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Lorenzo Dow Everett

In American Civil War, Everett on October 3, 2009 at 3:41 pm

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Loren Everett’s grandfather

Company E
3rd Tennessee Mounted Infantry (Union)
Mustered in 11 August 1864
Mustered out 30 November 1864

Military Marker in the Piney Level Cemetery, Maryville, TN
N35 44.523 W83.53.155

Last name is spelled Averett on the Military Marker and Avirett on the Muster rolls.

Roster online here: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~snipper/3mir/companye.html
History here: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~snipper/3mir/3rdhistory.html

- Contributed by Marie Everett

(first name unknown) Blair

In American Civil War, Everett on July 3, 2009 at 2:58 pm

BlairBoy

One of Sarah Blair’s brothers.
Confederate Soldier
American Civil War

“I am enclosing a photo – this is only labeled “one of the Blair boys.” I believe it to be a photo of one of Sarah Blair’s brothers, and a Confederate soldier.”
- Contributed by Marie Everett

Josiah Daughtery

In American Civil War, Bridges on June 30, 2009 at 7:46 pm

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Son of Eliza Bridges Daughtery
American Civil War

Allen Denman Bridges

In American Civil War, Bridges on June 29, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Bridges, Allan Denman

Union Army
American Civil War
3rd Great Grandfather

“Grandpa Denman was drafted into the Army just weeks before the Civil War ended. He was only in the Army for a few months. My Aung Ethel Bridges Jewell told me and I found documentation to verify her information.”
- Contributed by Joan Bridges Adamson

Photo, Huron Baptist Church Dedication 1897 (woman with flat hat is Cassie Bridges)

Absalom Bridges

In American Civil War, Bridges on June 28, 2009 at 1:53 am

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3rd great uncle
American Civil War

“Absalom is the ancestor who was given the land in Texas by Sam Huston as governor of the Republic of Texas because he ‘died in the defense of our people.’ He’s one of my favorite ancestors from the Bridges family. I’ve not been able to find any further information about Absalom’s death in Texas, but there are extensive records in Van Zandt Texas about the “Absalom Bridges” grant of nearly 1200 hectares of land and the complicated legal moves over the years. The land eventually ended up being owned by the Van Zandt oil company and was the centerpiece of the first big oil field developed in Texas.

Absalom was probably part of one of the brigades of riverboat men that formed and marched to the defense of Texas right after the Alamo was captured by the Mexicans. I have read that one brigade formed at Cincinnati and another in New Orleans, and I suspect both were present in the encounter where American volunteers were pretty much wiped out by Santa Ana. I’ve not found Absalom’s name listed anywhere in the accounts however. All we have is the card that was addressed to William Bridges, Absalom’s father, in Martin County Indiana notifying him of the grant, and then some letters from someone in St. Augustina County in Texas who found the land and filed the correct papers. Then there are letters to our GGGGrandfather, Denman Bridges, from some of his brothers and sisters about paying taxes etc.

We have the papers (well, I only have copies, but I know who has the originals) because William Bridges apparently saved every little scrap of any type of legal paper, William was living with Denman Bridges when the 1850 census was taken so we are told that he was born in SC in 1766. There are records on Ancestry.com and roots web that identify his father as being Aaron Bridges but that is NOT correct. I think he was part of the Bridges family in Lancaster County, Camden District North Carolina, but have no proof.”
- Contributed by Joan Bridges Adamson

James H. Mathers

In American Civil War, Mathers on June 28, 2009 at 1:51 am

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Private Grand Army of the Republic, August 25, 1862-April 13, 1863
American Civil War

Joyce, “On August 25, 1862, he enlisted as a volunteer private in Company G, 49th Regiment, serving a period of 9 months, and was discharged at Memphis, April 13, 1863, on account of disability arising from a wound received at Chickasaw Bayou. Member of the Grand Army of the Republic. Farmer, county office holder.

I haven’t looked up the time line, but I am wondering if the enlistment of these older Orange County farmers had something to do with Morgan’s raiders reaching Orange County. There were a lot of southern sympathizers in Orange County, so Grandpa said. They were called the Knights of the Golden Circle (or Golden something), and local folks kept an eye on them. Apparently it was assumed that these sympathizers would join Morgan as he came north, and he would be able to sweep on up through Indiana. As it happened, he was turned back in Orange County, and retreated south.”

Jim “Jesse” Bex

In American Civil War, Mundy on June 28, 2009 at 12:45 am

Bex, Jim

Born 1843
Died 1933
3rd Great Uncle by marriage
American Civil War

Served in Union Army, Co. B, IN Volunteers. Was with Sherman’s Atlanta campaign and participated in many major engagements. He was a farmer and active in GAR (CW vets). Married Mary Ann Bex, and was the grandfather of US Congressman Earl Wilson.

Joyce, “This photo includes Jim Bex, the great great great uncle by marriage that I sent the clipping on. He is in the back row, 9th from left, with a black beard. These were the “”old soldiers”” that Dad used to talk about, some of whom sat around Huron and told war stories when he was a boy. Although he was just connected by marriage, I can tell you the connection. His wife, Mary Ann Carter Bex, was my Grandpa Freely Mundy’s aunt. Always called Aunt Mary Bex, she was the sister of Grandpa’s mother, Elizabeth Carter Mundy. It is interesting that his daughter, Elsie Bex Wilson, was the mother of Earl Wilson, a US congressman for several terms. Earl would have had the same Carter great grandparents as my father.”

Richard Burton

In American Civil War, Burton on June 27, 2009 at 11:15 pm

Burton, Richard

Born 1843
Died 1910
4th great grandfather
Union Army 1861- American Civil War

“My grandmother’s paternal grandfather. In 1862 he enlisted in Company K, Fifty-third Indiana Volunteer Infantry as a teenager. He was in the battles of Corinth, siege of Vicksburg, and Atlanta. Here he was captured, and for two months was a prisoner at Andersonville (his name is on the roster there). He was with Sherman on his march to the sea, and participated in other engagements and saw much active service. His health was never good after conditions suffered at Andersonville. Married Florence, daughter of Samuel Mathers. Was a farmer and active in GAR (CW vets) after the war.”

—Joyce Mundy

Samuel Mathers

In American Civil War, Mathers on June 27, 2009 at 10:26 pm

Mathers, Samuel

Born 1822
Died 1902
Union Army 1862-1865
American Civil War
3rd great grandfather

In company with his brother, James H., he enlisted as a volunteer in Co. G., 49th Reg., serving for a period of two years and nine months, and was honorably discharged at New Albany, May 24, 1865. He took part in the following important engagements: Chickasaw Bayou, Champion Hills, Arkansaw Post, Grand Gulf, Fort Gibson, Black River, and during the entire siege of Vicksburg.

Served in Indiana Infantry, Union Army, Civil War, for 2 years & 9 months. Participated in river campaigns and several important engagements, including Siege of Vicksburg, and kept a diary in early service. Married Annie Wyman, (granddaughter of Henry), and was a farmer. Active in GAR (CW vets) after the war.

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