THE MEN OF COMPANY C, 3RD REGIMENT, ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS, THE MEXICAN WAR
Submitted by Nora Tocus Additonal Family Information submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener
All were enrolled on June 26, 1846 at Alton, Illinois
Captain James C. Mc Adams, Died Jan. 4, 1847 at Matamoras, Mexico -- b. 14 Nov.
1806 s/o Joseph and Sarah (Bradford) McAdams
First Lieutenant Thomas Rose (Rhodes?), In command of Company C since December 1,
Second Lieutenant John Burk - b. 1815 TN d. 1 Jan 1853 bur. Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian
Second Lieutenant John Corlew - s/o Philip and Anna (Kincaid) Corlew; b. 6 Jan. 1813
Rockcastle Co. KY m. 26 Nov. 1856 Eliza Jane (Blair) Jett widow of Wesley Jett; d. 23 Oct. 1904 bur. Hart's Cemetery;
Children: Alice J. m. Alonzo Douglas Simpson, John Martin, Lucy Jane m. Charles Barry, Emery R. m. Sophia
Rote, and Roxanna I. m. L. Eugene Lindly
Sergeant James M. Wilford, Promoted 1st Sergeant Jan. 31, 1847 - s/o Jordan and
Jane (Cruthis) Williford b. 29 July 1812 m. Fanny Malinda White 7 Jan 1834 d. 22 Mar, 1897 bur. Mt. Moriah children:
John H., Eliza m. _____Sanderson, Jennie m. Whitledge, Douglas, and Emma m. _____Willis
Sergeant Miles Morris - b. 28 Jan 1814 Simpson Co. KY m. Elizabeth Little 25 Oct.
1826 #2 Susan Hannah Scales d. 12 Aug. 1890 Kelso Washington children: by #1 Thomas, Patience, Sarah E., Benjamin
Franklin, Lucretia, Nancy, and James Henry by #2 Amanda Ellen b. Anderson Co. KY, Emma A., Shonman (?) Miles,
and Mary Caty
Sergeant Jep (or Jess?) J. McDavid -- b. 1820-1826 m. Jane Izia Brown 25 Jan 1849
went to Warren Co. then to CA s/o William and Elizabeth (Johnson) McDavid Children: James T.
Isaacs, Elijah - Corporal d. 8 Mar. 1847 Point Isabel
Corporal Wm Stephenson - corporal b. 27 Feb. 1787 m. Martha _____ d. 29 Jan 1868
bur. Waveland Cemetery children: William N. m. Mary Perkins, Edwin m. Tempa Gunn, Mary, Rosetta m. John Lewey,
Matilda Caroline m. David Lewey, and Martha Jane m. Oliver Lewey
Corporal Benj. Blockburger, Appointed Corporal March 23, 1847 - s/o Christian Benjamin
and Jane Blockburger b. 1828 IL m Margaret Jane Harkey 23 Oct. 1850 went to CA in 1856 d. 1 May 1914 Eureka, CA
Chas. H. Rutledge -Corporal. -- b. 1 Apr. 1828 near Hillsboro moved to McLean Co.
IL m. Martha A. Chapin 14 Apr. 1853 s/o Mark Smith and Nancy (Bostick), Rutledge
Musician Joseph Mapes, Left sick at Matamoras since Dec. 14, 1846
Musician Jas. F. Witherspoon
Acres, Claborn - d. 9 May 1851 age 22-7-2
Anderson, Jas. B - d. 21 May 1885 bur. Cress Hill
Barnett, Wm. H. - d. 13 Oct. 1846 at Matamoras
Barringer, Moses - b. 20 Sept. 1821 N.C. s/o Daniel and Mary "Polly" (Cress)
Barringer d. 22 Oct. 1846 at Matamoras
Boyd, Wm. R.
Bodkin, John - b. 1824 d. 1873 bur. Wilhite aka Kinder Cemetery, Macoupin Co. IL
Bennett, John Quincy Adams - s/o Samuel and Hannah Bennett
Bennett, Nelson - b. 1822 Mass, s/o Azariah and Sabra Bennett m. Eliza Early 11
Bishop, Isaac - discharged on surgeon's certificate (date unk.) b. 28 Aug. 1818 d.
31 Jan 1862 bur. Edward's Chapel
Card, Benson - b. 1813 KY in. Nancy Davis 6 Feb. 1839 children: Calvin, Daniel,
James, Levi, Syntha, Arn; parents: James and Cynthia (Britt) Card
Corlew, Ransom - m. Ann Alice Forehand 20 Sept. 1849 #2 Mary Ann Forehand 16 Oct.
