Haywood County, NC: The War of 1812
The following information is from a publication titled "Muster Rolls of the Soldiers of the War of 1812: Detached from The Militia of North Carolina," published in pursuance of the resolutions of the General Assembly of January 21, 1851,under the direction of the Adjutant General. Raleigh. Printed by CH. C. Raboteau, at the Times Office. 1851. Note: A non-circulating copy of this publication is available for viewing at the Haywood County Public Library, Waynesville Branch, North Carolina Room.
Muster Roll of the Detached Militia, Organized in August, 1814. General Officers designated to command in this Detachment of Militia: Montford Stokes, Major General; Jeremiah Slade, Brigadier General; Jesse A Pearson, Brigadier General. This Detached Militia consisted of seven regiments organized by county.
The Seventh Regiment to be composed of the counties of Lincoln, Rutherford, Burke, Buncombe, and Haywood. Officers of the Seventh Regiment: Andrew Irwin, Lieutenant Colonel Commandant; William Cathey, First Major; Nathan A. McDowell, Second Major.
Note: The names of Soldiers are spelled as they appear on the Muster Rolls and may be inconsistent with current spellings of proper names.
|John McClure, captain||John Oliver||Malachai Boland|
|Elijah Dever, lieut||Benjamin Enloe||John Middleton|
|John Dever, ensign||Edward Coiter||William Watson|
|John Welsh||Jesse Enloe||John Nelson|
|Joseph Cathey||James A Ellis||Henry Anderson|
|Jethro Cathey||George Penland||Martin Hefley|
|Christian Howel||William Rogers||Nicholas Massey|
|Benjamin Hatfield||James Williams||William Montgory|
|Jonathan Hains||John Telley||George Hiffley|
|James Campble||Robert Penland||John Anderson|
|Andrew McClor||Hirom Gray||Isom Gurly|
|William McClure||William Murray||James Welsh|
|Benjamin McMullen||William Crawford||Hugh Donalson|
|Charles Evenes||Josiah Crawford||Mark Colmer|
|Richard Clark||Joseph Chambers||Elisha Foller|
|Abraham Eaton||John Lord||John Mann|
|William Goodwin||Andrew McLon||John Tollor|
|Lazarus Eaton||Joseph Dunn||Samuel Corter|
|James Chambers||John Bell||Samuel Robeson|
|William Chambers||Andrew Bryson||Thomas Watson|
|James McFarland||John Middleton||John Watson|
|Bailey Fleming||Jonas Denton||James Love|
|Champ Langsford||Andrew Hopper||Loyd Heyson|
|David Elder||Jonathan Denton|
|John Dillord||James Peterson|
This publication includes a page of memoranda with notations about various requisitions including the following:
A requisition was made by Major General Thomas Pinckney, for one Regiment to march to the defense of the Southern Frontier of the Sixth Military District of the United States. In consequence of which, orders were issued from this office, calling forth the Detached Militia from the following counties, to wit: Anson, Richmond, Moore, and Cabarrus, to rendezvous at Wadesborough, in Anson County, on the 24th February, A.D. 1815. Also to wit: Wilkes, Burke, Rutherford, Buncombe, Haywood, to rendezvous at Wadesborough, in Anson County, on Wednesday the 1st day of March, A.D. 1815. Of this Regiment the following officers were designated to the command, to wit:
Andrew Irwin, as Lieutenant Colonel Commandant;
John McGimpsey, of Burke, as Lieutenant Colonel;
Jesse Allen, of Wilkes, as 1st Major;
and Thomas Lenoir, of Haywood, as 2nd Major.
The orders from this office were dated on January 25th, A. D. 1815.
The lists of Soldiers were certified by the Adjutant General:
Adjutant General’s Office }
Raleigh, March 22d, 1851 }
I do hereby certify, to the best of my knowledge and belief, that the foregoing
is a true copy of the names of the Officers and Soldiers of the Detached Militia
of North Carolina, in pursuance of a Requisition of the President of the
United States, in virtue of an act of Congress, passed 10th April 1812.
Robert W. Haywood,
Adjutant General, of the
Militia of N. Carolina