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Zachary S. Taylor, 12th President of the USA MP (1784 - 1850)

"Old Rough and Ready", "Little Zack", ""Old Rough and Ready"", "U. S. President Zachary Taylor"

Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850) was an American military leader and the 12th President of the United States. Known as "Old Rough and Ready," Taylor had a 40-year military c...

6/7/2007 1/18/2016

Andrew Jackson Pennock (1827 - 1894)

"Jackson"

Per enrty for Henriette Chandler: Henrietta Eliza, b. 13 Dec., 1830; m. 25 Dec., 1848, Jackson Pennock, who was b. 19 Aug., 1827, a brother of her sister's husband. He enlisted and served as lieutena...

1/18/2016 1/18/2016

He received an A.M. from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire in 1848. He was a member of the Royal Society of Northern Antiquaries of Copenhagen, Denmark and an Honorary Member of the American Ethnologica...

7/1/2007 1/13/2016

Marsena Rudolph Patrick (March 15, 1811 – July 27, 1888) was a college president and an officer in the United States Army, serving as a general in the Union volunteer forces during the America...

7/2/2012 1/13/2016

) * Roger Jones (February 25, 1831–January 26, 1889) served as Inspector General of the U.S. Army from 1888 to 1889. His father by the same name served as Adjutant General of the U.S. Army f...

7/22/2009 1/10/2016

Image at Richard Stoddert Ewell (February 8, 1817 – January 25, 1872) was a career United States Army officer and a Confederate general during the American Civil War. He achieved fame as a s...

4/14/2011 1/7/2016

George Kaiser Sanderson (September 9, 1844 – February 2, 1893) was a career U.S. Army officer. Having enlisted as a Private he was latter commissioned and twice breveted for gallant and merito...

1/4/2016 1/4/2016

"Buffalo Bill" Cody MP (1846 - 1917)

William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American soldier, bison hunter and showman. He was born in the Iowa Territory (now the American state of Iowa)...

10/30/2007 1/3/2016

Born in Woodstock in McHenry County, Illinois in 1847 to General Edwin Eldredge Thomas and Naomi Ruth Patterson Thomas, Earl served in the Civil War from private to sergeant major of the 8th Illino...

8/8/2014 1/3/2016

Robert Alexander (October 17, 1863 – August 20, 1941) was a soldier in the United States Army. As Major General he commanded the U.S. Army's 77th Infantry Division in France during World War I...

1/2/2016 1/2/2016

Gen. Lewis Merrill (USA) (1834 - 1896)

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Fought in the Civil War and the Indian Wars. On 1 July 1851, he entered the US Military Academy, where he graduated 20th of 34, in the Class of 1855. Appointed...

8/29/2011 12/31/2015

John Joseph Abercrombie (March 4, 1798 – January 3, 1877) was a career United States Army officer who served in numerous wars, finally reaching the rank of brigadier general during the America...

8/26/2011 12/28/2015

Sergeant Abendroth saw service in the Sioux Indian wards in the Black Hills and the campaign against the Apache Indians in 1885 and 1886. At this time he was a member of G Troop 4th Cavalry. He served ...

12/28/2015 12/28/2015

Robert Powell Page Wainwright (May 18, 1852 - November 19, 1902) was a U.S. Army officer and West Point graduate, class of 1875, who served in the cavalry for most of his military career. He began hi...

3/27/2010 12/27/2015

Brig. Gen. John Garland (1793 - 1861)

United States Army Officer. A native of Virginia and career military man, he was commissioned 1st Lieutenant in the 35th United States Infantry on March 31, 1813. With over a decade of service, he wa...

2/28/2011 12/19/2015

White Man Runs Him (Mahr-Itah-Thee-Dah-Ka-Roosh) - (c. 1858 – June 2, 1929) was a Crow Scout serving with George Armstrong Custer’s 1876 expedition against the Sioux and Northern Cheyen...

1/30/2015 12/19/2015

Benjamin Kendrick Pierce once described his life as having been like "a leaf in the breeze" and it surely was. Born the eldest son, and 2nd child, of Gov Benjamin Pierce, Benjamin K grew up in Hillsb...

