This list establishes residency in Overton County, Tennessee in 1813 for the men who signed here and their families. I understand that it has been allowed as proof of service for inclusion in the Society of the United States Daughters of the War of 1812. Many of the names were written more than once, I included them all.
If there is a person here that you are researching and you would like for me to add you as a contact for further information, just send me an email . I'll be happy to add it.
Legislative Petition, Overton County, Tennessee 1813
To the honourable The General Assembly of the State of Tennessee now in Session....................................
The Petition of the subscribers, Inhabitants of the County of Overton, Humbly Sheweth, that they here disposed. To have a part in the Present War with Britanie Majesty's Savage Allies, Viz. The Creek Nation of Indians, and conceiving they can render greater services to the United States, as Mounted men than they could possibly do on foot, do humbly request that your Honourable Body would pass a law authorizing, Colonel Stephen Copeland of said county to raise by voluntary inlistment a force of 500 mounted men out of the 3d Judicial Circuit in said state to march against the said Nation of Indians or other tribes of the savage foe, and fight them in their wodn savage way, and act as Rangers & C, so long as it may appear necessary and that the said Volunteer Force when so raised may be paid and allowed the same pay for their services as other mounted men are allowed. In the services of the United States on similar occasions. And that the Senators and Representatives in the Congress of the United States be instructed to cause the said act when passed by your honourable body to be sanctioned by the National Legislature & C.
And your petitioners shall ever pray...
Jas. W. Campbell
John Hackton (?)
Jessee Ashburn - Contact Bobbie Murphy Farley for more info
Jon. H. Windle
Phillip Wherey (?)
Isaick __________ (unreadable)
Benjn. Parrott - Contact Anita Tally for more info
Saml. Miller - Contact Donna Marsh for more info
John Bughes (Could be Hughes)
James Boser (?)
Joseph Eoney (?)
Guillow Sams (?)
Jon H. Windle
Isaac W. Hooser
Pattn. Pool - [Patrick Pool] Contact Nancy Almond for more info
The above names were wrote by me J. H. Windle at a General Muster by their requests.
Jacob Swallow - Contact Donna Marsh for more info
Zacriah Eldridge - Contact Donna Marsh for more info
Wm. Allen - Contact Therese Wade for more info
Sampson Eldridge - Contact Donna Marsh for more info
John Eldridge - Contact Donna Marsh for more info
Andrew Swallows - Contact Paul Craven for more info
John Cannon (could be Camon)
Eli Harrison - Contact Carol Wilkerson for more info
Thos. R. Harris
John W. Moore
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