WAR POLITICS AND RECONSTRUCTION

CHAPTER I

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

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