt. John Ashby’s Co. of Light Infantry, 41 Reg’t Virginia Militia.
    (War of 1812.)

    Appears on
    Company Muster Roll
    for July 31 to Sep 25, 1814.
    Roll dated –not dated–
    —————–, 181_.

    Commencement of service
    or of this settlement, } July 31, 1814.

    Expiration of service or
    of this settlement, } Sep 25, 1814.

    Term of service charged, 1 months, 27 days.
    Pay per month, 8 dollars, —- cents.
    Amount of pay, 15 dollars, 20 cents.

    Remarks: ——————–
    ——— 5 days to travel home
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    (572) —– AG Knapp —– copyist.
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    separate document
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    416
    Glasscock, Downing
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    41 Regiment (Bramham’s)
    Virginia Militia
    (War of 1812)
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    Private I Private
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    Card Numbers.
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    1: 38820420
    2: 0535

    Number of papers herein _ 0 _.
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    Book mark: ——————————
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    keywords: glascock , glasscock , fauquier , ralls , loudoun , missouri , private , virginia
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    War of 1812 Muster Rolls:

    Surname Given Name Middle Initial Company Unit Rank – Induction Rank – Discharge MISC ROLL-BOX ROLL-EXCT

    GLASSCOCK DOWNING KEMPER’S DETACHMENT, VIRGINIA MILITIA. PRIVATE PRIVATE 81 202

    GLASSCOCK DOWNING 41 REG’T (BRAMHAM’S) VIRGINIA MILITIA. PRIVATE PRIVATE 81

    Description:
    When the United States declared war on Great Britain in 1812, Congress authorized the President to accept and organize volunteers in order to win the war. This database is a listing of men mustered into the armed forces between 1812 and 1815. Taken from records in the National Archives, each record includes the soldier’s name, company, rank at time of induction, rank at time of discharge, and other helpful information. It provides the names of nearly 600,000 men. For researchers of early American ancestors who may have served in the military, this can be a helpful source of information.
    Extended Description:
    These records were taken from Record Group 94 Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, microfilm publication M602, a total of 234 rolls of film.

    Source Information:
    Direct Data Capture, comp. War of 1812 Muster Rolls. [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999-. Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812 M602, 234 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration

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    Additional Info regarding this regiment only, sources:

    “the 44th Virginia Regiment which was formed in Fauquier County. … stationed at one time at Camp Alexandria. ”

    Samuel Smoot, s/o Edward Smoot & Susannah Hitch, private in Captain James Payne’s Company of Riflemen
    http://www.usgennet.org/family/smoot/book/082.html

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    note: my mother was a Glascock. Mary Evelyn Glascock, daughter of Samuel Downing Glascock and Dora Margaret Snell of Ralls County, Missouri.

    • Mike says:

      Jay:
      Thanks for your comment regarding your 3d great grandfather. The information you have gathered indicates you have performed thorough research.

      Everything you mentioned appears correct except the statement that the 44th VA Militia Regiment was stationed at Alexandria.
      At the begining of the War each county and some independent cities in VA were assigned regimental numbers. Fauquier County was assigned two regiments the 44th and the 85th, Fourteen company sized units made up these two regiments. These companies or detachments served in many places to include Alexandria, Norfolk and Maryland. The regimental headquarters remained in the county. In addition, Major Kemper, a staff officer of the 85th Regiment headed a special Command with units from Fauquier and other counties. This information is spelled out in detail in Stuart Butler’s book “A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812” 2d edition pub 2011 available from the New Papyrus Publishing Co in Athens, GA

