Veterans of the War of 1812
The Veteran Soldiers of 1812
Through the courtesy of Major NATHAN ADAMS, of this place, we have obtained a list of all the soldiers of the war of 1812 at present living in Giles county as well as the names and ages of the widows surviving those who have died. It should be interesting to the present generation to know the names of the heroes who battled with a foreign foe for the honor of the Republic in its better days. Below we give them.
The following ladies are relicts of soldiers who have died:
Mrs. Elizabeth Kidwell, whose name occurs above, was the first lady ever married in Giles county. Thos. F. McCandliss is the only surviving member of Col. Tom Gordon's Company, and Chas. C. Abernathy is the only surviving member of Nathan Davis' Company. All of the parties mentioned in this list, with the exception of Chas. C. Abernathy are applicants for pensions.
Submitted by: Karen Negron