Narrative Sketches
of our
Civil War Veterans

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The following are small sketches of our Civil War Veterans from various sources: some are submitted by descendants; others are compiled from pension files; still others are from the library files and files of Burnet's Adam R. Johnson Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC). If you have info about a Burnet County Civil War Veteran, please share with us.

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  1. Alexander, Frank - Served as a private in Burnet Mounted Rangers, Cavalry Co., 2 Regt, 27th Brigage, and Co A 3rd Reg. He was born in April 1834 to Samuel and Thursy Ross Alexander. Brother of John Ross Alexander. He married Mary E. Harris on 18 July 1867 in Williamson County Texas. He died 26 Oct 1917 in Burnet County and is buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Sources: Widow's pension file from Texas State Archives and Burnet UDC files. (JM, June 2000)

  2. Alexander, John Ross - was born 3 April 1833 in Washington Co., Arkansas, the son of Samuel and Thursy Ross Alexander. He married first Missouri Ann Owens in 1857, and second mary Lamb in 1861. He served with Co. C, Texas State Troops, Captain W. J. Standifer. He died 25 April 1924 and is buried in the Alexander Cemetery, near Briggs. Sources: Burnet UDC files, and Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982. (JM, June 2000)

  3. Altman, John Israel - was born 28 Jan 1841 in Macon, GA. He married Eliza Josephine Rolef, in 1865. She was born 10 Feb 1848in Franklin County Missouri. He served in Co. K, Texas Mounted Vol., Frontier Regiment of Col. J. McCord and McMillian. He operated a dairy for many years and delivered milk. He was stricken with paralysis on 28 Marcy 1888 and was an invalid until his death in 1911. His wife died 25 Dec 1933. Both are buried in Burnet's Odd Fellows Cemetery. Sources: Widow's pension file #49117, Burnet UDC files, Burnet County History, Vol II, and Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982. (JM, June 2000, updated Sept 2000)

  4. Anderson, W.R. - Was a Captain in Co. D, 22nd Regiment, 1st Battalion of Col. R.B. Hubbard's Texas Infantry, CSA. He enlisted in February 1862 and his company was disbanded at Hempstead, Texas 15 May 1865. When he applied for a pension in March 1914 based on his Army service Mr. Anderson stated he was 79 years old and was born in the state of Mississippi. A.C. Collins and S. Collins signed affidavits as witnesses swearing that they knew Mr. Anderson. Other witnesses, Mr. Harrison York of Angelina County and T.J. York of Freestone County, swore they had known Anderson in Angelina County, Texas, and served in the Confederacy with him. He married Emily A. ____ , who was born 28 Dec 1842, and who died 30 Sept 1915. Anderson died 3 Jan 1917. Both are buried in Burnet's Odd Fellows Cemetery. Sources: Pension file from Texas State Archives, Burnet UDC files, and Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982. (JM, Dec 1999, revised June 2000.)

  5. Ater, Albert Melvin - Served in the Frontier District in J.B. Barton's Company, J.W. Warden, Captain, for the protection of the Frontier against Indian raiders from sometime in 1862 to sometime in 1865. He was born 25 Dec 1848, married Francis Isabel Stokes 19 September 1872 in Burnet County. He died 7 July 1848. His wife filed an application 1 Jan 1931 for pension based on his Frontier service, but it was rejected. She died 12 July 1933. Both are buried in Bear Creek Cemetery, Bertram. Sources: Widow's pension file from Texas State Archives, Burnet UDC files, and Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982. (JM, June 2000)

  6. Bailey, Fredrick Augustus - Lived in Lake Victor when he applied for pension in 1914, at age 73. He was born 21 May 1841 in Providence, R.I, coming to Texas in 1843. He was in Burnet County in 1913. Bailey married Mary Keith, who was born 19 July 1960 and who died 14 April 1945. He enlisted in Company K, 21st Texas Cavalry 24 Feb 1862 and was discharged 24 May 1865. He transferred to Company D, 8th Texas Infantry, 14 Oct 1863. He had personal property valued at $70, while his wife, M.A. Bailey, owned real estate valued at $600. Bailey died 9 June 1915 and is buried in Bethel Cemetery, along with his wife. Sources: Pension file from Texas State Archives, Burnet UDC files, and Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982. (JM, Jan 2000, revised June 2000)

  7. Banta, David R. - was age 74 and had lived in Burnet County for 32 years when he applied for his pension in 1903. He served in Company D, 3rd Texas Regiment, Captain McKee's Company, Arizona Brigade. He owned one pony, valued at $40. He was the son of Isaac William and Eliza Banta, born 17 April 1829, in Princeton, Indiana. He was married on June 23, 1851, to Margaret J. Keith. Source: Pension file from Texas State Archives, and Burnet County History, Vol II. (JM, Jan 2000)

  8. Barrett, William - was born 3 July 1826 in New York City, the son of John A. and Catherine Barrett. He was living in Polk County Texas when he enlisted in the Confederate Army on 30 March 1862. He served in Company E, 20th Texas Infantry, Elmore's Regiment, and spent his service detached for duty as a wheelwright at the Quartermaster Depot in Brenham, Texas. He was surrendered by E. Kirby Smith at Galveston on 2 June 1865. He died 3 Dec 1903 in Naruna, and is buried beside his son, Walter Winn Barrett, in Naruna Cemetery. Others buried there are Polly Ann (wife of W.W.), b. 1862, d. 1944 and Lillian (daughter of W.W. and Polly), b. 1884, d. 1901. Sources: Burnet UDC files, and Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982. (JM, June 2000)

  9. Barton, Columbus - born June 6, 1844 in Greenville District, SC, died Feb. 22, 1923 in Burnet Co., TX. Columbus and his six brothers and his father arrived by wagon train in Williamson Co., Dec. 1854. Early the following year they bought land near Oatmeal. Six of the brothers enlisted in the Burnet Guards in 1861, another was at Camp San Saba. Two brothers, David and Wilson Perry Barton, who were also in the 17th Texas Infantry Regiment, died during their service, probably from pneumonia. Following the war, in 1870, Columbus married Frances Stanley of Burnet Co. He served as a private in Company G, 17th Texas "Allen's" Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, Walker's Texas Division from 1861-1865. Prior to joining the 17th Infantry he served in the Burnet Guards. He is buried in Tow Valley Cemetery. He died at Bluffton, which was at that time in Burnet Co. Source: Karla Smith <karlasmith @ cox-internet . com>, Aug 2002.  Pension File from Texas State Archives.  Photo of Columbus and Frances (Stanley) Barton.

  10. Bawcom, Josiah C. - enlisted in Company B, 21st Texas Cavalry, Col. Carter's Regiment in March 1862; served until May 1865. His wife was dead and he was 69 years old when he applied for a pension in 1903. He had lived in Burnet County for 45 years. Friends Frank Thomas and George Lacy testified on his behalf for his pension, stating they had known him for about 42 years. Bawcom died in 1905 and is buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Source: Pension file from Texas State Archives and Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982. ( JM, Jan 2000)

  11. Beard, John Taylor - had lived in Burnet County for 34 years at the time he applied for a pension in 1914. He was born in Pike County, Mississippi in 1848 and enlisted in the Army in 1864, serving in the infantry, Company F, McNulty's Regiment. He surrendered at Brookhaven, Mississippi at the end of the war. John Beard lived in Fairland and was a farmer at the time of his pension application, with personal property valued at $430 and real estate valued at $650. He died 30 May 1925 in Austin at St David's Hospital from prostate and kidney disease. At the time of his death, his wife, Callie Beard, stated her address was Manor, Texas. John Beard is buried in the Old Burnet Cemetery. Source: Pension file from Texas State Archives and Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982. (JM, Feb.2000.)

