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Captain Samuel Bigham's Company
Keith's 5th Regiment SC Militia 1812

Muster Roll of Captain Samuel BIGHAM's Company
as commanded by Major John Keith
from 29 June 1812 to 1 September 1812.

With data added from research in primary and secondary sources, as it becomes available and time permits. A few folks have kindly shared their research here, and their names and contributions are noted.

Captain Samuel BIGHAM
Ensign James FORD
Sergeant James HARRELL
Sergeant Joshua BIGHAM -"James Bigham, substitute"
Sergeant Henry STONE
Sergeant Stephen SHACKLEFORD
Piper Hector McNEILL
Drummer John WILLIAMS - "Discharged 13 July 1812, George Cuttino hired same day."

ALTMAN, JamesApplied for either a pension or a land grant.
ALTMAN, Thomas - "in confinement for desertion" 
ASKINS, William - "John Askins, substitute" 
Matthew Bailey 
Thomas Barnes 
Peter Bartell 
William Bartell 
Dempsey Blount 
BOOTH, WilliamStephen BROWN's substitute.
BROWN, Stephen - "Wm. Booth, substitute" 
BROWN, Thomas - "Absent at expiration of furlough" 
BRUCE, John H. - "Joel Bryan, substitute" 
BRYAN, Joel 
Tobias Byrd 
Thomas Caps 
John Carter 
William Case 
William Curry 
Ezekiel Coburn 
Ira Conner 
John Criel 
(John J.)
Applied for either a pension or a land grant.
CROSBY, William - "Not yet arrived" 
DEER, JamesJames Hardy Deer, Sr., enlisted at the Marion County, South Carolina, courthouse on June 19, 1812. James served as a private in Major John Keith's 5th detachment of The South Carolina State Troops, Captain Samuel Bigham's Co. of Infantry. Nothing is known of his actual service. He was honorably discharged only 6 months later at Georgetown, South Carolina. This James Hardy, a brother of Mack Deer, moved to Henderson County, TN with his wife and children during the 1830's.
(Info provided by DEER descendants.)
Joshua Dennis 
Blake Drew 
Lewis Drew 
Keighton Dukes 
EAGERTON, Henry - "Wm Townsend, substitute" 
EDWARDS, CharlesApplied for either a pension or a land grant.
FINKLEA, JamesApplied for either a pension or a land grant.
FINKLEA, James - "Thomas Finklea, substitute" 
Henry Fledger 
John Fore 
FORE, WilliamMarried Elizabeth Turbeville. Died 1847 in Monroe, AL. Widow died in Webster Parish, LA. Applied for either a pension or a land grant.
FOXWORTH, Stephen  
Thomas Gainey - "David Herring, substitute" 
GASQUE, EllyApplied for either a pension or a land grant.
GREGG, JosephApplied for either a pension or a land grant.
Robert Gregg "Joseph Gregg, substitute" 
John Gunter 
David Hamilton 
Richard Hannah 
John Hardwick 
James Harrell - "Benjamin Coleman, substitute" 
Levi Harrell 
HENDERSON, RobertRobert HENDERSON was born 1793 in South Carolina, possibly Marion County. He served in the War of 1812 in the 27th Regiment of the SC Volunteers under Major John Keith and Captain Samuel Bigham. He was honorably discharged Dec. 22, 1812. The documents state that he lived "61 miles from Georgetown" where he was discharged and that he enlisted in Marion District. (Info in italics furnished by Charles Henderson, Memphis, TN)
Aaron Herring 
Richard Hudson 
Willis Jackson 
Willey Jones - "Robert Henderson, substitute" 
John Jones 
Joseph Jolly "Appointed Segt. 6 August 1812" 
William Keefe 
Stephen Lucas 
John Legget 
Thomas Martin 
MARTIN, WilliamApplied for either a pension or a land grant.
MUNNERLYN, Thomas M.Applied for either a pension or a land grant.
John Middleton - "Deserted 6 July 1812" 
Moses Miller 
George Miller 
Robert Nettles 
OWENS, Solomon - "John Altman, substitute"Applied for either a pension or a land grant.
PACE, ArchibaldPossibly in Indian wars. Son of George and Ann Pace of Marion (Info in italics contributed by Dave E. Thompson, Jr.)
Simon Parker 
David Phillips 
John Phillips 
Hugh Poston 
Henry Powers 
John Powers 
Joseph Presser 
Isham Price 
Shadrack Rice 
Stephen Rickets 
Benjamin Sport 
Joseph Snipes 
Samuel Stone 
Hugh Thompson 
John Turbeville 
John Townsend 
TOWNSEND, William 
Josiah M. White 
William Woodward 

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