Civil War Veterans Buried in Wise County, Texas  

This study by David Smith is in alphabetical order by last name. 
Only Section one is below.
Several additions have been sent in and added to this list.
There is SO MUCH good information if you find a relative here!

(Civil War 1861-65 - From Cliff D. Cates' book Pioneer History of Wise County, Page 126 - "Out of a voting population of about 700, upwards of 400 had sought service in the Confederate Army, with only a paltry few left to stand guard against the Indians.")

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David Smith of Baytown Texas spent several years researching the Civil War Veterans buried in Wise. The whole paper is 322 pages.

Version:  Thur., 7/28/2005  

Goals: Create as complete a list possible of the Civil War veterans buried in Wise Co., TX and locate the graves of those veterans.

Appreciation:  I would like to applaud the efforts of Rosalie Gregg (of the Wise County Historical Museum in Decatur, TX), LaDarla Keith and Sue Tackel for their outstanding work and help with this project. Without their efforts this project would not have been possible for me.

Apology: This work is far complete and is “stopped in midstride.” It has proved to be simply too big a project for me given the little time I am able to give to it and my geographic distance from resources in Wise County, TX and Austin, TX. So I am passing it on with the hope that others can take it and further it on from here.

Author:  David Smith – 7114 Seminole St. – Baytown, TX – 77521; sccwvets@yahoo.com

Outline of paper:

1.       Known Civil War veterans buried in Wise Co., TX (alphabetical with complete info).

2.       Known Civil War veterans buried in Wise Co., TX (by cemetery & with unit info only).

3.       Veterans buried in Wise Co., TX (sorted by allegiance).

4.       Men buried in Wise Co., TX, but which I know nothing regarding their military status (whether they were veterans or not).

5.       Men buried in Wise Co., TX who I know were not Civil War veterans.

6.       Civil War veterans who lived in Wise Co., TX late in life, but as of yet their graves have either not yet been found inside the county or they have been located outside of Wise Co., TX (those located outside the county appear in italic type).

7.       Cemeteries in Wise Co., OK.

Abbreviations:

·         1890 TVC = "1890 Texas Veterans Census Index " (Sterling Public Library in Baytown, TX -  R929.3764 D579).  

·         BMC  =  Membership list of the Ben McCulloch Camp # 30 UCV in Decatur, TX (as listed in the

Wise County Messenger, 7/18/1902).

·         CDHTB = Chaplain Davis and Hood's Texas Brigade - edited by Donald E. Everett (Principa Press, 1962) [Sterling Public Libray in Baytown, TX - 973.742 D263].

·         CICSRCS  =  Microfilm Consolidated Index to Compiled Service Record of Confederate Soldiers.

·         Crute = "Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute (Clayton Genealogical Library in Houston, TX - 973.742 C957 USA).

·         CV  =  Confederate Veteran magazine.

·         FBR = * Funeral Book Records for Wise Co., TX (http://homepages.ntws.net/sites/wisemuseum).

·         HSC = History of Stephens County by Stephens County Historical Society, 1983 (Sterling Public Library in Baytown, TX -  R929.376653 H673).

·         PHWC = * Pioneer History of Wise County by Cliff D. Cates, 1907.

·         RCS  =  The Roster of Confederate Soldiers – Janet B. Hewett, editor.

·         RUS  =  The Roster of Union Soldiers – Janet B. Hewett, editor.

·         TNCPA = "Index to Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications” (Sterling Public Library in Baytown, TX - R929.3768 i38).

·         TVMW = Texas Volunteers in the Mexican War - Charles D. Spurlin (Eakin Press, 1998) [Sterling Public Library in Baytown, TX - 973.624 S774]

·         TW = "Texas in the War" - Marcus Wright & Harold Simpson (Sterling Public Library in Baytown, TX - R976.405 W952).

·         TXCPA = "Index to Applications for Texas Confederate Pensions” (Sterling Public Library in Baytown, TX - R929.3764 K55).

·         Woodruff = Letter (8/20/2004) from W.B. Woodruff, Camp Adjutant of the A.S. Johnson SCV Camp # 983 in Decatur, TX listing the men buried in Wise Co., TX for whom that camp has provided grave markers, plaques, ceremonies, etc.

·         Remarks in orange indicate places where further work needs to be done.

1. CW veterans buried in Wise Co., TX (alphabetical & complete info)

 

Akin, Stephen Lewis

b.10/28/1843; d.5/12/1911.

CSA, 8th Georgia Infantry Battalion, Co.C; Private.

Keeter Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Stephen’s first marriage may have been to “Martha Timmons” on 10/10/1865 in Cherokee County, Georgia. His second marriage was to “A.C. (Ellis) Wilson,” a widow. He does not appear to have a TX CSA pension application.  His grave has a military marker at this time. 

 

The CSA, 8th Georgia Infantry Battalion was organized with six companies in the early spring of 1862 at Savannah, Georgia with some of the men being from Adairsville, Bartow, Gordon and Thornburgh Counties. It became of States Rights Gist’s Brigade and was a part of things at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta, Franklin and Nashville. Late in the war it was consolidated with the 2nd Georgia Sharpshooters Battalion and the 65th Georgia Infantry Regiment and was included in the surrender on April 26, 1865. It was commanded by Lt. Colonels Asahel Littlefield, Leroy Napier, Jr., J.T. Reid and Zachariah L. Watters.

 

Sources:

·         http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm

·         http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html

·         http://www.rootsweb.com/~gacherok/marriage/query250.htm

·         http://www.gencircles.com/users/nellh/1/data/49

 

Akin, William Boone

b.3/16/1816; d.1/13/1894.

USA?  or  CSA?

Keeter Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

W.B. married “Nancy Ellenor Ellis” about 1841 in Cass County, Georgia. He was a Mason. He does not appear to have a TX CSA pension application. His grave does not have a military marker at this time. 

 

A very wild guess follows: there is a "William B. Akin" who served in the USA, 30th KY Infantry Reg., Co.F -  could that be this man???

 

Sources:

·         http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html

·         http://www.gencircles.com/users/nellh/1/data/50

 

Albritton, Asa Travis

b.1832; d.1909.

CSA, 55th Georgia Infantry Regiment, Co.G; Private.

Paradise Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

A.T. may have been born in Randolph County, Georgia. He is listed on the company roll as of 5/1862, but there is no later record of him. His TX CSA pension application ("Asa T. Albritton") for Wise Co., TX was rejected, but I have not seen it so I do not know why it was rejected. His grave has a military marker at this time. 

 

The CSA, 55th Georgia Infantry Regiment was organized on 5/17/1862 with most of the men having come from Hall, Jackson and Walker Counties. C. B. Harkie being elected as Colonel in command with A.W. Persons to serve as Lt. Colonel. The 55th was active in East Tennessee in mid-1862 and as a part of Heth's division it entered Kentucky. Returning to East Tennessee, it served in that department until it was surrendered with the rest of the garrison of Cumberland Gap on 9/9/1863. The portion of the regiment that was not captured served as prison guards at Andersonville (Georgia), Salisbury (North Carolina) and Florence (South Carolina). By a Special Order dated 2/26/1864, Lt. Col. Alexander W. Persons was assigned to duty as Commandant of the Post at Andersonville. This order also included the command of the prison guard and charge of the Federal prisoners at Camp Sumter, near that post.

 

Yet to do: check this pension and see why it was rejected.

 

Sources:

·         http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm

·         http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html

·         http://home.earthlink.net/~bwjohnson/csa/ra_aveng.htm

 

Allen, John M.

b.2/10/1843; d.8/13/1902.

CSA, 5th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment (McKenzie's), Co.F (or "Co.A" according to marker); Sergeant.

Willow Point Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

John served from 8/15/1862 to 1865. He was a Mason. He married a woman with the initials "S.A." (b.4/19/1846; d.8/6/1923). He does not appear to have a TX CSA pension application. His grave has a military marker.

 

The CSA, 5th Tennessee Cavalry (McKenzie’s) Regiment was organized in 12/1862 with the 13th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion serving as its core. Most of the men were from Blount, Bradley, Cocke, Hamilton, Hawkins, Meigs, McMinn and Polk Counties.  McKenzie’s 5th served in Scott's, Humes', H.B. Davidson's, and H.M. Ashby's Brigade. After skirmishing in Kentucky it fought at Chickamauga, McMinnville, Shelbyville and Philadelphia. It later saw action in Alabama, Georgia and Kentucky and went on to see service in the Carolinas campaign. At the surrender, McKenzie’s 5th surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. Colonels George W. McKenzie and John B. McLin served as commanders of this unit.

 

Sources:

·         http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm

·         http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html

 

Allen, Thomas R.

b.10/23/1846; d.4/2/1928.

CSA, Well’s Texas Cavalry Battalion; Co.I

Sycamore Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Missouri, Thomas was brought to Denton County, TX when he was just over one year old (1847). Enlisted in 10/1861. He states that he was “transferred in 1864 to the CSA, Colonel Beard’s Cavalry regiment, was captured and made a POW” and was a prisoner of war at the time of the war’s end.  Note: Scanland’s Squadron, Co.A., Texas Cavalry became Wells’ Battalion, Texas Cavalry, Co.A.  After the war, he served as a justice of the peace, sheriff, tax assessor and county commissioner. Graduating from the St. Louis College of Physicians & Surgeons in 1891 he went on to become a doctor.  He was married to “Rhoda C.” (b.6/17/1846; d.3/4/1908). Guess - there is a “Thomas R. Allen” who served in the CSA, 12th Texas Cavalry Regiment, Co.I – could this be the same man as the one buried in Wise Co., TX?

 

“I enlisted in October 1861 and surrendered . . . to General Reynolds of the U.S. Army at Ft. Gibson in April 1865 and was released from custody at Fort Leavenworth, KS in June 1865. . . . I first enlisted in Captain Scantlin’s Company, which was Co.A. in Welles Battalion Cavalry . . . was transferred to Capt. Shoemake’s Company in the fall of 1863 and served one year and was transferred to Beard’s Company [W.A. Beard – Well’s Texas Cavalry Regiment; Co.I], with which I surrendered. . . . I was detailed to work in the hospital during the winter of 1862.” (from his TX CSA pension application)

 

“The CSA, Wells' Cavalry Battalion [also called CSA, 34th Battalion) completed its organization at Doaksville, Indian Territory, during the fall of 1863. Attached to the Trans-Mississippi Department, the unit primarily skirmished the Federals in the Indian Territory. During March, 1864, part were stationed at Fort Arbuckle and part at Fort Washita. Early in 1865 it was reorganized as Wells' Cavalry Regiment, but it was soon dismounted and ordered to Houston. It was included in the surrender in June. Lieutenant Colonel John W. Wells was in command.” (www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/regiments.htm)

 

Sources:

PHWC; pp.285-286,444
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html
TX CSA pension application (#38093) from Denton Co., TX (approved on 3/20/1922).

 

Allison, James William

b.1844; d.1903.

CSA.

Sandhill Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

James married "Elizabeth" (b.1849; d.1939). James has a "rejected" TX CSA pension application from Wise Co., TX.  His grave does not have a military marker at this time.

 

Yet to do: check this pension and see why it was rejected.

 

Sources:

·         BMC (listed as "J.W. Allison")

·         http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html

 

Allison, Samuel Gillaspie

b.1/14/1834; d.3/22/1905.

CSA, 28th Texas Cavalry Regiment (aka: 1st Lancers; Randal's), Co.C (on 4/26/1862); Corporal.

CSA, 11th Texas  Infantry Regiment (Robert's), Co.E.

Garvin Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

Samuel entered the CSA, 28th Texas Cavalry Regiment at Carthage, TX on 4/26/1862. Later he transferred to the 11th TX Infantry (Robert’s) Regiment and served with that unit for the duration of the war. He married a woman with the initials "K. J." (b.10/2/1843; d.2/2/1929).  Samuel moved to Texas about 1883.  He was a Mason. His widow, K. J., has a TX CSA pension application (Wise County, TX - #39254). Samuel’s grave has a military marker at this time. 

 

The CSA, 28th Texas Cavalry (Randal’s) Regiment (aka: 1st Texas Lancers) was organized in the late spring of 1862 with about 1,000 men divided into twelve companies (one of these companies being transferred in 1864 to the 19th Texas Infantry Regiment). Some of the 28th’s members were from Fairfield and Shelby Counties. Soon after organization, the unit was dismounted and assigned to Polignac's, Randal's, and Maclay's Brigade in the Trans-Mississippi Department. Consequently, it was active in a variety of conflicts in Louisiana and Arkansas. The 28th was heavily engaged at both Mansfield and Pleasant Hill in addition to seeing combat at Jenkins’ Ferry. The 28th did not surrender, it having disbanded before the end of the war. The 28th was commanded by Col. Eli H. Baxter and Col. Horace Randal.

 

In the winter of 1861-1862, the CSA, 11th Texas Infantry (Robert’s) Regiment was assembled in Houston, Texas, many of the men having been recruited in the towns of Clarksville, Henderson and Marshall, as well as from Cherokee and Shelby Counties. Having first been assigned to the Army of New Mexico, it went on to serve in H. Randal's and Maclay's Brigade in the Trans-Mississippi Department. The 11th skirmished in various places in Louisiana, suffering 4 killed, 15 wounded and 32 missing at Bayou Bourdeau. During the Red River Campaign, Company A (comprised of 3 officers and 42 men) was captured. The 11th moved to Arkansas and fought at Jenkins’ Ferry. Moving on from there, it was  stationed at Shreveport, Louisiana, and later Hempstead, Texas. The 11th disbanded at Hempstead in 5/1865. Colonels A. J. Coupland, James H. Jones and O.M. Roberts commanded the 11th.

 

Sources:

·         TX CSA pension application # 39254

·         http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm

·         http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html

 

Appling, James H.

b.8/16/1828; d.3/10/1914.

CSA, 9th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, Co.A; Private.

Crafton Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

James’ grave marker states that he was a "Sgt." He was probably related to two other men named "Appling" who served in the 9th Arkansas Infantry. He married “Ellen J.” (b.?; d.1/16/1899).  His grave has a military marker at this time.

 

In 7/1861, the CSA, 9th Arkansas Infantry Regiment was organized at Pine Bluff, Arkansas. It soon became known as the "Parson's Regiment" because it had forty-two ministers on its roster. Its companies were primarily composed of men from Ashley, Bradley, Drew, Jefferson and Union counties. The 9th fought at Belmont and then moved east of the Mississippi, seeing an active role in the conflicts at Shiloh (where it suffered 17 killed and 115 wounded), Corinth and Coffeeville (where it suffered 16 more casualties). Later, it saw action at Champion’s Hill and Jackson before being captured at Port Hudson on 7/9/1863. After being exchanged and assigned to General D. H. Reynold's Brigade, the unit participated in the campaigns of the Army of Tennessee at Kennesaw Mountain, Nashville and Bentonville (it losing many men as disabled in these last two actions). The 9th surrendered on 4/26/1865 having been led by Colonels John M. Bradley and Isaac L. Dunlop.

 

Sources:

http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html

 

Arwine, David L.

b.4/24/1844; d.10/26/1930.

USA, 145th Indiana Infantry Regiment, Co.H (or "K"?); Private.

West Bridgeport Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

David was born in Brown County, Indiana. At the time of his enlistment, he stood 5 ft., 10" tall and had a fair complexion with dark hair and blue eyes.  His wife’s name was "Amanda E." (b.11/26/1866; d.3/25/1904). During the war, David was assigned to permanent garrison guard duty in Indiana. He died in Lubbock County, Texas. His grave does not have a military marker at this time.

 

The USA, 145th Indiana Infantry Regiment mustered in on 2/16/1865. It served in Nashville (Tennessee), Chattanooga (Tennessee) and Dalton (Georgia) in 2/1865. It skirmished at Spring Place on 2/27/1865 and 4/20/1865. A detachment of the 14th also skirmished near Tunnel Hill on 3/3/1865.  It served on railroad guard duty at Dalton, Marietta and Cuthbert (Georgia) until 1/1865.The 145th mustered out of service on 1/21/1866. During the course of its service, the 145th suffered the loss of 70 men from disease.

 

Sources:

·         http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm

·         1890 TVC, p.2b (living in Bridgeport)

·         http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA

      pension application).

·         e-mail correspondence with Theresa Weddell (< bweddell@prodigy.net >) in 12/2002.

 

Auvenshine, Elias

b.6/15/1830 (original grave marker says "1827"); d.7/14/1889.

USA, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry, Co.F; Private.

Bethel -Rhome Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

His wife’s name was "Gatsey" (b.2/24/1830; d.2/22/1882).  His grave does not have a military marker at this time. 

 

The USA, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment was organized at Helena, Arkansas and Pilot Knob, Missouri in 7/1862. It was on duty at Helena (Arkansas) until 4/1863, at Fayetteville (Arkansas) until 7/1863 and at Cassville (Missouri ) until 9/1864. It’s work of scouting and rooting out of guerillas caused it to be involved in many skirmishes. It was involved at Little Blue, Big Blue, Marais des Cygnes, Charlot and Newtonia. The 2nd was mustered out on 8/20/1865.

 

Sources:

http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (spelled "Auwenshine, Elias")

 

Bailey, Horace Coleman

b.10/19/1840; d.1/4/1903.

CSA, 18th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Co.K,L; Private.

Rush Creek Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served from 1861 till end of the war.  Moved to TX in 1876.  Worked as a farmer in Wise Co., TX.  Married to "A.E."  He (#09369) and his wife (#18559) both have approved TX CSA pension applications in Wise Co., TX.  His grave does not have a military marker at this time. 

 

The CSA, 18th Alabama Infantry Regiment was completely organized in 9/1861 at Auburn, Alabama. The men were recruited from Butler, Coffee, Coosa, Covington, Jefferson, Pike, Shelby, Talladega and Tuscaloosa Counties. It was first attached to the Department of Alabama and West Florida, but then was moved to Tennessee in 3/1862. Assigned to J.K. Jackson's Brigade, the 18th took an active part in the first day of the fight at Shiloh, suffering the loss of about 20 men killed and 80 wounded (out of 420 engaged). The 18th fought with the Army of Tennessee from Chickamauga to Nashville. At Chickamauga, the 18th lost 22 of its 36 officers and about 300 out of its 527 men in killed and wounded. At Missionary Ridge, the 18th lost around 90 men, most of them captured and lost about 100 more at Franklin, most of them being captured. Returning to Mobile in 1/1865, the 18th participated in the defense of Spanish Fort. It was included in the surrender of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana on 5/4/1865 at Meridian, Mississippi. Its field officers were: Colonels E.C. Bullock, James T. Holtzclaw, Eli S. Shorter, and James Strawbridge.

 

Sources:

TX CSA pension application # 09369 (approved in 1900)
http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html
http://www.geocities.com/coh41/18Al.html

 

Bailey, William F.

b.12/25/1828; d.9/13/1908. 

CSA.

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Sarah A." (b.6/1/1836; d.5/2/1899). Does not have a military marker.  Note, he is not the man who has a TX CSA pens. appl. [#18548] from Wise Co., TX.

 

Baits, George Edward

b.1841; d.1903.

CSA.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Martha Jane" (b.1849; d.1943).  Here is a wild guess - there was a "George E. Baits" who served as a Private in the CSA, 44th Tennessee (Consolidated) Infantry Regiment, Co.B – could this the same man???  His grave does not have a military marker at this time.

 

Yet to do: check the pension and see why it was rejected.

 

Sources:

http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm
BMC ("G. E. Baits")
www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (widow "Martha Jane" has a "rejected" TX CSA

pension application from Wise County, TX)

 

Baker, Andrew J.

b.4/9/1841; d.5/8/1914.

CSA.

Paradise Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Member of "U.C.V." (b.1841; d.1925). He has a TX CSA pension application from Wise Co., TX (#20112) and his wife, “Martha,” has one, too from Wise Co., TX (#27900). His grave does not have a military marker at this time.

 

Yet to do: check these pensions.

 

Sources:

BMC.
E-mail correspondence with Verna Banes (vbanes@cox-internet.com) in 8/2004.

 

Banks, Andrew H.

b.8/24/1844; d.7/4/1915.

CSA, 1st Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman’s) Battalion, Co.K; Private.

Paradise Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Washington County, Arkansas. Claimed to have served from Spring 1862 to May 1865 (having been discharged at Fort Smith, Arkansas) and that the company he served in was formed in Washington County, AR. Married "Alice H. Baker" (b.about 1848 in New Bufflow, Indiana; d.?) on 8/6/1871 near Fayetteville, Arkansas.  A farmer by occupation. Moved to TX about 1877. Moved to Paradise, TX about 1889 or 1890. His grave does not have a military marker at this time. [[587]]

 

“The CSA, 1st Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman’s) Battalion (aka: 1st [Stirman's] Battalion Sharpshooters; formerly “Brooks' 1st Arkansas Cavalry Battalion”) was organized during the summer of 1862. The unit fought at Port Gibson and Vicksburg. It was captured at Vicksburg on 7/4/1863. After being exchanged, it returned to Arkansas and became known as “Stirman's Arkansas Cavalry Battalion.” The unit was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Henry W. Bridges and Ras Stirman.”

Yet to do: check this pension.

 

Sources:

http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has TX CSA pension applications – #28982 [his – approved on 9/1/1914] & #31875 (widow - "Mrs. Andrew H. Banks" – approved on 8/24/1915) from Wise Co., TX.
e-mail correspondence with a g-grandchild < hinher@ntws.net >

 

Barnes, Joseph Bennett – b.7/21/1835; d.10/22/1888.

CSA, 23rd Texas Cavalry (Gould’s) Regiment, Co.E.

Hyde Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

 

The CSA, 23rd Texas Cavalry (Gould’s) Regiment was formed during the spring of 1862 with men from Centerville, Denton, Cooper, Palestine, and Clarksville, and Bowie and Hopkins counties. It was assigned to H. Bee's and DeBray's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department, and fought in various conflicts in Louisiana. In January, 1864, the unit contained 33 officers and 451 men, and later took an active part in the engagements at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. It was included in the surrender in June, 1865. The field officers were Colonel Nicholas C. Gould, Lieutenant Colonels J.A. Corley and Isaac A. Grant, and William R. Caton.

 

Sources:

e-mail from Vicki Reynolds (jmt4t9r@htcomp.net) in 3/2003
PHWC, p.123
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application, but there are several "J. Barnes" who could be this man)

 

Barnett, Elisha Green – b.6/1/1848; d.3/21/1939.

CSA, 5th TX Cavalry Reg., Co.K (“Cathey’s Co.”).

East Bridgeport Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in “West Tennessee.” Moved to Texas about 1856. In his TX CSA pension application he claimed to have served “Company K, Cathey’s Company, under whom I served in the Military Service, disbanded during the latter part of year 1864” and that this was a “Cavalry” unit.  His two witnesses (Mrs. B.F. Simmons of Oklaunion, TX [his sister] and G.W. Barnett of Pontotoc, OK) in the TX CSA pension appl. state that he “was located in Texas and helped protect the people on the frontier from Indians and other marauders.” He said he enlisted in Acton (Hood County), Texas.  However, a letter from the AG’s office in Washington (enclosed in his TX CSA pens. Appl. file) states: “No record has been found of his service, capture or parole as of Co.K, 15th Texas Cavalry, CSA, of which organization W. H. Cathey was Captain.” The pension was, however, approved. Moved to Wise Co., TX about 1889. He owned no home or property at the time of his pension application. Married to "M. A." (b.10/10/1849; d.9/15/1925).  He has an approved (on 8/1/1929) TX CSA pension application for Wise Co., TX (#45914).  Has a military marker.

 

“Our home was near Acton, Texas, and my Brother’s Company under Captain Cathey was encamped near our home for some time and to my certain knowledge . . . They broke camp and left for the West to fight Indians. Two years after this time my brother Elisha Green Barnett returned home and I remember him telling us of the last engagement with the Indians on the North Concho River. They had several companies in this engagement and the captain of one of the companies named Captain Gillintine was killed and my brother with others brought his body back to the old Chism Ranch on the Colorado River and buried it. . . . Another incident I remember was the return of my brother and Henry Frasier [our neighbor] and they brought with them a horse and saddle of our neighbor Jesse Stewart who was killed in battle and I remember our family taking the horse and saddle to his people and telling them of his death.” (statement from his sister, Mrs. B.F. Simmons” of Oklaunion, TX dated 7/22/1929 found in his TX CSA pension application file)

 

Sources:

www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm
www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html
Woodruff.

 

Barnett, William H. - b.2/20/1845; d.11/25/1922.

CSA, 1st Mississippi Light Artillery Regiment, Co.C; Private. 

Anneville Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Georgia.  Enlisted on 4/23/1862.  His military marker says "Co.E .  Captured at Vicksburg & paroled there on 7/7/1863.  Married "F. M." (b.1/?/???; d.8/??/????) on 4/25/1883.  Moved to TX in 1872.  He and his wife both have approved TX CSA pension applications.  Has a military marker.

 

Sources:

TX CSA pension application #38661 (widow) & #25085 (approved in 1914)
http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html

 

Barrick, Alexander H. – b.12/11/1828; d.2/25/1895.

USA, 53rd Illinois Infantry, Co.B,H; Private.

Paradise Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Has a military marker.

 

Sources:

·         http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm

·         1890 TVC; p.4a (listed as "Alexander M."; living in Paradise).

 

Bates, William W. – b.10/24/1843; d.5/12/1921.

USA?  or  CSA?

Alvord Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Was a Methodist preacher ("Rev." on headstone), perhaps even before the Civil War.  Married to "E. F." (b.2/8/1849; d.4/20/1898).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources:

·         PHWC, p.56; * 1890 TVC, p.4a (listed as "William W. Bates"; living in Alvord)

·         http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (he is not the "William W. Bates" with a TX CSA pension application [#13028] from Panola Co., TX).

·         PHWC, p.56.

 

Baugh, A. G. – b.5/13/1834; d.1/5/1919.

CSA, 12th Missouri Cavalry Regiment, Co.I; Private.

Thomas Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Kentucky.  Served with the 12th Kentucky Cavalry (enlisting on 8/15/1862), but was transferred to the "Engineer Corps" in 2/1864.  Said to have served in “Col. Upton Hays” outfit.   Served till the end of the war.  Married to "Mary A." (b.4/10/1837; d.5/15/1918).  Moved to TX in 1875.  Worked as a farmer in Wise Co., TX.  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources:

·         TX CSA pension application # 20346 (approved in 1911)

·         http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html

·         http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm

 

Bayne, Matthias T. – b.6/8/1842; d.12/10/1890.

CSA, 23rd Texas Cavalry (Gould’s) Regiment, Co.E; Private.

Hog Branch (Stokes) Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted at the same time as C.C. Leonard (who served as a witness to Bayne’s service on on Bayne’s widow’s TX CSA pension application [#33394]). Served from 1862-1865. Note: his death year according to his widow’s TX CSA pension application is “1896.” Lived in TX since 1852.  Married “S. L.” (b.? in Gentry Co., Missouri; d.11/11/1932 in Cottle County, TX) on 11/14/1869 in Wise Co., TX.

 

Sources:

·         http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (widow has a TX CSA pension application [#33394] from Donley Co., TX approved on 10/9/1916)

·         http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm

 

Beatty, Alvin C. – b.6/5/1833; d.3/28/1899.

CSA, 17th Arkansas Infantry Regiment (Griffith's), Co.E; 1st Lieutenant.

Pella Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

He does not appear to have a TX CSA pension application.  Has a military marker.

 

Sources:

http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm
http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm

 

Beauchamp, Finis Dudley - b.11/15/1825; d.6/12/1893.

CSA, 10th Mississippi Cavalry, Co.D; Captain.

Aurora cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Lawrence Co., Alabama.  Married to Caroline (1829-1915).

 

Sources:

http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application)
headstone photo [[386]]
historical marker at Aurora cemetery (which gives testimony of his Confederate military service)
e-mail correspondence with a ggg-grandson (Robbie Fields) in Feb. 2003 at: < robbie@elp.rr.com >
http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (listed as “Dudly Beacham”)

 

Bennett, Solomon – b.?; d.?

CSA, 9th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, Co.G; Private.

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Has a military marker.

 

Sources:

·         http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm

 

Berry, John S. – b.3/10/1833; d.4/5/1893.

CSA, 23rd Texas Cavalry (Gould’s) Regiment; Co.E; Corporal.

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married "Julia A. E." (b.2/10/1833; d.2/14/1908).

 

“The CSA, 23rd Texas Cavalry (Gould's) Regiment was formed during the spring of 1862 with men from Centerville, Denton, Cooper, Palestine, and Clarksville, and Bowie and Hopkins counties. It was assigned to H. Bee's and Debray's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department, and fought in various conflitcs in Louisiana. In January, 1864, the unit contained 33 officers and 451 men, and later took an active part in the engagements at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. It was included in the surrender in June, 1865. The field officers were Colonel Nicholas C. Gould, Lieutenant Colonels J.A. Corley and Isaac A. Grant, and William R. Caton.” (www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm)

 

Sources:

PHWC, p.123,450
www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm
www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application)

 

Blanton, James W. – b.about 1834; d.2/8/1884 (according to gravestone).

CSA, 1st Arkansas Cavalry Regiment (Fagan's-Monroe's)(aka: 6th Arkansas Trans-Mississippi Cavalry), Co.E; Captain / field surgeon.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Son of Jacob Blanton (who was a doctor & a preacher).  Brother of John Burgess Blanton. Enlisted either on 5/26/1862 in Brownsville, AR or on 7/4/1861 (latter date is on widow's TX CSAPA).  Was a doctor ("Dr." on headstone).  Married on 9/24/1868.  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources:  E-mail with kin, Lee Rottler (< lrottler6@home.com >); * TX CSA pension application #42266 (widow's); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html.  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Blanton, John Burgess – b.2/24/1839; d.4/25/1904 (according to gravestone).

CSA, 1st Arkansas Cavalry Regiment (Fagan's-Monroe's)(aka: 6th Arkansas Trans-Mississippi Cavalry), Co.E; Sergeant (& field surgeon?).

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Son of Jacob Blanton (who was a doctor & a preacher).  Brother of James W. Blanton.  Enlisted on 5/26/1862 in Brownsville, AR (according to gg-grandson).  Dropped from the rolls on 8/20/1864.  Record states: “John Burgess Blanton Acting Assistant surgeon of Monroe’s Arkansas Cavalry having been rejected by Army Medical Board will have his name dropped from the rolls and from this day will cease to be an officer of the ?A.C.S.”  However, the TX CSA pension application states that he served in the CSA, 27th Texas Cavalry, Co.A (aka: 1st Texas Legion Cavalry; aka: "Whitfield's Legion").  Married on 9/24/1868 (according to TX CSAPA).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources:  * E-mail with gg-grandson, Lee Rottler (< lrottler6@home.com >); * TX CSA pension application # 42266 (widow's); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html.  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Blythe, Edward A. - b.1830; d.1878.

CSA, 31st Texas Cavalry Regiment (Hawpe's), Co.E; Captain.

Marker in the Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX, but body is buried in the State Cemetery in Austin, TX.

 

BLYTHE, EDWARD A. (1831~1922) Edward A. Blythe, Confederate veteran, was born in Tennessee in 1831. At the age of 10, in 1841, and presumably with his parents, Edward moved to Texas. The family appears to have settled in Wise County, between the city of Fort Worth and the present day Texas / Oklahoma border.

 

On March 20, 1862, Edward, at age 32, enlisted in the Confederacy and helped Trezevant C. Hawpe organize a Texas cavalry regiment. On April 9, Hawpe was elected Colonel of the regiment and Edward was elected Captain of his own company, Capt. Edward A. Blythe’s Company, Hawpe’s Regiment Texas Cavalry. After being mustered into the Confederate Army on May 14, 1862, Hawpe’s Regiment became the 31st Texas Cavalry and Edward’s company became Company E.

 

During the War, the 31st Cavalry served in Arkansas, Missouri and the Indian Territory, present day Oklahoma, and was dismounted on November 1, 1862. Hawpe, who appeared to have not agreed with the order to dismount, resigned his commission as colonel and Frederick J. Malone replaced him.

 

After being sent east of the Mississippi River, the unit was later remounted and fought at the battles of Poison Spring and Cabin Creek and was included in the June, 1865 surrender. Other than the above unit history, no other information is known about Edward’s experiences during the War.

 

After returning to Wise County, Edward worked as a merchant in Decatur. On January 17, 1913, after the death of his wife, he moved to Austin to live in the Confederate Men’s Home, where he lived for more than nine years. On March 10, 1922, at age 90, he was transferred to the Austin Lunatic Asylum, now called the Austin State Hospital, where he died on May 12, 1922. He was buried in the Texas State Cemetery the next day.

 

Information taken from: Confederate Home Roster; Compiled Military Service Records; Civil War Soldier and Sailor System website at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss; "HAWPE, TREZEVANT C." The Handbook of Texas Online. [Accessed Thu Jun 26 11:31:42 US/Central 2003]; Austin State Hospital Records; and Death Certificate #15719. (http://www.cemetery.state.tx.us/pub/user_form.asp)

 

He has a military marker in Wise Co., TX (Oaklawn Cemetery).

 

Sources: * PHWC, pp.122,134,173,223,438-439; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (he obviously does not have a TX CSA pension application, for he died before these pensions were issued); * PHWC, p.35,122134,173222-223,320,438-439; * Woodruff; * e-mail correspondence with Jane Johnson (JJCNC@aol.com), a descendant of his, on 1/31/2005; * http://www.cemetery.state.tx.us/pub/user_form.asp.

 

Bogy, Joseph Vetoe – b.10/29/1841; d.7/25/1914.

CSA, Farris' Battery, 2nd Missouri Light Artillery (Clark Artillery), Sergeant [having transferred sometime in 1863 from 1st Field Battery, Arkansas Artillery (McNalley's); Sergeant].

East Bridgeport Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Jefferson County, Arkansas. Enlisted on 12/7/1861, at Little Rock, Arkansas - Captured and paroled at Vicksburg on 7/4/1863 as a Sergeant in “McNally’s Arkansas Artillery” - Paroled at Gainesville, Alabama on 5/10/1865 in Farris’s Battery, 2nd Company Missouri Artillery (according to AG’s letter in TX CSA pension application). He states that he served with “King’s 2nd Missouri Battery,” was “transferred from McNalley’s Arkansas Artillery to King’s” and was discharged in “April 1865 with Joseph E. Johnston.” McNalley’s 2nd Missouri Battery was a part of Johnston’s Army, Forrest’s Cavalry, Jackson’s Division.  One of his witnesses for his first TX CSA pens. appl. (which was rejected due to his having too much property) was “J.C. Hierschapeil  of Jefferson County, Arkasnas” who served with Bogy in the 2nd Missouri Battery (McNalley’s). Married "Ruth" (b.4/26/1843 in AL; d.2/27/1926 in Hedley, TX [Donley County] of pneumonia) on 11/1/1865 in Alabama.  Moved to TX in 1874. A farmer by occupation. "U.C.V." engraved on headstone.  He and his wife have TX CSA pension applications in Wise Co., TX (#16983 [approved on 8/31/1909] & #29231[approved on 9/1/1914], respectively).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * Woodruff.

 

Bourden, B. C. – b.1/12/1844; d.4/18/1903.

CSA

Lone Star Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

A wild guess – there was a "Benjamin C. Bourden" who served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the CSA, 1st North Carolina Heavy Artillery Battalion, Co.B – could this be the same man???  Married to "Florence" (b.10/16/1846; d.8/17/1908).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * BMC; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html  (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application).

 

Bowers, John Roe – b.4/2/1838; d.4/1/1918.

CSA, 43rd Tennessee Infantry (Gillespie’s) Regiment (aka: 5th East Tennessee Volunteer Regiment), Co.F; 2nd Sergeant (transferred from 62nd [aka: 80th] Tennessee Infantry Regiment).

Alvord Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Tennessee (“Rone” [sic?] County). Moved to Texas in 1877. Lived in Wise Co., TX since the early 1880’s. He states that he served about one year (1862-1863), starting out in the CSA, 43rd TN Infantry Regiment, Co.F, then was  transferred to the CSA, 62nd TN Infantry Regiment and was captured at the fall of Vicksburg and paroled at that time. However, according to a letter from the AG’s office in Washington (included  in his TX CSA pension application file) the order is reversed: “John Bowers was mustered in as a 2nd Sergeant of Co.G, 62nd , also known as the 80th, Tennessee Infantry, C.S.A., and that he was transferred January 4, 1863 to Co.F, 43rd Tennessee Infantry, C.S.A. On the company roll for July and August 1863, the last on file, he was reported as absent on parole. . . . The Union records of prisoners show that this man was captured and paroled on July 4, 1863, at Vicksburg.” His first filing for a TX CSA pension application was rejected on 4/21/1915 because he had “too much property.” He was later approved on 5/16/1917. Married to "Mary E." (b.9/11/1842; d.12/1/1906).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#34146] from Wise Co., TX [listed as "John Bowers"] approved on 5/16/1917); * http://home.earthlink.net/~gmartin55/43tnroster.html; * http://haysco.net/brooks/.

 

Bowlin, Newton Rhea – b.1847; d.9/7/1926.

CSA, 25th Virginia Cavalry Regiment, Co.H; Sergeant.

West Bridgeport Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted on 10/3/1862 and was paroled at Cumberland Gap, Kentucky on 4/28/1865 (“nothing being found on record to show when, where or under what circumstances he became a prisoner of war.”). He is listed as “Rhey Boling” in some official records. His letter stating that he would not take up arms against the Union again are included in his widow’s TX CSA pension application file and is signed “Rhea Boling.”  Married "Margaret" (b.12/19/1861 in Cuba, Missouri; d.7/27/1933 in Gaines Co., TX) on 3/29/1879 in Grayson Co., TX.  His widow has a TX CSA pension application (#43468 – widow – "M. M.") from Wise Co., TX (approved on 11/17/1927).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.

