Lewis Co, TN Works Progress Administration Records

Transcribed by Alta Creasy Amagliani
October 2006

 

 


Amos Bible

Bible owned by Willie Amos 

Births

Rachel Amos b. 27 Oct 1837

Obdeer Amos b. 15 Jun 1831

Odie Amos and Rachel Amos b. ** Sep 1857

Medrina Amos b. 25 Apr 1853

James M. Amos b. 16 Feb 1855

William Amos b. 10 Sep 1856

Mary Jane Amos b. 10 Sep 1856

William L. Amos b. 16 Sep 1893

Mary Ann Amos b. 10 Oct 1832

Obediah L. Amos  b. 29 Jul 1857

Joseph Amos b. 1 Mar 1831

Sarah Elizabeth Ann Amos b. 25 Nov 1863

John J. Young b. 26 Aug 1826

Oliver L. Amos b. 13 Jul 1867

Silver F. Amos 7 Mar 1875

William L. Amos b. 16 Sep 1893 

Deaths

Jane Melvina Amos d. 10 Sep 1844

William Amos d. 25 Sep 1856

Oliver Amos d. 4 Apr 1821 

Marriages

Lizzie Amos was married 2 Nov 1883

O. Amos and Mary Amos were married 17 Apr 1852

 

Bates Bible

Bible owned by Mrs. S. D. Bates

Published by P. W. Ziegler and Co. 

Marriages

Nancy Chessor and M. B. Bates was married 27 Sep 1874 by John A. Jones

Len Black and M. B. Bates was married 26 Sep 1882 by John Peeler 

Births

M. B. Bates was born 11 Jul 1854

Nancy Chessor Bates was born 14 Nov 1857

Ida Irene Bates was born 20 Nov 1875

Emma Bates was born 27 Sep 1877

Julia Bates was born 21 Sep 1879

Viola Bates was born 17 Aug 1881

Samuel T. Bates was born 30 Mar 1883

Lilie Black Bates was born 13 Jun 1862 

Deaths

Nancy Chessor Bates d. 10 May 1883

Julia Bates d. 22 Jul 1903

Liew Black Bates 17 Jul 1933

E. A. Land was born 28 Mar 1827

E. A. Land and Nancy Barber was married 6 Jun 1844

 

Beatty Bible

Bible owned by M. J. Beatty bought 5 Aug 1897 

Marriages

M. J. Beatty and A. E. Cheser was married 23 Jan 1887

M. J. Beatty and Sarry Baker was married 12 Feb 1934 

Births

M. J. Beatty b. 6 Dec 1866

A.E. Beatty b. 1 Sep 1876

Mary Caldoney Beatty b. 4 Oct 1888

Martha Jane Beatty b. 11 Dec 1890

Our Little Boy b. 10 Jan 1894

Jady Clay Beatty b. 30 May 1895

Willy Ernis Beatty b. 14 Mar 1897

Nora Mary Beatty b. 11 Sep 1899

Lochie Beatty b. 19 May 1923

Sarry Lomax b. 7 May 1866

Joseph Munrow Beatty b. 8 Nov 1901

Birthey Lue Beatty b. 12 Oct 1905

Richard Malcom Beatty b. 28 Dec 1908 

Deaths

Mary Caldoney Beatty d. 20 Sep 1894

Martha Jane Beatty d. 1 Oct 1894

Our Little Boy d. 6 Oct 1894

Richard Malcom Beatty d. 10 Sep 1928

Father Moses Joshaway Beatty d. 31 Oct 1916. Was 84 yrs old 10 mo and 11 days

 

