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The Following Veterans were submitted by
Jack Rogers:

Allen, John    Co. D, 39th MO Inf
Blair, Robert     Cpl.  Co. L, 35th Ohio Inf
Bulkley, Luzerne    1837-1897.   Capt.   Co. E, 2nd MO S.M. Cav
Ragan, George    Cpl.  Co. C, 129th IL Inf
Stewart, C.A.   Co. K, 39th MO Inf
Tisher, Benidict   1843-1918.  Co. H, 39th MO Inf
Norris, George   Co. F, 3rd MO Engrs
Canote, J.M.   Co. E, 39th MO Inf
Gray, J.W.   Co. E, 11th MO Cav
Isbell, W.H.   Co. E, 39th MO Inf
Lancaster, Jeremiah P.   Co.  E, 39th MO Inf
Muffley, Jacob    Co. E, 39th MO Inf
Norton, Chauncey    Co. E, 39th MO Inf
Shultz, Jonas    Cpl.  Co. E, 9th MO Inf
Wilson, W.M.   Co. E, 39th MO Inf

PVT.  JOHN W. STONE Buried old Fairview Cemetery south of Higbee who was in the Civil War serving in the 9th.Missouri Cavalry, Co. G. (Union Forces) under General Guitar. He served from April, 1863 thru Sept. 16,  1864 and was wounded in battle. He was born in Howard County on December 12, 1843 and died in Higbee (Randoph County) August 26, 1928. Note: The Special Schedules of Randolph County of 1890 Union Vets & Widows lists his post office address as Clark, Randolph County. My great, great grandfather. Thanks, John Petterchak
William Riley BROWN is buried in Mt. Salem Church Cemetary, Jacksonville, MO. who was veteran of Union, Co. C, 17th Infantry Vol., MO b. 1825 Taylor Co., Va (now WV) to Missouri about 1828, parents unknown, of Native American ancestry. m. Elizabeth Thompson LUCAS 1849 Macon Co., MO. served civil war, I have records and pension records.  His foot was run over by a frieght wagon and he was discharged..partially disabled for life.  He lived Excello, Mo Macon County and was rancher. Killed in explosion outside of mine in Excello... in 1901.  A man was trying to open keg of gun powder with pick ax and it exploded. I have newspaper article, picture of headstone, I have copies of some civil war letters too. LUCAS and BROWN families.  a ggggrandfather of Donna
Pvt. John K. Hammon b. 1828 d. 1889, is buried in the Grand Prarie Cemetery just north of Cairo in Randolph County, MO.  He joined the 3rd Kentucky Mounted Rifles, CSA, in March 1863.  His Captain's name was William T. Havens.  After the battle of Chicamauga, he was captured by Union forces from Indiana near Shelbyville, TN on Oct 7, 1863, and sent to Camp Morton near Indianapolis.  In March, 1865, he "took the oath", and was "galvanized" into the 6th Indiana Volunteers under Captain David Ezekial. His unit was sent by train to Fort Leavenworth, KS, then marched on foot to Fort Kearney, NT.  He was discharged as medically unfit in January 11, 1866 and returned to his home in Owen County, KY.  He moved to Randolph County, MO, in 1878 and died during a church service at the Grand Prarie Baptist Church on March 4, 1889. Submitted by Eugene Hammon,  his great grandson.
Thomas Newton Grizzell was born 12 Feb 1841 in Carter co., KY to John William and Cintha (Perry) Grizzell. He died 30 Mar 1932 in Randolph Co., MO.  He was a Confederate soldier and was buried in the Clifton Hill Cemetery, Clifton Hill, Randolph Co., MO.  This information was taken from his obituary published in the 8 Apr 1932 issue of the Salisbury Press Spectator.
Ellis R. Brockman 
Robert Thomas Christian is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Moberly, Missouri.  He was born in Randolph County on October 12, 1839 and died at the age of 58 in 1900 in Moberly.  He joined the Confederate Army in 1861 as a private - he joined up with the Missouri State Guards, under Col. Congrave Jackson.  Since he had two years of medical school and had worked with his brother-in-law, Dr. Hamilton, he became an assistant surgeon.  He later served under Col. Poindexter in the summer of 1862, also as a surgeon.  Later he went south and joined the regular Confederate Army, serving in Col. Dorsey's Battallion.  In 1863, he was transferred to Perkins' Battallion as a surgeon. My great-grandfather,   Kathleen Christian
James Benjamin Terrill, b. 13 Mar 1831 KY, a resident of Randolph Co., MO, was the son of William Terrill and Anne Calvin, my g-g-grandparents.  The biography of the Terrill family in the "History of Randolph County", 1921, says that he served for the Confederacy under General Sterling Price and was killed in the war.
