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Military Searchable index with digital images from The Men and Women of WWII from Collin County

These several pages are the summary of Cecil Coale’s research into 1812 veterans buried in Collin County, Texas.

He found a total of fourteen 1812 veterans buried in Collin County. He was able to locate the cemeteries where eleven were buried.

Please contact Cecil Coale with comments, corrections or new information at this address:

Cecil Coale

crcoale@sbcglobal.net

1812 Veteran Index

(1) Samuel A. Bogart (Fay, page 37)

born: 2 April 1797 Tennessee

died: 11 March 1861 near McKinney

Battle of New Orleans

Member of Texas Legislature 1847-1859

Possibly buried in unmarked grave in Stiff Chapel Cemetery

(2) James Whitis Bullock (Fay, page 49)

born: circa 1790 in Georgia

died: 29 September 1859 at age 69 near McKinney

Battle of New Orleans, 5 years service

Came to Texas in 1824

Buried in Nancy Bullock Cemetery (near Millwood) (CCC2, page 105)

(3) Henry Cook (Fay, page 77 and 360)

born: 28 May 1775, West Virginia

died: 10 June 1862 in Plano

Lieutenant in Illinois militia

Buried in Baccus (Cook) cemetery started 1847 by Henry Cook south of Frisco and

old Lolaville. (CCC1, page 37)

(4) George Fitzhugh (Fay, page 109)

born: 1790 was age 65 on 23 May 1855 and age 73 in 1863

died: 17 March 1863 in Collin County

Private in Kentucky Militia

Buried in Fitzhugh Cemetery in Forest Grove, south of Fairview (CCC1, page 659)

Purchased bronze marker & contacted 2009 family

(5) John Fitzhugh (Fay, page 109)

born: 1792 was age 86 on 15 July 1878

died: 27 July 1878 in Collin County

Private in Captain Whitsitt’s company of Kentucky Militia.

Battle of River Thames

Captain Whitistt was Cecil Coale’s 1812 ancestor (SFK, page 173)

Buried in Fitzhugh Cemetery in Forest Grove, south of Fairview (CCC1, page 659)

Purchased bronze marker & contacted 2009 family

(6) Harrison Jamison (Fay, page 171)

born: 23 October 1793 Kentucky

died: 14 September 1861 in Collin County

Private in Missouri militia

Buried in Ware Cemetery near Prosper (CCC1, page 579)

(7) Michael Mallow (Fay, page 203)

born: 1 March 1793 Virginia

died: 19 Sept 1862 in McKinney

Private in Virginia cavalry

Buried in Orenduff cemetery south of Melissa (CCC1, page 302)

(8) Ziza Moore (Fay, page 225)

born: Age 53 on 2 December 1850

died: 18 February 1876, Collin County.

Private in Tennessee militia.

Buried in Moore family cemetery near Chambersville (CCC1, page 582)

Grave rededicated October 13, 2007.  See Dallas Morning News article, Sunday

October 14, 2007, section N, page 108.

(9) Louis Needham (Fay, page 227)

born: North Carolina

died: Collin County after 1838

Private in Tennessee militia

Unknown burial in Collin County

(10) Thomas Rattan (Fay, page 255)

born: 1789, North Carolina

died: 1854

Private in Illinois militia. His daughter married Governor Throckmorton of McKinney.

Buried in Throckmorton  cemetery between Anna and Melissa. (CCC1, page 413)

(11) George Washington Smith (Fay, page 390)

born: circa 1796, Sumner County, Tennessee

died: circa 1875 Blue Ridge, Collin County

Private in Tennessee militia.

Buried in the Old Grounds cemetery in Blue Ridge (THMI)

(12) Henry Wetsel (Fay, page 322)

born: 1791

died: 1880 Collin County

Private in Pennsylvania militia. Founded Wetsel townsite near present day Fairview.

Operated a grist mill in McKinney at South Tennessee and Ida streets.

Buried in Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney (CCC1, page 385)

(13) Benjamin White (Fay, page 324) )

born: September 26, 1792, Georgia

died: September 19, 1869, Collin County

Private in Tennessee militia.

Buried in Alexander Cemetery in Collin County (CCC1, page 6)

(14) Moses Sparks (CCF2 pages 249-250)

b. circa 1789 in Jefferson County, Kentucky

d. 20 December 1858

Served in Indiana Militia June, 1814 to June, 1815

Had 640 acres in the Peter’s Colony.

In 1850 Collin County census and was living with his son Richard Sparks.

Unknown burial in Collin County.

References

Fay: “War of 1812 Veterans in Texas,” by Mary Smith Fay,

(Southern Historical Press, Inc., ISBN 0-89308-690-8, 1979, reprinted 1994)

CCC1: “Collin County (Texas) Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume I” by Alice Pitts, Wanda O’Roark, Doris Posey, (www.collincountybooks.com, 1975)

CCC2: “Collin County (Texas) Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume II” by Alice Pitts, Wanda O’Roark, Doris Posey, (www.collincountybooks.com, 1978)

CCF2: “Collin County, Texas, Families, Volume II” by Alice Ellison Pitts and Minnie Pitts Champ (www.collincountybooks.com,  ISBN 0-9667999-0-9, 1998)

SFK: “Roster of the Volunteer Officers and Soldiers from Kentucky in the War of 1812 – 1815,” a report of the Kentucky Adjutant General in 1891, (Southern Historical Press, Inc., 0-89308-481-6, reprinted 1992)

THMI: Texas historical marker research information about George Washington Smith

by John Greer in 1979. The historical marker itself is located at the Blue Ridge Cemetery.

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