Saturday, April 26, 2008

Ebenezer B. Thomas

The Ebenezer B. Thomas Family

of Kirby's Creek Community

DeKalb County, Alabama

Jackson County, Alabama

and Walhalla, Pendleton District, South Carolina

Samuel Thomas (~1774 - ~1830/40)

Samuel Thomas was born in Virginia around 1774. He married Susannah Johns in Person Co., NC in 1805. The Family migrated from NC to Pendleton District, SC before 1816. Samuel Thomas died in Pickens County, SC between 1830 and 1840. Samuel and Susannah (Susan) had the following children:

Ebenezer B. Thomas (1808)

Mary Thomas was born about 1810.
John Thomas was born on Jan 10 1811 in Person Co., NC. He was living in 1840 in Pendleton District, SC. He married Sarah Ann Addis in Pendleton District, SC. He died on Nov 20 1882 in Miller Co., AR.
Thomas Jefferson Thomas was born in 1815 in SC. He was living in 1850 in Pickens Co., SC. He married Cena Honea in Pendleton District, South Carolina. He died on Feb 26 1892 in Oconee Co., SC. He was buried about Feb 27 1892 in Fairview, Oconee Co., SC.
William H. Thomas was born on Feb 29 1816 in Pendleton District, SC He married Louisa. He died on Sep 13 1873 in Floyd Co., GA.
Elizabeth Margaret Thomas was born in 1822/23 in Pendleton District, SC. She married John Hardin.
James Thomas was born in Pickens, SC.
Marthena Thomas was born in Pickens Co., SC. She married Wiley Allen.
Samuel Thomas was born in Pickens Co., SC.
Susannah Thomas was born in Pickens Co., SC.

Ebenezer B. Thomas (1808 - ~1880/90)

Ebenezer B. Thomas was born in Person County, NC in 1808. He married Mary Nimmons, daughter of David and Winny Nimmons, in Pickens County, SC around 1829.

By 1835, he was living on a 100 acre property on Pickens Creek in Pendleton District, South Carolina. He bought this property from Reubin Swinford. In 1841, he bought 340 acres on Coneross Creek from William McJunkin. This farm was also in Pendleton District near the communities of Friendship, Seneca, and Walhalla. Neighbors in the area included Nimrod Hembree, Emory Moore, and David Nimmons.

He sold this property to William Hunt in 1844 and migrated to Chatooga County, Georgia, the township of Trion, and appears in the 1850 U. S. Census there. He again migrated around 1853 to DeKalb County, Alabama settling at Kirby's Creek near Section (on NESE Sec. 7, Tnshp 6S Rng 7E, Huntsville Mer.) on the southerly end of Sand Mountain. . Ebenezer B. Thomas was living in DeKalb Co., Alabama as late as 1880.

It is not known where or when Ebenezer Thomas died. Family legend indicates that he traveled to Texas (He had cousins in Arkansas.) and died there. In any case, the burial sites of Ebenezer and Mary Thomas are unknown.

Ebenezer and Mary Thomas had the following children:

Mary Elizabeth Thomas (1830) married James Wooten

Martha J. Thomas (1835) married Azias Phillips
Francis Marion Thomas (1/20/1837)

William A. Thomas (1839/40)

James C. Thomas (1841)

Ebenezer Berry Thomas (11/15/1842) married Frances Anne Pendergrass

Margaret W. Thomas (1847) married Jesse E. Phillips

Winny Louisa Thomas (7/1850) married Jesse E. Phillips

Riley Leander Thomas (1853)

Francis Marion Thomas (1837 - 1925)

Francis Marion Thomas was born on January 20, 1837 in Pickens County, South Carolina. He fought in the Forty-Ninth Alabama Infantry Regiment, Company B. (The DeKalb Rifles). The Forty-Ninth Alabama Infantry regiment was organized in Nashville, TN in January, 1862, and attached to the Kentucky brigade of General Breckinridge. Francis Thomas served under Colonel Jeptha Edwards. The Forty-Ninth took part in battles in Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, Dalton-Atlanta, Peachtree Creek, Franklin, and Nashville. Thomas was captured and held prisoner at Vicksburg before being released to rejoin the Forty-Ninth at Cahaba, Mississippi. He finished the war as a First Lieutenant. The Forty-Ninth finally surrendered at Greensboro, NC.