  12. Beggs, W. R. - Lived in Bertram when he applied for pension in 1912, at age 76. He was born in Sevier County, Arkansas, and had lived as a farmer in Burnet County for 41 years. He enlisted in Company D, NorthWest 15th Arkansas Infantry on July 15, 1861. He was on the muster roll for May and June 1863 for Company C, 3rd Battalion Missoury Cavalry, CSA, was caputured at Vicksburg, and was paroled there at the end of the war. J. F. Pangle and J. J. Boyce signed an affidavit on his behalf, swearing that they personally knew W. R. Biggs and that he had been a Texas citizen prior to 1880. W. R. Beggs evidently worked for or was known to the Potts and Ater Bros General Merchandise Store in Bertram; he wrote two letters to the Commissioner of Pensions on store letterhead and asked for a reply in care of the store. War comrades Grief Hatchett and Jasper Hovis from Yell County Arkansas filed statements on his behalf that they knew him during the war and served in the same company. Beggs' pension was approved Sept 1, 1913, and allowed from Dec 1, 1913. He died March 10, 1914 and is buried at Oatmeal Cemetery near Bertram. Source: Pension file from Texas State Archives and Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982. (JM, Feb.2000.) Photo, contributed Feb 2003 by Wayne Sims

  13. Bell, T.J. - first applied for a pension from Mount Pleasant, Titus County in 1898, but his application was rejected. The rejection file was #3258 and his address was Cookville at that time. He made another application in Burnet County in 1915, where he stated he had lived in Oakalla, Burnet county, since 1898. He was a member of Company I, 11 Texas Cavalry. His pension was filed 13 Sept 1916 and approved for payment from that date on 25 Sept 1916. T.J. Bell died in The Confederate Home, Austin, TX on 19 Oct 1930, and is buried in the Gillum Cemetery near Oakalla. Source: Pension file from Texas State Archives and Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982. (JM, March 2000.)

  14. Bennick, A.R. - was a minister and Texas State representative from Burnet County. See Complete biography here. Source: Burnet Library's Vertical File. (JM, Sept 2000)

  15. Berry, G. R. - served as a private in Co. I, 56 Regt Alabama Cavalry. Berry was born 29 Feb 1829. He married Catherine C. ____, who was born 29 Sept 1824 and who died 23 Jan 1905. Berry died 25 Dec 1909; both are buried in Cauble Cemetery. Sources: Burnet UDC files, and Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982. (JM, June 2000)

  16. Bingham, Charles Columbus - Served as private in Co. G. 17 Regt, Texas Infantry. He was born in Bedford County, Tennnessee, and died in 1892 in Burnet County . He married his childhood sweetheart, Jane A. Sugg, in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tenn, after the couple eloped, stealing away from her father's house in the middle of the night. He built a cabin for his family on 175 acres purchased from Alexander Barton, near the South Gabriel River south of Bertram. His first son, Nehemiah was born there in 1859. Sources: Burnet UDC files, Burnet County History, Vol II, and Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982. (JM, June 2000, updated Sept 2000)

  17. Blackburn, William Lafayette Alexander - was born 24 Feb 1834 in Grainger County, Maynardsville, Tennessee. He studied law in New York and was admitted to the bar at Tazewell in eastern Tennessee before he was 21 years old. He married Sarah Graham on 9 Sept 1857. He served the Confederacy in Company B, 31st Tennessee Infantry, and later transferred to 1st Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry where he was captain of a company. He was wounded at the battle of Piedmont, spending 3 months in a Virginia hospital. He came to Burnet in 1865, opening a small law office. He later became a judge, well known for both fairness and no-nonsense. His wife died 16 Aug 1904; he died 2 June 1909. Both are buried in Old Burnet Cemetery, as are their children. Sources: Burnet UDC files, and Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982. (JM, June 2000)  Updated July 2009 - Obituary.

  18. Bodenhamer, Peter Stephen Leonidus - was born 8 November 1842 in Giles County Tennessee. He married Mary E. Brymer 11 Dec 1870 in Burleson Co. Texas. He enlisted 11 Mar 1862 and served as a corporal and then as a sergeant with Co. F, 31st Miss. Inf., which became Co. A 3rd Consol Regt Infantry Miss. He filed an application for Confederate pension on 5 Feb 1920, but was rejected 6 Feb 1920 because his homestead was valued over $1000. His wife died 10 Dec 1894; he died 3 May 1926. Both are buried in Naruna Cemetery. Sources: Burnet UDC files, and Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982. (JM, June 2000)

  19. Bolt, Martin J. - Served as private in the Burnet County Minute Men under Captain Christian Dorbandt, and then joined Company E, Frontier Regiment, Texas State Troops. He was born in Polk County Missouri, the son of Charles Bolt, Jr., on 7 Oct 1841. He came to Burnet county in 1853, and married Mary Jane Brooks 12 Dec 1867. Martin died Aug 1928 and Mary Jane in 1933. Both are buried in the Old Burnet Cemetery. Sources: Burnet UDC files, and Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982. (JM, June 2000) [Tombstone photo]

  20. Boultinghouse, John B. - was born 15 Dec 1843 in Scott Co. Arkansas. He married Mary Ann Evans (1851-1929). He served as a private in Company B, 6th Texas Field Battery and Company D, Wilke's Company Light Artillery, Texas State Troops. He died 17 January 1934 and is buried in Smithwick Cemetery, along with his wife and other family members. Sources: Burnet UDC files, and Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982. (JM, June 2000)

  21. Boyce, Henry - Enlisted August 1862 in Burnet County, serving in Co. G, 17th Texas Infantry. He was born 12 Dec 1839. He applied for a Confederate Pension when he was 64 years old and stated on his application that he had lived in Burnet County since 1856. Witnesses on his behalf for pension were (1) W. E. Jennings who stated he had known Boyce since childhood and that they enlisted in the same company and regiment at Camp Terry, Travis County, about 8 miles below Austin in 1862, and (2) Jas O. Boyce who stated he was 66 years old and Henry's brother; they were raised in Travis and Burnet Counties. Henry Died 22 Nov 1906 and is buried in Strickling Cemetery. Sources: Pension File, Burnet UDC files, and Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982. (JM, June 2000)

  22. Boyd, James - was born 17 Apr 1847 in Arkansas. He married Martha Margaret Ann Samford in Boone County, Arkansas, 26 Jan 1862. He was the third son in a family of nine children; two of whom lost their lives in the Civil War. There were five brothers in the service: Sparline, David, George, John, and James. James Boyd served as a private in Co. C, 15th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry under Gen. Sterling Price. He was taken prisoner and thought dead by his family until 1865. Much more about James Boyd and his family can be found in Burnet County History, Vol II, page 29. James Boyd died 22 June 1928; his wife died 23 Nov 1929. Both are buried in Pleasant Hilll Cemetery. Sources: Pension File, Burnet UDC files, and Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982. (JM, June 2000) [Tombstone Photo]

  23. Breazeale, Harrison - was 77 years old when he applied for pension. Served as Pvt, in Capt. Frank Breazeale's Co, Texas Cavalry, Major Hunter's Battalion.  On his pension application he stated he was born in McMin County, East Tenn. and had lived in Burnet Texas about 30 years. He was married 3 times, and was a constable and city secretary, retiring in 1924. He was described in an article written for the Burnet Bulletin by Lucile O'Donnell in 1987 as having a "long lean face, shock of unruly hair and bushy eyebrows..." He "was sent home from the service", the article continues, "with a broken leg caused when his horse fell on him. He always walked with a defective swing in his left leg. ...but the handicap did not deter him from being an Indian fighter and frontiersman, as well as becoming a peace officer." Breazeale died in 1925 and is buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery.   Tombstone Photo.  Sources: Pension File, Burnet UDC files, and Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982. (JM, June 2000, updated Sept 2000)

  24. Bridges, Asbury F. - was born in Georgia in 1832. His parents were from North Carolina. He enlisted in Co. G, Cooks Regiment in 1861 and served until close of war. He married Mary Jane ____ in 1863. They had at least one daughter, Mattie S., who was born in 1876. She married Charley C. Tubbeville c. 1901. Bridges was 67 years old when he applied for a Confederate pension in 1899 and said he suffered from blindness and deafness. He stated on his application that he owned an unbroken mare valued at $15 or $20, which was "all I own in the world." In 1912, when he was 80 years old, he appealed to the Pension Board for an increase in his pension of $10.50 per month, because that amount barely paid for his medicine. It is not known from the file whether or not he received his increase of pension. He died 27 Oct 1912, buried in Marble Falls Cemetery. Tombstone photo at Find A Grave.  Sources: Pension File, Burnet UDC files, and Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982. (JM, Sept 2000)

