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brought him in. The word was immediately gi\en out,
the fort bein<j" onl\' about a mile distant, and live men



258 Historic Su.mxkr Colntv, Ti.nx.

under Major JaiiK'> Lynn in-tantl\' went in pur>uit -:»!
of the Indians. The hitter liad taken a buti'alo tract.-
from Uledsoe's Lick to ]Jick.>on"s Lick tlirou;j;h thv-
canebrake. and tlic -Major, beinj,^ an old IniHan lighter,
tohl his men that tliey \v(,)uld not pursue (hrectly after
tlicm for fear of an ambush, but as tliey, the \vhite-«.
were the fewest, they would take another trace, which
led (.)!! In Cioose Creek, ahea<l, and where the trace
crossed, they could there tind out wiiether the iran;;
had pas>ed. I'ursuing this plan, they came upon the
Jndian.s ri^lil in the creek, and. hrin.iLj upon them, they
lied, two of them beiui^ wounded, leavini^ their bag-
gage behind them. The whites brought l)ack my ])0or
brother's scali>. which had been tied to a ];ack. and
likewise one of the tomahawk> with which he had
been killed, the blood still upon it.

"AJy father was not at home when my I)rother wa-
killed, having been summoned to .\a.>hville to attend
a council (jeneral Robertson was holding with Little
Owl and others oi the Cherokee chiefs.
. "After my father returned from Nashville, three
families of us residing out from the fort held a cour-
cil as to whether we should si)end the summer at the
farms or go to the fort at I'.ledsoe's Lick. Our two
neighbors were Messrs. Gibson and Harrison, and the
former having no white family, it was agreed that the
three should combine and hire each two young men to
guard the farms thrtmgh the season. I-Vom the 3d oi
June, accordingl}-, the day after my brother was killed,
to the 2d day of August, we had no alarm, but on tiiat
clay the spies came in and advised my father to })ack
x\{) at once and move lo the station; that the Indians
were at lea>t thirty in number. We accordingly loaded
U]» a sled and started for the fort. W'c started with tiie
fust load in the morning, my sister being alone i>n
luMseback, going t(j the fort to arrange things at the
cabins as fast as tliey should arrive, and we had two
men along also, ni)' brother and a Mr. llickerson. to
iniard us. When about half a mile from m\ father's



SOMK SUMXKU COUXTIANS 259

hoiijic, and crossiuiL^ Defeated Ocek, the horses became
alarmed, tlie two I was driviiitif turninij so suddenly
around as to nearly run over me. J said to the youniL^
men that 1 was sure the horses smelt the Indians, but
my brother insisted u])on .G^oinj^ onward, which we did.
niakinc^' four tri]-)S during;- the day. When wc came
late in the e\enini^" to make the last trip and take the
family to the tort, five men went aloui;" to jc^uard the
fjiunly thither. We packed up when the sun was
about two hours hit;h. whites, ne^qroes and all. I still
driving the horses, my little brother behind nie on one
of them, ^\'e had arranged it that we should go ahead
as v^e had l)oen doinc;' all day, the two young- men in
advance C)f me and the sled. The Indians, forty or
fifty in number, had arranged an ambuscade on both
sides of the road for about 100 yards, and as we went
on, my br(.)ther and llickerson in advance, a little il>ig'
belonging to my brother showed violent alarm on a]>-
proaching the tO]) of a lar£^e ash tree that had fallen in
tlie road. Aly brother was just in advance, and as Ik-
stopped a moment I sto})ped the horses to see what
was the cau>e of the alarm evinced by the dog. My
brother [onk a step forward towards the tree top. when
immediately 1 saw a g^un poked out from among-t the
leaves, which, beings fired at once, my brother was shot
right through the body with a couple of bullets, lie
instantly turnetl and dashed back into the woods an<l
fell dead about 100 yards off. while the Indians, find-
ing themselves discovered, rose all together. Veiling
like demons, and charged upon our party. llickerson
took his stand unwisely right in the road instead of
treeing', and his g^un missing" fire, he next attcmi>teil to
use my gun. which he had in his hand, but in the act
of firing it he wa^^ shot with six or seven bullet^, and
running a little di>tance. he also fell and expired. At
this ] jum])ed olY the horse, and taking; my little broth-
er John, and my sister Prudence, I ran back and placed
them behind the men. who. advancing, kept the Indians
a few moments at bay. My mother was mounted upon



260 Historic Sumner County, Tknn.

a large, powerful horbc, and he, scared (luite uncrov-
ernable, dashed ri^lit alonu;- the entire line of the In-
dians, w hilst she huidiuL;- to ids mane was carried about
a mile distant to the fort.