Brown Bible

Bible owned by Mrs. Izro Brown 

Births

William P. Holmes b. 19 Oct 1846

Anna Stata Martha Jane Holmes b. 7 Nov 1848

Temie Peery b. 12 Mar 1878

Samuel H. Holmes b. 15 Nov 1822

Mary A. Holmes b. 27 Dec 1823

S. H. Holmes b. 15 Nov 1823

Samuel Holmes b. 15 Nov 1822

Mary Ann Holmes b. 27 Dec 1823

Rev. S.H. Holmes b. 15 Nov 1824

C. M. Brown b. 20 Apr 1853

Cess Brown b. 20 Apr 1853

Mary Ann Brown b. 13 Mar 1841

Sarah Elizabeth Brown b. 14 May 1845

Frances Emily Brown b. 29 Sep 1847

William L. Brown b. 25 May 1850

Charles M. Brown b. 20 Apr 1853

John W. Brown b. 14 Sep 1842

Ann Statia Martha Jane Brown b. 7 Nov 1848

Mary Delia Brown b. 29 Jul 1870

William Samuel Brown b. 20 Jul 1873

Naomi Izorah Brown b.  26 Aug 1876

Mable Ethel Brown b. 18 Oct 1879

Arthibald Adrian Brown b. 26 Apr 1884

John W. Brown –no date shown 

Marriages

Samuel H. Holmes married 10 Feb 1842

John W. Brown was married 2 Oct 1866

William P. Holmes was married __ Aug 1869

Robt. G. Peery was married 4 Jan 1877

Arch R. Peery was married 10 Nov 1888 

Deaths

M.A. Holmes d. 19 Aug 1862

John Westly Holmes d. 21 Oct 1873

Eliga V. Holmes d. 23 May 1874

William  Samuel Brown d. 25 Feb 1937

Ann Brown d. 19 Jan 1897

 

Brown Bible

Bible owned by John Brown

M.D. Brown bought Bible Oct 1866 Price 20 cents. 

Births

Okolona Brown b. 13 Aug 1858

Nancy Louisa Brown b. 20 Oct 1860

Susan Amarilla Brown b. 16 Aug 1862

Robert Cullin Brown b. 29 Jan 1864

Ann  Janette Brown b. 20 Jun 1869

Mary Edna E. Brown b. 21 Sep 1854

Eula Ardella Brown b. 14 Jun 1871

John Milton Brown b. 14 Jun 1871

William Thomas Brown b. 2 Jul 1873

Dovey Janetta Brown b. 26 Jun 1875

Richard B. Brown b. 9 Nov 1876

James Brown b. 28 Aug 1895

J.A. Brown b. 28 Aug 1896

T.R. Brown b. 14 Oct 1896

Agnes Brown b. 29 Aug 1901

C. L. Brown b. 10 Sep 1907 

Deaths

Dovey Louisa Brown, wife of M.D. Brown d. 24 Nov 1882

Susan Ammarilla Brown d. 22 Dec 1884

Louisa Rebecca Brown d. 26 Oct 1885

Ann Janetta Brown d. 2 Nov 1887

Milton Davis Brown d. 25 Mar 1889

James Davis Brown d. 14 Aug 1890

 

Bundrant Bible

Records from the Bible of Mrs. Shields Bundrant 

Births

William Johnston Burcham b. 26 Jul 1827

Wesley Hickman Burcham b. 28 Apr 1838

Margaret Ellen Burcham b. 23 Jun 1840

James Henry Burcham b. 22 Nov 1833

 

Carroll Bible

Copied from a bible owned by Sam Carroll  

Births

Mary Ann Carroll b. 5 Jun 1859

William A. Carroll b. 31 May 1861

John F. Carroll b. 5 Oct 1863

Isabella Carroll b. 30 Jun 1868

L.V.I. Carroll b. 3 Jan 1852

Ada Carroll b. 27 Mar 1874

Lewisey Carroll b. 19 Aug 1839

Martha Jane Carroll b. 28 May 1837

Andrew Carroll b. 29 Jan 1835

 

