Looking for information on/descendants of: David Abernathy, listed in "Roster of Tennesse Enlisted Men, War of1812."
(I have obtained his service record from The Natl. Archives, Wash. D.C.)He was a Private who served with Col. Wm. Higgins' 2nd Regiment of Mounted Riflemen, (Tenn. Volunteers), in the Company commanded by Capt. Thomas Eldridge, from Dec 20, 1813 to Feb 20, 1814, in the Creek Wars in Alabama.
On the Company Muster Roll, he appears as: David Abernetha,on the Company Pay Roll, he appears as: Daniel Abernathy, and on the service jacket as: Abernatha, David, Private! (A few of many mutilations of the Abernathy name!)
(Note that on the general roster, he appears as David Abernathy.)
His regimentfought in 2 battles against the Creek Red Sticks, atEmuckfau and Enotochopco creeks, 22 and 24 Jan 1814. The Tennesseans were recruited to replace Gen. Jackson's troops, decimated by the desertions of Dec 1813.The line of recruitment went from Nashville, and adjacent counties, (in a more or less straight line) down through TN (Maury, Giles,and Lincoln counties), and included Madison Co., AL, as well.They were joined by 200 some-odd Cherokee Warriors, and some friendly Creeks, as they marched from Huntsville on down along the west side of the Coosa river, then through what is now St. Clair, Shelby,
Talladega, Coosa and Tallapoosa Counties, encountering the enemy in what is now theTallapoosa and Clay County area, north of Horsheshoe Bend, (where Jackson won the decisive battle that finally defeated the Creeks).I am wondering if this Daniel/David Abernathy is the same David Abernathy/Abinatha/Abinather, that is on both the 1830 and 1840 Shelby Co., AL census, (and finally the 1850 Macon Co., AL census.)I believe that THIS David is my 3GGF, and the father of Rev. Joseph Thomas Abernathy b 1824 TN, who was in turn, the father of Rev. David Nathaniel "Daniel" Abernathy
b 1853, AL.Anyone with substantial info on this, please contact me by posting on this site. Thanks in advance,