      I have identified the burial places of five veterans of the War with the surname of Glascock or Glasscock in Fauquier County as Benjamin, Henry, two Johns, and William and have prepared a paragraph of information about each one. If you have more information about them other than children, please let me know. They are:
      GLASCOCK, Benjamin; b UNK; d UNK RU: Private, 44th VMR, Capt Nathaniel Grigsby, Troop of Cavalry CEM: Glascock Family; Fauquier; Rt 55, Belvoir GS: Y SP: No spouse information VI: No further data P: None BLW: No PH: N SS: A rec 2610 BS: 4 pg 68.
      GLASCOCK, Henry; b 1790; d 1880 RU: Private, 44th VMR, Capt Nathaniel Grigsby, Troop of Cavalry CEM: O’Bannon / Glascock; Fauquier; Rt 698 (O’Bannon Rd) GS: Y SP: mar Jane Combs VI: Son of Thomas and Agnes (Rector) Glascock P: None BLW: No PH: N SS: A rec 2623 BS: 4 pg 154.
      GLASCOCK, John; b UNK; d 29 Jan 1871 RU: Ensign, 4th VMR CEM: Rectortown; Fauquier; Rt 624 NE Rectortown GS: Y SP: No spouse information VI: No further data P: None BLW: No PH: N SS: A rec 2389 BS: 4 pg 67.
      GLASCOCK, John; b UNK; d 05 Oct 1856 RU: Private, 44th VMR, Capt Nathaniel Grigsby, Troop of Cavalry CEM: Glascock Family; Fauquier; Rt 55, Belvoir GS: Y SP: No spouse information VI: No further data P: None BLW: No PH: N SS: A rec 2626 BS: 4 pg 68.
      GLASSCOCK, William; b 20 May 1785; d 17 Feb 1857 RU: Fifer, 44th VMR, Capt Nathaniel Grigsby, Troop of Cavalry, Fauquier Co CEM: Glascock Family; Fauquier; “Glenmore,” Rt 624 NE of Rectortown GS: Y SP: No spouse information VI: No further data P: None BLW: No PH: N SS: A rec 2654 BS: 4 pg 67

      Mike Lyman

  5. Jerry A. "Jay" McAfee says:

    Mike,

    This is the info I have:

    Benjamin Glascock b. 1779 d. after 1860; son of Lt. Thomas Glascock & Agnes “Agatha” Rector of Fauquier Co, VA.

    Henry Glascock b. June 16, 1790 Harrison Co, WV d. February 20, 1880 Fauquier Co, VA. son of Lt. Thomas Glascock & Agnes “Agatha” Rector. Henry married Jane Linton Combs b. 1794 on June 22, 1820.

    (1st) John Robert Glascock Jr. b. abt. 1796 Fauquier Co, VA d. Ralls Co, MO married Matilda Francis on November 22, 1823 (his son, Nimrod’s bio indicates that he Fought in the War of 1812 carrying his old hunting rifle. He fought at the Battle of New Orleans.) John was the son of John Robert Glascock Sr. & Ann Hathaway who married on December 8th, 1788 in Fauquier Co, VA. John Robert Jr’s father, John Robert Sr. was a brother to Downing H. Glascock Sr.

    William Glascock, son of Lt. Thomas Glascock & Agnes “Agatha” Rector; married to
    Mahala Alcy (or Alice) Cole on March 14, 1798 Fauquier Co, VA.
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    Another source:
    Virginia War of 1812 (Incomplete)

    Glascock, Benjamin: is buried in the Glascock Cemetery on Bunker Hill Road in Belvoir in Fauquier County. He is the son of Thomas Glascock and he was a Private in Capt.Grigsby’s company of the Fauquier County militia. His service records may be found at the National Archives in roll box 81 record 2610. Information about his burial may be found in source 4 on page 68.

    Glascock, George: is buried in Rectorstown cemetery in Fauquier County. He served as a Private in the Second Battalion of the 111th Virginia militia Regiment of Westmoreland County. His service records may be found in the Virginia Muster rolls on page 735 and information on his burial may be found in source 31.

    Glascock, Henry: is buried in the O’Bannon- Glascock cemetery in Fauquier County on Route 698. He was born in 1790 and died in 1880 and was married to Jane Combs. He was the son of Thomas and Agnes Rector Glasscock. He served as a Private in Capt. Grigsby’s company of Calvary in Fauquier County. Information on his service may be found at the National Archives in roll box 81 record 2623. Information about his burial may be found and source four on page 154.

    Glascock, John: is buried in the Rectorstown cemetery in Fauquier County. He served as a Private in Capt. Jefferies Company of the Fauquier County militia attached to the 4thVirginia Regiment. Information about his service may be found at the National Archives in roll box 81 record 2389. Information about his burial may be found in source 4 on page 67.

