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Isaac A. Coles (1780–1841), Dolley Payne Madison’s second cousin, briefly served as secretary to JM during his first year as president. A veteran of the War of 1812, Coles was a planter who lived at Enniscorthy in Albemarle County, Virginia (
...a Scottish-born marine architect and shipbuilder, settled in New York City in 1796, where he opened a shipbuilding business. He supervised the construction of armed vessels on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. Eckford was naval constructor at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1817–20, but returned to private business, building frigates for the new navies of the South American republics. He was...
Daniel Bissell (1769–1833) served as a fifer in the American Revolution and joined the First U.S. Infantry in 1788. He rose to the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812 and was retained in the army on the peace establishment in 1816 as Encyclopedia of the War of 1812
. He constructed a 240-ton privateer during the early days of the War of 1812 and provided rations to American troops stationed in his adopted hometown later in the conflict. The owner of one slave in 1810 and ten in 1830, The Naval War of 1812: A Documentary History
Dr. Charles Beale (1795–1853) was a veteran of the War of 1812 who served in the Virginia militia and founded the town of Gordonsville. He married Mary Harrison Gordon, daughter of Nathaniel Gordon, and purchased an estate he called Weston that fell on both sides of the Richmond–Swift Run...Index to War of 1812 Pension Files
). Joseph Gardner Swift (1783–1865), the first graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, was appointed second lieutenant in 1802. A veteran of the War of 1812, he rose to colonel and commander of the Corps of Engineers of the army, holding that position until his resignation from the service in 1818. He was surveyor of the port of New York, 1818–29, and...Encyclopedia of the War of 1812
...1831) of Dinwiddie County, Virginia, served in the Virginia House of Delegates, 1797–1801 and 1813–15, and in the state Senate, 1804–8. He was a major general in the state militia during the War of 1812 and served briefly in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1818–19. He was appointed U.S. marshal for the eastern district of Virginia in April 1821. He died in a riverboat accident on the...
Peter Little (1775–1830), of Freedom, Maryland, was a veteran of the War of 1812 and served in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1811–13, and 1816–29.Isaac McKim (1775–1838) was a Baltimore merchant and veteran of the War of 1812. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1823–25, and from 1833 until his death.
I am Old enough to remember the War of 1745, and its end—the War of 1755—and its close—the War of 1775, and its termination—the War of 1812, and its Pacification. every one of these Wars has been followed by a general distress Embarrassments on Commerce distruction of Manufactures, fall of the Price of Produce and of Lands similar to these we feel at the present...
, ibid., 13:235–37). His son, George C. Thompson (1778–1856), who served in the Kentucky militia during the War of 1812, was a member of the Kentucky legislature for many years, serving as speaker of the house, 1820–22 (Baltimore Index to War of 1812 Pension Files