  25. Brooks, William Wayland - was born 26 March 1838. Served the CSA in the Lone Star Guards, 27th Brigade, Cavalry, and Co. D., 3rd Reg. Texas Cavalry, Arizona Brigade. He married Martha Jane Pogue, who was born 31 July 1833, and who died 27 Feb 1909. Both are buried in the Old Burnet Cemetery. Source: Burnet UDC Files. (JM Sept 2000)

  26. Brown, Gordon - was born in Alabama 31 August 1842 and came to Texas in 1848. He lived in Lake Victor with his wife Josie, who was born 21 June 1867 and who died 28 May 1955. He served the CSA in Co. D, 4th Texas Cavalry under Col. Riley, enlisting in 1861 and discharged at close of the war in 1865. He died 9 November 1922 and there is an Iron Cross with CSA symbol marking his grave at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Source: Burnet UDC Files. (JM Sept 2000)

  27. Brown, John Richard - enlisted in Jim Throckmorton's Regiment of Texas Cavalry under Major Quails, and Captain Joshua Culwell for the protection of the frontier against Indian raids. He enlisted at Pennells Prairie, about 15 miles West of Weatherford, Parker County, Texas for Frontier Service in 1863 and served until the close of the war in 1865, as a private. He applied for a pension based on his service in April 1914 when he was a resident of Marble Falls. He was born in Missouri 29 Aug 1839, but had lived in Texas for 60 years at the time of making his pension application. He Married Sarah E. ___ 4 July 1871 in Caldwell County, Texas, who was born 20 June 1849 in Jackson Co. Missouri and who died 21 Dec 1929 in Marble Falls. Both are buried in Marble Falls Cemetery.  Tombstone photo at Find A Grave.  Source: Burnet UDC Files. (JM Sept 2000)

  28. Campbell, Marcus La Fayette - was 71 years old when he applied for a Confederate pension. He was born 5 January 1849 in Talaliger County, Alabama, but had lived in Texas since 1887, in Cass County. He enlisted in Company E, 4th Alabama Regiment, Infantry, in October 1864 and served until April 1865. He married Mary Elizabeth Dennis 16 May 1900 in Burnet County. She was born in 1859 in Mississippi, and died 14 Mar 1943 in Austin, in the Confederate Women's Home. He died 17 February 1927 in Briggs, and is buried in Cauble Cemetery, south of County Road 206, Lake Victor. Source: Burnet UDC Files. (JM Sept 2000)

  29. Chamberlain, John Tate - was born in Johnson County, Missouri 26 May 1845. He joined the Confederate army at the age of sixteen, serving throughout the war in Col. Duff's regiment, which was stationed on the Rio Grande. He married Martha Jane Kincheloe 24 Feb 1870. She was born in Bexar County 28 Jan 1853 and died 24 Nov 1933. In 1898 Chamberlain was elected County Clerk of Burnet County, serving til 1906. He died 25 January 1919 and is Buried in Odd Fellow Cemetery. Much more information can be found about this family in Burnet County History, Vol II, page 47-49. Source: Burnet UDC Files. (JM Sept 2000)

  30. Clements, Emanuel Jefferson - was born Dec. 23, 1840, in Wayne Co, TN, the son of John & Mary (Harvey) Clements. He lost both parents shortly before the War Between the States. After the deaths of his brothers, Hickman L. & James K.P. Clements, at the Battle of Shiloh, E.J. enlisted Aug. 10, 1862, at Ashland, Wayne Co., TN. and served as a 1st Corpl. in CSA, Biffle's 9th TENN. Vol. Cavalry. He served throughout the war until taken prisoner at Citronelle, Ala. on May 4, 1865. He was paroled at Gainesville, Ala., May 10, 1865. E.J. went home to TN, married Rachel Ann Hollabaugh, came to TX in 1872, settled in the Oak Hill community of Burnet Co. TX by 1879, where he accumulated a large ranch, had 11 children, and was a Mason. He is buried in Bethel Cemetery. SOURCES: CSA Service Record from Nat'l. Archives, "Burnet Co. Confederate Veterans" by Adam R. Johnson Chapter #2498, UDC of Burnet Co., TX, "Burnet Co. History, Vol.II" in Herman Brown Library, Burnet, TX., Burnet Co. Cem. Index, & copy of Original Parole dtd. May 20, 1865. SUBMITTED BY: Great granddaughter, Lynda Wyatt Green, <jag@our-town.com>, June 2000. Photo of E.J. Clements

  31. Cocke, Bowman William - enlisted in Beswick, St Mary's Parish, LA, in April 1862 and served until discharged in May 1865. He was 78 years old when he applied for a pension in Burnet County, stating on his application that he had lived in Texas for 55 years. He owned a home valued at $400 and had other property valued at $4,000 in 1924. He Married Araminta Jane ___ 16 Feb 1869 in Fayette County Texas, who was born in 1848 in tyler County, and who died 10 Nov 1937 in Burnet County. Bowman Cocke died 7 Oct 1925 in Burnet County and is buried in the Odd Fellow Cemetery. Source: Burnet UDC Files. (JM Sept 2000)

  32. Cook, James Guin - was born in Madison County, Mississippi on 30 July 1845. He enlisted in Co. D, 2nd Texas Cavalry and also served in 1st Regiment, Arizona Brigade in Oct 1863 and served til the end of the war. He married Emily Sartwell on 7 Nov 1877, who was born 8 Jan 1852 in Alabama and who died 2 Nov 1942 in Burnet County. He moved to Burnet in March 1874 where he served as County Judge from 1904 to 1916. James Cook was 74 years old and an invalid confined to his bed when he applied for CSA pension in 1919; he died 21 Oct 1920 and is buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Source: Burnet UDC Files and Burnet County History, Vol II. (JM Sept 2000)

  33. Coon, John Marion - Enlisted June 8, 1861 Texas, Burnet County Texas Home Guard, Confederate States of America under Captain William H. MaGill as a private. He later enlisted as a 1st Lt., Company D, Madison Regt., Texas Cavalry. He was born 26 May 1834, North Carolina and died 12 Jul 1907 in Burnet County, Texas. He is buried in the Old Burnet Cemetery with a family marker. He married Eliza Harriet Pogue, 3 Jul 1861 Burnet County, Texas; when she died 21 Mar 1892, he married Mrs. Nancy A. Johnson on 28 Mar 1894. Nancy was born Sources: Texas State Archives, Pension #31052; Burnet County Marriages records. Submitted by: Gerald D. Watkins <gdwatkins @ . utexas . edu>, Aug 2000.

  34. Coon, Leander Wilson - Following in the footsteps of his brother, John Marion, Leander Wilson enlisted on February 1862 in Burnet County with Company B, 21st Texas Cavalry as a private and was discharged 31 October 1863, due to injury. He also served as a private in the Burnet Guards, 27th Brig. Cavalry. A Pension was filed by his wife, Virginia Gilldart, whom he married 15 Dec 1868 in Burnet County. He was born 26 Sep 1839 in Alabama; died 20 Jul 1900; and is buried at Hairston Creek, Burnet County with a family marker. Sources: Texas State Archives, Pension #17393. Submitted by: Gerald D. Watkins <gdwatkins @.utexas . edu>, Aug 2000.

