Biographies
 

This is a list of soldiers who lived in Tippah County at one time, before or after the war.  The names are contributed by the users. If you have information about a Tippah County soldier please contribute his name to the list.  The information you can include is the name, rank, unit(s) he fought with, name of his parents and his spouse, date of birth and death, where buried and your name and email address if you are researching him.  Please be reasonably certain of the information you submit.


 

* ALBERSON, Charles -  Pvt. Co. K, 37th Reg't Mississippi Inf. (later and more commonly known as the 34th).  Enrolled Tupelo by Ben Lax. ( Enlisted as a substitute for Charles C. Terry, diseased.)  Charles was born about 1814 in S. C.  He was left in hospital at Bardstown, Ky. and later died in hospital at Harrodsburg Ky., Oct. 8, 1862.  He was married to Catherine and was the father of ten children..
Kathlene McRae

* ARMOR, John Davis - born to Davis W. and Elizabeth Lively Armor on Jan. 9, 1831. The elder Armors had married in Giles County, Tenn. in 1815, and John was their fifth son and ninth child.  About four years after John's birth the Armors removed to Tippah County, Miss., where John grew to manhood working on the family farm. He and Mary E. Plaxico were wed in Tishomingo County on December 28, 1854.
By 1860 John and Mary were operating their own farm near that of John's parents in the Dry Run area of Tippah County. The Armors eventually became the parents of four children.  After the Civil War broke out John D. Armor enlisted in Co. B of the 32nd Mississippi Infantry. His death occurred in the fourth year of that struggle, on June 17, 1864.  John was, in the words of an early informal family history, "killed in battle in Gen. Johnston's command, C.S.A."
NOTE: B.C. Wiltshire's Mississippi Confederate Graves Registrations confuses John D. Armor with his brother James B.   Ms. Wiltshire's book lists a "J.D. Armour" buried in Benton County and having the dates 1829-1903.  These are Jim Armor's county of burial and dates, not John's. To the best of my knowledge Jim never served in the Confederate military forces.

Bob Taylor

* ARNETT, Richard Charles -  He was born 16 Feb. 1838 son of Richard Charles and Martha Woods Arnett.  He died 24 Mar. 1901, probably in , Benton Co., Miss. and was buried in Cannan Cemetery.  Richard married  Margaret Nobie Robertson, daughter of Alexander H. Robinson and Elizabeth Parker on Aug. 22, 1875 in Cannan, Benton Co., Miss.  Margaret was born 12 Jul. 1854 in NC.  She died 23 May 1933 probably in Benton Co., Miss.  Richard enlisted Nov. 6, 1861, in the Captain A. J. Vaughn, Company of Mississippi Troops attached to 13th Tenn Regiment.  His commanding officers were Captains A. J. Vaughn and Dyer.  It was called the "Dixie Rifles".   The commander was John B. Wright. Richard was shot through the bone of the right arm on Oct 8, 1862, in Perryville, Kentucky.  He was discharged Nov. 1863.  Then he joined Company B 18th Mississippi  (Captain Smith's Company Home Guard) and was discharged in Gainesville, Alabama, at the end of the war.  His commander was Capt. Bob Smith.
Jana Mayfield

* AUTRY, George Monroe - George was born at Salem, Ms. 4 Jan. 1842 and died  at Rockport, Tx., 15 Feb. 1907 and is buried in Karnes County, Kenedy,  Texas.  He  was the son of Jacob B.  and Temperance EMBRY AUTRY.  He married Angeline Elmina WILSON (27 Nov.  1841 - 12 Mar.  1921) in Chewalla,  McNairy County,  Tenn. 17 Dec. 1857.  George enlisted in Co. K, 34th Miss. Infantry at Salem, MS in March of 1862.  See his war record as given by himself.

* BARTLETT, Daniel T. - Daniel was born 1st April 1844 in White County Tennessee.  He wasthe brother of James and Joshua Bartlett.  Daniel joined Company H 12th Mississippi Cavalry 8th June 1862 at Ripley, Mississippi. He served this regiment to the end of the war.  On his Application for Pension his answer to the question "where did your command surrender", was,  "In North Carolina, somewhere".  P.A. McBryde witnessed his application as did his cousin Jesse H. Bartlett.  Daniel married Ruth Ann Wesson on 28th February 1867.
William E. Crawford

* BARTLETT, James -  He was the first child of Joseph E. and Martha Thomas Bartlett.  He was a first cousin of John S., James K., and Jesse H. Bartlett.  Born in White County Tennessee on 9th November 1836.  His family moved to Tippah County Mississippi about 1855.  James enlisted in L Company 2nd Mississippi Infantry on 3rd March 1862 by Col. Falkner at Ripley, Mississippi.  James saw action at Seven Pines, Gaines Mill, Malvern Hill, Boonsboro and Sharpsburg.  He was captured at the famous railroad cut on the first day at Gettysburg.  He was sent to prison at Fort Delaware, arriving 6th July 1863.  He was released 11th June 1865.  James was married to Cordelia Craighton on 15th August 1861 in Tippah county Mississippi.  James died in Miston, Tennessee in November 1926.
William E. Crawford

* BARTLETT, James K. - b 10 July 1833 White Co TN, son of Nathan and Narcissa Suttle Bartlett.  Moved to Tippah Co when a child. Spouses: Lydia Anna and Amanda.  Enlisted on March 18, 1862, in the Tippah Farmers at Orizaba under Capt. Granville A. Woods. The company subsequently became Co. H, 34 Infantry.  James K. achieved the rank of Sergeant. James K. Bartlett was captured on Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, on 24 Nov 1863.   He served on the Board of Supervisors in Tippah County District 4 from Jan 1882 - Jan 1884.   He died on 29 April 1920 in Tippah Co. Killed by a tornado. Buried in County Line Cemetery located on Prentiss/Tippah County line.  Submitted by James K.' g-g-grandniece.
Jo Carolyn Beebe

* BARTLETT, Jesse Hargis - born 2nd November 1839 White County Tennessee, brother of John Suttle and James K. Bartlett was a member of E Company 23rd Mississippi Infantry 9th June 1861.  He was transferred to H Co. 12th Mississippi Cavalry 11th May 1862 and served to the end of the war.  He died 6th December 1924 and is buried in Rucker Cemetery.
William E. Crawford

* BARTLETT, John Suttle - second child of Nathan and Narcissa Suttle Bartlett was born 23rd August 1830 in White County Tennessee.  He and his family moved to Tippah County Mississippi in 1840.  He enlisted in Company H 12th Regiment of Mississippi Cavalry on 11th May 1862.  He served his regiment until he became sick and broken down about the beginning of summer, 1864.  John was sent to Ocmulgee Hospital at Macon, Georgia and admitted on 7th July 1864.  He was furloughed home the next day.  He died on 26th July 1864.
William E. Crawford

* BARTLETT, Joshua - Joshua was born 12th October 1838 in White County Tennessee.  He was the brother of James.  Joshua enlisted in L Company 2nd Mississippi Infantry on 3rd march 1862.  He saw action at the Battle of Seven Pines on 31st May - 1st June 1862.  Joshua fell ill soon after the battle and was sent to Chimborazo Hospital on 11th June 1862.  He died of Typhoid on 19th June 1862.  Joshua married Eliza Catherine Rimer on 2nd October 1859 in Tippah County Mississippi.
William E. Crawford

* BENNETT, Miles Jefferson - Miles Jefferson Bennett  (born March 3, 1840, died August 28, 1911)  married on December 12, 1865 to  Lucy Jane Dodds (born December 15, 1844, died March 10, 1929) Children- Marshall L., Lillian, Hattie Garmillia, Thomas Miles, Gaines Petty, Zora Ellen, Bluma Blanton, Flora Lee, Richard Calhoun, and Crawford Evan.
 
CSA Service:
Joined May 1, 1861  Age 21  Occupation: Farmer
Enrolled at Tippah Co. by Capt. John H. Buchanan
2nd Mississippi Infantry, O'Conner's Rifles
Promoted to a 5th Sergeant during Jul/Aug 1862 muster,
Promoted to a 4th Sergeant during Sept/Oct 1862 muster
Promoted to a 3rd Sergeant during May/June 1864 muster
Promoted to a 1st Sergeant  during Sept/Oct 1864 muster
Wounded at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863 at Railroad Cut
Hospitalized at Richmond, Va.- returned to duty
Captured at Petersburg (Hatcher's Run) on April 2, 1865 with most of his regiment
Released on oath June 11, 1865
Decorated twice for bravery, received the Southern Cross and is listed on the Roll of Honor
Major Battles- Manassas, Seven Pines (Fair Oaks), Sharpsburg, Gettysburg, Petersburg
 
Miles Jefferson was a farmer and lived  3 miles west of Chalybeate.  He then moved to Ripley where he operated a business on South Commerce Street known as Bennett's Shop.  It consisted of a machine shop, blacksmith shop and a grist mill.  Both Miles and his wife, Lucy, are buried in the Ripley Cemetery. He was buried in his CSA uniform. Written by Vanna Clark, Great-granddaughter.

* BILLS, William Hezekiah - was born 6 May 23 May 1819 in Marshall Co., TN. Married 22 Apr 1840 to Sarah Graham Hardin in the home of her father in Lewisburg, Marshall Co., TN. He died 13 Jan 1898 in Cloud Chief, OK and she died a week later. He signed up for 3 years with Capt. A.C. Rucker Feb. 26, 1862 with the 34 Reg. Miss. Infanty. He was Discharged with a Sergeons Certificate of disability 4 July 1862. The notice states Final settlement of all accounts given. Signatures on his enlisted sheets are Lt. Robert E. Delany, 2nd jLt. H. Manning, 1st Lt. J.W.P. Holiday.
    Also enlisting were his sons Branson Bills and J. Henry. J. Henry signed up at the end of the war but was not in the regulars and never went to the front. I don't know if they took turns going and the others staying at home to take care of the farm and family. There were 8 living children plus a baby born 4 Mar 1861 and another born 1864 who died 1865.
    The son I come through was John G. Bills b. 29 Dec 1842. Married Agnes Linebarger 14 Nov. 1869 in Tippah, MS. died 30 Sept 1873, a week after his daughter Sally died, in Kaufman Co., TX. He enlisted 9-19-1861 for 12 months at Iuka, MS by Gen Alcorn. Discharged 10-1-1862 at Hopkinsville, KY from Co. B, 23 MS Inf. Enlisted 5-8-1862 at Corinth, MS by Col. Benton for 3yrs.in Co. B 34 MS inf. Captured at Lookout Mtn. TN. on 11-24-1863. Confined at Rock Island, ILL. In a letter his son wrote to a cousin it states that he was in poor health and the US was recruting a regement of Conf. Prisoners to go to Colorado as the Indians had rebelled. He decided to enlist to help build up his health. He took the oath of alligience on 10-11-1864 and enisted in Co., 3 US Vol. INf. for frontier svc for 1 yr. and was discharged 11-29-1865 at Ft. Leavenworth, KS. His wife recieved a pension and they gave him a script that would be good for public land but it was lost and never used. The US registration lists him as being age 22, dark complexion, 6 ft 1/2 inch tall, Black hair, grey eyes and a farmer. On the last US record it states that he was recieving $74.10 then under remarks it states stoppage for damage to property of John Mattis and others and I can't tell if its for $2.90 or $290. The signatures on his absantee ballots and his US enlisted ballots ( I don't really know what to call these so forgive me if this is not what they are called.) Moses McCarley Capt, Col. Benton, Capt. Stubbs, ST Rogan, Maj. Garon, Capt. Beaularill. These are signatures and are hard to read so may not have the names correct. Written by  Penny Carpenter

* BLACKWELL, William Thomas- (sometimes called Thomas)  was a member of  Co. B 2 Miss. Inf (Lt H. Davenport).   His first company muster roll card is dated Sept and Oct 1861, 18 Sept. at Ripley, Miss.    He served with the unit until he was " killed in  battle, Gettysburg, Pa., July 1, 1863."  The final entry in his file is a Register of Officers and Soldiers of the Army of the  Confederate States who were killed in battle, or who died of wounds or disease, dated Jany 6, 1864.  He had two brothers, Henry B. and Joshua B. of Tishomingo County, who both were in the 42nd Miss, and were both wounded at Gettysburg.  I know very little more about Thomas, other than his wife's name was Sarah.     My husband, Henry Barlow Blackwell II was born on his great-grandfather's 90th birthday, and named for him. Written by  Nancy N. Blackwell

* BLAKNEY - James W. Blakney was born April 19, 1806 in Charleston, South Carolina and married during 1826 to the daughter of Aaron Arant, Rebecca who was born October 17, 1806 In Charleston, South Carolina. Migrating West, they settled in Marshall County, KY near Sharpe. They had the following children:
1. Thomas A. born December 20, 1829 in SC
2. Phillip Aaron born May 2, 1832 in KY
3. Lucinda E. born March 23, 1836 in KY
4. Hugh A. born March 8, 1838 in KY
5. John Elmurray born May 9, 1840 in KY
6. Jesse Wilson born September 3, 1844 in KY
7. Melinda Jane born September 18, 1845 in KY
8. Nancy C. born on October 19, 1850 near Ripley MS

    According to New Hope Primitive Baptist Church records, Rebecca Blakney asked for and received a letter of transferal in December 1847. This family then settled near Ripley, Mississippi, in Tippah County. They were land owners and farmers. During the Civil War they moved back to Marshall County in 1862 and James W. Blakney died and was buried along the route on November 27, 1862. Rebecca Arant Blakney died January 14, 1867 and is buried at New Hope Primitive Baptist Cemetery. Her grave is the fourth oldest marked grave in that cemetery.

Thomas A. served in Company G, 34th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Confederate Army. He enlisted March 17, 1862 and died in the hospital at Chattanooga, Tennessee on September 8, 1862. Do not have record of where buried.

Phillip Aaron served in Company served in Co. A 23rd Mississippi Infantry.

Lucinda E. married Issac F. Rhodes on December 13, 1853 and they had 5 children: William A.; Nancy Catherine; Mary Caroline; John Franklin and Rebecca Jane. Lucinda died October 24, 1903. Hugh A. married Mary C. Rhodes on September 3, 1859 and they had a daughter, Mollie.

Hugh A. enlisted in Company B, 34th Infantry, Confederate Army on February 28, 1862. He was wounded at Perryville, Kentucky and died in Georgia on December 20, 1862.

John Elmurray enlisted in Company A, 23rd Mississippi Infantry, Confederate Army. His first wife, (name unknown) and twins died during the Civil War. His second marriage was to Susan Hughey on December 21, 1868 and they had 5 children: Rebecca L.; James Thomas: Alice Luella; Monroe Howard and Susan Elizabeth. Susan Hughey Blakney died April 18, 1879, when their baby was 8 months old. John E. married Emily Linebarger on September 29, 1882 and they had 5 children from this marriage: Mary Agnes; Wilson Henry; Murray Frederich; Doyle Jane and Michael Newton. John Elmurray died on June 24, 1917 in Alanreed, Texas.
    Jesse Wilson married Jane Man­ley on November 5, 1868 and they bore 5 children:  Hugh Alfred; William Edward; Jesse Walston; Clinton Randolph and Dora Ethel. Jane Manley Blakney died October 15, 1891.  Wils Blakney married Emma Cordellia Collins on October 18, 1894, and they bore 3 children: Clarence Perry; John Clifton and Jettie Estelle. Melinda Jane married B.W. Harrison. Have no record of death date. Nancy C. died as a small child and was buried in a fence corner of the then Arant farm, but have no date.
Marla Millsap

*  BLYTHE, Thomas Jefferson - Great great grandfather of Pres. Bill Clinton (Clinton changed his name from Blythe).  Born Aug. 12, 1829 in AL, the son of Andrew Blythe.  He married Ester Elvira Baum in Marshall Co., MS Jan. 1, 1849.  Thomas enlisted in Co. "F" 34th Miss. on Apr. 27, 1862 along with his two brothers, John Wesley and Newton Jasper Blythe.  All three survived the war.  Thomas drew a pension for his service.  He died Aug. 6, 1907 and is buried in Lowry Cemetery in Tippah County.  Click here for more information about him.

* BOGARD, Jacob S. - my g grandfather, served in the 19th Infantry, Company H, from 1862 until his release at Federal prison, in Point Lookout, Maryland  in June 1865, He served in the Virginia Area ,  durning his total time  in the CSA. He was wounded in 1862 and was in hospital at Lynchburg, but was back on his Company's Muster two months later. He was wounded  again in the battle of Spotsylavinia, Va. on May 6 1864, returning to his unit several months later.  He was at Petersburg in 1865 and was captured at the Battle of Petersburg.  was imprisioned at Fort lookout until Lee Surrendered , then took the oath of allegience and was released.
    He returned Home to Tippah County Spring Hill Community, near Salem Post Office, He then married Virginia Diane Woodson, and lived on Family Farm three miles south west of Grand Junction, Tn.  near Michigan City, Ms.  He raised his family there and went to be with the Lord in 1909.  He was buried in his Confederate uniform, in the Family cemetery,  He still carried a mini ball in his leg.

Harry Bogard

* BOGARD, Jacob S. - My great, great grandfather was Private Jacob S. Bogard of the 19th Miss. Infantry, Co. H. He mustered in on February 25, 1862 in Canaan, Mississippi. The officer that enlisted him was Lt. John B. Hall. From July 1862 until October 1862 he was hospitalized in Lynchburg, Virginia. On the May and June 1864 and July and August 1864 muster rolls he was listed as absent with leave on wounded furlough. According to the receiving records of the Wayside Hospital in Richmond, Virgina he was admitted on May 8, 1864 for a wound to his face. On May 9, 1864 he appears on the register of Howard's Grove General Hospital in Richmond, Va.. On April 5, 1865 he is registered as a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD. having been captured at Petersburg on April 2, 1865. He was released June 9, 1865 after taking the Oath of Allegiance to the United States.  He married Virginia Diane Woodson and they resided in the Spring Hill community near Michigan City. They had three children, Lula Granville, my great grandmother, Benjamin Horn and Allie Mae. Jacob Bogard died 1-26-1909 and is interred in the family cemetery nearby the residence at Spring Hill which is listed as being 3 miles east of Michigan City.I am searching for someone who might know where this location is. Various family members over the years have been there, as late as the last decade so I know it is extant but, I have not had any luck finding someone who can direct me to it now. I also have a picture of Jacob in his uniform but, do not have capability to generate it over a computer. Anyone with information is welcome to e-mail me or to write me at 111 West Main St, Blue Mountain, MS  38610.  This biographical sketch is drawn from information received from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History from primary source documents and from Mr. Harry Bogard who is also a great, great granchild of Jacob S. Bogard.  Thank you,
Maggie Reese

* BOOKOUT, Simeon Daughtry - Pvt. Co. A 23rd Miss. Reg't.  born 7/31/1831 in Tn. to
Branson and Mary W. "Polly" Bookout.  He died Mar 7, 1907 and buried in Jumpertown Cemetery, Prentiss Co., Ms.  He enlisted Aug. 24, 1861.  His pension records state he was a prisoner of war.  He was captured and paroled at Vicksburg July 4, 1863.
Kathlene McRae

* BOOKOUT, William Gene -  Pvt., Co. B. 2nd Reg't Mississippi Volunteers Infantry.  William  enrolled March 8, 1862 in Ripley by Capt. Buchanan.   William Gene was born in Haywood Co., Tn about 1832 to  Branson and Mary W. "Polly" Bookout.  He was married to Hannah and the father of three children,  Simeon E., Nancy and Elvira.  William was wounded at Manassas Aug. 29, 1862 and sent to the hospital in Warrenton, Va.  where he died of Vulnus Sclopeticus Lung on Sept 16, 1862.  He is buried in Warrenton Cemetery, Warrenton, VA.
Kathlene McRae

*  BROCK, George - Probably the son of Reubin Terrel and Cathrine Wachtel Brock and brother of my Henry Brock.  Served in Co. C, 1st Battalian.
Terri Mitchell

BROWN, James Riley - Born Dec. 30, 1836, the son of William and Rachael Lowdermilk Brown.  He married Margaret Ann Brantley January 01, 1859.  James served in Co. "G" 34th Miss. Infantry.  He was active in Civil War reunions.  He died June 09, 1923 and is buried in New Salem Cemetery in Tippah Co., MS.

* BILLS, William Hezekiah was born 23 May 1819 in Marshall Co., TN. Married 22 Apr 1840 to Sarah Graham Hardin in the home of her father in Lewisburg, Marshall Co., TN. He died 13 Jan 1898 in Cloud Chief, OK and she died a week later. He signed up for 3 years with Capt. A.C. Rucker Feb. 26, 1862 with the 34 Reg. Miss. Infanty. He was Discharged with a Sergeons Certificate of disability 4 July 1862 the notice states Final statement of all accounts given. Signatures on his enlisted sheets are Lt. Robert E. Delany, 2nd jLt. H. Manning, 1st Lt. J.W.P. Holiday.
    Also enlisting were his sons Branson Bills and J. Henry. J. Henry signed up at the end of the war but was not in the regulars and never went to the front. I don't know if they took turns going and the others staying at home to take care of the farm and family. There were 8 surviving children. Two other children passed as invants; a baby born 4 Mar. 1861 and another born 1864 who died 1865.
    The son I come through was John G. Bills b. 29 Dec 1842. Married Agnes Linebarger 14 Nov. 1869 in Tippah, MS. died 30 sept 1873 a week after his daughter Sally died, in Kaufman Co., TX. He enlisted 9-19-1861 for 12 months at Iuka, MS by Gen Alcorn. Discharged 10-1-1862 at Hopkinsville, KY from Co. B, 23 MS Inf. Enlisted 5-8-1862 at Corinth, MS by Col. Benton for 3yrs. in Co. B 34 MS inf. Captured at Lookout Mtn. TN. on 11-24-1863. Confined at Rock Island, IL. In a letter his son wrote to a cousin it sta
tes that he was in poor health and the US was recruting a regiment of Confederate Prisoners to go to Colorado as the Indians had rebelled. He decided to enlist to help build up his health. He took the oath of alligience on 10-11-1864 and enisted in Co. 3 US Vol. Inf. for frontier service for 1 yr. and was discharged 11-29-1865 at Ft. Leavenworth, KS. His wife received a pension and they gave him a script that would be good for public land but it was lost and never used. The US registration lists him as being age 22, dark complexion, 6 ft 1/2"tall, Black hair, grey eyes and a farmer. On the last US record it states that he was recieving $74.10 then under remarks it states stoppage for damage to property of John Mattis and others and I can't tell if its for $2.90 or $290. The signatures on his absentee ballots and his enlisted ballots are Moses McCarley Capt, Col. Benton, Capt. Stubbs, ST Rogan, Maj. Garon, Capt. Beaularill. These are signatures and are hard to read so may not have the names correct. Information compiled by Penny Carpenter

Bryant, Issac - Issac Bryant was born in Tippah County, MS ABT 1832.  He married Sarah Liddell.  Issac served with the 2 Miss Partisan Rangers, Company E.  Issac survived the Civil War and as an old man moved to Texas where he died ABT 1920.  He is buried at Birdston Cemetery near Streetman, Texas.  (View Pictures)
Melanie Bryant Elmore

* BRYANT,  James Lewellen M. - was a Private in Capt. Elam M. Wells' Co. Molino Rifles, 2 Brig Ms.Vols. Co. H, E, 23rd Reg't Mississippi Infantry
    Lewellen Bryant born July 28, 1843, was only 17 years old when he volunteered June 15, 1861 when the company was being organized for state service. The company Muster Roll dated September 1861 shows that he enlisted again by J. H. Kennedy at Baldwyn. He celebrated his 18th birthday as a soldier and after only 4 short months on October 14, 1861 his name was placed on a "Register of Officers and Soldiers of the Confederate States who were killed in battle or died of Wounds or Disease" He died at Hopkinsville, Ky. The cause of death, "disease"  The family brought his body back and buried him in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Union Co. Lewellen was survived by his mother Martha Bryant, his sisters Mary Emily Bryant who married D.M. Owen and Amanda J. Bryant.

    J.L.M. Bryant does not have a government issued Confederate military marker.  CSA Military Record J.L.M. Bryant NA Microfilm #269 Roll #308.  By Betty Ford

* BURNS (BYRNE), James Henry - served in Co "H" 34th Mississipi Inf. (Tippah Farmers) from 1861 to 1863.  He enlisted at Orizaba, Miss.  One muster rolls says his was in the hospital or absent sick.  He had stomach trouble and that is what he died of.  He was born Mar 1842 in Tippah co. to William M. and Mary Byrne.  He married Sarah Jane Owen 21 Feb 1861 in Tippah co. Miss.  His brothers and sisters were Alvin Wilson, Napoleon B., Susannah, William, Nancy.  James Henry and Sarah went to Montgomery co. Arkansas in 1872.  Later he moved to Scott County,  AR. and died in Cedar, Arkansas on October 25, 1904. He was a doctor and a farmer in Arkansas. 
by  Wanda Castoe

* BYRN, Hugh Lawson "Loss" - born June 27, 1840 in Tippah Co., Mississippi. His parents were Handy Wood Byrn and Sarah Rebecca James. He married Tabitha Emily Jackson about 1870 in Mississippi.
    Hugh Byrn volunteered to serve in the Second Mississippi Regiment Infantry, Company B (O'Connor Rifles) as a Third Lieutenant. Three of his brothers (Rosodolphus "Rose", William, and Lucas) also volunteered. The Governor commissioned the officers of the regiment on February 4, 1861. The regiment was mustered into the State army at Ripley, March 4, 1861. The regiment assembled April 30, 1861, at Ripley and was presented a flag by Mrs. Judge Green. The regiment was sent to Virginia where it was eventually assigned to General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. The Second Mississippi were generally assigned to Davis' Brigade, Heth's Division. Hugh was promoted to Second Lieutenant on April 22, 1862 just before the battle at Seven Pines. He went on recruiting service on July 25, 1862 and returned sometime in August. He fought in the battles of 1st Manassas (June 21, 1861), Seven Pines (May 31 and June 1, 1862), Richmond (Seven Days), Gaines' Farm (Cold Harbor) (June 27, 1862), Malvern Hill (July 1, 1862), 2nd Manassas (August 29-30, 1862), Sharpsburg (16-17 September 1862), and Gettysburg (July 1, 1863). At Gettysburg he was wounded and captured on the first day, July 1, 1863, at the Railroad Cut. He was in the hospital on July 31, 1863, at a U.S. Army hospital in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; then the U.S. Army General Hospital, East Walnut Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania from August 13 to September 3, 1863; and then the U.S. Army General Hospital, West's Buildings, Baltimore, Maryland from September 4th to 12th. After release from the hospital he was imprisoned at Ft. McHenry. He was subsequently transferred to the prison at Johnston Island, Illinois on September 28, 1863. On February 14, 1864, he was paroled at Point Lookout, Maryland and transferred to City Point Virginia. He was exchanged on March 17, 1864 and given furlough until May 10, 1864. He began acting as company commander of Company B in May. About June 1, he became ill with Dysentery. He entered General Hospital No. 4 at Richmond on September 30, 1864. After nearly four months of sickness, on October 17, 1863, the hospital Medical Examining Board gave him 30 days furlough to Ripley, Mississippi to help him recover from "Chronic Diarrhea." He was on furlough given by the Medical Examining Board on December 17, 1864 and was in Ripley, Mississippi as noted in the company rolls of December - February 1865 when the company was near Petersburg. He was home on sick leave when the Second Mississippi surrendered with General Lee at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia. He surrendered on May 31, 1865 at LaGrange, Tennessee and was paroled. The surrender records state he was on furlough since October 1864.
    He moved to Prairie Blossom, Texas in the early 1870's to engage in cotton farming and other lines of business. He married Lizzie Simmons in Texas on May 19, 1887 after his first wife, Tabitha, died. He applied for and received a civil-war pension from the state of Mississippi. He died January 2, 1937 in New Albany, Union Co., Mississippi.

Joe Leahy

* BYRN, Lucas H. Byrn - born about 1839 in Tippah Co., Mississippi.  His parents were Handy Wood Byrn and Sarah Rebecca James.  After the war, Lucas married J. C. Kendrick October 10, 1865, in Tippah Co. He moved to Lamar Co., Texas about 1880.
    Lucas volunteered to serve in the Second Mississippi Regiment Infantry, Company B (O'Connor Rifles) as a private for 12 months on April 30, 1861, at the age of 23. Three of his brothers, Hugh "Loss," William, and Rose, also volunteered. The regiment assembled April 30, 1861, at Ripley and was sent to Lynchburg, Virginia where it was eventually assigned to General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. The Second Mississippi were generally assigned to Davis' Brigade, Heth's Division. 
    All of this information was derived from the Company Muster Rolls in the National Archives. Sometime in May and June of 1861 he was sick in the hospital at Winchester, Virginia. He may have participated in the battle of 1st Manassas. For most of the war he was frequently on detached duty, so it is not certain how many battles he participated in as a combatant. On August 14, 1861, he was appointed Hospital Steward. On January 8, 1862 he was placed on detached service at Brigade Headquarters and returned to the company in March or April. On April 15, 1862, he was placed on detached duty in Quartermaster's Department by order of Col. Falkner, and later by Col. Stone. He was acting Sergeant Major starting on September 29, 1862. He was on detached duty as Assistant Quartermaster starting on December 21, 1862. He was given 40 days furlough to Okalona, Miss. From General Hospital No. 18 on June 11, 1863, having been sick with "debility anemmia" since May 3, 1863. He was detailed as an Ambulance sergeant on April 25, 1864, by the Medical Examining Board. He was on detached duty as Brigade Ambulance Sergeant starting on May 1, 1864. He is listed as absent without leave starting on February 15, 1865. He was listed [as L.H. Byron] on a register of Prisoners of War at Memphis, Tenn. -- Deserters from the rebel army. His name appears under the heading "Administered in lieu of the Amnesty" dated June 6, 1865. He took an oat of allegiance that day and was paroled. His description was recorded as: Complexion - Dark, Hair - Dark, Eyes - Hazel, Height - 5' 8", Age -27, Place of Residence - Ripley, Miss.

Joe Leahy

* BYRN, Rodolphus "Rose" Kenton -  was born about 1841 in Tippah Co., Mississippi. His parents were Handy Wood Byrn and Sarah Rebecca James.
    Rose volunteered to serve in the Second Mississippi Regiment Infantry, Company B (O'Connor Rifles) as a private for 12 months on April 30, 1861 at the age of 20. Three of his brothers, Hugh "Loss," William, and Lucas, also volunteered. The regiment assembled April 30, 1861, at Ripley and was sent to Lynchburg, Virginia where it was eventually assigned to General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. The Second Mississippi were generally assigned to Davis' Brigade, Heth's Division.
    Rose fought in the battles of 1st Manassas (June 21, 1861) where he was wounded in the head by a shell fragment. He was a patient at the C. S. A. General Hospital at Charlottesville from July 22 to July 26, 1861.
    He was put in the hospital at Ashland, Virginia April 14, 1862, by order of the Surgeon, apparently from the lingering effects of the head wound; i.e., "stunned by shell." He returned to Company B about the time of 2nd Manassas (August 29-30, 1862). He was present for Sharpsburg (16-17 September, 1862). He was sick in the hospital sometime during May and June 1863. He was present at Gettysburg (July 1, 1863) and the rearguard action at Falling Waters on the Potomac, July 14. He was given furlough October 4, 1863, and returned by the first of November, 1963.
    He participated in the battle of the Wilderness, as well as Spottsylvania and Cold Harbor. He was admitted to Receiving and Wayside Hospital or General Hospital No. 9, at Richmond on May 25, 1864 and sent to the General Hospital at Howard's Grove at Richmond the next day.
    His last muster roll was dated January and February 1865. According to statements made by his brothers on their pension applications, Rose was with the unit when the Second Mississippi surrendered with General Lee at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia.
    After the war, Rose married Frances Polly Persons on February 22, 1866 in Tippah Co. Her parents were William Persons and Nancy Harriet Cheek. Rose's family migrated to Paris, Lamar Co., Texas about 1880 where his occupation, as well as his wife's, was a schoolteacher. He is believed to have died in Paris, Texas. They had six children, five were born in Mississippi and the last in Texas. The children were Mary Elsie (born January 6, 1867), Handie [Horadus?] William (born March 28, 1869), Charles Cifford (born February 20, 1871), Daisy Bernice (born January 28, 1873), Thomas Wesley (born January 16, 1875), and Rosalie (born in May, 1884 in Texas). The children used the spelling Byrne for their surname. By
Joe Leahy

* BYRN, William Horadus - born about 1844 in Tippah Co., Mississippi. His parents were Handy Wood Byrn and Sarah Rebecca James. After the war, William married Nancy J. Johnson in Tippah Co. on March 13, 1866. He moved to Texas and was a storekeeper in Lamar Co., Texas. He later married M. H. Wade on April 12, 1885 and Ella E. Shaw on September 9, 1888 in Lamar Co. In 1927, his widow Ella E. Shaw applied for a pension from the State of Arkansas. She stated on the application that he died April 8, 1924. His brother Hugh "Loss" Byrn gave a statement Proof of Service saying he served in Co. B 2nd Mississippi from April 1862 [1863 actually] until surrender in 1865. Ella died November 11, 1933.
    William volunteered to serve in the Second Mississippi Regiment Infantry, Company B (O'Connor Rifles) as a private for 3 years on April 15, 1863, at the age of about 19. Three of his brothers, Hugh "Loss," Lucas, and Rose, had also volunteered two years earlier in April of 1961. All of this information was derived from the Company Muster Rolls in the National Archives. Some records have William enlisting in Okolona, Mississippi by Capt. Ingate. The rest have him enlisting in Ripley by Capt. Storey.
    He joined Co. B in the field in April of 1863 and was present continuously for two years until April 1865. He probably participated in the battles the 2nd was involved with:

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (battle July 1-3, 1863)
Falling Waters, Maryland (action July 14, 1863)
Bristoe Campaign, Virginia (Oct. 9-27, 1863)
Mine Run Campaign, Virginia (Nov. 26 - Dec. 2. 1863)
The Wilderness, Virginia (battle May 5-6, 1864)
Spotsylvania Court House Campaign, Virginia (May 8-21, 1864)
North Anna River, Virginia (May 23-26, 1864)
Cold Harbor (Second Battle), Virginia (June 1-3, 1864)
Weldon RR, Virginia (at Petersburg June 22, 1864)
Petersburg, Virginia (siege June 1864 - April 1865)
Hatcher's Run (or Dabney's Mill), Virginia (Feb. 5-7, 1865)

By General Order No. 87 [?], dated December 10, 1864, he was placed on the Roll of Honor for Talley's Mill [Some researchers list this as Private W.H. Bryan, Company L] He was captured in Petersburg on April 2, 1865. He was transferred to prison at Ft. Delaware, Delaware from City Point, Virginia on April 4th. He took an Oath of Allegiance on June 11, 1865 at Ft. Delaware. The record lists Place of Residence - Tippah, Miss. Complexion - Fair, Hair - Light, Eyes -Grey, Height 5 ft. 4 in., Remarks - Released June 11, 1865.  By Joe Leahy

* CARTER, Calvin - Private, Company C, 7th Regiment, Mississippi Calvary.  Calvin M. Carter was enlisted on August 1, 1862 by Colonel Falkner near Orizaba, Mississippi. This information is provided from the Company Muster Rolls that basically make up his military records and was copied from microfiche at the Mississippi archives. Some periods of his service appear not to  be documented.
Service Timeline:
The 7th Regiment Mississippi Calvary was organized August 1, 1862 as the 1st Regiment, Mississippi Partisan Rangers and was temporarily disbanded November 15, 1862 and reorganized March 1, 1863. The designation was changed August 1, 1864 to the 7th Regiment, Mississippi Calvary.
August 1, 1862- Calvin was enlisted by Col W. C. Falkner near Orizaba, Mississippi.
September 1862-March 1863- Present for duty.
April 18, 1863- Captured near Hernando, Mississippi. along with five others from his unit.
April 22, 1863- In the custody of the Provost Marshall, Memphis, Tennessee.
April 29, 1863- Transferred to St Louis and then to Alton Military Prison, Alton, Illinois.
June 12, 1863- Pvt Calvin Carter released in a prisoner exchange at Camp Lee, near Richmond, Virginia. He then returned to his unit.
July 1863-July 1864- Present for duty and assigned war station with Chalmer’s Brigade.)
August 1, 1864- Pvt Calvin Carter re-enlisted by Col Hymes in Watervalley, Mississippi.
September 1864- March 1865- Many Confederate units merged and went on to fight at Manasas and Gettysburg, Virginia.
April 2, 1865- Pvt Calvin Carter captured and was held in prison by Headquarters, 1st Brigade, 2nd Div in Selma, Alabama.

