AYLER, Anthony, PVT, Co. B, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USV. Soldier was mustered into service on 15 Oct 1863 in Nashville, TN and was discharged 17 Oct 1864 in Nashville, TN. Soldier's physical description: 39 years old at enlistment (88 in 1912); 5'9½" tall, dark complexion, dark hair, hazel eyes. Soldier was born 1 Jan 1824 in Ocmulgee[sic] Co. Georgia and died 14 Feb 1917 in Sobol, OK. He married first to Annie HILL who died 1 Sep 1897 in Pike Co., AR. Married second on 12 Jan 1898, Montgomery Co., AR (Rec. Bk. C, p. 365) by Rev. J. A. Shackelford to Margaret Elizabeth PARDON. In 1898 Soldier stated he had four children living: Mary Jane AYLER, age 44; John Thomas AYLER, age 41; James Cason AYLER, age 40; and Sarah Elizabeth AYLER, age 30(?). Soldier stated on 1912 application that since the War he had lived in Wayne Co., TN, Maury Co., TN, thence to Lawrence Co., AL in 1868, thence to Clark Co., AR for 1 year; thence to Pike Co., AR until 1907 then to Caddo Gap, Montgomery Co., AR (1912). 1912 application was witnessed by John GOLDEN and Edgar WELCH on 28 May 1912, both of Caddo Gap, Montgomery Co., AR. Original application #324,071 was filed 18 Dec 1878 (not in copy submitted). Copy submitted incomplete. Submitted by Jimmy L. HILL and Norman Crook .
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BATTLES, Hartwell, served in Co. C, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USV. Soldier enlisted 29 Dec 1863 at Clifton, TN and was discharged 21 Jan 1865 at Gallatin, TN. Soldier's physical description: 5'10", fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair. Soldier born 16 June 1831, Wayne Co., TN and died 7 March 1909 at RFD 2, Clifton, TN. Wife's name was Nancy REAVES, b. 15 Nov 1829, Wayne Co., TN, died 11 May 1909, Clifton, TN, married 24 Oct 1850 at or near Clifton, TN by William HAYNES, JP. Soldier's application No. 770108, widow's application No. 680049, filed 24 Jan 1910. Soldier's children were James Hartwell BATTLES, b. 24 Oct 1851 [d. 7 Jan 1935], William O. BATTLE, b. 21 Oct 1853; Andrew J. BATTLE, b. 3 Mar 1858; Mary Ann BATTLE, b. 11 Jan 1860; Martha BATTLE, b. 20 April 1862; Pinkney BATTLE, b. 11 May 1863; Elijah BATTLE, b. 26 Dec 1865; Tennessee A. BATTLE, b. 1 Feb 1867, d. 6 Jun 1910; Lucy BATTLE, b. 15 July 1869 [d. 21 June 1832]; and John P. BATTLE, b. 15 Nov 1871 [d. 1942]. Submitted by Randall CONWAY, 110 Watts Court, Fort Bragg, NC 28307, who supplied additional information in brackets above.
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BERRY, William Alderson, Pvt, Co. B, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USA, enlisted 15 Sep 1862, at Clifton, TN and was discharged 17 Oct 1864 at Nashville, TN. Soldier lived in Wayne County, TN at enlistment and was a farmer, described as 5'10", dark complexion, dark hair and gray eyes. Soldier was 59 in 1890, 63 in 1893 and 75 in 1907. He stated the record of his birth had been lost. He was born near Lutts, Tennessee. Soldier died 5 Jan 1910. Soldier married Mrs. Mary MARTIN, widow of John MARTIN who died in 1854. Soldier and Mrs. MARTIN were married 2 Nov 1877 by Robert STOOKSBERRY JP in Wayne Co., TN. Widow was 77 in 1910. Soldier's application No. 802,153 dated 22 July 1890; widow's application No. 719,266. No information in file received on children. Affidavits filed by Benjamin G. HUCKABA and J. T. HUCKABA both of Waynesboro, TN who witnessed original application. John TURMAN and P.H. CRAIG, both of Waynesboro, TN who witnessed 1892 application for increase; James H. TOWNSEND, M.D., 6 May 1910 certified death of soldier; John E. HORTON and Mary A. MARTIN both of Wayne Co., TN, 1910, certified widow's previous marriage. J. J. WRIGHT, age 46, Waynesboro, TN 17 Jan 1891; J. I. KEETON, 48, Whitten's Stand P.O., TN 17 Jan 1891 and Elihu D. McGLAMERY (1LT, Co. B, wnd TN Mtd. Inf.), 53, Waynesboro, TN 21 Nov 1891. Submitted by Edgar D. Byler, III, 201 First Ave. N., Collinwood, TN 38450
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BOYD, Eli T., Pvt, Co. H, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USV, enlisted 10 Dec 1863 at Waynesboro, TN, mustered in at Nashville, TN; discharged 11 Jan 1865, Nashville or Gallatin, TN.. Soldier lived Wayne Co., TN at enlistment and was described as 6'½", fair complexion, light hair and blue eyes; he was a farmer. Soldier was born 3 Aug 1844, Waynesboro, Wayne Co., TN. and died 30 July 1922, buried Beech Creek, Wayne Co., TN. He married first to Charity Ann FRASIR who died Jan 1872 on Rayburn/Indian Creek, Wayne Co., TN, buried Mt. Hebron Cem. Soldier married second to Adaline SANDERSON on 27 March 1874, Wayne Co., TN by J. R. DAVIS, JP. Soldier's children were John Henry BOYD, b. 7 Sep1870; Elmira BOYD, 2 Juy 1875; Parlee BOYD, b. 2 Feb 1877; Mary Jane BOYD, b. 19 Oct 1878; Sarah Carline BOYD, b. 7 Nov 1880; Jimmy Estelle BOYD, b. 7 May 1882; Charlie Nelson BOYD, b. 15 Dec 1884; Froney C. BOYD, b. 11 Dec 1886; Ider (Ader) Isabell BOYD, b. 27 July 1889; Zora F. BOYD, b. 3 March 1891; and James Harrison BOYD, b. 28 Sep 1892. Affidavits filed by J. E. SANDUSKY, 77, Collinwood, TN, 27 Jan 1923, reference first wife's death; Wm. BOONE, concerning Bible record [not in file] on birth of Eli T. BOYD; Dr. K. L. COOK, 42, 7 June 1899; and Edw. M. CULP, M.D., 8 Sep 1922, certified death of soldier. Soldier's certificate No. 836,152 filed 25 July 1891. Submitted by Edgar D. BYLER, III, 201 First Ave N., Collinwood, TN 38450.
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BREWER, George M., Pvt, Co. E, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USV, enlisted 6/8/10 Feb 1864 Waynesboro or Clifton, TN, discharged 10 May 1865, Nashville, TN. Soldier was 5'5", fair complexion, light hair and blue eyes. Soldier born 10 June 1844, Wayne Co., TN. and died at his residence in 7th Civil District, Wayne Co., TN on 1 Sep 1912. Married Esther B. SMITH on 31 Aug 1865, Wayne Co., TN by Rev. Daniel A. PHILLIPS. Widow died 16 Feb 1930 Wayne Co., TN buried Cedar Grove Cem. Soldier's application 700,063, widow's application 753,250. Children: S. M. BREWER, b. 17 May 1866; James W. BREWER, born 1 Jan 1868; P. A. BREWER, born 3 Aug 1870; B. S. BREWER, born 3 Dec 1872; J. H. BREWER, born 9 May 1874; L. C. BREWER, born 5/15 Aug 1879; Pink BREWER, born 4 July 1881; Nancy BREWER, born 15 June 1885; Beacham BREWER, born 12 Feb 1890; G. R. BREWER, born 6 Feb 1892.Affidavits: W. N. KELLY, Lawrence Co., TN; J. C. HOLLIS, Wayne Co., TN; Jacob J. WEAVER, age 69, West Point, TN 30 Dec 1912. W. M. SWEENEY and John M. DeFOE witnessed soldiers 1912 application. Per medical examination in 1891, soldier spent 23 months in Lunatic Assylum; was very boistrous at beginning; had killed one of his uncles or kinsmen. Reported that whiskey was case of insanity. Son G. R. BREWER was appointed guardian of widow, Esther BREWER in 1929. In letter to commissioner speaks of his brother-inlaw Oscar STULTS of Rt. 4, Iron City, TN and wife Belle STULTS. Submitted by Garry BREWER, P.O. Box 2025, Grand Junction, CO 81502
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BREWER, George W., 1SGT/1LT, Co. E, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USV. Enclisted 1 Sep 1863, discharged 15 Oct 1864. Soldier was killed by bushwackers on 11 July 1877. Soldier married twice: name of first wife not given, but she had died by 1855. Soldier married second to Mary J. HAITHCOAT on 25 Jan 1856, at John HAITHCOAT's house by A. J. BREWER, JP Wayne Co., TN. Widow was born 24 Sep 1840 in Bedford Co., TN and died 3 Jan 1927. Widow married second to William H. BRAODSTREET on 14 Oct 1880 in Wayne Co., TN. BROADSTREET died 29 Jan 1895. Soldier had one child by second wife: Enoch Fillmore BREWER. (only one listed). Widow's application no. 677.294, originally denied because of second marriage. Widow pensioned under provisions of special act, HR23809. Copy of HR 25391 Private 151 in file. Affidavits in application filed by Henry Jefferson BREWER, age 76, Star, Wayne Co., TN, dtd. 10 July 1902, states soldier's first wife was his niece and died in 1855. Enoch Fillmore BREWER,(son of widow), 44 Wayne Co., TN 10 July 1902, William Isaac HAITHCOAT, 59, Iron City, TN 10 July 1902 (brother to widow). Widow lived Iron City,TN in 1902. Submitted by Garry BREWER, P.O. Box 2025, Grand Junction, CO 81502
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BREWER, James H., Pvt, Co. E, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USV. Soldier had prior service as a conscript in Cpt. Jasper W. Hollis' Co. Tennessee Infantry, CSA Listed as Sergeant, age 20. No enlistment, mo in file, soldier discharged 2 Jan 1865. Soldier died 11 May 1885. Widow Louisa A. S.. C. (no maiden name or marriage date given.) Widow formerly married to Fracis GIPSON who died 10 May 1864 Lawrence Co., TN. Only child listed: William R. H. BREWER, born 19 July 1885. From report of Special Commissioner, S. F. HAMPTON, 3 Nov 1896, Pulaski TN, "In 1896, Jasper HOLLIS lived in Throckmorton, TX. He was Captain of Co. A, 54th Inf, C.S.A. Commanded by Col. Drewing. HOLLIS stated "Soldier was killed by one of his own relations who was tried for said killing on a charge of murder'". Affidavits filed by Nancy E. HARDWICK, 58, 27 June 1890, Wayne Co., TN, Sanders BREWER, 59, 16 June 1891, Wayne Co., TN; Sarah P. BREWER, 50, 27 June 1890, Wayne Co., TN; W. M. SWEENEY, 48, Wayne Co., Tn 18 June 1891; Enoch RISNER, 56, 9 June 1897, Wayne Co., TN; R. M. BREWER, 53, Wayne Co.,TN 9 June 1897; Archibald L. ROBERTSON, 71, Light, Wayne Co., Tn 20 Sep 1892, and by relatives: Sanders BREWER, 68, and W. H. BREWER, 39, Wayne Co.,TN 20 May 1896. Letter in file to Commissioner of Pensions signed on 20 July 1896 by W. W. ROBERTSON, G. W. LINVILLE, J. A. BRUMLEY, P. F. LINVILLE, W. W. PHILLIPS, J. E. MORRISON, J. H. CHAMBERS, R. P. BROMLEY, G. M. BREWER, Bennie BREWER, and D. M. BERRY.