Coble Bible

Copied from Bible owned by Jesse Coble 

Births

John Allison b. 6 Nov 1797

Welch Alison b. 24 Oct 1795

Alexander C. Alison b. 23 Nov 1833

Elizabeth J. Alison b. 11 Feb 1829

Rosanna (Alison) Coble b. 20 Jun 1825

James Coble b. 8 Jul 1831

Mary E. Coble b. 11 Jan 1831

John A. Coble b. 19 Sep 1853

Sarah J. Coble b. 19 Jan 1856

Adam Coble b. 15 Sep 1858

Jesse Coble b. 2 Feb 1862

Brown Coble b. 22 Jul 1890 

Deaths

John Alison d. 16 Nov 1835

Martha Alison d. 15 Aug 1835 in Pike Co. Missouri

John Alison Coble d. 27 Sep 1857

James Coble d. 19 Dec 1862

Rosa Coble d. 12 Jul 1883

Brown Coble d. 23 Jan 1892 

Marriages

James Coble and Rosanna Alison were married 29 Jan 1851

 

 

Cooper Bible

Bible owned by Katie Cooper 

Births

Jonathan Cooper b. 9 May 1785

Elisebeth G. Cooper b. 28 Feb 1794

William H. Cooper b. Oct 1810 (no other dates)

Amanda Melvina Cooper b. 1812 (no other dates)

Everlina Bellmont Cooper b. Feb 1814 (no other dates)

Sarah Ellenor Cooper b. 26 Sep 1816

Robert H. Cooper b. 3 Oct 1817

Elizabeth J. Cooper b. 3 Oct 181?

Hester S. Cooper b. 12 Feb 1822

John H. Cooper b. Feb 1824 (no other dates)

Mathew D. Cooper b. 19 Feb 1826

David V. Cooper b. 1 Jan 1828

James O. Cooper b. 2 Oct 1830

Paris Cooper b. 11 Jul 1819

James C. Cooper b. 17 Nov 1820

William M. Cooper b. 9 Feb 1823

Thomas Cooper b. 5 Sep 1834

Sarah E. Cooper b. 29 Jul 1836

Alexander D. and Samuel G. Cooper b. 11 Sep 1838

Leander Bruce Cooper b. 2 Sep 1841

Mary A. Cooper b. 2 Oct 1832

Cornelia Cooper b. 28 Mar 1834

Agnes Cooper b. 22 Feb 1836

Robert M. Cooper b. 29 Dec 1790

Albert G. Cooper b. 22 Jun 1817

Alfred T. Cooper b. 18 Sep 1844

Katie Cornelia Cooper b. 18 Oct 1869

Alfred Bruce Cooper b. 22 Apr 1871

Orin Duffe Cooper b. 15 Jan 1873

Henry Otis Cooper b. 20 Aug 1874

Thelma Cooper b. 3 Dec 1900

Alma Cooper 31 Mar 1900

Harvey Leander Cooper b. 10 May (yr. not shown) 

Marriages

Chester Distric was married to Elisebeth Gusby Duffle in 1809

William H. Cooper married 3 times. First wife Annie Lockridge

Second wife Sarah Fields. Third wife Elisebeth Kersa

Sarah Ellenor Cooper married James B. Payne 1850

Elizabeth J. Cooper married Paris Cooper 24 Sep 1840

Franklin, Williamson Co.,TN married Catherine Cooper in May. Marshelle, Harrison Co.,Texas

David Y. Cooper married Nany Evans( no dates given)

James O. Cooper married twice. First wife Mary Underwood, second wife Jane Mackey(no dates given)

Thomas Cooper married twice. Livonia McClain, second wife Sarah McKanon (no dates given)

Sarah E. Cooper married Miner Pickard (no dates given)

Alexander D. Cooper married Mary E. Johnston (no dates given)

Leander Bruce Cooper married Cornelia Cooper 5 Nov 1868

Robert M. Cooper married Catherin Cooper 28 Mar 1816

Albert G. Cooper married Elizabeth E. Webb 8 Apr 1838 

Deaths

William H. Cooper d. 10 Oct 1888

Everlina Bellmont Cooper d. Jan 1854 (no other dates)

