My husband is a decendant of Richard, James Abner,James,James Richard, and Oscar William Jolliff, Geneva Rose Jolliff Legg.We have about 12 pages of handwritten notes written by Frank H. rhea in 1917 and passed to my husband's mother, Jeneva Rose Jolliff Legg.There are many wonderful stories, many of their war efforts.There is a wonderful story abut James Abner's wife, Elizabeth Norris.We would be willing to share copies with those interested.There are very few dates given, but they sure are interesting.
One puzzle (among many) is Col. James Jolliff.There is a detailed account of some of his war experience, but I can not find him listed anywhere.
Example:"Col. James Jolliff was a soldier in the War of 1812 (French and Indian War) of Captain Charles Harvey's Company, Kentucky Milita.Met Perry's fleet at Lake Erie Sept. 10, 1813 and went across to Canada.
Col. James and his brother in law James Rhea were in the same company.
Richard enlisted in the English Army in N.J.When the English invaded Canada, he and his nephew Benjamin Allen were captured and made prisoners in Quebec.they were so weak and suffering from neglect that they were taken with a number of other soldiers to their grave alive.They were thrown in the trench thinking they were dead.Benjaminwas able to get out but too week to help his Uncle Richard.Richard was buried alive at Quebec, Canada in 1759.
Can anyone help verify any of this?When and how did he become a Col?
I have a picture of Col. James Jolliff and a few other older pictures.Glad to share what I can.