  35. Corker, Mahlon H. - Was born in Pike County, Missouri in 1838 and served in the Burnet Guards, 27th Brigade. He married Louisa Ann Marilla Dale, daughter of Daniel Dale, who died in 1878; and later Lucie J. Moore on 29 April 1880. He received $1,344 from the government for damage done by Indian raids. (The Highlander , 17 Feb 1972) Corker was elected sheriff and tax assessor of Burnet County in 1882 and took office in 1883. He also had a store at Mormon Mills and one at Marble Falls. He died in San Saba in 1916, but is buried in Burnet's Odd Fellow Cemetery. Source: Burnet UDC Files and Burnet County History, Vol II. (JM Sept 2000)

  36. Cox, Curd - born 1837 in Knox Co. Tennessee; died 1925 in Burnet County. Served the Confederacy as a sergeant in "E" Company, Capt. Mabry, Allen's Regiment of Infantry, enlisting at the beginning of the war. He was sick in a Shreveport, LA hospital at the close of the war, where he was honorably surrendered. He applied for pension in 1914 at age 77, stating he had resided in Texas for 60 years and in Marble Falls for 30 years, working as a farmer. Henry W. Hall and R.H. Stewart swore in an affidavit that they served with Cox in the 17th Texas Infantry, Mabry Company, in Allen's Regiment. Curd Cox was married to Anna; who died in 1929. They were parents of at least four children: Thomas H., Jesse, Ella, and Walter. Walter served in the Army during World War I. Submitted by Dennis Cox <dencox1@aol.com> Aug 2000. Source: CSA Pension Application # 29832.  Tombstone photo at Find A Grave, Marble Falls Cemetery, marked by Adam R. Johnson Chapter 2498, United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), 2012.

  37. Cox, William Garrison - b. in Fannin Co. GA, 17 Aug 1840, the son of William COX and Elizabeth BRADY. He was He married bef. 1872 in Fannin Co. GA, Martha MCCLURE , b. abt. 1840 in Fannin Co. GA, daughter of Richmond and Sarah (??) McClure. William served as a private in the Civil War with The Lone Star Guards, 27th Brigade, Burnet Co. Calvary. He died Oct 1922 in Burnet Co. TX. William is buried in Bear Creek Cemetery in Burnet Co.TX with two of his five wives. His first wife, Martha McClure, is said to have d. in GA. Descendant Chart. Sources: Burnet UDC Files and correspondence with Teresa Shands <tshands @ lv. rmci .net> . (JM, Sept 2000)

  38. Craddock, Erasmus Drayton - was born in 1833 in South Carolina. He was a 1st Lieutenant in Company C, 13th Regiment, Texas Cavalry, in Walker's Division. After the war, he married Antoinette de la Fosse in Polk County in 1870. The Craddocks moved to Burnet County in 1891, living on a farm near Burnet. He was a Mason, and was a member of Valley Lodge #175. The Craddocks had 12 children. Erasmus Craddock died 26 May 1913; his wife died 22 Aug 1928. Much more about this family can be found in Burnet County History, Vol II, pages 60, 61. Source: Burnet UDC Files and Burnet County History, Vol II. (JM Sept 2000)

  39. Cromeans, Francis Marion - was 82 years old when he applied for a Confederate pension in 1928. He was born in Tishmingo County, Mississippi and had lived in Texas about 72 years, 42 years in Burnet County. He lived in Bertram. He served in Capt. Gid Graham's Company, organized in Coryell County, Gatesville, Texas beginning 18 May 1863; transferred to the Ike Mullins Company in Feb 1865. Source: Burnet UDC Files and Pension file #43654 from Texas State Archives. (JM Sept 2000)

  40. Crum, Ernest - was wounded at Waynesborough, Georgia on 4 Dec 1864. As a result of this wound, his right arm was amputated. He was born 7 July 1844 in Camden, Georgia, and had been in Texas 51 years; Burnet County 25 years when he applied for a Confederate pension in 1925. He owned a home valued $500 with other property assessed at $700 according to his pension application. He married Bettie Virginia Denison, 28 June 1880 in Williamson Co. Texas. She was born 9 Jan 1859; died 4 Dec 1956 in Georgetown. Ernest Crum died 10 Oct 1929 at Bertram; he was buried at Bear Creek. Source: Burnet UDC Files and Pension File #41219 from Texas State Archives. (JM Sept 2000)

  41. Culbertson, J.G. - was born 22 Oct 1835. He was 73 years old when he applied for a pension. He said he had resided in Burnet county for 37 years and lived at Doublehorn. He served the CSA for three years beginning in 1862 and ending in 1865 with Company C of Stone's 6th Regt, Texas Cavalry. He died 18 June 1913 and is buried in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Source: Burnet UDC Files and Pension File #13735 from Texas State Archives. (JM Sept 2000)

  42. Cummings, Charles Chittenden - served in the Civil War from September 25, 1862 until the close of the war in the cavalry, Company D, Third Regiment, Arizona Brigade, under the command of Captain R. W. McKee. Charles C. and his wife, Mary Ann Hoover Cummings lived in Hoover's Valley where Charles was a farmer. Later he lived in Burnet and served on The Board of Education. He was interested in education and two of his daughters were teachers in Burnet County schools for a number of years. Read his biography submitted by JoAnn Hopper <jhopper@aol.com> Biography. (Photo of Charles Cummings) (Hoover Descendant Chart)

  43. Curry, David Phillips - Was a Captain in Virginia's Co. B, 25th Regiment, Infantry. He was captured at Rich Mountain, Virginia on 11 July 1861, but was soon paroled and sent home. He was an attorney and resided in Virginia during the war. He was born in London, England, son of David and Sarah Curry. He was 5'9", with dark complection, dark brown hair and gray hair, according to his military records. He married first, Amanda Dorman; second, Rebecca Ann Culton, in 1865. David Curry died 12 May 1883; his wife Rebecca applied for a pension, but was rejected. He is buried in Old Burnet Cemetery. Source: Burnet UDC Files (JM Sept 2000)

  44. Daughtery, James Knox Polk - was born 1 Sept 1844 in Kentucky. He served the CSA as a private in Co. D, 3rd Regt, Arizona Brigade under Capt McKee. He married Martha Hanna Lashbrooks on 13 June 1867 in Burnet. She was born 20 Feb 1849 and died 30 April 1936. Daughtery was Burnet County's precinct 4 commissioner for many years. The family lived in Marble Falls and raised seven children there. He died 23 June 1916 and was buried in Marble Falls City Cemetery, as was his wife.  Tombstone photo at Find A Grave, marked by Adam R. Johnson Chapter 2498, United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC).   Much more about the Daughtery family can be found in Burnet County History, Vol II, pages 65 and 66. Source: Burnet UDC Files and Pension File #30462 from Texas State Archives. (JM Sept 2000)
  45. Dawson, Henry Jefferson Mac, Pvt, Companies C & F, 8th Texas Infantry, Hobby's  Regiment.  He enlisted 22 Apr 1862 in Goliad County. Dawson was born 19 Aug 1835 in Northern Alabama, the son of John Dawson & Keziah Smith, and died 21 Aug 1909. He married Mary J. Peppers 28 July 1957 in  Uvalde. Dawson was a member of the Mountain Remnant Brigade, U.C.V.  Tombstone photo at Find A Grave, Marble Falls Cemetery, marked by Adam R. Johnson Chapter 2498, United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC).    Source:  Burnet UDC files, researched by Edna Cheatham, 2012

  46. Debo, Cornelius Payton - was born 26 April 1844 in Bedford County, VA. He served as a private in George Pickett's Division of Co. G, 28th Virginia Infantry. He married Mary Ruth Schooley, 28 May 1873 in Williamson Co. Texas. He died 16 Oct 1898 and is buried in the Debo Family Cemetery. More about the Debo family can be found in Burnet County History, Vol II, pages 71 and 72. Source: Burnet UDC Files and Pension File #47497 from Texas State Archives. (JM Sept 2000)

  47. Dorbandt, Christian - was born December 1818 in Denmark. He married Anna Dunlavy, who was born in Ireland. He died 28 Oct 1910 at age 92. Much more about the Dorbandt family can be found in Burnet County History, Vol II, pages 75-77. Source: Burnet UDC Files and Pension File #41219 from Texas State Archives. (JM Sept 2000)

  48. Dunn, John MacAlister - was born in 1828 in Alabama. He married Cynthia Ann Yarbrough on 18 Jan 1854 in Gonzales, Texas. He served as a private in Capt. Thomas K. Carmack's Company, 1st Battalion, Texas Partisan Rangers.  He died in 1903 and is buried at Hairston Cemetery.  His CSA marker was dedicated by family members and the Adam R. Johnson Chapter of the UDC in July 1992.  Source: Burnet UDC Files (JM Sept 2000; updated June 2010)

