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Known Confederate Soldiers Buried at Rawlins Cemetery
, Dallas County, TX 75146
June Anderson Shipley
with early assistance by
Charles Blackmon 1934-2011
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LANCASTER GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
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ATTEBERY, Stephen Clement
– Capt. Co B Dallas County 13th Brigade Texas Militia, CSA
Born 24 March 1820 Hart County, KY, the sixth child of eleven children. His father was Thomas H. Atteberry of Chester County, SC. He was called “Black Tom”. His mother was Elizabeth Clement of NC. Stephen was reared to the age of fourteen years in Grayson County, KY. He accompanied his parents in April 1834 when they moved to Greene County, IL. On 16 December 1842, he married (1) Sarah Ann McNail, in Greene County IL. She was born ca. 1822 in St. Clair County, IL, the daughter of Abel McNail of KY and Nancy Thompson of KY. Sarah died before 1846. They were the parents of no children. In June, 1846, Stephen entered the United States Army, as a member of Co. C, Captain Frye’s First Illinois Regiment, under Col. John J. Hardin. The company moved to New Orleans then Port Lavaca, and moved overland to San Antonio, TX. Then traveled on the Presidio, on the Rio Grande and entered Mexican Territory. Upon reaching Saltillo, the regiment was engaged in battle on 22 Feb 1847. It was there, Stephen was discharged. Attebery and 2 comrades, Alanson Doddy, Richard Bandy and James Brock, traveled across wild country until they reached the settlement of where Lancaster now stands on 12 July 1847. Attebery had acquaintances in the Village and, in fact was engaged to be married to a young lady. He then took a headright of 320 acres of land in the southern part of the County, near where Hutchins now stands and also 320 acres seven miles NW of Lancaster. He married ten day after his arrival in Dallas County on 22 July 1847 to (2) Isabella Elizabeth Rawlins, the daughter of William M. Rawlins, Sr. of NC and Euphamia Martin of Logan County, KY. Isabella was born 10 Jan 1830 in Greene County, IL. Sometime, in 1850, they moved from his former tract to a farm about 3 miles west of Lancaster. This land was part of the farm belonging to his father-in-law, William Rawlins, who died on 5 Nov 1850. Stephen and Isabella were parents of eleven children, 5 sons and 6 daughters. On 30 September 1861, Stephen was commissioned a Capt. of Co B Dallas County, 13th Brigade Texas Militia Reserved Services as commanding officer, CSA. Isabella died on 11 Feb 1877 and shares a marker with her youngest daughter, Millie. Isabella came to Dallas County in 1846 with her parents. She became a member of the First Christian Church April, 1847. On 21 June 1877, Stephen married (3) Mrs. Susan A. Stovall Wallace in Dallas County. She was the daughter of Thomas P. Stovall and Judith Bass of MO. Susan was born 20 Feb 1838 in Washington County, MO. They were the parents of one son. Stephen died 6 March 1892 at his home after being in a coma for 9 weeks. He had collapsed upon reading a letter from family in Macon County, IL advising him of the murder and death of his younger brother, David James Attebery. Stephen was engaged in farming and stock-raising all his life. His marker is a tall, slender marble stone with a brass plaque at the base which reads “Capt Co B 13 Texas Militia, Civil War”. Susan died 2 March 1910 at her home. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her marker is also a tall, slender marble stone but is broken off at the very top.
The ATTEBERY name is spelled various ways – ATTEBERRY, ATTERBERRY, ATTEBURY. The spelling used in this article is carved on Stephen’s tombstone.
BERNARD, Charles Horatio
- Private Co. B 13th Brigade Texas Militia Texas State Troops CSA
Born 10 Feb 1819 Logan County KY; he was the son of Jessie B. Bernard and Mildred Crewdson, both of VA. He grew up on a farm, attened the common schools there, and later finished his education at Shurtleff College, a Baptist institution the in existence at Alton, IL. Soon after his father's death in September 1833, Charles went with his brothers, James and John, to IL. The homesteaded in Adams County (probably in Payson Township) near the city of Quincy, and also near the Missouri town of Hannibal. There, James bought a farm, which he worked in addition to running a general merchandise store. Charles worked for his brother until he reached 21 in 1840. On the U.S. Census of that yer he seemed to be living with James, James' wife and their three children. On 5 Sept 1841, Charles married Margaret Ann Lewis, a native of KY (probably Logan County) and the daughter of Benjamin W. and Emiline A. (Cloud) Lewis, both of VA. Margaret was the oldest of four children, one of the others being Clarissa E. Lewis, who married James F. Hannum. The Bernards married at Versalilles in Woodford County, IL, but established their home in Adams County. There, they bought a small farm. In the fall of 1847, Charles, Margaret and their first three children (Elizabeth, Helen, and Miles G.) packed their belongings into a covered wagon and joined a caravan of 13 other wagons headed for Texas. Their group included 4 families and several unattached young men, one of whom is a cousin named Thomas Bernard. They appeared to have made a short stop in Tarrant County, Navarro District, but had arrived in Dallas County by 5 Nov 1847. Charles too a headright of 600 acres on "Ten-Mile Creek", sixteen miles south of the present city of Dallas. It was patented on 11 Oct 1855, Cert #266, Nacogdoches District, Patent #320, Robertson 3rd Class.