 

Bowman, James W. – b.3/11/1848; d.8/21/1926.

USA?  or  CSA?

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Was a minister ("Rev." engraved on headstone).  Married to "Ann" (b.3/2/1848; d.12/20/1923).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.6b (listed as "James W. Bowman"; living in Crafton); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application).

 

Boyd, John J. - b.6/27/1818; d.4/7/1897.

USA?  or  CSA?

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Charlotte M." (b.8/27/1825; d.?).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * PHWC, p.440.; * 1890 TVC, p.6b (listed as "John F." or "John J." Boyd; living in Decatur); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (may have a "rejected" TX CSA pension application from Montague Co., TX ["John J. Boyd"]). CHECK THIS PENSION! APPLICATION & SEE WHY IT WAS "REJECTED" & IF IT IS THIS MAN.

 

Boyd, Thomas B. – b.3/16/1838; d.10/16/1926.

CSA, 1st Mississippi Infantry Regiment (Johnston's), Co.B; Captain.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in "Lauderdale, Alabama" (or Lee County, MS - there may be conflicting info in the TX CSA pension applications as to birthplace) to John Hiram & Mary Jane (Kesler) Boyd. Had light complexion, auburn hair, grey eyes, and was 5’, 10” tall.  Enlisted on 6/20/1861 as a 3rd Lt or enlisted on 9/19/1861 as a 2nd Lieutenant; made a "Captain" on 9/24/1962.  The War Department's AG's report (10/31/1922) states: "Thomas Boyd, 3rd Lieutenant, Co.B, 1st (Johnston's) Regiment Mississippi Infantry, CSA, was mustered into the service of the State of Miss. And enlisted . . . 9/19/1861, a 2nd Lieut. He was appointed Captain on 9/24/1862. He is also shown as having entered the State service on 6/20/1861.  He was captured at Ft. Donelson on 2/16/1862, confined at Johnson's Island and declared exchanged at Aiken's Landing on 11/10/1862.  He was again captured at Port Hudson, LA on 7/9/1863, sent north on steamer ("Planet"), confined at Johnson's Island (until 2/9/1864), Point Lookout, MD (for 2 months) and Fort Delaware, Delaware (until about 8/20/1864).  He was forwarded to Hilton Head, S.C., received at Fort Pulaski, GA, sent back to Fort Delaware where he was released on oath of allegiance on 6/12/1865."  Was a POW in Ft. Delaware 1863-1865 and was one of those come to be known as “The Immortal 600.”  Had a brother who died in the CSA army and brought his body home for burial during the war.  Married "Eliza" (b.10/17/1848; d.1/4/1939) on 5/25/1870.  Moved to TX in 1868.  There is said to be an article written by him in the Forth Worth Star Telegram (5/4/1917) about his military experiences.  Living in Decatur at time of pension application (1923).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources:  * TX CSA pension application # 39417 (approved on 10/27/1923) & 42490 (widow's); * e-mail correspondence in 7/2003 with Fort Delaware Society; * BMC ("T. Boyd"); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * FBR ( < http://homepages.ntws.net/sites/wisemuseum > ); * http://donverner.freeyellow.com/boyd/brothers_boyd.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html.  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

“Being a gg-grandson to Thomas B. & Eliza Boyd I have spent a good deal of time on researching this family. Thomas B. Boyd was indeed in the Imortal 600 but that was the culmination of his experience.  He enlisted in Itawamba County Mississippi along with 4 of his brothers, 2 of which did not come home.   He served in the "B.1  Miss Infantry, Regiment, CSA. He was first captured at Fort Donelson, Feb 16, 1862, confined at Johnson's Island and declared exchanged at Aiken's Landing, Nov. 10, 1862.  His second imprisonment came as a result of being captured at Port Hudson, La., July 9, 1863.   He was sent north and confined at Johnson's Island, Point Lookout, Md. and Fort Delaware, Del.  before being sent south. . . .

 

“Thomas B Boyd was in two major battles and spent most of his military career as a prisoner of war, yet he did not see fit to pass those stories down within his family.  For me, his military history has only come to light as a result of lots of serious research. From what I can understand he was a quiet and unassuming man that came to Wise County Texas, via Lamar County, to start a new life and raise his family in a land that had not been destroyed by the Civil War.  He and his wife Eliza were successful in that endeavor by having eight children in Texas.  The Boyd descendants are now scattered widely. - Gary Grider / Clovis, New Mexico” (7/16/2003 - ggrider@plateautel.net)

                       

“First, Roll 45 of the "Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-65," provided by the National Archives, confirms that Thomas Boyd was a Capt. in the 1st MS Inf., Company B. At the fort, he was a part of Division # 35. Today, historians do not know where specific divisions were housed at the Fort, but he was probably held with others from his regiment or home state of MS. He was released from Fort DE on 6/12/1865.  Boyd was also a part of what has become known as the "Immortal 600." In The Biographical Roster of the Immortal 600, Mauriel Joslyn offers a small biographical sketch of Thomas Boyd. She explains: Boyd, Thomas. Born ca. Mch 1837, AL. Son of John and Jane Boyd. 1860 census: Mooresville, Itawamba Co, MS: farm laborer; single; living w/parents. Enlisted as 3LT, 6/20/1861, in Co. B, 1st Mississippi Infantry., at Iuka, MS. Captured at Ft. Donelson, 2/16/1862; sent to Johnson's Island and  exchanged at Aikens Landing. Roll 9/19/1862, signed as company commander. Roll Jan/Feb 1863 absent, recruiting furlough. Surrendered at Port Hudson, 7/9/1863. On roll as POW, 7/28/1863, Sandusky Depot, Cairo, OH. Transferred to Point Lookout via Baltimore, MD, 2/9/1864. Transf'd to Ft. Delaware, 6/23/1864. Forwarded to Charleston, SC, 8/20/1864. Transferred to Ft. Pulaski, GA, 10/21/1864. Rec'd at Ft. Delaware, 3/12/1865. Took oath and released, Ft. Delaware, 6/12/1865; residence: Itawamba (now Lee) Co, MS; light complexion, auburn hair, grey eyes, 5'10 1/2"; lived in Div. # 35. Moved to Texas. Resident of Wise, Co, TX (1900, 1910). Farmer. Married Eliza-,ca.1870, eight children. Living (1923), Decateur, TX.”  [Ft. Delaware Society - ftdsociety@del.net – 7/14/2003]

 

Boyett, Green B. – b.12/12/1832; d.1/3/1905.

CSA, 2nd Texas Cavalry Regiment (aka: 2nd Mounted Rifles), Co.H; Private.

Crafton Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

He does not appear to have a TX CSA pension application.   Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html.

 

Bradford, I. N. – b.3/23/1847; d.11/6/1904.

USA?  or  CSA?

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "S. A." (b.1/10/1848; d.10/29/1905).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.7a; listed under wife ["Susan A."]; living in Boonville; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (there are several men who fit this criteria – can't tell which).

 

Bradford, W. M. – b.9/25/1818; d.11/26/1892.

USA?  or  CSA?

Boonsville Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.7a (listed as "William Bradford;" living in Boonsville); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (there are several men who fit this criteria – can't tell which one).

 

Brady, William Wallace – b.11/25/1831; d.1/30/1889.

CSA, ___ Texas State Troops Infantry (an “FR” (i.e. - Frontier Regiment), Co.___; Private.

Sandhill Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born to James Y. & Sarah (Ricketts) Brady in Indiana County, Pennsylvania.  Came to Wise Co., TX from Illinois in 1855.  Enlisted at Montague on 2/1/1862.  Served 12 months and 12 days under “Capt. Allen Brunson and Col. J.M. Norris.”  Married to "Harriett Rebecca Bryan" (b.1840 in McMinn Co., TN; d.9/16/1879).  Served as the county clerk in Wise Co., TX for 18 years and as county judge for 4 years.  Had at least nine children.  He does not have TX CSA pension application (#41123) from Leon Co., TX; that is a different man by a similar name.  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * PHWC; pp.34,65-66,75,163,234-236 [photo of him],258-259,309,440,442ff, etc.; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * served in “FR Regiment” (i.e. – “Frontier Regiment”) according to CSA card file in Texas State Archives.

 

Branch, Jesse H.  b.about 1822; d.5/25/1887.

CSA, 37th Texas Cavalry, Co.D; Private.

Cottonwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

He lived in TN (probably Fayette Co., TN) before the Civil War and came to TX (the family story is that he walked to Fannin Co., TX after the war).  Married to "Annie A. Owens Branch" (b.1835; d.3/??/1902).

 

“Annie A. Owen Branch was born on 5/7/1835 in TN, and died on 3/17/1902. Please note the surname Owen, and not Owens.  She is listed in a family Bible belonging to the line of her brother.  Jesse H. Branch, her husband, is on the roster of the CSA for Texas 37th Cavalry, which fits with Annie and family being on the Confederate Indigent Family list in Rusk County, TX. Annie's parents are buried in Rusk County, TX.  Her father was Malcom Owen, and her mother was Mary Rogers.  The Bible is in the possession of a gentleman in Mt. Pleasant, Rusk Co., TX.  The births of at least some of Annie's children are also in the Bible. More as time permits, Alison Stevens” ()[3/2003].

 

Sources: * e-mail with descendants, Sheryl McNeely Shaw (< SJMcS@aol.com >) & Alison Stevens (< astevens_0691@yahoo.com >)(who is persuaded he was a veteran); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application).

 

Breedlove, Henry C. – b.8/7/1846; d.12/30/1934.

CSA, 36th Texas Cavalry (Woods'), Co.A; Private.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Kentucky.  Enlisted on 12/24/1863 and served the duration of the war.  Married to "Kate" (b.4/27/1850; d.12/12/1919).  Came to Wise County, TX in 1884.  Does not have a military marker.

 

"The CSA, 36th Texas Cavalry (Woods') Regiment [aka: "32nd" Regiment] completed its organization in Boston, Texas, late in 1863. It contained 823 men of which many were from Sulphur Springs and Belton, and Caldwell and Gonzales counties. The regiment was assigned to H. Bee's and Bagby's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department, and was involved in numerous engagements at Louisiana including Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. Later it moved to Galveston, Texas and there surrendered in June, 1865. The field officers were Colonel Peter C. Woods, Lieutenant Colonels Nat. Benton and W.O. Hutchison, and Major Stokely M. Holmes." (www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm)

 

Sources:  * TX CSA pension application # 20662 (from Wise County, TX);  * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.

 

Brewer, Robert K. – b.1844; d.1906.

CSA

Oak Grove Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Wife’s name was “Zora F.”  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application);  * BMC ("R. K. Brewer").

 

Brite, Thomas Benton – 3/14/1842; d.10/18/1920.

CSA, 8th Missouri Infantry Regiment, Co.G; Private.

Alvord Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born to Albartus & Mary Polly (Hobson) Brite in Lawrence County, Missouri.  Enlisted on 7/20/1862.  At the time of his enlistment he is described as having black eyes, dark hair, 5', 8" tall and being 20 years of age.  Surrendered with his unit at New Orleans, LA on 5/26/1865 and was paroled at Alexandria, LA on 6/7/1865.  Following his parole, he returned to Lawrence Co., TX.  One of his older brothers, Jesse, had fought for the Union.  Married "Mary Mahuldah Baker" (b.11/6/1844 in TN; d.4/24/1918) in on 5/12/1867 in Cassville (Barry Co.), MO.  Moved to TX in 1869 and lived in Indian Territory in the early 1870's.  Finally came to settle in Wise Co., TX in 1879 and made a living as a farmer.  Lived in Alvord.  Fathered eleven children (including two sets of twins).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * e-mail from kin (< DAVIDOK@aol.com >) on 11/8/02; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (TX CSA pension application [#26966] from Wise Co., TX; 3/1913); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.

 

From the 1880 Census:

Census Place: Precinct 3, Wise, Texas

Source: FHL Film 1255333  National Archives Film T9-1333     Page 162A

 

Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace

 

Thomas B. BRITE Self M M W 37 MO Occ: Farmer Fa: --- Mo: KY

Mahuldah BRITE Wife F M W 35 TN Occ: Keepin House Fa: --- Mo: TN

William T. BRITE Son M S W 12 MO Occ: At School Fa: MO Mo: TN

Mary L. C. BRITE Dau F S W 10 TX Occ: At School Fa: MO Mo: TN

Elonzo BRITE Son M S W 8 TX   Fa: MO Mo: TN

Stuard BRITE Son M S W 6 INDIAN TERRITORY   Fa: MO Mo: TN

Ellen BRITE Dau F S W 6 INDIAN TERRITORY   Fa: MO Mo: TN

Clay BRITE Son M S W 3 TX   Fa: MO Mo: TN

William A. BRITE Son M S W 1 TX   Fa: MO Mo: TN

 

Broun, Thomas Rogers – b.1/6/1846; d.1/5/1927.

CSA, 43rd Infantry Regiment, Co.F (Home Guards) [WHAT STATE?; CHECK NPS SITE] & “Col. John Mosby’s Cavalry.” [CHECK NPS SITE] [2nd Kentucky maybe???]

Greenwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Surname is spelled “Brown” and “Broun” in various records.  Born to Charles & Margaret (Taylor) Brown in Virginia. Married to "Leta M. Van Meter" (b.10/8/1860; d.9/13/1939).  Lived in Texas since 1873.  Has a TX CSA pension application (#38956) from Wise Co., TX approved on 4/18/1923.  On this application a witness (“E.W. Lawson”) says T.R. served “as a member of Mosby’s command when the Civil War ended.” However, info in the same pension application file states that he signed a “Parole of Honor” on 5/24/1863 in Richmond, Virginia “to not take part in hostilities against” the U.S. government as a member of Mosby’s Battalion.  He died in “Rogers Sanitarium.” Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * FBR ( < http://homepages.ntws.net/sites/wisemuseum > ).

 

Brown, Anderson – b.1845; d.1866.

CSA, 10th Texas Infantry Regiment, Co.E; Private.

Hog Branch (Stokes) Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted on 1/12/1862.  Took oath to U.S. in prison in 5/18/1863.  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://members.aol.com/SMckay1234/Roster/Co-E.htm.

 

Brown, James S. – b.1839; d.18?6.

CSA, 10th Texas Infantry Regiment (Nelson's), Co.E; Private.

Hog Branch (Stokes) Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Said to have enlisted on 10/23/1861 & took oath to U.S. in prison in 5/18/1863 (according to Scott McKay's website).  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://members.aol.com/SMckay1234/Roster/Co-E.htm.

 

Brown, Joseph A. – b.7/30/1830; d.11/25/1894.

USA?  or  CSA?

Paradise Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

May have been married to "E. M."  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (, but not the "James Allen Brown" with TX CSA pension applications [#02954 – Milam Co., TX] & widow ["Emily" - #30591; from Callahan Co., TX]); * 1890 TVC, p.8a (listed as "Joseph A. Brown," living in Paradise).

 

Brown, Thomas B. – b.5/24/1844; d.1/23/1901.

CSA.

Alvord Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Annie Brown."  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application, but there are too many "T. Brown"'s to tell); * 1890 TVC, p.8a (listed as "Thomas B. Brown," living in Alvord).  RE-CHECK PENSION INDEX!!!

 

Brown, William Pinckney - b.11/18/1836; d.9/23/1927.

CSA, 22nd Texas Infantry Regiment (Hubbard's), Co.E; Sergeant.

Trimble Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted in 1862.  May have a "rejected" TX CSA pension application # (rejected – ‘W.P. Brown’), but has an approved TX CSA pension application (#2639?).  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.  CHECK THIS REJECTED PENSION! & SEE WHY IT WAS REJECTED & SEE IF IT IS THE SAME MAN.

 

Brunson, Joshua (“Newt”) Newton – b.1837; d.1916.

CSA, 32nd Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Co.H; Private.

Also served for a short time in the CSA, 35th Tennessee Infantry Regiment (aka: 5th Infantry; aka: 1st Mountain Rifle Regiment), Co.F; Private.

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Named “Newton H. Brunson,” but he changed his name to “Joshua Newton Brunson” when he became an adult.  Volunteered in August 1861 with his brother Robert Jackson Brunson and served the duration of the war.  Was was an independent Adventist preacher.  Married to "Nandy F." (b.1842; d.1925).

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * e-mail correspondence with a gg-grandson, Wilbur Killebrew of Pampa, TX,  in 3/2003 (wnk@pan-tex.net).

 

“Their regiment was captured at Fort Donelson, but they were absent on sick leave and subsequently served with Company F, Fifth Tennessee Infantry during the seige of Corinth, Mississippi.  They were with Kirby Smith's Division of Bragg's army during the raid into Kentucky and when Bragg returned to Tennessee, they returned to their old company in the 32nd Tennessee.  They were at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, and almost every battle and skirmish from Dalton to Atlanta.  They were with Gen. Hood in the battle of Atlanta and at the battle of Mufreesboro, Tennessee.  J. N. was never wounded but had two rifles shot out of his hands; he captured single-handedly four Federal pickets, two at the same time on one occasion.  Their brother, John Starr Reid Brunson, was a cavalry scout for Gen. Nathan B. Forest and later for Gen. Jos. Wheeler; he was killed in action at Sandersville, Georgia Nov. 25, 1864 and buried there by the Masons.” (quoted from "Archibald Steele and his Descendants," by Newton Chambers Steele, M.D., of Chattanooga, Tennessee, published in 1900 [according to Wilbur Killebrew, gg-grandson of Joshua Newton Brunson]).  [“R. J. remained in Giles County after J. N. brought his family Texas in the summer of 1876.”]

                       

Bryan, Pleasant B. – b.1819; d.1870.

CSA, ______ Texas State Troops; Private.

Sandhill Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Wounded in a fight with a band of Indians following the Civil War. Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (can't tell which man this might be); * PHWC, pp.67,191-193,291.

 

Bryan, Robert K. – b.2/1/1842; d.7/22/1883.

USA?  or  CSA?

Aurora Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

May have been married to "Malisa A."?  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.8a (listed as "Robert K. Bryan," living in Aurora); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (can't tell which man this might be).

 

Buchanan, George A. – b.2/9/1832; d.1/21/1911.

CSA, 19th Texas Cavalry Regiment (Buford's), Co.F; Private.

Hopewell Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted on 3/31/1862.  Born in Arkansas.  TX CSAPA #20548 gives discharge date as 3/23/1863.  Moved to TX in 1858.  Wounded by Indians at one time.  Worked as a farmer following the war.  Married “Susan T.” (3/5/1844; 8/22/1926) on 7/30/1867.  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources:  * PHWC, pp.175,204. * TX CSA pension application (#18550 & 20548 [widow's]); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.

 

Buckner, Dr. Benjamin F. - b.3/24/1832; d.7/11/1895.

USA, 62nd Illinois Infantry Regiment, Co.C; Private.

Cumby Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Was a doctor ("Dr." engraved on headstone).  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * Woodruff.

 

Burnett, Lafayette – b.?; d.?.

CSA, 55th Tennessee Infantry (McKoin's) Regiment, Co.I; Corporal.

Paradise Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.

 

Burton, William F. – b.8/22/1837; d.1/25/1923.

CSA, 3rd Missouri Infantry Regiment (aka: 2nd Regiment)("Lowery's"), Co.F.

Slidell Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Randolph Co., Missouri to A.W. & Martha E. (Fort) Burton.  Enlisted on 12/9/1861; surrendered at New Orleans on 5/26/1865; paroled on 6/7/1865 in Shreveport, LA (according to the AG's office in Washington D.C.).  He states in his TX CSAPA that he served in the "1st Missouri" and that he was discharged in Bowie Co., TX in 1865.  [There was a "1st Northeast Missouri Cavalry" in which a "William Burton" served as a Private in Co.O; could this be the same man?]  Moved to TX in 1865.  Was a minister (“Rev.” engraved on headstone).  Married to “Sarah C.” (b.2/27/1844; d.1/30/1902). Served as County Commissioner from 1880-1882.  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources:  * TX CSA pension application (#30399;  approved in 1915); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * PHWC, p.374 (photo of him as part of UCV Camp # 30), 444; * FBR ( < http://homepages.ntws.net/sites/wisemuseum > )

 

Byrd, James Lafayette - b. 1833 d. 1885 - buried at Annis Chappel Cemetery
    sent in by Kay Bradley <nanniesgirl@comcast.net
    I have Corporal James Lafayette BYRD CSA who served in Louisiana  Mouton Grays Polignac's  Division - I have this from Ancestry Military records online and his widow's CW Pension file application. James is buried in Annis Chapel Cemetery in Wise County b. 1833 d. 1885 his widow was Mary F. "Mollie" Lovelady BYRD. Polignac formed a division near Shreveport, as I understand it, and they were attached to Mouton Grays.

Caldwell, Daniel C. – b.10/28/1841; d.5/23/1917.

USA, 17th Kentucky Mounted Infantry; Private.

Deep Creek Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served from 1861-1862.  Wife’s name was “Winnie J.” (b.6/27/1848; d.?).  Has a military marker. 

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * 1890 TVC, p.12b (listed as "Daniel C. Coldwell," living in Aurora); * headstone .

 

Campbell, James L. – b.10/17/1845; d.12/14/1924.

CSA, Palmetto Sharpshooters Regiment, South Carolina (1st Palmetto), Co.C; Private.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Mississippi.  Enlisted on 7/1/1862 and served the duration of the war.  Married to "Mary G." (b.6/6/1847; d.8/15/1922).  Moved to TX about 1882.  He does not have a military marker; no indication of military service on stone.  Died in Quanah, TX.

 

Sources:  * TX CSA pension application (#23326); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * FBR ( < http://homepages.ntws.net/sites/wisemuseum > ); * BMC ("J. L. Campbell"); * headstone .

 

Carson, Owen R. – b.10/18/1844; d.10/28/1895.

CSA

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Seleta A." (b.1842; d.?).  Wild guess – there is an "Owen R. Carson" who served as a Private in the CSA, 6th Missouri Infantry Regiment, Co.C – is this the same man?  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow ["Saleta A." has a TX CSA pension application [#26049] from Lamar Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Cartwright, Lemuel – b.7/29/1818 in TN; d.1/9/1903.

CSA, 15th Texas Cavalry Regiment, Co.B.

Sand Hill Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Nancy C. Mount" (b.12/24/1819; d.?). Lemuel was born in either Bradley or McMinn County, TN. His wife Nancy was a daughter of John &  Sarah Cates Mount. They married in 1838. Listed in Bradley Co., TN 1840 census. They moved to Carroll Co., GA in 1846 and on to TX in 1847. They lived the rest of their lives in Wise Co., TX near Decatur.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * http://www.tngenweb.org/bradley/queries/b99arc4.htm; * PHWC; pp.35,52,54-55,66,122,270-272 (photo of him & his wife on p.270); *. CHECK THE NPS SITE FOR HIM.

 

Cartwright, Thomas Jefferson – b.1842; d.1897.

CSA, 15th Texas Cavalry Regiment, "Bick's Co," Co.B; Private.

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born to Lemuel & Nancy [Mount] Cartwright.  He does not appear to have a TX CSA pension application.  Had a brother ("George") who also served during the CW, but who died of sickness and was buried in AR.  Married to "Susan B. Gentry."  His father came to TX from TN.  Has a military marker.

 

“Tom was born to Lemuel & Nancy Cartwright in 1842, before they left Bradley County, Tennessee.  He traveled with them to Texas arriving in early 1847.  He was living with his parents in the Sand Hill Community at the beginning of the Civil War.

 

“On 2/18/1862, at the age of 20, he and his older brother George enlisted with the 15th Regiment Texas Cavalry (also known as 2d Regiment Johnson's Brigade Texas Mounted Volunteers), Confederate States of America.  The Regiment went to Arkansas where they participated in a battle at Orient Ferry, along the Black River, near Batesville, on 7/8/1862.  The Regiment was dismounted (became infantry) 6/24/1862 by S.O. No. 64, Headquarters, Army of the West.  Tom and most of the regiment were captured at Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, on 1/11/1863 after a hopeless battle in which they were outnumbered 10 to 1 and outgunned by several ironclad warships.

 

“Tom was transported up the Mississippi River to St. Louis, Missouri.  By the time he arrived on 1/26/1863, he had pneumonia and was taken to the US Army Hickory Street General Hospital.  He was released from the hospital on 2/12/1863 and sent to Gratiot Street Prison.  An exchange of prisoners was arranged and on 4/2/1863 he was transported to City Point, Virginia arriving 4/9/1863. The prisoner exchange was completed 5/5/1863.

 

“About 5/24/1863, the Regiment was consolidated with the 6th and 10th Regiments Texas Infantry and became a part of Granbury's Texas Brigade in the Army of Tennessee.  On 6/28/1863, Tom was hospitalized at Tunnel Hill, Georgia with chronic diarrhea.  He was released 7/13/1863 and returned to his Brigade.  The Brigade was involved in the Tullahoma Campaign, Battles of: Chickamauga Creek in September 1863, Missionary Ridge in November 1863, Ringgold Gap in November 1863, and New Hope Church in May 1864.

 

“At the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain on 7/4/1864, Tom was shot. The medical examination stated, " the ball entered between the 10th and 11th rib on his left back passing through and emitting between the 10th and 11th rib on his right side.  The spinal column was injured resulting in partial paralysis". What occurred between the time he was wounded and the time he was admitted into a hospital is unknown.  They were probably waiting to see if he was going to die before wasting time getting him there.  He was documented at Way Hospital, Meridian, Mississippi, on 1/15/1865.  He was examined on 1/27/1865 at Lauderdale, Mississippi and deemed unfit for further service in the military.  How he made it back to Texas is unknown.

 

“After returning from the Civil War, Tom resettled at Sand Hill.  He married Laura Rucker in 1865.  She died in childbirth in 1866.  The child survived and was named Laura M.  He married Kate Bryant in 1867.  They had one child, Kate Nora born 3/2/1871.  Kate died when the baby was "sitting alone", probably less than a year old.  Little Kate was adopted by a family named Mankin and moved to the Texas Panhandle.  His third wife, Mollie E. Pittman (Moore), came from Springfield, Missouri.  He married her on 8/20/1878.  Mollie already had a daughter, Ruby, by a previous marriage.

 

“Tom and Mollie had four more children; Daisy born 12/20/1881; Tommie born 3/7/1883; Lemuel born in 1887; Eva born 5/20/1892.

 

“Tom served as City Marshall in Decatur and later Chico. In the late 1860's and early 1870's, Decatur was noted for the high number of killings occurring there.  There were more saloons than grocery stores and every one had a dance hall and gambling dive. No particular information is available about Tom's service in this capacity.

 

“Tom and his younger brother Charlie enlisted with the Texas Rangers on 9/8/1875. They served in Co. A, Frontier Battalion, under the command of Captain Ira Long. His enlistment record described him as: age 32, 6'4", fair, blue eyes, and light hair.  At this time, the Comanche and Kiowa Indian problem in North Central Texas had been solved. Captain Long and his command were assigned to bring about a peaceful solution to what has now been called the Mason County War.  They operated against outlaws, such as Scott Cooly, John Beard, George Gladden, Johnny Ringo and others.  The battalion moved to Hackberry Springs and continued operations against outlaws and the Apache Indians.  Some desperate characters were brought to justice by Captain Long and his men, including the noted outlaw Sam Hare.  Tom was mustered out on 8/15/1876.

 

“He worked at one time as a stonemason on the Paddock viaduct in Fort Worth.  He and his father were members of the first Masonic Lodge in Decatur.  He was awarded script for 1,280 acres of land as a disabled Civil War veteran.  He sold the script to Jonathan Dickinson for $80.00. He received a pre‑emption settler’s land grant of 143 acres near Chico where he farmed until his death on 5/18/1897 at the age of 55.  A Civil War memorial stone was placed on his grave in November 1996.  Tom's first two wives are buried in the Sand Hill Cemetery, however no grave markers have been found.  Mollie moved to Hobart, Oklahoma where she lived with Eva until she died 12/30/1930.  She is buried in the Hobart Cemetery.” (Bob Cartwright – bookewyr@swbell.net – April 2003)

 

Sources: * PHWC, p.122,271;* http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; e-mail with a descendant, a great nephew, Robert L. Cartwright (< rlc@compuwise.net >) in November 2002; * headstone .

 

Casey, Abner Tipton – b.1/15/1841; d.5/17/1915.

CSA, Gordon's Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry, Co.H; Private.

Cottonwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Arkansas.  Claimed to have enlisted in 1862.  Moved to TX in 1876.  Worked as a farmer in Wise Co., TX.    Married to “Hennaretta” (b.6/10/1841; d.3/1/1919).  Does not have a military marker. 

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm ; * TX CSA pension applications (rejected [his] & #33500 [widow]); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Castles, James Alexander – b.3/5/1838; d.12/13/1919.

CSA, 24th Mississippi Infantry, Co.H; Private.

Boyd Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Chester Co., South Carolina.  Enlisted on 9/23/1861.  Surrendered on 7/22/1864 in Atlanta, GA.  Served to the end of the war.  A witness states in his pension application that James was "especially always at the front when a battle was to be fought . . ." [with the words "especially always at the front" underlined for emphasis]  Moved to TX in 1886.  Worked as a farmer in Wise Co., TX.   Married to "Susan Ann."  He does not have a military marker.

 

Sources:  * TX CSA pension application (#33400 & #36392[widow]); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * BMC ("J. L. Castles"); * headstone .

 

 

Cates, Dewitt Clayborne - b.2/5/1842; d.5/24/1909.

CSA,

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Son of Charles D. Cates, Jr.  A pioneer merchant, farmer and land owner, Married “Elizabeth Lindley Portwood (a daughter of Eli Lindley; a widow of W. H. Portwood).

 

Sources: * PHWC, pp.307-313; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application).

 

Cearley, John W. – b.10/13/1820; d.2/7/1902.

CSA, 8th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment, Co.A; Private.

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Was a minister ("Rev." on headstone).  He does not appear to have a TX CSA pension application.  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (listed as "Cearly"); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Champion, Charles D. - b.4/15/1826; d.12/1/1886.

USA, 4th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, Co.E; Captain.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served from 2/10/1863 to 7/12/1865.  Married to "Sarah E." (b.2/11/1829; d.8/25/1901).  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * 1890 TVC, p.11a (listed as "Charles D. Champion," wife is "Sarah E.," living in Crafton); * http://distantcousin.com/Military/CivilWar/TNVetsinTX1890/Page.asp?Page=04; * headstone .

 

Chenoweth, Thomas L. – b.7/5/1821; d.5/19/1900.

CSA, "Gano's Brigade, Welch's Company" (according to TX CSA pen. appl).

Aurora Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted in 1863.  WILD GUESS – there is a "Thomas L. Chenoweth" who served in the 16th Louisiana Infantry Regiment – could this be the same man???   Married to "Hannah."  Worked as a farmer in Wise Co., TX.  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * TX CSA pension applications (#06847 & #07737 [widow's]); * headstone .

 

Clardy, John Washington - b.4/11/1839; d.1/2/1927.

CSA, 20th Texas Cavalry Regiment (Bass's), Co.C.

Ball Knob cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted on 3/10/1862 (or 7/11/1862?) and served the duration of the war.  First wife's name was "Margaret E." (b.12/27/1843; d.6/15/1889).  Second wife's name was "Lena (Parrish) Clardy" (b.2/25/1855; d.10/15/1909).

 

Sources: * www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * TX CSA pension application (#34616; approved in 1917) under the name of "Jesse Washington Clardy."; * www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone; * Woodruff.

 

Clegg, Thomas G. (or "C."?) – b.12/26/1839; d.6/7/1918.

USA?  or  CSA?

Greenwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Unety C." (b.9/19/1844; d.11/20/1914).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * PHWC, p.334; * 1890 TVC, p.12a (listed as "Thomas G. Clegg," living in Decatur); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (can't tell which man this might be); * headstone .

 

Clifton, Merritt – b.2/15/1843; d.1/30/1909.

CSA, 3rd Missouri Infantry Regiment (aka: 2nd Regiment), Co.K; Private.

Greenwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born to David Clifton, Jr. (b.1811; d.1883) & Frances "Franky" Cobb Clifton (b.1817; d.1883) in Lusbys Mill (Owen County), Kentucky. Enlisted by Capt. Samuel on 1/2/1862 at the age of 18.  Severely wounded at Elkhorn Tavern (Pea Ridge).  Could have been released on disability but choose other service. Married “Anna [‘Annie’] Clark” on 12/24/1868 in Clifton Hill (Randolph County), Missouri.  Shows up in the 1870 census in the  Chariton Township (Randolph County) Missouri: “Clifton, Merrit age 26 Farmer b. Kentucky;     Anna age 16 b. N. Carolina; Finis age 9/12 b. Missouri in November. Moved to Wise County, Texas in 1879 or 1880.  Has TX CSA pension applications (#14049 [his] & #16982 [widow – "Annie"]) from Wise Co., TX.  Married to "Annie" (b.12/25/1853; d.6/4/1915).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone ; * e-mail with a g-granddaughter, Sheryl McNeely Shaw (SJMcS@aol.com).

 

Cobb, Burwell Edward – b.10/8/1840; d.5/24/1901.

CSA, 50th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Co.F; Private.

Jonestown Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served almost four years.  Married to “Josephine J.” (b.4/8/1849; d.2/4/1908).  Moved to Wise Co., TX in 1890.  Lived in Alvord at time of pension application.  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * TXCPA #06838; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html;  * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Cobb, George – b.10/19/1833; d.1/27/1914.

CSA, 19th Arkansas Infantry Regiment (Dockery's), Co.G; Private.

Rush Creek Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served about 3 years & 3 months.  Married to “Nancy J.” (b.4/19/1840; d.5/3/1911).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources:  * TX CSA pension application (#04481); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Coleman, Rufus M. – b.2/25/1841; d.2/3/1892.

USA, 6th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, Co.A; Sergeant.

East Mound Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Entered as a Private.  Served from 8/11/1862 to 8/3/1865.  Listed his residence as Paradise, TX on 1890 TVC.  Does not have a military marker; no indication of military service on stone.

 

Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.12b (listed as "Rufus M. Coleman," living in Boonsville); * http://distantcousin.com/Military/CivilWar/TNVetsinTX1890/Page.asp?Page=05; * headstone .

 

Collins, Robert Marvin - b.1/20/1838; d.12/10/1898.

CSA, 15th Texas Cavalry Regiment, Co.B; 1st Lieutenant.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Bradley Co., Tennessee. Came to Smith County, TX and then came on to Wise Co., TX.  Attended the Sand Hill schools. Wounded at Peach Tree Creek.  Worked as a merchant at Decatur and Denton following the Civil War.  Was the editor of the Decatur “Post” and Denton “Monitor.”  Served as a traveling correspondent for the Texas “Live Stock Journal.”  Married  "Margaret Ann" (b.9/1/1849; d.7/2/1921) on 5/7/1868.  Authored a book entitled “Chapters From the Unwritten History of the War.” Has a military marker.

 

Sources:  * PHWC, p.122; * TX CSA pension application # 27277; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * PHWC, pp.58,266-268 (includes photo of him); * headstone;  * Woodruff.

 

Collins, Willis Green – b.3/6/1845; d.8/14/1920.

CSA, 3rd Tennessee Infantry (Clack’s) Regiment; Co.G (or “H”?); Corporal.

Alvord Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Entered service in 4/1861. Married to "Tennessee" (b.4/24/1855; d.2/23/1951).  Has TX CSA pension applications (#26748 [his] & #36846 [widow – "Lavanda Tennessee (“Tinnie”) Collins]) from Wise Co., TX.  Does not have a military marker.

 

“Willis Green Collins is a CSA veteran. The story goes that Willis and his father Henry were at odds and Willis got angry and went and joined the Civil War. His father Henry felt so guilty about it that he went and asked to take his son’s place. Henry was a Captain and was leading his men down a road and a bushwhacker shot him from a tree. He said the bushwhacker was shot several times before he hit the ground. Willis survived the war but Henry was killed for the love of his son! Glad I could help! – Julie Coley [Neatstuffgifts@aol.com]; 12/30/2004)

 

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm;  *  http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone ; e-mail correspondence with gg-niece (Julie ___ - Neatstuffgifts@aol.com) in 9/2003.

 

Collins, Wyatt C. – b.7/11/1817; d.2/27/1899.

CSA, 4th Georgia Regiment Reserves, Co.E; Private.

Pleasant Grove Cemetery # 1; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Kershaw Co., South Carolina.  Died in Decatur, Texas.  Enlisted at age 47.  Served as a prison guard at Andersonville.  Married to “Elizabeth.”  His wife may have a TX CSA pension application (#2841) from Throckmorton Co., TX.

 

Sources: * e-mail correspondence with a descendant (Brenda __?) at: < bdear@swbell.net >; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (listed as “Wiatt Collins”); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html.  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Collom, P. P. R. – b.4/3/1831; d.10/17/1903.

CSA, 15th Texas Cavalry Regiment, Co.B.

Sandhill Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

May have been married to "Elizabeth J." (b.3/6/1834; d.2/17/1917).

 

Sources: * PHWC, pp.37,67,76,122 (re: his military service);* http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application).

 

Cook, Absolom – b. 7/3/1840; d.7/24/1920.

USA, 52nd Kentucky Infantry, Co.I; Private.

Aurora Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

He served from 12/22/1863 to 3/2/1865.  Married to "Martha A. Mays Cook."  Died at the home of his son, R. L. Cook.  Buried in what is now an unmarked grave.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm;  * e-mail correspondence with kin, Hazel Bonner, of Springfield, VA (< bonnerrh@erols.com >).

