Friday, November 18, 2016

Aquilla Greer(s)

Mentioned were Aquilla Greer Sr., Aquilla Greer, Jr. and a cousin, also named Aquilla Greer, in the military pension documents.

From Fold3:

Served in Georgia with Captain John Browning, 2nd Regiment, Georgia militia, commanded by Colonel Jenkins until his death and after that Colonel Daniel Newnan, in the was with the Creek Indians.

Both Aquilla Greer, Jr., and Aquilla Greer, Sr., entered the service with Captain John Browning

Volunteered in Green County, Georgia at Jonathan Harrelson's house
Discharged at Fort Hawkins (another document said Milledgeville, Georgia on 10 March 1814)

Also lived in Pike County, Georgia.

Aquilla Greer was a resident of Spaulding County, Illinois.

Referred to as Aquilla Greer, Jr.

Robert Allen, witness, further testified that he knew Aquilla Greer, Sr., and knew of his discharge on account of his disability.  A cousin, also named Aquilla Greer, was was noted that his cousin was rejected because he was small and sickly.  Last time he knew the whereabouts of his cousin, the cousin was in Illinois.
"..being one of the same name who was rejected? and not mustered into service at all."
"And that the aforesaid Aquilla Greer was son of Eliza Greer fifer for the company in said war" Robert Allen, subscribing witness, Spaulding County, Georgia [Source  Fold3]

The Descendants of Aquilla Greer, Sr (our Johnson connection here).  Aquilla, who married Elizabeth Welch, was found here.  Not all information seems to coordinate with War of 1812 pension/bounty land file.

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