Hester S. Cooper d. 18 Jun 1865

John H. Cooper d. Oct 1896 (no other dates)

David Y. Cooper d. Oct 1897 (no other dates)

Sarah E. Cooper d. 1929 (no other dates)

Alexander D. Cooper d. 10 Jul 1861

Samuel G. Cooper d. 26 Apr 1862

Cornelia Cooper d. 13 Aug 1917

Mary A. Cooper d. 1 Sep 1918

Agnes Cooper d. Oct 1856 (no other dates)

Catherine Cooper d. 16 Apr 1863

Albert G. Cooper d. 28 Feb 1883

Alfred T. Cooper was wounded 23 Mar 1863 was wounded at Brentwood 26 Mar d. 22 Apr 1931

End

 

Cothran Bible

Bible owned by Mrs. J. W. Cothran  

Marriages

W.J. Cothran and M.E. Sims was married 8 Dec A.D. 1872 

Births

W.J. Cothran b. 10 Nov 1851

M.E. Cothran b. 4 Nov 1855

Jas. T. Cothran b. 25 Sep 1875

George M. Cothran b. 31 Mar 1875

Eli B. Cothran b. 30 May 1877

Martha C. Cothran b. 18 Jan 1878

Sarah L. Cothran b. 2 Nov 1880

J.A. Cothran b. 13 Dec 1883

John W. Cothran b. 20 Nov 1854

M. S. Floid b. 23 Feb 1849

M.J. Floid  b. 22 Feb 1894 

Deaths

Jas. C. Cothran d. 17 Feb 188?

E. L. Cothran d. 2 Feb 1880

W. J. Cothran d. 16 Jun 1885

 

Dabbs Bible

Bible owned by R.W. Dabbs 

Births

Cisley Smith b. 29 Feb 1876

R. W. Dabbs b. 7 Oct 1873

Fay Ehoarth Dabbs b. 7 Oct 1909

Joe Simeons Dabbs b. 29 May 1912

Ina Lee Dabbs b. 25 May 1914

Olon Dabbs b. 30 Jul 1894

Onra Victoria Dabbs b. 23 Dec 1895

Onis Hilmer Dabbs b. 30 Jan 1898

Nancy Smith Dabbs b. 23 Aug 1899

Maggie Dale Dabbs b. 24 Aug 1901

Auston Glenn Dabbs b. 14 Oct 1904

Rewfus Thelma Dabbs b. 26 Dec 1907

 

Marriages

Cisley Smith and Roof Dabbs was married 18 Jun 1893

  

Daniel Bible

Bible owned by Mrs. A. H. Daniel

 

Marriages

A.W. Daniel and Amanda ------ were married 29 Aug 1866

 

Births

A.W. Daniel b. 27 Apr 1828

Amanda ------ b. 24 Nov 1846

Sarah Ardenia Daniel b. 18 Aug 1867

William Thompson Daniel b. 21 Aug 1870

Andrew Harvey Daniel b. 30 Oct 1872

David H. Daniel b. 3 Oct 1875

Martha Joseyfean Daniel b. 9 Feb 1879

Fanny Ethel Daniel b. 5 Jul 1880

 

Deaths

A.W. Daniel d. 15 Aug 1891

Sarah Ardenia Daniel d. 3 July 1890

Amanda Daniel d. 6 Sep 1899

W. Tom. Daniel d. 15 Mar 1911

 

DeFoe Bible

Bible record owned by E. E. Defoe 

Marriages

John W. DeFoe and J. Docia E. Campbell were married 19 Mar 1884 by Jas. D. Harrington, J.P.

