Adair County and the
|I have been working on my
family tree and discovered that my 2nd great-grandmother, Charity Ann
Scholl Mikel was the grand daughter of Edward "Ned" Boone.
Edward Boone was a brother to Daniel Boone. It is my understanding
that Charity Mikel is buried at Fort Madison Cemetery. My
email WMDye at aol dot com
Article from Kirksville Daily Express which was probably published sometime in 1974:
DAR Plans Marker For Three In Revolutionary War
There are three Revolutionary soldiers buried in Adair County. They are James and Thomas Fletcher and Thomas Lay. The Fletcher brothers are buried in an almost forgotten cemetery on the Ansbaugh farm near Yarrow and Thomas Lay is buried in the Collett Cemetery.
The Ann Haynes chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is announcing the plans of their goals to place a memorial boulder in Memorial Park in Kirksville in memory of the three revolutionary soldiers. The boulder will be a granite boulder from a near-by farm and will have a bronze plaque with the names of the soldiers and data about them.
Information I have on Thomas Lay , Jr. You may want to review this with DAR. They may have more information.
From pension records at Washington D. C.
Enlisted as private from Wilkes County, North Carolina. Company Commander was Charles Gordon, Battery Commander was Joel Lewis. Date of application for pension June 18, year not given. Pension Allowed. Residence at time of application for pension was Clayborn County, Tenn. Age at time of application for pension was 70 years. Died July 15, 1846 in Adair Co. Missouri. He was married to Polly Lawrence in North Carolina in the year
1783. She was allowed the pension May 24, 1851, while a resident of Adair Co. Missouri, at the age of 84.
Also I have only the year of his birth-1763. He married Polly Lawurance in 1783. In the 1850 Census of Adair County, Polly Lay is shown living with her son, Lewis Lay (page 48 of pfd on web).
P.S. The next time I get to Kirksville I will take a picture of this and place it here. cminor
If you have additional
information on The American Revolution with connections to Adair,
The American Revolution
The War of 1812
War of 1812 - Missouri Soldiers
War of 1812
The History of War of 1812
of 1812 - Missouri Soldiers