Subject: Smith Co., TN Deeds 1800-1807 Vol I by Barbara Crompton
Page 444/445. 24 July 1806. $125.00. 40 Acres.
Willie Hooker of Smith Co. to John Gill of same.On
Round Lick Creek on south side of Cumberland beginning at a stake and dogwood.
Signed: Willie Hooker
Wit: John Tuggle, Harriss B. Tuggle, Thomas Tuggle.
Proven: Sept 1806 Oath/J&H Tuggle. Rec: 9 Dec. 1806
Subject: Smith Co., TN Deeds 1800-1807 Vol I by Barbara
Page 27/28. 29 June 1801. $1,295.00. 1,280 Acres.
James Watson of Fairfax Co., VA to Joel Ward, William Hannah and
Thomas Gill of Berkeley Co., VA. Two 649 Acre
tracts on a branch of Roaring River.
Signed: James Watson
Wit: Tho Sommerville, Tho Ryerson, John Taylor, John Gray
Proven: 30 June 1801 oath of Taylor; rec. 2 July 1802.
Subject: Gills mentioned in CW Pension Application, may relate to the Gills
from Halifax to Smith Co., TN Gill descendants.
Excerpts from the Civil War Pension Application of James Pleasant Gold
The application was 'Form 2' and I copied from a book at the library. I can
only speculate on what question Mr. Gold was answering.
1. (name) James Pleasant Gold, Santo, Palo Pinto Co., TX
2. (age/dob) 77 the 15 April 1922
3. (pob) Smith co., TN
5. Co F 24th TN 13th Cav
6. (occ) Farmer
7. Pleasant Gold;----;----;Virginia:Gordonsville, TN during Civil War;----
8. Constance Gwaltney; Jack Gwaltney: -----; Hickman, Smith co., TN
11. He owned a few at beginning of war and bought more during war, the no.
I don't know.
12. The best I remember about 400 ac.
14. Frame house 4 or 5 rooms
15. I plowed and did all kinds of farm work such as grubbing, splitting rails,
harvest work, log rolling, hoeing working in the tobacco patch.
16. Father did all kinds of farm work. Mother did general house work caring
for her children and supervised the cooking, spinning and weaving.
17. He generally kept a hired hand on the place
18. Such work was considered honorable and those who would not work were
looked upon as dudes and no goods.
19. They did
20. About 1 in 50. I think would be a fair estimate.
21. Yes, they did associated together, very few if any at all.
22. They did - just like brethering and friends.
24. I never knew it if it did
25. There were young men that did
26. Encouraged by all well meaning people
27. Both public and private
28. I attended about 3 mo in the yr till I was sixteen
29. 1 ½ miles
30. Prospect Academy, Wesley Chapel. New Midleton College.
32. from 3 - 4
33. reasonably so
34. both sex
35. 1861 - June 24. New Midleton in the srvice of the Confederacy
36. Camp Anderson near Murfreesbourgh
37. some length of time we moved from Camp Anderson to Camp Trousdale to
38. a little skirmish at Camp Joe Underwood Ky the Federals were captured
39. Then marched to Corinth Miss. camped till after battle of Shiloh Tenn.
Farmington Miss. Shiloh battle lasted two days. conf. defeated, Farmington
a few hr. Conf. defeated.
40. my parole was dated March 9, 1865, Richmond, VA
41 We footed it from Chester, S.C. by way of Washington, Ga Atlanta to Dalton
to Chattanooga, TN. Where were placed on train, came to Murphesborough Tenn.
then footed it home arriving May 17, 1865.
42. Splitting rails to refence the farm that had been destroyed during the
war by Federals.
43. In Dec. 1866 I was married to Sarah Agee and went to farming which I
have followed ever since. I lived in Smith Co., TN, Hunt Co., Tex, and Palo
Co., Texas. I have belong to the Missionary Baptist Church ever since the
year 1860. Been Deacon for 32 (34?) year. I held office of County Commisioner
45. 24th Tenn Reg. Co. F - 13th Tenn. Cav. Dave Allen, Jim Barrett, Nat Cradic
(bro?), Jim Davis, William Davis, Quin Davis, Bob Coffee, Mac Coffee,
William Carnes, Captain Dowell,Sam Fight, Fedrick Swaltney, John Gold, 2
Hale (boys?) Pleas Hall, John Lucky, Bill Lucky, Joe Nolan, Amos Petry, Ammon
Rowling, JohnSmith, Captain Reese, Ed Reese, Aquilla Stephens, Tom Winfrey,
Jack Winfrey, John, andy and Elick Stewart, Captain Cates, Lt. Piper, Lt.
Bridges, Lt. Rucks, JOHN GILL, JAMES GILL, Hugh
Hale, Norel Harper, Bill McDonal.
46. Thomas Winfrey Gordonsville, Tenn.
Bob Coffee "
John Gold "
Captain Dowell "
John Gill New Midleton, TN
Col. Jim Gill "
W. H. Nolan Santo, TX
J. F. Agee Morgan Mill, TX
P. S. I have done the best I could. My memory fails to recall many incidents
and names that I was once familiar with. J. P. Gold, Santo, Texas
39. after the evacuation of Corinth went to Tupelo Miss, and camped for a
while. from there to Mobile, Ala. by way Pensecola, Fla then to Chattannoga
Tenn where I was discharged under the nonconscript act (age 17) after which
I joined John H. Morgan's calbery command figured around Snows Hill,
Tenn between Alexandria and Liberty Tenn then marched with Morgan on his
famous raid through Ky, Ind and Ohio crossing the Ohio River at Brandonburgh,
Ky near Coradon, Ind. having several skirmishes, almost every day from one
to two encounters with the enemy from Coradon, through Ind and Ohio to Buffington
Island where I crossed the Ohio R as a picket about one hundred and thirteen
in the ferry boat. Where we witnessed the general stampede of Morgan's command
of the pickets. They procured a guide know to us as "Levil Tom Harrison:
who piloted us through mountain gorgues of west Virginia around Charleston
W Va to Dublin Depot, VA. We subsisted mostly on jerked beef during this
march. We had a little fight near here, we joined the garrison in with the
garrison stationed at Dublin. We were guarding the right wing of the army
when the battle of Missionary Ridge was fought. We figured around through
east Tenn for quite a while then on a raid through Cumberland Gap, through
Ky where I was captured and sent to Rock Island prison there I staid 8 or
9 months through the winter of 1864 and 65. We fared reasonably well as
prisoners. The weather was cold and we suffered more from cold than anything
else. Then we were sent around thro Baltimore, Md to Richmond Va. and
received a parole for ninety days and before it was out Lee surrendered.
One incident I would like to relate was the capture of 18 teams wagons and
a guard of men that were coming to my father's corn cribs to get corn. Col.
Ward on learning their intentions took his command and went and laid in the
woods near New Midleton till they passed. then we came out of the woods and
overtook them at Haricane Branch Bridge just before they got the corn
- two men being in the crib. There on the very ground where we fought my
mother came out to see if I was hurt.
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