ADAMS, Archibald G. (23 Mar 1835 - 02 Jan 1864) U.S.A. Co A 7th TN Cavalry.
Buried at Coffman Cemetery
ALEXANDER, John Wiley, Sgt. (1837 - 1916) -
C.S.A. Company D 27th Tenn Infantry. Buried at Oak Grove (Lexington) Cemetery.
ANDERSON, Benjamin B. -
C.S.A. Company I 27th Tenn Infantry. Buried at Anderson Cemetery.
ANDERSON, Henry -
C.S.A. Company I 27th Tenn Infantry. Buried at Anderson Cemetery.
ANDERSON, John D. (1848 - 1943) -
C.S.A. Company I 19th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at Nebo Cemetery.
ANDERSON, John William (1826 - 1876) -
C.S.A. Company I 25th Tenn Infantry.
Buried at George Anderson Cemetery
AUSTIN, Alfred C. -
U.S.A. Pvt. 7th Mo. Cav. Son of Charles; family had moved to Missouri just before the war.
AUSTIN, Allen -
C.S.A. Pvt. Co. D 27th Inf. Son of Jeremiah ("Jerry') and Matilda Hart Austin; nephew of Charles, first settler.
AUSTIN, Calvin F. - C.S.A. Pvt. Co. K 11th Inf.
AUSTIN, Calvin Preston ("Uncle Press");
Outfit unidentified. Son of Alfred C.
AUSTIN, Calvin W. - C.S.A. Pvt. Co. D 37th Inf.
AUSTIN, Ephraim Henry
C.S.A. Pvt. Co. H. 21 st Cav. Oldest son of Charles. His son, John J. had already joined Gen. Forrest1 s troops. When Yankees destroyed materials for his residence and watermill, he enlisted at Center Point on May 1,1864 "to fight with my son and help lick them d... Yankees!" Parolled at war's end at Jackson in June 1865.
AUSTIN, Francis Marion - C.S.A. Pvt, Co. K 4th Cav. Son of Charles.
AUSTIN, George Washington - C.S.A. Pvt. Co. K 11th Inf. Son of Charles.
C.S.A. Cpl. Co. H 49th Inf. Had moved here just before war. Became god-father of Beulah Austin (Mrs. Ernest) Jones who lives here now.
AUSTIN, John James
C.S.A. Pvt. Co. F 9th and 19th Cav. Son of Ephraim H. above. Enlisted
Sept. 22, 1862 at Leatherwood in Gen. Forrest's cavalry. Forrest fought on for several days after Gen.
Lee surrendered to Gen. Grant on Apr. 9,1865atAppomatox, Va. "JohnJ." was captured possibly along with his father
on May 4, 1865 at Citronville, Ala. but was parolled less than a week later at the place where Gen. Forrest surrendered -
Gainesville, Ala. Buried at Scotts Hill Methodist Cemetery (1845-1917)
BAGBY, James L., Sgt. (1839 - 1922) -
Company E 6th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at Grandshire Holmes Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
U.S.A. Sgt. Co. E 6th Cav. Enlisted Sept. 18, 1862. Discharged at Pulaski, Tenn. July 26, 1865.
Reared a large family here. He married Martha Rushing and a daughter, Stella, became the wife of our Dr. W. B. Keeton after his first wife died.
BAKER, William -
C.S.A. Company E 7th Tenn Cavalry.
Buried at Palestine Cemetery, Benton County.
BARRET, David F. (1836 - 1901) -
Company G 5th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
BATEMAN, John J. -
Company K 2nd Tenn MTD Infantry. Buried at Mt. Comfort Cemetery.
BEACHAM, George Washington (1836-1901)
Enlisted in Company A, Eighth Tennessee Infantry; was engaged in the battles of Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta and Nashville, also in several other skirmishes. At the battle of Murfreesboro he was wounded in the thigh by a ball and disabled for six months. He served until the surrender.
BIRD, Thomas P.
(1815-1910) was from the Shady Hill area of Henderson County, Tennessee. He was a Corporal in Company F, Brown’s 55th Tennessee Infantry of the Confederate States of America. He was given a medical discharge in October 1862. He was captured on Island #10 in the Mississippi River and was a prisoner of war until his exchange in Meridian, Mississippi. His three brothers and two sons served in the CSA, and they died by 1864. He died of old age at 95 and is buried in the cemetery at New Hope Methodist Church in the Shady Hill Community of Henderson County on land that he donated to the church.
