Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Daniel Atchley in the war of 1812

My daughter made her first solo genealogy trip to the McClung Collection at the East Tennessee Historical Center to help in the search for Daniel Atchley. I had sent her a copy of the East Arkansas land grant of a Daniel Atchley in 1825 (there was also one for Joseph Atchley in 1825). That Daniel was supposedly in the 7th regiment. I wanted to know if he was our East Tennessee Daniel Atchley. I had previously found a Daniel in the 24th regiment, but no identifying data. She found that the 7th regiment was based out of Eddyville Kentucky (how's that for a coincidence - that's where MY family is from), and found no Daniel Atchley in that regiment, but she found information on the Daniel Atchley (and Joseph) who was in the 24th regiment:

From "Virginia Soldiers in the United States Army 1800 - 1815" by Stuart Lee Butler; Iberian Publishing Comopany, Athens, Georgia:

Atchley, Daniel; 24th Inf. [24] {farmer} b. Botetourt; enl. on 6/10/13; dis. Fort Gadsden FL 6/8/18

Atchley, Joshua or Joseph; 24th inf. [20/23] {farmer} b. Roanoke Co.; enl. on 6/28/13; dis. Fort Gadsden FL 6/20/18 *

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