Sunday, July 12, 2020

William George, Indiana Militia, Republic of Texas Resident

William George served in the Indiana Militia during the War of 1812.

William received headwright certificate #506 dated March 2, 1836, but was a resident of Texas by 1832. C. H. Sims signed a document on 05 Sep 1835 certifying that William George was a Christian man of good character with a family and that he had entered the municipality of Nacogdoches by 1832. He was a resident of the independent country of the Republic of Texas. 

He married Delilah (Bailey/Chander?). She was born about 1788 in South Carolina. 
We do know that Delilah was a Cherokee Indian, as her grandchildren had her papers proving her Cherokee citizenship--until one of them got drunk and lost them on the way to apply for membership in the tribe!
(Document # 621, Texas State Archives. See also White, "Character Certificates in the General Land Office of Texas," cert. # 749, pg 72; Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985).

Sources: Rootsweb1
VRR2 Ancestors 2