Project to obtain markers for all eligible veterans

     From 1803--1812 England and France waged war for the supremacy of the Western
     Neither respected the neutral rights of the United States. Our ships were 
searched and fined, sailors impressed and our ports blockaded.
     These events happened during the time of King George III, Napoleon and 
President James Madison.  Finally our Congress declared war on January 18, 1812. 
The war was fought on land and sea.  The burning of the White House and the Capitol 
by the British occured while Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star Spangled Banner."
     Dolly Madison was thought to be a heroine because she saved the precious and 
secret papers, the silver, some few small "portable" treasures, and the Stuart 
portrait of George Washington. In a letter to her sister Dolly wrote: "I insisted 
on waiting until the large picture of General Washington is secured, and it requires 
to be unscrewed from the wall.  This process was found too tedious for these perilous 
moments; I have ordered the frame to be broken, and the canvas taken out.  It is done 
and the precious portrait placed in the hands of two gentlemen of New York, for safe 
     The Peace Treaty was signed at Ghent, Belgium on December 24, 1814 and ratified 
in February 1815.  Due to poor communication, we did not know the war was over.  Two 
weeks later the Battle of New Orleans under Andrew Jackson of Tennessee was fought.  
The British quartered their men on Jamaica and lost over 2,000 while we lost 21.
     Our Coryell County cemeteries are proud to have these graves of men who were 
veterens of the War of 1812.   They are as follows:

Private Wade Love - He served in Captain John Miller's Company from Kentucky Militia. His survivor's Certificate was number SC-20715. His 2nd wife Elizaeth had Widow's Certificate WC-29736.
On Tombstone
WADE LOVE 1795-& Oct 1903, Father; Amanda Love 7 May 1862-20 Dec. 1923 Wade married 2nd wife Elizabeth Haley July 25, 1872 - no stone
Private Sabert Oglesby served in Captain S. K. Sorsby's Company from the Mississippi Militia. His Survivor's Certificate was # SC-21720. His wife was Lucrecy and her Widow's Certificate was WC-34534. Wife's name-Lucretia Wilson
On Tombstone
Sabert Oglesby 1776-1877
Corporal John A. Powell served in Captain Andrew Patterson's Company from Tennessee Militia. There is no record of a Survivor's Certificate. His wife was Charlotte and her Widow's Certificate was WC-32693
On Tombstone
John A. Powell November 28, 1793-November 15, 1859 Charlottie T. Powell June 20, 1800-January 8, 1892
Private 2 William Miller served with West Tennessee MTD Vols in War of 1812.
On Tombstone

Information on these War of 1812 veterans was recorded in "Index to War of 1812 Pension Files" Volumes I and II, transcribed by Virgil D. White and published by The National Historical Publishing Company. Anyone knowing about other War of 1812 Veterans buried in Coryell County is asked to notify Jane Creel at 865-4258 or Coryell County Genealogical Society at the Gatesville Public Library at 811 Main Street in Gatesville, TX 76528. Next, work will begin on obtaining records of Civil War Veterans buried in the County. Those with knowledge of these veterans, are asked to help research them by contacting Peggy Fox, Director of the Confederate Research Center; P. O. Box 619; Hill College; Hillsboro, TX 76645 ph. 254-582-2555 Extension 242

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