  49. Elkins, Benjamin Franklin - was born 5 March 1836 in Illinois. He served in Co. D, 16th Infantry, Col. Flounoy's and Walker's Division. He was married to Amelia ___ in May 1867 in Burnet. She applied for a pension based on his service in 1921 when she was 73 years old. Benjamin Elkins died 23 Sept 1895 and is buried with his wife, who died in 1928, in Hoover Valley Cemetery. Sources: Burnet UDC Files and Pension File #37274 from Texas State Archives. (JM Oct 2000)

  50. Eustis, John D. - had lived in Bertram for 30 years and stated he was 82 years old when he applied for a pension in 1930. He was born 13 Oct 1847 in Green County Alabama, and served the CSA in his home state of Alabama, enlisting at Bellfont, about November 1864. He married Josephine _____, and was living with his son in Bertram in 1930. He died 22 Aug 1942 and is buried at Shady Grove Cemetery. Sources: Burnet UDC Files and Pension File #46562 from Texas State Archives. (JM Oct 2000)

  51. Everett, Jordan - enlisted 1 May 1862 in Georgia and was discharged in 1865, surrendering with Gen. Lee at Appomatox Courthouse, VA. He married first Mary Steadham, with whom he had five children, all born in Georgia. He married Missouri Jane Kirksey in 1874, also in Georgia. Jordan and Missouri Jane moved to Burnet County in 1883, settling in the Sage community. The family belonged to the Baptist Church and he was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. Seven children were born of this union. Jordan Everett died 17 Sept 1923. Missouri Jane applied for a widows pension in Oct 1930, when she was 82 years old, stating she was born 28 Nov 1847. She died Nov 1932. Both are buried in Bethel Cemetery. More info on this family can be found in Burnet County History, Vol II, page 89. Sources: Burnet UDC Files and Pension File #47798 from Texas State Archives. (JM Oct 2000)

  52. Faires, William Alexander - was born 2 Nov 1837. He was living in LaGrange, Fayette County, Texas when he enlisted in Co I, Green's Reg, 5th Texas Cav, where he served until the end of the war. He married Sallie Ramsey 24 Jan 1866 in Fayette County. Together they had 11 children. The Faires family moved to Burnet county in 1874. William Faires died 29 Oct 1919. Sallie Faires applied for a pension in 1930 when she was 81 years old. She died 9 May 1938. More information about this family can be found in Burnet County History, Vol II, page 90. Sources: Burnet UDC Files and Pension File #47674 from Texas State Archives. (JM Oct 2000)

  53. Farquhar, Ambrose Nelson - was born in Alabama 29 Dec 1844, along with his twin brother, Thomas Jefferson Farquhar, the sons of Anderson Farquhar and Lavina Kirkland. The family moved to Burnet County in 1854, living about 8 miles south of Lampasas and near Lake Victor. Ambrose Farquhar was married 21 June 1871 to Caroline Johnston, who was born in 1855 and who died in 1946. They had 11 children. He enlisted in the Texas State Troops in Jan 1864 and served until the end of the war in 1865. He applied for a pension in 1930. He died 2 Jan 1933. Ambrose's father, Anderson, and his brothers David Jackson, Thomas Jefferson and Robert Wilson also served in the CSA. Sources: Burnet UDC Files and Pension File #47101 from Texas State Archives. (JM Oct 2000)

  54. Fewell, Granson Theodore - enlisted in Company B, 2nd Mississippi Infantry in April 1861 and served until the end of the war. He was captured 1 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA, and release 11 June 1865 at Ft. Delaware upon taking the oath of allegence. Fewell was born 14 July 1842 in York County, SC, coming to Texas when he was about 25 years old. He married Rosa Reese 22 Dec 1888 in Aberdeen, Mississippi. She was born 6 Jan 1853 and died 29 Aug 1920. He was 68 years old when he applied for a pension in 1910, and said he had lived in Texas for 43 years. He stated his occupation was engineer. He died 29 Feb 1916. Sources: Burnet UDC Files and Pension File #20094 from Texas State Archives. (JM Oct 2000)

  55. Fowler, Wiley Young - was born in South Carolina 12 Sept 1825. He married Mary Jane Yett 23 March 1848 in Parrotsville, Tenn. Fowler served first in Company B, 21st Texas Cavalry and later the 3rd Frontier District under Capt Christian Dorbandt. After the war he was a farmer, living in the Spicewood area of the county. The Fowlers were parents of six children. More information about the Fowler family can be found in Burnet County History, Vol II, page 96. Sources: Burnet UDC Files and obituary from Marble Falls Messenger, March 1917. (JM Oct 2000)

  56. Fry, Thomas - was 60 years old when he applied for his Confederate pension in Oct 1903. He stated he had two mules worth $100 and two cows worth $30 as his total real and personal property. He enlisted in Company D, Capt McKee's Co, 3rd Arizona Regiment, serving from the Fall of 1862 to the close of the war. Fellow comrades in arms, W.B. Johnston and W.W. Brooks, swore in affidavits that they knew him and served with him during the war. Thomas Fry suffered from rheumatism and "fever trouble", which the doctor stated in his affidavit was "enlargement of the liver". He died 2 April 1927, in San Saba, at the home of his grandson, Howard V. Clark, of chronic Brights disease. For more information, see Burnet County History, Vol II, page 101. Source: Pension file # 36404 from Texas State Archives. (JM Sept 2000)

  57. Frazier, Andrew Jackson - was born 4 Nov 1836 in Tennessee. He served the CSA as a private, enlisting 10 March 1862 in Navarro County, Texas, and serving in Co G. 20th Regement, Texas Cavalry. He married Minerva Jane Woods 4 July 1867 in Dewitt County, Texas. The family moved to Burnet county in 1883, where he built a large house. Andrew J. Frazier died of pneumonia 17 Feb 1885, leaving his widow and eight children, the youngest only six months old. Minerva applied for a pension in 1930; she died in 1939. For more information, see Burnet County History, Vol II, page 99. Source: Burnet UDC files. (JM Oct 2000)

  58. Faubion, Tilghman (Tillman) Alexander Howard  - Pvt, Company F, 12th Batt'n, Day's Tennessee Cavalry. He was born 17 Jun 1824 in Bridgeport, Cocke County, Tennessee, the son of William Faubion and Perthenia Ayres, and died 8 Oct 1908. Faubion married #1 Margaret McSween 10 Oct 1843 in Cocke County, Tennessee, and #2 Matilda Page Smith 7 Feb 1899 in Travis County, Texas.  Tombstone photo at Find A Grave, marked by Adam R. Johnson Chapter 2498, United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), 2012.

  59. Garrett, James Carter - Lived at Bluffton, Llano County at the time his pension application was made in 1930. On his application he stated he had lived in Llano county for 34 years. He enlisted at Fayetteville, Arkansas, Nov 1861 and served with Co. H., First Mounted Rifles, Arkansas, (Capt. Robt. P. Parks Company). He was captured at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 5 Jan 1863 and paroled at Hammond U.S. General Hospital, Point Lookout, MD, 17 March 1864. He married Nancy Ellen ____ 1 Jan 1907. He died of the flu 13 January 1933 in Bluffton, and is buried in Burnet's Odd Fellows Cemetery. Nancy Ellen applied for a widow's pension 18 Jan 1933, at age 87. His obituary is posted here. Sources: His Pension file and Her Pension file from Texas State Archives and Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982. (JM , April 2000; revised Aug 2000)

  60. Garrett, Stephens Perry - was born at Broomtown, GA, on April 20th 1846. He moved to Holland Springs, Mississippi, where he resided for five years. He then came to Texas, settling at LaGrange, Fayette County, where he lived for eleven years, then moved to Blanco County, where he made his home until 1884. He then came to Burnet County, where he made his home for the remainder of his life. His father and mother were Holland and Lucy Garrett and they moved to Texas when S.P. Garrett was only 9 years of age. His sister Julia C. married R.M. Alexander. He was a member of Company 14 artillery, under the command of Captain George E. Shield. He enlisted from Fannin County. He married Josephine C. who also collected a CSA pension, #51963 after his death on 8 Dec 1941. He operated a livery stable business after the war and later went into the ranching business, selling Black Poll cattle. Sources: His Pension file #47750, and Her Pension file from Texas State Archives and the Burnet Bulletin 30 June, 1938. (JM, Sept 2000)