"Brewer was conscripted in the fall of 1862 by a man named BENTLY, taken from Butler Creek, Wayne Co., TN to Clarksville, TN. He was gone about 3 or 4 weeks and returned home." Widow's application no 478.710. Submitted by Garry BREWER, P.O. Box 2025, Grand Junction, CO 81502
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BREWER, John Robert, 1LT Co. E, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry USV, also served Co. A, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USV. Soldier enlisted on 2 Oct 1862 Mustered in 15 Sep 1863 Clifton, TN, discharged 17 Oct 1864. Commissioned 1LT 8th Tennessee Mounted Infantry Volunteers by Gov. William G. BROWNLOW on 12 May 1865 copy of commission in file. Soldier was 21 in 1863, and died of consumption at Corning, Clay Co., AR on 14 Feb 1888. He married on 7 June 1868 on Holly Creek, Wayne County, Tennessee to Vastia PULLEN. They were married by James Riley HADDOCK. Widow was 46 years old in 1888. Application no. 383847, filed 24 Sep 1888. Children under 16 in 1888 were David S. BREWER, b. 4 Aug 1872, Andrew J., b. 4 Sep 1874, Ida, b. 4 Sep 1878, Children who died before their father: John Thomas BREWER, died 27 July 1878; James William BREWER, died 20 Oct 1881, and Talitha Ann BREWER, died 24 Dec 1885. Rebecca ROSS, Henderson, Butler Co., MO was midwife at birth of Andrew J. BREWER (affidavit in file). Claim was rejected and eventually abandoned because the Federal Government could not find proof of service. [ additional information: Soldier did serve in Co. E and Co. K, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, but no record turned up for him as a 1LT in Co. E, 8th Tennessee Mounted Infantry. Adjutant General's office claimed soldier deserted and no record on file of his return. However, the 1866 Tennessee State Adjutant General's report stated that the soldier was reported deserted but was returned to duty without loss of pay by order of Brig. Gen. Rouseeau. John R. BREWER, and James H. BREWER were both reported deserted, but were restored to duty without loss of pay and were transferred from Co. E to Co. K, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry on 26 Oct 1864. It is a pity that this widow was never granted a pension because the records of the 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry were never completely turned over to the War Department and because the pension office didn't recognize the 1866 Tennessee State Adjutant General's report. Additional comments by the editor] Submitted by Garry BREWER, P.O. Box 2025, Grand Junction, CO. 81502
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BREWER, Josiah, Pvt., Co. A, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USV, enlisted 2 Oct 1863, discharged 14 Oct 1864, Nashville, TN. Residence at enlistment was Wayland Springs P.O. and soldier was a farmer. He was 5'8", dark complected, with sandy hair and gray eyes. Soldier born 1 March 1838, Wayne Co., TN, and died 7 Aug 1928, Agra, OK. He married Susan Caroline RISNER on 2 Jan 1856, Wayne Co., TN by Rev. John L. CYPERT. wife died before 1923. Soldier applied under 543.544, 15 March 1884. In 1915 questionnaire the following children listed: Sarah J. BREWER, b. 2 Oct 1856; Artemess BREWER, b. 15 Nov 1858, died by 1898; D. D. BREWER, b. 15 Jan 1861, dead by 1898; Wiley J. BREWER, b. 25 April 1865; Lewis S. BREWER, b. 22 May 1869,; H. J. BREWER, b. 13 Jan 1871, dead by 1898; W. C BREWER, b. 2 July 1875, dead by 1898; and Zettie C. BREWER, b. 5 Feb 1879, dead by 1898.
Soldier lived at Gatewood, Ripley Co., MO in 1891. Soldier moved from TN to Vienna, IL in 1865, from IL to Stone Co., AR in 1865, from AR to Oregon Co., MO in 1872. Soldier lived Lincoln Co., OK 1923. Soldier stated he had been wounded in Sept 1864. He received a gunshot wound in left thigh while on scouting duty under Lt. McGLAMERY of Co. B. James A. CLARK, 48, Oregon Co., MO (n.d.) affidavit " I was in same unit. Brewer's brother was detailed to care for him following his return to camp." Affidavit from R. B. O'NEAL, 8 Jan 1894, Riply Co., MO. Submitted by Garry BREWER, P. O. Box 2025, Grand Junction, CO 81502
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BREWER, Richard M., Pvt. Co. E, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USV, enlisted 10 Dec 1863, discharged 10 May 1865. Soldier was a farmer, 5'9", fair complexion, light hair, blue eyes. Soldier born 26 May 1843, Wayne Co., Tn, died 9 April 1914, near Waynesboro, TN. Soldier married Sarah P. LAKEY on 31 March 1861, Lauderdale Co., AL by Rev. Enoch CANADY. Widow was 68 in 1914, died 2 June 1932, Waynesboro, TN, buried Walnut Grove Cemetery. Soldier applied under no. 628.542 and 843.886, widow no. 781.704. Children from questionnaire: J. H. BREWER, b. 31 Jan 1862; J. P. BREWER, b. 11 March 1864; Dora BREWER, b. 25 March 1870; M. J. BREWER, b. 16 March 1872; G. L. BREWER, b. 6 Feb 1874; Richard BREWER, b. 11 Nov 1878; T. L. BREWER, b. 5 Dec 1880; and Snow M. BREWER, b. 17 Aug 1887. Soldier stated he had always lived in Wayne Co., TN. From Special Commissioner's Report, names of comrades: James BREWER, D.D. DANLEY, Geo. K. BREWER, Co. was commanded by Cpt. HAMM, Lt. BROMLEY and Sgt. SHELTON. Birth of soldier certified by County Clerk as having been recorded in Family Bible. Affidavits filed by J. R. KELLEY and J. R. MELTON both of Waynesboro, 1914, certifying death of soldier; E. D. McGLAMERY Register of Vital Statistics concerning death of soldier. Mrs. N. D McGLAMERY, 82, 2 July 1914 Waynesboro, TN certified she had known widow since widow was 12 or 14 years old. E. D. McGLAMERY, compatriot, certified marriage of soldier. John FOUST, 70, Lauderdale Co., AL 24 June 1914 "went with soldier to get marriage license. That soldier and Sarah P. LAKEY were married at the residence of Ben. POWELL in the State of Alabama near the Tennessee State line on the last Sunday in April 1861 by Rev. Enoch CANADA, M.G. I was present and saw then married". T. J. BEDFORD, 37, 7 Jan 1891, Wayne Co., TN, Robert SMITH, 60, 7 Jan 1891, Light, Wayne Co.,TN; and J. E. COLE, Wayne Co. TN. Submitted by Garry BREWER, P.O. Box 2025, Grand Junction, CO 81502.