Charles was baptized as a member of the Christian Church/Church of Christ during a gospel meetin in rural Dallas County in 1848. He and Margaret were members of the Lancaster Church of Christ, a fellowship with essentially the same beliefs as the present day Church of Christ (in particular, no paino or organ music). Later, they were among the founders of the Cold Springs Church of Christ where Charles served as an elder for 25 years. C.H. appears on the 1860 census in Dallas County, Pct #7 Lancaster with his wife Margaret and 7 children along with his sister Francis M. Bernard. The Texas Confederate Index shows Pvt. C.H. Bernard in Co B Dallas County, 13th Brigade Reserved Service of the Texas Militia, which was commissioned on 30 Sept 1861. In the winter of 1863-64, the state of Texas drafted Charles, then 45 years old, into the Confederate service. He anwsered a roll call on 20 Feb 1864 as a private in Co E, 8th Reg of TX Inf. Apparently, he was transferred to a Dallas county reserve unit. Whether he ever reported as ordered is unknown. It is clear, however, that 3 months after he was conscripted, he returned home, thus ending his military career. His oldest son, Miles G., was also forced to enter the service at the same time, and went with his father. The son returned home soon after the former. His reception was something less than warm, and, due to the fact "he couldn't remain here in peace", Miles or Milus (as sometime listed) re-entered the service. Whle he was stationed in LA, he took the measles and soon thereafter died.
From all appearances, Charles and Margaret were model "middle Americans." Fo example, in 1860, the census taker found them living quite confortably on their 600 acre farm, worth some $3500 with personal property valued at $1300. By 1870, however, their forturnes had dwindled, although they sold none of their land. The frarm was listed a $2500 and personal goods at $500, probably as a result of the post-wa depression throughtout the South. By the 1880 census, the farm's output grew and Charles added livestock and orchards plus hiring several workers (possibly sharecroppers). Also on the 1880 census, there was a full household living with Charles and Margaret which included a daughter, Helen Jacobs with her son, Samuel. The 1900 census indicates they were the parents of 12 children in all. Charles or "Uncle Charley", as he became known in later life, died on 10 March 1905 (no death cert). After her husband's death, Margaret went to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Helen Jacobs, in Deming, N.M. where she died on 14 Jan 1910 (no death cert). Her remains were brought back to Lancaster for burial on 18 Jan 1910. They have a double stone marker with the inscription "Lived and Loved together on earth, To be reunited in Heaven."
- 2nd Texas Partison Rangers, Stone's Regt, Chisum's Dismounted Cavalry CSA.
(no rank found)
Born 5 April 1826 in Sangamon County, IL, the thrid of nine children of Daniel and Mary "Polly" Kendall Brundage, natives of Gallatin County, KY. By 15 Nov 1856 Daniel had moved his family to Texas, Dallas County, and settled on a farm 4 miles west of Lancaster. Solomon had married on 12 Dec 1848 in Sangamon County, IL., Juliette Campbell. She was the daughter of Thomas Campbell of SC and Elizabeth Robinson of KY. She was born on 13 June 1829 in Sangamon County, IL. After Solomon's marriag, he purchased a farm and began working for himself. In 1856 he sold out his possessions and came with his father to Texas, purchasing land near his father's land. Solomon's war record is an honorable one. During the trouble with Mexico., when he was only 20 years of age, he enlisted in the Fourth Illinois Regt., under Col. Baker and was in the service twelve months. He was among the first that were called out as twelve months' volunteers. Having served his time, he was honorably discharged and returned to his home in IL. When the Civil War came on he enlisted, in 1862, in Warren B. Stone's regiment, but he was afterwards commanded by Col. Isham Chisum. He served 3 years, during which time he participated in several important engagements, being with the forces that operated west of the Mississippi River. After the general surrender in 1865, he returned to his home near Lancaster. His career, in some respects, was a remarkable one. Although he served through two wars, he was never sick a day, never wounded and never lost a day from service. On 2 August 1863, while Solomon was in the Confederate lines, his wife Julliette died at their home in Dallas County. She is buried at Rawlins Cemetery in Section C on the Brundage family plot with a grey granite upright marker surrounded by a concrete curb. On 5 Oct 1864 in Dallas County, Solomon married Martha Jane Barrow, the daughter of David Washington Burrow of KY and Julia Verden/Verdun of VA. Martha Jane was born 10 Sept 1849 (per tombstone) but other records indicate her birthyear was 1846 in New Diggens, LaFayette County, WI. Her parents moved to Texas Dallas County in 1854 settling in Lancaster. Solomon was a farmer and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He had no issue by either wife. He died on 30 July 1904 at his home in Lancaster. He has an upright grey granite single marker which sets on a stone in Section C. on the Brundage family plot. Two of his brothers, Albert and John C., bother served the CSA in the same unit as Solomon. After her husband's death, Martha Jane married James Madison Forester (1858-1943) on 5 August 1905 in Dallas County. James had been previously married and had 2 children. Martha Jane died on 28 April 1927 at her home (death cert #12179). She has a double marker with her husband, James, next to Solomon's tombstone. Martha was known for her charitable deeds, such as the 3 acres of fram land that she gave to found the Rawlins Cemetery and also 34 acres to the cemetery endowment. To Edgewood Cemetery, she gave 12 acres for the same purpose.
