Sergeant Moses Brown
7 Feb 1777 Craven Co., NC – 27 Feb 1838 OH
Son of Edward Brown
My 4th Great Grandfather
Moses Brown and his younger brother, Daniel, served during the War of 1812. The brothers served in Nixon’s Regiment, the 13th Mississippi Regiment.[i] Moses was 36 years old when he enlisted. He served first as a private from 15 October 1813 to 14 April 1814. A Company Pay Roll details his payment for the time period between 15 October 1813 to 31 December 1813. He was paid $57.58 for his service, $10 traveling pay and $2.40 traveling subsistence. A Company Pay Roll for the time period between 1 January 1814 to 14 April 1814 shows Moses was paid $69.33 and $27.73 for his horse. Moses served in Captain John Bond’s company of mounted riflemen of the Mississippi Territory militia. He was later a sergeant from 3 January 1815 to the disbanding of the Regiment in April 1815.[ii], [iii], [iv]
Moses may have been a part of the infamous Battle of New Orleans which was fought, due to a delay in communications, after peace had been declared.
He was a soldier in the war of 1812 and participated in the battle of New Orleans, under Gen Jackson.[v]
Moses and Daniel were not our only ancestors involved in this war and who served in this unit. In fact, Jeremiah Smith enlisted in Nixon’s Regiment on the same day as Moses.[vi] The Dillon brothers, Clarkston, Theophilous and Willis were also in this regiment.
[i] 13th Regiment of Mississippi Militia; accessgenealogy.com; Daniel, John, Moses, Robert Brown.
[ii] Mississippi Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers, 1812 – 1815; Nixon’s Regiment; Moses Brown; ancestry.com.
[iii] 13th Regiment of Mississippi Militia; digital record (accessgenealogy.com: accessed Dec. 2020) Daniel, John, Moses and Robert Brown.
[iv] Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812 in Organizations from the Territory of Mississippi; NARA, digital images, Fold3 (fold3.com: accessed May 2022) Moses Brown.
[v] Moses Brown Cass County Pioneer. (n.d.). Vigilant, Cassopolis, Michigan. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
[vi] Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812 in Organizations from the Territory of Mississippi; NARA; digital images, Fold3 (fold3.com: accessed May 2022) Jeremiah Smith.
- Military Service: Jeremiah Smith, War of 1812
- Military Service: Kelly Brothers, Mexican - American War
- Soldiers in Our Family (on my website)