Military Index

Military Abstracts From County Court Minute Books 1849-1861
Abstracted by Robert L. Bailey


2 Jul 1849, "Charles F. WELCKER a0nd Samuel L. CHILDRESS appeared in open court and after being first sworn depose and say that they were acquainted with Edward ARNOLD late a private in Captain James FREEMANS Company of the 4 Regiment of Tennessee volunteers in the war with Mexico and who is reported to have died on the 11th June 1849 in Scott County State of Illinois possessed of a military land warrant for 160 acres and they believe he died unmarried and without issue but left surviving him his father Jonas R. ARNOLD of Roane County, Tennessee. SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1849-1856), page 5.
 

3 Sep 1849, "On motion of Henry LIGGETT is appointed Guardian of Thomas C. HOWELL for the purpose of drawing his distributive share belonging to the estate of William HOWELL decd. from the United States Government who entered into bond in the sum of one hundred dollars conditioned as the law requires with James W. ROGERS his security which bond was received and endorsed by the court." SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1849-1856), page 19.
 

3 May 1852, "On motion of William ELLIS he is appointed Guardian of Permilia J. PARKER for the purpose of trying to obtain a bounty land warrant for her as the minor heir of Joseph PARKER decd. whereupon the said William ELLIS entered into bond with security conditioned as the law requires which bond was received conditioned as the law requires which bond was received and approved by the Court." SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1849-1856), page 262.
 

7 Jun 1852, "On motion of Thomas A. BROWN he is by the court appointed special guardian of Benjamin T. BROWN, Rachel J. BROWN, Jane T. BROWN and George BROWN minor children of Genl. John BROWN decd. for the purpose of obtaining from the U.S. Government a military bounty land warrant to which said minors are entitled for the services of their deceased father, and thereupon the said Thomas A. BROWN entered into bond with security conditioned as the law requires which bond was received and approved by the court." SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1849-1856), page 267.
 

7 Jun 1852, Hamilton GRAY being duly sworn in open court states that Dobson MILLER, James MILLER, Elizabeth DAVIS and Issabella HANKINS are the only surviving children and bodily issue of Henry MILLER late a sergeant in the North Carolina line in the war of the american revolution." SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1849-1856), page 268.
 

2 May 1853, "On motion of Samuel L. CHILDRESS Esqr. Hamilton GRAY and Wade H. NARRAMORE appeared in open court and after being duly sworn the said NARRAMORE say he was acquainted with Richard ALLEN decd. and that he was a revolutionary Pensioner the he drew he does not know (sic) and they both say that he left no widow but that he left the following named children. surviving him to wit. James ALLEN Sarah GILBERT and Elizabeth HANKINS. John ALLEN another son died before his father the said Richard leaving issue but their names not known and that they are disinterested witnesses." SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1849-1856), page 337, 338.
 

4 Apr 1853, "For the purpose of obtaining Pensions under the act of Feby 1843 The declarations of Esther ACREE Lucretia McNATT & Kiziah REYNOLDS was read in open court approved of by the court & ordered to be so certified." SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1849-1856), page 336.

2 May 1853, "The declaration of Claborn M. HOTCHKISS the regular appointed Guardian of Juliann AMOS in order to obtain the benefits of the provision made by the act of congress passed the 3rd Feby 1853 granting pension to minor children in case of the marriage of the widow or mother of minors, alledges that his said ward is the only child of Rebecka AMOS who was the widow of John AMOS who died in the Services of the United States as a private in the Mexican War, that the said Rebecka was placed upon the pension list at the war department bearing the date 30th day of June 1849 that the said wide was married to Joseph BREAZEALE on the __ day of ___ 185_. That his said ward was born 25th of May 1842 which was supported by the affidavit of Hamilton GRAY and Archibald FELTS who were disinterested witnesses were sworn in open court and approved and ordered to be certified." SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1849-1856), page 340. See also Circuit Minutes, 25 Feb 1850, page 302 & 303.

