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James Madison Colson – War of 1812 Veteran – Bell County

In memory of James Madison Colson, member of the 54th Knox County Regiment in War of 1812.   Born (1770-1775) died (1845-1846).  Amelia Tinsley Colson, born (1774-1800) died (1845-1846).  And their unknown grandson.  Middlesboro Cemetery, Bell County, Kentucky.

I believe James Madison Colson was born in North Carolina.

Moved from their home place on Cannon Creek on July 16, 1973.

In 1812 Knox County comprised most of the areas today in the counties of Harlan, Bell, Whitley and Laurel.

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