FALLS COUNTY
MILITARY HISTORY

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1890 TEXAS UNION SOLDIERS SCHEDULE FOR FALLS COUNTY

Transcribed by Petra Wright

1902 TEXAS DIVISION UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY BOOK

This book was transcribed by Renee Pierce Smelley and can also be accessed through the main page of the TXGenWeb Project.

ABSHER, JOHN ANDREW  WORLD WAR I DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD
OTTO, FALLS COUNTY, TEXAS


This card is dated June 5, 1917
John Andrew Absher was born December 22, 1895 and not 1885 as this card states and is buried in Criswell Cemetery, Falls Co., Texas.

Submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

ADAMS, JESSE L.  - CIVIL WAR HISTORY

Submitted by Mayme Ruth Bass Hause

AFRICAN AMERICAN HONORABLE DISCHARGES

AFRICAN AMERICANS FROM FALLS COUNTY DURING WORLD WAR I

ANOTHER BEARDLESS YOUTH HAS RETURNED FROM BATTLEFIELDS OF FRANCE

ARTICLE 1 - COL. JOSEPH WELDON GIBBS OF ROSEBUD, LEADS DARING RAID

ARTICLE 2 - ROSEBUD LEADERS OF RAID ON JAP PRISON OLD FRIENDS

ARTICLE 3 - ROSEBUD MAN DIRECTS SENSATIONAL RAID TO FREE 2146 PRISONERS


Col. Joseph Weldon Gibbs in his Dress Uniform, Col. Joseph Weldon Gibbs at Ft. Hood, Texas, and Amtracs of the 672nd Amphibious Tractor Bn.

Col. Joseph Weldon Gibbs graduated from Rosebud High School in 1928, from there he graduated from Texas A & M University in 1932.

Submitted by Joseph Allen Gibbs, Lt. Col. US Army Retired, son of Col. Joseph Weldon Gibbs

BATEMAN, SERGEANT ANDRE LAMAR 

Awarded several Army Achievement Medals, 2 Good Conduct Medals, Army Commendation Medal, Georgia Commendation Medal, Expert Rifleman's Badge, Paratrooper's Badge, Overseas Service Ribbon, Southwest Asia Service Medal, (2) Non-Commissioned Officer's Development Ribbons and the Army Service Ribbon.

Submitted by Sergeant Andre Lamar Bateman

BATEY, ANDREW JACKSON "JACK"  WORLD WAR I DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD
LOTT, FALLS CO., TEXAS


We're pretty sure this is one of my grandpa Sam Baty's brothers, Andrew Jackson "Jack" Batey since the birth date of May 14, 1894 is correct. The Batey name was/is frequently misspelled. Notice the Registrar wrote Jack F. Bailey , instead of Andrew Jackson Batey at the bottom of the page where Jack "X" his mark.

Submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

BATEY, STEVE B.  WORLD WAR I DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD
LOTT, FALLS CO., TEXAS


My grandpa Sam Baty's brother, Steve B. Batey has a birth date of September 1, 1886. The Batey name was/is frequently misspelled. Notice the Registrar wrote Steve B. Batey , at the bottom of the page where Steve "X" his mark.

Submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

BATTLE OF GAINES’ MILL LOSSES OF THE 4th TEXAS JUNE 27, 1862

 

Newspaper Article Dated August 4, 1862

BATY, LEVY  WORLD WAR I DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD
LOTT, FALLS CO., TEXAS


My grandpa Sam Baty's brother, Levy Baty has a birth date of January 30, 1890. The Batey name was/is frequently misspelled. Notice the Registrar wrote Levy Baty , at the bottom of the page where Levy "X" his mark.

Submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

BATY, SAM  WORLD WAR I DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD
LOTT, FALLS CO., TEXAS


This Registration Card states that Samuel Baty was born Aug. 12, 1896 in Edom, Van Zandt Co., Texas. His tombstone and death certificate have August 12, 1897. His obituary states he was born in Smith Co., Texas. Sam Baty born August 12, 1897 is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Falls Co., Texas. Notice the Registrar wrote Samuel Green (the employer's last name), instead of Samuel Baty at the bottom of the page where Samuel "X" his mark.

Submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

BATY, WYNN B.  WORLD WAR I DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD
LOTT, FALLS CO., TEXAS


My grandpa Sam Baty's brother, Wynn B. Baty has a birth date of April 25, 1892. The Batey name was/is frequently misspelled. Notice the Registrar wrote Wynn Baty , at the bottom of the page where Wynn "X" his mark.

Submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

BLAND, JOE  1917 DRAFT CARD

 

Submitted by Bobbi Jones

BLANN, JACK GASTON  1917 DRAFT CARD

Submitted by Bobbi Jones

BOWER, AARON NEWTON  WORLD WAR I DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD
OTTO, FALLS COUNTY, TEXAS


This card is dated September 12, 1918
Aaron Newton Bower was born July 27, 1879 and is buried in Criswell Cemetery, Falls Co., Texas.
According to his tombstone in Criswell Cemetery and his obit, they both say his birth year was 1879 and not 1878 as this card states.

Submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

BUBELA, PETER AARON  WORLD WAR I DRAFT CARD
ROSEBUD, TEXAS


This card is dated September 12, 1918
Peter Aaron Bubela was born on March 3, 1886 and died October 31, 1965. He is buried in Woodland Cemetery, Rosebud, Falls Co., Texas.

Submitted by Ben James H. Weaver

CADDELL, JOHNNIE LESLIE  WORLD WAR I DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD
GROESBECK, LIMESTONE COUNTY, TEXAS


This card is dated June 5, 1918
Johnnie Leslie Caddell was born August 16, 1896 and not 1897 as this card states and is buried in Criswell Cemetery, Falls Co., Texas.

Submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

CIVIL WAR VETERANS LIST

865 NAMES
Submitted by Charles Rush

CIVIL WAR VETERANS NAMES AND CEMETERIES IN FALLS COUNTY

Submitted by Charles Rush

CLARK, JOHN S.  - CIVIL WAR
Record of Athol, Mass. In Suppressing the Great Rebellion” by Rev. John F. Norton.
Page 159 - Page 160

Submitted by Ken Gates

CLARK, JOHN S.  - MILITARY BIO 

Submitted by Ken Gates

CLARK, PRISCILLA 
U. S. PENSION AGENCY
PENSIONER DROPPED


Submitted by Ken Gates

COMPANY I
15th TEXAS INFANTRY

CONFEDERATE INDIGENT FAMILIES INDEX

CONFEDERATE PENSION APPLICATION FOR MARY JANE McGLOTHLIN
WIDOW OF JOHN HIRAM McGLOTHLIN


FRONT COVER - STAMPED RECEIVED DECEMBER 29, 1899

APPLICATION

LETTER TO INCREASE PENSION - NOVEMBER 7, 1912

John Hiram McGlothlin died on June 11, 1888. At the time when Mary Jane McGlothlin filed her application she was living in Lott, Falls Co., Texas. At the time she requested an increase in her pension she was living in Wayland, Stephen Co., Texas. This was the last known address for her.

Submitted by Barbara Hill

CONFEDERATE PENSION APPLICATIONS FILED

Names, Application Numbers and Texas State Library and Archives Commission web site to search and send off for Records
Submitted by Kay Cunningham

CONFEDERATE WIDOWS HOME - APRIL 18, 1907

DAUGHTERS OF CONFEDERACY NEWS ARTICLE

DECLARATION FOR ORIGINAL INVALID PENSION FOR JOHN S. CLARK

Submitted by Ken Gates

DECORATION DAY - MAY 29, 1902

DECORATION DAY EXERCISES - APRIL 28, 1904

DOWNES, THOMAS CLIFTON 

    PFC THOMAS CLIFTON DOWNES,  the son of William Sandford Downes and Susie Effie Polk of Rosebud Texas enlisted in the Army on 10 September 1942 in Dallas, Texas. He was in the 320th Infantry, was wounded in Rhineland, France and again on Normandy Beach. He received TWO PURPLE HEARTS, and three OAK LEAF CLUSTERS. He was the husband of Doris Baker.

