William Wadley b. Dec 19, 1801 Kentuckey d. Jan 21, 1859 in Henderson Co. TN at Beech Grove Cem. His father was Daniel S Wadley Sr, His mother was Martha ?
Amanda Allen b. About 1805 in North Carolina; (I don't know her death date)!! Her father was Joseph Allen and her mother was Mary Sowell.
U. S. Adjutant General's office records show: "Joseph Allen, Private, wad born in Tennessee, 1778 (was not a state at the time. was call Sullivan Co. part of NC at that time), died in Henderson Co. TN, in 1858."
He served in the War of 1812 as a private in Captain Richard Tate's company, Second (Williamson's) Regimant, Mounted Genmen, Tennessee Volunteers, from Seotember 28, 1814 to May 1, 1815. Captain Tate's company is shown to have served in New Orleans March 1, 1815."
Family tradition is that he fought in the final battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815.
His grandson, Felix W. Wadley, of Jacjson, TN, gave the following affidavit in Madison County, Tennessee, on February 16, 1916:
"My grandfather on my mother's side (Amanda Allen), was Joseph Allen. He resided in West Tennessee... I remember him well. He lived most of his time during his latter years in Father's (William Wadley) house and until I was a grown man."
"I have often heard him say he served in the War of 1812 in the Tennessee Company, but I do not know what company nor who was its captain. I do know that he said his company was under General "Hickory" Jackson and that he and his company participated in the Battle of New Orleans under General Jackson on January 8, 1815."
"As well as I can remember, my grandfather, Joseph Allen, died at my fathers home (William Wadley) in Henderson County, Tennessee, near Lexington, in 1858 or 1859, having lived to a ripe old age."
Felix was 84 years when he made that affidavit. Felix also recalled in letters in 1916 that Joseph Allen had lived for a time in Northern Mississippi in what is called "Pontatock County". He moved from there to West Tennessee and lived on part of a farm owned by Felix's (Mary Jane's)father, William Wadley, who married Joseph's daughter, Amanda Allen. Felix wrote of Joseph and his wife (Mary Sowell)in these letters: "later on the two old people broke up housekeeping and came and lived in the house with my Father and Mother (William and Amanda)'til they passed away about 1858 or 9".
Felix gave the following description of Joseph Allen:
"He was a small chunky man of rather Irish desent (sic) I think and was a great chewer of tobacco and in his younger days he was a little inclined to the intemperate use of whiskey, but in old age a sober Christian man..."