John W. DeFoe and Elizabeth E. Flowers was married 2 Jul 1891

Hettie J. Flowers and Thomas Craig were married 4 Nov 1900

Ethel Brown and Walter Flowers were married 7 Jul 1919

Clarice M. Craig and Herbie G. DeFoe were married 23 Oct 1919

Carrie O. Tatum and Thomas C. DeFoe were married 26 Nov 1919

Edith Flowers and W.C. Folks were married 9 Jan 1917

Ruth M. Craig and John Stockard were married 17 Sep 1917

Leda E. Craig and J. Albert Clay were married 28 Aug 1926

 

Births

W.A Flowers b. 27 Nov 1882

Hettie J. Flowers b. 7 Aug 1884

D. Edith Flowers b. 14 Feb 1887

Nettie M. Flowers b. 1 Feb 1881

John W. DeFoe b. 14 Dec 1842

Docia E. DeFoe b. 5 Sep 1863

Minnie E. DeFoe b. 5 Jan 1875

Aurora May DeFoe b. 16 Dec 1884

John H. DeFoe b. 19 Mar 1886

Docia A. DeFoe b. 31 Dec 1887

Edith Purl DeFoe b. 5 Apr 1890

Thomas Curtis DeFoe b. 30 Apr 1893

Luther Melvil DeFoe b. 29 Sep 1896

Hettie Immiogene DeFoe b. 20 Sep 1897

Herbie Gladston DeFoe b. 20 Jun 1900

Jones Craig DeFoe b. 17 Aug 1920

Romona Dale DeFoe b. 18 Sep 1928

Tomasene DeFoe b. Sep (no date)

 

Deaths

Docia E. Campbell, wife of John W. DeFoe, d. 7 Jun 1890

Edith Purl DeFoe d. 8 Aug 1890

Luther Melvil DeFoe d. 13 Oct 1896

John W. DeFoe d. 28 Nov 1899

Kittie Immogene DeFoe d. 31 Dec 1899  [Believe this to be Hettie Immogene DeFoe]

 

Downey Bible

 

Births

Richard Downey b. 23 Sep 1818

Martha Ann Downey b. 29 Nov 1824

Mary Ann Downey b. 3 Feb 1843

Nancy Isabella Downey b. 16 Oct 1844

Martha Jane Downey b. 11 Dec 1846

Sarah Elizabeth Downey b. 17 Jun 1849

Thomas James Downey b. 28 Jan 1852

William Henry Downey b. 16 Dec 1854

Virginia Caroline Downey b. 14 Jun 1857

Medora Brown Downey b. 22 Apt 1860

Isaac Lee Downey b. 28 Jan 1863

Nancy F. Downey b. 5 Dec 1832

Joel Warren Downey b. 10 Apr 1865

Richard Cullen Downey b. 30 Jul 1869

Joseph Smith Downey b. 7 Apr 1871

William Henry Downey b. 16 Dec 1854

 

Marriages

Richard and Martha Ann Downey were married 25 Jan 1842

Mary Ann Downey and Charles L. Brown were married 2 Jul 1860

Sarah Elizabeth Downey and B.B. Shaw was married 15 Mar 1865

Virginia Caroline Downey and William T. Duncan was married 4 Jun 1871

Richard Cullen Downey and Livonia M. Bates was married 11 Apr 1889

Joseph Smith Downey and Miss Ida V.M. Edwards was married 27 Feb 1890

Richard Downey and Nancy Birdwell were married 13 Dec 1853

 

Deaths

Martha Jane Freeman d. 17 Apr 1932

William Henry Downey d. 19 Jun 1933

Nancy Isabella Downey d. 11 Nov 1859

Joel Warren Downey d. 24 May 1865

Rebecca Vick d. 28 Oct 1882

Cullen Vick d. 26 Nov 1891

Sarah Elizbeth Shaw d. 5 Jun 1896

Richard Downey d. 16 May 1898

Virginia Caroline Duncan d. 18 Jun 1900

Nancy F. Downey d. 25 Feb 1909

Isaac Lee Downey d. 10 Apr 1909

Mary Ann Barber d. 13 Feb 1913

Thomas Jones Downey d. 26 Aug 1917

 

