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Montgomery County
Soldiers of the War of 1812


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Researched and Submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener

When Deanie Walker and I did the research for this article (1981), there was not enough information available in the sources used to provide us with all the material we would have liked to have had. In some cases, all we had was a name. This is the list we compiled and the information we found.
In the case of the census records provided, we believed the records to be the same person as the soldier on our list. Since there is no way that we could do all the research needed to verify the information on each soldier,
the proof must be found by the individual researcher. We hope that in some way this article will help you with clues that will further your research.

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Soldiers of War of 1812

ALLEN, William
ALLISON, Thomas
ANDERSON, George Henry
BAGBY, David
BLALOCK, Henry
BRIGGS, Stephen
CARPENTER, William
CASS, Archibald
CASS, John
DAVIS, Capt. David
DAVIS, Elijah
GRISHAM, Austin
HARRISON, John
HAWKINS, Benjamin
HAWKINS, John
HEIDEMAN, John A./HINDERMAN, A.
LAWLER, John L.
McDAVID, William
McPHERSON, James
MANN, James
PADEN/PADDEN, William
PALMER, Louis D.
PALMER, Winfield Scott
PARRISH, Gilbert
PARRISH, Guilford
PARROT, Louis P.
PHILLIPS, Capt. Thomas
PRATER, Halloway/Holloway
ROBERTS, Joseph
ROBERTS, Josiah
ROUNTREE, Hiram
SEWARD, Col. John
STUPLIN/ STRIPLIN, Francis M.
TODD, Benjamin
VOLLENTINE/VOLEENTINE, William
WELLER, John
WILLIAMSON, Robert

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ALLEN, William

1850 Montgomery Co. Census 493-512

Allen, William 52 N.C.
Allen, Mary 38 TN
Allen, Jane 22 TN
Allen, Margaret 17 IL
Allen, Rufus 15 IL
Allen, Emily 13 IL
Allen, John 11 IL
Allen, Charles 7 IL
Allen, Aron 17 IL
Allen, Bub 1 IL
Brown, Mary 70 NC


ALLISON, Thomas



ANDERSON, George Henry
b. Aug. 13., 1790 TN
d. Jan. 11, 1853 bur. Hopewell Cemetery, Irving, IL

Served from Tennessee
HISTORY OF BOND AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES ILLINOIS states--'Other settlers soon
flocked around "Linn Knoll", among whom were George H. Anderson...Anderson had a large family; most of those living (1882) reside in Christian County. His wife was a daughter of Robert Mann, who is long since dead.'

1830 Montgomery Co. Census - Anderson, George H.
2 males 0-5; 1 male 30-40
2 females 5-10; 3 females 10-15; 1 female 30-40

1840 Montgomery Co. Census - Anderson, George H.
1 male 0-5; 2 males 5-10; 2 males 10-15; 1 male 30-40
1 female 0-5; 3 females 15-20; 1 female 20-30; 1 females 40-50

1850 Montgomery Co. Census - 422-430

Anderson, George 60 farmer TN
Anderson, Nancy 53   unknown
Anderson, Malinda 28   Ky
Anderson, William 24 clerk Ky
Anderson, Elizabeth 26   Ky
Anderson, John 19 farmer IL
Anderson, Thomas 17 farmer IL
Anderson, Lucia 15   IL
Anderson, George 12   IL
Anderson, Eupema 7   IL


BAGBY, David
b. 1792 N.C. d. 1865 Pitman Twp.

HISTORY OF BOND AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES ILLINOIS states--"Davis Bagby was a resident of Pitman (Township) as early as the year 1832, having come here in company with his father-in-law, miller woods, both of whom located in-the southeast corner of the township...Bagby subsequently purchased a piece of land in Section 19, where he lived until the year 1865 when he died, lamented by all who knew him. He was a soldier in the War of 1812, having served his country faithfully throughout that memorable struggle." Catherine Bagby daughter of David Bagby married D.G. Whitehorn in 1834. It was the first marriage in Pitman Township.

1850 Montgomery Co. Census - 1033-1057

Bagby, Davis 58 farmer N.C.
Bagby, Martha 55   N.C.
Bagby, Julia 24   KY
Bagby, Francis 22 farmer KY



BLALOCK, Henry
buried Chapel Cemetery, Witt Twp.