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BROMLEY, James J., 2LT, Co. E, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry. Soldier enlisted 15 Sep 1863, discharged 10 May 1865. Soldier died 28 March 1882, Wayne Co., TN. He married Ann E. BAILEY on 22 April 1860 in Lauderdale Co., AL, by Joseph BOURLAND, J.P. Widow was 48 in 1890 and died 16 Nov 1915. Widow No. 299.287, filed 15 Oct 1890. No children listed in application. No Questionnaire on file. Affidavits filed by John L. BROMLEY, brother of soldier, 10 Jan 1891, Lawrence Co.,TN; Joel J. STULTS, n.d. Light, Wayne Co.,TN.; James A. BROMLEY, nephew of soldier, Light, Wayne Co., TN Feb 1891; J. C. HOLLIS 1891, Iron City, TN; William M. HAMM, Iron City, TN 1891; Francis M. HOLLIS, 10 Jan 1891, married J. J. BROMLEY's sister. Letter from Pearl SPENCER, Post Master, Iron City, TN, certifying death of widow; Elizabeth HOLLIS 15 Oct 1890, near Light, Wayne Co., TN. and E. P. WLLIS, Pleasant Valley, Wayne Co., Tn 15 Oct 1890. Submitted by Garry BREWER, P.O. Box 2025, Grand Junction, CO 81502
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BROMLEY, Jasper P., Pvt, Co. E, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USV. Enclisted 31 Jan 1864, M.I. 12 April 1864, Clifton, TN, captured 1864 in Wayne Co., TN. Soldier was captured in Wayne Co., TN in 1864, not mustered out. P.O.W. records show him parolled at Vicksburg, Mississippi on/about April 21, 1865 and perished by reason of the explosion of the steam ship Sultana 27 April 1865. Soldier married Martha J. BREWER on 7 Oct 1852, Wayne Co., Tn by David C. WHITTEN, J.P. Widow was 30 in 1866. Widow applied for pension in 1866 for herself and children: James A. BROMLEY, b. 12 Sep 1853; William Samuel BROMLEY, b. 5 Feb 1855; Pinkney Randolph BROMLEY b. 13 Dec 1859; Jasper Newton BROMLEY, b. 21 April 1862 and Abraham Lincoln "Dodge" BROMLEY, b. 28 March 1864. Pension originally denied because death of soldier was "NOT IN LINE OF DUTY". Pension fianlly granted 21 June 1882. Widow married 2) to Wm. M. SWEENEY on 23 Aug 1867. Affidavits: Richard OLIVE and Solomon BREWER, 20 May 1879, Wayne Co., TN.; Pernina BROMLEY and Martha BROWN 10 May1879, Wayne Co., TN; A. J. BREWER and Archibald L. ROBERTSON, Wayne Co., TN 5 March 1866. "Widow stated on application that she had family Bible back to 1802." Submitted by Garry BREWER, P.O. Box 2025, Grand Junction, CO 81502
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CASH, Henry J. (C.) "Pony", Pvt. Co. A, 10th Tennessee Infantry, USV. enlisted 15 April 1862, discharged April 1865. Soldier was killed 29 Sep 1904 at Oliver Springs, Roane Co., TN. Soldier married 1) Russia BALDWIN who died in 1876/8, Rockwood, TN, married 2) Leann BAKER who died Jan 1884 and married third to Ada CUNNINGHAM RAY, on 31 May 1894 at Oliver Springs TN by G. W. SHELBY. Third wife was widow. She was born 15 April 1859 Blount Co., TN, and died 30 May 1925. Soldier's certificate 898,694, widows certificate 866, 949, 19 Oct 1904. Children of soldier: Gertrude, b. 4 Aug 1874; Ludie, b. 3 Jan 1882, married Mr. ROBINS; John Henry McKinley, b. 28 July 1897 and Levy, b. 9 May 1902. Affidavit from W. S. EDDE and Martha EDDE 55 & 54, n.d. Rockwood, Roane Co., TN, certify that soldier was married to Leann BAKER, sister to Martha EDDE. Additional information: per pension application and file of John T. CASH minor heir of Merritt C. CASH, Henry J. or "Pony" CASH was Merritt's brother. Submitted by Garry BREWER, P.O. Box 2025, Grand Junction, CO 81502
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CASH, Merritt C. , Corporal, Co. E, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USV also, Co. K, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USV. Enlisted 10 Dec 1863, discharged 27 June 1865. Soldier died 7 Dec 1871, Cypress Creek, Wayne County, Tennessee. He married on 20 Dec 1866, Wayne County, Tennessee to Mary E. HAYES. She married second to M. H. SHELTON on 14 Oct 1874, Wayne Co., TN. Soldier had two children: Mattie C., b. 23 Jan 1868 and John T. b. 23 Nov 1869. Children's claim no. 546.714, filed 29 March 1892, denied. [editor's note: This is a huge file. There are over 100 pages of affidavits and depositions. We will abstract the important points from each]. Richard M. BREWER, 53, 16 June 1896, "lived two miles from Waynesboro, TN, and was Pvt. Co. E, 2nd Tenn. Mtd. Inf. and a cousin to Merritt C. CASH. Family had measles after the war. Merritt CASH's father-in-law was John HAYES." Canzada BREWER, 53 and Eliza HOLT, 50, 15 April 1892, certified birth of children. In 1896, John T. CASH was living living at Threet, Lauderdale Co., AL, afterwards, Adamsville, McNairy Co., TN. Joseph HOLT, 53, and Eliza HOLT, 52, Whitten's Stand, Wayne Co., TN: "Merritt C. CASH left 2 children under 16: John T. CASH still living and Mattie C. CASH now dead, married Daniel E. SCOTT 17 Nov 1888 and had one child a boy, who is still living. Mattie died 9 Jan 1891, nearly 23 years of age." J. D. YEISER, M.D., Gillises Mills P.O., Hardin Co., TN. "became acquainted with CASH in the fall of 1866, was family physician. CASH died fall of 1871. His disease was pulmonary consumption, left wife and 2 children, oldest a girl about 3 and a boy about 2. Mother remarried in 1874 since died and dau. has since died." Letter from Mrs. P. A. CAMPBELL, no place, no date, concerning the death of Dr. L. D. HOGLE, Regimental Surgeon, 2nd TN Mtd Inf. stated he died 15 Sep and buried 18th in the National Cemetery six miles from Nashville, TN. Richard T. GRAY, 46, Whitten's Stand, Wayne Co., TN 14 Jan 1893; George M. BREWER, 1 May 1893, 51, Light, Wayne Co., TN "Soldier was hospitalized at Clifton, TN March 1865 attending physician was Lorenzo D. HOGLE, Reg. Surg. I served with CASH" Benjamin HAYES, 44, 23 Dec 1892, Whitten's Stand, Wayne Co., TN, "served with soldier"; Benjamin HAYES, 44, and Hiram HAYES, 39, Whitten Stand, TN, 21 June 1892; Joseph HOLT, 56, Farmer, Whitten's Stand, Wayne Co., TN 15 June 1896 "His [John T. CASH] mother and my wife are sisters". "his brother "Pony" CASH" served in Co. A, 10th Tenn." " Merritt CASH married John HAYES dau. in 1866." "I knew of one of his [Merritt's] brothers and one of his sisters dying of consumption." Canzada BREWER 56, 15 June 1896, widow "live near Whittens Stand, TN" "Claimant John T. CASH is my nephew ... mother was my sister, Mary, maiden name HAYES." "Older girl Mollie B, d. 9 Jan 1888?" "Claimant John T. CASH, b. 23 Nov 1869" "Merritt C. CASH died 7 Dec 1871". John HAYES, 14 June 1896 [concerning Merritt CASH] "Father, mother, brother and sister all died of consumption. One brother "Pony" still living". John HAYES, 77, 14 June 1896, Whitten Stand TN, farmer. "John T. CASH is my grandson" "Merritt married my dau. Mary ... married about Christmas 1866." "Merritt was first in SHIPMAN's Co. 2nd TN Mtd Inf. He was mustered out of this unit and reenlisted in my Co. Co. E, 8th Tennessee Mounted Infantry." "I was opposed to my daughter marrying him". Isaac W. HORTON, 73, 16 June 1896, Light, Wayne Co., TN. Farmer stated that Merritt's father was Thos. P. CASH and his mother was Nancy BREWER. Father's family had measles in 1862 when Merritt was still home. Had two sisters and a brother John who died of consumption. Benj. F. POWELL, 54, West Point, Lawrence Co., TN, 12 June 1896, "was corporal in Co. E, 2nd TMI, cannot remember Merritt CASH. There was a man in Co. __ by that name." Benjamin HAYES, 48, 13 June 1896, farmer lives 2 miles south of Whitten's Stand, Tennessee. "In March 1863 I went to Clifton and enlisted in Co. E, 8th TN Mtd Inf. Merritt C. CASH was in Co. E, 2nd TN Mtd Inf. He lived near the head of Butler Creek for two or three years after the war, marrying my sister in 1867 or 1868. Lived one year on Butler after marrying then moved to Cypress Creek. BREWERS and MARTINS related. to CASH" J. D. YEISER, M.D., 74, 19 June 1896, Olive Hill, Hardin Co., TN. "graduate of Medical School, University of Louisville, KY. Have been in practice 37 or 38 years." Aaron V. B. HOLT, 51, 24 July 1896, farmer, Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL"was private in Co. H, 2nd Tn Mtd Inf. Enlisted in fall of 1863, Waynesboro, TN, mustered out Galletin TN June 1865. Knew CASH who was member of Dick HAMM's Co. E. CASH was a corporal of the guard part of the time. After 4 July 1864 I was sent with part of the regiment from Clifton to Centerville, TN. I have never been in Clifton from that day to this." "Merritt married my cousin, John HAYES' daughter." John T. CASH, 27, 14 June 1896, farmer, Threet, Lauderdale Co., AL, "I was born 23 Nov 1869, father died when I was 2. I think my grandfather John HAYES, has a record of these dates. Out Bible was destroyed by fire. George Cate BREWER, Butler Creek, Tom MARTIN, Indian Creek and Taylor & Jack MARTIN, Butler Creek, are related to my father Merritt CASH."