Robert Nathaniel Green Terrill, b. 5 Oct 1834 KY, a resident of Randolph Co., MO, son of William Terrill and Anne Calvin, my g-grandparents, served with Gen. Morgan in Kentucky for the Confederacy and was killed in action. Reference "History of Randolph County."
Arthur Parker Terrill, b. 18 Feb 1838 KY, 22 Oct 1915 Randolph Co.  He was the son of William Terrill and Anne Calvin.  He fought for Confederacy in Civil War and was wounded.  Walked with a limp for the rest of his life. Became a banker, and was called "Judge" for some reason.  Unknown if this was honorary, or if he was a judge at one time.  Had no children.  Left his money to his spinster niece, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Terrill dtr. of his brother John Robert.  Was probably named after his uncle Arthur Parker, the first husband of Elizabeth Terrill (his father's sister).  This was about his marriage in the local newspaper (THH): Terrill, A.P. {Judge} -- mar 8 May 1873 Josephine Patton at bride's mother Mary A. Patton, by Rev. W.B. Auderson; THH 14 May 1873.  Lived, died and was buried in Randolph Co., MO. The oldest son of William Terrill and Anne Calvin was my g-grandfather, John Robert Terrill.  He had a wife and 5 young children born 1857-1865, and of course with that responsibility did not enlist.  His daughter, Anne Calvin Terrill married Lloyd Lowry Wayland and they were my grandparents. John Terrill Wayland Jr.
Henry Harrison WAYLAND.  I have copies of his federal records while in the prison camp,
Henry was a veteran of the Civil War, fighting with Poindexter.  5 Sep 1862 captured and in a prison camp in Alton, Illinois, but released on oath of allegiance.  A teenager without good judgment, he started fighting again about 10/64, and was recaptured, which was an automatic death sentence. Here is from the story on the front page of the Moberly Monitor-Index newspaper: [Headlines: "JUDGE WAYLAND, A FORMER RESIDENT OF MOBERLY DIES  Succumbed at Home in Hammond, Louisiana, Sunday, Funeral in Salisbury.  WAS PROMINENT HERE FOR MANY YEARS  He built First Electric Light Plant.  Mother Obtained Release as War Prisoner From Lincoln.  Burial Tomorrow." (Subheadline: IN BUSINESS HERE)  Judge Wayland was one of the earlier settlers of Moberly, and lived here until about twelve years ago when he went to Louisiana.  He was the head of a number of business enterprises here, and built the first electric light plant the city ever had on the present site of the Moberly Foundry and Machine Company; he built and operated a rake and stacker factory, and continued its operation until it was destroyed by fire. (Subheadline: FREED BY LINCOLN)  He was a private during the civil war in the Confederate Army.  During the course of the war he, with four others, was captured by Federal troops and held as a prisoner.  His mother, who lived at Salisbury, went to Washington, and after an interview with President Lincoln, her son was released.  He married Miss Belle (Annabelle) Jackson at Fort Henry, on March 5, 1871.] Henry and his wife lived most of their lives in Moberly.  He was buried at Salisbury.  I have his photograph, and one of his mother also.  Henry's son, Lloyd Lowry Wayland was my grandfather, and his son, John Terrill Wayland, was my father. 
John Terrill Wayland Jr.