He married Nancy Emaline Anderson, the daughter of James A. Anderson and Nancy M. Hardage. Francis Thomas died February 25, 1925 in the Sardis Community where he had lived since childhood. Francis Marion Thomas and Nancy Thomas had the following children:

Martha Alabama Thomas (10/31/1869)

Thomas Raines Thomas (1/23/1871)

Nancy Emaline Thomas (9/26/1876)

Mary Leona Thomas (8/27/1878)

Wallace Frank Thomas (12/8/1880)

James Marcell Thomas (11/8/1884)

Left to right: Wallace Thomas, Ada Peek Thomas, Pluma Thomas Deerman (holding Audie Jo Thomas), Eldridge Thomas, Ruby Wilson Thomas (holding Wilson Clyde Thomas) , Homer Deerman, Kneeling left to right: Hassel N. Thomas, Grady W. Thomas)

Wallace Frank Thomas (1880 - 1968)

Wallace Frank Thomas was a farmer who worked hard in his younger days to improve roads in his community and was instrumental in securing transportation for local school children. He also contributed labor and money to local schools and churches. He was a member of Straight Creek Church of God in DeKalb County, Alabama at the time of is death and was a lifelong Democrat. He was also a lifetime supporter of Old Sardis Church in Jackson Co., AL. He married Ada Green Peek, daughter of James A. Peek and Emelia "Milly" LeCroy. Wallace Frank Thomas and Ada Thomas had the following children:

Eldridge Clyde Thomas (1/14/1905)

Clussie Mae Thomas (1/29/1907)

Wallace Blaine Thomas (8/12/1909)

Pluma Audine Thomas (11/18/1911)

Glen Thomas (3/1/1915)

Flossie Marie Thomas (4/9/1917)

Blanche Blondell Thomas (3/27/1919)

Tobe Keith b. June 4, 1852 at Whitehall, DeKalb County, Alabama married Mary Louise White, daughter of William H. White and Margarett Jane Todd on November 5, 1874 at Whitehall. He was a Minister of the Gospel and was responsible for baptizing a great number of new Christians and marrying at least 66 couples between 1890 and 1925. The following list was taken from his personal journal which is in the possession of Fred Jones of Chattanooga, TN.

Marriages by Tobe Keith

October 1, 1890 - Jesse L. Keith to Avo Morrow

January 1,1891 - Willie H. Keith to Emily I. Biddle

February 28, 1892 - Millard Hixon to Martha D. Irwin

November 20, 1892 - John R. Holland to Mary A. Keith

January 8, 1893 - G. W. Clark to Eliser A. Culver

August 13, 1893 - Henry T. Gibson to Margaret B. Crase (Craze)

March 13, 1894 - James F. Riggs to Annie E. Prolist

December 23, 1894 - John P. Humble to Mrs. Harriett S. Hicks

June 16, 1895 - Elmun U. Kerby to Mary F. Bookotit

November 21, 1895 - Thomas J. Biddle to Edna Hoge

December 22, 1895 - C. E. Byrd to Sarah F. Biddle

April 5, 1896 - John Smith to Mary B. Durham

May 10, 1896 - G. W. Stallings to Sarah Jones

October 7, 1897 - W. A. Lea to Lealer Maxwell

January 27, 1898 - Geo. A. Keith to Effie C. Hawkins

August 7, 1898 - B. W. Keith to Julia Sloan

August 28,1898 - Silas P. Keith to Lillian C. Biddle

September 29, 1898 - Colonel E. Keith to Ollie Steele

October 30, 1898 - Edgar Ellis to Mary Lowry

November 29, 1898 - Jason S. Ellis to Lucy D. Gardner

August 13, 1899 - Colonel H. Keith to Margaret E. Ellis

August 20, 1899 - David Marion Humble to Saphrona Smith

October 28,1900 - L. W. Beaty to Mary D. Kerby

November 11, 1900 - B. J. Lea to Filer Clark

January 27, 1901 - John F. Clark to Orrie A. Mays

February 28, 1901 - Joseph R. Warren to Arminda Beaty

July 21, 1901 - Albert Smith to Ada V. Fuller

October 13, 1901 - Alexander Williams to Mariah Dunlap

December 8, 1901 - Charles J. Jones to Eliza J. Lea

December 25, 1901 - C. J. Latty to Stella L. Fuller

January 26, 1902 Warren Crabtree to Maria A. Lea.

October 5, 1902 Chester A. Bray to Louanna Hicks

December 28, 1902 - Alvin M. Smith to Ruthie A. Biddle

January 11, 1903 R. D. Clark to Nancy J. Hicks

October 8, 1903 - C. J. Keith to S. F. Biddle

December 27, 1903 - Henry Dunlap to Malissa Smith

March 24, 1904 - Joe L. Williams to Nancy I. Smith.

