John Anderson (1816-1898) North Carolina and Georgia

Correcting the Record of John Anderson’s Military Service – CSA

John Anderson (1816-1898) – Private, Co. K, 1 Regiment NC Cavalry (9 State Troops)

Various sources, including North Carolina Troops, A Roster 1861-1865, Volume II,1 show incorrectly that my ancestor, John Anderson (1816-1898), deserted his unit during the War for Southern Independence. This error resulted from a failure by the original preparer of the compiled service record (CSR), who combined records for two men of the same name; and, by the failure of subsequent researchers to recognize the error when preparing their publications. A careful review of the CSR obtained at Fold3.com2 makes it very clear that two men are represented.

In addition, because John Anderson and his widow Mary obtained pensions from the State of Georgia3 for his service, we know that he did not desert the Confederate States Army. Deserters were not eligible for pensions.

The following is a summary of the portion of the Compiled Service Record that relates to John Anderson (1816-1898).

1861     Nov-Dec: Muster Roll – present; enlisted 25 June 1861 by J. W. Woodfin at Camp Woodfin [probably in Macon County, North Carolina, his residence in 1860].

1861     28 Nov: Receipt Roll – pay for 25 June – 1 Sep 1861. Rate of pay $12.00, Raleigh.

1862     Jan-Feb: Muster Roll – present, sick in quarters

1862     8 May: Certificate of Disability for Discharge – disability by age and general inefficiency; also suffers from acute rheumatism when exposed to damp weather. W. L. Hilliard, Surgeon, 1st NC Cavalry

1862     10 May: Discharge Certificate – discharged by T. P. Siler,4 Camp Mars [near Kinston, NC]; last paid through 31 Dec 1861; due $52.00; born Buncombe County, NC; age 47; 6 ft 1 in; light complexion; grey eyes; light hair; farmer by occupation. Signed T. P. Siler, Captain.

1862     1 Jan – 10 May: Receipt for pay appears on the bottom portion of the Discharge Certificate – 4 months and 10 days at $11.00 per month, $52.00. Received of Major A. F. Cone, AQM, 13 May 1862, by Voucher No. 143, $52.00. Signed John Anderson by his mark. Witness T. H. Holmes, Jr.

1862     May-June: Muster Roll – discharged at Camp Mars, NC, May 10, 1862.

Undated            Roll of Honor: John Anderson, 9th Regiment NC Troops (Cavalry); Macon County, [NC]; age 46; Volunteer; discharged for disability.

The physical descriptions of the above man and that of the one discussed below clearly show that they are two different men.

Another John Anderson, Private, Company K, 1st Regiment NC Cavalry

Combined with the above CSR cards are those for a John Anderson, Private, 1st Regiment NC Cavalry, enlisted 27 November 1863 at Orange Court House, Virginia, by W. M. Adington. The physical description of this man is shown on his Oath of Amnesty, administered in Washington, D.C., on 22 March 1864. He was a resident of Alleghany County, NC; dark complexion; brown hair, blue eyes, 5 ft 6″ height.

He is listed on a Prisoner of War Roll dated 28 January 1864, at Lincoln General Hospital, Washington, D.C., admitted from Kalorama Hospital. He deserted the CSA on 26 November 1863 at the Rappidan River. CSA muster roll records show him MIA as of 29 November 1863.

He was admitted to Kalorama (Eruptive Fever) U.S.A. General Hospital, Washington, D.C., on 30 December 1863, having contracted Variola (measles). He was returned to duty 25 Jan 1864, and admitted to Lincoln Hospital on 28 January 1864 where he was listed on the POW roll.

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Of three books that describe the service of my John Anderson4, the entries are nearly identical, and all contain the same erroneous information. To investigate the accuracy of these entries, a secondary source must be used (CSR cards) because the original service records are no longer available to the public. If the CSR attributed to John Anderson had been carefully reviewed by any of the persons who cite it, it would have been immediately obvious that two men were represented. In this case, using the book abstracts alone would lead a family historian to believe a completely false assertion. It’s impossible to stress enough the importance of checking the original source of the information you wish to use.

