MILITARY LEGACY OF VIRGINIA AND BEYOND

GENEALOGY ~ PHOTOGRAPHS ~ LETTERS ~ HISTORY


Written And Compiled By Waukesha Lowe Sammons

Daughter of Daskum Combs (1917 - 2005) and Technical Sergeant, Albert Roy "Jake" Lowe (1917 - 1944),

who was awarded a Silver Star Medal for Action Taken on The Fourth of July 1944 in France,

and who was Killed In Action on September 16, 1944 in World War II.

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VIRGINIA SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

REMEMBER AND NAME, A - Z

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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR (1861 - 1865)

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BALL

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BALL, WILLIAM LEE (1820 – 1901), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  New Garden, Russell County, Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Honaker, Russell County, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  20 December 1820, Russell County, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Mary “Polly” Ball (daughter of Ann Hardin and Moses Ball) and John Tunnell Ball, who were first cousins.
PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Tunnell and George Ball.
MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Ann Hardin and Moses Ball.
MATERNAL AND PATERNAL GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Ann Nancy Brashear and Moses Ball, who was a second cousin to President George Washington.
SPOUSE:  Sidney Jane Fletcher (1822-1863), wed 1847.  Married in 1867, second spouse, Mary A. Fletcher, widow of Moses Hurt.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTED AND DISCHARGED:  See data below in Combat Organization.      
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE: Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION TO BE IDENTIFIED FROM THE FOLLOWING RECORDS, PROVIDED BY THE NATIONAL PARKS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS AND U. S. CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS, 1861-1865:
~ William Ball of Russell County, Virginia, Enlisted 3 July 1861 in Russell County, Virginia in Company G, 37th Regiment, Virginia Infantry; Mustered out, 15 December 1862, Survived the War, Confederate States Army.
~ William L. Ball, 72nd Regiment, (Russell County), Virginia Militia, Confederate States Army.
DATE OF DEATH:  16 August 1901, Russell County, Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Ball – Boyd Cemetery, Honaker, Russell County, Virginia.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Marriage Records.  National Parks Soldiers And Sailors.  The Brashear Story A Family History by Troy L. Back and Leon Brashear, 1962.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records And Profiles.
NOTE:  I placed my husband's first-cousin-five-times removed, William Lee Ball on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.
NOTE:  I placed my sixth-great-aunt, Ann Nancy Brashear and her husband, Moses Ball on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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EARLY

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EARLY, JUBAL ANDERSON (1816 – 1894), LIEUTENANT GENERAL, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Post Office, Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Mexico.  Canada.  Lynchburg, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  3 November 1816 in Franklin County, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Ruth Stovall Hairston and Joab Early.
JUBAL A. EARLY RAISED A FAMILY WITH:  Julia McNealy (born January 1834).
THE 1850, 1860 AND 1870 CENSUS, VIRGINIA, FRANKLIN COUNTY:  Julia McNealy and her children were listed with the last name of McNealy.
31 OCTOBER 1871, JULIA MCNEALY MARRIED CHARLES M. PUGH.
11 JUNE 1880 CENSUS, VIRGINIA, FRANKLIN COUNTY, HOUSEHOLD 239:
~ Jubal Early and Julia’s children were listed with the last name of Early.
~ Children of Julia and Jubal Early were:  Joseph Emerson Early (born ca 1850), Florence Early (born February 1858), Robert Early (born ca 1860) and Jubal Early, Jr. (born ca 1863).  
~ Children of Julia and Charles Pugh were:  Lilly Pugh (born ca 1867) and Thomas Pugh (born ca 1871).
SON:  Joseph Emerson Early, who married Mary Isabell Vaught.
GRANDSON:  Clifford Ward Early, who married Katherine Elizabeth Feese.
GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER:  Mary Belle Early, who married Robert Howell.
GRADUATED FROM WEST POINT, 1837.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
FIRST ENLISTMENT DATE:  circa 1838.
SEMINOLE WARS, FLORIDA, SECOND CONFLICT:  U. S. Army Soldier, circa 1838 – 1839.
FIRST DISCHARGE DATE:  circa 1839.
BECAME A LAWYER:  circa 1840.  
SECOND ENLISTMENT DATE:  1844, enlisted in the army as a major.
MEXICAN – AMERICAN WAR, 1846-1848:  U. S. Army garrison Duties, Military Governor in Monterrey, Mexico for two months.
SECOND DISCHARGE DATE:  1848.
THIRD ENLISTMENT DATE:  ~ ca 1861, Colonel, 25th Regiment, Virginia, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
July 1861, promoted Brigadier General of 6th Brigade, 1st Corps.
~ 1863, promoted Major General, of a Division of the 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.
~ 1864, promoted Lieutenant General in Command of Operations.
~ 1865, commanded the 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.
THE FINAL BATTLE OF JUBAL ANDERSON EARLY:
March 1865, The Battle of Waynesboro.  Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal Anderson Early was defeated by Union General Phillip H. Sheridan.  The military force of Jubal A. Early had been slaughtered.  His military career ended in disgrace and humiliation, when he was relieved of his command.
THIRD DISCHARGE DATE:  March 1865, Relieved of Command after the disaster of his Confederate Forces at the Battle of Waynesboro.
RANK:  Major.  Colonel.  Brigadier General (1861).  Major General (ca 1862).  Lieutenant General (ca 1864).  
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
CIVIL WAR COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  25th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.  6th Brigade, 1st Corps.  A Division of the 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.  Lieutenant General in Command of Operations.  Commander of 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Listed in nps.gov; National Park Service.
1865:  Jubal A. Early exiled himself to Mexico, then to Canada.  Later he returned home to Lynchburg, Virginia, where he practiced law.
DATE OF DEATH:  2 March 1894 at Lynchburg, Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Spring hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, Virginia.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  National Park Service, Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal Early; nps.gov.