BRIGGS, Stephen
d. Feb. 19, 1889 bur. Crabtree Cemetery, Litchfield, IL
served in the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Indian Wars

1840 Montgomery Co. Census - Briggs, Stephen
1 male 20-30 -- 1 female 15-20

1850 Montgomery Co. Census - 277-283

Briggs, Stephen 37 farmer Ohio
Briggs, Parlina 27   TN
Briggs, George 9   IL
Briggs, James 7   IL
Briggs, William 3   IL
Briggs, Thomas 8/12   IL


CARPENTER, William
buried Chapel Cemetery, Witt Twp.



CASS, Archibald
b. June 7, 1797 Ohio?
d. Oct. 27, 1845 bur. Blue Grass Cemetery, Raymond Twp.

1840 Montgomery Co. Census - Cass, Archibald
1 male 0-5; 1 male 10-15; 1 male 40-50
1 female 0-5; 1 female 5-10; 1 female 10-15; 1 female 30-40


CASS, John
b. Mar. 17, 1793 Ohio?
d. Aug. 13, 1835 bur. Blue Grass Cemetery, Raymond Twp.

PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF MONTGOMERY AND BOND COUNTIES ILLINOIS states that John was born in KY and his wife Martha Swallow was born in PA. They came to Raymond Twp. in 1832. In 1835, Martha J. (Swallow) Cass taught the first school in Raymond
Twp. (This source contains a biographical sketch of John J. s/o John Cass--pg. 213)

HISTORY OF BOND AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES ILLINOIS states--"In that year (1833), John Cass moved into the township and purchased the Conyer farm, on which he resided until the year 1836, at which time he died. He was an industrious, exemplary man and true Christian, who carried his Christianity into the actions of everyday life. Two daughters and one son (John Cass) are living at the present time. The latter... is one of the leading citizens of the township." "The first ground consecrated to the burial of the dead was laid out on the farm belonging to John Cass and is still known as the Cass Graveyard."


DAVIS, Capt. David
b. July 5, 1784 Italy
d. Jan. 10, 1872 bur. Elmwood Cemetery, Litchfield, IL

served from MO

HISTORY OF BOND AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES ILLINOIS states-- David Davis was born "of Welsh parentage, near Genoa, Italy, and at the age of 14 years, came to the United States. In New York City he learned the baker's trade, and from that city moved to St. Louis, MO. when it was but a French village; he was in the regular army five years; he participated in the War of 1812 and was wounded in the battle of Queenstown, with a saber, which enabled the enemy to take him prisoner, which they did, carrying him on flatboats to Boston, Mass., where he was confined and compelled to endure many privations. He lived in St. Louis, MO., until 1840, when he removed to Madison County, Illinois where he engaged in farming 16 years or thereabout, coming to Litchfield in 1856. After coming to Litchfield, he was the business partner of his son (David) until 1872, in which year he died, in his 87th year." (PAST AND PRESENT OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY ILLINOIS by Jacob Traylor contains information on David Davis Jr.)


DAVIS, Elijah
1850 Montgomery Co. Census - 379-385

Davis, Elijah 57   S.C.
Davis, Frances 37   TN
Davis, James 12   TN
Davis, Jacob 17   TN
Davis, Nancy 10   TN
Davis, Richard 9   TN
Davis, Franklin 5   IL
Davis, Henry 6/12   IL


GRISHAM, Austin
b. March 10, 1771 Guilford Co. N.C.
d. Dec. 9, 1853/Mar. 9, 1853 buried Kirkland Cemetery
Spo. Fanny Powers (b. Oct. 10, 1775 VA d. May 10, 1851)

(HISTORY OF BOND AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES ILLINOIS contains a biographical sketch
of James Grisham s/o Austin and Fanny) Austin Grisham settled in what is now Bond County in 1816. He moved to what is now Walshville Twp., Montgomery Co. about 1818.

1825 Montgomery Co. Census - West Fork Twp. - Grissom, Austin
1 male over 21 -- 1 male under 21 -- 1 female

1830 Montgomery Co. Census - Grisham, Austin
1 male 15-20 -- 1 male 50-60
1 female 15-20 -- 1 female 50-60

1840 Montgomery Co. Census - Grissom, Austin
1 male 5-10 -- 1 male 20-30 -- 1 male 50-60 -- 1 male 60-70
2 females 0-5 -- 1 female 5-10 -- 1 female 20-30

1850 Montgomery Co. Census - 623-633 - listed with James Grison family
(Grisham), Austin -- 80 -- b. N.C.
Fanny -- 76 -- VA



HARRISON, John
John Harrison married Isabelle Robb on Jan. 15, 1837 in Montgomery Co. IL

1840 Montgomery Co. Census - Harrison, John
1 male 5-10 1 male 10-15 1 male 15-20 1 male 40-50 1 female 50-60.

1850 Montgomery Co. Census - 791-803
Harrison, John Sr. -- 60 -- b. N.C.
Isabel -- 61 -- S.C.
Joseph -- 18 -- IL


HAWKINS, Benjamin
d. Aug. 18, 1877 bur. Antioch Cemetery, Witt Twp.