6/23/2007 12/19/2015

. Charles Wheaton Abbot, Jr. (sometimes misspelled as "Abbott") was an American military officer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was commander of the 1st Rhode Island Volunteer Regiment...

7/25/2012 12/16/2015

Born in Greensboro, Georgia, in 1799, Alford studied law, gained admission to the state bar in 1809, and began practicing law in Lagrange, Georgia. Alford served in the Georgia House of Representat...

11/15/2013 12/16/2015

Capt. John Marshall "of the Forest" MP (1700 - 1752)

"Forest"

John Marshall was the son of Thomas Marshall and wife Martha Jane Sherwood. He was born c.1700 in Westmoreland County, Virginia and died in April or May, 1752. John left a detailed will, transcribed be...

2/26/2007 12/14/2015

Alexander White, a Representative from Alabama; born in Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., October 16, 1816; moved with his parents to Courtland, Ala., in 1821; pursued an academic course and attend...

11/21/2015 12/13/2015

John Martin Harless (1738 - c.1820)

"Johann Martin Harless"

Not DAR listed, but see source document: "Harless in the American Revolution" *HARLESS, FERDINAND Ancestor #: A050699 Service: VIRGINIA Rank: PATRIOTIC SERVICE Birth: 1755 FREDERICK CO VIRG...

1/14/2009 12/12/2015

Patterson, William, d. 29 Jun 1818, age: 86yr, Soldier of the Revolution, Settled in Cross Creek on the old Patterson Homestead in 1778 where he defended his home from Indians until 1783. Captain, date...

11/9/2008 12/1/2015

Col. Samuel D. Lauderdale (c.1778 - 1866)

Samuel D. Lauderdale, son of James Lauderdale, was a Colonel in the Creek War under Andrew Jackson, and had the confidence and esteem of his commander and his men. When the Choctaw Indians were moving ...

10/19/2009 11/28/2015

General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing MP (1860 - 1948)

""Black Jack""

John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing, GCB (Hon) (September 13, 1860 – July 15, 1948), was a general officer in the United States Army who led the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. Per...

3/4/2009 10/23/2015

Percy Walker, (son of John Williams Walker and great-great-uncle of Richard Walker Bolling), a Representative from Alabama; born in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, in December 1812; completed pr...

1/26/2010 10/18/2015

George Whitfield Crabb, a Representative from Alabama; born in Botetourt County, Va., February 22, 1804; attended the public schools; moved to Tuscaloosa, Ala.; elected assistant secretary of the Sta...

10/17/2015 10/17/2015

George Andrews (August 26, 1850 – September 10, 1928) was an officer in the United States Army who served as Adjutant General of the U.S. Army from 1912 to 1914.

10/6/2015 10/6/2015

Co-founded Baylor University in Texas in 1845 Served in Congress. Commanded a company of soldiers in 1812. Never married, fathered no children. ---------------------------------------------------...

11/9/2008 10/4/2015

John McKee, US Congress (c.1771 - 1832)

Indian Agent & Congressman; possibly married an Indian woman. John McKee, a Representative from Alabama; born in Augusta (now Rockbridge) County, Va., in 1771; attended Liberty Hall Academy (now Wa...

7/1/2011 10/4/2015

Martin Parmer MP (1778 - 1850)

""The Ring Tailed Panther""

Born to the Virginian farmer Martin Palmer, Revolutionary war soldier, and his wife Millie Reed, Martin Parmer was a powerfully colorful person; one of the heroes of Texas history, he is one of the sig...

3/6/2009 9/30/2015

Patrick Henry Ray was a brigadier general in the United States Army. Ray was born on May 8, 1842 in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. His father, Adam Ray, was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly. A...

9/20/2015 9/20/2015

Bolling Hall, Jr. (1813 - 1897)

Hall was Adjutant of the Alabama Militia's First Regiment during the 1836 Creek War with the rank of Major, and also served several terms in the Alabama Legislature. An opponent of secession, once th...

