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Major James Thomas Poe (1829-1913)
Revolutionary War Patriots connected to the Poe Family
(As sources are identified, this list will expand. I am including anyone with the last name Poe who was connected to the Revolutionary War)
Various records links from the state pages:
Adam Poe – Ohio
James Poe. (c1740 NC – 1827 Fayette County, Alabama)
State of North Carolina, Dept. of Cultural Resources, Div. of Archives and History. Manuscript volume in custody of State Archives titled "Rev. Army Accounts" (Vol. VI, Pg. 36, Folio 3): Heading: Hillsborough Treasury Office, Bundle number: 32, By whom paid: Nathaniel Johne Treas. Wake Co., No. on back of cert: 14.
Roster of Revolutionary soldiers and patriots in Alabama. Louise Milam Julich
Athens, AL : Alabama DAR, 1979
James Poe - Rev. Soldier - buried just inside the Tuscaloosa County Line near Newtonville, Alabama. Information on tombstone Reference: Tuscaloosa News, May 1, 1969
NOTE: I have not seen the news article mentioned. But another article from 1977 states that the cemetery was destroyed around 1900 and turned into a cow pasture. I am doubtful that the tombstone existed, although the location of the cemetery was known. See: http://poegen.net/AL/FayTusc/FayetteCoArticleOnPoe.htm
Lieutenant James Poe
Quartermaster General David Poe
Samuel Poe died 30 August 1777
Often confused with Samuel Poe d. 1819 Culpeper County, VA and
Samuel Poe of Campbell County, VA (c1730 England – 1789 VA)
The confusion dates back as far as 1921 as represented in these archive records
Samuel Poe in Revolutionary War – North Carolina
Roster of North Carolina Soldiers in the American Revolution
Name and Rank: David Poe, Pt.
Dates of Enlistement and Commission: 15 May 1776
Period of Service: 2 ½ years
Occurrence: Dischgd 10 Nov. 1778
Name and Rank: Stephen Pough Pt. ( a Stephen Pugh is listed elsewhere)
Dates of Enlistement and Commission: 1781
Period of Service: 12 months
Occurrence: Must War Sep 1782
Destd 10 Dec `1782
Name and Rank: Henry Poe, Pt.
Dates of Enlistement and Commission: 13 Jan 1782
Period of Service: W
Occurrence: Mustd Sep 1782
Destd 30 Nov 1782
Name and Rank: Simeon Poe, Pt.
Dates of Enlistement and Commission: 1782
Period of Service: 18 months
Occurrence: Destd 23 June 1783
Military Land Warrants, Continental Line (Part 1)
A list of Warrants for Lands Granted The Officers and Soldiers in the Continental Line Out of the Secretary’s Office
1063. David Pooe, Prvt 640 acres Service in Months 84 LocationCapt. Clendennen
3776. John Poe’s heirs 640 acres 84 James Williams Esqr.
Colonial soldiers of the South, 1732-1774. Murtrie June Clark
Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983.
Chatham County Military Returns 9-23-1772
Muster Roll of Captain Stephen Poe's Company
Nr. Rank Name
1 Capt Stephen Poe
2 Liet Simon Poe
Muster Roll of Capt. Joab Brook's Co.
19 Pvt Benjamin Poe
27 Pvt William Poe
53 Pvt John Poe
104 Pvt Charles Poe
Muster Roll of Capt. Isaiah Hogan's Co 9-19-1772
77 Pvt Robert Poe
Virginia / West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records. Volumes 4 & 5 Compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col., U.S. Army Retired. 1996
Abbreviations: ae: age, aec: age about, AFF: affidavit, afp: applied for pension, BLW : bounty land warrant; ch: child, children, dd: died, esf: entered service from father; w: wife; mbnn: mentioned but not named, mvd: moved, PN: pension, res: resident, residence, RW: revolutionary war, wid: widow
Benjamin Poe b.8/14/1749 (old style) Culpepper Co. VA; esf 1775 Chatham Co. NC, in NC regiment; esf 1781 Randolph Co., NC, where res, in NC regiment; Tories destroyed his home & drove out his w & children while he in svc; sol mvd family back to Chatham Co, NC, where he esf 1782 in NC regiment; after RW mvd to wake Co, NC, then to Barron Co, KY, thence Monroe Co, KY, thence Allen Co, KY when PN 1833; QLF says sol buried near Owensville, IN on his farm. F-S31307 R1945
From Record of Pension Papers Granted to Revolutionary War Soldier Who Settled in Allen County in the State of Kentucky
Compiled by Annie Walker Burns Bell © 1935 pg27-28
POE, Benjamin North Carolina S 31307
Allen County, 9 Oct. 1833, in open court, BENJAMIN POE, aged 94 deposes that he entered service Dec. 1775 in N.C. and then moved to Randolph County N.C. In Sept. 1781 served again in the company of horsemen under CAPTAIN T. MARSH (or MASH). In Dec. 1781 again entered service in the company of mounted infantry under CAPTAIN CHARLES GOULDSTON. "Having served this tour he returned to Randolph County, N.C. and found his dwelling house reduced to ashes. His property was destroyed, his wife and children driven away by the Tories and cast upon the charity of the world for support."
