The information on this page is a portion of the Don Roberts Collection donated to this
site by the Wood County
Genealogical Society. Questions or comments about this page
should be directed to the society.
A few paragraphs of Mr. Roberts' Introduction will better explain the records.
So, we ask that in case you run across the name of some person in these pages that you are familiar with and we have made an error in either the initial or the name, or even the enrolling officer may have made the error, we ask that you call it to our attention so that we may correct our list.
Also, please remember that this list is only for those enrolling
from Wood, VanZandt and Smith County, whereas many Civil War Veterans
moved to East Texas after the war ended and their enrollment will
be in the County and State from which they came, thus will not
show on this list.
Under the Confederate Veterans Act of April 9th, 1881 there was allotted a total of 1,970,936 acres of the Texas Public Domain. Disabled veterans of Confederate Service were awarded 1280 acres each, unless he possessed an estate worth $1000.
In Vol. A of the Commissioners Court Records of Wood County we find a number of applications for Land Certificates under an act entitled "An act granting to persons who have been permanently disabled by reason of wounds received while in the service of this State, or of the Confederate States, a land certificate for 1280 acres of land." Approved April 9th, 1881.
While these applications were made to and acted upon by the Commissioners Court of Wood County, such lands were to be chosen from unlocated lands, and we have no way of knowing whether or not any of the applications acted upon resulted in the issuance of a certificate to the applicants, nor on what counties such certificates were to be located.
|Page||Applicant||Widow of||Date||Died from/Injury|
|191||Mrs. Rebecca Morris||R. S. Morris||July 1, 1881||died in service|
|J. H. Wofford||Self||July 1, 1881||Wounds, C.S.A|
|192||Mrs. Fannie A. Giles||John F. Giles||Not shown|
|G. D. Price||Self||Wounds, C.S.A.|
|Mrs. Elizabeth L. Tharp||R. G. Tharp||Now shown|
|J. J. T. Wright||Self||Now shown|
|195||W. H. Robertson||Self||Not shown|
|T. G. Turman||Self||Not shown|
|Belinda Gary||A. J. Gary||Not shown|
|L. J. Benton||Thomas J. Benton||Not shown|
|J. D. Attaway||Self||Not shown|
|196||Mrs. M. M. Nichols||Thomas H. Nichols|
|Mrs. Eliza Earls||John Earls|
|R. A. Lindley||Self|
|Mrs. J. J. Jenkins||J. W. Jenkins|
|M. J. Rossins||Elias Rossins|
|Thomas J. Moore||Self|
|Mrs. Sarah A. Bullard||F. C. Bullard|
|J. M. Shipp||Self|
|Z. T. Bullock||Self|
|209||Mrs. T. E. Puckett||J. A. Puckett|
|J. A. Reed||Self|
|213||R. C. Landers||Self|
|I. J. Gunter||Self|
|John C. Cox||Self|
|230||James H. Lassiter||Self|
|328||H. F. Davis||Self|
|284||Mrs. M. A. Garrett||John Garrett|
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ENDORSED: 8 WOOD COUNTY, TEXAS, AUG. 5TH, 1861. CAPY J. W. WILSON TO BRIG. GEN. SIBLEY.