December 18, 1904 G. W. Sarten to Neomi Odell

January 7, 1905 - Frank L. Little to Emma Kerby

December 9, 1906 - Joseph F. Keith to Jemmie Lee Wilson

November 24, 1907 - James Findley to Ellen Wells

July 4, 1909 - W. A. Scott to Geo. Edna Smith

July 3, 1910 - John F. Fuller to Ada B. Daniels

September 14, 1910 W. C. Rains to Ola Hamrick

January 28, 1911 John Dean to Lola Brown

March 1, 1911 - John A.. Latty to Mattie Brown

February 25, 1912 - T. H. Gifford to Lola Clark

October 13, 1912 - Enoch York to Ollie M. McCormack

October 23, 1912 - Harvy Thomas to Allie Harris

December 8, 1912 - Albert H. McCormack to Louanna M. Bell

December 22, 1912 - Geo. W. Crabtree to Lena Beaty

March 9, 1915 Oliver B. Beaty to Lucy Ann Smith

November 28, 1915 - John Millican to Mrs. Mary Wilkie

March 4, 1917 Rufus Hartline to Edna Durham

June 10, 1917 - William Smyth to Eulatah Humble

December 9, 1917 - Robt. E. Tipton to Oma Lee Graham

May 2, 1920 - Conley M. Smith to Rosa Lea

July 4,1920 - Cicero Clark to Lizzie Hartline

December 22, 1920 - Berry Chambers to Jolinnie Hartline

February 6, 1921 - Finis E. Freeman to Tennie Hendricks

March 16, 1922 G. M. D. York to May Keith

June 13, 1923 - Johnny B. Allen to Vertie M. Clark

March 15, 1925 - L. J. Crow to Mrs. Louanna McCormack

March 29, 1925 - Charles C. Ellis to Irene Young

July 12, 1925 John P. Young to Lottie A. Skaggs

October 25, 1925 - Joseph C. Crow to Flossie M. Wade

A letter from Hamilton Jarnigan to Francis Marion Thomas

DeKalb Co., AL

The following is the text of a letter that, until recently, was in the possession of Clussie Thomas of Jackson Co., AL. It is a letter to Francis Marion Thomas of DeKalb Co., AL from Hamilton Jarnigan of Jackson Co., AL. This letter was written by Hamilton Jarnigan practically on the eve of his departure from Alabama for good. He moved his family to Denton Co., TX.

Text of letter follows:

Dodsonville, Ala

Oct 9th, 1870

Respected Friend

I am happy to inform you that we are well—I would been better satisfied if you could have come seen me—it would be a source of great pleasure to have spent one night of social converse with you before I started. I have not forgotten you nay never will I forget the the tramps hardships and privations that we have taken together. I am sorry that we have been able to be together more for the past two years but as it is so it has to be.

Frank, I received my ________ from ________ No. 5 last may a year ago. The _______ were 50 cents per quarter or two dollars per year. It cost me tin dollars-being five years since I was raised.

Friend I enclose a letter to Ed Samply which please hand him and kick his ass for me for he has told me more lies than any man I ever met with. He has owed me $3.60 for two years and has told one hundred lies.

Friend when I get to my journey’s end I will write to you and give you all the news. I will have to close for want of time.

H Jarnigan (signed)

Please read the letter I enclose for Sampley and give it to him and write to me what the shitass says.

Dodsonville, Ala

Oct 9th 1870

Mr. Sampley

Tis since I saw you I have seen the County Superintendant he informs me that there will $81.80 ______ T5 R5 in 1868. This will _______ 66 percent of my claim if no other claim comes in. I have settled with my employers and allowed that _______________________________________ with you. Your account is $3.60 x .66 = $2.37. Deducting 66 percent leaves $4.25 due me. Please pay this to brother Franklin. I want it to finish paying for fixing fathers grave. Brother Franklin has authority to receive and receipt you for the same.


H. Jarnigan

The following letter was submitted by Jerry Haynes of Lake Charles, LA. (through ) He has a trunk which has been passed down through his family and contains items belonging to the William & Elizabeth Jarnigan family of Jackson Co. AL. Jerry's ancestors were the Skeltons. One of William & Elizabeth's daughters,

Amanda, married Geo. Skelton. Apparently Amanda Jarnigan Skelton died when her children were young, and two of her unmarried sisters, Mary A. & Sarah, took care of the Skelton children. This letter was written by William &

Elizabeth's son Hamilton Jarnigan, who had moved to Texas, to his sisters Mary & Sarah back home in AL.