 

Cook, William - b.12/7/1832; d.1/28/1904.

CSA, 15th Texas Cavalry Regiment, Co.B; 2nd Lieutenant.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Captured at Arkansas Post and became a POW at Camp Chase, Ohio.

 

Sources: * PHWC, p.122; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * email with a great-grandson, Alton Cook (<booksco@cox.net >) in 12/2002.

 

"William Cook's Confederate experience evidently parallels that of R. M. Collins, at least up to the point of prisoner exchange. He would probably have enlisted about the same time as Collins and captured at Arkansas Post and imprisoned at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio. Collins says that Cook was his messmate there, pp. 89-90. And on release from prison Collins records Cook's attempt to make off with a lot of wool shirts and includes a cartoon drawing of the incident, p. 98. James M. McCaffrey in Band of Heroes cites this incident p. 56 simply taken from Collins' book. Whereas Collins and the rest of the unit were reassigned after their return to the Confederacy, Cook was discharged.  I have his discharge papers from Camp Lee, Richmond, VA.  He was declared to be permanently disabled from "chronic diarrhea & gun shot wound" and was discharged May 27, 1863 and released from the hospital June 1, 1863.  I also have a "Descriptive List of Ordinance" dated Jan 11, 1865, signed by F. J. Barrett, Capt. Co "B" 15th TX Cavalry and also signed by J. M. Williams, Capt & A G M, Tyler/January 12/65 which states that Sgt. William Cook "enlisted at Decatur Texas Feb 11, 1864 to serve for three years or the war." He evidently does not have a Texas CSA pension application." [e-mail on 1/3/2003 from a g-grandson, Alton Cook (<booksco@cox.net >)]

 

Cooper, Jessie – b.12/27/1819; d.2/17/1887.

USA?  or  CSA?

Paradise Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Lovina A." (b. about 1826?; d.7/7/1893).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * 1890 TVC, p.13b (listed as "Jessie Cooper" with wife named "Lavina," living in Paradise); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (can't tell which man this might be); * headstone .

 

Corley, John R. – b.?; d.6/30/1935.

CSA, 6th Alabama Cavalry ____, Co. ___; Private.

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

May have a TX CSA pension application (#43431) in Bowie Co., TX.  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (not listed in this unit at that site); * headstone .

 

Covington, Joe Sorrelo – b.2/11/1845; d.2/26/1917.

CSA, “1st Alabama Reserves, Clifton’s Company, Witherspoon’s Cavalry Battalion (or “Regiment”?).

Greenwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

He and his wife (“Julia”) were both born in Cherokee County, Alabama. Joe’s death date is given as 7/26/1915 in his wife’s TX CSA pension application.  Enlisted in CSA, Alabama Cavalry in 9/1863 and served the duration of the war (his wife stated in the widow’s pension application that she did “not know” what branch of the service Joe served in or with what unit, but that she thought he was a Private in the Infantry).  Married "Julia" (b.5/12/1851; d.3/28/1928 near Decatur, TX) in Cherokee County, AL in 1868.  Moved to TX in early 1880’s. Moved to Wise Co., TX about 1908. In extremely bad health in early 1914. Had a son named “J.J. Covington” who lived in Arlington (Tarrant County), Texas (at the time of his father’s death from heart failure). Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has TX CSA pension applications (#26606 [his] from Wise Co., TX (approved on 12/1/1913) & # 34976 [widow – "Julia;" filed on 3/18/1918] from Tarrant Co., TX * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Cowling, Sydenham W. – b.9/15/1840; d.9/12/1911.

CSA, 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment, Co.H; 2nd Lieutenant for one year.

Transferred (8/1/1862) to 51st Alabama Infantry Regiment (Partisan Rangers); 1st Lieutenant.

West Bridgeport Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted on 4/15/1861.  Captured on 1/27/1863 at Shelbyville, TN.  Paroled at Ft. Delaware and moved to City Point on 2/27/1865.  "Capt." and "U.C.V." engraved on headstone.   Married to "Harriet J." (b.10/30/1841; d.4/1/1934).  Does not have a military marker. The Fort Delaware Society has no surviving record of his imprisonment there.

 

Sources: * TX CSA pension application (#23419 [widow's; approved in 1913]); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Crabb, William Burton – b.5/10/1844; d.10/3/1920.

CSA, 22nd Texas Infantry (Hubbard's) Regiment, Co.E; Private.

Pleasant Grove Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Malissa."  Has TX CSA pension applications (#19339 & 36941[widow]) in Wise Co., TX.  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html;  * BMC ("W. B. Crabb"); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Craig, Jacob – b.?; d.12/10/1871.

CSA, Texas, 1st Frontier District; Private.

Teague Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Husband of Miranda H. Huff, daughter of Nathan.

 

Sources: * http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~drycreek/teague.htm.

 

Crawford, Andrew J. – b.10/15/1830; d.4/5/1901.

USA?  or  CSA?

Alvord Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html  (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * 1890 TVC, p.14a (listed as "Andrew J. Crawford," living in Alvord); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (can't tell which man this might be); * headstone .

 

Crawford, Henry Pinkley – b.1/7/1846; d.11/3/1932.

CSA, “Hardeman's Cavalry Regiment, Co.F” (according to TX CSA pens. appl.)

CSA, “31st Texas Cavalry Reg., Co.F” (according to military marker).

There was a: “Hardeman's Regiment, Texas Cavalry” (aka: 31st Cavalry; 1st Reg., Arizona Brigade”).

Wilson Prairie Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Kentucky.  Enlisted in 1/1864; discharged in 1865.  Married to “Mary H.” (b.12/19/1851; d.12/14/1892) and “Callie C.” (b.1853; d.3/15/1933).  Has a military marker.

 

Sources:  * TX CSA pension application #32603 (approved 1916); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Crenshaw, Louis Dorson – b.1844; d.1o/4/1912.

CSA, 1st Battalion Texas Sharpshooters (Burnett’s), Co.C; Private (bass drummer)

Bethel-Decatur Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

“Mr. Smith--- I have just received verification that my great uncle by marriage, Louis Dorson Crenshaw, was a Confederate soldier (Private - Infantry) during the Civil War in Company C, 1st Battalion, Texas Sharpshooters (D.B. Maxey's Brigade).  He enlisted August 1, 1862, in Paris, Lamar Co., Texas, (according to a witness who was deposed for Crenshaw's pension application, "in Capt. Wirt Smith's Company, Burnett's Batallion) and was "honorably discharged in June 1865 at cotton gin near Dallas, Texas."  His military record is in the name Lewis D. Crenshaw.  According to a second witness who was deposed, Crenshaw was "base Drummer."  He was born in 1844 in "Linchburg" [Lynchburg], Virginia, and stated in September, 1909, that he had lived in Texas for 60 years; he resided in Lamar Co. prior to moving to Wise Co. in 1894, living at R.F.D. 2, Alvord.  He died on 10/4/1912, and received a veteran's pension from 1910 until his death, after which his wife, Martha Wilmoth "Mattie" [Robertson] Crenshaw, applied for and received a widow's pension until her death in January, 1922.  He is buried at Bethel-Decatur Cemetery, but I do not believe there is a stone. I hope you will include this man in your list of CSA veterans who served their country and are buried in Wise Co.  I can provide additional information about his family, and I have copies of the complete pension applications of both him and his wife.  I do not have his compiled service record but do have a brief verification of his service from the War Department. Sincerely, Mary Ann Hendrix Thurmond. – 2/20/2004 - mary9999@pacbell.net”)

 

“The CSA, 1st Battalion Texas Sharpshooters (Burnett’s) completed its organization in Grayson County, Texas, during the spring of 1862. It moved east of the Mississippi River, was assigned to Maxey's Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and took part in the Vicksburg operations. On December 17, 1863, it was reported that the unit had been transported back across the river in small groups between Federal naval patrols. It then served in the Trans-Mississippi Department and sometime during the spring of 1864 was mounted. The battalion went on to participate in various conflicts in Arkansas and the Indian Territory, and for a time was on provost duty at Marshall, Texas. It probably surrendered at Doaksville, Indian Territory on June 23, 1865. Major James Burnet was in command.” (http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm)

 

Sources: * e-mail from a descendant, Mary Thurmond (mary9999@pacbell.net) on 2/20/2004; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.

 

Crocker, Peter Harry – b.11/11/1833; d.12/29/1922.

CSA, 1st Texas Regiment, Walter P. Law’s Regiment; Co.A, Cavalry, Matley’s Company.

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served from spring 1862 till discharged in 1865. Has TX CSA pension applications (#12682 [his; approved on 3/25/1907]; [#38709 [widow "Jennie M."]) from Wise Co., TX.  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: *  http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone.

 

Curtner, John Henry – b.11/26/1835; d.11/21/1903.

CSA, 23rd Texas Cavalry (Gould's) Regiment, Co.E; Private. 

Pleasant Grove Cemetery # 3; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Alabama. Married to "Narcissus" (b.12/3/1844; d.11/3/1918) on 5/6/1861. Enlisted on 3/16/1862. Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * PHWC, pp.35; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow has a TX CSA pension application [#22783 – "Mrs. John Henry Curtner"] from Wise Co., TX approved on 9/1/1913); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Dabney, Jerome B. – b.1837; d.10/16/1914.

CSA, 29th Texas Cavalry (DeMorse's) Regiment, Co.K,A. 

Dabney Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Was a minister ("Rev.").  Married to "Margaret D." (b.4/14/1838; d.5/25/1887).  Has a TX CSA pension application (#26030) from Wise Co., TX.  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Dallas, Peter Lucy - b.5/8/1828; d.4/13/1894.

CSA, 5th Mississippi State Troops, Co.E.; Private.

Garvin Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "A.A." (b.5/23/1829; 8/21/1910).

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * e-mail from Doris Sanders (doris_sanders@yahoo.com) in 8/2003; http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.

 

Davis, ? - b.?; d.1887.

CSA

Trimble Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

This is not the man with a TX CSA pension application # 28822 from Wise Co., TX.   No first name or birth date on grave marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (obviously did not receive a TX CSA pension); * headstone.

 

Davis, Ambrous L. – b.11/17/1837; d.9/13/1900.

USA?  or  CSA?

Briar Branch Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to “Martha” (b.5/29/1839; d.9/16/1902).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * 1890 TVC, p.15b (listed as "A. L. Davis," living in Pella); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (can't tell which man this might be); * headstone .

 

Davis, D. F. – b.3/15/1843; d.1/5/1915.

USA?  or  CSA?

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Purlina A." (b.9/2/1852; d.9/29/1931).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * 1890 TVC, p.15b (listed as "Doc F. Davis," living in Greenwood); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (can't tell which man this might be); * headstone .

 

Dean, Wayman Attison - b.1842; d.1905.

CSA, in "Capt. J. M. Burrough's Co., 4th Brigade, Texas State Troops." 

Oxford Water Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted in 6/1863.  Married to "Fannie E." (b.?/?/???4;d.1960).  Does not have a military marker.   Wild guessing – there was a man with this exact same name who served as a Private in the 11th Texas Infantry Regiment (Robert's), Co.A; could this be the same man???

 

Sources:  * TX CSA pension application (#45981 [widow]); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Dennis, Noah – b.1/5/1842; d.10/17/1911.

CSA, 3rd Tennessee Mounted Infantry Regiment (Lillard's), Co.C.

Boonsville Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Sevier Co., Tennessee.  Enlisted on 9/28/1862; surrendered at Washington, GA on 5/8/1865.  "On the company muster roll covering the period from January 1 to June 30, 1864, last roll on file, he was reported present. No later record of him has been found."  Married to “Martha E. [Lawson]” (b.11/22/1848; d.3/19/1893).  Moved to TX in 1871.  Was a farmer.  Does not have a military marker. 

 

Sources:  TX CSA pension application (#20155) from Wise Co., TX (approved on 4/5/1911; residence listed as Bridgeport);  * e-mail on 12/7/2000 from Penny Dennis Holmes (< pjholmes@cox-internet.com >); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Derryberry, Henry Alexander - b.10/13/1826; d.3/19/1901.

CSA, 2nd Texas Rangers Reg. (aka: Chisum's Reg., Texas Dismounted Cavalry; Stone's), Co.D; Private.

Boyd Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Maury Co., Tennessee to Andrew & Mary (Lasley) Derryberry.  Married “Sarah Chenoweth” (b.3/26/1830 in Indiana to Benjamin & Fanny [McKenzie] Chenoweth in Indiana; d.8/5/1905) on 2/22/1849 on Forsythe, (Taney Co.) MO.  Served for three years.  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * < http://chenowethsite.com/ch6t2s1.htm >; * TX CSA pension applications #06859 & #08570 [widow]; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Dobson, William Summerfield - b.7/29/1841; d.9/23/1912.

CSA, 11th Georgia Infantry Regiment, Co.G; Private.

Ball Knob cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

First wife's name was "Harriet Evelyn (Thornton) Dobson" (b.4/29/1842; d.5/25/1897).  There is a "William Dobson" with a TX CSA pension application (#) from Grayson Co., TX.  Could this be the same man?   Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html;  * BMC ("W. S. Dobson"); * headstone .  GET THE PENSION # & CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Dodd, William Short – b.10/12/1838; d.5/7/1892.

CSA, 8th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Co.I; Private.

Jonestown Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Tennessee.  Married “Elizabeth J.” (b.8/5/1844; d.2/19/1924) on 9/12/1865.  Moved to TX in 1878.  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: TXCPA # 26848 [widow – "E.J."]; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .  CHECK THIS PENSION FOR MORE INFO!

 

Donald, Robert S. - b.1/13/1842; d.9/30/1926.

CSA, in "Alexander's Regiment, Co.A, Texas Cavalry for about twelve months and in Texas Infantry rest of time."

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Alabama to Matthew & Isabell Doyle (Douglas) Donald . Moved to TX in 1847.  Married "Mattie D." on 5/28/1867 in Denton, TX.  Does not have a military marker.  Wild guessing – there was a man with this exact same name who served as a Private in the 34th Texas Cavalry (aka: 2nd Partisan Rangers, Co.A); could this be the same man???

 

Sources:  * TX CSA pension application (#41754 & 42511 [widow's]); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * FBR ( < http://homepages.ntws.net/sites/wisemuseum > ); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html;  * BMC ("R. S. Donald"); * headstone .

 

Doss, A. S. – b.12/25/1827; d.12/8/1910.

CSA, 2nd Texas Partisan Rangers (aka: 34th Texas Cavalry), Co.D.

Oak Grove Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served from 8/1862 to 5/1865.  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * TX CSA pension application (#18552); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (not listed in this source by this name); * headstone .

 

Drennan, William C. - b.5/11/1843; d.12/18/1917.

CSA, 39th Georgia Infantry Regiment, Co.E; Private.

Opal Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted on 3/4/1862.  Captured at Vicksburg, MS on 7/4/1863 and paroled there on 7/8/1863. Deserted on 11/26/1863.  Married to "S.A." (b.1/20/1848; d.11/17/1910).  May have a TX CSA pension application [#29115 - widow] in Rusk Co., TX.  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: < http://www.homestead.com/_ksi0701961586350108/39thgavolinfrgt/files/ >; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (listed as "Drennon"); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (listed as "Drennon"); * headstone .  HE HAS A "REJECTED" PENSION FROM WISE CO., TX THAT I HAVE NOT YET CHECKED.  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Dwight, Francis Marion - b.3/14/1844; d.8/21/1920.

CSA, 6th Texas Cavalry (Gould’s) Battalion, Co.D,E; Private.

Willow Point Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Fort Houston (Anderson County), Texas. Enlisted on 3/13/1862. Fathered these children: Francis, Jr. (b.2/16/1881), Melvin (b.7/22/1884), Joel (b.6/12/1886), May Rose (b.8/8/1888), James (b.1/22/1890) & Amy (b.7/22/1892).

 

Sources: * e-mail from Vicki Reynolds (jmt4t9r@htcomp.net) in 3/2003; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (there is a "F.M." with TX CSA pension applications [#15727 (his); [#36963] (widow – "Leah Jane"] from Jack Co., TX).  LOOK AT THESE PENSIONS!

 

Eddins, Louis Sanders - b.6/14/1840; d.10/27/1918.

CSA, 3rd Louisiana Infantry, Co.H; Private.

Cottondale Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Sue Frances."  Has TX CSA pension applications (#20811 & 46020 [widow]) in Wise Co., TX & Hall Co., TX (respectively).  Has a military marker.

 

Sources:  * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (listed as "L. S. Eddins"); * headstone .

 

Ellison, George – b.3/17/1842; d.11/9/1931.

CSA, “Morgan’s Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, Co.K” [CHECK NPS SITE FOR DETAILS]

East Bridgeport Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted in 10/1862 in Knoxville, TN and served until the end of the war.  Married to "Mary Sue Ellison" (b.1852; d.1935).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has TX CSA pension applications [#50220 – his; #50767 - widow] from Tarrant Co., TX ); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (can't tell which man this might be); * headstone. LOOK AT THE WIDOW’S PENSION AND COMPARE WITH THIS MAN’S DEATH DATES & OTHER DATA; THE DATA IN THIS RECORD [AS TO UNIT & SERVICE] IS FROM TX CSA PA # 50220 ONLY AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE THIS IS THE RIGHT MAN; THE MAN FROM 50220 SAYS HE HAS A BIRTH DATE OF 1843 and HE DIED ON 4/12/1932 SO THIS APPL. NOT BE OF THE MAN BURIED IN WISE COUNTY, TX (who has b.1842 & d.1931 dates). THE PENS. APPL. MAN MARRIED ON 11/11/1886 AND HAD LIVED IN TARRANT COUNTY, TX 51 YEARS AS OF 1931. THE PENS. APPL. MAN ENLISTED ON 10/30/1862 and SERVED IN CO.K OF MORGAN’S CAVALRY (which became the CSA, 2nd Kentucky Cavalry (Duke’s) Regiment, Co.K about 12/18/1862; Co.K and Co.F were consolidated and became Co.F.

 

Embry, James Monroe - b.9/22/1845; d.8/19/1933.

CSA, 8th Mississippi "Cavalry" (Mounted Infantry?), Co.B; Sergeant and later transferred to 28th Mississippi Cavalry, Co.E. [VERIFY THIS ON NPS]

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted on 8/8/1863 in Pittsboro, MS (Calhoun County).  Paroled as a Corporal.  Moved to TX in 1871.  Married to "Ida H." (b.11/15/1854; d.4/30/1916).  Was a doctor following the war ("Dr." on gravestone).  Does not have a military marker.  Wild guessing – there was a man with this same name who served as a Corporal in the "CSA, 3rd" Mississippi Infantry Regiment (State Troops) - could this be the same man??? 

 

Sources:  * TX CSA pension application (#50411; approved in 1931); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * PHWC, p.292; * headstone .

 

Embry, Wiley Greenville – b.2/20/1847; d.2/20/1925.

CSA, 8th Mississippi "Cavalry" (Mounted Infantry?), Co.B; Private. [VERIFY THIS ON NPS]

East Bridgeport Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Lived in Mississippi at one time; probably born there.  Enlisted on 8/8/1863 at Pittsboro, MS (Calhoun County) and served the duration of the war. Admitted to Ross Hospital in Mobile, AL on 10/27/1864.  Married "Missouri" (12/12/1848; d.12/25/1934) on 6/29/1872.  His death year on the widow’s TX CSA pension application states “1924.” Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow has a TX CSA pension application [#42458 – "Mrs. Wiley Greenville Embry"] from Wise Co., TX approved on 10/1/1926); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (can't tell which man this might be); * headstone.

 

Emmerson, Thomas B. – b.12/3/1843; d.3/11/1912.

USA

Flat Rock [Cowen] Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Wild guess - he may have served in the USA, 15th Kansas Cavalry Regiment, Co.I???  Does not have a military marker, but "Grand Army of the Republic (1861-1866) is engraved on gravestone.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (can't tell which man this might be); * headstone .

 

Eskridge, O. Newton – b.12/19/1831; d.2/27/1905.

CSA, 1st North Carolina Cavalry Regiment, Co.K, Private.

Deep Creek Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Said to have served in the 1st NC Cavalry according to headstone, but the only “O.N. Eskridge” I can find served in the CSA, 55th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Co.D.; Private!  Does not have a TX CSA pension application.  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Farrington, Otis B. – b.9/24/1830; d.8/15/1919.

USA?  or  CSA?

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Frances" (b.1/2/1850; d.12/23/1932).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * 1890 TVC (listed as "Otis Farington," living in Decatur); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Faulkner, Issac G. – b.7/13/1844; d.12/26/1923.

CSA, 16th Texas Cavalry (Fitzhugh's) Regiment, Co.B; Private.

Alvord Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted on 2/17/1862.  Served on detached duty with "Capt, Faulkner's Cavalry Co." from 2/16/1864 onward.  TX CSA pension application (#22161) approved on 9/1/1913).  Married to "Mattie" (b.6/19/1848; d.12/29/1922).  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (#22161; on file in the Wise County Historical Museum in Decatur, TX). ; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone ;

 

Fields, H. H. – b.2/19/1848; d.7/13/1909.

CSA

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Letitia" (b.8/22/1847; d.2/18/1890).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application) ;  * BMC ("H. H. Fields"); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (can't tell which man this might be); * headstone .

 

Fletcher, Garrett Henderson – b.10/22/1841; d.1/28/1935.

CSA, 50th Virginia Infantry, Co.B ("Jackson's Company"); Private.

Slidell Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Virginia.  Enlisted on 6/29/1861.  Captured at Spotsylvania Court House on 5/12/1864.  POW at Elmira, NY until time of parole (as a "Sgt.") on 3/10/1865.  Married to “Evaliner” (b.1842; d.1907) & "Alice J." (b.?; d?).  Moved to TX in 1873.  Married "Alice J." on 6/2/1907.  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources:  * TX CSA pension application (#49427 & #51592 [widow's]); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html;  * BMC ("G. H. Fletcher"); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Ford, J. F. - b.9/22/1849; d.6/27/1904.

CSA.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Was a doctor. Served as the first commander of the Ben McCulloch U.C.V. (Camp # 30).

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * PHWC; pp.253,366,375,413.

 

Forester, W. P. - b.1840; d.1918.

CSA, 35th Georgia Infantry, Co.G.

Ball Knob cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application.  Has a military marker.

 

Sources:  * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (not listed in this source that I can tell); * headstone .

 

Foster, John Emsley – b.9/11/1830; d.1/18/1900.

CSA, Martin’s Texas Cavalry Regiment (aka: 5th Partisan Rangers), Co.D; Private.

Greenwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Volunteered on 7/5/1862 in McKinney, TX and served until the end of the war. Joined the CSA service with a brother (“Robert H. Foster”) who also served in Martin’s Regiment (b.6/3/1829 in Wilson Co., TN; d.4/20/1911 in Collin Co., TX; buried in the Scott Cemetery in Vineland; Collin Co., TX). He fought in the battles of First Cabin Creek and Honey Springs. This unit was formerly known as “Captain L.M. Martin’s company.” Crute's compendium contains no history for Martin’s Texas Cavalry. Married to “Mary Ann Burris Cunnius Foster” (b.1/19/1848; d.12/20/1933).

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html  (his widow, “Mary A.” has a TX CSA pension application [#32582] for a "John Emsley Foster" from Montague Co., TX); * e-mail with a g-grandson, Lynn Wright (< lynn.wright@cox.net >) in 4/2003; * ; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (“John E. Foster”); * http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hendon/stone/partisanrangers.html.

 

Free, John – b.1846; d.2/25/1893.

USA?  or   CSA?

Briar Branch Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html  (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application);  * 1890 TVC, p.22a (listed as "John Free" living in Alvord); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (can't tell which man this might be);

 

Freiley, John C. – b.1/4/1827; d.3/13/1913.

USA, 6th Tennessee Mounted Infantry, Co.E; Private.

Friendship Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served from 9/11/1864 to 6/30/1865.  Listed his P.O. as Keeter, TX in 1890 TCV.   Married to “Elvira J.” (b.6/9/1829; d.4/2/1913).  Had a son named “J. C.” (b.4/1/1867; d.3/4/1883).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * 1890 TVC, p.22a ("John C. Freiley," living in Springtown); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://distantcousin.com/Military/CivilWar/TNVetsinTX1890/Page.asp?Page=08; * headstone .

 

Fry, Andrew Jackson – b.1847; d.1920.

CSA

East Bridgeport Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to Sarah E." (b.1864; d.1945).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (note: he is note the man or widow with a TX CSA pension applications [#07903 – his, from Montague Co., TX; #36737 – widow, from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (can't tell which man this might be); * headstone .  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Fullingim, Jesse Perkins – b.12/24/1842; d.10/24/1932.

CSA, 15th Texas Cavalry Regiment, Co.B; Corporal.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Was the youngest of the seventeen children of Henry Fullingim who came to Wise County from Hopkins County.  Was captured at Arkansas Post and was a POW for a time. He lost his left eye in a battle in TN from a spent minnie ball (PHWC, p.125). Married to "M.A. [Donald]" (b.1847; d.1928) of Denton Co., TX.  He was a Methodist. Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * PHWC, p.122; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application (#42627) in Wise Co., TX.); * e-mail correspondence with Sheryl Shaw (< SJMcS@aol.com >) in 11/2002; * PHWC; pp.122,125,303-306,342 (photo of him!),410,450; * headstone; * Wodruff.

 

Fullingame, John Fletcher – b.10/24/1822; d.4/29/1905.

CSA, 11th Texas Infantry Regiment, Co.D; Private.

Waggoner Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

TX CSA Pension application says he served in the "Infantry, Robert's Regiment, Walker's Division, Roundtree's Co.B."  Born in Georgia.  Enlisted in 7/1862.  Son of a Methodist circuit rider preacher who moved to northeast TX in 1849.  First wife’s name was “Talitha Cummie [Sykes]” (b.2/14/1825; d.5/31/1880). They married in 1846 in Marshall Co., MS.  Second wife’s name was “Matilda [Roberts].  Fathered at least nine children.  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * TX CSA pension application (#09657) in Childress Co., TX ("Fullingim"), approved in 1903; * RCS 6:161a (“J.F. Fullingram”);  http://www.angelfire.com/tx2/familycenter/pafg02.htm#417; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html;  * BMC ("J. C. Fullingim"); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (listed as “Fullingram”); * headstone .

 

 

Funchess, Thaddeus Stewart – b.1849; d.1911.

CSA, 4th Mississippi Cavalry; Co. E; Private.

Paradise Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Was a preacher ("Rev."). Buried in the Paradise Cemetery.  [[559]]  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * e-mail from Sue Tackel & Shawn Palmer (jonnyreb75457@yahoo.com) on 1/13/2005.

 

“The CSA, 4th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment [also called 4th Battalion] was organized during the fall of 1862 by consolidating Hughes' and Stockdale's Mississippi Cavalry Battalions. The unit was assigned to W.Adams', Mabry's, Starke's Brigade and fought the Federals in Tennessee and Mississippi. In the engagement at Harrisburg it reported 52 casualties. Only a remnant surrendered with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. Its commanders were Colonel C.C. Wilbourn, Lieutenant Colonels Cornelius McLaurin and Thomas R. Stockdale, and Major James M. Norman.” (http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm)

 

“I have always been very interested in Wise County since I was a young child. I used to spend the summers on my grandfather's farm near Paradise helping with his alfalfa hay, hunting coyotes with dogs, and looking for Indian arrowheads.

 

“He and my uncles used to tell me that their great grandfather was the first white man to settle in Wise County. The family name is Erwin. I would not know the name of this ancestor or just where he is buried. My granddad's grandfathers are both buried in Paradise (as is grandad).

 

“That brings me to another Civil War Veteran for your list. Buried next to Jefferson Davis Erwin, in the Erwin family plot is my grandfather's maternal grandfather. His name was Thaddeus Stewart Funchess. There is no indication on his stone that he was involved in the Civil War, but I have documents placing him in the 4th Mississippi Cavalry, Company E.

 

“Would you have any records as to the father of Jefferson D. Erwin? I am sure that he fought in the Civil war also, but the Erwins always tended to keep a verbal tradition and that was about it. -

                        Shawn Palmer (jonnyreb75457@yahoo.com; 1/13/2005).”

            -

“Hello Mr. Smith, You are correct, T.S. Funchess was a preacher. He did not particularly claim a denomination, but preached all over north central and north east Texas, also in the Indian Territory in tent revivals. He was born in Mississippi evidently to the aristocracy of the time as there was a plantation with several hundred slaves. He was educated in a military school, then sent to begin medical school. His father was also a doctor who had been raised the same way, and went to medical school in Vienna, Austria. His fathers name was George J.D. Funchess and is buried in Utica, Miss. He was commander of Co.B 16th Mississippi Inf. till He was relieved of his infantry duties and sent to Crystal Springs Miss. as a field surgeon. (Apr. 1862) T.S. Funchess very seldom mentioned his Confederate Service, and then it was only vague references as to how things could be worse. He and two brothers came to Texas in 1867 by way of the Indian Nations. One brother stayed on the Red River and owned a ferry service until the turn of the century. The other drifted off toward Mexico and it is rumered fought for the French down there, and dropped from the face of the earth. T.S. settled in what is now Franklin County and married an A. Clampett from Hagansport. They were a large landholding family out here before the war. It was in this time that he began preaching. In 1899, he packed his family and moved to Wise Co. there he and my other great-great grandfather became fast friends. J.D. Erwin was at the time a very wealthy land owner who owned several farms in Wise County. He set Mr. Funchess up on one of these farms. The Funchess and Erwin children married one another, so now, both families are very related (in my lifetime, the reunions held at the Paradise school were for Erwin-Funchess). My grandfather (also now in Paradise Cemetery since 1996) used to tell me about T.S. fishing on the Trinity River. He kept one eye on the cork, and the other eye reading his Bible. His brother who owned the ferry north of Clarksville over the years had amassed a fortune in land , money and race horses, and decided to come to Wise Co. to be near his brother and nieces and nephews. He died before he could sell out and move. The lawyers in Red River Co. asked T.S. what to do about the money and property. T.S. wrote them back and told them do what they will. ‘Money makes a Rascal and a Thief!!’

 

“As far as J.D. Erwin, I know he was born in Wise County. I do not know the name of his father. I am sure his father must have fought in the Civil War. My grandfather once told me where the really old ones are buried, he said that the place was all grown up. I never pressed him. J.D. was said to have been an extremely hard working man. His wife had a conch shell that she would blow to call him up from the fields to come up and go to church because he would get so into his work that he would forget about all else. Her brother is buried in the same plot with them. I don’t know much about him except that he is said to have been bad about gun and knife fighting. He supposedly shot a man in Decatur, and killed a man in a knife fight in Bridgeport. They say those Hargiss folks were mean and didn't have a lick of sense.

 

“Well hope I didn't ramble too much. I just thought I'd give a little bit of personal info about the folks under those stones. It used to move me when I was a kid and grandad would go through that cemetery and point to old faded headstones of people he once knew and tell me certain details about that person. There was one I'll always remember him talking about. The old man buried there was the first in that part of the country to get an automobile. He became very unpopular very quickly because when he started it, all the mules would start braying and where ever he drove, the horses would spook.

 

“Well hope I did not bore you sir. Hope to meet ya’ll when I get back out that way. Its been awhile. I left out of here in 1981 for the military and came back in 1995. Now I am an officer for Texas Department of Criminal Justice. It seems like little has called me back there since Grandad died. We were close. I used to spend all my summers out there till I was around 16. Anyway, Have a great day, and thanks for E-mailing me. - Shawn Palmer (jonnyreb75457@yahoo.com; 1/13/2005)”

 

Garrison, George B. – b.6/18/1843; d.4/14/1928.

CSA, 32nd Mississippi Cavalry, Co.B; Private.

Bethel-Decatur  Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

He was born in northern Mississippi. Served six months. Lived in Texas since 1885. He was a farmer. He has a TX CSA pension application (#36070; approved on 8/20/1919) in Wise Co., TX.  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (not yet listed in this source); * headstone .  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Gentry, William Allen – b.12/18/1841; d.11/20/1927.

CSA, 23rd Mississippi Infantry Regiment (aka: "2nd Regiment" and "3rd Regiment"), Co.F; Private.

Also served in the 32nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Co.C. 

Pleasant Grove Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Was captured at Ft. Donnelson, wounded in the knee. Re-enlisted in the CSA, 32nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Co.C. Wounded 3x times at the Battle of Franklin, TN. Married to "Sarah M." (b.11/18/1838; d.1/2/1908). Not the man who has a TX CSA pension application (#40177) in Wise Co., TX. Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * PHWC, p.374 (photo of him as a member of the Ben McCulloch UCV Camp # 30); * headstone .  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

George, Jesse B. – b.9/25/1848 [according to headstone]; d.6/2/1918.

USA, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, Company M; Private.

Crafton Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in either 1847 or 1848 in Crittendon Co, Arkansas.  Enlisted at Dardanell, AR on 12/3/1863.  Black eyes, black hair, fair complexion and 5 ft., 5 inches tall.  Mustered in on 1/28/1864 in Springfield, MO.  20 Jul 1864 - Escort service since 6 Jun 1864; Nov 1864 - Escorting prisoners to St. Louis, MO since 9 Nov 1864.  Moved to Bates Co., MO by 1869.  Married “Martha Emmeline Finnell” (b.2/29/1843; d.5/6/1906) of Bradley Co., TN in 1869. Lived in Butler, MO from 111865 to 10/1877; Wise Co., TX from 10/1877 to 1/1907; in New Mexico from 1/1907 to perhaps 1912.  His post-office address was Amistad, Union, New Mexico as of 5/19/1912.  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * Kin to < jacquebyrd@prodigy.net >; * 1890 TVC, p.23a (listed as "Jessie B. George," living in Crafton); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Gilley, Gabriel Derene - b.3/20/1826; d.4/9/1882.

CSA, probably 37th Texas Cavalry Regiment (Terrell's), Co.H.; 2nd Lieutenant.

Gilley Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Brother of John B. Gilley.  Is not the man who has a TX CSA pension application # 33779 (under “G.W.”).  Was a Mason (Masonic marks on gravestone).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * e-mail from Doris Sanders (doris_sanders@yahoo.com) in 8/2003; * headstone .

 

Gilley, John B. - b.10/22/1818;  d.3/28/1892.

CSA, Ward's Co., Quail's Battn., Frontier Troops (serving "in Parker Co., TX" and "westward"); Corporal.

Also served in the 13th Texas Cavalry Regiment (Burnett's Mounted Volunteers), Co.I; Corporal.

Gilley Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted in the 13th TX on 3/25/1862.  Born in Tennessee.  Promoted to Corporal on 2/8/1863.  Married “Mary A.” (b.1836; d.12/27/1935) on 10/6/1859.  Was a Mason (Masonic symbol on gravestone).  Does not have a military marker, but does have a Republic of Texas medallion.

 

Sources: * TX CSA pension application (#42695 – widow); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * e-mail from Doris Sanders (doris_sanders@yahoo.com) in 8/2003; * headstone .

 

Gilliland, John Sanford – b.1/31/1845; d.12/22/1915.

CSA, 6th Texas Cavalry Regiment [Wharton's, Stone's], Co.D; Private.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Missouri. Enlisted on 9/10/1862 “by the Conscript Act.” Captured at Butler (Donaldsonville, according to TX CSA pens. appl.), LA in 6/1863 and was a POW at New Orleans for eight months until he made a dramatic escape (on 2/24/1864). Rejoined his company the day after the battle at Pleasant Hill. Later “transferred to Throckmorton’s Company in 1863.” Came to Wise County in 1874.  Opened a blacksmith & woodworking shop in Decatur.  May have been married to "Mary Jane" (b.9/16/1851; d.1/20/1935).  His widow has a TX CSA pension application (#40542 – widow; approved on 2/28/1925) in Tarrant Co., TX.  Name spelled "Gililland" on original headstone.  Has a military marker. 

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html;  * BMC ("J. S. Galliard"); * PHWC, p.336-337, 374 (photo of him as a member of the Ben McCulloch UCV Camp # 30); * headstone .  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Glass, George W. – b.1/22/1816; d.1/29/1880 (or 1881).

CSA, Martin’s Texas Cavalry Regiment (aka: 5th Partisan Rangers), Co.G; Private.

Glass Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Wife’s name was “Sarah L.” (b.12/27/1827; d.12/23/1911).  Evidently he does not have a TX CSA pension application.  Does not have a military marker.  Died in either 1880 or 1881 (conflicting dates on two headstones).

 

Sources: * RCS (6:341a); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

“The CSA, 5th Texas Cavalry (Partisan Rangers) Regiment was organized by the consolidation of the 9th Partisan Rangers Battalion and the 10th Cavalry Battalion in early 1863. The regiment came into Confederate service at Fort Washita, Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma) on 2/6/1863 by Brigadier General Albert Pike. The regiment existed for two years and three months and participated in several skirmishes and battles primarily in Indian Territory. Dismounted in March 1865. Surrendered by General E.K. Smith, commanding Trans-Mississippi Department, on 5/26/1865.