Colonel JOHN A. POINDEXTER, Confederate Guerilla Leader. John A. Poindexter was born 12 October 1825 in Montgomery County, Kentucky, to David and Elizabeth (Watts) Poindexter.  His Confederate enlistment date is yet unknown, but he is credited with leading the first train robbery in American history, holding up a Union train in Randolph Co. MO on Aug 28, 1861.  In September of 1861, John is a Confederate captain in the Third Division, Missouri State Guard during the seige of Lexington, Missouri, a Confederate victory.  He later suffered a defeat by Union forces at Silver Creek, aka Roan's Tan Yard, in January 1862, but this may have been a diversion allowing almost 2000 recruits to slip into Arkansas.   J. A. Poindexter next appears as Colonel of the 4th and 5 Reg'ts, 3rd Div MSG in the battle of Pea Ridge, or Elkhorn Tavern, Arkansas.  The Confederates fought fiercely, despite being exhausted from marching at a breakneck pace through blizzard conditions and icy roads, yet it became a Union victory.  Under the 1862 Confederate Partisan Ranger Act, Colonel Poindexter's next mission was to recruit and organize Confederate guerilla groups in north-central Missouri, under General Sterling Price.  Poindexter raised many men, which became known collectively as Poindexter's Regiment. In March of 1862, General Order Number 2 was issued by the Union army, declaring the members of rebel guerilla organizations as outside the rules of warfare.  Such men would no longer be treated as prisoners of war, but would be summarily hung - or shot.  In late July of 1862, Federal forces began to move in force against the rebel guerillas state-wide.  On August 1st, Colonel Poindexter "took" the town of Carrollton with a force of 1200 to 1500 men.  Union Colonel Guitar's 9th Missouri Cavalry, with other troops, picked up Poindexter's trail on Aug 8, and chased them 250 miles in seven days.  At 9pm of August 11, Guitar's men caught them at Little Compton Ferry, on the Grand River, while attempting a river crossing under cover of darkness.  Many of Poindexter's men were drowned, killed or wounded, and all his supplies lost.  After a forty-eight hour running fight,  Guitar struck Poindexter again at Yellow Creek, on the Muscle Fork of the Chariton. The desperate men were able to halt Guitar by burning the bridge at Muscle Fork, but only a remnant of the command escaped to scatter into the woods and fields.  The Colonel himself was captured on September 1st by Union militia in Chariton County, in hiding and in the civilian clothes of a guerilla.  Federal commander Brigadier General J. M. Schofield then wanted to select a captured guerilla as a "prominent case," to be shot as an example to others.  The St. Louis Distict commander, Colonel Lewis Merrill, immediately volunteered Col. John Poindexter, and had even chosen an execution date.  However, Merrill and Schofield were unable to get an order of execution, and Poindexter remained in the Myrtle Street Prison in St. Louis.  He was exchanged sometime in 1864, reputedly in broken health and bowed spirit.  Poindexter was the first Confederate officer to be tried and sentenced for espionage. Colonel John A. Poindexter died at his residence in Randolph County, Missouri on 11 or 14 April 1869.  He is buried at Antioch Christian Church, Moberly, Randolph Co. MO, and I'm told now has a proper Military marker. Submitted by;  Gloria M. Atwater  (nee Poindexter)   My 2nd cousin 3x removed, and 2nd cousin to Union Private John A. Poindexter of Greene Co. MO

William BUSH  Buried Old Cemetery, Richmond, Ray Co. b. 10 Oct., 1831; d. 3 Jan., 1914.  Served Co. F, 8th Mo Cav  Gayle Slagell
Williamson Deck Fortune He is buried in Tinney's Grove Cemetery, Tinney's Grove, MO Born June 28, 1828 in Rutherford Co., NC.  Was Capt. of Co. H, 33 Reg. I M.M.; Capt. Co. B, 4th Prov. Reg., E.M.M.; Capt. Co. H, 44th MO Vol. Inf. He was a Ray County Methodist Minister.  His wife Mary Bernice Long died in September of 1864 while he was in service.  Died March 10, 1908.Copies of W.D.'s Civil War Diary have survived.  We are fortunate to have that part of him. His great great grandaughter, Roberta Duvall Hammer
Vandiver, Ashberry. He is buried in South Point Cemetery, Ray County, Missouri. Born December 25, 1836 in Casey County, Kentucky; Died December 12, 1899 in Ray County Missouri. Served as 1st Lt. Co D, 1st Missouri Cavalry CSA; Later as Capt. Co K, 10th Missouri Cavalry CSA. He was a farmer  Remembered by a cousin - Dick Scotti