Waketon Texas July 16th 1899

Beloved sisters and children,

We are happy to say we are all about and enjoying moderate health. We hope this may reach you all enjoying the same blessings We received a letter from you some weeks ago and we were very happy to hear from you all and to learn that you were alive and well. We past through the coldest winter I ever known in our country. We have had dry weather throughout the spring months too much so for corn and oats but will make enough corn to do the people(?) Oats made half crop, wheat is being thrashed and is average from 10 to 20 bushels per acre. There was a large amount sown cotton, crops were never finer at this season, gardens good, melons and potatoes very fine,

a great many melons are being hauled to market now and good price.

Money matters are close at present but plenty of provisions in the country. I have not heard anything from Uncle Horatio since last winder, he was alive and in moderate health then. Aunt Ellen is blind. Uncle has had Newton Leonards children ever since Newton and his wife died, which has been several years. They live in Garland Dallas Co. Texas. So you write to them at that office. I want to go and see them this summer if possible. Will will go over there soon. William is still at home but I don't know how much longer he will stay with us. I think he will go into some traveling business.

Our crop is tolerably good but some not as good as last year. Sisters I want you to write to us and let us know how you are getting, it is a great joy to us to get news from you all. Tell Bro Frank I will write him soon. I will close as Orlena intends writing some. Write soon direct to Waketon Denton Co. Tex.

Your affectionate brother, Hamilton

Dear Sisters,

Hamp has written all the news but I will write a few lines to tell you I have not forgotten you. I raised quite a flock of chickens this year, nearly two hundred I think. They are nearly all large enough to fry now. We have a chicken flea here that kills the little chicks sometimes, they get on their

heads and stick so tight that they can't be taken off except by putting grease on them.

We had a good garden for such a dry spring, now since it rained the grass has nearly taken it. We have very little fruit, a few peaches scattered over the orchard, we have had one peach pie. I will close hoping to hear from you soon. How many of the girls live with you? I recon Fannie is a grown woman now. Tell them to write to us.

Company B, 49th Alabama Infantry Regiment "The DeKalb Rifles"
The Regiment was originally mustered into service at Camp Lookout near Chattanooga, Tennessee as the 31st (Hale's) Alabama Infantry Regiment, but its designation was changed in the spring of 1862. It was also called the 52nd Alabama Regiment. The 49th Alabama Infantry Regiment was organized at Nashville, in January 1862 with men from Blount, Colbert, DeKalb, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan counties. It was attached to the Kentucky Brigade of General John C. Breckinridge.
It took part in the Battle of Shiloh on April 6 and 7, 1862 where it lost 113 men (killed and wounded). A few weeks later, the unit was reorganized as the 49th Regiment on 8 May 1862 and was sent to Vicksburg, with Breckinridge's Brigade, and was engaged in the defense of the place when it was bombarded in 1862. On August 6, 1862, the regiment fought at Baton Rouge with a loss of 45 (killed and wounded). Joining the army of General Earl Van Dorn, the 49th was engaged in the assault on Corinth (October 3rd and 4th, 1862) and suffered very severely there. Consolidated with the 27th Infantry and 6th Battalion from October 1862 through January 1863, the regiment was ordered to Port Hudson to pass the winter. The regiment was brigaded with the 27th and 35th Alabama, and two Mississippi regiments under Gen. Abraham Buford, who was soon succeeded by General William Beall. The 49th shared the dangers and hardships of the 42 days siege of Port Hudson, losing 55 men k and w with the reminder captured, 8 July 1863. Exchanged three months later, the 49th was re-organized at Cahaba and attached to the brigade of Gen. Thomas M. Scott of Louisiana, with the 12th Louisiana, and 27th, 35th, 55th, and 57th Alabama regiments. Joining the main army at Dalton, the brigade was assigned to William W. Loring's Division, Alexander P. Stewart's Corps. Having wintered at Dalton, the 49th participated in the Dalton-Atlanta Campaign, doing much arduous service, but losing inconsiderably. Around Atlanta, it was again fully engaged and suffered severely. It moved with Gen. John Bell Hood into Tennessee and came out of the battles of Franklin and Nashville with a long list of casualties and captured men. Transferred to the Carolinas, the 49th took part in the operations there. Reduced to a skeleton and consolidated with the 27th, 35th, 55th and 57th Regiments, it was surrendered at Smithfield, NC, 9 April 1865.
Field and Staff Officers: Cols. Smith D. Hale (Madison; retired); Jeptha Edwards (DeKalb; captured, Port Hudson); Lt. Cols. Montgomery Gilbreath (Marshall; resigned); William N. Crump (Blount; retired); John D. Weeden (Madison; wounded, Nashville, and captured); Majors B. C. Johnston (Marshall; retired); John D. Weeden (promoted); Thomas A. Street (Marshall; captured, Port Hudson); Adjutants John D. Weeden (promoted); C. E. Merrill (Dallas; wounded, Corinth, Franklin)

'The regiment acted with praiseworthy gallantry in this action.'
- Col. Robert Trabue, the Battle of Shiloh, April 6 and 7, 1862.