(Contributed by Kathy Williams)
BLANKENSHIP, Caleb Franklin
Served with the Union Forces and was a Private, in Co. C, 7th Tenn. Calvary. He enlisted in Lexington, TN Aug. 18, 1862 for 3 years and mustered at Jackson, TN on Aug 28 1862, age 30. He was 5'6" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, born in Henderson Co., and a farmer. He was captured after the Battle of Lexington (Trenton) and paroled by Forrest. Spent the time waiting for exchange at Camp Chase, Ohio. Was captured again in June of 1863 and taken to prison in Richmond, VA. Exchanged again. He was not captured with the regiment at Union City in March 1864. He developed an inflammation of the brain, however, was in the hospital in Paducah, KY. He was first buried in Jeffersonville Indiana, Section # 3, grave # 433. He later was moved to The National Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana, Section B, grave # 686. In the 1890 vets census, Eliz is his widow living in the 15th Civil District.
(Source: Vicki - Rootsweb World Connect)
BOREN, Lawson B.
BREWER, Patrick B. -
Company D 7th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at Blunt Cemetery.
BRIGANCE, John Dixon ("Jack");
C.S.A. Pvt. 55th Inf. Captured Feb. 18, 1865. In very poor health, he spent time in three Nashville hospitals, in one of which he died Aug. 20,1865. He was likely buried in the Confederate Circle of old Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville.
BRIGANCE, Dr. William L;
C.S.A. Pvt. Co. 7 55th Inf. Organized at Columbus, Ky., Sept. 26, 1862. Surrendered at Island No. 10 (I n Miss, river below Cairo) Apr. 8,1862. This may or may not be our Dr. William L. Brigance who was also our first postmaster. Military records do not show him as a physician but the initials are the same and our physician/postmaster graduated with an M.D. degree from the University of Louisville in 1855. If this was one and the same man, no further record of him or his family has been found since his outfit's surrender.
BRINKLEY, John A.
C.S.A. Company C 20th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at Mt. Comfort Cemetery.
U.S.A. Company A 7th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at Evans Cemetery.
BUTLER, Henry H.
Company B 7th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at Oak Grove Cemetery
CAGLE, Henry O.
Company E 7th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at Laster Cemetery.
CARLISLE, Eli; C.S.A. Pvt. Co. B 15th III Cav.
CAUDEL, Absolom W.;
C.S.A. Pvt. Co. D 27th Inf. Son of Absolom and Mary Hainey (Haney) Caudel. Grandfather was also named Absolom who married Elizabeth Maness. The fathers of Absolom and Mary were both Revolutionary War soldiers. Absolom and Mary had 6 children in Anson Co., North Carolina when the 1830 census was taken. They left for Tennessee in 1832 but lived in Coffee Co. before coming here. They settled in what was then Henderson county, later Decatur county. Absolom and Mary reared 12 of their 13 children to maturity. Four sons served in the Confederate forces - Absolom W. and the three brothers next, below. The Caudels intermarried much with other people here but in later years many of them moved mostly to Dyer and Obion counties. The name Caudel was used in early days but has been changed largely to Cordle now
CARVER, Henry M. (1843 - 1861) -
C.S.A. Company I 13th Tenn. Buried at Middlefork Cemetery. Son of S. R. & F. P. Carver. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
CARY, Thomas (1825 - 1914) -
U.S.A. Company E 7th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at Greener Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
CAUDEL, Jesse B;
C.S.A. Sgt. Co. D 27th Inf. See above.
CAUDEL, Malakiah K.;
C.S.A. Pvt. Co. A 47th Inf. Killed at the battle of Shiloh.
CAUDEL, William A ("Bill");
C.S.A. Pvt. Co. G 14th Inf See above
CAVENESS, W. H., Com. Sgt. -
Company C 7th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at Independence Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
CHUMNEY, Beverly R. ("Bev"); U.S.A. Pvt. Co. C 7th Cav.
CLENNEY, Benjamin H.; C.S.A. Pvt. Co. F 19th Cav.
