Thursday, May 10, 2012

War of 1812 Bicentennial

On June 18, 1812, the United States declared war on Great Britain, thus making this the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.  Even though Howard County was not yet formed (we did not become a county until 1844), the people who settled here had fought to defend the United States of America and then came west to help build Howard County. They deserve to be remembered.   We want to compile their stories and share their history so that they will not be forgotten.
The library is compiling a database of these veterans to add to the Howard County Memory Project at  If you have any information or pictures of these veterans, please send them to Marcia Ford at the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library at  There may be more veterans, so if you have the names of other veterans of the War of 1812 who are buried in Howard County, please share this information with us.  As we commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, let us not forget these brave men.
Private George Barngrover
Veterans Buried in Howard County
William Apperson - Albright Cemetery
Asbury Arnett - New London Cemetery
Jesse C. Barnett - Barnett Cemetery
George Barngrover - Crown Point Cemetery
Capt. John T. Blanche - Russiaville Cemetery
Jacob Davis - Lindley Cemetery
Israel Feree - Old Kokomo Cemetery
Alexander G. Fogey - Oak Mound Cemetery
Samuel Giles - New London Cemetery
Peter Gray - Russiaville Cemetery
John Gregg - Russiaville Cemetery
Capt. John Harrison - Unknown
Daniel M. Heaton - Alto Cemetery
Henry Jackson - Barnett Cemetery
William Lee - Barnett Cemetery
John Miller - Jerome Cemetery
Joseph Mills - Unknown
Robert Morrison - New London Cemetery
Wm Rayburn - Crown Point Cemetery
John Rivers - Russiaville Cemetery                                        
Peter Sence - Russiaville Cemetery                                             
Capt. Joseph Taylor - Taylor Cemetery
Joseph Tennell - Simpson Cemetery