    Glascock, John Thomas: he is buried in the Glascock cemetery on BunkerHill Road in Belvoir in Fauquier County. He is the son of Thomas Glascock and was a Private in Capt. Grigsby’s Company of Calvary. Information about his service may be found in the National Archives in roll box 81 record 2626. Information about his burial may be found in source number four on page 68.

    Glasscock, William: is buried in the Rectorstown cemetery located on Route 624 northeast of the town in Fauquier County. He was born on 20 May 1785 and died on 17 February 1857. He was a Fifer in Capt. Grigsby’s Troop of Calvary in the Fauquier County militia. Information on his service may be found at the National Archives in roll box 81 record 2654. Information about his burial may be found in source 4 on page 67.

    http://usgwarchives.net/va/statewide/warof1812/w1812vetinfo.pdf
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    source:
    http://www.sierra.com/sierrahome/familytree/records/w1812/list/1,2824,,00.html
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    War of 1812 Search Results

    Name Additional Info
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    ASA GLASSCOCK CAPT. GRIGSBY’S CO., CAVALRY, VIRGINIA MIL.
    BENJAMIN GLASSCOCK CAPT. GRIGSBY’S CO., CAVALRY, VIRGINIA MIL.
    DANIEL GLASSCOCK CAPT. GRIGSBY’S CO., CAVALRY, VIRGINIA MIL.
    DOWNING GLASSCOCK KEMPER’S DETACHMENT, VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    DOWNING GLASSCOCK 41 REG’T (BRAMHAM’S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    EDMUND B. GLASSCOCK 1 REGIMENT (JOHNSTON’S), GEORGIA MILITIA.
    ELIJAH GLASSCOCK LIEUT. COL. NIXON’S REG’T MISSISSIPPI MIL.
    ELIJAH GLASSCOCK BATT’N 7 REG’T (PERKINS’) MISSISSIPPI MIL.
    ELIJAH GLASSCOCK 57 REGIMENT VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    GEORGE GLASSCOCK 3 REGIMENT (ALLEN’S), MOUNTED, KENTUCKY VOLS.
    GEORGE GLASSCOCK COFFEE’S REG’T, CAV., W. TENNESSEE VOLS.
    GEORGE GLASSCOCK 111 REG’T (PARKER’S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    GREGORY GLASSCOCK BUNCH’S REGIMENT, MOUNTED (1813-14), EAST TENNESSEE VOLS.
    GREGORY GLASSCOCK 1 REG’T (TAYLOR’S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    HENRY GLASSCOCK CAPT. GRIGSBY’S CO., CAVALRY, VIRGINIA MIL.
    JACOB GLASSCOCK 1 REG’T (TAYLOR’S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    JACOB GLASSCOCK 4 REG’T (BOYD’S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    JOHN GLASSCOCK CAPT. GRIGSBY’S CO., CAVALRY, VIRGINIA MIL.
    JOHN GLASSCOCK 2 REGIMENT (DANNALDSON’S), MOUNTED, KENTUCKY VOLUNTEERS.
    JOHN GLASSCOCK 3 REG’T (JOHNSON’S) E. TENNESSEE MILITIA.
    JOHN GLASSCOCK 3 REG’T (MILLER’S) KENTUCKY MILITIA.
    JOHN GLASSCOCK 10 REG’T (BOSWELL’S) KENTUCKY MILITIA.