Matthew Brown, editor of North Carolina Troops, A Roster 1861-1865, can be contacted at the Historical Publications branch of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History if you wish to contribute a correction to an ancestor’s record (http://www.ncpublications.com/nc_rostr/default.htm).

NOTES:

  1. Louis H. Manarin, compiler, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865, A Roster, Volume II, Cavalry (Raleigh, North Carolina : North Carolina Department of Archives and History, 2004), 90.
  2. Compiled service record, John Anderson, Pvt., Co. K, 1st Regiment N.C. Cavalry, (9th NC Troops), Civil War, digital images, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : accessed 10 October 2013).
  3. John Anderson, Private, Co. K, 1st Regiment North Carolina Cavalry (9th NC Troops); Confederate Pension Applications, Georgia Confederate Pension Office, RG 58-1-1, Georgia Archives, Morrow, Ga., Georgia Confederate Pension Applications, digital images, GeorgiaArchives.org / Virtual Vault (http://cdm.georgiaarchives.org:2011/cdm/compoundobject/collection/TestApps/id/33168/rec/3 : accessed 18 March 2014).

Mrs. M. L. Anderson, widow of John Anderson, Confederate Pension Applications, Georgia Confederate Pension Office, RG 58-1-1, Georgia Archives, Morrow, Ga., Georgia Confederate Pension Applications, Bartow County, Georgia, digital images, GeorgiaArchives.org (http://cdm.georgiaarchives.org:2011/cdm/compoundobject/collection/TestApps/id/32486/rec/2 : accessed 18 March 2014;

and Gordon County, Georgia (http://cdm.georgiaarchives.org:2011/cdm/compoundobject/collection/TestApps/id/32047/rec/3 : accessed 18 March 2014;

Widow’s Bartow County supplemental application includes John Anderson’s discharge certificate, Record ID: cpa35765 (http://cdm.georgiaarchives.org:2011/cdm/search/collection/pension/searchterm/M%20L%20Anderson/order/title : accessed 18 March 2014). All images found at the Georgia Archives Virtual Vault. There are two sets of Confederate Pension Application records in the Virtual Vault. One is the first set of records microfilmed. The “Supplement” images were filmed separately at a later date.

  1. Manarin, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 … Volume II, 90. Carroll G. Moore, compiler, A List of Confederate Soldiers from Macon County, North Carolina . . . lest we forget (Shelby, North Carolina: Westmoreland Printers, 2nd printing, 2005), 8. Chris J. Hartley, author, Stuart’s Tarheels, James B. Gordon and his North Carolina Cavalry in the Civil War, 2nd edition (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland and Company, 2011), 249.

 

Miles R. Crow & Sarah A. (Casey) Crow, Bartow County, Georgia, 1860s

Claim of Sarah A. (Casey) Crow: No. 149171

Southern Claims Commission

Filed: 22 July 1871 & Approved: 14 June 1880 by Private Act of Congress No. 106

If you have ancestors or kin living in the South during the War for Southern Independence, you should spend time with the files of the Southern Claims Commission, created by an Act of Congress on 3 March 1871. Be sure to check for claims by neighbors because your kin may have been witnesses or provided testimony. Since these are original records, the signatures of participants are usually present. This may be the most personal artifact of an ancestor.

Sarah A. Crow’s file was obtained from Fold3.com, a subscription website that is free at your local Family History Center. The images of this file at the Fold3.com website are not in chronological order. This is probably due to the order in which the paper copies were found when the file was digitized. Most pages of the Crow claim are undated.

The St. Louis County Library has valuable online resources to aid in researching the Southern Claim Commission files. A guide in .pdf format can be downloaded at: http://www.slcl.org/content/guide-researching-southern-claims-commission-records . There is a link within the document to the geographical list of claims: http://www.slcl.org/content/researching-southern-claims-commission-records-resources .

Various petitions and testimony for this claim occurred between 1871 and 1878. The original list of questions created in 1871 was amended in 1872 and 1874; this probably required another interview with claimant and witnesses, which helps explain why the process took so long. There are links to the sets of questions in the first document linked to above.

Sarah Crow, claimant, was deposed several times, the most extensive testimony is dated 11 August 1877, and was taken at Kingston, Georgia. She gave her age as 43, and birth place as Gwinnett County, Georgia. The Special Claims Commissioner who took her testimony was Thomas J. Perry.