 

Engagements  -  Fort Gibson, Indian Territory (skirmish) May 1863; Honey Springs, Indian Territory July 17, 1863 ; Perryville, Indian Territory, (skirmish) August 26, 1863; Massard Prairie, near Fort Smith, Arkansas [detachment] July 27, 1864; Cabin Creek, Indian Territory September 19, 1864. Journal:  February 6, 1863 - organized at Fort Washita, Indian Territory. The regiment was a consolidation of the 10th Texas Calvary Battalian and the 9th Texas Cavalry Battalian;  April-October 1863 - assigned to Cooper's Brigade, Steele's Division, District of Arkansas, Trans-Mississippi Department; May 1863 - fought skirmish at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory; July 17, 1863 - Battle of Honey Springs, Indian Territory; August 26, 1863 - fought skirmish at Perryville, Indian Territory; October 1863-July 1864 - assigned to Indian Territory, Trans-Mississippi Department; July 1864 - assigned to the District of Indian Territory, Trans-Mississippi Department; July 27, 1864 - fought the Battle of Massard's Prairie, near Fort Smith, Arkansas; September 1864 - assigned to Gano's Brigade, Cooper's (Indian) Division, District of the Indian Territory, Trans-Mississippi Department; September 19, 1864 - Battle of Cabin Creek, Indian Territory; September 1864-February  - assigned to the 5th (Gano's) Texas Cavalry Brigade, 2nd (Maxey's) Texas Cavalry Division, 1st Corps, Trans-Mississippi; February 1865 - assigned to Northern Sub-district, District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, Trans-Mississippi Department; February-April 1865 - assigned to 3rd Texas Infantry Brigade, 1st (Forney's) Texas Infantry Division, 1st Corps, Trans- Mississippi Department; April-May 1865 - assigned to Robertson's Brigade, Maxey's Division, District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, Trans- Mississippi Department; May 26, 1865 - surrendered by General E.K. Smith, commanding Trans-Mississippi Department.” (Credit - http://www.bauer.uh.edu/~parks/tex/crg005a.html; 4/6/2003)

 

“The 5th Partisan Rangers were disbanded near Houston, Texas on May 15, 1865.” (Credit - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hendon/stone/partisanrangers.html  on 4/6/2003).

 

Glover, James Jasper - b.3/7/1838; d.3/12/1888.

CSA, 16th Georgia Infantry Regiment, Co.I; Sergeant.

Garvin Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted on 7/16/1861.  Captured on 6/1/1864 at Gaines Farm.  Released on 7/7/1865 (?) at Elmira, NY.  Married to "M. W."  Was a resident of Chattanooga, TN at some point (before or after the war?).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources:  * TX CSA pension application (#41839 - widow); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Gore, Allen – b.4/13/1842; d.8/21/1912.

CSA (probably served in the CSA, 23rd Infantry [Newman’s] Battalion, Co.A).

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Husband of Sarah E.  Son of Thomas (1811-May 21, 1890) & Elvira Shofner (1817-1886).  Thomas was son of Edward "Ned" (1770 or 1780-1849) & Mary Norman (1775-?).

 

Sources: e-mail with the wife of a descendant (Vicki Gore [jvgore@amaonline.com]) in 4/2003; * PHWC, p.338 (photo of him as a pioneer settler).

 

“One of the early settlers whose reminiscence runs back to the day of pale houses and tents in Wise County is Allen Gore, and whose residence of vigorous and persistent efforts have brought him a good farm and have placed him among that class of our countrymen who always win victories behind the plow.  It is the courage and endurance of such men that communities of civilized life are carried out of the wilderness and nature made to bloom and blossom as a garden.

“The date of his advent to Wise County marks Mr. Gore as an early settler and his coming was an added unit to the quiet force operating for the advancement of the social interest in the county.  Families have sprung up from prattling children once under his roof and the third generations are the embryo men and women who will honor and perpetuate the family name.  In his rural life he had grubbed and hewed, built up and has improved one hundred and eighty-five acres, which he delights to call his home.

“Mr. Gore's life has been of industry and with steady going characteristics and he has been a good citizen as well as a good farmer. He has held to Democracy in politics from early life and a search for his church home finds him a steward in the Methodist Church.

“On his father's farm, Allen Gore grew up to maturity and the typical log school house knew him occasionally as a pupil while passing the years of his youth.  The Civil War came on while he was approaching maturity and he enlisted in 1863 in Bragg's Army and was on this account that he saw none of the actual fighting.  On the retreat of the Army from Murfreesboro fight, he was a taken prisoner on the mountains of Tennessee, was paroled and remained about Tullahoma until the end of the war.

“Taking up Civil pursuits, Mr. Gore took up farming with a United States pony lent him by the Government and when his crop was made he delivered up the pony to the authorities.  A Season of slow progress followed and when ten years had elapsed he sought a home in the new county of Texas.  He began his career with a yoke of oxen and a team of ponies together with a provision for maintenance until a crop could be made.  He'd purchased seventy-one acres of Cooke County School land northeast of Chico in the woods and lived in a tent until his modest pale cabin could be prepared.  He has devoted himself purely to the work of the farm that which will stand as a shaft, suggesting toil, the sacrifices and the achievements of a modest and earnest man.

“Allen Gore was born in Lincoln County Tennessee, on April 13, 1842, to Thomas and Allie (Shaufner) Gore.  Thomas Gore had come with his father, Ned Gore, and family to Tennessee as a young man.  Both Ned Gore and Thomas Gore were buried in Moore County, Tennessee. Thomas Gore died in 1895.

“Eight children were born to Thomas and Allie Gore in Tennessee and the order of their birth are: Edward, a soldier of Bragg's Army and was killed during the war; James W,; Allen; Martha, wife of Alexander Parks of Moore County, TN; Sarah, wife of Lacy Belt of Moore Co, TN; Millie, wife of Brittan Dillingham of Moore Co, TN; Thomas of Moore Co, TN; and Susan, wife of Joseph Dannell of Moore Co,,TN.
 

“Allen Gore married Sarah Watson, daughter of Math Watson. (See J.H. and C.A. Watson history of this book). Most of their ten children were born in Tennessee before they moved to Texas.  Allen and Sarah (Watson) Gore and their family left Lynchburg, Tennessee, in late 1879 or early 1880. After settling the seventy-one acres aforementioned in Paddock's History they accumulated more land in Blocks 3 and 9 in section 3, Cooke County School lands A-156, about three miles northeast of Chico.    After the first cabin, he built a large two-story house (which stood until about 1856) to accommodate their large family. He put out a large pear orchard on the farm and it became known as "The Pear Orchard Place".  Allen and Sarah were of the Methodist religion and Sarah was known as a "Shouting Methodist".  Once she shouted in testimony "All Allen Gore wants is more land but all Sarah Gore wants is more religion".

“About the year of 1909 Allen and Sarah sold all their land and moved to Spearman, Texas to raise wheat.  Allen Gore died August 21, 1912. Sarah Gore died January 1, 1916. Both were buried in the Chico Cemetery.

“Several hundred descendants of the first and second generation from Allen and Sarah Gore are scattered over Texas and the United States. There are around one hundred still living or owning property in Wise County.” [Twentieth Century History & Biographical Record of Northwest Texas by Capt. B.B. Paddock, editor; illustrated; Vol.II, Page 627; The Lewis Publishing Company; Chicago, New York, 1906]

 

Gore, Andrew Jackson  - b.2/14/1843; d.12/1/1916.

CSA, 10th Texas Infantry Regiment (Nelson's), Co.E; Private.

Gilley Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted on 1/12/1862.  "Left sick in AR on 11/23/1862.  Married "Madorah" (b.?; d.1/27/1935 in Paradise, TX).  Headstone with "Iona J."   Does not have a military marker.

 

“Andrew Jackson Gore was born on February 14, 1846 in Tennessee to John Gore (desc. line of John, Isaac, Henry Sr., John, Joseph, John) and Lydia Thomas. At the age of eight, according to family history, he and his two brothers, Isaac and John Thomas Gore, accompanied their mother on the journey to Texas after the death of their father in Tennessee.   Isaac is supposed to have died of lung disease on the way west. Earliest records indicate that the family settled first in Parker County, Texas near the Wise County line. Nearby was the family of John (J.B.) THOMAS, brother Lydia Thomas GORE.

 

“On January 12, 1862, at the age of sixteen, Andrew Jackson Gore entered the Civil War. He served the Confederacy with Company E 10th Texas Infantry and was discharged in June of 1865 with an honorable record. Andrew also served with the Texas Rangers under Commanding Officer L. L. Tackitt in the 1st Co. Minute Men from October 1865 to June 1866.

The Pioneer History of Wise County by Cliff D. Cates, 1907, recounts the stories of Indian raids in the extreme southern part of Wise County in 1863 until the beginning of the Civil War. In the winter of 1865 Indians raided the farm of Mrs. Lydia (Thomas) Gore and drove off her horses. Andy and his brother, Jack (John Thomas), were among the settlers who participated in the resulting chase and fight.

“In June 1866, Andy and Jack were again in the group who chased Indians who stole the horses of local settlers. This battle resulted in the death of pioneer Alvin Clark.

“On November 3, 1866 workers were threshing on the farm of J. B. Thomas when six Indians approached with the intention of stealing the horses which had been turned loose to graze. Thomas and his son, Soney, gave the alarm. Thomas grasped the pistol of Jack Gore and started toward the Indians afoot. The other threshers, among them Andy and Jack Gore, followed in pursuit. An exciting chase followed, resulting in the death of Johnnie Montgomery. Uncle Johnnie was a seventy-six year old pioneer of Parker County.

“Andrew Jackson Gore married Miss Iona Jane Wright ca 1867. Iona was the daughter of Robert Wright and Mary Magee (McGee). The Wrights were early Parker County settlers from Ohio and Missouri. Andrew and Iona lived at or near Boonsville in Wise County, near the Parker County line and later moved to Paradise.

“Andrew and Iona had a family of five children.   Mary L. Gore was born about 1869 and nothing more is known of her at this time. Virginia Ellen (Jennie) was born in 1871 and married William Newton Huddleston in Wise County. John D. Gore was born 1874 and in later years believed to have married a woman named 'Annie'. John was a cattle raiser in Wise County. Ana L. Gore was born in 1876 and married John W. Griffith, had a son and a daughter. William Robert Gore was born in 1882 and married Zeola Lee Kirkpatrick, the daughter of Thomas & Mary E. (King) Kirkpatrick. W. R. and Zeola were both school teachers in Wise County in the early 1900's and were my grandparents. They eventually settled in Palmer and Bailey counties of the Texas Panhandle.

“After the death of Iona on June 6, 1893 in Wise County, Andrew Jackson Gore married Madora J. Drew. She was the daughter of Jim and Rose (Smith) Drew of Georgia. Madora is buried in the old cemetery at Paradise.

“Andrew Jackson Gore died on December 1, 1916 in Wise County, his death is recorded in Parker County. His final resting place is in the Gilley family cemetery in Wise County, with Iona Jane and their son, John D. Gore.” (http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~goredata/andy.html)

 

Sources:  * TX CSA pension application (#36261 – widow; approved in 1919); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://members.aol.com/SMckay1234/Roster/Co-E.htm; * http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~goredata/andy.html; * PHWC, p.202,204; * headstone .

 

Gore, James Gabriel – b.12/3/1844; d.2/24/1917.

CSA, 4th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Co.C; Private.

Olive Branch Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born to John & Jane Gore.   Served 3 ½ years.  Was in the Battle of Franklin and Nashville.  Married "Mary Ann Hobbs" (b.1843; d.1899) on 11/2/1865.  Married on 10/3/1903; this wife died on 12/11/1936.  Died in Chico, TX (however, death date on #40897 TX CSAPA is 8 / 6th or 7th / 1917).  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * TX CSA pension application #’s of #23946 (approved 1914) and #40897 (widow; approved 1925); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Gose, Steven Mathus - b.1824; d.1877.

CSA, 15th Texas Cavalry Regiment; Co.B.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

     Came to Wise County in 1861 and lived in Decatur. Worked as a blacksmith and served as a Justice of the Peace for twelve to fourteen years. He was known as "Major." Listed in PHWC (p.122) as a member of the CSA, 15th Texas Cavalry Reg., Co.B, but the same source later states (p.315) that he “lived through the trying period of the war here [Wise County], . . . hammered out many of the arms for the local Confederate volunteers.” He and his wife were known as "the parents of Methodism in Decatur." They moved four miles north of Decatur and began erection of the first real school-house built north of Decatur ("Gos Schoolhouse").

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * PHWC pp.67,122,134,313-319,345 (photo of him), 374 (photo of him as a member of the Ben McCullouch UCV Camp # 30), 414,440-441. CHECK THIS MAN’S SERVICE ON THE NPS SITE; I DON’T KNOW WHETHER TO LIST HIM AS A VETERAN OR NOT!

 

Gregg, James M. - b.8/18/1839; d.7/28/1916.

CSA, 17th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Co.A; Private.

Ball Knob cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served “on the batteries at Mobile.” Born in Alabama.  Enlisted on 3/5/1863 and served the duration of the war.  Does not have a military marker.

 

[[45]]  Sources:  * TX CSA pension application (#29606); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Grisham, Nathan Reuben – b.12/8/1836; d.7/25/1899.

CSA, McCord’s Texas Frontier Cavalry Regiment; Co.G; Private.

Cottondale Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served from 1861-1865. Served in Jack Curenton’s Company of Texas State Rangers in 1861, but was discharged due to a “bad arm.” His arm got well and he re-enlisted in 1862 in Captain Newton White’s Company, but was put in McCord’s Regiment with Major Buck Berry and served in that outfit “for protection against Indians.” Married to "Irene" (b.2/27/1849; d.6/20/1944) on 10/20/1868.  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow ["Irene"] has a TX CSA pension application [#23985] from Parker Co., TX, approved on 9/1/1913); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Guinn, George W. – 6/26/1827; d.11/27/1905.

CSA, 23rd Texas Cavalry Regiment, Co.E.

Boyd Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served in a company commanded by Captain Charles C. Thompson (PHWC, p.123).

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * PHWC, p.36,123,404,406,380,452,454; * . CHECK THIS MAN ON THE NPS SITE.

 

Hale, John Slinkard – b.1/25/1828; d.4/29/1902.

CSA, 16th Missouri Infantry Regiment, Co.E.

Cottonwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

Born in Green County, Indiana.  Was in a Shreveport, LA hospital 4/18-20/1865.  Married "L. A" on 7/28/1894.  Does not have a military marker.

Sources:  * TX CSA pension application (#35042 - widow); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone ; * e-mail with a great-great nephew named Lon ___ (Minecreek@aol.com) in 3/2003

“. . . John was born in Green County, Indiana on Jan 25th 1828. His parent's names were Isaiah and Catherine (Slinkard) Hale. On July 19, 1853 he married his 1st wife, ‘Elizabeth Miller,’ and by 1860 they were living in McDonald County, Missouri. In 1862 John and his two brother's, William and Henry, enlisted in the CSA, 16th Missouri Infantry, Co.E and they served through the war together. John and Elizabeth had 6 children. Their names were: Emily, James, William, Sarah, Thomas and Nancy. Elizabeth died in Missouri, 1883. John remarried ‘Louiza A Paul’ in 1894 in Wise County, TX. I have a family history/genealogy book that has listed most of Johns decedents along with John’s siblings and their decedents. John’s mothers' maiden name was Slinkard, this is where he gets his middle name. . . . His second wife was born in Overton County, Tennessee (Louiza, in 1849). This information was in Louiza's widows pension file, which I have. This is an on going search and has been a lot of fun. I have been interested in family history and the Civil War since I was a kid when my Grandmother showed me letters written by my great-great-great grandfather Asa Howe when he was serving with the 6th Michigan cavalry. I have ancestors who fought for both the north and the south and I am very proud of them all. . . - Lon Burns.”

Theodore Urbanski, Willington, Connecticut tedsuedoghouse@charter.net sent in a very detailed and well researched paper about this veteran, his wife and her first husband who was also a veteran (Daniel C. Paul-buried at Pella Cemetery)
This paper is 54 pages and has war records, genealogy, pictures, and lots of images of documents. 
Click Here to download the PDF.
(File is large and a little slow-contains many document images)

 

Hall, Peter -   information sent in by Allen Lanier lanier.allen@comcast.net 

Last Name         First Name                  Born                 Date of Death            Other Inforamtion         Cemetery Name   Headstone #
Hall                       Peter               Oct 23, 1813      Dec 21, 1884 Born in Pensilvania          Paradise               1373 [Section 8 (S)]
Hall                      Susannah     July 1, 1825       June 28, 1904     Wife of Peter                   Paradise               1372 [Section 8 (S)]

Peter & Susannah Heaton Hall were my great-great grandfather & grandmother.

Peter was a Captain in the Civil War. (see below)

"Peter went with his friends and neighbors in Weatherford, Texas, and it was there on the 31st of March 1862, Peter enlisted into Company 'E' of the 19th Texas Calvary (Burford's Regiment). Then, New Orleans fell to the enemy in April 1862, and Lousianna was too close for comfort. When Galveston fell into the hands of the Union army it was desperate. Peter was forced, like many, to defend Texas from the northern invasion of Union soldiers. And, the invasion was at a deadly cost of many human lives, both military and civilian.

Peter took his young eighteen year old son, John with him. They saw the most fierce of the battles in the western theater. They fought at Mill Creek Bridge, Pleasant Hill, Jenkin's Ferry all of which spread across the nation from northern Missouri to the Lousiana coast. During the war it was discovered that Peter's knowledge of the bible and his skills to preach the gospel assigned him double duty as Chaplin and promotion to Captain. From that day forward he was known to all and referred to as, Captain Hall."

Halladay, Alfred D. – b.?; d.?.

USA, 51st Illinois Infantry, Co.E; Corporal.

Arkansas Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

From Urbana, IL.  Joined as a veteran on 2/8/1864; mustered out on 9/25/1865 near Port Lavaca, TX.  Listed as "Holliday" on muster roll.  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * Gravestone (military marker); * e-mail correspondence with John W. Poole (<: jwpoole@hal-pc.org >) in late 2002; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

“Alf. D. Halladay, no dates are listed on headstone but it shows he was a Corporal in Co. E, 51st Ill. Inf. The roll of the Regiment has his name as Alfred Holiday from Urbana, IL and he joined as a veteran on February 8, 1964 and was mustered out on September 25, 1865 in Texas [Near Port Lavaca]. He was listed as a Corporal. Buried Arkansas/Arkansaw Cemetery -Wise Co. This man is a real mystery to me. I've not found a connection to the Huff or Hays family but he did come from the same state they did.” (Source: jwpoole@hal-pc.org [John W. Poole] – 9/2002)

 

Halsell, James Thompson

b.8/28/1839; d.8/1/1888.

CSA, 31st Texas Cavalry Regiment, Co.E.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Firstborn of Electious Halsell. [[3036]]

 

Sources: * PHWC, p.438; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * Woodruff.

 

Hamilton, John Warren – b.11/25/1832; d.1/31/1916.

CSA, 8th Missouri Infantry, Co.G; Private.

Mount Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted in 1862. Married to "H. Wv." (b.11/19/1838; d.6/7/1921).  Does not have a military marker. 

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (there is a widow ["Mrs. John William Hamilton"] of a "John William Hamilton" who has a TX CSA pension application [#46909] from Collin Co., TX); http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ (listed as "John Hamilton").  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Hancock, O. M. – b.2/3/1834; d.3/26/1916.

CSA, 8th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, Co.A; Private.

Boonsville Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Clinton County, Kentucky. Enlisted in 1862. Was a POW at Rock Island, Illinois. Married to “Mary J.” (b.9/13/1836; d.3/24/1893).  Lived in TX 36 years as of 1914. Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#30096; approved on 12/23/1914] from Wise Co., TX); * headstone.

 

Hanna, J. H. – b.7/10/1838; d.2/27/1918.

CSA, Phillips Legion, Georgia Cavalry, Co.B.

Union Hill Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted on 3/1/1862 and served the duration of the war.  Born in South Carolina.  Married to “Sallie H.” (b.11/16/1852; d.12/15/1908).  Moved to TX in 1886.  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources:  * TX CSA pension application (#23685) from Wise Co., TX; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Hanna, J. M. – b.?; d.7/28/1864.

CSA?  or  USA?, in the _____; Captain (according to headstone).

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Descendant of Pocahontas & John Rolfe.  Said to have been killed in the Battle of Atlanta.  Married to "Sara A." (b.11/21/1834; d.10/22/1887).  WILD GUESS – there was a "John M. Hannah" who served as Captain of the CSA, 46th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Co.H who was captured at Island No. 10, sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, then was transferred to Johnson's Island, 26 April 1862, sent to Vicksburg, Ms., 1 Sept. 1862 for exchange, resigned 1 Oct. 1862 at Jackson, MS – could this be the same man??? [Further – there was an A. B. Hannah" also in the 46th Tennessee Infantry, Co.H. who was "wounded in the Battle of Ezra Church, near Atlanta Ga.  On 7/28/1864, who suffered a gun shot wound to the left thigh, resulting in amputation, but he died on 8/4/1864."]  Does not have a military marker, but has military info on headstone.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone . RE-CHECK THIS PENSION USING "J. M."

 

Hanna, William Wamon (or "Waymon") – b.1/8/1848; d.2/16/1935.

CSA, 12th Alabama Cavalry Regiment, Co.I; Private. 

Alvord Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Barto County, Georgia. Enlisted on 8/1/1864 and served until he was discharged on 5/12/1865. Married to "Elrikie E." (b.8/2/1846; d.1/18/1919).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has TX CSA pension applications [#42926 - his; #51559 (approved on 4/26/1927) - her's, "Maggie Ellen"] from Wise Co., TX).

 

Harding, John Donley - b.1845; d.1899 (on headstone).

CSA, 6th Texas Cavalry Regiment (Wharton's, Stone's; aka: 2nd Regiment), Co.K.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted on 9/21/1861and served the duration of the war.  Married "Martha A."  Widow’s pension application lists his birthday as 3/23/1898.  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources:  * TX CSA pension application (#20131 - widow); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html ("Douley" for middle name on application); * PHWC, p.315; * headstone .

 

Hardisty, Henry – b.11/2/1832; d.1/30/1900.

CSA, Well’s Battalion (aka: 34th Battalion); Co.B; Private.

East Bridgeport Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

May have been married to "Catherine A. Hardesty" (b.3/24/1834; d.7/24/1917) on 12/1/1861. Enlisted on 7/1/1862 and served until the end of the war. Detailed as a “wagon maker” toward the close of the war and was stationed at Old Warren. Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow ["Catharina A."] has a TX CSA pension application [#21797] from Cooke Co., TX, approved on 9/1/1913).

 

Hargrove, Allen Houston – b.3/22/1837; d.11/10/1900.

CSA, 3rd Texas Cavalry Regiment (South Kansas-Texas Mounted Volunteers; Ross’s Brigade),

Co.H; Lieutenant.

Crafton Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted as a Private on 8/16/1861.  Was later elected Lieutenant.  Served in Georgia, surrendered at Jackson, Mississippi and was paroled on 4/17/1865.  Married to “Mary M.” (b.?; d.?).  Mary went to live with a daughter in Amarillo after Allen died.

 

Sources: * E-mail correspondence with a descendant, Jesse Burns (< JesBrns@aol.com >) in Nov. 2002 & Jan. 2003; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow ["Mary M."] has a TX CSA pension application [#19201] from Potter Co., TX).

 

Harlan, James W. – b.12/28/1834; d.1/9/1906.

CSA?  or  USA?, Missouri Osage Regiment Home Guards; Private.

Anneville Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Barren County, Kentucky. Wife's name was "Susan Elizabeth (Bailey) Harlan."  Perhaps listed in the 1890 TX Veterans Census as “John W.”?   Wild guess – could he be the "James W. Harlan" who served as a Corporal in the USA, 10th Missouri Infantry Regiment, Co.B???  Wild guess - may have a TX CSA pension application #39394 (Bexar Co., TX) – is this the same man?  He is not the man with a TX CSA pension application # 13223.  He evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application.  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * 1890 TVC, p.26b (perhaps listed as "John W. Harlan," living in Decatur) [note: there is a "J. W." Harlan – b.1/4/1839; d.3/26/1918 buried in this same county]; * e-mail correspondence with gg-granddaughter (Tommye O'Shields McLemore - tommyemc@msn.com in 3/2002); * headstone .

 

Hi David,

You will be interested to find out that I just found my gg grandfather and gg grandmother's burial about a week ago. I was looking at some info I had on them and discovered she died in Decatur, Tx so I decided to look in this cemetery because of other relatives that are also buried their. I think they may have his name wrong on the headstone, because I found elsewhere that it was John W. You also said it was in the veterans census of which I have never looked. Do you have a copy of this census. I have never looked for his pension application but I am going to. I just found my ggrandfather's application who lived in Tarrant county and sent off for it. I am sorry I don't know much about my gg grandparents. He and his wife were also married there Jan 5, 1856.  - Tommye O'Shields McLemore

 

Harris, James Ransom – b.12/7/1843; d.4/30/1914.

CSA, 5th Alabama Cavalry Regiment, Co.H; Private.

Friendship Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted in 5/1862.  Captured just before the end of the war.  Married to “Elvira Nolen” [b.1/5/1841; d.10/2/1926, pension application says Elvira died in "1925")].  He might have a TX CSA pension application from Wise Co., TX (rej – "J.R. Harris").  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources:  * TX CSA pension application (#28400 - widow); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Hash, James P. – b.3/22/1845; d.7/12/1924.

CSA, 11th Missouri Infantry Regiment (Parson’s Brigade) [aka: 2nd Missouri Infantry, though it also served as cavalry], Co.F; Private. [CHECK THIS ON NPS]

Boonsville Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Lawrence County, Missouri.  Enlisted on 7/19/1862.  Lived in TX from about 1865 onward. He was a farmer.  Married to “Mollie” (b.12/10/1846; d.1/18/1918).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#24114] from Wise Co., TX).

 

Hawkins, Charles C. – b.8/13/1841; d.7/29/1931.

CSA, 16th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Co.G; Private.

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Rutherford Co., NC.  Enlisted on 5/9/1861.  Wounded at Gaines Mill.  Surrendered at Appomattox.  Had a brother by the name of “H.F. Hawkins.”  Moved to TX about 1873.  He might have a TX CSA pension application (#38262 – "C.C. Hawkins") from Wise Co., TX approved on 6/1/1922.  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * PHWC, p.469 (advertisement); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone.

 

Haynes, James W. - b.1/6/1833; d.5/12/1913.

USA, 47th Missouri Infantry Regiment, Co.E; Private.

Preskitt Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Wife's name may have been "Mary (George)" (b.1/28/1841 to A.L. & Jane [Edison] Haynes; d.11/10/1925).  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (listed as James "H." Haynes); * FBR ( < http://homepages.ntws.net/sites/wisemuseum > ); * 1890 TVC, p.27b (listed "James Haynes," living in Decatur); * headstone; * Woodruff.

 

Hays, Samuel Alexander – b.12/15/1839; d.1/25/1918.

CSA, 15th Texas Cavalry Regiment, Co.K  &  USA _____. 

Pleasant Grove Cemetery # 2; Wise County, TX.

 

Served as a Private in the CSA, 15th Texas Cavalry Regiment, Co.K.  Enlisted on 8/26/1862.  Captured at Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, AR on 1/11/1863.  Was a prisoner at Fort Douglas, Chicago, IL.  Signed the Oath of Renunciation &  Allegiance on 3/10/1863 and is said to have thereafter joined the Union Army.  Came from Marion Co., IL to Wise Co., TX about 1855.  Was a minister in Churches of Christ in Wise Co., TX.  Mentioned in some of the early Wise Co. history books.  Married to "Telitha E." (b.5/31/1838; d.3/22/1912).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.27b (listed as "Samuel A. Hays," living in Aurora); * e-mail correspondence with John W. Poole (<: jwpoole@hal-pc.org >); * headstone .

 

“Samuel Alexander Hays, served first as a Private in Company K, 15th Regiment, Texas Calvary, CSA, enlisted August 26, 1862 and was captured at Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, Arkansas on January 11, 1863, was a prisoner at Fort Douglas, Chicago, Illinois. He signed the Oath of Renunciation and Allegiance on March 10, 1863 and later joined the Union Army. Fought on both sides during the Civil War.” (Source: jwpoole@hal-pc.org [John W. Poole] – 9/2002)

 

Hays, William James – b.1/15/1834; d.12/1/1906.

USA, 111th Illinois Infantry Regiment, Co.H.

Arkansas Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Admitted twice to the hospital for illness (once for two days and once in late 1864 for three months).  Received a pension for his service.  Had two brothers in same company.  Married to “Miriam A.” (b.10/12/1841; d.6/18/1906).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * 1890 TVC, p.27b (listed as "William J. Hays," living in Springtown); * e-mail correspondence; * headstone .

 

“William James Hays, member Company H, 111th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, USA. Was admitted twice to the hospital for illness. Once for two days and once in late 1864 for three months. He is buried in the Arkansas Cemetery. He received a pension for his service. Had two brothers in same Company.” [ My wife's g-grandfather] (Source: jwpoole@hal-pc.org [John W. Poole] – 9/2002)

 

Heffley, John Martin (“Doc”) - b.1/31/1823; d.6/30/1883.

CSA, 35th Texas Cavalry (Brown's) [12th Cavalry Battalion], Co.B; Corporal.

Hefley Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

He evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application.  Was a Mason.  Has a military marker (with the name "John Heffley" and the dates: b.1825; d.1887 and "CSA, 8th Texas Cavalry, Co.C" on it; but I can find no man with a name anything like "Heffley" who served in any 8th TX Cavalry – I believe this stone to be mistaken!).

 

The CSA, 35th Texas Cavalry (Brown's) Regiment “was organized with 927 men in October 1863 by consolidating the 12th (Brown's) and Roundtree's Texas Cavalry Battalions. The unit served in the Trans-Mississippi Department and in January 1864, contained 29 officers and 409 men.”

(www.itd.nps.gov/cwss)

 

In the spring of 1864, Brown's 35th Cavalry was transferred to Louisiana in the spring of 1864. There it saw action in the Red River campaign as a part of McCulloch's brigade in Walker's Texas Division.

 

“It skirmished in Texas and was on scouting duty along the [Texas] coast. On June 2, 1865, it was included in the surrender. The field officers were Colonel Reuben R. Brown, Lieutenant Colonel Samuel W. Perkins, and Major Lee C. Roundtree.” (www.itd.nps.gov/cwss)

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Henderson, A. J. – b.4/26/1845; d.1/16/1913.

CSA, 29th Texas Cavalry Regiment (DeMorse's), Co.K; Private.

Cottonwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted on 5/7/1863.  Married to “R. M.” (b.5/27/1847; d.1/2/1910).  Does not have a military marker. 

 

Sources:  * TX CSA pension application (#16988 – from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html;  * BMC ("A. J. Henderson"); * headstone .

 

Hestand, William Sprowels – b.10/27/1831; d.3/1/1904.

CSA, 16th TX Cavalry (Fitzhugh’s) Regiment, Co.D; 1st Sgt.

Willow Point Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted on 2/20/1862 and was discharged at Hempstead, TX on 5/21/1865.  Married to "Mary Jane" (b.2/22/1841; d.4/27/1934) on 6/12/1866.  Does not have a military marker. 

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow ["Mary Jane"] has a TX CSA pension application [#31712] from Jack Co., TX) approved in 1915; * headstone.  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Hickey, James – b.9/28/1828; d.12/22/1906.

USA?  or  CSA?

Bethel-Decatur Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Was a preacher (“Rev.” on gravestone).  Married to “Helen M.” (b.10/24/1842; d.2/2/1917).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.28b (listed as "James Hickey," living in Decatur); * headstone .

 

Hightower, John R. – b.?; d.1885.

CSA?  or  USA?

Please Grove # 1 Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married “Sarah Ann McCoin (McKoine)” in Greene County, MO in 1849.  Wild guess - may have a TX CSA pension application #08424 (under wife’s name of “S.A” in Navarro Co., TX)  – is this the same person?  Another wild guess – could this man be the "John R. Hightower" who served as a Private in the CSA, 14th Arkansas Infantry Regiment (McCarver's), Co.D and later as a Private in the CSA, 21st Arkansas Infantry Regiment, Co.K.???  He evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application.  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * 1890 TVC, p.28b (listed as "Sarah A.," living in Decatur); * headstone .  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Hill, William Jasper – b.1/15/1842; d.3/16/1904.

CSA, 12th Georgia Cavalry Regiment [aka: 4th Georgia Cavalry], Co.A. [CHECK UNIT INFO ON NPS]

Greenwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted at Dalton, Georgia in the 11th Georgia Infantry, Co.G. CHECK UNIT INFO ON NPS] He was discharged, but re-enlisted in the 4th Georgia Cavalry, Co.I. He was severely wounded at some point in the war (probably at 2nd Manassas). Married "Hettie A." (b.4/18/1843; d.2/8/1929) on 11/15/1859.  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow ["Hetty A."] has a TX CSA pension application [#42077] from Wise Co., TX).

 

Hobson, Neri – b.1/13/1818; d.2/4/1904.

CSA, 15th Texas Cavalry Regiment, Co.?; Private.

Sandhill Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served in 1864.  Served as County Treasurer beginning in 1869. Married to "Jane" (b.10/15/1822; d.1/29/1904).

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * headstone [[242]]; * PHWC, pp.34,440; * e-mail correspondence with a descendant, Donna Simon, in 2/2003 (< dmsimon@1scom.net >).  NOTE – THE ONLY SOURCE I HAVE FOR THIS MAN’S MILITARY SERVICE IS THIS WOMAN’S E-MAIL.  HE’S NOT LISTED ON THE NPS SITE NOR DOES HE HAVE A TX CSA PENS. APPL.  IF I CAN’T VERIFY HIS SERVICE I NEED TO MOVE HIM NACK TO THE “YET TO BE DETERMINED” LISTING.

 

“Neri Hobson enlisted in the Civil War Confederate Army in 1864 as a Private

in George B. Pickett's Fifteenth Texas Cavalry, First Frontier District,

First Company; this Company was organized February 1, 1864.”  Donna M. Simon

< dmsimon@1scom.net >

 

Hobson, Riley – b.2/22/1822; d.1/5/1894.

CSA, 15th Texas Cavalry Regiment, Co.?; Private.

Sandhill Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served in 1864.  Married to "Mary A." (b.5/17/1829; d.12/29/1875).  May also have been married to "Sarah P." (b.12/15/1837; d.3/10/1882).

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * headstone [[65]]; * PHWC, p.34; * e-mail correspondence with a descendant, Donna Simon, in 2/2003 (< dmsimon@1scom.net >).  NOTE – THE ONLY SOURCE I HAVE FOR THIS MAN’S MILITARY SERVICE IS THIS WOMAN’S E-MAIL.  HE’S NOT LISTED ON THE NPS SITE NOR DOES HE HAVE A TX CSA PENS. APPL.  IF I CAN’T VERIFY HIS SERVICE I NEED TO MOVE HIM NACK TO THE “YET TO BE DETERMINED” LISTING.

 

            “Riley  Hobson enlisted in the Civil War Confederate Army in Wise County,

Texas in 1864 as a Private in George B. Pickett's Fifteenth Texas Cavalry,

First Frontier District, First Company.  Both Neri and Riley's oldest sons

were named William; a William also enlisted in the Confederate Army with

Neri and Riley.  It is unknown which son this William was.”  Donna M. Simon

< dmsimon@1scom.net >

 

Hodges, E. L. – b.1834; d.1910.

CSA, Jeff Davis’ Legion Mississippi Cavalry, Co.D; Private.

Hopewell Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served from 1861 till the end of the war.  Was a county commissioner in 1876. Has a military marker. 

 

Sources:  TX CSA pension application (#04490) in Wise Co., TX.; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * PHWC, p.442; * BMC ("E. Hodges"); * headstone .

 

Hodges, William H. – b.1837; d.1919.

CSA, Jeff Davis’ Legion Mississippi Cavalry, Co.D; Private.

Hopewell Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Sumpter, Alabama.  Enlisted on 6/29/1861; paroled on 5/1/1865.  Moved to TX in 1869.  Does not have a military marker, but that he served with the Confederacy is inscribed on his headstone. 

 

Sources:  May have a TX CSA pension application #17217 (approved 1909) in Wise Co., TX; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html;  * BMC ("W. H. Hodges"); * headstone .

 

Hodgson, William – b.2/9/1837; d.5/2/1928.

USA, 1st Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Co.F,B; Private.

Willow Point Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served from 12/28/1862 to 8/3/1865 (according to 1890 TCV, listed as "William Hodgon").  Married to "Winnie" (b.10/4/1835; d.3/7/1914).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.29a (listed as "William Hodgon," living in Boonsville); * http://distantcousin.com/Military/CivilWar/TNVetsinTX1890/Page.asp?Page=08; * headstone .

 

Holley, Sion Woodson – b.2/5/1845; d.3/28/1928.

USA?  or  CSA?

Boonsville Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to “Tine” [“Eliza Hassel Tine Newsom Holley”] (b.2/8/1845; d.3/28/1928).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.30a (listed as "S. W. Holley," living in Boonsville); * e-mail from Doris Sanders (doris_sanders@yahoo.com) in 8/2003.

 

Hornback, Silas Henry Franklin – b.1842; d.1911.

CSA, 2nd Missouri Infantry Regiment (Burbridge's; aka: 1st Regiment), Co.A; "Jr. 2nd Lieutenant".

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married "Jemima Splawn" [daughter of William M. Splawn & Mary Ely] (b.1852; d.1943).  Had at least six children.  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources:  * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ ;  * BMC ("S. Hornback"); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow [Mrs. J. A. Hornback"] has a TX CSA pension application [#21383] in the name of "Silas Henry Franklin Hornback" from Wise Co., TX); * PHWC, p.374 (photo of him as a member of the Ben McCulloch UCV Camp # 30); * headstone .  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Hornbeck, Jackson – b.1845; d.1909.

CSA

Hopewell Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to “Rachel M.” (b.1846; d.1907).  Member of Ben McCulloch SCV Camp # 30. Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.30a (listed as "Jackson Hornbeck," living in Pella); * PHWC, p.374 (photo of him); * headstone .

 

House, Chesley Green – b.6/18/1836; d.11/6/1900.

CSA

Alvord Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "M.A."  Does not have a military marker.