Sibley Brigade . . . Aug 61
TO: Maj. Gen Sibley..Texas Cavalry:
You please take the foregoing names of the "WOOD COUNTY REBELS" Texas Cavalry, as part of your Brigade
His Excellency's Attention is John W. Wilson, Captain referred to the within letter. Jas. W. Cowan, 1st Lieutenant Tom P. Ochiltree, Aide de Camp Henry Stout, 2nd " to Gen. H. H. Sibley, C.S.A. James M. Rozelle, 3rd " Jacob Zeigler, 1st Seargent
PRIVATES1. P. R. McMillan 19. Wm. Bates 2. T. J. Leverett 20. J. S. Vickery 3. W. M. McCord 21. Dan'l Vickery 4. John Setzler 22. A. H. Vickery 5. Alex Baird 23. J. W. Brown 6. W. T. Harris 24. W. G. Jones 7. B. G. Evans 25. W. B. Brumley 8. James M. Austin 26. G. W. Rozell 9. L. A. Hoyle 27. John D. Garrott 10. Thos M. Alred 28. Lemuel Phillips 11. Peter Rozelle 29. Sam'l Greer 12. O. S. Forbis 30. J. R. Hall 13. J. M. Waters 31. F. M. Benton 14. T. L. Johnson 32. Oliver Vaden 15. M. H. Freeman 33. John R. Dunckin 16. W. J. Forbis 34. John H. Bentley 17. W. L. Strickland 35. E. G. Willingham 18. Wm. Berry 36. Jas. C. McFarland Page 2 begins 37. J. F. Baxter 51. Nat Puckett 38. Isaac N. Howard 52. J. R. Rounceville 39. Wm. Tippett 53. W. L. Pond 40. J. F. Trasher 54. S. J. Byrum 41. R. T. Willingham 55. J. J. Blalock 42. L. T. Setzler 56. J. W. Minnick 43. J. M. Ly_les 57. Chas Boyles 44. Wm. H. Setzler 58. Jacob Benton 45. D. A. Harrell 59. J. J. Wood 46. W. H. White 60. J. C.Due 47. M. A. Reinhardt 61. J. W. Rozell 48. T. E. Conger 62. W. G. Clark 49. J. W. Shamburger 63. J. M. Wilson 50. B. T. Cooper 64. B. F. Garrett 65. Thos. C. Price 66. R. S. Reinhardt 67. John D. J. Davis 68. W. H. Wheeler 69. Willis J. Jones 70. R. S. Ayres 71. A. H. Garrett 72. M. D. Morgan 73. E. B. Kinchloe 74. David Harris 75. Gary D. Price 76. James Greer 77. John H. Rambo 78. B. F. Thompson, Jr. 79. C. L. Horton 80. P. M. Rozell 81. G. W. Bell 82. James Jarrad 83. John Clayton (Clyton) 84. Wm. Withers Quitman, Wood County, Texas August 5th, 1861
Dr. Sir: If you will accept us we can easily have 100 green privates. We are mounted on good horses and have good equipment. We have no minitions of war.Respectfully, Yours respt. J. W. Wilson, Capt.
P.S. We are near a camp and expect to remain until we can be put in active service for the country as Cavalry.
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Another document, also dated August 5th, 1861, lists all the same individuals, except No. 40, J. F. Thrasher is omitted and No. 69, Willie J. Jones is listed as Willie G. Jones. At the end of the document is:
You please accept us and put us in service just as quick as possible. We are "spiling" for a fight. Respectfully you attn: J. W. Wilson, CAPT.
THE STATE OF TEXAS
COUNTY OF WOOD This is to certify that I am personally acquainted with the officers and most of the privates of the company and know them to be gentlemen of first rate standing, in every way reliable, and that the company is composed of substantial citizens of our county.
Given under my hand and seal of Wood County Court at Quitman on this the 6t day of August, A.D. 1861
A. Fitzgerald, Clerk Co. Ct. Wood Co.
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This document has the following columns for the insertion of information:1. The Number of soldier on roll 5. Value of Pistol 2. His Name 6. Value of Sword 3. Value of Horse 7. Value of Knife 4. Value of Gun 8. Value of Saddle & Blankets Captain McKnight's Company 9. Value of Saddle Bags ENDORSED: MUSTER ROLL, CAPT. MC KNIGHT'S COMPANY, WOOD COUNTY, Rec'd Nov. 30, 1861.
