War of 1812

The following list of Veterans of the War of 1812, who were at some time in Texas, was mostly gleaned from "War of 1812 Veterans in Texas," by Mary Smith Fay, published in 1979. Much more detailed information on the veterans' service and family, etc. are included in this most informative book which covers all of Texas.

The requirements for inclusion in her book was service (military or civilian) in the War of 1812 and that each one had been in Texas at one time or another.

Included here are those veterans who are known to have been in the following counties: Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Newton, Orange, Sabine, San Augustine and Tyler. Also included are those in Chambers, Liberty, Polk and San Jacinto, as those counties were also in the original Atascocito District of Texas which covered most of what is now referred to as Southeast Texas. There are a few who had some other connection to the above counties (Example: someone from Sabine Co. swearing they had served in the War of 1812 with the person in question).

Widows of the War of 1812 veterans who came to the above counties in Texas are included at the end of the regular listing.

There are a few that were known to be veterans of the War of 1812 that were not included in Mrs. Fay's book. Hopefully, there will be more detailed information on these and other veterans and their families in the near future. If you know of additional veterans, with a connection to the above counties, please send an email so they may be included also.

Benjamin ABSHIRE
Born: 20 Jun 1788 in St.Martinville Psh., LA
Died: After 1855 in Liberty Co., TX
Service: Private in Captain Shadricks Porter's Company of Louisiana Militia
Aaron ADAMS
Age: 66 on April 16, 1857
Died: Orange Co., TX
Service: Private in 7th Regiment, Captain William Bickum, Thomas C. Werner's Louisiana Volunteers
Henry ASKEW
Born: 1780 VA
Died: 1850 in Houston Co., TX (previously lived in Sabine County & San Angelo County)
Service: Private in Captain Harmon Runnell's Company of Mississippi Militia. Corporal in Captain Isaac Hall's Company of Infantry, 3rd Regiment, Georgia Militia.
Sumner BACON
Born: 22 January 1790 in Auborn, Worcester Co., Massachusetts
Died: 24 Jan 1844 - Buried: San Augustine Co., TX
Service: May have been Private in U.S. Regular Army, was Government Surveyor in Arkansas
Samuel B. BARBER
Samuel L. BENTON
John BERRY
William BLUNDELL
John BODINE
Bluford BROOKS
James Whitis BULLOCK
James BURKE
John BURLESON
John CARNES
Eli CHANCE, Jr.
William CLARK
Abel COFFIN
Creed H. COLLINS
Shelby CORZINE
Thomas CRYER
Nathan DAVIS
Warren DAVIS
Peter ELDRIDGE
Abraham FAIRCHILD
Samuel FISHER
Jackson FITZGERALD
Harmon FRAZIER
Benjamin GARLINGTON
Bradley GARNER
James GRAY
David GREER
Joshua HADLEY
Orange HAM
Wyatt HANKS
Benjamin Watson HARDIN
John HAYNES
John HEAD
David JARRETT
Robert KIDD
Joseph LAWRENCE
Samuel LEWIS
Samuel Doak McMAHON
Hugh McNEELY
Middleton NEYLAND
Lipscomb NORVELL
Martin PARMER
George Alexander PATILLO
John PAYNE
Stephen PRATHER
Elisha ROBERTS
William ROBERTS
Lewis P. SEALE
William SLAUGHTER
Thomas M. SMITH
William SMITH
William D. SMITH
Jesse WALLING
Thomas WATTS
Francis Marion WEATHERRED
James Taylor WHITE
Henry WILLIAMS
Hezekiah Reams WILLIAMS
Richard WILLIAMS
William C. WILLIS
George Tyler/Thomas WOOD

Widows of War of 1812 Veterans
Who Came To Texas

Martha COLE BLACKBURN, died ca 1889 in Sabine Co., TX; widow of
Alexander S. BLACKBURN, d. 1863 St. Tammany Psh., LA
Olive FOWLER HARRELL, living 1876 in Jasper Co., TX, widow of
William HARRELL, d. 1840 Mt. Vernon, FL
Mary HAWKINS JONES, living 1879 in Jasper Co., TX; widow of
Isaiah JONES, d. 1833 Webbville, FL
Sarah (_______) YOUNGBLOOD, living 1878 in Sabine Co., TX; widow of
Henry YOUNGBLOOD, d. 1840 Caddo Psh., LA

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