4 Jul 1853, "On motion of Samuel L. CHILDRESS attorney Richard A. STEGALL and Susan WILLIAMS persons of lawful age and credible witnesses appeared in court and after being first sworn on the Holy Evangelist in open court depose and say that they were acquainted with Surry DAVIS late a revolutionary Soldier that he died in Roane County Tennessee in the month of August 1849 leaving no widow surviving him but left the following children to wit. Susan ROBERTS Margaret STEGALL Milly GILLESPIE and Greenville DAVIS and perhaps another daughter Lucinda FOSTER but whether she was alive at the time of the death of her Father the said Surry or now living they are not advised not having heard from her in several years, they further say that they are disinterested in an application for a pension for the services of the said Surry DAVIS. SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1849-1856), page 351.
 

3 Oct 1853, "The declaration of John MEAD for bounty land and arrears of pay as an heir of his father William MEAD late a revolutionary soldier was sworn to in open court by the said John MEAD and approved and ordered to be certified." SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1849-1856), page 359.
 

7 Nov 1853, "On motion of Newton A. PATTERSON he is by the court appointed Guardian of Sally GRIFFIN a minor orphan so as to transfer a military Bounty Land Warrant No. 75523 issued in favor of said Sally GRIFFIN for 40 acres who thereupon entered into bond with John A. CAMPBELL his security conditioned as the law requires in the sum of one hundred dollars which bond was received and approved by the county." SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1849-1856), page 369.
 

2 Jan 1854, "The death of Kiziah REYNOLDS [HANKINS marked out] who was a pensioner under the act of February 1853 and mention in a certificate commenced 9th September 1853 and ??? 11 August 1853 as the widow of Jethro REYNOLDS who was a private in the 15 Rifles commanded by Lieutenant FINDLEY was proved in open court by the oath of Hamilton GRAY and Samuel E. WRIGHT who dispose and say   they were acquainted with the said Kiziah REYNOLDS that she departed that life in the county of Roane on the 25th day of September 1853 leaving the following named children surviving her viz. Alford REYNOLDS Jacob REYNOLDS Kiziah NEWMAN formerly Kiziah REYNOLDS Mary BLACKBURN formerly Mary REYNOLDS and Nancy REYNOLDS and that they were the only surviving child of the said Kiziah decd. SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1849-1856), page 375.
 

2 Jan 1854, "On motion of Samuel L. CHILDRESS attorney Elizabeth NARRAMORE Mary FELTS and Sally REYNOLDS credible witnesses were sworn and testified in open court that they were acquainted with Stephen alias Step MATHIS late of North Carolina who was understood and believed to have been a Revolutionary soldier in the North Carolina line who died in 1820 leaving his widow Hannah who died in North Carolina about 1834 leaving only one child _____ Mathis surviving now a citizen of Roane County." SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1849-1856), page 384.
 

6 Feb 1854, "On motion of Benjamin W. ELLIS he is by the court appointed special guardian of Nancy M. ELLIS his wife formerly Nancy M. BACON a minor orphan for the purpose of procuring her Land Warrant who thereupon entered into bond with Robert W. BOYD his security conditioned as the law requires in the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars which bond was received and approved by the court." SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1849-1856), page 402.
 

6 Jun 1853, "In the case of Primes(?) a man of color late a revolutionary soldier Peter B. POSTEN a witness proves that Primes died in Decr. 1848 or January 1849 that he left his Primons his only heir and no widow and that he is a disinterested witness." SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1849-1856), page 342.
 

4 Jul 1853, "On motion of Samuel L. CHILDRESS attorney Peter JOHNSTON John MOORE and Alexander SMITH three creditable witnesses appeared in court and after being duly sworn made oath in due form of law that they were acquainted with Alexander CASEY who was reputed to have been a revolutionary soldier that he died in Roane County Tennessee in the month of ____ 1843 leaving no widow surviving him and only left one child his son who is now a resident citizen of Roane County Tennessee and they further say that they are disinterested witnesses." SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1849-1856), page 344.
 

2 Jan 1854, "The declaration of Mary(?) [ink blot] BARNETT for a pension as the widow of Carter BARNETT late a revolutionary soldier which had been sworn before Robert S. ROBERTS Esqr. was inspected by the court and approved and their approval ordered to be certified." SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1849-1856), page 375.
 

