MY RIVERSIDE CEMETERY TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS
SCRAPBOOK PART VI
by Jonathan K. T. Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1995
NOTES BY LOT
LOT 296, CAMPBELL
north side of Eighth Street in Cemetery
Buried with tombstones
East Row, south to north:
1. ANNIE ALLEN
Dau. of A. W. & A. D. CAMPBELL
Wife of Riley R. McINTOSH
Born April 12, 1860
Died Jan. 29, 1909
2. WILEY ROBERTS McINTOSH
June 18, 1850-May 20, 1927
3. CAMPBELL ALLEN McINTOSH
Aug. 7, 1878-Oct. 2, 1926
Infant Dau. of Preston B.
& Jane E. SCOTT
Died May 1863 (no day)
Dau. of John W. & Emma CAMPBELL
July 6, 1890-Oct. 17, 1895
6. ALEX. W. CAMPBELL
July 5, 1874-Feb. 19, 1907
7. ANNIE DIXON ALLEN
Wife of Gen. A. W. CAMPBELL
Sept. 13, 1833-Mar. 30, 1916
8. ALEX. W. CAMPBELL
June 4, 1828-June 13, 1893
General in the CSA. Kt. Templar,
Kt. of Pythias, Learned in Law,
Literature and Statesmanship
9. /A beautiful tombstone, topped with a stone cross, illegible, but for the name, other info from newspaper:
LOUISA CAMPBELL, died Jan. 25, 1877. Wife of Samuel B. CARY/
10. In Memory of My Good Mother
LOUISA A. CAMPBELL
April 12, 1811-July 25, 1892
/Mother of Gen. A. W. Campbell's wife/
11. CARO MADELINE
Dau. of Annie A. & Wiley R.
Jan. 12, 1890-Feb. 9, 1895
West Row, south to north:
1. Beloved Mother
KATE CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
2. ELIZABETH HUMPHREYS
Wife of W. P. ROBERTSON
Nov. 29, 1894-Nov. 3, 1978
3. WM. P. ROBERTSON
Tennessee, 1st Lt. 318 Field Art.
World War I
Jan. 5, 1896-April 13, 1962
4. JANE ELIZA
Wife of John W. CAMPBELL
Dau. of Alex. Porter
Born Nashville, July /?/ 1807
Married June 13, 1827
Died Dec. 2, 1849
5. JOHN W. CAMPBELL
Died June 30, 1874, Aged 75
6. A box-vault, excellent condition:
In Memory of Major WILLIAM CAMPBELL
of Galena, Illinois, formerly of
Nashville, Tenn., who departed this
life at the residence of his son
/John W. Campbell/ in Jackson, Tenn.
January 11th 1842. Who was born in
Wythe C., Va., October 17th 1776. His
many virtues are engraven not upon
this cold stone but upon the hearts
of his relatives and numerous friends
7. PENELOPE P. STERLING
Died Aug. 19, 1873
/Dau. of John W. and Jane Campbell/
8. Col. ROBERT STERLING
Died Oct. 6, 1864
9. JANIE PORTER STERLING
/Wife of I. M. BUDDEKE/
Mar. 27, 1857-Nov. 23, 1883
"To My Wife"
