Pvt. John Aaron Spalding

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John Aaron Spalding

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Saint Mary's County,Md.
Death: June 29, 1825 (73)
Marion, KY, USA
Place of Burial: Kentucky, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Spalding and Henrietta Spalding
Husband of Eleanor "Nellie" (Mattingly) Spalding and Mary Eliza (Moore) Spalding
Father of James Aaron Spalding; Joseph Spalding; Benjamin Aaron Spalding; Nancy (Spalding) Redman; Eleanor Cissell and 6 others
Brother of Henrietta Spalding; Bennett Spalding and Moses Clarke Spalding

Managed by: Peggy (Spalding) Crabtree
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About Pvt. John Aaron Spalding

A Patriot of the American Revolution for MARYLAND with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor # A107493

From Index of Revolutionary War Pension Applications in the National Archives (Special Publication No. 40) publishes by National Genealogical Society, Washington, D.C., 1976:

Spalding, Aaron, MD., Bounty Land Warrant 11672 issued 12/18/1794 to Henry Purdy, Ass. No papers.

Spalding, Aaron, MD, S37441


His parentage is unknown and very little is known of his brothers and sisters, but he was born in Leonardtown, St. Mary's County, MD in 1752, and married Nellie Mattingly in that state. His second wife was Mary Moore. They were married in Washington County, KY on 10/8/1823. He served throughout the whole of the Revolutionary War. The records in the Bureau of Pensions show that he served from January 1776 to July 6, 1783 as a private soldier in Captain Allen Thomas' Company, Colonel Smallwood's Regiment, Maryland Militia. He was engaged in the battles of Long Island, White Plains, Monmouth, Brandywine, Germantown, Gates' Defeat, Camden, Guilford Court House, Eutaw Springs, and Cowpens. His immediate descendants understood that he also served with Pennsylvania troops.

It is claimed by his descendants and particularly by those nearest to him that he was one of the three men who captured Major Andre at Tarrytown, NewYork and there has for many years been in the family a painting showing this scene. It is furthermore claimed that through carelessness he allowed his name to appear on the Congressional and pension records as "Paulding" instead of Spalding.

Robert Marion Spaldng I remembers him as an old man suffering from a wound inflicted during the Revolutionary War.

He emigrated to Kentucky in 1785 and died in Marion County in 1843.

He had three sons and three daughters by his first wife and one son and one daughter by his second wife. They were all Catholics. The following children were born at places and dates shown:

Benjamin Aaron, Marion County, KY, 4/18/1798 Joseph, Marion County, KY, about 1800 Michael, Marion County, KY, 7/4/1802 James Aaron, Marion County, KY, ? Ignatus, Marion County, KY, about 1804 Mary, Marion County, KY, ? Nancy, Marion County, KY, ?

(See "The Spaldings in America" by Charles Warren Spalding, published in 1897, pages 980-984

DAR A 107493, Pvt. CT.

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Pvt. John Aaron Spalding's Timeline

Saint Mary's County,Md.
Age 36
Age 38
Age 39
St. Mary's Co.,MD
April 8, 1798
Age 46
Washington Co., KY
Age 48
July 4, 1802
Age 50
Marion County, Kentucky, United States
Age 50
Age 51
Marion, Kentucky, United States