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PVT Joseph Perry Whorton 12th Alabama Cavalry

Jesse was a Civil War Veteran and was a prison guard for the Confederate Army at Andersonville Prison also known as Camp Sumter. 57th GA Infantry

The 12th Alabama Cavalry Regiment was made up of men from Blount, Cherokee, Dekalb, Etowah, Jackson, Jefferson, Marshall and St Clair counties. It fought at Murphreesboro and Chickamauga and through Longstreet’s East Tennessee Campaign. The regiment was involved in numerous encounters around Dalton, Georgia. One of it’s companies lost 20 killed and wounded while defending a bridge near Rome. It lost 25 or 30 men in a fight with Union General Stoneman’s raiders. At Campbellsville the 12th repulsed Brownlow’s Brigade losing 45 men. It disbanded the night before the surrender with about 125 men present.


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Pvt Edmund Q Baker 25th South Carolina Infantry

Baker. — The Baker family, in North Marion, will next be noticed. Squire Neill Baker, the first known in that section, was a sturdy Scotchman and an excellent citizen of the northern section of the county; he married Polly McArthur, and left many descendants in his section. One of his grand-sons, A. M. Baker, herein before mentioned as a prosperous and progressive man, owns the old homestead. One of his sons, Edmund Baker, married a Miss McGist [McGirt]; he died without issue. Another son, James Baker, married a Miss Bracy, and moved to North Carolina where he died and left a family of several children.

An older son, John D. Baker, married Miss Lovedy McPriest, and died, leaving her with two sons, Albert M Baker, above spoken of and Neill A. Baker. The widow Lovedy Baker lives with her son Neill A. Baker in Georgia. Old man Neill Baker had but two daughters. The oldest married William McKay of North Carolina and moved to Mississippi where his wife died.

The other daughter, Jeanette, married just at the close of the war, Captain Gilbert W. McKay, who was at one time captain of Fairlee’s old company and who may be remembered by many who now live in the town of Marion as he lived there when he went into the war. Both are now dead leaving two children surviving, John W. McKay who lives at McCall, S.C. and Mary who married John Millsaps and moved to Georgia where they now reside.

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Benjamin Franklin Barrow

THE HENRY BULLETIN, Fri., Jan. 28, 1927, p. 3, cols. 5 & 6:

B. F. Barrow, 81-year-old Confederate Veteran, died Jan. 20, at the home of his son, G. W. Barrow, at Mt. Olivet after an illness of several months.
The deceased had been a member of the Christian church for many years and a Mt. Olivet resident for 30 years.
Surviving are the following children: W. M. Barrow of Avalon, N.C., near Mayodan, G. W. Barrow, E. E. Barrow, B. F. Barrow Jr., Mrs. W. S. Slaydon, Mrs. S. E. Bradley and Mrs. E. P. Compton, all of Henry County, Va.
Mr. Barrow was preceded to the grave by his wife, who was Miss Ruth E. Terry, and five children.
Funeral services were conducted from the home Friday. Grandsons who acted as pall bearers were B.B. Barrow, B. L. Barrow, R. L. Barrow, V. H. Barrow, I. T. Barrow, J. D. Barrow, E. F. Barrow, F. L. Barrow, W. P. Barrow and G. D. Barrow, J. F. Slaydon, W. S. Slaydon Jr., R. J. Slaydon, C. A. Slaydon, Don Slaydon and F. H. Bradley.
Flower bearers were Misses Lucy, Sallie, Elizabeth, Mildred, Dora, Clara and Catherine Barrow, Elizabeth and Gertrude Bradley, Littie Sawyers, Mrs. Russell Slaydon and Mrs. Floyd Bryant.

Benjamin married, 1866, Ruth Elizabeth Terry, dau. of George W. Terry & Elizabeth Perkinson.
source: Bruce Locke.

The Chatmoss Plantation is located in the Mt. Olivet community in Henry County. Only about two miles from Mt. Olivet Christian Church. If you go through Martinsville on route 58 towards Danville, turn right on Chatmoss Road you will find the property. This road winds through what was the old Chatmoss plantation. It is now a golf course and the country club is the remodeled great house on the plantation.
Some of the original house still remains inside the country club.
The original house was still in tact as recently as 1955.

Benjamin and Ruth had at least 13 children.

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Sgt Charles P McCarthy

McCarty on one marker; McCarthy on the other.

Sgt Co I 16 Reg VA Cav
Confederate States Army

Name: Chas. P. Mccarly
Death date: 06 Jul 1911
Death place: Amarillo, Potter, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): W
Age at death: 65 years
Estimated birth year: 1846
Birth place: Vir.
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Farmer
Burial place: Amarillo, Texas
Burial date: 07 Jul 1911
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2050487
Digital GS number: 4165846
Image number: 2975
Reference number: cn 16391
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

