Person:Ferdinand Claiborne (1)

Gen. Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] Gen. Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne
Gender Male
Baptism[1] 9 Mar 1772 Sussex County, Virginia
Marriage 19 Aug 1802 Natchez, Adams County, Mississippito Mary Magdalene Hutchins
Death[3] 22 Mar 1815 Adams County, Mississippi
Obituary[6] 26 Apr 1815 Richmond, Virginia
Burial[3] Trinity Church Cemetery, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi
  1. 1.0 1.1 Boddie, John Bennett. Virginia Historical Genealogies. (Redwood City, California: Pacific Coast Publishers, 1954), p. 41.
  2. Johnson, Allen. Dictionary of American Biography. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons).

    Appointed ensign, U.S. Army, Feb 1793. Promoted to captain, Oct 1799. Resigned his commission, 1802, and became a planter and operated a store. Appointed brig. gen. of militia, Mississippi Territory, Feb 1811, and saw action in the Creek Wars. Commanded a regiment in the War of 1812. Brig. Gen. of Mississippi Volunteers, 1813. Member of the Territorial Legislature (several times Speaker of the House) and the Legislative Council, Mississippi Territory, 1815.

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Find A Grave.
  4.   New-Hampshire Patriot (Concord, NH), p. 4, 16 Apr 1811.

    Col. Ferdinand L. Claiborne is appointed by the President of the U.S. Brigadier General of the Mississippi Territory.

  5.   American Citizen (New York), p. 2, 6 Feb 1804.

    The Natchez Gazette of the 14th ult. announces the delivery of the Post and district of Concord to a detachment of Americans commanded by Maj. Ferdinand L. Claiborne.

    [NOTE: Concord was Vidalia, named after its founder, Don Jose Vidal (the Spanish commandant of the district) and is located in Concordia Parish, across from Natchez.)

  6. Virginia Patriot [Richmond], p. 3, 26 Apr 1815.

    Image:Claiborne, Ferdinand L Sr - obit.jpg

  7.   New York Public Advertiser, p. 3, 30 Jan 1807.

    Image:Claiborne, Ferdinand Leigh - duel 1807.jpg