Pvt Calvin Carter was released from custody in Selma, Alabama at the end of the war and, it was said, that he walked barefooted, dressed in rags, back to Tippah County, Mississippi. He is buried, along with his wife Nancy (Williams), next to his younger brother James S. in New York Cemetery.  By Marty Gates
Photo of Calvin Carter

* CARTER, Thomas Jefferson - born 1845 in Old Tishomingo County MS to John E.R.Carter and Elizabeth Lumbley Carter. He entered service April 1862 and was discharged 5/10/1865. He was in Company H 3 rd  { Forrests Old} Tn. Cavalry  Regiment  also called 18 th Battalion, 26 th Battalion,Balch's Battalion and Mc Donalds Battalion. .He moved from Tippah Co., MS or Alcorn Co. MS to Fannin Co. TX after 1870.  He Married in Alcorn Co. MS 1867 to Mary Hancock. He moved to Stephens Co., OK and died 1922. By Deloris Carter Branch

* CHILDERS, James L. - born in Williamson Co., TN 4/1/1817. On 1/1/1839 married Annie Musgrove/Musgrave.  Moved to Tippah Co. from Hardeman Co., TN ca1830's.  James served as a cavalryman in the 1st MS Partisan Rangers under Col. W.C. Falkner.  During a battle in Paden, MS Madison W. Smith was mortally wounded and James Childers refused to leave his friend's body. James was wounded during this process.  He called for his wife and word was sent to her that her husband had been seriously wounded.  Annie set out on horseback but arrived too late.  James' body was moved in 1977 to Jacob's Chapel Cemetery next to his wife who died 8/14/1904.

Vicki Roach

* CHILDERS, John Marion- Born Lincoln County, Tenn. on 13 Nov. 1825.   Moved to Tippah County, Miss. ca 1830's.  Enlisted as Pvt. Co.A 7th Mississippi Cavalry Partisan Rangers under Capt. Ford  August 1, 1863.   Married Margaret L. Cotton Hubbard  Oct. 9, 1868.  Died Nov. 14, 1907 and buried in Little Hope Cemetery.  See picture of his gravestone.   By Mike Sparks

* CHILDERS,  Stephen Harrison - James' eldest son, Stephen Harrison Childers, was 17 when his father was killed.  He joined the Confederate army after his father's death.  His fighting was mostly in skirmishes in and around VA.  After the surrender he and a friend, barefoot and hungry, walked from VA to their home in Ripley.  Stephen married Linnie Griffin 1/1/1867.  (This is my husband's side of the family.  This information was found in the Ripley Library.) By Vicki Roach

* CHUNN, George W. - age 25, enlisted July 31, 1861 in Capt. Robert J. Hill's Company, Falkner Guard, at Orizaba, MS, by Capt. E. M. Wells, assigned to Company B.  Died October 27, 1861, in hospital at Hopkinsville, KY of measles contracted while in camp.  His pay of $7.55 (which he never received) was sent to his widow and four children.  The family later moved to the Dumas-Pleasant Ridge area.
Shirley L. Stanford

*CLIFTON, Mansfield William - Mansfield William Clifton was about 9 years younger than his brother Patrick Henry being b 26 April 1847 most likely Hardeman Co., TN.  Mansfield entered the Civil War in Tippah, MS a child of 16 on 28 August 1863 as a drummer boy in Co.C 1st MS Infantry some three months before Patrick Henry was taken prisoner of war by the Union side.   Young boys were accepted as drummer boys but were not allowed to fight in any battles. However, they laid their lives on the line marching in front to battle beating out the drums.  Mansfield serve approximately 2 years as drummer boy and during those two years at one time was in the hospital with the measles and later taken prisoner of war at Holly Springs, MS.  How long he was prisoner of war  is not known ( I went to Holly Springs once and the locals told me there was not a prisoner of war camp at Holly Springs, but the official records says there was) but he was paroled in May of 1865 by Union 1st Lieu Hugh Creighton at Holly Springs.  Mansfield applied or and received a State of Mississippi Confederate Pension.  His first application for a pension was in 1911 and he received a pension until 9 July 1924 when he was taken off the rolls.  Mansfield died on Christmas day 1927.  According to his son Henry Mansfield Clifton, he is buried in the Lafayette Springs Cemetery, Lafayette County, MS
Submitted by: 
Richard Phillips  - GGrandson of  Patrick Henry Clifton, and GGnephew of Mansfield W. Clifton.      


Patrick
                  Henry Clifton
Patrick Henry Clifton

*CLIFTON, Patrick Henry 27th Reg't Co. C Mississippi Infantry he was from Tippah County, Mississippi and enlisted in Pontotoc. Also was in the Volunteer 3rd Reg't Company E US Cavlary. He was sent to Rock Island Prison in Illinois. This is the first time I have heard of the 27th put was told apart of Tippah County was also apart of Union County, Ms. Patrick Henry was also a Galvanized Yankee. There were other from Tippah County fought out of the 27th Regt.  Richard Phillips

* COLE, Wiley Jackson - born Aug 13 , 1847 Cotton Plant, Tippah Co. MS, married in Saltillo on Dec 17 , 1873 to Mary Henrietta (Mollie) Rice b. 1855 Saltillo.  Wiley Jackson Cole was a son of John and Pernelia Andrews Cole --John died in Tippah Mar 1864 and Pernelia died in Tippah (?) before 1860 census.  Wiley Jackson Cole served in Co I, 2nd Mississippi Cavalry Reserve Regiment, CSA according to UDC membership certification for my mother, Elizabeth Nell Holloway Ogle, in 1923.   Wiley died 2 May 1893 and is buried in Lake City, Ark. Mollie died in 1941 and is buried in Saltillo Cemetery.
Nancy Ogle Pooley

* COOK, John C. - born 1841 parents unknown.  The Tippah County Mississippi 1850 U.S. census lists him along with his brother James as children in the house of their sister Martha Ann and her husband J.J. Plummer.  They were born in Georgia.  John Cook enlisted in F Company 2nd Regiment of Mississippi Volunteer Infantryat Ripley on 30th April 1861.  John and his regiment were sent to Virginia in time to participate in the battle of 1st Manassas on 21st July 1861.  John took a severe wound in the shin and was in hospital at Charlottesville, Virginia until he returned to duty 20th September 1861.  Wounded again on 31st May 1862 at Seven Pines.  He was at Richmond, Virginia in hospital till 5th August 1862 when he returned to Tippah County Mississippi.  John Cook married Mary Jane Moore on 4th February 1863 in Tippah County Mississippi.   I do not know the date of John Cook’s death.
William E. Crawford

* CORDER, Eleazer B.  - a confederate pvt. that served in the Miss. Co. G 45th Miss. Inf. Enlisted Ellistown, MS. 10 May 1862.  3rd battalion.  He was captured at Murfreesboro,TN Dec 31, 1862.   On his company muster roll it shows he was in Co. G 33 reg't Ms. Inf.  and 45th.  He was sent to Camp Douglas, IL and died 1 Feb 1863 and is buried in Oak Woods cemetery in Chicago.   Eleazer married Temperance Jane Reaves 18 July 1869 in Pontotoc county.  They had one daughter Virginia Elizabeth Corder born 2 Aug 1860.  Temperance Jane Corder married William A. King in Tippah county 16 March 1864.  In the 1850 and 1860 Mississippi census Eleazer B. lived in Tippah county with other family members.  I am a great-great-granddaughter of Eleazer and Temperance Jane Corder.
Barbara Giddens

COX, John Seal - Born January 12, 1837 in Marshall Co., MS.  He was the son of Caleb Jr. and Elizabeth Hicks Cox.  He was one of 18 children, two of whom died in Confederate service.  John married first Amanda Street.  She died during the Civil War and he married her sister, Julia Ann Kiziah Street Oct. 19, 1865.   Both wives were the daughters of Anderson and Keziah McBride Street.  John served in Co. "A" 23rd Miss. Infantry.   He died February 14, 1901 and is buried in Little Hope Cemetery in Tippah County.

COX, Matthew Jesse - Born Sept. 22, 1831, the son of Elijah and Celia Horn Cox.  Enlisted in Co. "K" 34th Miss. Infantry as a Private Apr. 25, 1862.  Captured July 28, 1864 near Atlanta.  He married Mary M. Elliott.  He died Dec. 16, 1899 and is buried in Liberty Cemetery in Benton County.

*  COX, Robert Washington - Born 1842, the son of Elijah and Celia Horn Cox.  He married Elizabeth E. Hoover.  Washington enlisted April 25, 1862.  He was captured either the 20th or 30th of Nov. 1862 in Marshall Co. and sent to City Point, VA.  He was exchanged April 1, 1863 and entered the hospital with a sore leg on Apr. 19, 1863.  Between that date and the end of the war he was shot and killed by a Winborn while at home.  He is probably buried in the Cox family cemetery in Benton County in an unmarked grave.

*  COX, Samuel Whitman - Born Jul. 14, 1831 in Bedford County, Tennessee.  Samuel was the son of  Allison and Catherine Jones Cox.  The Cox family moved to Tippah Co. around 1845.  Samuel married Nancy J. Arnett on Dec 22 1850 in Tippah Co. Mississippi.  She was the daughter of Sandridge and Jane Hudspeth Arnett.  They moved to Robertson Co., Tx. around 1856.  He joined the Co. D., 20 Reg.,  Texas Infantry and was in the service for three years.   He died May 11, 1897.
Jana Mayfield

*  COX, William Harrison - Born 1834, the son of Elijah and Celia Horn Cox.  Enlisted April 25, 1862 in Holly Springs as a Private in Co. "K" 34th Miss. Infantry.  Wounded at Chickamanga.  Surrendered and was paroled at La Grange, TN 24 May 1865.  He married Lucinda Caroline Meeks.  Harrison died between 1900 and 1910 at Hickory Flats, MS and is buried in Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery in an unmarked grave.

CRAWFORD, George William1 Cpl./5 Sgt./2 Sgt./4 Sgt.; enlisted 9/15/61 at Mayfield, KY; appointed 1 Cpl. 11/28/61; on November/December 1862 Muster Roll listed as present as 5 Sgt.; on July/August 1863 Muster Roll listed as present as 2 Sgt.; WIA at Paducah, KY 3/25/64; captured POW at Paducah, KY 3/25/64; POW admitted to USA General Hospital No. 3, Paducah, KY 3/26/64 with gunshot wound in left eye; POW at USA General Hospital No. 3, Paducah, KY, transferred to Military Prison, Cairo, IL 5/29/64; POW received at Camp Chase, OH 6/6/64; on May/June 1864 Muster Roll listed as absent as 4 Sgt.; POW paroled at Camp Chase, OH 2/12/65 and transferred to Point Lookout, MD; paroled POW received on James River, VA 2/20-21/65; on Muster Roll of a detachment of paroled and exchanged prisoners at Camp Lee, Richmond, VA 2/21/65 as present.
    Born January 18, 1830 in TN; died April 4, 1911 in Tippah County, MS; son of Evan & Nancy (Bright) Crawford; husband of Margaret E. (Sartain) and Eliza Crawford; 1860 Grav. Co., KY, Census: bp. TN, age 30, farmer.

Greg

CROOK, Willis ArnoldBorn 1822 in Spartanburg SC but migrated to Tippah Co. with parents Jonathan Crook & Lucy B. Arnold some time after 1828.  Spouse Tabitha Cotton.  Fell in battle near Tupelo on July 6 1864, promoted to Captain on the day of his death.  One source says 7th Miss. Cavalry, another says enlisted 32nd MS Infantry CSA 3/17/62 in Tippah County, discharged by special order #52 to accept a Commission in the Mississippi Partisan Rangers under Col. Falkner. Was First Lieutenant, Commander of Co. L.  Killed in action at battle of Town Creek near Tupelo on July 15, 1864. Burial place unknown.
Nelda Hamer

* CRUM, Sgt. William Allen - was born in Tipton County, Tenn., in 1837, the youngest of the two children of Eli and Rachael (Ayers) Crum. His father was a native of North Carolina: his mother of Tennessee. His grandfather on his father's side moved from North Carolina to Alabama in 1812, and lived out the balance of his life in that state. The father of our subject was reared in Alabama, and from there went to Tennessee while yet a young man. There he met Miss Ayers, whom he afterward married, in 1829. He removed from Tennessee to what was then Tippah County, Miss., in 1837, before the (Chickasaw) Indians had left the country, and he may be properly termed one of the oldest settlers of the state. For a number of years he was a member of the Tippah county board of supervisors. He was well and favorably known throughout the state as a high minded, Christian gentleman, and was an elder in the Cumberland Presbyterian church for many years. The mother of our subject died in 1858, his father in 1860, at their old home in Tippah County. William A. Crum was educated in the common schools, and during his entire life he has been engaged in planting. In 1855, at the age of eighteen, he married Miss Mary M. Smith, a daughter of John Smith, of Tippah County. They had nine children, named as follows: Emma, wife of John P. Smith; Rachel, now Mrs. J. T. Armor; William E.; Mallie O., deceased; C. Lee; Sarah E., wife of W. H. Cox, Jr.; Mary L., wife of J. T. Wall; Benjamin, deceased; and Martha C. Mr. Crum enlisted in company G, of the Seventeenth Mississippi infantry, under W. S. Featherstone, of Holly Springs, in 1861, and was in the battle of Bull Run, the seven days' fight at Richmond, and other engagements in Virginia. At Gettysburg he received two severe gunshot wounds - one in the leg and the other in the body - and was captured and taken to the hospital at Baltimore, Md., where he was shortly afterward paroled. As soon as he was able he returned to his home, too badly disabled to rejoin his command, and having to walk with the aid of a crutch for about four years. After he became able to work he resumed his farming occupation, and has tilled the soil with considerable since. He was a delegate to the state constitutional convention to conform the constitution of the state to the reconstruction policy of the government in 1865, and 1875 he was elected a member of the legislature from Benton County. He is a very prominent man in the community, and has been active in the political affairs of his town and county as well as those of his state. He and his wife are members of the Christian church, in which denomination he has been a well known and efficient minister for the past twenty-six years. He owns six hundred acres of land, one hundred and sixty of which are under cultivation, and on the old homestead where his parents lived and died he may be said to have lived all his life, having been only three months old when his parents located thereon. For the past ten years, he has been postmaster at Hickory flats, where he has taken a deep interest in all local affairs, and where his family is in high esteem among a large circle of acquaintances. Mr. Crum is the only living representative of his family. He is everywhere looked upon as a progressive citizen, and an honorable, straightforward business man. In the former period of his life he read law, was admitted to the bar and practiced for eleven years at Ripley and seven at Hickory flats. In all the various pursuits to which he has devoted himself, he has been successful always, as planter, preacher, lawyer and public official he has won for himself the respect of all with whom he has had dealings. (Memoirs of Mississippi 606-06)

A second biography:

Crum, William A., a pioneer citizen Hickory Flat, Miss., was born in Tipton County, Tenn., in 1837. He is descended from noble lines of pioneers on both sides. His paternal grandfather, David Crum was of Buncombe county, N. C., and his father, Eli Crum, came to Mississippi 1837, locating on the place where the subject of this memoir now resides. Here the father died in 1860 at the age fifty-four years. His mother was Rachel Ayres, and the maternal grandfather Moses Ayres, was a pioneer of that part of Tippah County which is now Benton County, coming in 1837 from Hardeman County, Tenn. William A. Crum was reared on his father's farm and has never known any other home. He received his educational advantages in the schools of the vicinity, and after school days settled down to farming. When the somber cloud of war was ascending the horizon, Mr. Crum enlisted as a private in the Seventeenth Mississippi infantry of the Confederate army, and participated in all the engagements in which his regiment was concern until the battle of Gettysburg, in which action he was severely wounded and incapacitated for further service. After the cessation of hostilities, when it became necessary for the Southern States frame and adopt new constitutions, Mr. Crum was a representative of Tippah county in the convention which drew up the constitution later endorsed and adopted by the people of the State. Politically he has always been a devout and ardent advocate of the principles of Thomas Jefferson and as the representative of the Democratic part of Benton County, he served in the State legislature of 1876 and 1877, and for four successive years he was mayor of Hickory Flat. Shortly after the close of the war he studied law and was admitted to the bar, and for ten years engaged in the active practice of that profession. In 1864 he was ordained as a minister of the gospel of the Christian church and has been a local preacher of that faith ever since that time, most of his ministerial labors having been in northern Mississippi. On June 28, 1855, Mr. Crum married Miss Mary M. Smith, a native of Jackson county, Ind., and daughter of John Smith, born in Kentucky, who came to what is now Benton county from Indiana in 1830. Her paternal grandfather William Smith, entered the Continental army during the Revolutionary war when but fourteen years of age, and served six years. To Mr. and Mrs. Crum were born nine children: Cleopatra, the eldest, is Mrs. C. E. Smith of Memphis, Tenn.; Rachel is the wife of J. T. Armour of New Albany, Miss.; William E. is a minister of the gospel at Hickory Flat, Miss.; Charles Lee, an attorney of New Albany, represented Union county in the State legislature from 1896 to 1900; Sarah E. married W. H. Cox, Jr., of Hickory Flat, Miss.; Lou E. is the wife of J. T. Wall, also of Hickory Flat; Martha C. is Mrs. G. W. Calthorp of the same place. On June 28, 1905, Mr. and Mrs. Crum celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. At the celebration there were present seven children, thirty-seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. (Mississippi Biographical 170-71)

Tom Childers


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CUNNINGHAM, Mareth L.D. - born in North Carolina abt. 1825, enlisted in the 32nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company C, Tishomingo Rebels. Mustered in March 8, 1862 at Cornith, Mississippi, Captain J.W. Swinney's Company of Mississippi Volunteers, commanded by Colonel M.P. Lowery.
    M.L.D. Cunningham was captured November 27, 1863 at Ringgold Gap. He died December 13, 1863 from dysentery, in the prison hospital, Nashville, Tenn. He is buried at the Nashville Cemetery, grave number 5783. His young wife, Mary Ann,born in Tennessee abt.1830, died from overwork and exposure after Mareth did not return from the war. Mary Ann was the sister of Capt. Frank M. Hughes, 32nd Mississippi Infantry, Company C.
    Mareth's daughter, Elizabeth Cunningham, married William Thomas Carter, Phillip's Georgia Legion, Company B, Dalton Guards.
    M.D.L. Cunningham is the gggreatgrandfather of Randy Howald, SCV, W.L. Cabell Camp #1313, Dallas, Texas, CSA.  By Randy Howald

DICKERSON, Charles Pinkney - Charles was born about 1829 in Greenville District, SC, the son of James and Elizabeth McCay Dickerson.  He married Martha Emily Persons, daughter of Joseph John and Nancy Persons in Tippah Co. in 1858.  Their children were William Henry Harrison (my great grandfather), C.P., Jr., James A., a daughter M.E. (probably Martha Emily who is believed to have died in her late teens), David Nelson. and John Thomas. The family moved to Chickasaw Co. after the war before 1870. They first lived in Okolona and when Charles applied for pension about 1900 he was living in Trebloc, Chickasaw county, MS.
    Charles was a Private in Co. A 23rd Miss., enlisting in Aug. 1861.  The 23rd surrendered at Ft. Donelson in Feb. 1862.  Charles was slightly injuried between the ribs and hip bone in this battle.  He was captured again at Big Black River or Champion Hill (probably the same place) on May 17, 1863 during Gen. Grant's drive to Vicksburg.  He was received at Ft. Delaware, Delaware on June 9, 1863 and exchanged on July 4th, the day Vicksburg surrendered.  Apparently he was captured a third time at Franklin or Nashville because he says in his pension application that he was not with his Co. when it surrendered in Tenn. (actually NC), having been paroled for 6 months.  He applied for a pension from Chickasaw County, application not dated but form dated 1900.  In Sept. 1907 he applied again from Lee County.  He died 14 Dec. 1907.  Martha applied for a widows pension from Lee Co. in 1908 and was living with a son in Tupelo in at the time of the 1910 census.  She again applied in 1916.  Martha (called Mary in her obituary and one of her two pension applications) died April 12, 1917 in Memphis while visiting her sons C.P., Jr. and John Thomas. She was brought back to Tupelo and buried in an unmarked grave in Glenwood Cemetery, probably beside Charles but if so his grave is not marked either. See picture of him

* DRY, Charles Franklin - was born in Cabarrus County Mississippi on 4-26-1840. Sometime between 1846 and 1860 he moved to Tippah Co. MS with his mother (Margaret Ann Dry) and step-father (Simon E. Spight)
Dunn, Andrew Jackson  - the son of John Pearson Dunn and Rebecca Reno was born in Alabama in 1831.
He married Elizabeth Jane Treece on October , 1853 in Hardeman Co. Tn.
Andrew enlisted on Feb.  28 , 1862 into Co F  45 Regt Ms at Tippah Co  and was captured at Stones River in 1862 and was left in Murfeesboro in Jan 1863 to attend the wounded.  He then was sent to City Point and was paroled at Fort McHenry in April of 1863.  He appears on a list of attendants of Confeserate Hospital No 1 at Murfeesboro as a nurse.
Andrew was killed in the Battle of Franklin on Nov 30 , 1864 and is buried in the McGavock  Cemetery in Franklin Tn. in section 26 grave 63.  He was also in company F  -  Tippah Highlanders , a part of the  3rd Battalion Ms Infantry.
Submitted by: 
Chuck Treece

Dunson, William Lewis -   from Ripley. He enlisted March 25, 1862 in what became Company I of the 41st. Mississippi infantry. The unit history on your site is very good concerning the activities of this unit. However, he was captured  on Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863 (ironically the first official Thanksgiving day as proclaimed by President Lincoln). He was sent by boat to Bridgeport, Alabama and then by rail to Nashville and on to Louisville arriving there on December 7. On the following day he was among 1,000 prisoners who were loaded into boxcars for the trip to Rock Island, Illinois, arriving there December 11. Treatment at this prison was deplorable as has been well documented. This seems to have been intentional, seeking revenge for conditions at Andersonville. A secret society known as the 7CK (Seven Confederate Knights) was formed among those holding fast to the Confederate cause, William Lewis Dunson seems to be among these. Beginning in February of 1865, they began to offer a release to all who would sign an oath of allegiance. By the end of May, only 1,100 prisoners remained. William Lewis Dunson was among the 182 to be released on the very last day, June 22, 1865, remaining loyal to the Confederate cause until the end. I notice that he could not write his name as this oath is signed with an X.
The photo of him and his wife was taken later in life. I do not have a photo of him during the war era.
Submitted by:  Randy Dunson

*  ELLIOTT, Calvin D. - Son of Thomas E. Elliott by his first wife, born in 1838.  He married Jemima Elizabeth Cox, daughter of Eliah and Celia Horn Cox.  He enlisted April 25, 1862 in Co. K 34th Miss. Infantry.  He was captured at Lookout Mountain Nov 24, 1863 and exchanged March 2, 1865.  He was paroled May 24, 1865 at La Grange, TN.  The date of his death is unknown but is said to have been prior to 1900.  Both Calvin and Elizabeth are buried in Liberty Methodist Cemetery, Benton County.

* EMBREY, David W. - born 13 May 1841, the son of Jesse and Elizabeth Kavanaugh Embrey.  He was enlisted in Co. B 37th (later the 34th) 26 Feb. 1862 by Capt. A. C. Rucker for 3 years.  A pay voucher dated Nov. and Dec. year cut off but most likely 1862 listed him as being sick and left in the hospital at Bardstown, KY.  Ths was probably at the battle of Perryville.  Sgt. D.W. Embrey was elected and promoted to 2nd Lt. on 3 Aug. 1863 to fill a vacancy caused by the promotion of 2nd Lt. J.S. Still.  David was wounded at the battle of Franklin and was left behind in Dec. 1864.
    David married Betty A. Cole 27 May 1861 in Tippah Co., MS.  They had three known daughters; Daizey, Roxana and Julia.  Jesse Embrey's Bible states that David W. Embrey, son of Jesse and Elizabeth Embrey departed this life May 27th A D 1866 at 6 o'clock AM aged 25 years and 14 days.  He is buried in the Embrey Cemetery in Tippah County.  Submitted by
Syble Embrey

* EMBREY, Willis Kavanaugh - born 12 Dec. 1832, the son of Jesse and Elizabeth Kavanaugh Embrey.  He was enlisted in Co. B 37th (later the 34th) 8 May 1862 by Capt. A. C. Rucker.  He was appointed 1st Cpl. 27 Aug. 1862.  After the battle of Perryville, KY 8 Oct. 1862 he was left in the hospital at Harrodsburg and was captured.  A voucher dated July and Aug. 1863 states that he was absent, captured at Perryville and now sick at home.  Another voucher states he was at Ripley for 3 months in bad health.  On 24 May 1865 he was paroled at La Grange, TN.
    Willis married Martha A. Callicott born 29 July 1836 on 16 Feb. 1854.  He died 25 Jan. 1903 in Florence, AL and is buried at Florence Cemetery there and has a Confederate marker.  The Florence Chapter of the UDC made arrangements to place marble head stones at the head of the graves of the Confederate veterans buried in the Forrence Cemetery.  The list was published in the Natchez Trace Traveler Vol 5, No 1 Feb 1985 page 27.

Submitted by Syble Embrey

* FOLEY, William Francis - was born on March 19, 1842 in a small town near Dublin, Ireland.  There were six children in his family including a brother, George and a sister, Sally.
    In 1845, the year of the potato famine, his parents and family left Dublin for America.  They landed at the port of New Orleans, Louisiana where they remained for at least 15 years.
    In May, 1861, William F. Foley, 19 years old, enlisted in the Second Company, Washington, Louisiana Artillery.  He was wounded on April 6, 1862, at the battle of Shiloh.  At the conclusion of the war he was in a Union prison in Virginia.
    After the war, he worked in the coal mines of Virginia for a short time and then made his way to Ash county, south Carolina.  He then moved to Tippah county, Mississippi.  There he dug wells and worked with wood making walking canes.
    He returned to New Orleans to find his family, but there was no trace of them.  They had all perished in the war or from yellow fever; or else had fled New Orleans to escape these two threats.
    In 1868 or early 1869, he married Elizabeth Snell Maxwell, a widow who lived in Tippah county.  She had a daughter named Sarah Louise Maxwell.  In January, 1870, Elizabeth Snell Maxwell Foley died giving birth to J.F. (Jim) Foley.  This son, Jim Foley, died sometime before 1880.
    On October 13, 1870, William Francis Foley married Mary Elizabeth McCrum.  On July 21 of the following year, their first son, John Wilson Foley was born. He was followed by Sarah Elizabeth Foley on January 15, 1873; William Samuel Foley, June 11, 1875; and Minnie Lee Foley, September 29, 1879.
    Sarah Elizabeth (Sally) Foley died at the age of 8 (June 15, 1881) from a fall that burst her appendix.  Of the three remaining children, John Wilson Foley married Daisy Ezelia Owen and they have approximately 74 descendants.
    William Samuel (Will) Foley married Mary Rebecca (Sally) Hanks and they have approximately 106 descendants.
    Minnie Lee Foley married Joe Warrington and produced approximately 63 descendants.
    William Francis Foley and Mary Elizabeth McCrum began a family that now encompasses 243 members.

Carol Olonovich      See picture of Foley family
 

* GAMMEL, Stephen P. - Enlisted 25 Apr 1862, Pvt. Co. H (Tippah Farmers organized 18 Mar 1962) 34th Mississippi Infantry, CSA, originally known as the 37th. On April 9, 1865, the 24th, 27th, 29th and 34th MS.  Regiments were consolidated in the 24th Regiment.  He was born 29 Jun 1843, son of John Gammel.  "Steve" married  N. Jane "Jennie" Dean, and had two children.  They had moved to Grant Co. Arkansas by 1873.  Steve had become very good friends, during the war, with another Tippah Co. farmer, Elijah Griffin Stacks, who had enlisted the same day as Steve, and who also moved to AR.    Years later Steve's daughter married Elijah's son.  Steve died 14 Mar 1928 and is buried in Bethel Cem. North, Grant Co. AR.
Pat Stacks Ramsey

* GARRETT, William A.- Born June 5, 1844 in Ruckersville, Tippah County, Mississippi, the youngest of nine children of George W. and Harriet Anderson GARRETT. He traveled cross country at the age of 19 from  Mississippi to Georgia to join the Confederate army as a private in Company A, Hawkin's Battery of  sharpshooters,  32nd  Mississippi Infantry Regiment. At Tunnel Hill, Georgia on December 7, 1863 he found and enlisted in this unit to serve with his older brother, private George W. GARRETT.  In April of 1864 both brothers transferred to Company E of the 32nd Mississippi, the same company as 1st Sergeant Abraham B. WALDON, who was the brother of William's wife, LeAnn Waldon GARRETT.  William's sister Sarah Garrett MOODY lost her husband Abner MOODY, also in Company E, on September 29, 1862 prior to the Battle of Perryville in Kentucky. William A. GARRETT was involved in the battles of the Atlanta Campaign. He suffered extreme pain and hardship during the war which left him weak and susceptible to sickness and disease.  He died from pneumonia on September 1, 1869 at the young age of 25.  His burial location has not been determined, but it is believed to be in Lee County, Mississippi; possibly at Baldwyn, Mississippi, where his brother George W. GARRETT was buried in 1871.
James C. Garrett

*  GARRISON, Charles David - Born 13 Mar 1834 in Greenville, SC to William Brisby and Louisa Ann Evans Garrison.  Came to Tippah County with his parents in early 1840's.  On 18 Mar 1862, he enlisted in the Confederate Army ( later assigned to Company H, 34th MS Infantry, commanded by Col. Samuel Benton) at Orizaba, MS in present south Tippah County.  His older brother, Phillip Wilson Garrison, enlisted with him.  In October, 1862 the Garrison brothers fought at Perryville, KY.  Charles (known as Charley) served with his company until December, 1863, when he was granted a furlough to return home to his family.  On 26 May 1865, Charley went to LaGrange, TN to sign surrender papers and regain his rights of citizenship.  Charley was married four times and sired eighteen children.  He died 17 Sept 1922 and is buried under a Confederate headstone at the base of a huge white oak tree in Harden Cemetery near the present TippahCounty community of Fellowship.  Charles David Garrison's youngest son, born when he was 62 years old to his fourth wife, Sarah Ross, was my maternal grandfather.
Jimmy Coker

* GARRISON, John Halber - born July 02, 1838 Greenville, S. C. , son of William B. and Louisa Ann Garrison. John enlisted June 09, 1861 at Blackland, MS, in southeast corner of Tippah Co., served under Capt. J. M. Wells, Company.  On Sept. 19, 1861, he was assigned to Co. F. 23 Reg't Miss by Gen. Alcorn at Iuka, MS.   He was captured and was prisoner of war Feb. 16 1862 at Fort Donelson.  He died in Jackson, MS. on Sept. 23, 1862 of long chills.   John Halber Garrison was one of five brothers to serve in CSA.
Charles Garrison

*  GARRISON, Phillip Wilson - Born in Greenville, SC, the of  William Brisby and Louisa Ann Evans Garrison.  On 18 Mar 1862, he enlisted in the Confederate Army ( later assigned to Company H, 34th MS Infantry, commanded by Col. Samuel Benton) at Orizaba, MS in present south Tippah County.  His younger brother, Charles David Wilson Garrison, enlisted with him.  In October, 1862 the Garrison brothers fought at Perryville, KY.  where Phillip was wounded and captured.  Phillip died in captivity on 15 November 1862 and is buried in the Perryville cemetery.
Jimmy Coker

* GATLIN, E. S. - born in Tennessee around the year 1834.  He was a farmer who could neither read nor write.  He was married to Elizabeth "Betsey" D. Gatlin.
    At the age of about 37, E.S. Gatlin was mustered in to the 2nd Regiment, 1st Brigade, Mississippi Volunteers (State Troops) as a Private on 24 August 1861 by Captain Lindsey.  On 19 September 1861, the 2nd Regiment was mustered in to Confederate service for one year by General Alcorn.  Two months later the regiment became the 23rd Regiment Mississippi Infantry by Special Order No. 228 of the Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office, dated 19 November 1861.
    The 23rd Mississippi was sent to garrison Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River in Tennessee.  The entire regiment was captured when the fort fell to Grant’s Federal forces in February 1862.  After the fort was taken, E.S. Gatlin was left at nearby Clarksville, Tennessee to wait on the sick and injured.  E.S. was listed among the sick, also.
    The last available record of E.S. Gatlin’s military service is a Company Muster Roll dated 31 October 1862.  E.S. Gatlin was still carried on the roll as a member of the regiment but listed as "Gatlin sick at Clarksville, now at home."
    E.S. Gatlin lived only about ten years after the war, dying between 1870 and 1880.  He probably did not live long enough to see his son, Edward Leon Gatlin marry Miss Emma Docia Rowland in 1885.  Ed and Docia moved to Tipton County, Tennessee in 1888 and there they lived and reared their children.

