The Heritage of Daniel Haston


War of 1812 Historical Information

Daniel Haston and his children lived through the historical period of the War of 1812.  Although Daniel was too old to fight in this war, one of his sons, Isaac, is known to have participated in the war.  See the Isaac Haston timeline.  As the popular song from the late 1950s said, Isaac "took a little trip, along with Colonel Jackson, down the mighty Missisip."  Isaac fought in the famous Battle of New Orleans that promoted Andrew Jackson to national prominence.  David Haston paid a William Jones to go to war for him.  That was a perfectly legal and noble option at the time.  We do not have any record of Jesse's or Joseph's participation in the war or their reason for not participating.