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FORSBERG

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FORSBERG, LUDWIG AUGUSTUS (1832 – 1910), WOUNDED IN THE THIRD BATTLE OF WINCHESTER, CAPTURED AT THE BATTLE OF WAYNESBORO, PRISONER OF WAR AT FORT DELAWARE UNION PRISON CAMP, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Lynchburg, Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Stockholm, Sweden.
DATE OF BIRTH:  13 January 1832 in Stockholm, Sweden.
PARENTS:  Charlotta Regina Granstrom and Anders Fredrik Forsberg (not confirmed).
FIRST MILITARY SERVICE:  Engineer in the Swedish Army.
IMMIGRATED TO AMERICAN:  1853.
SPOUSE:  Mary Elizabeth Morgan, married 31 August 1865 in Lynchburg, Virginia.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  26 May 1862 and Commissioned into Field and Staff.
DISCHARGE DATE:  24 July 1865, Released from captivity from Fort Delaware Union Prisoner of War Camp.
RANK:  Colonel.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Commissioned into Field and Staff Officer.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  51st Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
~ 19 SEPTEMBER 1864, WOUNDED IN THE THIRD BATTLE OF WINCHESTER.
~ 2 MARCH 1865, CAPTURED AT THE BATTLE OF WAYNESBORO AND BECAME A PRISONER OF WAR.
~ 12 MARCH 1865, PREVIOUSLY MOVED BY FEDERAL FORCES FROM WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA AND WAS RECEIVED ON THIS DATE AT FORT DELAWARE UNION PRISON CAMP.
~ JULY 24, 1865, RELEASED ON OATH OF ALLEGIANCE AT FORT DELAWARE PRISONER OF WAR CAMP AND PAROLED FROM CAPTIVITY.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Third Battle of Winchester.  The Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia.
DATE OF DEATH:  15 July 1910, Lynchburg, Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Presbyterian Cemetery.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865.

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JAMERSON

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SONS OF JANE SPENCER AND JOHN HAIRSTON JAMERSON:
GEORGE W. JAMERSON.  THOMAS JEFFERSON JAMERSON.

JAMERSON, GEORGE W. (1839-1879), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Post Office, Horse Pasture, Ridgeway, Henry County, Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  1839 in Henry County, Virginia, USA.
PARENTS:  Jane Spencer and John Hairston Jamerson.  Jane’s grandfather, James Spencer was an Ensign in Captain John Dillard’s Company at the Battle of Guilford Court House in 1781.
BROTHER:  Thomas Jefferson Jamerson, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
NEPHEW: Major General George Hairston Jamerson, U. S. Army soldier, was awarded:  Two Silver Star Medals and an Army of Cuban Occupation Medal (Spanish American War); a Philippine Campaign Medal; a Mexican Border Service Medal; a Distinguished Service Medal and a Victory Medal with 4 clasps (World War I).
SPOUSE:  Dolly Ann Salmons, daughter of Eliza Clanton and John Hairston “Pea Ridge John” Salmons.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  5 June 1861 in Lynchburg, Virginia.
DISCHARGE DATE:
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company H, 24th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:  3 October 1879.
CEMETERY:  Jamerson Cemetery, Henry County, Virginia.
1902, CONFEDERATE PENSION, 1884-1958, APPLICATION OF WIDOW:
~ Dolly A. Jamerson  signed the application on the 15th May 1902.
~ Certificate of Camp of Confederate Veterans:  “The Stuart Hairston Camp of Confederate Veterans of the County of Henry in the State of Virginia ... examined ... recommended ... Dollie A. Jamerson for aid ...”  
SOURCES:  A History of Henry County, Virginia with Biographical Sketches of its Most Prominent Citizens and Genealogical Histories of Half a Hundred of its Oldest Families by Judith Parks America Hill, Martinsville, Virginia, copyright 1925.  Census.  Confederate Pensions, Application of Widow.  Findagrave.  National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors.  North American Family Histories, 1500-2000, Lineage Book, 1928.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.  U. S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s third-cousin-two-times removed, George W. Jamerson on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

























