1861, Minutes

Obion County, TN Court Minutes Roll #28

Tuesday 5/21/1861

By an act of legislature court appointed several companies of minute men by districts:

#1:  N. C. Faulk, J. R. Edwards, G. R. Holman, P. W. Mott, Wm Hardy, B. B. Buckley, Henry Lancaster, Michael Hickman, C. P. Cloys, A. C. Harpole, M. F. Thomas, J. F. Peck. J. B. Holloman, Jr., John E. Evans, T. O. Morris, S. M. Rowland, J. N. Woodfin, K. Boharon, Samuel Hardy, T. S. Osburn, John C. Fields, M. C. Huddleston, Z. H. Curlin, R. H. Cloys, John J. Faulk, R. H. Henderson, Jeremiah Swiggard (Swiggart), Wm E. Morris, Hugh Debow

#2:  Robert D. Thompson, A. J. Knox, John G. Cross, E. C. Williams, John K. Williams, A. A. Brevard, Z. D. Wilson, Alexander Latimer, Thos W. Page, Peter J. Hamilton, H. L. Pursley, N. D. Logan, C. D. Latimer, D. H. Whipple, C. P. Park, J. M. Isbell, W. F. Crenshaw, S. S. Thompson, V. McMurry, J. I. Emmons

#3:  J. C. Cloar, W. A. Blanton, J. M. Cole, Daniel Gray, H. H. Wilson, Pleasant Hudson, G. W. Puckett, E. S. Howard, M. L. Glover, A. W. Howard, John W. Caldwell, John H. Wheeler, Wm H. Caldwell, G. W. Mosier, C. M. Woodring, M. S. Mosier, James Wells, John Mosier, David Davis, A. Cloar

#4:  Willis Janes, M. J. Alexander, Anderson Cates, Owen H. Edwards, Henry M. Darnall, John Crudup, W. Donaldson, W. W. Meriwether, Frank Buckham, William Harper, W. W. Wynn, J. Box, Frank Griffin, E. W. Nevill, A. R. Alexander, J. R. Watson, J. H. Tipton, John Marr, J. S. Williams, G. M. Edwards, E. E. Westbrook, J. R. Neal, Wm Mobley, B. F. Hutchinson, G. W. Howdyshelt (Handysett?), B. B. Barker, Joseph Newhouse, T. S. Babb, J. G. Flint, J. D. Davis

#5:  Hugh Renfrow, Howard Easterwood, John Mayes, A. C. Mothie, Alex Wheatley, C. R. Hays, Nat Fields, Jr., S. K. Hays, Isaiah Jones, W. D. King, Samuel Riddle, Wm Roleson, Wm Nicholson, John Jackson, Wm Gills, John Wilson, Jr., Wm Wilson, Robert Statham, John P Hucklby, Andrew Jackson

#6:  Jas S. Moffatt, W. B. Youree, A. R. Wylie, A. B. Enloe, Thos Moffatt, W. H. Bennett, Jas A Marshall, John Ervin, H. M. Ramsey, Allen Herel, John McDaniel, Wm Polk, James Polk, John Pryor, Green Hogue, Jas Powell, Arch Crockett, Joel Dunnagin, Jack Harris, John R. Moore, S. D. Wilson, Stephen Sanford, I. N. Farris, S. G. Dickey, M. A. Calhoun, W. Reeves, Thos Buchanan, Thos R. Shearon, Dr. W. A. Wright, Jas Evert

#7:  Wm Crittendon, Wm Stanley, George Taylor, John Walker, P. G. Tucker, John Morris, A. C. Miller, Randy Olive, George Cathey, James Cathey, Wm Wagster, Abia Crittendon, Thomas Murphy, Wm Tucker, J. W. Dickson, M. M. Thompson, J. W. Callicott, Dick Dolby, J. W. Crow, Wm Stovall, W. M. Mitchell, John Kirkendall, Marion Carter, Charles Crittendon, Jasper Davis

#8:  Wm Wade, J. M Hunter, M. B. Heathly, J. W. C. Mitchell, W. B. Glisson, W. W. McNeely, A. M. C. Simmons, Wm West, A. Pen, George Pen, L. Boyett, Milton Watts, Tos G. Roper, W. S. Cowsert, S. J. Cowsert, E. J. Coker, Wm Moore, B. Sisco, J. M. Ezell

#9:  J. R. Keller, O. J. W. Davidson, A. J. Fleming, L. Cravens, F. Pierce, C. C. Curtner, S. M. Daughtery, John M. King, T. B. Hampton, C. T. Lippard, J. H. King, C. W. Parker, James Blankenship, W. F. Hampton, T. J. Terrell

#10:  A. Hogue, S. Campbell, J. H. Pollock, M. Boland, J. Donnelson, R. K. Campbell, W. Ward, A. Bird, Wm Floyd, A. Hathway, T. C. Powell, J. Bettis, B. George, ?? McGinnis, ?? Johnston