 

"Now something that I just discovered on you CSA list. - House, Chesley Green (b.6/18/1836; d.11/6/1900). Can you tell me anything about him?

 

"The House (Houze) line is very elusive. Willis Green Collins mothers name was Martha House (Houze) and Martha's father was Green S. House but all I know is that Martha had a brother Nicholas House. And I know nothing else about the House family. So now I am wondering if the above House is somehow related to her side of the family. Possibly a cousin to Willis? If he was the Marshall/Giles Co. area of TN then they may be related! - Julie (Neatstuffgifts@aol.com; 12/31/2004)"

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow ["M. A."] has a TX CSA pension application [#29947] from Wise Co., TX).

 

Houston, James Milton – b.12/6/1834; d.12/31/1904.

CSA

Alvord Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#04491 from Wise Co., TX]).

 

Hoyl, David L. – b.5/2/1836; d.7/1/1909.

CSA

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Araminta J." (b.10/1/1843; 1/23/1908).  Member of Ben McCulloch SCV Camp # 30. Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * BMC ("D. L. Hoyl"); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * PHWC, p.374 (photo of him as a member of the  Bem McColluch UCV Camp # 30), * headstone .

 

Huddleston, Daniel C. – b.1844; d.1922.

CSA, 13th TX Cavalry Regiment, Co.D.

Also served in the 22nd Texas Infantry Regiment (Hubbard's), Co.K.

Bethel-Boonsville Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted in 1862.  Transferred from the 13th TX Cav. Reg. to the 22nd TX Inf. Reg.  Wife’s name was “Martha” (b.1852; d.1917).  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: TX CSA pension application (#28950); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Huddleston, J. A. - b.10/22/1838; d.1/11/1920.

CSA, 13th Texas Cavalry, Co.D; Private.

Also served with the 22nd Texas Infantry Regiment (Hubbard's), Co.K; 3rd Lieutenant (going in as a Sgt.).

Garvin Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served with the 13th TX Cav. When he was functioning as dismounted cavalry.  Enlisted on 1/30/1864.  Married to "S.C." (b.3/26/1842; d.1/7/1918).  Had a son named "A.W" (b.3/1/1875; d.9/9/1907).  Lived in Boyd, TX at time of pension application.  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources:  * TX CSA pension application (#16987 - approved in 1909 – Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Huff, Charles Ratliff - b.7/3/1838; d.11/29/1891.

CSA, 14th Texas Cavalry Regiment, (aka: Johnson's Mounted Volunteers), Co.A; Private.

Aurora Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted in 1865 and served the duration of the war.  [Unsubstantiated e-mail correspondence says he was captured and sent to a Union prison camp in Chicago, IL.]  Wife’s name was “Amanda C.”  Has a military marker.

 

Sources:  TX CSA pension application (#29207 - widow); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * e-mail correspondence with John W. Poole (<: jwpoole@hal-pc.org >); * headstone .

 

“Charles R. Huff, served as a Private in the 14th Texas Cavalry, Co., A. CSA. He was captured and sent to Federal prison in Chicago, Illinois.” (Source: jwpoole@hal-pc.org [John W. Poole] – 9/2002)

 

Hughes, George S. - b.11/18/1838; d.1/25/1932.

USA, 1st Alabama Cavalry, Co.I; Corporal.

Cottondale Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * 1890 TVC, p.31a (listed as "George S. Hughes," living in Springtown); * headstone .

 

Hughes, Silas S. – b.1831; d.1905.

CSA, 11th Texas Infantry Regiment [Robert's], Co.D; Private.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Has a TX CSA pension application (#06833) from Wise Co., TX.  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone; * Wodruff.

 

Hunt, Judge Middleton Barrett – b.1845; d.4/2/1922.

CSA, 38th Georgia Infantry Regiment, Co.F; Private.

Pleasant Grove Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Elbert County, GA.  Enlisted on 7/4/1863 and was paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA at the end of the war.  Description at time of enlistment – 6 ft., 0 in. tall. Light colored hair, fair complexion and blue eyes and gave his age as “20.”  Several other men named "Hunt" served in this same company; perhaps they were kin?  Married “Corrine” on 8/25/1901.  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * Gravestone; http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow ["Corrine" - b.about 1852 in MS; d?] has a TX CSA pension application [#41860] from Wise Co., TX in the name of "Jud Barrett Hunt"); * BMC ("J. B. Hunt"); * headstone.

 

Hutson, Andrew T. - b.9/17/1838; d.4/20/1904.

CSA, 27th Arkansas Infantry, Co.K; Corporal.

Also served in the 34th Arkansas Infantry, Co.H; 1st Corporal.

Preskitt Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Promoted to 1st Corporal on 7/19/1863 while in the CSA, 27th Arkansas Infantry.  Married to "Mary J."  His headstone is broken and laying on the ground.

 

Sources:  * TX CSA pension application (#10507 - widow) from Wise Co., TX; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (listed as "A.D."Hutson); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone; * Woodruff.

 

Hutson, Robert Pinkney – b.11/14/1838; d.6/22/1888.

CSA, McCord’s Frontier Regiment (Texas Cavalry); Co.?

Rush Creek Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to “Miley.”

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (obviously does not have a TX

CSA pension application); * e-mal correspondence with descendant (Paula Sue Jones - paulaj@crcom.net) in 11/2003.

 

Ireland, Robert Rended – b.8/3/1848; d.2/9/1901.

CSA.

Pleasant Grove Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Martha" (b.9/5/1849; d.2/6/1916).

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow, "Martha A." has a TX CSA pension application [#25849] from Wise Co., TX).

 

Jacobs, Thomas Moses – b.1/3/1848; d.12/21/1931.

CSA, 12th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Co.B; Private.

Alvord Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in H___rd County, Georgia. Served from 10/1864 until the end of the war (paroled at Appomattox).  “Was in several battles” according to TX CSA pension application. Moved to TX about 1875. Married to "Sarah L." (b.7/7/1850; d.11/1/1911).  A farmer by occupation in Wise County, TX at time of TX CSA pension application.  Thomas died of pneumonia. Does not have a military marker.  [[1414]]

 

‘The CSA, 12th Alabama Infantry Regiment was formed at Richmond, Virginia, in 7/1861. Its members were from Montgomery and Mobile, and the counties of Coosa, Pike, Coffee, De Kalb, Macon, Jackson, and Morgan. During the war, it served under Generals Rodes, O'Neal, and Battle, Army of Northern Virginia. The unit took an active part in the campaigns of the army from Williamsburg to Cold Harbor, fought with Early in the Shenandoah Valley, and saw action in the Appomattox Campaign. In 4/1862, it contained 550 men, lost fifty-one percent of the 408 engaged at Seven Pines, and had 27 killed, 69 wounded, and 33 missing during the Maryland Campaign. Subsequent casualties were thirty-six percent of the 330 at Chancellorsville and thirty-one percent of the 271 at Gettysburg. It surrendered with 5 officers and 62 men. The field officers were Colonels Bristor B. Gayle, Robert T. Jones, and Samuel B. Pickens; Lieutenant Colonels John C. Goodgame, Theodore O'Hara, and E.D. Tracy; and Majors J.C. Brown, Adolph Proskander, and Augustus Stikes.” (http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm)

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#31618] from Wise Co., TX); * www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.

 

Jarrell, Thomas Jefferson – b.5/20/1845; d.10/13/1889.

CSA, 17th Louisiana Infantry Regiment, Co.G; Private.

Sandhill Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married “M.J.” (b.?; d.2/13/1938) on 2/5/1875. M.J. had lived in TX since about 1863.  He does not have a military marker. His unit and company listed above are a calculated guess on my part in that there is a “Jefferson Jarrell” who served as a Private in the 17th Louisiana Infantry Regiment, Co.G and the Captain of Co.G. was a “S.M. Stephenson.” The 17th LA was organized in Morehouse parish. His widow’s TX CSA pension application states that the man buried in Wise Co., TX served in the CSA “Infantry, Co.H” of “Capt. D. Stevenson’s company” which was “organized in Louisiana” and that this man enlisted in 1861 and served until the end of the war.

 

Sources: * PHWC, p.274; * www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow ["M. J."] has a TX CSA pension application [#24088] from Wise Co., TX approved on 9/1/1913).

 

Jay, William H. M. – 9/4/1841; d.2/24/1904.

CSA, 16th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Co.G; Private.

Paradise Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Edith S." (b.1854; d.1940).  Probably has a TX CSA pension application (#39932 - widow) from Wise Co., TX.  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Jennings, T. L. – b.?; d.?

CSA, “Buck Berry's Cavalry Regiment" ("Texas State Troops, Co.C” – according to headstone).

Hopewell Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Came to Wise Co., Texas in 1855. Enlisted in 1862 and served through 1865.  Married to “H.S.” (b.7/3/1830; d.7/4/1908).  Has a TX CSA pension application (#26705).  Has a military marker. 

 

Sources:  * PHWC, pp.412; * TXCPA # 26705 (approved in 1914); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Johnson, Arkansaw – b.?; d.6/13/1878.

USA

Souther Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Arkansaw Johnson is thought to have been born in Johnson County, Missouri. He had several aliases but his real name may have been Huckston. After service in the Union Army he engaged in horse stealing and highway robbery in Arkansas. He also robbed the Wilberforce house, killing the man and wife and raping their daughter.  In March of 1878 he and a man named Underwood broke out of a jail in Nebraska. They made their way to Texas to join Sam Bass’ gang. The gang had been active in Denton, Wise and surrounding counties stealing horses and robbing trains and banks.  On the morning of June 13, 1878 a Texas Ranger named Junius Peak was joined by a posse from Wise County lead by Sheriff George W. Stevens. They closed in on the Bass gang at Salt Creek and shot Arkansaw Johnson through the chest as he was saddling his horse. He died instantly and was buried on the spot later that evening. The rest of the gang escaped.  Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * headstone; * http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~drycreek/near_cottondale.htm.

 

Johnson, Philip W. – b.8/24/1825; d.10/27/1909.

CSA, 25th Arkansas Infantry Regiment (aka: 30th Regiment), Co.C; Private.

Wilson Prairie Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

He evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application.  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Johnson, Robert W. - b.4/22/1827; d.6/17/1912.

CSA, 28th Tennessee Infantry (aka: 2nd Mountain Volunteers), Co.B; Private.

Ball Knob cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served 11/1862 thru 11/1864.  Moved to Wise Co., TX on 12/5/1876.  Wife's name was "Louisa" (b.9/18/1816; d.12/25/1893).  Was a Mason.

 

Sources: * TX CSA pension application (#04495; approved in 1899); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * BMC ("R. W. Johnson"); * headstone .

 

Johnson, Wilburn – b.1844; d.1932.

CSA, 5th Tennessee Cavalry (McKenzie's), Co.K; Private.

Alvord Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Mary E." (b.1852; d.1934).  He might have a TX CSA pension application (#41467 – "Wilborn Johnson") from Grayson Co., TX.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Johnston, Melville Burr – b.1848; d.5/6/1921.

CSA, 25th Alabama Cavalry Battalion, Co.E; Private.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

He was a minister following the war ("Rev." on headstone & occupation listed in TX CSA pension application).  He enlisted in Alabama in 1864 and served until the end of the war. He moved to Texas in 1874. He married “Adella Campbell Johnston” (b.1858; d.1915).  He was a Mason (symbol on gravestone). He died in Waxahachie, TX.

 

From:  Ken Jones <kjones@tarleton.edu>

To:  sccwvets@yahoo.com

Date:  Thu, 8/12/2004

Subject:  re: muster roll - 25th Alabama Cavalry Battalion - M.B. Johnston

 

“There is a Burr Johnston who has to be the same man, in Co. "E" of Mead's Cavalry Battalion. This unit is basically the 25th AL Cavalry Battalion, so if we can conclude that Burr Johnston on the roll is your Melville Burr Johnston at the cemetery, I think we've got him.

 

“I found him in a book, The Sword of Bushwhacker Johnston, by Milus Eddins Johnston. There is a footnote which says that [Milus} Johnston, (who commanded the battalion) had five children by his first wife, Caroline H. These were: Fountain B., Melville B., John A., and Louisa P. Johnston. Melville Burr Johnston served in his father's company during the war. Fountain Bascom Johnston served in ‘Co. E,’ 28th TN Infantry.

 

“So, that proves it for me. He was there.”

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#26550] under the name "Melville Burr Johnston" from Wise Co., TX) approved on 12/1/1913; * headstone.

 

Jones, Andrew J. – b.11/12/1830; d.10/10/1898.

CSA, 26th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Co.I.

Jonestown Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * BMC ("A. J. Jones"); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (there are several possible, among them being an "A. J. Jones" with a TX CSA pension application [#34960] from Hardeman Co., TX & a widow ["Nannie Jones Reeves"] in the name of "A. J. Jones" [42443] from Burleson Co., TX). * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Jones, Charles P. – b.about 1846; d.12/22/1924.

CSA, 10th Texas Infantry Regiment (Nelson's), Co.E; Private.

Paradise Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Nashville, TX.  Moved to Texas about 1852. Enlisted on 1/11/1862.  Served in “Granbury’s Consolidated Texas Brigade, Co.E” according to TX CSA pension application.  Served 3 ½ years.  Captured at Arkansas Post on 1/11/1863.  Paroled at Camp Douglas, Illinois on 4/1/1863.  Surrendered near Durham, NC on 4/28/1865 (or in Greensboro, NC on 5/1/1865 according to TX CSA pension application).  Married to "M."  He has a TX CSA pension application (#38480) from Wise Co., TX approved on 9/2/1922.

 

“The CSA, 10th Texas Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Waco, Texas, during the winter of 1861-1862. Many of its members were from Houston and Tyler, and Grimes, Freestone, San Augustine, and Washington counties. It served in the Department of Texas, then was captured at Arkansas Post in 1/1863. Exchanged and reorganized, the unit was assigned to Deshler's, J.A. Smith's, and Granbury's Brigade, and in 9/1863, consolidated with the 6th Infantry Regiment and the 15th Cavalry Regiment (dismounted). The command went on to participate in the campaigns of the Army of Tennessee from Chickamauga to Bentonville. It lost 20 killed, 95 wounded, and 28 missing at Chickamauga, and in 12/1863, totaled 642 men and 437 arms. Few surrendered on 4/26/1865. The field officers were Colonels Roger Q. Mills and Allison Nelson, Lieutenant Colonel Robert B. Young, and Majors Seymour C. Brasher and John R. Kennard." (www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm)

 

Sources: * www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://members.aol.com/SMckay1234/Roster/Co-E.htm; * PHWC, p.406; * headstone; * www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.

 

Jones, James A. – b.6/21/1840; d.9/30/1926.

CSA, 41st Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Co.B; Corporal.

Paradise Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Martha J." (b.11/2/1847; d.7/12/1883).  He may have a TX CSA pension application (#18546 – "James Alexander Jones") from Wise Co., TX.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .   CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Jones, James Daniel – b.1848; d.6/23/1918.

CSA, Chisum's Reg., Texas Dismounted Cavalry (Stone's), Co.A (aka: 2nd Partisan Rangers); Private.

Crafton Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Sick while on furlough at war's end.  Married “Sarah C.” (b.1860; d.1951) on 8/31/1880.

 

Sources:  * TX CSA pension application (#50307 -widow); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Jones, Merritt R. - b.3/10/1847; d.8/28/1932.

CSA, 1st South Carolina Heavy Artillery, Co.K.

Cottonwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted in 1864.  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: TX CSA pension application (#24130) from Wise Co., TX; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Kenny, Allen Sammons - b.2/5/1842; d.7/8/1915.

CSA, 14th Tennessee Infantry, Co.F.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Haywood County, Tennessee.  Transferred from Infantry to Cavalry in 1863.  Also said to have served in the "6th Tennessee ___, Co.D."  Moved to TX in 1880.  Served the duration of the war.  Married to "Belle J." (b.9/2/1848; d.3/6/1934).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources:  * TX CSA pension applications (#22449 [his] & #31856 - widow); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html;  * BMC ("A. S. Kenny"); * PHWC, pp.366,374 (photo of him as a member of the Ben McCulloch UCV Camp # 30); * headstone .

 

Kincanon, Benjamin Ellis – b.6/12/1843; d.2/12/1923.

CSA, 23rd Texas Cavalry Regiment, Co.E; Private.

Kincanon Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * e-mail from Doris Sanders (doris_sanders@yahoo.com) in 8/2003; http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.

 

King, James Chappell – b.1833; d.1908.

CSA, 2th Texas Cavalry Regiment (2nd Mounted Rifles), Co.I, Sergeant.

Paradise Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Has a military marker.

 

Sources:  * Wise Co. website says he served as a "Sergeant" in the "2th TX Cavalry."  He might have a TX CSA pension application (#06860) from Wise Co., TX).  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

King, W. A. – b.8/22/1827; d.5/27/1923.

CSA, 15th Texas Cavalry Regiment, Co.B.

Sandhill Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Tuscallosa County, Alabama. Moved to Texas in 1849; moving to Wise County in 1860. Married to "Arrene Jane" (b.7/10/1824; d.4/2/1884).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * PHWC, p.122; * BMC ("W. A. King"); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (there is a "William Ashley King" with a TX CSA pension application [#38834] from Wise Co., TX); * PHWC, p.35,55,121-122,140,274 (photo of him),320,338,342 (photo of him),412.  CHECK THIS PENSION!

King, Ziba 1847 1893 Father; Headstone with Mary (see line below) hopewell-086.jpg
Sent in by Kerry Clower kerryclower@embarqmail.com  "He does not have a veteran's marker. For many years, his family believed that he was a Confederate Vet that lost his arm to a Yankee cannonball. Ronald Womack helped me research him and learned in fact that he was born 8-14-1845 (or 1847?) in Saline County, Illinois. In 1864, he joined the 136th Illinois Infantry as a private, mustered out on 10-22-1864 in Camp Butler, Illinois. He joined the regular US Army on 8-14-1865 as a Sergeant in the 6th US Cavalry, dispatched to New Orleans, La, and on to Austin, Texas as its headquarters. In 1867, a decision was made to redeploy the 6th and divide them among the frontier forts in north Texas. This plan was enacted in October, 1868, but he had mustered out in August of 1868. Moved to north Texas were he married Mary Wariner. Received a wedding gift of 1000 acres of land in Wise County from his brother-in-law, James (Jim) Wariner. Died in Wise County of lung disease in 1893 at age of 48. Buried along with his wife, Mary, in the Hopewell Cemetery."

 

Kirkpatrick, Robert H. – b.6/10/1840; d.1/10/1879.

USA?  or  CSA?

Greenwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

May have been married to "Mary V."?  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.34b (listed as "Robert H. Kirkpatrick," living in Greenwood); * headstone .

 

Knight, George Washington – b.3/15/1846; d.11/1/1930.

CSA, Well's Texas Cavalry Battalion (aka: 34th Battalion), Co.A, Private.

Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

  Born in Missouri.  Enlisted on 6/23/1862 and served the duration of the war.  Moved to TX in 1853 (Rhome, TX).  Does not have a military marker.

Knight, John Wesley, Dr. Headstone at Sand Hill Cemetery - Died May 16, 1870, Aged 36 Yrs, Headstone with Sallie C. Stewart Cargill

Sent in 2014 by:
F. Terry Hambrecht, M.D. Senior Technical Advisor to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine
14015 Manorvale Rd
Rockville, MD 20853

Sources
: * TX CSA pension application (#18677 & 48058 - widow); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * PHWC, pp.351,408; * headstone .

Father: Obadiah Woodson Knight
Mother: Margaret "Mary" Ann Knight
1846 - Lived in Texas
1850 - Lived, Dallas Co., TX
1860 - Practiced medicine, Wise Co., TX
02/04/1862 - Married, Sarah "Sally" Catherine Stewart, Wise Co., TX (she died in 1932)
04/10/1862 - Mustered-in, Pvt., Co. K, 19th TX Cavalry, Breckenridge, Stephens Co., TX [Description - height: 5 ft., 9 1/2 in.; eyes: hazel; hair: brown]
05/08/1862 - Appointed Asst. Surgeon, Provisional Army of the Confederate States, to rank from 04/10/1862
06/20/1862 - Asst. Surgeon, 19th TX Cavalry, Camp Stonewall Jackson, Dallas, TX
11/00/1863 - Asst. Surgeon, 19th TX Cavalry (Buford's), in the field, Trans-Mississippi Department
02/09/1864 - Tendered his resignation as Asst. Surgeon, 19th TX Cavalry, while stationed in a Camp near Shreveport, LA
04/06/1864 - Resignation accepted [S.O. 104]
1864-1865 - Wise County [Texas] Treasurer
05/16/1870 - Died, Wise Co., TX

This biographical sketch is from:
Hambrecht, F.T. & Koste, J.L., Biographical
register of physicians who served the
Confederacy in a medical capacity.
03/28/2014. Unpublished database.

 

Lawrence, William G. – b.8/8/1839; d.2/4/1920.

CSA, Hardaway’s (Hurt’s) Alabama Light Artillery Battery; Private.

Paradise Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted on 6/1/1861. Was absent (sick) on 1/4/1865. Surrendered at Appomattox. Lived in Texas since 1875. Does not have a military marker.

 

Hardaway's (Hurt's) Alabama Artillery Battery

 

“Hardaway's (Hurt's) Artillery Battery was organized on 1 June 1861 by Robert A. Hardaway who recruited in Macon, Russell, and Tallapoosa counties, and who provided it with tents, side-arms, camp equipage, etc., at his own private expense. It was mustered into Confederate service at Lynchburg, Virginia on 21 June 1861, and it was stationed at Manassas until March 1862. From that time, the battery was a part of the Army of Northern Virginia and Gen'l James Longstreet's artillery. It was first placed in R. A. Hardaway's and D. G. McIntosh's Battalion of Artillery, ant the unit served at Seven Pines, Mechanicsville, 1st Cold Harbor, White Oak Swamp, Sharpsburg, Shepherdstown, Upperville, Port Royal, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, Mine Run, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Hanover Junction, 2nd Cold Harbor, Dutch Gap, Deep Bottom, Fussell's Mill, Fort Field, Fort Gilmer, Fort Harrison, Henrico Poorhouse, Darbytown Road, Appomattox, and in numerous other stubborn conflicts of lesser note. The battery contained 110 men in June, 1862; 71 were present for duty at Gettysburg; and 94 were present in April 1864. It surrendered with 2 officers and 81 men at Appomattox.

 

“Officers: Capts. Robert A. Hardaway (Macon; promoted); William B. Hurt (Russell; wounded, Gettysburg; promoted); George Arch Ferrell (Russell); Lts. Williamm B. Hurt (promoted); John W. Tullis (Pike; wounded, Gettysburg, and captured; detached); G. A. Ferrell (promoted); Jesse H. Crenshaw (Russell); and John Andrew Jackson (Russell)

 

“Armaments: two 3-inch Rifles, and one 2.75-inch Whitworth (as of 17 Sept 1862); one 8-inch

Howitzer, two 3-inch Rifles, and one 12-lb Whitworth (as of 28 December 1864)  (Source: www.ehistory.com/uscw/features/regimental/alabama/confederate/alarty.cfm)

 

“In the battle of Seven Pines, in the Seven Days' battles, and in all the great battles around Richmond, it gained the highest distinction. General Hill, the division commander, repeatedly commended this battery for gallant service, and speaks of Hardaway as the best practical artillerist he had seen in the service. Stonewall Jackson also commended its action at Fredericksburg. It lost heavily in the Seven Days' battles. It was also engaged and suffered severely at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, the Wilderness, Spottsylvania and a great number of smaller engagements, finally surrendering at Appomattox. At the battle of Gettysburg it was called Hurt's battery, Captain Hardaway having been promoted to lieutenant-colonel and placed in command of a battalion, and succeeded by Captain Hurt, who was wounded in this battle. Capt. John W. Tullis was wounded and captured at Gettysburg. Lieut. George A. Ferrell was in command of the battery when it was surrendered at Appomattox. (Source: www.civilwarhome.com/hardawaybatalaart.htm)

 

Extracts From Official War Records

Vol. XI, Part I--(946) In D. H. Hill's division, at Seven Pines.
   

Vol. XI, Part 2--(485) In D. H. Hill's division, Seven Days' battles, June 26 to July 1, 1862. (505) In Anderson's brigade; 12 wounded. (511) Mentioned, near Richmond, July 15th. (561) In battle of June 30th. (623) D. H. Hill's report, Hardaway's battery drove enemy's artillery from field. (624, 626) D. H. Hill reports battery distinguished at Mechanicsville and Cold Harbor. (630) One killed, 25 wounded, Seven Days' fights.

Vol. XI, Part 3--(615) One hundred and ten present before Richmond, June 28, 1862. (Called Hardaway's Jeff Davis.) (650) Gen. D. H. Hill's division, July 23d. (690) Two guns burst during Seven days' battles.

Vol. XIX, Part I--(809, 836) In D. H. Hill's division, Maryland campaign. (838) Mentioned, Captain Barnwell's report. (1024) Mentioned, D. H. Hill's report of operations, July 23d to September 17th.

Vol. XIX, Part 2--(143) Commended, Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's report.

Vol. XXI--(36, 37) Highly commended in D. H. Hill's report of retreat of Yankee gunboats from Port Royal, Va., December 4, 1862. These gunboats, 4 in number, carried 21 guns, and had a complement of some 500 men. Hardaway opened upon them with his Whitworth gun, at a distance of 3 miles, and kept up his pitting until dark, when they fled down the river. This same gun of Hardaway's, at Upperville, drove entirely off the field a Yankee battery of artillery, a large force of cavalry and infantry, at a distance of 3½ miles. Hill calls Hardaway "the best practical artillerist I have seen in service."  (541) In D. H. Hill's division at Fredericksburg. (633) Commended by Stonewall Jackson, Fredericksburg. (642, 643) Commended in D. H. Hill's report, Fredericksburg; Hardaway shelled the gunboats. (1077) Mentioned by Gen. W. H. Taylor, December 24th.

No. 39--(793) In General Lee's army, May, 1863, as Hurt's battery. (879, 882) Mentioned by Maj. R. A. Hardaway, near Hamilton's Crossing, May 3d to 5th. (939) Mentioned by Gen. R. E. Rodes.

No. 40--(619, 626, 637, 656) Assignments in army of Northern Virginia. (729) In McIntosh's battalion, April 16, 1863.

No. 44--(290, 345) At Gettysburg, July 1st to 3d, in reserve artillery. (353) Mentioned in W. N. Pendleton's report. (674, 676) Mentioned in Maj. D. G. McIntosh's report.

No. 48---(437, 438) Lieutenant Crenshaw commanding; mentioned in D. G. McIntosh's report of engagement at Bristoe Station, October 14, 1863.

No. 60--(1269) Present for duty, 94 men, April 9, 1864, Camp Taylor.

No. 67--(1038) Mentioned in report of General Pendleton.

No. 87--(858) Mentioned by same, operations of July 24, 1864.

No. 89--(1355) McIntosh's battalion, January 2, 1865, on or near James river.

No. 95--(1273) Lieut. Geo. A. Ferrell, Lee's army, Appomattox.

 

Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#26280] from Wise Co., TX); * www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers; * PHWC, p.164 (is this the same “Bill Lawrence spoken of in this story?); * www.civilwarhome.com/hardawaybatalaart.htm; * www.ehistory.com/uscw/features/regimental/alabama/confederate/alarty.cfm.

 

Layton, John Clifton – b.11/20/1845; d.6/24/1910.

CSA

Alvord Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Perhaps married to "Lodowska Gibbs" (b.?; d.1937).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow ["Mrs. L.C. Layton"] has a TX CSA pension application [#21868] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men with a similar name to distinguish).

 

Lee, John William – b.4/22/1839; d.7/20/1887.

CSA, 36th Texas Cavalry Regiment (Woods; aka: 34th TX Cav.), Co.K; Private.

Union Hill Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Barry Co., Missouri (according to headstone).  Enlisted on 2/7/1862 and served into 1865.  Married to “Nancy Jane (Hamrick) Lee” (b.6/4/1848; d.9/7/1932).  Nancy was born in Polke Co., AR.  J.W. Lee was her first husband.  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: TX CSA pension application (#14265) - Hays Co., TX; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm ("Jerry William Lee" & "John F. Lee" are listed as serving in this unit on this site); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Leonard, C. C. – b.6/24/1837; d.11/17/1924.

CSA , 23rd Texas Cavalry (Gould’s) Regiment, Co.E; Sergeant.

Deep Creek Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

The unit he served in is mentioned from his remarks as a witness in the widow of M.T. Bayne’s TX CSA pension application (#33394) – her served in the same company as M.T. Bayne, having enlisted at the same time with him. Wives names were “Mary A. Ragsdale” (b.?; d.7/7/1861) & “Mary Jane Trinkle” (b.11/4/1843; d.3/28/1929). Served as Justice of the Peace, Assessor and County Commissioner at different times. Does not have a military marker.

 

“The CC Leonard on your list was in the 23rd TX Cavalry Company E. It's in the Pioneer History of Wise County. I think Sam Woody was also in the same unit.” - Robert Leonard (Zx1863@cs.com) [9/26/2004]

 

Sources: * BMC ("C. C. Leonard"); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by similar names to determine); * PHWC, pp.35,55,123,198,332-333,410,440,442,444,450; *  www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * e-mail with Robert Leonard (Zx1863@cs.com) on 9/26/2004; * headstone.

Leverett, Joseph Allen - Nov 10, 1842-Nov 4, 1922

He was captured by the Union Army and he joined the Union Army so that they would release him. That is why he has two markers. He was Royce Raven's grandmother's brother.

Lewis, Pleasant Franklin – b.1844; d.1919.

CSA, 10th Texas (Nelson's) Infantry Regiment, Co.E; Private.

Hog Branch (Stokes) Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

The third son of Robert & Sarah Lewis. Served throughout the Civil War. Was captured on 1/11/1863 and sent to Camp Douglas, Illinois for two months. Was exchanged. Subsequently wounded twice at Chickamauga and made 2nd Sgt. of his company. Wounded again at New Hope. Captured again near Atlanta in July ___. Imprisoned at Camp Chase, OH and was released from there on 6/1/1865. Married “Hannah E. Kidd” of Dallas Co., TX in 7/1866. He evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application.  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone ; * http://members.aol.com/Ihaiw/Reminiscences/lewis.htm; * PHWC, pp.198,350-351 (photo of him on p.350),439 (photo of him).

 

Lichlyter, Fred A. – b.3/15/1830; d.9/16/1922.

CSA, 34th Arkansas Infantry Regiment (aka: "2nd Regiment"), Co.C; Private.

Bethel-Decatur  Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to “Martha A.” (b.7/4/1851; d.8/2/1924).  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * BMC (listed as "F. T. Lich_yier"); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Lillard, James J. – b.6/2/1841; d.7/14/1891.

USA?  or  CSA?

Garvin Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Martha H."  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.37a (listed as "James J. Lillard," living in Springtown); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by similar names to distinguish); * headstone .

 

Locke, James R. – b.10/9/1847; d.5/12/1933.

CSA, 10th [aka "11th"] Alabama Cavalry, Co.E. (under "Colonel Burtwell"). 

Anneville Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served in the CSA, 10th [aka "11th") Alabama Cavalry, Co.E. (under "Colonel Burtwell").  Enlisted in 3/1864 and served till the end of the war.  Born in Lincoln Co., Tennessee.  Does not have a military marker.

 

Sources:  TX CSA pension application (#41620) in Wise Co., TX; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * BMC ("J. R. Locke"); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (not listed on this site, though there is a "James Locke" who served in the 8th Alabama Cavalry, Co.H); * headstone .

 

Long, Ira – b.5/5/1842 (date given on historical marker; or could be 5/27/1842 which is on headstone) in Indiana; d.3/8/1913.

CSA

Sand Hill Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Historical marker at the cemetery reads: “Dedicated and courageous, born in Indiana; reared in Missouri, wounded twice in Confederate service during the Civil War.  On reorganization of Texas Rangers, 1874, was commissioned first lieutenant; promoted 1875 to Captain, Company A, official escort of Major John B. Jones, commander of Ranger Force.  Did outstanding duty against Indians and outlaws, and in quieting such feuds as Mason County War. Served for six years.”  A WILD GUESS FOLLOWS – may have served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the CSA, 15th Texas Cavalry Regiment, Co.G and/or as a 2nd Lieutenant in the CSA, 17th (Consolidated) Texas Dismounted Cavalry, Co.H.???  He evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application.  Has a historical marker describing his military service.

 

Sources: * Historical marker at cemetery; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * BMC ("Ira Long"); * PHWC, pp.37,117,181-182,233-234 (photo of him on p.234),271,320,374 (as member of UCV Camp # 30),426; * headstone .

 

Lowder, John M. – b.10/23/1839; d.9/23/1919.

USA?  or  CSA?

Greenwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.38a (listed as "John M. Lowder," living in Greenwood); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men with similar names to distinguish); * headstone.

 

Lumsden, J. T. – b.?; d.?.

CSA, 10th ____ Cavalry, Co.C.

Pleasant Grove Cemetery # 3; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Nancy Jane" (b.1/4/1863; d.3/7/1961).  Has a TX CSA pension application (#42847 - widow) from Wise Co., TX.  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (not listed on this site); * headstone .

 

Lusk, W.  J.  ("Bill") - b.3/18/1848; d.1/28/1921.

CSA, 18th Texas Infantry Regiment (Randall's), Co.E.

West Bridgeport Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Harrett" (b.10/2/1833; d.12/18/1911).  Enlisted in 1862 and served the duration of the war.  May have transferred from Cavalry to Infantry at some point.  May have served in CSA, 28th Texas Cavalry Regiment, Co.E (Randal's; 1st Lancers)?  Does not have a military marker.  Sources:  * TX CSA pension application (#36491 – "Bill Lusk") in Wise Co., TX; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Maley, Joseph M.  b.9/5/1844; d.3/2/1933.

USA, 33rd Wisconson Infantry Regiment, Co.B; Private.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "A. C." (b.1/23/1853; d.3/20/1925).  Has a military marker.  Probably the same person as listed as:  "Maley, J. W. – b.9/5/1844; d.?." on another headstone.  Sources: *  http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Mann, B. W. – b.1843; d.1889.

CSA, 23rd Texas Cavalry Regiment (Gould's), Co.E; Private.

Deep Creek Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Wild guess - may have a rejected TX CSA pension application under wife’s name of “C. S. Mann Buckingham” (Denton Co., TX – "Brice William Mann") – is this the same man?   Served as a tax collector in 1888. Has a military marker.  Sources: * * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * PHWC, p.123,448; * headstone .  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Mann, James - b.1/1/1829; d.12/2/1883.

CSA, “___ Texas Cavalry ___, Co.___;” Private.

Cottondale Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * PHWC, p.254-255,351,406; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by similar men to distinguish); * headstone .

 

Mara, John – b.1842?; d.12/15/1911.

USA?  or  CSA?

Norwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Died at "aged 69 years" (inscribed on headstone).  Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.38b (listed as "John Mara" living in Crafton); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to distinguish); * headstone .

 

Massey, John – b.11/13/1842; d.2/16/1932.

CSA, 1st Tennessee Infantry (Turney’s) Regiment, Co.K; Private.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Tennessee. Enlisted on 4/27/1861 in Lincoln County, TN and was mustered in at Lynchburg, VA on 5/8/1861. Company K was known as the “Boon’s Hill Minutemen” or “Boon’s Creek Minutemen.” Wounded at Gaines Mill, VA on 6/27/1862. Was still absent as "wounded" come Nov./Dec. 1862. He  was listed as "present" from Mar./Apr. 1863 to Nov./Dec. 1864. He surrendered at Appomattox. He moved to Texas about 1877. His TX CSA pension was approved on 9/1/1913. He does not have a military marker.

 

John had kin (perhaps a younger brother), named "James Massey" who enlisted on 4/29/1861 at Boons  Hill, Lincoln Co. TN. James received a flesh wound in the shoulder at Seven Pines, VA (5/31/1862). He was listed as missing in action at Gettysburg, PA on 7/1/1863, but had been captured an made a POW. He was sent to Fort Delaware, DE (7/5/1863). James shows up as being admitted on 5/17/1864 to a CSA Hospital in Richmond, VA and returning to duty on 10/11/1864 in some records. Other records show him to have been captured at Raymond, Mass. on 5/12/1863 and exchanged on 2/27/1865.

 

There’s a fascinating account (www.tngenweb.org/franklin/frank.htm) of a “John Robertson Massey” who was kin to the “John” buried in Wise County, TX who substituted himself in the place of yet another Massey and who was murdered by Union troops.

 

Sources: * BMC ("John Massey"); * www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#22616] from Wise Co., TX); * PHWC, p.374 (photo of him as a member of the Ben McCulloch UCV Camp # 30); * www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; *www.tngenweb.org/franklin/frank.htm.

 

Mathison, Thomas – b.1843; d.1916.

CSA, 30th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Co.A; Private.

Cottondale Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

He evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application.  Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (there is a "Peter Mathison" listed in this unit & co.); * headstone .

 

Matthews, Joseph Thomas – b.4/19/1842; d.5/1/1915.

CSA, 39th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Co.D; Private.

Boyd Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted on 9/8/1862 and served the duration of the war.  Surrendered on 4/26/1865 at Greensboro, NC.  Moved to TX in 1870.  Blind in one eye at time of pension application.  Married “Mary R.” on 5/10/1890.  Lived in Boyd.  Born in Alabama.  Does not have a military marker.  Sources:  * TX CSA pension application (#16990 & #31635 [widow]); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (listed as "J. T. Matthews"); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

McBride, Issac – b.1/26/1830; d.12/27/1893.

USA?  or  CSA?

Paradise Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "M. M. McBride"?  Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.40a (listed as "Issac McBride," living in Paradise); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (to9o many men by a similar name to distinguish); * headstone .