CAMPBELL, Thomas F., Jr
. - Pvt & Bugler, Co. F 6th Texas Cavalry, Stone’s Reg. of 2n TX Cavalry, CSA
Born 2 Nov 1834 in Sangamon County, IL; the youngest of 12 children. His father was Rev. Thomas Campbell born 1786 in Yorkville Dist;, SC. They were of Irish descent as the Rev. Thomas’ father, James Campbell, was born in County Antrim, Ireland and emigrated to South Carolina. Thomas Jr.’s mother was Elizabeth Robinson born 1788 in Nelson County, KY. Thomas Jr. came to Texas, settling in Dallas County, about 1856. It’s possible he traveled with the Solomon Brundage family as his sister, Juliette, was married to Brundage. He had a brother Edward Dodds Campbell who came to Dallas County, settling near Hutchins, about this same time. At age 26, on 9 Sept 1861, Thomas enlisted in Co F 6th TX Cavalry in Dallas, Dallas County, for 12 months. He was wounded in the left shoulder in Dec 1862 near Lagrange, MS and was captured at Davis Mill, MS on 21 Dec 1862. He was sent to Alton, IL Military Prison on 27 Feb 1863. Paroled and sent to City Point, VA for exchange on 1 April 1863. After the War, he was married in Dallas County, on 15 August 1865 to Sarah Ann Selby who was born in 1842 in IL. She was the daughter of Joshua Selby born 1812 in IL. Mother is unknown. She came to Texas prior to 1860 as she is living in the household of H. M. Rawlins in Lancaster on the 1860 census. Thomas and Sarah became the parents of 2 sons, Thomas Henry born 1871 and Selby Ross born 1876. Thomas, Jr. dies on 13 Dec 1876, just 17 days before his son Selby is born. On the 1880 census, Sarah A. is living in Pct 5, Dallas County with her 2 sons. On 7 Nov 1885 she marries Christopher C. Keithley in Dallas County. Sarah Ann dies on 2 Feb 1893. Thomas and Sarah both have similar stones with the “holding hand” design. They are buried side by side.
This Campbell infromation undated 9/3/2010
CATHEY, Jethro Brown
- 2nd Sgt, Co A 1st TN Regt Cavalry CSA. Born 26 Aug 1838 in Maury Co., TN, the eldest of six children of William G. Cathey of NC and Emily A. Brown of NC. By 1850 the family had moved to Lewis County, TN; in 1860 Jethro was living in Maury County, TN in the household of W.R. Conner and was a clerk in a store. He enlisted 5 June 1861 at Columbia, Maury County, TN and surrendered at Charlotte, NC at the end of the war. On 29 March 1866 in Hickman County, TN Jethro marries his first wife, Isabella W. Anderson, the daughter of Richard and Mary E. Anderson of NC. Isabella was born in 1844 in TN. Jethro and Isabella became the parents of 5 children plus 1 adopted daughter. They lived in Hickman County until around 1882 when Isabella died. Jethro moved his famil back to Maury County and married his second wife, Fannie May Wilhelm, on 22 Sept 1885 in Maury County. She was the eldest daughter of 13 children of John Wilhelm of VA and Amanda Long of Paducah, McCracken County, KY. Fannie May was born 29 May 1860. She and Jethro had no issue. Around 1895, Jethro moved his family to Texas, settling in Cedar Hill, Dallas County. On the 1900 census Jethro is listed as Post Master in JP #6 Dallas County and living in his household is his mother-in-law, Amanda Wilhelm and a sister-in-law, Addie Perkins. On the 1910 census, Jethro is listed as a Retail Grocer. He filed for a Confederate Pension in 1914 Application #A-26920. Jethro died at his home in DeSoto on 13 Nov 1918. He was an elder in the DeSoto Church of Christ. After his death, his widow, Fannie May, continued to live in the family hone and on the 1920 census, her mother, Amanda Wilhelm, is living with her. Fannie drew a Confederate Widow's Pension #A-35537. She died on 3 August 1940 in Travis County, TX in the Women's Confederate Home, Austin, TX. Death Cert #39703. Jethro and Fannie May are buried beside each other with a double grey granite tombstone in Section B of the cemetery.