    [  There are records of  two "other" E.S. Gatlins who served the Confederacy from the state of Mississippi.  One served in the 1st Regiment Mississippi Partisan Rangers, and the other served as a guard at a Conscription Camp in Enterprise, Mississippi.  The dates of service and ages of the individuals all conflict so that no two of the three E.S. Gatlins appear to be the same person.  This could be a flaw in the record keeping, or it could be that the illiterate E.S. Gatlin did not really know how old he was, or it could be three different individuals. It was not unusual for soldiers on furlough or sick leave to join Partisan Ranger companies to avoid returning to regular military duty.  The E.S. Gatlin who served in the 1st Regiment Mississippi Partisan Rangers enlisted on 1 August 1862, fought the battles of Peyton Mill and Corinth, then deserted on 1 November 1862.  This is certainly in keeping with a man who stayed behind to take care of the sick and then went home.  It was also very common for the men who were too old, or who had already been injured in the war, to serve as guards at military sites close to their homes.  This, too, fits the profile of "our" E.S. Gatlin.  It is beyond the resourses of this author to offer the definitive solution to  the mystery of the three E.S. Gatlins.  They could all have been the same individual, but maybe they weren’t. Submitted by
Jeffry Gatlin

* GENO, John - John was born 1842 in Tippah County Mississippi.  He was the fifth child, first son of Francis and Mary Geno.  John enlisted in L Company 23 Regiment of Mississippi Volunteer Infantry on 19th September 1861.  He was surrendered along with his regiment at the battle of  Fort Donnelson on 16th February 1862.  He was sent to Camp Douglas Illinois where he developed typhoid.  He died in City Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri 12th March 1862.  Submitted by William E. Crawford

* GIBBS, Spencer – Spencer, son of Ambrose Gibbs and Judith Ray, was born June 28, 1819 in Union District, SC.  He married Sarah Ann Ray, his first cousin once removed and daughter of Carrelton (Carry) Ray and Jenet Scott Martin, February 16, 1841 in Union District, SC.  He and his family joined a caravan of several families moving from the Cross Keys area in Union District to Jonesborough in Tippah Co, MS in late October 1859.  He enlisted for military service twice during the war.  His first military record shows he traveled 31 miles to Corinth, MS, with a Double BBL Shot Gun owned by Dempsey T. Bobo, and was Mustered into State Service, at age 42, on December 5, 1861.  He enlisted for a period of 60 days, as a Private in Capt. M. P. Lowrey's Company (Lowrey Guards), 4th Regiment MS Volunteers, 60-day Troops.  This company, also known as Company G of the 2nd Regiment Mississippi 60-day Volunteers, subsequently became Company G, 2nd (Davidson's) Regiment Mississippi Infantry (Army of 10000).  He served in this company until December 30, 1861, a period of 25 days, and it included duty at Bowling Green, Kentucky.  His second military record shows he enlisted August 1, 1863 in Pontotoc, MS, for a 3-year period, in Company G, 1st Regiment Mississippi Partisan Rangers.  He was enlisted by Col. William C. Falkner, the Regiment's commanding officer.  The designation of this regiment was officially changed August 1, 1864 to Company G, 7th Mississippi Cavalry.  His Company Muster Roll for July 1 to October 31, 1864 shows that he was "absent sick since Aug 1, 1864".  The reason for his illness is unexplained, and no other information is provided after October 31, 1864.  Several of his kindred including his son-in-law Sgt. Marion Ray served in Company G, and his brother-in-law John E. McMakin served in Co. B.  After the war, Spencer, an active Mason, moved to Blue Mountain, MS, became the first Blue Mountain Postmaster, and established a mercantile business.  He died July 17, 1882, at age 63, and was buried next to his first wife Sarah, who died October 8, 1879, in Union Cemetery at Chalybeate, MS.  Submitted by Alton Spencer Ray Jr.

* GIBSON, Captain Andrew Jackson  (A.J. Gibson) born 3 November 1839, Mississippi, died 9 November 1903, Ashland, Benton County, Mississippi, buried in the Ashland Cemetery.  Parents John H. GIBSON and Minerva Jane RHODES, one sister Sarah E. GIBSON.  Married Naomi Carolyn GLENN, children John Lewis GIBSON, Hannah B. GIBSON, Joseph Johnson GIBSON, Sarah Fannie GIBSON, Minnie GIBSON, and Carrie D. GIBSON.
    Joined the (3rd) more commonly recognized as the 23rd Mississippi Infantry, also known as Blount Guards, Forrest Cavalry.
    BLOUNT GUARDS (later assigned as Company A)  Tendered July 15, 1861; mustered at Ripley, 13 August 1861; Mustering officer, Capt. C.G. Blount
Officers:

Capt. C.G.Blount
1st Lt. R.M. Swindall
2nd Lt. A.J. Gibson Also served in the 7th Calvary
Date of appointment: 15 October 1861
Enlisted:  19 September 1862 Iuka, MS by Gen. Alcorn for 12 months
Fort Donnelson, TN  Siege & Capture    12-16 Feb. 1862 Co. A 23rd Inf. Regiment (captured) Feb. 1862 and exchanged about Sept. 20, 1862.  Received at Camp Chase 1 Mar. 1862.  Sent to Johnson's Island, Sandusky, Ohio.  17 April 1962.  A.J. Gibson appears on a list of officers of the 3rd Mississippi Regiment surrendered at Fort Donelson, 16 Feb. 1862.  List not dated.  Prisoner at Johnson Island.
Federal prisoner (officers) captured at Richmond, KY, sent to Vicksburg, 1 Sept. 1862 and exchanged 8 Nov. 1862, for Confederate officers delivered at Vicksburg.
Coffeeville, 5 Dec 1862;  Rolling Fork, 20 Mar. 1863;  Fore's Plantation, 25 Mar.1863;  Franklin, TN, 10 Apr. 1863; Battle of Jackson (Captured) 14 May 1863;  Vicksburg, May-July 1863;  Champion Hill or Baker's Creek, 16 May 1863;  Chattanooga, TN, 23-25 Nov. 1863 7th Cal.; Chickamauga, GA, 19-20 Sept. 1863 7th Cal; New Hope Church, GA, at the line of Pumpkin Vine Creek, GA, May 25 - June 4, 1864, 23rd inf.; Atlanta, GA, May- Sept 1864 7th and 23rd;  (Inspection Report dated 20 Aug. 1864 near Atlanta.  Absent commissioned officer accounted for:  sick  July 27, 1864);  Peach Tree Creek, GA, 20 July 1864 23rd inf.;  Ezra Church, GA, 28 July 1864, 23rd inf.; Jonesboro, GA, August 31- September 1, 1864, 23rd inf.;  Battle of Nashville, TN, Dec. 15-16, 1864, 23 inf. (captured at Nashville by forces under Major General Thomas, commanding the Dept. of the Cumberland, 15 Dec. 1864 and forwarded to Capt. S.E. Jones, Louisville, KY, 18 Dec. 1864)  Sent to Military Prison, Louisville, KY, 19 Dec. 1864.  Sent to Johnson's Island 20 Dec. 1864. Released on Oath of Allegiance on 16 June 1865.  Residence: Salem, MS, Fair Complexion, light hair, blue eyes, Height: 6 ft.  Submitted by
Pat Gibson Hendershott

* GILLEN, William Carmichael - served in the Second Miss. Partisan Rangers, Co. E.  He was a Sgt.  He moved to Tippah (or Union) Co. in 1848 from Jefferson Co., Al. He married Mahalia Rowe (whose 3 brothers serving from Pontotoc Co. were killed in the Civil War!) on Aug. 28, 1848.  W.C. was born May 17, 1824 and Mahalia on April 28, 1827.  They had nine children who were raised in this county.  Mahalia died July 7, 1899.  She is buried in Cornerstone Cemetery.  W. C. then went to Navarro Co., Tx. to live with four of his children that had moved to Texas.  He died March 13, 1905 and is buried in Grange Hall Cemetery, Navarro Co., Texas.
Betty Allison

* GLENN, William Lowery- My great great Uncle was Pvt. William Lowery Glenn. He was the son of Lewis and Priscilla Glenn of Tippah County, Ms. He married Ann Treese on July 26, 1859 in Hardeman County, Tn.
    He enlisted in Company H, 1st Regiment Mississippi Partisan Rangers on October 1, 1862 in Ripley, Ms by Colonel Faulkner. This group later disbanded. Many of the soldiers joined other units.
    I believe that after the disbanding of the Partisan rangers that he eventually joined the 1st Battalion Mississippi State Cavalry on April 14, 1864 in Tupelo, Ms.  with Capt. Rees.  This unit was later reorganized as Ham's Regiment Mississippi Cavalry.
    Company H of this unit was present with Wirt Adams on July 7, 1864 outside Jackson, Ms and was involved in an early morning skirmish with Major Slocum's troops who were retreating from Jackson to Clinton after destroying the bridge across the Pearl River. The family bible states that he was killed around 8 in the morning outside Jackson, shot through the head, in the service of the Confederate army.
    I believe that he was left on the field of battle and is probably buried around the Clinton area. I have searched some records and can find no evidence of his death or burial other than the bible. 
I have also been in contact with the local SCV commander in Clinton and he could provide no information other than to inform me that there were a large number of unknowns buried in the local cemetery.
 Submitted by
Gene Young

* GOBER, Bushrod Washington - was born 6/10/1830 in Georgia, possibly DeKalb County. He was the son of Wiley Gober and brother of William Harrison Gober. Bushrod married Arrena Wiginton, daughter of Henry Wiginton and Arrena Reed on 10/22/1852 in Tippah County. According to muster rolls, he served in 12 Battalion, 10th Calvary, Co H. His widow's Bible states, "B.W. Gober was shot and killed by Yankees on the 3rd day of August, 1863." An account of his death is in the dairies of Rev. Samuel Agnew, a copy of which is in the Lee County Public Library (also at http://docsouth.unc.edu/agnew/agnew.html). The entry for 8/4/1863 reads: "It seems that a body of Feds -- number unknown -- came down on Hatchie on Sunday. On Monday they killed Wash Gober. Gober shot a man who had run to the Yankees first. They charged him and eight loads entered his body. This occured near Geno's (formerly Winter's) Mill. The Yankees burned the mill and the residence of a Capt Cheatham. " The entry for 8/6/1863 reads: "The Yankees at Geno's Mill were Reid's Tories (southern unionists). They burned the house of Parson Jeter." Bushrod Gober is buried beside his infant daughter, Mary, at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in what is now Union County, MS. Submitted by Anne Freeman

* GOBER, Francis Marion - was born July 1843 in DeKalb County, Georgia He was the son of William Harrison Gober and Nancy S. Morgan. The family moved to Tippah County about 1847. Known as "Frank," he married Celestia A. Prather 10/13/1865 in Tippah County. She was the daughter of William H. and Mary S. Prather. He moved to Texas about 1886, living in Mertens, Malone and Hubbard in Hill County. He enlisted 6/15/1861 at Iuka, MS. He served in the 4th Calvary Co as as a private, and then in the Miss. 23rd Infantry, Co H, as a sergeant. He filed for a CSA pension in Texas in 1913. His application states "I was in prison at Camp Morton, Ind. Had been in prison 18 months. Captured in West Tennessee. " The battle of Ft. Donelson was the only major battle he was in before he was captured 2/16/1862 at Obion Co., Tennessee. He was held for 18 months and released 5/20/1865 at Vicksburg in a prisoner exchange. Frank Gober died 02/27/1919. Both he and his wife are buried at the City Cemetery in Milford, Ellis County, Texas.
Submitted by Anne Freeman

* GOBER, William Harrison - was born about 1821 in Georgia. The son of Wiley Gober, he married Nancy S. Morgan about 1842. Known as "Harris" Gober, he was a private in Co E, Buncombs Fighting Cocks, 1st Regiment, Mississippi Partisan Rangers (Falkner’s), aka 7th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry. He was enlisted by Col. W.C. Falkner at Molino, Mississippi on 8/1/1862. A map of Brice's Crossroads shows the farm of Harris Gober on the Ripley-Guntown Road, near the Little Hatchie bottoms. This map was Exhibit F in the Sturgis investigation. The bottom of the map notes "The road between Gober and Brown is full of short turns, very hilly and the hills covered with pine wood." According to the diaries of Rev. Samuel Agnew, Harris Gober died 10/16/1893 of cancer. He is presumed buried at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in what is now Union County.  Submitted by Anne Freeman

*GODWIN, Akrial/Achrol H. - was born about 1841 in Tennessee, the son of Allen Godwin and his second wife Martha 'Patsy' Reynolds. The family came to Tippah County, Mississippi, before the beginning of the Civil War. He and five of his brothers of served in the Confederacy. He enlisted in the Confederate cause on July 31, 1861, at Orizaba, Mississippi, a private in Company B. 23rd Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers. He died at Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on November 6, 1861, at age 20, while in Confederate service.[submitted by great-great-grandniece, Peggy Smith Wolfe, 2007]

*GODWIN, Calvin G.  - was born about 1818, in Georgia or North Carolina, the son of Allen Godwin and his first wife Polly Green. The family came to Tippah County, Mississippi, before the beginning of the Civil War. He and five of his brothers of served in the Confederacy. It is known that Calvin served in the Confederacy, but no other particulars about his service; he may have been crippled during his service, as he was known to be a cripple. He married Fannie Riley late in life. He is listed in 1880 as a farm laborer and a basketmaker, living in Ripley Mississippi with his wife and her family. He died in 1884.
[submitted by great-great-grandniece,
Peggy Smith Wolfe,  2007]

*GODWIN, Eli P. - was born about 1834, in Montgomery County, North Carolina, the son of Allen Godwin and his second wife Martha 'Patsy' Reynolds. The family came to Tippah County, Mississippi, before the beginning of the Civil War. He and five of his brothers of served in the Confederacy. He married Dolly Crank on July 29, 1860, in Tippah County, Mississippi, and they had six children in the same county. It is known that Eli served in the Confederacy, but no other particulars about his service; he may have been crippled during his service, as he was known to be a cripple. He rode a horse on sidesaddle. He died in 1898 during a typhoid epidemic in Tippah County.
[submitted by great-great-grandniece,
Peggy Smith Wolfe,  2007)

*GODWIN, Elisha Houston - (sometimes called Joshua), was born about 1832 in  Montgomery County, North Carolina, the son of Allen Godwin and his second wife Martha 'Patsy' Reynolds. The family came to Tippah County, Mississippi, before the beginning of the Civil War. He and five of his brothers of served in the Confederacy. He married Martha Lucinda Jane Kinney in Tippah County, Mississippi, about 1852. They had five children before his death. He enlisted on March 18, 1862, in the Tippah Farmers at Orizaba under Capt. Granville A. Woods and served until his death as a Confederate soldier on February 5, 1863, at a hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
[submitted by great-great-grandniece,
Peggy Smith Wolfe, 2007]

 * GODWIN, Elijah A. 'Lige' - was born October 6, 1839, In McNairy County, Tennessee, the son of Allen Godwin and his second wife Martha 'Patsy' Reynolds. The family came to Tippah County, Mississippi, before the beginning of the Civil War. He and five of his brothers of served in the Confederacy. He married Tennessee-born Minerva J. about 1860, and they had eight children. On March 18, 1862, he enlisted in Company H, 34th Mississippi. He was captured at Chattanooga, Tennessee, and imprisoned at Rock Island, exchanged at James River, Virginia, and paroled at Holly Springs, Mississippi. By 1880,  the family was in Grayson County, Texas, and died in that county at Whitesboro at the home of his daughter on February 28, 1925. [submitted by great-great-grandniece, Peggy Smith Wolfe, 2007]

* GODWIN, Jacob G. - was born 8 February, 1824, in Montgomery County, North Carolina, the son of Allen Godwin and his second wife Martha 'Patsy' Reynolds. The family came to Tippah County, Mississippi, before the beginning of the Civil War. He and five of his brothers of served in the Confederacy. Jacob enlisted on March 18, 1862, in the Tippah Farmers at Orizaba under Capt. Granville A. Woods and served until April 9, 1865. The company subsequently became Co. H, 34 Infantry. Jacob married Levina C. Whittington about 1850 in Tippah County, Mississippi, and they had seven children all born in Tippah County. Between 1870 and 1880, Jacob left Tippah County and moved to Whitesboro, Grayson County, Texas where he died in 1902. [submitted by great-great-grandniece, Peggy Smith Wolfe, 2007]

* GODWIN, Levi Simmons - was born April 15, 1825, in Montgomery County, North Carolina, the son of Allen Godwin and his second wife Martha 'Patsy' Reynolds. The family came to Tippah County, Mississippi, before the beginning of the Civil War. He and five of his brothers of served in the Confederacy. He married Julia Frances Dickey on December 9, 1847, in Pike County Alabama. They had nine children, most of whom were born in Tippah County, Mississippi. He and five of his brothers of served in the Confederacy. Levi served from August 9, 1862. He was listed as a Confederate Private in Company D, 7th Mississippi Cavalry. He was taken prisoner and released on May 29, 1865 at La Grange, Tennessee. He farmed near Salem and died February 26, 1886. [submitted by great-great-grandniece, Peggy Smith Wolfe, 2007]

* GOSSETT, T.S. - My g grandfather T S Gossett (Thadeus Stout). born Nov 15,1845 MS. Died September 6, 1930 in Lampassas, TX buried in Center Cemetery. He served in Co. D 23rd Ms Inf. He enlisted 1861 at Kossuth, MS. He was a Private. He was a prisoner of war, captured at Feb 15, 1862. At ft Donelson and sent from Camp Douglas,IL to Vicksburg to be exchanged. T.S married Dovie McWhorter Nov 22,1866 Tishomingo Co. MS Had One daughter. Wife Dovey died abt 1869. T. S and daughter moved to Texas. He remarried and had six more children. He lived the last few years in Confederate Home in Austin, Texas .  Submitted by Nancy McDaniel

* GRAHAM, WALTER (Watt) COLQUITT - Born August 10, 1842 in Ripley, MS.  He was the second son of William Lewis and Margaret Pearce Graham.  He died May 22, 1935 at the age of 93 and is buried at Gerzium Cemetery, at Myrtle (Union Co.), MS.  His grandfather, William Graham, was a signer of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, which was a precursor to the American Declaration of Independence.
    He was married to Emma Richardson on February 14, 1869, in Ripley, MS.  They had five children, one of whom was my father, Thomas Walter Graham.
    At the age of 19, Walter C. Graham enlisted in the C.S.A. Army.  He was in the Second Mississippi Infantry.  He was in the following battles: First and Second Battles of Manasas; Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia.  The first day at the Seven Pines battle, his right leg was shattered with a rifle ball and broken in three places.  The surgeon told him his leg would have to be amputated.  He refused and argured with the doctor.  Someone offered to carry him to a  nearby home.  Another doctor was called in and he also told him the leg would have to be amputated.  Again, he told him that he would not allow his leg to be taken off.  The doctor then put the leg in a cast.  After many weeks of severe suffering, Mr. Graham recovered enough to report to his commander who sent him home on furlough.  Later, still being afraid of being captured by the enemy, Mr. Graham retured to Virginia, reported to the Army officials and asked for something to do.  He was told that there wasn't anything a boy in his condition could do.  He was then given an honorable discharge.  He then came home to Tippah County, MS, gathered up boys none over 17 years and formed Company I, Second Mississippi, returned again to Virginia and rejoined the Army.  He stayed there until the surrender at Appomatox Court House, April 9, 1865.  I still have his muster roll.
    W. C. Graham is considered the "Founder of the Town of Myrtle, MS".  He gave the tract of land that the railroad station was located on and he made a plat for the town, laying off the streets.  Submitted by  Rosemary Graham Comer, Granddaughter

* GRESHAM, William Jasper - Born 18 Dec. 1844 in Tippah Co. (now Benton).  He was the son of John A. and Nancy Jordan Gresham.  He enlisted at the age of 17 in Co. D 2nd Miss. Infantry.  Will married Susan Alice McDonald 8 Oct. 1865.  He died 27 Sept. 1909 and is buried in Ashland Cemetery, Benton Co.  See this interesting story about him.

HAMER, James Gillespie - Born Sept. 28, 1825 in Anson Co. NC.  Son of Thomas Cochran Hamer & Sarah Cheirs. He married Sarah Caroline Matthews who was daughter of the 15th Governor of Mississippi, Joseph Warren Matthews (1848-50).  There is a privately published book of Hamer family history called John Hicks Hamer of Anson Co NC.  It and family lore states that J. G. Hamer was a Colonel in the Confederate Cavalry. He did apparently go by "Colonel" the rest of his life.  My husband remembered seeing his sabre at a relative's house.  According to it (the Hamer book) and them, he was in Co. H, 17th (or 19th?) Miss. Rgt.  The book says he fought in the battles of Harrisburg, Manassas and others, surrendering in Gainesville AL in 1865.  He enlisted at Tupelo 5/30/1861.  He died July 3, 1905 and is buried in the Hamer Cemetery in Benton County.
Nelda Hamer

*  HAMER, Joseph Louis -  Born August 30, 1837 in Anson Co NC, died March 14, 1900.  Son of Thomas Cochran Hamer & Sarah Cheirs Hamer.  Spouse Ophelia Wilcox. Enlisted May 15, 1861.  He was a Captain in Co. G, 63rd Regimental Cavalry, Mississippi.  Burial place unknown but possibly in the Hamer Cemetery (Benton Co.) with his parents.
Nelda Hamer

*  HATCHER, Lovid Drayton - Born 15 November 1846 in Tippah Co., son of Lovitt M. and Rebecca Hatcher.  Enlisted in Co. G 23rd Volunteers in 1861 and was discharged 24 June 1865.  Prisioner at Camp Douglas, Ill.  Married Julia Ann Wilson 6 April 1870 in Obion Co., TN.  Moved to Mississippi Co., Arkansas about 1900.  Died 17 December 1943 in Blytheville, Mississippi Co., Arkansas.  Buried at Number Nine Cemetery at Number Nine, Arkansas.  Was the last Confederate veteran in Mississippi County, Ark.
Debbie Hammonds

* HAWKINS, James M. - Company G 23rd Reg't Miss Vols., Tippah Riflemen
James M. Hawkins was the 2nd of 4 sons of Edward and Elizabeth Hawkins who fought for the Confederacy.  James was born 1827 in Tenn. and came to Tippah Co., MS with his family before 1850.  He was married to Martha Jane McMulan? (1834-1880) and had 1 son and 4 girls.  Pvt. James Hawkins enlisted 22 Oct 1862 age 35 in Co. G 23rd Miss inf. Tippah Riflemen at Ripley, MS.  Two of James’ brothers, David and William (who would raise James’ son for awhile after the war) were also in Co. G with him.  His brother Ralph was in Co. G 34th Miss Inf.

    31 Oct 1862 James is sick in Hospital at Holly Springs, MS.  It is thought that James was in the battle of Coffeeville, MS 5 Dec 1862 but by the 20th  of Dec. he was sick again in the Regt. Hospital.  James was sent to Cranden/Brandon (spelling?) Hospital 25 May 1863 and finally died just over a year later 4 Sep 1863 at Lauderdale Springs Hospital, Lauderdale, MS and buried there in the Lauderdale Springs Confederate Cemetery.  Death was listed as Anasarea.
    James was the typical soldier that died of disease as almost twice as many soldiers died from disease and other causes as died in battle.  These men may not have fought in the popular battles of history but the sacrifices of their service will not be forgotten by their families.
    James was far from home during this awful time of his life but certain he received some comfort from his brothers.  To leave a wife and 5 children and go to war one must believe he felt the cause was most important for his family and descendents. Submitted by
Steven Rutherford  2nd Great Grandson of James M. Hawkins,Ripley, MS

*
HEATH, Henry Griffin -- was born February 17, 1823 in Haversham County, Georgia. He was the son of John and Mary Heath. Henry married Martha Samatha Clark, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth, on March 3, 1847 in Haversham County, Georgia.
    The Heath family traveled to Texas by oxen and wagon from Georgia before 1848. Children of Henry G. and Martha Heath were:
1. John Taylor Heath, born May 15, 1848, married Myra Ganes McAlister
2. Franklin Newton Heath, born November 20, 1849
3. Jospeh Allen Heath, born January 1, 1851
4. Mary Heath, born and died in 1852.
5. Kenseda Ermine Heath, born November 7, 1855
6. Henryetta Heath, born Februrary 7, 1866

All were born in Texas except Henryetta. Henry and family moved from Texas to Tippah County around 1859 to be near the Clark family.
    Henry Griffin Heath enlisted in Co. I 2nd Miss. Infantry March 5, 1862 at Ripley for three years. He joined the regiment at Fredericksburg, Va. April 6, 1862. His captains were Robert Story and Joshua Benson. He was wounded at 2nd Manassas. He was in the General Hospital, Farmville, VA. August of 1863 with a severe gunshot injury to the right thigh. He was furloughed to report to the nearest camp of instruction in Mississippi for 60 days. A company muster rool, March 3 to May 1, 1862 says absent sick at Ashland, Va. April 14th, also sick at Ashland, Va. He was furloughed home July 10, 1864 and struck from the rolls August 31, 1864 for continued absence.
    Among remarks is, left sick at Blackwater Camp, Va. April 9, 1863 by order of surgeon, sent to hospital Petersburg, June 4th. One document lists Henry G. as a farmer, another as a shoe maker. He was 6 ft. tall, blue eyes, dark hair, and dark complexion.
    Henry was on a roll of Prisoners of War and paroled May 24, 1865 at LaGrange, Tennessee. Somewhere between his injury and being struck from the rolls, he must have rejoined the regiment. From LaGrange, he went back to his family and I am sure he was needed badly at home. Several fierce battles were fought around Ripley. Their Courthouse was burned and many things destroyed.
    Martha Samantha Clark Heath was born January 8, 1825 in Georgia.  She died in Tippah County December 24, 1885 and is buried in New Hope Cemetery. Henry G. married Mrs. N.C. Whitt on August 30, 1886 and moved back to Red River County, Texas in 1887 along with the John Taylor Heath family.
    Henry died May 9, 1900 in Red River County, Texas. He is buried in a small churchyard of a Baptist church the family attended while living in Texas.
See picture of him.


Sibyl D. Slain

* HICKEY, Pvt. Henry Harvey- Co. D Ham's Reg't Ms. Cav. unit also known as 16th Battalion Cav. Ms. State Troops Henry enlisted the 18th of July 1863 at Baldwyn. He had his own gun, was 5ft 10inches tall, had dark hair and dark eyes. Not a lot is known to the author about his war record but according to a family story he lost a leg while serving the Confederacy. He was discharged May 5, 1864 in Tupelo. Henry Harvey and Jemima Sharp Hickey and their children were pioneer settlers who came from Tn. to Tippah Co. during the 1850's. They settled on a farm in the Lebanon community. Henry was born in 1823 in Tn. and Jemima in 1826 in S. C. They raised a family of 8 children. Henry died Jan. 18, 1879 and Jemima died Aug. 2, 1890. Both are buried in the Old Bethany/Brice's Crossroads Cemetery very near to the site of the Confederate soldiers graves. Henry does not have a government issued Confederate military marker.
CSA Service Record H.H. Harvey NA Microfilm #269 Roll #75

Betty Ford

*  HICKS, Caleb Ceiles - Son of Joseph and Jemima Cox Hicks, born Nov. 27, 1829 in Bedford Co., TN.  He married Mary Ann Smith.  She was born August 17, 1831 in NC, and died March 10, 1907 in Whitney, Hill County, Texas. According to National Archives records he enlisted in Co. "G" 34th Regiment, Miss. Volunteers on April 22, 1862 at Tippah, MS by Capt. Huddleston.  (This was first known as the 37th Regiment). He was shot in the face at the Battle of Perryville, KY and was left in the Confederate Hospital there to be captured.  His wound disfigured him for the remainder of his life though he covered it with a beard.  He was exchanged at Vicksburg, MS on November 15, 1862.  After recovering from his wounds he returned to duty about May 1863.  He was promoted to corporal before he was captured outside of Atlanta on August 3, 1864.  He arrived at Camp Chase, Illinois on August 14, 1864 and remained there until March 18, 1865 when he was transferred to Point Lookout, MD. The war ended before he could be exchanged.  He died March 6, 1914 in Whitney, TX where he had moved in the fall of 1870 with his family, his brother John Ellis Hicks' widow, and their ex-slaves.  Here he rejoined the rest of the Hicks family who had moved here prior to the Civil War. Caleb and wife were both buried in DeGraffenreid Cemetery.  In 1950 this cemetery was covered by Lake Whitney and their remains were relocated to the Whitney Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Submitted by J. Rex Reed     See picture of him

*  HICKS, James Haywood - Born in Hardeman Co., TN Feb. 10, 1834, the son of Joseph and Jemima Cox Hicks.  He never married.  According to National Archives Records James enlisted in the Company "D" of the 19th Texas Cavalry,  Parson's Brigade on March 28, 1862 at Hillsboro, TX.  He was described as being 5 feet 7 inches tall with blue eyes and sandy hair.  His age was incorrectly listed as 38 (he was 28 at the time). His enlistment shows he traveled 70 miles to the rendezvous and provided a horse worth $125 and equipment worth $20.  Most of his service was in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.  He was engaged in several actions during the war including the Battle of Yellow Bayou.  His comrades said that he was one of the truest and bravest soldiers in the company.  He died March 27, 1914 in Whitney, TX and was buried in DeGraffenreid Cemetery. In 1950 this cemetery was covered by Lake Whitney and J. H. Hicks’ remains were relocated to the Whitney Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Submitted by J. Rex Reed    See picture of him

*  HICKS, John Ellis - Born Oct. 28, 1827, the son of Joseph and Jemima Cox Hicks.  He married Lucinda Swain about 1850.  He enlisted along with many of his cousins in Co. "K" 34th Miss (also known as the 37th) Infantry on April 25, 1862 in Holly Springs, MS. He is said to have been saying his goodbye's to his wife and five children when his brother Caleb blew a horn at the end of a lane.  He rode off with the group and his family never saw him again.  He and his brother Caleb of Company "G" were in the Battle of Perryville.  Caleb was severely wounded while John was one of only seven men present in Company "K" after the battle. On March 15, 1863 John was sent to the hospital by the Brigade Surgeon.  He died of severe diarrhea at Lumpkin Hospital in Rome, GA on April 25, 1863.  He left behind $9.70 in cash along with his uniform worth $16.00 and his Confederate Government issued canteen and haversack.  He was buried in the Confederate Section of Myrtle Cemetery in Rome.  Years after the war his brother Caleb asked the publisher of the local paper to check with a friend in Rome to determine if John’s grave could be found.  John’s grave was discovered, marked as J. E. Hicks of the 37th Miss Infantry.  After the war, Caleb moved John’s family with his own family to Texas. After the war on December 18, 1865 a deceased Administrator’s bond was processed; the bondsman was S. J. McCurley and the bond was signed by his brother Caleb C. Hicks.
    Brother Caleb Hicks wondered about his brother’s grave.  The following letter was published in the
February 12, 1898 Whitney, TX Messenger, CONFEDERATE J.E. HICKS' grave, Letter to the Editor of the Whitney Messenger from Rome, Georgia, January 28, 1898.

