Clay County Soldiers
If you had an ancestor buried in Clay County who fought in the Revolutionary War (1775-1783); the War of 1812 (1812-1815); or the Indian Wars (ca. 1817-1898), please send proof of their service and a record of their burial.
Some of the soldiers known to us are as follows:
CROOKS, Michael, b. 1760 near Philadelphia, PA; enlisted Jan. 1781, Shepherdstown, Gerkley Co., VA. Line under Henry BEDINGER, Capt. KIRKPATRIOT. Proof—Pension R2504; did not serve 6 months. Died after 1840 at age 80. Lived in Jackson Twp. Clay Co., with James HARLAND. Buried Cottage Hill Cemetery, Brazil, Indiana.
POLLOM, Oscar Ross served in the War of 1812; buried in the Center Point Cemetery.
SAMPSON, Samuel b. ca. 1762; served as Private in CO. under Capt. Price, Regt. Of Col. TAYLOR, in Virginia Militia, 8 mos. Proof: Pension claim S. 1706
WHEELER, John. Bowling Green Cemetery; War of 1812
YOCUM, John b. 1747 Virginia; enlisted May, 1780, and served 6 mos. As private in Capt George JACKSON’s CO., Col, MORGAN’s Virginia. Regt. Later served 2 months. Guarding the frontier under Capt. Rowland THOMPSON. Proof: Pension record. Buried on the John FOULKE Farm, S. of Brazil, IN. Stone placed by the Clay County Commissioners. Children: George YOCUM; Sarah YOCUM HANSLEY.