"My father and Mr. ^Mori^an, my brother-in-law.
kept the Indians in check until the whites and negroes
scattered into the woods, and Morgan was .then wound-
ed by the Indians, who. flanking around, shot him
very dangerously through the body. He. however,
succeeded in escaping, my father keeping the savages
back for some little time longer, but finally, after tir-
ing his heavy ritle. which I could mark distinctly from
the report made, so dift'erent from that by the Indians'
guns, he turned and ran about forty yards, when he
fell, pierced by thirteen bullets. The Indians scalped
him and hastily tleil. not stopj^ing to take anything but
liis ritle and shot pcnich. and in their hot haste they did
not even pick up the things scattered by the overturn-
ing of the sled, the horses having dashed it against a
tree as they broke clear of it at the first alarm. Mean-
while, 1 had directed my little brother and sister to run
back to the house. I awaiting behind a tree upon the
hill above the result of the fight, and when I heard my
father fire and the Indians raise the yell, thereupon I
started for the fort. ^ly little brother and sister ran
back to the house, but the alarmed dogs barking at
them they ran back to the scene of battle. Here they
found Mr. Rogan's hat. which the little boy ])ickcd up.
and coming to the sled, my little sister i)icked up also
a small pail of butter, and the two thoughtlessly walked
on towards the fort, along the road, meeting the men
directly who were coming from thence. The cliildren
were ])Iace(l in charge of a negro man, who took them
safely back.

"'After my father was killed my mother concluded
to move to Greenfield Fort, her two sons-in-law liv-
ing there, and so I moved her there soon after, where
we remained until the December following."'



SOMK SUMNI-.K COUXTIAXS 261

]t was ami.! such scones thai W'ilham ilall Liicw to
manhotxh lie a>>istc(l in rcpclhni;- many aiiacks of
the Indians, and more than one fell before his unerring"
rifle. lie served as Sheriff of Sumner County, was a
llrii^adier-CJeneral in the Creek War. and wa>> in the
war of LSI2; served as Maji ir-Ge;ieral of militia, was




Oi.i) Home oi" Govkrnou William Hall

elected to the State Senate in 1N21. re-elicted in 1SJ3
and ac^^ain in 1825 and aijain in 1827. and v.a- ohoven
Speaker. On the K>th of Ajjril, 182''. when (iovernor
Houston resigned, he became Governor, servim,'- \n the
end of the term, ( )ctober 1. the same year. In 18.^1
he was elected to C"<>nL;ress as a Democrat. I le died at
his home, (Ireen Garden, on the 7lh of ( )ctober, 1856.



262 IIi.sTORic Su.Mxr.R CouxTV, Tkxn.

.Mrs. llall. before her marriage. \\a^ Miss Thankful
Doak. a native of Xorlh Carolina. Their son. W'ilHani,
afterwartls (iovernor, married }*Iiss Mar\- 11. .\lexan-
(ler : they .had ehildren — Richard A., William II.
Thankful J., Martha. Mary, Alexander and John A.,
all of whom left Sumner County except Richard and
William. Richard left no chililrcn. William married
Catherine J'.arry. who left one son. Tlis second wife
/was ]\]iss S. W. McDar.iel. i^randniece of General
James Winchester. By this marriage he had one son.
Jud;:;;e \\'il]iam If. Hall, now cashier of the I-'irst Xa-
tional Bank of Gallatin, and three dau:.;htcrs.

JOIIX JI.M.LUM.

Juds^c llalluni was descended from William Ilallum.
who came from 1-jislantl alxnit 17()0 and settled at
ria,q'erstown. .\ld. During- the War of Indejjendencc
he removed to S(^uth Carolina, where he became a
wealthy planter and slave owner. His sons, William
and ] lenry. emigrated to Tennessee in 1790 and located
near Carthaj^e. lUuford. a son of Henry, married
Minerva Davis and settled at Ca Ira (Cairo), Sumner
County, where the subject of this sketch was born in
January. LS.xv In l<S.v his father and (grandfather
built a llatboat. in which, late in the autunni. they
embarked with their families, and after a voya.qc of
six weeks, mocired their craft in Wdlf River, near
Memphis. His father located twenty miles west from
v^omerville. where he remained until 18-10. then re-
moved to a farm which he had Ixnii^ht. eighteen miKs
norll". from Meni]jhis. In 1844 the famil\ returned
to .Sumner County.