Dear sir,
By request of my old friend, Uncle Caleb Hicks, of your town, I have made a diligent search for his brother's grave in the Confederate Soldiers' cemetery here. This lonely hallowed spot is a part of Myrtle Hill cemetery where the citizens of Rome bury their dead, and furthermore I must say, one of the grandest and most beautiful cities of the dead I ever saw. In the Soldiers' grave yard there are some four or five hundred graves, all nicely marked with a white marble slab about two feet high, one foot wide and two inches thick. Those of the soldiers who were located before they died here in the hospital their tombstone has their name letter of their company, number of regiment and what state they are from. Those that were not located their tombs were marked "unknown".  The graves are in nice straight rows each way.
This morning I took it upon myself to go over the cemetery and read the name on every tomb, and one slab only I find the name of J.E. Hicks, company K, 37th Mississippi. I hope this name and description I send you will fit for Mr. Hicks' brother.
Signed, Joseph L. Pearce.
March 5, 1898 
Submitted by: 
J. Rex Reed   See pictures

* HICKS, John Jasper - born 6 Feb. 1831 in Hardeman Co., TN to William and Mary "Polly" Cox Hicks. William Hicks died there in 1836 and Mary Polly moved to Tippah Co. MS soon afterwards.  About 1845 she married Thomas Elliott. 
    John Jasper served in Co. D 2nd Mississippi Infantry. He was a Lt. at the battle of Gettysburg. His first cousin, Joseph Jasper Cox was in his Co. and was killed July 3rd, the day of Pickett's charge.  John Jasper's grandson, John Boyd McGaughy says Jasper was in the charge and was overseeing his company's retreat when he was shot in the back.  Jasper recovered and a couple of months later filled out the paperwork to settle the account of Joseph Jasper Cox with the Confederate government. John Jasper later made Captain and was wounded at the Wilderness, May 5, 1864, and disabled.
    Jasper married Mary Elizabeth "Bertie" Autry February 16, 1871 in Benton County.  They had one daughter, Mary Louisa Hicks born 6 Oct. 1872 married Robert Bell McGaughy.
    Jasper was the first Chancery Clerk of Benton County, taking office in 1870.  He was also an investor in Col. Wm. C. Falkner's railroad that ran through Ripley.
    Bertie died 12 Dec. 1907 and John Jasper died 8 Nov. 1910.  Both are buried in Liberty Methodist Cemetery in Benton County.

See picture of him

* HICKS, Richard Vandine - Born in Tippah Co. Jun. 18, 1843, the son of Joseph and Jemima Cox Hicks.  He moved to Texas when he was 12.  According to National Archives Records Richard enlisted with brother James in the Company "D" of the 19th Texas Cavalry, Parson's Brigade on March 28, 1862 at Hillsboro, TX.  He was described as being 5 feet 6 1/2 inches tall with gray eyes and brown hair.  Most of his service was in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.  After the war he married Eliza Wallen.  She died after only two years of marriage and he married Victoria Hays.  He died June 18, 1901 in Whitney, TX and was buried in DeGraffenreid Cemetery. In 1950 this cemetery was covered by Lake Whitney and R. V. Hicks’ remains were relocated to the Whitney Memorial Gardens Cemetery, marked by a white Confederate tombstone.  Victoria drew a Texas state Confederate pension from his service.

*HILL, David J. - David J. was born September 4, 1827, the oldest child of John and Armanelia Davis Hill of Clover, York County, S.C. He had a brother, Lawson Alexander Hill, and a sister, Fannie. David was a civil engineer, land surveyor, and educator when he came to Blue Mountain, Tippah County, MS. prior to the Civil War.
    David enlisted March 4, 1861 at Ripley, MS in the O'Conner Rifles which became Company B, 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry. Muster rolls July - October 1862 show him detailed as "baggage guard". He was wounded in the leg and captured July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg and from July 25 to September 25, 1863 he was a patient at U.S.A. General Hospital, Baltimore, MD. He was transferred with 538 Confederate prisoners to City Point, VA and admitted to General Hospital, Howard's Grove, Richmond, VA. January - October, 1864 he was "present" as a private in his old unit Co. B, 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry. From November 1864 to February 1865 he was detailed as "Brigade shoemaker since Dec. 16, 1864". According to a roll of Prisoners of War at Point Lookout, MD, David was captured April 2, 1865 at Hatchers Run and arrived at City Point, VA on April 3. He signed an Oath of Allegiance to the United States on June 27, 1865 and appears on a register dated July 1865 stating, "Transportation furnished to Salsbury, Tenn."
    David married Mary F. Smith April 4, 1867 at Blue Mountain, MS where he spent the rest of his life as a farmer and educator. David and Mary were the parents of six children; Ellen B., Calles P., Thomas D., David J., Lawson Alexander, and Mary T. David died at the home of his son Thomas at Blue Mountain October 18, 1905. His wife Mary had died August 23, 1895. Both are buried in the New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery near Blue Mountain, MS.

Raymond Settle
Photo of David J. Hill

*  HOBSON, William B. - William was born May 5, 1842.  He was the son of John P. and Lucinda Morgan Hobson.  According the the Partial List of Confederate Soldiers on the Tippah County Page, he probably served in Co. "A" 23rd Miss.  He was allowed pension for his service Sept. 6, 1916 according to Court Records.  William married Josephine Ellen Persons, daughter of Joseph John and Nancy Persons Dec. 26, 1865 in Tippah County.  They lived near Antioch Primitive Baptist Church near the Benton County line.  William died December 20, 1920 and is buried in Shady Grove Cemetery in Tippah County.

*  HOLIDAY, John Wesley Penison - John was born June 30, 1830.  He served the Confederacy as a 1st Lt. in Co. "B" 34th Miss.  He married Mary Ann McAlister October 29, 1869 in Tippah County.  Mary was the daughter of Samuel and Nancy McFall McAlister.  John died December 09, 1902 and is buried in the McAlister Cemetery in Tippah County.

* HOLLEY, Grant Hamilton - was the son of Pleasant and Grace Holley (buried in Tippah Co.).  Grant H. Holley was born Dec. 2, 1834 in Tennessee, married Eliza Ellen Rich (b. June 24, 1836).  Grant and Eliza Ellen (Rich) had the following children: Thomas Elija, Mortha Cordelia, Benn Duncan, Nancy Pearl, Judy.
    Grant was a soldier in the Civil War (Co. K 10th Miss. Inf.), was taken prisoner to Illinois for six months.   When he was release he said they gave him a suit of clothes, a bottle of whiskey, and a train ticket to Corinth, MS.  In 1870 or 1871, Grant moved to McNairy County, TN.
    His second marriage was to Margaret Hix, June 13, 1873.  They had one child, Ludie.

Notes:  Grant, Eliza Ellen, Margaret, and Aunt Ludie are all buried in the Moore Schoolhouse cemetery in McNairy County near Selmer, TN.     
Patricia Holly Brower

HOVIS, (Hugh) Lawson Berry   Note: My information about my great grandfather, Lieutenant Colonel Lawson B. Hovis, is almost entirely from Andrew Brown's history The Mississippi Partisan Rangers, C. S. A. with additions from his correspondence with my family members and their remembrances.

   
Lawson B. Hovis was a First Lieutenant in the O'Conner Rifles when they went to Virginia in spring 1861, first to Lynchburg where it was mustered into the Provisional Army of the Confederate States, then on to the Shenandoah Valley, the first battle of Manassas, and on into winter quarters at Dumfries. One of his grandsons, Lagrone
Tigert, said that Hovis was with General Bee when the general mentioned Jackson standing like a stonewall. Hovis wrote a letter to his wife describing that famous battle which was placed in the cornerstone of the Confederate monument in Ripley in 1911.
   

    Brown wrote that Hovis "had an excellent record in the Confederate Army, having served capably in Virginia as Adjutant of the Second Mississippi Infantry. . . ." Back in Mississippi the next year, he assisted Col. William C. Falkner in recruiting the First Mississippi Partisan Rangers. In July 1862 Hovis was made captain of Company B and on September 2 was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the Regiment.

     Hovis saw action at Rienzi. Unknown to him, he was actually complimented by General Sheridan who wrote of the attack by the Rangers saying only three companies were not "raw levies." According to Brown "the context makes it plain that" they "were those commanded by Hovis."Col. Hovis was captured in Ripley by Union Forces Jan. 29, 1863 and spent time in a northern prison camp. According to his wife, the Yankees took his fine horse and put him on a poor, bony animal when they led him away. He was exchanged about the first of June. During the time he was gone, Col. Falkner was reassembling the Partisans who by summer became know as the Seventh Mississippi Regiment. By mid-July Hovis was basically the field commander of most of Falkner's regiment.   
     A report written by Col. John McGuirk of the Third Mississippi Cavalry about the "skirmish" at Colliersville where Hovis lead three companies in surprising a strong Federal picket outpost and driving them back into town stated, "Lieutenant-Colonel Hovis became very hoarse from his exertions on rallying his men."
    The history of this regiment in combat is well documented by Brown, but on December 4,1863, in the thick of the battle at Moscow, Tennessee, Hovis suffered a severe wound in the left leg near the knee joint.  Trying to get home, he was taken as far as Rocky Ford, west of Oxford. His wife told of riding there on horseback to visit him. Too ill to get back to Ripley, he died at Rocky Ford on March 26, 1864 of gangrene poisoning.

    According to Andrew Brown: "It is not too much to say that the death of Hovis was the greatest loss the First Mississippi Partisan Rangers suffered during its checkered career. In contrast to the colorful Falkner, Hovis was unassuming, and partly for that reason has never received his just reward at the hands of history. But it is a fact, and one that cannot be attributed to mere coincidence, that when Hovis was with the Rangers, they were an efficient fighting unit; when he was absent, they were always somewhat disorganized. His achievement in reassembling the regiment after the rout at Hernando and the resignation of Falkner, and welding it into a reliable combat organization, was truly outstanding. It is regrettable that he did not live long enough to serve under Forrest, for his record shows clearly that he was Forrest's type of officer. Colonel Hovis was a brave man, a trusted leader, and an outstanding combat officer."
    Lawson B. Hovis was born in Lincolnton, North Carolina November 4, 1826. His parents were Elias Hovis and Eliza Ann Whitherspoon who moved to Ripley in 1845. He was the second of ten children. After serving with the Third U.S. Artillery in the War with Mexico (keeping a journal which was published in his hometown newspaper, the Lincoln Courier) and visiting the California gold fields, Hovis returned to North Carolina. He and his wife, Laura Sarepta Phifer, moved to Ripley about 1852 as newlyweds. Hovis had a carriage shop, winning prizes for his workmanship. He was the father of 5 children: Addie Irene (Mrs. Hugh Porter Tigert), Madella B. (died in infancy), Carrie L., Charles L. (Katherine Tigert), and Katherine Lavinia (Mrs. John Chesterfield Wallace). He is buried in Ripley Cemetery. His gravestone reads: "Rest soldier rest, thy warfare o're; safely anchored in the harbor of Eternal Rest."  Submitted by: Jane Wallace

Picture of
Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Lawson Berry Hovis and poems written by him and his family.


*HUDDLESTON, William Tanner- (John B. 6, Thomas 7, Thomas Sr. 8, Robert Sr 9) was born in Marshall Co. MS. 7/10/1838  to John B and Amelia Rowland Huddleston who had migrated to Mississippi from Virginia and Tennessee.   According to the census of 1840 he was living in Marshall Co. MS with his parents and a younger brother. About 1844 the family moved to Tippah Co. where he grew up on the family farm.
    He married Sarah Adaline Street, daughter of Anderson and Keziah McBride Street in Tippah Co. MS, 11/4/1855.  To this union were born the following children:  Amanda Jane, John Anderson, America, Jeremiah Elam, Josiah, Elizabeth, and Nancy Emily.  On Jan. 23, 1861 he purchased 80 acres of land from his father-in-law for $320.  This place was located in Section 21, Township 3, Range 3 East. In 1882 eighty acres and in 1884 one hundred sixty acres more were acquired in the same section.
    The Civil War interrupted his farming career and his life style.  William enlisted July 23, 1861 at Pittmans Ferry as a private.  On December 8, 1861, he was appointed a 2nd Lt.  On May 7 1862 he was promoted to 1st Lt. Company A, 15th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry.  William served with this Company until February, 1864, participating in numerous battles.  On Dec 31, 1862 he was wounded in the arm and side during the battle of Murfreesboro, TN.  One of his ggrandsons has the bullet that was removed from his side. William was captured by the Union Army near Natchez MS on Jan 13, 1864.  Approximately one year and five months was spent as a prisoner of, held captive at Camp Chase, Ohio until March 25, when he was transferred to Fort Delaware. William was released from captivity June 16, 1865 after signing an oath of allegiance to the United States.
    William T returned to Tippah Co and his family, resuming his farming operations in 1865.  Most of the family income was obtained from farming, however he was also a carpenter and blacksmith. Additional income was received from these sources. One of his specialities was building coffins.  His book of accounts showed that some of his accounts were not paid until the end of the year. Some accounts were paid in cash, others were paid with farm produce, and some were never paid. William T. Huddleston was a Primitive Baptist and served as clerk of his church, Antioch Primitive Baptist Church, for many years. Army records describe William T as being 5'10" in height, light complexion, having light hair and blue eyes. William T. Huddleston died Sept. 29, 1903, and was buried in Antioch cemetery, located about 7 miles northwest of Ripley, MS.  Sarah followed him in death on May 21, 1910, and was laid to rest beside him. See picture of him.

Leslie C. Buchanan

*HUDSPETH, George W. - George joined Co. "K" 18 Mississippi Calvalry, enlisting in the fall of  1862.  The commanders were Captain Lox, Daniel Benton and Captain Mitchell.  George married Dora Mae Webb Dec. 1, 1870.  He died  Nov. 1901 in Benton Co.  Mississippi.
Jana Mayfield

*HUGHES, Capt. Frank M. - Possibly of the most beloved couples in the early days of Wylie were "Uncle Frank" and "Aunt Margaret" Hughes. Settlers were few and far between in the little settlement of Nickleville when they came here December 24, 1869.
    Uncle Frank, a first cousin to Uncle Andy Burns, was born near Real Foot Lake, in Hardin County, Tennessee on January 8, 1825. The death of his father in 1837 turned this carefree boy into days of early manhood. He and his mother soon moved to McNairy County, Tennessee but later moved to Tippah County, Mississippi in 1845. In Tippah County Frank married Elizabeth Burns on January 4, 1846. To them were born six children. Uncle Frank outlived them all.
    The next move made by the Hughes family made by the Hughes family was to Tishomingo County, Mississippi in 1849. After the death of Elizabeth, Frank wed Margaret Waters on January 8, 1867. To this union was born nine children.
    This couple raised three children of Mr. Hughes sister, Mary Ann Cunningham. Mary Ann married Mareth L.D. Cunningham, 32nd Mississippi Infantry, Company C.  She died of overwork and exposure after Mareth did not return home from the war.
    In 1861 Frank enlisted in Company C, 32nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment as 1st Lt. He participated in the Battle of Shiloh and other entanglements until failing health brought him home with an honorable discharge. After he got well, Frank returned to the Cavalry as a scout. At the fierce battle of Jonesbough, Georgia on July 28, 1864, he was promoted to Captain, an honor which he held until war's end.
    Before coming to Wylie, Texas in 1869 Frank had asked his cousin, Andy Burns, to buy a plot of land for him, which Andy did. This one spot remained home to his family for many years. He bought and sold other properties and invested in many businesses, although he had little formal education. He was a very well-informed gentleman on community affairs.
    Margaret (born 1841) died in Wylie, Texas in 1920. Frank died at his home February 2, 1919. Both are buried in the Wylie Cemetery. They had been members of the Primitive Baptist Church for 45 years and lived their religion.
    At Frank Hughes funeral services four of his Civil War comrades attended, complete in arms and uniform. They presented the old flag of the Confederacy which Frank had followed throuh a war, and they also presented Frank's beloved Stars and Stripes, which he had been proud of in his last years.
Randy Howald

* JACKSON, Morgan S. -  Morgan S. Jackson, Private, Company A, 3rd & 23rd Mississippi Infantry Regiment, enlisted on September 19, 1861 at Iuka by Gen. James. L. Alcorn in "Blount Guards" of Tippah County.  This company was mustered into service on August 24, 1861 at Iuka and assigned as Company A of the 3rd Mississippi Infantry Regiment. Its officers were Captain C. G. Blunt, 1st Lieut. R. M. Swindall, and 2nd Lieut. J. T. McBride. It was enlisted for a period of 12 months.  The Regiment responded to Gen. A. S. Johnston's call to defense and was moved into Kentucky to defend the Confederacy's northern borders.
    The company roster shows Private. Jackson "present" from November 1, 1861 through December 1862. In February 1862, the regiment was moved into the outer defensive line of the earthen fortification known as Ft. Donaldson.  It was here on February 16, 1862, that 546 men of the 561 present of the regiment were surrendered.  The prisoners of war were dispersed to three different prisons.  Pvt. Jackson was assigned to (prison) Camp Douglas in the Chicago, Illinois area.  Here he was to remain until exchanged at Vicksburg in September 1862.
    On November 19, 1861, the regiment had been redesignated the 23rd Regiment Mississippi Infantry. On September 24, 1862 Pvt. Jackson reenlisted at Jackson, Mississippi for the balance of the war at the reorganization of the new regiment.
    Company records state that Jackson was detailed on "extra duty" to the hospital (Vicksburg) on December 25, 1862. This allowed him to spend the winter months in productive work. North Mississippi was in Union control, therefore leave was of little benefit. This also carried higher pay in the capacity of hospital Stewart.
    On May 1, 1863, with the spring campaigns beginning, he "requested" to go back to his unit as a private. However, he apparently did his hospital duties too well, for a little over two weeks later, on May 16, he was again detailed as hospital Stewart to the Medical Department (surgeon) in Vicksburg. The May 16 company roster states, "Supposed to be at Vicksburg detailed to Surgeon!" Another possibility exists that he was never  released from medical hospital duty even though requested. It doesn't appear he ever returned to his unit.
    In the meantime the regiment fought on May 16, 1863 at the bloody battle of Champion Hill (outside Vicksburg). The Confederate forces were forced to redraw toward Jackson. In June, under Gen. Joe E. Johnston, they attempted to relieve Vicksburg.
    On crossing the Big Black River, the soldiers met superior Union forces and were forced to withdraw back to the defenses of Jackson, leaving Vicksburg to its sealed fate. Vicksburg surrendered July 4, 1863. However, Pvt. Jackson didn't survive long enough to see that happen. He was killed on July 1, 1863 at the siege of Vicksburg. Had he been with his regiment, he might have lived to face other battles.
    Not to be confused, there is another M. S. Jackson, who was a member of Company C., 20th Tennessee Infantry Regiment (from Nashville area) and was captured the day after the battle of Shiloh/Pittsburg  Landing and also was assigned to prison at Camp Douglas (Records dated August 1, 1862.) Both men were there at the same time, but obviously two entirely different individuals with the same surname and initials.

Submitted by Tom L. Childers , 2nd great grandson.  Researched by W. C. Jackson, great grandson, of Walnut, Mississippi.  Morgan Jackson was buried in an unknown grave in Vicksburg. On June 11, 1994, a monument was dedicated at Little Hope Cemetery near Falkner, Mississippi. The story and pictures appeared in the Southern Sentinel a few days later.

* JAMES, Lt. William Harris - was born Nov. 7, 1940 New Salem, Tippah County, MS and died Oct. 6, 1914, Bellefonte, Boone County, Arkansas.
    William enlisted as a private soldier in September 1861 in Co. A (Blackland Gideonites) of the 3rd Miss. Infantry. His regiment was redesignated the 23rd Miss. Infantry on Nov. 19, 1861. William was captured with his regiment at Fort Donelson on Feb. 15, 1862. He was transferred to the prison at Camp Douglas, Illinois and exchanged at Vicksburg. Miss. In September 1862. William rejoined the regiment under Captain Andrew Jackson, company A of the 23 Miss. Infantry. On April 30, 1864 William became a 2d Lt. In Company A. He was captured at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee on Dec. 15, 1864. William was transferred to the prison at Johnson Island, Ohio where he took the oath of allegiance on June 16, 1865.
    William returned to Tippah County after leaving Johnson Island. In the fall of 1866 his father, Newberry James Jr., left Tippah County and settled in Carroll (later Boone) County, Arkansas. William followed his family some weeks later. He married Rebecca Ann Smith on January 2, 1870. He and Rebecca had four children, but only two lived past childhood. William taught school, farmed, and ran water powered grist mill.  Submitted by: Steve James

 

* JOBE, J.W. - was the youngest child of Samuel and Sarah Frank Jobe. The family moved to Tippah Co. MS when he was a small boy.  He was the first  of the 6 Jobe brothers to enlist in the Civil War.  When he was just 19 years old he went to Canaan, MS and signed into the Confederate services for the duration of the war.  Enlistment date was Feb. 25, 1863, discharge date was June 28, 1865. He was a Cpl. Co. H 19th MS. Inf. C.S.A.  In the early part of the war he was wounded, however he continued to serve. He was taken a prisoner of war on April 2, 1865 and was released at the close of the war. After the close of the war, he returned to his hometown and became a postmaster at Antioch, MS.  The post office was located in his home and the neighboring patrons came once or twice a week to pick up their mail. He obtained the mail by riding horse back to Ripley, MS once or twice a week.  On Oct. 18, 1865 he married Julia Ann Peeler, daughter of Joseph Daniel and Amanda (Mandy) Peeler.
    They moved to near Texarkana AR, but did not stay there long.  As they were on their way back to MS their oldest child died, and was buried in AR.
    He was a farmer and lived the remainder of his life in Tippah Co. MS.  He died in 1904, and he and Julia are both buried in Antioch Cemetery, Tippah Co. MS. (from information contained in "Samuel Jobe and Y'all by Willard Davis Kent and Virginia Davis Kent)  Submitted by: 
Leslie C. Buchanan
 

* JOHNSON, Lewis - of Faulkner Miss.  Served in the 34th Miss. Co. A.  He enlisted 2 Feb 1862.  Lewis Johnson m. Nancy Jane Clemmer 25 Oct. 1868 and had the following children:  Lucy Jane, Fanny, Joseph, John, Ella, Jennie E. and Minnie.  He was born in 1838 and died 1909.  He is buried either in Green cemetery or Little Hope (conflicting reports).   (Note: there is a marker for Louis Johnson of Co. A 34th Miss. Inf. C.S.A in Little Hope cemetery and Nancy is buried there according to her obituary, apparently in an unmarked grave.  Mrs. Louis Johnson's obituary was in the Sentinel Apr. 3, 1913 and it says she died recently at Falkner.)  Submitted by:  L.S. Miller

* JOHNSON, William Marion - was born in 1832 in Lauderdale Co., AL.  He was the son of William and Early Springer Johnson.  The family moved to Tippah Co. in 1836, the year of its organization.  William Marion was a blacksmith as was his father.  He first married Nancy C., maiden name unknown.  He married 2nd Roenia Crouch 12 Dec. 1872 in Benton County MS.  He was a member of C.T. Bond Lodge number 239 in Hickory Flat.
    William was a corporal in Captain Francis A. Wolff's Company F  3rd Battalion Mississippi Infantry. He enlisted on October 27, 1861 to serve one year. Captin Wolff enlisted him and discharded him.  He was a volunteer and was honorably discharged.  His records indicate that he was 30 years old, six feet in height, tan complexion, hazel eyes, light hair, and a blacksmith when enlisted.  He was discharged at New Oleans, Louisiana, on February 20, 1862.
    William Marion Johnson was conscripted for service three years after he was honorably discharged.  He appeared in New Oleans for medical examination, and his Certificate of Examination was dated on February 7, 1865.  He was enrolled by Lt. Johnson at Enterprise, MS, in Clark County.  Upon examination he was found "to be incapable of performing active service in the field" and was permanently exempt.  He was examined by J.D. Alison, Surgeon, P.A.C.S., and L. Lindsay, Surgeon, P.A.C.S., and was found to have "Phthisis Pulmonalis", tuberculosis, and "Nephritis", an inflamation of the Kidneys.
    William Marion died 26 Feb. 1890 in Union County and was buried in Hickory Flat, Benton County MS.  His grave has not been located because the headstone is missing.  The Civil War Pension Application of his second wife Roenia Crouch Johnson contains a sworn statement by L.H. Elliott, 81 years old, of Hickory Flat, Benton County, MS which states that William Marion Johnson served in Company F  3rd Mississippi Battalion, 1861-1862, at Grenada, Mississippi; Corinth, Mississippi; and New Orleans, Louisiana.  He served about one year and was discharged on account of his health.  He was not a commissioned officer and was not under conscript.  He was a volunteer and served as an infantryman.   Mr. Elliott served personally with William Marion Johnson under Captain F.A. Wolff and Col. A.B. Hardcastle, Company F, 3rd. Battalion of Mississippi Volunteers.  The statement was taken by M.L. Elliott, Mayor, Hickory Flat, Benton County, Mississippi.  John Gowdy, 76, of Hickory Flat made a similiar statement in support of the application.  Submitted by: 
Roger Alex Powell, Jr.   See picture of him.

* KENNEDY, Captain James Leonidas "Lee"was the first of the Kennedys to be born in Mississippi.  Based upon the census of 1880, he was born either in 1840 or 1841 due to his age at the time of the census.  His birthdate was not recorded on the census form.  The census of 1850 for Tippah County is the first federal census to list everyone in the households by name.  It lists James Lee's name as "Leonidas", a name from which "Lee" was derived.  He was known throughout his life as Lee, probably to distinguish him from his father, James H. Kennedy.
    James H. Kennedy moved to Mississippi with his family about 1838 or 1839 from South Carolina.  James Lee was probably born on the 1,000 acre farm that his father owned in Tippah County.  He was the third of six children.  His brothers and sisters were:  Augustus, Elizabeth, Ross, Oliver, and Samuel L.   Lee named one of his sons William Ross and another Samuel.
    James L. Kennedy enlisted at the town of Lebanon, Mississippi on 6 March 1862. His regiment, the 32nd Mississippi Infantry, was one of several raised in Tippah County.  It would probably be safe to assume that James L. Kennedy was a farmer prior to the war since that is what is the postwar census cites as his occupation.  Official muster records show that James L. Kennedy joined the Confederate Army at the age of 20 as a private. His unit was Captain W. R. Nelson's Company, Mississippi Volunteers. Nelson's Company subsequently became Company B, 32nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment.  His enlistment was for "3 years or war".
    Subsequent records show that he was absent "by orders of the surgeon" due to sickness in May and June.  On 22 August his company elected him 2nd Lieutenant as was the custom of the time in volunteer units.  He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on 24 August 1862.  By December 1862 he was signing the company rolls as "Comdg" (commanding) indicating that his commander had probably been replaced due to battle death.
    On 1 February 1863 he was promoted to the rank of Captain, the proper rank for a company commander.  By January - February 1864 the unit had suffered enough casualties to force the amalgamation of units.  Companies B and I of the regiment were combined and Captain James L. Kennedy signed the rolls as the commander of both.
    The 32nd Infantry Regiment fought under General Cleburne in the western theater.  By late war it was sent to fight in the battles around Chattanooga and later Atlanta.  The 32nd Regiment was in the right wing of the attack at Chickamauga on 20 September 1863 when Rosecrans' Army of the Cumberland was driven from the field in a rout.  The 32nd Regiment had been combined with the 45th Mississippi Infantry at this stage in the war due to the high casualties.  Consolidation of regiments was not unusual at this stage of the war when the regimental strengths were lowered by attrition. It was known as the 32 / 45th Infantry Regiment and was commanded by Colonel M.P. Lowry and assigned to the brigade of Brigadier General S.A.M. (Sam) Wood.  About 9 April 1865, this regiment was consolidated with the 3rd Battalion, and the 5th and 8th Regiments Mississippi Infantry and reformed as the 8th Battalion, Mississippi Infantry.  This unit surrendered with General Johnston's army in the Carolinas in April 1865.
    Captain Kennedy returned to Lee County (formed from Tishamingo, Tippah and Ponotoc counties) after the war and became a farmer, raising his family near Guntown.  In latter life, he went to live with his son, Dr. William Ross Kennedy, in Merwin or Gloster, Amite County.  In latter years he lost a leg somehow (we now speculate that it was diabetes).  He used to tell his grandchildren (Ken [Enoch] and Camille) that it had been "shot off by a cannon in the war".
    For the last several years we have attempted to find where Lee Kennedy was buried.   In July of 2002, a search of the Tippah County website showed that he had moved to Wynnewood, Oklahoma to live with his son.   A search of the Wynnewood, Oklahoma website showed further that there was a Confederate cemetery named "Oaklawn" in Wynnewood.   The site was active and being cared for by two S.C.V. members, Mr. Michael Grissom and a young man named Erik McBroom.
    Michael Grissom is the well-known author of a number of books about the South.   They have voluntarily cared for the Confederate graves to include that of Captain Lee Kennedy.  Apparently, Lee moved to Oklahoma and died shortly afterwards.   His headstone says he died in 1913 from emphysema. Mr. Grissom has insured that a government military headstone was provided for Captain Kennedy's grave.   Erik McBroom got the Confederate veteran's marker and cares for it.   Mrs. Choate of the United Daughters of the Confederacy decorates the grave on Confederate memorial day.  I have provided funds to them to assist in the maintenance of the grave and insure its continued upkeep. Submitted by: 
Ed Kennedy   See picture of him



KIDD, Andrew Jack - was a private in Co. G, the 34th MS Infantry, a unit nicknamed the “Sons of Liberty and led by Capt. J.B. Huddleston.  A.J. was the son of George and Mahaley Kidd, and was born in Tennessee about 1844.  The family moved to Tippah Co., MS by 1850.  He and his brothers George and James H. Kidd enlisted together. Submitted by Reiley Kidd, MD,  5152 54th Avenue S., Seattle, WA  98118-2114


* KIDD, E.F. (Ensilous Fletcher)- enlisted in Co. H, 19th Mississippi Volunteers “for the war,” on May 18, 1861, in Canaan, MS, 9 months before being joined by his brothers. This unit was variously known as the Salem Cavalry, the Salem Dragons, and the Dick Wright Rifles.
E.F. was born in 1842 in Dinwiddie Co., VA, the son of William and Mary Ann Stell Kidd.  He came with the family to Tippah Co., MS by 1850.  He was wounded at the battle of Williamsburg, VA on May 5, 1862, and apparently didn’t survive the war.   Submitted by
Reiley Kidd, MD,  5152 54th Avenue S., Seattle, WA  98118-2114

* KIDD, Eutimeous E.C. - E.E.C. “Tim” Kidd - enlisted with his brothers in Co. H, 19th Mississippi Volunteers “for the war,” on Feb. 25, 1862, in Canaan, MS.  To do so, he lied about his age, claiming to be 18, when in fact he was not yet 16.
Tim was born Oct. 10, 1846 in Dinwiddie Co., VA, the youngest son of William and Mary Ann Stell Kidd.  A private throughout the war, he was captured at Spottsylvania on May 12, 1864, and was a POW at Fort Delaware, DE until the end of the war.  After the war, he married Barbara Elizabeth “Betty” Stroup in 1869 in Tippah Co., MS, and they had twelve children.  Tim died Oct. 13, 1906.  He and his wife are buried in the Bethlehem Cemetery, just outside Ashland, MS.  Submitted by
Reiley Kidd, MD,  5152 54th Avenue S., Seattle, WA  98118-2114   See picture of him.