In the report of the Special Examiner in this case there is a list of men who served with CASH. The list is dated 12 Sep 1895 and gives name, rank and current, 1895, address. This is the complete list:
Co. E Robert A. GUTHRIE, Capt, Farmer Valley, Perry Co., Tenn
William J. MOURTON, Corp., Fort Logan, Howard Co., Ark
George N. SMITH, Pvt. Hourley, Harrison Co., Tenn
James H. HILL, Pvt, St. Joseph, Lawrence Co., Tenn
Benjamin F. POWELL, Pvt, West Point, Lawrence Co., Tenn.
Andrew TATE, Pvt, Aldon, Perry Co., Tenn
Richard M. BREWER, Pvt, Waynesboro, Wayne Co., Tenn.
Murrill KIRTIS, Pvt, Cerro Cordo, Hardin Co., Tenn
Arch N. GOODMAN, Pvt, Bristow, Benton Co., Tenn
George M. BREWER, Pvt, Waynesboro, Wayne Co., Tenn.
William RICKMAN, Pvt, Cockrum[?] Dunklin Co., MO
Julius D. Pierce, Pvt., Butler, Johnson Co., Tenn.
Co. K Andrew B. HAMPTON, Capt., Burns, Cook Co., Texas
William H. WARD, 2LT, Heidalgo, Jasper Co., Ill.
James H. BRINKLEY, 1SGT, Gainesville, Green Co., Ark.
L. C. ROBINSON, 1SGT, Chickalah, Yell Co., Ark
William BECK, Pvt, Paragould, Green Co., Ark.
John J. BATEMAN, Pvt, Maple Creek, Carroll Co., Tenn
Robert C. BRINKLEY, Pvt, Dollar, Carroll Co., Tenn
Samuel C. WOODS, Pvt, Holladay, Benton Co., Tenn
Dennis R. SMALLEY, Pvt, Paducah, McCracken Co., KY
Zebeland G [or T] TANSIL, Pvt, Paducah, McCrackin Co., KY
John N. ROBERTS, Pvt, Metropolis City, Massac Co., Ill.
[It is interesting to note that a determining factor in approving or disapproving this claim was the fact that the initial payment to claimant was over $1600.00. This was mentioned several times in the reports of the special examiners. In the end, the costs to the Pension Office for Special Examiners and depositions were greater than what the actual payment to claimant would have been. editor] Submitted by Garry BREWER, P.O. Box 2025, Grand Junction, CO 81502.
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COPELAND, ROBERT H. , Pvt. Co. A, 10th Tennessee Infantry, USA. commanded by CAPT. Henry N. LEE. Soldier enlisted 6 April 1862, discharged at Greenville, TN 25 May 1965. Soldier was 6' fair complexion, with light hair and dark eyes. At enlistment, soldier was a farmer. Soldier born 22 Oct 1841, Wayne Co., TN d. 10 Nov 1912, near Waynesboro, Tennessee. Soldier m. 1) Sarah Jane CASTEEL, who d. 20 July 1870; m 2) Martha Ann MORGAN on 9 Sep 1871, Wayne Co., TN by Rev. W. A. KIMBRO. Martha Ann was 59 years old in 1912. Soldier's pension number 884.688. Widows Pension no. 753.205. Per 1898 questionnaire, soldier had the following children, all living: H. F. COPELAND, b. 13 Dec 1860; Martha C., COPELAND, b. 25 Sep 1865; H. J. COPELAND, b. 31 Jan 1868; F. E. COPELAND, b. 11 Feb 1873; G. L. COPELAND, b. 6 Feb 1875; W. W. COPELAND, b. 3 May 1877; L. L. COPELAND, b. 1 March 1879; J. L. COPELAND, b. 1 Dec 1880; R. L. COPELAND, b. 25 Feb 1885; E. M. COPELAND, b. 16 Jan 1888; Lissie COPELAND, b. 4 July 1890; and J. B. COPELAND, b. 29 Jan 1892. Original discharge in file. Soldier stated he lived in Wayne County, Tennessee between 1865 and 1912. J. E. COPELAND of Rt. 4, Waynesboro, TN and J. E. COLE, Waynesboro, TN witnessed widows application in 1912. No other information submitted. Submitted by James C. HARDIN, P.O. Box 849, Waynesboro, TN 38485-0849
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DAVIS, William Burdett, Co. F, 6th Tenn. Cavalry. volunteered at Bolivar, TN. Service dates not available. Lived at Cypress Inn, TN at enlistment. Date of birth and death not in submitted record. Married Lucy D. Smith on 17 June 1855, Wayne Co., TN by Rev. Jonathan Kelley, a Methodist clergyman. Lucy D. SMITH DAVIS died 1 Sep 1893. Record of children: Jessee T. DAVIS, b. 10 Oct 1857; Lucy Deborah DAVIS born 19 Jul 1868 (deceased by 1915); Mary Elizabeth DAVIS, born 16 Sep 1871(?); William Burditt DAVIS, b. 19 Nov 1873 (deceased by 1915); Joranah Eveline DAVIS b. 15 Apr 1876 (deceased by 1915); Josephine DAVIS b. 18 Dec 1878; Naomi Viola DAVIS b. 28 Oct 1881 (deceased by 1915); Daniel Walter DAVIS b. 2 July 1866' Gorgiana DAVIS b. 30 Apr 1858. Information from 1915 Veteran's Questionnaire from Pension Application file, copy submitted.
Additional information: William Burdett DAVIS born 20 Sep 1837, Wayne Co.,
TN, d. 28 Jun 1919, Tecumseh, OK, buried New Hope Cemetery, Tecumseh, OK.
Parents not known. Married Lucy D. Smith, 17 Jun 1855, Wayne Co. TN. She was
born 1838, AL, d. 1 Sep 1893, TN.
1. Jesse Thomas DAVIS, b. 10 Oct 1857, TN, married(?) 16 Aug 1877 to Martha Eleanor (Ellen) WILLBANKS, b. 1852
2. Georgia Anne DAVIS, b. 17 Apr 1860, Nixon, Hardin Co. TN, d. 31 Dec 1925, Tecumseh, OK, m. John Ledford Monroe NEIGHBORS (1831-1904) on 1 Jan 1889, Nixon, TN.
3. Martha J. DAVIS, b. 1863
4. Daniel Walter "Dan" DAVIS, b. 2 Jul 1866, m. Anne ____
5. Lucy Deborah DAVIS, b. 19 Jul 1868
6. Mary Elizabeth "Bettie" DAVIS, b. 16 Sep 1870, TN, d. 2 Feb 1939, Tecumseh, OK, m. 8 Feb 1903 in OK to James J. "Jeff" ASBILL (1881-?)
7. William Burdett DAVIS, b. 19 Nov 1873, d. 3 Mar 1884?
8. Joranah Eveline DAVIS, b. 15 Apr 1876
9. Josephine "Josie" DAVIS, b. 18 Dec 1879, m. 9 Dec 1900, Tecumseh, OK to Henry C. GUINN (1875-?)
10. Naoma Viola DAVIS, b. 28 Oct 1881, TN, d. 12 Apr 1902, m. Robert D. McKENZIE (1867-1943).
Information submitted by Louis T. DUNCAN, P.O. Box 550, Cornelius, NC 28031, LTDuncan@AeroResearch.com
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JORDEN DARNELL : PENSION ABSTRACT
AND OTHER INFORMATION.
By B. J. Darnell, P.O. Box 516, Savannah, TN 38372-0516
In a previous article, I described the search for "J. W. DARNELL, bushwhacker" referred to in the Wayne county Cemetery and Death Records book. (See the March 1994 issue of the Wayne County Historian.) Since then, I have received more information which proves my assumptions right. Here is an abstract of the Civil War Veterans pension application:
Soldier: Corporal Jorden DARNELL. Born: 1844
Father: Jorden DARNELL
Mother: Elizabeth BENNETT
Wife: Saletha DANIEL. Born 1844, Wayne County, TN
Wifes Father: Lot A. DANIEL
Wifes Mother: Catherine BREWER
Children: Catherine Elizabeth "Bettie" DARNELL, Born: 6 Jan 1861
John Jorden DARNELL, Born: 3 May 1864.
Unit: 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry Volunteers, USA, Co. "B".Joined: 15 Oct 1863, in Nashville, TN.
Mustered out: 17 Oct 1864.
