- Family traditions say Middleton Whaley, his two brothers, William M. and John, and a sister, Delania, came to Sevier County, Tennessee from South Carolina.
Record of Middleton Whaley's military service in the War of 1812 was found in the National Archives, Washington, D.C. Middleton Whaley served as substitute for William Boman, 1 October 1814 to 31 December 1814, in Captain Andrew Lawson's Company in 3rd Regiment of Tennessee Militia, commanded by Colonel William Johnson. Later in the same company, he enlisted as a private on 20
September 1814 at Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee and was discharged on 3 May 1815. No bounty land grants or pension records were found in the National Archives.
In December 1817 when the White Oak Flats Baptist Church was formed as an arm of the Sevierville church, Middleton Whaley was listed as a charter member.
Middleton and Rebecca are listed in Sevier County Census 1830 to 1870. In the 1840 census is listed 1 male 20-30, 1 male 40-50, 2 females 20-30, 1 female 50-60.
"Smoky Mountain Clans, Volume 3", Donald B. Reagan, 1983, p 45.
Rosa Lee Downey notes, 16 June 1983, p 62.
"Sevier County, Tennessee and Its Heritage", 1994, p 229.