SURNAMES APPEARING IN THIS CHAPTER
ACKLES, ADAMS, ADDAVIT, ANDERSON, ANNOM, ARMSTRONG, AYRES, BAILS, BALES, BALPH, BARNHART, BEATTY, BEECHER, BELL, BLACK, BOLES, BOOK, BRADLEY, BRANDON, BRANNON, BRIDGEMAN, BRINKER, BROWN, BRYSON, BURKE, CAIRNS, CAMPBELL, CELEROR, CHAMBERS, CHRISTY, CLARK, CLELLAND, COLEMAN, COMPTON, CONNAN, CONNER, COUTHERS, COVERT, CRATTY, CRAWFORD, CRITCHLOW, CROSS, CRUTCHLOW, CUBBISON, CUSTARD, DAVIS, DELONG, DOBBIN, DUNBAR, ELLIOTT, EVANS, FLAKE, FLEMING, FOLTZ, FORESTER, FRAZER, FREW, FULTON, GALBRAITH, GALLIHER, GASTON, GIBSON, GILDERSLEEVE, GILLESPIE, GILMORE, GOLD, GRAHAM, GRAY, GRUCY, HAMMIL, HARBISON, HARKINS, HARTLEY, HAWK, HENNON, HENRY, HESS, HEWITT, HILLIARD, HINDMAN, HOGE, HOGG, HOUCK, HUNTER, JACKSON, JOHNSON, JOHNSTON, JORDAN, JORDON, KENNEDY, KING, KIRKER, LEMMON, LESLIE, LEWIS, LIPPY, LITTLE, LOGAN, LONG, LOVE, LUSK, LUTTON, MACKEY, MAIDEN, MANTOOTH, MARTIN, MAXWELL, MCCALL, MCCANDLESS, MCCANNON, MCCLEERY, MCCONOHY, MCCORD, MCCULLUGH, MCCURDY, MCDARMAIT, MCDONALD, MCKEE, MCKINNEY, MCMURRAY, MEAD, MEANS, MECHLING, MEEKER, MICKIN, MILLER, MOORE, MOORINS, MORRISON, MORROW, MOSER, MOTHERAL, MURRAY, O'DONNELL, O'HARA, OSBORNE, PATTERSON, PEARSE, PENDER, PILES, PILLOW, PORTER, PURVIANCE, RALPH, RANDLES, RIDDLE, ROBB, ROBERTSON, ROBINSON, RODGERS, ROOT, ROSS, SCOTT, SEMPLE, SHENDLEDECKER, SHERER, SHIRY, SHORTS, SIPPOY, SLATOR, SMITH, SQUIRES, STANOOT, STANTORF, STEVENSON, STEWART, STONE, STOREY, STRAIGN, STRAWICK, STREBY , STUBBS, STUDEBAKER, SULLIVAN, SUTTON, TAYLOR, TERMEANS, THOMPSON, TINDLE, TRUESDALE, VENNATTA, WADDLE, WALISE, WALLACE, WATSON, WEAKLEY, WHITE, WHITTENBARGER, WICKS, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WORMCASTLE, WRIGHT.
ROSTERS OF THE COMPANIES OF CAPTS. ABRAHAM BRINKER, ROBERT STOREY, JAMES THOMPSON, SAMUEL JORDON AND JAMES STEWART IN COL. JOHN PURVIANCE'S REGIMENT -- CAPT. ROBERT MARTIN'S COMPANY OF COL. MILLER'S REGIMENT
The hardy pioneers of Butler County responded with patriotic promptness to the call for troops when the border was menaced by the British, and a goodly number marched to the field.
A regiment consisting of twelve companies, the Second Regiment of Infantry, commanded by Col. John PURVIANCE, of Butler town, as [sic] composed largely of men from this county. We present the rosters of five full companies in this chapter. A number of Butler County pioneers also went out in Col. MILLER's regiment, but not so many of them as in Col. PURVIANCE's regiment, which had its strongest representation from the adjoining county. We append first the five companies of Col. PURVIANCE's regiment:*
*The roster of this regiment was procured by the son of its commander, Gen. John M. PURVIANCE, in 1851, and published in the Butler journals, together with the magnanimous offer of procuring free of charge, pensions for the survivors, or for the descendants of those deceased who were entitled to them. It is from this published muster-roll that we take the companies given in this chapter.
Privates -- Philip BARNHART, Samuel ROBB, Robert HOGG, Hugh MCKEE, Alexander WILSON, Martin MCCANDLESS, Alexander W. GALBRAITH, John DUNBAR, Matthew THOMPSON, William FRAZER, Andrew PORTER, Arthur FRAZER, Alex SCOTT, Samuel WHITE, Samuel FULTON, Norbet FOLTZ, Rees EVANS, Alexander WRIGHT, William JOHNSON, James MCCLEERY, Samuel WILLIAMSON, David DELONG, James ROBB, John WORMCASTLE.
