War of 1812 soldier to be honored


Listed in the Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812, “History of Scioto County”—“Ohio and the Pioneers of Scioto County,” soldier John Funk was a fifer in Captain Thomas Morgan’s Company (from Ross and Scioto Counties). Morgan’s Company served from July 28 until September 9, 1812, and again from February 13th until March 18, 1814 according to the Ohio Adjutant General’s office.

Family historian, and proven descendant of John Funk, Roberta Grady Cook (a member of the Scioto Valley Volunteers Chapter, U.S.D. 1812), provides the following information:

“John Funk was born March 30, 1790 in Westmoreland County, PA, and he died February 18, 1859 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, OH. His parents were Martin Funk, II (1724-1787) and Elizabeth Studebaker (1798-1851).

Funk was married to Margaret Glover on June 1, 1815 in Portsmouth. Margaret was born about 1798 in Virginia and died about 1851 in Portsmouth. Their children were Azel (b. 5/30/1827 married to Lydia Beloat), Thornton, Samuel M. and Margaret Ann.”

Members of the Scioto Valley Volunteers (SVV) Chapter, United States Daughters of the War of 1812, Ohio Society, are planning a grave marking ceremony in the next few weeks to honor Scioto County’s brave veteran John Funk. According to SVV President Beth Normand an iron grave marker paid for by the SVV through donations and fundraising will be placed on Funk’s grave site in honor and memory of his volunteer service during the War of 1812. On behalf of the Chapter’s members, an invitation is being extended to any living descendants of John Funk to attend this memorable event. Please contact us at www.svv1812@outlook.com to obtain further information regarding the ceremony.

ROLL OF CAPT. THOMAS MORGAN’S CO. (From Ross and Scioto Counties).

Served from July 28, until September 9, 1813, and from February 13, until March 18, 1814.

Capt Thomas Morgan Lieut James Emerson Ensign James McLain

Ensign John Clemens Sergt Nathaniel Barber Sergt John Barber

SergL Samuel Wilson Sergt George Weider Sergt Job Goslee

Sergt Isaac Johnston Corp James Dawson Corp Jesse Martin

Corp William Sullivan Corp Thomas Lasborough Corp James Furnace

Corp John Thebus Fifer, John Funk Drummer, Isaac Wheeler