Downey Bible

Property of Mrs. Joseph Smith Downey

 

Births

Richard Downey b. 23 Sep 1818

Martha Ann Downey b. 29 Nov 1813

Mary A. Downey b. 3 Feb 1843

Nancy Isabella Downey b. 16 Oct 1844

Martha Jane Downey b. 11 Dec 1846

Sarah Elizabeth Downey b. 17 Jun 1849

Thom. James Downey b. 28 Aug 1852

William Henry Downey b. 16 Dec 1854

Virginia Caroline Downey b. 17 Jun 1857

Medora Brown Downey b. 22 Apr 1860

Isaac Lee Downey b. 28 Jan 1863

Nancy F. Downey, Second wife of Richard Downey b. D Dec 1865

Joel Warren Downey b. 10 Apr 1865

Richard Cullen Downey b. 30 Jul 1869

Joseph Smith Downey b. 7 Apr 1871

 

Deaths

Nancy Isabelle Downey d. 11 Nov 1859

Martha Ann Downey d. 13 Sep 1863

Joel Warren Downey d.24 May 1865

Rebecca Vick d. 25 Oct 1882

Cullen Vick d. 26 Nov 1891

Sarah Elizabeth Shaw d. 5 Jun 1896

Richard Downey d. 16 May 1898

Virginia Caroline Duncan d. 18 Jul 1900

Nancy F. Downey d. 25 Feb 1909

Isaac Lee Downey d. 10 Apr 1909

Mary Ann Barber d. 13 Feb 1913

Thos. James Downey d. 26 Aug 1917

William Henry Downey d. 19 Jun 1933

Martha Jane Freeman d. 17 Apr 1932

 

Marriages

Richard and Martha Ann Downey were married 25 Jan 1842

Mary Ann Downey, daughter of Richard and Mary Ann Downey was married 2 July 1860 to Charles L. Brown

Sarah Elizabeth Downey, daughter of Richard and Mary A. Downey was married 15 Mar 1865 to B.B. Shaw

Virginia Caroline Downey, daughter of Richard and Martha A. Downey was married 4 Jun 1871 to Wm. T. Duncan

Richard Cullen Downey was married 11 Apr 1889 to Livonia M. Bates

Joseph Smith Downey was married 27 Feb 1890 to Ida V. M. E. Edwards

 

 

 

The following letters are copies of the original ones written from camp by Captain Biffle to his father, brothers, and sisters, whose names are unknown to the writer, also one by W. L. Bramly, a Confederate soldier, to his sweetheart, Miss E. C. Edwards. These letters are at present time owned by Mrs. Ed Skelton, Kimmins, Lewis County, Tennessee.  The letter written by W.L. Bramly was left Mrs. Skelton by her maternal aunt, Miss E.C. Edwards, to whom the letter was written.  W.L. Bramly served in the 2nd Battalion of the Tennessee Cavalry, under Captain Lewis.

 

Dear Father & Brothers & Sisters,

I seat myself tonight to let you no that we are all well at present time.

I hope when these few lines come to hand that you all may bee injoying the same blasying. I have nothing much to tell you. My feelings was very much mortified when I heard of sister’s death, but that is a debt we all have to pay soon or later. That is nothing strange hear. We went out on picket the other night and some one shot a man in the head and killed him dead. They have Ben Roach under guard on the crime. I don’t think that he shot him.

We take some prisoners every day or two and horses in abundnc, mules and negroes.

Miles was in the last fight-he ses that the bulets whirled mightly around him. He ses that it was just like a deer drive. Him and Joseph Mearideth was just screaming and yeling all the time. I went out at the same time but was not with them, bit I got me one sot at the linkern.

It was at one time we had nothing but crackers to eat for 40 hours.

My candle is getting short tho. Miles said tell bland bit that he was well and all the rest of you all.

I will send you all some of my hair as I have just had it cut, and this lace to An. I taken hit out of a boy that we captured.

So farewell my dear relations. May the God of Mercy guard us.