  61. Gibbs, Thomas Winchester - was born 31 Nov 1845 in Arkansas the son of Isaac L. Gibbs. He enlisted 27 Jan 1864 at Oatmeal, Burnet County, serving as a private in the 3rd Frontier District, Texas State Troops under Capt John Barton. He married Mary Elizabeth King 29 Dec 1860 in Burnet County. The couple had 12 children, all born in Burnet County. He died 17 Jan 1917. More information about this family can be found in Burnet County History, Vol II, page 112. Sources: Burnet UDC Files. (JM Oct 2000)

  62. Giesecke, Otto - was born in Germany in 1836 and lived Washington County Texas in 1863 when he was declared "unfit for field service" because of a dislocated shoulder and "furloughed for orders to serve as guard at Post in the Quarter Master's Department. He served in the Texas State Troops under Major Sayors, 4th Regiment, 23rd Brigade, Infantry, according to his pension application dated 4 Feb 1920. He said he had lived in Texas since 1845 and in Burnet County since 1881, living at the time of his pension application in Marble Falls. He died 12 Feb 1923 in the community of Double Horn. The Marble Falls undertaker's certificate states that Giesecke was buried in Harsch Cemetery, Burnet County, but no mention of this cemetery can be found in Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982. Source: Pension file # 36404 from Texas State Archives. (JM Sept 2000)

  63. Gray, William - volunteered in Co. E, 29 Arkansas Regiment, from Princeton Arkansas in 1862 and served til the end of the war. He had been in Burnet County for 12 years when he applied for Confederate Pension in February 1900, living in Marble Falls. J.W. Barrett and W.H. Marshall from Dallas County, Arkansas, stated under oath that they knew him while in the Confederate Army together. The doctor's affidavit in 1900 certified that Gray suffered from chronic gastritis and was unable to do work. He owned a house and lot in Marble Falls valued at $100, plus a watch. His name was not found in the Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982, nor did the Burnet UDC have a file on him. Source: Pension file #7162 from the Texas State Archives. (JM Sept 2000)

  64. Gillum, Abasalom Barton was born 2 Jan 1836 in Wilcox, Alabama; he died in 1923 at Oakalla, Burnet County TX.  He married Hannah E Stubblefield (1841 – 1929).  They had 10 children.  Both are buried in the Gillum Cemetery near Oakalla.  [Photo of A.B. Gillum]  Barton Gillum enlisted in the 29 Texas Cavalry, 29th Regiment, (DeMorse's) Co. 1, and served as a private until the war's end. The regiment was formed in 1862 at Clarksville, Texas and included men from Denton, San Antonio, Paris, Livingston and Pilot Point. It was assigned to D. H. Cooper, Bankhead's, Gano's, brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department. It served in the Indian Territory, Louisiana and Arkansas. It lost 11 men at Cabin Creek. It moved to Texas and disbanded at Hempstead in May 1865.  Battles included: Fort Gibson - May 20th 1863; Near Honey Springs - July 17th 1863; Camden Expedition - March-May 1864; Poison Spring - April 18th 1864; Camden - April 23rd 1864; Massard's Prairie, near Fort Smith (detachment) - July27th 1864; Cabin Creek - Sept. 19th 1864.  Source:  Joe Gillum, <kickit @ suddenlink . net>, Sept 2008.

  65. Green, Gustavus Edward - was born 10 April 1844 in Fayette County Texas. He enlisted in Co. B, 21st Texas Cavalry, Walker's Division, serving until the end of the war and surrendered at Austin. He married Miss Rebecca Fowler 16 Oct 1867 in the log cabin on the Uncle Wylie Fowler place near Spicewood. They had 5 children. In 1881 Green was appointed sheriff of Burnet County by the court to fill out the unexpired term of Dock Miller. He later moved to Granite Mountain, where he was in the hotel business. He died in the home of his son, J.B. Green, in Marble Falls, 9 March 1924. He is buried in Marble Falls Cemetery, alongside his wife, who died in 1923. (see photo of G.E. Green) (full obituary of G.E. Green) Sources: Pension file from Texas State Archives, Burnet UDC files, and Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982. (JM, Sept 2000.)  Tombstone photo at Find A Grave, marked by Adam R. Johnson Chapter 2498, United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), 2012.

  66. Greer, W.B. - applied for a pension12 Oct 1917 while living at Briggs. He stated that he was 74 years old on June 12th of that year, was born in Grassy Cove, Cumberland County, Tennessee, and had been in texas for 36 years. He enlisted in Co. E, 26th Tennessee Regiment in Aug 1861 and served til April 1865. Witnesses who gave oath on his behalf were W.S. Walker and J.H. Gipson of Maury County Tennessee, who said they knew him when he enlisted. Walker stated that the applicant "was raised up in my home". At the time of the pension application, Greer owned a homestead valued at $1,000. He died in Abilene, Texas, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.F. Harris, on 4 Dec 1926, of carcinoma of the prostate gland. Source: Pension file # 34698 from Texas State Archives. (JM Sept 2000)

  67. Guthrie, James Henry - was born 26 February 1843 in Prince Edward County, Virginia, to Henry Sidney Guthrie and Mary Womack Guthrie. He came to Texas soon after the Civil War, riding horseback with two friends. He maried Mandanna Ellis in Fayette County. The couple moved to Burnet county in the 1870s. They had 8 children, living on the Middle Gabriel between Burnet and Shady Grove. Mandanna Guthrie died 28 Nov 1928. James Guthrie died 13 Nov 1929. More information about this family can be found in Burnet County History, Vol II, page 129. A newspaper article in the Marble Falls Messenger, 19 Feb 1987, "A Family Struggle is Told", by Lucile O'Donnell, a grandaughter of James Henry Guthrie, tells about the hardships the family had to overcome in the early days of the county. Sources: Burnet UDC Files. (JM Oct 2000)

  68. Hale, Alfred G. - Hale, Alfred G. - applied for a pension 29 June 1909, while living in Marble Falls. He was born in Green County Tennessee [4 November] 1838 [(his father, Jesse W. Hale served in the East Tennessee Militia during the War of 1812) ] and had resided in Burnet County since 1871. He married Lizzie ____ [Elizabeth Hale] (1858-1914) [in 1871 in Bullsgap, Tennessee where he] was a farmer. He was captured 29 Nov 1863 while a member of Company G, 5th Tennessee Cavalry. [Interned at Fort Delaware,] he was paroled and forwarded to City Point Virginia for exchange on 27 Feb 1865. He died at [Hale Springs, Burnet County] 2 Oct 1917. Sources: Burnet UDC Files and Pension file #18720 from the Texas Archives. (JM Oct 2000)  Additional info in [brackets]  from Tom Hester, <secocreek at swtexas.net>, May 2006


  69. Hale, William B. - was 71 years old when he applied for a pension in 1899. He stated he had lived in Marble Falls for 24 years. He enlisted 2 Feb 1862 in Company C, 61st Tennessee regiment, serving 9 months before he was sent to the hospital because of "dropsy". He owned 5 acres of land, valued at $30. He married Nancy [Rhea] (1837-1899) [in Tennessee and moved to Burnet County in 1875.  They had two children, including Elizabeth Hale, wife of Alfred G. Hale, and a son, Joseph, who died ca. 1898.]  William Hale died 27 Sept 1919. Sources: Burnet UDC Files; obituary for Nancy (Rhea) Hale  in a Burnet County newspaper, undated; and Pension file #06450 from the Texas Archives. (JM Oct 2000.  Updated info in [brackets] from Tom Hester, Apr 2006 )

  70. Hall, Henry Wm. Pvt - Enlisted 25 March 1862 in Burnet County, Prec. No. 6. Mustered in 5 April 1862 at Camp Terry. Served from 5 April - 30 June 1862 (2 months and 26 days) in Co. G., Col. R.T.P. Allen's Regiment, TVI, CSA. Commanding Officer, Capt. C.C. Arnett. Henry Wm. Hall lived in the Turkey Bend Community all his life, and is buried in the Smithwick Cemetery. Source: Texas State Archives. (Submitted by Doris G. Lewis, <clewis@tstar.net>, 27 Nov 1999.)