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12/31/2014 8/16/2015

Rep. John Floyd (1769 - 1839)

John Floyd (1769-1839) played an important military role in the Mississippi Territory (particularly what is now present-day Alabama) by leading troops in the battles of Autossee and at Calabee Creek ...

9/18/2014 8/16/2015

MAJ. GEN. JOHN ALEXANDER2 COCKE (WILLIAM1) was born December 7, 1772 in Brunswick County, VA, and died February 16, 1854 in Rutledge, Grainger County, TN. He married SARAH STRATTON 1794, daughter of ...

11/19/2007 8/16/2015

US Congressman. During the Creek War, he served as a Major with General Andrew Jackson's troops. He was elected as a Representative from Tennessee to the United States House of Representatives, serving...

7/12/2009 8/16/2015

George Washington Lent Marr was an American politician who represented Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives. Marr was born near Marrs Hill, Henry County, Virginia on May 25, 1779...

7/12/2009 8/16/2015

Henry Montfort Vories (1810 - 1876)

On May 25, 1810 in Henry County, KY, Henry M. Vories was born to Francis Voorhees and Katherine Montfort, who were considered to be from exceedingly distinguished families in Kentucky. After having rec...

2/27/2015 8/12/2015

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. A 1847 graduate of the United States Military Academy and a Mexican War veteran, he was serving as a Captain in the Quartermaster Corps at the outbreak of th...

8/17/2013 8/1/2015

Henry Benjamin Whipple (February 15, 1822 – September 16, 1901) was the first Episcopal bishop of Minnesota, a humanitarian and an advocate for Native Americans. Summary of his life Born i...

7/30/2015 7/30/2015

) John Pope (March 16, 1822 – September 23, 1892) was a career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War. He had a brief but successful career in the Western Theat...

10/7/2009 7/29/2015

John Milton Chivington (January 27, 1821 – October 4, 1894) was a 19th century United States Army officer noted for his role in the New Mexico Campaign of the American Civil War and in the Col...

5/18/2011 7/22/2015

Joshua C. Epler (1840 - 1904)

Civil War Veteran Affiliation: Union State: Minnesota Mustered in: July 14, 1862; Rank In: Private Co.: C Regiment: 9th Minnesota Commanding Officer: Gen. George H. Thomas Served: 36 mo...

9/11/2013 7/13/2015

James Logan McKee (1752 - 1832)

DAR A 077470, Ensign, VA. James AFN:1DVT-S12 birth info also given as: MCKEE b. 14 Mar 1751/ 52 Cumberland co., Pa.[ Kerrs Creek, Rockbridge, Virginia] depending upon which family report / group ...

12/3/2010 7/10/2015

Capt. John Haynie MP (1624 - 1697)

9/12/2007 7/2/2015

Robert Stell Heflin (April 15, 1815 – January 24, 1901) was a legislator for Georgia and later Alabama. Robert Stell Heflin was born in Morgan County, Georgia, near Madison. Educated at Faye...

7/21/2009 7/1/2015

Lt. Jonathan Delano MP (1647 - 1720)

"Jonathan DeLanoy", "Jonathan Philip Delano", "Johnathan Delano"

Lieut. Jonathan Delano was born 1648 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA and died 23 DEC 1720 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., MA. parents: Philip Delano b: BEF 7 DEC 1603 in Leiden, Holland and Hester Dewsbery...

1/22/2007 6/25/2015

William Crozier (Carrollton, Ohio, February 19, 1855 – November 11, 1942) was an American artillerist and inventor. Born at Carrollton, Ohio on February 19, 1855, Crozier was the son of Robert C...

6/16/2015 6/16/2015

Dunbar R. Ransom commanded Union artillery in the American Civil War. Early life Dunbar Ransom was born at Fayetteville, North Carolina on January 10, 1831 but moved to Vermont. He is listed as t...

7/7/2011 6/8/2015

John Breckinridge Babcock (February 7, 1843[1] – April 26, 1909) was a US Army officer who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Indian Wars. (Note - his obituary in the New Y...