Again entered service March 1782 in the company of mounted infantry under CAPT. JOSEPH ROSSER. Total service one year. Was born 14 Aug. 1749 (old Style)* in Culpeper County, Va. When he entered the service he lived in Chalham, or Chatham and Wake Counties N.C. and in Barren, Monroe and Allen Counties, Ky. He was in no general battle, but in many skirmishes. Cites JOHN DYSON, LEVI ROARK, clergyman, ROBERT F. PULLIAM, JOHNSON J. COCERILLE, ROBT. H. PARIS, WALTER THOMAS, ISAAC TRACY, LOVEL STENSON as neighborhood witnesses.
Covering Jacket: Kentucky--------25, 348 Benjamin Poe, Allen County, Pvt. N.C. line for 3 months. Pvt. of infantry, 9 months Pvt. of Cavalry. Inscribed on Ky. Roll at $47.50 per year to begin 4 March 1831. Certificate of pension issued 28 Dec. 1833.
*Note: If he was 94, he was born in 1739. (Old Stile) refers to the Julian Calendar used by the English at that time. The calendar was converted to Georgian about 1752 and there is about a 5 month difference. The Julian Calendar began with March as it's first month. The Georgian Calendar uses January as the first month.
Henry W. Poe b. 1758 Culpeper Co. VA; esf 1777 Chatham Co., NC res Wilkes Co, NC in NC regiment; mvd c1814 to Sullivan Co. TN, where afp 1821 when had w (2nd) & an orphaned ch. all ch by 1st w having already left home; afp there 1832; PAR both times, deserted RW unit in 1782. F-R8294 R1945
John Poe (see below) esf 1777 Winchester, VA. in VA regiment; PN ae 60 Ross Co. OH. 1818; res there 1820, when eldest dd mbnn & twins ae 13 liv with him; QLF 1932 from Miss Bertha Poe, Franklin, IN, states a RW sol John Poe dd Johnson Co, IN. & his descendants there claim he drew RW PN. F-S40287 R1945
Virgil Poe, esf Spotsylvania Co. VA, in 2nd VA Regiment; PN 1811 for disability from hip wound at Battle of Germantown; PN ae 62 Franklin Co, KY, 1820, occupation farmer, when only family was w. F-S35565 R1945
Isaac Sacrey*, esf c1777 Caroline Co., VA in 2nd VA Regiment; injured in svc & came home unable to walk, accompanied by bro James; sol dd 1807 Franklin Co, KY; md 12/24/1780 Elizabeth George, Caroline County**, VA who b 3/1/1761; wid PN ae 77 Hendricks Co. IN 1838; sol bro James AFF then Shelby Co, KY, he & sol esf together c1777 & he attended sol wedding; sol s Abner res 1839 Christiansburg, Shelby Co, KY; Virgil Poe AFF 1838 Franklin Co, KY, he esf 1776 Caroline Co, VA with sol in 2nd VA Regiment; wid res 1844 Marion Township, Hendricks Co, IN; s & heir Abner gave power of attorney to agent 1853 to claim decd m's PN arrears. F-W10247 R2108
* Robert Sacrey married Polly Poe bond dated 24 June 1802
** George, Elliot, Poe and Herndon families from Caroline Co intermarry in Virginia and in North Carolina
Susan Poe Morgan (Susan or Susanna)
Morgan, Henry, b 12/7/1758 Rowan Co/Guildford Co, ND; esf 1779 latter Co in NC regiment; esf 1780 Montgomery Co, VA, where res, in VA regiment; res there after RW svc 18 years, then to Grainger Co, TN, for 11 years, thence Warren Co., TN, for 4 years, thence Logan Co, KY for 5 years, then to White Co. TN where PN 1832; dd there 2/22/49; md 9/1785 Susan/Susanna Poe, Montgomery Co. VA; wid PN ae 86 White Co. IL 1851; d Susan AFF there 1851 aec 54; other children mbnn. F-W3709 R1765
Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Ohio---1929 (provided by Evelyn Poe Jackson)
Compiled in 1929 by the Ohio Daughters of the DAR
John Poe (Ross Co.)