  71. Hammond, Thomas Edmonds - was born 10 July 1848 in Fairfield District, South Carolina. He was only 13 years old when the Civil War began, but ran away from home to join the CSA. He joined the 3rd South Carolina Infantry, and served until the end of the war. He left for Texas in 1871, travelling by boat to New Orleans, then Galveston, and finally overland to the Brazos River. He arrived in Burnet county in the fall of 1871. T.E. Hammond was made captain of a company of frontier guards formed to guard against marauders. He also served two terms as mayor of Burnet. He married Mrs. Fannie M. Eastland Johnson in May 1874. T.E. Hammond died June or July 1935 in Austin. More information about the Hammond family can be found in the Burnet County History, Vol II, page 136. Sources: Burnet UDC Files (JM Oct 2000)

  72. Harris, Marcus Dee Lafayette - enlisted in the Confederate Army 24 March 1862 in Dallas City, serving until 4 May 1865 with Co K, 19th Regiment, TC. Upon discharge, his description was given as: age 36, 5'6 1/2" tall, blue eyes, brown hair. He married Sarah A. Debord 3 Sept 1865. The family consisted of six children. Marcus Harris died 28 July 1922 in the Confederate Home in Austin. More information about the Harris family can be found in the Burnet County History, Vol II, page 138. Sources: Burnet UDC Files. (JM Oct 2000)

  73. Harrod, George Moye - was born 30 Nov 1837. He married Mary Julia Padgett 27 Dec 1881. He died 1 April 1906. Sources: Burnet UDC Files. (JM Oct 2000)

  74. Hasty, James A. - was 67 years old when he applied for a pension 14 Aug 1899. He had lived in Kingsland, Llano County, for about 18 years at the time of appling for pension, and had been a resident of Texas since 1852. He was a farmer. He stated he was unable to work as a result of "measles contracted while in the Army by cold settling in my lungs." He enlisted 30 April 1862 in Company G, 17th Texas Infantry and served until 16 May 1865. He married Mrs Mary M. Wyatt in June 1865. Sources: Burnet UDC files. (JM Oct 2000)

  75. Heffington, William Carrol - enlisted Sept 1863 at Weatherford, Parker County, in Co. I, Minute Men and State Ranger Service, serving under Captain David Yeary and Major Quail until disbanded in 1865. He was born 21 Oct 1846 in Alabama, and had lived in Burnet county for 20 years when he made his application for pension on 20 June 1930. A witness on his behalf was Henry S. Sisk, who resided at the Texas Confederate Home testified that he served with Heffington in the Minute Men. He recalled a battle with Indians at Dove Creek in Texas in 1864 during which he and Heffington fought and that their horses were killed during the fight. Another witness, T.U. Taylor, stated he was a small boy, when he saw his father, John Henry Taylor, along with Tom and W.C. Heffington, Walter Glenn and John Durkee leave as soldiers for the frontier. He said his father's farm on Bear Creek in Parker County adjoined that of Stephen Heffington, who settled in Parker County in 1851. Heffington, at one time came back home, bringing artifacts from an Indian battle, a shield, headdress, belt, bow and arrrows. Heffington died 26 Jan 1932 in Marble Falls of a blood clot on the brain. He married Mary Elizabeth ______ 21 Oct 1874 in Travis County. She was born 12 Dec 1854 and died 29 Aug 1943 in Marble Falls. Sources: Burnet UDC files; Confederate Pension Application #46671, and wife's pension application #50555. (JM Oct 2000)

  76. Heine, Henry William, Sr. - was born in Germany. He came to America in 1848, arriving in Galveston. At the beginning of the Civil War, he enlisted 20 Aug 1862 from Burnet County in Company G, 17th (Allen's) Regiment, Texas Infantry. Henry married first Elizabeth "Bettie" Baumgarner Stacey 27 Dec 1866; she died in 1871. His second wife Lavina Jane Harris, applied for a pension on 10 Dec 1924. She was 71 at that time, and stated that she was born in Missouri, having resided in Texas for 63 years. She married Henry Heine in Nov 1873 in Burnet County. He had three children by his first wife, and 17 children by his second wife.He died 15 March 1913; Jane died in August 1943. More information about the Heine family can be found in the Burnet County History, Vol II, page 144. Sources: Burnet UDC Files. (JM Oct 2000)

  77. Henderson, Newton - was born 12 Jan 1832. He enlisted in Company D, 17th Regiment, dismounted cavalry, serving from April 1862 to the close of war. He had lived in Burnet County 5 years, with a post office address of Bluffton, Llano County, at the time of his pension application, 31 Oct 1899. He was 63 when he applied for his pension, and said he owned no property, and had personal property only two horses and 7 hogs. The hogs were worth $28, while the two horses were worth $50. He was a farmer. He died in his own home 29 March 1934, in Burnet. Source: Burnet UDC files and Pension #06449 from the Texas State Archives. (JM Oct 2000)

  78. Hester, Benjamin Franklin  - applied for a pension when he was 67 years old, in 1907.  He was born [in Clarke County, Georgia ] 13 April 1840. On his pension application he stated that he owned one small house and lot in Marble Falls, worth about $200. He also owned one cow and a calf worth $20. [After coming to Texas in the 1840s he married Roena] Elizabeth [Alford], who was born in [Mississippi] 14 Oct 1842 and who died 8 Dec 1890. [He was in Company B of Hardeman’s Regiment, 31st Texas Calvary, enlisting in Lavaca County.  Hester moved with his family to Burnet County from Gonzales County in the 1880s.]  He then married Anna ___ Olford. [Kisanna Arnett in 1893.]  B.F.  Hester died 25 Jan 1912 and is buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery. More information about [one of] Hester's sons, Louis Henry Hester and wife Martha Ann Holland can be found in Burnet County History, Vol II, page 146.  Sources: Burnet UDC Files and Pension #12293 from the Texas State Archives. (JM Oct 2000)  Additions in [brackets] from Tom Hester, <secocreek [at] swtexas.net>, May 2006. 

  79. Hibler, Fieldon P.  - was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Burnet Guards, organized 8 June 1861.  He then served with the Burnet County Minute Men and the Burnet Minute Rangers before joining the Confederate Army in March 1862.  He enrolled at Sherman, Texas for a period of 12 months in Co F, Capt R. N. Calhoun's Company, which later became part of Darnell's Regiment, 18th Regiment Texas Cavalry.  By the end of 1862, Co. F was engaged in battle east of the Mississippi.  Corporal F. P. Hibler was among Confederate Army Troops captured at Ft. Hindman, Arkansas Post, Arkansas on 11 Jan 1863, and was sent to Camp Douglas, Illinois (at Chicago, Ill.) on 8 Feb 1863.  He was later exchanged and delivered at City Point, Virginia on 19 April 1863.  From May 1863 to Feb 1864, 1st Sgt F. P. Hibler served in Capt A. W. Clarkson's Company and was then transferred to the 3rd Regiment Engineer Troops, Army of Tennessee.  He was again captured at the Battle of Tennessee, released on 17 Feb 1864 and rejoined Darnell's Regiment.  He was serving in Co. F, 18th Texas Cavalry when it became Co. H, Grandbury's Consolidated Texas Brigade, where he served until General Lee surrendered on 9 April 1865.  Fielding Phelps Hibler was born 12 Dec 1828 in Missouri, and died 10 Oct 1872 near Bertram.  He married Martha Davis around 1855 and they had 5 children, all born in Missouri.  Fieldon and wife Mary are both buried in Oatmeal Cemetery.  Sources:  Amzy E. Hibler, Bellaire, TX, Aug 2010, and Burnet County History, Vol II, p. 147.  (JM Aug 2010)