Two of Jetho's brothers, Griffith Rutherford Cathey and James A. Cathey, served the Confederacy as Pvts in Co E 9th Batt. TN Cavalry. Griffith is buried in Coleman County, TX and James in Hunt County, TX.
CROWELL, John Wesley
– Pvt Co C 48th (Voorheis’) TN Inf CSA
Born 2 August 1836 at Trace Creek, Wayne County, TN, the youngest of 8 children. The son of David Crowell of NC and the grandson of Revolutionary War Patriot, William Crowell who died in 1822 in Bedford County, TN. According to a granddaughter, John “Wes” was a tall, slender man with blue eyes. His colonial ancestor was Peter Croul, a Palatine who sailed from Rotterdam aboard the ship, “Loyal Judith” and took the oath to the government on 25 Nov 1740 at the Court House in Philadelphia, PA. John’s mother was Christenia “Tener” Hagler/Hagey of Wayne County, TN. They were all members of the Lutheran faith. On 25 Sept 1855, John Wesley married Catherine Brewer in Lewis County, TN and they had 2 sons and 2 daughters before Catherine died sometime after 1861 and before 1868. John Wesley enlisted in Co C of the 48 (Voorhies’) Tenn Inf CSA. This Company was made up with men from Lewis County, under Capt S A Whiteside. Voorhies’ organized Dec 1861; composed of 10 companies which had been mustered into state service in the period October to November 1861; at Camp Maury, near Nashville on 17 December 1861, the Regt was mustered into Confederate service. Company C was sent to Clarksville on 21 Jan 1862, then to Fort Henry on 5 Feb just before the Federal attack on 16 Feb 1862. After the close of the War, John Wesley and Margaret E. Hamric were married in Lewis County on 19 July 1868. Margaret was born in Lawrence County, TN 30 May 1834, the daughter of Willis Peter Hamric and Sarah Hensley, both of TN. Wes and Margaret were kind but stern parents of five sons who were all born in TN, except the twins who were born in Texas. In 1874, the family moved to Dallas County, TX where they bought farm land near Lancaster. John Wesley died at home on 18 Nov 1903. Margaret continued to live at the homeplace with her son Robert, until her death on 5 Feb 1917. Death Cert #4039. John had no death cert. They are both buried in the “Crouell Family” plot with 2 markers. Surname engraved on tombstone is spelled as Crouell.
The Crowell name has been found spelled many ways – Coul, Crouell, Crowel, Crouell, Cranell, Krauel. The same as various spelling for the name - Hambric, Hamric and Voorheis, Voorhies.
HAMRIC, ROBERT V.
– Pvt Co C Chisum’s Regiment. TX Cavalry Dismounted CSA
Born 26 April 1837 in TN, possibly Hickman County. His father was Willis Peter Hamric/Hamrick of TN. His mother was Sarah Hensley of Lewis County, TN. She was the daughter of Larkin Fain Hensley of VA and Mary Margaret Hinson of NC. Robert’s father died between 1840 and 1850 leaving Sarah with 3 teenagers, 2 sons and 1 daughter, in Lewis County, TN. Robert came to Texas at the age of eighteen in 1855 with the family of John P. Voorhies by wagon from Wayne County, TN where they settled in DeSoto, Dallas County, TX. On 25 July 1858 in Dallas County, Robert married Hannah Malinda Parks. She was one of 13 children of Meredith Parks of NC and Melinda Sharpe of TN and also the granddaughter of George Parks of Amherst County, VA, and a Revolutionary War Soldier. Hannah was born in 1840 in Monroe County, Indiana and came to Texas in 1848 with her parents who settled in Dallas County. Robert and Hannah were the parents of 13 children, 7 sons and 6 daughters. They lived in Dallas County where he made a living as a farmer and a shoemaker. He enlisted in the fall of 1862 in Co C under Col. Stone’s 2nd Regiment and served 3 years in the War. His unit campaigned in Louisiana and South East Texas. His brother, James H. Hamric, also served the CSA. He was a Corporal and a Prisoner of War being released at Nashville, TN on 15 March 1865. In 1885, Robert, called Bob, bought an 80 acre farm at the corner of Hampton Road and Bear Creek. In the late 1880’s and early 1900’s, this corner was known as “Bob Town”, after Bob Hamric. This is where the townsfolk would go to watch the horse and cart races at the race track. Hannah died in 1915. Robert went to live with his daughter and son-in-law, Sona Adeline and William G. Cathey, in Cedar Hill by 1920. He filed for a pension on 15 April 1925 and it was approved on 11 May 1925. Pension #A40778. In his file are letters which describe his permanent lameness from being thrown out of a wagon after he entered the service. This resulted in a dislocated left ankle joint which never went back in place, thus the lameness. These letters were dated 6 March 1864. Robert died on 29 July 1925 at Cedar Hill, Dallas County, TX. He was buried beside Hannah. They share a square double marker which stands upon a rock slab. Robert’s death certificate is # 25042; Hannah has no death certificate.