JAMERSON, THOMAS JEFFERSON (1842-1908), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Post Office, Horse Pasture, Ridgeway, Henry County, Virginia, USA. 
OTHER RESIDENCE: Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  20 November 1842.
PARENTS:  Jane Spencer and John Hairston Jamerson.  Jane’s grandfather, James Spencer was an Ensign in Captain John Dillard’s Company at the Battle of Guilford Court House in 1781. BROTHER:  George W. Jefferson, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
SPOUSE:  Louise “Lou” Salmons, daughter of Eliza Clanton and John Hairston “Pea Ridge John” Salmons.
SON:  Major General George Hairston Jamerson, U. S. Army soldier, was awarded:  Two Silver Star Medals and an Army of Cuban Occupation Medal (Spanish American War); a Philippine Campaign Medal; a Mexican Border Service Medal; a Distinguished Service Medal and a Victory Medal with 4 clasps (World War I).
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1 January 1863 in Henry County, Virginia.  1864.
DISCHARGE DATE:  When the Civil War ended.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company H and K, 24th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
1908, CONFEDERATE PENSION, 1884-1958, APPLICATION OF WIDOW:
~ Lou S. Jamerson, widow of Thomas Jefferson Jamerson, signed the application on 28 April 1908.
~ Certificate of Camp of Confederate Veterans:  “The Stuart Hairston Camp of Confederate Veterans of the County of Henry in the State of Virginia ... examined ... recommended ... Lou S. Jamerson for aid ...”
DATE OF DEATH:  24 April 1908, Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Oakwood Cemetery, Henry County, Virginia.
SOURCES:  A History of Henry County, Virginia with Biographical Sketches of its Most Prominent Citizens and Genealogical Histories of Half a Hundred of its Oldest Families by Judith Parks America Hill, Martinsville, Virginia, copyright 1925.  Census.  Confederate Pensions, Application of Widow.  Danville Register, Danville, Virginia, April 26, 1908, Martinsville, Virginia.  Findagrave # 34095649.  National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors.  North American Family Histories, 1500-2000, DAR Lineage Book, 1928.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. 
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s third-cousin-two-times-removed, Thomas Jefferson Jamerson on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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LEE

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LEE, ROBERT EDWARD, GENERAL, ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Westmoreland County, Virginia.  Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia.  Alexandria, Virginia.  Baltimore, Maryland.
DATE OF BIRTH:  19 January 1807, Stratford Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Anne Hill Carter and Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee, General, Light Horse Cavalry Troop, Continental Army, American Revolutionary War and Virginia Governor.
SPOUSE:  Mary Ann Custis.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  14 May 1862 at Richmond, Virginia.
DISCHARGE DATE:  9 April 1865, surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia.
RANK: General.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
~ 1824, West Point.
~ 14 May 1861, Commissioned an officer in the Confederate States General & Staff Infantry Regiment.
~ 14 June 1861, Promoted to Full General.
~ 9 April 1865, Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. 
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  American Civil War Theatre.
DATE OF DEATH:  12 October 1870, Lexington, Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Lee Chapel Museum, Lexington, Virginia.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records And Profiles.

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SALMONS / SAMMONS

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SONS OF PERMELIA OWENS AND JESSE SALMONS:
JOHN SALMONS AND JOSEPH LAFAYETTE SALMONS.

SALMONS, JOHN (1846-1936), THIRD BATTLE OF WAYNESBORO, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Post Office, Rock Castle, Patrick County, Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Elamsville, Smith River, Patrick County, Virginia.  Widgeon Circle, Woolwine, Patrick County, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  15 November 1846 in Patrick County, Virginia.   
PARENTS:  Permelia Owens and Jesse Salmons.
GRANDPARENTS:  Martha “Patsy” Jones and Jonathan Salmons.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Philpot and Rowland Salmons.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Eleanor McCarty and John Salmons.
SPOUSE:  Sarah J. Hall, first wife, died 17 May 1871.  Violet Ann Hall, second wife, married 17 April 1873.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1 May 1862 at Elamsville, Virginia in Company D, 51st Regiment, Virginia Infantry.  May 1864 at Patrick County, Virginia.
DISCHARGE DATE:  “At the end of the war, surrendered and escaped from the capture at the Battle of Waynesboro.”  [Battle of Waynesboro, 2 March 1865, Waynesboro, Augusta County, Virginia, CSA Commander, Lieutenant Jubal Anderson Early’s unit was annihilated.]
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company D and H, William Price’s Company, Colonel Forsberg, 51st Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Battle of Waynesboro.
VIRGINIA CONFEDERATE PENSION APPLICATION:  John Salmons signed on 10 May 1910.
DATE OF DEATH:  26 October 1936, Patrick County, Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Salmons Cemetery, Woolwine, Virginia.
U. S. HEADSTONE APPLICATION:  Walter Anglin of Woolwine, Virginia signed on May 4, 1937.
SOURCES:  Census.  My Begetters The Salmons by Ruth Sammons Nasser, ca 1986.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans, 1925-1963.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.  Virginia Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958.  U. S. Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865.  Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917.  Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014, Patrick County.  Virginia Select Marriages, 1785-1940.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s second-cousin-two-times-removed, John Salmons on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