10. PENELOPE M.
Dau. of I. M. & Janie P. BUDDEKE
Died Feb. 24, 1884, aged 4 years
Also buried on this large, crowded lot are (without tombstones):
CYNTHIA ROBERTA CAMPBELL, Nov. 18, 1839-July 31, 1918
MARY M. CAMPBELL, youngest dau. of John W. Campbell, died Aug. 16, 1928
SUSAN ANN CAMPBELL, dau. of John W. Campbell, died 1912
ANN MATILDA CAMPBELL, dau. of John W. Campbell, died at age 17
Inft. Son of A. W. & Annie Campbell, died Mar. 5, 1853
LOUISA McINTOSH, died March 6, 1882, aged 3 weeks
KATE PRESTON McINTOSH, 1882-1883
CONFEDERATE MILITARY HISTORY (Atlanta, Georgia, 1899), volume 8 (Tennessee), page 299:
Brigadier-General Alexander W, Campbell entered the Confederate Army in 1861 as colonel of the Thirty-third Tennessee infantry, and served in the army of General Polk at Columbus, Ky., during the campaign of that year. There was one battle in his district, at Belmont, Mo., in which General Grant attacked the Confederates and was at first successful; but upon the arrival of Confederate reinforcements and the renewal of the battle, was defeated and with difficulty made his escape. In this battle Colonel Campbell and his regiment were not engaged, being in observation on the Kentucky side of the river. When the armies were being concentrated for the attack upon Grant at Shiloh, Colonel Campbell's regiment was part of the army that marched from central Kentucky to Corinth, Miss. Colonel Campbell led his regiment at the battle of Shiloh, and at one time during the fight the Fifth Tennessee, Col. C. D. Venable, was also under his orders. Gen. Leonidas Polk, in his report of this battle, mentions as one of several other instances of "brilliant courage, " the conduct of these two regiments. The report says: 'Shortly after they were first brought forward as a supporting force, they found themselves ordered to support two regiments of the line before them, which were lying down, engaging the enemy irregularly. On advancing, they drew the enemy's fire over the heads of (page 300) the regiments in their front. It was of so fierce a character that they must either advance or fall back. Campbell called to the regiments before him to charge. This they declined to do. He then gave orders to his own regiment to charge and led them in gallant style over the heads of the regiments lying in advance of him, sweeping the enemy before him and putting them completely to rout." In this battle Colonel Campbell received a wound which incapacitated him for active service for several months. Just before the battle of Murfreesboro he was appointed adjutant and inspector-general on the staff of Gen. Leonidas Polk. This position he held during 1862 and 1863. On the 15th of March, 1864, he was commissioned brigadier-general, and in this rank he commanded a cavalry force during the remainder of the war.
According to his compiled military service record (CMSRec, Confederate, National Archives microcopy 268, Roll 254), Alexander W. Campbell was elected colonel of the 33rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment when it was organized at Union City, Tennessee in October 1861. It first saw heavy military action at the Battle of Shiloh, April 6-7, 1862. Major-General B. F. Cheatham, Cheatham's Division, Polk's Corps, Confederate Army, wrote to the Hon. James A. Seddon, March 10, 1863, commending Colonel Campbell. "By his energy and industry his regiment was soon well drilled and disciplined and bore a conspicuous part in the battle of Shiloah /sic/ where he greatly distinguished himself and drew the admiration of several commandg. generals." When the regiment was reorganized in May 1862, Colonel Campbell was not re-elected its colonel, ascribed, "in consequence of the rigid discipline he enforced, "according to General N. B. Forrest. Colonel Campbell was on detached duty, among other duties handling conscription for the Confederate Army in Tennessee. He was captured that year, July 27, at Lexington, Tennessee and was imprisoned at Johnson's Island but was sent for exchange, to Ft. Monroe, Virginia, September 16, 1864. He remained in service until the end of the war.
A humorous but aggravating incident for Colonel Campbell was described in Corinth, Miss. at Headquarters of the 33rd Regt., March 19, 1862 in a letter he wrote to Colonel Thomas Jordan, A. A. General:
Your note of the 17th has just been handed me. The circumstances under which I was left at Jackson on the 17th were these. The train which transported my regiment to this place arrived at Jackson about ten & a quarter of the night of the 16th. I was informed by the conductor of the train that we would have to remain there until two trains which were below came in and that they would not arrive until about twelve o'clock. I told him I would like to go into town to see my family but that I did not wish to run any risk about being left; he informed me there was no danger, that though another conductor would take charge of the train he would instruct the engineer to give three long blows on the whistle & wait fifteen minutes before leaving. I accordingly went to my home which is about 450 yards from the depot and remained until 12 o'clock when I returned to the train and remained with it until after daylight. I was then informed by the person
who seemed to have charge of the train & whom I then thought was the conductor, that he was going to his breakfast & that I would have ample time to go home to breakfast, that two trains were still below & there was a good deal of switching to be done before leaving and to guard still further against any possibility of being left I made the same agreement with him as to signals that I had with the first conductor. After reaching home I notified all to listen for the trains and the signals. Just as I started to return to the depot I heard the whistle blow and the train leave immediately, neither waiting for the trains below nor the time agreed on. I was very much annoyed by being left under the circumstances particularly as I had been sitting up all night shivering in the cold waiting on the train (which I have since learned could just as well have come directly through) and refusing to wait a few minutes for me, after having made what I considered an agreement to secure me against being left. Believing that it was the bad faith of the conductor was the cause of my being left I did threaten to thrash him when I caught up with him. The superintendent Mr. Williams in an excited tone told me I should not do it. I then told Mr. Williams if he took his part I would thrash him too. After it was explained to me that the train left under Genl. Beauregard's order and a little "cooling time elapsed," I went to Mr. Williams and apologized for my treatment of him. He expressed himself perfectly satisfied & I am not a little astonished he should appear against me with a complaint after assuring me that my explanation was perfectly satisfactory. If Genl. Beauregard will order an investigation of the propriety of the protest entered by me upon certain freight bills of the M & Ohio R. R. for transporting lumber for my regiment while at Columbus & similar protests made by Genl. Cheatham after I had called his attention to the matter, he will ascertain the M & O R. R. to be an institution not very friendly to me. At least I was informed at Columbus they had no disposition to accommodate me for the reason above stated. If the above statement is not satisfactory I will have to submit to such terms as the commanding general may order. Very Resp'lly, Your Obt. Srt. Alex. W. Campbell, Col.
