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War of 1812: Virginia Service of Michael Farmer SO 19868

Declaration was made in Lawrence County, Indiana 15th June 1871, by Michael Farmer, age 76, a resident of Fayetteville, said county, that he is married; that his wife’s name was Jane Stevenson, (now dead), to whom he was married in Rowan County, North Carolina 1819; that he was drafted in Capt Timothy Dalton’s company at Grayson County Courthouse Virginia 1814, and was discharged at said courthouse in 1815, and he believes he served 60 days, that he has lost his discharge; that he marched with his regiment to Norfolk, VA, but did not reach there; that he received a land warrant for said service for 160 acres.

A note in the “Brief of Claim” was that it was rejected by reason of insufficient service. Report from 3rd Auditor, shows that Michael Farmer Sr and Jr served in Capt. Timothy Dalton’s company, Virginia militia, from Feb 8, to March 3, 1815.