David L Dearing

Male1838–10 June 1862

Brief Life History of David L

When David L Dearing was born in 1838, in Georgia, United States, his father, James Reuben Dearing, was 36 and his mother, Elisabeth "Betsy" Mitchell, was 29. He lived in Henry, Georgia, United States in 1850 and Cherokee, Alabama, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1862. He died on 10 June 1862, in Grenada, Grenada, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 24.

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James Reuben Dearing
Elisabeth "Betsy" Mitchell
Francis Marion 'Frank' Deering
Peter Deering
Lucy Dearing
Sarah Emma Dearing
David L Dearing
Reuben Benjamin Dearing
Job Dearing
Zachariah F. Dearing
Morning Dearing
Andrew Sims Dearing

Sources (7)

  • David During in household of James During, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Enlistment date. David Dearing in the Alabama, U.S., Civil War Soldiers, 1860-1865
  • David Dearing, "Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865"

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1838 · Orders No. 25 Removes Cherokees

Age 0

A small group of Cherokees from Georgia voluntarily migrated to the Indian Territory. The remaining Cherokees in Georgia resisted the mounting pressure to leave. In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren ordered U.S. troops to remove the Cherokee Nation. The troops gathered the Cherokees and marched them and other Native Americans from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama along what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.” Approximately 5,000 Cherokees died on their way to Indian Territory.


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Age 23

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Dering (from Old English Dēoring), a pet form of Old English Dēora, Dēore, or Dēor (see Dear and Dare ), or from southwestern Middle English Diring, representing Old English Dīering, a side form of Dēoring.

Americanized form of German Döring (see Doering ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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