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Pvt Thomas Evans Riddle

Texas’ next to last surviving Confederate Veteran

Pvt Co I 33rd VA Infantry C.S.A.
Proud Confederate Soldier

Veteran Of Gray Is Dead.-AUSTIN, Tex.-
Thomas Evans Riddle, private in the Army of Tennessee, doughty admiral in the Nebraska Navy, and proud Colonel of the Confederate Air Force, is dead today.- Just two weeks shy of his 108th birthday, Riddle died last night at 10:10 p.m., CST, to leave only four surviving veterans of the Civil War.-The white-haired little man with the shy pixie smile had been ill since January. First he had pneumonia, then a failing heart, but his grim battle for survival astounded doctors. They said old age killed him.- He died at the Texas Confederate Home for Men where he had played dominoes, met old friends and newsmen, and stay in bed most of the time since January 1950. He had wanted to live to be 110 and to die at his home in Wichita Falls, Tex. He is scheduled to be buried, his family said today, at Burkburnett, Tex. When has not been decided.- Got Five Bullets-Riddle, for 18 months of the Civil War, served as a private in Co. 1, 22nd Regiment, Army of Tennessee. He liked to tell of his days under Robert E. Lee and kept a picture of the southern commander over his bed. “Five times I thought my life called. was not worth a minute.” “Snipers were shooting at me from the top of trees. I didn’t know I was hit, but my general says to me, “Thomas, you’re full of bullets,” and I looked and had been shot five times in my side.”-Besides his other mythical titles, Riddle also held colonelcies on the staff of the governors of Texas and Louisiana. He proudly pointed to framed citations on the wall of his room here attesting to his various “ranks.”- Parties Big Events-But his biggest events in his recent years were his birthday parties. With a clean shave, a Confederate tie and polished slippers he sat on the side of his bed and cheerfully received his guests. Although he could barely hear, even with a hearing aid, he always had answers to questions. He was tickled pink when he received several proposals for marriage after a lawyer filed a claim for him for part of a multi-million dollar race horse fortune.-The petition said the old soldier was a half-brother of Man O’War’s owner, the late Samuel D. Riddle.-The “colonel” had been married three times. “Outlived two of them and divorced the other,” he would say with shining eyes.-Of the four survivors of the bloody War between the States, Walter W. Williams, 111, of Franklin, Tex., is the oldest. The others are Albert Woolson, 215 E. Fifth Street, Duluth, Minn., the sole Union survivor; and Confederates William A. Lundy, Laurel Hill, Fla.; and John Salling, Slant, Va.—The Abilene Reporter News, Abilene, Texas, Saturday Evening, April 3, 1954; Pg. Front Page

Name: Thomas Evans Riddle
Death Date: 02 Apr 1954
Death Place: Austin, Travis, Texas
Gender: Male
Race: white
Death Age: 107 years
Birth Date: 16 Apr 1846
Birthplace: Tennessee
Marital Status: Widowed
Father’s Name: Lyles Riddle
Father’s Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother’s Name: Hailey Brown
Mother’s Birthplace: Tennessee
Occupation: Rock & Brick Mason
Place of Residence: Wichtita Falls, Wichita, Texas
Cemetery: Burkburnett
Burial Place: Burkburnett, Texas
Burial Date: 04 Apr 1954
Film Number: 2114149
Digital Film Number: 4165602
Image Number: 836
Reference Number: cn 20002
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

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Pvt William Jasper Thomas

Pvt. Co. E 20 Regt. Texas Inf.
Confederate States Army

Name: William Jasper Thomas
Death date: 19 Oct 1920
Death place: Amarillo, Potter, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): White
Age at death: 85 years 4 months 5 days
Birth date: 11 Jun 1835
Birth place: Tenn.
Marital status: Married
Father name: James Thomas
Father birth place: N. C.
Mother name: Adline Brown
Mother birth place: Tenn.
Occupation: Retired Farmer
Burial place: Amarillo, Texas
Burial date: 23 Oct 1920
Film number: 2073875
Digital GS number: 4169836
Image number: 56
Reference number: v X cn 32989
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

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Lt James Leslie Caldwell

2 Lieut. Co. F Mann’s Texas Cav. C.S.A.

Llano burial 08/20/1920

Name: James Leslie Caldwell
Death date: 19 Aug 1920
Death place: Amarillo, Potter, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): W
Age at death: 85 years
Birth date: 04 Jul 1835
Birth place: Ala.
Marital status: Married
Mother name: Rogers
Mother birth place: Ala.
Occupation: Printer
Residence: Amarillo, Potter, Texas
Burial place: Amarillo, Texas
Burial date: 20 Aug 1920
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

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Pvt James Knox Polk Tanner

Name: James K. P. Tanner
Death date: 31 Aug 1913
Death place: Amarillo, Potter, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): white
Age at death: 68 years
Estimated birth year: 1845
Birth place: Georgia
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Pumper With City Water Co
Residence: Amarillo, Potter, Texas
Cemetery name: Amarillo Cemetery
Burial place: Amarillo, Potter, Texas
Burial date: 01 Sep 1913
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

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Pvt Albert Galletin Boyce

Troop P 18th Texas Infantry
(Potter Co, TX Confederate Service Records)

Al Boyce SR. was killed on Jan. 13, 1912. Sr. by Beal Sneed while sitting on a bench inside a Ft. Worth hotel.

Born on May 8, 1842, near Austin in Travis County. Wounded at the battle of Chickamauga in September 1863. After the war he began rounding up wild, unbranded cattle in Central Texas. 1867–68 drove a herd to California. On December 20, 1870, he married Annie Elizabeth Harris; they had five children. General Manager of the XIT Ranch from 1885-1905. 1905 assisted in organizing the AMARILLO NATIONAL BANK and was one of the largest stockholders.Later helped organize the Midway Bank and Trust Company at Dalhart,Tx and served as it’s President. January 13, 1912,while sitting in the lobby of the MetropolitanHotel/Ft.Worth,TX, he was shot by John Beal Sneed. The circumstances surrounding thsed actions resulted in the famous BOYCE-SNEED FUED.