MILITARY LEGACY OF VIRGINIA AND BEYOND

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who was awarded a Silver Star Medal for Action Taken on The Fourth of July 1944 in France,

and who was Killed In Action on September 16, 1944 in World War II.

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VIRGINIA SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

REMEMBER AND NAME, THE COLONIAL WARS, A - Z; AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR, A - C

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THE COLONIAL WARS (1609 - 1763)

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ASHER

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ASHER, WILLIAM I (ca 1723 – 1790), VIRGINIA STATE LINE, THE COLONIAL WARS.
HOMETOWN:  Williamsburg, Halifax County, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH: ca 1723 in Virginia.
PARENTS:  Jane (first wife) and John Asher (1700-1798).  (John married second, Elizabeth Coosenbury.)
SPOUSE:  Mary Bean.
SON:  William “Captain Billy” Asher, Jr. (1742 VA – 1792 TN), Drowned in Holston River.
PATERNAL HALF-BROTHER:  William Asher II (1740-1780), son of Elizabeth Coosenbury and John Asher.  Ensign William Asher II was part of the military force of Lieutenant-Colonel George Rogers Clark, Commander-in-Chief of the Virginia State Line Forces of the Western Department; Illinois Regiment, Kentucky Frontier – Ohio Valley Campaign.
PATERNAL HALF-NEPHEW:  Bartlett Asher (1763-1841), son of William II.
GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDSONS:  Theophilus Asher “Theo” Woods was a Private in the Union Army, American Civil War.  Theo’s brother, James Woods was shot in battle and died of wounds in the Union Army, American Civil War.
SEVENTH-GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER:  Waukesha Lowe, who married Calvin Ray Sammons.
1758, CONTRIBUTED MONEY FOR THE DEFENSE OF THE COLONY OF VIRGINIA DURING THE COLONIAL WARS.  Source:  Asher Family (1700-2000), A Family History by Robert M. Amis and Lina Shields Amis.
COLONIAL WARS SOLDIER:  Colonial Soldiers, 1758, Halifax County, Virginia, Private William Asher.  Source:  A History of Halifax County (Virginia) by Wirt Johnson Carrington, copyright 1924.
DATE OF DEATH:  1790.
SOURCES:  Asher (1700-2000):  A Family History by Robert M. Amis and Lina Shields Amis, copyright 1988.  A History of Halifax County, Virginia by Wirt Johnson Carrington, copyright 1924.
NOTE:  I placed my seventh-great-grandfather, William Asher I 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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THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR (1775 - 1783), A - C

