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The Collector (#47334277)
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Blakely - Blakeley - Blakemore - Bowden - Burchfiel - Burk(e) - Bush - Carothers - Coggin - Currie - Dillon - Floyd - Garland - Gouge- Hickman - Hills - Keen(e) - Newberry - Neville - Parker - Payne - Pearce - Pendergraft - Phillips - Self - Summerell - Thomas - Thornberry - Tomlin - Totman - Whitehead - Zink

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RE: Bowdoin vs Bowden
Dear Collector -
Thank you for your note and the information - I have been tryiong to tease out the confusion in this line of late and will use your information to separate the John Bowden facts that have been misapplied to John Bowdoin.
As for the memorial, I will strip it of the facts that belong to your John Bowden and continue the hunt for the facts for "my " John Bowdoin.
Can you point me to a tree for John Bowden I may use for the broader picture? For example, Peggy Webb is who I have for John Bowdoin, but perhaps John Bowden's wife is another Peggy, not Webb, etc.?
Added by CuBO on Oct 26, 2015 2:47 PM
Fauna Obscura
Fauquier County Roots
Thank you for the Smith/Puller/Barbee/Payne links.
Jacqueline Puller Smith Barbee is my 3x great grandmother. She was an aunt to John Barton Payne, secretary of the interior under Woodrow Wilson.
Added by Fauna Obscura on Oct 20, 2015 9:24 PM
RE: Walker D Buck & John Buck
I am a Buck descendant. Information regarding Walker Davidson Buck was from his son, Edwin Hunter Buck.

1. Edwin Hunter Buck, Information provided by Edwin Hunter Buck via a GEDCOM file, Name: np, 1998;. ABBR Ned Buck.

Information regarding Col. John Buck: 1. Hubert Nelson Buck, The Descendants of Charles Buck of Virginia, Name: Hubert Nelson Buck, Atlanta, GA, 1963.;. Source Quality: This series of nine large charts was researched and drawn by my great-uncle, Hubert Nelson Buck. -- G. S. Buck, Jr.

ABBR Hubert Nelson Buck: Buck Family Tree.
Added by AndyR on Oct 10, 2015 1:37 PM
Walker Davidson Buck
All the information sent was information obtained from his grandson, Edwin Hunter (Ned) Buck, Jr. I am a Buck descendant and have been researching for a number of years. What info did I send that doesn't match yours?
Added by AndyR on Sep 25, 2015 12:52 PM
Joe Craver -- KY Legionnaire
RE: Zenas and Martha Bush
My source was Lawrentz Family Tree for Zenas and Irwin Family Tree for Martha.
Yes, I was curious about the Caswell County, NC aspect, too. I started to dismiss it, but after checking both markers and realizing that the names and dates matched exactly, it had to be correct. Besides, I've never seen the name "Zenas" before.
Here is the information for each person as it appeared (copied from) on the website.
Zenas Bush:
Birth: 11 May 1776 - Caswell, United States
Marriage: 27 Nov 1805 - Caswell, North Carolina
Death: 23 Feb 1830 - Caswell, North Carolina, United States
Parents: Joseph Bush, Frances Graves
Spouse: Martha (Patsey) Brooks
Spouse & Children
Martha (Patsey) Brooks
Nathan W. Bush
William Tandy Bush
Eustasia A Bush
Martha (Patsey) Brooks Bush:
Birth: 9 October 1787 (9 Oct 1787) Caswell, North Carolina
Marriage: 27 Nov 1805 - Caswell, North Carolina, United States
Death: 24 March 1838 (24 Mar 1838)
Spouse & Children
Zenus Bush
Nathan W BUSH
William Tandy BUSH
Elizabeth BUSH
Eustasia A BUSH
Why they were in NC when they died, I have no idea. gives information in a "fact" format and also in a narrative. The fact page does not give a death location for Martha, but the narration says it was North Carolina.
Also note that 3 children are listed for Zenas and 4 children for Martha.
Both references stated that son Nathan was born in North Carolina and William Tandy was born in Tennessee. They must have moved West sometime between 1811 and 1819. (Powell Cemetery is just across the Tennessee state line in Kentucky). It also says that they "lived in Logan County, Kentucky in the 18??'s".
Also, "Family Trees" are not always correct.
I hope this helps answer your question.
Joe Craver
Added by Joe Craver -- KY Legionna... on Aug 05, 2015 11:02 PM
RE: Isaiah & Malinda Bowden
Old Harmony would be the same cemetery, Pat. You should go ahead and move his memorial, too. I don't recall seeing a marker for his grave, but I will look when I'm there next week. You're very welcome! I'm just glad to see them in the right place.
Added by LDF on May 30, 2015 11:02 PM
John B. Sellers
RE: Blakemore
Fort Jackson, the site of the earlier French Fort of Toulouse (about 5 miles north of the present town of Wetumpka, Alabama) was at this time the headquarters for General Jackson. Soon after their arrival, Colonel Pipkin and his troops at Fort Jackson were priviledged to see Andrew Jackson add the culminating stroke to his defeat of the Creek Nation. On 9 August 1814, thirty-six Chiefs of the Creek Nation and General Andrew Jackson (for the United States) signed the "Treaty of Fort Jackson", in which the Creek Nation gave up one half of its land to the U.S. On August 11th General Jackson departed Fort
Jackson for Mobile.