](<\w Ilallum was .self-educated: he tauj^^ht .school
in !^unuier C(junty ; removed to .\lcmj)his and there
taught; studietl law and |)racticed with success; scrvrd
in the Confederate army, and a ]ku"1 of the time was
held a prisoner by the b'ederals. After the war he
removed to Arkansas: later to .\ri/ona: liwd for a



So.Ml-: SUMXKR COUNTIAXS 2G3

time ill MissDnri; iIk-u in Texas; tinally drillcil back
to Arkansas, where he thed on July 11, 1906. His
death was the result of a fall from the steps of a hotel
at ]'*inc r.lufif. He had been twice married, but sur-
vived both his wives. He was the author of "Diary
of an Did Lawyer." "]\eminiseences o; the Confed-
eracy." "Picnch and liar of Arkansas," and ""History
of- Arkansas."

roi:i-:rt iiattox, .statks.max axd soi.nii.K.

Robert ITatton was born Xovcmljer 2. 1X26. at
Yoinigstown, Ohio, where his father, a \'ir.c:inian and
a Methodist preacher, was located. In 1833 the
family moved to Xashville. Tenn.. where Robert at-
tended school for two years, when the family moved
to Sumner County. In 1842 the father became [)astor
of a church in Gallatin. Robert Hation bet^an his
career as a clerk, then taui^ht school ; then, in 1845.
entered Ctmibcrland University, c^raduatins;' in 1847;
then acted as tutor in the same institution for ctue
year, and then entered the law department. He was
admitted to the bar in 1830 and formed a partnership
with Jordan Stokes at Lebanon. In 1833 he dissolved
the partnership and formed another with Xathaniwl
Green. In 1832 he was manicd to Miss Sophie Rielly
of Williamson County. In 1833 he w-as elected a
member of the Legislature from Wilson County as a
\\'hi<;-, was an elector on the I-illmore ticket in 1836.
was the W'hii^- candidate for Governor in 1837, and
was defeated by Isham G. Harris, in 1839 he was
elected a member of Coni^ress. He was opp<ised to
secession, but when his State joined its fortunes with
its .'Southern sisters he felt that it was his duty lo
stand liy his own ])eopie. At the commencement of
the war he raised a comi)any for the Confederate
service and was elected Captain, and then Colonel of
the Seventh Tennessee. He served in \'ir,i;inia under
Lee and Jackson. On .May 2.\ 1862, he was made
llrij^adier ( leneral and placeil in conmiand of the Fifth



264 Historic Sumxkk Couxtv, Ti:nx.

]5riga(l(.', I-'irsl J)i\ision and I-"irst Army Corj^s of ili..-
Ariny of N'iri^inia. He was killed •while ti^allainl;
leading' his men in the battle of Seven Pines. May .^1.
1862. llis witkiw now resides in Xashville.

'111I-: lir,.\I) FAMILY.

The Head family has been prominent in Sunnier
County for several .generations. The orii^inal fomidcr
of tile Tennessee braneli of the family was 1 Ienr\
1 lead, who was born in Albemarle County. X'irqima.
in 1770. His mother was de.scended from the same
family as Chief Justiee John Marshall of the Supreme
Court of the United States. He married ]i!lizabeth
San ford and removed to Sumner County about ISIJ
and settled near Cairo. A few years later he bought a
farm near Bledsoe's Liek. where he sjient the remain-
der of his life, dying- in 1853. His wife, who was of
Seoteh descent, was also born in Albcrmarle County.
in 1777, and died in Sumner C<.)unty in 1873. Tiny
had twehe children, ten Sfjns and two d.aughtcrs.
John \\'.. the youngest of the twelve, was born in
1821. He studierl law and became one of the mo>t
prominent mcmber.s of the Callatin bar. noted at liiat
tinic for its men of talent. In 1858 he was cleclctl
Attorney (icncral and ]\e])orter. and served until the
breaking out of the Civil War. He published three
volumes (^f "I lead's I'ieporls." In 187.^ he was a
memlier of the (_'oiu-l of Arljilration. In ( )ctobt.r.
1874, he was elected a member of Congress, and died
one week after his election. ( )ctober 10. 1874. .Mr.
Head mairied in 1822. l",\-aline l'.rook< of Smith
("ounty. .'^iie sur\ived him many years. Their sons.
Chares K. and Lee Mead, both became prominent law-
yers. Charles K. married thst Sophia Childress \>i
Xashville. who died in 1870. leaving- a daughter.
Adrian C. In 1874 Mr. Head married again. Alice
r.urfitrd, a n.ative of .^mith Countw born in 184''.
The\ had six children: lohii \\'.. David. Lee. b.liza-



