John SEE

John SEE

Male 1757 - 1837  (79 years)

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  • Name John SEE  [1
    Born 10 Oct 1757  Hardy, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Ancestor Interest MEDIUM 
    Descendant Interest MEDIUM 
    Name Margaret Garrard  [3
    _UID 89B256C13E2E4335A949D4D0F3586EB63B91 
    Died 2 Jan 1837  Macon, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Lewisville Farm, Henry, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I4221  Our Blended Family
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2017 

    Father Frederick SEE,   b. Abt 1710,   d. 15 Jul 1763  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Mother Catherine VANDERPOOL,   b. Abt 1725, Albany, Albany, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1744 
    Family ID F1485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret GARRETT,   b. Abt 1756,   d. , Kosciusko, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 3 Sep 1780  Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Margaret's last name was listed as Garrard. George See acted as the bondsmen. The bond was dated 1 Sept 1780. Also included was the permission certificate signed by "David Garred" stating that "I am Concenting to the Marrige of My Daughter Margret Garred to John Sea as witness My Hand this 31st Day of August 1780."'
    Children 
     1. George SEE,   b. 1781,   d. 1839, , Macon, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     2. Mary SEE,   b. 5 Jan 1786, , Greenbrier, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1877, Centerville, Wayne, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     3. David Way SEE,   b. 15 Sep 1786, , Greenbrier, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1869, , Cass, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. Joseph SEE,   b. 1787,   d. 1852  (Age 65 years)
     5. Charles Frederick SEE,   b. 1792,   d. 1869  (Age 77 years)
     6. Hannah SEE,   b. 1797, , Kanawha, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1877, New London, Henry, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +7. John SEE,   b. 1798, Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1873, Rock Creek, Jasper, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F1477  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Oct 1757 - Hardy, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Sep 1780 - Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Jan 1837 - Macon, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lewisville Farm, Henry, Indiana, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    revolutionary war patriot
    revolutionary war patriot

  • Notes 

    • John was taken hostage at age six by Shawnee Indians. An agreement was reached where all the prisoners were to be released. The three sons of Frederick See were taken to Ft. Pitt, Virginia. However, the youngest, John, escaped the first night of his release, rejoining his captors. John See spent several more months with his captors until his Uncle Adam could again secure his release. Tradition is that John's behavior caused his aunt to throw her hands up in despair during her attempts to civilize him. Frederick See's widow is thought to have remarried, but nothing has been found to indicate she did or who to. Her whereabouts were unknown. he was raised by his uncle Adam See after his father was killed in the Muddy Creek area. Reaching manhood he fought in and around Greenbrier County in 1775-76 against the Indians. Then in August 1776 he enlisted in the regular army for a term of one year. John See was a dedicated Revolutionary soldier. After he had served his year he re-enlisted again. This time he began serving three years under a Capt. Lapsely in the 12th Regiment of General Scott's troop which was later to join General Washington's army. General George Washington met the forces of the British led by a general named "Howe" who had the Americans far outnumbered. This was known as the famous Battle of Brandywine. During this battle John See was wounded in the chest. How he managed to continue is unknown, but he remained with the troops while recovering. When Washington took his 11,000 men, ragged and tired, to make winter quarters at Valley Forge, John was with him and he and many fellow soldiers remained loyal to Washington in spite of the many hardships. There were only about 1,000 blankets for 11,000 men to keep warm. Half the troops were without shoes, and the supply of food was always scarce. Malnutrition, pneumonia, inadequate clothing, and lack of the medical supplies needed for the wounded killed hundreds of men. John See survived through such difficulties and went on to fight in the "Battle of Germantown" near Philadelphia; he was in the "Battle of Stony Point" near Monmouth, New Jersey; and the last battle he served in, "Battle of Camden." These were very important engagements of the war. After Camden he was discharged after fighting for five years for his country. Returning from the war, John See married Margaret Jarrett. After their marriage John and Margaret was to settle down in Greenbrier County where they began raising their family. They had nine known children. About 1790 John See became a Baptist minister in Virginia but continued to farm as well, owning land in different areas. In 1809 he deeded 60 acres of land to Peter Likens. In 1818 he deeded 60 acres on the Kanawha River to John Nugen, his son-in-law. And its been told that he gave each of his nine children property. He assigned a land warrant that he had received in the service to a James Galloway, which was used in Hardin County, Ohio. Documents indicated John and Margaret See left Virginia going to Indiana in 1814. But son Michael See said in a county history they went when he was two years of age; this seems unlikely but it is possible they went there and returned. They positively were in Indiana for several years thereafter but where this couple passed away has a log of Sees wondering. According to Linda Nixon, she read where Margaret See died in 1836; as well she has read that John See died in 1837, others saying he died in 1845. Some say Peoria, Illinois is where he died, and others say Decatur County, Illinois, while others think Indiana. A document on file at the War Office Department states that John See of Koscuiski County, Indiana, appointed John Nugen to be his lawful attorney. But it didn't say how long if, John See lived there. Pension papers state that he received his last pension payment in January 1837. This is most cases an indication the pensioner had died. But when Linda Nixon wrote a letter to the Henry County Genealogy Association, they sent a letter back which stated John See was buried on a farm once his in Henry County, Indiana. She believes this is correct.

  • Sources 
    1. [S430] The Ellison Tribe, Compiler: Linda Mardell McFall Nixon, (Des Moines Blueprint Company, 1112 Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa, 1983), TMG Src#: 466., pages 283-94 (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S129] Broderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1,, TMG Src#: 176.

    3. [S447] See-L Archives, Sara Patton, (01/30/2005, Original Date, 10/10/2004), TMG Src#: 481., The Greenbrier Historical Society was given all the loose Greenbrier County marriage bonds from the courthouse. The Bonds are valuable becauset heyoften name parents, siblings or close friends. (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S447] See-L Archives, Sara Patton, (01/30/2005, Original Date, 10/10/2004), TMG Src#: 481.


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