The inactivity of the routine of garrison duty was probably not very conducive to a high esprit de corps to these Tennessee frontiersmen A break in the monotony was the few Indians that were killed in the area around the forts being guarded by the first regiment. As time began to grow heavy on their hands, and the usual period of service of three months was nearng its end, a
group of men began talk of the illegalaty of being ordered for six months service and some threatened to leave at the end of three months duty.(26)

Colonel Pipkin apparently sensed the tenor of the men for on 23 August 1814, he issued a regimental order which, "required the officers of all grades, and privates, to use their best endeavor to suppress any mutiny or intended mutiny, under the penalties of a violation of the law of the United States" (27). On 4 September, Colonel Pipkin wrote to General Jackson, informing him that the troops were manifesting a mutinous disposition and had placed an "instrument" on the gate post a few nights before. The colonel recommended the establishment of a General Court Martial to try a soldier then
under charges, in the hopes that this would act as an example and stop any inteded mutiny.(28)

The muster-roll of Captain Ebenezer Kilpatrick's company shows that one man was discharged by Court-martial on 14 September 1814. It is further noted that Captain Kilpatrick's company was located at Fort Jackson on this date. Also on the 14th of September, there was an open demonstration at Fort Jackson bythose that wanted support of their claims of serving only three months.

On the 19th of September, approximately 100 men broke into the bread house, the bake house was set on fire and cattle were slaughtered and cooked in preparation for depature on the next day. On the morning of the 20th, following the sounding of reveille, approximately 180 of the nearly 500 men at Fort Jackson departed for Tennessee, "yelling and firing their guns".(30)
There were deserters from the other posts of the regiment, and desertion was not uncommon even in the regular army units, but not in the strength that left Fort Jackson on 20 Sept. 1814.

The muster-rolls and the procedings of the court-martial indicate that the probable disposition of the regiment on 20 September was: [1] At Fort Jackson: Regimental field and staff; Captain Peter Searcy's company, Captian
Ebenezer Kilpatrick's Company, Captain John Strother's company, Captain George Mebane's Company, Lt. David Mitchell's detachment of Captain John Robertson's Company, and possibly Captain William McKay's Company; [2] at Fort Williams: Captain Henry M. Newlin's Company, and Captain David Smith's Company; [3] at Fort Strother: Captain James Blakemore's Company and probably the remainder of Captain John Robertson's Company.