1850 d. 22 Dec. 1870 bur. Clear Springs Cemetery [Above is what was in the
original article written in 1981. Since then I've done additional work on the Corlew families in Montgomery Co
(my line is John). There are 2 Ransoms in the 1850 Census. One age 25 living with Thomas and Melvina Corlew Grubbs
and one living with Ann, wife and Rhoda, dau]
Cardwell, Lafayette - s /o Caleb W. Caldwell
Davis, Robert W. - m. Amanda Jane Shirley 7 Sept. 1849 d. 6 Apr. 1872 bur. Oak Grove,
Edwards, Wm. A. - pvt b. 8 Oct. 1818 or 1819 m. 22 July 1841 Maria Buzan #2 6 Apr.
1848 Christina Cannon d. 26 Aug. 1867 bur. Edwards' Chapel s/o William T. and Nellie (Brown) Edwards children:
9 children survived him - William T. (other children's names unk)
Edwards, Mark W. - pvt, b. 14 July 1823 N.C. in. 8 May 1851 Maria E. Blacksell; d.
5 Aug. 1898 bur. Edwards' Chapel s/o Thomas and Nellie (Brown) Edwards
Finney, Jackson - d. 10 March 1869
Frost, Johnson A.
Fullar, John - pvt. s/o Moses and Elizabeth (Prilliaman) Fuller; b. 23 Feb or Mar
1823 Clark Co. Ohio m. Mary Jane Greer 13 July 1848 d. 27 Oct. 1904 bur. Shiloh Presbyterian Cemetery children:
Ann, Sarah m. Dr. Madry, Clara m. William Looney, Rilda C. m. William A. Snyder, Mary S. m. Price Davis, Laura
C., William M., Shelby G. m. Mary E. _____, John E., and Wilson m. Amanda Maddux
Garner, James B.
Gunter, Thomas. Left sick at Matamoras since Dec. 20, 1846; b. 1819 TN
Grubbs, Edwin R. - discharged on surgeon's certificate (date unk); b. 10 Oct. 1819
m. 29 Jan 1843 Hannah Jane McAdams #2 8 Apr. 1847 Sarah J. McAdams #3 17 Apr. 1862 Mrs. Louisa Padfield #4 12
Apr. 1866 Sarah A. Wheeler d. 15 Feb. 1878 s/o Moody and Cynthia (Boone) Grubbs children: Edwin R., Cynthia R.
m. William Stoddard, Charles, William S., .Ella m._____Casselberry, Robert and Minnie
Grubbs, Higgason B., Reduced to ranks from Corp'l, Mar. 23, 1847; b. 17 Mar. 1829
KY s/o Moody and Cynthia (Boone) Grubbs
Halford, William S. - pvt. d. 8 Sept. 1846 Camp Patterson s/o Andrew and Elizabeth
(Harris) Halford b. abt 1817 Wayne Co. TN m. 6 Sept. 1838 Elizabeth Sears d. 8 Sept 1846 children: Joseph W., Lucy
C., Benjamin F., and Elizabeth Ann
Hill, Henry - d. 27 Dec. 1846 Matamoras
Isaacks, Wilborn -b.,1830 KY m. 17 Aug. 1848 Mary Jane Roberts d. 8 Sept 1899 or
10 Sept. 1889 s/o Samuel and Mary "Polly" (Cornwell) Isaacs children: Mary m _____ Loundsberry, James
Ishmel, Benjamin B. (or R.) -- b. abt 1825 KY in. Sarah Ann Card 2 Aug. 1847 d. 1891
bur Zion Cemetery, Audubon Twp. Children: George W., James H., and Thomas - probably Joseph P.
Kingston, William - b. 22 March 1827 St. Clair Co. IL m. Nancy McPhail 3 Feb. 1848
#2 Mary Missimore 12 Apr. 1856 d. 16 Dec. 1903 bur Hart's Cemetery s/o John and Mary (Atkison) Kingston Children:
Sarah Ann m. Charles M. Smith
Knight, Ezra P. - d. 8 Jan. 1847 Matamoras
Razin G. Lazenby - b. 19 March 1825 d. 25 Nov. 1846 Camargo Mexico s/o James and
Mary H. (Brannin) Lazenby
Leroy, Isaac - discharged on surgeon's certificate 3 Mar. 1847 b. 5 Nov. 1822 N.C.
m. Telitha Brown 22 May 1847 #2 Elizabeth Griffith 24 Nov 1857 s/o John and Pena (Clapp) Lewey children: 3 by #1
- Amanda and Anna E. m._____Parkhill only names known
Loomis, John T.