1/28/2012 6/7/2015

Samuel Storrow Sumner (1842–1937) was a United States Army general during the Spanish-American War, Boxer Rebellion, and Philippine-American War. Sumner was born in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsy...

4/17/2011 6/6/2015

Jacob Downing (April 1830 – 1907) was a major in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was present at the infamous Sand Creek Massacre as a subordinate of Colonel John Chivington. A...

5/25/2015 5/25/2015

George Laird Shoup (June 15, 1836 – December 21, 1904) was the first Governor of Idaho, serving a short time after statehood in 1890 before becoming one of the state's first United States Sena...

4/26/2012 5/7/2015

John Hailey, U.S. Senator MP (1835 - 1921)

HAILEY, John, a Delegate from the Territory of Idaho; born in Smith County, Tenn., August 29, 1835; attended the common schools; moved in 1848 to Missouri with his parents, who settled in Dade County; ...

3/11/2011 5/6/2015

Herbert Jermain Slocum (April 25, 1855 - March 29, 1928) was in charge of the 13th Cavalry Regiment during the Battle of Columbus, New Mexico in 1916 where Pancho Villa burned several buildings in Colu...

5/2/2015 5/2/2015

Brigadier General George Allan Dodd (July 26, 1852-June 28, 1925) was an officer in the United States military. He was known for his victory over the Villistas in 1916 at the Battle of Guerrero, Me...

5/5/2009 5/1/2015

Frederick William Sibley (October 17, 1852-February 17, 1918), was a career United States Army officer, and graduate of the West Point class of 1874, who served in the U.S. Cavalry for 42 years. Ea...

5/1/2015 5/1/2015

US Army General. An 1877 West Point graduate, he served in the Indian Wars, and was Military Science Professor at the University of Minnesota. While there he earned a law degree, and later alternated...

4/30/2015 4/30/2015

John Henry Antes settled along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River about 1772. His property was on the very edge of the Pennsylvania frontier. Antes’ neighbors on the north side of the West...

10/29/2007 4/23/2015

Capt. Samuel Daugherty (1753 - 1779)

Killed near Ft. Freeland by Indians. Fifteen were killed that day and two wounded. "This engagement took place at McClung's place, above Milton." Colonel Kelly buried the dead at the fort. Captain Sa...

4/23/2015 4/23/2015

George Albert Dagwell (1841 - 1906)

Lieutenant George A. Dagwell, CO. C, 11th New York Cavalry, was wounded and taken prisoner at Fairfax Court House on June 27,1863 11th, New York Cavalry Known as Scott's 900 . George A.Dagwell age ...

4/19/2015 4/19/2015

Born 20 September 1820 at Port Gibson, MS. Educated in Baltimore. Appointed to West Point class of 1842 by President Andrew Jackson ("Uncle Andrew"); Earl finished 52nd in a class of 56 men he was to f...

3/11/2009 4/15/2015

Henry Hastings Sibley (20 February 1811-February 18, 1891), was the first Governor of the U.S. state of Minnesota. was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 20, 1811. During the Civil War, he was ass...

10/14/2008 4/9/2015

Alphonso Webster Stanard (1829 - 1914)

married Eliza Jane Hill and then Elizabeth Amy Hill 24 Nov 1856-10 children-parents, Elizabeth Ann Webster & Obediah STANARD.In about 1836 he moved with his parents to Van Buren County, Iowa, was educa...

4/7/2015 4/7/2015

Col. Stevens Thompson Norvell (USA) (1835 - 1911)

"Lt /Colonel/"

Colonel Stevens Thompson Norvell fought in the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War. He was an officer with the 10th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers after the war, and at the Battle of San Juan...

9/4/2008 4/4/2015

Elwell Stephen Otis (March 25, 1838 – October 21, 1909) was a United States of America General who served in the Philippines late in the Spanish-American War and during the Philippine-American...