I'm sure you can visualize the extremely difficult position that Colonel Pipkin and his officers found themselves, in the days preceeding and the day of the mutiny and desertion. The men who deserted were friends and neighbors, and in some cases were even Kinfolk. But the militia in the service of the United States was subject to the Rules and Articles of War. The 7th article
authorized a death penalty or, "such other punishment as by a court-martial shall be inflicted", for mutiny or inciting to mutiny. Article 8, authorized a similar penalty where any officer or soldier, "does not use his utmost
endeavors to suppress a mutiny, or coming to the knowledge of an intended mutiny does not without delay give information thereof to his commanding

In accordance with the 8th Article Colonel Pipkin and his officers were duty bound, under possible penalty of death to stop any mutiny if at all possible. The proceedings of the court-martial bring out the efforts of the officers and noncommissioned officers to stop the mutiny, but the fact is that the men did leave.

Colonel Pipkin sent the names and the county from which the men were from to all Tennessee papers and offered a $10 reward for thier detention or return. The order was later given that the men be returned to their assigned
posts or the Fort Jackson. Some of the men enlisted in other units, some returned on their own and others were returned under arrest. The muster-rolls show that the men began returning at the end of one week, and by the end of one month 97 had returned, by 2 November 166 men had returned.(35)

The regiment was assembled at Fort jackson and departed 11 November for the Fort Pierce and Fort Montgomery areas. On 27 November the regiment was ordered to Mobile for the trial of the alleged deserters and mutineers. The
court-martial convened on the 5th of December and consisted of: President, Lt. Col. Peter Perkins; Members, Major William C. Smart, Captain James Blackmore, Captian William McKay, and Lt. James Boyd; Supernumeries Lt. Daniel Mitchell and Ensign Thomas H. Williams. Apparently different clerks spelled Mackay and Blakemore as Blackmore. So I believe that the members of the court-martial were all assigned to the first regiment except the president and Major Smart.
However all were officers of the Tennessee Militia.(35)

The court-martial was adjourned on 18 December and the proceedings were forwarded to General Jackson, now at New Orleans for approval of the findings. General Jackson approved the findings of the court on 28 January 1815. The
findings were: six men were sentenced to be shot; the two officers were sentenced to be dismissed from the service and prohibitied from holding
commissions again and one had his saber broken over his head; the remainder of the 205 tried received lessor sentences of making up the lost time at 1/3 to 1/2 of their pay and at the expiration of their service to have half of their
heads shaved and drummed out of camp.(22)
Added by John B. Sellers on May 27, 2015 12:46 PM
John B. Sellers
RE: Blakemore
A Review Of The History Of Davidson And Sumner Counties, Together With Sketches of Places and Events Along the Route Of The NASHVILLE- GALLATIN INTERURBAN RAILWAY

By James Douglas Anderson
Nashville, Tennessee. 1913

A Monument to Mexican War Soldiers - Sumner County furnished three companies for the war with Mexico - the Tenth Legion, Capt. William Blackmore; the Polk Guards, Capt. Robert A. Bennett; Legion Second, Capt. William Hatton - about three hundred young men in all. The first two of these companies were in Campbell's Regiment; the third belonged to Cheatham's (the Third Tennessee) Regiment.
Added by John B. Sellers on May 27, 2015 12:27 PM
John B. Sellers
RE: Blakemore
The book "The Blakemore Family and Allied Lines" by Maurice Neville Blakemore, I once has the disc but can't find it. In the book has all of the descendants and includes Memoirs of Thomas Fayette Blakemore (Thomas F. Blakemore?).
Added by John B. Sellers on May 27, 2015 10:46 AM
John B. Sellers
RE: Blakemore
I'll get back to you soon as I work on this tomorrow. Well I am glad there was one person in the family at the time, good old J.N. to try to keep it together as best he could back then. I just completed liking Blakemore's to Rogers, Dales, Ball, and George Washington. Linked Lucy Neville Blakemore's husband Thomas Bragg to all his ancestors. Waiting on a couple edit approvals on links to GW. Did you see Pvt. Thomas Blakemore memorial, Germantown, PA. ?
Added by John B. Sellers on May 26, 2015 6:23 PM
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