Death: Dec 1864.Below are highlights from the Pension request documents, spelling exactly as found:
April 26, 1884
Respectfully returned to the Hon. Commissioner of Pensions:
On the Case of Jordan Darnell, Late Corpl, Co "B" 2 Tenn Mtd Vols, Selitha Darnell, Widow, in her claim filed Jan. 3, 1866, alleges that soldier "was killed by the enemy in a skirmish on or about 1st day of December, 1864, while in the service of the United States" in which Statement she is corroborated by Jas. H. Gambrel and Geo. Darnall who identify her.
In an affidavit executed May 4, 1864, E. D. McGlamery States that he was a Lieutenant in Co. B, 2 Tenn. Mtd. Vols; that said Co. B. Was mustered out Oct 14, 1864; that said Darnell at that date was absent, sick; and that about Dec 1st, 1864, said Darnell was killed in Wayne Co. Tenn. He further states that soldiers remains were buried within 3 miles of affiants residence, at the settlement graveyard.
January 10, 1868, Polk and William M. Daniel make oath that they were well acquainted with Corpl. Darnell; that he had an honorable discharge from said Co.. which discharge was destroyed by the party of guerrillas who killed him; and that his death occurred about Dec. 1, 1864.
No final statement of said soldier on file. (Auditor’s Signature)
This is an affadavit for Neighbors and General Purpose. (To prove children of Jordan and Saletha’s birth dates. )
State of Tennessee, County of Wayne.
In the matter of Henry C. Saxon, Guardian of the minor children of Jordan Darnal deceased/
On this 25 day of July A. D. 1883, personally appeared before me Justice of the peace in and for the aforesaid county, duly authorized to administer oaths, Elizabeth Darnal, aged 62 (Jorden’s Mother) a resident of said county, and Malinda Cantrell aged 44 years, a resident of said county well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit; and who being duly sworn, declare in relation to aforesaid case as follows:
"That they were present when Elizabeth (Catherine or Katherine daughter of Jordan and Saleetha Darnal was born and assisted and saw the said Elizabeth (C or K) daughter of said Jordan Darnal dressed and their recollection is that said Elizabeth (C or K) Darnal was born on or about the 6th day of January AD 1862. The fall of Forts Donelson, Henry, mark our minds with the time of said childs birth. Affiants states to following concerning the birth of John J. Son of said Jordan Darnal deceased. Affiant Elizabeth Darnal was at the house of said Jordan Darnal next day after said childs (John J. Son of Jordan Darnal) birth and affiant Malinda Cantrell was there at said house in one or 2 days after the said child was born and both affiants say they are certain that said child was the son of said wife of Jordan
All the circumstances surrounding Jorden DARNELL’s capture and death are not known. At the time of his capture and death, his former unit, the 2nd TN Mounted Infantry Vol’s had been ordered northward. He was apparently taken prisoner and later killed at the hands of Confederate Guerillas. He now rests in Butler Grove Cemetery near Collinwood in Wayne County, with a Civil War Headstone
Affidavit of Nathan M. BLACKWELL, aged 34 years, resides Wayne County, Tennessee 30 July 1883.
"That he was present and helped to take Jorden DARNELL up after the Rebels had taken him to the McGLAMERY place and killed him and buired him we found him indecently burried his clothing that he was killed in being buttoned and still remaining on him and no coffin and but little dirt over him the rebels kept a picket around the above named place and would not let his mother go in to get him till I suppose they heard that some federal force was coming and they left and she got me and others to go with her and take him up for the purpose of burrying him more decent They captured him just after HOOD's men passed through this county to Nashville dont remember exactly how long and killed him a little before their retreat from Nashville, Tenn. I cant tell the exact day but think it was not far from the first day of January 1864 from the times of the above named move of HOOD's army.
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DONNELLY/DANNELLY, Doctor D., Pvt., Co. B, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USV. enlisted 15 Oct 1863, discharged 17 Oct 1864, Nashville, TN. Soldier died 27 June 1905. Soldier married 21 Feb 1861 to Mrs. Nancy J. BREWER DANIEL, in Wayne County, Tennessee, Butler Creek by Esq, Asberry NEWMAN. Widow was 70 in 1905 and died 1 Feb 1911. She had first married Calvin? DANIEL who died 12 Oct 1857. Soldier's application No 908.320. Soldier's children per 1898 questionnaire: Mary Musgrove, b. 25 Dec 1861; Sarah Argro, b. 18 Nov 1863; Susan Elizabeth, b. 19 May 1867; Laura Alberter, b. 10 March 1872; Fronia Swain, b. 25 Sep 1876. J. W. MARTIN and M. M. MARTIN both of Wayne Co., TN witnessed widow's application in 1905. Affidavits: James ROBNETT and John H. COLE, both of mature years, Waynesboro, TN, "were members of same regiment". J. W. MARTIN 48, and M. M. MARTIN, 44, Star TN, no date. Submitted by Garry BREWER, P.O. Box 2025, Grand Junction, CO 81502.
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GOBBLE, JAMES D. F., Co. H, 10th Tennessee Infantry, U.S.A. Enlisted 3 Oct 1863, Nashville, TN; discharged 24 June 1865, Knoxville, TN. Soldier resided Wayne Co., TN at enlistment and was a farmer. He was 19 years old, 5'10" tall, fair complexion, sandy hair and hazel eyes. Soldier born 31 May 1844, Giles Co., TN and died 2 April 1922, Lawrence Co., TN. Soldier married Mary Catherine LUTTS, on 4 Sep 1866, Wayne Co., TN. Wife born 28 April 1845 Wayne Co., TN and died 7 Nov 1922, Wayne Co., TN. Soldier certificate no. 788.649 dated 8 June 1895; widow cert. nos. 118.4091, 103.9697 and 927.244, 4 Dec 1922. Children: Joseph A. GOBBELL, b. 13 Dec 1867; John C. GOBBELL, b. 5 Nov 1869; Thomas A. GOBBELL, b. 31 Dec 1872; Ciscero GOBBELL, b. 15 April 1879; Luler Bell GOBBELL, b. 7 Aug 1881; and Mattie Ann GOBBELL, b. 15 Nov 1884. Marriage certificate and death records for both James F. and Mary Catherine LUTTS GOBBLE in file. Submitted by James STOOKSBERRY, 160 N. Hood Rd., Lawrenceburg, TN 38464-0000.
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HOLT, AUSTIN M., Pvt. Co. H, 2nd Tenn. Mtd. Inf. U.S.A. Soldier enlisted 20 Dec 1863 at Waynesboro, TN. and was mustered in on 19 Jan 1864 at Nashville, TN; discharged 21 Jan 1865, Gallatin, Tennessee. Soldier resided Wayne County, TN at enlistment and was a farmer. He was 18 years old, 5'6", fair complexion, light hair and blue eyes. Soldier born 26 April 1847, Cypress Inn, Wayne Co., TN and died 26 Nov 1929. Soldier married 1) Harriett Jane BALENTINE on 26 June 1866, Wayne Co., TN. She died 19 Jan 1922, Cypress Inn, TN. Soldier married second Mrs. Sarah WHITE IRVIN on 29 Oct 1922, Collinwood, TN. Soldier's certificate no. 604.681 18 May 1899; and 441.959 17 May 1899. Soldier had the following children: J. H. HOLT, b. 10 May 1867; William HOLT, b. 3 Feb 1869; A. A. HOLT, b. 2 May 1871; Martha E. HOLT, b. 22 June 1873; M. G. B. HOLT, b. 16 Dec 1875; Nancy A. HOLT, b. 20 Sep 1882; Edna E. HOLT, b. 4 May 1882; I. A. HOLT, b. 19 April 1889; and Mary J. HOLT, b. 26 March 1891. Submitted by James STOOKSBERRY, 160 N. Hood Rd., Lawrenceburg, TN 38464-0000.