4/3/2015 4/3/2015

Bland Ballard (1761 - 1853)

Bland Ballard (October 16, 1761 – September 5, 1853) was a soldier and statesman from Kentucky. -------------------------------------------- Bland Ballard was born at Fredericksburg, Virgi...

4/3/2011 3/23/2015

John J. Hardin (January 6, 1810 – February 23, 1847) was a U.S. Representative and militia general from Illinois. Born in Frankfort, Kentucky, Hardin pursued classical studies and was gradua...

5/25/2007 3/23/2015

George Bibb Crittenden (March 20, 1812 – November 27, 1880) was a career United States Army officer who served in the Black Hawk War, the Army of the Republic of Texas, the Mexican-American Wa...

4/30/2011 3/23/2015

Squire Boone III MP (1760 - 1817)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for South Carolina with the rank of SERGEANT. DAR Ancestor #: A012130 Squire Boone succumbed to wounds he suffered at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend during the Cree...

5/8/2008 3/23/2015

Levi Day Boone (December 6, 1808 – January 24, 1882) served as mayor of Chicago, Illinois (1855–1856) for the American Party (Know-Nothings). Early life Boone was born near Lexingto...

11/24/2008 3/23/2015

Col. Abraham Owen MP (1769 - 1811)

Owentown, KY is named after him. Read the story here. Killed at the battle of Tippecanoe in the fall of 1811- War gathered due to the discontent of the Indians under their great leader Tecumseh a one...

1/25/2007 2/28/2015

Allison Nelson (March 11, 1822 – October 7, 1862) was the ninth mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, as well as a brigadier general in the Confederate army during the American Civil War. His father, Joh...

8/28/2011 2/14/2015

Captain, commanding Company B, 7th US Cavalry, during the Battle of the Little Big Horn, 1876. Survived the Battle. The son of Brevet Brigadier General Charles McDougall (Army Medical Corps) and Ma...

1/28/2015 1/29/2015

Amos Gates MP (1799 - 1883)

Texas State Historical Association GATES, AMOS (1799–1883). Amos Gates, said to be the first settler in Washington County, was born in Kentucky on July 25, 1799, the son of William Gates. Th...

5/8/2011 1/4/2015

Grenville Mellen Dodge [1] (April 12, 1831 – January 3, 1916) was a Union army officer on the frontier and during the Civil War, a U.S. Congressman, businessman, and railroad executive who hel...

5/21/2011 12/13/2014

Jesse Kimball (1760 - 1857)

Jesse Kimball served three months in the Revolutionary War as a substitute for his brother, Samuel, who had the measles and couldn't go to war. Jesse was discharged at New London by Captain Shapley in ...

2/25/2014 12/4/2014

Civil War Union Brigadier General. Graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1825, placing 28th out of 37, and commenced a long military career with garrison duty along the Canadian Border. ...

11/22/2010 11/30/2014

Bull Bear was a Dog Men (Dog Soldier) leader by 1863, Father P.J. Powell stated he was then 4th chief of this band among Tall Bull, White Horse and Little Robe. In 1864 he represented the Dog Men at ...

11/24/2014 11/24/2014

Major Frank North (1840 - 1885)

Frank Joshua North (1840-1885), was an American interpreter, United States Army officer and politician. He is most well known for organizing and leading the Pawnee Scouts from 1865 to 1877. Early l...

11/24/2014 11/24/2014

Col. John Coffee "Jack" Hays (January 28, 1817 – April 21, 1883) was a Texas Ranger captain and military officer of the Republic of Texas. Hays served in several armed conflicts, including the...

3/13/2011 11/21/2014

BIRD, JOHN (1795-1839). John Bird, soldier and Indian fighter, was born in what was later Perry County, Tennessee, in 1795, the son of William Bird. After service under Andrew Jackson in the War of...

9/13/2011 11/21/2014

Family Data Collection - Births about Nathaniel Davis Name: Nathaniel Davis Father: Rolla M Davis Mother: Margaret Baker Birth Date: 1854 City: Belmont County: Gonzales Cty State: TX Co...

