Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I'll Stay with the Oldest History...

Considering the mom and dad of Helen Sipuel Huggins. Back further to Big Mama's mother, Lucinda Smith-whose 7-14 children were fathered by Cap'n James A Anderson. His military records indicate

24th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, CSA
Company E—“Drew County Grays”

Anderson, James A Third Lieutenant—
Enlisted in Co. E, 24th Arkansas Infantry, at Monticello, Arkansas, June 16, 1862;
appointed third lieutenant, June 16, 1862;
captured at Arkansas Post, January 11, 1863;
confined at U.S. Military Prison, Camp Douglas, Illinois;
exchanged at City Point, Virginia, April 10, 1863;
resigned, March 1, 1864;
born June 2, 1830; died June 14, 1905;
buried in Dermott City Cemetery, Chicot county, Arkansas;
widow Mattie Anderson filed Arkansas pension application #29293 from Chicot county, August 15, 1927

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