Person:Moses Semple (2)

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Moses Semple
b.Abt 1770
 
m. 1763
  1. Sarah Jane Semple1764 - 1797
  2. Steele Semple1768 - 1813
  3. Moses SempleAbt 1770 -
  4. Col. Robert Semple, Jr.1772 - 1813
  5. Joseph SempleBet 1791 & 1792 - 1873
m. 28 Mar 1810
Facts and Events
Name Moses Semple
Alt Name Moses Samples
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1770
Marriage 28 Mar 1810 Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States[she is the widow Mills]
to Ann Waugh Johnson
Military[4][5][6][7] Sep 1813 Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, United StatesServed in the Mississippi Dragoons, Hinds Battalion of Cavalry, Mississippi Militia.
Military? Bet 1812 and 1815 Bayou Sara, West Feliciana, Louisiana, United StatesMoses Sample served as a Private from Bayou Sara, LA in Captain Jedediah Smith's Feliciana Troop of Horse (September 28, 1814 - March 24, 1815). As part of Hind's Battalion of Cavalry, Mississippi
Military[4][5][6][7] Bet 7 Nov 1814 and 9 Nov 1814 (7-9 Nov 1814) Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, United StatesPresent at Battle of Pensacola (1814)
Military[7] Bet 23 Dec 1814 and 28 Dec 1814 (23-28 Dec 1814) New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Military? 8 Jan 1815 New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesPresent at Battle of New Orleans
Military[8] 1820 Hinds Battalion present at Treaty of Doak's Stand

Moses Semple

In 1810 when West Florida sought to gain its independence from Spain, the men of the Felicianas played an important part. Captain Jedediah Smith and Captain Llewellyn Griffith organized two companies of men from the Bayou Sara area. Captain Griffith's recruits were called "The Mounted Rangers" or "Volunteer Company of Mounted Riflemen" Captain Smith's company was called "Troop of Horse". Mr. Stanley Arthur refers to them together as "The Bayou Sara Horse"
Source: BAYOU SARA - THE TOWN AWD STREAM West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
  • Mississippi Dragoons (Hind's Battalion of Cavalry, Mississippi Militia), this cavalry battalion was organized at Liberty, Natchez District in September, 1813, Lt. Colonel THOMAS HINDS commanding.
Adams Troop, formed 1803, Captain James Kempe.
Amite Troop, Captain Dunn
Jefferson Troop (this was Captain THOMAS HINDS Troops until he was promoted to Major)
Madison (Ala.) Troop, Captain J. G. Richardson,
Captain John Doherty's Company
Captain Samuel Gerald's Company
Captain John J. W. Ross' Company
Captain Jedediah Smith's Company "Troop of Horse", of Bayou Sara, LA.
Captain Llewellyn Griffith's "Mounted Riflemen" "Mounted Rangers", of Bayou Sara, LA.
Warned of the British advance, General Andrew Jackson then mustered his army consisting of the Bayou Sara Mounted Riflemen, Beale's Rifles, the Bataillon d'Orleans, Major Thomas Hinds' Mississippi Dragoons and Colonel John Coffee's Tennessee Calvary. They were joined too by Jean Laffite's Baratarians, free Negro militia, and a band of Choctaw Indians. The two armies met shortly afterwards near Chalmette, Louisiana, on the Chalmette and Rodriguez plantations, where both suffered heavy casualties.


Bayou Sara, West Feliciana, Louisiana, United States

References
  1.   Arthur, Stanley Clisby; Charles Patton Dimitry; and George Campbell de Kernion. Old Families of Louisiana. (New Orleans, Louisiana: Harmanson, 1931)
    Page 169, 315, 355, 361.
  2.   Patrick Hogue (Samples). The Samples / Semples Family.

    David White's will was recorded in the old Spanish records of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In the first sentence of the will, he states that he is the legitimate son of Joseph White and Margaret Leeth. After his death, an attempt was made to break this will and in the records of the trial, there is a sworn deposition of John White of Anson County, North Carolina who identifies himself as a brother of David. During the lifetime of Unity, David White, along with his son-in-law John Perry, were involved in the Indian Trade along the Tombigbee River, Yazoo lands, in what would later become the state of Alabama. David White would later take up residence and land in New Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, a part of Spanish West Florida at that time. On August 16, 1794, he prepared his will, specifying that his entire estate be given to Sybil Turnbull, daughter of his good friend John Turnbull, now deceased. The will was sealed and given to the Spanish authorities at the "Fort and District of Baton Rouge" on August 21, 1794 for safekeeping until his death. He stated that he was "an Englishman and a native of North America," then he and the witnesses he had brought along signed "the closed folder." All of his family thought he was dead except his brother John, who took up his trail and found him in Louisiana. Later, his sons Joseph and William visited their father. David sent an invitation to Sarah through the sons to bring the family, but Sarah did not respond, and David did not change his will. The will was probated in 1809, and Sybil inherited. David's wife Sarah sued, and the court ruled against her. She tried again, and was again unsuccessful.

    See also: Elizabeth Isabella (Turnbull) Semple, Moses Samples, Eliza Perry.

  3.   Judge Thomas Withers Chinn, in Saunders Family History.com - Chapter 11 - The Chinn Family.pdf
    Page 27.

    Thomas Withers Chinn - While on his way through Natchez, Mississippi, he stopped for the night at a hotel kept by Mr. Moses Semple and there met Mrs. Semple's beautiful sister, Elizabeth Johnson. He fell in love with Miss Johnson and lingered at the hotel for a few days.

  4. 4.0 4.1 Hind's Battalion of Cavalry, Mississippi (Roster of Soldiers), in Access Genealogy - A Free Genealogy Resource .
  5. 5.0 5.1 Thomas Hinds, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society
    Vol. 4, Pages 157 to 162, 1921.

    Mississippi Territory in War of 1812 – Rowland. - ROLLS OF MISSISSIPPI COMMANDS IN THE WAR OF 1812. Hinds’ Battalion of Cavalry, Mississippi Militia
    [Extracted Soldiers from Record]
    (Page 161) Samples, Moses, private
    (Page 162) Williams, James, private

  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 War of 1812.

    Warned of the British advance, General Andrew Jackson then mustered his army consisting of the Bayou Sara Mounted Riflemen, Beale's Rifles, the Bataillon d'Orleans, Major Thomas Hinds' Mississippi Dragoons and Colonel John Coffee's Tennessee Calvary. They were joined too by Jean Laffite's Baratarians, free Negro militia, and a band of Choctaw Indians. The two armies met shortly afterwards near Chalmette, Louisiana, on the Chalmette and Rodriguez plantations, where both suffered heavy casualties.

  8. Treaty of Doak's Stand, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  9.   Bayou Sara, West Feliciana, Louisiana.

    Founded by John Mills in 1790 as a trading post and cotton port. Bayou Sara was the river port for the Felicianas and was one of the largest shipping ports between Natchez and New Orleans before 1860.

    John Mills had been a brother-in-law to Moses Samples wife Ann by her first marriage to his brother Gilbert Mills

  10.   Patrick Hogue (Samples). Everett Family and the Choctaw Trading Post, the (Factory).
  11.   The Bayou Sara Settlement.