Sunday, January 4, 2015

Archibald Sherrill

  Today I found the grave of my great-great-great grandfather Archibald Sherrill in Gladeville just off the Stewarts Ferry exit on SR 840. It was in the Sherrill family graveyard which is well maintained. Archibald was born on May 26, 1786 in Sherrills Ford, Catawba North Carolina. He joined the Tennessee Militia and was commissioned as an Ensign in the 17th Regiment on May 19, 1809 just before his 23rd birthday. Archibald was a veteran of the War of 1812. There is a possibility that he served in the Creek war and at the battle of New Orleans under Andrew Jackson. He was very tall standing 6'4" tall which was a giant for that time. This is probably why the men in our family are tall.. He married Nancy Elizabeth Anderson and they had seventeen children together. I found the grave of my great-great uncle Samuel Wilson Sherrill nearby. He was born on November 19, 1807 and died on his birthday November 19, 1895. Archibald died on June 27, 1853 in Gladeville Tennessee. The second picture is Archibald's headstone and the third is a plaque honoring his service in the War of 1812.
Archibald's grave in the Sherrill grave yard

Archibald's headstone

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