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War of 1812 (1812 - 1815)

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Anderson, Reuben G........Pvt SC Militia

Col. James Bryan

Dahlonega Signal, March 20, 1885

Col. James Bryan,  was born in Sumter County, Georgia, December 24th 1791; died in Hall County Georgia March 12th 1885, aged ninety-four years, two months, and sixteen days. Col. Bryan served in the war of 1812 and also in the Florida War, was commissioned Major of the 98th Batt. of Militia, January 28th, 1830, by Gov. George Gilmer, also commissioned Col. of the 79th Reg. of Militia by Gov. Wilson Lumpkin, July17, 1835. Moved to Lumpkin County immediately after the removal of the Cherokee Indians and held the responaible trust for several years of his life, by commission from the governor of the state, as one of the justices of the Inferior Court. About three years ago, he moved to his daughter's, Ms. John Ray, to be cared for.  

Chambers, John

Clements, George

Davis. Julius

Dowdy, Aaron

Signal, 25 July 1890

Old Uncle Aaron Dowdy, as he was always called since our early childhood, departed this life last Saturday, the 19th July 1890.

"He has been a resident of this county since its early settlement - his occupation being that of a farmer. He was ninety-six years of age and was a pensioner of the government for his services in the War of 1812. He and the father of the writer of this article being members of the regiment, who enlisted in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1813. There are but few Jackson soldiers living, and perhaps Uncle Aaron is the last survivor in this country."

Edmondson, George W.......Pvt 43 US Arty, War of 1812. Celia P. Edmondson applied for pensioner 10 Feb 1893 in Lumpkin County, for the War of 1812.


Hamby, John......PVT SC militia

Hamby Pension Application Statement


War of 1812---Claim of Widow for Pension

State of Georgia--County of Forsyth

On the 21st day of June, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight personally appeared before me, W.D. Bently, Ordinary, the same being a Court of Record within and for the county and state aforesaid, Sarah Hamby aged 63 years, a resident of Cherokee County, in the State of Georgia, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is a widow of John Hamby deceased, who is the identical John Hamby, who served under the name of John Hamby as a private in the company commanded by Captain Joshua Ingram, in the regiment of South Carolina Militia commanded by Colonel Nash in the War of 1812; that her said husband volunteered at Pendleton Court House on or about the first day of September, A.D. 1814, for the term of six months, and continued in actual service in said war for the term of about 6 months and whose services terminated, by reason of Honorable Discharge at Abbeville Court House S.C., on the 1st day of March, A.D. 1815. She further states that the following is a full description of her said husband at the time of his enlistment, viz: about 6 feet high, blue eyes, dark hair, complexion-fair, occupation--a farmer, born in Greenville, S.C., resided in Pendleton District, S.C. She further states that she was married to the said John Hamby in the county of Gwinnett, and in the State of Georgia, on the 23rd day of October A.D. 1833, by one John Mills, who was a Justice of the Peace, and that her name before her said marriage was Sarah Cook, and that she has not remarried since the death of the said soldier; and she further states that her said husband had been previously married to Hannah Butler, who died about the year 1818. And, that she has never been previously married, only to John Hamby and that her said husband John Hamby, died at Lumpkin County in the State of Georgia, on the 31st day of August, A.D. 1852; and she further declares that the following have been the places of residence of herself and her said hushand since the date of his discharge from the Army, viz: Greenville District, S.C. to 1830, in Gwinnett County, Georgia to 1833. Also in Gwinnett Co. 2 years thereafter, then in Lumpkin Co. where he died in 1852 & where she resided to 1874, then in Cherokee County to the present. She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the pension to which she may be entitled under the provisions of Sections 4736 to 4740 inclusive revised Statutes, and the Act of March 9, 1878, and hereby constitutes and appoints with full power of substitution and revocation, H.H. Walker of Crosscreek Georgia her true and Lawful Attorney, to prosecute her claim and she further declares that she has heretofore made no application for pension-but received a Land Warrant for 40 or 80 acres after he died upon an application he made before he died. She has never received any pension and that her residence is in the County of Cherokee, State of Georgia, and that her post-office address is Mica, Pickens County, Georgia.

Sarah Hamby

Attest: Hutson W. Moulder
LeeRoy P. Lockhart


Submitted by Kenneth R. Gilreath