I absolutely love some of the databases that Ancestry.com is putting online. One such recent database is: U.S. Compiled Service Records, Post-Revolutionary War Volunteer Soldiers, 1784-1811. What a great database for those who served in the Indian Wars.
I was lucky enough to find this record for William Ball Chinn. I am reasonably sure this is my great-great-great-great grandfather, son of Charles Chinn and Sythe Davis. Reason number one: He is the right age. Reason number two: There are also records for two of his brothers in this set. Reason number three: The full name is entered on this record.
Unfortunately, information on William Ball Chinn is pretty scarce, so to be able to find anything on him at all is great.
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