Military Service:  Civil, War of 1812 and Revolutionary Wars

Military Sevice - Post Civil War

Civil War - James Mack Lark

James M. Lark born 10 April  1828, served in the 29th VA Infantry, Company G.   He enlisted in Russell County, 27 March 1862; absent sick April 1862; present June 1862; sick October 1862 and February 1863; present April 1863; Released from Petersburg Hospital May 1863.  He lived in Russell County until his death 28 March 1907. 

Pension Applications filed by Virginia Confederate James M. LARK

JMLark  Bounty for re-Enlistment, April 1862
JMLark Co. G, 29 VA Infantry
JMLark Co. G Muster Roll to Apr 30, 1862
JMLark Co. G Muster Roll to Jun 30, 1862
JMLark Co. G Muster Roll to Oct 30, 1862
JMLark Co. G Muster Roll to Feb 28, 1863
JMLark Co. G Muster Roll to May 6, 1863
JMLark  Confederate States Hospitals, Petersburg, VA May 12, 186? (3)

Civil War - Jacob Thompson
Jacob THOMPSON  born about 1820, served in the 72nd VA Militia.   The 72nd Militia from Russell County was mustered in Confederate Service at Lebanon, Russell County, VA on March 20, 1862. The militia was probably in service 10 to 20 days. Approximately 695 men served in this unit.
Jacob Thompson, VA Militia (Russell Co, VA Militia)
Jacob Thompson, Roll, Russell Co, VA Militia

War of 1812 - Col James Alexander MacFarlane

 The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and Great Britain from June 1812 to the spring of 1815, although the peace treaty ending the war was signed in Europe in December 1814. The main land fighting of the war occurred along the Canadian border, in the Chesapeake Bay region, and along the Gulf of Mexico; extensive action also took place at sea.

- Colonel in the War of 1812 who was in the Indian battle at Point Pleasant. 

- Also one of the first six justices over Russell County, VA Court in 1810


Revolutionary War - John Amburgey, Jr.

The following information is taken from:   Amburgey Ancestry in America, Amburgey Ancestral Register, (Second Edition) Compiled by Dorothy Amburgey Griffith, © Dorothy Amburgey Griffith - 1982

Revolutionary War soldier John Amburgey Jr. was honored July 3, 1982, when Troublesome Creek Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution and Amburgey Family Association dedicated a grave stone marker in Carr Fork Cemetery to his memory. 

John Amburgey Jr. was born in 1758 on a farm once owned by his German immigrant grandfather Conrad Amberger.  Conrad Amberger died about 1742 when his son, John Amburgey Sr. was about 12 years old.

In 1775, the Amburgey's sold their land in the rolling hills of Culpeper County, Virginia and moved to Surry County, North Carolina.  When Wilkes County was formed from Surry in 1777, they found themselves in the new county.  It was from here that John Amburgey Jr. enlisted in the North Carolina Continental Line and fought in the Battle of King's Mountain and other engagements. 

On July 3, 1787, John Amburgey Jr. married a neighbor girl, Elizabeth Hamons.  They were married for forty-four years and had twelve children.  Eleven of them raised large families of their own.  In 1814, most members of the family moved back to Virginia (Russell County) and, in 1826, many of them crossed the mountains into what was Perry County, Kentucky (now Knott County). 


Elizabeth applied for a pension stating her husband had been a Revolutionary soldier and had died in Perry County, KY in 1831.   In her application for this she sent pages torn from a family Bible, which to this day, may be viewed at the National Archives file on John Amburgey.  Here is a copy of the application

Revolutionary War - William MacFarlane (1732-1791)

William was in the great Indian battle at Point Pleasant in 1774. He served in Captain Daniel Smith's Company of Fincastle Militia under Captain Daniel Smith and Lieutenant Thomas Dooley.  He was wounded in this battle having one of his eyes knocked out by an Indian arrow. William MacFarlane was a Captain during the Revolution. He was an Indian fighter, a Captain of his company in case of Indian raids.

Military Sevice - Post Civil War