16.CATHERINE3 PETERS (FRANCES2SIMMS, WILLIAM1)160,161,162,163,164.She married JOHN THOMPSON165,166,167 January 01, 1793 in Greenbrier Co., WV by M. K. Lacy168.He died Bef. November 08, 1823. More About JOHN THOMPSON and CATHERINE PETERS: Marriage: January 01, 1793, Greenbrier Co., WV by M. K. Lacy168 Marriage bann: December 29, 1792, daughter of John Peters, sur. Isaac Smith; consent for daughter Cattren by John Peters. Children of CATHERINE PETERS and JOHN THOMPSON are:
FRANCES THOMPSON, b. May 22, 1795, Monroe Co., VA; d. November 07, 1879.
17.JOHN3 PETERS, JR (FRANCES2SIMMS, WILLIAM1)169,170,171,172,173,174,175,176,177,178,179,180,181,182,183,184,185,186,187,188 was born Bet. 1777 - 1780 in Giles Co., VA, and died Aft. 1860 in Giles Co., VA.He married (1) SARAH CLAY189,190,191,192,193,194 February 11, 1800 in Montgomery Co, VA.Married by Alexander Ross, daughter of MITCHELL CLAY and PHOEBE BELCHER.She was born 1782 in Rockingham Co., VA, and died Bef. 1823 in Giles Co., VA.He married (2) SARAH COMER195,196,197,198,199,200,201,202,203 January 23, 1823 in Montgomery Co., VA by Rev. Landon Duncan204,205, daughter of AUGUSTINE COMER and CATHARINE RUSH.She was born 1801 in VA, and died Bef. 1860 in Giles Co., VA. Notes for JOHN PETERS, JR: 1810 CENSUS GILES COUNTY JOHN PETERS, JR. MALES:1 16-26,126-45 FEMALES30-10,125-45,145 AND UP 1840 CENSUS GILES COUNTY JOHN PETERS MALES:25-10; 115-20;160-70 FEMALES:15-10;110-15;130-40 1850 CENSUS GILES COUNTY JOHN PETERS73laborer SARAH49could not read or write FLOYD25 FRANCES23 CHRISTIAN15attended school value of real estate owned $75 Alternate info: Captain of 1st Battalion, 86th Regiment of Virginia Militia in War of 1812. http://www.genealogy-quest.com/Virginia/Giles/Military/War-of-1812/ From: THOMAS KIRK and RALPH LUCAS' MILITIA COMPANY in the WAR OF 1812 Notes by Edgar C. Smith Lt. Ralph Lucas' Company of Infantry, 4th Regiment, Virginia Militia: Lieut Ralph Lucas' biography is on page 19 of Giles County, Virginia, History - Families, 1982. He was born in 1788, son of William and Elizabeth (Price) Lucas, and he died in 1854. He was married in Giles County to Agnes Marshall, daughter of Thomas and Sallie (Johnston) Marshall, on March 1, 1810. Ralph was a school teacher and sheriff of Giles Co. Ralph and Thomas remained close for a number of years, as Thomas Kirk's letter to his father, John, dated February 9, 1846 states in part: Notes I left in the hands of Joseph are John Henderson, Ralph Lucas and son and perhaps some others. I wish him to take steps to collect them immediately. On June 29, 1995, at the National Archives the author saw the original muster rolls of Capt. Camp's company and the original pension application files of several of the members of that company. There were about six muster rolls; they consisted of a list of all the men in the company, their signatures and countersignatures of an officer, possibly used to give out pay. Next to some of the names there were miscellaneous notes, such as in hospital or when they joined the company. 124 names were copied from the roll dated October 30, 1813; the names varied very little from roll to roll, possibly not more than 6 or 8 different. The company was in existence only six months, from mid-September, 1813, to mid March, 1814. It was formed in Giles County, and under Lieut. Lucas they marched over 200 miles to Norfolk. It appears that they camped in Fort Norfolk or in the Peach Orchard at its rear for the entire term of the enlistment except for 40 days Lynnhaven Bay. The company was discharged at Fort Norfolk; the men apparently then walked home. All the muster rolls identifed the company as Capt. George W. Camp's Company, 4th Regiment, Virginia Militia. The note beside Camp's name (listed first) was that he was detached to be Regimental Inspector, which accounts for Kirk's note that he did not see Camp after the first day, and several men identified Lieut. Ralph Lucas as their commander. Lieut. Andrew Caldwell was listed second, followed by Ensign John Peters. The winter of 1813/1814, the time the company existed, was unusually cold so that military activity was minor. A pitched battle had occured the previous June at Craney Island across the Elizabeth estuary from Norfolk, and several significant engagements culminating in the sack of Washington would occur the following summer. That winter, however, things were at a stand-off in the Chesapeake. The British fleet maintained ships throughout that time in Lynnhaven Bay and in Hampton Roads and only a few American ships were able to run the blockade. The British frequently came ashore in small boats to obtain fresh water and provisions and to harrass the