COGDELL, Daniel, Pvt. (1847 - 1863) -
C.S.A. 9th Tenn Infantry. Buried at Cogdell Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
COGDELL, William H. (1840 - 1862) -
C.S.A. Company A 27th Tenn Infantry. Buried at Cogdell Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
DAVENPORT, Isaac Noah -
U.S.A. Pvt. Co. C7thCay. A son of Stephen Davenport, they were thought to be from the famous Davenport family of South Carolina and Georgia, He married first Eliza Ann Holmes, daughter of Ralph and Sally Ann Scott Holmes. Captured atJJnipn City in early 1864 by Gen. Forrest's men, he was imprisoned at Andersonville. His own handwritten description of his war record including the prison life and the sinking of the ill-fated :Sultana. steamboat on which he was a passenger, appears elsewhere in this book. He personally witnessed the bursting out of the spring of freestone water within Andersonville's walls just when hundreds of men were famishing for water. Back home after the war here, he reared a big and respected family and talked much of his most unusual experiences during the war. After Eliza Ann died he married Margaret Austin Maness, widow of J. Frank Maness.
A Yankee of Yankees. Captured by Gen. Forrest, he survived Andersonville and teh steamboat Sultana's catastrophic explosion, burning and sinking (1500-plus lost), to return here and rear a big family.
Buried at Grandshire Holmes Cemetery.
DEVORE, John R.;
C.S.A. Pvt Co. BlOthCav. He was the first husband of Harriet Scott, daughter of Wiley Scott. He was never heard of again after leaving for service.
DAVIS, B. H. -
Company K 2nd Tenn MTD Infantry. Buried at Blunt Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
DEER, Juhue (?? - 1863) -
U.S.A. Company M 7th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at New Hope Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
DENISON, Levi H. (?? - 1864) -
U.S.A. Company A 7th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at Florence SC, Union Church. Son of R. R. & N. D. Denison - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
DODD, John C. -
U.S.A. Company D 7th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at Dodd Cemetery, Henderson County. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
DODD, Stanley H. -
U.S.A. Company G 7th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at Dodd Cemetery, Decatur County. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
DOUGLAS, William A. Civil War Questionaire 1900
DUCK, Charles R.;
C.S.A. No official identification found. Was a son of Jonathan and Basheby (Bathsheba) Woodward Duck, first settlers. He may have served with Gen. Forrest since family records state that he was discharged at war's end at or near Mobile and walked all the way home. He built a rather pretentious log house some two miles south-west of present Scotts Hill in the Fellowship community. The house, erected about 1840, stood and was used by descendents until dismantled in the early 1960's. Chas. R. first married a McClanahan and they had four children. When they separated he took a son and daughter and his wife took a son and daughter. Known as "Charlie" to neighbors, he later married Melinda Jane Maness, daughter of Jacob and Hulda Austin Maness. Hulda was the oldest of Charles Austin's 12 children. Charlie and. Melinda reared 8 sons and one daughter whose descendents live all around us now and as far away as Texas, Florida, etc. Charlie served as a Magistrate for many years and did so many weddings that he became known as "The Marrying Squire" (of Henderson Co.). Incidentally, he walked 11/2 ( miles on Aug. 18, 1877 to perform the ceremony for my parents, Jonathan Sampson and Mary Frances Austin Turner.
DUKE, G. B. -
U.S.A. Company C 7th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at Duke's Chapel Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
DUCK, James Wright
No official record found of his service.
Family notes indicate that when he left for service he told family members Goodbye.
This was for sure, as he was never heard of again. He was the son of John S. Duck and the father of several
children including Frank and Pleasant ("Dock").
DYER, William Winship ("Winch");
U.S.A. Pvt. Co. K 7th Cav. Family records say he became a Captain but official records show him only as a Private.
He was captured and imprisoned at Andersonville. Back home here, he reared a family, one son being Joe Henry Dyer.
EASON, Robt. W.
C.S.A. Pvt. Co. E 51st Inf. Walked to Henderson to enlist where outfit was being formed.
Returned to rear a family here. Did some rafting of logs down the Tennessee, Ohio and Mississippi rivers with our late
Jim Kennedy. A grandson, Dr. J. L. Eason, is now a prominent Memphis dentist.