Volunteer rifleman, 18 mos. under Morgan. Regular dragoon under Col. White and Washington. At battle of Cowpens; battle of Guilford's Court House; at Bluford's defeat at Hanging Rock. Was taken prisoner after being wounded by swordcut on head and his horse shot out from under him. Was exchanged and present at Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown. During service rode express for Gen Lafayette from Williamsburg to York. Born Sept. 14, 1750 at Winchester, Frederick Co., Va. Parents' German descent. Died Oct. 7, 1843 Scioto Twp., Ross Co.
Moved from Va. with his family and settled near Chillicothe, Ross Co. Ohio in 1806. In Jan. 1833, made a profession of religion in Associate Reformed Church under Rev. J. Claybaugh. Was almost the last soldier of Rev. to die in Ross Co., Ref: Scioto Gazette of Oct. 12, 1843. Register of the Ohio Society of SAR 1912-13, p. 69 under list of Revolutionary soldiers in Ohio in 1840. 9th Annual Report Library Board, VA 1911-12, pg. 242. War Dept. files. Fur. info Nathaniel Massie Chapter.
Henry Morgan, wife Susan (Poe) – File No. W-3709 – N. C., Va.
White Co., Ill. 4 Sept. 1832. Henry Morgan, a resident of sd county, ages 73 years. He served in the militia under following officers: Col. John Collier, Lt. Col. Thomas Dugan, Major Anthony Sharpe, Capt. Robert McLane, Lt. Wm. York. Was a resident of Guilford Co., N.C. and was drafted 1779. In 1780 he volunteered & served under Col. Wm Campbell, Major John Bogson, Capt. Flower Swift, Lt. Alexander Bryson, and then resided in Montgomery Co. Virginia. Volunteered again in 1781 & served under same Col., & under Major Alexander, & Capt. McAdo. He then went to Randolph Co. & joined Capt. Robt. McLane. Then volunteered for whole war. That Col. Paclfy (?) (sic) was commander & Major John Nalls. In a battle in 1781 at mouth of Sandy Creek, Lt. Wm York was wounded & following killed: David Brower, David McMasters, & Joel Benje (?) (sic). Later, he served under Major Joel Lewis, Capt. Tabb, Lt. Christmas. That he was born 7 Dec. 1758 in Rowan or Guilford Co., N. C. Resided in Montgomery Co., VA, for 16 years after his discharge, then moved to Granger Co., Tenn., where he lived 11 years, then to Warren Co., KY, where he resided 4 years, then to Logan Co., same state, for 5 years, then to this county (White Co., Ill.) where he has since resided. F. B. Brockett and Peter Miller, Jur. In his present neighborhood can testify to his character, & his services as a soldier of the revolution. Henry Morgan died 22 Feb. 1849, in While Co., Ill.
In 1851, in White Co., Ill., Susan Morgan, aged 54, submitted a strip of paper cut from “family Bible or family record,” which reads as follows: “Henry Morgan and Susanna Poe were married September 1785 – In Montgomery County, Virginia, by a Minister named Wm. Porter.” On 3 Oct. 1851, White Co., Illl, Susan Morgan, aged 86 years, made a declaration. That Henry Morgan, her husband, died 22 Feb. 1849. Signed by mark (as did Henry – Ed.).
Benjamin Poe, (spelled Benjamain in document), NC Line, S31307, sol was b 14 Aug 1749 (old style) (book says 1794) in Culpeper Co VA & he lived in Randolph Co NC at enl, in 1782 sol had a wife & children but no names were given in the claim
David Poe NC Line S41962, Sol lived in Chatham Co NC at enl & he appl there 9 May 1818 aged 60 yrs
Henry W. Poe, NC Line R8294, Sol enl in Randolph Co, NC, appl 22 Aug 1821 Sullivan Co., TN aged 63 with a wife (his 2nd) & 1 child aged 4 yrs, & he stated his 1st wife’s children were all away from home, he reapplied 18 Nov 1834 in Sullivan Co, TN, Sol was b. in 1758 in Culpeper Co, VA and lived in Wilkes Co, NC at enl & after the Rev he lived in NC. Then moved to TN & in Sullivan Co, TN since 1814.