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ASHER

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ASHER, WILLIAM “CAPTAIN BILLY,” JR. (1742-1792), CHEROKEE EXPEDITION, FRENCH BROAD RIVER, BATTLE OF KING’S MOUNTAIN, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Washington County, Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Williamsburg, Halifax County, Virginia.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  1742.
PARENTS:  Mary Bean and William Asher I, Colonial Wars Soldier.
GRANDPARENTS:  Jane and John Asher, who were the great-grandparents of American Civil War Union soldiers, James Woods and his brother, Theophilus Asher Woods.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDSON:  James Woods, a Corporal in the Union Army, Died of a Gunshot Wound that had been inflicted in battle, American Civil War.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDSON:  Theophilus Asher Woods was a Private in the Union Army, American Civil War.  Theo’s brother, James Woods was shot in battle and died of wounds in the Union Army, American Civil War.
PATERNAL HALF-UNCLE:  William Asher II, who served under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel George Rogers Clark, Commander-in-Chief of the Virginia State Line Forces of the Western Department; Illinois Regiment, Kentucky Frontier – Ohio Valley Campaign, American Revolutionary War.
PATERNAL HALF-COUSIN:  Bartlett Asher, who served under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel George Rogers Clark, Commander-in-Chief of the Virginia State Line Forces of the Western Department; Illinois Regiment, Kentucky Frontier – Ohio Valley Campaign, American Revolutionary War.
PATERNAL HALF-COUSIN:  Charles Asher II, who served under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel George Rogers Clark, Commander-in-Chief of the Virginia State Line Forces of the Western Department; Illinois Regiment, Kentucky Frontier – Ohio Valley Campaign, American Revolutionary War.
SIXTH-GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER:  Waukesha Lowe, who married Calvin Ray Sammons.
SPOUSE:  Margaret “Peggy” Blevins.
SON:  Dillon Asher I, who was the First Toll-Gate Keeper in Kentucky.  Source, Historical Highway Marker 723.
SON:  John A. Asher (1767-1831) married Emelia “Emily” “Milly” Nunnally.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1776.                                                                                                                                DISCHARGE DATE:  1792, Drowned in the Holston River in Tennessee.
RANK:  Captain.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Mounted Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Virginia State Line, American Revolutionary War.
~ 1776 – 1781, Washington County Regiment, Commanded by Colonel John Carter, Colonel John Sevier.
~ Tennessee, 1 August 1776 – December 28, 1776, Cherokee Expedition (Christian’s Campaign) in Colonel William Christian’s Virginia and North Carolina Militia.
~ October 1776, French Broad River, Virginia State Line.
~ 7 October 1780, Battle of King’s Mountain, South Carolina.
~ 1782, Colonel Isaac Shelby, Sr., Sullivan County Regiment.
HAWKINS COUNTY, TENNESSEE AFFIDAVIT OF HENRY BLEVENS, 30 AUGUST 1832:                                           ~ “... For seven months I served as a private under Captain William Asher of Colonel Isaac Shelby’s Regiment on the Big Creek in what is now Hawkins County, East Tennessee from September 1781 until April 1782.”
COURT AFFIDAVIT OF ZEBULON SMITH, 24 SEPTEMBER 1832:  “...he was three months in Captain William Asher’s Company and was a substitute for Solomon Smith.”
SULLIVAN COUNTY, TENNESSEE AFFIDAVIT OF MICAJAH ADAMS, 25 SEPTEMBER 1832:  “He states that he was a Private in the Company of Captain Shelby of the Regiment commanded by Colonel Christian in the Militia ... in the fall of 1780, he served under Captain Asher and mounted on horseback [rode] to Big Creek, now Hawkins County ... [served] on the frontier against the Cherokee Indians ... and [later] was honorably discharged by Captain Asher.”
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:
~ Tennessee, 1 August 1776 – December 28, 1776, Cherokee Expedition (Christian’s Campaign) in Colonel William Christian’s Virginia and North Carolina Militia.
~ October 1776, French Broad River, Colonel William Christian’s Virginia State Line.
~ 7 October 1780, Battle of King’s Mountain.  From 1779 to 1781, Captain William Asher served under Colonel John Sevier.  Asher was also part of an attachment to Colonel / Commandant Isaac Shelby of the Sullivan County Regiment.
~ [There was documentation of proof, that both Colonel John Sevier and Colonel Isaac Shelby participated in the Battle of King’s Mountain.  Therefore, I strongly believe, that Captain William Asher was one of the officers, who forged his way up the steep incline on King’s Mountain.  The battle ended when Major Patrick Ferguson, a Tory Loyalist, was killed and his troops surrendered to the Virginia – North Carolina State Line Militia.]
DATE OF DEATH:  1792, Drowned in the Holston River, Tennessee.
HIGHWAY HISTORICAL MARKER:  “Battle of Kings Mountain.  Overmountain Men from Tenn., Va., & NC. Led Patriots to victory over British, Oct &, 1780.  Site 7 miles south. North Carolina Office of Archives and History, 2009.”
CEMETERY:
SOURCES:  Asher (1700-2000):  A Family History by Robert M. Amis and Lina Shields Amis, copyright 1988.  N. C. Patriots 1775-1783:  Their Own Words, Volume 2, The Provincial and State Troops (Part 2) by J. D. Lewis, copyright 2012.  Some Tennessee Heroes of the Revolution, Compiled from Pension Statements by Zella Armstrong, Five Pamphlets, copyright 1933.  The American Revolution in North Carolina; carolana.com.  The Longhunters, A Report of the History and Family of William Blevins, Sr. of Virginia, researched and compiled by Leslie W. Blevins, Jr., copyright 2012.  U. S. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files.
NOTE:  I placed my sixth-great-grandfather, William “Captain Billy” Asher, Jr. 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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WILLIAM ASHER II ENLISTED WITH SONS:
BARTLETT ASHER, SR. AND CHARLES ASHER II.
THEY SERVED UNDER THE COMMAND OF
LIEUTENANT-COLONEL GEORGE ROGERS CLARK, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF
 OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LINE FORCES OF THE WESTERN DEPARTMENT;
ILLINOIS REGIMENT, KENTUCKY FRONTIER – OHIO VALLEY CAMPAIGN






















ASHER, BARTLETT, SR. (circa 1764 – 1841), SERVED UNDER THE COMMAND OF LIEUTENANT-COLONEL GEORGE ROGERS CLARK, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LINE FORCES OF THE WESTERN DEPARTMENT; ILLINOIS REGIMENT, THE KENTUCKY FRONTIER AND THE OHIO VALLEY CAMPAIGN, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Culpepper County, Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Owen County, Indiana.
DATE OF BIRTH:  circa 1764 – 1767.  On a Military Pension Application Date of 16 October 1832, it was written that he was between 65 – 68 years old and resided in Owen County, Indiana.
PARENTS:  Ann Bartlett and William Asher II (1740 – 1780), an Ensign, who was killed, while defending the Stockades, in an Indian / Native American attack at the Falls of the Ohio.
SPOUSE:  Margaret Curry (   - 1845), daughter of Thomas Curry.  Bartlett and Margaret married 21 March 1791 in Jefferson, County, Kentucky.
SON:  William Asher (b ca 1788-1793 – d 1838), a Private, who served in the Company of Captain John Jones, Kentucky Militia, War of 1812; William married Mary “Polly” Woolett.
SON:  Bartlett Asher, Jr. (ca 1810 – 1896), Company H, 39th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union Army, American Civil War.  Bartlett, Junior married Drucilla S. Holbert.
GRANDSON:  Jasper Asher (ca 1832 – 1899), son of Bartlett, Junior and Drucilla, was Wounded In Action, Private, Company G, 78th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union Army, American Civil War.  Jasper married Mary Ann Goldizen.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1779 at Culpepper County, Virginia for 2 years, commanded by Captain Benjamin Roberts and Colonel Joseph Crocket.
DISCHARGE DATE:  December 1781.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Virginia State Line.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Served under Major George Slaughter’s Battalion, Colonel Joseph Crockett’s Regiment, Virginia State Line in the Ohio Valley.  In the Illinois Regiment under the command of General George Rogers Clark from 1778-1780 along the Kentucky Frontier and the Ohio Valley Campaign, American Revolutionary War.  Source:  Revolutionary Soldiers in Kentucky.
MILITARY STATEMENT ON PENSION APPLICATION:  “His father, William [Asher] was an Ensign. ...  He enlisted for two years and served his time out.  He was marched from Culpepper [County, Virginia] to the Falls of the Ohio, after being delayed on the Monogahela [River], boat building and preparing to descend the Ohio [River], until the close of the winter or spring following the enlistment.  He spent the whole of the balance of that time at the Falls of Ohio, now Louisville.”
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Participated in George Rogers Clark’s Kentucky Frontier and The Ohio Valley Campaign.                                                                                                                                                             APPLICATION FOR MILITARY PENSION, 16 OCTOBER 1832:  W 23465, Bartlett Asher appeared in circuit court in Owen County, Indiana and swore to his military service.
DATE OF DEATH:  June 1841 in Owen County, Indiana.
WIDOW APPLIED FOR MILITARY PENSION:  Margaret Asher, Widow File Number 23465.
CEMETERY:  Goss Cemetery.
SOURCES:  Asher (1700-2000):  A Family History by Robert M. Amis and Lina Shields Amis, copyright 1988.  Findagrave.  George Rogers Clark Papers.  Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines 1775-1783, by John H. Gwathmey, Copyright 1938.  Revolutionary Soldiers in Kentucky, compiled by Anderson Chenault Quisenberry, copyright 1896.  Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried In Indiana, compiled and edited by Mrs. Roscoe C. O’Byrne, copyright 1938.  The U. S. Pension Roll of 1835.  U. S. Pensioner, 1818-1872.  U. S. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files.   
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-eight-times-removed, Bartlett Asher 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.