Lynch, Charles W. - d. 9 Oct. 1846 Matamoras
Lyngle, John M. - b. 3 Nov. 1824 d. 13 Jan 1907 bur in St. Louis MO
McCaslin, William B. - discharged on surgeon's certificate 13 Aug. 1846 m. Mary
Ann Cluxton 4 Feb. 1843 s/o Hugh McCaslin
McPhail, Joseph - (possibly the s/o John McPhail)
McPhail, James - b. 1824 IL m. Martha Kirkland 12 Jan 1848 #2 Mariah Sackett 16 Apr.
1857 d. 19 Jan 1898 s/o John and Hanna (McAdams) McPhail children: Elizabeth and Rosella m. James Nicholas McAriman
McWilliams, Thos. - b. 25 June 1822 in. Susan Jane Barry 2 May 1850 d. 31 Dec.
1869; bur. Clear Springs s/o Alexander and Nancy (Kirkpatrick/Kilpatrick) McWilliams children: Sarah E. d. age
2, John Newton, Nancy P., Amanda J. m. _____Clary, Mary Alice A., William Henry d. age 18, Franklin W. and Minnie
Rose, George W.
Starr, Abraham B. - s/o David Badgley and Jane (Street) Starr d. 16 June 1918 bur.
Smith, Wiley B. - b. 6 Nov. 1821 TN m. Deborah Varner 6 July 1838 d. 25 Mar. 1863
s/o Malachi and Susannah Smith children: Rachel, William Louis, Susanna, Louisa Jane, Benton Wilburn, Lucinda Maranda,
Elihu Scott, and Harriet.
Scott, James M. - b. 1820 N.C. in. Eliza _____ s/o Alexander and Elizabeth (Woods)
Scott children: John Scott
Turrentine, John - [possibly s/o Thomas and Ann Turrentine; possibly moved to Collinsville]
Thomas, Alanson B.
Varner, Wm . H.
Williams, James S.
Wright, Jarrett - (There are two Jarrett Wrights
- one the s/o Joseph and Sarah (Revis) Wright - the other s/o Charles and Rebecca (Lynch) Wright)
Wright, Joseph G. - b. 1 Oct. 1814 KY m. Rebecca Kirk 25 Oct. 1838 d. 27 Nov. 1873
bur. Hurricane Cemetery s/o Joseph and Sarah (Reavis) Wright- children: Irena m. Joseph T. Alexander, Cecrelda
m. John W. Matthis, Anderson m. Mary Harris, Pearl m. Elisha Reavis, Ceclestany m. Frank Harris, and Elijah m.
Wright, Thomas F.
Wilson, Joseph C., Left sick at Matamoras, Dec. 14, 1846 - [possibly Joseph Carroll
Wilson s/o Ruth Wilson who m. Sally Pickens 19 Apr. 1839 Children: Rutha, John, James, and Nimrod]
Sergeant Jas. B. McDavid, Disch. on Surgeon's Certificate March 3, 1847 - b. 31 March
1821 East Fork Twp m. Mary E. Burke 29 Feb. 1848 d. 5 Oct. 1894 bur. McDavid Point s/o William and Elizabeth (Johnson)
McDavid; Children: William A. m. Martha J. Wilson
Sergeant James M. Quellman, Disch. on Surgeon's Certificate Jan. 13, 1847
Private Isaac J. Bishop, Disch. on Surgeon's Certificate, date unknown
Private William D. Colyar, Disch.on Surgeon's Certificate, Jan. 23, 1847
Private Martin A. Cress, Disch. on Surgeon's Certificate, Aug. 31, 1846 - b. 12
Jan 1803 m. Sarah Scherer 4 Sept. 1834 d. .17 Feb. 1901
bur. Lutheran Cemetery, Litchfield s/o John Henry and Rachel (Blackwelder) Cress children: Simeon G. m. Eliza Jane
White, Sarah Jane m. James Reubart, Margaret C., Isaac Newton, Thomas B., and Martin Luther m. Martha Lockmiller
Private Joel N. Fogleman, Disch. on Surgeon's Certificate, date unknown - sent home
from Matamoros; b. 7 Apr. 1826 in. 30 Dec. 1847 Nancy Jane Crabtree d. 19 Aug. 1907 bur. Crabtree s/o Melchoir
and Elizabeth (Meisenheimer) Fogleman; children: Martha Jane, Henrietta m. David A. Blackwelder, Eliza Artemisia
Angenetta m. Charles Rose, John Frank m. Mary Ann (Acheffel) Johnson, Sarah Elizabeth m. Milton C. Ash, William
Jackson m. Dora Wright, Zarilda Naomi Catherine Amacetta, and Florence R.
