My latest family sleuthing has been centered on Silas James Lankford/Langford and his wife Nancy Susan McKinnis Lankford/Langford and Silas James’ father, Henry Lankford. In my last entry I was pondering whether Silas James was still married to my great-great-great grandmother when he married for the second and third time in Dickson County, Tennessee, in [...]
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I ordered the Civil War pension application for Silas James Langford. I had the application date, the application number and the certificate number AND I had the application date and application number of the pension application filed by his wife Emma Langford. Hopefully this will make the search easier and faster at the National Archives. [...]
I recently had an email that started…I may be able to help you in your quest of Silas James Langford. He was my wife’s third great grandfather. Silas was in the 24th Tennessee Infantry as you have stated. When it is stated (on his soldier record) that he was absent…Silas was captured and taken prisoner [...]
I found more information on the family of Silas James Langford/Lankford, answering some questions, but creating more, as always.
Silas James Langford/Lankford of Smith Co. TN was a Private in Co. M of the 24th TN Inf. during the Civil War.
Private George H?W? Tomberlain of White County, Tennessee served 1 year with a company of men from White Co., Tennessee, went back home, and then was arrested in June of 1864 and sent to a POW camp.
George W. Tomberlain, Civil War soldier of White County, Tennessee, will be the next ancestor I research and submit an application on to Civil War Families of Tennessee.
I am submitting an application to Civil War Families of Tennessee on Private Peter Hackett of Smith Co. TN who served in the 23rd TN Inf, Co G, CSA.
Loose ends were tied on the Civil War Families application for James H. Williams. In addition, I received a copy of his widow’s pension application and papers that give a lot of details on his life and injuries received in the Civil War.
Research continues for my Civil War solider ancestors and my latest soldier is James H. Williams of Smith and Dekalb Counties, Tennessee.