HASH, John - Co F 11th Missouri Infantry, Burn's Reg CSA
Born 25 Sep 1818 in Green County, KY; the 5th child of 15. His father was Philip Hash, a native of VA, a son of a pioneer of that state, and of German descent. Philip's parents emigrated to KY about 1800. He served in the War of 1812 and also in the Black Hawk War, was an old frontiersman and a true patriot. John's mother was Sarah Nantz/Nance, a native of Charles City County, VA but reared in KY where her parents had moved when she was young. She was the daughter of Zachariah Nantz/Nance and Jane Wilkins. Zachariah served for 3 years during the Revolutionary War and was wounded in the leg at the Battle of Yorktown.
John was reared in Sangamon County, near Springfield, IL, where his parents moved when he was young. They later moved to Lawrence County, MO where his parents died1847/48 and are buried at the Old Taylor Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. John married (1) in Barry County, MO on 10 January 1839 to Millie Elkins, a native of Lawrence County and they had 5 children, 2 daughters and 3 sons. Millie died in 1851 and John was married again, on 14 May 1852 in Jasper County, MO to (2) Martha E. Turrentine Parrott, born 20 March 1825, in Shelbyville, TN. She was the daughter of Spencer Turrentine of Irish descent and the widow of Judson Parrott by whom she had 2 sons and 2 daughters that John would raise. John and Martha became the parents of 4 children, 2 sons and 2 daughters.
As his sympathies were with the Confederacy, John enlisted in the Spring of 1861 in Co F, Burn's Regiment, under General Price and served with that distinguished leader in all his operations in MO, KS and AR, except his last expedition into MO, during which time John was on detached service under Colonel Rains. John came to Texas, Dallas County in 1863, during his term of service in the army, bringing his large family and what property they had, but did not settle permanently until the war closed. He bought his farm near Lancaster in 1866, living there until his death on 10 Feb 1904. (no death cert). He was a farmer and stockman. His wife, Martha, died two years after John, on 13 July 1906 (no death cert). She is buried beside him with a double family marker on the grave.
This is an update to John Hash record - 8-6-2012
– Pvt Co I, 18th Texas Cavalry CSA Enlisted 1 Mar, 1862 in Dallas Co. Born 3 Mar 1822 in NC, died 2 Aug 1876 in Lancaster, TX. His father was Christopher Heath of NC; mother was Martha “Patsy” Tucker of NC. Married (1) Nancy Angeline Rawlins born 11 Jan 1824 in IA; died 15 Jul 1858 in Lancaster, TX. They married in Henry Co., IA on 22 Feb 1843. Her father was William Rawlins, Jr.; mother was Polly Sharpe. 3 children. On 3 Apr 1866 in Johnson Co, TX, Zebedee married his (2) wife Mrs. Nancy Rebbecka Richardson, widow of John H. Payne. She was born in 1837 in Izard Co, AR; died after 1870, place unknown. Her parents were Lewis Richardson of TN and Elizabeth of AR. She had 5 children by her first husband which were listed in the household of Zebedee in 1870. No known children by Zebedee. He was a miller, and a charter member of the First Christian Church of Lancaster founded 5 Jul 1846. Family marker on grave. Burial place of 2nd wife unknown. Tombstone of 1st wife, Nancy A. Rawlins, broken and lying on the ground.
– Pvt. Co B 18th Texas Cavalry Darnell's Regiment, CSA
Born 29 Sept 1830 in Coles County, IL; died 9 Jan 1880 Lancaster, TX. His father was Joel Feigley Martin, born in Logan County, KY; his mother was Elizabeth Clermont of Floyd County, KY. Samuel came to Texas, Dallas County, about 1854 where on 12 July 1855 he married Mary Ann “Polly” Rawlins, born 10 Jan 1832 in Greene County, IL. She came to Texas 6 Oct 1846 Dallas County with her parents, William M. Rawlins, Sr. of NC and his wife, Euphamia Martin of KY. Samuel enlisted on 1 March 1862 in Dallas County as a Pvt under Capt Witt’s Co. This Co later became Co B Wells Battalion TX Cav. After his return home from the War in 1865, he and Mary Ann bought a farm near Lancaster. They were the parents of 3 children, 2 sons and 1 daughter. Samuel was a farmer. After his death in 1880, Mary Ann lived on the farm until her death on 29 June 1892. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Lancaster since April 1847. This is the oldest Christian Church in Texas. Samuel’s tombstone has the inscription “His toils are past. His worth is done. He fought the fight – The victory won.” Mary Ann’s marker has the inscription “We shall meet again, Sweet Mother. In a brighter clime than this. Where the anguish of this world of ours is lost in deathless bliss.”