Witnesses [various dates]: L. R. Green; Shem Carnes; L. M. Fountain; Emma Green; Susan Fortenberry; Elizabeth Carnes; Darkis M. Dodd; E. M. Price; S. N. Mill—–. Supporting testimony was given by: L. R. Green, Shem Carnes, L. M. Fountain, Susan Fortenberry.

At the beginning of the War, Sarah and her family lived on a farm rented from “Old Man Barnsley” about seven miles north of Kingston. They had 30 acres under cultivation. In May 1864, due to strong support of the Union and threats by Confederate neighbors and scouts, the family was moved by the army to near Adairsville to be within the Union lines. While there, they took an oath of allegiance to the Union.

After the fall of Atlanta, returning troops took Sara and some or all of her daughters with them to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where they stayed until the end of the War. Some of the officers in Chattanooga invited her to go with them to their homes and they would care for her. She went as far as Kentucky with Union troops and stayed there for two years. [During their time in Kentucky, Sarah’s daughter, Emma (aka Dorcas Elizabeth), married Lewis Richard Green in 1866.2]. Sarah’s health worsened and she was given money and transportation back to Bartow County, Georgia.

The family of Miles and Sarah Crow were strong Union supporters, as was her father’s Casey family. Sarah tried to get members of her family to stay out of the War and she urged neighbors to do the same. A brother (William Casey) and two nephews deserted the Confederate States Army and joined the Union Navy where they served until the end of the War. Sarah aided the army by doing laundry, cooking, and sewing for the officers and soldiers during the time of occupation and probably during her time with the army in Chattanooga.

Miles R. Crow, worked for the Union Army on the Western & Atlantic Railroad as a track hand after he deserted the Confederate Army, into which he had been conscripted. When the Confederate enlistment/conscription officer, Newton [illegible first letter]now, came to get her husband, he told Sarah he would burn down her house if she didn’t cease talking against the rebels.

After conscription, Miles was kept in camp for two weeks and then sent to Dalton. As the Confederate troops fell back from Dalton, Miles deserted. He arrived home a few hours before General Wilder’s Brigade came to their home on the Barnsley place and began confiscating livestock and food supplies [this claim presents her case for compensation]. Testimony indicates that the date Wilder arrived and established his headquarters in the Crow home was 19 May 1864. Miles was sent to work on the railroad at the behest of General Wilder and was employed from May to December 1864, when he died. In other testimony, Sarah said he died during the year of surrender [1865].

Names given by Sarah of Unionists who would be willing to testify for her were: Shem Carnes, Littleton Fountain, Isaac Casey, and James Harden. Additional Unionists known to her witnesses were: E. Green [probably, Edwin Harmon Green, father of Lewis Richard Green], James Casey, and Jas. Holly.

Confederates who opposed and/or threatened her family were: Old Man Barnsley and his two sons and Joseph Mooney. Several Mooneys and other Confederate scouts came to the Crow house one night and tried to get in but their dog drove them off. The Union army was camped nearby and the next day her family was moved behind their lines.

Family members named were daughters (Emma [Green], 24; Susan [Fortenberry], 23; Cyntha, 22; Martha, 20; Mary, 17; Avery, 12); brother, William Casey; nephews, Jackson Casey and William Crow; son-in-law, L. R. Green [the birth date he gave matches other records].3

Signature of Lewis Richard Green  Page 22_LRG sig

NOTES:

  1. Sarah Crow (Bartow County Georgia) claim no. 14917, “Allowed Case Files, Southern Claims Commission, 1871-1880, Settled Accounts and Claims,” claim for property loss, digital images (49), Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : accessed 3 April 2014); Third Auditor; Records of the Treasury Department Accounting Officers, RG 217; NARA, Washington, D.C.
  2. Shelby County, Kentucky, Marriage Bonds Licenses Book 9, 1860-1869: no page number, L. R. Green and Dorcas Crow (1866), Certificate no. 3202; County Court Clerk’s Office, Shelbyville, Kentucky.
  3. Bertha C. Dempsey to Blanche M. Wallace, letter dated 25 September 2009, Files of Blanche M. Wallace, Green Family Lineage – page 2.