ESSARY, William P. -
U.S.A. Company A 110th Ill. Infantry. Buried at Union Church Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
EVANS, John -
Company K 2nd Tenn MTD Infantry. Buried at Mt. Comfort Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
EVANS, Solomon Peter (1846 - 1916) -
C.S.A. Company C 26th Tenn Infantry. Buried at Mt. Ararat Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
C.S.A. Pvt. Co. G Newsom's Cav. Married Sarah Orr and after she died, her sister. Reared a large family all of whom later moved away from here except himself and his wife. John H. and Will C. were twins and became top travelling salesmen in anybody's book. From their Lexington homes (John later lived in Jackson), they "made" railroad towns in the hey-day of passenger trains, by catching an early train together and riding north to Beuna Vista. They quickly sold the few merchants there and had time to walk back south to Yuma (two or three miles and finish up there in time to catch the first train south and ride it back through Lexington and on to Beech Bluff. When done at Beech Bluff, they walked back to Huron to see merchants there in time to catch the next train north. They would ride it back through Lexington and on through to Wildersville. There they would " work" stores and walk back to Timberlake in time to finish the one store there and then catch the last train back home to Lexington. What a day! But this was done for years. These "Fanning Boys" made off-railroad towns and merchants usually in a two-horse buggy. Successful, they were always smiling and popular. John sold mostly coffees (Maxwell House) and teas; Will sold groceries and in later years was a top wholesale house official. John's wife was the former LeOra ("Ora") Austin here; Will's was the former Cora Davenport, daughter of "Unkle Ike" of Civil Ware fame. Innes Fanning of Lexington, a grandson of both Fanning and Davenport, is presently one of the nation's best gunsmiths in Lexington, after a professional career as "Rip" Fanning in automobile racing and as both player, official and scout in professional baseball. We used to say here tfiat with the blood of both Alf Fanning and Ike Davenport in him, Innes could do almost anything. He almost did! I slept with him in the Will Fanning home for four years while a student in high school there; I know! Great friend; great fellow....Another son of the Fannings was Woodward, a
long-time railroader and Edgar, top bandsman here who went to Gleason as a young man to organize a band and remained to become a banker for more than a half century! Their brother, Walter G. was a playmate-neighbor of mine when we were boys. The only Fanning daughters who lived were Lillian who married Sanford Jones and Elizabeth whose husband was Albert L. Goff.
FESMIRE, John Wesley (1843 - 1892) -
C.S.A. Company H 27th Tenn Infantry. Buried at Prospect (Black Bottom) Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
FISHER, A. W. (1836 - 1913) -
C.S.A. Company A 51st Tenn Infantry. Buried at Mt. Ararat Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
FERGUSON, James P. (1844 - 1936) -
U.S.A. 6th & 7th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at New Hope Cemetery.
FLANAGAN, Bryant 5 Sep 1834 Russell Co KY - 7 Apr 1862 Battle of Shiloh. Married to Phoebe Myers Ruth. Married 14 Oct. 1855 at Hartford, Putnam MO.
Son of Rev. John and Ruth (Tripplett) Flanagan
GARDNER, Nathan Andrew, Sr. (1836 - 1917) -
"C.S.A. Lieutenant" Buried at Independence Cemetery.
GARNER, Henry (1855 - 1906) -
U.S.A. Company A 1st Tenn Volunteers. Buried at Oak Grove (Lexington) Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
GILBERT, Thomas Jefferson -
U.S.A. Company K & C 7th Tenn Cavalry & Company F 46th Ohio Infantry. Buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
The reader will carefully note, was a prized target for "That Devil, Nathan B. Forrest" who captured so many of its men and sent them to the dreaded Andersonville prison. This was true for Gilbert too, who was disabled when he was released after the war's end, on June 1,1865. He reared his family here. John Gilbert was a country fiddler of state-wide note and seemed to have transmitted his musical blood to many descendents (read that story elsewhere in this book). Tom Albert ("Tom Abb") Gilbert, another son of the Yankee soldier, became a doctor and after practicing here a short time, moved to Arkansas. His daughter, Beulah Gilbert (Mrs. Curtis) McKenzie, lives here now.
