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Archibald MCRAVEN

Male 1795 - 1822  (27 years)


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  • Name Archibald MCRAVEN 
    Born 1795  , Mecklenburg, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1822  Fort Atkinson, Fort Calhoun, Washington, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I191  Moore / McRaven Genealogy
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2016 

    Father Duncan Benjamin MCRAVEN,   b. Abt 1754, ,, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1832, , Mecklenburg, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother Jane MCCOOL,   b. Abt 1759, , Chester, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F879  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    War of 1812 Bounty Land Warrant Index
    War of 1812 Bounty Land Warrant Index
    War of 1812 Bounty Land Warrant
    War of 1812 Bounty Land Warrant
    Bureau of Land Management - Patent Search Result, Warrant # 23.014
    Bureau of Land Management - Patent Search Result, Warrant # 23.014
    http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/results/default.aspx?searchCriteria=type=patent|st=AR|cty=|ln=mccraven|sp=true|sw=true|sadv=false
    War of 1812 Bounty Land Patent
    War of 1812 Bounty Land Patent
    Records of Men Enlisted in the US Army
    Records of Men Enlisted in the US Army
    From May 17, 1815 to 1828, Inclusive

  • Notes 
    • Archibald is most likely one of the approximately 200 soldiers buried at Fort Atkinson (now Fort Calhoun), NE. The following is taken from an opinion NE Attorney General gave in 1994. (full text at http://ago.nebraska.gov/ag_opinion_view?oid=3699)

      "Veterans organizations and other local parties in the Fort Calhoun area have apparently expressed interest in locating and commemorating in some fashion the cemetery where more than 200 soldiers and dependents from the Cantonment Missouri and Fort Atkinson were buried from 1819 through 1827. The cemetery is believed to be approximately one and one-half miles north of the historic site of Fort Atkinson in Washington County based, in part, upon six graves which were discovered and excavated in 1956 and 1958, but the exact location of the cemetery is unknown. The suspected location of the cemetery is on private land which has been cultivated for many years obscuring any surface evidence of the graves, and further archeological investigations would be necessary to confirm the location of the cemetery and determine its extent."


      His friend and fellow Army musician, John Meyers, asked that an investigation be made into Archibald's death. I have not yet found whether an investigation was conducted. Need to check NARA Records of US Army Continental Commands, 1821-1920, Record Group 393.7 Records of Posts 1820-1940.

      Archibald and John Meyers' Bounty Warrants are 23.014 and 23.015 respectively. The land called out in the warrant is in Lee County Arkansas, 160 acres side by side, and was claimed in 1819.

  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Records of Enlisted Men in the US Army, (findmypast.com), From May 17, 1815 to 1828, Inclusive, pg 88.

    2. [S41] Nebraska History, (Nebraska State Historical Society), Vol 40, pg 16 The Sixth's Elysian Fields.