Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Civil War Ancestors

April 12, 2011 is the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. In recognition of this anniversary, I would like to pay tribute to my ancestors who fought in that war.

JOHN MARTIN BLANTON
My great great grandfather
Company E, 23rd Texas Cavalry, Gould’s Regiment
Born 26 Nov 1827, Alabama
Died 8 Dec 1873, Cass County, Texas
Buried: Unknown

THOMAS L. DAVIS
My great great grandfather
Company I, 31st Louisiana Infantry, Sparrow Cadets
Captured 4 Jul 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi
Born 15 Oct 1830, Fayette County, Georgia
Died 21 Jul 1863, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi
Buried: Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi

JONATHAN J. MILLS
My great great great grandfather
Johnson Cavalry, Rock Creek Guards, Johnson County, Texas
Born 10 May 1803, North Carolina
Died 10 Oct 1878, Johnson County, Texas
Buried: Prairie Springs Cemetery, Johnson County, Texas

MARTIN VAN BUREN MILLS
My great great grandfather
Company C, 21st Texas Infantry, Griffin’s Regiment &
13th Regiment Texas Cavalry
Born 2 Jun 1837, Illinois
Died 8 Nov 1926, Johnson County, Texas
Buried: Prairie Springs Cemetery, Johnson County, Texas

RUFUS K. PRESTIDGE
My great great grandfather
Company K, 37th Texas Cavalry, Terrell’s Regiment
Born 24 Mar 1842, Mississippi
Died 4 Aug 1918, Van Zandt County, Texas
Buried: Prairie Springs Cemetery, Van Zandt County, Texas

WILLIAM H. ROSE
My great great grandfather
Company D & Company I, 6th Missouri Infantry &
Company D, 8th Missouri Infantry
Born 7 Aug 1840, Lawrence County, Ohio
Died 18 Feb 1900, Montague County, Texas
Buried: Smyrna Cemetery, Montague County, Texas

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