Fretwell Family

Fretwells in the War of 1812

Nine Fretwells are found in the records of the National Archives as having served the country during the War of 1812. Each military service record (MSR), pension and bounty land warrant (BLW) is noted below along with their identification (from my research) -- SSF. As of July 2008.

William Tenth Regt. of Infantry [ Virginia ]
Captain Nelson’s Company
Enlisted Nov. 22, 1812 and died in service
    Military Service Record: War of 1812
    National Archives Record Group 94 (MF #602, R #75)

    Identification:

William, born ca 1774 - 1784
    son of John Fretwell of Louisa Co., VA & Christian Co., KY
William identified as brother of John Fretwell and Alexander Fretwell
    of Albemarle Co., Virginia - Rockingham Co., NC Case No. 4097
William m. Nancy ----- ca 1810
William d. 29 Nov 1813

 

John Militia of Mississippi Territory
Served Dec. 31, 1814 to Mar. 14, 1815
Discharged at Mobile, Alabama
    Military Service Record: War of 1812
    National Archives Record Group 94 (MF #602, R #75)

    Identification:

John, born ca1784-1794
    son of John Fretwell of Louisa Co., VA & Christian Co., KY
John, partner in store with brother, Alexander, at Warren Virginia
John appointed brother, Richard Fretwell,
    as sole executor of estate in Natchez, Mississippi
John d. by 28 Nov 1827 Adams Co., Mississippi

 

Richard Hinds’ Battalion, Mississippi Militia
Served Sept. 17, 1813 to Nov. 23, 1813
    Military Service Record: War of 1812
    National Archives Record Group 94 (MF #602, R #75)

    Identification:

Richard, born ca 1780 - 1790
    son of John Fretwell of Louisa Co., VA & Christian Co., KY
Richard m. Mary K. GIBSON 8 March 1810 Adams Co., Mississippi
Richard d. between 1830 and 1840

 

Richard 8th Regt. Virginia Militia
Served Aug. 27, 1814 to Feb. 19, 1815
    MSR: War of 1812, Pension No. 19901 and BLW No. 14761
    National Archives Record Group 94 (MF #602, R #75)

    Identification:

Richard, born ca 1796
    son of Alexander Fretwell & Nancy Ann Barksdale
Richard m. Sarah Jane BARKSDALE 2 Sep 1822 Albemarle Co., VA
Richard d. 23 July 1880 Lewis Co., West Virginia

 

William Nash’s Regt., South Carolina Volunteers
Served Jan. 20, 1814 to July 13, 1814
Muster rolls taken at Fort Hawkins and camp on Coosa River in Alabama
    Military Service Record: War of 1812
    National Archives Record Group 94 (MF #602, R #75)

    Identification:

William, born ca 1790-1800
    speculation: son of Samuel Fretwell of Pendleton Co., SC
William m. Bersheby BUCKHANAN 7/ 9 Apr 1827 Blount Co., Alabama
William d. before 1860 leaving Barsheba Fretwell in Chattanooga, Tenn.

 

Lewis Nash’s Regt., South Carolina Volunteers
Served Jan. 20, 1814 to July 13, 1814
Muster rolls taken at Fort Hawkins and camp on Coosa River in Alabama
    Military Service Record: War of 1812
    National Archives Record Group 94 (MF #602, R #75)

    Identification:

Lewis, born ca 1790-1800
    speculation: son of Samuel Fretwell of Pendleton Co., SC
Lewis resided in Marion Co., Alabama in 1830 (federal census)

 

John 17th Regiment, Virginia Militia
Served Dec. 27, 1813 to Apr. 11, 1814
Drafted in Cumberland Co., Virginia
Discharged in Norfolk, Virginia
Bounty land warrant later revoked for lack of service time
    Military Service Record: War 1812 and BLW No. 1328
    National Archives Record Group 94 (MF #602, R #75)

    Identification:

John, born ca 1796, age 59, according to bounty land affadavit in 1855
    speculation: son of James Fretwell of Cumberland Co., VA
Resided in Prince Edward Co., Virginia in 1830 (fed. census)
Resided in Amelia Co., Virginia in 1846 - Deed Book 37, p. 166
John died after 1859 Amelia Co., Virginia - Deed Book 40, p. 55

 

Micajah 2nd Regt. Georgia State Troops / Jenkins, Georgia Volunteers & Militia
One muster roll at Milledgeville, Georgia
Served Aug. 23, 1813 to Nov. 19, 1813
    Military Service Record: War of 1812 and Pension No. 45134
    National Archives Record Group 94 (MF #602, R #75)

    Identification:

Micajah, born ca 1780 - 1790
    son of James Fretwell and Lucy Harris of Cumberland Co., VA
Micajah m. Jane L. HARPER 11 Nov 1804 Green Co., GA
Micajah d. 19 Nov 1813 Jasper Co., GA - Bond Bk. AA, p. 257

 

John 4th Regiment, Virginia Militia
Served July 29, 1814 to Jan. 29, 1815
Enlisted Augusta Co., Virginia
Discharged at Norfolk, Virginia
    Military Service Record, Pension No. 3356 and BLW No. 3682
    National Archives Record Group 94 (MF #602, R #75)

    Identification:

John, born ca 1795 - 1797
    son of _____________________
John m1 9 Sep 1819 Albemarle Co., VA - Margaret MARS
    [ alternate spelling] Peggy E. MARR
John m2 13 May 1866 Franklin Co., Ohio - Elizabeth WATERS
John died 9 Jun 1877 Franklin Co., Ohio

 


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