Died in Service to His Country

Cards from Compiled Military Service Record of Corporal Everett Lee - Florida Wars

Cards from Compiled Military Service Record of Corporal Everett Lee – Florida Wars

Corporal Everett Lee, my great-great-great grandfather,  died of a fever in service to his country during the Florida War on 15 September 1838 at Charles Ferry in Madison County, Florida. Below is a transcription of the affidavit of David Sistrunk, his father in law, about his death when Lee’s widow, Nancy Hall, applied for a pension for her children (Pension File No. 12113). These documents are housed at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Florida                  §

Madison County  §

Be it remembered that on this  30th day of April 1845

Personally appeared before me, David Sistrunk,

of the county aforesaid who is well known to me a creditable witness

of lawful age and made oath in due form of law, that he is the

Father of Nancy Hall late the widow of Everett Lee, That her maiden

name was Nancy Sistrunk that she was lawfully married to the

Said Everett Lee on the 11th day of June ^1828 by Rev. David Bryan

in Hamilton County Fla That they lived together as man and wife

from their marriage till the day of his death which took place at

at Mrs Rebecca Charles, Columbia Co That this deponant and

the said Everett Lee joined a Volunteer Company Fla Mla and

was mustered into the service of the United States under Capt Geo

W. Smiths about the 16th day of March 1838 That they marched from

Hamilton Co Fla to Madison County and was stationed at

Charles Ferry Suwannee River That sometime about the first

of Sept the compy as ordered to the Okefanoke Swamp. The said Everett

Lee was sick when the company left and was taken to Mrs Charles

where he died on the 15th of Sept. 1838 of a fever. That deponant had leave

of the Capt to stop behind and take care of the said Lee or remove him

to Hamilton County (home) as soon as able, but he died as above

set forth at Mrs Charles while said Company was up to the Okefa

noke Swamp some weeks before said company was mustered out

of service, said company was for six months but was not mustered

out till sometime after the time had expired …

Declaration of David Sistrunk - page 1

Declaration of David Sistrunk – page 1

Declaration of David Sistrunk - page 2

Declaration of David Sistrunk – page 2

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