So.MK Su.MXF.R O'L'XTI ANS 265

belli. Allen and Alice. Lee was born in 1849: lie
received a classical edncation, sliKlied law and prac-
ticed in Ciallalin. Jn 1S73 lie was elected a nicnibcr of
the Lc.y^islature and re-elected in 1875. In 1878 he was
elected Jndj.;c of the Sumner County Court, which po-
sition he held for a number of years. In 1881 he mar-
ried Xannie Ciillesi)ie. a native of Sumner County,
dauj^hter of R. G. Gillespie. To them were born two
children. Ciraham and Charles R.

Dr. James M. Head, Sr.. was the eleventh of the
twelve children of Henry and Elizabeth Mead. lie
received his education at old Rural Academy at IJled-
soc's Lick, then studied medicine with Dr. Sliarpe ;
then took a course in Transylvania !\ledical CoUeci^e at
Lexington, Ky. In 1841 he married Berthenis P.
Branham, who was born in 1825 and died in 1885.
Eig"ht children were born to them, of whom two died
in infancy. ^Milton F,. married Klizabeth ^'a^cr in
1868. Florence man-ied Dr. 1. L. \ertrees in 18r,9.
Dr. John B. married \'ir,<:,Mnia iVrkins in 1871. James
j\I. married Minnie Cherry of Xashville. in which city
he has since had hi> home, and of which he <erved
two terms as Ma\ur. Alice married a Mr. Simpson.
Lucy, the eldest, married Matthew Johnson of Sumner
County. Penelo]K\ tlie Aouui^est. married William A.
Lauderdale of Sumner County. Clara marrieil I. V.
Robl) of the same county, and who was Clerk and
Master of the Chancery (."ourt fur many years. To
them were born live children: Dr. C. W. K.>l)b of
tjoodlettsville : William S. I\v>bb of Gallatin : J(<scph.
who diecl in infancy: Nellie, who married Dr. i'.. W
Gilbert oi Louisville. n<i\v of Xashville: and ! . '>sie.
who married Dr. A. II. Ibdder of ( iallatin. Lucy, the
youni::est dauc^hter of William and fVnelope Lauder-
dale, mrnried Dr. Thomas Kennedy of Louis\:lle, who
at the time of their marriai^e was practicint^ me«lieine
.M Castalian Sprini^s. (. )f the ollar members of the



26G Historic Su.m.\i:r County, Tkxx.

Head family no record lias been oliiainod. Dr. Ik ad
entered tlie Confederate army in 18f)] as suri^eon of
the Thirtieth Tennessee and served two years.

.1. W. .If 1)1).

Jndi^e Jolm Walters jndd was born in Sumner
County on September 6. 1839. lie is a son of Rev.
John W". judd, who was l)orn in linmswick County,
X'irg-inia. February 8. 1812, and died at Tullahoma.
Tcnn., I'Vbruary 20, 1861, where he was stationed by
the Tennessee Conference of the M. K. Church, South.
On his mother's side Jud^e Judd is descended from
James Stark, who came from Scotland lon^j before the
Revolutionary War and settled in Stattord County,
\'irginia, where his son, Jeremiah, was born. John,
the son of Jeremiah, was born in .Stafford Coun-
ty on Xovember 21, 1744. On January 4. 1769,
he married Sarah English. They came to Ten-
nessee in 1811 and settled near 1 [endcrsonvillc, where
he died on .May 16, 1814. Sarah Knsiish Stark was
born in Kincf Cieor£:;;e County, Xirj^inia. July 4. 1749,
and died in Sumner County. Tennessee, Sei)tember 28.
1820. Jeremiah Stark had five sons in the War for
Independence. John, son of John and Sarah I'.n-lish
Stark, was born in Stafford County, X'ir^inia, on .May
8. 178S: he married Mar^arett Primm. who was Ix'rn
on ( )ctober 1, 1787. Their daughter, Lvdia. who was
so named for her tireat-.c^randmother. Lydia. si-^ter of
General Daniel Smith, was born in .^umner t iv.mty
on April 14. 181('). and married Rev. John W. Ju<ld
on Xoviinber 12, 1835, and died in .Sumner C"ounty
on Jidy 2^, 1840. General John Stark k^\ Xew Hamp-
shire, a celebrated officer in the Revolutionarv War.
was a member of the same f.unily as the .^^unnier
County Starks. Jud.L;e C. 15. Stark of St. Louis is a
son of the late ]\u\'^c Joel Stark of S])rinL:fiei,l. 'IVnn..
and an uncle of lud-e ludd.