    JOHN H. GLASSCOCK 4 REG’T (BEATTY’S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    JOSEPH GLASSCOCK 16 REG’T (PORTER’S) KENTUCKY MILITIA.
    LABAN GLASSCOCK 36 REG’T (RENNO’S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    LEROY GLASSCOCK 4 REGIMENT (JONES’), GEORGIA MILITIA.
    MOSES GLASSCOCK 2 REG’T (BENTON’S) TENNESSEE VOLS.
    MOSES H. GLASSCOCK 2 REG’T (BENTON’S) TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS.
    MOSES H. GLASSCOCK 2 REG’T (PILLOW’S) W. TENNESSEE VOLS.
    PETER GLASSCOCK 1 RIFLE REG’T (ALLEN’S), KENTUCKY VOLS.
    PETER R. GLASSCOCK HIND’S BATT’N CAVALRY, MISSISSIPPI MIL.
    ROBERT GLASSCOCK 4 REG’T (BEATTY’S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    ROBERT GLASSCOCK 4 REG’T (BOYD’S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    ROBERT GLASSCOCK 36 REG’T (RENNO’S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    SPENCER GLASSCOCK CAPT. GRIGSBY’S CO., CAVALRY, VIRGINIA MIL.
    SPENCER GLASSCOCK 2 REG’T (BENTON’S) TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS.
    SPENCER GLASSCOCK 2 REG’T (PILLOW’S) W. TENNESSEE VOLS.
    STEPHEN GLASSCOCK CAPT. GRIGSBY’S CO., CAVALRY, VIRGINIA MIL.
    STEPHEN GLASSCOCK 2 REGIMENT (WILLETT’S), OHIO MILITIA.
    THOMAS GLASSCOCK 3 REG’T (MILLER’S) KENTUCKY MILITIA.
    THOMAS GLASSCOCK 16 REG’T (PORTER’S) KENTUCKY MILITIA.
    THOMAS GLASSCOCK DETACHMENT OF CAVALRY (1813-14), VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    THOMAS GLASSCOCK CAPT. GRIGSBY’S CO., CAVALRY, VIRGINIA MIL.
    THOMAS GLASSCOCK HUNTON’S COMMAND, CAV., VIRGINIA MIL.
    WILLIAM GLASSCOCK 2 REG’T (EVANS’) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    WILLIAM GLASSCOCK 3 REG’T (MILLER’S) KENTUCKY MILITIA.
    WILLIAM GLASSCOCK 5 REGIMENT (RENICK’S), MOUNTED, KENTUCKY VOLS.
    WILLIAM GLASSCOCK 7 REG’T (PEARSON’S) NORTH CAROLINA MIL.
    WILLIAM GLASSCOCK 13 REG’T (GRAY’S) KENTUCKY MILITIA.
    WILLIAM B. GLASSCOCK 1 REG’T DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA MILITIA.
    EDMUND B. GLASCOCK 1 REG’T (HARRIS’), GEORGIA MILITIA.
    EDMUND B. GLASCOCK 1 REGIMENT (JOHNSTON’S), GEORGIA MILITIA.
    ELIJAH GLASCOCK LIEUT. COL. NIXON’S REG’T MISSISSIPPI MIL.
    ELIJAH GLASCOCK BATT’N 7 REG’T (PERKINS’) MISSISSIPPI MIL.
    ELIJAH GLASCOCK 56 REG’T (TAYLOR’S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    ENOCK GLASCOCK 56 REG’T (TAYLOR’S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    GEORGE GLASCOCK COFFEE’S REG’T, CAV., W. TENNESSEE VOLS.
    GEORGE GLASCOCK 3 REGIMENT (ALLEN’S), MOUNTED, KENTUCKY VOLS.
    GEORGE GLASCOCK 111 REG’T (PARKER’S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    GREGORY GLASCOCK BUNCH’S REGIMENT, MOUNTED (1813-14), EAST TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS.
    JOHN GLASCOCK 1 REG’T CAV. (HOLCOMBE’S) VIRGINIA MIL.
    JOHN GLASCOCK 2 REGIMENT (DANNALDSON’S), MOUNTED, KENTUCKY VOLS.
