PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY MILITARY LEGACY

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PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY MILITARY LEGACY

Written And Compiled By Waukesha Lowe Sammons

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WAR OF 1812, SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION (1812 - 1814)

PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

REMEMBER AND NAME, A - Z

     The final major battle of the War of 1812 was The Battle of New Orleans, which was fought from the 8th to the 18th of January 1815, because the news of a Christmas Eve 1814 peace agreement did not reach America until February 1815.

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BRASHEAR

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BRASHEAR, SAMPSON (1788 - 1878), WAR OF 1812.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky.
Other Residence:  Sullivan County, North Carolina. 
Date of Birth:  21 December, 1788, Sullivan County, North Carolina (now Tennessee).
Son of: Margaret Eakin and Samuel Brashear, who served in the American Revolutionary War and Indian Hostilities.
Spouse:  Margaret “Peggy” Bright.
His Sons:  Isaac, Ezekial, Harvey G., Jesse C., William Rutledge and Hezekiah served in the 13th Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Enlistment Date:  13 November 1814; Discharged 18 May 1815.
Combat Organization:  Captain James Landen’s Company, Fifth Regiment, Tennessee militia.
Pension Granted.
Date of Death:  1 October 1878. 
Place of Death:  Perry County, Kentucky.
Cemetery:  Cornett Cemetery, Perry County, Kentucky.
Sources:  The Brashear Story A Family History by Troy L. Back and Leon Brashear.  War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815.
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-great-uncle, Sampson Brashear on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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CAMPBELL

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CAMPBELL, WILLIAM II (1794 – 1874), WAR OF 1812.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Virginia.  1815, Clay County, Kentucky.  1852 and 1855, Perry County, Kentucky.  1871, Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky.  1872, Perry County, Kentucky.  Boonesville, Owsley County, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  1794 in Virginia.
Son of:  Nancy Ann Couch and William Campbell I, who served in the 4th Regiment Virginia Militia, Captain Hooks Company in the War of 1812.
Spouse:  Elizabeth Cornett, daughter of Rhoda Gilliam and William Jesse Cornett, a Veteran of the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. 
Enlistment Date:  27 August 1812.
Combat Organization:  Captain William Brown’s Company, Kentucky Militia.
Discharge Date:  13 March 1813.
War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index:  SO 27681; SC 19884. 
Date of Death:  22 June 1874.
Source:  War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815.
NOTE:  I placed my third-great-grandfather, William Campbell II on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry. 
NOTE:  I placed my third-great-grandfather, William Campbell II on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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CORNETT

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CORNETT, WILLIAM JESSE ‘BILLY’ (1761-1836), AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND THE BATTLE OF HORSESHOE BEND AND THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS IN THE WAR OF 1812.                                        Hometown:  CORNETTSVILLE, Perry County, Kentucky.
Other Residence:  Virginia.
Date of Birth:  April 1761 in Virginia.
Son of:  Elizabeth Bacon and John Canute Cornett.
Spouse:  (1) Rhoda Gilliam.  (2) Mary Ann Everage.
Entered Service From:  Virginia.
Combat Organization:
~1779:  American Revolutionary War Soldier, Served 6 months in Captain Winston’s Company and Colonel Scripps Virginia Regiment.
~1780:  Reenlisted in Captain Saunders Company, Colonel Patterson’s Virginia Regiment.
~WAR of 1812:  27 March 1814, Battle of Horseshoe Bend.  8 January 1815, Battle of New Orleans.  Source:  John J. Dickey’s 1898 Diary. 
Military Pension Application:  12 August 1833.
Date of Death:  26 November 1836.
Place of Death:  Perry County, Kentucky.
Cemetery:  Cornett Cemetery, Cornettsville, Perry County, Kentucky.
Note:  On 23 January 1931 J. D. Cornett, great-grandson of William Cornett, signed the application form to receive a military tombstone for William Cornett, American Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Soldier, nearly 95 years after William’s death.
Source:  U. S. Headstone Application for Military Veterans, 1925-1963.  U. S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900.
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-great-grandparents, Rhoda Gilliam and William Jesse “Billy” Cornett on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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