WAR POLITICS AND
My great-grandfather, Thaddeus Harrwidge
Warmoth, was born in 1761 and died December 31, 1847, being eighty-six years of
age. Thomas Warmoth's name is to be found in the first census ever made in
Virginia. In 1790 he had eight in his family.
When only seventeen years of age, Thaddeus
enlisted in Captain Samuel Colston's Company of Colonel Thomas Gaskin's
Virginia Regiment, and served through the War of the Revolution. Later he
emigrated to Kentucky and settled in Garrard County, where he lived and died.
His wife, Winny, our great-grandmother, died after she was sixty-eight years
old. Later, on October 13, 1839, he married Mary (Polly) Bonar, when he was
seventy-eight years of age. On September 21, 1818, he applied to the United
States for a pension, which was granted. After his death, his widow, on
February 14, 1853, when fifty years of age, applied for a pension, which was
granted. She received six dollars a month during her lifetime.
My great-grandfather had five
sons--Thaddeus, Jr., Thomas, Githian, Henry, and John. Henry was my
grandfather. He was born in Garrard County, Kentucky, and married Margaret
Sanders, a Dutch girl, who came out to Kentucky from North Carolina with her
two brothers. She wore wooden shoes and could not speak English until after she
was twelve years of age.
After his marriage, my grandfather moved
to Bedford County