Tennessee Genealogy Research by Debbie W. Spero

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Silas James Lankford/Langford Medical Affidavits Civil War Pension Application

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

The next information on the Civil War Pension of Silas James Langford/Lankford of Smith and Dickson Co Tennessee was his medical records.     There were general and medical affidavits detailing his physical disabilities by neighbors and doctors. First was a general affidavit by T.W. Harper, M.D., age 33 of Bellburg, Dickson Co, TN and W.L. Weakley, age […]

The Civil War Pension File of Soldier Silas James Langford

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Continuing with the pension file of Silas James Langford/Lankford, the next form was a questionnaire dated 26 April 1902. No.1  Are you a married man and if so please state your wife’s full name and her maiden name. Answer:   Yes, Emily Langford, maiden Hunter. No.2  When, where and by whom were you married? Answer:  15 […]

The Full Pension File of Silas James Lankford, CSA and USA Soldier of Smith Co Tennessee

Monday, June 20th, 2011

It could have taken up to six months for me to get it, but it didn’t!    Last week while I was away,  I received the full pension file–Civil War–of Silas James Lankford!    And, it is CHOCK FULL of information. Over the next few days, I will detail the info given in this pension file.    It […]

The Mysterious Silas James Lankford of Smith and Dickson Counties, Tennessee

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

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 […]

Silas James Langford/Lankford….the continuing saga

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

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. […]

Silas James Lankford Confederate and Union Soldier

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

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 […]

Family of Silas James Langford/Lankford

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

I found more information on the family of Silas James Langford/Lankford, answering some questions, but creating more, as always.

Silas James Langford/Lankford Pvt M Co 24th Tennessee Infantry

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

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

Monday, April 26th, 2010

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

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

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.