 

McCormack, Joseph Daniel – b.3/29/1840; d.10/10/1920.

CSA, 3rd Mississippi Infantry, Co.I; Sergeant.

Greenwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Elizabeth A." (b.12/10/1849 in Holmes Co., MS; d.4/29/1893).  Has a TX CSA pension applications (#34962 [his; [#36957 – widow, "Cornelia McCormack"]) from Wise Co., TX.  Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

McCright, Thomas N. – b.1826; d.1863.

CSA, 15th Texas Cavalry Regiment, Co.K; Private.

Deep Creek Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Wife’s name was “Mary” (b.10/10/1830; d.7/15/1896).  [[296]]  Sources: * http://www.rootsweb.com/~txwise/15thtx.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (he obviously does not have a TX CSA pension application); http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.

 

McDaniel, John Henry – b.8/1/1846; d.5/8/1915.

CSA, 13th Texas Cavalry Regiment, Co.A.

Alvord Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Maury County, Tennessee. Served 1861-1863 (discharged due to bad health). Moved to Texas in 1880. Married to "Nancy C." (b.8/4/1848; d.4/2/1933). Does not have a military marker. [[2001]]  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has TX CSA pension applications [#20740 – his (approved on 3/1/1912); #31364 – hers ("Mrs. John Henry McDaniel"] from Wise Co., TX; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to distinguish).

 

McDaniel, Markes Silvester – b.6/6/1845; d.4/3/1899.

CSA, Missouri Infantry.

Jim Ned Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Conflicting evidence points toward the CSA, 3rd or CSA, 6th (perhaps even CSA, 5th or CSA, 11th) Missouri Infantry Regiment.  A close friend, W. A. Poindexter, who was signed up at the same time and who witnessed on his pension application, served as a Private in the 6th Missouri Cavalry Regiment, Co.A.  Markes Silvester's TX CSA pension application reads: "3rd Missouri Infantry, Clarkson's Regiment" (but – Clarkson's Regiment was the 6th, not the 3rd).  Married to "Melvina" (b.2/11/1860; d.6/8/1925).  Has a TX CSA pension application (#34623 – widow, "Mrs. R. M. McDaniel").  There is also a TX CSA pension application ("rejected") from Wise Co., TX for a "Rosettie McDaniel" for a "Marcus Silvester McDaniel."  Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * TX CSA pension application (#34623 – widow ["Mrs. R. M. McDaniel"]); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

"My gg-grandfather is Marcus McDaniel.  I know he served in the Civil War with Clarkson’s 3rd Regiment of MO also served under Jim Ranes, General Joe Shelby and Marmaduke. I have been unable to find the military record for this. … could you tell me how you found his name to list him? … When I started researching my family I found out Mark was a soldier from Dade County, MO who joined with his school friend W.A. Poindexter.  I found W.A. Poindexter on those links you sent in the 6th Cav. Company A.  Poindexter also wrote a statement with Melvina's application stating he and Mark served together with Clarkson for 6 months, then assigned to Gen. Shelby's brigade, Trans-Mississippi, Marmaduke's Expedition, etc. The company was reassigned as the 11th Missouri Cavalry. Anyway, I have a little more if you are really interested and I am trying to find the proof I need to allow my son to join the Sons of Confederacy. Thank you so much for your interest and help. -  Jo McDaniel."  (<jomcdaniel@compuwise.net >) [e-mail on 12/8/2002]

 

McDaniel, Richard Perkins – b.8/21/1847; d.7/15/1906.

CSA, 3rd Missouri Infantry"? (from TX CSA pension application).

Wilson Prairie Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married "Wason Alzibee McDaniel" on 8/3/1900.  He has a TX CSA pension application (#49418 - widow).  Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * TX CSA pension application (#49418 [widow's]); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (not listed on this site); * headstone .

 

McDonald, Kerney – b.2/10/1843; d.4/1/1900.

CSA, 17th Alabama Infantry, Co.E; Private.

Cumby Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Randolph Co., Alabama.  Came to Wise Co., TX following the war.  Married to "Tempa Ann (West) McDonald" (b.1847; d.1930).  Died in Park Springs, TX.  Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * e-mail correspondence with a g-granddaughter, Beverley Estlinbaum ( < jestlinbaum@cox.net > ) in 11/2002; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (not listed on this site).

 

McElhaney, Joseph – b.7/12/1840; d.11/20/1924.

USA

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Virginia E." (b.6/8/1872; d.8/6/1955).  Was a member of the GAR (according to file entry in the Wise County Heritage Museum).  Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.40b (listed as "Joseph McElhaney," living in Boonsville); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men with similar names to distinguish); * file in the Wise County Heritage Museum (source for him being a Union man, by being listed as a part of the GAR); * headstone .

 

McGhee, James M. - b.11/6/1833; d.2/14/1920.

CSA, 18th Texas Cavalry, Co.A ("Darnell's Regiment").

Thurmond-Fairview Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted in 3/1862 and served the duration of the war.  Married “Sarah C.” (b.2/20/1846; d.1/14/1926) on 1/4/1872 in Catoosa, GA.  Has a TX CSA pension application (#29261 [his] & #36535 [widow]).  Does not have a military marker.  Sources:  * TX CSA pension application (#36535); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

McGovern, John – b.3/27/1841; d.1/8/1916.

CSA, 16th South Carolina Infantry Regiment (Greenville Regiment), Co.K ("Capt. Ben Goodlett's Company"); Private.

Sycamore Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted on 9/6/1862 and served till the end of the war.  Captured in the Battle of Franklin on 11/30/1864.  Was a POW in Camp Douglas from 12/6/1864 till end of war.  Married “Mary E.” (b.?; d.10/21/1934) on 6/27/1876. Has a TX CSA pension application (#42239 - widow).  Has a military marker.  Sources:  TX CSA pension application #42239 (widow; approved 1926); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * BMC ("John McGovern"); * PHWC; p.374 (photo of him as a member of the Ben McCulloch UCV Camp # 30); * headstone .

 

McGuire, William Ranie – b.1846; d.1910.

CSA, 8th Missouri Cavalry Regiment, Co.F; Private.

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Roxie" (b.1851; d.1911).  Has TX CSA pension applications (#16989 [his] & #19458  [widow]) from Wise Co., TX.  Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

McKnight, Robert Campbell – b.3/29/1839; d.1/17/1908.

CSA, 1st Texas Infantry; Co.G. 

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Suffered a gunshot wound in his lower right side at Gaines Mill. Lived in Wise County, Texas since 1874. He was a farmer. He signed his name without a “p” in the middle of Campbell. Does not have a military marker.  [[1572]] Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#07733] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men with similar names to distinguish); * CDHTP, p.191 (listed as “wounded” at “Gaines Farm”)

 

McQuinn, George L. – b.8/8/1849; d.7/6/1938.

CSA

Bethel-Decatur  Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Victoria" (b.12/31/1852; d.5/13/1937).  Has a TX CSA pension application (#49261) from Wise Co., TX.  Does not have a military marker (but "Civil War Veteran" is inscribed on gravestone).  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * PHWC; pp.326,334 (photos of his wife); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (not listed on this site); * headstone .

 

McSpadden, James Taylor - b.1836; d.1900.

CSA, Morgan's Regiment, Texas Cavalry, Co.F; Private.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

"Parson's Texas Cavalry Brigade, Morgan's Battalion, Co.F" (according to TX CSA pension application). Enlisted in 1862 and served the duration of the war.  Has a TX CSA pension application (#04501).  Married to "__ Nina" (b.?; d.1923).  Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * TX CSA pension application (#04501; approved in 1899); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * BMC ("J. T. McSpadden"); * headstone .

 

Meadows, B. F. – b.10/6/1834; d.6/21/1900.

CSA, 18th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Co.H. 

Paradise Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Rachael C." (b.; d.1920) in 1853 (who was age 69 in 1903). Served from 7/27/1861 to 1864. Enlisted in Pike County, Texas. Does not have a military marker.  [[1219]]  * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow has a TX CSA pension application [#09949] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to distinguish).

 

Michael, G.W. (1838-1882 Chico Cem, Wise Co) m-Fannie (record: "G.W. Michael, Alexander's 34th Cav, McLean's Co F [listed as G.W. Mitchel]," Sgt, Brush Battn, CSA)

Confederate Sgt. G.W. Michael was in Alexander's 34th Texas Cavalry, McLean's Company F that was recruited Feb 1, 1862 from probably Palo Pinto County, since most of Alexander's Co F was recruited from Palo Pinto County.  Alexander's record lists him as "G.W. Mitchel" but he is listed in the Confederate Brush Battalion as "G.W. Michael".  The only record I found for him was your Chico Cemetery record, but there were at least two "Michael" families in the Grayson-Fannin County area.
--another MICHAEL in the Brush Battalion:
MICHAEL, John W. Michael, b-1842 OH; son of Barnabus; m-M.; 1860 Grayson cen p196; 1850 Hamilton Co IN cen p106 (record: "J.W. Michael, Stevens' 22d Cav, Co B" Brush Battn, CSA)
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Miller, George Alexander – b.3/27/1829; d.1/31/1916.

CSA, 15th Missouri Cavalry, Co.A; Private.

Probably in Chico Cemetery or on the Fannie Miller Farm near Chico (unmarked grave) ; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Cocke County, Tennessee.  Sources: * e-mail with a g-granddaughter, June Powell in 3/2003 (JPowell@scs.unt.edu); * PHWC; pp.440.

 

“I read the information you have on the list from Wise County and am contacting you about my Great-Grandfather, died 1916 and may be buried in the Chico cemetery but I cannot find a headstone.  After many trips to Chico and researching my family tree I am ‘almost’ convinced the grave is on the Fannie Miller farm in a family cemetery that is yet to be discovered.  At any rate if it is appropriate to include my g-gfather in your list I would be pleased. George Alexander Miller was not from Wise County, but moved there with five of his six children after the Civil War.  He was b. 27 March 1829 in Cocke County, Tennessee and d. 31 Jan 1916, Chico, Texas.  (He was actually on the Fannie Miller farm 3 miles west of Chico at the time of death) He and his brother served in the Cavalry for the Confederacy and after the war, my g-grandfather and his family were driven from their home by the carpet baggers. They were given one day to pack what they could on a small wagon and leave the farm or be killed. Travel must have been very slow, the wagon was pulled by a pair of oxen and most of the family walked beside the wagon as they headed west.  I do not know how long it took the Millers to make their way to Wise County but I found an entry on the 1880 Wise Co Census.  I continue to research the records and hope to find additional documentation of their move and resettlement in Wise County. . . . the George Miller listed in the book on Wise County Vets.  This is not the same Miller as George Alexander.  The George Miller in the book resided in Wise County when the war started and served in one of the Wise County units.” – June Powell (3/2003 (JPowell@scs.unt.edu).

 

“Here is what I found for Confederate Soldiers of Missouri.  Confederate Sold. in Org Units of MO.  Microcopy 390 Roll 10. -     George Alexander Miller known as "Alex" and his brother Andrew joined the MO Cavalry in 1861.  Reference Card on Miller: Miller, Alex - CO A 15 MO CAV Pvt (the only info listed); Miller, Andrew J - CO A 3 MO CAV Sgt. 3 Batt MO CAV.  I have verification of residence, birthdates, etc. from federal census if that will help.” - Ives June Casey Powell (JPowell@scs.unt.edu – 4/10/2003)

 

Miller, William L. – b.4/19/1846; d.10/17/1927.

CSA

Deep Creek Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Wife’s name was “Tullie”  (b.11/1/1849; d.7/23/1892.  Does not have a military marker.  [[277]] 

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#18544] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to distinguish on this site).

 

Milton, Elbert Daniel – b.?;  d.?.

CSA, 33rd Alabama Infantry Regiment, Co.A; Private.

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married "Margaret Josephine" (b.?; d.?).  Has TX CSA pension applications (#05709 [his – from Erath Co., TX] & #38572 [widow – from Hood Co., TX]).  Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Mitchell, Joe F. – b.2/16/1844; d.11/22/1924.

CSA, 32nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment; Co.C; Private.

Sandhill Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Printice County, Mississippi. Enlisted on 5/1/1862; surrendered on 5/4/1865 in Alabama. Married to "Samantha V." (b.1/19/1852; d.11/9/1925). Had lived in Texas 48 years as of 1914. Sources: * BMC ("J. F. Mitchel").* http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has TX CSA pension applications [#39794 – his; ##40344 – "Mrs. J.F. Mitchell"] from Wise Co., TX); * PHWC, p.374 (photo of him as a member of the Ben McCulloch UCV Camp # 30); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to distinguish on this site); * headstone .  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Moore, Enoch – b.3/5/1845; d.2/8/1925.

USA, 4th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, Co.F; Private.

Cumby Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

In Dec. 1863 he was "5 ft., 8 in. tall, with blue-gray eyes and a fair skin that tanned well."  Born to James & Mary Ann Moore.  Enlisted on 12/5/1863 from Hot Springs Co., AR, mustering in on 4/12/1864 in Little Rock, AR.   "He furnished his own gear and horse, serving as a private under Adjutant General F. C. Ainsworth, & a  Lt. Whitten as a scout and telegraph line repairman." During the war, he "had a horse shot out from under him, and he was injured, causing a life-long disabling injury to his ankle, which was crushed when the horse rolled over on top of him." Discharged on 6/30/1865.  Following the war, he returned to Rockport, AR (his home at the time of his enlistment), but "found no trace of his family."  Married "Susan Caroline (Hines) Moore" (b.8/28/1849; d.3/19/1934) on 9/16/1866 in Rockport, AR (Hot Springs Co.).  Moved to Wise Co., TX about 1895 by wagon train, settling in Park Springs.  Does not have a military marker.  Sources: *e-mail with a g-granddaughter, Susan Moore Teller (< sue377@aol.com >) on 11/21/2002; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Moore, Thomas J. – b.8/24/1845; d.12/4/1903.

CSA

Cottonwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * BMC ("T. J. Moore"); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (there are two widows who have TX CSA pensions for a "Thomas Jefferson Moore" - #29588 ["Mrs. Lucy L." from Grayson Co., TX] & #18014 ["Mrs. Lucy L. Moore" from Lee Co., TX]); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men with similar names to determine); * headstone .  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Morehead, Bernard Hoe - b.1840; d.1906.

CSA, 5th Alabama Cavalry, Co.F (according to grave marker).

Cottondale Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Emma."  Has a TX CSA pension application (#09956 [his] & #19500 [widow – "Emma"]).  Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (not listed on this site); * headstone .

 

Moses, William Gregory - b. 6/21/1833; d.4/23/1912.

CSA, 22nd Texas (Hubbard's) Infantry Regiment, Co.H; Private.

Trimble Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Has a "rejected" TX CSA pension application (“William G. Moses”) from Wise Co., TX.  Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html.

 

Mosier, William F. – b.1846; d.1918.

USA, 6th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, Co.B,G; Private.

Pleasant Grove # 3 Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

He does not have a TX CSA pension application.  Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Mount, Joshua H. - b.5/26/1833; d.3/28/1900.

USA, 146th Illinois Infantry Regiment, Co.?; Private.

Thurmond-Fairview Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to “Kizzie F.” (b.12/8/1840; d.?).  Has a military marker.

 

Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Mount, Robert Calvin - b.6/25/1826; d.2/22/1897.

CSA, 31st Texas Cavalry (Hawpe's), Co.E; 1st Lieutenant.

Mount Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Tennessee.  Moved to TX in 1855.  Elected as the first first assessor-collector of taxes in Wise Co., TX in 1856.  Married to "Martha I." (b.1/7/1843; d.2/16/1928).  Built a fort-like rock home in Chico, TX in 1874.  He evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application.  Has a historical marker which also records his military service.  Sources: * PHWC, pp.64-66,456.* http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Muse, John Henry - b.11/3/1845; d.12/6/1923.

CSA, 11th Mississippi (Consolidated) Cavalry Regiment, Co.C; Private.

West Bridgeport Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted on 7/5/1864 and served the duration of the war.  Born in Tennessee.  Married to "Emily J." (b.1/15/1849; d.3/6/1931).  Worked as a blacksmith for a time after the war.  Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * TX CSA pension applications (#21925 [his] & 39778 [widow]) from Wise Co., TX; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Musgrove, Alexander Neel – b.4/24/1836; d.3/24/1912.

CSA, 10th Alabama Cavalry Regiment, Co.D; Private.

Alvord Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Lucretia" (b.8/1/1841; d.12/7/1919).  Was a Mason (symbol on stone).  Does not have a military marker.  [[782]] Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (he and his widow ["Mrs. L. J. Musgrove"] have TX CSA pension applications [#20932 & #21120 respectively] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.  CHECK THESE PENSIONS!

 

Nash, Stephen Perry - b.2/29/1848; d.6/17/1929.

CSA, “____ Cavalry.”

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served about "18 months." Born in Mississippi. Enlisted in Mississippi. Married to "Sarah E." (b.8/25/1860 in MS; d.9/2/1929) on 12/4/1883. Moved to Wise Co., TX perhaps in the late 1880's. Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * TX CSA pension application (#40394 [his] from Wise Co., TX & #45807 [widow; approved on 7/1/1925] from Dallas Co., TX); e-mail correspondence with kin; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.   CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Neathery, William Froge – b.1844; d.1930.

CSA, 9th Texas Cavalry (Good’s) Battalion; Co.C.

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Texas. Married to "Miranda Clementine" (b.1851; d.1938). Surrendered at end of war. Had lived in Wise County, Texas sixteen years as of 1923. Does not have a military marker.  [[127]]  * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (he & his widow, "Miranda Clementine," have TX CSA pension applications [#39072 (approved on 6/8/1923) & #46714, respectively] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.

 

Neel, Thomas W. – b.10/22/1830; d.3/14/1909.

USA?  or  CSA?

Aurora Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.44b,45a (listed as "Thomas W. Neel" & as "Thomas W. Nell," living in Aurora); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (wild guess - there was a "Thomas W. Neel" who served in the CSA, 49th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Co.F – could this be the same man?); * headstone .

 

Neel, Vinson H. – b.11/23/1838; d.4/29/1912.

USA, 11th Kentucky Infantry Regiment, Co.E; Private.

Friendship Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

There are a number of men named “Neel” who served in this same unit.  Married to “Margaret J.” (b.3/18/1853; d.1/2/1906).  Had a son named “George W.” (b.8/29/1880; d.1/25/1907).  Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.44b,45a (listed as "Vinson H. Neel" & as "Vinson H. Nell,"  living in Aurora); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (listed as “Vincent” rather than “Vinson”); * headstone .

 

Neel, William B. – b.7/29/1840; d.4/20/1905.

USA?  or  CSA?

Garvin Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.45a (listed as "William B. Neel," living in Springtown); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (wild guess – there was a "William B. Nee;" who served as a Private in the CSA, 49th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Co. – could this be the same man?); * headstone .

 

Newby, James Hilliard – b.12/12/1837; d.2/13/1913.

CSA, 19th Texas Cavalry (Burford's), Co.A; Private.

Annis Chapel Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted on 3/15/1862 and served the duration of the war.  Married to "P. J."  Does not have a military marker.  Sources:  * TX CSA pension application (#18545 [his] & #21416 [widow]); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Newsome, Daniel Parker – b.2/23/1840; 7/3/1915.

CSA, 2nd Texas Cavalry Regiment (aka: 2nd Mounted Rifles), Co.H; Private.

West Brook Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted on 4/13/1861.  Was listed as "sick" at Galveston "since 7/28/1864" at one point.  Married to "Mattie." Served as a Justice of the Peace from 1884-1886.  Sources: * TX CSA pension application (#43357 - widow); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * BMC (listed as "D. P. Newsom"); * PHWC, pp.343,412,446.

 

Newton, Andrew Dorsey – b.12/6/1846; d.9/23/1934.

CSA, 62nd Alabama Infantry Regiment (aka: 1st Alabama Reserves), Co.B; Private.

Prairie Point Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Gainesville (Hall Co.), Georgia. Enlisted on 12/5/1863 in Talladega Co., AL.  Captured on 4/9/1865 at Blackely, AL.  "I was in prison at Vicksburg at the surrender."  Moved with parents to Calhoun Co., AL about 1855.  Father died about 1862; mother died on 8/1/1884 in Cooke Co., TX.  Brother's name was "Jasper Henry Newton" (who ran a cotton gin and mill in Wise Co., TX).  First wife's name was “Troop Anna (Henderson)” (b.1856; d.6/19/1894).  Fathered eight children through Troop Anna.  Moved to Texas in 1892.  Second wife's name was “Louisa J. (Edwards)” (1856; 1931) in 2/1896.  Died in Denison, TX (Grayson Co.).  Does not have a military marker.  Sources:  * E-mail (5/20/2002) with g-granddaughter, Gay Nix (< warpaint@texoma.net >);  * TX CSA pension application (#34587; approved in 1917); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Nichols, J. B.

b.1836; d.11/19/1898.

CSA, 7th Arkansas Infantry.

Ball Knob cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Sources: * Woodruff.

 

Nisbett, James William – b.1839; d.1912.

CSA

Greenwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Wild guess – there was a "J. W. Nisbett" who served as a Private in the CSA, 18th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Co.C – could this be the same man?  Married to "Cassie B." (b.1854; d.1928).   [[501]]  * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow ["Mrs. C. B. Nisbett"] has a TX CSA pension application [#25953] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Norfleet, Edward Denison – b.1836; d.1920.

CSA, 4th North Carolina Cavalry Regiment (aka: 59th North Carolina State Troops), Co.D; Private.

Alvord Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "F. A." (b.1844; d.1916).  Does not have a military marker.  [[491]]  * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#34510] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Norwood, Pulaski W. – b.11/20/1821; d.1/11/1901.

USA, 5th Tennessee Mounted Infantry Regiment, Co.E; Captain.

Norwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served from 10/8/1864 to 5/8/1865.  Was a Mason (symbol engraved on headstone).  May have been married to “Isabella A.” (b.11/27/1825; d.8/13/1908).  Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.45b (listed as "Polasky Norwood," living in Crafton); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (spelled as "Polasky W. Norwood" on this site); *  http://distantcousin.com/Military/CivilWar/TNVetsinTX1890/Page.asp?Page=15; * headstone .

 

Oliver, Charles H. – b.8/5/1829; d.5/12/1902.

USA, 2nd Arkansas Infantry Regiment, Co.F; Sergeant.

Pella Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Lincoln Co., TN.  Enlisted on 10/10/1863 in Fort Smith, AR.  Does not have a military marker. 

 

Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.46a (listed as "Charles Oliver," living in Pella); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone ; * e-mail with a gg-granddaughter (Mary Crabb) at < wichitain_1947@yahoo.com > in 7/2003 [“I noticed that you don't' have the info listed on my gg-grandfather Charles H. Oliver. He was a Sergeant in the USA, 2nd AR Vol. Inf., Co.F. I have a copy from the United States Pension Agency, Knoxville, TN where my gg-grandmother Mary Catherine
Oliver applied for a widows pension.”].

Mary Oliver Crabb
wichitain_1947@yahoo.com

 

Owens, Lucien T.  b.?; d.?

CSA, "Alexander's Texas Cavalry," Co.E.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Has a TX CSA pension application (#38571) from Wise Co., TX.  Has a military marker.   Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men with a similar name to determine); * headstone .

 

Parker, Tully F. – b.6/14/1823; d.2/22/1886.

CSA), 26th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Co.G; Major.

Keeter Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Elected Captain of Co.G on 8/16/1861.  Promoted to Major as of 9/10/1861 "on field & staff" till the end of the war.  Married ____ on 11/4/1859 (in "Itrawambia" [sic?] County, MS).  Moved to TX in 1871. Lived in Boyd, TX from 1883 on (until at least the time of his pension application).  Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * TX CSA pen. appl. (#18553, widow; "M. M. Parker"); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.26thmississippi.com/; * headstone .  RE-CHECK THIS PENSION & FIND OUT WHEN T.F. DIED.

 

Here's a web link to my web genealogy site:

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/e/y/Monty-J-Heying/?Welcome=1047017085.

 

And here's a blurb about T.F. Parker from my genealogy database that I compiled from various sources, including the Atwood genealogy from Family Tree Maker's "World Family Tree" and a web site about the 26th Mississippi Volunteers maintained by a guy in Nashville, TN, whose name escapes me for the moment:

 

“T.F. Parker a farmer in Marietta, Mississipi, at the outbreak of the Civil War.  He raised a company from that area, of which he was elected captain in August, 1861.  This unit, named the "Marrieta Rifles", became Company G of the 26th Mississippi Volunteer  Regiment, led by Col. A.E. Reynolds.  Captain Parker was promoted to Major on September 10, 1861.

 

Major Parker participated in a number of battles and skirmishes prior to 1864.  He was taken prisoner at Ft. Donelson, held at Fort Warren, in Boston until August and subsequently exchanged for two Union lieutenants. He fought in the defense of Vicksburg at Champions Hill / Baker's Creek, May, 1863.  He was wounded in the Wilderness Campaign in fighting near the "Widow Tapp's" farm on May 5, 1864, and rejoined his unit for the battle of Spottsylvania on May 12.  He also fought at Hatcher's Run and at Cold Harbor, the "bloodiest hour of the Civil War", in which casualties were 7,000 for the Union and 1,500 for the Confederacy in less than an hour.  On at least three occasions--including the siege of Petersburg in September, 1864, through January, 1865--Parker commanded the regiment when Col. Reynolds was unavailable.

 

Two letters from Parker are on file, written to his first wife and family; one is dated Jan 7, 1861, and the other three years later, May 4, 1864, the morning before the first battle of The Wilderness.

 

Parker resigned his commission in March, 1865, in preparation for absorption of his unit because it had fallen below effective strength. He was up for promotion to Lt. Colonel by the end of war.  Twelve of his unit were at the Appomattox Court House surrender.

 

The following information came from a book called THE HISTORY OF WISE COUNTY TEXAS:

 

Tully Francis Parker was born in South Carolina, June 14, 1823, and came to what is now Prentiss County, Mississippi as a young man.  Hehad little opportunity to go to school, but was self-taught and well read for that time.  Circumstance and natural ability gave him versatility in doing many things, and he was a farmer, a carpenter, a blacksmith, a teacher, or a preacher as need required.

 

He married Sarah Burlina Boley, daughter of George Lewis Boley and his wife Winnie Robertson Boley, December 27, 1849.  They had three daughters: Myra Lenora, Mary Burlina, and Louisa Frances.  The young wife died before her 28th birthday. (in 1857-58). Tully soon married Mary Melvina Early.

 

At the outbreak of the Civil War, Mr. Parker was one of the organizers of a regiment which was successively designated as Captain Parkers's Company. Mississippi Volunteers, Captain Parker's Company, Reynold's Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, and Company G., 26th  Regiment Mississippi Infantry.  After serving as a captain, he was promoted to Major in this regiment, taking part in more than 20 hard battles, such as the Battle of Corinth.  He was taken prisoner at Fort Donalson, but soon exchanged.  As a prisoner of war he was described as 37 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with blue eyes and dark hair and was married.

 

During the 4 years that he was away in the war, his wife and daughters continued living on the farm.  They were just out of the path of the Union Army and had a few things left when the war was over.  There is a little story handed down in the family showing the reliance and ability of these daughters.  When Lou as 14 years old, the dog Tige caught a deer by the throat, Lou seized an axe and struck the deer on the head, killing it.  She and her sisters proceeded to skin it and dress the carcass before any of the men were about.

 

Some 5 years after the war, and after 2 years spent in Pocahontas, Tennessee, the Parkers decided to come to Texas.  They sold everything before leaving except a camping outfit.  There wasn't enough room for all to ride, so someone had to walk.  The men were heavily armed,  as there was danger of being robbed or the horses stolen.  After six weeks on the way, they arrived in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas on January 19, 1873.

 

Those who came in the party besides the eight Parker children and their parents,  were Tom Muse, who married Myra Parker, Jim Petty who married Lou Parker, George Boley, son of Mr. Parker's half sister Frances Atwood Boley, and Ben Atwood, son of Mr. Parker's half brother, Peter B. Atwood.

 

The Parkers were neighbors to the Ryans in Mississippi. John Ryan came to Texas about two years after the Parkers, and married Lina within the year. They lived on the Parker farm for several years, and John did the farming while Mr. Parker was away on his circuit preaching.

 

The Parkers moved from Grayson County to Wise County near Boyd in 1881. They rented the Bobo place for a year, then bought a farm.  A few years later they bought a home in Keeter, where Mr. Parker died February 22, 1886.

 

Mrs. Parker continued to live at the home in Keeter until her death, January 5, 1916.  She and her husband and many of their children and grandchildren are buried in Keeter Cemetery.”

 

Monty J. Heying (510-872-3144)

 

Paschal, James A. – b.1829; 1907.

CSA), 4th TN Cavalry Battalion (Branner's), Co.D; Private.

Bethel-Boonsville Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

The 4th TN Cav. Bttn. merged into Ashby's 2nd TN Cavalry Regiment, but I don't think he served in Ashby's since I still have no record of him being in Ashby's as of 1/1/2003.  Wife was “S. A. Paschall” (b.7/9/1835; d.4/16/1900).  He evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application.  Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Patterson, Van Buren – b.5/1/1840; d.4/7/1907.

USA, 32nd Illinois Infantry Regiment, Co.B; Private.

Pella Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.47b (listed as "Vanburen Patterson," living in Pella). * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

Paul, Daniel C. - buried at Pella Cemetery

Theodore Urbanski, Willington, Connecticut tedsuedoghouse@charter.net sent in a very detailed and well researched paper about this veteran, his wife and her second husband who was also a veteran (John S. Hale-buried at Cottonwood Cemetery)
This paper is 54 pages and has war records, genealogy, pictures, and lots of images of documents. 
Click Here to download the PDF. 
(File is large and a little slow-contains many document images)

May 1, 1839 . Daniel C. Paul was born to the parents of Gorge McKnight and Barbary Ellen Walker Paul of Morgan County, Tennessee Subdivision No. 19 . His wife, Mrs. Louisa A. Paul Hale, was born in Overton County, Tennessee parents unknown on April 29, 1849

Age-22 - Enlisted at Camp Meyers, Tennessee and mustered August 10, 1861

October 8, 1862 - Wounded and captured at the Battle Perryville, Kentucky by Federal forces, he was sent to Louisville, Kentucky then forwarded to Camp Butler, Illinois. Escaped from Camp Butler, Illinois.

January 5, 1863 - Recaptured near Murfreesboro, Tennessee and returned to Camp Butler until exchanged (date of exchange unknown)

September 6, 1864 - Private Daniel C. Paul was taken as a Prisoner of War, for the third time near, Woodbury, Tennessee, by Federal forces under the command of Major General Thomas. He was forwarded to Camp Chase, Ohio for the duration of the war.

February 12, 1865 - Private Daniel Paul was, given a parole while at Camp Chase, Ohio

May 11, 1865 - Private Daniel C. Paul was, released, from Camp Chase after taking the Oath of Allegiance to the United States Government.

1880 Census - Residing in the 2nd Precinct of Wise County, Texas
Dan C.          41         Farmer
Louisa                   31         Domestic
Millie E.                11
Robert T.               8
Josaphine               6
Preston E.              4
Luemer                 2
I. D.                     3 months

September 8, 1889 - died at the age of fifty years of age and was interned in the Pella Cemetery located in Wise County, Texas.

 

Payne, William Riley - b.1834; d.1892.

CSA, 39th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Co.G; 1st Lieutenant.

West Bridgeport Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Entered as a Private.  Married to "Nancy E." (b.1845; d.1928).  He evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application.  Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone; * Woodruff.

 

Pearson T. P. – b.10/10/1819; d.8/15/1906.

CSA, 5th Mississippi Infantry Regiment (State Troops), Co.I; Private.

Annis Chapel Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "E. O. Pearson" (b.1/13/1819; d.7/28/1899). Had two brothers (Anthony & Samuel Pearson) who died in Elmira POW Camp in Elmira, New York.  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * e-mail (Ekpearson@aol.com) with a descendant (Eddy Pearson) in 5/2003; http://provisionone.com/5msi/state/companyirosterst.htm; * http://www.rootsweb.com/~nychemun/cemetery/prisonmp.htm.

 

Pearson, W. N. – b.10/3/1824; d.5/29/1881.

CSA, 5th Mississippi Infantry Regiment (State Troops), Co.I; Private.

Friendship Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Had two brothers (Anthony & Samuel Pearson) who died in Elmira POW Camp in Elmira, New York.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (obviously does not have a TX CSA pension application); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * e-mail (Ekpearson@aol.com) with a descendant (Eddy Pearson) in 5/2003; http://provisionone.com/5msi/state/companyirosterst.htm; * http://www.rootsweb.com/~nychemun/cemetery/prisonmp.htm.

 

Penn, James Ambrose – b.3/14/1843; d.11/11/1911.

CSA,

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Katherine" (b.3/16/1855; d.11/15/1906).  Sources: * PHWC, p.375; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * PHWC; p.374 (as a member of Ben McCulloch UCV Camp # 30). LOOK HIM UP ON THE NPS SITE.

 

Perdue, Marcus Lafayette – b.1842; d.9/27/1902.

CSA, Phillip’s Georgia Legion; Co.A; Private.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted on 6/26/1861. He was captured on 12/3/1863 near Knoxville, TN; released from Rock Island on 6/20/1865. Married to "Martha A." (b.1844; d.1/19/1928) on 7/1/1868. Does not have a military marker. [[3503]] * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow ["Mrs. M. A. Perdue"] has a TX CSA pension application [#21961] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.

 

Peyton, John O. – b.5/20/1838; d.8/25/1919.

USA?  or  CSA?

Hopewell Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Wild guessing – there was a "John Oliver Peyton" who served as a Private in the USA, 3rd Kansas Infantry Regiment (Indian Home Guards), Co.L – could this be the same man?  Was a minister (“Rev.”).  Does not have a military marker.  [[109]]  Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.48a (listed as "John O. Peyton," living in Greenwood); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men with a similar name to determine).

 

Phillips, Joab L. - b.1828; d.1896.

CSA, 3rd Arkansas Infantry Regiment, Co.C; Private.

Trimble Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Wife's name was "A.E." (b.10/13/1828; d.12/2/1894).  He evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application.  Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Pickett, George Bible – b.7/9/1832; d.7/10/1914.

CSA, 15th Texas Cavalry Regiment, Co.B; Lieutenant Colonel.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

Son of a Baptist minister. Entered as a Captain; exited as a Lt. Colonel ("Col." engraved on gravestone). County Judge for two terms and five terms as representative in the legislature.  Author of the bill which authorized the organization of the ranger forces which tended in great part to subdue the Indians after their years of ravages. He first came to Wise County in 1854.  Married to "Cordelia" (b.1/20/1833; d.8/4/1917).  He evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application.  Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * BMC ("G. B. Pickett"); * PHWC; pp.35,56-57,60,97,118,121-122, 142,191,214,242-243,290,326,342 (photo of him) & 374 (as a member of Ben McCulloch UCV Camp # 30); * headstone; * Woodruff.

 

Pior, B. B. – b.1842; d.1915.

CSA, 27th Louisiana Infantry Regiment, Co.E; Private.

Alvord Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "F. S." (b.1840; d.1913).  Does not have a military marker.  [[1594]]  * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#27185] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Porter, W. M. – b.3/18/1819; d.4/14/1913.

CSA, "1st Home Guards, Hall Co., GA, Capt. Jess Wallace, Col. Milson" (sic?).

Jonestown Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Hall Co., Georgia.  Married to “Sarah E.” (b.3/16/1830; d.9/12/1897.  Moved to TX in 1869.  Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * TX CSA pension application #20588 (“William Porter”); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men with a similar name to determine); * headstone .

 

Pounds, Lewis K. – b.3/10/1846; d.10/9/1916.

CSA, 16th Missouri Infantry Regiment, Co.H; Private.

Waggoner Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Wife’s name was “K. W.” (b.11/??/1839; d.1/5/1919).  He evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application.  Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * BMC ("I. K. Pounds"); * PHWC, p.448; * headstone .

 

Prather, Silas Edward – b.8/28/1846; d.4/12/1925.

CSA, 6th Missouri Cavalry, Co.K; Private.

Greenwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served in the 3rd Missouri Cavalry (aka: 6th Missouri Cavalry; aka: "Southwest Cavalry”) which was commanded by Lt. Col. Cravens and Col Hopper of Shelby Birgade and Marmadukes Division. S.E. married "Bettie" (b.11/10/1848) & "Maggie" (b.4/12/1854; d.11/17/1930).  Does not have a military marker.   [[202]]  Sources: * FBR ( < http://homepages.ntws.net/sites/wisemuseum > ); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (he & his widow ["Maggie"] have TX CSA pension applications [#39396 & #41236, respectively] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.

 

Prescott, James Polk – b. about 1844; d. 11/4/1936.

CSA, 29th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Co.D; Private.

Cottonwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Yelabusha (sic?) Co., Mississippi.  Enlisted in 4/1862 and served throughout the war.  Participated in the battles of Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Resaca, Franklin, Jonesboro and around Atlanta.  Came to Texas in 1866.  Married “Emma Bryant.”  Fathered on child – a son named “James Spears Prescott.”  Has a TX CSA pension application (#29543) in Denton Co., TX.  Died in "The Confederate House."  Buried in what is now an unmarked grave in the Cottonwood cemetery.  Sources:  * e-mail on 12/6/2000 from Frances Burkett (< meme@brazosnet.com >); * TX CSA pension application #29543 (Denton Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (perhaps listed under "J. K." or "J. R." on this site for there is no "J. P." listed there); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html.

 

Prestridge, John Milton - b.5/18/1847; d.1/25/1936.