|1||Chas D. McKnight||165.00||40.00||14.00||34.00|
|2||R. H. Barnes||150.00||25.00||10.00||20.00|
|3||Thos J. Crabb||150.00||25.00||10.00||40.00|
|4||J. J. T. Wright||160.00||(2)40.00||25.00||40.00|
|5||Jno W. Riggle||150.00||35.00||13.00||40.00||5.00|
|7||Sam C. Hurt (Hart?)||200.00||20.00||25.00||10.00||40.00||5.00|
|8||J. R. Rowland||150.00||20.00||10.00||10.00||20.00|
|9||Jas W. Yarbrough||150.00||25.00||20.00||10.00||20.00||3.00|
|10||Jas W. McMillan||150.00||40.00||(3)50.00||10.00||30.00||5.00|
|11||Wesley G. Trout||250.00||40.00||(3)60.00||10.00||25.00||5.00|
|12||Jno. C. Nash||125.00||30.00||(2)30.00||10.00||25.00||5.00|
|13||Joe P. Siceluff||125.00||15.00||10.00||30.00||7.00|
|14||Robt. H. Noyes||135.00||35.00||10.00||30.00||5.00|
|15||Thomas M. Allred||150.00||40.00||10.00||25.00||5.00|
|16||Jno. A. Allred||140.00||40.00||10.00||44.00||3.00|
|17||Chas P. Bryant||130.00||40.00||10.00||28.00|
|19||Jno A. Bratcher||140.00||15.00||(2)30.00||10.00||25.00||5.00|
|20||J. R. Butler|
|22||E. L. Baxter||200.00||50.00||25.00||12.00||30.00|
|24||Wm. L. Case||100.00||25.00||29.00||3.00|
|27||B. Z. Cooper||150.00||40.00||10.00||2.50||25.00||5.00|
|28||Saml F. Crabb||130.00||15.00||2.50||15.00||5.00|
|29||Rich'd T. *||140.00||40.00||2.50||25.00|
|31||Wm. L. ____ **||135.00||15.00||2.50||20.00|
|32||Z. R. Finley||140.00||45.00||25.00||10.00||30.00||5.00|
|33||Robt. R. Flournoy||140.00||25.00||10.00||30.00||5.00|
|34||Sam'l H. Flournoy||150.00||60.00||10.00||10.00||35.00||5.00|
|35||Andr. F. Faulkner||140.00||25.00||20.00||5.00|
|36||Wm. H. Fowler||140.00||36.00||2.50||20.00||5.00|
|37||Martin V. Goode||140.00||40.00||10.00||40.00||5.00|
|38||Wm. J. Gholson||140.00||40.00||10.00||25.00||5.00|
|39||Tho. J. Graves||125.00||25.00||2.50||20.00|
|40||Chapman L. Horton||135.00||25.00||20.00|
|41||Augustus H. Jones||165.00||30.00||15.00||10.00||2.50||30.00||1.50|
|42||Asbury A. Jones||130.00||40.00||25.00||10.00|
|43||James C. Jones||100.00||25.00||10.00||25.00||3.50|
|44||Wm M. Kerr||125.00||25.00||25.00|
|45||Wm. P. Lindsey||125.00||25.00||25.00||10.00||40.00||3.50|
|46||Jno. M. Lindley||150.00||25.00||25.00||10.00||2.50||40.00||5.00|
|48||Benj. W. Lee||165.00||25.00||25.00||10.00||25.00||5.00|
|49||And'w J. Moore||165.00||40.00||5.00||10.00||25.00||5.00|
|50||Sam'l F. Murrie||140.00||12.00||(2)30.00||10.00||35.00||5.00|
|52||Jno. L. O'Kelley||140.00||25.00||10.00||2.50||20.00||3.00|
|53||Wm. T. Pierce||100.00||30.00||15.00||5.00|
|54||Lafayette F. Parker||140.00||25.00||25.00||2.50||15.00|
|55||J. C. B. Patten||175.00||40.00||15.00||10.00||25.00||5.00|
|58||Geo R. Rains||125.00||40.00||10.00||10.00||1.50|
|59||Wm F. Rains||125.00||25.00||10.00||2.50||25.00||2.50|
|60||Jas. L. Ray||125.00||25.00||10.00||2.50||25.00||2.50|
|61||Jno C. Rushing||200.00||40.00||10.00||10.00||25.00|
|62||Benj. R. Rainwater||100.00||25.00||25.00||2.50||25.00||5.00|
|63||J. M. Shipp||135.00||15.00||10.00||10.00||25.00|
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