    JOHN GLASCOCK 3 REG’T (JOHNSON’S) E. TENNESSEE MIL.
    JOHN GLASCOCK 3 REG’T (MILLER’S) KENTUCKY MILITIA.
    JOHN GLASCOCK 12 NAD 13 CONSOLIDATED REGIMENT, LOUISIANA MILITIA.
    JOHN H. GLASCOCK 4 REG’T (BEATTY’S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    JOSEPH GLASCOCK 16 REG’T (PORTER’S) KENTUCKY MILITIA.
    LEROY GLASCOCK 4 REGIMENT (JONES’), GEORGIA MILITIA.
    MOSES GLASCOCK 2 REG’T (BENTON’S) TENNESSEE VOLS.
    PETER GLASCOCK 1 RIFLE REG’T (ALLEN’S), KENTUCKY VOLS.
    PETER R. GLASCOCK HINDS’ BATTALION, CAVALRY, MISSISSIPPI MILITIA.
    RICHARD M. GLASCOCK 41 REG’T (BRAMHAM’S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    ROBERT GLASCOCK 4 REG’T (BEATTY’S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    ROBERT GLASCOCK 41 REG’T (BRAMHAM’S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    SCARLOT GLASCOCK CAPT. TINNE’S CO., MTD., MISSOURI MIL.
    SILAS GLASCOCK 5 REGIMENT VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    SPENCER GLASCOCK STAPLETON CRUCTCHFIELD’S DETACHMENT, VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    THOMAS GLASCOCK 3 REGIMENT (FEW’S), GEORGIA MILITIA.
    THOMAS GLASCOCK 3 REG’T (MILLER’S) KENTUCKY MILITIA.
    THOMAS GLASCOCK 16 REG’T (PORTER’S) KENTUCKY MILITIA.
    THOMAS GLASCOCK 41 REG’T (BRAMHAM’S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    THOMAS GLASCOCK 69 REG’T (JULY-AUG., 1813,) VIRGINIA MIL.
    THOMAS GLASCOCK DETACHMENT OF CAVALRY (1813-14), VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    WASHINGTON GLASCOCK 41 REG’T (BRAMHAM’S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    WILLIAM GLASCOCK 2 REG’T (EVANS’) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    WILLIAM GLASCOCK 3 REG’T (MILLER’S) KENTUCKY MILITIA.
    WILLIAM GLASCOCK 7 REG’T (PEARSON’S) NORTH CAROLINA MIL.
    WILLIAM GLASCOCK 13 REG’T (GRAY’S) KENTUCKY MILITIA.
    ZACHARIAH GLASCOCK 6 REG’T (SHARP’S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    ZACHARIAH GLASCOCK 98 REG’T (GREEN’S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
    JOSEPH GLASSOCK 1 REG’T ART’Y (HARRIS’) MARYLAND MILITIA.
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    JOHN GLASSCO 22 REGIMENT MARYLAND MILITIA.
    RICHARD GLASSCO 61 REG’T (GAYLE’S) VIRGINIA MILITIA
    ALEXANDER GLASCO HAMILTON’S RIFLE REG’T, PENNSYLVANIA MIL.
    OBADIAH GLASCO 2 REG’T (JENKINS’), GEORGIAVOLS. AND MILITIA.
    RICHARD GLASCO 61 REG’T (GAYLE’S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
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    Fought in the War of 1812 at the Battle of Baltimore. Probably living in Frederick Co, Virginia at the time of the war. (the below)
    Gregory Glascock b. 1780 Goose Creek, Fauquier Co, VA d. 1851 Concord Twp, Highland Co, Ohio
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    War of 1812:

