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Was your ancestor the woman who took care of CYRUS BENJAMIN WHITE when he was wounded and later died at Lawrenceburg, Tennessee during the Civil War?

CYRUS BENJAMIN WHITE was born in 1834 in Talbot County, Georgia.

Cyrus, along with his older brother Moses and younger brother William Valentine, all joined the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Cyrus and William joined together in Talbotton, Georgia, on April 28, 1862. They both enlisted for three years, joining Captain J. H. Persons' Company of Crawford's Regiment of the Georgia Cavalry. This later became Company C of the 3rd Regiment of Georgia Cavalry. They mustered in at Columbus, Georgia, May 19, 1862. Moses did not join until April, 1864

Cyrus entered as a Private. He was promoted to 3rd Sergeant, then to 2nd Sergeant. On September 6, 1864 he was wounded at Lawrenceburg, Tennessee--later dying of his wounds. (Research done by Howard & Mary White)

Patrick White told that his Dad (William Valentine) and Uncle Cy were on a raid up north when Uncle Cy was shot. William Valentine stopped to help him, but uncle Cy said "No, you go on or they will get you, too". He said that Uncle Cy's folks would get letters from a woman who was taking care of Cy saying "He seems to be doing OK." Then one day a man brought Uncle Cy's sword and things with a note that just said "He died." -Hardy

I have always wondered if that story has been passed down in the family that took care of my 2nd great grand uncle Cyrus. I am posting this story in hopes that someone will know where Cyrus is buried, or have other information that would help our family to complete the story of Uncle Cy. If your ancestor was the woman who cared for him, we would really appreciate hearing from you.----Sincerely, Katrina Sampler McGhee


NEW NOTE--DECEMBER, 2011: Through Findagrave, I have researched all of the cemeteries that are listed in Lawrence County, Tennessee. I hoped that Uncle Cy might have been buried in a family cemetery there and that maybe his name was recorded. I did find the following concerning Appleton Cemetery:


APPLETON CEMETERY
Lawrence County
Tennessee USA

Cemetery notes and/or description:
This cemetery is abandoned and in the middle of a field about 500 feet from the Dobbins Cemetery. People who lived in the area say many slaves were buried here. Also, there was some soldiers buried here who were killed during a skirmish in the Civil War. There are no known records of the names of these soldiers.

Looking for Patrick WILLIAMS b. abt 1806 and Wives: Caroline Ariann INGRAM, Caroline BEVINS, and Missouri Elizabeth TAYLOR

PATRICK WILLIAMS was born about 1806 in Virginia.

Patrick married ARIANN INGRAM on November 15, 1832, in Greene County, Georgia. (They were my 3rd great-grandparents.) They had three children: MARY ELIZABETH, CAROLINE L. and EDWIN. (CAROLINE L. married WILLIAM VALENTINE WHITE--my line, and MARY ELIZABETH married his brother-MOSES WHITE.)

On December 1, 1840, Patrick was married to CAROLINE BEVINS in Talbot County, Georgia. They had seven children born from about 1841 to 1856: EZEKIEL, SARAH, RICHARD, JAMES, WILLIAM, HENRIETTA, and ARIANN.

According to the 1850 U. S. Federal Census, PATRICK WILLIAMS was 44 years old, making him born about 1806. He and the family continued to live in Talbot County, Georgia.

The 1860 Census showed PATRICK L. WILLIAMS as 51 years old. This would have made his birth year about 1809. This census as well as the 1850 census gave his place of birth as Virginia. His wife CAROLINE BEVINS WILLIAMS was listed as being 42 years old. Daughters MARY ELIZABETH and CAROLINE L. were both living back at home--probably because of the war. Other children at home were: EZEKIEL-18, RICHARD-16. JAMES-15, WILLIAM-12, HENRIETTA-10, and ARIANN age 4. (SARAH born between Ezekiel and Richard, was no longer listed in the household. She would have been 16, so she could possibly have already married.)

Sometime after 1860, Patrick married MISSOURI ELIZABETH TAYLOR in Talbot County, Georgia. They had five children: CHARLIE, GEORGIA, EMMA, HENRY and JOHN.

I have PATRICK WILLIAMS death date as 1890.

I do have extensive information about the descendants of Caroline (Williams) & William V. White and Mary (Williams) & Moses White, but I know absolutely nothing, other than names, of the other Williams children.

I would also like any imformation available on the ancestors of Patrick Williams and Caroline Ariann Ingram.

I have attached a picture of CAROLINE WILLIAMS WHITE (my 2nd great-grandmother-daughter of Patrick & Caroline Ariann (Ingram) Williams). I would be glad to share the picture file. Just send your e-mail address to mcgheefamily3@yahoo.com. I would love pictures if anyone has any.

Thanks---Katrina


Introducing Katrina Sampler McGhee

My name is Katrina Sampler McGhee, and I live in Griffin, Georgia. I have always loved to visit cemeteries, and have been interested in my family history since I was in my teens. Just wish I had asked a lot more questions and had written more of it down! I love sharing the information that I have. Some people act like they want to keep all their pictures and information to themselves-not me. I want everything passed down to future generations so that nothing else will be lost concerning my family. The lines that I am researching are: MCGEE/MCGHEE, WHITE, MELTON, WILLIAMS/INGRAM, GAILLARD/HOWARD, CHERRY, and SAMPLER. I found this site accidentally, and blogging is not really my thing, but I am looking forward to sharing what I have and hopefully others can help me overcome some of the roadblocks that I now face.--Sometimes I think that my family research is too important to me, but God must have thought that genealogy was important too, since there is so much of it in the Bible. God bless!

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