Evidently the matter was duly taken care of, without any "mark" against Colonel Campbell.
LOT 210, HUDDLESTON-DARR
WM. HALE DARR
May 15, 1888-Apr. 6, 1906
LESLIE E. DARR
July 6, 1885-Aug. 10, 1887
Sons of J. M. & A. C. DARR
M. M. DARR
The tombstone of Pleas. M. Huddleston (died 1872) on this lot was reported in MY RIVERSIDE CEMETERY TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS SCRAPBOOK, Part 2, page 14.
A. C. Darr was Almeda Caroline Kelsh (1855-1938), wife of John Malcolm Darr. She was a daughter of Almeda Caroline Huddleston (born November 27, 1826), who married Frederick Kelsh, March 18, 1852. Mrs. Frances Chapman, Medina, Tennessee reported in a letter to Jonathan Smith, dated April 2, 1995 that Almeda C. Darr's death certificate shows that she was buried in Riverside Cemetery Her husband's death certificate shows that he too is buried there. He was born Sept. 11, 1855 and died Oct. 17, 1914. Mrs. Chapman stated that Malcum M. Darr's death certificate shows that he was born August 29, 1881 and died November 26, 1937. He was a child of J. M. and A. C. (Kelsh) Darr.
U.S. Census, June 11, 1900, Jackson. Enumerator's Dist. 108, Sheet 14:
J. M. Darr, born Sept. 1855.
Mary A. Darr, born Aug. 1855.
Malcolm M. Darr, son, born Aug. 1881.
William H. Darr, son, born May 1888.
Huddleston Family Bible Record
This Bible is presently owned by Mrs. Frances Chapman of Medina, Tennessee who shared its contents with Jonathan Smith. She wrote, "In the Huddleston family Bible the title page was before the New Testament rather than in front of the book. The front cover of this book has been taped on." H. & E. Phinney's Stereotype Edition. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Cooperstown (N.Y.), 1828.
Benjamin Huddleston was married January 20th AD 1820
William Arne and Patsy Huddleston was married on 14th November AD 1839
J. R. Todd and W. A. Huddleston was married on 14th of July 1854
Frederick Kelsh was married to Almeda C. Huddleston on the 18th day of March 1852
Cornelia Ann Kelsh was born on the 17th December 1853 at two o'clock in the evening in the town of Richmond Madison Parish Louisiana. She is the daughter of Fred. Kelsh and Almeda C. Kelsh
Benjamin Huddleston was born September 18th AD 1795
Polley his wife was born June 30th AD 1802
Eliza Ann Huddleston was born November 6th AD 1820
Patsy Huddleston was born February 14th AD 1822
Polley Huddleston was born April 5th 1824
Almeda Caroline Huddleston was born November 27th 1826
Mahala Huddleston was born April 11th 1829
Rebeckah Huddleston was born January 8th 1831
Welthy Ann Huddleston was born March 22nd 1833
Benjamin Jordan Huddleston was born August 31st 1835
William Benjamin Arne was born August 17th AD 1840
John P. Huddleston was born July 23rd AD 1843
Mary C. Huddleston was born March 1st AD 1845
P. M. Huddleston was born Oct. 16th AD 1816
A. C. Kelsh was born August the 5, 1855. Died Jan. 10, 1938
F. Kelsh was born March 27, 1818
Polley Huddleston Daughter of Benjamin and Polley Huddleston Died October 25th AD 1837
William Arne died August 27th AD 1840
William B. Arne died November 5th AD 1840
John P. Huddleston died July 26th AD 1845
Wm. Huddleston was born April the 7, 1824
Benjamin Huddleston died April 5th 1849
Rebeckah Huddleston died December the 2, 1851
Cornelia Ann Kelsh died the 25th of June 1854. She was six months and nine days old. God bless you. F. Kelsh
F. Kelsh died February the 7th, 1857
W. A. Todd died Dec. 15th 1862
B. J. Huddleston died Jan. 22nd 1867
Polly Huddleston died July 6th 1870
Almeda C. Kelsh died Feb. 12, 1871
All that I could discern on P. M. Huddleston's tombstone in Riverside was "Pleas. M. Huddleston." The dates have worn away. The Masonic emblem is inscribed at the top of the tombstone, over his name.