#11:  H. W. Wright, Wm C. Miles, Daniel Harget, Alfred Harget, John R. Bingham, George Quarles, Sr., Samuel H. Reeves, Willis Nedry, Joseph W. Oaks, Nathaniel Holloman, John Hurt, Wm McCutchen, J. D. Garrison, John Reed, George W. Dolen, William C, Robinson

#12:  John Neel, James Dollins, John A Carpenter, John Elder, U. V. Harris, Josiah Jewell, M. J. Ellison, Robert Kendall, William Hutchinson, Robert Garrison, William Cobb, Thomas Reeves, Elliott Autry, Samuel Barnes

#13:  H. A Catron, A. G. Donaho, B. Garrett, H. I. Wade, Samuel Wade, B. S. Riley, C. H. Carman, M. H. Barnes, J. R. Hale, Cal Pleasant, Dr, H. Head, Isham Wallis, Anthony Hauser, Hardin Hampton, Ezekiel Cranford, I. O. Bradford, George Caldwell, John Sinclair, Robt Adams, B. K. Harper, W. S. Clark, James Hutchinson, J. D. Verhine, B. L. Coleman, Daniel I. Heralson

#14:  A. Case, C. S. Brown, J. T. Brown, Joseph Wells, T. A. Wright, John Fox, W. Hewey (Huey), C. C. Coleman, T. J. Brown, R. Janes, J. Luker, R. Beard, L. P. Hadley, J. R. Brown, J. C. Fox

#15:  R. J. Hill, Richard Bradford, James Crockett, Wyatt Mooring, Michael Peacock, W. W. Deberry, James Bradford, Jacob Shipman, Council Peacock, Thomas Fowler, John Hailey, A. H. Lantrip, W. W. Haws, Stephen J. Hill, C. H. Riley

County levied 3 cent tax per $100 of Taxable Property to be used for the benefit of families of volunteers serving their country, and 15 cents per $100 value for purchasing arms for home guard. Court elected S. W. Cochran to serve as general commander of Home Guard Company and ordered court chairman to issue and sell county bonds to raise funds for purchase of arms for home guard of minutemen. Court ordered General S. W. Cochran to appoint commissioners to purchase arms and ordered respective District Justices of the Peace to notify home guard of their appointment.

Obion Co, TN Court Minutes
6/3/1861

Elected as home guard officers were: District #2 Capt. A. A. Brevard, 1st Lt. John K,. Williams, 2nd Lt. Alexander Latimer; #3 Capt. E. S. Howard, Sgt. W. H. Blanton, Cpl. H. H. Wilson; #4 Capt. John Crudup, 1st Lt. W. W. Meriwether, 2nd Lt. J. M. Alexander; #6 Capt. Wm B. Youree, 1st Lt. Thos. R. Sheron, 2nd Lt. H. M. Ramsey, Orderly Sgt. A. Herald; #8 Capt. A. U. C. Simmons, 1st Lt. W. Moore, Orderly Sgt. James Ezell; #9 Capt. A. J. Fleming; #14, Capt. L. L. Fox, 1st Lt. C. S. Brown, 1st Sgt. C. C. Coleman; #15 W. W. Deberry, 1st Lt. James M. Bradford, Orderly Sgt. J. S. Shipman. Court appointed chairman to issue commissions to Officers of Obion County Home Guard Minutemen.

July 1, 1861

Court received list of District #11 list of home guard officers: Capt. V. H. Reeves, 1st Lt. W. L. McCutchen, 2nd Lt. William Holloman

Court appointed the following as committee to wait upon the widows and families of volunteers in actual service: G. R. Holman, Daniel Whitaker, John Cloar, J. Shipman, J. L. Moultrie, J. B. Harper, William Taylor, S. F. Vaught, T. P. Cooper, William Guin, Elza J. West, Thomas Reeves, F. G. McGaugh, W, G, Hughes and R. C. Algee

August 5, 1861

Court allowed Harper & Crockett $10.34 for articles furnished families of volunteers

Court allowed J. G. W. Jimmerson $7.65 for bacon for family of John Thompson who is in Confederate Army, and Reeves and Wylie were allowed $8.12 for bacon bought by J. B. Harper District #6 commissioner, for use of Mrs. Nip whose son is in service.

September 1, 1861

Court received following list of District No # 7 home guard minutemen for 2d Tennessee:

T. W. Dickendon, T. H. Dickerson, P. G. Tucker, W. M. Mitchell, J. Walker, John Kirkendall, J. W. Crow, Sandy Johnson, William Wagster, William, Stanley, Abia Crittendon, George Cathey, James Hatchett, W. J. Tucker and Thomas Crittendon

September 2, 1861

J. B. Harper allowed $15.26 for articles furnished Lucinda Thompson wife of volunteer

September 3, 1861

J. L. Moultrie Dist # 5 Commissioner for benefit of family of volunteers: Thos Landrum $11.75, Luke Matheny, $23.90, F. M. Scaggs $26.50 & Wm Fields $20.00

G. R. Holman $18.22 for articles furnished Mrs. Ferrel wife of volunteer


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