Captain Biffle
Lieutenant Coronel
Date 1861, November 4th 

 

Civil War Letter

W. L. Bramly to Miss E. C. Edwards

 

Miss E. C. Edwards

I rite you a few lines this morning to let you here from me.  I have not time to rite much.  I left Camp Trausdale on the 15 of this –gust.   I shall go up to Cave city today, start at three o’clock, Miles and the rest of the boys that is well.

Tha is some at Camp Trausdale some at this place. I have been left behind with the sick men and horses till I don’t entent to stay any longer. Tha is 1200 Texas rangers here .  Tha can beat any men riding I ever saw. Tha run horses full speed and light on ther feet and jump back on the horse and never check the horse.  Of you  will lay a half dollar on the ground tha can come in full speed and pick it up.  I have saw them take it up.

I send you my likeness by Mr. Thomas Meredithy. Rite to me if you have got it and whither you think it a true likeness or not.  If I never return I want you to keep it to remember me.  Tho I hope I will come home again. I don’t think ever a yankee will kill me. The only thing I fear is sickness. If can keep my health I have no fear of anything else. I received you kind letter by Miles and was truly glad to hear from you.

Tell Suck her sweetheart is here in the hospittle having the chills and is tolerable sick. This morning I have just come from thar. The one that was at Mrs. Choat one Sunday when we was thar.  Rite to me if Van Choat is still going to see Tup Pope yet or not.  I will be at home if I can git off the first of January and not till then I now. So nothing more only your sincere friend.

W. L. Bramly

Direct your letter to
Bollinggreen, Ky
2cnd Battalion of Tennessee Cavalry
cear of Capt. Lewis

 

The following letter are copies of the original ones written from camp by L.B. Cooper to his brother,  L.B. Cooper to his father, R.M. Cooper, and S.G. Cooper to his niece.  The letters are at present owned by Katie Cooper, niece of S.G. Cooper, who lives near Mt. Joy.

Bowling Green
Kentucky
Oct. 30th, 1861

Dear Brother,

 

I seat myself to answer you kind letter which I received by the hand of Mr. Christon.  I am in excellent health and hope when these few lines come to hand that they will find you enjoying the same blessings. I would like to see you all very much. Tell Pop and Ma that I want them to drop me a line now and then to let me know how they are getting along.  I think that you did right to keep Buney at home, as I think that he count not stand the winter in Camps.  I got to see John C. Breckinridge and General Harder since we came here, they are both fine looking men.  I want you and Statia Holme to put off maring until I get home.  I want you and Sammy to stay with Pop until I het back. I must close by asking you to write soon.

 L.B. Cooper

 

Civil War Letter#2

Confederate Hospital

Raymond, Miss
June 10th, 1863

 To R.M. Cooper

 Dear Father,

 

I take my pen in hand to let you know of the situation and whare about I was wounded. On the 12th day of May in battle of Raymond, Miss. I was wounded in the left leg a little above the ankle, it was broken  but I will not loose it.  I have suffered a great deal of pain but I am now doing pretty well. I was a prisoner of 12 days when I was recaptured by our forced.  Captain Teodore was killed dead on the field there, seven of our Company laying here wounded and among them J.S. Clymons.  Our Brigade is now four miles below Yazoo City, Miss. Mr. Mitchell from Giles is here and he is trying to get us all Furloughs to go home.  We are all laying here is Hospital at Raymond, and we have the best care and attention from the untireing ladies of Raymond, of which their kindness I shall never forget.  There was a man come here to see me the other day and claimed kin with me. I forgot to get his name, but he is coming to take me to the country to his house as quick as I am able to be moved.  Tell Mr Siymmis(orSirmmis) that J.S. was wounded in a little above the elbo and came out behind, and at the top of his shoulder.  There was 3 dead in our Company on the field.

 Direct you letter to Raymond Hinds Co., Miss. Confederate Hospital, for me.