populace in general. It is likely that Lucas' company met the British in one of these excursions, but the precise action has not been identified. The muster rolls of the 4th Regiment at the National Archives were grouped together by Company. There was also a group for headquarters staff. On one of those there was a note by the name of Lt. Col. James McDowell which indicated that he was discharged on 18 January, 1814. Similarly, it was noted that Lt. Col. Thomas Chilton was discharged on 12 January, 1814, and that Lt. Col. John Koontz was Dismissed the service by sentence of a general court martial 21 March, 1814. Muster Roll, October 30, 1813 Capt. George W. Camp's Company, 4th Regiment, Virginia Militia Lieutenant Ralph Lucas Lieutenant Andrew Caldwell Ensign John Peters Sergeants:Corporals: John BeckleyJeremiah Jones Jeremiah CoburnIsaac Law Chrispi Anos WalkerIsaac Kirk William BeckleyNimrod Taylor James WaddleThomas Clark William CarterDavis Murphy Buglers Charles HullJohn Spangler Privates Bartholomew AdamFred Albert Parker AthimWilliam Aldredge Isam AllenAndrew Brown Hilvy BlankenshipJohn Black Arthur BlankenshipJohn Boyle Noah BlankenshipJohn Berry Edmund BaldenJames Burk Moses BallBird Collins Henry ClayCharles Collins Henry CurryJames Coplea Jacob CollinsJames Cox Jacob CaldwellRandal Collins Levi CoxThomas Crumpton John ColeCharlees Caes Joshua DavisJesse Diamond Lawson DuncanWilliam Duncan John DuncanEdmund Dickenson Henry DavisMichael Elliot Daniel FryRoland Fletcher John FryAdam Ferrel Benjamin FugateReuben Fraley Isaac GarnesJesse Gilliam Samuel GentryAbraham Harless John HughesThomas Hughes Joseph HethertonJohn Harris William HinckleCharles Hicks James HuffJohn Hicks James JohnstonHiram Jackson Sam JamesIsaac Jackson Joseph KirkThomas Kirk Isaac KeenJohn Keen Ephriam KiserWilliam Lucas Samuel LaneWilliam Manning Denis McGradySamuel McDavid James McDavidAlexander Montgomery John MayJohn Montgomery Samuel MontgomeryDavid McClanahan Thomas McClalandWilliam McMillan George MarchalJacob Manor Joshua MartinJames Osburn Samuel PorterWilliam Prince Samuel Porter Jr.Thomas Rock Alexander RopbersonEzekiel Smith George ScottJohn Straley Joseph StaffordRalph Stafford Ralph StaffordRalph Stafford William StaffordPeter Shaver Henry SternsJohn Smith Nathan SwinneySamuel Sage James ToddThomas Vermillion David WilliamsJohn Walker Julius WalkerWilliam Walker John Watson Among the members of Capt. Camp's Company were Thomas, Isaac and Joseph Kirk. Thomas had a brother, Joseph, who was born October 4, 1800, so it is unlikely that he was the soldier. The soldier Joseph was probably the father of Isaac. [See below.] There were also three men named Ralph Stafford, one of whom later married Alcey Duncan, first cousin of Thomas Kirk. The name Andrew Brown also appeared and is probably the man who later married Alcey's sister, Judith Duncan. Bounty Land Warrant and Pension Applications In an attempt to learn more about the activities of the company and to identify some of the men named above, the author looked at and abstracted the pension application files of ten other members of the company. Only a few of the members of this company have pension applications on file, probably because of their age. Bounty Land Warrants for this service were issued under acts of Congress dated 1851 and March 3, 1855, and pensions under an act dated February 14, 1871. After passage of such time, it is not surprising to find that some of the names and dates in the files are inaccurate. More About JOHN PETERS, JR: Military service: Ensign VA Militia,4th Regiment Capt.George W. Camp's Co. Formed in Giles Co. Marched to Ft. Norkolk, Spent 40 days in Lynnhaven Bay Misc: Gory Light stated that Christian was the 17th child of John Peters, Jr Occupation: Magistrate of Giles County Virginia and represented Giles County in State legislature. Shoemaker in Pearisburg. In 1860 employed several people. Residence: Bought 25 acres on New River on 9/22/1870. Remained in Giles Co., VA More About JOHN PETERS and SARAH CLAY: Marriage: February 11, 1800, Montgomery Co, VA.Married by Alexander Ross Marriage bann: February 04, 1800, Sur. Charles Clay, consent of fathers John Peters Srand Mitchell Clay206 More About JOHN PETERS and SARAH COMER: Marriage: January 23, 1823, Montgomery Co., VA by Rev. Landon Duncan207,208 Marriage bond: January 11, 1823, Bond John Peters and Sarah Comer (or Coomen); surety; John Peters and Joseph Ball Children of JOHN PETERS and SARAH CLAY are:
CLARA4 PETERS209,210, b. 1804, Giles Co., VA; d. Aft. 1829; m. JOHN S BRUGH211,212, July 22, 1829, Giles Co., VA.
More About JOHN BRUGH and CLARA PETERS: Marriage: July 22, 1829, Giles Co., VA