The roster of Company B "The DeKalb Rifles" (Those marked in RED did not survive the war.)
Soldier's Name Soldier's Rank Notes
Baldwin, Charles McDonough
Probably the son of Hiram Baldwin of South Carolina and brother to John William Baldwin. Charles was born around 1850 in Cherokee Co., AL.
Baldwin, F.M.
No rank given

Baldwin, George Washington
He was living in Guntersville, Marshall Co., AL in 1860. (US Census, Marshall Co., AL page 924).
Baldwin, John William
Probably the son of Hiram Baldwin of South Carolina. John W. Baldwin was born abt. 1834 in SC, married Sarah Ann Hollenshed in Calhoun Co., AL in 1857, and died in 1863 in DeKalb Co., AL His daughter, Georgia Ann said that her father had tried to stay out of the Civil War because he had a wife and two small children. She said that the Union Soldiers came to their home, in DeKalb County, Alabama, and took her father out into the woods behind the house, shot and killed him. They then just rode off. Her mother then married Andrew J. Berry and moved to Arkansas.
Baldwin, Joseph Tade (Tate)

Baldwin, Martin Van Buren

Baney, W.S.

Baxter, George Washington
He was born about 1832 in Lebanon, DeKalb County, Alabama. He was adopted by Jesse and Temperance Baxter. He was married to Elizabeth.
Bearden, G. M.

Bingham, W. J.
2nd Lt.

Bookout, Silas Levi
He is probably connected to the Bradley County, TN Bookout family which moved through Alabama to Arkansas before 1860. Silas Bookout was living in the second District of DeKalb County in the 1860 US Census (page 148) in the household of his father Silas Bookout, Sr. and mother Mary.
Brazeale, Elias De Loach
He was listed as Elias D. Brazile age 26 (born in Alabama) in the 1860 census in Division 2, DeKalb County, Alabama (page 147). His wife was Martha. He is the ancestor of Carl Anthony (Tony) Brazell
Bryant, Preston
Probably Presley/Preston Bryant b. ca 1823 in Georgia.
Bryant, Thomas
Probably the son of William and Lucinda Bryant of DeKalb County, Alabama. He was born abt. 1842 in Tennessee.
Burt, Groves
He is believed to be the son of John Burt of Georgia. He was born about 1824 in Tennessee. He was living in the Northern District of DeKalb Co., AL in 1860. In 1880, he was age 56, living at Beat 5, Dekalb Co., Alabama. He married Mary Caroline Unknown.
Camp, John Marion
Probably the John M. Camp, age 23 listed in District 3, Cherokee Co., Alabama in 1860 (page 128). His wife was Mary.
Campbell, John
No rank given
Probably the John W. Campbell, b. GA, age 33, listed in the 1860 Census in Division 2, DeKalb Co., Alabama (page 126). His wife was Mary.
Campbell, Ransom Mathias Turner
He was born in North Carolina ca 1837 and is listed in Divison 2, DeKalb Co., Alabama (page 160). He was the son of John Campbell of Ireland and Rebecca.
Carroll, Benjamin

Carroll, Rufus Anderson
He was admitted into the Hospital at Port Hudson on 1-3-1863 suffering from "intermittent tertiana" (note: possibly malaria) and returned to duty 1-12-1863.
Clark, Franklin
Benjamin Franklin Clark was born abt. 1845 in Alabama. He was the son of Oliver Perry Clark and his wife Clarissa.
Clark, Oliver Perry
He was born abt. 1815 in Kentucky and Clarissa. By profession, he was a cabinet maker. He was the father of Franklin Clark (above)
Coffee (Coffey), Joel