The WHIG-TRIBUNE, Jackson, Tennessee, March 2, 1872, has notice of his death:
In this city on Friday the 22d, ult., Pleasant Huddleston in the 65th year of his age. Mr. H. was an industrious and highly respected citizen.
Madison County Court Minute Book 12, page 452, October 9, 1872. P. M. Huddleston of Madison County died on or about Feb. 22, 1872, intestate; his widow, Martha, was appointed administrator of his estate. Huddleston, then of Madison County had bought a lot in Jackson in December 1869. (Madison County Deed Book 28, page 286)
It seems apparent that the death notice of P. M. Huddleston misstated his age as 65 when it should have been 55. In the 1850 (Aug. 30) U.S. Census of Bolivar, Hardeman Co., Tenn., page 83, Pleasant M. Huddleston is given as age 34 hence born about 1816. His wife, Martha, age 28; Mary Huddleston, age 6; William Huddleston, age 2; James Huddleston, age 5. An older man, William Huddleston's age is given as 64, born in Virginia. P. M. Huddleston's vocation is given as painter. In the U.S. Census of 1860 (July 5), Bolivar, Hardeman County, Tenn., P. M. Huddleston's age is given as 43 (hence born about 1816/1817); Martha Huddleston, age 38. In the household were Mary C. Huddleston, age 14; Martha M. Huddleston, age 10; William H. Huddleston, age 85, born in Virginia. P. M. Huddleston's vocation is given as a Cumberland Presbyterian minister.
In the 1850, 1860 and 1870 censuses of Hardeman County, Tennessee there is a P. M. Huddleston given as aged 44, 54, 64, respectively with an evident wife Nancy. They are buried in the Wesley Cemetery on the north side of pine Top Road about four miles southeast of the juncture of Tenn. Highway 18 with this road. See page 59, this publication for more about them.
Pleasant M. Huddleston who died in 1872 is likely the P. M. Huddleston given in the old Huddleston Bible record as having been born October 16, 1816. He was not a son of Benjamin and Mary (Polly) Huddleston but his birth date was entered in their family Bible record. He is buried in a Huddleston lot which he "shares" with Almeda C. Kelsh Darr, a granddaughter of Benjamin and Mary Huddleston as well as other members of her family. The "Arne" family connection is also interesting. Several of that name appear in the Bible record. According to the Henry County, Tennessee marriage records, P. M. Huddleston was married in that county to Martha Arne, August 25, 1842. There is listed an older William F. Huddleston in the 1840 U. S. census for that county. Perhaps his branch of the family settled there first, going on to Hardeman County where the Benjamin Huddleston family was residing.
Mahala Huddleston, daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Polly) Huddleston, born in 1829, was married in Hardeman County, Tennessee to William H. Huddleston, March 27, 1850, according to the marriage records of that county. They too lived for years in Hardeman County before moving to Madison County, Tennessee. Their tombstones in Hollywood Cemetery, Jackson, give dates: W. H. Huddleston, April 7, 1829-July 15, 1905; Mahala Huddleston, April 11, 1829-Aug. 17, 1897.
In the U.S. Census of Jackson, Madison Co., 1870 (June 3), page 22, W. H. Huddleston, age 41, a painter, born in Tennessee, is given with M. /Mahala/ Huddleston, age 40; several children and A. C. "Kash" /Kelsh/, age 42 and Mary Huddleston, age 62, born in Georgia. The latter is clearly the widow of Benjamin Huddleston despite the discrepancy in her age. In the U.S. Census, 1850 (Aug. 30), Bolivar, Hardeman Co., Tenn., page 83; Mary Huddleston is given as age 47, born in Georgia. With her were her children /as per Bible record/: Almeda, Rebecca, Welthy and Benjamin. All were born in Tennessee except for their mother.
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