SALMONS, JOSEPH LAFAYETTE (1845 – 1913), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Rock Castle, Patrick County, Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Smith River, Patrick County, Virginia.  Woolwine, Patrick County, Virginia.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  30 August 1845 in Patrick County, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Permelia Owens and Jesse Salmons.
GRANDFATHER:  Martha “Patsy” Jones and Jonathan Salmons.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Philpot and Rowland Salmons.  Rowland married second, Frances “Frankie” Carter.
SPOUSE:  Luthena B. Agee.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  March 1864 in Wytheville.
DISCHARGE DATE:  Surrendered at the Battle of Waynesboro and escaped from Capture.
RANK:
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company H, 51st Regiment, Virginia, Captain William Price’s Company, Major Akers, Wharten’s Brigade, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
CONFEDERATE VIRGINIA TROOPS, THE FIFTY-FIRST:
~ 51st Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
~ General Floyd.
~ Gabriel C. Wharton’s Brigade.
~ Colonel Ludwig Augustus Forsberg, who immigrated from Stockholm, Sweden to Virginia.   Wounded August 19, 1864 at the Battle of Winchester, Virginia.  Prisoner of War at Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia, March 2, 1865.  Confined to Fort Delaware Union Prisoner of War Camp, March 12, 1865.  Took Oath of Allegiance, Released from Fort Delaware on July 24, 1865.
~ The Army of the Kanawha.
~ Battle of Fort Donelson.
~ Battle of Carnifax Ferry.
~ Battle of Waynesboro.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Battle of Waynesboro.
U. S. CONFEDERATE PENSIONS, 1884-1958:  Circuit Court of Patrick County, Virginia, he Swore and oath, stated his military service on 31 May 1910.
DATE OF DEATH:  16 March 1913 in Patrick County, Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Salmons Cemetery, Woolwine, Virginia.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  My Begetters The Salmons by Ruth Sammons Nasser, ca 1986.  National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865.  Virginia Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958, Virginia Death Records.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s second-cousin-two-times-removed, Joseph Lafayette Salmons on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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SALMONS, JOHN RUTLEGE (1834 – 1919), PRISONER OF WAR, CAPTURED AT CHARLES CITY COURT HOUSE, PAROLED AT FORT NORFOLK UNION PRISON CAMP AND RESUMED MILITARY SERVICE UNTIL THE WAR ENDED, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Glade Spring, Washington County, Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE: Henry County, Virginia.   Abingdon, Holston and Damascus in Washington County, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  15 April 1834 in Henry County, Virginia.
PARENTS:  America Pyrtle and Thaddeus Moorman Salmons.  
GRANDPARENTS:  Mary “Polly” Davis and John Salmons, Captain of the Henry County Militia, Virginia.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth and John Salmons, American Revolutionary War.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Eleanor McCarty and John Salmons.
SPOUSE:  Susan F. Salmons, daughter of Eliza Clanton and John “Pea Ridge” Salmons.  Susan F. Salmons and John Rutlege Salmons were cousins, who married 2 March 1858.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  8 March 1862 as a First Sergeant in Company B, 32nd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate State Army, Civil War.  Because of reorganization and consolidation, he was transferred to Company H, 24th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry.
DISCHARGE DATE:  When the Civil War ended in 1865.
RANK:  First Sergeant.  Promoted May 1863 to Second Lieutenant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:
~ Enlisted as a First Sergeant.  Commissioned an officer, Second Lieutenant, in Company B, 32nd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry.  Rank in, First Sergeant; Rank out, Second Lieutenant.
~ Because of reorganization and consolidation, he was transferred to Company H, 24th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.  Rank in and Out, Second Lieutenant.
13 DECEMBER 1863, CAPTURED BY UNION FORCES:  Captured at Charles City Court House.  “... on 13 Dec. 1863 Union Cavalrymen captured dozens of Confederates garrisoned here.”  Source:  charlescity.org.
17 DECEMBER 1863, PAROLED FROM CAPTIVITY:  Paroled at Fort Norfolk, Virginia, Union Prisoner of War Camp.
13 MAY 1865:  Name signed on a Parole of Prisoner of War Document.
26 SEPTEMBER 1916, VIRGINIA CONFEDERATE PENSIONS, 1884-1958, APPLICATION FORM NO. 4:
~ John R. Salmons, age 82, born Henry County, Virginia, now resides in Washington County, Virginia.
~ Company H, 24th Cavalry, Virginia Regiment.
~ Entered service at Martinsville, Virginia; Discharged when the Civil War ended.
WAR DEPARTMENT, THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S OFFICE:
~“John R. Salmons enlisted March 8, 1862 as First Sergeant in Company B, 32nd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate States Army.”
~ “Transferred to Company H, 24th Virginia Cavalry by reason of consolidation [of troops].
~ “Promoted Second Lieutenant on 24 May 1863.
~ “13 December 1863, Captured at Charles City C. H. [Court House].
~ “17 December 1863, Paroled at Fort Norfolk, Virginia [Union Prisoner of War Camp].
TWENTY-FOURTH VIRGINIA CAVALRY:
~ Served under Gary’s Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia, Colonel William T. Robins, Lieutenant Colonel Theodore G. Barham, Major John R. Robertson.
~ 1863, Battle of Gettysburg.
~ September 1868, Detached from the Army of Northern Virginia and assigned to the Department of Richmond.
~ 1864, Battle of Drewry’s Bluff.  Battle of the North Anna.  Battle of Cold Harbor.
~ 1865, Battle of Dinwiddie Court House.  Battle of Sayler’s Creek.  Appomattox Court House.   
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Battle at Charles City, Virginia.  American Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:  6 October 1919.
CEMETERY:  Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Washington County, Virginia.
SOURCES:  A History of Henry County, Virginia with Biographical Sketches of its Most Prominent Citizens and Genealogical Histories of Half a Hundred of its Oldest Families by Judith Parks America Hill, Martinsville, Virginia, copyright 1925.  Census.  Charles City County, Virginia; charlescity.org.  Findagrave.  Fort Norfolk Historical Society; wildapricot.org.  My Begetters The Salmons by Ruth Sammons Nasser, ca 1986.  National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors.  The Civil War in the East, 24th Virginia Infantry Regiment; civilwarintheeast.com.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.  Virginia Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958, Application Form No. 4.  Virginia Death Records.  Virginia Select Marriages.  War Department, The Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, Pension Department.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s third-cousin-three-times-removed, John Rutledge Salmons on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