Coffey, William Henry

Couch, Wilson Harris

Croft, Charles Basel
He was born about 1835 in South Carolina. He was living in DeKalb County, Alabama in 1860 (US Census page 148). His wife was Susannah.
Crowder, R.
Robert Crowder, b. ca 1841 in North Carolina. He was the son of John C. Crowder and Susannah.
Cunningham, Elijah Lafayette
He was born in Tennessee abt. 1831, the son of Jesse Cunningham and his wife, Mary. He was one of three Cunningham brothers in the Company.
Cunningham, George Washington
He was born in Tennessee abt. 1829, the son of Jesse Cunningham and his wife Mary.
Cunningham, William Johnathan
Private/2nd Lt.
He was born in Tennessee abt. 1832, the son of Jesse Cunningham and his wife Mary.
Davis, Abraham
He was born in Tennessee abt. 1837, the son of John Davis and his wife Mary. He was a neighbor of the Cunningham brothers and is likely related. He is one of three Davis brothers in the Company.
Davis, George
He was the brother of Abraham Davis (above) and was born around 1835 in Tennessee.
Davis, James A.
No rank given
He was the eldest son of John and Mary Davis, born about 1830 in Tennessee.
Downer, Benjamin Franklin
No rank given
Born April 10, 1842, d May 30, 1887. He was the son of John Downer and Martha Mae Siblings. He is buried in DeKalb County, Alabama. He was about 20 years old when he volunteered for service in 1862.
Downer, William Alexander
He was born abt. 1844 in North Carolina. He was only about 18 when he enlisted. He appears in the 1860 US Census in DeKalb County, Alabama (page 188).F
Elrod, Benjamin Lewis
Benjamin Franklin Lewis Elrod was born in January, 1828 in Anderson District, South Carolina the son of Ellis Franklin Elrod of Surry County, NC. He married Catherine W. Murphy in 1851. He was living in DeKalb Co., Alabama 1870. He died in Anderson Co., Texas in January, 1902.(Source: Kelley Paterno)
Elrod, Wesley Adam
He is probably the son of Adam Elrod of Surry Co., NC who died in Carroll Co., GA around 1828. This would make him the first cousin of Benjamin Lewis Elrod, above.
Etherington, William

Fortner, Archibald Henderson
He was born in 1824 in Knox County, Tennessee and died at Wills Valley in DeKalb County, Alabama October 15, 1897. He served in the Mexican war (from June 20 1846 to May 31 1847) and fought in the battles of Veracruz and Cerro Gordo. He was discharged on the in New Orleans. On the 8th of June 1848, he married Elendor Tinker daughter of William Tinker and Margaret Robison.
Fowler, Richard
He was the son of Arthur Fowler of Georgia. He was living near Guntersville, Marshall Co., Alabama in 1860 at age 24.
Fowler, Stephen G.
No rank given
He was the son of Arthur Fowler of Georgia. He was living near Guntersville, Marshall Co., Alabama in 1860 at age 20.
Fuller, James
He is probably the James Fuller who was born abt. 1842 in Tennessee to William Fuller of Virginia.
Glazener, George Russell
He was born on January 25, 1825 in Transylvania County, NC, the son of Jesse Kitchen Glazener and Millie Ann Harris. He married Mary F. Saddler on September 25, 1854. He died January 3, 1888 in DeKalb County, Alabama
Gober, George Washington

Hall, H.T.

Harvey, C.

Hayhill, J.

Haywood, George T.

Houston, Allison Woodville
He was born abt. 1842 in Alabama to William Houston and his wife Mary. He was the brother of Thomas Tinsley Houston.
Houston, Thomas Tinsley
He was the brother of William Allison Houston and was born abt. 1836 in Georgia.
Jarnagin, Asa
No Rank Given
Listed on the Hospital Roll at Port Hudson (4-22-1863, typhoid fever, sent to Jackson, La., hospital 4-22-1863). He was born about 1843/44 in Tennessee to William and Elizabeth Jarnigan. He married Mary Finch in Franklin County, Tennessee. He is the brother to 2nd Sgt. Hamilton Jarnagin.
Private/2nd Sgt.
After the War (about 1870) he moved to Texas. He wrote "I will never forget the hardships, and privations that we have taken together." He was married to Griselda Orlena Kirby [b. December 22, 1846 Jackson County, AL], d/o Richard Lawrence "Sauta Dick" Kirby and Elizabeth Jane Gross. Hamilton & Orlena were married on July 6, 1868 in Jackson County, AL. This was the same Hamilton Jarnigan serving in Exchange Battalion Co. D CSA. He was the son of William and Elizabeth Jarnigan of Jackson Co. AL. Hamilton died on Jan. 15, 1908 near Lewisville, Denton Co., TX. He had lived in TX for 43 years. His wife, Orlena, applied for and was granted a widow's pension on July 16, 1914 at the age of 67. File #28705. Hamilton's brother Franklin, age 69 and living in Pisgah, Jackson Co., AL, filed a deposition on July 30, 1914 to aid Orlena in receiving the widow's pension. Orlena died on June 21, 1935 near Lewisville, Denton Co., TX, at the home of their only child, William L. Jarnigan. William and Elizabeth Jarnigan are buried at Old Sardis Church in Jackson Co., AL.
Keller, Hanley Gibbons
This is probably Hardy G. Keller who appears on the 1860 US Census of DeKalb Co., Alabama at age 31 with wife Mary.
King, William Fletcher
Born 1837 in Georgia to James King and Cynthia Conley, he was a Blacksmith by profession.
Kirtland, Byrd Jackson
He was the son of Rheubin Kirtland and Delila. He was born on 8/1/1827 in Bibb County, Georgia. He died 2/1/1878. He was married to Mary Ann Sellers.
Lackey, James Russell
Born 1838, the son of William Lackey and Nancy Spears of Tennessee. This family moved to Jackson and DeKalb Counties, Alabama. James married Rosanna Dixon.
Lackey, William
Born about 1823 in Tennessee, the older brother of Private James Russell Lackey. He married Edy Cathey in 1838 in Benton County, Alabmam and Sarah Bryant in 1846 in Benton County, Alabama.
Latham, John Calhoun
Private/1st Lt.
John Calhoun Latham married Mary Katherine Witt, daughter of Abner Witt and Ann Airhart of Blount Co., AL.
Laughlin, James B.