U.S.A. Pvt. Co. K 7th Cav. Captured also by Gen. Forrest's troops and sent to Andersonville prison. Was so starved when released at war's end that after being fed a big meal not far from the prison as he started home, he became violently ill and died. He was buried there - the family back here never knew exactly where. He might have been interred in the national cemetery at Andersonville. Some grandchildren are yet living including C.F, Goff, a well-known postal retiree in Lexington. Incidentally, C.F.'s other grandfather, Jesse R. Scott was also imprisoned at Andersonville. He lived to get back home here and rear a large family.
GOFF, Joseph ("Joe")
U.S.A. No further identification but family records report his service. Grandchildren, Hubert Goff and Mrs. Hazel Goff Galek here have positive records of his service. He returned from service to rear a family around Saltillo. Mrs. Galek recalls attending his funeral as a girl and being impressed with a U.S. flag on the casket.
GOWER, George Washington (1834 - 1912) -
U.S.A. Company K 7th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at Caraway Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
GURLEY, Isham (1844 - 1910) -
Company H 2nd Miss Cavalry. Buried at Doe Creek Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
GURLEY, Samuel C.
C.S.A. Co. D, 37th Inf. After fighting at Shiloh and Corinth , the Rebels were retreating south to fight again atBrice's Cross Roads. Sam made it that far fine but was killed in a skirmish near Harrisburg, Miss. and was buried there.
Before leaving for service, he had married Barbara Lipe. Their one son Samuel C. Jr. ( who lost an arm in a sawmill accident ) was a well-known and respected Decatur Countian and served as County Court Clerk. Among descendents is Jean Kennedy (Mrs.J.W. Cordle). (History of Scotts Hill - Gordan Turner).
HAM, Monroe -
Company G 5th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at Sardis Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
HANNA, James, Capt. -
C.S.A. Company H 55th Tenn Infantry. Buried at Sardis Cemetery. He was listed as a deserter, Fought in the battle of Shiloh. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
HART, Absalom -
U.S.A. Company C 7th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
HAWKINS, Newton C., Sgt. (1837 - 1864) -
Company C 6th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at Sardis Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
HAYS, Henry, Corp. -
U.S.A. Company A 7th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at Hayes Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
HAYS, John Crockett - Died at Andersonville Prison
"His Uncle and commander of Company C, Captain Asa N. Hays designsted him
Corporal of the Company. He served his Commanding Officer very well.
Crockett's father-in-law Mark Renfroe was the Comapany's 2nd Lieutenant.
After Colonel Hawkins surrendered a large portion of the 7th Regiment at
Union City, the troops were marched to Andersonville Prison in southern
Georgia. They had not been there but a few days when Crockett took
pneumonia. They transferred him over to the so-called hospital on April
30, the day after his brother Jackson had died in the hospital. It had
become a fearful thing to be put in the hospital. No one ever returned.
But Crockett defied the general rule. By 10 May he had recovered
sufficiently to return to the compound. But the lack of decemt food and
the exposure to all the elements, destroyed the already weakened body.
Crockett was admitted back into the hospital on 22 July, 1864 with
diarrhea and anasarca (dropsy). he died later in the day. They buried
him in the prison graveyard. His grave number is 3807." (Family History
of the Hays Brothers)
From the website of Brenda Hodges - Rootsweb World Connect
HEATH, Chaple -
Company B 6th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at Union Hill Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
HEMBY, Thomas A., Pvt. (1826 - 1910) -
Company G 1st Ala Vols. Buried at Old Bethel Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
HERNDON, William C., Pvt. (1838 - 1905) -
C.S.A. 38th Ark. Infantry. Buried at Union Church Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
HODGIN, David M. (1829 - 1877) -
Company H 7th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
C.S.A. Pvt. Co. C 30th Inf. Father of Mrs. Wiley Ephraim ("Coot") Scott and related to the Durbins of this place. Asa had a brother in the Confederate service but no details are available.
HOLMES, Miles F.
22 October 1843 - 30 September 1909 the son of Thomas Theophilus and Lucinda (Littles) Holmes.
INGRAM, Parker (1844 - 1911) -
U.S.A. Company A 7th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at McCall Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
JOHNSON, George -
Company C 6th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at Spring Hill Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake
JOHNSON, Henry M. -
Company G 6th Tenn Cavalry. Buried at Spring Hill Cemetery. - contributed by, Brandon K. McPeake