 

ASHER, CHARLES II (ca 1765 – 1834), SERVED UNDER THE COMMAND OF LIEUTENANT-COLONEL GEORGE ROGERS CLARK, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LINE FORCES OF THE WESTERN DEPARTMENT; ILLINOIS REGIMENT, THE KENTUCKY FRONTIER AND THE OHIO VALLEY CAMPAIGN, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Culpepper County, Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Mercer County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  circa 1765 in Virginia.
PARENTS:  Ann Bartlett and William Asher II, an Ensign, who was part of the military force of Lieutenant-Colonel George Rogers Clark, Commander-in-Chief of the Virginia State Line Forces of the Western Department; Illinois Regiment, Kentucky Frontier – Ohio Valley Campaign.  While William Asher II was defending stockades at Corn Island, he was killed in an Indian / Native American attack at the Falls of the Ohio, American Revolutionary War.
SPOUSE:  Jane “Ginny” Curry.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  December 1779 for two years.
DISCHARGE DATE: about December 1881.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Soldier.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company of Captain Benjamin Roberts, Regiment commanded by Colonel George Slaughter, Virginia State Line.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  The Kentucky Frontier and the Ohio Valley Campaign.
SHELBY COUNTY, KENTUCKY AFFIDAVIT BY CAPTAIN BENJAMIN ROBERTS, SIGNED 5 JULY 1832:
~ “... we marched to the western country and were stationed at Louisville (now the state of Kentucky) as a guard for the frontier ... Charles Asher faithfully served out his time and was honorably discharged ... he was in my [military] company.   SHELBY COUNTY, KENTUCKY AFFIDAVIT BY CHARLES ASHER II, SIGNED 5 JULY 1832:  “This day Charles Asher, a Revolutionary soldier and resident of [Shelby County, Kentucky] ... made an oath that he is now in his sixty-ninth year of age, and that he did in the month of December 1779 enlist in Captain Benjamin Roberts Company of Colonel George Slaughter’s State Line Virginia Troops for the time of two years ... that I enlisted in the County of Culpepper in the state of Virginia and marched with my Company and Regiment  to the Western Country, where we were stationed at Louisville and at which place we acted as a guard to the frontier ... he continued to serve as a faithful soldier for two years and was honorably discharged at the expiration of his time.
MERCER COUNTY, KENTUCKY AFFIDAVIT BY CHARLES ASHER II, SIGNED 5 JULY 1832.
DATE OF DEATH:  August 1834.
CEMETERY:
SOURCES:  Asher (1700-2000):  A Family History by Robert M. Amis and Lina Shields Amis, copyright 1988.  Findagrave.  U. S. The Pension roll of 1835.  U. S. Revolutionary War Pensioners, Kentucky.  U. S. Revolutionary War Pensions and Bounty-Land Warrant Application files.
NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-eight-times-removed, Charles Asher 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.


