Sunday, December 4, 2011

Lieutenant Colonel Micah Taul (1785 - 1850)

When Governor Shelby called for volunteers in 1813 Captain Taul was amongst the earliest to respond, and in Wayne County [Kentucky] he quickly organized a company of more than eighty men, who unanimously chose him as their captain.  [From The Battle of the Thames...:]

The Memoirs of Micah Taul can be found at Appalachian State University (and the Univ. of KY).  After the War of 1812 Micah Taul lived in Winchester, [Franklin Co.] Tennessee, before removing to Alabama.  There were several references to Taul (as an attorney) in Revolutionary War pension applications from Franklin Co., Tennessee.  Micah Taul's son, Thomas (1802-1829), was killed in Franklin County, TN, by his [Thomas's] brother-in-law, Rufus Anderson, and the accused was acquitted of murder.

Did Taul know any of my Tennessee relatives in Franklin County?  The Rices, Hinds, Acklins?  Colonel Taul's memoirs included a reference to the Lee family.  Could it be a reference to the Lee sisters who married into my Acklin family (though not my direct line)?  Hope to eventually read the memoirs and find out.

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