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268 Historic Sumxkk County, Ti:.\x.

judge Judfl learned the trade oi coaclimaker at
Clallatin, and sul)sef|uently used the means deriveil
from this trade in echicating" himself. He bc^q^an read-
ing law in the office of his uncle. Jud.Q^c Stark, in
Springfield, in j.'uuiarv. ixr)]. The war coming on.
he enlisted in C'(imi)any C. Forty-ninth Tennessee
Infantry, lie was taken prisf)ncr when his regiment
surrendered at I-'ort Donelson, k'ebruarv 16. IJS'.J:
was exchanged and joined his regiment at \'icksburg.
September 16. 18o2. \\hen the regiment was reor-
ganized he re-enlistcfl for three }ears. or during the
war. On account of a wound in his knee he wa.-,
in the spring of 186,5, transferred to the Ninth Ten-
nessee Cavalry, in Morgan's command. lie was with
Morgan in his raid through Kentucky. Indiana and
Ohio in 1863. Esca]Mng capture with a small j^art of
the command, he crossed the Ohio and made his way
to Tennessee and joined the army at Knoxville. I It-
was in the battles of Chickamauga. Mission Ri'lge.
\\'}theville. and on the 9lh of June. 1864, was severely
wounded and left for dead at the battle of ^h. Sterling.
Ky. He was there cai:)tured ami taken to Camp Chase.
Ohio, where he remained until the close of the war.

After returning home he resumed the ])raciice >>i
Inw in partnershij) with lii> uncle at Springfield. This
partnership continued until Judge Stark was elected
Judge in 1878. Later he formed a partnership with
the late Lewis T. Cobl), which connection continued
until 1888. when Judge Jud<l was appointed liy I'resi-
dcnt Cleveland Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
of Utah, which position he resigned in 1889. In
1893 i'resident Cleveland appointed him I'nited ."^lates
Attorney fur llie District of I'tah. lie held that
l)osition until 18'V). when L'tah was admitted to state-
hood, when he wa> rea])pointed and held until 18' 'S.
lie then returned to Tennessee and located in Xa.-h-
villc. and in 1899 was ai)i)ointed Assi^t.-mt District
Attornev for the Lcniisville Cv: Xashville I\:dlrcad.



So.MK Sum NIK Countiaxs 269

which position he licld uiuil January 1, 1''07, when he
rosij^iu'd. and has since devoted his time to his law
classes in the law department of \'anderl)ilt University.
]iuli^'e Indd was commissioned special Sni>rcmc
jtidg-e bv ( "lov. I'orter in 1878. to sit in trial in some
cases in which judt^e Coi^per was incompetent. Ik-
has several times been commissioned as Circuit Jud.G:e
and as Chancellor in sjK'cial cases. Judge Judd first
married Mrs. Lee C. Afiller (Cilbert) at .Springlield.
on -Mav 11, 1870. .^he dierl April 8, 1878. On Janu-
arv 4, 1881, lie married -Miss Eliza 11. r.aylcss. of
Slielbyville. Ky. In 1904 Judge Judd purchased
"Bellwood." one of the finest farm in Sumner County,
one mile west of Gallatin. It is a part of one of the
tracts of land originally claimed by Thomas Sharj)
Spencer. The residence was built in 1827 by Colonel
George Elliott, the founder of the Ivlliott family in
Sunnier County. It was then known as Elliott Spring.
Later it passed to the possession of Colonel Wall aiid
became known as Wall Spring. The name Bellwood
was given the jjlacc by Judge Bell of Gallatin. tp>in
whom Judge Judd purchased it.

Tin: I.Al'DI'.KDAr.IuS.

The original name of the Lauderdale family was
"Maitland." but many generations back the "Laird of
Afaitland" was made Earl, or Lord, of Lauderdale,
for military services rendered his country, and a landed
estate was given with the title. James Maitland was
the grandfather of Isabella Marr. who married Robert
Bruce. King of Scotland, and Helen Marr. IsalK'Ua's
sister, who married .Sir William Wallace.

