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From Sheila Johnston
Each year on Decoration Day someone brings three flags to
decorate the three unmarked graves of Union soldiers in Weems
Cemetery at Van Hill near the Hawkins/Greene County line. Over
the years the first names of the men have been lost - known only
as Smith, Jeffers, and Jones. These men were possibly from the
Van Hill area or Greene County. It is said the graves face to
the west rather than the usual way of facing east. They were the
first to be buried in Weems Cemetery, with the exception of one
other man who died in 1860. These men lived on the bordering
area where several Confederate men lived, and also near the Local
Confederate Home Guards. There may have been a skirmish and they
were killed near there. Perhaps the full story will surface
someday and the first names of these men will be known - then
someone can get tombstones for them. Do you have any information
on these men?
I am trying to find out about the history of war valley road and
how it came to be called that. I own a farm on that road and
the rumor is that 2 confederate soldiers are buried on my farm.
I would like to try and find out if that possibility is even
true and if so, the curcumstances surrounding how they might
have gotten buried there.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks L. Levy
My GG Grandfather, George Washington Bryson, Sgt, Co. F, Thomas
Legion, CSA was killed in action on Dec 31, 1863 in Rogersville,
TN. I believe this is over a month past the Battle of
Rogersville. I have not found any reference to Thomas's Legion
having taken part in the battle. We are searching for where
G.W.Bryson might be buried? He was originally from Haywood, NC.
One account indicated that he was involved in the Battle of
Strawberry Plains? I have not heard of this Battle. His
Confederate records only indicate that he was killed in
Rogersville. Can anyone provide me with any more info.
Thanks.... B Cooper Bernie Cooper
James Milton Fralix joined the Confederate Army in December, 1862. He
first served in Company K, 37th TN Infantry. He returned to
Hawkins County after being paroled near Greensboro, N.C. on May
1, 1865. I welcome any new info on him or his parentage. He is
my g-g-grandfather. Jackie Dalton
Looking for info on my grandfather who was William Alexander
Russell, b. 1869 in Rogersville. He married Florence Cordelia
Crumley Davis. By 1900 they had moved to Bristol VA. My father,
William's son, was born in Bristol TN. (James Allen Russell in
1898). PLEASE get in touch if you have info on them. Am
particularly interested in info on JOSHUA RUSSELL, born around
1783 - trying to confirm if he DID come from Ireland and from
which town there. Jean Russell
I am looking for references to my husband's gr grandfather,
Jordan Hundley (b. 1843). He was found to be living in Ky. in
the 1870 census and applied for Civil War Pension in 1880 with
his wife, Margaret Eliz. Norton Hundley (b. 1844). They were
both born in Tenn. but we don't know where as was his father (
we don't know who) Her father was born in Va. per census info.
By 1900 they had moved to Illinois. Jordan died in 7 /1927 in
Goins, Tenn. where his second wife, Almeada Hundley, applied for
his Civil War Pension. We know that Almeada lived to be around
100 years of age and they lived on a large farm area in Tenn.
We do not know where Goins, Tenn. is located. For some reason I
have been searching in Hawkins Co.
I have obtained two Jordan Hundley listings for being in the
Civil War with the Union Infantry. One being the 1st Reg. Tenn.
Inf. and the secon in the 6th Reg., Tenn Mounted.
We have no idea where to look from here and are at a brick wall.
If there are any suggestions you can lend we would greatly
Ruth and Nelson Hundley in O'Fallon, Ill.
There was a Jordan Hundley in Hawkins County, TN. Info I have on
him from family member is this:
Jordn b. 1770-80 VA; m. Elizabeth __, b. 1780-90 VA; Will of
Jordon Hundley, 14 May 1853, proven Nov. Term 1853, Hawkins Co
Will Book #1, p. 258-259,son Jordon Hundley, executor, witness:
Jacob Miller, Abraham Britton --- daughter, Nancy Hundley (she
being deceased) m. A. Tucker; John; Joseph; Lucy,wife of John
Cavin; Phebo, wife of Aaron Richards; Elizabeth Cavin; Jordon.
(Jordon Jr. b. 1827, age 33 in 1860 Tn census; d. 1865, wife
Mary "Polly" Eaton, appointed admins. court mins. Aug 7, 1865).Ruth Hundley
Interested in any information on the George H Cagle family
listed in the 1850 Hawkins County Census.
George H /Sarah/Eliza/Esther/Carnis(actually Cumi)Isaac(63rd
Tenn Inf) Bejamin (Ballard).
several were born in Mechlenburg NC all died in Sullivan and
Carter Counties .
marriages ?deaths? or speculations appreciated. Ed Cagle
Interested in info about Samuel Grubb and his half brother B.F.
Also info about Shadrick McLain (I am a decendant of his son
John T. McLain)William Swanson
Don Setser is looking for any photographs that might exist on his grandfather, his brother Joel, or any other Setser family members when they lived in Tennessee. His grandfather's brother, Private Joel Payton Setser was a member of Company C of the 8th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment. D. Setser
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