ASHER, WILLIAM II (1740 – 1780), ENSIGN, SERVED UNDER THE COMMAND OF LIEUTENANT-COLONEL GEORGE ROGERS CLARK, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LINE FORCES OF THE WESTERN DEPARTMENT; ILLINOIS REGIMENT, THE KENTUCKY FRONTIER – OHIO VALLEY CAMPAIGN; WHILE DEFENDING STOCKADES AT CORN ISLAND, DIED IN AN INDIAN / NATIVE AMERICAN ATTACK AT THE FALLS OF THE OHIO, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Orange County, Colony of Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Falls of the Ohio, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  1740.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth Coosenbury (second wife) and John Asher (1700-1798).
PATERNAL HALF-BROTHER:  William Asher, I, Colonial Wars.
PATERNAL HALF-NEPHEW:  William “Captain Billy” Asher, Jr., American Revolutionary War.
SPOUSE:  Ann Bartlett.
SON:  Bartlett Asher, served under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel George Rogers Clark, Commander-in-Chief of the Virginia State Line Forces of the Western Department; Illinois Regiment, Kentucky Frontier – Ohio Valley Campaign, American Revolutionary War.
SON:  Charles Asher II, served under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel George Rogers Clark, Commander-in-Chief of the Virginia State Line Forces of the Western Department; Illinois Regiment, Kentucky Frontier – Ohio Valley Campaign.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1779 in Culpepper County, Virginia under Captain Benjamin Roberts, Colonel Joseph Crocket, Major George Slaughter and General George Rogers Clark, Virginia State Line.
DISCHARGE DATE:  23 July 1780, Died Defending Stockades of Corn Island in an Indian / Native American attack.
RANK:  Private.  Corporal.  Ensign.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Virginia State Line.                                                                                                                          COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Ensign William Asher II served under Major George Slaughter’s Battalion, Colonel Joseph Crockett’s Regiment, Virginia State Line, in the Illinois Regiment under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel George Rogers Clark from 1779-1780 along the Kentucky Frontier and the Ohio Valley Campaign, American Revolutionary War.  Source:  Revolutionary Soldiers in Kentucky.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Participated in George Rogers Clark’ Kentucky Frontier and Ohio Valley Campaign.
DATE OF DEATH:  On 23 July 1780 Ensign William Asher II, who was in Major George Slaughter’s Battalion, Colonel Joseph Crockett’s Regiment, was killed by Indians / Native Americans, while defending stockades of Corn Island at the Falls of the Ohio, Jefferson County, Kentucky.  Source:  Revolutionary War Records:  Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Believed to have been buried near the Falls of Ohio – Kentucky or Indiana?
SOURCES:  Asher (1700-2000):  A Family History by Robert M. Amis and Lina Shields Amis, copyright 1988.  Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, 1775-1783, by John H. Gwathmey, copyright 1938.  Revolutionary Soldiers in Kentucky, compiled by Anderson Chenault Quisenberry, copyright 1896.  Revolutionary War Records, Virginia by Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh, copyright 1936, originally published as Revolutionary War Records Volume I.  Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried In Indiana, Compiled and Edited by Mrs. Roscoe C. O’Byrne, Published by Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution, 1938.  U. S. Compiled Revolutionary War Military Service Records, 1775-1783.
NOTE:  I placed my seventh-great-granduncle, William Asher 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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AUXIER / AXER / OXER

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JOHANN MICHAEL AUXIER AND SONS:
GEORGE AUXIER.  SAMUEL AUXIER.  SIMON AUXER.


AUXIER, GEORGE (ca 1750 -     ), BATTLE OF POINT PLEASANT, VIRGINIA MILITIA, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Little Copper Creek, Russell County, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  circa 1750.  “.. the oldest son”.
PARENTS:  Anna Maria Barbara Spiess and Johann Michael Auxier, American Revolutionary War.
SPOUSE:  Dorcas Shelly.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE: 1774.  DISCHARGE DATE:
RANK:
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Militia.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Captain William Russell’s Company of Fincastle County Militia, American Revolutionary War.
10 OCTOBER 1774, THE BATTLE OF POINT PLEASANT.
DATE OF DEATH:
CEMETERY:
SOURCES:  Dedication of the Tombstone for Michael Auxier by John B. Wells, III.  The Axer / Oxer / Auxier Familty by John B. Wells.  The Big Sandy Valley by William Ely, 1887.
NOTE:  I placed George Auxier 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.























AUXIER, JOHANN MICHAEL (1709 – 1777), BATTLE OF POINT PLEASANT, 1774, KILLED IN BATTLE IN 1777, VIRGINIA MILITIA, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Forks of the Little Copper Creek, Branch of the Clinch River, Russell County, Virginia.
COUNTY NAME CHANGES:  Previously, this county was first named Fincastle County.  The second name change became Washington County.  The third name change became Russell County.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Albig, Rheinland, Germany.  Tulpelhocken, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  1790 in Albig, Rheinland, Germany.
PARENTS:
SPOUSE:  Anna Maria Barbara Spiess, a German immigrant, married 21 December 1746.
GREAT-GRANDSON:  John Brown Auxier, Union Army, American Civil War.
IMMIGRANT:
~ 24 September1742, Michael  Axer / Auxier arrived on the ship “Robert & Alice” in the American Colony of Pennsylvania and settled in Tulpelhocken in Lancaster County.
~ 1749, BECAME A NATURALIZED CITIZEN.
~ 1773, RESIDED ON LITTLE COPPER CREEK, IN RUSSELL COUNTY, VIRGINA.
~ 1774, MICHAEL AND HIS SON, GEORGE, ENLISTED IN MILITARY SERVICE.
~ 1757, RESIDED IN VIRGINIA.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
FIRST ENLISTMENT DATE:  1774 in Captain William Russell’s Company of Fincastle County Militia.
SECOND ENLISTMENT DATE:  April 1777 in Captain John Snoddy’s Company of Virginia Militia.
BATTLE OF POINT PLEASANT, 10 OCTOBER 1774:  Michael Axer’s unit was under the command of General Andrew Lewis.  The Militia fought against Shawnee Chieftain and Commander-in-Chief of a Confederation of Tribes, Hokoleskwa Peter Cornstalk.
DISCHARGE DATE:  1777, Died In Battle Against the Indians / Native Americans.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Militia.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:
~ In 1774, enlisted in Captain William Russell’s Company of Fincastle County Militia, American Revolutionary War.
~ In April 1777, enlisted in Captain John Snoddy’s Company of Virginia Militia.
10 OCTOBER 1774:  BATTLE OF POINT PLEASANT.
DATE OF DEATH:  1777, in a battle against the Indians / Native Americans.                                                                           CEMETERY:
1833, FLOYD COUNTY, KENTUCKY, EDWARD DORTON’S MILITARY PENSION APPLICATION STATEMENT; HE WITNESSED THE DEATH OF MICHAEL AUXIER:
~ “In the Spring of 1776 the Indians became troublesome in the western part of Virginia ... he enlisted in a Volunteer Company for six months.
~ Proof of Edward’s brother being killed in an Indian attack ---- “... we remained scouting til August 1777, when we was attacked by a band of hostile Indians at daybreak, after a ... skirmish and running fight, we was forced to retreat, the brother of the applicant [Edward Dorton], was killed by Indians.  Also a man by the name of Michael Auxier, another by the name of [Burton] Litton and one William Priest was killed and several wounded.”
KINSHIP:  Shawnee Chieftain and Commander-in-Chief of a Confederation of Tribes, Hokoleskwa Peter Cornstalk was my sixth-great-grandfather.
SOURCES:  Dedication of the Tombstone for Michael Auxier by John B. Wells, III.  Findagrave.  Passenger and Immigration Lists Index.  Pennsylvania, Church Records – Adams, Burks and Lancaster Counties, 1729-1881.  Pennsylvania Naturalizations.  The Axer / Oxer / Auxier Family by John Britton Wells; The Johnson County Historical & Genealogy Society; rootsweb.com.  The Big Sandy Valley by William Ely, 1887.  U. S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index.  U. S. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files.
NOTE:  I placed Johann Michael Auxier 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.






