* KIDD, George W. - was a private in Co. G, the 34th MS Infantry.  George W. was the son of George and Mahaley Kidd, and was born in Tennessee about 1839.  He and his brothers Andrew Jack and James H. Kidd enlisted.   Submitted by Reiley Kidd, MD,  5152 54th Avenue S., Seattle, WA  98118-2114

* KIDD, James F. - along with several nephews and one brother, James F. enlisted in Co. H, 19th MS Infantry on Feb. 25, 1862.  Captured at Gettysburg, he was sent to a POW camp at at Ft. Delaware (on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River), where he died Sept. 14, 1863. He is buried in Finn's Point National Cemetery at Ft. Mott State Park, Salem Co., NJ, on the New Jersey side of the river.
James F. was the son of Lodawick and Lucy Kidd, and was born abt. 1830 in TN.  He’s buried at Ft. Mott, NJ.   Submitted by
Reiley Kidd, MD,  5152 54th Avenue S., Seattle, WA  98118-2114

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KIDD, James H. - was a private in Co. G, the 34th MS Infantry, a unit nicknamed the “Sons of Liberty and led by Capt. J.B. Huddleston.  J.H. was the son of George and Mahaley Kidd, and was born in Tennessee March 1, 1842.  He and his brothers George and James H. Kidd enlisted together.  He married Susan A. “Sudie” Harris after the war, and they raised 10 children.  He died Feb. 19, 1919 in Benton Co., MS.  Submitted by
Reiley Kidd, MD,  5152 54th Avenue S., Seattle, WA  98118-2114  

* KIDD, Kinchin Leroy - enlisted with his brothers in Co. H, 19th Mississippi Volunteers “for the war,” on Feb. 25, 1862, in Canaan, MS. Kinchin was captured at Germantown TN September 18 (other records say December 2), 1863 and was in a military prison at Alton, Illinois, then later transferred to Fort Delaware April 4, 1864, until released at the end of the war on June 11, 1865.
Kinchin was born in Nov. 21, 1837 in Dinwiddie Co., VA, the son of William and Mary Ann Stell Kidd.  He came with the family to Tippah Co., MS by 1850. Kinchin married Susan E. Smith before the war began, and they raised 8 children.  He died July 4, 1912 in Benton or Tippah Co., MS.  Submitted by
Reiley Kidd, MD,  5152 54th Avenue S., Seattle, WA  98118-2114

* KIDD, William K. - mustered in Feb. 25, 1862 as a private in Co. H, 19th MS Infantry, along with an uncle and several nephews.  He was probably the son of Robert and Mary Sorrels Kidd of Tippah Co., and was born about 1844 in TN.  He surrendered at Appomattox with Lee’s army, and was paroled there. Submitted by Reiley Kidd, MD,  5152 54th Avenue S., Seattle, WA  98118-2114

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LEE, Granville - was born 8 April 1832 in Giles County, Tennessee; died December 19, 1867 in Tippah County, Mississippi, and is buried at Wells Chapel Cemetery in Union County, Mississippi, along with his parents, Strother Lee and Catherine (Nutt?), and most of his siblings.
    Granville Lee married Margaret A. Spencer, daughter of John Spencer and Francis Davis.  Their children were Iowa Lee (married J.F. Sneed), born ca. 1858; John W. Lee, born ca. 1860; and Minerva Drucilla Lee (married Samuel Christopher  Hamilton, son of Mary ____ and James Wilson Hamilton, Sr.).  Minerva Drucilla Lee was born 1 April 1862 in Tippah County, Mississippi, and died 8 November 1957 in New Albany (Union County), Mississippi. Minerva, Sam, and many of their children are buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Union County, Mississippi.
    According to Granville Lee's Confederate Service Record, he entered into service 15 June 1861 - Pvt., Co. H (Capt. E.M. Wells' Company known as 'Molino Rifles'), 2nd Infantry, 1st Brigade, Mississippi Volunteers which subsequently became Company H, 23rd Regiment Mississippi Infantry.  Granville Lee's regiment was captured at Ft. Donelson 16 February 1862 and sent to Camp Douglas, Illinois.  His name appears on the Roll of Prisoners of War sent to Vicksburg, Mississippi, to be exchanged.  The Roll is dated 3 September 1862. Granville Lee was captured a second time at Oxford, Mississippi, 2 December 1862 and sent to Alton Prison in Alton, Illinois.  He was paroled and was among the 850 Confederate prisoners sent to City Point, Virginia, for exchange by order of the War Department, 1 April 1863.  Evidently, Granville Lee made his way back to Mississippi for he was captured a third time at the Battle of Vicksburg, 4 July 1863.  On 5 July 1863, he signed (made his mark) on a document which stated,  "I, G. Lee . . . being a Prisoner of War, in the hands of the United States Forces, in virtue of the capitulation of the City of Vicksburg and its Garrison . . . do in pursuance of the terms of said capitulation, give this my solemn parole under oath--That I will not take up arms against the United States, nor serve in any military, police or constabulary force in any Fort, Garrison or field work, held by the Confederate States of America . . . ."  The Company Muster Roll for November and December 1863 indicates:  "absent without leave since 23 August 1863 - failed to report to parole camp now in Tippah County."

Having survived the war and Alton Prison, it is ironic that Granville Lee was killed [according to other Lee researchers] when a tree he was cutting accidentally fell on him.  Submitted by Brenda Brayman

* LEWIS, David S.  - was born in Spartanburg District, South Carolina on the 6th day of October 1834 and died in Alcorn County, Mississippi on the 5th day of March 1905 at the age of 70 years 4 months & 29 days.  He is buried at Shiloh Cemetery, Tippah County, Mississippi where someone has placed a Civil War marker commemorating his service.  Most of the information given regarding David Lewis is from an apparent long time friend who wrote his obituary which is in the Southern Sentinal dated  03/16/1905.
    He came to Tippah County in 1854 or 55 and lived there continuously except for a short stay while visiting his family in Texas.  He met and married Nancy A Lowrey on 22 February 1859 and together they had 10 known children.  In one census he is listed as a mechanic but the other censuses he was a carpenter.  He was a Bourbon Democrat & strong advocate of State’s Rights.  He was generous almost to a fault and was excessively fond of children & was a favorite among them. He was a splendid nurse in sickness & would often leave his business & go and wait on sick day and night for weeks at a time.
    He enlisted in the Confederate Army in July, 1861 in Company G, Tippah Rifleman, 23rd Mississippi Regiment.  He fought in the West Virginia campaign and from there to Fort Donelson where he was captured and carried to prison at Johnson Island in Lake Erie for seven months.  He was brought down and exchanged at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He was 3rd Lieutenant in his Company & was a superb soldier.  He was involved in the battles of Jackson, Baker’s Creek, & Big Black Bridge.  He played an active part in Coffeeville, Abbeville and Waterford.  Sometime in the spring of 1864 while on detached service he was slightly wounded, having his arm shot in two.  He was again captured and once more carried to Johnson’s Island where he was kept until about the close of the war. Submitted by:  Lenore Lowry Gifford

* LOWRY, Franklin L. - was born 1 Feb., 1848 in Tippah County, Ms.  He was the son of Isaiah R. Lowry and Sarah of Tippah County, Ms. In an application for a peddler's license in 1913 he stated that he enlisted in May of 1863 into Company "C" of the 22nd regiment of Calvary and was discharged on Sept. 1865.  On the 5 April, 1913 a proof of service was filed from Alcorn County, Ms. where W.M. Maricle said he was personally acquainted with F.L. Lowry and had known him since the year 1864 when he joined the Southern army.  That he was a confederate soldier belonging to company "A" regiment of Moffitts.  That he served from the first of the year 1864 to the year sixty-five.  That he is now and has been for the past twelve months a bona fide resident of Arkansas.  That he is incapacitated for manual labor by reason of blindness.
    On the back of the proof of service , J.N. Meeks of Tippah County, Ms. stated that he was personally well acquainted with applicant F.L. Lowry and had known him for 55 years.   That he was  a Confederate soldier, belonging to Company "A" regiment of which Moffitt was Colonel, which regiment was under the command of General Forest: that such soldier served from August 1864 until the end of the war in 1865; that he was honorably discharged (Paroled or released) from such service and did not desert the same; and that he is now and has been for the past twelve months a resident of Arkansas.  He married 2 June, 1869 to Paralee Garner in Tippah County, Ms. (Book 3 p. 124 Tippah County Marriage Records)   He died on the 30 August, 1919 in Pulaski County, Arkansas and is buried in Landmark Cemetery, Pulaski County, Arkansas.   In his later years he peddled  housewares all over three Arkansas counties in his peddler wagon with his two white mules, Dick and Rhoady.  He would blow on his calvary horn to let people know he was coming down the road.
Submitted by gggrandson Steve Perdue

* LOWREY, General Mark P. -General Mark P. Lowrey (then Colonel Lowrey) raised, organized and was elected to command the 32nd Regiment Mississippi Volunteer Infantry at Kossuth, Old Tishomingo Co. [now Alcorn Co.], Miss. during March and early April 1862 just prior to the Battle of Shiloh.  Col. M. P. Lowrey was promoted to Brigadier-General in early Oct. 1863 soon after the Battle of Chickamauga, and was given command of Brigadier-General S.A.M. Wood's brigade about mid-Oct. when Gen. Wood resigned over issues between himself and General Patrick R. Cleburne, the division commander.  It was known thereafter as Lowrey's Brigade, and remained assigned to Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne's Division in General William J. Hardee's Corps, Army of Tennessee, CSA.
    Rev. Mark Perrin "M.P." Lowrey is often referred to as "the fighting preacher of the Army of Tennessee."  He was a Baptist preacher living in Kossuth, Miss. before the Civil War, and had various congregations around Old Tishomingo County that he visited and preached at.  He was well known for his "Sunday preachings" to his fellow soldiers during the war, which contributed to his nickname, "the fighting preacher."  After the war he settled where Blue Mountain is now located and founded the Blue Mountain College for women in 1873.
         

*  LUMBLEY, Jacob G. - Born 24 Aug 1838 in Tippah, MS, died 04 Feb. 1918 in Michie, McNairy, TN.  Jacob G. was s/o Edmund Lumbley and Nancy B. of Wake Co., NC, Carroll Co., TN & Tippah Co., MS.  He served in Co. D  23rd Miss. Infantry.  He married 13 Jun. 1869 in McNairy Co., TN to Melissa E. Springer born 23 Oct. 1849 TN died 02 Oct 1901 probably in Michie, McNairy, TN.  Jacob was allowed a pension for his service 29 Jun. 1911.   He is buried in Gravelhill, McNairy Co., TN. Submitted by: Hellen Nichols Battleson

* LUNA, Issac Currin - Co. A 34 Mississippi Inf. was born 14 August 1832,  the son of Lunsford Long Luna and Mary Davis Currin. He enlisted in the Confederate Army, 25 Feb. 1862, Tippah Co. Mississippi. He was prisoner of war, captured 04 June 1863, and was in prison at Camp Douglas Ill. He was married to Martha Jane Butler 1853. He died in Tippah Co. 03 Oct 1877 and is buried in the Butler Cemetery, Benton Co. Mississippi.  Submitted by: Mildred J. Brown

Luna, Lunsford Long -  Pvt. Co. A&E, 34th Mississippi Inf.  L.L. was born 05 Feb. 1833 in Hardeman Co. TN to John Smith Luna (TN) and Sally Davis Currin (AL). The family moving to Tippah Co. MS in 1834/36. L.L. was named for his GGreat Grandfather & Uncle who resided in Hardeman Co.TN . He enlisted in the CSA Army 25 Feb 1862 as a member of the volunteer “TIPPAH RANGERS” 37th Mississippi Inf.  He was “dangerously” wounded at the Battle of Perryville, KY on 08 Oct 1862 & returned to duty in Mar 1863. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Lookout Mt. TN on 24 Nov 1863 & remained a POW at the “ infamous” Rock Island, IL Union Prison until the end of the conflict. Surrendered & paroled at LaGrange, TN  27 May 1865, he walked back home to his family in Tippah Co. MS. L.L. married Sarah Virginia Blair (b TX 1843) 08 Sept 1860 Tippah Co. MS. L.L. died 24 Feb 1919 while living with his son, Joseph Winfield Luna, my Grandfather. L.L. and his wife, Sarah, are buried in New Salem Cemetary, Tippah Co. MS. Both graves have markers. In addition L.L. had four brothers, a brother in law & 1st Cousin who served in the CSA. 

(1) Isaac Davis Luna (b.1839) Pvt Co.F, 2nd Mississippi Inf.  -  KIA at Shiloh
(2) John Currin Luna (b.1827) Pvt Co.F, 2nd Mississippi Inf. -MIA, presumed KIA
(3) Wmn. Lafayette Luna (b.1829) Pvt Co.F, 2nd Mississippi Inf. - Lost arm at Gettysburg, POW, “ROLL of HONOR” 01 July 1863 Gettysburg
(4) Peter Taylor Luna (b.1846) Pvt Co.I, 2nd Reg. Mississippi Cal.
(5) Brother in Law, Calvin Jackson of Falkner, MS - died at CSA Hospital in Oxford,   MS
(6) 1st Cousin, Isaac Currin Luna (b.1832) Sgt. Co.A, 34th Mississippi Inf.  -  POW

All CSA military facts ref. Lunsford Long Luna are documented in the Mississippi Archives, Jackson MS, other historical facts were documented in my research for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution. The reference to Wmn. L Luna‘s being named to the “ROLL of HONOR” at Gettysburg is documented in “Valor In Gray” by author,  G.S. Clemmer.
 
Submitted by:
  Charles E. Luna

* LUNA, William Lafayette - Pvt. Co. F 2nd Mississippi Infantry, served under Capt. William L. Davis.  He was placed on the 2nd Mississippi Roll of Honor for his service at Gettysburg.  William Lafayette was born July 24, 1829 in Morgan County, AL to John Smith and Sarah Currin Luna.  After moving to Tippah County, he married Margaret Rowland. William enlisted in the CSA on May 1, 1861 at the age of 31.  He was on the Muster-in roll in Lynchburg, VA.  He was with Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley, fought in the battles of  1st Manassas where he was severely wounded, Seven Pines, and Gettysburg.  He was wounded five times.
    In October 1861, he was in General Hospital, Charlottesville; in April of 1862, he was hospitalized in Richmond.  He was wounded again at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863 and lost the lower part of his arm.
    He was taken prisoner-of-war to Davis Island, NY but was later sent to the Episcopal Hospital in Williamsburg, VA.  He was transferred from there to South Carolina to receive treatment for wounds incurred at Gettysburg.  From March to August of 1964, he was on medical furlough in Mississippi.
    William Lafayette Luna was one of the first mayors of Walnut, MS.  He died May 8, 1918 and is buried in New Salem Cemetery.  Submitted by: 
Kay Luna

* MASK, James Joseph Robert - was born in Anson County, NC about 1832 to Silas Mask and Judith Boggan. After the death of Silas, Judith and several of her children came to Tippah Co. He was married to Mary Martha Lockhart, daughter of John and Martha Lockhart, about 1850. Joseph R. Mask enlisted for three years on March 17, 1862 in Co. E, 32 Reg’t of the Mississippi Volunteers and served in Capt. J.N. Scally’s Co. He is listed as absent for the company muster roll for May & June 1862 with a remark that he was sent off sick at the evacuation of Corinth. He is present for muster rolls for July and August, 1862. He appears on a register of the C.S.A. Post Hospital at Dalton, Georgia suffering from diarrhea. Another register from St. Mary’s Hospital in Dalton states he was admitted January 18, 1863 and returned to duty February 24, 1863. On January 21, 1863 the hospital records that he was vaccinated against smallpox.; January & February, 1863 and March & April 1863 he was present for muster. The final entry in his file states he died at Tullahoma, Tenn. March 14, 1863. In Tullahoma there is a Confederate Memorial, erected in 1964. It reads: “On this ground are buried 407 unknown Confederates. Many of these died in one of the hospitals established here when Tullahoma was headquarters for the Army of Tennessee during the first six months of 1863, following the Battle of Murfreesboro and preceding the withdrawal of the army to Chattanooga.” The widow of Joseph Robert Mask filed a claim to collect monies due her or her deceased husband. He left four children, the youngest born after his enlistment.
Submitted by:  Jane Webb , 14860 Mitchell Creek Dr., Fort Bragg, CA  95437

* MASK, William Kirby -  was born in Anson County, NC on the 7th day of March A.D. 1844. His parents were William Kirby Mask, Sr. and Martha B. Perry. W.K. Mask enlisted on August 6, 1861 for a 12 month term in the Kossuth Volunteers under Capt. R. B. Allen. He was listed as a private in Co. D, 2nd Regiment, 1 Brigade, Army of Mississippi. He was captured at Fort Donelson on Feb 16, 1862 and appears on a record of the U.S.A. Prison Hospital at Camp Douglas, Ill where he spent 10 days for treatment of scurvy. A notation on a Roll of Prisoners of War states: Rec’d the foregoing list of Prisoners of War, Ten hundred and Twenty one in number. — N.G. Watts, Major C.S.A. & Agent for Exchange of Prisoners. On Board Steamer Jno. H. Done, near Vicksburg, Miss., September 20, 1862. Two days later, on September 22, 1862, he again appears on a Company Muster Roll at Iuka, Mississippi. His widow, Mary Jane Carter Mask, filed an application for a pension in 1930 in Bexar County, Texas. She states that they were married March 21, 1873 in Tishamingo County, MS. and that he died July 15, 1926 in Atascosa County, TX.
Submitted by:  Jane Webb , 14860 Mitchell Creek Dr., Fort Bragg, CA  95437

* MASK, James Franklin - was born Sept 1, 1846, brother of above William Kirby Mask. An entry in the Family Bible states that James F. Mask was wounded at -?- Alabama on the 24th September 1864 - Shot the ball in above the left nipple and came out near the spine on the same side - and left in hand of the enemy.
Submitted by:  Jane Webb , 14860 Mitchell Creek Dr., Fort Bragg, CA  95437

James Hugh
                        Mauldin
1st Lt. James Hugh Mauldin
1839-1925

* MAULDIN, 1st Lt. James Hugh - born 10 Feb. 1839.  Family history has it that he was at Shiloh and Corinth as a partisan, later joining the Cavalry when it was formed under Solomon Street.  He was a 1st Lt. in Co. A 2nd Miss. State Cavalry.  The 2nd Cavalry was later placed under the command of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest.  This picture of him in his uniform was made in the spring or summer of 1865 upon his return home.  He returned to Benton Co. following the war where he worked as a blacksmith and farmer.  James  died 17 Oct. 1925 and is buried in Little Hope Cemetery in Tippah County.  Submitted by:   
Hugh Pulliam

*MCALISTER, Benjamin Franklin - Born in Anderson Dist., S. C. April 13, 1839.  He was the son of William Russell and Cynthia McAllister.  He enlisted and fought in the 21st S. C. Cavalry.  Moved to Miss. at the end of the Civil War.  Married Mary J. Cunningham in 1858.  He died May 28, 1911 and is buried in New Hope Cemetery.  Submitted by:  Rosemary Hollis

* MCALISTER, John Alexander - fought in the 2nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company L.  John was born in Abbeville, SC in 1840.  His parents were Alexander and Sarah McAllister.  John's family moved to Tippah Co, MS around 1845.  I believe Alexander and Sarah are buried in Union Co., MS.  John was wounded in the 7 Pines Battle (on the Roll of Honor) and did not return until 1863.  He was again wounded in the battle for Weldon's Railroad near Petersburg, VA.  John died in 1906 in Little River County, AR.  John first married Mary Jane Robinson and later Gerusha Ellen Thurman.  I am descended from Gerusha Ellen.  John died as a result of his wounds.  Submitted by: Presha Merritt

 *MCBRYDE, Samual Oliver - was born in Abbeyville South Carolina in 1827 son of Maj. Robert Mcbryde founder of the Ebenezer Church in Tippah. He was my g/g/g/grandfather. Father of Georgia McByde who married Willim Timothy Turner of Tippah County of the first email I sent.
    SGT S.O. McBryde D.Co. 7th Miss. Cav. was reportedly captured at Collierville in Nov. 1862 and most likely died as a POW. His daughter, son in-law and wife  moved to Kaufman County Tx and there is a Confederate headstone for him there at College Mound Cemetery. 
Submitted byErick Turner

*  MCALISTER, Nathan Thomas - Born in Tippah Co. September 18, 1833, the son of Andrew and Mary Ann Hume McAlister.  He moved to Magnolia, AR prior to the Civil War where he married Francis Ann Delona McKinley.  He died in Pine Bluff, AR of phneumonia October 11, 1862 while in the Confederate army.

McIntyre Twins
John and William "Bill" McIntyre

*MCINTYRE, John Sidney -  Born in Cumberland County, NC in 1826, one of identical twins (see information on his twin below).  His parents were William J. and Jane Stewart McIntyre, the father probably a native of North Carolina and the mother of Scotland.  She was the daughter of John Stewart, the latter descended from th Stuarts of Scotland.  His parents migrated to East Tennessee in 1831, where his father died.  In 1838, his mother and her children all moved to Tippah county, MS, where the children grew to maturity and received their education.
      He married Mary Ann Ward, daughter of  Elijah and Elizabeth Ward of Tippah County, MS. Shortly before 1860, John moved his family to Elm Springs, Washington County, AR.  When the War broke out he moved again to Texas to avoid the conflict.  In 1863, he returned to Arkansas and enlisted with the Arkansas 12th Infantry, Co. H. and served as Sergeant. Mary and John had seven children.  John farmed and was a Mason. Mary passed in 1897.  John lived to the ripe old age of 92, he died in Robinson, Benton County, AR in 1918 and is buried in Yell Cemetery there. 

*MCINTYRE, William James "Bill",   The second of four children, (twin to John Sidney McIntyre) William J. McIntyre, chancery clerk, Ripley was born in Cumberland County, NC in 1826.  His parents were William J. and Jane Stewart McIntyre, the father probably a native of North Carolina and the mother of Scotland.  She was the daughter of John Stewart, the latter descended from th Stuarts of Scotland.  The parents of our subject emigrated to East Tennessee in 1831, and there the father received his final summons.  In 1838 the family removed to Tippah county, Miss., where the children grew to maturity and received their education.  William J. McIntyre, Jr. received liberal scholastic advantages, and afterward followed school teaching until the breaking out of the war.  In 1863 he enlisted in Gholson's cavalry, served until the surrender, and then returned to Tippah county, where he served as tax assessor for a period of twelve years.   His ability as a public official became recognized, and in the fall of 1887 he was elected chancery clerk, which position he has filled with energy, efficiency and ability surpassed by few, if any, public officials.  In 1859, he was married to Miss Sarah E. McCoy, and the results of this alliance has been the birth of nine children, one of whom died in infancy.  Mr. McIntyre and family are members of the Missionary Baptist church, and contribute liberally to the upbuilding of all charitable and praiseworthy enterprises.  He has, for many years, been a member of the A. F. and A. M. faternity and is a Mason in principle and precept.  In personal appearance he is tall and well proportioned, white hair and beard, blue eyes and a very intellectual looking head. 

Copied from Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi Vol. 1,  pages 1212-1213.

Bill served as 1st 2nd and 3rd Lieutenant CSA - Company A, 2nd Regiment of the Mississippi Calvary.  Bill passed away peacefully at home in 1898 and is buried in Ripley Cemetery.  Sarah moved to Tipton County, Tennessee near the community of Charleston to be near her sister's and their families.  She died in 1921, and is buried in the Charleston Cemetery, Charleston, Tipton County, TN. Submitted by Melissa McCoy-Bell 2nd Great Granddaughter

MCCLAIN, Sgt. Lewis M. - Born in 1822 and died in 1912. He is buried in Antioch Cemetery.  He severed in Co. G 34th Miss. Inf. and was Sheriff of Tippah County in 1876. Lewis is the great, great grandfather of Mr. Charles W. Reese of 111 West Main Street, Blue Mountain, Mississippi.  Charles used this Confederate ancestor to gain admittance into the Col. W.P. Roger's Camp 321 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Corinth, Mississippi.  Lewis is in the 1904 Confederate Reunion picture on these pages.  Submitted by:  Maggie Reese

David Andrew McElwain
David Andrew McElwain
1844-1937

* MCELWAIN, David Andrew - born March 6, 1844 in Gaston Co. N.C. Parents were Caleb McElwain and Mary Williams.  David was a private in 2nd Mississippi State Cavalry Co. A.  He enlisted December 15, 1862 at Ripley, Mississippi.  Was captured May 22, 1863 at Ripley and released from Ft. Delaware June 11, 1865.  He was married to Ann Darnell.  He died Sept. 4, 1937 while living at the Confederate Home for Men in Austin, Texas.  He is buried at the State Cemetary in Austin, Texas..
Robert Green   
                             



Ballard
                                    Meador
Samuel Ballard Meador
1828-1904

* MEADOR, Ballard Samuel - born in Cumberland County, Virginia in December of 1828, the son of JAMES LEE MEADOR and FRANCES ANDERSON. Ballard and his brothers, WILLIAM and ALONZO, migrated to Marshall County, Mississippi sometime in 1850, joining his brother, PLEASANT MEADOR, who was living near Holly Springs.  BALLARD  S. MEADOR is first found on the 1851 Personal Property Tax Roll of Marshall County.  He was married first, on 5-27-1851 in Marshall County to Miss NANCY JANE PARKER. They had one daughter, MARY JANE. In 1860 he was living in Baker Beat.

 BALLARD MEADOR met MARY NORVELL PERKINS, daughter of WILLIAM R. PERKINS and SALLIE AMOS, while he was serving in the Civil War. She was born in Powhatan County, Virginia in July 1842, and migrated to Marshall County about 1845. Both parents died while Mary Norvell was young.  She was a schoolteacher, and lived with her sister, SARAH D. HORTON in Tippah County. They were married in Hickory Flats, at the home of her sister, in 1863.  The marriage certificate has never been found. In the 1866 MS State Census, B. S. MEADOR is listed in Tippah County, age 30-40, wife age 20-30, and 2 females under 10.  Their Children were: WILLIA ANNIE MEADOR FUNDERBURK,  SALLIE EMMA MEADOR WELCH, MARCUS ALONZO MEADOR, IRENA MEADOR YOUNG  and MANNING MATLOCK MEADOR. They lived near Hickory Flats until 1898, then near Ellistown in Union County, Mississippi. Ballard died in 1904 near Ellistown, Union County, MS. He may be buried in Old Zion Hill Cemetery.

BALLARD  S.  MEADOR was a Confederate pensioner, and his wife drew a widow's pension until her death in 1919. B. S. Meador was listed in the May 3rd edition of SOUTHERN SENTINEL as being in the original 2nd Mississippi Infantry when it marched off from Ripley on their way to Corinth on 4-30-1861. In the Union County, MS chancery clerks office is a Confederate Pension Record Book that has Ballard Meador listed on page M.

MEADOR, B. S.; enlisted Tippah County, MS, 1861, 2nd Mississippi Inf., CO B, under Col. W. C. Falkner and J. H. Buchannan.  Married M. N. MEADOR in 1863. Discharged Aug. 1862. Reinlisted 7th Mississippi Calvary, wounded September 1862 at PEYTON'S MILL. At home at close of War.  ( Paden's Mill is south of Iuka, Tishomingo County, MS. The Battle of Iuka was fought on September 19, 1862) This information was also published in the Northeast Mississippi Historical & Genealogy Society Quarterly, V 2, N 2, P 81, Dec 1981.

In the Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Application Files, B. S. MEADOR is listed each year from 1890 through 1898, and on the Confederate Pension Rolls of Union County, MS in 1902 and 1903 as a class 4 pensioner. He is not on the list in 1904 or after. In virtually every year thereafter, until 1920, M. N. MEADOR is shown as a class 3 or 6  (widow) pensioner.  In 1904, MARY NORVELL MEADOR had to re-register to continue her pension. She listed BALLARD as serving in the 41st MS. Infantry.
1st enlistment:

2nd MS. INF: "Capt. John. H. Buchanan's Company  (O'Conner Rifles) 2nd Regiment Mississippi Volunteers.  This Company subsequently became Company B, 2nd Regiment Mississippi Infantry.
B. S. MEADOR, age 32, PVT. Capt. John H Buchanan's CO, joined 5-1-1861 in Tippah County, MS for 1 year, by Capt. Buchanan. Was mustered into company 5-10-1861 in Lynchburg, Va. Card # 47341568. . Was on company muster roll for May through August, 1861. Occupation; Carpenter
B. S. MEADOR; age 32, Pvt. CO B, mustered into service 4-30-1861, in Ripley, Mississippi, by Capt. Buchanan.  Was on company muster roll for March and April 1862. Was last paid by Capt. G. W. Jones on 2-28-1862. Absent. Remarks: Left sick at Ashland 4-14-1862 by order of Surgeon. Card # 473423372
B.. S. MEADOR; age 32, Pvt. CO B, enlisted 4-30-1861, in Ripley, Mississippi, for 1 year, by Capt. Buchanan.  Was on company muster roll for May through August 1862. Last paid, Final statement. Remarks: Discharged 7-31-1862 Military exemption.
B. S. MEADOR, PVT, CO B, appears on register of payments of discharged soldiers. Date of discharge, 7-30-1862. payment date, 12-4-1862 by M. Surrett. Confederate Arch Chapter 6, File # 110, p 459.
2nd Enlistment:

7th MS Calvary: " The 7th Mississippi Calvary was organized on August 1, 1862, as 1st Regiment, Mississippi Partisan Rangers. It was temporarily disbanded November 15, 1862 and reorganized March 1, 1863. The destination was changed August 1, 1864 to 7th Regiment Mississippi Calvary by S. O. # 169, A. & G. I. O., dated July 19, 1864":
B. S. MEADOR, PVT, CO B, 1st Reg., MS Partisan Rangers, enlisted on 8-1-1862 at Ripley, MS for 3 years, by W. C. Faulkner.  Was on company muster roll for 8-1-1862 to 10-31-1862. Absent. Remarks: Wounded near IUKA, September 19th.  Card # 47179654. Was on company muster roll for February and March 1863. Pay for horse 40 cents a day  $24.00. Remarks: Absent, wounded in action near IUKA, MS, September 19th, 1863.  Was on company muster roll for 12-31-1863 to 5-15-1864.
    Ballard Meador's Confederate record is complicated, however, by the confusion with Benjamin S Meador who lived in Lauderdale County, Mississippi. We have copies of many Rosters and Muster rolls in which the information about BALLARD is mistakenly attributed to BENJAMIN.  For clarification purposes, I have included the following information about Benjamin.
    Benjamin Meador was born August 14, 1815 in Anson County, North Carolina.  and was at least fifteen years older than Ballard. His wife was Elizabeth Collins who was born in Kildare County, Ireland. He lived in Lauderdale County, Mississippi much of his life and died there January 4, 1878. BENJAMIN MEADOR enlisted 3-4-1861; discharged 4-25-1865; served in CO B, 2nd Mississippi  Infantry.
    Also found in the file of Ballard S. Meador, was the following information, on Card # 47179914: M. D. MEADOR, PVT, CO B, 1st Partisan Rangers, enlisted 8-1-1862 at Ripley, MS for 3 years by Col. Faulkner. Was on company muster roll for 6-30 to 10-31-1864. Absent. Remarks: Absent, wounded.   M. D. Meador is believed to be MARCUS MEADOR, brother of Ballard.
  Another brother of BALLARD  S. MEADOR was ALONZO F. MEADOR, of Holly Springs, Mississippi. He was born in Cumberland County, Virginia in 1827 and lived in Holly Springs, MS. For most of his life.   Alonzo served in CO H, Blythes Battalion, 7th Mississippi Calvary.  ALONZO spent his last years in Beauvoir Home for Confederate Soldiers. He died at the age of 88, on 5-9-1915, in Biloxi, and is buried in Beauvoir. He had no descendants.

Submitted by Jean Young Clarke       



John Ferrell Mecoy
John Ferrell Mecoy
1830-1910

*MECOY/MCCOY, John Ferrell- born in McNairy County, TN on New Years Day of 1830, son of Abner and Polly Ann Ferrell Mecoy.  He was named after his Grandfather John Mecoy who died while in service with Andrew Jackson during the War of 1812, with his middle name being his mother's maiden name.  John moved with his parents and siblings to Tippah County near the village of Ruckerville when they purchased a land patent during the Choctaw Cession.
On December 31, 1851, he married Winnie Mahala Taylor, daughter of William Alford and Winnie Stanley Taylor who was also born in Tennessee. The couple eventually owned 80 acres which they farmed and raised their family.  By the time the War began Mahalia and John had three living children.   On December 9, 1861, John traveled to Corinth, MS and signed up with the 60-day troops as private with Captain Rucker's (Tippah Tigers)  which eventually became known as Company C. of Davidson's Calvary Mississippi Infantry. He was discharged and he returned home in January 1865, his 60 day service turning into over four years.  Two of his brother's, William Carroll Mecoy and Charles Walter Mecoy also served for the Confederacy and survived the War.
 
He and Mahalia returned to farming and over the next few years continued to add to their growing family producing three more children.  He passed away on December 8, 1910.  Mahalia lived on and managed to outlive most of her children.  She died on April 22, 1917 at the ripe of age of 84, forty three years after the War ended. They are both buried at New Salem Cemetery, west of Walnut, MS.  Submitted by Melissa McCoy-Bell



Bill Mecoy
William Carroll (Bill) Mecoy
1833-1907

* MECOY/MCCOY, William Carroll - born in McNairy County, TN on 3 Feb. 1833. Bill was the son of Abner and Polly Mecoy.  He enlisted as Private on September 19, 1861 in Iuka, Mississippi, with Company C of the 23rd Regiment, also known as the "Tippah Tigers".  The regiment was captured at Fort Donelson, in February 1862. Bill was transferred from the custody of Provost Marshal in Memphis, TN  to a Military Prison in Alton, Illinois on July 7, 1862. He was listed as POW until the company was sent to Vicksburg and exchanged in September 1862. Records show he was captured again May 25, 1863, place not given.  He was again captured June 10, 1863 in Mechanicsburg.  Two weeks later on June 24, 1863 he was captured in Tippah Co. and then two days later in Galesburg, TN.   Bill was transferred to Fort Delaware on February 29, 1864. He signed a Oath of Allegiance to the United States at Fort Delaware, Del., on June 11, 1865, and was released from Military Prison.  Family stories verify that he escaped twice from the Union Army.  It was also reported that during one of these times, he was said to have hidden from the Union Troops under his fiance's skirts as she was quite a large woman.
    Bill returned home to Tippah County. In 1866 he married his fiance Nancy Siddall, daughter of Joshua Hudson Siddall had nine children. He and Nannie not only raised their own children, they raised five others whose parents had passed.  Bill served three terms as Road Supervisor.  In his second term, Bill Mecoy along with the other supervisors of the district obtained funds from the county to pay for the nails necessary to build the bridges in the district.  This was a "first time" to receive payment as before the blacksmiths donated the making of the nails for their share of the community work on the roads.  In his third term, the county furnished lumber for the bridges, where as before each community had furnished its own lumber. When his children left home, Bill gave each of them part of his land for a homestead. He farmed until his death on December 10, 1907, in Tiplerville, MS south of Walnut. In his obiturary he is praised for being a beloved and galant veteran of our own southland. He is buried in New Salem Cemetery. Submitted by his 2nd great granddaughter Melissa McCoy-Bell

MEDFORD, Isom M. - Son of Jonathan & Kizziah Medford, b. Tippah Co. Nov. 4, 1848.  Spouse Susan Jane Hopper.  Family lore says he ran away at age 13 to join the Confederate Army and was a water boy.  He died February 28, 1930 and is buried in the Medford Cemetery in Tippah Co.  His tombstone says "Baxter's Co. H, 11th Miss. Cavalry, CSA."  He applied for a pension for his Confederate service in 1923.  He is also found in a book of Confederate veterans buried in Mississippi.  See picture of him.
Nelda Hamer

* MELTON, Levi Benton - Levi Benton Melton was the son of Anson Melton and Amanda ?.  He was born in Madison County, Alabama in December, 1840.  He was a Private in Capt. William L. Davis' Company, 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers.  He received a disability discharge due to Phthiss Pulmonalis contracted in the line of duty in November 28, 1861, according to his pension file.  He married  Luvenia Johnson in Tippah County, MS in 1863 and they had the following children:  Robert Melton born 1864; Gatsey Melton (Female), born 1866; James Clabern Melton, born December 12, 1868; Herb Melton, born 1869, John Franklin Melton, born January 3, 1871; Helen Melton, born November 16, 1872; William Benton Melton, born 1875, Effie Melton, born 1878; Minnie Melton, born 1879, Kate Melton, born May 3, 1885-died February 4, 1888.  Before 1885, they moved to Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee.
    Luvenia Johnson Melton died in Tipton County, Tennessee July 29, 1894.  She is buried in
Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Covington, TN.  L. B. Melton married Dora Hosler in 1896.  He died March 1, 1914, and is buried in Mumford Cemetery, Covington, TN. I am his great-grandson through his daughter, Helen.