    Surname Given Name Middle Initial Company Unit Rank – Induction Rank – Discharge MISC ROLL-BOX ROLL-EXCT

    GLASSCOCK STEPHEN CAPT. GRIGSBY’S CO., CAVALRY, VIRGINIA MIL. PRIVATE PRIVATE 81 202

    GLASSCOCK STEPHEN 2 REGIMENT (WILLETT’S), OHIO MILITIA. PRIVATE PRIVATE 81 202
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    War of 1812 Muster Rolls

    Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812 M602, 234 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.

  6. Carole Bridgess says:

    Looking for burial/military records/pension for John Jennings Pvt. 7th Reg of VA Militia Portsmouth Rifles Capt William M. Holeman. John b. 1774 VA d. 1845 VA married to Lucy (Duval) Jennings.

    • Mike says:

      Carole: I need to know where John Jennings is from in Virginia to answer your question. There is something incorrect in the information you provided. If he was in Captain William M Holeman’s (Holman’s) Company he would have to be from the Buckingham County area and he would have served in a camp along the James River protecting Richmond and not be in the area of Portsmouth. There was a Private John Jennings and a Private John H. Jennings in Captain Holman’s Company.
      Norfolk County had a 7th Virginia Militia Regiment. That Regiment had company sized units that served in Portsmouth at Fort Nelson and some were in the battle at Craney Island. But I di not find any service for him in that 7th regiment.
      I do not have a burial place identified for him and he did not draw a pension nor was he rewarded bounty land.
      Mike Lyman

  7. Floyd Brown says:

    Hi Mike, I have found that my great,great,great grandfather fought in the War of 1812 in Northumberland County, Va. He was a private in the 37th Regiment of the Va.militia. He was in Capt. James Sutton’s company. He was born 28 May 1791 and died on Oct.7,1814. After doing hours of research, I found that the British landed about 3,000 troops at Black Point on the Coan River on Oct.4,1814 and drove off the militia and headed to Heathsville burning and pillaging homes in the area for two days. I would surely think my ggggrandfather was in this skirmish due to his date of death. In his military records, it stated he was “dead” on Oct. 7. I would like to know if you have any info on this particular skirmish. His name was William Brown, almost forgot to tell you that. Thanks

    • Mike says:

      Floyd:’
      Very interesting.
      I am sending a message to you regarding our 1812 Society research by Stuart L. Butler.that gives more details of these encounters
      Mike Lyman

  8. John Tatspaugh says:

    My great great grandfather, Henry Tatsapaugh of Alexandria served as a Private in the District of Columbia Militia, 1st Regiment, in Captain Fitzgerald’s Infantry Company. I have found conflicting stories which show that this unit was stationed at Fort Washington MD on the Potomac River and also at The battle of Bladensburg. Henry died in 1861 in Alexandria Virginia.

    • Mike says:

      John:
      Your 2d great Grandmother, Wargaret wife of Henry as a widow drew a pension for his military service. At the National Archives her pension application is on file that you may order at the NARA website. It should give the details of his service. Also, his service record should be there as well, but please use alternate spellings as I could not locate it with the spelling of his name as you use it. The military clerks back then spelled as they heard it.

      Mike Lyman

  9. W. Robert Mitchell says:

    I’m searching for more information on a Christopher Rhine (Rine, Rein, Rien) he is listed as serving with Comb’s company, 85th Virginia Militia Regiment . And also with Branham’s company, 44th Virginia Militia Regiment.

    Christopher was born c. 1790 and found in Fauquier Co, VA on a couple federal census records. Cedar Grove Cemetery appears to be a family burial site for the Rhine’s of Fauquier Co, Va. Although Christopher is not listed on the burial index.

    We located a Military Warrant for a land claim in Jackson Co, Iowa for Christopher and his war service in 1812. I’m in the process of sending off for these records.

    • Mike says:

      Robert: I’m sure you will receive the information you need from the Bounty Land Warrant. The 85th Regiment is one of two regiments of Fauquier County. Capt Seth Comb’s Compamy of the 85th went to Fredericksburg on 30 July 1814 and was attached to the 41st VA Regiment from Richmond County. Together they moved north to Alexandria to protect that city and after the British threat to the city was over were discharged on 19 Sep 1814. It appears that Christopher died about 1847 and is buried in the Comb’s Cemetry in Blistersburg in Fauquier County. He may not have a gravestone.

      Mike Lyman

  10. mkcox says:

    I am new to this website and am still looking around, so forgive me if I’ve missed this. I don’t know if there’s a listing on here for the register of all who served in Virginia, because I was looking for more information on my 4th great grandfather and his service. I did see this listing of buried soldiers from this article. However, I’m pretty sure my relative served in one of these regiments, but he is buried in Kentucky, which I understand at one time was part of Virginia.