Submitted by Terry Downes

DUPLICATE CROSSES WILL BE SUPPLIED - APRIL 11, 1907

FALLS COUNTY CIVIL WAR VETERANS, COMPANY B, 5TH TEXAS CAVALRY

Submitted by Charles Rush

FALLS COUNTY MEMBERS OF TERRY'S TEXAS RANGERS, 8th TEXAS CAVALRY

Submitted by Charles Rush

GIBBS, COL. JOSEPH WELDON 

Col. Joseph Weldon Gibbs graduated from Rosebud High School in 1928, from there he graduated from Texas A & M University in 1932.

Bronze Star Award

Silver Star Award

Submitted by Joseph Allen Gibbs, Lt. Col. US Army Retired, son of Col. Joseph Weldon Gibbs

GIBBS, JOSEPH A. , LT. COL. US ARMY RETIRED - MILITARY SERVICE

Joseph A. Gibbs was born in Rosebud, Falls Co., Texas

Submitted by Joseph Allen Gibbs, Lt. Col. US Army Retired

GIVENS, JOHN WILSON  - SPANISH AMERICAN WAR

Dressed in his Spanish American War Uniform
Submitted by Mary McGhee

GRIMES, THOMAS BRANSON  - SOLDIERS APPLICATION OF PENSION

Thomas Branson Grimes
Rt. 2 Box 96 Lott, Falls County, Texas
Filed March 3, 1914
Approved December 1, 1913
Pension Allowed From March 1, 1914
Application Cover
Affidavit of Witnesses
Affidavit of Witness
Letter from T. J. Peters, father-in-law of Thomas Branson Grimes. Thomas Branson Grimes had died 3 days before this pension check arrived in the mail. T. J. Peters still owed money for the burial of Thomas Branson Grimes and was asking permission to keep this check to help pay for the burial.

Submitted by John E. Grimes

HONORABLE DISCHARGES FROM THE MILITARY

HORN, HENRY EDWARD  WORLD WAR I DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD
OTTO, FALLS COUNTY, TEXAS


This card is dated September 12, 1918
Henry Edward Horn Caddell was born February 2, 1888 and not 1918 as this card states and is buried in Criswell Cemetery, Falls Co., Texas.

Submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

HUMPHUS, GEORGE WASHINGTON  1917 DRAFT CARD

Submitted by Bobbi Jones

HUMPHUS, L. D.  1917 DRAFT CARD

Submitted by Bobbi Jones

HUMPHUS, THOMAS JEFFERSON  1918 DRAFT CARD

Submitted by Bobbi Jones

INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN A PILGRIMAGE TO EUROPE 1930-1933 TO VISIT THEIR LOVED ONES GRAVESTEXAS GOLD STAR MOTHERS AND WIDOWS

 

IRWIN, JOHN ROBERT  - WIDOW'S APPLICATIOIN FOR CONFEDERATE PENSION

Mrs. Gabie Irwin
Falls County, Marlin, Texas
Filed October 23, 1929
Approved October 23, 1929
Pension Allowed From September 1, 1929
Application Cover
Widow's Application for Confederate Pension
Affidavit of Witnesses
War Department Letter
Letter from Congress

Submitted by John E. Grimes

Jones, William Henry Harrison  - Terry's Regiment

William Henry Harrison Jones was born August 13, 1842, and died September 09, 1912. He is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Marlin, Falls Co., Texas.

