Friday, August 26, 2011

War of 1812 Volunteers Mentioned In Gallatin Co., Illinois

From Cemeteries of Gallatin Co., Illinois...:

Haynes, James b Greenbrier Co Va. 1790‑1841 Volunteer War of 1812 with Great Britain. Erected by sons Joseph & John T.

Jones, Isaac 2nd Ohio Vol. War of 1812 [Note:  There was an Isaac Jones who was a private in Capt. John Russell's Company]

Wilson, Harrison b Front Royal, VA 1788-1852 or 1864 To Ky. 1796 & to Ill. 1806. Officer War of 1812

"His [Alexander Wilson's] son Harrison Wilson was an ensign in the war of 1812 and a captain in the Black Hawk war. Harrison had two sons, Bluford who was adjutant general of volunteers during the Civil war and solicitor for the U. S. treasury in Grant’s administration. The other son, James H., was born in Shawneetown in 1837. Educated at West Point; held positions in the Engineer corps of several expeditions. Rose to the rank of major general and was detailed to pursue Jefferson Davis in his flight from Richmond, Va., and eventually captured that distinguished prisoner. He returned to private life. When the Spanish-American war broke out he served as Major General of Volunteers. He has written several books of travel and biography."

 [Cox] Wm. was vet. of War of 1812

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