SALMONS, JONATHAN, JR. (1820-1906), CAPTURED AT THE THIRD BATTLE OF WINCHESTER, PRISONER OF WAR AT POINT LOOKOUT, MARYLAND, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Rock Castle, Patrick County, Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Elamsville, Smith River and Starkey, Patrick County, Virginia.
ALTERNATE SPELLING:  Johnathan.
DATE OF BIRTH:  in Patrick County, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Martha “Patsy” Jones and Jonathan Salmons, Sr.
SPOUSE:  Nancy Cochran or Cochram.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  “I enlisted at the Narrows of New River, [Virginia], and I served about three years.”
DISCHARGE DATE:  19 September 1864, he became a Prisoner of War.  “I left service, when I was captured at Winchester.”
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Private, Company D, 51st Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Wharton’s Brigade, General Jubal A. Early’s Division, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
THE THIRD BATTLE OF WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA, 19 SEPTEMBER 1864.  Private Jonathan Salmons was captured at The Third Battle of Winchester and became a Prisoner of War.  Sheridan (Union) vs Jubal A. Early (Confederacy).  A Union Victory resulted.
PRISONER OF WAR:  “I was captured at Winchester.”
U. S. CIVIL WAR PRISONER OF WAR RECORDS, 1861-1865:
~ 19 September 1864:  J. Salmons Private, 51st Virginia, Company D, Captured at Winchester, Virginia on 19 September 1864.
~ 26 September 1864:  Roll of Prisoners of War at Point Lookout, Maryland [a Union Prison Camp], Private J. Salmons, Company D, 51st Virginia, captured at Winchester, Virginia, Received from Harper’s Ferry and Arrived at Point Lookout, Maryland on 26 September 1864.
~ 30 October 1864, Roll of Prisoner of War at Point Lookout, Maryland:  Private J. Salmons, Company D, 51st Virginia, Captured at Winchester, Virginia, [Prisoner] Exchanged on 30 October 1864.
~ 15 March 1865:  CSA, Private J. Salmons, Company D, 51st Virginia, captured at Winchester, Virginia, Transferred to Aikens’s Landing, Virginia for Exchange [of Prisoners].
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  The Third Battle of Winchester.
VIRGINA CONFEDERATE PENSIONS, 1884-1958:  Application sworn by “Johnathan Salmons, a resident of Starkey, Patrick County, Virginia ... [served in] Company D, 51st Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Wharton’s Brigade, General Jubal A. Early’s Division.  I was captured at Winchester.  Signed on 7 April 1904”.  
DATE OF DEATH:  1906.
CEMETERY:  Jonathan Salmons Cemetery, Patrick County, Virginia.
MILITARY PENSION APPLICATION OF WIDOW:  Nancy Cochran, widow of Jonathan Salmons, who died August 1906, signed the application on 18 March 1907.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  My Begetters The Salmons by Ruth Sammons Nasser, ca 1986.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors.  U. S. Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865.  Virginia, Confederate Pensions, 1884-1948.  Virginia Death Records.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s first-cousin-three-times-removed, Jonathan Salmons, Jr. on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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SPENCER

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SPENCER, ABRAHAM / ABRAM (1836 – 1915), BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Post Office, Mayo Forge, Patrick County, Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Mayo River, Patrick County, Virginia.  Haught, Henry County, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  4 November 1836 in Patrick County on Death Record, Marriage Record.  Born in Henry County, Virginia on Virginia Confederate Pension.  
PARENTS:  Drusilla / Priscilla Adams and Lewis Green Spencer.
GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Lynch and John Spencer, American Revolutionary War.
SPOUSE:  ~ Adaline Ingram, married 12 February 1857 in Franklin County, Virginia.
~ Timinda Ingram, second wife, married 12 July 1886.
~ Lurinda Bryant (1876-1972), third wife, married about 1905 per the 1900 Census.  Lurinda was the daughter of Martha Etta Daniel and William Washington Bryant; the granddaughter of Elizabeth Jane Spencer and James Daniel; the great-granddaughter of Phereby / Phoebe Trent and Bailey Daniel, a Frontier Indian Wars Soldier.  Lurinda’s third-great-grandparents were Sarah Lynch and John Spencer, American Revolutionary War Soldier.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  “July 1861 in Richmond, Virginia. ...  I served as a volunteer in the war, and I served during the whole time of the war.”
DISCHARGE DATE:  “I was in service until General Lee surrendered on April 9, 1865. .. I was discharged at Lee’s surrender April 9, 1865.”
RANK:
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company B, 57th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  The 57th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War, Actions and Battles, Source, National Park Service, nps.gov:
~ Organized September 1861.
~ Unit assigned to General Lewis A. Armistead, who Died of Wounds obtained during Picket’s Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg.  Barton’s Brigade and Steuart’s Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia.
 ~ Battle of Drewry’s Bluff (15 May 1862).  7 killed 31 wounded, 3 missing.
~ Seven Days’ Battles (25 June – 1 July 1862).
~ Battle of Malvern Hill  (1 July 1862).  113 casualties.
~ Battle of Gettysburg (1 July – 3 July 1863).  Lost more than 60 percent of the 476 soldiers engaged at Gettysburg.
~ Battle of Cold Harbor (31 May – 12 June 1864).
~ Petersburg trenches north of the James River and around Appomattox.
~ Battle of Salyer’s Creek (6 April 1865), part of the Appomattox Campaign.  Many soldiers were disabled.
~ 9 April, 1865, Surrender of General Robert E. Lee.  When the 57th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army surrender, the unit consisted of only 7 officers and 74 men.
VIRGINIA CONFEDERATE PENSION, 1884-1895:  Circuit Court of Henry County, Virginia Affidavit and Application for Military Disability, sworn to and signed on 5 March 1904 by A. J. Spencer of Henry County, Virginia.
~ “I, A. J. Spencer do hereby apply for aid .. a citizen of Haught in Henry County, Virginia ..age 63.
~ “ I served in Company B, 57th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army, Civil War.   I served under Captain W. T. James [Waddy T. James].
~ “Men [in my unit]:  George W. Stone.  S. J.  Stone.  G. T. Helms.
~ “My injures and disabilities .. ruptures in sides, chronic rheumatism, chronic kidney disease.  Disease and illness in my time of service, fever, yellow fever, measles, [unreadable].
DATE OF DEATH:  3 April 1915 in Virginia.
CEMETERY:
SOURCES:  Census.  National Park Service, Battle Unit Details, Confederate Virginia Troops; nps.gov.  Virginia Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958.  Virginia Death Records.  Virginia Select Marriages.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s first-cousin-four-times-removed, Abraham James Spencer on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s second-cousin-two-times- removed, Lurinda Bryant on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.
KINSHIP:  Lurinda Bryant’s mother, Martha Etta Daniel was the sister of Elizabeth Margaret Daniel, who married James Austin Hopkins.  The tenth and last child born to Elizabeth Margaret and James Austin was Bessie Hopkins.  When she was about a year old, Bessie’s mother, Elizabeth Margaret died.  James Austin married again and had ten more children.  Bessie Hopkins married Ezekiel Sammons; Bessie and Ezekiel were my husband’s paternal grandparents.

