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  • Major General William Jenkins Worth (1794 - 1849)
    William Jenkins Worth (March 1, 1794 – May 7, 1849) was an American officer during the War of 1812, the Second Seminole War, and the Mexican–American War. -------------------------------------------...
  • Colonel Richard E. Waterhouse (1805 - 1863)
    Richard E. Waterhouse, army officer and merchant, son of Richard Green Waterhouse, was born on August 11, 1805, at Knoxville, Tennessee. He was married to Mary Thomas Lane at Athens, Tennessee, on Marc...
  • Joseph Worthington Elliot Wallace (1796 - 1877)
    Joseph Worthington Elliot Wallace, early Texas settler, was born on April 8, 1796, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Some records list his name as Washington rather than Worthington.) After serving in th...
  • Capt. George Hancock Griffin (1808 - 1838)
    Biographical note > Captain George Griffin (1808-1838) was the oldest child of Mary and John Griffin. He served as an aide to General Zachary Taylor during the Seminole War, dying in service at age thi...
  • Brig. General Joseph Burton Johnson (1816 - 1874)
    Joseph Burton Johnson, soldier, planter, and early Freestone County, Texas settler, was born on April 7, 1816, in Clinch County, Georgia. He later moved to Leon County, Florida Territory, where he met ... (for complete description)

The Seminole Wars, also known as the Florida Wars, were three conflicts in Florida between various groups of native Americans, collectively known as Seminoles, their allies, and the United States Army. The First Seminole War was from 1817 to 1818, the Second Seminole War from 1835 to 1842, and the Third Seminole War from 1855 to 1858. The first conflict with the Seminoles arose out of tension relating to Andrew Jackson's attack on Negro Fort in 1816. Jackson also attacked the Spanish at Pensacola which ultimately resulted in a cession of the colony to United States rule.