He was a carpenter. Pension records said he was "Six feet high, black hair, blue eyes, complexion fair."
EXTRACTED BY: Mary Lu Johnson, Trafford, AL
James Dailey d 24 Jan 1835, Elizabethton, TN married 8 Jan 1818, Chesterville, SC to Elizabeth Clinton d 24 April 1880.
War of 1812 Widow’s Pension #24419, BLW 71848-160-55
3 March 1855, Smyth co, VA, Affidavit for BLW: Elizabeth Daily age 60 years states is wid of James Daily dec’d, private in company commanded by Captain Bible, East TN Militia commanded by Col. Coulter. Husband enlisted Green Co. Ten in 1812 or 13 for six months, honorably discharged at Kingston, Ten on the ____ day of ___ AD; married James Daily in Chesterville SC 8 Jan 1818 by John Boyd, JP. Maiden name Elizabeth Clinton; husband died Elizabethton, Tenessee 24 Jan 1835. Elizabeth (her X mark) Daily.
Witness by R. W. Jones of Marion, Smyth County, Virginia.
Affidavit 13 June 1855 by Jacob Myers, no address.
Affadavit 13 June 1855 by Wm. D. Welmore and P.S.M. Killinger, both of Smyth County, Virginia.
16 July 1856, Marion, Smyth Co, VA, letter from R. W. Jones to pension office concerning suspended BLW; stating name of Captain was “Bible”, not “Bibb” as interpreted by Auditor.
2 June 1857, note from pension office requesting the Rolls of Col. Evan Allison & Capt. Provine of Tenn. Militia be examined for record of James Dailey.
11 Aug 1857, similar Affidavit for BLW as that 3 March 1855: S/S Elizabeth (her X mark) Dailey
Witnesses/Affidavits, both residents of Smyth Co., VA: Susan C. Jones and Clementine Dailey
9 July 1878, Claim Form, Smyth Co., VA by Elizabeth Daily, age 81. James Daily was Private in company commanded by Capt. Hale of Infantry commanded by Col. Williams, drafted in Green County, Tenn for 6 months, received honorable discharge. Age 20 at time of enlistment, born in South Carolina, 6 feet high, black hair, blue eyes, complexion fair, occupation carpenter. Married 8 January 1818 in Chester Dist., SC by John Boyd, JP. Before marriage was Elizabeth Clinton, neither married before. Husband died Elizabethton, Carter Co., TN 24 January 1834. They had lived since date of discharge in Green Co., TN; Chester Dist., SC; and Elizabethton, Carter Co., TN; she was now living Marion, Smyth Co., VA. A. M. Davis of Lynchburg, VA was attorney. S/S Elizabeth (her X mark) Daily.
Wits: James H. Frances age 51, W. C. Seaver age 55 of Marion, VA. Each state have known Elizabeth Daily 30 years.
16 July 1878, Certificate of Pension [original number 29.136] issued to Elizabeth Daily of Marion, Smyth Co., VA, widow of James Daily of Capt. Hale’s Co., Service War of 1812, indicating James Daily died “January 25th, 1834”.
22 March 1879, Smyth County, Virginia, Affidavit of Elizabeth Daily to John Iron, JP stating she is widow of James Daily, applicant for pension. James Daily was drafted in November 1813 in Militia from Green County, Tennessee under Capt. Joseph Hail discharged May 1814; confirmed in this by statement of Samuel Mathery who was a messmate of her husband, who died 24 Jan 1834. S/S Elizabeth (her X mark) Daily.
Wits: Jane Darmon aged 48, Clementine Daily aged 57.
8 May 1879, Smyth County, Virginia, Elizabeth Dailey states is unable to give Land Warrant Number received for husband’s services; believes for 160 acres, sold to J.M. ?Hoss/Hass of Jonesboro, TN. R. W. Jones was attorney who represented Land Warrant claim. S/S Elizabeth [her X mark] Dailey
Wits: State have known Elizabeth Daily for 40 years. Clementine Daily age 56 years [b ca 1823]; Mary A. ?Parish aged 47/49 years. [NOTE by mlj: Mary A.’s writing looks like “Parish, though shaky; clerk’s writing looks like “Peevish/Parish”, though hurried scrawl].
28 May, 1879, Elizabeth Daily inscribed on rolls of Knoxville Agency at $8.00 per month. Two receipts on same page for 3 months’ pension due on Cert. No. 24419 from 4 March 1880 to 4 June 1880, Pension Agent at Knoxville, Tenn.
3 Sep 1881 [Date stamped received at Knoxville, Tenn by D.S. Boynton, Pension Agt] from U.S. Pension Agency stating Elizabeth Dailey was last paid $8.00 to 24 April, dropped because of death. “Paid Samuel B. Henritze on ‘R.O.’ from 4 Mch 1880 to 24 Apl 1880 $13.60”.