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SONS OF SARAH ADAMS AND MARVEL SPENCER:
HARDEN E. SPENCER, KILLED IN THE BATTLE OF DREWRY’S BLUFF.
JAMES JEFFERSON SPENCER, PRISONER OF WAR DEATH BY DISEASE.
LEVI S. SPENCER, SOLDIER HOSPITALIZED, CAUSE OF DEATH UNKNOWN.



























SPENCER, HARDEN EDMOND (1824-1864), WOUNDED IN ACTION, PRISONER OF WAR, EXCHANGED, KILLED IN THE BATTLE OF DREWRY’S BLUFF, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Arrarat, Patrick County, Virginia.  
DATE OF BIRTH:  25 May 1824.
PARENTS:  Sarah Adams and Marvel Spencer.
GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Lynch and John Spencer, American Revolutionary War.
SPOUSE:  Nancy S. Reynolds, married 10 December 18146.
DAUGHTER:  Mary S. Spencer, in 1867 married Henry J. Spencer, Prisoner of War, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  10 March 1862 at Patrick County Court House, Virginia.
DISCHARGE DATE:  Killed In Battle, 16 May 1864 at the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company I, 24th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Battle of Drewry’s Bluff.
DATE OF DEATH:  16 May 1864, Killed In Battle at Drewry’s Bluff.
CEMETERY:  Harden Spencer Cemetery, Patrick Springs, Patrick County, Virginia.
MILITARY PENSION APPLICATION OF WIDOW:  March 1888, Widow Nancy S. Reynolds Salmons applied for assistance.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.  Virginia Confederate Pension, 1884-1958.  Virginia Select Marriages, 1785-1940.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s first-cousin-four-times-removed, Hardin E. Spencer on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


SPENCER, JAMES JEFFERSON (1835-1865), CAPTURED AT THE BATTLE OF MECHANICSVILLE, PRISONER OF WAR, DIED OF DISEASE AT ELMIRA UNION PRISON CAMP, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Arrarat, Patrick County, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  1 August 1835 in Patrick County, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Sarah Adams and Marvel Spencer.
SPOUSE:  Ruth Elizabeth Shelton, first wife.  Martha J. DeHart, second wife, who married second, Brice W. Cassell, an American Civil War soldier.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  5 September 1861 at Patrick County Court House, Virginia.
DISCHARGE DATE:  20 April 1865 due to death at Elmira Union Prisoner of War Camp, New York.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company H, 58th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Battle of Mechanicsville.
U. S. CIVIL WAR PRISONER OF WAR RECORDS, 1861-1865:
~ 30 May 1864, Captured at The Battle of Mechanicsville.
~ 1864, Union Prison Camp, Point Lookout, Maryland.
~ 6 July 1864 – 11 July 1865, Elmira Union Prisoner of War Camp, “Hellmira,” the notorious Civil War Prison camp on the banks of the Chemung River.”
~ 17 November, 1864, Union Prisoner of War Camp, Elmira, New York, James Spencer, Confederate.
~ 4 December 1864, Union Prisoner of War Camp, Elmira, New York, James Spencer, Confederate.
~ 3 February 1865, James Spencer, Prisoner of War.
~ 20 April 1865, DIED a Prisoner of War Death at Elmira Union Prison Camp, Chemung County, New York.  On a Prisoner of War record, he died of pneumonia.  On his widow’s application for a military pension, she stated, that he died of typhoid fever.
DATE OF DEATH:  20 April 1865 at Elmira Union Prison Camp, Chemung County, New York. Died of Pneumonia on a Prisoner of War Record.  Died of Typhoid Fever on his widow’s application for a military pension.
CEMETERY:  Grave Number 1443, Letter Mark 478, Woodlawn National Cemetery, New York.  Source:  U. S. Civil War Prisoner of War Records.  [Proof Needed.]
CONFEDERATE PENSION APPLICATION OF WIDOW, 29 May 1908:  James Jefferson Spencer’s widow, Martha Jane DeHart Spencer Cassel, resident of Vista, Patrick County, Virginia
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. Burial Registers, Military Posts and National Cemeteries, 1862-1960, New York, Woodlawn National Cemetery.  U. S. Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles.  Virginia Confederate Pension, 1884-1958.  Virginia Select Marriages, Patrick County, Virginia.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s first-cousin-four-times-removed, James Jefferson Spencer on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.























