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1812 Captain Elisha Bethea's Company of S.C. Militia

From June 29 to September 29, 1812 was in service of the United States near Georgetown, S.C. This company was organized in Marion District, which then included present Marion and Dillon counties, and a part of Florence county. The names are from the original payrolls, copies of which are in the Marion County Library:

Captain:    Elisha Bethea
Lieutenant: Gadi Crawford
Sergeants:  Keithy Barfield, Peter McKellar
Drummer:    Bleakly Shoemaker
Fifer:      Robert Moody

Privates: 
Shadrack Allen 
James Barfield
Roger Barfield
John Bass
Solomon Blackmon
Stephen Butler
Charles Campbell
Duncan Campbell
Daniel Carmichael
Archibald Clark
John Clark
Kenneth Clark 
Burel Coward
Lewis Coward
Stephen Crawford
George Davis
James Davis
Isaac Driggers
John Driggers
Evans Ellis
Abraham Foxworth (Serg)
Joseph Futrell
Asa Hairgrove
John Hodges
William Huggins
Absolom Jackson
Benjamin Johnson
Alexander Lane
James Lane
John Lee
James Lewis
Isaac Lewis
Charles McArthur
Randal McDonald
Duncan McDuffie
Murdock McInnis
Archd McLellan
Daniel McLellan
Neill McLellan
Roderick McLeod
John Manning
John Martin
Moses Martin, Jr.
Lathel Moody
Thomas Moody
Samuel Pitman
John Powers
Joel Riggel (Ridgel)
John Rice
Lazure Riols
Morton Roberts
Readen Roberts
Reading Roberts
Jonathan Rogers
Timothy Rogers
David Rowell
Edward Sampson
Andrew Seales
Jacob Seales
Daniel Stafford
John Smith
Lewis Taylor
John Thomas

1814 Captain Elisha Bethea's Company

Captain Elisha Bethea's Company of Major Loveless Gasque's Battalion, 27th Regiment, S.C. Militia, was in federal service of the United States from September 21, 1814, to December 5, 1814, near Georgetown, S.C. The names are from the original rolls, copies of which are in the Marion County Library, Marion, S.C.

Captain:    E. [Elisha] Bethea 
Lieutenant: J. [John] Shackelford 
Ensign:     H.N.D. McQueen
Sergeants:  Ths. [Thomas P.] Godfrey, John McKay, Edward [Edmond] Price, Wm. White
Corporals:  Wm. Bartell, Wm. Johnson, Jno. Poston, Dawson Walters [Waters]

Privates:
Elias Adams
Jno. Avant
David Barnes
Gadi Barnes
Briant Bass
Edward Bartley
Hansel [Handsell] Beckwith
John Berry
Cade Bethea
Philip Bethea
Arthur Bird [Burd]
Dempsy Blunt
Moses Boid [Burd]
Benj. Buffin [Bufkin]
Robert Bullard
Arcd Campbell
Wm. Campbell
Hosea Cole
James Creel [Creal]
Randall Daniels
Daniel Davis
John Dew
Wilson R. Dew
Daniel Dilling [Dillen]
Wm. Evans
Chas. Finklea
Joel Fore
Abel Foxworth
Henry Foxworth
Job Foxworth
John Ganett [Garrett]
Thomas Graves
Jno. Hairgrove [Hargrave]
Wm. Hamilton
Benj. Harrell
Alexander Henderson
Laban Jackson
Thos. Lane
Jas. Looup
Angus McInnis
Jno. McLaurin
John Martin
Jno. Matheson
Hodge Middleton
Jesse Mobbs
Noah Mobbs
Robert Moody
John Owens
David Page
Stephen Paul
Joseph Perritt
Eli Poston
Francis Poston
Hugh Poston
Thomas Poston
Ethelred Rogers
Pharoah Scott
Blakely Shoemaker [Shelly?]
Silas Sweat
Nathan Tanner
John Thompson
Stephen Turbeville
James Water
William Water
Bryan West
Obediah Williams

Be sure to check the muster for Gasque's Regiment. There are a number of Dillon-Marion names on the compiled Gasque muster roll which do not appear on Captain Bethea's Regiment (shown here), and vice-versa. The source used for Gasque's Regiment muster roll was: : Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812 in Organizations From the State of South Carolina Microfilm, ID M652, Record Group 94 from the National Archives.

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