AUXIER, SAMUEL, SR. (ca 1759 – ca 1800), SERVED UNDER THE COMMAND OF LIEUTENANT-COLONEL GEORGE ROGERS CLARK, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LINE FORCES OF THE WESTERN DEPARTMENT; ILLINOIS REGIMENT, THE KENTUCKY FRONTIER AND THE OHIO VALLEY CAMPAIGN, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Block House Bottom, Auxier, Johnson County, Kentucky.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Pennsylvania.  Castle Woods, Russell County, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  circa 1759, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.
PARENTS:  Anna Maria Barbara Spiess and Johann Michael Auxier, American Revolutionary War.
GRANDSON:  John B. Auxier, Union Army, American Civil War.
SPOUSE:  Sarah Brown, married Samuel on 19 July 1779.  She married second, Jesse Kelly (War of 1812) and third, John Phillips.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.   
ENLISTMENT DATE:  “Samuel volunteered, when fifteen years old and served the last years of the war.”  
DISCHARGE DATE:  maybe 1779.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Virginia State Line.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:
~ “Served in Captain Todd’s Company, General George Rogers Clark’s Virginia Regiment, Virginia State Line, American Revolutionary War.”  Source:  DAR Lineage Book.                                                                                                                   ~ “ Samuel Auxier .. a Private in the war of the Revolution in the Company of Captain Todd under General Clark ... in the Virginia Continental Troops.  He [unreadable] to the west against the Indians.  He returned from the army in the year 1779... a very short time before we married ... the 19th day of July 1779.”  Source:  Court, Johnson County, Kentucky, 4 September 1843, An Affidavit by Sarah Phillips ... widow of Samuel Auxier. 
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:
DATE OF DEATH:  ca 1800, Floyd County, Kentucky.  While riding his horse, Samuel was hunting buffalo and accidentally received an injury, when the mount was startled.  He died about a week later.
CEMETERY:  Auxier Cemetery # 1, Block House Bottom, Auxier, Johnson County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Findagrave.  Johnson County, The Heart of Eastern Kentucky by Mitchell Hall, copyright 1928.  North American Family Histories, 1500-2000, DAR, Lineage Book, 1928.  The Big Sandy Valley by William Ely, 1887.  U. S. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files.                                                                       NOTE:  I placed Samuel Auxier 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.



















AUXIER, SIMON (1751 – 1825), SERVED UNDER THE COMMAND OF GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON, WINTERED AT CAMP VALLEY FORGE, CROSSED THE DELAWARE RIVER, BATTLE OF TRENTON, BATTLE OF GUILDFORD COURT HOUSE, BATTLE OF YORKTOWN, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Block House Bottom, Johnson County, Kentucky. 
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  1751.
PARENTS:  Anna Maria Barbara Spiess and Johann Michael Auxier, American Revolutionary War.
SPOUSE:
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  “Seven Years of Service in the American Revolutionary War.”
DISCHARGE DATE:
RANK:
BRANCH OF SERVICE:
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Soldier, Commanded by General George Washington, American Revolutionary War.  Commanded by Major General Nathanael Green, American Revolutionary War.
BATTLE OF TRENTON, 26 December 1776:  Simon Auxier served under General George Washington.  In the darkness of Christmas Night and before dawn on the 26th of 1776, Washington’s Army, horses and artillery silently crossed the Delaware River in row boats.  In the light of day, the battle began.  A Franco – American Force defeated a garrison of mercenary Hessian Soldiers, who were paid to fight for the British.    
BATTLE OF GUILFORD COURT HOUSE:  15 March 1781.
BATTLE OF YORKTOWN, 28 September - 19 October, 1781:  Cornwallis surrendered.
BATTLES:
~ Battle of Trenton, 26 December 1776, a Franco – American Force defeated a garrison of Hessian Soldiers, who were paid to fight for the British.
~ Battle of Guilford Court House, 15 March 1781.
~ Siege / Battle of Yorktown, September 28 – October 19, 1781, British General Lord Cornwallis surrendered.   
DATE OF DEATH:  1825. “Simon Auxier died ... in 1825.”  Source, The Big Sandy Valley by William Ely, 1887.
CEMETERY:  Auxier Cemetery # 1, Johnson County, Kentucky.  “Burchett’s Farm, near the Blockhouse Bottom.”
SOURCES:  Findagrave.  Johnson County, The Heart of Eastern Kentucky by Mitchell Hall, copyright 1928.  The Big Sandy Valley by William Ely, 1887.  U. S. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files.
NOTE:  I placed Simon Auxier 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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BALL