Privates -- Walter BELL, Isaac HILLIARD, Samuel WALISE, John STANOOT, William MARTIN, Samuel CRAWFORD, Andrew CELEROR, Pickert TAYLOR, Henry ADDAVIT, George ARMSTRONG, John JACKSON, David STEWART, James PORTER, David CROSS, William MOORE, Jesse GILDERSLEEVE, Joseph ADAMS, Richard TAYLOR, Robert CAMPBELL, Henry CAMPBELL, Signor STRAIGN, John BROWN, John HARTLEY, Robert WADDLE, Andrew MOORE, Samuel SUTTON, George MCDARMAIT, John WICKS, Joseph STANTORF, Joseph STUDEBAKER, William MCCANNON, Soloman [sic] BEECHER, Samuel BLACK, Thomas WADDLE, Andrew BRADLEY, Alex MCMURRAY, Samuel OSBORNE, John MARTIN, Robert SUTTON, Hugh GILMORE, Thomas COUTHERS.
Officers -- Captain, James THOMPSON; Lieutenant, Thomas PEARSE; Ensign, Charles HUNTER; Sergeants, William BEATTY, David PEARSE, Robert HARKINS, E. T. STONE; Corporals, James GOLD, James BALPH, John MICKIN, John CRUTCHLOW.
Privates -- William ELLIOTT, Andrew SMITH, John MCCALL, John HARBISON, Allen FLEMING, William GRAY, Joseph KIRKER, James MORROW, Robert STEWART, Peter GRUCY, Robert KENNEDY, James JOHNSTON, Allen BAILS, James WATSON, Henry HESS, Thomas CLELLAND, John MAIDEN, Charles O'DONNELL, Malicia SUTTON, John SHIRY, David STRAWICK, Richard MARTIN, Robert FLEMING.
Officers -- Captain, James STEWART; Lieutenant, John SCOTT; Ensign, Jesse MORROW; Sergeants, Isaac ROBERTSON, John FREW, George ACKLES, Thomas BURKE; Corporals, Abel HENNON, Matthew MURRAY, David MORRISON, John BOOK, Jr.; Fifer, Abraham MCCURDY
Privates -- William HUNTER, Thomas MOORINS, James LUTTON, Samuel STEWART, Francis LESLIE, Adam CONNER, Caleb PILES, Thomas HENNON, Alexander CHAMBERS, William MURRAY, John BOOK, Sr., Justus SQUIRES, James CUBBISON, William LUTTON, Uriah CAIRNS, John LEWIS, Jacob HAWK, Thomas MORRISON, Thomas MORROW, William HAWK, Andrew HEWITT, Michael BOOK, Robert MOORE, Jacob LEWIS, William WILSON, John MOTHERAL.
Officers -- Captain, Samuel JORDAN; Lieutenant, Leonard DOBBIN; Ensign, William TINDLE; Sergeants, John SEMPLE, Andrew LONG, William TAYLOR, David WALLACE; Corporals, Robert PATTERSON, David WHITE, Nathaniel HAMMIL, Benjamin STUBBS.
Privates -- William GASTON, William COLEMAN, Michael BRANNON, Samuel VENNATTA, Robert LUSK, James MILLER, Joseph MCCORD, Joseph SHERER, Adam WHITTENBARGER, Thomas HOGE, Samuel COVERT, William RODGERS, Robert KING, Daniel BOLES, Stephen MCCONOHY, David MARTIN, John CLARK, John TRUESDALE, Christopher STREBY, James MOORE, Charles SMITH, Joseph SIPPOY, John LIPPY, George BRIDGEMAN, John SHENDLEDECKER, Hugh WILSON, William ANNOM, Samuel LESLIE, Daniel TERMEANS, David HOUCK.
We have the roll of one other company of Butler County soldiers of the war of 1812 -- that commanded by Capt. Robert MARTIN and attached to the One Hundred and Thirty-eighth Regiment. It is copied from a paper now in the possession of the family of the Captain.
Roll of a company of militia commanded by Capt. Robert MARTIN, of the One Hundred and Thirty-eighth Regiment of Pennsylvania, commanded by Lieut. Col. MILLER, under the order of Maj. Gen. MEAD, dated January 18, 1814:
Officers -- Robert MARTIN, Captain; William LOGAN, Lieutenant; Jacob MECHLING, Jr., Ensign; Hugh STEVENSON, First Sergeant; John GILLESPIE, Second Sergeant; Elijah ANDERSON, Third Sergeant; Matthew MCCULLUGH, Fourth Sergeant; Thomas JOHNSTON, First Corporal; James RIDDLE, Second Corporal; John GRAHAM, Third Corporal; William MOORE, Fourth Corporal.
Privates -- John MAIDEN, Mordecai GRAHAM, Samuel ROBINSON, John LOVE, Robert MACKEY, George CUSTARD, Moses SULLIVAN, John SULLIVAN, James CRATTY, John GALLIHER, William FORESTER, William O'HARA, Robert HINDMAN, Joseph WHITE, James COVERT, Benjamin DAVIS, Samuel LITTLE, Abner MEEKER, Samuel CRITCHLOW, Moses MEEKER, John COMPTON, James MCCANDLESS, John BROWN, James CRITCHLOW, Archibald CRITCHLOW, Richard SHORTS, Joseph FLAKE, William DAVIS, William BALES, Alexander MANTOOTH, Daniel ROOT, Daniel MCDONALD, Henry PENDER, James BRANDON, Robert MCKINNEY, William GRAY, James BRYSON.
[End of Chapter 11--Soldiers of the War of 1812: History of Butler County, Pennsylvania. With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Waterman, Watkins, & Co., Chicago, 1883.]
Edited 07 Dec 1999, 15:25