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.
OFFICERS Captain Samuel BIGHAM Lieut John SHACKLEFORD 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."
PRIVATES ADDITIONAL DATA ALTMAN, James Applied for either a pension or a land grant. ALTMAN, Thomas - "in confinement for desertion" ASKINS, John ASKINS, William - "John Askins, substitute" Matthew Bailey Thomas Barnes Peter Bartell William Bartell Dempsey Blount BOOTH, William Stephen 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 COLLINS, John
Applied for either a pension or a land grant. CROSBY, William - "Not yet arrived" DEER, James James 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, Charles Applied for either a pension or a land grant. FINKLEA, James Applied for either a pension or a land grant. FINKLEA, James - "Thomas Finklea, substitute" Henry Fledger John Fore FORE, William Married 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, Elly Applied for either a pension or a land grant. GREGG, Joseph Applied 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, Robert Robert 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, William Applied 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, Archibald Possibly 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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