Sir Richard Maitland. an early Scotch lawyer and
poet, wase born in \4'H'^. His father. William .Mait-
land. of Lethington, fell at I'lodden. His mother was
a daughter vi ( ieorge. Lord ."^eton. 1 fe studied law
at the L'nivcrsity of St. .\ndrew and afterwards in
Erance. IK' was knighted ai)out the year 13.^2. and



270 Historic Sumnkr County, Texx.

about 1554 was made an l-lxtraordinary on Sc.xsir.r.
In \?(A he was admitted an Ordinary Lord of Session
l)y the title of Litliinciton. In 1562 lie was nominated
Lord Privy Seal, which otTice he resiccncd in 1567 in
favor of John, Prior of Codin,c;ham. his second s«.n.
He died in 1586, a,i;ed 90 \ears. seventy of wiiich had
been Sj)cnt in piibhc life. His son John was made a
Lord of I'arliament in 15''0. by the title of Lord Mait-
land, in which he was succeeded by his son John, \\h'>
was made luirl of Lauderdale in 1624. llis son jolm
became Dnke of I.au'ierdale. ( )vc of Sir Richard's
(laut;hters. Mary assisted her father in his literary
work aiid also \\ rote verses. Their works were col-
lected in two larL^v- \-olumi's. a fnlio written by Sir
Kichard and a (jiiarlo li\- his dau^luer. These vol-
umes are now in ihe I'epysian library, t.*anibrid,!L:^e.

John IMaitland, Earl and afterwards Duke of Lau-
derdale in the t)ecra£:'"e of Scotland as a c^reat-cifra nil-
son of Sir Richard. In his earl} life he was a I're-
byteriaii, .and was a i.ariv to the surrender of Charle>
1 to the Pjti^lish ann\ in l(j45. Soon afterwards he
became a sup;)orter of the royal cause. 1 Te was taken
prisoner at the battle of W'archester, and after beini;'
liberated accom])anied Charles II to Scitland. I-'r^'m
1682 he was virlnallx ruler of Scotland. In 1672 he
was made Duke oi Lauderdale and a Knight of the
Garter, and he had al.-o an Kn]n"lish peera^'e confeirc'!
upon him with the title of Earl of Guildford in. 16.74.
He was one of the administrative coimcil knov/n a<
"the Cabal." His dukedom and his Ent^'-lish title e\-
jMred with him. The earldom of Lauderdale jjassed
to his brother ( hailes and is still in possession of hi-^
<loscendants. ( )ne brancl'i of his family settled in
lieland. In 1/1-1 one of them came to .America and
located in Southeastern Pennsylvania, but .soon afler-
v.;irds lemovcd to liotctomt Comity \'ir;'iiiia. lie
luul a lars^e family. st\cn sons and three dati.i^hters.
The dau<;hters married v.iili the McClelland. Loj.;aiis,



Some Sumnkr Couxtiaxs 271

DeShas, I'ranlN-Hiis. (lillespit-s. Alcorns and Henrys.
The sons, John. James and \\ ilhani, all servetl in the-
Revolutionary War, one of them as a commissioned
officer.

James Lauderdale, mentioned ahove.was the founder
of llu- .*>unini.T ("ouiilv hrancli of the familv. He









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Wo'siy. oi Tim Laudirdales

married a Mi>s Mills and moved to Tennessee ahoul
1794. and acquired a larj^e bo<i\- of land adj»»inin.i;"
the (irecnfield tract. U])on which he built his home.
A i)art of this land is stdl in pv)ssession of some of his
descendants. lie had six sons and one dauc;^lner.
l"'ive oi his sons serve<l as coninu'ssioned oflicers under



272 lIiSTORic Sumxi:r County, Tknn.

jacks')!! in llu' liulian wars and in ilie War of IS! 2.
William was OuartL-rniasu'r, wiili the rank nf Maj'T.
James was commissiontHl a Major in a rci^imcnt in
Coli'cc's brigade, and later was commissioned Lieii-
icnaiit CoU)nel of a re.i^iment of mounted infantry,
lie fell al the thst battle of New Orleans, December
23, 1814, wiiile i^allantly leadinj^- bis rcf^imcnt in a
charge against the liritish. J le was a brave and .yal-


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