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JACKSON, James J., Pvt., Co. D, 2nd Regiment, Inf. Vols, USA. Soldier enlisted 10 Sep 1863 at Darnelle, AR. Discharged 8 Aug 1865, Clarksville, AR. At enlistment soldier lived at Pottsville, Pope Co., AK and was a Farmer. He was 26 years old, 6' tall, fair complected, had brown hair and blue eyes. Soldier was born 20 May 1837 in Wayne Co., TN. and died 9 May 1884, Pottsville, Pope Co., AR. Soldier married 26 Nov 1857, Wayne Co., TN to Mary W. STAGGS, b. 1841, Wayne Co., TN, d. 2 Feb 1921, Pottsville, Pope Co., AR. Wildow application no. 316385, filed 24 July 1890. Children of soldier and wife: Doro O. JACKSON, b. 7 Dec 1858, Fulton Co. AR; Zuella Clementine JACKSON, b. Sep 1860, Pope Co., AR; Sarah L. JACKSON, b. 1869 Pope Co. AR; Sherman J. JACKSON, b. Feb. 1871, Pope Co., AR; Lula A. JACKSON, b. 1873, Pope Co., AR; Mary Ardella JACKSON, b. 8 Feb 1875, Pope Co., AR; Ella Florence JACKSON, b. 19 Sep 1878, Pope Co., AR. Submitted by James C. SCOTT, Jr., Rt. 1, Box 67, Mitchell IN 47446
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LAKEY/LEAKEY, Harmon, Pvt, Co. B/D, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USV, CPT. S. H. MARTIN, enlisted 1 Sep 1863, place not given; discharged 19 Oct 1864, Nashville, TN. At enlistment, soldier was a farmer. In 1888 he is described as 45, height not given, light complexion, red hair, and blue eyes. Soldier died 18 Feb 1898. He married 1st [name not given], who died March 1864; married second to Sarah J. WILLBANKS on 12 April 1865 by Henry McGEE, JP Wayne Co., TN. Second wife died, Sep 1900. Soldier's certificate no. 676.499, 17 Oct 1888; widow's certificate, 464542, 1 March 1898. Affidavits filed: J. R. CHURCHWELL and Luke LEE, both of Waynesboro, TN witnessed original application on 17 Oct 1888; E. D. McGLAMERY & J. W. BRADY, both of Waynesboro, witnessed widow's application. N. B. BRYANT 38, Wayne Co., TN 14 April 1898; W. M. LEAKY, 50, Waynesboro, TN, 11 April 1898 "Sarah LAKEY is my step-mother"; Richard WILBANKS, 53, Waynesboro, and George SCOTT 77, Pleasant Valley, TN 2 May 1898; S. Y. SHANDS, 48, 1 Dec 1890 "have known Harmon LAKEY 27 years"; E. D. McGLAMERY and Alexander LUTTS both of Waynesboro, TN 30 June 1893. "Soldier received gun shoot wound in a shirmish with rebels near Loweryville, Hardin Co., TN on 10 Sep 1863. Submitted by Edgar D. BYLER, III, 201 First Ave N., Collinwood, TN 38450
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SCOTT, James I., Co. D, 2nd Rev. Ark Inf. Vol. USA. Soldier enlisted 10 Sep 1863, Dardanelle, AR and was discharged 8 Aug 1865 at Clarksville, AR. Residence at enlistment was Russellville, Pope Co., AR. Soldier was a farmer and described as 27 years old, 6', fair complexion, light hair and gray eyes. Soldier born 27 Feb 1836 Wayne Co., TN and died 28 Oct 1906, Pope Co., AR. Soldier married Susana MORPHIS 7 Sep 1854 in Pope Co., AR. she was born 24 Feb 1832, TN, and died 31 Dec 1914, Pope Co., AR. Soldier's application # 1057231, dated 4 Dec 1891; widow's # 623461, 12 Nov 1906. Soldier's children were Joseph Auguston SCOTT, b. 24 Aug 1855; John Green SCOTT, b. 6 Feb 1857; Rhoda Ann SCOTT, b. 17 Oct 1858/59; Mary Elizabeth SCOTT, b. 26 Mar 1862; William James SCOTT, b. 22 March 1864; Nancy Jane SCOTT, b. 1867; George Washington SCOTT, b. 27 Oct 1869; and Samuel SCOTT, b. 14 Feb 1872. Submitted by James C. SCOTT, Jr., Rt. 1, Box 67, Mitchell, IN 47446.
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SHIPMAN, Charles W., Pvt, 1LT, CPT, Co. D, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USV and Co. E, 8th Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USV. enlisted 2 Oct 1863, commissioned 1LT on 2 Feb 1864 to fill original vacancy; commissioned Captain 4 April 1864; commissioned Capt Co. E, 8th TMI on 13 May 1865. Mustered out and discharged 1 Sep 1865. Soldier was 53 in 1891 and 54 in 1892. Soldier died 8 March 1901. Soldier married Erastus Armintha Jane ARRENDELL on 17 Jan 1867 in Hardin Co., TN by William DOREN, JP. Widow was 54 in 1902, and died 22 Oct 1914, Clifton, TN buried Clifton Cemetery. Soldier commanded post of Savannah, TN from 13 May 1865 until 1 Sep 1865. Affidavits: James T. MORGAN 39, Clifton, TN and John E. SMITH 36, Clifton, TN, 30 Nov 1901, stated "soldier fell dead on a public road in Clifton of what was thought to be heart failure.". W. P. HAGGARD 60, Clifton, TN and C. C. STRIBLING 57, Clifton, TN 30 Nov 1901; Mrs. M. J. PATTERSON, 59, Olive Hill TN, 25 Dec 1901, reference marriage; Mrs. N. A. FARRIS, 51 Martins Mills, TN, 4 Jan 1902, reference marriage. Submitted by Edgar D. BYLER, III, 201 First Ave N., Collinwood, TN 38450
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SIMS, Robert H. C., Pvt, Co. H, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USV, CPT. Geo. E. HUCKABA. Soldier enlisted 16 Jan 1864 and was discharged 17 April 1865, Nashville, TN.. Soldier was 19 at enlistment, 5'8", dark complexion, black hair and dark eyes, a farmer. Soldier born 15 Nov 1844, Wayne Co., TN and died 14 Dec 1827. Soldier married Jemima Catherine COPELAND on 3 Aug 1865, Wayne Co., TN by Rev. John ALEXANDER. Soldier's certificate no. 816679, filed 1 Nov 1891. Ed PARKER was guardian to soldier in 1920's. Soldier's children were Mahulda Isaphine SIMS, b. 16 Aug 1866; Dorotha Wade SIMS, b. 18 Sep 1871, and May Belle SIMS, b. 11 May 1879. Affidavits: John H. COLE, of Waynesboro, TN & James F. JOHNSON, of Stout, TN, witnessed original application in 1891. Carmel C. GRIGGS and J. W. THOMPSON witnessed request for increase on 1 Dec 1927. Included in file is certified copy of the births recorded in soldier's father's Bible. Soldier's father was Matthew J. SIMS, record follows: H. E. J. SIMS, born Tuesday Dec. 18th 1838; Matthew J. SIMS born Monday Sept 7th 1840; Frances E. SIMS, born Sunday Oct. 16th 1842; R. H. C. SIMS, born Friday Nov. 15th 1844; Zachery T. SIMS, born Wednesday Feb. 10th 1847; Winfield S. SIMS, born Friday June 1st 1849; Lucindia J. SIMS born Wednesday Sep 17, 1851; Dorthy A. SIMS, born Thursday Apr 6 1854; Sarah M. C. SIMS, born Tuesday Jan 20th 1857; Melinda Tennison SIMS born Tuesday Aug. 2 1859. Harvey BROMLEY, Clerk of County Court certifed copy of record. Submitted by Edgar D. BYLER, III, 201 First Ave N., Collinwood, TN 38450
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STOOKSBERRY, ROBERT, Co. F, 6th TN Inf. U.S.A. enlisted 10 March 1862, Boston, KY, discharged 25 May 1865, Nashville, TN. Soldier was a farmer at enlistment. Soldier d. 10 Nov 1879, Wayne Co., TN. He married Jane SHARP 5 Aug 1846, Campbell Co., TN. Soldier's pension no. 256.143, dated 27 Sep 1878; widow's cert. no. 294.804, 24 June 1882. Only child listed under 16 years of age at soldier's death was Wm. Sherman STOOKSBERRY, b. 4 July 1866. Submitted by James STOOKSBERRY, 160 N. Hood Rd., Lawrenceburg, TN 38464-0000.
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GORDON, David P., Private, Co. C, 2nd TN Mtd. Inf. USV., enlisted Nov 1863, Nashville, TN, discharged Jan 1865. Soldier was born 19 Apr 1845, near Clifton, Wayne County, Tennessee. His description was 5'2", fair complexion, light hair and blue eyes. Soldier died 28 Oct 1904. Pension File No. 775259, filed for increase of pension, 28 Jun 1904, Wayne Co., TN. No name of wife or children in the copies submitted. Submitted by Mitzi, L. MORGAN, 206 N. Greeno Rd., Fairhope, AL 36532.
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KIMBRO, William W.,
Private, Captain Isaac N. Alexander's, Co. K, 46th Ohio Infantry Volunteers,
USA., enlisted 10 Mar 1862, Savannah, TN, discharged (disability) 23 Sep 1862,
Memphis, TN. Soldier made application for disability pension on 7 Mar 1876 (app.
no. 233.987) Wayne Co., TN. He was 46 years old, 5'10" tall, fair complexion,
brown hair and brown eyes. Soldier died in the 12th Civil District, Wayne
County, Tennessee on 18 May 1877. Wife's name was Hannah Ray, who died before 6
Sep 1888. On 5 Jun 1887, Elihu D. McGlamery, as guardian for Theodosia A.
Woolley and Joseph Jason Kimbro filed for survivor's pension. Theodosia Ann
Kimbro was born 18 Sep 1867, married to William Woolley on 10 Aug 1884, Wayne
Co., TN, living at Aetna, Hickman County, Tennessee on 28 Aug 1888. Joseph Jason
Kimbro b. 18 Jul 1870. Henry A. Helton and Joseph G. Berry of Waynesboro, Wayne
County, Tennessee witnessed original application in 1876. Soldier stated "that
he first took what is sometimes called lung fever which resulted in hemorage[sic]
or bleeding at the lungs and that he is still effected with said disease. That
he was in hospital tent when the Battle of Shiloh took place and oweing to the
great numbers of wounded and the scarcity of house, room or shelter, he was
placed out in the weather without tent or covering, which caused his present
disease as he verity believes." Soldier was treated at Pittsburg (Shiloh) Tenn
from 2 April 1862 until 8 Apr 1862. That he had resided in Wayne County,
Tennessee since the war and was a minister of the gospel and a farmer. Original
disability discharge in file.
