Posted By:Sue Moore
Subject:Peter Tierney killed 1813 - Fort Mims
Post Date:March 06, 2004 at 08:14:47
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I am helping a professor at the U of South AL who is writing a book on the massacre of Fort Mims in 1813. Men from the western part Mississippi Territory and possibly Feleciana parishes of LA made up the troops stationed there for the Creek War (part of the War of 1812). The list of those who died there was lost, but we have recently found a few of the names of the dead listed in an old history.
"Of Captain Middleton's company ( This is Hatton C. Middleton of Amite Co. MS) Private Peter Tierney (This does not mean all were from Amite, because at least two others of this group who died were from Claiborne Co. MS.

In checking on the name, I found a Matthew C. Tierney who was given a Spanish Grant on Bayou Pierre ( now Claiborne Co. MS) in 1793 and in 1820 a widow Phoebe Turney with numerous children in the Claiborne Co. census.

Do you have any ideas about Peter Tierney?

Sue Moore