Laughlin, William Reid

Lee, Jordan

Lee, William
Mathena, Thomas Jefferson
He is probably the Thomas Mathena that appears, at age 7, on the 1850 US Census in the household of William and Matilda Mathena in DeKalb County, Alabama.
Mayes, James Washington
He was the son of Stephen Mayes of Etowah County, Alabama. He married Mary Ann Mitchell.
Mitchell, James Lewis
MitchellJamesLewis.JPG (42772 bytes)
He was captured at Shiloh and spent three and one half years in prison at Camp Douglas, IL. Upon release he walked home to Alabama. At one point he found a "pone" of cornbread which he described as "one of the best meals I have ever had." He married Elizabeth Payne in 1867 and died in 1927 in Arkansas.
Mitchell, William Jasper
Brother of Private James Lewis Mitchell, they were sons of Benjamin Smith Mitchell of Abbeville, South Carolina. William Jasper Mitchell was born in 1842 in South Carolina.
Myrick, Richard Grice

Nicholas, William H.
Possibly identical with William Henry Henderson Nichols (below).
Nichols, William Henry Henderson
He was the brother-in-law of Private William Parks Patey.
Nicholson, Elihu Lemuel
3rd Lt.

Nicholson, Thomas Jefferson
2nd Lt./Captain
He was born abt. 1834. He survived the war and returned to DeKalb County. He is found on the 1870 US Census (page 832). He was married to Mary.
Patey, William Parks
Private, Killed 7 Apr 1862, Shiloh
William Parks Paty, born in Georgia in 1829, grew up in Cherokee County, Alabama. He married Elizabeth Jane Nichols. He was a carpenter. When he went off to fight, his wife had three small children and was pregnant. She would put her son George, on a horse or mule and send him out into the Yankee infested land to try to find corn meal. William's brother, Henry McKindry Paty, joined in Cherokee County, Alabama and also died from injuries in the war. William Parks Patey was the brother-in-law of Private William H. H. Nichols.
Perry, L.
No rank listed

Phillips, Osias
He was the son of Jesse H. Phillips of Georgia (later Jackson Co., Alabama). He was married (on 25 Jan 1857) to Martha Thomas, the sister of 1st Lt. Francis Marion Thomas.
Phillips, Washington
1st Sgt.

Phillips, William
He was the brother of Osias Phillips. He married Jane Stewart in DeKalb County, Alabama on February 21, 1867. Jane was the daughter of Wilson Stewart and Mahalia Hinnard. He was born around 1847 in Georgia.
Prince, Jonathan Jones
He was born August 17, 1818 in Buncombe Co. NC. His wife was Mary Ann Hammers. Jonathan survived the War and in 1866, he and his family moved back to Franklin County, Tennessee. In late 1868, he started out in a covered wagon for Alabama (or Georgia) with his family. As they traveled across the Cumberland Mountains, the family was ambushed and robbed. In the scuffle, Jonathan was taken by the robbers and never seen again. It has always been assumed he was killed within a short distance of the robbery scene and his body was left on the mountain. Following this tragedy, Mary Ann and her children, one only a few months old, returned to the foot of the mountain to Cowan.
Ramsay, James Thompson

Raper, David Johnathan

Reese, Henry

Roden, J.N.
No rank given

Roder, Isaac N.