MORRIS, Thomas Asbury, known as “AZ”
– Pvt/Sgt Co E 10th Texas Infantry, CSA
Born 9 Feb 1840 in Sangamon County, IL to Hamilton Rowan Morris of VA and Margaret Jarrett of VA. He moved to Texas with his parents in 1852 and located in Dallas County. After a few years, Rowan, being a lover of the frontier moved his family on west to Veal Station, north of Weatherford in Parker County. When the Indians would make trouble, the family would move to the DeSoto community for a few months and then go back to Parker County. Thomas in 1859 when he was sixteen years old, was chosen by the Veal Station community to carry they tax money to Austin to pay the yearly taxes. He rode horseback by himself across the prairie as there were no roads. In 1866, Rowan returned the family to Dallas County and Thomas resided there ever since. In Nov 1861, Thomas Asbury enlisted in Co E 10th Texas Inf and was captured 22 July 1864 near Atlanta, GA; was released from prison Camp Chase, Ohio 10 June 1865 upon signing Oath of Declaration. He served with distinction under Col. Roger Q. Mills in the battles of Pea Ridge, Chickamauga, Vicksburg and Atlanta. His description was given as: 25 years of age, a resident of Parker County, TX, blue eyes, dark complexion, dark hair, 5 ft 9½ in tall. On the 24th of Dec 1867 in Dallas County he married Miss Amanda M. Heath who was born 30 Mar 1847 in Henry County, Iowa. Her father was Christopher Heath of NC, mother was Martha ‘Patsy” Tucker of NC. Thomas and Amanda built a home northwest of DeSoto and became the parents of 9 children. Besides being a farmer, Thomas ran a general store in DeSoto and was the DeSoto Postmaster. He also ran a cotton gin on his farm. On the 1900 census, Thomas and Amanda are living in the town of Lancaster and also in 1910. Thomas Asbury dies on 6 Dec 1911 (no death cert). His obit states that he died at his home in Cedar Hill and services were conducted at his family residence. At the conclusion of the services at his grave side, old Confederate Soldiers gathered around and pronounced the benediction. Thomas was a member of the Christian Church. Amanda died on 6 Nov 1916 in the city of Dallas at the Baptist Sanitarium. Her death certificate is #24968. Grey granite family marker on their grave. Amanda drew a Confederate Widow’s Pension #A-21379.
NANCE, David Cary
, 1st Sgt, Co E 12th Texas cavalry CSA.
Born 2 Feb 1842 in Cass County, IL, the eldest child of 10. His father was Allen Quincy Nance of Green County, KY; his mother was Elizabeth W. Dearn also of Green County, KY. His grandfather was Zachariah Nance who was present at Yorktown when Cornwallis surrendered during the Revolutionary War. David came to Texas in 1852 with his parents from IL, settling in what is now the DeSoto community in Dallas County. Young David didn’t get much schooling as there was no school but a few weeks each year. He worked hard, saving what money he could. He took this money and bought books of different kinds. The Bible was his favorite book of all during the eighty two years of his life. He enlisted Oct of 1861, serving under General Parsons. In his first battle, he was shot and his horse killed from under him. He was in many battles and was shot five times during the war. At one time he was in the hospital at Little Rock, AR for two months. Because he was so weak after this, he was sent to Waxahachie to work in the powder mill which was started in 1862. It was destroyed by an explosion in 1864. David was the only survivor of this explosion. He was discharged at the end of the War and received Confederate Pension #A-41001. After the War, he attended Charlie Carlton College in Bonham, TX, finishing in two years. He is on the 1870 and 1880 census in Fannin County Pct. 1 Bonham. On 12 Oct 1870 in Fannin County, he married Sally Margaret Hackley, born 22 Apr 1844 in Lincoln County, KY. Her father was James Hackley; her mother was Susan , both of VA. David taught school for several years and made a living as a bookkeeper, farmer, merchant and miller. In 1889 David bought his father’s farm and moved his family there in Feb 1890. David and Sally had 4 children, 3 boys and 1 girl. He lived on his farm until his death on 24 Nov 1925 (death cert #38970). He read and studied all of his idle time; was baptized in the Church of Christ and did quite a lot of preaching in his young days. Sally applied for and received a Confederate Widow’s Pension #A-41610. She died at home on 24 May 1928 (death cert #20530). They are buried together in the Nance family plot with a double blue-grey upright marker. David’s stone has an etching of a Confederate flag on it.
Updated January 2011
PARKS, James Johnson
– Pvt Co C 2nd Partisan Texas Rangers, Stone's Regt, CSA.
