- Could anyone tell me who the Polly Tosh is in the Pension stuff for
the war of 1812. Is this Mary Ann Martin Tosh or Mary P Cherry Tosh??
- I don't know if this helps or not, but this is what I
Tosh men listed in the records of the War of 1812:
JAMES TOSH 4 REGIMENT VIRGINIA MILITIA. PRIVATE
JAMES TOSH 121 REG'T (JULY-SEPT., 1813, AND SEPT.,
1814,) VIRGINIA MILITIA. PRIVATE PRIVATE
WILLIAM TOSH CAPT. WINDSOR'S CO., MTD., MISSOURI
MILITIA. PRIVATE PRIVATE
WILLIAM TOSH 1 REG'T (WYNNE'S) W. TENNESSEE MILITIA.
Illinois Marriages to 1850:
Clevenger, Mary[Mrs] Tosh, William 21 Sep 1850
View Record Martin, Polly Ann Tosh, William R. 09 Jun
- I believe William Tosh who served "WILLIAM TOSH 1 REG'T (WYNNE'S) W.
TENNESSEE MILITIA. PRIVATE PRIVATE" is William Tosh (Sr.) who went
to Macoupin County. He is the one who married 2nd, "Illinois
Marriages to 1850: Clevenger, Mary[Mrs] Tosh, William 21 Sep 1850
Illinois Macoupin County.
But I believe they mixed up the Marys/Pollys when they published the
book to which Louise Tosh refers. I don't believe Mrs. Mary
Clevenger (she was Mary Peterson Cherry) applied for a pension for
her second husband's service. It is only circumstantial evidence
that assigns Wm. Tosh of the Tenn. Militia as the William Tosh (Sr.)
of Macoupin County, Illinois. At least so far as I have been been
able to determine. I am sure they are the same, but no "real proof"
yet as surfaced.
I think the confusion arose when Polly Ann Martin (m. Wm. Riley Tosh)
and she did apply and collect a pension but for his service in the
As for the two James Toshes and the other William Tosh of MO, I don't
have record of them and don't believe either made their way to
Macoupin County, Illinois.
Dawn I sent you an e-mail directly because it didn't pertain to this
discussion. It's been a really rough past couple of years for me,
but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel ... or is that a
train heading my way? 'Still plugging away on our Lairs!
- Thank you Dawn for the help that you gave me. It was very helpful
because of the use of the name Polly. When they do that it makes
looking for the right Mary. Thanks again for helping to clear this up.