HAWKINS, John
d. Oct. 22, 1879 bur. Antioch Cemetery, Witt Twp.

1850 Montgomery Co. Census - 621-631

Hawkins, John 55 farmer S.C.
Hawkins, Mary 46   TN
Hawkins, Thomas 20   IL
Hawkins, Daniel 16   IL
Hawkins, William 15   AK
Hawkins, Hiram 14   IL
Hawkins, Powers 11   IL
Hawkins, Comadore 8?   IL
Hawkins, John 23 farmer IL


HEIDEMAN, John A./HINDERMAN, A.
d. July 13, 1891 bur. McCord Cemetery, Irving Twp.
(Since we found the exact information on these two men, we feel that they are one and the same.)



LAWLER, John L.
John was born in TN. He was a captain of a pack horse company during the War of 1812. John T., his son, was born on March 22, 1805 in Talladega, Ala. (HISTORY OF BOND AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES ILLINOIS contains a biographical sketch of Isaac F. s/o John T. Lawler)

McDAVID, William
We found three different statements concerning William's birth:
Sept. 15, 1799 Scott Co. VA/Sept. 1790 Scott Co. VA/Scotland and came to the US as a young man.

At the age of 16, he went to MO with his brother, James, and then to TN. He served in the Seminole War and in the War of 1812. He fought in the Battle of New Orleans under Andrew Jackson. In 1819, he married Elizabeth d/o Jesse Johnson in Franklin Co. TN. He came to Montgomery Co. in Jan. 1820 and settled in East Fork Twp. He died Feb. 14, 1866 and was buried in McDavid Cemetery. Elizabeth who was born Sept. 20, 1800 in Ohio, died Oct. 11, 1883. According to what we found they had nine children; however, we only found the names of eight---William C. m. Martha L. Hunter, James B., John T., Jesse J., Nancy m. John H. Barringer, Emily in. Joshua Wilson, Harriet M. in. William B. Pollard, and Thomas. Jesse and Nancy ;were twins.

1825 Montgomery Co. IL Census - Hamilton Twp. McDavid, William
1 male over 21 -- 4 males under 21 -- 2 females

1830 Montgomery Co. Census - McDavid, William
1 male 0-5-- 2 males 5-10 -- 1 male 10-15 -- 1 male 30-40
2 females 0-5 -- 1 female 20-30

1840 Montgomery Co. Census - McDavid, William
1 male 5-10 -- 1 male 10-15 -- 2 males 15-20 -- 1 male 20-30 -- 1 male 40-50
1 female 0-5 -- 1 female 5-10 -- 2 females 10-15 -- 1 female 40-50 -- 1 female 90-100

1850 Montgomery Co. Census - 836-850
McDavid, William -- 60 -- b. VA
Elizabeth -- 50 -- TN
Harriet -- 18 -- IL
Thomas -- 17 -- IL

(For further information on descendents of William McDavid check---HISTORICAL
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ILLINOIS AND HISTORY OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY by Alexander Strange pages 110?-1106; PAST AND PRESENT OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY ILLINOIS by Jacob Traylor pages 567-563; HISTORY OF BOND AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES ILLINOIS by William H. Perrin pages 207, 294-296; PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF MONTGOMERY AND BOND COUNTIES ILLINOIS pages 142, 374)


McPHERSON, James
b. Jan. 28, 179? N.C.
d. Oct. 1879
There were three different possibilities for the place of death---Scott Co., Morgan Co., or Montgomery Co., IL

He served from KY and was at the Battle of New Orleans. He married Elizabeth Johnson who was born Jan. 29, 1799 N.C. and died 1846 in Scott Co. IL. They had two sons---J.H. b. Dec. 13, 1826 in Muhlenburg Co. KY who was their 5th child and George. (Information on these men can be found in HISTORY OF BOND AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES ILLINOIS on pages 193 and 197-198.)


MANN, James


PADEN/PADDEN, William
b. Sept. 4, 1793
d. Oct. 29, 1849
bur. McCord Cemetery, Irving Twp.


PALMER, Louis D.
We had two statements concerning the birth date and place of Louis---
b. May 3, 1781 Culpepper Co. VA and June 2, 1781 Northumberland Co. VA.