John Poe*, Cont Line (VA) S40287, sol enl at Winchester VA appl 12 Sept 1818 Ross Co OH aged 60 however in 1820 he gave his age as 65, in 1818 sol had referred to his children & their families and in 1820 he referred to his oldest daughter & to twins aged 13 but did not give any names of children or wife
Stephen Poe , Mary Poe, NC Line, R8295, wid appl 1 Aug 1843 Benton Co, AL aged 84, sol had m Mar__ in late summer in 1775 in Randolph Co, NC & sol d. 28 July 1843, wid referred to next friend James P Woodson (other records mention the marriage was performed by Rev. Teague)
page 724. Stephen Poe, North Carolina, wife, Mary R.8395.
Benton (Calhoun) County, Alabama, County Court, 1 August 1843, personally appeared before the Court, Mary Poe, a resident of said county, aged 84, and made claim for a pension under the Act of July 7, 1818. Declared that she was the widow of Stephen Poe who was militia soldier under the command of Col. Golston, of North Carolina and he served under Golston's and other officers command for two years and received a discharge which was lost. He entered the service in the late summer or early fall of 1776 and was with the army at Wilmington... was captured by the enemy. He lived in Wilkes County, NC when he entered service. He was discharged in the fall of 1778. She was married to Stephen Poe in 1775, by the Rev. Teague in Randolph County, NC. Stephen Poe died 28 July 1843. Claim rejected.
Virgil Poe **, VA Line S35565, appl 6 Jan 1820 Franklin Co, KY aged 62 with a wife (not named)
Rebecca Powe. Former wid, SC Line W 21983 (see Calvin Spencer)
William Powe, VA Line S11252 appl 21 Aug 1832 Garrard Co KY aged 74, sol lived in Orange Co, VA at enl
* Winchester, Frederick County, VA was settled by descendants of George Jacob Poe, of German origin. See citation above. This John Poe is of German descent.
** Virgil Poe (c1753-1840) lived in Amherst Co., VA in 1784-5. He was in Franklin Co, KY by 1812. Possibly son of Benjamin Poe of Caroline and Spotsylvania, VA
Revolutionary Virginia The Road to Independence Volume VII Part One Independence and the Fifth Convention, 1776 A Documentary Record
Saturday, 8 June1776
Fifth Virginia Convention
Petition of Freeholders and Inhabitants of Spotsylvania County (note states: This undated petition is arbitrarily placed under the date heading Saturday prior to presentation to the convention on Wednesday, 12 June 1776. Conv., Procs., and nn. 11013)
To the Honourable the Chairman, and Gentlement of the Convention. The Petition of Sundry Freeholders and Others, Inhabitants of Spotsylvania County, Humbly Sheweth. That your Petitioners Labour under a very great Hardship in being obliged to travel, Some Twenty odd & others thirty Miles, to attend General Musters, which are Constantly appointed at the Courthouse in Fredericksburg. Situate on Side of the Count. We therefore pray that an Ordinance may Pass, Directing that General Musters may for the Future, be appointed at, or near, the Center of the County, and your Petitioners shall pray &c. (note states: Petition no. 1 is endorsed on the verso "Capt. Craig" signifying that the signers were officers or enlisted men of his militia company)
Revolutionary War Records, Virginia: Virginia Army and Navy Forces with Bounty Land Warrants for Virginia Military District of Ohio, and Virginia Military Scrip; From Federal and State Archives. Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh
William Poe, warrantee, Number: 1374, Person who performed the service: William Poe, Kind of Service: State Line
Virgil Poe, Number 6275, Private, 3 years
Virginia Military Land Warrants. Virginia Military District of Ohio, Granted for Rev. War Services. State and Navy Beginning 2/14/1782
Warrant number, soldier, to whom assigned, term of service
5833 Kerns, William (Jacob Poe, assnee. of) Private 3 years
6375 Poe, Virgil Private 3 years
6386 Poe, William (The heirs, legal rep. or assignees) Private 3 years
6460 Poe, Jesse (Heirs of) Private 3 years
4701 Poe, John Soldier 3 years
1222 Poe, Thomas Poe, Thos. Soldier 3 years
1371 Poe, William Poe, Wm State Line
Virginia Soldiers of 1776. Compiled from Documents on File in the Virginia Land Office. Together with Material found in the Archives Department of the Virginia State Library, and other Reliable Sources. Compiled and Edited by Louis A. Burgess. Richmond Press, Inc. Richmond, VA 1927
Virginia soldiers of 1776 / compiled and edited by Louis A. Burgess
Richmond VA : Richmond Press, 1927-29
3 v. ; 23 cm.