  80. Hodges, Claiborne - was a member of Captain Jones' Company A of Col Santos Benavides Regiment. The regiment was organized on the Neuces River in Texas; they then went to Corpus Christi and then to Rio Grande City, which was their headquarters. From there the regiment protected and guarded Texas from invasion along the Rio Grande River, fighting Mexican and Indian marauders, as well as the Yankees. Their main battle with the Yankees was at Palo Minta Ranch, north of Brownsville, on 13 May 1865, after the war closed. Claiborne Hodges was 81 years when he applied for a pension on 11 April 1925. At that time he was 81 years old and blind; he stated that he was born in Scott County, Arkansas. He had resided in Burnet county since 1891. He maried Martha Ann ____, who was born 23 Dec 1848, and who died 27 Oct 1922. Claiborn Hodges died 9 Feb 1927 near Bertram. Sources: Burnet UDC Files and Pension #40848 from the Texas State Archives. (JM Oct 2000)

  81. Holland, Samuel Ely - first came to Burnet before there was even a town. He was born in 6 Dec 1846 in Troup County Georgia, the son of John Rickman Holland and Elizabeth Walker. Samuel left Georgia in 1846, arriving in Austin in 1847. He worked at cutting cedar for use in construction of buildings in Austin. He came to Hamilton Creek, near present day Burnet, to visit his brother-in-law, W.B. Covington, who was with a group of Rangers camped on the creek. He purchased 1280 acres of land in 1848. By 1852, as the population increased, he helped circulate a petition that resulted in the Texas Legislature creating Burnet County. He married Mary Scott in 1852; she was killed when thrown from a horse in 1855. Their son, George, was the first recorded white child born in Burnet County, in 1853. He married second Clarissy Ann Thomas and together they had 10 children. He married third, Susan McCarty in 1887. He was 37 years old when he enlisted in Capt Magill's Company of the 3rd Frontier District. He was discharged 1 June 1864. He died 19 Nov 1917. More information about the Holland family can be found in the Burnet County History, Vol II, page 152-155. Sources: Burnet UDC Files, the Burnet History, and article from The Picayune, 14 Jan 1992, page 5, "The First Child Born to Burnet County Settlers". (JM Oct 2000)

  82. Hollingsworth, Joshua Stevens - was born in Calhoun County Alabama 3 June 1842. He served in Company K, 2th Alabama Infantry, and was wounded at Shiloh. He came to Texas after the war, settling in Cherokee County with his wife, Josephine V. Dillard. They came to Burnet County a few years later where they lived on the Colorado River near Spicewood. Joshua Hollingsworth died 15 Dec 1914. A family picture is in the Burnet County History, Vol II, page 156. Sources: Burnet UDC Files and the Burnet History. (JM Oct 2000)

  83. Howell, Theodore Freelen - served as a private in Hobby's Batallion, 8th Reg"t, Texas Infantry, Co. "D", C.S.A. He was born 4 April 1832 in McNairy County, TN, now Jack's Creek, Chester County, died 18 January 1918 in the town of Burnet, and was buried in Cauble Cemetery, Burnet County. He married Elizabeth Sellers in Fayette County, TX on 25 December 1855, and was living in Goliad County when he enlisted in CSA in May 1862. In the 1880s he brought his family from his farm on Coletto Creek in Goliad County, and settled on Rocky Creek in northeast Burnet County. Among their children was my grandfather, Asa Howell, who became a physician and practiced medicine in Burnet and the surrounding area from 1900 through the 1930s. --Submitted by Virginia Howell Yancy, <howyan@ix.netcom.com>, May 2000. [Burnet UDC Files show Howell serving in Dickson rangers, Grimes Co., Cav., 17th Brigade. Other wives were (1) Miss Graham and (3) Mrs. Galilee). A biography of T.F. Howell and family picture is in the Burnet County History, Vol II, page 160-162. JM Oct 2000]

  84. Hundley, Flavious Josephus - was born 27 Aug 1828 and was married to Arabella Heslep on 3 Nov 1853 in Ashley, Arkansas. He served in Co K, 11th Regiment, Louisiana Volunteers, Infantry, enlisting 14 April 1862 in Alexandria, LA. He was elected Captain of his company in the town of Monroe, and was with his company in the siege of Vicksburg, was captured and later paroled. He died 27 Oct 1911. A biography and picture of the F.J. Hundley family is in the Burnet County History, Vol II, page 164. Sources: Burnet UDC files. Partial pension application #33494. (JM Oct 2000)  Tombstone photo at Find A Grave, marked by Adam R. Johnson Chapter 2498, United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), 2012.

  85. Hutto, James Turner - enlisted in the CSA 27 Dec 1861 at Tuscaloosa, serving as a sergeant in Phelan's Battery of Alabama Light Artillery. He was a prisoner of war for a short period when his unit surrendered 4 May 1865 at Citronelle, Alabama; he was paroled at Meridian, Mississippi on 10 May 1865. His son, John Terrell Hutto also served the CSA. (see entry below) The family moved to Texas between 1878 and 79, settling at South Gabriel. A large biography of the family, along with a picture is in the Burnet County History, Vol II, page 166-168. Sources: Burnet UDC Files and Burnet County History, Vol II. (JM Oct 2000)

  86. Hutto, John Terrell - was born 25 Sept 1847 in Walker County, Alabama. He married Frances Masoury Springer on 10 Jan 1871 at Tupelo in Lee County. He served in the CSA as a private in Company E, 6th Alabama Cavalary, enlisting 14 July 1864 at Blue Mountain, Alabama. John Terrell and Frances Masoury Hutto were parents of 13 children and were leaders in their community of Bertram. He died 3 May 1941 at Bertram. See page 166 of the Burnet County History, Vol II, for more information. Sources: Burnet UDC Files and Pension Application #49566 (JM Oct 2000)

  87. Johnston, William Benjamin - was born in 20 Aug 1829 in Virginia, coming to Burnet county in 1855 as a young man and marryed Mary Fry in 1857She died in 1883.  He later married Susan King.  Johnston enlisted in Co. B, McKee's Company and also served in the 3rd Regiment , Arizona Brigade  and Co. D, Texas Cavalry, Madison's Regiment.  Two of his brothers were killed during the War Between the States wile serving in the CSA.  Johnston died in 1911 and was buried in the Council Creek Cemetery.  (Obituary)  See page 174 of the Burnet County History, Vol II, for more information, including a photo.  Sources:  Adam R. Johnson  UDC Files, and obituary. (JM )
  88.    Lackey, John Wesley -   Pvt, Company K, Mounted Frontier Regiment, Texas State Troops. He was born 2 Sep 1846 in Howard County, Missouri, the son of Greenberry Lackey and Mary Harlow, and died 6 Mar 1906. Lackey married Mary Elizabeth Pruit, 14 Oct 1869 in Austin, Texas. Tombstone photo at Find A Grave, marked by Adam R. Johnson Chapter 2498, United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), 2012.  Source:  Burnet UDC files, 2012
  89.   Lacy, George Washington -  Pvt, Company G, 21st Texas Cavalry. He was born in April 1837 in Christian County, Kentucky, the son of George Washington Lacy and Sarah Myers, and died 3 Jun 1906. Lacy married Adelia Jane Tate 27 Feb 1866 in Burnet County.  Tombstone photo at Find A Grave, marked by Adam R. Johnson Chapter 2498, United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), 2012.  Source:  Burnet UDC files, 2012

  90. Lewis, Henry Thomas - Served in the Arkansas 20th Cavalry; saw action at Vicksburg in July 1863, and was badly wounded in the hip. Surgeons wanted to amputate his leg, but he refused. It was said that he reinforced his refusal by drawing a pistol he had hidden under his mattress. He recovered and fought almost another year. According to his application for pension, he fought at Jenkins Ferry in the muddy, bloody three day battle which occurred the last of April, 1864.  Mr. Lewis was born on February 1, 1843 in Green County, Alabama to Francis Wesley and Jane (Thompson) Lewis.  He married Susan Wilkes, daughter of James Madison and Lucinda Gambill Wilkes; they had 8 children.  He died in Burnet County on August 24, 1928 at the age of 86; buried in the Lewis Cemetery near Spicewood.  (Obituary)  (Tombstone Photo)  See more info at:  <http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~craingen/htlewis.html>.  Sources:  Adam R. Johnson UDC Files and Janet Lewis Crain, 2009.

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