Born 30 July 1833 in Monroe County, IN, the second child and eldest son of 11 children of Curtis Parks of Burke County, NC and his wife, Amelia Sharpe of TN. James was the grandson of Revolutionary War soldier, George Parks who was a First Sergeant during the War and is buried in a small cenetery at Elletsville, Marion County, IN. James Johnson Parks was an early pioneer of south Dallas county TX. He came to TX with his parents and grandmother, Cartherine Reed Parks, arriving 1 Apr 1848 and settled fifteen miles south of Dallas on Ten Mile Creek in what was to become later the town of DeSoto. J.J. stayed with his parents until he was 24 years old. He bought 116 acres of land when he was twenty years old. He was a prosperous farmer like his father, a member of the Wheatland Lodge of Free Masons, and a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in DeSoto. On 9 Sept 1858 in Dallas County, he married Margaret Elmira Elizabeth Voorhies, the daughter of John P. Voorhies of Wayne County, TN and Jane Angeline Gullick of Burke County, NC. The Voorhies family came to TX in 1855 settling in DeSoto. Margaret was born 11 June 1842 in Wayne County, TN. In December 1862 James enlisted in the Second Partisans Texas Rangers, Co. C with Capt Crill Miller, Col W. B. Stone's Regiment and Gen James Majors Brigade. He served mostly in LA, participating in the resistance of Gen Banks' expedition up the Red River. He had the good fortune of not being wounded or captured. James and Margaret were the parents of 10 children, 4 sons and 6 daughters. Margaret died 26 Jan 1880 and is buried at Rawlins with a single marker. On 17 October 1880 in Dallas County, James Johnson married his 2nd wife, Madora Martha "Dora" Voorhies Whatley. She was the widow of Michael Whatley by whom she had 6 children. She was a sister of James' first wife. "Dora" was born on 10 Mar 1846 in Wayne County, TN. She and James became the parents of a son and a daughter. James died 17 May 1914. After his death, "Dora" filed for and received Confederate Widow's Pension #A-28208. She died on 17 Feb 1915 (death certificate #2818). They are buried side by side with 2 family markers which read Mother and Father on them.
STAFFORD, Charles Alexander
– Corporal Co B 15th MS Rgt Inf. Adams Brigade, Lorings’ Div Stewart’s Corps, Army of TN CSA.
Born 5 August 1841 in Carroll County, MS, the son of Daniel Stafford of SC who served in the War of 1812 in Capt. Bethea's Co of SC Troops. Charles was the grandson of Revolutionary War soldier, Neill Stafford of NC. Charles's mother was Catherine McAllister of TN.
When the war started, Charles enlisted at the age of 20 on May 1861 in Co B of the Winona Stars of Carroll County, MS Volunteers. He was in the battles of Fishing Creek, KY; Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg; the battle of Baton Rouge; Chasapien Hill, Resca, GA. Also participated in the Battle of Kinsworth, GA; New Hope Church, Kennesaw Mountain, Altanta, GA and Franklin, TN. He was captured at the Battle of Nashville in December 1864 and was sent to Camp Douglas prison in Chicago for the remainder of the War; being released on 20 June 1865.
On 2 October 1870 in Montgomery County, MS, he married Sallie A. Stovall, born 8 November 1851 in Hinds County, MS. She was the eldest daughter of Benjamn James Stovall of Marion County, MS and Mary Ann Lawson of MS. Benjamin served the CSA in the same Co B as Charles. Also two uncles of Sallie, Gilbert J. Stovall and William P. Stovall served in the same Co. B. Her grandfather, John stovall, served in the War of 1812. The Stovals were of French descent and came to England with William the Conquerer settling in Henrico Co. VA. In America, the Stovalls are descended from the immigrant Bartholomew Stovall, son of George and Joanne Stovall of England.
Charles and Sallie Stafford became the parents of 8 children, 5 sons and 3 daughters. They moved to Texas, Dallas County in 1881 from Carroll County, MS. Charles was a farmer. He died on 21 Oct 1904 at his home in Lancaster, Dallas Co, TX. (no death cert). His marker is a tall slender blue grey granite stone set on a slab with "Asleep in Jesus: etched on it.
On the 1910 census, Sallie is living in the home of her son, Edward, in Concho County, TX. She drew a Confederate Widow's Pension #A-23131 approved on 9 July 1913 while she was living in Concho County. She died on 9 Jan 1917 in Brady, McCulloch County TX. (no death cert). She is buried in Stacy Cemetery in McCulloch County and has a marker.
The Stovall name has been found spelled: Stovaul and Stovol.
Updated June 2012
– PVT Co C 3rd Reg't (Clack's) TN Infrantry Volunteers CSA
Born 10 July 1843 in Lewis County, TN, the 4th son of George Vincent, Jr. of SC and Mary Sharp of TN. He enlisted on 4 Oct 1862 in the 1st TN Cavalry at Newburg, TN. He transferred from the 1st TN Cavalry Dec 1862 to the 3rd TN Infantry and was captured at the Battle of Raymond, MS 12 May 1863. His name appears on a roll of Prisoners of War sent from Camp Morton, IN to Fort Delaware 22 June 1863. His name appears again on a roll of Prisoners of War received at Elmira, NY 18 Aug 1864 from Point Lookout, MO, and was paroled 25 Feb 1865. His name appears as a signature to an Oath of Allegiance to the United States at Nashville, TN. He made his mark. His name was spelled Vinson. The Oath stated that his place of residence was Lewis County, TN. His complexion was dark, hair was brown, eyes were grey and his height was 5 ft. 9 in. He volunteered for service 1 Oct 1862 and deserted 13 Apr 1865. He subscribed to the Oath of Allegiance 22 Apr 1865 and said he had no family. It appears he came to Texas around 1874 and married in Dallas County 10 Feb 1876. His wife was Lydia Ann Forgy, born 24 Sep 1853 near DeSoto, TX. Her parents were William A. Forgy of KY and Malinda Rawlins of IN. Lydia and John became the parents of 7 children. John was a farmer and an elder of the Christain Church. He died 17 Jan 1914 (no death cert) in the DeSoto/Lancaster area. On both the 1920 and 1930 census, Lydia is living in Pct #6 Dallas County with her daugther, Lula. Lydia drew a Condederate Widow's Penion #A-46826 approved on 8 July 1930. She was living in Cedar Hill at the time. She died on 21 June 1938 in Dallas County, TX (No death cert). John and Lydia share a double marker of granite with the inscription "How Desolate Our Home, Bereft of Thee."