Indexes in vols. 2-3.
Indexes of v. 2-3 ; v .3 POOR CONDITION inquire at desk.
Jesse Poe, Private
Jesse Poe of Franklin Co., Ken. heir at law of Jesse Poe, appointed Thomas Miller of Richmond, Va. his Atty. 21st July, 1819. Witness, Reuben Smothers. Acknowledged before O. G. Waggener, J. of P.
Council Chamber, June 12, 1821. Advised that the heirs of Jesse Poe be allowed Land Bounty for his services for three years as a Private in the Contl. line. Thos. M. Randolph, Gov.
25 June, 1821. Rec'd. of Register warrant 6460 for 100 acres issued in the name of Jesse Poe, dec'd. Thos. Miller, Atty. Forwarded to Nath'l. Sawyer, Frankfort, Ken. Captain William Taylor, of Louisville, Ken. a Captain in his company, that he enlisted to serve three years, but that he died in the service before the three years had expired. Signed William Taylor, Sr. formerly Captain Second Va. Regt., Late Major of the Ninth Va. Regt. Franklin Co., Tenn.
Link to entire file for:
Virgil Poe, a soldier of Franklin Co., Tenn*. declared that he was a soldier in the company of said Capt. William Taylor, and that he knew said Jesse Poe. That Poe marched to the North and died at Blackwater, New Jersey - that he (Virgil Poe) was raised near John Poe -- knew him all his life, and that he is a brother of Jesse Poe. That the latter never married. Sworn to before O. G. Waggener, J. of P. 31st July, 1819.
John Poe, Private (see elsewhere, John Poe of Ross Co, Ohio, of Winchester, VA and German descent)
Council Chamber, Dec. 17, 1818. John Poe is entitled to the proportion of land allowed a Private of the Contl. line for three years service. James P. Preston, Gov.
"Know all men by these presents that I, John Poe of Ross Co., Ohio, late a Private in the first Regt. of Light Dragoons of the Contl. line during the Rev. was, appoint John Watts, of Bedford Co., Va. my lawful Atty., " etc. Signed, 30 Oct. 1815.
State of Ohio, Ross Co., Corporation of Chillicothey, John Poe personally appeared before Joseph McLine, Recorder of said Corporation and said state, 30 Oct., 1815.
Warrant 6311 issued 11th May, 1819 for 100 acres to John Poe. Recorded Book 3, p. 55, Va. L. Off.
L. Harvey Poe
L. Harvey Poe, Jr
Data Concerning Quarles Family. Contributed by Miss Anne Waller Reddy, Richmond, a. Old Dominion Chapter, D.A.R.
Paymaster Genl. James Quarles
General James Quarles married Dorothy Waller. Their daughter, Sarah married John Houchins. Anne Waller Houchins (dau. of John and Sarah (Quarles Houchins,) married B. L. Power, and their daughter, Anne Waller Power married Samuel Carlisle Colburn. Alice Meredith, a daughter of Samuel and Anne (Power) Colburn, married James Valentine Reddy. Two of their children are Alice M. Reddy (married L. Harvey Poe, and have a son, L. Harvey Poe, Jr.) , and Anne Waller Reddy.
Official Source not yet attained. Text provided by Nancy Kiser of Denver, CO in post number 2442 on Genforum, posted February 28, 2003.
I Virgil Poe of the County of Franklin & State of Kentucky do on oath declare that I was a Soldier in Capt. Samuel (?)Haws Company belonging to the second Virginia Regiment on Continental Establishment in the Revolutionary War, that I was well acquainted with Jesse Poe who was from the County of Caroline in the State of Virginia, & was a Cosin of me – that the said Jesse Poe in the month of February or March 1776 enlisted as a private Soldier into said Company to serve three years. He marched with us to the lower part of Virginia to Burwells (?) ferry on the James River where we were continued some time – we were then marched on to Willmington in the State of Delaware & from there to the main Army in the State of New Jersey and the said Jesse continued to serve with us in the said Company until some time in the latter part of 1777 when he was taken bleedin at the nose & died on a Creek called Blackwater in the State of New Jersey.
