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Maj Samuel Dale
Birth: 1772
Rockbridge County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 24, 1841
Lauderdale County
Mississippi, USA

American Pioneer. He was a frontiersman, trader, scout, Army officer, and politician, known as the Daniel Boone of Alabama. In 1793, he joined a cavalry troop as a Major to fight the raiding Creek Indians and after the troop disbanded 1796, he established a frontier wagon business for the transportation of goods. Soon in response to the increasing migration of settlers to the Alabama and Mississippi Territory, he scouted for wagon trains to bring families into the territory. During the Creek War (1813-14), he organized defenses for the Alabamians and helped fight against the raiding Indians. After the Creek War, he was a farmer when came the outbreak of the War of 1812. He was dispatched to deliver a message to General Andrew Jackson and arrived just as the Battle of New Orleans was commencing on January 8, 1815. Soon after the war, he was elected a delegate at a convention seeking a division of the Mississippi Territory and commissioned a Colonel in the Alabama Militia. He was a member of the first General Assembly of the Alabama Territory, (1819-20, 24-28). For his service, the Alabama legislature bestowed upon him the rank of Brigadier General and a lifetime pension. In 1836, he became Lauderdale County’s first representative in the Mississippi Legislature, traveled to the nation's capital, where he visited with President Andrew Jackson and was one of leading political figures of the time. Dale County in southeast Alabama is named in his honor. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Samuel Dale Memorial Park Cemetery
Lauderdale County
Mississippi, USA
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Record added: Aug 03, 2008
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Maj Samuel Dale
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Maj Samuel Dale
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- George Bacon
 Added: Sep. 10, 2016
I light a candle for Maj Samuel Dale ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
Rest in Peace, Samuel. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Jul. 11, 2011
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