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From John Hibbard's enlistment record for the War of 1812, we can glean some important
information. He was born in Franklin County, Virginia, around 1779. He was 6' 3/4" in height, with
light hair and "fair" skin. He listed his occupation as "laborer". He enlisted, in 1813, for a period of
five years, as a private, was promoted to corporal in January, 1815, and then procured a substitute
and was discharged in May 1815. He served in the 43 Regiment, in Captain Robert Love's

             Transcript of the
Enlistment Record for John Hibbard, War of 1812.

Name: Hibbert, John
Rank: Pvt.
Regiment: 43 & 3.3. [?]
Company Commander:
Capt. Robert Love
Height: 6 feet, ¾ inch’s
Eyes: blue
Hair: light
Complexion: fair
Age: 34
Occupation: Laborer
Where born, Town or County: Franklin
Where born, State: Va
Enlistment When: Nov 8 1813
Enlistment Where: Ashville N.C.
Enlist By Whom: Capt. Love
Enlist Period: 5 years


R. R. Ashville, Buncombe Co, N.C., Nov 15 \ 13 _ E. R. Capt. Robert Loves Co, Feb 16, and I. R.
Carrys Greenfield, N. C., May 17 \ 15, present, promoted Jany. 8 \ 15 to Corpl. Also appears as
Hibberts. Discharged May 19 \ 15, by procuring a substitute. See pension case.
John Hibbard
1779       -        1821
Franklin Co VA            Macon Co NC    
Sources: Enlistment Record, War of 1812;
       Pension Record, War of 1812 (click image at right);