WAYNE COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA MILITARY LEGACY

Written And Compiled By Waukesha Lowe Sammons

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AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR (1775 - 1783) AND WAR OF 1812 (1812 - 1815)

WAYNE COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

REMEMBER AND NAME

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AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR (1775 - 1783)

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FERGUSON

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DESCENDANTS OF OUR ~ NATIVE AMERICAN ~ CASTLE ~ WOOTON ~ BRADSHAW ~ FERGUSON ~ SAMMONS ~ LINE,

WHICH BEGAN WITH JACOB CASTLE, A LONGHUNTER EXPLORER AND HIS WIFE,

SOWEGE GLIDING SWAN OF THE PEKOWI DIVISION OF THE SHAWNEE TRIBE-WYANDOT (HURONS) – METIS.

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FERGUSON, SAMUEL, SR. (1744 Ireland – 1825 Virginia), BATTLE OF ALAMANCE, BATTLE OF KING’S MOUNTAIN, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Wayne County, Virginia – West Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Ireland.  Augusta County, Virginia.  Bluestone Creek, Tazewell County, Virginia.
IMMIGRATED IN 1765:  Two British Soldiers, who were cousins, arrived in the American Colonies in 1765:  Samuel Ferguson and Patrick Ferguson, who designed the Ferguson Rifle.
DATE OF BIRTH:  3 March 1744 in Ireland.
PARENTS:  Catherine Burnett and Adam B. Ferguson.
COUSIN:  British Army Major Patrick Ferguson, Light Company, 70th Regiment of Foot, who was killed 7 October 1780, at the Battle of King’s Mountain in the American Revolutionary War.
SPOUSE:  Mary Jameson.
FIRST SERVICE:  British Army Soldier.
SECOND SERVICE:  Virginia Militia, American Colony.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia Colony.
RANK:  Ensign.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Captain Love’s Company, Captain James Moore’s Company, Montgomery County, Virginia Militia.
BATTLE:  16 May 1771, The Battle of Alamance, served with Captain James Moore and Peerys.
30 SEPTEMBER 1777:  Swore Allegiance to the United States Colonies.
BATTLE:  7 October 1780, The Battle of King’s Mountain, South Carolina, Montgomery County, Virginia Militia.
APPOINTED ENSIGN, 3 APRIL 1781:  Appointed Ensign in Captain James Moore’s Company of Montgomery County, Virginia Militia.
DATE OF DEATH:  12 February 1825 in Cabell County, later Wayne County, Virginia, now Wayne County, West Virginia.
BURIAL:  Yes, Place of burial, Currently Unidentified.
MEMORIALIZED:  Memorial Headstone on land belonging to Mary and Samuel.
MEMORIAL PLAQUE:  American Revolutionary War Soldiers Plaque, Wayne County, West Virginia.
MONUMENT:  Historical Highway Marker, Wayne County, West Virginia, 2005.
SOURCES:  Annals of Tazewell County, Virginia from 1800 to 1922 in Two Volumes.  Findagrave # 36221846.  Ferguson Family Genealogy History of Wayne County, West Virginia by Evelyn Massie.  History of Tazewell County and Southwest Virginia, 1748-1920.  The Peopling of Virginia by R. Bennett Bean by Chapman & Grimes.  Virginia Military Records, Montgomery County, excerpted and reprinted from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.  Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s fifth-great-grandfather, Samuel Ferguson, Sr. 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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NAPIER

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NAPIER, THOMAS FRANKLIN (ca 1779-1860), UNITED STATES ARMY, WAR OF 1812.
HOMETOWN:  Forks Twelve Pole, Wayne County, Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  ca 1779, Virginia.
SPOUSE:  Henrietta Hannah “Henny” “Haney” Smith.
OCCUPATION:  Teacher of Common School.
3 JULY 1860 CENSUS, WAYNE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, POST OFFICE, FORKS TWELVE POLE:  Thomas F. Napier, age 81; Henny Napier, age 70.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
MILITARY DATE:  26 August 1814.
RANK:  Corporal.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Riflemen.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  2nd Regiment, United States’ Riflemen, Company of Captain B. Johnson.
WAR DEPARTMENT CERTIFICATE LAND WARRENT FOR SERVICE IN WAR OF 1812:  “21 December 1819, Thomas F. Napper, Corporal in the company commanded by Captain B. Johnson of the 2nd Regiment, United States Riflemen is entitled to 160 acres of land.”
3 JULY 1860, WAYNE COUNTY, VIRGINIA CENSUS :  Listed on the 1860 Census, Thomas F. Napier, age 81, Teacher of Common School, born Virginia.
DATE OF DEATH:  9 November 1860.
CEMETERY:  Lower Napier Cemetery, Napier’s Ridge, Wayne County, West Virginia.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. Army Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914.  War Department Certificate Land Warrant.
NOTE:  I placed Thomas Franklin Napier 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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