List of Private Claims Presented to the House of Representatives of the United States from the 1st to the 31st Congress, inclusive
(the number at the left identifies the row here and is not part of the original
Name of Claimant Nature of object or the claim Congress Session How brought before House
1. Virgil Poe Invalid Pension 12 1 House Bill
2. Widow of David Poe, Payment for forage supplied American 16 1 Petition
Elizabeth Poe army by deceased, as Quartermaster
in Revolutionary War
3. John Poe (Ohio) Compen. for Services 22 2 Petition
4. John Poe (Ohio) Comp. for Serv. in Rev. War 23 1 Petition
5. John Poe (KY) Comp. for services in Purchasing 30 1 Petition
horses and mules for U.S. Army
6. John Poe (KY) Comp. for Serv. Purchases, horses 30 2 Petition
page of journal To What Committee Referred No. or date of the report Nature of Report
1. 361 Whole House 6-15-1812 with Amendment Passed
2. 135 Pens. & Rev. Cl'ms 1-24-1820 adverse
3. 64 Revolution Claims in Rev. War
4. 377 Rev. Claims
5. 773 Claims
6. 77 Claims Favorable
How disposed of by the House of Representatives
1. Approved 7-5-1812
6. Bill 681 referred to Committee Whole House
Virginia Colonial Soldiers. Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1988
Pay Roll of Capt. Thomas Waggener's Company. Jan. 1756
Pay Roll of Capt. Peter Hog's Company, Jan. 1756
Pay Roll of Capt. Thomas Waggener's Company, 1 June 1756
Pay Roll of Capt. Thomas Waggener's Company for Service at Monongalia, 9 July 1756
Pay Roll of Capt. Thomas Waggener's Company, July and August 1756
Size Roll of Capt. Thomas Waggener's Company, 19 Sept. 1756. Roll gave name, height, age , complexion, country, trade, by whom enlisted, and description
Sgt., 5' 4", 26, dark, England, shoemaker, Lt. John Hamilton, well made, black hair and eyes, sharp nose
Pay Roll of Capt. Peter Hog's Company, December 1756
Size Roll of Capt. Thomas Waggener's Company at Fort Holland in the South Branch, August 1757. Roll gave name, country, age, height, complexion, country, and trade.
Samuel Poe, Northumberland, 26, 5' 4", dark, England, shoemaker, Sgt.
Necessary Roll of Capt. Thomas Waggener's Company, 14 Sept. 1757.
Necessary Roll of Capt. Thomas Waggener's Company on the South Branch for Sept. 1757.
Necessary Roll of Capt. Thomas Waggener's Company, Nov. 1757.
Necessary Roll of Capt. Thomas Waggener's Company of the South Branch, Dec. 1757
Necessary Roll of Capt. Thomas Waggener's Company at Fort Hopewell on the South Branch, 1 March 1758
Necessary Roll of Capt. Thomas Waggener's Company at Fort Hopewell for the Month of March 1758.
Account of Arrears Due to Soldiers of Capt. Peter Hog's Company of the Virginia Regiment
John Pow, 87 Days
Dunmore's War 1774
The Names of the Soldiers on the Pay Rolls at Romney and Winchester
Capt. Joseph Mitchell's Role.
The Names of the Soldier on the Pay Rolls at Pittsburgh
Capt. George Vallandigham's Roll:
Petition of Samuel Poe who was a soldier in the Virginia Regiment and was wounded at the battle when Braddock was defeated. 23 May 1774.
Militia Miscellany: Sources Vary
Samuel Poe allowed 20.0.0 for relief and 5.0.0 per annum for life. 25 May 1774
The following entries are taken from William Waller Hening's collection of the laws of Virginia. The soldiers mentioned in the schedule attached to the act dated October 1765 providing for the appointment of commissioners to examine and state the accounts of the militia ordered out into actual service during the French and Indian War appear below.
includes William Poe
Reference to Colonial War Service in the Revolutionary War Pensions Granted by the State of Virginia (Virginia State Library, Archives Division). The following are the references in these applications identified by pension file number
Samuel Poe, a solider in the French and Indian War; upwards of 50 years of age on 26 Dec. 1787; Campbell County., #329
Bounty Land Warrants
Certificate from Lord Dunmore dated 29 May 1774 stating that Thomas Poe is entitled to 50 acres which he desires to located in Botetourt County: assigned to Bartholomew Dandridge.
Warrant for 200 acres issued to Charles Lynch, assignee of William Anthony, assignee of Samuel Poe, a sergeant in the 1st Va. Rgmt.
Warrant for 50 acres issued to John May*, assignee of Thomas Poe, a solder under Col. William Byrd. Proved on oath of William Hughes, 8 Nov. 1779 James City Co.