SPENCER, LEVI “LEE” (1825-1864), DIED IN THE DISCHARGE OF HIS MILITARY DUTY IN A MILITARY HOSPITAL, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Arrarat, Patrick County, Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  9 September 1825, Patrick County, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Sarah Adams and Marvel C. Spencer.
GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Lynch and John Spencer, American Revolutionary War.
SPOUSE:  Naomi Emmaree Joyce.  Married 8 December 1852 in Patrick County, Virginia.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1 May 1862 in Great Bridge, Virginia.
DISCHARGE DATE:  December 1864, died in Chimborazo Hospital No. 2 in Richmond, Virginia.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company D, 6th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:  December 1864.  Died two days after being admitted to the Chimborazo Hospital No. 2 in Richmond, Virginia, cause of death unknown by family.  Day of Death varied on documents:  the 12th day on findagrave and the 24th day on Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles.
STATUS:  Died In Military Service In A Hospital, Cause Unknown.
CEMETERY:  Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia.  Plot Sec D Row 56 Grave 9.  The initials on the stone marker were:  S. S. instead of L. S.
MILITARY PENSION APPLICATION OF WIDOW, APRIL 1888:  Naomi E. Joyce Spencer, of Stuart, Virginia, applied for a widow’s military pension and was granted $30 per year.
SOURCES:  Act of 1888 Pension Application of a Widow of a Deceased Soldier, Sailor or Marine for a Pension.  Census.  Findagrave.  Virginia Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958.  Virginia Select Marriages.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records And Profiles, 1861-1865.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s first-cousin-four-times-removed, Levi “Lee” Spencer on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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SONS OF MARY ELIZABETH TUGGLE AND MARTIN S. SPENCER:
JOHN R. SPENCER.  PRESTON TOLIVER SPENCER.                                                                                          WILLIAM H. SPENCER, KILLED IN THE BATTLE OF SEVEN PINES.
























SPENCER, JOHN R. (1840-1870), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Post Office, Arrarat, Patrick County, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  14 September 1840.
PARENTS:  Mary Elizabeth Tuggle and Martin S. Spencer.
GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Adams and Marvel Spencer.
SPOUSE:  Alberta Kirby.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:
DISCHARGE DATE:
RANK:  First Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company I and H, 24th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  American Civil War.
OCCUPATION, 1870:  Deputy Sheriff.
DATE OF THE DEATH OF HIS WIFE:  Alberta Kirby Spencer, age 24, born Virginia, Died January 1870 in Patrick County, Virginia of consumption.  Source:  U. S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, Patrick County, Virginia.
DATE OF HIS DEATH:  Jno. R. Spencer, age 29, born Virginia, Deputy Sheriff, Died February 1870 in Patrick County, Virginia of Consumption.  Source:  U. S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, Patrick County, Virginia.
~ [On Virginia Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1912 and on Findagrave, his death was listed to be on 28 May 1869.]
CEMETERY:  Harden Spencer Cemetery, Patrick Springs, Patrick County, Virginia.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers Records and Profiles.  U. S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules.  Virginia Deaths and Burials index, 1853-1917.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s second-cousin-three-times-removed, John R. Spencer on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.





















SPENCER, PRESTON TOLIVER (1846-1935), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Post Office, Arrarat, Patrick County, Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Hueyville, Floyd County, Kentucky.  Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky.  Halbert, Floyd County, Kentucky.  Minnie and Drift in Floyd County, Kentucky.  
DATE OF BIRTH:  17 June 1846 in Patrick County, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Mary Tuggle and Martin Spencer.
GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Adams and Marvel C. Spencer.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Lynch and John Spencer.
SPOUSE:  Nancy “Coon” Turner, married 1 January 1874.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  April 1864.
DISCHARGE DATE:  “The command was disbanded by Colonel Hobson at Danville, Virginia about 14 April 1865.”
RANK:  First Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Reserves.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company I, 5th Battalion, Virginia Reserves, Pickett Division, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
SOLDIERS IN HIS UNIT:  “Captain P. N. Giles.  Colonel Patrick Henry (when I enlisted).  Later, Colonel Hobson.  First Lieutenant Edd Davis.  Second Lieutenant Jack Frazier.
KENTUCKY CONFEDERATE PENSION RECORDS:
~ “I, Toliver Spencer, resident of Minnie in Floyd County, Kentucky enlisted in April 1864 in Company I, 5th Battalion, Virginia Reserve, Pickett Division, Confederate States Army. ... I have been a resident of Kentucky since ... 1867.  Signed 23 December 1913 by Toliver Spencer.”
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:
DATE OF DEATH:  9 October 1935 in Martin, Floyd County, Kentucky in Beaver Valley Hospital.  Cause of Death, struck by an automobile, fractured his skull.   
CEMETERY:  Alex Martin Cemetery, Drift, Floyd County, Kentucky.
A LETTER TO THE COMMISSIONER OF CONFEDERATE PENSION, 11 OCTOBER 1935:  From Arnold Funeral Service, Prestonsburg, Kentucky.  “Please mail one voucher for burial claims of Toliver Spencer of Drift, Kentucky, who died October 9, 1935 and was buried October 10.  E. P. Arnold.”
SOURCES:  A letter written 11 October 1935 by E. P. Arnold, Arnold Funeral Service, Prestonsburg, Kentucky to the Commissioner of Confederate Pensions in Frankfort, Kentucky.  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Confederate Pension Records, 1912-1930, Soldier’s Application for Pension.  Kentucky Death Record.  Kentucky Marriage Records, 1852-1914.  Kentucky Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989.  
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s second-cousin-three-times-removed, Preston Toliver Spencer on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

