Bob C. Whitson

* MERCER-MESSER, Elijah - born 4-14-1841, died 8-14-1898.  Buried in New Salem Cemetery, Tippah Co. (aka James)  His grandson C.C. Mercer of Byhalia, MS just recently installed a new tombstone.  Wife Sarah Jane.  Enlisted with Marion.  Fought at 1st Manassas, Seven Pines, Cold Harbor and all battles up to Gettysburg.  Survived the Railroad Cut but was wounded at Cemetery Ridge in the left chest and arm.  Gangrene set in and he was moved to Chimborazo and other hospitals around Richmond.  He was given a 40 day furlough to return to Ripley.  Didn't return but appears on the roster of the 2nd Miss. Cav. Co. "A".  I don't believe he or Marion served in the 7th Cav.
Joe M. Mercer Jr.

* MERCER-MESSER , Franklin - born 1831.  Buried Plainview, AR.  Wife Amanda.  Joined the 3rd Bn., 45th Reg. Co. F with his brother Tony.  Fought at Shiloh.  Captured at Triune, TN 12-27-62 a few days before the Stones River Campaign.  He was sent to Camp Douglas, Chicago, IL and paroled 3-30-63 and delivered to City Point, VA 4-4-63.  He rejoined the 45th.  The 33rd was renamed the 3rd then redesigned the 45th, all under Hardcastle.  He was a private.
Joe M. Mercer Jr.

* MERCER-MESSER, Jesse "Tony" - born in Lincoln Co., Tn. on 10-22-38, died 5-21-1914, buried in Old New York Cemetery.  He was the son of Council Bryant and Sarah Messer (name changed about the time of the Civil War).  Jesse married twice, first Mary Heath and second Margaret Emma Potts.  He outlived both.  On 2-28-1862 he enlisted with brother Franklin at New Orleans in the 3rd Bn., 45th Regt. Co. F (Cleburnes Div., Hardees Corps, Sam Woods Brigade under Maj. Hardcastle).  He was like his father a blacksmith.  He was placed on special duty and served in many locations.  He was later in the 7th Miss. Cav. Co. B along with his brother Marion and this is the information that is on his grave marker.
Joe M. Mercer Jr.

* MILLER, Matthew Jr. - born  4/13/1840, from Tippah County.  He was a private in Co. B, 34th Miss Inf. CSA enlisted May 8, 1862, mustered in at Corinth, Miss., was promoted to seargeant in May or June of 1863; was captured at Chickamauga, September 20, 1863, forwarded to Louisville, KY, October 5, 1863, taken to Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois, October 7, 1863. Was discharged June 13, 1865.
LMInFocus@aol.com

* MILLER, Samuel T. - born in S.C., the son of Mark and Elizabeth Miller.  He married Judith Catherine Jeanes 21 Jan. 1860.  They had one child, Mary Elizabeth Miller, born 29 Apr. 1861.  Samuel was listed as born in 1838 in S.C. on the 1850 Tippah Co. census.
    Samuel enlisted in Co. G 23rd Miss. Regiment and was captured 16 Feb. 1862 and sent to Camp Douglas, Ill.   This is the date Ft. Donelson surrender and probably where he was captured.  He was sent to Vicksburg for exchange 3 Sept. 1862.  Samuel was captured again and sent to Alton, Il. where he died of smallpox 16 Oct. 1863.
    Judith and her sister lived together with their children during the war.  When they could no longer obtain salt, they dug the dirt from under the smokehouse and boiled it, and then skimmed the salt off the top.
    Judith's second husband, John Merrill Brock, enlisted March 15, 1862 - he was a private, Company E, 32d MS Inf.  "A muster roll of the company for March and April, 1864 (last roll on which his name appears,) bears the remark: "Absent wounded at Chickamauga, right arm amputated."  No later record of him has been found.  Judith received a widow's pension on his service...No. 2510M2 dated April 6, 1909. See picture of him

Sharon Humes

* MOHUNDRO, John Goodman -  The Muster Roll states that John G. Mohundro enlisted 1 June 1862 in Ripley by G. L. Baxter for a term of 3 yrs or war. He was a 4th Sgt in Capt. G. L. Baxter's Co., Independent Scouts.  This Co. subsequently became Company A, Baxter's Battalion of Cavalry, C.S.A.
    Baxter's Battalion of Cavalry was organized January 20, 1863 and appears to be broken up about June, 1863.  Company A became Company H, 10th Regiment Mississippi Cavalry.
    John was born 12 May 1839 in Tennessee to William Green Omohundro and Martha Goodrum.  He married Ann Crum dtr of Elias Crum and Frances (Fanny) Kennedy of Tippah Co.
    In 1892, John received a homestead grant of 80 acres in Searcy Co, Ar.  On this land he built 1 house, 2 cribs, 1 stable, had 1 acre orchard and 20 acres cleared.

The Marshall Republican, 12 May, 1899,  In the death of  J. G. Mohundro, of Red River Township (Searcy Co), the county sustained a great loss; the church and law, one of their strongest supporters, and the bereaved family an affectionate father and kind husband; the Masonic fraternity (Trace Ridge Lodge, No. 425) one of its honored members.  Bro. Mohundro contacted a severe case of la grippe while assistant Janitor in the lower house of the Arkansas legislature last winter, which terminated in lung trouble, and being very old was not able to stand the strain to which he was exposed.  He passed peacefully away last Friday morning.  His remains were laid to rest Sunday at 2 o'clock with Masonic honors, in the presence of a host of sympathizing neighbors and friends.  The bereaved family have our heartfelt sympathy in their great loss.  John Goodman Mohundro died 5 May 1899; age 59 yrs, 11 months and 23 days.  He is buried in Caid Cemetery, Searcy Co, Ar.
June LeClair

* MOHUNDRO, William Neely - son of Thomas D. and Elizabeth Mohundro.  He was born 6 Dec 1833 in Tennessee.  He was married on 31 Dec 1856 to Louisa Jane Cox, daughter of Harmon Cox and Celia Tudor.  William and Louisa had two children:  Tabitha Louellen and Martin Neely.

1850 Tippah Co., Mississippi US Census
Thomas D. Mohundro, 40, blacksmith, Tn
Elizabeth, 41, Tn
Wm. H., 16, Tn
Elizabeth T., 14, Ms
Nancy C., 11, Tn
Thomas M., 9, Ms
Peter E., 7, Ms
John M., 4, Ms
James H., 1, Ms
  
1860 Tippah Co., Mississippi (page 533, 646/589)
William H. Mohundro, 26, farmer, 0/400, Tn
L. J., 25, Tn
Martin N., 2, Ms
Tabitha L., 7/12, Ms

Company H, 2nd Texas Confederate Infantry Regiment - W. H. Mohondro, private, captured at Vicksburg, July 4, 1863, died of pneumonia in New Orleans, La., July 24, 1864.

Source:  http://www.cba.uh.edu/~parks/tex/irc002h.html   He is buried at Cypress Grove Cem. No. 2, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. William Neely Mohundro was the fourth cousin twice removed of John Burwell "Texas- Jack" Omohundro.
L. Sartun

* MOREHEAD, David Crockett- According to a narrative prepared in 1960 from the stories of Thomas R. Morehead (D.C.'s last living child), D.C. was born in Hickory Flat, MS on October 12, 1838 and died in Rains County, Texas on November 24, 1893.  He was the son of a cotton farmer. There were sixteen children in his family who lived to adulthood.  G. S. Morehead was possibly his father but this is not proven.  The only brother's name I have is R.C., who was a methodist minister.  D.C. served in Clayton's Company G, 17th Mississippi Infantry.
    D.C. married Sarah C. Murray (Morman records have the wrong Sarah Murray married to him). They married when he returned from the war, on July 9, 1865 in Tippah County. They moved to Texas a couple of years after their marriage.  He was licensed to preach before his marriage, and was stationed as a circuit rider in Texas from 1875 to 1893 (his death).  He served churches in what is now Rains, Wood and Van Zandt Counties in East Texas.  He owned a farm in the community known as Rocky Point (in Rains County).
    They had nine children, Rachael Annie, my g.grandmother (12/27/1867-10/27/1901), Emma (2/1/1870-11/4/1954), Carrah
(1/8/1873 - 3/15/1948), George (9/1/1875 - 12/25/1928, Cattie (3/20/1877 - 1/22/1949), Thomas R. (8/29/1880 - ?), Romulus (12/2/1882 - 5/7/1885), Ella (3/15/1885 - 3/30/1960) and Homer (9/18/1888 - 11/5/1959).
David Crockett Morehead, wife and Son are buried at Prospect Cemetery in Rains County, Texas.

Barbara King

* MORGAN, Joseph B. - born 1818 in Lincoln Co., TN. He grew up in Fayette Co., AL and came to Tippah County, MS about 1836. He served in Falkner' Co. A 1st Miss. Partisan Rangers/ 7th Miss. Cavalry. He died before 1900 and is buried in Antioch Cemetery, Ripley, MS. and has a government marker.
    Joseph first married Ann Hobson and had 13 children by her. He married 2nd Judida Anna Lee Campbell and they had 9 children. Several children died young.

Mavis Clemmer

* MOSS, John David - was born in Limestone County Alabama 10 Dec 1841. His parents were John, born in South Carolina 26 Mar 1811, died 10 Nov 1884, and Nancy, born 1816 in Tennessee, died 6 Oct 1895, both buried at McCUAN-MOSS cemetery near Cairo, AL. On  17 Sept 1862, John David enlisted into the 7th Regiment Alabama Cavalry, subsequently known as the  9th. John lived in Benton Co. MISS in 1890, and was listed in list of veterans there.  He married Martha Dove Swan.
    See John David MOSS' complete story and picture at http://www.geocities.com/Nashville/Opry/1166/jdmoss.htm

Virginia Flesher

* MULLIKIN, Emanuel Alexander -  was born November 16, 1842, in Anderson, South Carolina.  He was a son of William Edwin and Martha Ford Mullikin.  He died December 9, 1899, as the result of being kicked by a horse.  He is buried at Heflin Cemetery, Star City, Arkansas.  Emanuel enlisted in the Confederate Army at Luka, Mississippi on September 19, 1861.  He served with the Blackland Gideonites, Captain J. M. Wells Co., 1st brigade.  His military history is the same as his brother Leander Wilson Mullikin's.  They were captured at Fort Donelson, Tennessee, on February 16, 1862, and were sent to camp Morton in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Here, he was in a Prisoner of War exchange in August 1862, and again fought with his unit.  He fought with Company F, 23rd Mississippi Infantry.  The 23rd surrendered at Vicksburg, Mississippi, on July 4, 1863.
    One of the other members of this unit was David Feagen.  David died while in Indianapolis and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery.  David was the husband of Edna M. Geno, daughter of Francis and Mary Geno.  They were married December 19, 1860 and had one child, Thomas Jefferson Feagen, born 1862.  After returning to his home, Emanuel married Edna Geno Feagen August 1, 1865.  In 1866, they had a child, William Edward Mullikin.
    Edna died, and Emanuel married Margaret Elizabeth Morgan, on December 7, 1868.  Thomas Jefferson Feagen remained with Margaret and Emanuel, and when they moved to Arkansas, they took him with them and raised him to manhood.  Thomas married Frances Louisa Blasengame on September 7, 1884, and they had three children, Mattie, Edna, and Tom Feagen.
    Emanuel was shown by land records to have a farm in Spring Twp., Star City, Arkansas.  He served as Mayor of Star City for one term, 1889.  Emanuel and Margaret became the parents of the following children:  Rufus Kendrick Mullikin, and Allie Agnes Mullikin.  Margaret lived until 1919 and is buried beside her husband in Heflin Cemetery, Star City, Arkansas.

Submitted by
Peggy J. Reichard

* NOBLE, John Robert 3 - (James Baxter2, John 1) Born 27 Mar. 1843 in Tippah Co.  and died 14 Dec. 1936 in Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX.  He married Florence Madora BROWN 21 Dec. 1865 in Tippah Co., MS.  She was the daughter of Jesse and Mary Nance BROWN.  John was a Pvt. in Co. C 1st Partisans Rangers and later the 7th Miss. Cavalry.  He enlisted 1 Aug. 1862 at Orizaba as a private.  He was in the battle of Corinth, and the battle of Brices Cross Roads.  They took part in the raids with Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest throughout TN and KY, and were in many skirmishes.  He was a prisoner by surrender May 1865 and paroled 10 Jun 1865 at Memphis, TN.  He took the Oath of Allegence in 1866.  He was bestowed the Southern Cross of Honor by the Navarro Chapter #108 of the United Daughters of Confederacy 26 Apr. 1917 (Book 12, Pg 39).  He was in Camp Winkley #147 in TX.  A cousin had the cross until he was robbed about 1983.  His uniform is with the UDC in their museum they are building at Hillsboro College in Hillsboro, TX.  He moved to Barry, TX in 1895 where Florence died and is buried in Dresden Cemetery beside John.
Kathy G. Wells

* NORTON, Jacob Anderson - (1840-1920) Jacob was born in Tippah County, Mississippi on May 9, 1840 and raised on a farm by his parents William Norton and Sophia Short who had a family of 11 children. Jacob had 15 children with two wives. He married Elizabeth Ellen Hallbrook (age 21) on November 28, 1867 in Ripley, Tippah County, Mississippi. Elizabeth was born December 31, 1845 in Nashville, Tennessee. Jacob and Elizabeth were the parents of six children:  Mary Ellen born September 1, 1868 died September 3, 1936 in Roy, N.M. was married to James M. Yates November 26, 1884; William Anderson born March 9, 1871 died January 7, 1918 in Ft. Worth, TX was married to Myrta Green; John Washington born May 9, 1872 died December 15 1960 in Oklahoma City was married to Naomi Elizabeth Cox on January 23, 1893; Egbert Sammons born December 3, 1874 died August 30, 1882 in Oglesby, Texas; Sally May Catherine born November 6, 1878 died April 1, 1974 in Denton, Texas was married July 15, 1894 to Thomas Moore; and Halley born October 1, 1880 died January 7, 1881 in Oglesby, Texas. Jacob’s wife, Elizabeth, died on October 10, 1880 (at age 34) from blood poisoning after childbirth. She is buried at Post Oak Cemetery in Oglesby, Texas.
    At age 41, Jacob married a second time to Rosa Bena Bruckhauswer (age 22) on January 30, 1882 in Fauquier Co., Virginia.  Jacob and Rosa were the parents of nine children:  Edith B. born December 7, 1882 died July 4, 1884 (age 2) in Oglesby, Texas; Dollie born January 30, 1884 died January 31, 1884 in Oglesby, Texas; unnamed boy born August 9, 1884 premature and died at birth; Jacob Henderson (Hennie) born November 1, 1885 died January 4, 1889 (age 3); Miller born June 12, 1888 died January 4, 1892 (age 3); Cecil Brook born October 9, 1890 died February 19, 1977 (age 86); Anna Bessie born January 16, 1893 died April 3, 1975 (age 82) was married to John Daniel O’Leary; Robert Emmett born June 22, 1896 died June 26, 1923 (age 27) was married to Marie Eloise Dickson November 16, 1916; and Golder Barnes born January 31, 1898 died January 9, 1971 (age 72) was married to George P. Kimmel April 9, 1925.  The first five children were born in Tippah Co., Mississippi.  The family came to Texas in 1879 or 1880 when Sally was one or two years old.  All the remaining children were born in McLennan Co., Texas.  The last three were born in Sperryville, Virginia.
    Jacob was a first cousin of famous gunslinger Luke Short (see Sophia Short).
    At age 20, he joined the 2nd Mississippi Regiment, which was the first regiment organized in that state, of Southern Army. Jacob fought for the Confederates in the Civil War from May 1861 until March 1865 and nine scars from wounds attest to his faithful service and the great mercy and providential care of a covenant-keeping and ever-reigning God (from his obituary).  He served in the battles of Seven Pines, Seven Days, the second Manassas  engagement, Sharpsburg, Bristow, North Corinth, and the Wilderness. He wrote the following account of his Civil War duty on December 24, 1917 at the age of 77.
    On May 9, 1861 (his 21st birthday) was with Company B, Second Mississippi Regiment, Volunteers, led by Col. W.C. Falkner, and Captain John H. Buchanan, both of Ripley, Tippah County, Mississippi.  He drilled in Corinth, Mississippi. They reached Harpers Ferry, May 15th, 1861 where the regiment remained until July 1, when they fell back to Winchester, Virginia.  Jacob was convalescing from measles and was considered unable to make the march across the Blue Ridge Mountains to Piedmont, now Delaplanes, to the first Bull Run battle.
    The following Wednesday he reached the battlefield where a cousin was killed in the engagement.  Soon thereafter, Jacob contacted the mumps. In February 1862, he re-enlisted for three more years and got 30 days furlough. Re-joined his regiment in Fredricksburg, Virginia. They soon moved to defend Richmond, Virginia. He was in the battle of Seven Pines for two days.  He remained in Richmond until just before the Seven Days Battle.  His Heths Division  was detached and sent to Lynchburg, Charlottsville and on to Stanton.  Remained two days, returned to Charlottesville, joined Stonewall Jackson’s army and they were carried to Ashland, twenty miles from Richmond, from which point Jackson’s army was thrown against McLellands Right Flank at Cold Harbor and Gains Farm.  They drove the Yanks across Chickhoning and pursued relentlessly McLennand’s army to Harrisons landing. Jacob was wounded when a double skirmish line composed of Mississippians and Texans charged the Yanks at Malvin-hill.  He was in the hospital but joined his company in time to follow Stonewall Jackson in his famous raid on the rear of the Yanks at Manassas.
    They drove the Yanks from Thoroughfare in Bull Run Mountains and pressed on and linked on to Jackson’s right flank near Graveton and fought and drove the Feds across Bull Run.  Here again, Jacob received a slight wound in the left hand, which after being dressed he rejoined his company.  They next went to Frederick, Maryland.  Being pressed they fell back to the crossing of Boonsboro Pike of South Mountain, and fought the Feds until 11 pm. Fell back to Antietown (sic) and again fought them the 16th in the evening until late.  Skirmishing and on 17th that bloody all day and almost exhausted.
    When Stonewall Jackson came to their aid from capturing Harpers Ferry they remained the 18th no attack by the Feds they re-crossed the Potomac.  They had a sharp battle at Bristoe in the fall in which Jacob was severely wounded and hospitalized at Stanton, Virginia. He joined his regiment in November or December 1862 and went to Goldsboro, N.C.  He wintered there and near Suffolk, Virginia.  Returned to Fredericksburg soon after Chancelorville battle in May 1863 and being unable to make the march was left behind when the army left for Gettysburg.  So with others he was sent via Stanton by rail and walked down the valley pike and met his command returning from Gettysburg at Hagerstown, Md.  He aided in repelling a raid intended to destroy General Lee’s supply train at Williamsport before he joined his company.  With his command he wintered near Orange Court House, Virginia and picketed the Rapid Ann River.
    The winter of 1863 and 1864, the spring of 1864 found him at the Wilderness 5th and 6th of May struggling with Grant’s army.  One cousin lost at 1st Manassas; another lost his leg at Gettysburg and a 3rd was killed 5th of May in Wilderness.  The 6th he did all he could to hurl back the Yanks and got a ball through his arm and shoulder and he was “Hors Du Combat” until August 14, 1864.  He again joined his company near Petersburg and with his regiment trying to drive Grant’s hords (sic) from the Weldon Railroad, he was shot in both hands.  He went home to Mississippi then returned to his company March 4, 1865.  Jacob was sent to Richmond, Virginia on light duty attached to General Ewell’s staff.  He was captured at Appomattox Court House and surrendered with General Lee’s army at Appomattox, C. H., Virginia on April 9, 1865.
    Following the Civil War, in 1867 Jacob became a Primitive Baptist minister for the next 50 years.  Twenty-six of his early years as a minister were spent in Mississippi and Texas, in serving and constituting churches.  His last 24 years were spent among churches in Virginia and Washington D.C. Jacob was assistant chaplain of Camp No. 171, United Confederate Veterans of the District of Columbia.  He preached for a time at the Primitive Baptist Church, Shepard Street and Georgia Avenue, but most of his ministerial service was performed in Page County, Virginia.  He was moderator of the Ketocton Association, and was faithful, zealous and untiring in his services in the cause of truth.
    Upon his first wife’s death, on March 15, 1886 he sold his tract of land in McLennan, Texas to F.E. Scruggs for $750 and distributed the proceeds equally among his three minor children: William, John and Sallie Mae.
    After a long illness, Jacob died on June 16, 1920 at age 80 at his home at 804 Rhode Island Ave. in Washington D.C. and is buried in the Confederate section of Arlington National Cemetery, Va.   Submitted by:  Peter Leidel

* NUTT, Capt. Thompson - CO: D  Initial Rank: Private
Joined: Wednesday, May 01, 1861 Term (yrs): 1 Occupation: Farmer Age: 33
Enrolled at: Tippah Co., MS Enrolled by: Capt. Beck Promoted: Yes    ROH: No
Promoted to 5th Sergeant on 8/20/1861.
Promoted to 1st Sergeant on 11/20/1861.
Elected 1st Lt on 4/23/1862.

    Wounded at Gaines Mill on 6/27/1862. Sent to hospital in Richmond. Returned to duty.
    Wounded (in foot) at Sharpsburg on 9/17/1862. Furloughed 60-days from 10/8/1862. Captured while on furlough in MS and paroled at Holly Spring, MS (about Dec, 1862).
    Resigned due to disability on 8/8/1863.
    15th (STEWART'S-LOGWOOD'S) TENNESSEE CAVALRY REGIMENT
    Also called 2nd organization, 15th Consolidated Tennessee Cavalry Regiment. Formed February 5, 1864 by consolidation of 15th (Stewart's), 16th (Logwood's) Regiments and Street's Battalion Mississippi Cavalry; consolidated March, 1865 with 14th (Neely's), 21st (Carter's) and 22nd (Nixon's) Regiments to form Nixon's Consolidated Regiment. Paroled Gainesville, Alabama May 1865. This consolidated regiment was formed at Oxford, Mississippi, by orders of Major General N. B. Forrest, who appointed the field officers. His action was confirmed by the Adjutant and Inspector Generals Office, but not until July 18, 1864.
    Thompson Nutt, Captain, Co. D Also called E Organized October 1, 1863 at Orizabah,Mississippi, from Street's Mississippi Cavalry Battalion.
    Thompson Nutt    bn. 5/12/1834   Tennessee

                           d.  1/4/1910     Van Buren County, Arkansas
                         md.  Mary Jane Childress
    On 1860 and 1870 census from Tippah County, Mississippi

William E Herron, 1st cousin four times removed

* OWEN, Daniel M. - Pvt. 6th Miss. Inf., Co. I.  Dan joined the 6th Ms. Inf., May 4. 1862. He may have been wounded in the Battle of Corinth. He is listed as "died in service", March 11, 1863. He is buried in the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery along with many other family members. His brother-in-law, James Lewellen M. Bryant, 23rd Ms. Inf., who died at Hopkinsville, Ky., in 1861, is buried near him. Dan does not have a government issued Confederate Military Marker.
    Dan Owen was born in Tennessee, May 28, 1824. He was listed on the 1850 Tippah county census in the household of his older brother, Thomas, who came to Mississippi about 1843. Dan either came with him then or came later on.
    Dan was a farmer and about 1851, he married Mary Emily Bryant and they had 6 children. The town nearest their home was Molina. The family attended the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Prior to Dan's death, two of their children, Richard and Isabella, had died. Of the other children the fate of Jennie is unknown, Estella married Howell L. Bratten/Bartten. Tom and Frank lived all of their lives in the same community where they were reared, farmed, married and raised families. Mary Emily Owen died in 1920, and is buried near her husband in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. There is no record that she ever applied for a pension. One can only imagine how hard and lonely life was for her the 57 years she survived the death of her husband.

Betty Ford


* PANNELL, Minor Walter - Minor Walter was born April 25, 1821 in Fairfield District, S.C. the son of Zachariah and Frances Seymour Pannell.  Zachariah served in the War of 1812 as a private in the 2nd Reg't, (Ballowe's) of the Virginiia Militia. By 1839, Walter Minor has settled near Dry Creek in Prentiss County, MS and married Mary Ellen Floyd.  There was a post office located in his home and he is listed on the tax list for the Pannell District of Tippah County, MS.  He acquired the knowledge to practice the old botanic style of medicine, was a gunsmith, blacksmith, and a farmer. He and Mary Ellen had four children, Mary Ann Elizabeth, David Alonzo, Melissa Jane and Minor Walter, Jr.  After the death of Mary Ellen, Walter Minor married Elinor Beasley September 15, 1850.  They were the parents of John Siddle, Rosie Lee and Drucilla Virginia.
    According to Civil War Records from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Miner W. Pannell, age 40, enlisted in Capt. Elam M. Wells' Company (Molino Rifles), 2nd Regt., 1st Brig., Mississippi Vols. at Molino on June 15, 1861 for 12 months at the rank of 3rd Sgt.  He was discharged at Iuka, Miss., Sept. 12, 1861.  According to his pension application, he apparently went back to South Carolina and enlisted in the 23rd South Carolina Infantry in October, 1861.  He was "shot through arm breaking bone" at Manassas in 1862 and had "one finger shot off at Petersburg".  He was captured and imprisoned a week before his command surrendered at Petersburg, VA at the end of the war.
    Dr. Minor Walter Pannell, died at the age of 72 at his residence at Dry Run in Prentiss County, MS, December 22, 1893.  His wife Elinor had died about 2 weeks earlier on December 6.  Both are buried at Crossroads Cemetery, Jumpertown, MS.

Raymond Settle


PARK, John M. - According to his CivWar records from NARA, my great grandfather, John M. Park, was enlisted from Tippah Co. as a Pvt. in Co. E, 15th TN Cavalry on 1 Oct. 1863.  He was captured on 19 Nov. 1863 in a fight on the Obion River.  This company was also known as Co. D and was formerly Capt. Nutt's Co., Street's Batt, Miss Cav.   This regt. was formed about 5 Feb. 1864 by the consolidation of of the 15th ( Stewart's) Regt., TN Cav. and Street's Batt., Miss Cav.   Later it was consolidated with the 14th TN (Neely's) 21st (Carter's) and 22nd (Nixon's) regts of TN Cav. in accordance with Special Order # 28 Hdqrs. Cav., Dist. of Miss and East LA dated 13 Feb. 1865 to form Nixon's Regt., TN Cav. which was paroled at Ginesville, AL in May 1865.
Jon O'Donnell

* PERKINS, Jesse Mercer - was born abt 1827 in AL. He had a brother John Perkins born abt 1834 in Al. Jesse enlisted at Corinth, MS on 19 Dec 1861. He was mustered in by Maj. M. Berry. He served as a private in Capt. A.C. Rucker's Co. (Tippah Rebels), 4th Reg't, Co. C, Mississippi Volunteers, 60-day troops. He was given a medical discharge on 7 Jan 1862. He died between 1882-1884 and was buried in an unmarked grave between Walnut and Marlow, MS.
Elaine P. Perkins

* RAINEY, Virgil A.- mustered at Ripley August 13, 1861 in the Blount Guards, a unit that became Co. A, 23rd MS regiment, as a 4th corporal.  Died in Hopkinsville, KY of consumption 4 Nov. 1861.  He was the son of  Josiah and Alsa Manerva Rainey, and was born in MS abt. 1841.   Submitted by Reiley Kidd, MD,  5152 54th Avenue S., Seattle, WA  98118-2114
radcrk@home.com

RAY, Marion – Born December 17, 1834 in Union District, SC.  Marion, son of Cary Ray and Malissa Lawson, married Elizabeth (Eliza) Jane Gibbs in 1857 in Union District, SC.  Eliza was the daughter of Spencer Gibbs and Sarah Ann Ray.  Marion and Eliza, with one small child, joined a caravan of several families moving from near Cross Keys, Union District, SC to Jonesborough in Tippah Co, MS in late October 1859.  They were the parents of five other children born in Tippah County from 1861 to 1869.  Marion was mustered into State Service December 5, 1861, for a period of 60 days, as a Private in Capt. M. P. Lowrey's Company (Lowrey Guards), 4th Regiment MS Volunteers, 60-day Troops, in Corinth, Alcorn Co, MS.  His military record shows he reported with a "Double BBL Shot Gun Ownedby Henry Garrett."  He was was appointed 1st Corporal shortly after enlistment, and served with this unit at Bowling Green, Kentucky.  This company, also known as Company G of the 2nd Regiment Mississippi 60-day Volunteers, subsequently became Company G, 2nd (Davidson's) Regiment Mississippi Infantry (Army of 10000).  Marion began a second enlistment when he was enlisted August 1, 1862, at Orizaba, MS for a 3-year period, in Company G of the First Regiment Mississippi Partisan Rangers, by Col. William C. Falkner, the Regiment's commanding officer.  He was appointed 2nd Sergeant shortly after enlistment and served under Captain John Garrett and Colonel William C. Falkner. The designation of this regiment was officialy changed August 1, 1864 to Company G, 7th Mississippi Cavalry.  Marion was captured near the end of the War, and his military record states "M. Ray, Sergt. Co. G, 7th Regt. Miss. [Cavalry] Appears on a Report of Confederate Prisoners captured April 2, 1865 at Selma, Alabama.  Report dated Headqrs. 1st Brig., 2d Div., Cav. Corps, Mil. Div. of the Miss., Selma Ala., April 4, 1865."  There is no official record on when he was released, but a capsule history of his regiment states "A large part of the regiment had been captured at Selma, Alabama, in early April 1865. Only a handful of men from the unit surrendered a month later at Citronelle, Alabama.  Some members of the regiment were paroled at Columbus, MS, on May 10, 1865."  Marion and his family moved from Tippah Co, MS to Robertson Co, TX in the winter of 1871, and subsquently to other Texas counties.  Marion applied for a Texas C.S.A. pension January 4, 1913, it was approved September 1, 1913, and it was finally allowed from December 1, 1913.  He died June 14, 1914 in Weatherford, Parker County, TX, at age 79, and was buried in Section D of Weatherford's Old  Greenwood Cemetery.
Alton Spencer Ray Jr.

* REYNOLDS, ALLEN - was born in 1832. He was a Confederate soldier and a member of Co. H., 34th infantry, Mississippi Volunteers. He died as a soldier in 1863 and was buried in Myrtle hill cemetery Rome, George. Allen Reynolds married Martha Whittington from Jefferson County, Alabama. Martha was born March 5, 1837 the daughter of Wilburn Whittington and Mary Goolsby. Allen and Martha had two sons Jacob Allen born April 1862 and John Francis born December 2, 1859. The sons were born in Tippah County, Mississippi. Martha and the two sons moved to Van Zant County, Texas in 1873. Martha later married Mr. Harrington whom I have no history. There was also a daughter of Martha's, Mary Sanders whom I have no history. Martha Whittington Reynolds Harrington died October 24, 1922 and is buried in Liberty Cemetery on FM2339 about 5 miles west of Callender Lake in Van Zant County.

