Grayson County, Virginia in the War of 1812

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Grayson County, Virginia in the War of 1812

Three companies of Grayson County Militia men served in the War of 1812, however, muster rolls for these companies have not been found. These companies saw some limited duty at Norfolk, Virginia in 1813 and 1814. A search of the Virginia State Library and Archives have not revealed a complete muster roll for the 78th Virginia Militia Regiment. The three companies were: Captain James Anderson's Riflemen, ordered to active duty on January 12, 1815, discharged February 8, 1815; Captain Timothy Dalton's Company in service from September 16 ot October 15, 1813 at Norfolk; and Captain Lewis Hale's Riflemen in service from September 16, 1813 to March 10, 1814 at Norfolk. These companies were included in the 4th Virginia Volunteer Militia for purposes of command and control. Lieutenant Colonel Martin Dickenson was commander of the 78th Virginia Militia, having been commissioned on June 6, 1810; George Curris was commissioned Major on December 5, 1809; Abner Jones was commissioned major on October 15, 1810.

Though no muster rolls have been found, some of these men filed pension applica- tions, one of whom was David Farmer. He lived in Ashe County, North Carolina in 1845 when he filed his application.

The only other information available at this time about the Grayson County Militia in the War of 1812 are the lists of delinquents from county militia musters. The milita was composed of all able bodied men in a county between the ages of 18 and 45, and in Grayson County militia musters were held monthly. Those that did not attend were fined 75 cents per absence which was collected at the end of the year. The year 1809 was a bad year for militia attendance and many were fined. Keep in mind many attended every militia drill and were not fined. Those who are known to have been members of the Grayson Militia in 1809 were (67 in number):

ALBERT, JOHN, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
ALBERTON, JOSIAH, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
ANDERSON, ISAAC, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
ANTHONY, CHARLES, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
BALARD, NATHAN, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
BALINGEE, WILLIAM, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
BEEMER, HENRY, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
BENER, PHILIP, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
BETTS, AARON, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
BLEVINS, DILLEN, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
BOBBITT, WILLIAM, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
BOND, BENJAMIN, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
BOND, JOSHUA, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
BOWERS, ANDREW, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
BRYANT, JOHN, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
BUNDAY, ZADOCK, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
BURCHA, LEVY, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
BUTT, JOHN, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
BUTT, WILLIAM, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
CAMERON, WILLIAM, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
CASEY, JOHN, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
CASEY, JONATHAN, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
CASEY, SAMUEL, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
CLARK, JAMES, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
COFF, NATHANIEL, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
COFFIN, SIDNEY, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
COLEMAN, RICH., on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
COMMONS, JOHN, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
COOLEY, PETER, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
DAVIS, MORRIS, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
DAVIS, WILLIAM, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
GREEN, ISAAC, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
GREEN, JOHN, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
GREER, REUBEN, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
HAWVEL?, JOHN, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
HIATT, AMOS, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
HIATT, BEN, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
HIATT, CHRISTOPHER, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
HIATT, JOHN, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
HILL, WILLIAM, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
HOLDEN, JOHN, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
HUNT, JACOB, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
HUNT, JOSIAH, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
HUNT, THOMAS, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
JONES, DANIEL, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
LUNDAY, EBENEZER, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
LUNDAY, ELIJAH, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
MCMILLAN, THOMAS, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
MORRIS, ZACHARIAH, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
PANE, JOHN, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
PORTER, GEORGE, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
RESE, CABEL, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
REVES, GEORGE, CAPTAIN, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
RHUDAY, STEPHEN, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
RICHARDSON, DAVID, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
RICHARDSON, JOHN, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
SEXTON, GILBERT, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
SHORT, HENRY, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
SOUTHAND, ROBERT, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
STOCKNER, NATHAN, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
SUNDES, SOLOMON, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
THOMAS, MOSES, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
TISE, ISAAC, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
TOLEVER, WILLIAM, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
WEEB, MOSES, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
WELCH, JOHN, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.
WELCH, WILLIAM, on Grayson County Militia Delinquents list of 1809.