Warrant for 50 acres issued to John May*, assignee of David Poe, a soldier in the 1st Va. Rgmt. under Co. William Byrd. Proved on oath of William Hughes. 8 Nov. 1779 James City Co.
*others on same page who assigned to John May: William Hughes William Kelly, Henry Bolton, John Williams, Mathew Robarts,
Virginia Revolutionary War State Pensions. Virginia Genealogical Society. Special Publication No. 7. 1980
Samuel Poe File 329. Campbell Co. Ct. record 3 Apr. 1788, signed by Ro. Alexander. Deposition 26 Dec. 1787 by Charles M. Talbot that Samuel Poe was a soldier in the French War... was wounded ... appeared to be upwards of 50 years of age. Receipts to John Callaway and Robert Adams, signed by Samuel Poe, Witnessed by Andrew Bryan. Warrant endorsed by A. Blair. Ct. session 4 June 1789, James Dairing made oath that Samuel Poe died 17 July 1788. Receipt signed by James Dearing, administrator, and witnessed by Ro. Franklin.
Roster of the Continental Line 1783
Henry Poe pt. Hall's Company. 13 January 1783. Service 12 mos.
Simeon Poe pt. Brevard's Company. 10 Sept 1782. Occurrence: Desd. 23 June 1783.
A Roster of the Arkansas Sons of the American Revolution 1890-1985 and Register of Ancestors
By Robert W. Dhonau
William Powe (Pvt. VA) (1760-1839) 3495
m. Jerusha Brown
child: Rice Powe b. 1800
m. Harriet Brown
Desc: St. No. 692
Blankenship, Clarence Burton, National Number 117935
Taken from this site on November 18, 2002: Tennessee - Rejected Pension File
First Name Last Name State City/County Reason
Henry Poe Tennessee Blountsville, Sullivan Desertion. (Rejected/Suspended Pensions, 1852)
Miscellaneous Sources – these need reference (data is from earlier research notes)
William Lewis (Pvt VA) (1767 – 1825 married Sarah Poe. At least ten children. Caroline m. David F. Walker; Maria Lewis m. Michael R. Bower; Charles Scott Lewis; Joshua Lewis; Harriet Lewis m. Nimrod Minifee. Stephen Decatur Lewis (b. 1807) m. Lydia Potts; Sarah Lewis b. 1820; Frank Dunn Lewis m. (2) S. M. Hollinsworth
Descendants include: Lucy Elizabeth Allen Thomas; Paulina Lewis m. Archibald Scott; Daniel Lewis; Jane Isaacs
Andrew Lewis (BGen. VA) (1720-1891) m. 1749 Elizabeth Given
Child: William Lewis b. 1764 m. Hannah Poe
Norvell Robertson (Pvt. VA) (1765-1855) m. 1791 Sarah Powell
Child: Jeffry Robertson b. 1792 m. Martha Poe
George William Teeter (Teter) (Ens VA) (1739-1815) married (1) Sarah Phares 1760; (2) Ester (Hester) Griffith 1796; Child of (2) Lewis Craig Teeter (b. 1798) married Sally Poe
Name Cemetery Location Reference
POE, Adam Sixteen Cem Massillon, Stark Co OH 57 Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.3, p. —Serial: 12172; Volume: 4
POE, Adam Sixteen Cem 1 mi S of Massileon, Stark Co OH 56 Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.3, p. —Serial: 11999; Volume: 8
POE, David Gen Westminster Pres Ch Cem lot 27, Baltimore MD 15 Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.3, p. Serial: 6924; Volume: 14
POE, Edward Sharon Cem Sharon KY 66 Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.3, p. —Serial: 12842; Volume: 3
POE, James Capt Browns Mill Cem nr Greencastle PA 20 Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.3, p. —Serial: 7783; Volume: 5
POE, John Pisgah Cem Johnson Co IN 72 Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.3, p. —Serial: ; Volume:
POE, John Pisgah Cem Johnson Co IN 24 Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.3, p. —Serial: 8399; Volume: 7
POE, John Ross Co OH 55 Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.3, p. —Serial: 11912; Volume: 4
Adam Poe Rev War Documents
DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition
Adam: b. 1747 MD d 9-23-1838 OH m (1) Elizabeth Smith Codman
(2) Betsey Matthews Pvt PA PNSR
Andrew: b 9-30-1742 MD d 7-15-1823 PA m Elizabeth Rutan Lt PA
Benjamin: b 8-14-1749 VA d p 5-19-1838 KY m (1) Comfort -----
(2) Patsey --- Pvt NC
David: b 1742 IR d 10-17-1816 MD m Elizabeth Cairnes Dep-QMGen MD