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SONS OF ANN NANCY BRASHEAR AND MOSES BALL I:
GEORGE W. BALL (1752-1825) AND JOHN BALL (1746-1814).


BALL, GEORGE W. (1752-1825), CAPTAIN, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND THE WAR OF 1812.
HOMETOWN:  Fairfax County, Virginia, U.S.A.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Washington County and Russell County and Lee County, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  2 May 1752 in Fairfax County or Arlington County, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Ann Nancy Brashear and Moses Ball I, who was a 2nd cousin to President George Washington, son of Mary Ball and Augustine Washington.
SPOUSE:  Elizabeth Tunnell.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
RANK:  Captain.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Mounted Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Captain, 9th Regiment, Virginia Line, Revolutionary War.
Captain, Green’s Regiment, Mounted Infantry, Virginia Militia, War of 1812.
DATE OF DEATH:  24 December 1825, Ewing, Lee County, Virginia.
CEMETERY:
SOURCES:  The Ball Family of Southwest Virginia:  a genealogy of some of the descendants of Moses Ball of Fairfax County by Palmer R. Ball, copyright 1933.  George Ball, Sr., Son of Moses Ball, Sr., of Fairfax County, Virginia by Nancy Graves Ball Surface.  The Brashear Story A Family History, by Troy L. Back and Leon Brashear, copyright 1962.
KINSHIP:  Mary was the daughter of Mary Bennett and Joseph Ball, who was the son of Hannah Atherhold and Colonel William Ball IV, who was the son of Dorothy Tuttle and William Ball III.
KINSHIP:  Moses Ball I was the son of Winifred Williams and John Ball IV, who was the son of Elizabeth Linton and Richard Ball II, who was the son of Hannah Atherhold and Colonel William Ball IV.
KINSHIP:  Moses Ball I was the first cousin once-removed to Mary Ball, who was the mother of President George Washington.  Therefore, Moses was the Second Cousin of President George Washington.  Moses Ball I married Ann Nancy Brashear.
KINSHIP:  Ann Nancy Brashear was the daughter of Robert Brashear, who was the son of Samuel Brashear, Sr., who was the son of Robert Brashear, who was the son of Benjamin Brashear, a French Huguenot immigrant.
NOTE:  I placed George W. Ball 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 George W. Ball on my ~ Lowe Stephenson Rose Burchfield Murphy Whitt; Littleton Caudill Salisbury Crace Adams Wiley Webb Boone ~ Paternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.
NOTE:  I placed my husband's sixth-great-granduncle, George W. Ball on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