8/2/2010 11/21/2014

Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman (USA) MP (1820 - 1891)

"General Sherman", "Cump"

William Tecumseh Sherman achieved the rank of Major General during the Civil War. Afterwards the rank of Commander, Military Division of the Mississippi, 1864–1866; Commander, Military Division ...

8/21/2008 11/15/2014

Awarded a Medal of Honor, 25 April 1891 for gallantry in action against hostile Sioux Indians on the north bank of the White River, near the mouth of Little Grass Creek, South Dakota, 1 January 1891 ...

11/12/2014 11/12/2014

Twenty-six-year-old Lieutenant Guy Henry Preston was the youngest officer at Wounded Knee. He was assigned to the 9th Cavalry and was serving as a platoon leader in A Troop, U.S. Indian Scouts. He was ...

11/12/2014 11/12/2014

1st Lt. John Kinzie (1850 - 1914)

First Lieutenant John Kinzie was the forty-year-old Acting Adjutant of the 2nd Infantry Regiment and was present at Wounded Knee as an observer. He was wounded in the foot during the opening volley. He...

11/11/2014 11/11/2014

Thirty-four-year-old First Lieutenant Charles William Taylor, 9th Cavalry, commanded A Troop, U.S. Indian Scouts, at Wounded Knee and White Clay Creek. He retired from the Army as a Colonel in 1916 and...

11/11/2014 11/11/2014

Thirty-six-year-old Lieutenant Edwin Parker Brewer was the First Lieutenant of Captain Edgerly’s G Troop, 7th Cavalry and was on duty with his unit at Wounded Knee. He retired at the rank of Col...

11/11/2014 11/11/2014

Second Lieutenant Thomas Quinton Donaldson, Jr., the twenty-six-year-old platoon leader in Captain Jackson’s C Troop, 7th Cavalry, was one of the youngest officers on the field at Wounded Knee...

11/11/2014 11/11/2014

Lieutenant William Jones Nicholson, was the thirty-four-year-old First Lieutenant normally assigned to Captain Nowlan’s I Troop, 7th Cavalry. At Wounded Knee he was serving as Whitside’...

11/11/2014 11/11/2014

Thirty-six-year-old First Lieutenant Loyd Stone McCormick served as the Acting Regimental Adjutant of 7th Cavalry at Wounded Knee and White Clay. He retired as a Colonel in 1914 and died in 1928.

11/11/2014 11/11/2014

Captain Charles Stillman Ilsley. At the age of fifty-three, he was the senior captain in the 7th Cavalry and was commanding E Troop and the regiment’s Second Battalion at Wounded Knee. He had ...

4/26/2011 11/11/2014

Brig. Gen. William W. Robinson, Jr. was born to William W. Robinson Sr, and Sarah Fisk Robinson April 2, 1846, he died March 24, 1917 in Washington, D.C. He was mustered in to Co E., 7th Wi Vol Inf...

3/2/2009 11/11/2014

Thirty-six-year-old Lieutenant James DeFrees Mann, was serving as the First Lieutenant of Captain Wallace’s K Troop, 7th Cavalry, at Wounded Knee. He was mortally wounded the following day at ...

11/11/2014 11/11/2014

Henry Jackson, the fifty-three-year-old Captain of C Troop, 7th Cavalry, commanded his troop at Wounded Knee and White Clay Creek. He had been with the regiment since 1866, but was on detached servic...

11/11/2014 11/11/2014

Thirty-six-year-old Lieutenant Horatio Gates Sickel, Jr., was on duty as the Second Lieutenant of Captain Ilsley’s E Troop, 7th Cavalry, at Wounded Knee. He was commended by the Commanding Gener...

11/11/2014 11/11/2014

Colonel Selah R. H. "Tommy" TOMPKINS,served in the U.S. Army 43 Years and rode against the Sioux in the Battle of Wounded Knee and was with John "Black Jack" Pershing in Mexico. He retired as Commander...

5/28/2011 11/11/2014

Colonel Ezra B. Fuller (1848 - 1925)

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