Submitted by Ruth M. Brown

McKINLEY, JAMES FRANKLIN  PAY VOUCHER ENLISTMENT IN COMPANY K, 20TH CAVALRY, CSA

MILITARY NOTES - APRIL 17, 1902

MIRACLE, ELMER S. 

Document signed August 24, 1918 promoting Elmer S. Miracle to Corporal Co. 17 165 DB of the United States Army. Miracle was a native of Eddy who married Ollie Blassingame of Eddy.

Submitted by Grace Ashley

NARA - ARC - W W II ARMY CASUALTIES - ALL TEXAS COUNTIES

NARA - ARC - WORLD WAR II - NAVY, MARINE CORPS, AND COAST GUARD CASUALTIES - ALL TEXAS COUNTIES

NARA - GENEALOGY - MILITARY RECORDS

OCHILTREE, TOM  OBIT - CIVIL WAR VETERAN - DECEMBER 4, 1902

OFF TO THE STATE CAMP - JULY 24, 1902

ONE CONFEDERATE VETERAN AT OPENING OF REUNION

ONE TURN OF THE CARD

My novel is about Falls County men fighting with Terry's Texas Rangers during the Civil War

A short synopsis:
Orphaned as an infant, Austin Robinson was adopted by his uncle and given a new start in life in pre-Civil War Falls County, Texas. After a youth filled with long days of toil in the Texas sun, he is a successful cotton planter. His hard work is sweetened by the joy of a happy marriage and a cherished new son, until Brazos River flood levels his plantation and kills his family. In a drunken depression he shoots down an unarmed man. Rescued by his uncle once again, he is bailed out and sent to war to watch over Billy Jones, his uncle's impetuous son. They join Terry's Texas Rangers, a Confederate cavalry regiment, where Billy is elected lieutenant. Serving alongside famed leaders Nathan B. Forrest and Joe Wheeler, can Austin keep Billy and himself alive in the losing battle against the threats of disease, starvation, the elements and the overwhelming Union forces?

Submitted by Charles Rush

PARHAM, B. F. , JR. BIO

Submitted by Ken Gates

PIERSON, BENJAMIN A.  WORLD WAR I DRAFT CARD
JEFFERSON, TEXAS


This card is dated September 12, 1918
Note: On the bottom left side it reads, 'This man is Deaf and Dumb'
Benjamin A. "Bennie" Pierson was born on August 15, 1880 and died October 18, 1952. He is buried in Cedar Springs Cemetery, Cedar Springs, Falls Co., Texas.

Submitted by Ben McDonald

POMYKAL, JOHN J.  WORLD WAR I DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD
HOUSTON, HARRIS CO., TEXAS


John J. Pomykal was born September 23, 1875 and is buried in Powers Chapel Cemetery, Falls Co., Texas.

Submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

POW'S WHO WERE FROM FALLS COUNTY

REUNION OF THIRTIETH CAVALRY - AUGUST 24, 1907

ROBERT, JOSEPH ORPHIE  WORLD WAR I DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD
WORCESTER, MASS.


Joseph Orphie Robert was b March 11, 1891, d June 2, 1963 is is buried in Calvary Cemetery - Page 4, Marlin, Falls Co., Texas. Notice the Registrar wrote Joseph Orphee Robert and Joseph signed it Joseph Orphie Robert. Also on one tombstone it has the name Orphie, and the Military tombstone it has the name Orphee.

Submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

SHOTWELL , MARION W. - CONFEDERATE CIVIL WAR PAPERS

Marion W. Shotwell was in a total of 4 Confederate Regiments

Private Co. F 8 Hobby's Regiment Texas Infantry
Cover, Page 1, Page 2, Page 3 Page 4, Page 5, Page 6
Submitted by Mlee Clark-Martineau

SHOTWELL, C. C.  - CONFEDERATE CIVIL WAR PAPERS

Private Co. F 8 Hobby's Regiment Texas Infantry
Cover, Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6, Page 7, Page 8, Page 9
Submitted by Mlee Clark-Martineau

SHOTWELL, F. P.  - CONFEDERATE CIVIL WAR PAPERS

Private Co. F 8 Hobby's Regiment Texas Infantry
Cover, Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6, Page 7
Submitted by Mlee Clark-Martineau

SHOTWELL, MARION W.  - CONFEDERATE CIVIL WAR PAPERS

Marion W. Shotwell was in a total of 4 Confederate Regiments

Private Co. A 9 Nichols Regiment Texas Infantry
Cover, Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6, Page 7, Page 8, Page 9
Submitted by Mlee Clark-Martineau

SHOTWELL, MARION W.  - CONFEDERATE CIVIL WAR PAPERS

Marion W. Shotwell was in a total of 4 Confederate Regiments

Private Co. D Waul's Texas Legion - Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery
Cover, Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6, Page 7, Page 8
Submitted by Mlee Clark-Martineau

SHOTWELL, MARION W.  - CONFEDERATE CIVIL WAR PAPERS

Marion W. Shotwell was in a total of 4 Confederate Regiments

Private Co. E 8 Timmons Regiment Texas Infantry
Cover, Page 1, Page 2
Submitted by Mlee Clark-Martineau

SIMS, CAPT. SEAN 
WACO TRIBUNE HEARLD
NOVEMBER 17, 2004


Submitted by Ken Gates

SPECIAL VETERANS DAY ANNIVERSAY PROGRAM HELD AT MARLIN’S FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Newspaper Article Dated November 19, 2008

Submitted by Pearl (Taylor) Vanderbilt

STONE, WESLEY D.  WORLD WAR I DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD
OTTO, FALLS COUNTY, TEXAS


This card is dated September 12, 1918
Wesley D. Stone was born October 29, 1898 and not 1899 as this card states and is buried in Criswell Cemetery, Falls Co., Texas.

Submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

TAYLOR, ELIJAH 
VIETNAM

TEXAS CONFEDERATE REUNION - AUGUST 24, 1907

TEXAS MUSTER ROLLS
1835 - 1836


These are scans of the original muster rolls for 1835-1836 Texas military

THE MEN AND WOMEN IN WORLD WAR II FROM FALLS COUNTY

Including over 1,037 Bios
Submitted by Kay Cunningham

THREE SECONDS TO SPARE

Written by Dennis Birkes
Submitted by Bonnie Vasser Smith & Roy Juch

TRAVIS, COL. H.  EXPIRES - APRIL 18, 1907

TWO EX-CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS - APRIL 28, 1904

UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY OFFICAL RECORD FOR DANIEL BOWERS

Submitted by Ken Gates

UNITED STATES PENSION AGENCY FOR JOHN S. CLARK

Submitted by Ken Gates

VETERANS AT BELTON - JULY 24, 1902

VIETNAM WAR WHO WERE FROM FALLS COUNTY

WALTS, JOHN FRANKLIN  WORLD WAR I DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD
THORNTON, LIMESTONE COUNTY, TEXAS


This card is dated April 12, 1918
Wesley D. Stone was born October 29, 1898. He is buried in Criswell Cemetery, Falls Co., Texas.

Submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

WHITE , CHOYAL BURIED WITH MILITARY HONORS

WOLF, WILLIE G.  WORLD WAR I DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD
OTTO, FALLS COUNTY, TEXAS


This card is dated September 12, 1918
Willie G. Wolf was born February 15, 1882. He is buried in St. John's Cemetery, Falls Co., Texas.

Submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL TO SUPREME SACRIFICES

WORLD WAR I PICTURE OF FALLS COUNTY MEN LEAVING APRIL 26, 1918
HENRY SMITH IS BOTTOM ROW 11TH FROM LEFT

 

Back of picture reads 'One more troop'

If you can ID anyone else, please let know

Submitted by Bobbi Jones, sister of Henry Smith

   

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