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From: Martha Grenzeback <>
Subject: Re: [MDALLEGA] 1st Regiment of Maryland Militia, War of 1812
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2005 21:21:37 -0500
Thanks for responding!
I wondered about Clarysville. The mysterious letter does not really look
much like a "y" (it rises above the other letters), but otherwise Clarys
seems the most logical possibility.
Jacob Fouty's family lived in both Allegany Co. and Hampshire Co. at
various times (he himself skipped back and forth and owned property in both
counties). To add to the confusion, there was also an unrelated family in
Hampshire/Mineral Counties named Fouts. The Fouty family's name was
originally "Fauth," apparently (the immigrant was Baltzer Fauth), and I
always look for several variations (Foutz, Foutee, Fautey, etc.), though
Jacob himself signed his declaration very clearly as Fouty.
I think I'll do a little more War of 1812 research!
At 05:21 AM 6/5/2005 -0400, Walt Warnick wrote:
>I, too, have had difficulty making sense of records from the War of
>1812. Like your Jacob Fouty, one of my ancestors reportedly served in a
>company whose leader is a mystery figure.
>Your reference to Clarks might actually be a reference to Clarys. The
>Clarysville Inn, a landmark in Allegany County about 8 miles west of
>Cumberland, already existed at the time of your ancestor's enlistment.
>It was built by Gerald Clary.
>To further add to the confusion, in Allegany County history there was a
>large family by the surname Foutz, which when hand-written might be
>confused with Fouty.
>Martha Grenzeback wrote:
>>I am looking at a bounty land claim for my ancestor, Jacob Fouty, and
>>having trouble with one bit of it. It says that in the War of 1812 he
>>was a private in the company commanded by Capt. Walter Beavins in the
>>First Regiment of Maryland Militia commanded by Col. Stone, and that he
>>was drafted at --here is the problematic bit -- "Clarks in the County of
>>Allegany Maryland", in August 1814. Does anyone have any idea where that
>>is? The "ks" at the end might not be ks, but I can't think what else it
>>could be. And I can't find anything on the 1st Regiment of MD Militia or
>>Capt. Beavins, either (if anyone has any good War of 1812 sites, please
>>disclose them!). Does anyone have any insights?
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