Corrected March 2012
VOORHIES, James “Jim” David
– Pvt Co C Chisum’s Regt TX Cavalry, CSA
Born 27 Feb 1844 in Wayne County, TN, one of eight children. His father was John P. Voorhies of Wayne County, TN. His grandfather was David Voorhies, a slave holding planter of Dutch stock who served in the War of 1812 as a Pvt in Capt John Looney’s Co of Inf 2nd Regt of West TN Militia. David was a farmer of considerable wealth owning a large estate on Allen’s Creek in Wayne County, TN. James David’s mother was Jane Angeline Gullick of Burke County, NC. She was the daughter of James C. and Jane Gullick of NC. In 1855, James’ father moved his family from Wayne County, TN to DeSoto, TX. Lancaster was the address of James when he enlisted on 13 Oct 1862 in Co C Green’s Division of Chisum’s Regt Majors Brigade of TX Cavalry. He served until the end of the War and was honorably discharged at Bonham, TX on 7 April 1865. On 5 Jan 1870 in Dallas County, TX, James marries Laura Melinda “Aunt Sis” Parks who was the daughter of Curtis Parks of NC and Amelia Sharp of TN. She was a descendant of Revolutionary War Soldier, George Parks of Amherst County, VA. Laura was born on 21 Dec 1846 in Monroe County, IND and came to Texas, Dallas County in 1847. James and Laura were parents of 2 children, a boy and a girl. On 30 June 1920, James applied for a Confederate Pension which was rejected because his homestead value was over $1,000. On 9 June 1924 James David died in Dallas County. By 1930, Laura had moved to live with her daughter, Maude Mobley, still in Dallas County. On 28 July 1930, Laura filed for a widow’s pension #A-47109 which was approved the same day. Her address was Duncanville, TX on the application. Laura Melinda died on 18 August 1936 (death cert #40097) and was buried beside her husband. They have tombstone markers. No death certificate was available for James David.
WRAY, Andrew Pickney., "Pink"
- Pvt Co G 5th MS Regt Cavalry CSA
Born 2 August 1846 in Choctaw County, MS near the town of Lodi, he was the 6th son of Samuel Linton Wray of Rutherford County, NC and Dicey Nowlin of NC. Andrew enlisted on 6 Oct 1863 in Co B Perrin's Batt State Cavalry which subsequently became Co G of the 5th MS Cavalry. He served until the close of the War. All five of his brothers; James, W.F., John A., David M. and Samuel, served the Confederacy. In 1869 Andrew married Susan Ann Adaire, also called Susanna or Sue. She was born 23 June 1847 in Carroll County, MS to Pleasant Walker Adaire of AL and Martha Ann "Mattie" Herring of NC. Her father, Pleasant, was the grandson of Revolutionary War soldier, John Isaac Adair/Adaire who migrated to America from Ireland about 1765, settling in SC. John served under General Francis Marion and he was killed by the Tories while on a furlow home from the Army in April 1781. Susanna's father, Pleasant, and 5 brothers; Isaac, Francis, James, William and Thomas Adaire, served from MS in the CSA.
Andrew and Susanna moved from MS to Texas in January 1878 settling in the Lancaster area. Her widowed mother, Martha, and other members of the family moved with then. Two of Susanna's sisters married into the Parks and Rawlins families. Andrew was a farmer and a member of the Methodist Church. They became the parents of seven children; 3 sons, 1 daughter and 3 unknown. On 1 March 1911, A.P. Wary applied for a Confederate Pension and it was approved #A-19937. In 1912, Andrew retired from the farm life and moved with Susanna to Dallas to be near one of their sons. On Thursday, 28 November 1918, Susanna died of pneumonia at their home in Oak Cliff, Dallas, TX. Death Certificate # 4864. She was a member of the Baptist Church since girlhood. On the 1920 census, A. Pink Wray is living in Dallas with two of his sons in Pct #1. On 7 June 1920, Andrew P. died at the home of his son, William Bedford Wray, on South Blvd. Death Certificate #19123. Andrew and Susanna are buried on the Wray Family Plot with two seperate small grey granite markers.
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