Gen. Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne

Male 1772 - 1815  (43 years)


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  • Name Gen. Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne  [1
    Title Gen. 
    Born 09 Mar 1772  Sussex, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    _MILT Famous for defeat of Weatherford and the Creek Army 
    _MILT General, U.S. Army 
    Burial 1815  Trinity Cem, Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 1815  Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Death 22 Mar 1815  Soldiers Retreat, Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 22 Mar 1815  Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • Ferdinand entered the the army as an ensign in 1793, and was promoted to lieutenant in 1794 and captain in 1799. He resigned his commission in 1802, and moved to Mississippi Territory, where he owned a plantation and operated a store. He also served as Brigadier General of the Mississippi militia and saw action against the Creek Indians in Alabama. In addition, he served in the territorial legislature, often as Speaker of the House. During the War of 1812 he returned to the army as commander of a regiment with the rank of colonel. In 1813 he was promoted to Brigadier General, and he commanded a brigade. After the war he returned to his Mississippi plantation with his health impaired by his wartime service, and he died just days after his 43rd birthday.
    Person ID I163  mytree
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 

    Father William Claiborne,   b. 22 Jul 1748, King William, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1809  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Mary Leigh,   b. 1750, King William, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1782  (Age 32 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Notes 
    • They were 1st cousins.
    Family ID F125  Group Sheet

    Family Magdalene Celeste Hutchins,   b. 1777, Adams, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1816, Adams, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 19 Aug 1802  Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. William Jefferson Claiborne,   b. 12 Dec 1803,   d. 18 Dec 1803  (Age 0 years)
     2. Ann Elisa Virginia Claiborne,   b. 19 Jul 1805,   d. 05 Aug 1817  (Age 12 years)
    +3. John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne,   b. 24 Apr 1807, Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1884, Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +4. Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne, Jr.,   b. 20 Feb 1809, Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1893, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +5. Osmun Claiborne,   b. 01 Jan 1811, Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1845, Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     6. Samuel Francis Hutchins Claiborne,   b. 24 Nov 1812,   d. 1819  (Age 6 years)
    +7. Charlotte Virginia Claiborne,   b. 05 Aug 1815, Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1903, Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F124  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 09 Mar 1772 - Sussex, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Aug 1802 - Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 1815 - Trinity Cem, Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1815 - Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 22 Mar 1815 - Soldiers Retreat, Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Mar 1815 - Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Undaunted Courage, Stephen E. Ambrose, (Name: Sinon & Schuster; Date: 1996;), Pages 48, 49, 59 - 60..

    2. [S38] Claiborne of Virginia: The First Eight Generations, John Frederick Dorman, (Name: Baltimore, 1995;), p455.

    3. [S57] Find A Grave.


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