James Huddleston - Battle of Horseshoe Bend 1814
There records are for my ancestor, James Huddleston, b. abt 1788, d. bef Oct 1838 in Haywood Co., TN, m. 29 Jan 1807 in Williamson Co., TN to Isabella McKinley.
*Tennessee State Marriages, Williamson County
One the cover: James Huddleston, David Huddleston
James Huddleston to Isabella McKenley
29 Jan 1807
*War of 1812 Pension Applications:
Numbers: W. O. 11,285
Soldier: Huddleston, James
Widow: Huddleston, Isabella
Service: Capt. George Chapman’s Co., Tenn. Mil.
*Roster of theTennessee Militia, War of 1812: http://www.nps.gov/hobe/upload/tennessee%20militia.pdfhttp://www.nps.gov/hobe/upload/tennessee%20militia.pdf
Last Name: Huddleston, James, Priv., West TN, Cheatham, Joined 28 Jan 1814, Chapman, Discharged May 10, 1814
Last Name: Huddleston, Josiah, Sergt, West Tennessee, Cheatham, Joined 28 Jan 1814, Chapman, Discharged: 10 May, 1814
[Note: The descendants of James Huddleston and Josiah Huddleston have matching Y-DNA]
From the TSLA Website:
Colonel Archer Cheatham
Designation: 2nd Regiment of Tennessee Militia
Dates: January 1814 - May 1814
Men Mostly From: Robertson, Davidson, Rutherford and Williamson Counties
Captains: Richard Benson, Hugh Birdwell, Robert Carson, George C. Chapman, William Creel, James Giddins, Charles Johnson, William Smith
With a total complement of 520 men, this regiment was part of the reserves at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend (27 March 1814). Prior to the battle, many of the men transferred to the artillery squad. One of the transfers, young Private John Caffery, Jr. of Captain Charles Johnson's company, was the nephew of Andrew Jackson's wife, Rachel. After the battle, Jackson proudly wrote to his wife that her nephew "fought bravely and killed an Indian." Archer Cheatham was a prominant citizen of Springfied, Robertson County.
[Note: The Battle of Horseshoe Bendwas part of the Creek War, March 27, 1814, near Dadeville, Alabama]
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