Crow Surname: Union County, Georgia, 1834

While searching for ancestors in the referenced census, I found the following heads of household with the surname “Crow”. My oldest known Crow ancestor was “Nicey” Crow who married William Hadaway on 13 November 1834, probably in Hall County, Georgia. Her father may have been Samuel Crow. Any assistance in verifying this will be greatly appreciated.

1834 Census for Union County, Georgia

 Excerpted from Volume 12, Spring Issue, Number 2

Northwest Georgia Historical & Genealogical Society

Obtained from Washington Memorial Library, Macon, Georgia

Name Males Females
William L. Crow 3 4
John L. Crow 3 4
Isaac ? Crow 2 2
Peter Crow 2 1
James Crow 4 4
John Crow 4 4
William Crow 2 3
Thomas Crow 3 4

White population at time of census in April 1834 was approximately 903.

James Terrell Hall (ca. 1826-04 June 1914) and wife, Mahalda Grogan

James Terrell Hall (ca. 1826 – 04 June 1914)

Mahalda/Hulda/Huldah (Grogan) Hall (ca. 1834 – after 1910)

Cherokee, Pickens, Cobb Counties, Georgia

James Terrell Hall is closely associated in place and time with other of my Hall kin in Georgia. I am trying to determine who his parents were. My best guess is David Hall (ca. 1800 – March 1880) and his wife, Delilah __?__ (ca. 1808 – after 1880). According to the Indigent Soldier Pension Application filed in Georgia by a known son, Calvin Hall (June 1834 – 16 June 1907), the family came to Georgia in 1844, probably from North Carolina.

James T. Hall and Calvin Hall served in Company G of the 8th Georgia Battalion in the War of Southern Independence and were witnesses for each other’s pension applications. Calvin stated he was born in North Carolina and James T. stated he was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina. James stated that he had moved into Georgia in 1844, the same year given by Calvin Hall. David and Delilah (__?__) Hall are first found in the 1850 U.S. census in Cherokee County, Georgia. Later they lived in Pickens and Cobb Counties, Georgia. Calvin and James T. are also found in those counties.

James and Hulda were married on 14 October 1849 in Cherokee County, Georgia. They had five known children: John Henry (born ca. 1854); Mary A. (born ca. 1859); James (born ca. 1863); Ida (born ca. 1875); and Hettie (born ca. 1879). On the 1900 U.S. census, Hudah is credited with 7 children born, 3 living. In 1920 she is credited with 6 children born and 3 living.

A time line for James Terrell Hall was created to examine known relationships at various times and places and to assist in analyzing the data collected to date. The time line can be accessed via this link:

http://tinyurl.com/zm49n4d

The question of his parents is still unresolved. Perhaps another Hall researcher may be able to help. Please contact me via the comment section below if you would like to share information or to request source information.

Tax Digests for Cobb County, Georgia (1873-1877)

This data set can be found at ancestry.com. It is indexed; however, searching for a name does not return the year the  name appeared on the digest. All you see is “1873-1877” when viewing the indexed name. It appears no attempt was made to determine and include the year of the digest for each indexed name. Because I use this data set frequently, I decided to go through it, image-by-image and determine the beginning point for each year and the content of each image. The table below summarizes my effort. I hope it will make the results of the data set more useful.

After you find the name of interest using the ancestry.com search feature, click on the “view original image” link.  At the bottom of the image you will see the number of the image. Then, determine the Tax Digest year by looking up the image number on the table. Note that the initial zero(es) of the image numbers do not appear on the ancestry.com images. I added them for a more consistent appearance in the image number column. Therefore, “0001” = image number 1.

This table is my original creation and, therefore, is copyrighted. Please contact me through the comment section below, if you wish to reproduce it anywhere;  have questions; or, find errors.