David Toomay was born near Middleton, Cork County, Ireland December 25, 1843 and died at his home in northeast Ray County, Missouri, February 21, 1917. If the personal experiences of the life of David Toomay were properly written, they would make a most interesting history of this community and also of the last few years of the Civil War. during the days of the guerilla warfare in this part of the state, he was many times compelled to hide himself away and to dodge the paths of robber bands and assassins, and the fact that he survived the circumstances through which he has passed, seems little less than a miracle. On July 19, 1864 he was making his way on horseback to join the State Militia--that was a day of terror for this community--Quantrell's band of raiders was committing depredations on every side--fear was in the heart of every citizen--death and danger stalked every pathway and lurked in every thicket. He happened to fall into this band at a place not more than six miles northwest of his present home place--he was captured and robbed after which he was fired upon, was wounded by four bullets and left for dead in the roadway--the most serious wound was the one that passed through his neck just far enough back not to prove fatal. After the band had passed out of hearing he regained consciouness and made his way into the shade of a thicket, where a woman of the neighborhodd found him, brought him a cup of cold water and gave other assistance that helped him recover. Later that year, before the wound in his neck healed, he enlisted in the United States army and at St. Joseph, Missouri, he became a member of Company H, 44th Missouri Volunteer Infantry, and entered active service for his country. In November, 1864, he was taken prisoner when a part of General Schofield's army was defeated and captured in the battle near Franklin, Tennessee. During the six months following he was in Andersonville prison, and survived the horrors and hardships that volumes of history have not been able to properly describe. During the war and his confinement in prison he received injuries and suffered illness from which he never recovered. The funeral took place at Little Union church. The burial took place in Little Union Cemetery. Doug Batten
JOHN WOODS, I certify, on honor, that John Woods, a Private of Captain Wm Drumhiller's Company B of the 44th Regiment of Infantry Volunteers, of the State of Missouri, born in Ray County, State of Missouri, aged 41 years; 5 feet 7 inches high, dark complexion, gray eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a Farmer, who joined for service and was enrolled on the 9th day of August, 1864, at Richmond, Mo. by Capt. Ben Sharp, for the period of one year, and
mustered into the service of the United States on the 2nd day of September, 1864, at St. Joseph Mo., by Capt. Ben Sharp; and having served HONESTLY and FAITHFULLY with his Company to the present date March 16th 1865, is now entitled to a DISCHARGE by reason of Death.  Given in duplicate, at Musheegee Ala, this 14 day of June, 1865.  sign by "Wm Drumhiller" Captain Commanding Company CEMETERY: Headstone Inscription; 1823-1865; Odell Cemetery, Ray County, Elkhorn, MO; ; Viewed & photographed in 1992 by Fred Woods  There are two tombstones for John here, one Civil War stone and the other a family stone. The family stone has May instead of March.
JOHN WOODS                      JOHN WOODS
 BORN Sept. 23, 1823            BORN SEPT. 23 1823
 DIED Mar. 16, 1865                DIED MAY 16, 1865
SARAH J. Wife of JNO WOODS BORN MAR. 8, 1825
Fred Woods
>MoGenWeb-Livingston County, MO
JACOB WOODS, Civil War Record Papers; 1862; National Archives, Washington, DC; ;Photocopy in poss of Fred Woods, 1995. On 12 January 1862, Jacob joined the 3rd S.M. Cav., Company B, Col. King's Reg't Missouri State Vols.  He served as a Wagoner.  He was 29 years old, and he joined at Richmond, Ray county, Missouri for the period during the war in Missouri.  In March and April of 1862 it has him mounted up to the 4th of March, then he made Wagoner for the Company.  In May and June under Remarks it has him as a discharged soldier, and that he mounted from enlistment up to 4th of March 1862. Discharged June 6, 1862 in consequence of disability.  He is entitled to 10 days extra pay. And he was cook at Hospital from Jan 10th to Jan. 23rd A.D. 1862.  Also in his military record was a Certificate of Disability for Discharge. It has Jacob Woods of Captain Abraham Allen's Company B of the 3rd Cavalry, Regiment of M.S.M.  That Jacob was enlisted by Abraham Allen at Richmond, Ray county, Missouri on the Twelfth day of January 1862 to serve during the war in Missouri.  