List of Members of the Texas State Militia

and, Later Part of the Army of the Confederate States of America


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.


All the records reproduced here were originally transcribed by Mr. Don Roberts. Mr. Roberts apparently tried to preserve the appearance of the original documents as well as he could with typewritten transcription. We have, in turn, attempted to preserve Mr. Roberts' organization and appearance.
The records are:


A few paragraphs of Mr. Roberts' Introduction will better explain the records.


IMPORTANT NOTICE:
We wish to call your attention to the fact that in transcribing these pages from a photostat or Xerox copy of the original in the State Archives at Austin that they are all handwritten in the old style in common use during the 1860's. It is hard to distinguish an L from a T or a J. The old style writing used what looks like our letter "p" for a double "s" or "ss." Numerous times in initials or names the writer tries to make his correction, not by crossing out his error and starting anew, but attempts to correct his error by writing over his first mistaken letter or word, which makes it more confusing. Those of us that are used to the old deed records in Wood County grew used to the spencerian handwriting of A. Fitzgerald (our first County Clerk) and others, but when we go into another county we sometimes find it hard to translate some of the words of other county clerks or their deputies of that period.

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.


Applications for Land Certificates


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    
Robert Hughes Self    
M. J. Rossins Elias Rossins    
Thomas J. Moore Self    
George Rozell Self    
Jacob Ziegler 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    
225 David Ayer Self    
John C. Cox Self    
230 James H. Lassiter Self    
328 H. F. Davis Self    
284 Mrs. M. A. Garrett John Garrett    

Each of these applications were presented to the Commissioners Court and Approved by the Court.

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Sibley Brigade, 5 August 1861

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

PRIVATES

1.  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
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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.

* * * * *

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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McKnight's Company

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 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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
6 Simon Thompson 180.00 40.00 10.00 2.50 35.00
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
18 Alex Bryant 100.00 25.00 10.00 29.00 5.00
19 Jno A. Bratcher 140.00 15.00 (2)30.00 10.00 25.00 5.00
20 J. R. Butler
21 Jno Byrom 125.00 25.00 25.00 5.00
22 E. L. Baxter 200.00 50.00 25.00 12.00 30.00
23 Mack Bates 140.00 25.00 10.00 30.00
24 Wm. L. Case 100.00 25.00 29.00 3.00
25 Alex Cook 135.00 25.00 10.00 35.00 5.00
26 Abrm. Carter 80.00 25.00 15.00
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
30 Jno. Dement 175.00 25.00 25.00 20.00
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
47 Thomas Long 140.00 25.00 15.00 25.00 3.00
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
51 Fritzemann Miller 135.00 15.00 25.00 2.50 20.00 3.00
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
56 Houston Phillips 120.00 30.00 15.00 5.00
57 _____ Rains 175.00 40.00 40.00 10.00 2.50
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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