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Gone But Not Forgotten



Fort Williams Cemetery was moved in 2006 The cemetery site and the adjacent area has been renamed "Riverbend" and is now being developed as a River Community on the Coosa River.

Fort Williams, located at the mouth of Cedar Creek and the Coosa River in what is now Talladega County, Alabama was constructed in 1814 to serve as a supply depot preparatory to the Battle of Horseshoe Bend on March 27, 1814. After this battle, Jackson returned to Fort Williams. The cemetery at Fort Williams became the final resting place of more than a hundred Tennessee militia and others. These others include Cherokee allies who fought with Jackson at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, but who were buried apart from Tennessee militia and Creek Indians who were forced to come Fort Williams in 1832. For more information on these individuals, see Creek Indian Removal, the Creek Trail of Tears. More than 3,000 Creek were collected at Fort Williams in 1832 and many died there because the fort's commissary lacked adequate provisions.

The following is a partial list of War pf 1812 veterans who were buried at the Fort Williams Cemetery:

1. Pankey, Riley Pvt.

[Born 1784, died Apr 20, 1814 Ft. Williams Talladega County] was among the first to be buried at Fort Williams. Many of those buried at Fort Williams were members of the 39th Regiment US Army.

2. Duncan, Allen Sgt

3. Austin, John Pvt.

4. Laton, Joshua Pvt.

5. Sharper, Jacob, Pvt.

6. Watson, George Pvt.

7. Abbot, Samuel Pvt.

8. Tracy, Paris Pvt.

9. Sawry, Henry Pvt.

10. Jones, John Pvt.

11. Ellis, James Pvt.

12. Bright, Elijah Pvt.

13. Pursell, William, 1st Sgt

14. Brooks, George Pvt.

15. O'Neal, Isom Pvt.

16. Beeler, Joseph Pvt.

17. Stubbs, Everett Pvt.

18. McGill, William Pvt.

19. Summers, Johnston Pvt.

20. Bray, Solomon, 1st Corp

21. Bell, Phillips, Pvt.

22. Hamblen, Thomas Pvt.

23. Hamilton, James Pvt.

24. McCoy, James Pvt.

25. Dawson, Thomas Pvt.

[Born 1784, died Oct 10, 1814, buried Fort Williams Cemetery]

26. Meants, David Pvt.

27. Robertson, Joseph Pvt.

28. Sawyer, Smiley Pvt.

29. Hutchinson, Rueben Pvt.

30. Glasco, Robert Pvt.

31. Captain Nicholas Gibbs III born 1772 in Orange County NC

Died on 14 MAR 1814 in Horseshoe Bend, AL

Memorial at Gibbs Home, Corryton, TN

Captain in US Army, War of 1812

From Knox Co. Roster of Soldiers of the War of 1812, which is in the

possession of Mr. Frederick R. Gibbs. Nicholas Gibbs had the rank of

2nd Lieutenant. He died on March 14, 1814, from wounds received in the

Battle of the Horseshoe. Tradition has it that he was a close friend of

Andrew Jackson, and that members of the Gibbs family were frequent visitors

at the Hermitage. Several of his letters to Andrew Jackson are said to

be preserved at the Hermitage.

32. Miltonberger, William Pvt.

33. Feffew, Jeffery Pvt.

34. Pankey, Stephen Pvt.

[Born 1778, died May 6, 1814 Fort Williams]

35. Ford, Thomas Pvt.

36. Yates, Robert Pvt. [Yeats]

[Born 1794, died Apr. 11, 1814, buried Fort Williams Cemetery]

37. Freeman, Moses Pvt.

[Born Apr 5, 1780, died Jan 9, 1814, buried Fort Williams Cemetery]

38. Payne, William Pvt.

39. Hill, Spencer Pvt.

40. Rice, Roland Pvt.

[Born Dec 12, 1781 Mass, died Nov 8, 1814, buried Fort Williams Cemetery]

41. Cloud, William Pvt.

[Born 1795, died Mar 27, 1814, buried Fort Williams Cemetery]

42. Ucher, John Pvt.

43. Ritchey, Thomas Pvt.

44. Rector, Enoch Pvt.

45. Nail, Archibald Pvt.

46. Harden, William P. Pvt.

47. Weddle, Elias was born Apr 16, 1770 in Holland, he died on Mar 27, 1814 at Horseshoe Bend 2nd Lt.

48. King, Edward 1st Lt.

Page 2, The Indian War of 1812 Cemetery:

49. Smith, Bryant Pvt.

50. Sims, Alfred Sgt.

51. Cahoon, Andrew Pvt.

52. Cox, Gale Q.M.

53. Bruner, Jacob Pvt.

54. Gross, George Pvt.

55. Johnson, Thomas J. 1st Lt.

56. Bunch, William Pvt.

57. Huffman, John Pvt.

58. Crumley, Jacob, Sr. Pvt.

[Born 1771, died Apr 28, 1814, Fort Strouthers]

59. Marshall, Joseph Pvt.

60. Masoner, Peter Pvt.

61. Horton, Caleb Pvt.

62. Hill, Richard Pvt.

63. McConka, Samuel Corp

64. Rogers, Spencer Pvt.

65. Boaz, James Pvt.

[James Boaz of East Tennessee Militia died on May 14, 1814, buried Fort Williams Cemetery]

66.Yount, Jacob Pvt.

67.Hellums, George Pvt.

68.Dockrey, Able Pvt.

[Abel Henry Dockrey born 1783, died May 2, 1815, buried Fort Williams Cemetery]

MILITARY: Abel Henry Dockery enlisted as a private in the War of 1812 on

June 20, 1814 in Capt. Henry Newlin's Co., Col. Philip Pipkin's TN Militia

Infantry. He left on 4 November 1814 because of illness. He was left behind

at Ft. Williams, AL, when his unit left. He died and was buried there, or

near there, at the National Cemetery (from Soldiers of Maury County, Tennessee).

The inscription on his grave marker reads:

PVT. NEWLINS' CO., 1 WEST TN MILITIA, WAR OF 1812 at National Cemetery near

Childersburg and Sylacauga, AL.

69.Leeper, John Pvt.

70.Rankin, David 1st Lt

[Born Feb 4, 1791, died Mar 27, 1814, buried Fort William Cemetery]

71.Thompson, Moses Pvt.

72.Kathcart, Joseph Pvt.

73.Rice, Able (Musician)

[Note: Able Rice brother to Roland Rice died in 1837 in Illinois]

74.Moiers, Williams Pvt.

75.French, John Pvt.

76.Holmes, Joseph Pvt.

77.Fields, David Pvt.

78.Alstatt, Nicholas, Pvt.
Born Nov 28, 1793, died Mar 27, 1814]

For more info see History Fort Williams