    I took a picture of his gravestone last year, which clearly is marked as a soldier of the War of 1812. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=111346984&PIpi=81763771

    James Thomas Cox
    Born in Falquer Co., VA (NOW FAUQUIER COUNTY)
    Dec. 9, 1793
    Was a soldier in 1812
    April 27, 1881

    • Mike says:

      Mr Byers:
      I expect your ancestor was Private Thomas Cox who was paid by the Federal Government when he served in Norfolk or Hampton, VA during the period Mar 31 to May 5, 1813. He was part of the 44th VA Regiment in Fauquier County in Capt Enoch Jeffries Company and when this unit arrived in Norfolk it was attached to Lt Col James Clarkes 1st VA Regiment. During this period there were no encounters with the British at this location.
      His military records are at the National Archives and are not available for viewing on-line, thus you would have to order them. He did not serve long enough to be eligible for a pension.

      Mike

      • mkcox says:

        Thanks so much for this information, Mike. I have no family stories to know what happened. I didn’t even know about his service until I saw the gravestone. I’ll definitely follow up on your recommendations.

  11. John Johnson owner Anthony Turner House (1803 -1810) says:

    The Anthony Turner House will be featureed on Church Hill 50tth Holiday House Tour (12 – 6pm), Dec 15, 2014. Home is the oldest in Church Hill and highlight of the event. I would like to know if possible to have Society of War of 1812, Virginia attend (in any appropriate capacity to add historic texture to the event and honor Captain Anthony Turner).
    Please comment to me via email or call me at (804) 814 1066.
    Thanks.

    • Mike says:

      Our Society President has contacted you and we plan to have attired representatives there to answer questions.
      I plan to be there as a point of contact

      Mike Lyman, Past President of the Society

  12. Harold F. Kidd says:

    I am trying to get information on My G-G-Grandfather Wallace Kidd who died before before 1840 as his widow remarried in 1842 with two children one of which was my G-Grandfather John Paxton Kidd. They were from the Buckingham/Fluvanna Counties of Virginia.
    I find Wallace Kidd a US Army enlistment. Record #1695-Kidd,Wallace,Pvt-Regiment 20 USA
    Enlistment Aug. 13, 1813 -by Capt. Sheldon for period of 18 months.
    Discharged Feb 13, 1815 as term expired – possibly Camp Defiance.
    Where Born listed as Buckingham, Virginia-height- 5 91/2, eyes blue, hair light, Complexion light, age 22, occupation hatter.
    Any information will be appreciated

    • Mike says:

      Harold:
      Yes, the service you found for him is correct as in our Society member and author, Stuart L Butler’s book,”Virginia Soldiers in the United States Army” page 104 he indicates that The Army Register shows he was born in Buckingham County, was a “Hatter” and that he enlisted on 13 Aug 1813 and was discharged at Camp Defiance on 13 Feb 1815
      The 20th U.S.Army Infantry Regiment was headquartered at Fort Norfolk during the war period with portions of the regiment in camps along the Elizabeth River and more along the James River protecting Richmond.
      Camp Defiance is believed to be a camp on the Elizabeth River near Fort Norfolk. The area was so well defended that the British did not attack the defenses there, thus he was not in any battle while serving.

      Mike Lyman

  13. Lori Highland says:

    Our 4th great Grandfather George Lee born abt 1764, was in the 2nd regiment in the Army.when the war of 1812 started he was placed in the Corps of Artilary under John S. Peyton, in 1814 of Oct. he died while in service,and the records says see the pension case. Where does a person find those records? His family was in Frederick County, Virginia.His wife Mary Ridgeway Lee died in Berkeley Co. in 1854. We can not find any records claiming he was in the 2 nd regiment in USA Army, but was told he was by another military researcher . We cannot find out where he could of been buried, nor any more information on him, and would appreciate greatly any advice you could help us with. Thank you so very much, Lori

    • Mike says:

      Lori:
      The War of 1812 pension records are at the National Archives and may be requested from the NARA website. Also the details are being digitized by Fold3 and the site is free. They do not have all the correspondence in the pension records done as yet but they are about half done which may include the Lees. On the US Army of Enlistments on Fold3 there is a George Lee that died in Regular Army service. Examine that record.
      You probably need to contact NARA to get the details. FindaGrave website does not have a burial in Virginia or West Virginia for a George Lee old enough for War of 1812 service. The Frederick County, VA library or the Court house there should have details about him. Perhaps information about him is at the Library Of Virginia.

      Mike Lyman

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