He was the s/o Isaac and Ann (MacAuley) Palmer. Isaac was born Nov. 1, 1747 in Northumberland Co. VA and died in Christian Co. KY. Ann was born June 1747 in Northumberland Co. Va. Louis married Ann Hunsford Tutt who was born Oct. 27, 1786 in Culpepper Co. VA. He died Feb. 16, 1848 and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Litchfield. He was in Harrison's Command and fought in the Battle of Raisen River.


PALMER, Winfield Scott
We find this man listed as being in the War of 1812; however, since he was born on November 19, 1819 in Todd Co. KY, we do not know how this could have been possible. It is possible that his records have been confused with that of his father, Louis D. Palmer. Since he was listed in one source, we will include the information found. W.S. Palmer came with his wife and 2 small children to the new town of Litchfield in 1853. The Louis Palmer family had arrived in IL by covered wagon in 1831 from KY and settled in Moro, Madison CO. W.S. married Rebecca Belasche while the lived in Moro. During their first year in Litchfield, Rebecca and their 2 children died. In 1860, he married Sarah Catherine Burnet d/o Albert and Sarah (Cook) Burnet who was born Aug. 16, 1836 in Newark N.J. and died Apr. 1909. They had 4 children---Elizabeth m. H.G. Tuttle, Louis, Catherine m. Dr. O.T. Stratton, and Albert B. W.S. was a graduate of Shurtleff College and had been a teacher before coming to Litchfield. In May 1854, he began to build his general store; however, since he went to the woods and hewed out the framing timber, he did not finish until fall. His partner was his brother-in-law, S.T. Mayo. Mr. Palmer was a Republican and served as mayor of the city in 1872 and 1873. He died on Apr. 4/7, 1904 at the age of 86. (HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ILLINOIS AND HISTORY OF MONTGOMERY CO. includes a biographical sketch of Albert B. Palmer on page 1132)


PARRISH, Gilbert
d. Oct. 20, 1888 bur. Elmwood Cemetery, Litchfield

1840 Census of Montgomery Co. IL - Parrish, Gilbert
2 males 10-15 -- 1 male 15-20 -- 1 male 20-30 -- 1 male 50-60
1 female 15-20 -- 2 females 20-30 -- 1 female 40-50

PARRISH, Guilford
b. 1790-1800 d. Aug. 29, 1848 bur. Clear Springs Cemetery


PARROT, Louis P.
bur. Elmwood Cemetery, Litchfield


PHILLIPS, Capt. Thomas
b. Oct. 1790 Jackson Co. GA
d. Sept. 22, 1871 bur. Oak Grove, Hillsboro


PRATER, Halloway/Holloway
b. Jan 23, 1777 N.C. m. Anna Adair (b. abt. 1779 N.C.)
d. Nov. 1846

Served from TN. Came to IL abt 1818. Anna and Halloway had 8 children--
one was Alexander who m. Mary Sears. (HISTORY OF BOND AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES ILLINOIS contains a biographical sketch of Asa s/o Alexander Prater page 304-305)


ROBERTS, Joseph
d. 3 Dec. 1888 bur. Roberts Cemetery, N. Litchfield Twp.
Served in the War of 1812 and the Indian Wars


ROBERTS, Josiah
b. 1793 GA
d. Feb. 21, 1852 Served from TN in "Tom Benton Reg."

1830 Montgomery Co. Census - Roberts, Josiah
2 males 0-5 -- 2 males 5-10 -- 1 male 10-15 -- 1 male 30-40
1 female 0-5 -- 1 female 5-10 -- 1 female 20-30

1840 Montgomery Co. Census - Roberts, Josiah
1 male 0-5 -- 1 male 10-15 -- 2 males 15-20 -- 1 male 20-30 -- 1 male 40-50
2 females 5-10 -- 1 female 10-15 -- 1 female 15-20 -- 1 female 30-40

1850 Montgomery Co Census 259-264
Roberts, Josiah -- 57 -- farmer -- b. GA
Susan -- 42 -- TN
Andrew -- 21 -- IL
Eliza -- 15 -- IL
Richard -- 12 -- IL
Josiah -- 8 -- IL


ROUNTREE, Hiram
b. Dec. 22, 1794 Rutherford Co. N.C.
d. Mar. 4/5, 1873 bur. Rountree Cemetery, Montgomery Co. IL

Served as an ensign under General Shelby during the War of 1812. Hiram Rountree sent most of his early life in KY where his family moved when he was a few months old. He studied law in Bowling Green KY. In 1817, he moved to Edwardsville where he taught school for 2 years. He married Nancy R. Wright in 1818. He moved to Montgomery Co. in 1821 from Fayette Co. and served as the first Circuit Clerk. For 48 years he served the county in an official capacity -- Circuit Clerk, Justice of the Peace, County Clerk, and County Judge. He was a member of the Methodist Church from 1818 until his death. During the Black Hawk War he was Capt. of the Rountree Company 2nd Regiment of the 3rd Brigade. His children were S.H.H. Rountree (son) and Mrs. D.D. Shumway.