SPENCER, WILLIAM H. (1843 – 1864), KILLED IN THE BATTLE OF SEVEN PINES, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Post Office, Arrarat, Patrick County, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  20 August 1843 in Patrick County, Virginia.  
PARENTS:  Mary Tuggle and Martin S. Spencer.
GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Adams and Marvel Spencer.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  31 May 1861 at Lynchburg, Virginia.
DISCHARGE DATE:  31 May 1862, Killed in the Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company I, 24th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Battle of Seven Pines.
DATE OF DEATH:  31 May 1862, Killed in the Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Harden Spencer Cemetery, Patrick Springs, Patrick County, Virginia.
SOURCES: Census.  Findagrave.  National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors; nps.gov.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.  Virginia Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s second-cousin-three-times-removed, William H. Spencer on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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SPENCER, HENRY J. (ca 1845-1876), WOUNDED IN ACTION, CAPTURED AT BATTLE OF PETERSBURG, PRISONER OF WAR, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Arrarat, Patrick County, Virginia.  
DATE OF BIRTH: circa 1845.
PARENTS:  Mary “Polly” Purdy and William Clark Spencer.
GRANDPARENTS:  Mary “Polly” Adams and William Spencer.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Lynch and John Spencer, American Revolutionary War.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Martin and John Adams.
SPOUSE:  Mary.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  15 February 1864 at Patrick County, Virginia.
DISCHARGE DATE:
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company D, 12th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
U. S. CIVIL WAR PRISONER OF WAR RECORDS, 1861-1865.
~ Roll of Prisoners of War at Union Prisoner of War Camp, Point Lookout, Maryland:
~ 27 October 1864, Henry J. Spencer, Private, 12 Virginia, Company D, was Captured near Petersburg.
~ 31 October 1864, Traveled from City Point, Virginia and Arrived at Point Lookout Prisoner of War Camp in Maryland. 
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign.  The Siege became part of many battles that lasted from June 15, 1864 to April 2, 1865, aka the Battle of Petersburg.
DATE OF DEATH:  27 August 1876 in Patrick County, Virginia.   
CEMETERY:
SOURCES:  Census.  U. S. Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.  Virginia Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917.  Virginia Select Marriages, 1785-1940.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s first-cousin-four-times-removed, Henry J. Spencer on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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TURNER, CREED OBEDIAH (1827-1921), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Patrick County, Virginia and Horse Pasture, Henry County, Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Post Office, Carter’s Store, Henry County, Virginia.  Spring Hill, Kanawha County, West Virginia.  Sanville, Henry County, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  30 January 1827, Franklin County, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Frances Lavender and Obediah Turner.
SPOUSE:  Martha M. Spencer, married 15 December 1853.  Martha was the daughter of Margaret Burnett and Thomas Spencer.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  14 June 1861.  1862, at Basset Forks, Virginia, served 3 years, 6 months.
DISCHARGE DATE:  12 August 1862.  14 September 1862, a medical discharge.  April 15, 1865.  [Hand writing on document was very hard to read, leaving two options.]  “I was paroled home from Prison in 1865.”  – OR –   “I was paroled home from Division in 1865.”
RANK:  Private.
MILITARY JOB:  Blacksmith.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company D, 51st Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.  Commanded by Colonel (Brig. Gen.) John B. Floyd’s Division, Colonel Gabriel C. Wharton’s Brigade, Major William T. Akers.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES: The Army of Kanawha to Tennessee to the Battle of Fort Donelson to Nashville to the Battle of Carnifex Ferry to Knoxville Campaign to the Battle of Waynesboro in the Shenandoah Valley.
BATTLE OF WAYNESBORO:  Commanded by Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early.  A Union Victory resulted.  Early’s career and military force were destroyed in his final battle in the Civil War.  
ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE BENEFITS:  10 April 1905.
DATE OF DEATH:  12 May 1921 in Horse Pasture, Henry County, Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Dillon Cemetery, West Bassett, Henry County, Virginia.
U. S. HEADSTONE APPLICATION FOR MILITARY VETERANS:  Signed by J. T. Clark on 30 October 1931.
SOURCES:  Alabama, Texas and Virginia Confederate Pensions, Act of 1902.  American Battlefield Trust; battlefields.org.  Census.  Findagrave.  National Park Service, The Civil War Confederate Virginia Troops, nps.gov.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles.  U. S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans.  Library of Virginia, Application of Soldier, Sailor or Marines for Disability Benefits or the Infirmities of Age.  Virginia Select Marriages.  Virginia Death Records.  West Virginia Archives and History; wvculture.org.
                                                                                                                                                KINSHIP:  Creed Obediah Turner married my husband's third-great-grandaunt, Martha Spencer.
NOTE:  I placed Creed Obediah Turner on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s third-great-grandaunt, Martha M. Spencer on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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