Affidavit filed by John E. Horton age 23, Wayne Co., TN, 6 Sep 1888: that he married Rebecca E. Kimbro on 2 Nov 1884 and that she was about 20 years old and the daughter of said soldier by his wife Hannah. That Rebecca died 19 Nov 1887 leaving a child Hannah Horton who was 3 years old last August 6th.
Several copies of certified marriage licenses:
John A. Lee to Cordelia Kimbro, 18 July 1877 by John Griggs, JP
William Woolley to Theodosia A. Kimbro 7 Aug 1884 by R. P. Kilburn, JP
John E. Horton to Rebecca Kimbro 5 Nov 1884, by G. W. Whitten, JP.
Affidavit of Wm. W. Kimbro
State of Tennessee, Wayne County§ I Wm W Kimbro being duly sworn depose and say that I am and have thus far been unable to procure the affidavit of the Regimental Surgeon or of a commissioned officer of my company giving nature and origin of my disability for the following reasons: The officers and soldier of said Regt were all strangers to me when I enlisted and I made but few acquaintances among them afterward. Dr. McFaddin who examined me I learn is dead and if any other surgeon of the Reft is living I am unable to find out where he resides. I have written or caused to be written several letter to my Captain (I. N. Alexander) who did reside at Van Wirt Ohio but I have been unable to hear from him or obtain his affidavit. Robert N. Dial, a neighbor of mine who enlisted with me and who was sick in the same Hospital tent where the shiloh battle was fought has since died and consequently I cannot produce his evidence. And that the said Laborn Prince is the only member of the company now living in this community or whose address I have been able to obtain except Henry Weaver who was wounded in said battle and was afterwards discharged and is now a resident of my county but he informs me that he remembers only that I was examined and pronounced sound at enlistment and that I was sick in Hospital when the Shiloh battle took place. He was there wounded and saw me no more until after my discharge. //s// William M. Kimbro
Affidavit of Laborn Prince
State of Tennessee Wayne County§ I Laborn Prince being duly swore depose and say that I reside in Wayne County, Tennessee. That I have been personally acquainted with Wm. W. Kimbro for 26 years or longer, that I was with him while he was a private in Company K, 46th Ohio Volunteer Infry. That I was myself a private in said company. I know he, the said Wm. W. Kimbro, was examined by Dr. McFaddin when he enlisted in said company and he was pronounced sound in body and received into the service. Said Regiment and Company was then at Savannah, Tennessee within thirty or forty miles of where we then resided and where we reside now. The reason we enlisted in an Ohio Regiment was as follows: we were Union men and fled for refuge to the federal forces as soon as they were within our reach and immediately enlisted in the service.
That soon after his enlistment and before the Shiloh battle in which the Regt was engaged, the said Wm. M. Kimbro was taken sick and was in a "hospital tent" when the battle took place. The tents were torn down and I suppose the sick took the weather. I next saw Wm. Kimbro when he returned to the Regiment at Lafayette Station Tennessee about the month of July. he was then in bad health, but insisted on performing light duty in his company which he did for a time up to about the 20th Sept 1862 when he was discharged by season of his bad health. I state that he never was in good health or fit for regular duty after the battle of Shiloh so far as I known and I saw him often after the month of July 1862 and have lived near him since the war. I knew him well before his enlistment and he was then a stout and apparently healthy man.
I further state that I have no interest in his claim for pension. //s// Laborn (his X mark) Prince. Test: John Griggs, James F. Gobbell.
Submitted by Mrs. Phyllis Kimbro Cata, 2525 McConnell Court, Joplin, MO 64804
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SMOTHERMAN, James Washington, Private, Co. C, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USV. Soldier enrolled 19 Jan 1864, place not given; discharged 21 Jan 1865, Gallatin, Tenn. Soldier was 52 years old in 1890. Soldier died 9 Feb 1891, near Clifton, Wayne County, Tenn. Soldier married 1st, name not given and had four children. Soldier married 2nd Miss Martha Wilson on 27/28 July 1881, Hardin County, TN at the home of Ephraim Burris J.P. Widow remarried to Zach Newel by 1896 and living in Gibson County, TN. Soldier and Martha had two children: a son who died and Fanny, who was born 30 Jul 1882 at about 3 o’clock in the morning. Soldier filed for disability pension 28 Jul 1890, but died before action taken. Widow applied under application no. 515.104 4 May 1891. W. B. Tilghman (age 55 - 1896, of Kenton, Obion Co., TN) was guardian for minor child, Fanny and filed Minor Orphan application 641.856. Affidavits filed by W. P. Julian, age 53, Clifton Wayne County, TN on 14 May 1891; Archy Prater, age 50, 1st CD, Wayne Co., TN, 19 May 1891; M. M. Conway, age 39, 1st CD Wayne Co., TN, 30 May 1891; James Howard, age 60, 1st CD, Wayne Co., TN, 30 May 1891; James Dicus, age 65, and Isham Walker, age 50, 10 Oct 1891; Frank Collins, age 37, Rutherford, Gibson Co., TN 11 Jun 1898; and Mrs. N. E. Brison, age 60, Rutherford, Gibson Co., TN, 14 Jun 1898. Affidavit of Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson, age 62, 2nd CD Gibson Co., TN, 22 Aug 1898 "I attended the birth of Fanny Smotherman and said child was born July 30th about 3 o’clock a,m. 1882. Submitted by Mrs. Mary Edith Wood, 220 Brookwood Dr., Greer, SC 29651.
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BROWN, Reuben G., Co. D, 2nd TN Mtd. Inf. U.S.A., Enl. 22 Sep 1863, Savannah, TN., resided Wayne Co., TN. No date of disch. given. Soldier b. 1837, Tennessee; d. 29 Oct. 1864, Centerville, Tennessee; m. Francis Elizabeth ALLEN, 1 Apr 1857, Wayne Co., TN. Widow married 2) Lewis TILLER, on 27 Dec 1866, Wayne Co., TN. Children: Elizabeth J., b. 22 Feb 1860; James W., b. 28 May 1862. Children's pension #148.398 & 168.634, filed 30 Oct 1864. Elizabeth GREESON, midwife, certified birth of children. John L. GREESON appointed guardian. Contributed by Jerry W. Murphy.
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BROWN, William H., CPT, Co. D, 2nd TN Mtd. Inf. U.S.A., enl. 15 Sep 1863. "Commissioned by Gov. Andrew JOHNSON of Tennessee to recruit for the 2nd Reg. Mtd. Ind. Vol." Was wounded in left leg, above the knee, by a "notorious Rebel band known as that of SMITH and McCANLESS" who were hiding in William ROBERTSON's farmhouse, 8 miles east of Savannah; was wounded before being mustered into service." Height 5'11", fair complexion, dark hair, blue eyes. Soldier b. 13 Dec 1821, Maury Co., TN; d. no date given; no children given, but did have children. Affidavits: C.W. SHIPMAN, age 62, Clifton, Wayne Co., TN, 5 Jan 1901; Riley PATTERSON, Hardin Co., TN 19 Mar 1902. Contributed by Jerry W. Murphy.
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HALE, Bennett, PVT, Co. C, 2nd TN Mtd. Inf., U.S.A., enl. 10 Dec 1863, Waynesboro, TN; mustered in 19 Jan 1864 at Nashville. Soldier died in service 17 Sep 1864, Wayne Co., TN of Typhoid Fever. Soldier married Drupina WARD on 11 Oct 1830 at the home of Zamariah WARD in McNairy Co., TN. Widow # 155.253, filed 5 Dec 1867. Children: Safrona Ann, b. 14 Oct 1852, only surviving child under 16 years in 1867. Affidavits by Mary Ann MONTAGUE, James WEBB, Thomas CLAYTON, John KIRBY, W.P.M. WOLF. M.D., 10 Jan 1876 certified death of soldier. Andrew J. ROBERTS, CPT, 11 Jan 1876, certified service and death. Contributed by Shirley Newborn.
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HALE, Granville M., PVT. Co. K(H), 6th TN Cav., U.S.A., enl. 9 Sep 1862, Bethel, TN; soldier died 31 Mar or 5/29 Jan 1863, Army Hospital, Jackson, TN. Information from Casualty Report signed by Co. commander, CPT Joseph G. BERRY. Contributed by Mrs. Shirley Newborn.
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HARPER, Robert, PVT. Co. B, 1st ALA Cav. U.S.A., commanded by CPT Phillips STURNBERG. No info on enlistment; soldier killed in action 7/8 Mar 1863 at Corinth, MS. Soldier was 39 years old, 5'4", fair complexion, black hair and yellow eyes? and a farmer at enlistment. Soldier married Nancy LANE on 31 Nov 1851, Walker Co., AL, by John Gamble, M.G. Pension # 152.244, filed 26 Jan 1866, Marion Co., AL. Children: Rubin G., b. 24 Jan 1853; William A., b. 26 Sep 1854; Sarah E., b. 29 Aug 1856; Robert H., b. 7 Apr 1858; Mary J., b. 11 Jan 1860; Martha S., b. 29 Mar 1863. Affidavits: Thaddeus WALKER & James R. TUCKER, 26 Jan 1866, certified marriage (courthouse burned during war); Certificate from Probate Judge John BROWN of Walker Co., AL; Martha TAYLOR & Nelson WALKER, Oct 1868, certifying marriage; Sarah McWHIRTER, Delila TUCKER & Matilda TIDWELL, 8 Jun 1871, Winston Co., AL certified birth of children. Family lived in Eldridge, Walker Co., AL in 1866. Widow died 4 Nov 1906, Wayne Co., TN. Contributed by Carolyn Harper.
