Saturday, May 21, 2016

George W. Brister.

George W. Brister.

Birth: Apr. 9, 1829, Mississippi.
Death: Feb. 18, 1901.

Parents: Martha Ann Hickman Brister (1800 - 1879).

Children: Amanda Elizabeth Brister Brown (1862 - 1933).

Siblings: William T. Hickman Brister (1821 - 1904), George W. Brister (1829 - 1901), Jacob B Brister (1831 - 1887), Rose Ann Brister (1832 - 1843), Allie Emmaline Brister (1833 - 1900), Charity Brister (1837 - 1914), Frances Lavicy Brister Nations (1841 - 1918).

Burial: Patroon Cemetery, Patroon, Shelby County, Texas.

Louisiana State Records.

Brister, G. W., Pvt. Co. G. 25th Regt. La. Infty. En. March 15th, 1862. Lisbon, La. Present on Roll to July, 1862. Rolls from Nov., 1862, to Feb., 1863, Absent. Wounded in Battle of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dec. 31st, 1862.
Rolls from May. 1863, to Aug., 1863, Absent. Wounded at Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dec. 31st, 1862. Left order of Dr. Ware. Roll for Sept. and Oct. 1863, Dropped from the Roll Oct. 1st, 1863. Sent to Hospl. Last heard from in La. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured at Murfreesboro, Tenn., Jan. 5th, 1863. Appears on Roll of Prisoners of War at Camp Morton, Ind.,
delivered at City Point, Va., April 12th, 1863, for exchange.

Friday, May 20, 2016

William Stevenson Geren.

William Stevenson Geren.

Birth: Nov. 28, 1836, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.
Death: Jul. 22, 1921 Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.

Parents: Abram Geren (1806 - 1851), Elizabeth Scallorn Geren (1808 - 1896).

Wife: Mary Jane Newton Geren (1844 - 1884).

Children: George Ellis Geren (1868 - 1929), William Edward Geren (1873 - 1928), Ella E Geren Knighton (1875 - 1937), Cora Lee Geren (1877 - 1883), Thomas Jefferson Geren (1881 - 1938).

Siblings: Mildred Geren Youngblood (1831 - 1920), John F Geren (1834 - 1861), William Stevenson Geren (1836 - 1921), James Preston Geren (1841 - 1933), Maryann E Geren (1844 - 1917).

Burial: Gilgal Cemetery, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.

Louisiana State Records.

Geren, William S., Pvt. Corpl. Co. G, 8th La. Inf. En. Aug. 6, 1861, Camp Pickens. Present on Rolls to Dec., 1861. Roll for Dec., 1861, to April, 1862. Present. Re-enlisted and mustered in by Capt. Kary at Camp Gladden. Roll for Feb. to June, 1862, Absent, sick since May 11. Rolls from July, 1862, to Aug., 1863, Present. Roll for Aug.11 to 31, 1863, Present. Apptd. Corpl. Aug. 1,1868. Rolls from Oct. to Dec. 1863, Present. Roll for April to Aug. 31, 1864, Absent. Wounded since June 2, 1864. Record copied from Memorial Hall, New Orleans, La., by the War Dept., Washington, D. C.,
June, 1903, occupation farmer, Res. Minden, La., age -, single. Wounded June 3, near Richmond. Went home on furlough and not returned.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Robbins E. Babcock.

Robbins E. Babcock.

Birth: May 15, 1839, St. Clair County, Michigan.
Death: May 12, 1905, East Tawas, Iosco County, Michigan.

Wife; Margaret Hull Hamilton Babcock.
Married March 15, 1875.

Children: Erastus Babcock.

Burial:, American Legion Cemetery, East Tawas, Iosco County, Michigan.

Michigan State Records.

Babcock, Robbins E., Sanilac County. Enlisted in company E, Fifth Infantry, Aug. 6, 1861, at Fort Wayne, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered Aug. 28, 1861.
Wounded in action at Locust Grove, Va., Nov. 27, 1863. Transferred to company B, June 10, 1864.
Discharged at expiration of term of service near Petersburg, Va., Aug. 27, 1864. Present residence, East Tawas, Michigan.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Edward G. Hewitt.

Edward G. Hewitt.

Birth: 1841.
Death: January 15, 1900.

Parents: Valentine G., Caroline A, Morey Hewitt.

Siblings: Elvira L., George H., Edward G., Adaline A. Hewitt.

burial: South Sutton, Massachusetts.

Massachusetts State Records.

Hewitt, Edward G. — Priv. — Res. Sutton; 20; painter; enl. May 25, 1861; must. July 12, 1861; wounded and missing, Oct. 21, 1861, at Ball's Bluff, Va.; wounded May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va.; disch. for wounds, Feb. 18, 1863, at Boston, Mass.

Medical and Surgical History.

HEWITT, EDWARD G., Private, Co. H, 15th Massachusetts Volunteers. Gunshot wound of face. Missile entered under left eye, fracturing the bone badly. Fair Oaks, Virginia, May 2lst, 1862. Missile not recovered. Left eye nearly blind. A sinus opened near left ear, discharging pieces of bone and pus. Discharged February 18th, 1863, and pensioned.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Joshua F. Lock.

Joshua F. Lock.

Birth: Sep. 7, 1842, Evansville, Preston County, West Virginia,
Death: Dec. 5, 1924, Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa,.

Parents: William R. LOCK and Nancy Ann PIERPOINT.

Wife: Julia Ann Crown Lock (1840 - 1927).

Children: Burley Locke (1869 - 1947), John M. Locke (1870 - 1914), Gertrude B. Locke Alkire (1874 - 1911).

Burial: Iowa Veterans Home Cemetery, Marshalltown, Marshall County. Iowa.

Iowa State Records.
Iowa 15th, infantry, Co. E.

Lock, Joshua F. (Veteran.) Age 19. Residence Keosauqua, nativity Virginia. Enlisted Oct. 14, 1864. Mustered Dec. 1, 1864. Re-enlisted and re-mustered Jan. 1, 1864. Wounded in head Aug. 11, 1864, near  Atlanta, Ga. Mustered out July 24, 1865, Louisville, Ky.

Medical and Surgical History.

CASE—Private Joshua F. Lock, Co. E, 15th Iowa Volunteers, aged 21 years, was wounded near Atlanta, Georgia, August llth, 1864, by a couoidal musket ball, which caused a perforating fracture of the base of the cranium. On the same day he was admitted to the hospital of the 4th division, Seventeenth Corps; on the 14th, was sent to the Seventeenth Corps hospital, and on September 20th, 1864, was furloughed. On November 22d, he was admitted to the hospital at Keokuk, Iowa. Simple dressings only were applied to the wound. He was discharged the service August 25th, 1865, and pensioned. On August 28th, 1865, Pension Examiner H. F. Cleaver states that there was partial hemiplegia of the right side, and rates the disability total.