Year Image # District of County Content of image
1873 0001  blank page 1873-1877 written across top
0002-0057 Marietta list of taxpayers & property
0058-0085 Powder Springs list of taxpayers & property
0086-0109 20th (GMD 851) list of taxpayers & property
0110-0125 Oregon list of taxpayers & property
0126-0147 Coxes list of taxpayers & property
0148-0167 Lemons list of taxpayers & property
0168-0185 Merritts list of taxpayers & property
0186-0193 Roswell list of taxpayers & property
0194-0213 Gritter list of taxpayers & property
0214-0229 Big Shanty/Noonday list of taxpayers & property
0230-0231 All synopsis of district data
0232-0235 Marietta names of employers & freedmen
0236-0237 Powder Springs list of taxpayers & property
0238-0239 20th (GMD 851) list of taxpayers & property
0240 Oregon list of taxpayers & property
0241 Coxes list of taxpayers & property
0242 Lemons list of taxpayers & property
0243 Merritts list of taxpayers & property
0244 Roswell list of taxpayers & property
0245 Gritter list of taxpayers & property
0246-0247 Big Shanty/Noonday list of taxpayers & property
0248 All synopsis of freedmen property
0249 Marietta names of white defaulters
0250 Powder Springs names of white defaulters
0251 20th (GMD 851) names of white defaulters
0252 Oregon names of white defaulters
0253 Coxes names of white defaulters
0254 Merritts names of white defaulters
0255 Roswell names of white defaulters
0256 Gritter names of white defaulters
0257 Big Shanty/Noonday names of white defaulters
0258 All synopsis of white defaulters
0259 All Guano [fertilizer] returns
0260-0261 All synopsis of colored defaulters
0262-0263 All synopsis of freedmen
1874 0264-0320 Marietta list of taxpayers & property
0321-0346 Powder Springs list of taxpayers & property
0347-0369 Acworth list of taxpayers & property
0370 Gritter list of taxpayers & property
0371-0372 Big Shanty/Noonday names of employers & freedmen
0373-0374 All synopsis of freedmen
0375-0390 Oregon list of taxpayers & property
0391-0410 Coxes list of taxpayers & property
0411-0430 Lemons list of taxpayers & property
0431-0446 Merritts list of taxpayers & property
0447-0456 Roswell list of taxpayers & property
0457-0476 Gritter list of taxpayers & property
0477-0490 Big Shanty/Noonday list of taxpayers & property
0491-0492 All synopsis of district data
0493-0494 Roswell names of white defaulters
0495-0496 Merritts names of white defaulters
1874 0497-0498 Powder Springs names of white defaulters
0499-0500 Oregon (817 GMD) names of white defaulters
0501-0502 Big Shanty/Noonday names of white defaulters & synopsis of all districts
0503-0508 Marietta names of freedmen
0509-0510 Powder Springs names of freedmen
0511-0512 Acworth names of freedmen
0513-0514 Oregon names of freedmen
0515 Lemons names of freedmen
0516 Coxes names of freedmen
0517 Merritts names of freedmen
0518 Roswell names of freedmen
0519 Gritter names of freedmen
0520-0521 Big Shanty/Noonday names of freedmen
0522 All synopsis of freedmen
0523 All names of freedmen defaulters
0524 Coxes names of freedmen defaulters & synopsis of districts
0525 Lemons & Marietta promiscuous returns
1875 0526-0571 Marietta list of taxpayers & property
0572-0597 Powder Springs list of taxpayers & property
0598-0617 Acworth list of taxpayers & property
0618-0633 Oregon list of taxpayers & property
0634-0655 Coxes list of taxpayers & property
0656-0677 Lemons list of taxpayers & property
0678-0697 Merritts list of taxpayers & property
0698-0707 Roswell list of taxpayers & property
0708-0727 Gritter list of taxpayers & property
0728-0741 Big Shanty/Noonday list of taxpayers & property
0742-0745 All synopsis of district data
0746-0747 district not specified promiscuous returns
0748-0749 district not specified names of defaulters
0750-0753 Marietta names of employers & freedmen
0754-0755 Powder Springs names of employers & freedmen
0756-0757 Acworth names of employers & freedmen
0758-0759 Oregon names of employers & freedmen
0760 Lemons names of employers & freedmen
0761 Coxes names of employers & freedmen
0762 Lemons names of employers & freedmen
0763 Merritts names of employers & freedmen
0764 Roswell names of employers & freedmen
0765 Gritter names of employers & freedmen
0766-0767 Big Shanty/Noonday names of employers & freedmen
0768-0769 All synopsis of freedmen
1876 0770-0828 Marietta list of taxpayers & property
0829-0858 Powder Springs list of taxpayers & property
0859-0884 Acworth list of taxpayers & property
0885-0902 Oregon list of taxpayers & property
0903-0926 Coxes list of taxpayers & property
0927-0948 Lemons list of taxpayers & property
0949-0968 Merritts list of taxpayers & property
0969-0980 Roswell list of taxpayers & property
0981-1002 Gritter list of taxpayers & property
1003-1020 Big Shanty/Noonday list of taxpayers & property
1021-1022 All synopsis of district data
1876 1023-1024 All names of defaulters
1025-1029 Marietta names of employers & freedmen
1030-1032 Powder Springs names of employers & freedmen
1033-1035 Acworth names of employers & freedmen
1036 Oregon names of employers & freedmen
1037 Coxes names of employers & freedmen
1038 Gritter names of employers & freedmen
1039 Lemons names of employers & freedmen
1040 Roswell names of employers & freedmen
1041 Gritter names of employers & freedmen
1042-1044 Big Shanty/Noonday names of employers & freedmen
1045 district not specified social & death statistics, no names
1877 1046-1102 Marietta list of taxpayers & property
1103-1134 Powder Springs list of taxpayers & property
1135-1160 Acworth list of taxpayers & property
1161-1178 Oregon list of taxpayers & property
1179-1204 Coxes list of taxpayers & property
1205-1230 Lemons list of taxpayers & property
1231-1252 Merritts list of taxpayers & property
1253-1264 Roswell list of taxpayers & property
1265-1290 Gritter list of taxpayers & property
1291-1308 Big Shanty/Noonday list of taxpayers & property
1309-1310 All synopsis of district data
1311-1312 All names of defaulters
1313-1317 Marietta names of employers & freedmen
1318-1321 Powder Springs names of employers & freedmen
1322-1324 Acworth names of employers & freedmen
1325-1326 Oregon names of employers & freedmen
1327-1328 Coxes names of employers & freedmen
1329 Lemons names of employers & freedmen
1330 Merritts names of employers & freedmen
1331 Roswell names of employers & freedmen

