David W. Daily, Jr., son
of David W. Daily of Clark County, Indiana, was
mustered in 3rd Regiment, Company I, 22 Jun 1846,
at New Albany, Indiana as Sergeant, by Colonel
Samuel Churchill, and mustered out 27 Jun 1847,
at New Orleans, LA, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.
On 26 Jun 1851, he married Mary Ann Parker, the
daughter of John C. and Nancy. David and Mary Ann
were the parents of Fanny, Harry, Mollie &
John C. Daily.
was father of Harrison Daily. He was born David
Wise Daily in Charlestown, Indiana on 16 August
1798 and was the son of Philip Daily and Mary
Ramsey of Clark County was mustered in
as a private of the 3rd Regiment, Company I, 22
Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel
Samuel Churchill, discharged 5 Sep 1846, on
Bower of Clark County was mustered in as
a private in the 3rd Regiment, Company I, 22 Jun
1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel
Churchill as a private. He was discharged 21 Aug
1846, on Surgeon's Certificate.
as referred to by David, was James S. Athon, a
surgeon who was mustered in from Clay County on
20 Jun 1846, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel
Samuel Churchill and mustered out 23 Jun 1847, at
New Orleans, Louisiana. He served in the Indiana
Volunteer Infantry, 2nd Regiment, Company C
(Mexican War). Was surgeon mustered into the 5th
Regiment on 22 Oct 1847, at Madison, Indiana, by
Major Morrison. He was mustered out 28 Jul 1848,
at Madison, Indiana, by Major H. A. Goff.
"Harrison" Harry Daily was
born in Charlestown, Clark Co., Indiana in 1819
and was the eldest child of David Wise Daily and
his wife, Mary A. (Shirley). He was a 1st
lieutenant, Adjutant, of Company I of the 3rd
regiment and was mustered in on 22 June 1846 at
New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel Samuel Churchill.
Transferred to staff, Harrison was mustered out
24 June 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana.
McCoombs of Clark County was mustered in
as a sergeant on 22 Jun 1846 to 3rd Regiment,
Company I, at New Albany, Indiana, by Colonel
Samuel Churchill, mustered out 27 Jun 1847, at
New Orleans, Louisiana, by Colonel Samuel
& his family is most probably in
reference to David's older sister Rebecca who was
married to Felix Coombs in 1840. At the time of
the letter, Rebecca and Felix were the parents of
Arabel, Mary A., and probably Rebecca who was
born in about 1846. They were also the parents of
Dallas, Felix, Loretta, and India K. Coombs.
Rickets & Indianna is in reference
to David's older sister and her husband Dillard
Ricketts whom she married in 1845. Dillard was a
successful merchant of Edinburg, and while
residing there represented Johnson county in the
State Senate. He was selected president of the
Jeffersonville & Indianapolis Railroad
Company, and moved to Indianapolis in 1867. He
and Indiana had no children.
Isabelle is a small, picturesque village
on the Laguna Madre, located on the Gulf Coast in
the beautiful Rio Grande Valley of Texas between
the Texas mainland and Padre Island, it was named
for Spanish Queen Isabella who financed
Columbus's voyage. General Zachary Taylor's
forces arrived at Point Isabel on March 27, 1846
and used the area as a supply base for Taylor's
army in Brownsville. In 1848-49, it saw a flow of
gold seekers from the East, who landed here to
begin their overland trek to California.