|Birth: ||Aug., 1759|
Jesse served in the Revolutionary War on the Virginia Line. He applied for a pension on 24 June 1819 in Shelby, Kentucky, at age 62. His application was S35765. In 1820 the soldier had two sons 15 and 11. He had three daughters aged 20, 13, and 8. The soldier was born in August 1757. In 1837 the soldier and his wife lived in Washington County, Indiana. Two of son's names: Thomas in Kentucky in 1820, David in Indiana, two other sons at home. He was listed in Shelby County, Kentucky in the 1810 Census. S2-224-41.
1830 Census, Shelby County, Kentucky
1840 Census, Washington County, Indiana.
Alvis, Jessie. S35765.
24 June 1819. Shelby County, Kentucky Jessie Alvis of said county, aged 62 in August next, declares he enlisted in the company of Capt. Holman Rice of Third Virginia Regiment (Col. Francis Taylor) in March 1778. He continued in service until April 1780 and was discharged at Winchester.
30 June 1820, Shelby County, Kentucky Jesse (X) Alvis declares he is a farmer but is prevented from doing hard labor by rheumatic pains. His family consists of his wife and five children (sons aged 15 and 11 and daughters 21, 15, and 8). His younger son was born a cripple with a reel foot. He owns one horse, a plow, two sows and shoats, an ox, cooking utensils and table furniture, (blurred).
October 15, 1834, Shelby County, Kentucky James M. Franklin states that in the winter of 1778-79 he saw Alvis at the American Barrack in Alermarle County, Virginia, acting as a guard. Homan Rice was his captain and Col. Francis Taylor commanded. Early in 1781 the soldiers marched to Winchester and then to Jamestown. Then they marched to Yorktown and Alvis was in the siege there. The troops were marched to Winchester and then back to Yorktown to act as a guard to the baggage, arriving there about November 1781. At this time Franklin was discharged and did not again see Alvis, but he believes he served a year afterward. When the troops were first marched to Winchester, Capt. Rice did not go (being sent South) and First Lieut. Edward Herne commanded.
13 February 1837, Washington County, Indiana Jesse (X) Alvis declares he was lately removed to Indiana from Kentucky. He and his wife were getting old and went to live with their son David Alvis.
20 February 1837, Jesse (X) Alvis requests payments to be made at New Albany pension agency.
Jesse Alvis of Shelby Co., KY private in regiment of Col. Taylor in Virginia line for two years, was placed on the Kentucky pension roll at $8 per month from 24 June 1819 under the act of 1818. Certificate 14178 was issued 16 Sept. 1819.
In 1786 he was witness to the marriage of Nancy Alvis, Henrico County.
192-4 Goochland tax lists.
Sued by Thomas Alvis about 1797-98
1800-06, Goochland County tax lists, with David, 16+.
1810 Census, Shelby County, Kentucky: 20201/12101.
1819 Filed for Revolutionary War Pension in Shelby County, Kentucky.
1820 Census, Shelby Co., Kentucky: 02001/11101.
1830 Census, Shelby Co., Kentucky: 000000001/000110001.
1837, moved to Indiana, according to pension.
1840 Census, Washington Co., Indiana with son-in-law William Jackson.
He died in about 1841 in Washington County, Indiana.
He is buried at Mt. Washington Cemetery, Section 26, Township 1, Range 4, in Pierce Township, near Pekin, Indiana.
David Alvis (1717 - 1787)
Elizabeth Stanley Alvis (1718 - 1789)
Mary Mallory Alvis (1772 - 1840)*
David Alvis (1790 - 1868)*
Thomas Alvis (1794 - 1851)*
Mount Washington Cemetery
Created by: Norman R. Smith
Record added: Apr 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89172986