BALL, JOHN (1746-1814), AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Fairfax County, Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  25 July 1746.
PARENTS:  Ann Nancy Brashear and Moses Ball I, who was a 2nd cousin to President George Washington, son of Mary Ball and Augustine Washington.
SPOUSE:  Mary Thrift, wed 12 December 1773.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
SOLDIER:  22 March 1779, served under F. Atwell.
RANK:  Ensign, Date of Commission, 26 February 1776.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Militia Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  6th Infantry, Virginia Continental Line, American Revolutionary War.
DATE OF DEATH:  14 December 1814.
CEMETERY:  Old Ball Cemetery, Washington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia.
SOURCES:  The Ball Family of Southwest Virginia:  a genealogy of some of the descendants of Moses Ball of Fairfax County by Palmer R. Ball, copyright 1933.  The Brashear Story A Family History, by Troy L. Back and Leon Brashear, copyright 1962.  The Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War Part III, Virginia’s Share in the Military Movements of the Revolution.  U. S. Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783.
KINSHIP:  Mary was the daughter of Mary Bennett and Joseph Ball, who was the son of Hannah Atherhold and Colonel William Ball IV, who was the son of Dorothy Tuttle and William Ball III.
KINSHIP:  Moses Ball I was the son of Winifred Williams and John Ball IV, who was the son of Elizabeth Linton and Richard Ball II, who was the son of Hannah Atherhold and Colonel William Ball IV.
KINSHIP:  Moses Ball I was the first cousin once-removed to Mary Ball, who was the mother of President George Washington.  Therefore, Moses was the Second Cousin of President George Washington.  Moses Ball I married Ann Nancy Brashear.
KINSHIP:  Ann Nancy Brashear was the daughter of Robert Brashear, who was the son of Samuel Brashear, Sr., who was the son of Robert Brashear, who was the son of Benjamin Brashear, a French Huguenot immigrant.
NOTE:  I placed John Ball 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 John Ball on my ~ Lowe Stephenson Rose Burchfield Murphy Whitt; Littleton Caudill Salisbury Crace Adams Wiley Webb Boone ~ Paternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s sixth-great-granduncle, John Ball on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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BALL, JAMES (ca 1719 - ca 1783), LIEUTENANT, VIRGINIA CONTINENTAL LINES, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR. 
HOMETOWN:  Fairfax County, Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  circa 1719.
PARENTS:  Winifred Williams and John Ball IV, a first cousin to Mary Ball, mother of President George Washington.
BROTHER:  Moses Ball I of Fairfax County, Virginia, who married Ann Nancy Brashear.
NOTE:  “That Moses Ball was a brother to Lieutenant James Ball of the Continental Line, American Revolution ...”  Source:  The Ball Family of Southwest Virginia.
NOTE:  “Lieut. James Ball.  Executive Dept., Apr. 16, 1833.  The heirs of James Ball are allowed Land Bounty for his services as a Lieutenant in the Continental Line for 3 years, if not heretofore drawn.  (Signed) John Floyd, Governor.”  Source:  Virginia Soldiers of 1776 by Louis A. Burgess.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
RANK:  Lieutenant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  6th Infantry, Virginia Line of the Continental Establishment, American Revolutionary War.
U. S. REVOLUTIONARY WAR ROLLS, 1775-1783:  200 acres.
DATE OF DEATH:  circa 1783.
FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA, DECEMBER COURT, MARCH 14, 1835:  “It was ordered to be certified that James Ball, who is said to have been an officer in the Revolutionary War, died about the year 1783; that Moses Ball of Fairfax County, was his elder brother and heir; ...”
SOURCES:  The Ball Family of Southwest Virginia:  a genealogy of some of the descendants of Moses Ball of Fairfax County by Palmer R. Ball, copyright 1933.  U. S. Compiled Revolutionary War Military Service records, 1775-1783.  U. S. Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783.  Virginia Soldiers of 1776 by Louis A. Burgess.
KINSHIP:  Mary was the daughter of Mary Bennett and Joseph Ball, who was the son of Hannah Atherhold and Colonel William Ball IV, who was the son of Dorothy Tuttle and William Ball III.
KINSHIP:  Moses Ball I was the son of Winifred Williams and John Ball IV, who was the son of Elizabeth Linton and Richard Ball II, who was the son of Hannah Atherhold and Colonel William Ball IV.
KINSHIP:  Moses Ball I was the first cousin once-removed to Mary Ball, who was the mother of President George Washington.  Therefore, Moses was the Second Cousin of President George Washington.  Moses Ball I married Ann Nancy Brashear.
KINSHIP:  Ann Nancy Brashear was the daughter of Robert Brashear, who was the son of Samuel Brashear, Sr., who was the son of Robert Brashear, who was the son of Benjamin Brashear, a French Huguenot immigrant. 
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s seventh-great-granduncle, James Ball on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.
NOTE:  I placed James Ball 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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CLARK

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CLARK, GEORGE ROGERS (1752 – 1818), VIRGINIA MILITIA AND STATE LINE, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Albemarle County, Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  19 November 1752 in Albemarle County, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Ann Rogers and Jonathan Clark.
OCCUPATION:  Surveyor.
GEORGE ROGERS CLARK AND HIS MILITARY SOLDIERS NEVER RECEIVED PAYMENT FOR THEIR AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR SERVICE.  CLARK WAS HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR DEBTS INCURRED FOR HIS SUPPLIES, ETC.  THE STATE OF VIRGINIA’S PROMISE TO REIMBURSE HIM, WAS NEVER FULFILLED.  HE DIED DISGRACED AND DESTITUTE.  Source:  britannica.com.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1774.  DISCHARGE DATE:  1783.
RANK:  Private.  Lieutenant Colonel.   Brigadier General.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Virginia Militia and State Line.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:
~ 1774, Private in the Virginia Militia. 
~ Lieutenant Colonel, Commander-in-Chief- of the Virginia State Line Forces of the Western Department, Illinois Regiment, Kentucky Frontier – Ohio Valley Campaign.
~ Promoted to Brigadier General by the order of Thomas Jefferson, Governor of Virginia.  
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:
~ Lord Dunmore’s War, 1774.
~ Siege and surrender of Fort Sackville, Vincennes, Indiana, 25 February 1779.
~ After 1783, appointed Indian Commission.
~ 1786, assisted in the negotiation of a treaty with the Shawnee.
DATE OF DEATH:  13 February 1818 at the home of his sister, Lucy.
FIRST BURIAL: 1818, on the grounds of his sister, Lucy Clark Croghan in Locust Gove, Louisville, Kentucky.
SECOND BURIAL:  1869, Reinterred in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
MEMORIALIZED:  George Rogers Clark Bronze Sculpture.  Bronze Statue.  Obelisk.  Historical Markers.
SOURCES:  battlefields.org.  britannica.com.  Findagrave.  Historical Markers.

