Where is the documentation? Records that seem to be for the William Mansell who died in Marion, Alabama in 1842 place in him Franklin County, Tennessee in 1820 with a wife and two children, all white. Franklin is in what was then called Western Tennessee, on the Alabama border, 100 miles from the Cherokee Nation. There is also no record of William Mansell in any unit at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend - Tennessee, U.S., or Cherokee. I also cannot find him in the available Tennessee State Militia muster rolls 1812-1836. He next appears on the 1840 census in Marion, Alabama with six children and possibly a second wife (the age on the census is too young to be the 1820 woman), although the age might just be an error.