Roy Steele Reynolds

* RHODES (RHOADS,ROADS),  Felix Murray - Born Tippah Mississippi in 1841 to William and Mary "Polly" Armour Roads.  Mary was the daughter of Davis W and Elizabeth Lively Armour. Davis served in the war of 1812,  Second Regiment West Tennessee Militia.  Felix volunteered for service May 26, 1861, at Baldwyn Mississippi, at the age of 19.  He was assigned to Company K 19th Regiment, Capt Wm H. H. Tison's Co., Mississippi Volunteers.  He served as an Ambulance driver and was sent to General Hospital in Richmond Virginia July of 1862.  Records show him assigned to Chimborazo Hospital #5 In Richmond as well as Wayside Hospital Richmond, General Hospital Petersburg, VA and Episcopal Church Hospital, Williamsburg VA.  At one point he was hospitalized for Varicocele Rheumatism.
    Evidently Felix was imprisoned twice as War Records show that he was admitted to the General Hospital in Petersburg, VA July 17, 1863, for Orchitis and was ordered to surgery.  It lists him as a paroled prisoner.  He was also captured at Petersburg April 2, 1865, and was released at Point Lookout, MD June 17, 1865 after taking the oath of allegiance to the United States.  Records list Felix as Light Complexion,  Lt. Red Hair, hazel eyes and 5'10".
    Felix returned to Tippah Co. MS. and Married Hettie Lucinda Vandiver on August 14, 1865.  Hettie was the daughter of Elisha Vandiver and Lucinda Melton Vandiver. Elisha was a Baptist Minister and the son of George H. Vandiver and Ascenith Welch. George was the son of Edward Vandiver, Revolutionary War Patriot from Pendleton Dist South Carolina.
    Felix and Hettie relocated to McLennan Co. Texas in 1874.  He attended a Confederate Veterans reunion in  Sardis Coryell Co. Texas in 1899.  He applied for, and received a veterans pension in 1915.  Felix died January 17, 1916  and is buried at Davidson (Old Blackfoot) Cemetery near Gatesville, TX.  Hettie Lucinda drew a widows pension and died July 4, 1927, and is buried beside Felix.

Submitted by Doris Cook Dodson  auntydo@aol.com

* ROBERSON, R. W. - Born ca 1837 in Tenn.
    - 3 Sept 1860 married Eliza A. Green in Tippah county (I have copy of
marriage certificate)
    - one son,  William Richard Roberson born 25 Aug 1861 in Ripley.  This son later moved, date unknown, with widowed mother to Bolivar, Tenn, and then to Texas in late 1880s/early 90s
    - RW Roberson enlisted 24 Aug 1861 at Iuka in Co A (Blount Guards), 2d Regt, 1st Bde, Army of Miss for period 12 months.  2d REgt later designated 3d Regt then 23 Miss Inf when it went into CSA service.
    - He appears in unit muster rolls in 1861 and 1862, appears in Federal POW rolls as captured at Ft Donelson 16 Feb 1862 and then as POW at Camp Douglas, Chicago, IIlinois.
    - He was exchanged at Vicksburg about 20 Sept 1862  with other members of 23d and appears on company muster rolls for period 24 Sept 1862 to Dec 1862 with last entry noting "killed Dec 5, 1862 in the Coffeeville fight"
    -"Return of Deceased soldiers, dated Dec 19, 1862 notes killed in battle at Coffeeville, 5 Dec 1862.  There are also two other lists and register entrys in file noting killed in battle at Coffeeville.

Above information  on CSA service from Compiled Service records of CSA soldiers of 23d Miss Inf on microfilm in National Archives.  Afteraction report on Coffeeville battle in Official Records of War of Rebellion note casualties of 23d Miss as 2 killed, 14 wounded, and 4 missing.

Richard W. Roberson

*  ROWELL, Benjamin F. - born about 1830 in Carroll Co., GA, son of Howell and Elizabeth Rowell.  He served Co. G, 23rd Miss.   Perhaps buried at Pine Hill where is wife and daughter are buried.
Terri Zacher

*ROWLAND, James D. - See James D. Rowland page

* RUCKER, Capt. Abbot C. - The following obituary was taken from The Southern Sentential, Feb. 6, 1919:

Capt. A. C. Rucker Passes Away

Captain Abbot C. Rucker, the oldest white man in Tippah County, died at the family home two miles north of Ripley at 4 o'clock this morning, Thursday, February 6th.  He was seemingly well as usual on yesterday, played with the baby, his little grandson, and talked in his usual cheerful strain, went to bed at the usual time and slept well.  At four o'clock in the morning he got up, put on his shoes and was sitting by the fire smoking when his heart ceased to beat and he fell to the floor and was dead when picked up.  His remains will be buried tomorrow, Friday, at the Rucker grave yard four miles northeast of Ripley.  The funeral will be preached at the Presbyterian Church in Ripley, by Rev. O. G. Davis of Blue Mountain, after which burial will take place in the Rucker grave yard.  He will be buried with Masonic honors.  Captain Rucker celebrated his 97th birthday on December 16th, 1918, being nearly two months into his 97th year.  He held several public offices in Tippah County and had long been a leading member of the Ripley Presbyterian church and the Ripley Masonic lodge, having been a member of the latter for nearly 71 years.  He was a Captain in the Confederate Army (Co. B 34th Miss. Infantry) and devoutly loved the gray.  He was a fine old man and will be much missed by those who knew him well.


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RUTHERFORD, David Flynn - the 6th of 6 sons of Thomas and Margaret Rutherford who fought for the Confederacy.  David was born 22 Oct 1844 in Georgia and came to Tippah County with his family in 1848 to finally settle in Falkner.  He was married after the war to Mary Deilah (Dillie) Ketchum (1845-1931).  They had 2 daughters that I know of and up to 9 infants that died.
    David enlisted at Ripley Miss 23 Oct 1862, age 18, in company G 23rd Reg’t Miss Vols by Capt John Riddlespurger, commanded by Col Joe Wells.
    On 5 Dec 1862 David was wounded (in his left hip) in the action near Coffeeville Miss and was returned to duty by order of the surgeon in charge (General Hospital, Merdian Miss) on 25 Mar 1863.
    On a Muster Roll dated 28 Feb-30 Jun 1863 he is listed as ‘absent cut off from his command 16 May 1863 and is in Vicksburg’.  David was captured on 4 Jul 1863 at Vicksburg and paroled.  David never made it back to the 23rd Reg’t and is listed on several Muster Rolls as ‘Captured and paroled at Vicksburg’ ‘Absent’ and finally ‘Absent without leave since 12 Feb 1864’.  David signed his mark ‘X’ on a certificate in Vicksburg giving his solemn parole under oath not to take up arms against the US…………………….dated 5 Jul 1863.  The parolling officer was Capt Davis of the (I believe it says) 97th Reg’t ILL Vols.  Being unable to read and write he didn’t think much of the oath and went on to continue fighting for the Confederacy with the 2nd Miss.  On his application for pension David tells that after he was parolled from Vicksburg he was unable to make his way back to his command, so he attached hisself to the 2nd Miss and remained with them until the end of the war.  The 2nd Miss surrendered at Demopolis ALA.  I do not know what company in the 2nd Miss David was in, so I have no information on any battles he may have been in.  I also have no Muster Rolls of the 2nd Miss with him listed but am still looking.  After the war he went home to Tippah County and married on 31 Jan 1867 and started his family life.
    Pvt David Flynn Rutherford died in Tippah County on 4 Aug 1924 and is buried at Little Hope Cemetery.

Note:  Thomas and Margaret Rutherford had 7 sons with 6 known to have served in the war.  Alexander W. Rutherford their youngest son would have been 13 years old when the war started and 14 when his oldest brothers all joined and left home to fight.  I have no record on his service but it was very common for kids of that age to run away from home and fight.  I’m sure that it crossed his mine many times and that his mother must have been a total wreck trying to keep him at home.

Steven Rutherford 3rd Great Grandnephew of David Flynn Rutherford  See Steven's homepage for more information.

* RUTHERFORD, James McCullough -  was the 2nd of 6 sons of Thomas and Margaret Rutherford who fought for the Confederacy.  James was born 18 Nov 1834 in Georgia and came to Tippah County with his family in 1848 to finally settle in Falkner.  He was married to his first wife Harriett Reed (1838-1891) before the war in 1856 and they had 4 children.  After the war in 1896 he married his 2nd wife Molly Hensley.
    James enlisted at Holly Springs Miss 1 May 1862, age 27, in Company A 37th Reg’t Miss Inf which subsequently became Company A 34th Regiment Miss Infantry (Tippah Rangers) commanded by Capt. John Y. Murry.
    James quickly moved up in rank;  30 Oct 1862 appointed Corporal;  Dec 1862 elected 3rd Lt. and finally on 22 Jan 1863 he was appointed 2nd Lt. Jr.

NOTE:  James has been listed in many places as a Captain but I cannot find in any of his military records where he attained any higher rank than 2nd Lt. Jr.  His being listed as a Capt. may have had to do with his law enforcement career after the war or something he was in before the war.
    James was put on detached service by order of Gen. Bragg on 15 Aug 1863 for Recruiting Service.  He missed the engagement and captured at Lookout Mountain during this time.
    From his military records James seems to have worked mostly in the supply lines.  He served until the end of the war and was discharged 26 Apr 1865.  I have no record of parole or oath of allegiance.
    Lt. James McCullough Rutherford died 8 Sep 1909 in Tippah County and is buried at Little Hope Cemetery Tippah County Miss.  See picture of him

Steven Rutherford 3rd Great Grandnephew of James McCullough Rutherford See Steven's homepage for more information.

* RUTHERFORD, John Lemon - was the 4th of 6 sons of Thomas and Margaret Rutherford who fought for the Confederacy.  John was born 5 Nov 1840 in Georgia and came to Tippah County with his family in 1848 to finally settle in Falkner.  He was married after the war to Nancy Ann Elizabeth Ketchum (1842-1908) and they had 2 children that I know of.
    John was a very determined and deeply dedicated soldier for the Confederacy.  First enlisting at the age of 21 in Company A 23rd Reg’t Miss Vols. at Hopkinsville KY by Capt. McCarly either 1 Nov 1861 or 6 Dec 1861, the records are not clear.  What is clear is that he was wounded at Fort Donelson in Feb 1862 and sent home.  Nothing is said of how bad the wound was or on what part of his body was injured.  It must have been pretty bad to have him sent home.  The rest of the regiment was captured at Fort Donelson and was exchanged about 20 Sep 1862.  Nothing is said if John was part of those captured.  I don’t believed he was because on 1 May 1862 he enlisted in Company A 34th Reg’t Miss Inf. (Tippah Rangers).  I’m sure he looked up his brother 2nd Lt. James M. Rutherford (see his story) when he arrived.  John’s wound that he received at Fort Donelson must have been worst than we thought because on 24 July 1862 he was discharged upon Surgeons Certificate from the 34th Miss Inf.
    After healing for about 5 months he again enlisted (for a third time) in the 2nd Miss State Cavalry in Ripley 16 Dec 1862 by Capt. Solomon Street the day after his big brother Capt. William W. Rutherford enlisted (see his story).  After William was captured John continued on with the 2nd Miss Cavalry and they were with General Forrest at Selma ALA on 2 Apr 1865 when they were assaulted, many being killed, wounded, captured, or scattered.  Nothing is said about John being captured or wounded.  Since this was at the end of the war we believe he just headed home.  No record of his parole or oath of allegiance.
    Pvt. John Lemon Rutherford died 24 Aug 1896 in Tippah County and is buried at Little Hope Cemetery Tippah County Miss.

Steven Rutherford 3rd Great Grandnephew of John Lemon Rutherford  See Steven's homepage for more information.

* RUTHERFORD, Robert Walker -  was the 5th of 6 sons of Thomas and Margaret Rutherford who fought for the Confederacy.  Robert was born 22 Dec 1842 in Georgia and came to Tippah County with his family in 1848 to finally settle in Falkner.  He was married after the war to Arteala Singleton and they had 9 children of which one died as an infant.
    Robert enlisted at Corinth Miss 10 May 1862, age 19, in Company A 37th Reg’t Miss Inf. Which subsequently became Company A 34th Regiment Miss Infantry ‘Tippah Rangers’ commanded by Capt. John Y. Murry.
    Robert enlisted right at the time of the Battle of Farmington.  He may have fought in it and the enlistment paper work done after the battle or if the company went back to Corinth after the battle then he did not engage in that battle.  I do not know.  I’m sure as soon as he enlisted that he looked up 3 of his brothers in the same company ‘A’ Sgt. Thomas F. Rutherford (see his story), Jr. 2nd Lt. James M. Rutherford (see his story) and Pvt. John L. Rutherford (see his story) and was there at Perryville to comfort his brother Thomas when he was wounded.  During these exciting days you can be assured that the Rutherford brothers watched out for each other as we would today.
    24 Aug 1863 Robert was put ‘ On daily extra duty by order of Gen. Liddelt (not sure of spelling) with the supply train. ( Was this good or bad?  Depends I guess.)
    On 24 Nov 1863 Robert was captured with his brother Thomas at Lookout Mountain along with many others.  His other brothers;  James was not captured as he was on detail and John was in the 2nd Miss State Cavalry at this time with yet another brother Capt. William W. Rutherford (see his story).  From Lookout Mountain Robert and Thomas were sent to Nashville, forwarded to Louisville KY 30 Nov 1863 and arrived there 2 Dec 1863.  They were finally forwarded to Rock Island on 3 Dec 1863 and confined there 5 Dec 1863.
    Robert served the remainder of the war as a POW at Rock Island and was exchanged 20 Mar 1865.  Most likely he and Thomas after being released traveled the long road home together back to Tippah County.
    Pvt. Robert Walker Rutherford died 22 Mar 1905 at home in Tippah County and is buried at Little Hope Cemetery Tippah County.
Steven Rutherford 3rd Great Grandnephew of Robert Walker Rutherford See Steven's homepage for more information.

* RUTHERFORD, Sgt. Thomas Franklin - was the 3rd of 6 sons of Thomas and Margaret Rutherford who fought for the Confederacy.  Thomas was born 27 Oct 1837 in Georgia and came to Tippah County with his family in 1848 to finally settle in Falkner.  He was married to Martha Ann Wright (1841-1924) and they had 8 children.
    Thomas enlisted at Tippah County Miss 25 Feb 1862, age 24, in Company A 37th Reg’t Miss Inf which subsequently became Company A 34th Regiment Miss Infantry Tippah Rangers commanded by Capt. John Y. Murry.
    Thomas fought in many battles of which some were …Farmington, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, and Lookout Mountain.  A few days after the battle of Perryville, Major A. T. Mason made a list of the killed and wounded.  Thomas was listed as severely wounded but continued to stay on with Co. A and made all Muster Rolls after the battle of Perryville and on 15 Apr 1863 he was appointed 1st Sgt.  He was hardcore and deeply dedicated to the cause.  I have not found out just how bad a wound listed as ‘severely’ was or where on his body he was wounded.
    On 24 Nov 1863 Thomas (and his brother Robert (see his story)) were captured at Lookout Mountain along with many others.  After being captured they were forwarded from Nashville to Louisville KY on 30 Nov 1863 to the Provost Marshall Capt. S. E. Jones.  On 5 Dec 1863 they were received at Rock Island Barracks IL prison along with 5591 others.  This was the first group of POW’s to be received at Rock Island.  Somehow he survived this place and on 20 Mar 1865 1088 POW’s were exchanged of which Thomas was included.
    There is no record of his oath of allegiance or parole that I could find.  I assume after he was exchanged he went home to his wife and son.  Soon after, Thomas and his family moved to Texas and he continued to raise more children and tell his grandchildren the many stories of his proud service for the Confederacy.
    Sgt. Thomas Franklin Rutherford died 25 Mar 1906 at Santa Anna Texas and is buried there.

Steven Rutherford, 3rd Great Grandnephew of Thomas Franklin Rutherford, a
nd Bobby Gerald Rutherford, Great Grandson of Thomas Franklin Rutherford
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RUTHERFORD, Captain William Williamson - Commander Co. A 2nd Miss State Cavalry.  William Rutherford was 1 of 6 sons of Thomas and Margaret Rutherford who fought for the confederacy.  William, the oldest son, was born in Georgia 5 Jan 1833 and came to Tippah County with his family in 1848 to finally settle in Falkner.  He was married to Mary Elizabeth Reed (1834-1909) and had 11 children.  William enlisted at Ripley, Miss 15 Dec 1862, age 29, in Capt. Soloman G. Street’s company.  The company was called the ‘Citizen Guards of Tippah County’ and officially ‘Company A 2nd Mississippi State Cavalry’.  In late August 1863 the 2nd Miss State Cavalry was re-organized at West Point Miss.  Capt. William W. Rutherford was acting commander of Co. A as Capt. Street had left the command.  In Sept 1863 Street officially resigned his commission and joined the 15th Tenn. Cavalry as its Major.  Major Street was then soon to be murdered by one of his own men.
    On 1 October 1863 William W. Rutherford was officially elected Captain by the remaining men of Co. A 2nd Miss State Cavalry.  On 9 Apr 1864 the regiment was in Aberdeen Miss.  Col. W. L. Lowry was made the regiment’s commander.  On 5 May 1864 the regiment was finally transferred into Confederate service, though it kept its State designation.  It was then placed with the rest of Gholson’s Brigade in Buford’s Division of Forrest’s Cavalry Corp.
    On 4 Oct 1864 Capt. William Rutherford was detailed for 40 days to return to North Miss. for the purpose of arresting and returning all absentees and deserters from his (Gholson’s) cavalry brigade.  He was accompanied by Lt. S. N. Rye and others, and most probably returned to the Ripley area.
    On 6 Mar. 1865 Capt. William Rutherford was captured with 2 other men in Ripley by the 2nd Arkansas (Union).  As a P.O.W. he was first sent to Memphis and arrived there 11 Mar 1865.  On 28 Mar. 1865 he was sent to Vicksburg Miss. where he was exchanged (for a liked Union prisoner) to the Rebels on 3 Apr. 1865 at about 11am at Camp Fisk.
    When the news reached the Deep South that General Lee had surrendered on 9 Apr 1865, the remaining confederate soldiers east of the Miss. River were then surrendered by General Richard Taylor (son of Ex-president Zach Taylor) on 4 May 1865.  Capt. William Rutherford must have been in the vicinity of Jackson Miss. when the news came and he finally went home.  There is no record of his parole or oath of allegiance.
    The Rutherford family was very lucky as neither Capt. W.W. Rutherford or any of his 5 brothers were killed during this hard time.  All married and had children and lived out their lives, most in Tippah County.  Capt. William W. Rutherford died 17 Feb 1890 and is buried at Little Hope Cemetery Tippah County Miss.
    Finally legend has it that William was once wounded near his home after he done in a Yankee and hid in a hollow log to escape capture.

Steven Rutherford     Great Great Great Grandson of William W. Rutherford, Ripley, Miss. 
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* SCALLY, Henry Petty - was born 12 July 1844 in Tishomingo Co. MS, the son of Prior Scally and his wife Henrietta Ragsdale.  By 1850 Henry and his family were living in Tippah County.  When the Civil War started, Henry was 16 years of age, 5 feet nine inches tall with light brown hair and black eyes.  The first year of the war, his three brothers enlisted and went off to fight for the Confederacy.  When his brother, Capt. John N. Scally returned to form a company from the Hatchie River area, Henry and his oldest brother William both enlisted in John's company, "The Hatchie Tigers", Co. E, of the 32nd Mississippi Infantry.
    While the regiment was training and provisioning in Tupelo that summer, Henry was taken sick and was hospitalized in Meridian.  On New Years Day 1863 Henry rejoined his company.  That September Henry saw his first battle at Chickamauga where brother William was seriously injured and Capt. John was killed.  Henry was with the 32nd Mississippi Infantry at the Battle of Franklin, TN on 30 Nov 1864 and was seriously wounded.  He was taken prisoner on Christmas Day and was hospitalized.  He remained a prisoner until the War's end.  It was at Camp Chase, Ohio where he took the oath of alligence to the union and was given transportation by train to Booneville, MS, only twenty miles from home.
    On the 15th of October 1866 he married Mary Elizabeth Humphrey, daughter of Thomas and Carolyn Crockett Humphrey.  They had eight children.  Henry died at his home in Corinth 7 Aug. 1921 and was buried at Wenasoga in Holly Cemetery.  (This information was taken from A SCALLY FAMILY HISTORY by Douglas Scally.)

Mary Ann Mitchell

* SCALLY, James Kenneth - Was born 8 May 1841 in North Mississippi.  He was reared in Tishomingo and Tippah Counties where his father, Prior Scally, pastored several churches.  His mother was Henrietta Ragsdale.  When the Civil War started, older brother John N. Scally enlisted immediately.  James was the second to enlist on 10 September 1861 in Iuka, MS, for a three year hitch.  He was assigned to the 26th Miss. Volunteers, Co. B, the "Booneville Avengers".  James was with his unit the following winter at Fort Donelson;  Grant placed the fort under seige and won their surrender in Feb. 1862.  James spent 9 months as a prisoner at Camp Morton in Indianapolis, Indiana, and was included in a prisoner of war exchange at Aikens Landing in Virginia. In May 1863 James was left sick at Jackson, Mississippi; he was transferred to a hospital near Laurel, MS and later to Cahaba, AL.  While convalescing he assisted as a nurse and remained attached to the hospital through 4 Feb. 1864.

James returned to his unit in the spring of 1864 and was with them in Northern Virginia in May when Grant attacked Lee's line to protect Richmond, the Capital of the CSA,  called the Battle of the Wilderness.  James was badly wounded the first day.  After recuperating, James was granted a 60 day furlough to return home.  It was probably the last he saw of his unit, for by this time the unit had surrendered in Grant's seige of Petersburg, VA.
    James farmed in Tippah County and on 8 Feb. 1868 he married Ella Victoria Saint, daughter of W. J. and Mary Ann Saint.  They had four sons and two daughters.  Ella died 9 Jan. 1881.  James remarried on 1 Sept 1881 to Nancy Archer, reportedly four children were born to this marriage.  James moved his family in 1882 to Jackson Co., Arkansas.  In the autumn of 1892, James fell into a creek while fishing, caught pneumonia and died 29 Nov. 1892.  He was buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, south of Tuckerman, Arkansas.  (The above information was taken from the book A SCALLY FAMILY HISTORY by Douglas Scally.)

Mary Ann Mitchell

* SCALLY, John N. - Was born 1832 in Madison Co., TN, son of Prior Scally and his wife, Henrietta Ragsdale.  In the early 1840s John removed to Tippah Co. MS with his parents.  His father farmed and pastored several Baptist churches in north Mississippi before the war. John N. Scally never married.
    John was living in Ripley where he was serving as deputy sheriff and a lawyer when it became immanent that war would be declared.  John enlisted in the Mississippi Volunteers at Ripley on March 4, 1861.  He was given the rank of corporal in Capt Buchannan's company, the O'Conner Rifles, 2nd Regt., Co. B.  On May 10 the regiment was mustered into service at Lynchburg, VA and John was advanced to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. 
    John was with his unit at the Battle of Bull Run at Manassas, VA on July 21, 1861.  He was severely wounded in the arm and side by shell fragments with three ribs broken.  He was hospitalized at Charlottesville, VA on July 25 for 12 days and was readmitted on Sept. 9 for jaundice.  The following April the O'Conner Rifles had returned to Tippah Co. and one year enlistments had run out.  John reenlisted at Corinth on April 8, 1862 for three more years.  The regiment was reorganizing and John was promoted and made Captain of a new company being formed as part of the 32nd Mississippi Infantry.  The unit was Co. E and John selected "Hatchie Tigers" as their designation.
    On October 8, 1862 John's unit fought under Gen. Bragg at Perryville, KY. The 32nd Miss. Infantry was moved to Chattanooga in anticipation of a major confrontation over that strategic corridor through the mountains.   The regiment arrived on Sept. 18, the first day of fighting, and was joined to Gen. Woods' Brigade under Gen. Cleburne.  The Brigade including Capt. John N. Scally's company, engaged the enemy the next morning and received heavy fire.  It was probably here where John was shot from his horse in the midst of the charge.  Capt. John Scally had been killed.  [Note: It appears from the above that Capt. Scally was killed at the battle of Chickamauga, Ga. 19 Sept. 1863]

Mary Ann Mitchell

* SCALLY, George W. - was born in 1835 Madison Co. TN, son of Prior Scally and his wife, Henrietta Ragsdale and the brother of Capt. John N. Scally.  George was six feet tall, fair complexioned with light hair and blue eyes.  He pursued a career as a mechanic and cabinet maker.  George enlisted for one year at Ripley, MS on Sept. 18, 1861 and was assigned to the same company as his brother John, the O'Conner Rifles, 2nd Regiment, Co. B.  George's military career was a brief one.  He was sick with pneumonia all of December at Camp Fisher in Virginia.  He was examined by the surgeon and it was recommended that he be discharged as medically unfit for service. His discharge was dated New Years Day, 1862, at which time he apparently was still hospitalized. At the end of the month he was paid $22 for two months back pay, plus $25 for clothing charged but not drawn and $7 for mileage back to Ripley.  John signed the receipts for George.
    What became of George is not known for certain.  It is believed that he succumbed to the pneumonia, either never making it back to Mississippi, or dying shortly thereafter.  George never married.

Mary Ann Mitchell

* SCALLY, William Hull- was born in Williamson Co., TN 28 Nov 1828, the son of Prior Scally and Henrietta Ragsdale, his wife, and removed to North Mississippi in the 1840s.  William was married and working his farm with the assistance of his brother James Kenneth at the time Mississippi declared its independence from the Union; his life and that of his wife were radically changed.  William enlisted and served as a corporal in the 32nd Mississippi Infantry, Co. E, under his brother Capt. John N. Scally.   William was seriously wounded at Chickamauga and later told his family that he saw his brother Capt. John N. Scally shot from his horse in the midst of the battle.  Unable to get to his brother in the rush of the battle, and wounded himself, William did not learn until evening that his brother had been killed.
    In 1850, William married first Amanda Ernest (born 1833, died 1875 Hatchie, Tippah Co., MS) and had two sons.  After Amanda's death William married Nancy Green Doty, a widow.  William died 24 Dec 1917 and is buried in the Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery in Walnut, Tippah Co. MS.  (The above information came from A SCALLY FAMILY HISTORY , written by Douglas Scally, a descendant of William Hull Scally)

Mary Ann Mitchell

SEXTON, James Dickerson - enlisted December 17, 1861 as a 2nd Lt. in Company B, 1st Regiment of the Mississippi Partisan Rangers.  I have a copy of his resignation letter dated May 3, 1863 stating that due to wounds received on September 19, 1862 at the battle of Iuka near Peydon Mill, he was disabled and unable to resume his duties.
    J. D. Sexton was born January 18, 1832 in Tennessee.  His parents are believed to have been Elijah and Temperance Sexton, although complete proof is lacking.  About 1851 he married Frances Elizabeth Crowder.  In 1860 the J.D. and Elijah Sexton families are living next door in Tippah County (although J.D. is listed as Richard Sexton in the census, perhaps because he went by the name "Dick", and the census taker perhaps thought it a nickname for Richard).  After the war the family moved to Ripley, MS and later to Mills County, Texas.
    J.D. Sexton was very active in Confederate Veteran activities and became commander of the Jeff Davis Camp #117 in Goldthwaite, TX (Mills County).  He died in Goldthwaite in 1909.

Ronnie Smith

*   SHINNALL, Samuel Berry - Born 9-22-1844 in SC, son of Samuel Berry and Nancy Shinnall. Family migrated to Cherokee County, Ga. around 1850. He enlisted in Co. "A" 23rd Ga. Infantry on 8-31-1861.  His unit saw action at Seven Days, Seven Pines, Malvern Hill, 2nd Manasas Creek, South Mountain, Sharpsburg, Crampton Cap and Fredericksburg.  He was promoted to 3rd Corporal and was still on rolls on 4-30-1864.  After the War he returned home and married Martha Elizabeth Pugh, daughter of Benjamin and Eliza Pugh, on 1-6-1867. Around 1870 they moved to Tippah County obtained some land and started farming.  They had a family of ten children. Sam died on 10-9-1921 and Martha died twenty years later on 10-2-1941.  They are both buried at Clear Creek Cemetery. See picture of him
B. J. Clark

SMITH, Levi - Born 1834, Caswell County, North Carolina.  He moved with his parents, Richard and Sophia Gibson Smith around 1836, to Tippah Co. Mississippi.  He married Mary Adeline Carlisle in 1851, Tippah Co. Ms.  Levi enlisted on the 2nd day of  May, 1862, in Co. G 34th Mississippi Regiment under the command of Samuel Benton and T. S. Hubbard.  He was killed the 15 May 1864 in Resaca, Georgia.  Mary Adeline Smith applied for a  Mississippi Confederate pension on Jul 30, 1900.
Jana Mayfield

*  SMITH, William Thomas - Born Jan 29 1847 in Tippah County.  He was the son of  Alvis C. and Mary B. Belote Smith.  He enlisted in the Spring of 1863 in  Co. "A"  7th Mississippi  Cavalry and served until the close of  the war.   Captain Tom Ford was the commander of  Co. "A".   He and his brother, James Edward Smith moved to Robertson Co. Tx. around 1871.  He married Susan Catherine Cox, b. Jan 4, 1853, Tippah Co. and daughter of  Samuel Whitman and Nancy J. Arnett Cox.  They married and lived in Robertson Co. until William Thomas  Smith's death on Jun 27, 1913.  He applied for a Confederate Pension from Robertson County.  He had sworn statements  from Joe H. and  James Riley Brown testifying on his behalf stating that all three were in the Co. "A" 7th Calvalry.  In 1908,  Joe and James Brown’s postoffice address was Falkner, Tippah Co. Mississippi.
Jana Mayfield

* STACKS, Elijah Griffin - Pvt. Co. H (Tippah  Farmers organized 18 Mar 1962) 34th Mississippi Infantry, CSA, originally known as the 37th. On April 9, 1865, the 24th, 27th, 29th and 34th MS.  Regiments were consolidated in the 24th Regiment.   Elijah enlisted 25 Apr 1862 along with two of his brothers, N. M. and S. F. Stacks.    He was born 19 Oct 1837 in Campbell Co. Georgia.  His parents were Thomas Stacks born 1788 in North Carolina, and Elizabeth Neighbors b 1897 in South Carolina, who moved to Tippah Co. about 1852.  Elijah had nine brothers and two sisters.  He married his first wife Luiza Caroline Hale (also found spelled Hall) in 1865.  They had seven children.    After she died he married Mary Carolyn Hargrove in 1879.  They also had seven children.  In the fall of 1884, they moved to Grant Co. Arkansas
where he died 12 Dec 1895.  He is buried in Bethel Cemetery North, Grant Co. AR. in  Ico Community.   Elijah Griffin Stacks was my great grandfather.
Pat Stacks Ramsey

* STACKS, Nathan M. - Pvt. Co. H (Tippah  Farmers organized 18 Mar 1962) 34th Mississippi Infantry, CSA, originally known as the 37th.   Nathan enlisted 25 Apr 1862 along with two of his brothers, Elijah Griffin and Samuel F. Stacks.  He was born 1831 in Newberry South Carolina.  His parents were Thomas Stacks born in North Carolina, and Elizabeth Neighbors born in South Carolina, who moved to Tippah Co. about 1852.  He married Eliza Rochester and had three children.  Nathan died in Nov 1862 in the Civil War supposedly at Dunlap Camp in Tennessee.  I have been unable to find where Dunlap Camp was located and where he is buried, but his wife Eliza is buried in Ebenezer Methodist Cem, Benton Co MS.
Pat Stacks Ramsey

* STACKS, Samuel F. - Pvt. Co. H (Tippah  Farmers organized 18 Mar 1962) 34th Mississippi Infantry, CSA, originally known as the 37th. On April 9, 1865, the 24th, 27th, 29th and 34th MS.  Regiments were consolidated in the 24th Regiment.   Samuel enlisted 25 Apr 1862 along with two of his brothers, Elijah Griffin and Nathan M. Stacks.  He was born 1833 in Newberry South Carolina. His parents were Thomas Stacks born in North Carolina, and Elizabeth Neighbors born in South Carolina, who moved to Tippah Co. about 1852.  He married Nancy Fowler and had nine children.   His death date and where he is buried is unknown at this time.
Pat Stacks Ramsey

* STARK, Alexander Nathaniel – Enlisted in Company G (Tippah Riflemen), 23rd Mississippi Infantry on November 1, 1861 at Hopkinsville, KY.  Captured at Fort Donelson, TN.  Prisoner at Camp Douglas, IL.  Sent to Vicksburg, MS on the river steamer Jonathan H. Done for exchange on September 20, 1862.  Fought in battles at Coffeeville, MS, campaign and siege of Vicksburg, MS (23rd Miss. did not surrender), and the Dalton-Atlanta campaign.  Killed in action on August 26, 1864 at Atlanta.  His brother William M. Stark said that his brother was shot in the head while in the trenches in front of Atlanta.
Born:  1834 – Henderson Co., TN
Died:  August 26, 1864 – killed at Siege of Atlanta

Wallace Walters

* STARK, William Malachi  – Enlisted in Company G (Tippah Riflemen) 23rd Mississippi Infantry on June 2, 1861 in Tippah County.  Discharged sick on January 9, 1862.  Enlisted in Company K, 10th Mississippi Infantry on May 14, 1862 at Holly Springs, MS.  He participated in the battles at Mumfordsville and Perryville, KY, Murfreesboro, TN, Chicamauga, GA, Missionary Ridge, TN, the Dalton-Atlanta campaign, Florence, AL, Franklin and Nashville, TN.  Twice wounded – July 28, 1864 in front of Atlanta and in November 1864 at Franklin, TN.  Paroled at Greensboro, NC on April 26, 1865.
Born:  December 19, 1842 – Henderson Co., TN
Died:  April 17, 1929 – Memphis, TN (buried Elmwood Cem.)