 

O. C. Powell, Affidavit of 1863, Jackson County, Georgia

Affidavits of O. C. Powell and

N. H. Stephens, widow of A. N. Stephens

Jackson County, Georgia

29 August 1863

 

[These affidavits were found in the file of A. N. Stephens at Fold3.com: Civil War/Civil War Service Records/Confederate Records/Georgia/24th Infantry/S/Stephens, A N. They were made in support of the affidavit of N. H. Stephens, widow of A. N. Stephens, for her claim to any monies due to A. N. Stephens at the time of his death. Her affidavit is presented first.]

Affidavit of N. H. Stephens

Georgia, Jackson County} on this 29th August 1863 personally appeared before me the subscriber James Lindsey one of the Justices of the Inferior court in and for the County aforesaid N. H. Stephens who after being sworn according to law deposes and says that she is the widow of A. N. Stephens, deceased who was a private of Captain E. Winn Company F 24 Regiment of Georgia Volunteers commanded by Colonel Robert McMillian in the service of the Confederate States in the present war with the United States that the said A. N. Stephens entered the service at Lawrenceville Gwinnett County and state aforesaid on or about 15th March 1862 and he was killed at Crapton [Crampton] Gap in the state of Maryland on or about 17th September 1862 while in the line of his duty leaving N. H. Stephens widow only heir and that she makes this deposition for the purpose of obtaining from the Government of the Confederate States whatever my have been due the said A. N. Stephens at the time of his death for pay bounty or other allowances for  his service.

Sworn [&] subscribed before me.

[sig] James Lindsey J.I.C.   [sig] N. H. Stephens

Stephens, NH-affidavit

 Affidavit of O. C. Powell

And on the same day and year aforesaid also appeared before me a justice of the Inferior County aforesaid O. C. Powell who is well known to me and whom I hereby certify to be a person of veracity & credibility who having been by me duly sworn on oath saith that he is well acquainted with N. H. Stephens the claimant and also well knew for years A. N. Stephens the deceased soldier herein mentioned and that the statement made under oath by said N. H. Stephens the claimant as to the relationship to the said deceased soldier is true and correct in every particular to the best of my knowledge and belief & that the said O. C. Powell is wholly disinterested.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29th August 1863.