CSA, 31st Alabama Infantry Regiment, Co.D; Private.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

"Elijah Thompson's Co." engraved on military marker.  Has TX CSA pension applications from Wise Co., TX (#40923 [his] & #51677 [widow – Elizabeth Louise Prestridge"].  Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men with a similar name to determine); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .  CAN'T FIND A MAN BY THIS NAME WHO SERVED IN THIS UNIT ON THE NPS SITE.

 

Price, Marmaduke Norphlete ("Duke") – b.6/8/1843; d.10/8/1924.

CSA, 16th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, Co.G; Private.

Boonsville Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in New Market, Tennessee.  Served till the war's end.  Wife’s name was “Millie” (b.10/21/1845; d.?).  Has TX CSA pension applications (#32479 [his – from Wise Co., TX] & #40249 [widow – "Mrs. M. J. Price" – from Jack Co., TX]).  Does not have a military marker.    Sources: * TX CSA pension application (#32479); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Prigmore, Leonidas W. – b.11/23/1835; d.9/9/1884.

CSA, "Clark's Regiment, Missouri Infantry," (engraved on military marker) Co.G; Private.

Gourley (Lewis) Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

He evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application.  Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

 

Provence, Frazier Vandalia (F.V.) (No headstone) Buried at Bethel Cemetery

Provence, Thomas M. Aug 18, 1833-Dec 18, 1895 - Buried at Cottondale Cemetery

Both of these brothers served in the 19th Texas Infantry (Confederate) during the Civil War.

 

Quinn, William Orange – b.11/9/1841; d.3/24/1919.

CSA, 1st Texas Infantry Regiment, Co.K, Private.

Ball Knob cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Williamson (?) County, Tennessee. Resided in TX since 6/1/1845. Enlisted on 7/11/1861.  Wounded at Antietam [Sharpsburg] on 9/17/1862. Captured and made a POW near Shanghai (“North Mount”), VA on 7/17/1863 or 7/18/1863. First imprisoned at Camp Chase and then moved to Fort Delaware. Admitted to the camp hospital at Ft. Delaware on 12/24/1864. Released from Ft. Delaware on 6/9/1865 after taking the oath of allegiance. Married “Nancy Rebecca Larabee” in Nacogdoches, TX in 1866. Fathered four children, two of which are buried in Wise Co., TX.  The WOQ family is found in the 1880, 1900 & 1910 Wise Co., TX census. Does not have a military marker!  Sources:  * TX CSA pension application (#16996 - approved in 1909) from Wise Co., TX; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.texas-brigade.com/1texrostercok.htm; *e-mail with a gg-granddaughter (Meg Garza) at < meggarza@grandecom.net > in 7/2003; e-mail correspondence with the Fort Delaware Society in 7/2003; * headstone; * CDHTB, p.194 (lists him as among the “wounded” at “Sharpsburg”.

 

“Roll 45 of the "Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Confederate Prisoners of War," published by the National Archives, confirms that W.O. Quinn was held at Fort Delaware. He was a Private in the 1st TX Cav., Company K. He was sent to Fort Delaware from Camp Chase on 3/3/1864. At the fort, he was also a part of Division #15. Today, historians are not sure where the specific divisions were housed at the Fort, but Quinn was probably held with others from his regiment or home state of TX. Roll 144 of the same source shows that Quinn was captured at No. Mountain, VA on 7/17/1863, sent to Camp Chase, and then was sent to Fort Delaware. It also shows that he was released from Fort Delaware on 6/9/1865 after taking the Oath of Allegiance to the U.S. Finally, Roll 47 of the same source shows that Quinn was admitted to the fort's hospital on 12/24/1864 and was discharged on 1/14/1865.” [Ft. Delaware Society - ftdsociety@del.net – 7/14/2003]

 

Rainey, Morgan Carter – b.5/17/1839; d.1/14/1909 (1910 on TX CSA pension application).
   ( Raney, M.C. , Rev. May 17, 1839 January 14, 1909 Father; Headstone with Nancy P. - headstone at Greenwood Cemetery)

CSA, 1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles Regiment; Co.E (or “F”).

Greenwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted on 5/3/1861 and served in the 1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles until 7/1862 then re-enlisted for the rest of the war (or three years) and served through the war (east of the Mississippi.” Married to "Nancy P." (b.3/22/1840; d.2/25/1926) on 10/22/1864. Was a preacher ("Rev." on headstone). Does not have a military marker.  [[182]]  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow ["Mrs. N. P. Raney"] has a TX CSA pension application [#24779] from Grayson Co., TX approved on 9/1/1913); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (spelled “Raney”).

 

Rainey, William Asberry - Born July23, 1843 - Mar 30, 1929
   (  Rainey, William A. Aug 23, 1843 March 30, 1929 Headstone with Josey F. - headstone at Slidell Cemetery )

From: Cathey Weldy Cline
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 10:48 AM
To: sue@WiseCountyTexas.info
Subject: William A. Rainey Memorial

Hi there, Thought you might like to know that Private William Asberry Rainey served with the Confederacy during the Civil War, Company H, 17th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry.
Find a grave Memorial# 44316816. His birthdate was July 23, 1843, Marshall Co., TN. Date of death March 30, 1929 Decatur, Wise Co., TX. Married M. Josephine Davis Rainey, Nov. 1, 1867 in Lewisburg, Marshall Co., TN. She was born Oct 15, 1849 in TN died Oct 12, 1930 in Decatur, Wise Co., TX. If possible, could the above information be added to their memorials? Thanks you so much, Cathey
-----17th Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Trousdale, Sumner County, Tennessee, in June, 1861, with 914 men. Its companies were raised in the counties of Bedford, Marshall, Franklin, Moore, Coffee, Jackson, and Putnam. It served at Cumberland Gap, then moved to Kentucky where it was engaged at Rock Castle and Fishing Creek. Later the unit was ordered to Mississippi and assigned to A.T. Hawthorn's Brigade. Returning to Kentucky attached to B.R. Johnson's Brigade, it fought at Perryville, then joined the Army of Tennessee. After fighting at Murfreesboro  and Chickamauga, the regiment was consolidated with the 23rd Infantry. This command was sent to Knoxville, then Virginia where it saw action at Drewry's Bluff, took its place in the Petersburg  trenches, and, assigned to McComb's Brigade, ended the war at Appomattox. The 17th totalled 547 effectives in June, 1862, lost forty-one percent of the 598 at Murfreesboro, and had fifty-two percent disabled of the 249 at Chickamauga. It surrendered 5 officers and 63 men on April 9, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Albert S. Marks, T.C.H. Miller, and Tazewell W. Newman; Lieutenant Colonel Watt W. Floyd; and Majors James C. Davis and Absalom L. Landis.

 

Ramsey, John Engleton

b.9/27/1839; d.10/29/1924.

CSA, 62nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry (Rowan's) Regiment (aka: 80th Infantry), Co.D; Sergeant.

West Bridgeport Cemetery; Wise Co., TX.

 

Married to "Martha E." (b.7/30/1848; d.9/22/1922).  Family legend is that he was a Civil War veteran, but there is no documentation.  [[1166]]  Sources: * Wofford; *  www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); e-mail with a descendant, Bud Johnston (< bcjohnston@compuwise.net >) in 12/2002.

 

"Hi. My knowledge about this is hearsay: Ramsey John Engleton born Sept.27, 1839 in Monroe County, TN and died Oct.29, 1924. Buried in Bridgeport TX in the Old Town West Cemetery. Was an Officer for the South. That is all the information I have but maybe could get something better to verify." [B Johnston (< bcjohnston@compuwise.net >) – 12/2002]

 

Ratliff, William – b.9/28/1825; d.4/5/1903.

CSA

Pleasant Grove # 2 Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Elizabeth" (b.8/25/1825; d.12/29/1907).  Does not have a military marker.  [[136]] * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (he & his widow ["Elizabeth Ratliff"] have TX CSA pension applications [#06862 & #09950, respectively] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site); * PHWC, p.374 (photo of him as a member of the Ben McCulloch UCV Camp # 30);  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Ray, Joseph Worth – b.8/5/1846; d.3/16/1928 (on headstone) or 3/3/1929 (according to a descendant).

CSA, 9th Texas Cavalry (Sim’s) Regiment, Co.C; Corporal (bugler?).

Aurora Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Mississippi. Was a “bugler” according to what he told his grandson. Have a headstone photo # [[407]].  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application, although there are several men who might fit this description); * PHWC, p.374 (photo of him as a member of the Ben McCulloch UCV Camp # 30); * e-mail correspondence with a g-granddaughter, Janet Hubbard (<jhubbard@mcn.org >) in 2/2003.

 

“This is my paternal great-grandfather. Stored elsewhere in my records are the actual dates from his pension application that he completed, but I will have to search for them. I will send that information to you later. I do have it. Just not handy.

 

“He was a very mysterious man. We do not know the town of his birth nor the names of his parents. Just those of his siblings. He supposedly came from a wealthy family and lost his inherited lands while gambling. Made a lot of money on his own for my grandmother said they always had fine

clothes, hired help, and nice things. After his first wife died, he remarried and had another family. Eventually he deserted the second family (leaving the children of the first in the care of other

relatives). The second family thought he had died on the way to work. Eight years later he wrote to the children of the first family and reappeared without explanation and lived with one son until his death.

The second family only learned of this when they found me through the Internet. Many questions still remain. I have a lovely portrait of him taken before his death, taken by my father. His sister married into the Wharton family (Frank B Wharton) and their son Clarence was a rather famous TX historical author and also a big lawyer in Houston.” - Janet Hubbard; on 2/22/2004; jhubbard@mcn.org).

 

Read, John Franklin – b.12/16/1835; d.1/15/1894.

CSA

Garvin Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "E. V."  Does not have a military marker.  [[143]]  * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow ["Mrs. E. V. Read"] has a  TX CSA pension application [#43320] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Reed, Jacob G. – b.?; d.?

CSA, 34th Texas Cavalry (Alexander's) Regiment (aka: 2nd Texas Partisan Rangers), Co.C; Private.

Pleasant Grove # 3 Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

He does not appear to have a TX CSA pension application (though I would do well to check TX CSA pen. app. #34131 & #44054 as possibilities).  Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Rennels, Napoleon – b.5/1/1846; d.11/4/1912.

USA, 62nd Illinois Infantry Regiment, Co.E; Private.

Cottonwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * 1890 TVC, p.51a (listed as "Napoleon Rennels," living in Greenwood); * headstone .

 

Reynolds, Charles D. – b.11/2/1837; d.11/13/1919.

CSA

Deep Creek Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Does not have a military marker.  [[213]] * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#29900] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Rhine, Arthur Melton – b.4/27/1847; d.8/21/1921.

CSA

Pleasant Grove # 1 Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Martha Jane Rhine" (b.8/27/1853; d.3/20/1929).  Does not have a military marker.  [[841]] *

 

Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (he & his widow have TX CSA pension applications [#32029 & 37562, respectively] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site, but, wild guess – perhaps one of the men in North Carolina units?).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Richardson, John D. - b.4/22/1847; d.1/17/1926.

USA, 9th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, Co.E; Private.

Willow Point Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Mary E." (b.1846; d.1912).  Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Richardson, John H. – b.7/17/1846; d.1/3/1928.

CSA

Greenwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Mary J." (b.10/24/1859; d.4/28/1919).  Has a TX CSA pension application (#24820) from Wise Co., TX.  Does not have a military marker (but "A Confederate Soldier" is engraved on his tombstone).  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site); * headstone .  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Rogers, Marion W. – b.6/20/1847; d.7/28/1923.

CSA

Paradise Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "M. E." (b.3/24/1851; d.1/21/1918).  Does not have a military marker.  [[823]] * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#30548] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site); * Woodruff.  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Rogers, Thomas S. – b.11/17/1837; d.1/17/1917.

CSA; Sergeant.

Deep Creek Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Captured at Gettysburg on 7/1/1863 and sent to Fort Delaware as a POW (although the Fort Delaware Society has no surviving record of his imprisonment there).  Married twice.  Wive’s names were “N. J.” (b.2/3/1841; d.4/22/1884) and “Rebecca Eveline” (b.10/17/1849; d.8/11/1929).  Was a Mason (symbol engraved on tombstone).  Does not have a military marker.   Sources: * BMC (listed as "T. S. Rugers"); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has TX CSA pension applications [#23621 (& #27983?) – his; #33735 – hers, "Mrs. R. E. Rogers"]); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site); * headstone .  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Rogers, William Thomas – b.2/13/1842; d.4/27/1897.

CSA, 26th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Co.C; Private; 32nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Co.I.

Alvord Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Georgia.  He enlisted on 8/24/1861 at Iuka (Tishamingo County) Mississippi with the Stephen Davenport Greys (which became the 26th Mississippi, Co. C).  After being wounded in the battle at Fort Donelson, he was sent home to the 32 Mississippi Infantry Regiment under  Col. Lowery.  He was discharged on 4/28/1862.  [[703]] Sources: * e-mail with g-grandson, Les Folster (revfbar@fiberpipe.net) on 3/25/2003 (who has a copy of the TX CSA pension application); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (there is a widow ["Mrs. Sara Jane Rogers"] of a "William Thomas Rogers" with a TX CSA pension application [#27590] from Wise Co., TX).   CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Roman, William Wesley – b.10/10/1841; d.8/22/1913.

CSA, 34th Georgia Infantry Regiment, Co.I; Private.

Annis Chapel Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to “H. C. Roman” (b.7/21/1844; d.1/13/1931).  Does not have a military marker.  [[40]]  * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow ["Mrs. H. C. Roman"] has a TX CSA pension application [#25746] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Rowden, James Wiley – b.1848; d.1922.

CSA

Greenwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Sarah E." (b.1859; d.1940).  Does not have a military marker.  [[467]]  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (TX CSA pension applications [#16999 (his) & #38322 (his widow, "Sarah Rowden")] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (a wild guess – there is a "James W. Rowden" who served as a Private in the 36th Texas Cavalry (Woods's), Co.A – is this the same man? – check the pension & see.).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Rucker, James C. - b.8/30/1830; d.11/26/1912.

CSA

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Came to Wise County, Texas in 1855.  A Mexican War veteran as well as a a Confederate veteran. He served for six months in the CSA then transferred to the frontier protection guard.  [[2520]]  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * PHWC, pp.324-325.

 

Russell, W. P. – b.3/22/1843; d.8/5/1913.

CSA,

Sandhill Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Illinois, but came to Texas at six weeks of age.  Married to "Mary" (b.2/26/1853; d.8/2/1931).  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * PHWC, p.284, (photo of him), 342 (another photo of him),374 (photo of him as a member of UCV Camp # 30). CHECK THE NPS SITE FOR HIM!

 

Sanders, John J.  – b.2/14/1841; d.11/17/1894.

CSA

Boonsville Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

May have been married to “Adora” (b.1/27/1842; d.10/18/1933).  Does not have a military marker.  [[318]]  Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow ["Mrs. A. A. Sanders"] has a TX CSA pension application  [#43265] from Wise Co., TX in the name of her husband, "John J."); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Sands, Henry L. – b.12/28/1844; d.2/10/1912.

USA

Alvord Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Wild guess – there are two men by this exact name ("Henry L. Sands") who served in USA, Indiana units.  Does not have a military marker, but "Grand Army of the Republic Veteran" is engraved on tombstone.  [[460]] Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site); * headstone .

 

Scoggins, S. C. (“Chester” or “Chesley” or “Chelsey”) – b.2/13/1835; d.12/22/1901.

CSA, 33rd Arkansas Infantry Regiment, Co. I.

East Mound Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

“S. C. (Chesley/Chesly) Scoggins was born Feb. 13, 1833 (NC?) and died Dec. 22, 1901 in Bridgeport, Wise Co., TX and is buried in Eastmound Cemetery.  He was married to Amanda Jane Priest (also buried there).  Family stories passed down to me is that he was a Cherokee, walked the Trail of Tears with his parents but his parents died on the trail when he was a young boy.  I guess he must've been one of many who did not enter into the rolls.  Anyways, SC & Amanda had 15 children: George Nelson, William Marion, John Henry, Samuel Green, America Elizabeth, Mary Lucinda Catherine, Columbus "Tum", E. Josephine, Permelia Jane "Jennie", Arlesis Melissa "Leacy", Samantha Kanzada, Wilbourn, Margaret Marinda "Aunt Mag", Martha Elizabeth Rosebell "Belle", and Charles Edward. He fought for the Confederacy Co. I, 33rd Ark. Inf. Civil War. He mustered in at Camp Hindman on 7/3/1862 in Montgomery Co. by Francis J. Irwin for 3 years traveling by foot 115 miles.  Register date of discharge 1/23/1863, date of payment 2/5/1863 by W. E. Gibbs (these from military papers I got from Washington DC archives).  That's about all of his military I know right now as I need to find if there's a pension application etc. out there for him.  I decend from SC & Amanda through their son George Nelson. SC's last name is spelled various ways in papers whether it's Scroggins or Scoggins but, it's Scoggins! He is listed as “Chesley Scroggins” on http://www.rootsweb.com/~armontgo/soldiers.htm. So far I've found land he held in Arkansas but am still looking for the land he held in TX.  I have a Final Affidavit Required of Homestead Claimants Act of M5/20/1862 for him  entered at Clarkvsille, Arkansas, and on it he states that his name is not Scroggins but Scoggins ... (dated at the bottom Aug. 14, 1876).... I have a photo of his headstone if you need it, it's not a very good picture as it's a little hard to read!”  - kim (e-mail correspondence with gg-grandchild; 4/22/2004; f.hendrix@mchsi.com)

 

“My grandfather is S. C. Scoggins  (C. is for Chesley sometimes Chester) He raised a large family at Bridgeport. Died in Bridgeport (Wise County, Texas) on 12/22/1901. Buried in: Bridgeport-East Mound Cemetery. He joined the CSA as private in the CSA, 33rd Arkansas Infantry (Grinstead’s) Regiment, Co.I at Camp Hindmand on 7/3/1862. Joined in Montgomery County, Arkansas on 6/24/1862- traveled 115 miles to Camp Hindman, age 31 at time of enlistment (enlisted for 3 years). Discharged on 1/23/1863 and paid for services on 2/5/1863. SCROGGINS, CHESLEY Pvt  - Age 32. Enl 24 Jun 1862 in Montgomery Co, AR. Discharged 23 Jan 1863. (e-mail from: Don Dyer <dyer1955@sbcglobal.net>  on 7/1/2004)

 

[[13]]  Sources: * e-mail correspondence with gg-grandchild (Kim Hendrix at: <f.hendrix@mchsi.com>) in 4/2004; * e-mail correspondence with grandson, Don Dyer (dyer1955@sbcglobal.net) in 7/2004; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (listed as “Chesley Scroggins”).

 

Scoggins, Robert Frank – b.11/8/1826; d.1/21/1900.

USA, 109th Illinois Infantry Regiment, Co.D; Private.

Arkansas Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Note that there are “Scroggins” (brothers???) who were CSA men buried in Wise Co., TX.  Should this man’s last name be spelled “Scroggins”[sic?]? Wife’s name was “H.J.”

 

Thanks again, I am pretty sure that the R.E. Scroggins is Robert Frank Scroggins, his wife was named Henritta Lyon, I have him born in Nov 8, 1828 and died Jan 20 1900 in Boyd, Wise County, Texas and buried in Arkansas Cemetery.  So probably is him.  Do you have a head stone picture of his grave???? Would love to have it also.  I live in Dallas and have been to the grave yards in Boyd, however at the time did not know who I was looking for.  As it turned out My gggrandfather Pulaski Wright is buried next to A. J. Scroggins but did not know who Andrew Jackson Scroggins was at the time.  Now I need to go back again.  It is hard to get out there though.  I have a very demanding job and more demanding family, kids and grandkids.  Lots of them.  Thanks again for the information.  If you need me to look for anything on the pay sites, I have ancestry.com and geneology.com subscriber.  I will be more than happy to help.  I find alot on them, more so recently, they have added a lot of stuff.  I have found WWI draft registrations, they at least will give you some idea of what the people looked like.  Most of the Scroggins were med. build, with red hair and blue eyes.  My grandfather Wright who died in 1945 19 years before I was born, was short with dark complexion, brown hair and brown eyes.  You know we always want to know where we got our looks from.  My brother and I are  as different as day in night.  He has blonde hair, blue eyes and white skin with freckles.  I have dark brown hair, green/brown eyes and very dark skin.  We don't look like we are related at all.  My mom died 1990 and my dad in 1997, I never knew my dad; they divorced when I was 3 months old.  I lived there in Boyd with my Granny Wright.  Moved to Fort Worth when I was about 5.  Anyway thanks for the web links too, they will come in handy.  Lynn (Zimmermouse@aol.com – 6/20/2004).

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (obviously does not have a TX CSA pension application); * e-mail with Jim Tabor (jim@taborsoft.com) in 1/2003; * e-mail with Lynn ___ (Zimmermouse@aol.com) in 6/20/2004.

 

Scott, Samuel W. – b.1826; d.1917.

CSA, 42nd Virginia Infantry.

Deep Creek Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Was a POW after only one month of service.  Wife’s name was “Nannie C.” (b.1844; 1877).  Does not have a military marker.  [[252]] * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#06852] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (not listed on this site).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Scroggins, Andrew Jackson – b.1840; d.1890.

CSA, 59th Tennessee Mounted Infantry (Cooke’s) Regiment (aka: (Eakin's 1st Battalion); Co.K; Private.

Boyd Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Malisey A."

 

"My gg-grand father was Andrew Jackson Scroggins, he was born in 1840 in Tennessee and died in 1890 in Wise County, Texas. He married "Melissa A. Shores" in 1860 in Carroll County, Arkansas.  A.J. was the son of "Samuel Mills Scroggins" (b. 1802 in Kentucky). A.J. had two brothers who also moved to Texas when he did and they are probably also Civil War Vets - "Balum" who was born in 1844 in Tennessee and "Robert Frank Scroggins" who was born in 1828 in TN. The other brothers and most of the sisters stayed in Fentress, TN." - Lynn (6/15/2004;  Zimmermouse@aol.com).

 

Does not have a military marker.  [[498]] Sources: * PHWC, pp.36,406; * www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (he obviously does not have a TX CSA pension application, but his widow ["Malisey A. Scoggins"] has one [#28886] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (listed as “Andy Scroggins”); * e-mail with Jim Tabor (jim@taborsoft.com) in 1/2003 and a gg-grandson (Zimmermouse@aol.com) in 6/2004.   CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Scroggins, Balam (Burgess) Hamilton – b.3/4/1844; d.1920.

CSA, 59th Tennessee Mounted Infantry (Cooke’s) Regiment (aka: (Eakin's 1st Battalion); Co.K; Private.

Hog Branch (Stokes) Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to “Mary” (b.?; d.10/24/1915) [his 3rd wife].  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * e-mail with Jim Tabor (jim@taborsoft.com) in 1/2003; headstone .

 

Sellars, Marcus DeLafayette – b.3/4/1846; d.1917.

CSA, 15th Arkansas Infantry (Northwest) Regiment (aka: "McRae's-Hobbs'-Boone's Regiment"

& aka: the "21st Regiment), Co.G; Private.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Montieau County, Missouri. Enlisted in 1861 at age 15.  Paroled at Vicksburg in 1863.  Discharged in 1863.  Was a grocer in Wise Co., TX.  Organized the annual reunions of the Confederate veterans in Joe Wheeler Park in Wise Co., TX.  Sources: * PHWC; pp.273,372-373,375; * e-mail with kin, Clyde McMurray (< Tcmcmurray@aol.com >);  * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (he has TX CSA pension application [#32629] from Wise Co., TX & his widow ["Laura Alice"]) has a widow's pension [#33991] from Tarrant Co., TX; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (listed as "Lafayette Sellers"); PHWC, p.372-373,375; * Woodruff.  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

"Listed as M. D. Sellars. At age 15 he joined the NW 15th Arkansas Regiment.  His pension shows that he was a private. He was paroled at Vicksburg in 1863. There's a possibility he was in battles with McCullough's Raiders.  His whole name was Marcus DeLafayette Sellars, but you will find him most of the time as M. D. Sellars/Sellers." [Clyde McMurray (< Tcmcmurray@aol.com]

 

Sensibaugh, Jim H. – b.1848; d.1928.

CSA, “___ Texas Infantry Regiment,” Co.E.

Pleasant Grove # 1 Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Nancy" (b.3/1/1845; d.6/6/1925).  Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (he has a TX CSA pension application [#42694] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (not listed on this site by this name or any variant spelling I've tried); * FBR ( < http://homepages.ntws.net/sites/wisemuseum > ); * PHWC, p.37; * headstone .  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Shannon, William Houston – b.1/8/1847; d.6/2/1919.

CSA, 45th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment, Co.H ("Baber's" – sic?); Private.

Cottondale Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Does not have a military marker.  [[294]] * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has TX CSA pension applications [#29873 – his; #36738 – widow – "Mrs. J. M. P. Shannon"] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Sharp, Joseph Jackson – b.1823; d.1918.

CSA, 27th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Co.E; Captain.

Crafton Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served as a Captain, but went in as a Private.  Married to “Nancy E.” (b.1836; d.1931).  Does not have a military marker.  [[231]] Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow ["Nancy Elizabeth Sharp"] has a TX CSA pension application [#45949] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Shearer, George McCloud – b.5/27/1822; d.12/17/1899.

CSA

Pleasant Grove Cemetery # 3; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Sarah F." (b.2/8/1827; d.2/19/1910).  Does not have a military marker.  [[274]]  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow ["Sarah"] has a TX CSA pension application [#18556] from Wise Co, TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Sheppard, Lawrence B. - b.2/15/1839; d.2/28/1914.

USA?  or  CSA?

Wilson Prairie Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

According to the military marker on his grave, he served in the "CSA, 32nd Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Co.G."  However, the only man by the name exact name "Lawrence Sheppard" who served in the CW on either side that I can find served in the USA, 21st Michigan Infantry Regiment, Co.F as a "wagoner."   Wife's name was "N. E." (b.3/7/1843; d.7/2/1927).  Had a daughter named "Ada."  He evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application.  Has a military marker. Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (spelled "Lawrence Shapard B." on this site); * headstone .

 

Shewmaker, William – b.6/11/1827; d.8/18/1908.

USA?  or  CSA?

Alvord Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.55b (listed as "William Shewmaker," living in Alvord); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site); * headstone .

 

Shipman, Jacob – b.1844; d.1928.

CSA

Pella Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Frances" (b.1850; d.1931).  Served as a witness on John A. Hollabaugh’s OK CSA pension application (Hollabaugh being a CSA veteran buried in Stephens Co., OK).  Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.55b (listed as "Jacob Shipman," living in Pella); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site, though most are CSA men); * PHWC, p.376; * headstone .

 

Shoemaker, M. W. - b.7/1/1845; d.1/9/1896.

CSA, 15th Texas Cavalry Regiment, Co.B.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Came to Wise Co., TX in 1859.  May have been married to "Mary F." (b.1/10/1854; d.11/14/1911).  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * PHWC, pp.122,140,193,333-335; * .  LOOK HIM UP ON THE NPS SITE!

 

Shook, William C. – b.2/26/1844; d.10/11/1894.

USA?  or  CSA?

Crafton Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Wild guess – may have served as a Private in the USA, 74th Indiana Infantry Regiment, Co.D.  Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.55b (listed as "William C. Shook," living in Crafton); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site); * headstone .

 

Short, George Washington – b.12/24/1842; d.8/29/1925.

CSA, 17th Louisiana Infantry Regiment, Co.H; Sergeant.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Martha Rebecca" (b.6/8/1849; d.10/18/1924).  Served for a time as commander of the Ben McCullough Camp.  In 9/1917 he was elected commander of the 4th Brigade, Texas Division of the UCV.  Does not have a military marker.  [[390]]  Sources: * E-mail (6/24/02) with a granddaughter, Dorothy [Short] Love (< dotlove@cox-internet.com >) [906 N. Campbell - Willis, Texas 77378; (936) 856-7329]; * FBR ( < http://homepages.ntws.net/sites/wisemuseum > ); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (listed as "G. W. Short" in this source).

 

                        George W. Short Dies in Amarillo

 

"George Washington Short, a pioneer citizen of Wise County, passed to his reward Saturday, August 27, 1925, at the home of his son, Ben, in Amarillo, TX, where he went two months ago, felling a change might be beneficial and which proved to be of no avail to his failing health. His remains accompanied by his sons, Gladney and Ben arrived in Decatur, TX early Sunday Morning and taken to the home of his son, Bob. Funeral services were conducted in Oaklawn Cemetery, at 3:30 PM by Rev J. L. Ward, after which the service were taken in charge by the Masonic Order, of which he was a valued member. Mr. Short was among the pioneer citizens of the county. He was 82 years of age. Until about a year ago, when his health gave way, he was actively engaged in farming and cattle raising on his farm east of Decatur, known as the 'Short Ranch,' which he conducted most successfully. He had gained a reputation all over the county as a breeder of fine Short Horn Cattle, which took many premiums at the State Fairs in Texas and Louisiana.

 

"He was a sterling and loyal member of the Ben McCullough Camp (Confederate Veterans) and a member of the managing committee of the Annual Reunions, which he always attended. The Short camp was one of the popular camps on the grounds.

 

"His was a checkered career. He played an important part in the life of his community in his younger days. He was a man of strong conviction, upright in his dealing with his fellow man, and highly esteemed and known as a most worthy substantial citizen. He is survived by his five sons: Messrs. Gladney and Ben Short of Amarillo, Albert of A & M Collage, and Bob & Jim of Decatur. In his passing the community gives up another of the old citizens who fought the battles in the pioneer days and whose life stood for some things worth-while. Peace be to his ashes,

 

"George W. Short was born in Marshall County, Kentucky on December 24, 1842: When five years old, was moved by his parents to Claiborne Parish, LA., where he grew to manhood. In September, 1861, he enlisted in the Confederated Army in the Was between the States. He was a member of Co. H 17th Volunteer Infantry. He with his regiment spent the winter of 1861 and 1862 in New Orleans…

 

"In March 1862 were moved to Corinth, Miss., On the 6th and 7th days of April, 1862 was engaged in the battle of Shiloh, where they lost many of their worthy comrades. May, 1862, the regiment was moved to Vicksburg, Miss., where the regiment was reorganized.

 

"Mr. Short was elected Sergeant of his company, was engaged in the battle of Chickasaw Bayou, Port Gibson, and the siege of Vicksburg where he was captured July 4th, 1863 and then paroled.

 

"After being exchanged, served in the Trans-Mississippi Department to the end of the War. In April 1864, he was made a Mason and proved true to the principles of the order during his life. On December 31st 1868, he was married to Martha R. Phipps, of Haynesville, LA. In January, 1874 he with his family to Denton County, Texas. In January 1881, they moved to Wise County, Texas.

 

"He was a charter member of R. Q. Mills Camp No. 360 U.C.V. was commander of said company; later he came a member of the Ben McCullough Camp No. 30. Served as commander of the camp several years... In September, 1917 he was elected commander of the 4th Brigade, Texas Division of U. C. V." [printed in the Wise County Messenger]

 

Short, Robert Thompson – b.9/29/1821; d.2/26/1887.

CSA, 21st Texas Infantry Regiment (Spaight's), Co.G; Private.

Also served in Griffin's Battalion Texas Infantry, Co.B.

Thomas Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

May have been born in Jackson Co, Tennessee.  Was a minister following the war.  Died in Decatur, TX.   Buried in the Thomas Cemetery in what is now an unmarked grave (an old cemetery record lists "Grandpa Short 1887" as interred there & family tradition consistently so states).  Sources: * e-mail with a descendant, Joe Harrington (< joeharrington@adelphia.net >), in 12/2002; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.

 

Shreve, Thomas Joshua – b.2/1/1837; d.9/14/1920.

CSA, 16th Texas Cavalry, Co.G.

Flat Rock [Cowen] Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted on 3/1/1862 and served the duration of the war.  Born in Kentucky.  Married “Mahala J.” (b.1841 in IL; d.1939) on 12/25/1863.  Came to TX in 1856.  Worked as a farmer after the war.  Has a military marker.  Sources:  TX CSA pension applications (#20019 [his] & #36905 [widow]); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Siddons, James Austin – b.9/4/1840; d.3/11/1912.

CSA, 22nd Tennessee Cavalry (Barteau's) Regiment, Co.G; Private.

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "M. E."  His wife has a TX CSA pension application (#24478 - widow) from Wise Co., TX (in which his middle name is spelled "Auston").  Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Simmons, Calvin P. – b.6/1/1826; d.8/9/1902.

USA, 10th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, Co.D; Captain.

Alvord Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served from 12/1863 to 11/1864.  Married to "Latha C." (b.6/18/1840; d.4/19/1890).  Has a military marker.  Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.56a (listed as "Calvin P. Simmons," living in Alvord); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site); http://distantcousin.com/Military/CivilWar/TNVetsinTX1890/Page.asp?Page=18; * headstone .

 

Singleton, Thomas Reinett – b.9/18/1839; d.11/1/1912.

CSA, 19th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Co.F; Private.

Boonsville Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to “M. S.” (b.6/27/1847; d.8/13/1919).  His widow has a TX CSA pension application (#23697 – widow ["Mrs. M.S. Singleton"]).  Has a military marker ("Thomas B. Singleton" engraved on military marker).  Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Smith, Chilton L. - b.9/26/1837; d.11/9/1912.

CSA, 15th Texas Cavalry Regiment, Co.G; Corporal.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

He may have a TX CSA pension application (#01147 – Denton Co., TX).  Has a military marker.   Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * PHWC, p.421; * headstone .

 

Smith, David Johnson – b.10/28/1839; d.3/10/1908.

CSA

Olive Branch Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to “Martha” (b.8/17/1842; d.11/4/1925).  Does not have a military marker.  [[35]]  * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow ["Martha"] has a TX CSA pension application [#25325] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Smith, William Anderson – b.5/22/1837; d.12/27/1918.

CSA, 2nd Tennessee Cavalry (Ashby’s) Regiment, Co.F,C; Orderly Sergeant.

Boyd Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married “Narcissus Emmaline (Swafford) Smith” on 11/20/1866.  Was a Mason (symbol engraved on tombstone).  Has TX CSA pension applications (#16995 [his] & #35592 [widow – "N.E."].  Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Smith, William M. – b.3/15/1839; d.1/14/1915.

CSA

Boyd Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Martha Caroline" (b.5/20/1849; d.2/8/1925).  Does not have a military marker.  [[376]]  Sources: * FBR ( < http://homepages.ntws.net/sites/wisemuseum > ); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow has a TX CSA pension application [#30384] from Wise Co., TX & he has a pension application, too [#29239]); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Smith, W. W. – b.?; d.?

CSA, 22nd Texas Infantry Regiment (Hubbard’s), Co.F,G; Private.

Cottonwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

He evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application (although I need to check the "W. M. Smith" with a TX CSA pen. appl. #29239).  Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Souther, Franklin – b.1839; d.1870.

CSA, Missouri Light Artillery, Farris' Battery (Clark Artillery), King’s Battalion, 2nd Co.; Private.

Souther (Earp) Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Souther (Earp) Cemetery in an unmarked grave.  Sources: * A record of his burial here in the Wise County Museum; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (he obviously doesn't have a TX CSA pension application).

 

Sparks, Markes D. Lafaite – b. 9/12/1831; d. 11/24/1915.

CSA, 6th Tennessee Cavalry (Wheeler’s), Co.G ["1st Tennessee Cavalry"]; 1st Sergeant.

Paradise Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married on 5/22/1851.  Enlisted on 7/1/1861 in Hampshire, TN; paroled on 5/3/1865.  Came to Wise Co., TX in 1882.  Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * e-mail with kin Lee Rottler (< lrottler6@home.com >); * TX CSA pension applications (#28058 [his; approved 1914] & #32263 [widow; approved 1915]) from Wise Co., TX; * headstone .

 

Speer, D. – b.3/24/1844; d.6/27/1937.

CSA

Alvord Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Does not have a military marker.  [400]]  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#17000] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Spencer, John – b.1/5/1838; d.3/15/1915.

CSA

Bethel-Decatur  Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to “Frances” (b.1/6/1839; d.1/13/1929).  Does not have a military marker. [[38]]  * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (he & his wife have TX CSA pension applications [#22640 & 30867 ("Mrs. John Spencer"), respectively] from Wise Co., TX); *  http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Spencer, R. F. – b.5/31/1840; d.5/3/1918.

CSA

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Does not have a military marker.  [[2609]]  * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#22321] from Wise Co., TX); * PHWC, pp.383,452; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Splawn, Benjamin Allen – b.4/2/1841; d.1/11/1906.

CSA, 10th Texas Cavalry (Locke's) Regiment, Co.K; Private.

Arkansas Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Bradley Co., Arkansas.  Married to “Sarah Elizabeth Human” (b.1844; d.11/14/1883).  Married "Sarah Amanda Scroggins Anderson Black" following Sarah Elizabeth's death.  Doubtful, but widow may have a TX CSA pension application (#20545 - widow; "S.E.") from Ellis Co., TX.  Died in Boyd, TX.  Does not have a military marker.  Sources:  * http://www.hal-pc.org/~splawn/BenjaminA.htm (picture of him on this site, too); e-mail correspondence with John Faulkner (< prfaulkner@worldnet.att.net >); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone.

 

St. Clair, R. R. – b.12/30/1826; d.6/29/1892.

CSA

St. Clair Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Was a Mason (symbol on headstone).  Does not have a military marker.    Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow ["Mrs. N. A. St. Clair"] has a TX CSA pension application [#11176] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (not listed on this site by this spelling).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Stamps, Benjamin F. – b.2/3/1825; d.2/18/1902.

CSA, 37th Texas Cavalry Regiment (aka: Terrell's;  aka: as the 34th Texas Cavalry Regiment), Co.H; Private.

