|Death: ||Nov. 7, 1811|
Name: James Asbury
Spouse's Name: Fanny Tracy
Event Date: 29 Sep 1801
Event Place: Bedford, Virginia
(1850 census Francis (Asbury) Drinkwater states she was born in the state of Virginia. Research brings the above marriage for James Asbury and Fanny Tracy.) James and Fanny had one son William T.
William T. married Malinda Roff in 1830.
Cemetery List of known soldiers buried in the Lamb Cemetery. James Asbury, War of 1812, Died on Battlefield of Tippecanoe. Was the first of our residence to die in battle.
New information has been found pertaining to James Asbury's grave as follows:
Tobinsport, A Perry County Hamlet by Thomas 'Wallace' Weatherholt ca 1940s.
James T. Ashbury was killed in the Battle of Tippecanoe and buried on the battlefield.
1812 Burials in the State of Indiana
Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Indiana
Name: JAMES ASBERRY
Military Unit: CAPT. ROBB'S CO. MTD. RIFLES IN MIL
Address: 200 BATTLE GROUND AVE
Town: BATTLE GROUND
James Ashbury, War of 1812, Cap. David Robb's Indiana Mounted Riflemen Militia, killed on the battlefield of Tippecanoe. Wife Fanny and son William. James Asbury, a known soldier of the battle of Tippecanoe.
The Battle of Tippecanoe was fought on November 7, 1811, between United States forces led by Governor William Henry Harrison of the Indiana Territory and forces of Tecumseh's growing American Indian confederation led by his younger brother Tenskwatawa. In response to rising tensions with the tribes and threats of war, a United States force of militia and regulars set out to launch a preemptive strike on the headquarters of the confederacy. While camping outside Prophetstown, at the confluence of the Tippecanoe and Wabash Rivers, awaiting a meeting with tribal leaders, Harrison's army was attacked in the early morning hours by forces from the town. Although the tribal forces took the army by surprise, their attack was ultimately repulsed as their ammunition ran low.
Although the tribes attacked with fewer men and sustained fewer casualties, the United States was victorious both tactically and strategically. The immediate result of the battle allowed Harrison's army to destroy Prophetstown and scatter its inhabitants. In addition to serving as an important political and symbolic victory for the United States, the Tippecanoe defeat dealt a devastating blow to Tecumseh's confederacy, which never fully regained its former strength. The battle was the culmination of rising tensions in a period sometimes called Tecumseh's War, which continued until collapse of tribal resistance with Tecumseh's death in 1813. Public opinion in the United States blamed the Native American uprising on British interference; it was later revealed that the British leaders in Canada had supplied Tecumseh's force with firearms and munitions. This suspicion led to further deterioration of American relations with Great Britain and served as a catalyst to the War of 1812, which began only six months later.
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Tippecanoe Battlefield Memorial for James Asberry
Frances Asbury Tracy Drinkwater (1774 - 1857)
Specifically: Tippecanoe Battlefield
Created by: Christina
Record added: Jun 20, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112621653
Added: Feb. 12, 2014
James: I Want To Thank You, For Serving Your Country, And Keeping America Free. God Loves You, Rest In Peace. And One Day, We Will All Be Together Again.|
Added: Jun. 24, 2013