[sig] James Lindsey J.I.C.               [sig] O. C. Powell

 Powell, OC-affidavit

This affidavit of O. C. Powell is important because it not only has his signature, but shows he was alive as of 29 August 1863. No service record has been found for him and the only other evidence that he served in the War is the listing of his wife’s name on the 1863 Bartow County, Georgia, Salt List where she is shown as “Mrs. O. C. Powell, widow of deceased soldier.” If you know of connections between the Powell and Stephens families of Bartow, Elbert, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Jackson, Madison or Union Counties in Georgia, please contact me using the comment section below. I am happy to exchange information.

Possible Family of John Calvin Green (born mid-late 1700s)

Please be advised that this family structure is not proven. Research is on-going and the extent of what I know is posted here. It is hoped that other researchers working on this line will contact me through the comment section below so we can collaborate on establishing the true family structure. The only verified child of John Calvin Green is Edwin/Edward Harmon Green (ca 1812-ca 1908). He married in Rutherford County, North Carolina, in 1839 and moved to Georgia by 1850. Except for a move to Gordon County before or about 1870 (he is enumerated there on the 1870 U.S. census), he resided in Bartow County, Georgia, until at least 1880. Sometime later, he and wife Nancy moved to St. Clair or Blount or Etowah County, Alabama, to live with his son, William Roland Green. Ed is presumed to have died there. His wife, Nancy Crow Smith, died in Alabama in 1896. They are said to be buried in the Old Pell City Cemetery, Pell City, St. Clair County, Alabama. See yesterday’s post for additional information. Contact me for source citations regarding the family of Edwin Harmon Green and Nancy Crow (Smith) Green.

The material cited below for the children of John Calvin Green (born 1700s) was obtained from:

Eastern Cherokee Applications of the U.S. Court of Claims, 1906-1909, Record Group 75 (Bureau of Indian Affairs), Microfilm M1104, Roll 310, John Calvin Green, Application No. 40176.

The birth order shown below for the probable children of John Calvin Green (1700s) is based on the order the children were named on the application. It is assumed that this ordering represents birth order. This is not certain. Note the similarity of names of Edwin H. Green’s children to those of his probable siblings.

1-John Calvin “Grandsir/Rancer” Green; born: about 1770s-1780s1

2-Richard L. Green; born: about 1802; died: before 1907

2-Roland Green; born: about 1804; died: before 1907

2-Richard Green; born: about 1806; died: before 1907

2-Thomas Green; born: about 1808; died: before 1907

2-Edwin Harmon Green; born: about 1812, North Carolina or South Carolina; died: about 1907, PellCity, St. Clair County, Alabama

+Nancy Crow Smith; born: 1816, South Carolina; married: 30 Mar 1839, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died: 23 Feb 1896, Blount County, Alabama

3-Thomas M. Green; born: 16 Mar 1839, North Carolina; died: 30 Sep 1892, Bartow County, Georgia

3-Mary A. “Molly” Green; born: Jun 1841, North Carolina; died: 13 Aug 1912

3-John Calvin Green; born: 3 Jun 1843, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died: 24 May 1924, Bartow County, Georgia

3-Martha J. “Mattie” Green; born: about 1846, North Carolina or Georgia

3-Lewis Richard Green; born: 19 Sep 1848, North Carolina or Georgia; died: 26 May 1910, Pell City, St. Clair County, Alabama

3-William Roland Green; born: 28 Aug 1852, probably Bartow County, Georgia; died: 22 Sep 1935, Pell City, St. Clair County, Alabama

3-Nancy C. “Nannie” Green; born: 28 Aug 1852, probably Bartow County, Georgia; died: 12 Dec 1900, Gordon County, Georgia [twin to William Roland Green]

2-Calvin Green; born: about 1812; died: beforeore 1907

2-Jack Green; born: about 1814; died: before 1907

2-Daniel Green; born: about 1816; died: before 1907

2-Caroline Green; born: about 1818; died: before 1907

2-Elizabeth Green; born: about 1820; died: before 1907

2-May Green; born: about 1822; died: before 1907