PIKE COUNTY, KENTUCKY MILITARY LEGACY

Written And Compiled By Waukesha Lowe Sammons

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PIKE COUNTY, KENTUCKY SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

REMEMBER AND NAME, A - Z

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THE FRONTIER WARS (1784-1811)

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RUTHERFORD

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RUTHERFORD, REUBEN, SR. (ca 1760-ca 1848), UNITED STATES INFANTRY, 1794.
HOMETOWN:  Pond Creek, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Augusta County, Virginia.  Floyd County (became Pike County), Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  circa 1760.
SON OF:  Elizabeth and Thomas Rutherford.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Margaret and Robert Rutherford I, who emigrated from Scotland to Virginia.
SPOUSE:  Priscilla Coburn.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Currently Unknown.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1794.          DISCHARGE DATE:  Currently Unknown.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION: Served under the command of Ensign Samuel Blair’s Detachment of Infantry, Territory South of the Ohio, The Frontier Wars.
U. S. COMPILED RECORDS, POST-REVOLUTIONARY WAR VOLUNTEER SOLDIERS, 1784-1811:
~ 1794, Private Reuben Rutherford, Ensign Samuel Blair’s Detachment of Infantry, Territory South of the Ohio.
~ 1794, Private Reuben Rutherford, Ensign Samuel Blair’s Detach. of Inf. Ter. So. of the Ohio.  Muster Roll, Dated Knoxville, December 30, 1794. 
~ Present from September 25, 1794 to November 25, 1794.  Detached from Captain Clark’s Company.  Transferred ... on September 25, 1794.
~ Engaged or Enlisted on November 25, 1794.  Signed by J. B. Hyatt, Copiest.
KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS:  Reuben Rutherford, 409 acres, Survey Date, 10 September 1849, Pike County, Pond Creek Water Course.  [This was probably Reuben, Jr.]
DATE OF DEATH:  circa 1848.  Priscilla, a widow, died in August 1849.
DEATH OF HIS WIDOW:  Pricilla Rutherford, age 75, female, widow, born South Carolina , died August 1849.
CEMETERY:  Tom Scott Cemetery, Pond Creek, Pike County, Kentucky.
SOURCE:  American Militia in the Frontier Wars, 1790-1796, by Murtie June Clark, 1990.  Kentucky Land Grants, Pike County.  U. S. Compiled Service Records, Post-Revolutionary War Volunteer Soldiers, 1784-1811.  U. S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s fourth-great-grandfather, Reuben Rutherford 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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WAR OF 1812, (1812-1815)

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TACKETT

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TACKETT, WILLIAM “PREACHER BILLY” (1779-1851), UNITED STATES MILITIA, WAR OF 1812.
HOMETOWN:  Long Fork of Shelby Creek, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  12 May 1779, Rutherford County, North Carolina.
PARENTS:  Sara Rice and Phillip Moses Tackett.
SPOUSE:  Amy Anna Johnson.
SON:  William “Bucky” Tackett, Union Army, American Civil War.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Tennessee.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Militia.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  3rd Regiment (Roulston’s) West Tennessee Militia, War of 1812.
DATE OF DEATH:  22 September 1851, Pike County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Frank Tackett Cemetery, Pike County, Kentucky.
SOURCE:  Appalachia Crossroads, The Caudill Family, Volume 2, (Chapter 69), by Clayton R. Cox, copyright 1993.  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815.                                                                                                           
NOTE:  I placed William “Preacher Billy” Tackett 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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