55. JOHN Haggard
The indians had been very hostile and had murdered many families, butat this time it was thought a permanent peace had been established. A fort called Brown's Station, not far from where Nashville now stands had been erected as a protection against the indians. JOHN HAGGARD was a Private in the Tennessee Militia and had jury duty in 1787, 1788, and 1789.
John's children had gone to the pasture to drive up the cows when the indians attacked their home on 29 September 1792. John was shot twelve times and scalped. The indians set fire to their home and burned all their books and records. His wife had been killed the previous July so his children were left "in poverty and wrechedness."
Some neighbors fleeing the indians met the children and conducted them to safety in the fort. They went to live with their Uncle William Haggard, later of Montgomery County, TN.
JANE GIBSON, believed to have been a daughter of Isaac Mayfield (re. DAR Directory, Isaac Mayfield notes his daughter (unnamed) married John Haggard and was killed by indians). David Dawson Haggard's book lists her as Jane Gibson. The Anals of Tennessee lists her only as Mrs. Haggard. If she was a Mayfield, John Haggard could have been her second husband. Sutherland Mayfield had a station in 1788 that was attacked by the indians and he was killed. The indians took Sutherland Mayfield's son George a prisoner and he lived with them for about twelve years.
The Anals of Tennessee notes: During July 1792, Mrs. Haggard was pregnant and riding with an escort of men from Brown's Station to Nashboro to purchase material to make baby clothes when the party was ambushed by Creek Indians and all were killed except Mrs. Haggard and a man who suffered a broken leg and managed to hide in a hollow log. The indians tied Mrs. Haggard by a thether to a post around which she was driven all night. At daybreak she was scalped and her stomach was cut open and her baby was removed, and she died. The man who had hidden in the hollow log managed to get back safely and reported what had happened. It was in this condition that she was found by her children and friends.
182. JOHN Haggard JR.
David Dawson Haggard's book leaves the impression John Haggard, Jr., had been killed in the same attacks as his mother and father, but the probate court settlement of John Haggard, Sr's. estate shows John Haggard Jr. participated in the auction and purchased his father's rifle. He has erroneously been identified as John William Haggard, Jr., who married Sarah Pace, daughter of Rev. Edmund Pace of Surray County, TN.
58. HENRY C. Haggard
Revolutionary War Veteran pension No. S11316. In his pension application he noted that he moved to Rockcastle County, KY, in 1792 and had lived there continuously since.
Kentucky was known as Fincastle County, VA, until it became Kentucky County, VA, in 1776. In 1780 Kentucky County, VA, was divided into three counties: Fayette, Jefferson, and Lincoln. In 1790 these three counties were subdivided into nine counties: Mason, Bourbon, Woodford, Fayette, Madison, Jefferson, Mercer, Nelson, and Lincoln. KENTUCKY BECAME THE 15th STATE in 1792. Rockcastle County was formed in 1810 from parts of Pulaski, Lincoln and Madison Counties. Henry Haggard is believed to have settled in Lincoln County, KY, in 1792.
The book by David Dawson Haggard identifies only one son of Henry C. Haggard as John Haggard. The 1810 census shows three sons and three daughters, so his family is only tentative.
Henry volunteered in 1776 in Albemarle County, VA, and served in the Virginia Militia in Captain Barnes Brown's Company, Col. Cole's Regiment in the Virginia Line. He was discharged in Albemarle County, VA.
In August 1778 Henry Haggard was drafted in Washington County, VA, serving in Col. Campbell's Regiment at King's Mountain. This time he was discharged at Abington, Washington County, VA.
In 1780 he was again drafted for six months in North Carolina (present Sullivan County, TN) and served in Capt. Solomon White's Company, Col. Isaac Selby's Regiment. He was discharged on the Broad River in SC. He was placed on the pension roll and received $40 per month.
217. NOWELL Haggard
War of 1812, appears on Company Muster Roll 24 September 1813 to 24 December 1813, Capt. David Hogan's Company, Regiment of Cavalry and Mounted Gunmen commanded by Col. Newton Cannon, West Tennessee Volunteers, Nashville, TN. He died 9 December 1813.
William Haggard, of Stewart County, TN, father of the deceased, received letters of administration of the estate of Nowell Haggard on the first Monday
in August 1816 and 39th year of the Independence of the United States of America.
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