SEWARD, Col. John
b. June 10, 1765 N.J.
d. Apr. 1, 1847 bur. Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro

1825 IL Census - Hamilton Twp. - John Seward
1 male over 21 - 1 female

1830 Montgomery Co. Census - Seward, John
1 male 60-70 -- 1 female 0-5 -- 1 female 60-70

1840 Montgomery Co. Census - Seward, John
1 male 0-5 -- 1 male 20-30 -- 2 males 30-40 -- 1 male 70-80
2 females 0-5 -- 1 female 70-80


STUPLIN/ STRIPLIN, Francis M.
d. 1856
bur. Roberts Cemetery, North Litchfield Twp.
Served in the War of 1812 and the Indian Wars


TODD, Benjamin
b. 1796 N.C. bur. Abler Cemetery or Isbell/Isbell Cemetery, Fayette Co. IL.
Lived in the Bost Hill Area of Montgomery Co.

1840 Montgomery Co Census - Todd, Benjamin
1 Male 60-70 -- 1 female 60-70

1850 Montgomery Co Census 893-909
Todd, Benjamin -- 84 -- farmer -- b. NC
Rachel -- 70 -- NC


VOLLENTINE/VOLEENTINE, William
b. Feb. 24, 1791
d. Dec. 11, 1868 bur. Kirkland Cemetery, Walshville Twp.
"Army-NSUSD-1812-Battle of New Orleans"


WELLER, John
b. May 6, 1787 Frederick Co. MD
d. Mar. 7, 1843 Irving, Montgomery Co. IL bur. St. John's Cemetery, Irving

John served in the War of 1812 from Ohio. He married Mary Lingenfelter on Apr. 20, 1820 in Stark Co. Ohio. They came to Montgomery County about 1840 and settled in Irving Twp. They were the parents of 10 children--Elizabeth m. Noah Lipe, Jacob m. Catherine Carriker, Margaret Ann m. Daniel Valentine Harkey, Mary m. Martin A. Ludewick, Adam m. #1 Elizabeth Sanders #2 Mary J. _____, Daniel m. Lydia Hefley, Sarah m. Augustus Miller, Martha "Mattie" m. Edward Tester, John J. m. #1 Harriet N. Harkey #2 Harriet N. Lipe, Catherine Louisa "Kate" m. John Simeon Lipe.

1840 Montgomery Co. Census - Weller, John
2 males 0-5 -- 1 male 5-10 -- 1 male 10-15 -- 1 male 15-20 -- 1 male 50-60
2 females 0-5 -- 2 females 10-15 -- 1 female 30-40


WILLIAMSON, Robert
b. Apr. 4, 1793 VA lived Nodaway Co. VA.
d. Sept. 20, 1861 bur. Williamson Cemetery Served in the War of 1812 from TN

1840 Montgomery Co. Census - Williamson, Robert
2 males 10-15 -- 3 males 15-20 -- 1 male 40-50
1 female 5-10 -- 1 female 10-15 -- 1 female 40-50

1850 Montgomery Co Census 1000-1022
Williamson, Robert -- 56 -- farmer -- b. VA
Jane -- 54 -- VA
Nancy -- 22 -- TN
Caswell -- 20 -- farmer -- TN
Jane -- 4 -- IL


The sources used by Lynn Boyd Reener for this article were:
-- HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF IL AND HISTORY OF MONTGOMERY CO. by Alexander Strange
-- PAST AND PRESENT OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY ILLINOIS by Jacob Traylor
-- HISTORY OF BOND AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES ILLINOIS by William Henry Perrin
-- HONOR ROLL, STATE OF ILLINOIS, MONTGOMERY COUNTY 1 Oct. 1956
-- MONTGOMERY COUNTY, ILLINOIS, MARRIAGE RECORDS 1821-1850
-- CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF LITCHFIELD, IL
-- PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF MONTGOMERY AND BOND COUNTIES ILLINOIS Walter R. Sanders


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