|Genealogy.com Eli Brookover & Catherine Mercer, WV
|Re: Eli Brookover & Catherine Mercer, WV
Posted by: George D. Six Date: December 16, 2000 at 18:51:23
In Reply to: Eli Brookover & Catherine Mercer, WV by Linda Amos Goddard of 272
John son of Jacob was Eli's father.
Descendants of John Brookover
Generation No. 1
1. JOHN2 BROOKOVER (JACOB1) was born 1760 in Maryland near Bladensburg " The Woodyard ", and died Abt. 1833 in Wood Co., WV. He married ELIZABETH PERTLEY January 10, 1787 in Winchester Co., VA.
Notes for JOHN BROOKOVER:
Lived at Carmichals PA on Muddy Creek near Uniontown, PA
John Served in the Military Circa 1780 Revolution War; May have a pension file S-5300
APPLICATION OF JOHN BROOKOVER FOR PENSION FOR SERVICE IN THE
AMERICAN REVOLUTION # S-5300
C0MMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
Wood County to wit:
On this 4th day of October 1832 - personally appeared before Henry L. Prentis, Bonnet Cook, Paisley Woodyear, and Mathias Chapman, Justices of the Peace for the said county John Brookover a resident of the said county aged about seventy-two years. Who being duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7, 1832 that on or about the year 1780 he being about 18 years of age he was an apprentice to a blacksmith by the name of Jacob Dunkle, he hired himself as a substitute and served in the Maryland Militia about seven months. He does not recollect the names of his officers but that they marched from the Three Springs in Maryland (where his master resided), that he went direct from there to Little York in Virginia and was at the siege of York and after Cornwallis surrendered he assisted in guarding the prisoners to Fredericktown in Maryland and there was discharged. That the day after he was discharged he enlisted in the regular service of the U.S. under Captain Francis Smith with whom he marched to Williamsburg, Virginia. He was there after under the said Smith's command under Col. Alcot who took the command and with the French Military and the said Brookover drove one of the ammunition wagons from Williamsburg, Virginia, to Fredericksburg. From thence to Alexandria, from thence to the Head of Elk, Maryland, from thence to Wilmington, Pennsylvania from thence to Philadelphia, from thence to Trenton, New Jersey from thence through Mileston to the North River at the Red Bank fort after crossing North River, saw General Washington's army and went to a place called Crum Pond where he laid about a month during which time General Washington went and visited and reviewed our troops. From thence he marched to Now England but was taken sick and does not distinctly remember to what place, but there he was discharged by Col. Alcot who handed him his discharge out of his own hands and written and signed by himself.
"Before receiving my discharge the Col. advised me to enter the hospital which I refused He then gave me a letter to his brother-in-law _______Black, Esq. On our way Captain Smith was taken sick - I think at Wilmington and I saw him no more in service. A Capt. Erow commanded in his stead. I handed my dis-charge to my father for safe keeping when I returned home. He at that time resided on Carroll Manor in Maryland, but afterwards removed to the state of Ohio and has since died, and the discharge has never been found by me. I believe I was born near Bladensburg, Maryland at a place called The Woodyard. I have no record of my age. Some years after the war I married and settled near Winchester, Virginia. From There I moved to Muddy Creek near Uniontown Pennsylvania, from thence I removed to this Wood County, Virginia where I have resided for about twenty years and do now reside. I do not remember the name of the man for whom I was a substitute, but believe it sounded like Ball or some such name. I know of no person now living who knew me in actual service, but soon after my return I became acquainted with a man by the name of Ezekiel Carter who I was satisfied had served at the same time with me in another company but at that time or in the service we were not acquainted with each other. But Nancy Carter the wife of the said Carter did know of my enlistment and discharge. I received all my pay for the times I was in the regular service which was as near as I can recollect about eleven months but received no pay for my service in the Militia either from priricipal or
"And I hereby relinquish every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declare that my name is not on the pension list roll of the Agency of any state and this is the first application I have ever made of this kind
Signed in the presence of:
Ben G. Price
John (x) Brookever
Sworn to and subscribed to before us
H. L. Prentis, Bennett
More About JOHN BROOKOVER:
Burial: Boaz Cemetary, Wood Co., WV
Children of JOHN BROOKOVER and ELIZABETH PERTLEY are:
2. i. JOHN R3 BROOKOVER, b. Abt. 1790, PA.
ii. JACOB BROOKOVER, m. JANE.
iii. CHRISTINA BROOKOVER, m. WILLIAM HAYNES.
iv. MARGARET BROOKOVER, b. September 08, 1797; m. RICHARD D TENNENT.
v. ELI BROOKOVER, b. 1808.
Notes for ELI BROOKOVER:
I show Eli Brookover born 1810 and died 04/04/1894. Katherine born 11/05/1822 and died 01/01/1892. They are buried at the Sand Ridge Cemetery, Calhoun co,WV. I found this info in the Gilmer Co History Book page 78. Children: margaret, William Marshall, Melinda,John L,Permelia, Jacob E, Rebecca B, & Cora. Hope this helps. That's all I have. It's not my direct line.
by Liz Daughtery, 2000 Gen Fourm Note
vi. JOSIAH BROOKOVER, b. 1810; m. REBECCA.
vii. PETER BROWN BROOKOVER, b. June 19, 1812; d. January 27, 1893; m. SARAH OWENS, July 20, 1837.
viii. ASA BROOKOVER, b. July 01, 1814; d. September 09, 1871; m. MARY ANN COOK, 1837.
ix. GEORGE BROOKOVER, b. 1817; d. October 09, 1890; m. (1) ?; m. (2) ADALINE GILPN, May 27, 1863.
x. DANIEL BROOKOVER, m. MARGARET MORRISON, August 31, 1837.
xi. MARTIN BROOKOVER, m. ANNA VARNER, May 30, 1837.
xii. DAVID BROOKOVER, d. May 06, 1888; m. DORTHY VARNER.
Re: Eli Brookover & Catherine Mercer, WV Linda 12/16/00