He was born in Ray county in the State of Missouri is Twenty nine years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, fair  complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, and by occupation when enlisted a Farmer.  The cause of disability: A snake bite when a child which terminated in the loss of his left foot at the ankle joint which causes the Soldier to be very slow in ???????.  Camp Schofield in Pettis county, Missouri June 5, 1862  The Surgeon, A W. Bartlett, stated that Jacob was incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of the loss of the left foot which occurred previous to the date of his muster. CEMETERY: Headstone Inscription; 1830-1898; Odell Cemetery, Ray County, Elkhorn, MO; ; Viewed 1992 by Fred Woods; NOTE: Have photo  Jacob Woods died July 21, 1898 aged 67 yrs 9 mo 17 da (space for his wife, but not carved)   (According to his Civil War Pension File he died on 21July 1899 not 1898) Fred Woods MoGenWeb-Livingston County, MO
JOSEPH WOODS, MILITARY-BIRTH: Civil War Record Papers; 1862; National Archives, Washington, DC; Photocopy in poss. of Fred Woods, 1995.  Joseph Woods was a private in the S.M. Cavalry of Missouri, Company B, Col. King's Reg't, Missouri State Vols..  He was 24 years old when he mustered in at Chillicothe, Missouri on January 13, 1862.  He joined for duty and enrolled on January 11, 1862 at Richmond, Missouri for the period during the war in Missouri.  Company Muster rolls has him present and mounted from enlistment from March to December 1862.  September thru December it states that he used his own horse and equipment. CEMETERY: Headstone Inscription; 1836-1910; Odell Cemetery, Ray County, Elkhorn, MO; ; Viewed 1992 by Fred Woods; NOTE: Have photo  Joseph Woods 1836 -1910 Martha His Wife 1845 -1928
Fred Woods
MoGenWeb-Livingston County, MO
OTIS LESLIE ROBINSON Member of the 161st Regiment, Ohio Vol. Infantry buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Ray County Mo. Born 16 June 1847, Tioga County PA, died 1 Dec. 1900 Jonesboro AR. Posted by his grandson, Owen E. Thompson Zachariah Mansell was born Feb.10,1844 in Tn. and served in Co.A 7 Regt.  S M Cav.Mo.died in Ray Co.Mo. May 26,1937 buried in Southpoint Cemetery,  Ray Co.Mo.he was Union. Debbie Gwadera

Joseph S. Beck, was in the Civil War and was a Union soldier. He is buried in Polk Memorial Cemetery in Reynolds County, MO, and has two Civil War markers  After the war was over, he lost a leg in a lumber accident and his leg was buried in that cemetery with a civil war headstone.  Years later, when he died, he was buried a few feet away from his leg. My g-grandfather,  Ancestor
Marion Willis, confederate soldier.  Served with the Kentucky Regulators and moved to Reynolds county.  Buried in Ellington.  Donald Asberry
John S. Barnes b 1838 Reynolds County, MO Enlisted Feb. 9, 1862 Middlebroook. Served as Corp. Co. B 12th Reg. Cav. State Militia Volunteers. Then trans. to 3rd REGT. CAV. Missouri State Militia Aug 31, 1862. Died Sept  17, 1862 of disease. Place of burial unknown. He was my half-great-granduncle. O.H. Barnes
Thomas Stinson Barnes b Jan 11, 1835, Wilkes County North Carolina. Enlisted Feb. 19, 1862 at Middlebrook. Served in the 12th REGT CAV State Militia as Corp. under Capt. Wm. Leeper. Trans. to 3rd REGT CAV Missouri State Militia Aug 31, 1862. Discharged March 1, 1863 Centerville, MO. d March 6 1915 Ellington, MO, buried Ellington Cemetery, Ellington, MO. He was my half-great-granduncle.  O.H. Barnes
Lucian N. Farris is buried in Reynolds Co. My GG-grandfather, You can see a bio at:
Thomas N. Dinkins, his son-in-law, is also buried there; For more about him see:
Larry Taylor Wayne Co. MO Coordinator US GenWeb Project:http://www.rootsweb.com/~mowayne/  For Wayne CO MO GenWeb --> wayneco@taylsntufts.com

William Clinton Jarrett- buried in Amity Cem.in Doniphan, MO. b.Dec.1830 and d.May 1908. Served in the Confederate Army as SGT.  Co.H 15 MO Cavalry -1864 He enlisted at age 34.My great,great grandfather Barbara Newbold
Andrew Jackson Whitwell Sr,  Buried:  Bennett Cemetery, Ripley Co MO JUL 30 1832     Hickman Co TN  -  DEC 24 1893     Ripley Co MO Andrew was a Sargeant in 2nd Company K, 42nd TN Infantry.  He enlisted NOV 9 1861 at Camp Cheatham, Robertson Co TN.  He was taken prisoner at the fall of Fort Donelson on FEB 16 1862.  He was exchanged at Vicksburg MS on SEP 4 1862.  MAR 8 1863 he was discharged. Shirley Scot
Jesse Richardson GIBSON b. 16-AUG-1844, d. 28-JUL-1927 Johnston's Chapel Cemetery
CSA, Pvt in the 15th MO Cav
Gena Davis  

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