2 Jan 1854, "On motion of Samuel L. CHILDRESS atto. Elizabeth NARRAMORE Sally REYNOLDS and MATHIS credible witnesses were sworn and testified in open court that they knew Aaron FELTS late of North Carolina who was understood to have been a soldier of the revolutionary war in the North Carolina line who died in North Carolina about 1822 leaving a widow Mary FELTS who also died in North Carolina in the year 1845 leaving the following named children surviving her viz. Mary FELTS who intermarried with Ancel MATHIS who are citizens of Roane County Tennessee and who are the only surviving heirs." SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1849-1856), page 385.
 

3 Jan 1854, "Ordered by the court that there be paid to James MORRIS for the support of Henry C. DOVER an infant bastard child of Mary DOVER, the next twelve months the sum of ten dollars to be certified in quarterly payments out of any money in the County Treasury . . ." SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1849-1856), page 392.
 

6 Mar 1854, "On motion of Henry M. BREAZEALE he is appointed Guardian of his wife Louisa formerly Louisa LUTTRELL for the purpose of obtaining a military bounty land warrant who thereupon entered into bond with security conditioned as the law requires which bond was received and approved by the court." SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1849-1856), page 403.
 

4 Sep 1854, "The declaration of Mary McKAMY widow and relict of John McKamy decd. for a pension for his services in the War of 1812 of the U.S.(?) was duly sworn in open court and approved to be certified." SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1849-1856), page 457. Note page number 457 is repeated twice.
 

6 Nov 1854, "The declaration of Peggy EVANS widow and relict of Samuel EVANS decd. who was a revolutionary Soldier for a pension was read in open court & approved and ordered to be certified." SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1849-1856), page 469.
 

2 Apr 1855, "Ordered by the court that there be paid to Dr. J.W. McNUTT for medicines furnished Patrick HOLLAND a Mexican American soldier before his death the last year . . ." SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1849-1856), page 314.
 

3 Sep 1855, "Be it remembered that on the 3rd day of September 1855 personally appeared in open court John B. WALLER and Absalom MILLER two credible witnesses after being first duly sworn for that purpose depose and say that they were acquainted with Elizabeth MILLER deceased and the person mentioned in a Pension Certificate as the widow of Adam MILLER a Revolutionary soldier dated on the 18th day of January 1851 departed this life in Roane County Tennessee on or about the 18th day of September 1854 having first made & published her last will and testament and they further say that they are disinterested witnesses. It is therefore ordered by the court that the same be certified." SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1849-1856), page 536.
 

3 Dec 1855, "Be it remembered that Joseph LANE & John W. TALIAFERRO two reputable witnesses & citizens of Roane County came into open court and being duly sworn according to law, declares that they were acquainted with Samuel EVANS late a revolutionary Pensioner who departed this life leaving his widow Peggy EVANS surviving him who is still living which record on motion of Samuel L. CHILDRESS Esqr. is ordered to be certified to the department of the Interior as part of the proof in the application of Saml. EVANS administrator of Saml. EVANS decd. for arrearages of Pension due decedent at his death." SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1849-1856), page 553.
 

8 Jul 1856, "Sabrina AHART vs. Adam AHART et al. . . .On the 8th of July 1856 and it appearing from the Petition of complainant that she together with those ??? as defts. if living are entitled as heirs at law of Hannah AHART deceased to a Bounty Land warrant No. 103743 for 40 acres which issued to the said Hannah AHART before her death and it further appearing that said defts. to wit Adam AHART George AHART Burris AHART and Sallie AHART are non residents of the state of Tennessee. . . " SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1856-1861), page 27.
 

5 Aug 1856, Anne SCARBROUGH widow & John B. WALLER Guardian for the minor heirs of James SCARBROUGH . . . it appearing to the satisfaction of the court from the allegations of the Petitioners that James SCARBROUGH departed this life intestate about the month of April 1851 in the County of McMinn Tennessee leaving his widow the said Anne and the following named minor children viz. John, George D., William H., Jonathan M. and Margaret R. SCARBROUGH his heirs at law and the said James SCARBROUGH prior to his death had obtained from the department of the Interior, a land warrant No. 1998 for 160 acres of land for services rendered to the United States in the Florida War . . ." SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1856-1861), page 36.
 

6 Jan 1857, "The declaration of Mary SEXTON widow of Fredrick SEXTON late a revolutionary soldier was this day read in open court approved of by the court & ordered to be so certified." SOURCE: County Court Minute Book (1856-1861), page 86.