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HILL, Ambros, Private, Co. A, 10th Tennessee Infantry, USA, enlisted 20 Apr 1862, Waynesboro, TN and was discharged with disability on 10 Jan 1863, at Camp Andrew Johnson, Nashville, TN. At enlistment soldier was a resident of District 15, Wayne Co., TN, and by occupation a farmer. He was 18 years old, described as 5 feet, 2 inches tall, fair complexion, light hair and gray eyes. Soldier was born about 1844 in Alabama and died 7 Nov 1865 in Wayne Co., TN. Never married. Parents Cason and Nancy HILL filed survivor’s application 823179 on 3 Apr 1905, Cyclone, Wayne Co., TN. No other information in file. Submitted by Jimmy Hill.
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HOLLIS, James M., 4th SGT, Co. E, 2nd TN Mtd. Inf, U.S.A. commanded by CPT Robert GUTHRIE. Soldier enl. 10 Nov. 1863, place no given; disch. 10 May 1865, Nashville, TN. Description in 1890: age 57, 5'8", fair complexion, dark hair, blue eyes. Soldier died, 28 Feb 1906, Indian Territory. Married 1) Misnare or Missouri C. HOLLIS who died 1860, Arkansas. Soldier married 2) Mary Ann BEVINS or BIVINS, 19 Jan 1861, Wayne Co., TN by Sylvester SHIELDS. Soldier pension # 915.972. Widow pension # 847.668, filed in 1906. Widow age 68 (1906); no date or place of death given. No children listed. Affidavits by A.C. RAIFORD, 30 ,cIntosh Co., OK 1909; F.M. HOLLIS, 74, Iron City, Lawrence Co., TN 30 Dec 1908; J.C. HOLLIS, 76, Iron City, Lawrence Co., TN, 30 Dec 1908; T.H. CHANCELLOR, S. Carolina, Ind. Terri. 29 Mar 1890; W.T. HARPER, S. Carolina, Ind. Terri. 29 Mar 1890; Arthur E. RAIFORD & Ossie RAIFORD, Eufaula, Indian Terri. 19 Apr 1906; Lucius G. McINTOSH and Wm J.B. MOOORE, certified that soldier died 28 Feb 1906 at his home 15 miles west of Eufaula, Ind. Terri.; W.B. HOLLIS and J.D. HOLLIS, Clay Co., ARK, 1908, witness to death of 1st wife. Soldier lived in S. Carolina, Toboxus? Co. Ind. Terri. in 1890. Widow lived near Eufaula, Western Dist., Ind. Terri. in 1906. She stated they left Wayne Co., TN in Nov. 1878. Contributed by Barbara J. Gregor.
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THROGMORTON, John Culpepper, Co. C, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USV. Soldier enlisted on 1 Dec 1863 in Waynesboro, TN. He was 43 years old at enlistment and was a resident of Wayne Co., TN. Soldier was captured by rebels in Maury Co., TN on 1 Oct 1864, paroled at Vicksburg, MS on 29 Apr 1865 and admitted to Cumberland General Hospital, Nashville, TN on 3 Jul 1865 where he died 26 Jul 1865. Soldier married Virginia Couch on 22 Jul 1841 in Bedford Co., TN. She was born 14 Nov 1821, place of birth not given, and died 22 Aug 1886, Wayne Co., TN. Widows Application no. 125177 filed 2 Oct 1865, Waynesboro, TN. Children listed in pension application: Patience R., b. 14 Feb 1850; Harriet L., b. 12 Aug 1853; Martha V., b. 7 Jul 1855; John Williamson, b. 9 Apr 1857; Nancy Tennessee L.8 May 1859; James Shelby, b. 27 Jan 1861 and Pauline Paralee, b. 12 Jan 1863. Submitted by Jimmy Hill.
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BUTLER, Patrick Henry, Co. E, 2nd Reg. U.S.A. / Rebel Volunteers, enl. 6 Oct 1864, Rock Island, IL; disch. 7 Nov 1865, Ft. Leavenworth, KS. Soldier was a farmer, description in 1864: age 40; 5'7", dark complexion, dark hair, grey eyes. Soldier b. 12 Aug 1826, Shelby Co., AL; d. 18 May 1908, Wayne Co., TN. Married Agnes T. DANIEL, 1 Oct 1850, Lewisburg, Marshall Co., TN. Pension Certificate #421996 on 14 Aug 1882, Wayne Co., TN; Application #458168. Children: Frances, b. 5 Oct 1854; Mary, b. 30 Dec. 1859; T.C., b. 20 Feb 1862; J.R., b. 30 Jul 1869. Affidavits by E.A. SPAIN, age 48, Pleasant Valley, TN 5 Dec 1891; E.R. YEISER, M.D., age 41, Houston, TN 8 Jul 1892; Thaddeus L. MONTGOMERY, age 49, Cypress Inn, TN 20 May 1891; George HANDLEY, age 63, Cypress Inn, TN no date given. Pension began 26 Aug 1882 at $4.00; increased to $12.00 on 5 Jul 1893.
Patrick states in pension file he was conscripted into Confederate service in Fayette Co., AL in 1863. Military record states he was captured by Union forces on 26 May 1864 near Decatur, AL. From Decatur he was next documented in Nashville, TN 30 May 1864; shipped from Nashville to Louisville, KY 4 Jun 1864; shipped from Louisville to Rock Island, IL; arrived at Rock Island 6 Jun 1864. On 6 Oct 1864 he signed an oath of allegiance to the U.S.A. and received $100 bounty and assigned to one year of frontier service. He is documented at Fort Riley, KS and Fort Leavenworth, KS.
E.A. "Eli" SPAIN stated in his affidavit that he was in service with Patrick Henry BUTLER and records show that both were incarcerated together at Rock Island, IL; they also signed oaths of allegiance seven days apart and served afterward in the same regiment. Patrick Henry BUTLER and wife are buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Wayne Co., TN. Submitted by John Russell Butler, 5620 Middle Cypress Rd., Iron City, TN 38463.
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MURRY, Silas, PVT. Co. A, 1st TN Inf. U.S.A., enl. 2 Aug 1861, place not given; disch. 17 Sep 1864, Nashville, TN. Soldier was farmer, description in 1907: age 70; 5'10", fair complexion, black hair, blue eyes. Soldier b. 19 Feb 1837, Campbell Co., TN; date and place of death not given in file. Married Feby WALLACE, 6 Sep 1857, Campbell Co., TN, by Hamilton S. GRANT. Children: John, b. 23 Jun 1858; Morandy, b. 10 Nov 1859; Mary, b. 9 Jun 1861; Lewis, b. 9 May 1864; Zebedee, b. 14 Jan 1866; Sarah E., b. 7 Sep 1867; Peter, b. 21 Sep 1869; Millen, b. 15 Oct 1872; Catherine, b. 2 Oct 1873; Thomas, b. 24 Feb 1876; Fransis [sic], b. 2 Jan 1878. Soldier lived at Cypress Inn, Wayne Co., TN in 1907. Pension # 756.836. Affidavits by James H. MARTIN, Wayne Co., TN 20 Mar 1907; J.H. PIGG, Wayne Co., TN 20 Mar 1907; L.A. HARDIN and W.T. BECKHAM, n.d. Wayne Co., TN. Contributed by Mrs. Martha A. Stout.
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HILL, James M., Pvt. Co. A, 10th Tenn Inf. USA. Enlisted 16 Apr 1862, Waynesboro, TN. Discharged 20 Jun 1863, Nashville, TN. Soldier was 49 years old, 5'9" tall with dark complexion, black eyes and grey hair, occupation a farmer at time of enlistment. Place of residence at time of enlistment: Whitten’s Stand, Wayne Co., TN Soldier was born 1813 in Lincoln Co., TN. Date of death and place of interment not given in file. Wife’s name: Lucinda. Children listed: Robert HILL, Andrew HILL. No other information on family. Pension application number 485893 filed 2 July 1883 At Peters Landing, Perry Co., TN. Other information: listed as being a musician. Submitted by Jimmy Hill.
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HILL, James H., Co. E, 2nd Regiment Tenn Mtd. Inf. USA. Enlisted 10 Dec 1863. Discharged 10 May 1865, Nashville, TN. Soldier was 6'0" tall with dark complexion, dark hair and blue eyes. Soldier was born 1848, Lauderdale Co., AL. Soldier died 29 Feb 1912, Lawrenceburg, TN. Wife's name: Unis L. Daughtry Hill. Wife died 28 Aug 1915, Lawrence Co., TN. Married 5 Sep 1865, Giles Co., TN. Pension application number 750368 filed 2 Mar 1891 in Lawrence Co., TN. Widow's Pension application number 983371 filed in Lawrence Co., TN. Children listed: George (age 33), Henry (age 21), Houston (age 14), Nancy Ann (age 11). Submitted by Jimmy L. Hill.
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