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Notes for Elizabeth CLINTEN

At census time in 1840 she was head of the house and lived in Carter Co, TN, just down the road from John's mother, followed by his brother Hiram. She was 40-50 years old and had in the family 1 male aged 20-30, 1 female under 5, 1 at 5-10, 2 were 10-15, and 1 at 20-30.

From records of Elizabeth's application for a pension based on James' service in the War of 1812:

DAILY, James, RWS Bounty Land 718-48-160-56
Wid: Elizabeth (nee Clinton) Daily, Orig. App 29136, Wid. Ctf 24419

Extracted by Mary Lu Nelson Johnson
Service: Pvt, Capt. A. Provine's Co. Tenn Mil.
Pvt. Capt. Joseph Hale's Co. Tenn Mil.
Enlisted: Mch 15, 1814 Discharged May 20, 1814
Enlisted: Nov. 13, 1814 Discharged May 18, 1815

Residence of Widow: 1855 Smyth Co., VA
1878, Marion, Smyth Co., VA

Maiden Name of Widow Elizabeth CLINTON
Marriage of Soldier and Widow: Jan. 8, 1818, Chesterville, S.C.
Death of Soldier: Jan. 24, 1835, Elizabethton, Tenn.
Death of Widow: Apr. 24, 1880

[NOTE: Elizabeth Daily's original request for pension was rejected because cited his incorrect War of 1812 service; "James Daily not on Rolls of Cap. A. Bibbs Ky (?), or Capt. Bibbs Tn (?), Dec 10, 1856. Undated subsequent request to search Col. Evan (sic) Allison and Capt. A. Provine rolls. John E. Nelson m Mary "Polly" Daley in Roane co., TN 30 January 1815. John E. and a William Nelson served in the War of 1812 in the East Tennessee Militia, although pension applications have not been found. Have not found record of Daley/Daily families in Roane co., TN. I am wondering if Mary Daley b ca 1795 SC might be a sister of James Daily b ca 1794]. MLJ

Document dated 3 March 1855:
Smyth co, VA, Elizabeth Daily aged 60 years states is widow of James Daily deceased;her husband was a private in company commanded by Captain Bibb, regiment of East Ten. Commanded by Col. Coulter in war with Creek & other Indians,in Green co., TN about 1812-13 for 6 months. States married James Daily in Chesterville, SC 8 January 1818 by one John Boyd, a Justice of the Peace and her name before marriage was Elizabeth Clinton; husband died at Elizabethton, TN 24 January AD 1835.
Elizabeth (her X mark) Daily
Witness: R. W. Jones, Marion, Smyth County, Virginia.
Affidavit: Jacob Myers states was well acquainted with James Daily and Elizabeth Daily his widow.
Witness: Wm. D. Welmore and P.S.M. Killinger, residents of Smyth Co., Virginia

Document 11 August 1855:
Smyth co, VA, Elizabeth Daily states she is widow of James who died Elizabethton Tennessee 24 January AD 1835, for purpose of obtaining bounty land to which she may be entitled.
Elizabeth (her X mark) Daly
Affidavit: Susan C. Jones and Clementine Daily, residents of Smyth County, VA Virginia declare Elizabeth and James did live together as husband and wife.

Printed 'fill in blanks' form dated 9 July 1878: Elizabeth Daily aged 81 of Smyth County Virginia is wid of James Daily who served as Private in company commanded by Capt. Hale in the Infty commanded by Col. Williams in the War of 1812. States James was 20 years old at time of enlistment, occupation carpenter, born South Carolina, was Six feet high, black hair, blue eyes, complexion fair. Stated married Chester District SC on 8 January 1818 by John Boyd, Justice of the Peace. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Clinton, and neither ever married before. Stated husband James Daily died at Elizabethton, TN on 24 January 1834. Stated she and her husband had lived in Green County, Tennessee; Chester District South Carolina; and Elizabethton, Carter County, Tennessee. Appointed A. M. Davis of Lynchburg, VA as her attorney. Stated she obtained a Land Warrant in 1857 which she sold to Madison ?Hopp or ?Hoss of Jonesboro, Tennessee.
Elizabeth (her mark) Dailey
Witnesses: Jas. H Francis age 51 of Marion, VA and Wm. C. Seaver age 55 years of Marion, VA, state they saw her place her mark on affidavit, each has known her for thirty years.

Certificate of Pension dated July 16, 1878, attorney A. M. Davies of Lynchburg, VA. States based on application 29.136 Elizabeth Daily of Marion, Smyth Co., VA, widow of James Daily, Capt. Hale's Co. died January 25 1834. Received Bounty Land #71848-160-55 and Service Pension.

Unsigned U.S. Army form dated 28 May 1879 and on same page Army Vouchers both dated 4 March 1880 state Elizabeth Daily received total $48.00 for 6 months, Received of D. T. Boynton, U. S. Pension Agent at Knoxville, Tennessee.

Affidavit 22 March 1879, Smyth County, Virginia, Elizabeth Daily states "old and as far as she remembers she believes her said husband was drafted in the month of November 1813 in the Militia from the County of Green State of Tennessee under Capt. Joseph Hale and discharged May 1814. She is confirmed in this believe by the Statement of Samuel Mathers who was a (?) of her husband.
Elizabeth (her X mark) Daily
Witnesses, residing at Marion, Smyth County, Virginia: Jane Da?meron aged 48 and Clementine Daily aged 57 years.

Affidavit 8 May 1879, Smyth County, Virginia.
Elizabeth Daily states she believes the land warrant was for 160 acres and that she sold said warrant to J. M. Hoss of Jonesboro Tennessee and that R. W. Jones was the attorney who prosecuted her claim.
Elizabeth (her X mark) Daily
Witnesses: Clementine Daily aged 56 years; Mary Parish aged ?47/?49 years

Form date-stamped 3 Sep 1881 by U. S. Pension Agency, Knoxville, Tenn. States Elizabeth Daily's last pension payment was to 24 April 1880, has been dropped because of death. "Paid Samuel B. Henritze on 'R.O.' from 4 Mch 1880 to 24 Apl 1880 $13.60."

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