Category Archive: Military

Aug 15

Military Monday: Sloan H. Abbott, Confederate Veteran

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The family of Salome Abbot was enumerated in the Dug Road District (Jasper Post Office), Pickens County, Georgia on 6 June 1860.[1] The household consisted of Salome Abbott, age 27, born in S.C. farmer, real estate valued at $200, and personal estate valued at $150; Anna Abbot, age 30, born in S.C.; and Georgia Abbot, age …

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Jul 25

Military Monday: War of 1812 Widow’s Pension & Beyond

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Rebecca A. Tatum, widow of Edward Tatum, applied for a War of 1812 pension under the Act of 9 March 1878. Edward served as a private in Capt Cannon’s Company in the South Carolina Militia. Copies were made of all of the documents in Rebecca’s pension application file #36382 (certificate #27906), at the National Archives, …

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Jun 27

Breaking the Heartland: The Civil War in Georgia

The Confederate flag of Pickens County's Company E "€œTate's Guards,"€ 23rd Georgia Confederate Infantry, is now in the Chicago Historical Society

Press Release courtesy of Robert Scott Davis, Jr. PICKENS COUNTY IN THE CIVIL WAR FEATURED IN NEW BOOK One of Georgia’s most popular legends has been the story of how a group of citizens in Jasper raised a United States flag in front of the courthouse in 1860 in protest to Georgia seceding from the …

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Jun 27

Military Monday: David Caylor

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David Caylor and family were enumerated in the Grassy Knob District of Pickens County, Georgia. He at age 35, born in North Carolina, was head of house. Other household members included Permelia, age 31, born in North Carolina and six children all born in Georgia: Martha, age 13; George, age 12; Lucinda, age 8; Minerva, …

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Jun 07

Military Monday

William C. Redden

Cornith Baptist Church Cemetery in Pickens County, Georgia, contains the Confederate tombstone of William C. Redden served with Co. D, 34th Georgia Infantry, C.S.A. © Linda Woodward Geiger. All Rights Reserved. linda@lindageiger.com

May 30

Military Monday: Widow Pension for Jane C. Bozeman

Jane C. Bozeman, widow of Henry B Bozeman applied for a widow’s pension from the federal government based on Henry’s service in the 5th Tennessee Mounted Infantry.[1] Jane resided in Jasper, Pickens County, Ga. On 17 May 1886, Lemuel J. Allred and Agnus Allred [her mark] testified that they were  present about the 25th day …

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May 23

Military Monday: John T. Chapman

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While studying the soldiers of Pickens County Georgia during the “Late Unpleasantness,” I’m finding that it is not unusual for men from Pickens County and other North Georgia counties to have served at some time with Union Troops. Several enlisted with the federal troops in the 1st Georgia while others first in Confederate units and later …

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Mar 22

Tombstone Tuesday: Arbor Hill Baptist Church

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Arbor Hill Baptist Church Cemetery is located off Fortner Road in the mountains of Southern Pickens County. Six markers indicate burials of veterans in this cemetery established in 1940. Copyright. Linda Woodward Geiger. All rights reserved. Linda@lindageiger.com  

Mar 15

Tombstone Tuesday: Free Hope Baptist

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The following veterans were buried at Free Hope Baptist Church Center in Pickens County, Georgia. The cemetery is located about 5 miles south of Jasper, east of Ga. Hwy. 515. The church was established in 1938. Wright, Bernice I.; b. 13 Jan 1904; d. 16 Apr 1990; Pvt., U.S. Army, Rev. Hitt, Joseph Hugh;  b. …

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Feb 26

World War I Draft Registration

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World War I draft registration cards are a valuable resource and many have used the microfilm copies that are on Ancestry.com. But have you held the “real thing” in your hand, the one your ancestor actually held in his hand (that is if he could write) when he signed his name? Have you seen the …

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