Deep Creek Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served from 1863-1865, serving as a Corporal for a time, but going out as a Corporal.  Born in Oglethorpe Co., GA.  Came to Wise Co., TX in 1896 and worked as a farmer.  He has a TX CSA pension application (#04506) from Wise Co., TX.  Has a military marker.  Sources:  TX CSA pension application (#04506) from Wise Co., TX; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Stark, Theodore Declarmon – b.6/14/1848; d.12/15/1908.

USA, 143rd Illinois Infantry Regiment, Co.E; Private.

Boonsville Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born to Joseph Pound & Caroline [Sample] Stark in Vigo County, Indiana. Enlisted on 8/9/1864 at Clifton (Iroquois Co.), IL. Served garrison duty in Arkansas and Missouri. Mustered out on 9/24/1864 in Morton, IL. Appears in the 1860, 1870 & 1880 Missouri census.  Appears in the 190 census in Wise Co., TX. Married to “Susan Elizabeth Whitsitt” (b.10/6/1849; d.7/21/1934). Fathered nine children, among them: sons named “William Thomas” (b.12/18/1868; d.4/6/1906) and “Garrett S.” (b.9/29/1887; d.1963) and daughters named “Beatress” (b.3/13/1894; d.7/27/1894) and “Mary Emily” (b.10/17/1889; d.9/30/1948).  Was a Mason (symbol engraved on tombstone).  [[183]]  Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.58a (listed as "Theodore Stark," living in Boonsville); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (spelled “Theodore Starke”); * e-mail correspondence (clovisjr@ktc.com) with distant kin (Clovis LaFleur) in April 2003; * e-mail from Doris Sanders (doris_sanders@yahoo.com) in 8/2003.

 

Stephens, A. J. – b.11/29/1830; d.7/6/1902.

CSA

Aurora Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Bunceston, Missouri.   Died in Aurora, TX. Does not have a military marker.    * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow ["Mrs. H. A. Stephens"] has a TX CSA pension application [#28967] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Stepp, Frances M. – b.6/12/1844; d.2/4/1886.

USA, 67th Indiana Infantry Regiment, Co.B; Private.

Jonestown Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Cf. the following veteran, Joshua Stepp, for he is probably kin who served in the same company with this man.  F. M. was married to “Nancy” (b.12/22/1844; d.1/17/1923).  Does not have a military marker.  Sources: 1890 TVC, p.58b (listed as "Frances M. Stepp," living in Pella); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Stepp, Joshua – b.8/29/1840; d.8/25/1908.

USA, 67th Indiana Infantry Regiment, Co.B; Private.

Mount Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Cf. the preceding veteran, Frances M. Stepp, probably kin who served in the same company with

this man).  Married to "___" (b.6/10/1849; d.6/28/1932)?  Sources: 1890 TVC, p.58b (listed as "Joshua Stepp," living in Crafton); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm); * headstone .

 

Stevens, George W. – b.7/12/1831; d.4/11/1893.

CSA, McCord’s Frontier Regiment (Texas Cavalry), Co.C; Corporal.

Flat Rock (Cowen) Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Alabama.  First enlisted for three months and served 3/9/1862 thru 6/30/1862.  Re-enlisted on 12/25/1862 at Camp Brunson for three years.  “Capt.” engraved on tombstone.  Came to Wise Co., TX in 1855. Well known as champion of the defenseless.  Active in resisting Indian attacks on pioneers.  Member and guiding officer in numerous home guard units following the Civil War.  Served as sheriff in 1860's & 1870's.  The land for the Flat Rock Cemetery was deeded from his land grant on 8/28/1890.  Married to "Nancy Buchanan Stevens."  [[116]]  Sources: * http://www.sheriff.co.wise.tx.us/stevens.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); PHWC, pp.230-233 (photo of him on p.231),444; * Woodruff.

 

Stevens, John Galliton – b.3/7/1833; d.8/19/1918.

CSA,

Kincanon Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * e-mail from Doris Sanders (doris_sanders@yahoo.com) in 8/2003; * PHWC, pp.36,48.

 

            This man provided an affidavit vouching for the genuineness of the claimed service of

            a man by the name of “Wiley McLain” who was making application for an OK CSA

pension (#) [which was approved]. That info was provided me on 9/19/2003 by Pamela Stephenson.

 

Stevenson, Thomas Jefferson – b.1846; d.1910.

CSA

Aurora Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Nancy E." (b.1848; d.1929).  Does not have a military marker.    * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow ["Mrs. N. E. Stevenson"] has a TX CSA pension application [#23510] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Stewart, Edward H. - b.?; d.?

CSA, 11th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, Co.C; 2nd Lieutenant.

Cottondale Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

He has a TX CSA pension application (#07942) from Parker Co., TX.  Has a military marker.   Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Stockton, Henry Harrison – b.7/24/1840; d.7/19/1912.

CSA

Pleasant Grove # 3 Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow ["Mrs. H. E. Stockton"] has a TX CSA pension application [#24804] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (there is a "H. H. Stockton" who served as a Private in the "CSA, 3rd Regiment, Confederate Cavalry (Howard's), Co.B [no state given] – could this be the same man?).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Stokes, David Gordon – b.1825; d.1894.

CSA, 21st Texas Infantry (Griffin's) Battalion / Regiment, Co.E; Private.

Arkansas Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Tennessee.  Enlisted on 4/1/1862 for the war.  His name appears on a Regimental Return of the 21st Texas Infantry Regiment (Spaight's), Co.D, for the month of 1/1865 on detached service.  Married "Mary Ann Shelton" on 11/1/1847 in McCracken, KY.  Married a second time to "Mary Eunice Crabb" in AR.  D.G. & Mary had several children in Wise Co., TX.  Does not have a military marker.    Sources: * e-mail with kin (Patsy Faulkner) at < prfaulkner@worldnet.att.net  > in 11/2002; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (listed as "D. Stokes" in "Co.D").

 

Stokes, William Jeff – b.8/6/1843; d.1/28/1924.

USA, 11th Missouri Cavalry, Co.H; Corporal.

Bethel-Decatur Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born to J. B. & Mary (Cox) Stokes.  Married to "Elizabeth J. B." (b.11/10/1847; d.3/30/1924).  He obviously does not have a TX CSA pension application.  Has a military marker which incorrectly states that he served in the CSA, 11th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion, Co.D; Private!  Sources:  * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * 1890 TVC, p.59a (listed as "William Jeff Stokes," living in Decatur); * FBR ( < http://homepages.ntws.net/sites/wisemuseum > ); * e-mail with g-grandson (rjenkins@temple.edu) in 3/2003; * http://distantcousin.com/Military/CivilWar/TNVetsinTX1890/Page.asp?Page=19; * headstone

 

“His service, as verified from his pension file and compiled service record in the National Archives, shows that he served as corporal in the 11th MO Cav. Here is an excerpt from his pension application of 1884:  1884 Declaration for Original Invalid Pension, dated 4 Aug. 1884, signed by William J. Stokes, appointing Stoddart & Co., Washington, D.C., as attorneys to prosecute his claim. Enrolled 14 Aug., 1863, in Co. H, 11th Missouri Cavalry, commanded by Capt. F. H. Robinson. Honorably discharged New Orleans, 27 July, 1865. In the line of duty, served at Albuquerque, New Mexico; on or about 1 Nov., 1863, contracted chronic diarrhea and liver complaint, for which he claims pension.

 

Treated in regimental hospital at New Orleans August and July 1865, and at Little Rock, Ark. on or about March and April 1865 for said diseases. Witnessed by John Spencer and William N. Spencer of Decatur, Texas.

 

Certificate of death dated 10 Feb. 1924, signed by P. J. Fullingim, Decatur, Texas, declares that William Jefferson Stokes, retired farmer, white, married, born Aug. 6, 1843, age 80 years, 5 months, 22 days, died Jan. 28, 1924, last seen alive Jan. 28, 1924 at about 5 PM. Cause of death: arteriosclerosis. Name of father: J. B.Stokes, b. Tennessee. Maiden name of mother: Mary Cox, b. Tennessee; given by Will Stokes.”

 

Stribling, T. W. – b.7/23/1847; d.3/3/1937.

CSA

Rush Creek Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to “Cornelia A.” (b.6/26/1848; d.3/14/1933).  Does not have a military marker.  [[25]]  * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#30137] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (not listed by this name [spelling] in this source).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Stuard, Moses Prophet – b.4/1/1841; d.3/9/1936.

CSA, 46th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Co.G; Private.

Union Hill Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted in 4/1862 and served until the war’s end. “He was thrown into parole camp after the fall of Vicksburg and then was sent to Georgia and thrown into Joseph E. Johnson's army.” [according to g-granddaughter]  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (“M. P. Stuard;" TX CSA pension application [#24541] from Coleman Co., TX); e-mail with a g-granddaughter, Elsie Reeves (ereeves@citlink.net) on 7/29/2003.

 

“Moses Prophet Stuard Military Records  -  Moses probably enlisted in the Confederate Forces at Trenton, MS about 17 Mar 1862. Dates on different muster rolls vary from 17 Mar 1862 to 28 April 1862. His initial enlistment with Company G of the 46th Regiment Mississippi Volunteers (Singleton Guards) was for 12 months, however Moses served until the CSA surrender in 1865.

 

“Moses was sent to the Brandon Hospital 9 Dec 1862. Though the diagnosis is not in his records, one would assume it was due to some kind of "camp fever", an umbrella term which includes a number of different diseases caused by the unsanitary conditions in military camps of the era. He was apparently in the hospital through all of January and February 1863, perhaps longer. Moses is listed as "abasent without leave" from 23 August 1863 until at least February 1864 along with his brother Thomas B. Stewart, who served in the same unit with Moses until the fall of Vicksburg. Periods of absence from duty were common when the troops were close to home, as they would often leave to visit family when their units were not seeing action.

 

“He was certainly back by the siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi, as he was captured on the 4th of July of 1864 when Vicksburg fell to General Grant's Union Army. The terms of surrender at Vicksburg included parole of the CSA combatants, and Moses was paroled. According to Moses pension application in 1913 his unit was then attached to Joseph E. Johnston's Army defending against Sherman's March. He was again captured at Blakely, Alabama on 9 April 1865 and was transferred as a prisoner of war to Ship Island, Mississippi, where he stayed until his parole to Jackson, Mississippi on 19 May 1865.

 

“Moses filed in Breckenridge, Texas for a Confederate Soldier's Pension about 1908, but was turned down. He filed again 10 Oct 1913 in Stephens County, Texas, and this time was successful in obtaining the pension. Along with this pension application are two depositions from boyhood friends of Moses from Smith County, Mississippi, with whom he served during the Civil War. The friends are E.A. Hegwood and E. McNair. In addition, the pension file contains a Mortuary Warrant filed in Wise County, Texas by Moses daughter, Laura F. Stuard Hand, to cover his funeral expenses in 1936.” [written by Robert J. Stuart]

 

Sullivan, John B. – b.6/11/1845; d.1/13/1926.

USA?  or  CSA?

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Susan E."  Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.59b (listed as "John B. Sullivan," living in Crafton); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site); * headstone .

 

Tabner, Nathaniel – b.1837; d.1916.

CSA, 9th Texas Infantry (Maxey's; Young's) Regiment, Co.G; Private.

Friendship Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "M. J." (b.1841; d.1917).  Does not have a military marker.    Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has TX CSA pension applications [#17003 – his; #32660 – widow (Mrs. "M. J. Tabner")] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * e-mail with g-granddaughter in 2/2004 (Ruby Wenzel - r.wenzel@comcast.net).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

E-mail (2/19/2004): “The pension applications really don't tell much.  He applied for the pension August 6, 1909 and it was approved August 31, 1909. Enlisted October 7, 1861 in Hopkins Co., TX. Paroled May 16, 1865 in Marion, Alabama. The War Dept. says he was a corporal but the witnesses say he was never commissioned as an officer.  The witness were R.S. Moore, Thockmorton Co., TX and John Lincoln, Comache Co., TX.  They both say he was a good and faithful soldier.  If you are interested in having a copy of his application I would be happy to send it to you by snail mail. Just let me know where to send it. – Ruby (r.wenzel@comcast.net).”

 

Tate, Joseph M. C. - b.8/12/1837; d.10/30/1923.

CSA, 51st Virginia Infantry Regiment, Co.A; Private.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born to John & Jennie Tate.  Married to "Sarah (Wells) Tate" (b.2/7/1844 to John & Lizzy J. [Gilley] Wells; d.11/29/1926).  He evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application.  Has a military marker.  Sources: * FBR ( < http://homepages.ntws.net/sites/wisemuseum > ); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Taylor, James Tilghman – b.6/6/1838; d.2/21/1909.

CSA

Garvin Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Was his wife's name "Eliza" (b.2/8/1845; d.1/29/1929)?  [[125]] Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow ["Eliza"] has a TX CSA pension application [#20205] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Taylor, Thomas LaVator - b.5/1/1848; d.9/16/1923.

USA, 5th Tennessee Mounted Infantry, Co.G; Private.

Cottondale Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born to L. & Mary (Seaborn) Taylor.  Served from 9/15/1864 to 6/25/1865.  Married to "Malisa Ann" (b.1/10/1855; d.2/11/1942).  [[61]]  Sources: * FBR ( < http://homepages.ntws.net/sites/wisemuseum > );  * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.

 

Tayse, Reuben C. - b.10/14/1826; d.12/24/1917.

USA, 52nd Kentucky Infantry Regiment, Co.A; Private.

Aurora Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Terry, Charles Roberton – b.6/24/1845; d.1/15/1918.

CSA, 8th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Co.A; Private.

Cottonwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Richmond Co., North Carolina.  Enlisted on 6/10/1863.  Married on 3/11/1884.  Wife died on 2/13/1945 in Decatur, TX.

 

"So far as I have found, there is no connection to C.R. Terry and my Terry family. There appears to have been another Terry family in the area. I wish I knew more about them to see if there is any slight connection but I don't think that there is." (Julie; 12/31/2004; Neatstuffgifts@aol.com)

 

Sources: TX CSA pension application (#17004 - approved 1909) & #34931 (widow - approved 1918); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * PHWC, p.374 (photo of him as a member of the Ben McCulloch UCV Camp # 30); * headstone.

 

Terry, John H. - b.8/12/1843; d.12/13/1924.

CSA, 55th Tennessee Infantry (Brown’s) Regiment, Co.G; Private

Alvord Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Mary M." (b.9/28/1843; d.10/5/1921).  [[964]]  * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html ("J. H. H. Terry" with a TX CSA pension application [#27438] from Wise Co., TX; * .

 

“Civil War TX CSA Pension Application: states that John H.H. Terry enlisted as a private in Company G, 55th Tennessee Infantry, enlisted Oct. 25, 1861 at Trenton, TN. The records further show that he was captured at Island No. 10, April 8, 1862 and was exchanged near Vicksburg, Sept. 20, 1862 and his name appears on the muster roll of the company dated Oct. 21, 1863. John Terry states that he was discharged to become a Blacksmith for the Army. He also states that he had lived in Alvord, Wise Co. for 22 years (1892). He is buried as ‘J.H. Terry’ in the Alvord Cemetery. John H. Terry was a son of my 3rd great grandfather, James Terry, from Giles Co. TN. John's sister, Collie, was my GG-Grandmother. So far as I have found, there is no connection to C.R. Terry and my Terry family. There appears to have been another Terry family in the area. I wish I knew more about them to see if there is any slight connection but I don't think that there is. (Julie; 12/31/2004; Neatstuffgifts@aol.com)” (Julie Coley - Neatstuffgifts@aol.com; 12/29/2004)

 

“The CSA, 46th Tennessee Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Paris, Tennessee, in November, 1861, and went into camp at Union City during December. Later it moved to Island No. 10 where many of its members suffered from an outbreak of measles. In March, 1862, it reported 374 present for duty, but only 160 were armed. Then on April 8, nine of the ten companies were captured. After being exchanged and reorganized, the unit was assigned to S.B. Maxey's and later Quarles' Brigade. During January, 1863, it was consolidated with the 55th (Brown's) Regiment. The 46th went to Port Hudson and to Jackson, then was stationed at Mobile until November, 1863. It now joined the Army of Tennessee, fought in the Atlanta Campaign, was with Hood in Tennessee, and ended the war in North Carolina. The 46th/55th contained 270 men and 230 arms in December, 1863, and lost sixty percent of the 250 engaged at Lickskillet Road on July 28, 1864. It was reported that Companies D and E entered the Atlanta Campaign with 72 men but after the Battle of Nashville had only 1 officer and 2 men. The regiment was included in the surrender on April 26, 1865. Its commanders were Colonels John M. Clark, Jonathan S. Dawson, and R.A. Owens; Lieutenant Colonels John W. Johnson and Joseph D. Wilson; and Majors James S. Brown and Sylvester C. Cooper.” (http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/regiments.htm)

 

Thacker, John H. – b.9/20/1845; d.11/23/1919.

USA?  or  CSA?

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Henrietta V." (b.4/1/1845; d.6/13/1897).  Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.60b (listed as "John H. Thacker," living in Pella); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site); * headstone .

 

Thomas, Hugh Boone – b.9/3/1842; d.3/25/1916.

CSA

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Does not have a military marker.   * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#24731] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Thomas, James A. – b.12/16/1835; d.9/4/1883.

USA, 5th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Co.G; Private.

Norwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to “Nancy” (b.3/9/1836; d.6/5/1919).  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application).

 

Thomas, Willie Ledbetter – b.5/5/1845; d.10/16/1916.

CSA, 32nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Co.C; Private.

Pleasant Grove # 1 Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

May have a TX CSA pension application (#23380) in Wise Co., TX.  Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Thompson, Charles Caldwell – (CSA), b.5/12/1834; d.4/24/1914.

CSA, 23rd Texas Cavalry Regiment (Gould's), Co.E; Captain.

Sandhill Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born to Dr. Gideon Blackburn & Myra Waterhouse Thompson in Rhea Co., Tennessee.  Came to Wise Co., TX in 1858. Co.E was organized at Prairie Point, TX on 3/16/1862.  He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on 10/3/1862 and was promoted to Captain on 10/1/1863. "His great grandson, Clyde McMurray, says that Charlie was shot in the shoulder in the Bayou Bend Campaign on Texas-Louisiana border by a Federal trooper and one of the captain's men, W. A. Blagg of Wise County, shot and killed the Federal soldier as he took aim a second time to shoot Thompson."  (Janet - Tcmcmurray@aol.com).  Came to Wise Co., TX in 1858.  Married "Margaret Alice Beeson" (b.3/24/1848; d.12/13/1928) on 5/5/1870.  Had five daughters. "Bob Ware in The Bridgeport Index January 31, 2002 wrote an excellent long article about Capt. Thompson after the memorial service and dedication in Sand Hill Cemetery by the SCV.  Also Cliff Cate's book Pioneer History of Wise County published in 1907 includes a history of C. C. Thompson." (Janet - Tcmcmurray@aol.com)   His widow has a TX CSA pension application (#40180 – widow ["Alice Thompson"]).  Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * PHWC, pp.123-124, 273 (photo of him included),413; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * e-mail with g-grandson, Clyde & Janet McMurray, (< Tcmcmurray@aol.com >) in 12/2002; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * PHWC, p.374 (photo of him as a member of the Ben McCulloch UCV Camp # 30); * headstone; * Woodruff.  FIND THESE ARTICLES & GO THRU THEM AS WELL AS A LOOK AT HIS WIDOW'S PENSION.

 

Thompson, J. L. - b.3/22/1834; d.6/30/1904.

CSA

Willow Point Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Lincoln Co., Tennessee (according to tombstone).  Married to "Mary Francis" (b.12/31/1843; d.1/27/1911).  A very wild guess – his widow ("M. F.") may have a TX CSA pension application (#14429) from Tarrant Co., TX (with a husband's name of "John A. Thompson").  Does not have a military marker but "Here lies a Confederate Soldier" is engraved on his tombstone.  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site); * headstone .

 

Thompson, James A. – b.7/21/1827; d.9/27/1898.

USA?  or  CSA?

Pella Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Rose A." (b.3/18/183?; d.2/??/????).  Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * 1890 TVC, p.60b (listed as "James A. Thompson," living in Crafton); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site); * headstone .

 

Thompson, W. W. – b.9/20/1839; d.11/20/1896.

CSA, 13th Texas Cavalry Regiment (Burnett's) (aka: 13th Mounted Volunteers), Co.H; Private.

Jonestown Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Alternately filed in archives as "William H. Thompson."  Married to "Lucinda Leanna (McDonald) Thompson" (b.3/17/1847; d.3/27/1896).  Does not have a military marker.    Sources: * e-mail correspondence with a gg-grandson, Robert E. Lynch (< RBLynch1@aol.com >) in 12/2002; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.

 

Trussell, Moses Franklin, Sr. – b.5/12/1840; d.2/18/1920.

CSA, 2nd Alabama Cavalry Reg., Co.A; Private and / or 7th Alabama Infantry Reg., Co.B; Private.

Boyd Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Betsey."  Does not have a military marker.    * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (he & his wdow have TX CSA pension applications [#23189 & 36467, respectively] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Turner, W. B. – b.4/16/1843; d.1/1/1936.

CSA.

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "R. C." (b.9/13/1854; d.4/20/1918).  Does not have a military marker.  [[1052]] * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#23872] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Vandiver, John Albert – b.1/14/1846; d.11/24/1929.

CSA.

Greenwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Mary Catherine" (b.12/12/1846; d.3/16/1932).  Does not have a military marker, but the phrase "A Confederate Soldier" is engraved on his gravestone.    * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#45688 & #46172 ("Mrs. M. C. Vandiver"), respectively] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site); * PHWC, pp.413 (registration in 1871 at the Old Settlers Reunion).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Vandiver, Tom A. – b.1/28/1842; d.3/16/1927.

CSA.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born to L. D. & Julia Vandiver.  Married to "Martha H." (b.1845; d.1917).  Served as a Justice of the Peace from 1892-1902. Does not have a military marker.   Sources: * PHWC, pp.452,454-455 (re: service as a Justice of the Peace); * FBR ( < http://homepages.ntws.net/sites/wisemuseum > ); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#36542] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site, although there is a "Thomas A. Nandiver" who served as a Privaate in the CSA, 3rd Georgia Cavalry Regiment, State Guards, Co.E – could this be the same man?).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Vaughn, Hiram Blanton – b.3/5/1837; d.11/10/1914.

CSA, 41st Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Co.L; Private.

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Harriett E." (b.10/26/1838; d.6/13/1916).  Does not have a military marker.

 

“Hiram Blanton Vaughan (born March 5, 1838; died November 10, 1914, probably in Wise County, Texas) married (1) July 25, 1861, “Mahala H. Pettey,” then married (2) December 17, 1874 in Lafayette County, Mississippi, “Harriet Elizabeth Robertson Beard” (born ca 1838; living in Wise County  Texas in 1914).  In the Civil War, Hiram B. served as a Private in Company L, 41st Mississippi Infantry, Anderson's  Brigade, Bragg's Division, Army of Tennessee, having enlisted in 1862 at Okolona, Mississippi. He was wounded in the arm at Chickamauga, and was a prisoner of war, held at Camp Douglas, Illinois.  He was a Civil War Pensioner in Texas.”  (http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/1849/littleb.htm)

 

Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (he & his widow have TX CSA pension applications [#22666 & 30050 ("Harriet E."), respectively] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site); * http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/1849/littleb.htm.  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Veal, Asa (or "Acie" on TX CSA pen. app.) Lott Warren - b.6/14/1841; d.11/15/1910.

CSA, 12th Texas Cavalry (Parson's Mounted Volunteers), Co.K, Private.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Has a TX CSA pension application (#30852 - widow) from Wise Co., TX.  Does not have a military marker, but "Civil War Vet." Is engraved on his grave marker.  Sources:  * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Vick, Thomas E. – b.4/18/1837; d.8/26/1923.

CSA.

Rush Creek Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to “Susan” (b.3/15/1850; d.7/19/1906).  Does not have a military marker.    Sources: * FBR ( < http://homepages.ntws.net/sites/wisemuseum > ); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#23129] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Vowell, William A. - b.10/8/1809; d.1/7/1889.

CSA, 34th Texas Cavalry Regiment (aka: Alexander's; aka: 2nd Texas Partisan Rangers), Co.C, Private.

May have also served in the CSA, 22nd Texas Cavalry Regiment (aka: 1st Indian-Texas Regiment), Co.F, Private (since there is a man in that outfit with this exact, unusual name).

Crafton Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to “I. S.” (b.?; d.?).  Has a TX CSA pension application (#03053) from Montague Co., TX.  Has a military marker.  [[76]]  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Wagley, William - b.?; d.?.

CSA, 34th Texas Cavalry (2nd Partisan Rangers), Co.K, Private.

Hog Branch (Stokes) Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to “Mary  A.” (b.12/14/1849; d.7/11/1917.  He evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application.  Has a military marker.  Sources:  * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Walker, Samuel Joshua Benson – b.1837; d.1913.

CSA, 36th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Co.E, Corporal.

Pleasant Grove # 1 Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Has TX CSA pension application (#12212 [his] & #23134 [widow – "E.A.") from Wise Co., TX.  Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Wallace, J. T. – b.6/17/1845; d.12/5/1930.

CSA.

Rush Creek Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Does not have a military marker.    * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#47472] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Wasson, John A. - b.3/14/1846; d.1934.

CSA, 15th Texas Cavalry Regiment; Co.B.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Came to Wise Co., TX in 1859.  Served as a peace officer in Decatur as well as being involved in farming and cattle driving.  Married "Cassie" (b.1839; d.1922) on 3/28/1867. * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (there is a "J. A. Wasson" with a  TX CSA pension application [#29049] from Wise Co., TX – could this be the same man?); * PHWC, p.122,139-140,215,265-266,320,344 (photo of him); .  CHECK THIS PENSION & CHECK THE NPS SITE!

 

Watson, David M. – b.9/28/1844; d.6/17/1913.

CSA.

Greenwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Has a TX CSA pension application (rejected).  Does not have a military marker, but "Confederate Soldier" is engraved on tombstone.  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site); * PHWC, p.374 (photo), 414; * headstone .

 

Weems, Thomas Jefferson – b.7/?/1842; d.6/?/1925.

CSA.

Thurmond-Fairview Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to “N. J. Weems” (b.6/1844; d.12/1905). Does not have a military marker.  [[21]]  * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (he & his widow have TX CSA pension applications [#23754 & #46214 ("Emma S. Weems"), respectively] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Wells, Henry Harrison – b.1/6/1841; d.9/18/1925.

CSA.

Crafton Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to “Martha J.” (b.2/3/1846; d.12/9/1931).  Does not have a military marker.    * Sources: * PHWC, p.454; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (he & his widow ("Mrs. M. J. Wells") have TX CSA pension applications [#39100 & 41373, respectively] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

White, James Denny – b.6/5/1830; d.2/15/1926.

CSA.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Came to Wise Co., TX in 1856. Taught school at Sand Hill. Elected in 1858 as Assessor and Collector of taxes for Wise County for two terms.  Served as County School Superintendent for a year after the Civil War. Served as Wise County Commissioner for six years.  He fought in the Indian fight relating to the Huff family massacre. Married to "Mary E. Perrin" (b.12/12/1840; d.8/8/1922). Mary came to Wise Co., TX in 8954.  Does not have a military marker.  [[2185]]

 

“He was called to duty along with other members of his community, but, according to sparse accounts available, was hurt enroute.  He returned to Decatur and was part of Confederate home guard.  He was a member of H. Clay Davis' Texas Ranger Company in 1852 and '53 along the Texas/Mexico border.” (http://members.aol.com/cog10thtx2/post-16.htm)

 

Sources: * FBR ( < http://homepages.ntws.net/sites/wisemuseum > ); * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#39487] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site); * http://members.aol.com/cog10thtx2/post-16.htm; * http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~drycreek/oaklawnhistory.htm; * PHWC, pp.12,35,58,66,93,120, 246,367,275-276 (photo of him & his wife),320,338,342 (photo of him).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

White, Robert Burton – b.1847; d.1924.

CSA, “Brooks Regiment” AR __?, Co.B, Private.

Crafton Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to “S. M.” (b.?; d.?).  Had a son named “J. W.” (b.4/27/1896; d.10/13/1918).  Has TX CSA pension applications (#29612 [his] & #40107 [widow – "Sarah M.") from Jack Co., TX.  Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site); * headstone .  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Wilkinson, Stephen Abraham – b.11/27/1845; d.1/1/1916.

CSA.

Pleasant Grove # 2 Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Amanda" (b.12/30/1851; d.7/30/1935).  Does not have a military marker.  [[52]]  * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (his widow has a TX CSA pension application [#37161] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Wilkinson, W. M. – b.1844; d.1925.

CSA.

East Bridgeport Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Does not have a military marker.  [[70]] * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#23003] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Williams, James – b.?; d.?.

USA, 48th Missouri Infantry, Co.D, Private.

Union Hill Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Guessing – may have been married to “Jane” (b.11/24/1847; d.11/13/1928) [[122]]?  Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * 1890 TVC, p.66b (listed as "James Williams," living in Pella); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Williams, R. P. – b.4/3/1848; d.5/21/1926.

USA.

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Married to "Nancy C." (b.8/6/1850; d.8/24/1924.  Was a member of the GAR.  [[121]]  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * file in the Wise County Heritage Museum (source for him being a Union man, by being listed as a part of the GAR).

 

Williams, Uriah – b.11/28/1838; d.12/3/1918.

CSA.

Oaklawn Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Does not have a military marker.  [[2262]]  * Sources: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (has a TX CSA pension application [#35440] from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site).  CHECK THIS PENSION!

Williams, William Washington  - b. 25 Jul 1845 (Lutrell, Jackson County, Alabama); d. 29 Jul 1917 (Decatur, Wise County, Texas)

CSA, 27th Alabama Infantry, Company B; Private.

Oaklawn Cemetery, Wise County, Texas

Does not have a military marker.

Married 29 Sep 1867, Calhoun County, Mississippi - Minerva Jane Thompson b. 27 Jul 1850 (Calhoun County, Mississippi); d. 16 Oct 1944 (Decatur, Wise County, Texas); eight children.

Wounded and captured at Ft. Donalson and held prisoner for a while.

The 27th Alabama Infantry was organized in Franklin County, Alabama

Film Number M374 roll 48

Confederate Pension Application #47702, applied for by his wife Minervia (Minerva) Jane

Sources:

http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm

http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html

Wilson, J. A. – b.3/29/1846; d.2/25/1928.

USA, 4th Tenneessee Cavalry; Co.C; High Private.

Greenwood Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served from 12/20/1862 to 5/25/1866.  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application, though there are way too many men who fit this criteria!).

 

Wimberly, James - b.4/30/1847; d.6/16/1935.

CSA, served in "Joe Ward's Co." [a company organized in Parker Co., TX] of CSA, TX Cavalry, 1st Frontier Troops, Quale's Battn (McCord's Frontier Regiment?) from 1863-1865.

Gilley Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born near Greenville in Hunt Co., TX.  Has a military marker (engraved with "Ward's Co., Texas Cav., C.S.A.").  Sources:  TX CSA pension application [#42303] from Wise Co., TX; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Wines, George Washington – b.8/24/1845; d.3/14/1917.

CSA, "1st Regiment, Confederate Engineer Troops, Co.D," Private.

Paradise Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Does not have a military marker.  [[775]] Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (he [#30468] & his widow, "Mrs. George Washington Wines," [#33926] have TX CSA pension applications from Wise Co., TX); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm.  CHECK THIS PENSION!

 

Wood, Albert N. – b.4/13/1844; d.2/13/1883.

CSA, 1st Frontier District, Private.

Paradise Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

He evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application.  Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm (too many men by a similar name to determine from this site); * headstone .

 

                        “Albert, he was the second son of John W. and Martha Wood. Father of Albert served

in the same CSA Company as Albert and at the same time. Grave of John has not been

found. Albert married Nancy Adriene Mershon of Paradise. Both Wood and Mershon

families came to the area before 1860 and settled near Paradise. Wood family came from

TN via MO. Children of Albert and Nannie were: (1) John William b.1866, (2) Nancy

E. b.1867, (3) Jimmie b.1869; d.1874, (4) Amanda b.1870; d.1870; (5) Martha Ellen

\                       "Pattie" b.1871, (6) Albert Frances "Alley" b.1872 & (7) Carroll b.1881. Albert and

Nannie are both buried in the Paradise cemetery as is Nannie's second husband, J. R.

\                       Hall.” (Edna Wood - Paradise Historical Society – 8/6/2003 - ednawood@airmail.net )

 

Woody, Sam – b.5/4/1826; d.9/8/1920.

CSA, 23rd Texas Cavalry Regiment; Co.E.

Deep Creek Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Wife’s name was “Mary Emeline” (b.4/18/1833; d.12/24/1899. Left TN in the 1840’s. Pioneers of 1850.

 

“The CC Leonard on your list was in the 23rd TX Cavalry Company E. It's in the Pioneer History of Wise County. I think Sam Woody was also in the same unit.” - Robert Leonard (Zx1863@cs.com) [9/26/2004]

 

Sources: * PHWC, p.123; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * http://www.decaturtx.org/history.html; * PHWC, pp.25-34 (photo of him & his wife), 28 (photo of his house; the first house built in Wise Co., TX),38,71,93,123,237-239,254,392,406,418,424 * . LOOK HIM UP ON THE NPS SITE.

 

 

 

Workman, Calvin Newton – b.7/4/1849; d.3/20/1941.

CSA, 12th South Carolina Infantry Regiment, Co.H, Private.

Deep Creek Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in York County, South Carolina.  Enlisted on 4/1/1864.  Paroled at Appomatax on 4/9/1865.  Came to TX in 1887.  Has a TX CSA pension application (#31216) from Wise Co., TX.  Has a military marker and "U.C.V." is engraved on the headstone.  [[225]]  Sources: * TX CSA pension application (#31216); * PHWC, p.374 (photo of him as a member of the Ben McCulloch UCV Camp # 30); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html.

 

Worthy, Thomas Chester – b. about 1839; d.4/11/1911.

CSA, 1st Georgia Regiment Regulars, Co.E,I; Private.

Rush Creek Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Served from 1861 to 1865.  Was a farmer after coming to Wise Co., TX.  Has TX CSA pension applications (#06840 [his] & #20922 [widow]) from Wise Co., TX.  [[150]]  Sources:  TX CSA pension application #06840 (his; approved in 1900) & #20922 (widow – "M.E.") from Wise Co., TX; * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html.

 

Wren, W. B. - b. about 1825; d.?

CSA, 57th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Co.A, Corporal.

Aurora Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Enlisted on 2/16/1863.  Weighed 145 lbs. and with a light complexion at time of enlistment.  Lost left leg below the knee "in battle" of Resaca, GA in 1864.  Came to Wise Co., TX in 1880.  His TX CSA pension application file in the TX State Archives also contains a letter from the captain of his company vouching for his service.  Has a military marker.  Sources: TX CSA pension application [#00002] from Anderson Co., TX;  * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Wright, Edward W. – b.?; d.?

USA, 45th Iowa Infantry Regiment, Co.B, Private.

Paradise Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Has a military marker.  Served during the summer 1864.  Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Yeakley, James Madison - b.8/10/1843; d.3/16/1928.

CSA, 16th Texas Cavalry (Fitzhugh's), Co.H, Private.

Chico Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Has a TX CSA pension application (#40123 [his] & #43791 [widow]) from Wise Co., TX.  Has a military marker.  Sources: * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * headstone .

 

Yoakum, James C. – b.7/26/1847; d.6/26/1902.

USA?  or  CSA?, probably served in the USA, 16th Missouri Cavalry Regiment, Co.K, Private.

Keeter Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * 1890 TVC, p.68b (listed as "James C. Yoakum," living in Springtown); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .

 

Youngblood, Jonathan James – b.6/27/1839; d.2/24/1883.

CSA, 23rd Texas Cavalry (Gould’s) Regiment; Co.E; Private.

Hyde Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Son of James Jonathan & Lear Youngblood.  Sources: * e-mail from Vicki Reynolds (jmt4t9r@htcomp.net) in 3/2003; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * PHWC, pp.123.

 

Youngblood, Lemuel Harvey – b.11/13/1835; d.3/9/1880.

CSA, 23rd Texas Cavalry (Gould’s) Regiment, Co.E; Private.

Paradise Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Born in Tennessee.  Married to "Caroline Read" (b.?; d.3/30/1880).  Sources: * e-mail from Vicki Reynolds [a ggg-niece] (jmt4t9r@htcomp.net) in 3/2003 [claimed by her to be a part of the 23rd Texas Cavalry [Gould’s] Regiment, Co.E., but he’s not listed on the NPS CW site]; * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html (evidently does not have a TX CSA pension application); * PHWC, pp.123.

 

“I have a list of Civil War Vets with  ____ Youngblood Pvt 22 yrs. old. He was in Company B. 1st Frontier Dist. Wise Co. Organized by J. M. Hnnks, Capt. in 1864. --N. J. Youngblood Pvt age 19 in same Co.  I also have listed Capt. Earp's Co. E. 23rd Tex Cav. 4th Company. Harvy Youngblood and Jim Youngblood. I assume the blank Youngblood is Lemuel.” ( Edna Wood VP / Historian Paradise Historical Society - Aug. 5, 2003 - ednawood@airmail.net )

 

Zorns, Thomas D. – b.11/5/1842; d.5/4/1925.

USA, 22nd Kentucky Infantry Regiment, Co.I, Corporal.

Boyd Cemetery; Wise County, TX.

 

Does not have a military marker.  Sources: * FBR ( < http://homepages.ntws.net/sites/wisemuseum > ).  Sources: * http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html; * 1890 TVC, p.69a (listed as "Thomas D. Zornes," living in Springtown); * http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm; * headstone .