Joseph Melugin

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Joseph Melugin and family lived in Tennessee until 1830. They then moved to Illinois and lived there from 1830 until 1835. Deeds then show that they lived in Missouri until their deaths. He was a Private and Sergeant in Captain James Haggard's Company, Colonel Dyer's Regiment, Tennessee Volunteers, from January 1, 1814 until May 14, 1814. He was honorably discharged. He had served on an expedition led by General Andrew Jackson.

Creek War Soldier

Private and Sergeant, Joseph Melugan (sic)

Captain James Haggard's Company of Mounted Gunmen, Tennessee Militia, Colonel Dyer's Regiment Volunteers.

Muster Roll dated at Camp Blount, Fayettville. Mustered into service, 28 January 1814. Date of Appointment to 1st Sargent: January 28, 1814. Reduced 11 March 1814 by consent.

Pay Roll: 1-28-1814 to 5-10-1814. Amount of pay, $90.90

The Honorable Discharge of Joseph Melugin is privately owned by Rev. Kermit Melugin, Gordonville, TX

Camp Blount May 19, 1814

I do hereby certify that JOSEPH MELUGIN, a Private in my company of mounted gunmen has served on my expedition against Creek Indians under the command of Major General Andrew Jackson from 28th January 1814 to 10th May 1814, and is hereby HONORABLY DISCHARGED.

(signed) James Haggard, Captain
Thomas Williamson, Major

Source: Records of the National Archives File No. 573; Card nos. 2695 and 18452608, National Archives. This copy from, A Memorial To The Melugin Family Of America, by Douthitt Melugin McKay, Akin Press, Box 23066, Austin, TX.