JAMES BLEVINS


In honor of all veterans at peace in Scotland Cemetery.

Born: 25 Dec 1762; New England
Son of Daniel and Sarah Blevins

Samuel Blevins Died: see email, below

Burial: Scotland, Greene County, Indiana

Service: Volunteered in Summer 1780 while residing in Montgomery Co, Virginia
Pvt in Capt William Love's co'y, Col William Campbell's Virginia Regt
In Battle of King's Mountain, after which he guarded prisoners taken.
Discharged 7 April 1781
Reenlisted in North Carolina as Pvt in Capt John Carroll's co'y, Col Cleveland's NC Regt
Served 6 months.

Proof: Pension S 32121

Married: Lydia Sizeyork, of North Carolina.

Children:
Warren   b. 1794, Virginia
Samuel   b. 15 June 1796, Virginia
Hezekiah   b. 1797, Virginia
Polly   b. abt 1801, Virginia
Charles   b. abt 1805, Virginia

Directions: This cemetery is located in Scotland, Indiana in Section 36, Taylor Township, Greene County, Indiana. It is located near where Greene, Daviess and Martin Counties intersect. It is located about a mile or less north of the town of Crane near the northwerst corner of th Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana. It is located about ¾ mile east of U. S. Hwy 231 near County Road 745 South and about ½ mile or less south of State Hwy 45 near CR 200 East.






Information below provided by Gwen Gwen Plyler, DAR #782222
James Blevins was still alive age 85 in McCamorin Twp. Martin Co. roll 160, page 13, in the 1850 census. He was the head of household. There are also: Elindor Blevins age 45, Lucinda age 40, James age 19, Lucinda age 18, and John age 12. I had thought his pension ended in 1843, it must have been an increase. Did the county line move between 1840-1850? I checked for a will in Lawrence Co. but I didn't know he had moved after 1830. I'll let you know if I find anything.



Information below provided by Connie Blevins
Stephen, I've been researching James Blevins as father of Hardin Blevins for a number of years. According to the following information filed with LDS, I believe I'm on the right track, source info included:
Crystal Burnham; 651 East 400 North; Bountiful, Utah 54010-3614
- Submission Search 12182-05189981306 - CD-ROM: Pedigree Resource File - Compact Disc #1 - - - --submitted the following to Family Search Pedigree Resource File: (retrieved 4/22/2006)
Parents of Hardin BLEVINS b. 1780 Grayson VA; d. 29 Sep 1860 Meigs TN Buried: Goodfield Cem.
Married: Elizabeth VANCE Date: 1800 Place: Sullivan TN
James Blevins Jr (Revolution)
Birth: 20 Nov 1760 Place: Westerly Rhode Island
Death: 2 May 1828 Place: Virginia
Marriage(s):
Spouse: Margaret HARDIN Marriage: Place: Virginia
Spouse: Hannah OSBORNE Marriage: Place: Virginia
Parents:
Father: William BLEVINS Jr (Col) b. 1730-1750 Henry VA d. bef 18 Oct 1805 Sullivan TN
Mother: Ann MORRELL
According to James Blevins Pension Hearings in Nov 1832 Lawrence Co IN, his birthdate appears to be Dec 25 1861, rather than Dec 25 1862. In following his accounting of where he had lived before moving to Lawrence Co, he matches with the James Blevins who bought property in Montgomery Co VA in 1797 and other VA Tax and Census records. Following is my transcription of the pension hearings first part:
From: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~familyinformation/misc/rwimage.html
State of Indian } Lawrence County Probate Court
Lawrence County } November Term 1832

Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of an Act of Congress of the 7th June 1832.
On this the 12th day of November in the year 1832. personally appeared in open court before Rollin C Dewey Judge of the Probate Court of the County of Lawrence aforesaid; the same being a Court of Record, James Blevins a resident citizen of Lawswick Township in the County of Lawrence and State of Indiana aforesaid age 70 years of age on the 25th day of December last past; that he was born someplace in New England from which his father moved to the County of Henry in the State of Virginia where he was an infant and states from where his father removed to County of Montgomery in the State of Virginia when this Declarant was about ten years of age, as he is informed from the tradition of his family, the entered as a volunter in the County of Montgomery aforesaid in the State of Virginia in the Armey of the United States some time in the Summer of 1780... but on what day of the month or what in said summer he cannot be certain, but thinks it was in the month of ___________ in said year in the company command by Captain William Love, in the Ridgiment commanded by Col. Campbell of the Virginia State Volunteers, and that John Carroll who was afterward promoted to the rank of what was Lieutenant in said company at the time this declarant entered the service as above stated and that Charles Robertson was ensign, that during the time that this declarant served under said engagement as herein stated march through a part of the State of Virginia and North Carolina, and S.C. that he was in the battle of Kings Mountain from the battle of Kings Mountain...

Also, I am most interested in identifying this gravesite and getting the proper marker if we can determine it is correct. The 1840 census for Greene Co IN shows him as a pensioner, but I also believe the 1850 Martin Co IN census is the same James Blevins, listed at age 85, which should be 89.
I would so very much appreciate your response and comments regarding these findings. If you agree we are searching for the same James Blevins, I'll gladly share what I've gathered with you. Thank you so much for posting this site.



Information on the spouse and children was taken from the International Genealogical Index (R) Version 4.02
Directions & photos courtesy of Edward Hitchcock, Daniel Guthrie Chapter SAR Bedford, Indiana

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