Elias Hord

Male 1773 - 1821  (48 years)


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  • Name Elias Hord 
    Born 9 Mar 1773  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Nov 1821  Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I272008483014  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2013 

    Father Jesse Lewis Hord,   b. 31 Oct 1749, Brandywine, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1814, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Anthoret or Antoinette Hord,   b. Abt 1749, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 7 May 1772 
    Notes 
    Married:

    • Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850 about Anky Hord
      Name: Anky Hord
      Gender: Female
      Marriage Date: May 1772
      Marriage Place: King George, Virginia
      Spouse Name: Jessie Hord
    Family ID F246729425893  Group Sheet

    Family Ann Triplett,   b. 27 Nov 1774, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1866, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 10 Sep 1796  Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:

    • Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850 about Elias Anne Hord Tripplett
      Spouse 1: Hord, Elias
      Spouse 2: Tripplett, Anne
      Marriage Date: 10 Sep 1796
      Marriage Location: Kentucky
      Mason County
    Children 
    +1. Francis Triplett Hord, Sr,   b. 19 Sep 1797, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1869, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +2. Abner Hord, Sr,   b. 18 Jun 1801, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1873, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +3. Thornton Francis Hord,   b. 1799, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1854, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     4. Caroline Hord,   b. Unknown
     5. Annie Hord,   b. Unknown
     6. Eliza Hord,   b. Unknown
    +7. Lewis Hord,   b. Unknown,   d. 1837, Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F246729425979  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Mar 1773 - Prince William County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Sep 1796 - Mason County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Nov 1821 - Mason County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Ref: "Genealogy of the Hord Family" by Rev. Arnold Harris Hord, 1898

      States: Elias 4 (Jesse 3 , Thomas 2 , John 1 ), was born in Prince William County, Virginia, March 9, 1773, and died November 2, 1821, in Mason County, Kentucky, whither he had
      removed with his family. He was an officer in the war of
      1812. It appears in the records of the office of the Adjutant General of Kentucky and in the Pension Office at Washington that "he enlisted as a private, May 20, 1813, in Captain Richard Matson's company of Mounted Infantry of Colonel Richard M. Johnson's regiment of the Kentucky Militia. Subsequently he was in Captain Payne's company of the same regiment, and, later still, when his company was at the mouth of the Huron River in Ohio, he was transferred to the company of Captain Church." After this he was ap-
      pointed captain of a company of scouts. He participated in
      Winchester's defeat and the Battle of the Thames, and in the latter engagemenl was in the celebrated regiment of
      Colonel Johnson, which made the famous charge which decided the battle, and in which Tecumseh was killed.

      After the defeat of the British, he, in company with others, pursued General Proctor, the commander of the British and Indians, for twenty miles, until he overtook the carriage which Proctor had abandoned. This Captain Hord
      was one of the first to overtake, and he captured from it a
      handsome compass, which he afterwards used as surveyor of Mason County, Kentucky, until his death. At Winchester's defeat, when he was captured, he, with other prisoners, was fastened up in an old redoubt. The Indians amused themselves every day by entering it and tomahawking and scalping some of their captives. On one occasion approaching Captain Hord, one of the savages was about to tomahawk him, when he imitated a rooster by flapping his
      arms and crowing lustily. The Indians, highly amused, told
      him to " chicken again," which he did several times to their great satisfaction. Each day, when they visited the prisoners, they made him repeat the performance, and so
      pleased were they with his accomplishment that they spared his life, and he was subsequently exchanged and returned home. He was a man of great courage and daring.

      In November, 1855, his widow applied to the government for bounty lands due her for her husband's services in the war of 1812, which she received. On September 15, 1796, he married Ann Triplett at the house of her brother in Kentucky, Captain William Triplett, who had been an officer in the Continental army during the Revolution.

    • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 about Elias Hord
      Name: Elias Hord
      SAR Membership: 95431
      Birth Date: 9 Mar 1773
      Birth Place: Prince William, Virginia
      Death Date: 27 Nov 1821
      Death Place: Mason, Kentucky
      Father:
      Mother: Antoinette Hord
      Spouse: Ann Triplett
      Children: Abner Hord

    • U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815 about Elias Hord
      Name: Elias Hord
      Company: LIEUT. COL. BALL'S SQUADRON LIGHT DRAGOONS, U.S. VOLUNTEERS.
      Rank - Induction: PRIVATE
      Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE
      Roll Box: 103
      Microfilm Publication: M602

    • Kentucky, Land Grants, 1782-1924 about Elias Hord
      Grantee: Elias Hord
      Number of Acres: 128
      Survey Date: 24 Sep 1811
      County: Lewis
      Watercourse: Martin Fk
      Book Number: 17


    • Ref: "The Hord Family of Virginia" by Alfred Harris Hord

      States: Elias * Hord (Jesse/ Thomas,' John ') was born
      in Virginia, March 9, 1773. He moved to Kentucky. He was Captain of Scouts in the Regiment of Colonel Richard M. Johnson, May 21, 1813, to November 19, 1813 (Records of the War Department, Washington, D. C, and of the Adjutant-General's Office in Kentucky). He participated in the Battle of the Thames. In company with Colonel Devall Payne he pursued and overtook the carriage of the Bristish General Proctor after the Battle of the Thames, capturing in it General Proctor's compass. In the inventory of Elias Hord's estate, dated December 21, 1821, in the Court House, Mason County, Kentucky, is mentioned a compass (probably General Proctor's), a tomahawk and other articles used by the early pioneers of Kentucky.