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CORNSTALK

 SHAWNEE CHIEFTAIN AND COMMANDER – IN – CHIEF OF A CONFEDERATION OF TRIBES

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CORNSTALK, HOKOLESKWA PETER (ca 1720-1777), SHAWNEE CHIEFTAIN, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF A CONFEDERATION OF TRIBES, FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR (1754-1763), PONTIAC’S WAR, BATTLE OF POINT PLEASANT, SIGNED A PEACE TREATY IN 1774 HOPING TO SAVE HIS TRIBAL NATION, HE AND HIS SON WERE HELD IN CAPTIVITY AND MURDERED AT FORT RANDOLPH, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
RESIDENCE:  Pennsylvania.  Ohio.  Virginia.  Held in captivity in Point Pleasant, Mason County, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  ca 1720, Greenbrier County, Western Pennsylvania.  OR.  Born in Mason County, Virginia (now West Virginia).  
PARENTS:
SPOUSE:  Helizkinopo Cornstalk.
GRANDDAUGHTER:  Rachel Maiden Skaggs, who married Hezekiah Whitt.
GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER:  Rebecca Whitt, who married John Luther Lowe. 
RANK:  Shawnee Tribal Chieftain.  Sachem of all Shawnee.  King of the Northern Confederacy of Indian Tribes:  Shawnee, Delaware, Mingo, Wyandotte and Cayugas.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Commander-in-Chief of a Confederation of Tribes.
BATTLES:  French and Indian War, 1763, Cornstalk fought with the French against the British.  Pontiac’s War; Raided Greenbriar Settlements.  Dunmore’s War aka The Battle of Point Pleasant, 10 October 1774.
BATTLE OF POINT PLEASANT, 10 OCTOBER 1774:
~ Shawnee Chieftain, Hokoleskwa Peter Cornstalk was the Commander of the Native American Forces, and was defeated at the Battle of Point Pleasant, “the first battle of the American Revolution.”
~ Private Alden Williamson was serving in Captain William Campbell’s Company in the Fincastle County Battalion, Virginia Militia, when he participated in the Battle of Point Pleasant.
~ Private Thomas Farley was serving in Captain Daniel Smith’s Company in the Fincastle County Battalion, Virginia Militia, when he participated in the Battle of Point Pleasant.
~ My husband’s sixth-great-grandfathers, Alden Williamson and Thomas Farley were fighting against my sixth-great-grandfather, Shawnee Chieftain and Commander-in-Chief of a Confederation of Tribes, Hokoleskwa Peter Cornstalk in the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1777.   
CORNSTALK SIGNED A PEACE TREATY IN 1774.
CORNSTALK RETURNED IN PEACE TO FORT RANDOLPH FOR A VISIT, ONLY TO BECOME A PRISONER:  Cornstalk, no longer at war, returned to the fort, became a hostage and was held in captivity.  When Cornstalk’s son, Elinipsico and Sub-Chief, Red Hawk came to visit him, they became prisoners.  On October 10, 1777, they were murdered at Fort Randolph, Point Pleasant, Mason County, Virginia.  Three times Cornstalk’s remains have been placed in a grave, twice taken out of the earth and reburied in a different location.
DATE OF DEATH:  Murdered, 10 October 1777, Fort Randolph, Point Pleasant, Mason County, Virginia.
FIRST BURIAL:  1777, Point Pleasant Virginia.
SECOND BURIAL:  When a road was built, his remains were moved to the Mason County Court House Grounds.
THIRD BURIAL:  1950.  To make way for a new court house to be built at Point Pleasant, Cornstalk's remains were interred in Tu – Endic – Wei State Park, AKA Battle Monument State Park, Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia.   HIGHWAY HISTORICAL MARKER:  Point Pleasant Battle.
MONUMENT:  1899, a Monument in honor of Cornstalk was erected.
SOURCES:  Appleton’s Cyclopedia of American Biography, 1600-1889, Vol. VI, Edited by James Grant Wilson and John Fiske, copyright 1889.  Fighting Chief Cornstalk’s Remains Laid To Rest Again, by Richard P. Lizza, Charleston Gazette Article, September 21, 1954.  Findagrave.  Historical Highway Marker.  The West Virginia Encyclopedia; wvencyclopedia.org.  West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History; wvculture.org.  
KINSHIP NOTE:  My husband’s sixth-great-grandfathers, Alden Williamson and Thomas Farley were fighting against my sixth-great-grandfather, Shawnee Chieftain, Hokoleskwa Peter Cornstalk in the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1777.                 
NOTE:  I placed my sixth-great-grandfather, Chief Hokoleskwa Peter Cornstalk on my ~ Lowe Stephenson Rose Burchfield Murphy Whitt; Littleton Caudill Salisbury Crace Adams Wiley Webb Boone ~ Paternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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CRITZ

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CRITZ, HAMON, JR. (1760-1828), BATTLE OF GUILFORD COURT HOUSE, BATTLE OF EUTAW SPRINGS, PRESENT AT THE SURRENDER OF CORNWALLIS, VIRGINIA MILITIA, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Henry County, Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  1760.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth Frost and Hamon Critz, Sr.
SPOUSE:  Nancy Elizabeth Dalton.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  20 January 1777, commissioned Captain of Henry County, Virginia Militia.
TOURS SERVED:  Five.
~ 1799, against Tories.
~ 1780, in the Carolina states.
~ 1781, guarding and escorting British prisoners from South Carolina to Albermarle County, Virginia; and appointed to buy supplies for the Army.
DISCHARGE DATE:
RANK:  Captain.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Captain in the Company of Colonel Abram Penn’s Regiment of Henry County, Virginia Militia.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Battle of Guilford Court House.  Battle of Eutaw Springs.
19 OCTOBER 1781, SURRENDER OF BRITISH GENERAL CORNWALLIS, YORKTOWN, VIRGINIA; CAPTAIN HAMON CRITZ WAS PRESENT.
DATE OF DEATH:  5 August 1828.
CEMETERY:  Critz Baptist Church Cemetery, Critz, Patrick County, Virginia.
SOURCES:  A History of Henry County, Virginia with Biographical Sketches of its Most Prominent Citizens and Genealogical Histories of Half a hundred of its Oldest Families by Judith Parks America Hill, Martinsville, Virginia, copyright 1925.  Findagrave.  U. S. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files.   

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