MONTGOMERY COUNTY WAR RECORDS
WAR OF 1812 SOLDIER
Obediah McBee, born about 1774 possibly in
Pittsylvania Co., VA., but date, location and names of Parents are all
unknown for sure, Obediah died inHardeman Co., TN in 1826. I do not
know how long Obediah and family were inthe Montgomery County, TN area
but think they were just passing through as they are found in Perry
County, TN in 1819.
Submitted by Elnora Frances Cook-Wyrick at
1812; War of 1812---Obediah McBee served as a Private, in the War of
Source: "Tennesseans in the War of 1812: Shown as OBADIAH MCBAY
Pvt. Col. Philip Pipkin, Capt. John Strother, Inf" .** He served from
1814 to December 1814- 1st Regiment of the West Tennessee Militia-
Capt. Sands in Capt. John Strother's Company of Infantry- He deserted
September 1814- from Mobile;
He is given a warrant dated 8 March 1815, as to his service and
to his pay for the 6 months of service, signed by, "J.
Winchester/Winchister, B.G.- US Army, from Ft. Charlotte, Mobile". I
read the name of the Capt. that signed the warrant (may be J.L. Sands?).
Obediah's name is spelled several different ways on the 1812 Service
that I received; 1. Obediah McBay, 2. Obadiah Magby, 3. Obadiah McBay.
He signed a Power of Attorney to the Offices of McClure & Elder in
Montgomery Co., TN, to seek and collect his pay for the 6 months of
in the US Military, He signed the POA as "Obediah McBay", and affixed
with his (seal) on 7 December 1815, it is Notarized by Stephan Thomas,
of Montgomery Co., TN.
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