      In the Mason County records there is a deed dated February 9, 1815, from " Elias Hord and Ann his wife to Edward Hord," conveying 200 acres of land, " the same tract that was sold by Alexander K. Marshall (brother of Chief Justice John Marshall) to Jesse Hord, September 29, 1812." Elias Hord's widow received bounty land for her husband's service in the War of 1812 (See Pension Office Records, Washington, D. C). He married Ann Triplett. They were married at the house of Captain William Triplett, brother of Ann Triplett, in Mason County, Kentucky, September 15, 1796 (Records of the Pension Office, Washington, D. C).

      Ann Triplett (born November 27, 1774) was the daughter of Colonel Francis Triplett (will proved in Fauquier County, January 26, 1795), who served in Colonel George Washington's Regiment in the French and Indian War, and was granted 55 by the Assembly for wounds received (Journal of House of Burgesses, April 28 and 29, 1751; "Letters to Washington," edited by Hamilton, Vol. I, pages 114,340).

      Francis Triplett was commissioned Captain of Fauquier County, Virginia, Militia, September 28, 1778, and the records show that he was in active service in the Revolution continuously or at different times until 1783. In Heitman's " Register of Officers of the Continental Army " (new, revised and enlarged edition, 1914) page 548, is the following :

      "Triplett, Francis (Va.), Captain V Militia,1778-1781."

      In a letter to Rev. A. H. Hord, Mr. Heitman states that he found Francis Triplett " mentioned as Captain in correspondence in 1778, 1780 and 1781." He held later the rank of Major and Colonel, and participated in the Southern campaign, as shown by the record of his service in " Virginia Soldiers in the Revolution," published by the Virginia State Library. The following records are in the Virginia State Library:

      Auditor's Account Books, Vol. VII, page 299: " Saturday the 17th of March 1781, Warrant to Cap. Francis Triplett for pay of his company and Cap. James Winns of Fauquier Militia on duty to the Southward. Pay Rolls and Certificates 85434-7-6."

      Auditor's Account Books, Vol. VIII, page 242 : " 3rd September 1781, Monday ? ^Militia Expenses Dr. Major Francis Triplett warr. to Mrs. Anne C. Page for two horses delivered to you for your comp. of Militia Cavalry & valued to 180 specia at 350 for one is ? 63000."

      Auditor's Account Books, Vol. XVIII, page 164: " Richmond, Virginia, 20 Decemr. 1783, Militia Warr. to Francis Triplett for his services as a Colo, in the Militia of this State 103?"

      Francis Triplett was the " Major Triplett " who is mentioned in the official report of the Battle of Cowpens and in the list of officers participating in that battle (Graham's " Life of General Daniel Morgan," pages 309,
      311).

      In the affidavits of Virginia soldiers (who participated in the battle), published in McAllister's "Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War," are the following references to Francis Triplett, showing that he participated in the Battle of Cowpens:

      Page 94 Section 75 ? " Samuel Sans or Sands, born 1752 drafted from Augusta late in 1780. Served under Captain James Tate, whose Major was Frank Triplett, of Fauquier. The regular officers were Maj. Brooks, Col. Howard and Gen. Morgan. Was in the Battle of Cowpens, &c."

      (" Major Triplett and Captain Tate " are mentioned as participating in the " Battle of Cowpens " in Lossing's " Field Book of the Revolution," Vol. 2, pp. 431, 433, and in " Battles of the Revolution," page 540, by Carrington).

      Page 171, Section 243 ? "Spencer Withers, born 1756. Went out from Warrenton, summer of 1780, under Capt. Francis Triplett to Hillsboro, N. C. Served in Morgan's Brigade against the tories. Tarleton pursued Morgan forty miles to Cowpens. Affiant was then sick."

      Page 31 (Part I), showing the service of the Virginia Militia by counties: " 1780 Capt. Francis Triplett's company was in the Battle of Cowpens."

      Page 31, "Note: ? One of the Augusta County soldiers speaks of a Major Frank Triplett of Fauquier who was in the Battle of Cowpens."

      Major Francis Triplett commanded the Virginia Militia in Battle of Cowpens (Graham's " Life of Daniel Morgan," pages 309, 468).

      Major Francis Triplett's Militia guarded the British prisoners captured at Cowpens (Graham's " Life of Daniel Morgan," pages 328, 32)2), 364).


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