Private Edwin R. Grubbs, Disch. on Surgeon's Certificate, date unknown
Private Samuel F. King, Disch. on Surgeon's Certificate, date unknown - s/o Andrew
and Hannah (Gaddis) King b. abt 1825 Lincoln Co. TN m. Narcissa E. Bivins 12 Aug, 1851 #2 Mrs. Zenobia (Mason)
Kershner 12 Feb. 1856 lived Shelby Co. IL children: by #1 Lenoid and William O. by #2 George, Emma E. m. Henry
Young, John, Samuel O. m. Minerva Snyder, Clinton M., and Albert F.
Private Isaac Lewey, Disch. on Surgeon's Certificate, March 3, 1847
Private William B. McCaslin, Disch. on Surgeon's Certificate, August 13, 1846
Private Thomas A. Norman, Disch. on Surgeon's Certificate, date unknown
Private Eli Peacock, Disch. on Surgeon's Certificate, August 31, 1846
Private William Seymour, Disch. on Surgeon's Certificate, April 23, 1847 - 1847 s/o
Wesley and Frances (Vaughn) Seymour b. 26 Oct. 1823 S.C. m. Elizabeth Christian 10 May 1849 d. 12 Nov. 1886 . bur.
0ak Grove, Hillsboro children: Mary J. m. William T. Collins, Laura A. m. Cyrus Brookins, Caroline Elizabeth "Carrie"
m. J.S. Killpatrick, William L. m. Cornelia Parrot, Dr. Homer A. m. Noi Bliss, Martha Francis m. George Collins,
Thomas W., and Dr. James R.
Private James Walker, Disch. on Surgeon's Certificate, March 3, 1847 - 3 Mar. 1847
b. abt 1814 KY; m. Mary "Polly" Casey 1? Oct. 1832 d. 26 July 1847 s/o James and Nancy Walker children:
Hiram, Levi m. Arena Neathery, Sarah m. William Babcock, Cyrus m. Sarah Delina Watts, Anderson, Aaron, James, and
First Sergeant Robert Williamson, Died October 26, 1846 at Camargo
Corporal Elijah Isaacs, Died March 8, 1847 at Point Isabel
Private William H. Barnett, Died October 13, 1846 at Matamoras
Private Moses Burringer, Died October 22, 1846 at Matamoras
Private William C. Burk, Died December 26, 1846 at Matamoras
Private George Briants, Died December 27, 1846 at Matamoras
Private Levi Card, Died May (no date) 1847 at Jalappa of wounds received at Cerro
Private John J. Colman, Died October 21, 1846 at Matamoras
Private John C. Gaston, Died January 8, 1847 at Matamoras
Private Henry Hill, Died December 27, 1846 at Matamoras
Private William S. Halford, Died September 8, 1846 at Camp Patterson
Private Ezra P. Knight, Died January 8, 1847 at Matamoras
Private Razin G. Lazenby, Died November 25, no year given but should be 1846, at
Private Charles W. Lynch, Died October 9, 1846 at Matamoras
Private Alex. W. Pearson, Died September 12, 1846, at Camp Patterson
Private Franklin Roper, Died October 26, 1846 at Camargo
Private John A. Williams, Died September 24, 1846 at Matamoras - s/o Joseph B. and
This company was discharged at New Orleans May 21, 1847
(Information taken from Record of the Services of Illinois Soldiers in The Black Hawk War 1831-1832 and in The
Mexican War 1846-1847. Isaac H. Elliott, Adjutant General of the United States. Springfield, Illinois: HW Roper,
State Printer and Binder, 1882)
Additional Family data added by Lynn Reener - her sources were:
RECORD OF THE SERVICES OF ILLINOIS SOLDIERS IN THE BLACK HAWK WAR 1831-32 AND IN THE MEXICAN WAR 1846-8 pages 270,271,
HISTORY OF BOND AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES ILLINOIS edited by William Henry Perrin
HISTORY OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY ILLINOIS edited by Alexander T. Strange
EARLY SETTLER OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY ILLINOIS Vol. 1-4 research by Walter R. Sanders and Vol. 5 typed copies of articles
by A.H.H. Rountree, Henry Pyatt and an unknown man from Irving