So will conclude by remaining,

 Yours truly,

L.B. Cooper

 

Civil War Letter#3

S.G. Cooper

 

Camp Bowing Green
Kentucky

Dec. 31-61

 Dear Niece,

 I received your kind and most welcome letter of the 18th. Which gave me great pleasure to hear from you.  You said that it was the first time that you had ever rote to me, very true it is the first time but I hope it will not be the last time.  I am glad to say that I am in good health at this time. I have enjoyed as good health since I have been in the Camps as Iever had in my life. I am glad to say that I have had such good health for I was afraid that I would not stand Camp life so well.

 I am very much in hopes that I will stand the Campaign finely. You know that our time is out the 7th of May next and that is only a little over four months from now and I will return to see you all again. You said that you was asked to a party the day that I left. I am very sorry that I was not there to be with you all, but I hope you all enjoyed yourselved finely without me. But you young Ladies all must fix up and be ready for the 7th of May.  We will all be home then and we want to have some of the biggest times that Old Lewis ever saw or hird tell of, or ever will again.

 Well, I will tell you how I like Camp life. I wish you was here to see how we all get along. We all live in white houses, some of the finest houses you ever saw. This cold weather is rite bad on us but we come to stand hardships and that is a matter of moonshine. All the relations are well that is up here. Brother Theodore is at home and has been for some time, but we look for him back all the time, he went home on a six days furlough and he has been gone home 16 or 17 days.  There is no chance for a battle up here. I tell you I have lost all hope. You must write soon without fail. I have but little news to rite so I will close by subscribing as your ever

 True and loving Uncle

 

S.G. Cooper

 

Civil War Letter

Jesse Coble to Adam Coble

The following letter is a copy of the original one written by Jesse Coble, a Confederate soldier, to his father and mother, while he was in camp. The letter is at present time owned by J.D. Coble, who is the son of Jesse (or James) Coble. Jesse Coble served in the 11th Regiment of the Tennessee Volunteers, under Captain Weems.

 

 

August the 16-1861
Carters Station, Tenn
Carter County

  

Dear father and mother,

I take the pleasure of righting you a few lins to let you no that I am in good health at this time and hope when these fiew lines comes to hand tha will find you all enjoying the same good blessing.  The boys is jenuarly well in hour Company. Hour mess is all well and in good spirits. I fiel as hapy as a judg just now. I have just come don off of a mountain that is with my jamper sack full of the best kind of peaches. Tha mountain is about three quarters of a mile high. I don’t know that I have any war nouse to right to you at the presiant time that I no to bea so. Times is about like tha have bin for some time as ni as I can tell.  We hear that air prepairing for fighting on boath sides, we have bin expecting a little fight here with the union men. Tha say tha talked of coming in on us and therashing us out, but I learn tha air about to give that out.

I was in a spree the other knight with 7 more of the boys and hour Captain. We run 4 of the union men about a mile and took them prisoners and fetch them back to camps and kept them under gard too days and knights and tha reliest them withthought punsing them. Tha was throwghing rocks at the carr as the past a long.

I will say to you it was fun for me to make the union devils walk bafore at the point of my baonet. We air listning for auder for us to leave this place whar we will go I do not no.

Tell Betsey Shipes Denver was in Noxville last week. Hea was well this so I herd.

Father, I have not received a letter from you since George and James was at Camp Chathem, tho I have herd from you all ---------G.D. Leeper brought in John leteer ------you all tolarbel well. I was glad to here from you and mother and all of the rest. I want you to right to me ever chance you can.

 Tell Charley Cagle to hury and git well and come back and fetch me some good nouse. Tell him my weight is 165.  I would like to sea you all and talk with you but it is out of my power at this time. So nothing more at presiant.

I remain you affectionate sun until death.

From Jesse Coble

To Adam Coble

 

Direct you letters to Carter Depot the 11th regiment of Tenn. Vol. In care of Capt. Weems


 

 


 


 
 
 

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