Wallace Walters

* STEPHENS, Harrison-- Harrison Stephens was born in Tennessee in 1822*.  His wife was Mary Eleanor Starks who was born in South Carolina in 1828*.  By 1848 Harrison Stephens had migrated to Mississippi and in 1851 was living in Itawamba County.  Harrison Stephens by 1856 was living in the Pleasant Ridge Community in Tippah County.  At this time he owned 6 slaves and by 1860 his personal property and real estate was valued at $14,230.
    Harrison Stephens enlisted into the Confederate Army in Tippah County and was a leader of a Cavalry Platoon (Co. G 7th Miss. Cav.).  After the war he was returning home, and as he was nearing his home in Tippah County, he stopped to get a drink of water.  A briar hooked around the trigger of his gun (which he had placed on the ground), and as he picked up his gun, it discharged and killed him.  His wife, Mary Eleanor Stephens, died a few months later.  An account of his children follows: 

1.  Orthella Stephens, b. 1848 Mississippi.  Married John Braddock.
2.  James Stephens, b. 1850 Mississippi.  No record.
3.  Harrison T. Stephens, Jr., b. 1853.  Migrated to Texas.
4.  Gertrude Pauline Stephens*, b. 1854 Mississippi.  Married Tom Cross.  Daughter Mary Eleanor Cross married Lloyd Thomas Welch.  Their child Verdie Eleanor Welch* married T. N. Braddock, Sr.* (*Note: my maternal grandparents).
5.  John Volentine Stephens, b. 1858 Mississippi.  Migrated to Texas.
6.  Jake (J. T.) Stephens, b. 1858 Mississippi.  Migrated to Texas.
7.  Joe M. Stephens*, b. 1859, buried in Rucker Cemetery (Tippah County).
* Notes: the following gaves were found in Nance Cemetery -- according to my listings there were two Nance cemeteries plus a Nance Family Cemetery which may not be correct:
Stephens, Harrison A., Feb. 19, 1862 - Sep. 7, 1862
Stephens, Mary E., wife of H.A., Apr. 12, 1827 - Feb. 23, 1863
Stephens, Joseph M., Mar. 11, 1860 - Apr. 8, 1919
Pogue Cemetery:
Cross, Gertrude, May 5, 1855 - May 22, 1932.
Falkner Cemetery:
Braddock, Thomas N., Apr. 24, 1903 - Feb. 14, 1960
Braddock, Verdie E., Jan. 12, 1903 -
Welch, Loyd T., Nov. 8, 1871 - Apr. 2, 1956
Welch, Mary E., Oct. 15, 1873 - Jan. 26, 1968

Danette Kong Pool   (great-great-great-granddaughter of Harrison Stephens, Sr.)

*  STREET, Solomon - Solomon was born in 1834, and was one of 15 children born to Anderson and Keziah McBride Street.  He married Rhoda  Balch.  Sol enlisted early in the war (1861) in the Magnolia Guards which later was merged into the 2nd Miss. Infantry.  He served at First Manassas, Seven Pines, and the Seven Days Battles.  After North Miss. was invaded in 1862 he hired a substitute under the provisions of the Conscription Act and returned home.  He was a Capt. in the Tippah Guards.  He later served in the 15th TN under Gen. N. B. Forrest.  Killed May 2, 1864 in Bolivar, TN by Robert Galloway, son of William Galloway who Sol had killed in a argument over cotton.  See this story about him.

* SWAN, Robert Franklin - was born 29 Aug 1836 in TN, died 11 Dec 1898, McLennan Co TX. He was son of Wilson H SWAN and Mary McDONALD. He married 27 Dec 1860, Benton Co MS to Ann Maria ALEXANDER, dau of Robert ALEXANDER and Martha ALLEN from VA. Robert and Ann, along with her mother and stepfather's family, (James S ROUNDTREE) moved to Titus Co TX about 1880. Robert enlisted in Spring of 1862 at Holly Springs MS. He was Private in 17th Regiment Infantry (Featherston's), fought at Chicamauga with Longstreet, was wounded and captured 29 Nov 1863 at Fort Sanders, Knox Co TN, and held prisoner at Ft Delaware for 10 months and paroled at end of war. Those signing affidavits for his widow's pension were: G.W. DUNCAN of Titus Co TX, who was neighbor to Robert and Ann in Benton Co MS, saw him at his home when he was wounded; J.H. WILSON of Hill Co TX, knew Robert since he, (J.H.) was a child, says he had 3 brothers who served in same unit as Robert; J.A. MILLER of Titus Co TX, knew Robert and Ann in Tippah Co MS, and met up with him on the field, after the battle at Chicamauga; J.A. WILLSON and Georgia WILLSON, son in law and daughter of Robert also signed affadavits. Other known children of Robert and Ann were: Laura E, Robert T, Mary and Oscar V SWAN. Ann Maria SWAN's last known residence was Honey Grove, Fannin Co TX in 1910.

Virginia Flesher

* TAPSCOTT, Lucius Lycurgus – Enlisted in Company I, 2nd Mississippi Infantry March 1, 1862.  Transferred to Company A January 16, 1863.  Wounded at Gettysburg – left in the hands of the enemy.  Prisoner at David’s Island, New York.  Paroled at City Point, Virginia September 8, 1863.  Returned to regiment.  Captured at Petersburg, Virginia April 2. 1865.  Released at Point Lookout, Maryland June 21, 1865.
Born:  July 15, 1838 – Caswell County, North Carolina
Died:  August 13, 1905 – Nettleton, MS

Wallace Walters

* TATE, John William Steen - enlisted in the 1st Miss. Partisan Rangers Co. E 7th Miss. Cavalry as a private on 8/1/1862 at the age of 41 by Col. Wm. Falkner.  He enlisted for a 3 year period.  On 9/1/1864 he was promoted to 3rd Corporal.  Battles in which he participated were Peyton's Mills, Collierville, Wyatt, Moscow, Cold Water, Hernando, Harrisburg, Greenwood, Salem, and Tippah Creek.  The unit was surrendered to Major General E.R.S. Candy at Citronelle, Alabama by Lieutenant General Richard Taylor on May 4, 1865 and John's name appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War.  They were paroled on May 16, 1865.  During the war John provided his own horse named "Sills".  The horse was hit by a minie ball during a battle.  John recovered the bullet which remains in the family to this day.  At the end of the War, the horse was sold and Bibles were purchased for his children with the proceeds of the sale. He married Mary Elizabeth Hardin March 8, 1849.  His son, my great grandfather, Zachary Hardin Tate, was born in Keownville, now Union County in 1858.
Jim Woodward

* TERRY, Charles M.D.-  was born 10 May 1837 in the Greenville District of South Carolina.  In 1842 his father and mother, Asbury and Winniford Terry, moved the family to Tippah County, Mississippi.  They lived on Oak Lawn Plantation near the town of Salem.  Asbury died 17 September 1850 and is buried in the old Salem  cemetery.   Winniford and the 10 children worked the land and made their living.  The family of 5 boys and 5 girls did well for themselves; they had 11 slaves.
    Charles wrote a diary covering the period 1856 - 1860 covering life on a farm/plantation in Mississippi.  It is full of references to daily routine and neighbors.  Charles ran the farming operations for the family.  His middle name might have been "McDowell"; his father's mother was Rebecca Ann McDowell.
    Charles joined Captain Thomas J. Hardin's Mississippi Volunteers 25 May 1861 at Chulahoma, Mississippi.  This company subsequently became Company I, 19th Infantry Regiment Mississippi Infantry.
    Hospitalized for pnuemonia General Hospital, Camp Winder, Richmond, Virginia 20 February 1863.  Released 17 May 1863.
    Private Terry was shot in the face.  Casualties List says "6th Brigade, Longstreet's Division, engagements before Richmond 26 June - 1 July 1862".  Medical report says "age 24, gunshot wound at right angle nose coming out angle left lower jaw, health good".
    He was promoted to  Corporal after returning to duty.  He was wounded in the left thigh and captured at Spottsylvania, Virginia on 12 March 1864.  Hospitalized  at Lincoln Hospital, Washington D.C.  Sent to prison in Elmira, New York 23 July 1864.
    Charles M.D. Terry was exchanged as prisoner 29 October 1864.
    The family moved to Dallas, Texas after the War in 1866.   Charles married Martha Ellen Clark in June 1869.  He made a fortune as a cotton broker and merchant.  His daughter, Maidie Terry, would grow up to marry T.L. Bradford who was the first mayor after Dallas was incorporated.  Mr. Bradford was also a founder of Southwestern Life Insurance Company.

Hugh Corrigan IV
 

*TERRY, James Stacey -  was born in the Greenville District of South Carolina in 1834.  His parents, Asbury and Winniford E. Graydon Terry, moved the family to Tippah County in 1842.  They lived on Oak Lawn Plantation near the town of Salem.  At age 21 James, the oldest son in the family moved to La Grange, Tennessee and worked as a clerk in a store.
    In 1861, James enlisted in the Southern Guards, Company A, and spent 12 months in the artillery division, his command being stationed respectively at Cape Girardeau, Belmont, Colombus, Island No. 10 and New Madrid in the defensive operations of the Confederates along the Mississippi River.  With a number of his comrades, James swam the river to the Arkansas side, rejoined the Confederate forces at Fort Pillow.  In 1862 he was assigned to Company A of the Fourth Tennessee Infantry, and with that command participated in the invasion of Kentucky.  He fought in the battles of Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chattanooga, Chickamauga and Nashville.  At the last named place he was captured and spent some time in Federal prison at Camp Douglas in Chicago.  He rejoined his command in time to take part in the defense of Atlanta, where he was wounded.  During his carrer as a soldier he was wounded several other times, and took part in thirty-seven pitched battles.   At Richmond, Virginia in 1865 he received his parole, returned across country on foot to Mississippi where he worked on the family farm in Tippah County.
    James moved to Dallas in 1872.  He Married Callie Hicks of DeSoto County, Mississippi.  He joined his brothers in business, and made his fortune in the flour mill and wollen mill business and eventually the real estate business.  His descendants still live in Dallas.

Hugh Corrigan IV

* TIGRETT, Capt. David Porter "Dave" -- Captain David Porter Tigrett was elected at 35, First Sgt., Company L (the Liberty Guards), from Tippah County, MS.  Dave Tigrett was captured at Petersburg, VA on April 2, 1865.  He was Commander of Company L, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, CSA.  He was born March 14, 1827 or 1828, probably in TN.  His parents were Rev. Samuel Tigrett (1797-1852) and Annie Jane Bell (b. ca. 1800 in TN), Dave Tigrett married Louisa J. _____.  Their children included Sarah Jane "Sallie," b. ca. 1864; Kitty; Vera May; and son D. F. Tigrett.  David Porter Tigrett was my great great grandfather.  He died on May 20, 1894 and was buried at Wiers Chapel between Dumas and Ripley, MS.
Submitted by:
Becky Smith , P.O. Box 293176, Kerrville, TX   78029-3176

* TIMMONS, William Robert Monroe "Bill"  Born on September 12, 1845, Tippah County, MS, He and his family are listed in the 1850 Census for Tippah County. He enlisted on 13 September 1861 in Company "G" 31st Regiment Tennessee Infantry. He served until the surrender. Service is documented by records from National Archive and Texas State Archive.
    He was listed as a corporal on 30 April 1864, last available roster for Company "G."
    Married Mahalla Jane Roten on 4 February 1866 in Tippah County. Family relocated to Clarksville, Red River, Texas about 1890.
    W. R. M. "Bill" Timmons died on 18 December 1906, at Clarksville, Red River County, Texas.  A Confederate Widows' pension was granted to Mahalla Jane Timmons on 1 September 1916 through the state of Texas. She received this pension until her death, 26 July 1925. Submitted by:  Timothy G. Timmons

*TURNER, Hardee L.  My g/g/g/uncle was born in 1837 in North Carolina, son of James and brother of Henry H. Turner. Married Sarah Bumpas.
Hardee L. Turner, Private, Company K, 10th Mississippi Cavalry, enlisted May 14, 1862 at Holly Springs, Miss. by Captain Harris for 3 years, detached February 16, 1863 as Teamster, Supply train, died in Huntsville hospital May 21, 1863 of Cholera Morbus having been for sometime with Diarrhoea, /s/ G. W. Burton, Surgeon, B. Franks, Huntsville, Ala. was paid May 22, 1863, for making coffin & burying above named man. The grave site is currently unknown since the occupying union troops used the wooden headstones for firewood. 
M269: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Mississippi.   Submitted byErick Turner

Henry Turner
                      Headstone

*TURNER, Henry H,  my g/g/g/uncle born in 1833 in North Carolina. Came to Tippah county with James Turner and family about 1840. Married Margaret Sarah A. Morton.
    Served in the 7th Mississippi Cavalry CSA. Transferred to 23 Mississippi Infantry. Captured at or near Big Black Bridge (Vicksburgh) later exchanged and sent to Confederate hospital in Richmond Virginia. Died of fever shortly after.
   His wife and much of his family moved to Kaufman,  TX shortly after the war.  There is a headstone for him in the College Mound Cemetery, see picture below.
Submitted byErick Turner

*TURNER, Wiley Redmond - He was born in 1842 and was my g/g/g/uncle and brother to William Timothy and James Elder.
    Wiley served in the 1st Battalion, Mississippi Infantry (Army of 10,000), later called the 10th Mississippi. and was KIA at Ft, Craig Kentucky during the Battle of Muunfordsville in 1862, Wylie Redmond Turner is buried with other members of the 10th Miss. at the  Col. Robert A. Smith memorial. He is also mentioned in Lt. Stewert's letter.
Submitted by:  Erick Turner


James Elder
                  Turner

Headstone
James Elder
                  Turner

 James Elder Turner

*TURNER, James Elder - (my g/g/g/uncle) was born in North Carolina and moved to Tippah County around 1846 and is the brother of William Timothy in the previous email. He married Jane Morton of Tippah County.  He moved to Texas soon after the war and died in 1879 and is buried in the Cana Cemetery in Van Zandt Co.
    James' service was a bit colorfull. Roll states that J.E. deserted the 7th MS Cavalry in Nov. 1862 and joined the 41st MS Infantry w/o permission. The lead card in J.E.'s file (actually this card is an evelope that holds all the other cards) states that he was also in the 41st MS Infantry, but, while there were several Turners in the 41st, I cannot match any of them to J.E., so this entry must be an error. J.E. apparently did join the 23rd MS Infantry without permission, as the roll from that unit for June 1863 states that he was sent back to his unit (Falkner's) on June 5, 1863. However, other records indicate that he was back with the 7th by April 1863, on extra duty in the Quartermaster's Dept., so there must not have been any hard feelings (i.e., no court martial!). Falkner's 7th was originally called the 1st MS Partisan Rangers, of which unit J.E. was a member. The 1st was disbanded in Nov. 1862, then reconstituted as the 7th MS Cav. in March 1863. Records from the 23rd MS indicate that J.E. joined "by transfer" from Falkner's unit on Nov. 10, 1862, so he was member (legally or otherwise) of the 23rd at a time when there was no 1st MS. J.E. was also (as a member of the 23rd) left at Oxford to wait on another (presumably sick or wounded) soldier. Listed as a member of the 1st MS, he was employed for the entire month of November at Abbeville, MS, as a wagon master. He was employed for most of Oct. 1863 in the same capacity at Morse Mills, MS. Weirdly, as a POW, he and several other soldiers not of the 7th were surrendered and paroled at war's end at LaGrange, TN, on May 29, 1865.
  Submitted by:  Erick Turner

* TURNER, William Timothy (my g/g/g/grandfather) was born in Tippah County in the Orizaba area, son of Wiley and Sussanah Turner. He served with the 2nd Mississippi Cav. (reserves) I Co. (The Lula Whites) He married Georgia McBryde and moved to Kaufman TX in 1892 and was buried there at College Mound Cemetery in 1914. There are a couple of letters he had wrote detailing his civil war service trying to help a friend W. W. McGraw get his Confederate pension.
Here is a link discussing his Friend and his letter:
Below is story found at http://www.txgenweb6.org/txnavarro/biographies/m/mcgraw_william_w.htm about a letter William Timothy wrote to his friend shortly before both their deaths.
 
William Washington McGraw was born in Marshall County, MS and was in Navarro County by the 1900 Census. He served in Co I, 2 MS Cavalry known as the Lula White Rebels. McGraw enlisted late in the war.  The rolls of December 31, 1864, show the companies at Tuscumbia, Carthage, Fulton and Cotton Gin. Mr. W. T. Turner of Kaufman County, Texas wrote that he knew W. W. McGraw and in fact had served with him in the same unit from the time of his enlistment until their surrender in about April 1865. In a correspondence dated June 25, 1913 Turner wanted McGraw to come to Kaufman so they could see each other and "talk over old times."
  Submitted by:  Erick Turner

Headstone

* WALDON, Abraham B., Jr. - Abraham B. Waldon, Jr. was born March 27, 1823, Laurens, County, S.C, the son of Abraham B., Sr. and Martha (Walton) Waldon. He married Ann Mathis in 1853 in Tippah County, MS and they became the parents of Mary Ann Elizabeth, Sarah, T. J., John Wesley and Roxie Ann. Abraham B., Jr. was a farmer and a miller.
    According to Civil War Records from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History A. B. Waldon enlisted April 27, 1862 in Corinth, MS in Co. E., 32nd Mississippi Infantry, CSA, for 3 years.  He is shown as Present from May 1862 through April 1864 and was promoted from Private to 1st Sergeant in June, 1862.  The Jan and Feb, 1864 muster roll notes "furloughed for 40 days 25 Jany 1864 by order from Army Headquarters."  He appears on a "muster roll of Officers and men paroled in accordance with the terms of a Military Convention entered into on the 28th day of April, 1865, between General Joseph E. Johnson, Commanding Confederate Army, and Major General W. T. Sherman, Commanding United States Army in North Carolina.  Roll dated near High Point, N. C., April 27, 1865.  Paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina, May 1, 1865.
    Abraham B. Waldon, Jr. died May 25, 1877 and Ann died December 24, 1906. Both are buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Tippah County, MS.  Submitted by: 
Raymond Settle



* WALDON, Issac J. - Issac was born January 11, 1835, Laurens, Co., S.C., the son of Abraham B., Sr. and Martha (Walton) Waldon.  He married Lora Jane Holcomb in 1857 in Salsbury, TN.  They were the parents of Martilla, William Carter, Sarah Mottie, Mary A., Martha, Hardy P., Issac Benjamin, John Pinkton and Charlie R.  Issac operated a water powered gin and grist mill on the Hatchie River.
    According to his pension application, Issac enlisted in 1861 and served until March 9, 1862, in Co's B & D, 1st Mississippi Partisan Rangers/7th Regiment Mississippi Cavalry.  From March 9, 1862 to April 9, 1865, he served in Co. D, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, CSA.  "He was captured 1863 and incarcerated Alton Prison."  He was discharged April  9, 1865.
  Issac died  January 6, 1907 and Lora died October 27, 1924.  Both are buried in Waldon Cemetery in Tippah County, MS.  Submitted by: 
Raymond Settle

* WHITE, Robert Silas -  He married Elizabeth Ann CROWDER July 25, 1860 in Ripley, Mississippi.  She was born August 16, 1837 in Memphis, Tennessee and the family moved to Ripley when she was about 10 years old.  She had a sister named Bell and at least two brothers who went with her husband to fight in the Civil War with the others from Ripley.  Elizabeth Ann Crowder White Hays, applied for a widow's pension in Nov., 1933.  It was denied because they were married from July 25, 1860 until his death in 1868.  The law  stated that they had to live together for 10 years before the Confederate soldier's death.  She reported that he died of wounds received in the Civil War in Covington, TN.  He was born ca 1835 in MS, probably in Ripley, MS to Robert White and Mary Ann.  He was a Presbyterian singing teacher and a farmer.  According to some accounts they were prominent supporters of the Presbyterian Church in Ripley as was the father of Robert White, William White of Sumter, SC.  I have located Robert S. White on two different rosters, but cannot determine which one is our ancestor.  She died about 1938 in San Angelo, Texas. [Note: There was a Robert S. White in Co. C 2nd Miss. (Davidson's) Army of 10,000 and also a Robert S. White in Co. B 34th Mississippi Infantry, enlisted 5/8/1862.  The 23rd Mississippi was first known as the 2nd, then the 3rd and finally the 23rd.  Davidson was Col. of the regiment.  It was captured at Ft. Donelson 16 Feb. 1862 but some men escaped capture.  Robert probably was one of the later and joined the 34th.] 
Submitted by: JMooreh968@aol.com   & Dawn Moorehead-Street

* WILBANKS, William Darious - born 30 Oct. 1845 in Union County, SC, the son of Daniel and Morrilla Wilbanks.  According to this letter written by William to obtain a pension, he enlisted in the 4th Miss. Cavalry:

Veteran of Civil War, CSA,  Aug 1862 to 1864, 4th Mississippi Calvary, Company G.  In November 17, 1909 W. D. applied for a Soldiers Pension.  He was a soldier from Miss., in Forest's Calvary.  "I enlisted in 1862 Forrest Calvary, Chalmer Regiment, Bill Fortier Col, Garretts Company, Capt. John Garrett, Lieutenant Willis Cook, 2nd Lieutenant Virg Grace.  Battles - Bakers Cross Woods wounded in shoulder and breast.  Shiloh, wounded in both right and left arms.  Coldwater, wounded in left side. Disability - Broken shoulder and shorting of left arm five inches, complete disability left arm, impaired right arm.  Incapacitated - 3 months one time and 4 months another time. I was detached by Capt Garrett and put in charge of twelve men to conscript and look up men that were laying out from the Army.  At Pontatoc I was severly wounded in the shoulder and was carried to the home of Sam Stanton.  I was not fit for anymore service.  Attended by Dr. Holmes at Pontatoc, Miss. Was paroled at Corinth, Miss. after surrender.  Took oath when paroled.  At the time of surrender or soon after I got able and went to Corinth and got my parole.

No record of his service in the 4th Miss. Cavalry was found as shown in this War Department communication # 1589811 dated Nov 22 1909: "There are no records, on file in this office, of such an organization as Captain John Garrett's Company, Chalmer's Regiment, Forrest's Cavalary, Confederate States Army."
 " The records show, however, that one Darius Wilbanks, private,Company G (Captain John Garrett), 7th Mississippi Calvary, Confederate States Army, enlisted August 1, 1863.  He was reported on the company muster roll covering the period from July 1, to October 31, 1864, last on file, as absent on detached service.  No later record of him has been found."
signed by Adjutant General......
    Since Shiloh was fought in 1862 and he enlisted in the 7th Miss. Cav. 1 Aug. 1863, he must have served in some other unit.  Perhaps the records have just been lost.
    He married Isabella West , on 15 February 1865 in Tippah County,  ( entry # 196).   He married second Ruth Minerva.
    We were told that he was a spy and that he had a horse named "Fine As Silk" that he had confiscated while in Nashville on a mission.  Darious also carried the seven"Minnie Balls" that he was shot with around for years in a little metal box.
    William died 6 May 1911 in Ridgeley, Lake County, TN and is Buried at Burris Chapel cemetery.  Ruth filed for pension (#4838) based on his service.

Submitted by Vernon E. Krouse husband of Meredith Wilbanks.

* WINBORN, Joseph W. - enlisted as a private in Company K of the 34th Mississippi in Salem on March 8, 1862 and served until the end of the war.  Three of his brothers enlisted as well:  Pugh H., James E. and Samuel W.  A fourth brother, William V., joined the 2nd Cavalry from Carroll County.  Joseph was assigned as a teamster for much of his service.  He took part in the engagements at Farmington, Resaca, Prairieville, Chickamauga and Atlanta.
    Joseph’s parents were Richard W. and Rebecca Floyd Winborn of North Carolina.  The family emigrated first to Lauderdale County, Alabama, then to Marshall County, Mississippi, locating 12 miles east of Holly Springs in 1836.  Joseph was born there in 1840.  He married Cornelia M. Hoover in 1860, and they had 9 children:  James Albert, Charles M., John R., Clara E., Laddison B., Joseph M., Lucious Lambert, Samuel Addison and Cornelia D.
    After the war, Joseph and his family lived in Salem and Ashland.  He was sheriff of Benton County for over 20 years beginning in 1878.  Joseph died in 1902.  The Benton County town originally established as Reed’s Switch was renamed Winborn in his honor.
    Joseph and Cornelia, along with his parents and several descendents, are buried in the Ashland Cemetery.

Submitted by Tom Winborn Barnett, grandson of Samuel Addison Winborn.

* WILLINGHAM, George W. - enlisted in the year 1863,  11th Miss. Calvary.  His commander was Gen. Stephen D. Lee and his captain's name was W. C. Gambell, Co. K.   This information was taken from his confederate pension application. George served in this unit for two years and was wounded and was on leave for 5 mo. and reenlisted in Falkners Regiment (1st Partisan Rangers/7th Miss. Cavalry).  George was born in MS in 1843.  He married Mary (Polly) Jane GOSSETT on Jan 12, 1867 in Alcorn County.  His residence was in Alcorn Co. up unto the 1900's, then he moved to Walnut, Tippah Co.   Polly and George are both buried in Tuscumbia Baptist Church cemetery in Alcorn Co.  Submitted by:  Erwin Willingham

* WILLIS, George Preston  - June 21, 1840 - Oct. 11, 1918.  George was born the the first of nine children born to William and Jane Willis in Jackson Co. AL.  By 1850 the family had moved to Tippah, MS.  They were living in the 3rd District of that county in the 1850 census.  George Willis enlisted Sept. 1. 1861 into the 26th MS Infantry Confederates States Army, Company F at Luka MS.  He served until March 25, 1865. When he first enlisted, he was in the Anna Terry Guards Co. F of the 26 Reg't Mississippi Volunteers which changed to Capt. Henry C. Hyneman's Co.  He was temporily reattached to  Co. G. of the 32nd Miss by March of 1862, and transfered back to the 26th by January 1863.  He was wounded outside of Cold Harbor in May of 1863 and was sent to the hospital.  He was promoted to Corporal on June 31, 1964 by order of Col. Reynolds and was on the Honor Roll by General Order # 87 on Dec. 10, 1864.  He was captured in the hospital in Richmond VA on April 3, 1865 and turned over to the Pro. Marshal on April 28, 1865.
    George received his discharge and married Sintha Elizabeth Smith (Jones) .  Elizabeth was the widow of James Smith, who died in the war.

    George and Sintha married and  lived in Alcorn County District 5.  To them were born 8 children. Their children were born between 1868 and 1886 and their names were Rachel Mellisa, Eliza Annie, William Crawford, Martha Roette, George Tillman , James Edward, John Frank, and Minnie Lee.
    In the early years of 1890 the Isaac Maicle family, the George Willis family, the William C. Willis Family, the F. C. Karr Family, and the F. W. Laughlin Family , all from Alcorn Co. MS moved to Eddy ,Texas, a small town in Falls Co.  About 1911 the Willis Family moved to Oklahoma looking for richer soil and richer days. Most of the families settled in the Ponotoc Co.  George Willis died oct. 11, 1918  and is buried in Lightning Ridge Cemetery OK.  George P. Willis is my husband Glen's Great Grandfather and most of the information I got from his military records and one of his Great Granddaughter's, Nadene Willis Allen.  We have a picture of him , wearing the Southern Cross of Honor.  Submitted by: 
Genie Hollomon

* WILSON, Alexander B. "Bart" - muster in along with his brother James at Bolivar, Tn. in the 22nd Tenn. which was later consolidated with the 12th Tenn. Infantry, Co. H.  He was born in McNairy Co., Tenn., the son of William and Francis Wilson.  They moved to Tippah Co., Miss. and were found in the 1850 and 1860 census of Tippah Co.  The post office was Cannan Post Office.  Bart was in the 1880 census of Benton Co. along with his family.  He is believed to be buried in an unmarked grave in Redfern Cemetery, Benton Co.  Submitted by:  Scott Forrest Wilson

* WILSON, James M. - mustered in along with his brother Alexander "Bart" at Bolivar, Tn. in the 22nd Tenn. which was later consolidated with the 12th Tenn. Infantry, Co. H.  He was born in McNairy Co., Tenn., the son of William and Francis Wilson.  They were found in the 1850 and 1860 census of Tippah Co.   The post office was Cannan Post Office.  Jim's war record shows that he died at home in Aug. 1863.  Submitted by:  Scott Forrest Wilson

* WILSON, John - was the son of William and Francis Wilson.  His is listed as an overseer on the 1850 and 1860 Tippah Co. census.  Submitted by:  Scott Forrest Wilson

* WOODS,  Egbert S.G.  - born in Tippah County, Mississippi in 1836, Egbert S. G. Woods was raised as a farmer.  It is unknown who his siblings or parents were.  Egbert married a Louisa McElroy in 1859.  He initially joined Company F 2nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment as a Private at the age of 26. He enlisted in Ripley, MS on March 1, 1862 and was enrolled by Capt. Powers. His records show that he was wounded in the neck at Gaines Mill on 6/27/1862. Furloughed 30-days. Returned to duty. It is presumed that in June of 1863 he went to another regiment.
    At wars end, Egbert Woods moved to Webster County and continued his life as a farmer.  He fathered 10 children and passed away on October 16th, 1914.  He is buried in North Union Cemetery in Webster County, Mississippi.
    His wife Louisa McElroy passed away on June 11th, 1923 and is buried next to him.

    Note:
Egbert S. G. Woods was a younger brother to Captain Granville A. Woods, born 1826; John Woods, born 1828, and William Woods, born 1838. Their parents were Tennessee-born Thomas Woods and wife, South Carolina-born Elizabeth B. Hunt. This information was obtained from the 1850 and 1860 Tippah County census. .[submitted by researcher, Peggy Smith Wolfe, 2007]  Submitted by:   Jack Taylor II


* WRIGHT, Adam Mitchell and Gideon Harrison - Adam Mitchell Wright and twin brother Gideon Harrison Wright were born 1845 Tippah County, Mississippi. They were the youngest children of Joseph Nicholas and Nancy A. Wright. Joseph N. Wright died 9 May 1846, wife Nancy A. Wright then married Wesley A.  Pool. They had one daughter, Martha A.S. Pool. Wesley died in 1852 and Nancy died in 1855. The Wright children and Martha Pool were then made wards of the Probate Court. In late 1858 or early 1859 the family removed to Arkansas. In 1861 the two brothers joined I Company, 2nd Arkansas Infantry. Gideon H. Wright joined CSA forces in Memphis 20 June 1861 and had to travel 300 miles to join the 2nd Arkansas. Adam M. Wright joined 18 July 1861 in Powhatan, Lawrence County, Arkansas. Gideon’s service record shows his age as "18". Both were wounded in the Battle of Shiloh, Gideon was sent to a hospital in Jackson, Mississippi and later sent home to Arkansas. He was discharged 24 November 1862.  After being wounded at Shiloh, Adam M. Wright was captured 11 October 1862 at Harrodsburg, Kentucky, he was sent to Vicksburg via Cario, Illinois, paroled and rejoined his Company 16 January 1863. He was again wounded during the Battle of Chickamanga 19 September 1863. His service records note that in the summer of 1864 he was sent for extra duty at Atlanta, Georgia working as a teamster.
    Both Adam Mitchell and Gideon Harrison Wright lived in Texas for a time and finally settled in Oklahoma in the early 1900s  Adam Mitchell Wright first settled in Pooleville, Carter County, OK then moved to Stephens County. He and his sons built the first cotton gin in Stephens County in the Hamlet of Arthur. Adam Mitchell Wright died 27 September 1919 at the family homestead outside Velma, Stephens County. He is buried in the Old Cemetery at Velma. Family history states that Adam carried a "minnie ball" in his hip from the War until his death.  Adam Mitchell Wright was married twice, first to (1869) Josephine Lang McMillan, they had five children. Josephine died soon after the birth of her fifth child, in Brown County, Texas. Adam then married Elizabeth Ridgel Davis (Nov. 1882), this marriage produced six children that survived until adulthood.  Gideon Harrison Wright married Emmaline A. Davis, they had nine children.  Gideon died in Verden, Grady County, OK, 27 April 1924
Submitted by:  Melvin Wright , greatgrandson of Adam Mitchell Wright, Whidbey Island, Washington

 
* YANCEY, William Edward – Enlisted in Company C (Tippah Tigers), 23rd Mississippi Infantry on August 1, 1861.  Promoted to Corporal on November 10, 1861.  Captured at Ft Donelson,TN February 16, 1862.  Prisoner at Camp Douglas, IL.  Exchanged at Vicksburg September 30, 1862.  Present for duty through August 1864.  No further archive record available.
Born:  1843 – Mecklenburg Co., Virginia
Died:  not known 
Submitted by: 
Wallace Walters

* YANCEY, Robert Lewis – Enlisted in Company L (Liberty Guards), 2nd Mississippi Infantry on February 26, 1862.  Wounded at Antietam.  Fought in battles of Gettysburg, Falling Water (MD), the Wilderness Campaign, Spotslyvania, Petersburg (wounded), and surrendered at Appamattox April 10, 1865.
Born:  January 8, 1844 – Mecklenburg Co., Virginia
Died:  January 23, 1925 – Tippah Co., Mississippi 
Submitted by: 
Wallace Walters

* YANCEY, Green Lee – Enlisted in Company B, 1st Mississippi Partisan Rangers (7th Mississippi Cavalry) in August 1862.  Re-enlisted at Ripley, MS on March 1, 1863 when regiment reorganized.  Surrendered at Citronelle, Alabama with General Forrest.
Born:  October 9, 1845 – Mecklenburg Co., Virginia
Died:  June 8, 1922 – Tippah Co., Mississippi 
Submitted by: 
Wallace Walters

* YANCEY, John Samuel – Enlisted in Company B, 7th Mississippi Cavalry in 1864 Joined Gen. N.B. Forrest’s command at the Battle of Brices Crossroads.  Surrendered with Forrest at Citronelle, Alabama, May 1865. 
Born:  November 28, 1847 – Mecklenburg Co., Virginia
Died:  August 13, 1928 – Tippah Co., Virginia 
Sumitted by
:  
Wallace Walters



   

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