Edward: b 1732 IR d a 5 - - 1816 KY m (1) Martha Brittain
(2) Catharine ---- Sgt VA
Elizabeth Cairnes: b1756 PA d 7-7-1838 MD m David Poe PS MD
George: b c 1741 IR d 8020-1823 MD m Catherine Dawson Capt MD
George: b 3- - 1750 PA d 6-10-1805 PA m Eva (Effie) Booth Lt PA
John: b 1758 NC d 10-9-1834 IN m Mary (Polly) Newman Pvt NC
Patrick: b 1758 PA d a 9-10-1849 KY m (1) x (2) Hannah Swain Pvt PA
Samuel: b 1738 VA d 1819 VA m Margaret King Pvt VA*
Samuel: b c 1770 d 3-17-1817 VA m X PS VA**
Simon: b c 1764/65 NC d a 1-1-1827 MO m Rebecca ---- Pvt NC
Thomas: b 1749 VA d 2-22-1825 VA m Mary Blakey Pvt VA
William: b 1755 d 1804 m Francis Winslow Sgt PA
Powe: Pau, Pou
Thomas: b 1747 VA d 5-7-1817 SC m (1) Rachel Allen
(2) Rebecca (Ford) Spencer Lt Cmsry SC
William: b 1-6-1750 SC d 1811 SC m (1) Anna Baxter
(2) Ann Miller CS PS SC
William: b 1759 VA d 11-8-1839 KY m Jerusha Brown Pvt VA PNSR
See the Joan Hackett site at Ancestry/Rootsweb.
**For information on the Poe family associated with this Patriot, see Poe Research look for the link to “Poe – Virginia”
S4384 West Tenn. #19039, $26.66/year issued 26 July 1833.
5 Sept 1832 Franklin County, George WAGGONER aged 72 states he was born in 1760 Bucks County, Pennsylvania, according to the record of his parents. He possesses no personal records of his birth. He was at the battle of Briar Creek but was employed as a wagoner. He volunteered in Orange County, N.C., and served five months under Capt. John YOUNG and Col. SANDERS. He received a written discharge but lost it when removing to Kentucky at an earl period. His brother- in- law was Lt. Maj. in a 9 months regiment Some time in the winter of 1780/1781 he volunteered again in the same county, in a company of mounted infantry under Capt. GRISHAM, Maj. William MCCULLER and Capt. TAYLOR. Shortly afterwards he volunteered in a company of rangers commanded by Abraham ALLEN. and Lt. Joseph YOUNG. The day before Hillsborough was taken the company had a severe battle with the enemy on nearby KIRK'S plantation. LT. YOUNG was mortally wounded and soon died. This applicant was shot through the right arm a short distance above the wrist, which has troubled him much ever since. He was unable to serve for one month and then served scouring the country for Tories, " with whom that devoted section of the country was much infested." He can prove his service by Thomas KING and his brother Solomon WAGGONER. He continued to reside in Orange County until a few years after the war when he removed to Greene County, East Tennessee, where he lived for 12 or 15 years. From there he moved to Barren County, Ky., where he lived for seven or eight years. He then removed to this county 24 or 25 years ago.
Thomas KING aged 64 or 65 states he was born and raised in Orange County, N.C. and was raised form his earliest recollection with the applicant and his family, their fathers lived with in two miles of one another. He has a clear recollection of the battle of KIRKS plantation, and was well aquatinted with the officers and many of the men on both sides. The company muster ground was on his father's land. Deponent removed to this county 22 years ago.
Clergyman Robert DOUGAN and Capt. James LEWIS vouch for WAGGONER'S age and reputation.
Larkin REAGAN states he served with WAGGONER in Capt. YOUNG'S company during the war.
26 May 1833 Franklin County, George WAGGONER, aged 72, clarifies the length of his various terms. after refreshing his memory in conversation with Thomas KING. he recalls that he served in Abraham ALLEN'S company of rangers for six months. At the time of the Commencement of his third term there were three Tories hanged at Hillboro: RICKETTS, POE AND DARK.
NOTE: Chatham County, NC records: During this term seven have been capitally convicted, to-wit: Samuel Poe, for Burglary; Thomas Ricketts, Merideith Edwards, Thomas Eastridge and Thomas Dark, for High Treason; William Duke and Thomas Hunt, for Hose Stealing.
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