Rucks, Elisha Parks
Born September, 1842 in Cobb County, Georgia to Wiley Rucks and his wife Lucy, he married Mary Elrod. He died February 8, 1924.
Rucks, James Patton McGee
Born October 2, 1844, he died on February 25, 1932.
Rucks, William Emerson
Born in 1842, died March 1, 1862 -- before Shiloh probably of measles.
Rucks, William George Washington
Born in South Carolina, he married Elizabeth Parker
Ryan, Amos Lafayette

Saint, William

Sampley, Oliver Miller
He was the son of Jesse Sampley, a cabinet maker from Tennessee and his wife Deborah. Oliver M. Sampley was born abt. 1835 in Tennessee.
Sartin, Lewis

Sellers, Daniel Rice
Born January 31, 1832 to Robert Sellers and Jane Surratt of Madison County, Alabama, he married Polly Ann Wilson. He died in Colorado on December 29, 1913.
Sellers, David (Davis) Moore
Born September 6, 1842 in Madison County, Alabama, he was a brother of Privates Daniel and John Sellers. He died March 3, 1862.
Sellers, John Jasper
Born September 5, 1839 in Madison County Alabama, he was the brother of Private Daniel Rice Sellers. He died March 12, 1862--before Shiloh.
Seymour, George Washington

Sisk, Chelsey C.
He was living at Duck Springs, DeKalb County in 1860 at the age of 34 with his wife Harriet.
Smith, John

Sparks, John Thomas

Spence, William M.
Stansel, W.M.
No rank listed (d. 20 May 1862)

Stasel, S.A.
No rank listed (d. 7 Apr 1862)

Stephens, James F.
Summers, John

Tatham, J.C.
1st Lt.

Taylor, John

ThomasFrancisca1890s.JPG (8773 bytes)
Private/1st Lt.
Born January 20, 1837 in Pendleton District, South Carolina, son of Ebenezer Thomas and Mary Nimmons. He was captured at the siege of Vicksburg, exchanged, and rejoined his Regiment. He was close friends with 2nd Sgt. Hamilton Jarnagin. He was the brother-in-law of Osias Phillips. He once said of one battle that "The bullets were so thick, if I had a bucket, I could have caught a bucketful." He died February 25, 1925 at Kirbys Creek, Jackson County, Alabama and is buried at Old Sardis Church in Jackson County.
Tidwell, Anderson

Tidwell, Charles N.
No rank listed (d. 27 Jul 1862)

Tidwell, James

Tiket, J.T.

Upton, William H.
Wade, Matthew D.
Walker, Isaac D.
Walker, John Jackson
He was born in 1815 in North Carolina. He was married to Rachel. He appears on the 1860 US Census in DeKalb County (page 148).
Watts, Henry

Watts, Levi Henry

Whitt, James
White, Isaac Green

Whitley, Nathan Micajah
He was born abt. 1830 in Georgia. He appears on the 1860 US Census in DeKalb County (page 148) along with wife "Elliott."
Whitlock, John T.

Whitten, James Marion
Born 1830 in North Carolina, he was living in DeKalb Co., AL in 1860 (page 147) with wife Lettie and son William.
Wilkes, Henry Jackson
He was born in Virginia ca 1833 and was living in DeKalb County in 1860 (page 165) with wife, Mary.
Wilkes, William Bradford Brown
He is the younger brother of Henry Jackson Wilkes (above). William was born in Virginia ca 1842. He is listed in 1860 in DeKalb Co., Alabama (page 165) in the household of his father Washington D. Wilkes and mother Catherine.
Wilks, J.T.
James Wilkes, b. ca 1840, was the brother of William Wilkes and Henry Jackson Wilkes.
Willbanks, Thomas Martin
He born in South Carolina ca 1842 and was the son of James Willbanks and Elizabeth. The family was listed in Division 2 of DeKalb Co., Al in 1860 (page 167)
Williams, James Anderson
Private, d. 20 Feb 1862
He was born abt. 1823 in South Carolina and married Eliza. He appears on the 1860 US Census in DeKalb County (page 148).
Williams, Silas C.M.
He was age 17 and living in the Easter Division of Marshall Co., Alabama in 1860 (census page 899) with father A. I. Williams and mother Letty.
York, Andrew Jackson
He was born Georgia, ca 1841. He is listed in the 1860 US Census in DeKalb Co., AL (page 159) in the household of his father John G. York.
York, George Washington
Sgt./2nd Lt.
He was born in Georgia ca 1839. He is listed in the 1860 Census in DeKalb Co., Al (page 185) with wife Louisa, son John, and daughter Zara.
York, John
He is probably the John G. York, age 23 living in Lebanon region of DeKalb Co., Alabama in 1860.
York, Micajah Granduine
He married Sarah Rebecca Sewell.
The Medal of Honor was awarded to Corporal George W. Thompkins, Company F, 124th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., 25 March 1865. (Entered service at: Esport Jervis, N.Y. Birth: Orange County, N.Y.) Date of issue: 6 April 1865. Citation: Capture of flag of 49th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A.) from an officer who, with colors in hand, was rallying his men.

Thomas Family Genealogy

Marcus C. Thomas