Re: HARDY DOYAL
- --- In email@example.com, "Ann B. Chambless"
> HARDY DOYAL, born circa 1779 in Virginia, died in old Bolivar in
> County, AL, in 1833 or 1834. He had moved to Bolivar from Franklin Co,called
> TN. Hardy Doyal was a merchant in both Franklin Co, TN, and old
> Bolivar. He possibly served in the Seminole Indian War as he was
> Captain Hardy Doyal in his divorce papers filed in October 1819 infirst
> Franklin Co, TN. On March 30, 1830, Hardy Doyle made a claim to the
> U.S. Congress for "a claim rising out of the Seminole War." I do not
> know if this was for personal injury or because he furnished supplies
> for the troops.
> Hardy Doyal married Betsy S. Lumkin in October 1807 while living in
> Georgia. (Betsy Lumkin was probably his second wife). In 1815, they
> moved to Stone Fort in Franklin County, TN. Hardy Doyal built a mill
> on public land before 1824 in the area that became Bolivar BUT was
> called Doyal's Mill. Hardy Doyal was postmaster at Doyal's Mill inI have absolutely no connection to Hardy Doyal. However, in 1815 I
> 1825 and appointed a justice of the peace in 1826 and again in 1829.
> About the time of his death, the name of the post office was changed
> from Doyal's Mill to Bolivar, Alabama.
> I am writing about old Bolivar and its early settlers for the Jackson
> County Historical Association. CAN ANYONE TELL ME MORE ABOUT HARDY
> DOYAL or about old Bolivar?
> Ann B. Chambless
believe that parts of Franklin County, Tennessee, included what is now
part of Coffee County, Tennessee [became a county in 1836]. Outside of
Manchester, Coffee County, Tennessee, lies what is known as the Old
Stone Fort, now a state park but once a 'place'. Are you sure that the
mill that Hardy Doyal built wasn't on the Duck River, Stone Fort,
current Coffee County instead of Bolivar, Tennessee/Alabama? You refer
to Doyal's Mill in Franklin County, Tennessee becoming Bolivar, Alabama,
but that doesn't seem geographically possible. I don't mean to question
your research, and know that you kn ow far more about this than do I, in
terms of having researched this Hardy Doyal. Just curious. Marty Hiter