Spanns in the Military

Here are transcriptions of various records of Spanns in the United States military.

Spanns in the Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

From: Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files, pg 3257

Spann, Charles, NC & SC Line, S21497, sol lived in Halifax Co NC at enl & in 1778 or 1779 he moved to Craven Co the part that later became Sumter Dist) SC & also enl there & he later appl there on 28 Feb 1833 aged 80 yrs, sol d 7 Jun 1844, in 1833 sol was referred to as Charles Spann, Sr.

James, Cont Line (NC) & SC Line, S9484, sol was b in Northampton Co NC & lived at Halifax NC at enl, sol m Annie or Anna Jennings (date not given), sol appl 31 Oct 1832 Sumter Dist SC aged 74, sol d 29 Jan 1833 leaving a wid Anna who d 26 Jun 1838 leaving children; William T. Spann, Tyre or Tiry J Spann, Anna or Annie wife of Robert E. Yates, Lawrence M. Spann, Timothy Spann, Maria wife of George H. Cathcart, Mary & James. S. Spann, Harriet G. wife of "Walker ?" Watson, & Charles G. Spann, the son Charles G. Spann's children referred to were; James, Samuel, Regina & Lawrence Spann, the daughter Harriet & her husband Walker Watson's children referred to were; Mildred, Sarah, James & Albina.

From DAR Patriot Index, p. 635

SPANN, (includes SPAIN)
Charles Stuart: b 12-7-1755 d p. 5-16-1833 m Mary Russell Sol PS NC *
Fredrick: b c. 1730 d 1798 m Mary Roberts Pvt PS NC
Fredrick: b c. 1760 d 1827 m Elizabeth -- PS NC
James: b 8-15-1757 d 1-29-1833 m Anna Jennings Pvt NC *
James: b 1754 d 1796 m Elizabeth Fox Lt SC
Jesse: b 10-17-1766 d 1848 m Mary Leighton Sct SC
Thomas: b 2-15-1753 d c. 1804 m Betsy Hall Pvt NC
Willis: b 6-7-1755 d 2-26-1802 m Anna Mabry Pvt NC

Additional sources

Joe Spann reports "Willis Spann Sr. was born on 7 June 1755 at Mount Royal in Northampton County, North Carolina. Willis Spann Sr. was a revolutionary soldier, serving in Captain Cosmo de Medicib~@~Ys company of North Carolina horse. He remained in service for two and a half years beginning in April 1776.

Spanns in the Civil War (1861-1865)


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