Revolutionary War Soldiers Known to Have Lived in Marshall Co., MS
Researched and compiled by Bobby J. Mitchell
Listed as a Revolutionary War veteran in the 1840 Marshall County census
Listed as a Revolutionary War veteran in the 1840 Marshall County census; he is also listed in Madison County
He died June 30, 1855, aged 95, was a pensioner in Marshall County for a short time before his death. In May, 1996, a Revolutionary soldier's grave was brought to my attention. It was marked with a private family marker, which had been broken into pieces, but was still readable. With further research his service record was discovered, a government marker was ordered, and placed with appropriate ceremonies by Kit Mott Camp SCV, in July, 1997. This veteran lived with his son, Elijah Deaver, at Early Grove.
Listed as a Revolutionary War veteran in the 1840 Marshall County census; he is buried in Lafayette, Co, MS
He died Aug. 18, 1843, drew a pension in Marshall County for a brief time before his death. He was living with his son-in-law, James Tyer, at his death. He is buried in an unknown grave, probably near Hudsonville, but in present day Benton Co. His obituary appeared in the Holly Springs Gazette, Aug 25, 1843.
Penelope King Lesueur (1793 - 1854)
Daughter of Charles King who fought in a NC Regiment and moved to Madison County AL ca 1809, where he is buried. Penelope moved to Marshall in 1837 and died on the family farm. She is buried in an unmarked grave on land still retained by the family. Penelope King Lesueur is the ggg-gm of Bobby Mitchell.
He died March 30, 1842, at his home near North Mt. Pleasant. He was at the siege of 96 under General Greene. He is buried in an unknown grave. (Obit)
Died Aug. 20, 1858, and is buried in the Watkins-Ingram Cemetery near Warsaw, (south of Byhalia), aged 93. Some people erroneously believe her husband, Rev. War soldier Philip Maroney is buried there, but he is not; he died before they came to Marshall Co. Phillip Maroney was in a Maryland Regiment, later in the Carolinas under Gen. Greene.
William M. McFerrin (1755 - Sep 9, 1845)
He is buried on the McFerrin Ranch, a few hundred yards south of Hwy 72 and Knox Road. In Dec. 2002, I was called to visit a cemetery with another Revolutionary War Soldier buried in it. This veteran lived with his son-in-law Cullen Curlee, who was himself a War of 1812 veteran.
She came to Marshall County with one of her children after the death of her husband, Thomas McDow, of SC. She is buried at Mt. Peryn, in Tate Co. She died on Jan. 6, 1849, aged 73 years.
Alexander Meek (Dec 14, 1764 - Sep 8, 1857)
Listed as a Revolutionary War veteran in the 1840 Marshall County census; he is buried in the Meek Family Cemetery in Marshall County. The Batesville, MS Chapter, DAR placed a Soldiers Plaque on his marker in Oct 1978.
Wife of Alexander Meek (1764-1857). She died in 1841, age 67 and is buried in the Meek Cemetery, same place as her husband.
He drew a pension but did not appear on the 1840 or 1850 Marshall County census; lived near Lamar, which was in Marshall County at the time.
[Update 10/22/07: James Riley appears on the 1850 Marshall County, Northern Division, M432_377, pg 336B, D/F 797, in the household of William & Susan Bailey. He is 100 years old, born in Virginia, and listed as a pensioner. Source: Bettye Heinrich]
He drew a pension in Marshall County, but did not appear on the 1840 or 1850 Marshall County census; lived near Lamar.
Bobby Mitchell researched, compiled, and presented the above information regarding the Revolutionary War Soldiers of Marshall County to the Major Matthew McConnell Chapter, DAR in Holly Springs, Jan. 26, 2004, by Bobby Mitchell. The original list has been modified to include Revolutionary War Widows living in Marshall County.