Kinsearching July 2, 2006




Marleta Childs
P. O. Box 6825
LUBBOCK, TX 79493-6825

     Available in time to commemorate the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence is REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION RECORDS in CD format. The Family Tree Maker's Family Archives CD contains images of the pages of twelve volumes of Revolutionary War pension records: pension lists for the years 1792-1795, index to U. S. invalid pension records for the 1801 - 1815 period, the 1813 and 1818 lists of pensioners, indexed edition of the 1820 pension list, four volumes of the 1835 pension list, Revolutionary veterans in the 1840 census, rejected or suspended applications, and pensioners struck off the pension rolls.

     Usually arranged by state or territory, data about veterans may vary. Generally, information includes rank, regiment, annual allowance, description of service, date enlisted, date placed on the pension roll, place of residence, nature of wounds or disability (if any), and date of death. Occasionally, references to family members, especially widows and orphans, may also appear. All in all, these records furnish data on approximately 110,000 individuals.

     Originally published between 1792 and 1841, these government pension lists are valuable because their accuracy was checked by the U. S. War Department before being submitted to Congress. Genealogists searching for information about persons who struggled for and won independence from England in the eighteenth century will want to see what interesting material they can find in REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION RECORDS.

     The CD (order number 7145) may be purchased for $33.99 plus postage and handling charges. For U. S. postal mail, the cost is $4 for one CD and $2.00 for each additional copy; for UPS, the cost is $6 for one copy and $2.50 for each additional CD. The item may be ordered from Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 3600 Clipper Mill Rd., Suite 260, Baltimore, Maryland 21211 (toll free phone 1-800-296-6687; fax 1-410-752-8492; website

     Time is fast approaching for the 73rd annual STRAIN family reunion on July 16, 2006. Descendants of Andrew STRAIN and wife Mary REED will meet at the Sugar Valley Baptist Church in Sugar Valley, GA. For more information get in touch with the Strain Family Association, 1508 Dug Gap Road, Dalton, Georgia 30720.

     On August 11 and 12, 2006, the twenty-fifth annual reunion of the Peacock Family Association of the South will take place at the Hawthorne Inn in Winston-Salem, NC. All PEACOCK descendants and kin are invited to attend. This association is especially interested in locating descendants of the following Peacock individuals: Samuel I, II, and III; John and Nancy, John, Thomas, William, Robert, Henry, Levi, Alfred, Jesse, David, Asa, Abraham, Moulton, Washington Hamilton, Archibald, Uriah, Louis C., Michael, and Silas, all of NC, GA, SC, and VA; Adonijah and Alexander of NJ, NH, and CT; Benjamin of MD; and Arnold, Samuel, and Leah Jones PEACOCK. For more details get in touch with Don Peacock, membership chairman, 1113 Lake Ridge Dr., Azle, TX 76020 (phone 817-270-1414; e-mail or Brenda Templeton, chairperson, 289 Gantt-Horn Road, Statesville, NC 28625 (phone 704-546-7682; e-mail

     Bonnie Bright Johannes, 5594 North 10th, Apt. 103, Fresno, CA 93710-6586 (e-mail: would appreciate information on the parents of Enoch Monroe FLEMING, born in Kentucky about 1816. He gave his age as 34 on the 1850 census, 43 on the 1860, and 52 on the 1870 schedule. He lived in West Carroll Parish, LA, married at least twice, and died about 1877. Possible parents could be Enoch FLEMING and Ann CORNWELL, who married on 30 April 1799, or Enoch FLEMING and Margaret MCCLELLAND, who married on 20 March 1806. Both couples married in Shelby Co., KY.

     According to the IGI at the LDS Family History Center, Enoch Monroe FLEMING married Wilimina PABST on 6 March 1844 in Chicot, AR, and Chicot, AL. Johannes believes it was Chicot, AR. By his wife Elizabeth PERRY, Enoch had sons Thomas Jefferson FLEMING and George Monroe FLEMING. Where did they go? Where did Elizabeth's daughter by a previous marriage go?