WAR OF 1812 Index

Roberts In The War Of 1812


Robert Samuel Roberts - voluntered for military service in the War of 1812. He enrolled in Capt. John McKamey's Company, Nov. 13 1814, at Washington, Rhea County, TN. He served as a Sergeant in the 5th TN Militia, and was honorably discharged at Kingston, TN May 15, 1815. Quoting from his pension application, "That he did receive an honorable discharge, but sold it." The quoted statement had no explanation of why it was sold, or to whom it was sold. From affidavits submitted with his widow's application for pension, it is known that Robert Samuel's brother, John C. Roberts, and neighbor Absolum Adkisson, served with him during the War. He died February 13, 1873 He married July 1813, Margaret Gardner, at the home of her father, James Gardner.
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John C. Roberts - John C. was a veteran of the War of 1812, serving in Captain Chiles & Lt. Conway's Company of TN Miltia. He enlisted 20 Sep 1814 at Kingston, TN and was discharged there on 1 May 1815, serving 224 days. He received a pension for his military service. He married Elizabeth Blackwell, daughter of David Blackwell, Rev. War soldier, on 02 Mar 1816 in Roane County, TN.
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Edward Roberts - was a volunteer in Captain White's Company of the regiment of TN Militia commanded by Col.John Brown in the war with the Cherokee Indians. He volunteered at Kingston, TN, Sept. 30, 1813, and was honorably discharged at Kingston on Dec. 29, 1813. After returning from military service, he resumed farming. He served at least one term as a constable in Roane County. He married Susan Ballard on 01 Nov 1812 in Roane County, TN