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Be sure to check out the County Lists and the different "Wars".

Revolutionary War
War of 1812
Indian Wars
Mexican War
Civil War
Spanish-American War
World War I
World War II
Korean War
Viet Nam War
Gulf War
Other Conflicts





Revolutionary War




CARTER, Josiah
Born 10 Feb 1745 Bedford Co. Va.
Died 10 Sep 1822 Putnam Co. Ga.
Married Mary Menges Anthony dtr. Of Joseph Rev. Sol.& Elizabeth Ann Clark
DAR #s 579918.
Served as a private in Ga Line under Col Elijah Clark Georgia Roster of Rev. P 378 copied from papers in office of Sec of State. Private Josiah Carter.
Rev Serv Va Mag of Hist & Bio VOl p p 17 Henry Co Va among the persons who took the Oath of Allegience before Edmond Lynn Esq 30 Aug 1777 were Josiah and brother Baynes. Vol I p334 Specific taxes Aug 1780 Henry sold at Court House.

Submitted by Gerry Hill 9-2002

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War of 1812




CHESHIRE, Turpin M
Born 1786 Bladen Co NC
Died 1861 Miller Co. Ga.
NC Militia from Bladen Co. on muster roll of the First Company of the 4th Reg. detached from 4th and 14th Brigades. First Company was detached from the Bladen Regiment (SOLDIERS OF THE WAR OF 1812 NORTH CAROLINA Pg 24)
Submitted by Gerry Hill 9-2002

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Civil War




CAUSEY, John
Born 12 Feb 1837
Died 1 Dec. 1861 Monassas, Va.
Married Palestine Elizabeth Judson Aven
Parents: Littleberry L. Causey & Elizabeth Jane Hale of Crawford & Webster Co Ga
1861- John Causey Pvt Aug 13, 1861 Died at Monassas Va
11-20-1861 Muster Roll of Co A 17 Reg
Ga Vol Infantry Army Northern Va CSA Webster Co Ga Webster Rifles. Died in Civil War of Phnewmonia.. He died after the Battle... Battles July 19th-21st.
He probably died of complications of Measles as so many others.

Submitted by Gerry Hill 9-2002

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CAUSEY, Littleberry, Jr.
Born 19 Nov 1841 Ga
Died 26 Jan 1880 Sylvania, Dekalb, Al
married Louisa Bowman
Pvt 4-30-1862 Surrendered at Greenshorn (Another record Greensboro). NC 4-26-1865..I have a picture of him in Uniform..with full beard.
Lived Webster,Terrell, and DeKalb Al.
Ga. Inf. Co. F.
His Grandson was a Senator..and had to fill out family record. He was a railroad person..and factory worker in Terrell Co Ga.

Submitted by Gerry Hill 9-2002

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COOK, Jesse
Born in Hancock County, Georgia in 1821
Died on November 20, 1864 in a prison camp in Elmira, N.Y.
He is buried in grave 943 in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, N.Y.
Jesse enlisted on July 25, 1863. He was in H company, 64 Ga. Regiment. He fought in the battle of Olustee, Florida on February 20, 1864. He was sent to Petersburg, Virginia in May, 1864. Was captured on June 17, 1864, sent to City Point, Va. for a few days, then to Point Lookout, Maryland and stayed there until late July and then sent by boat to N.Y. and then by train to Elmira, New York.
Jesse owned a farm just north of Parrott, Georgia in Terrell County. His enlistment city was Dawson, Georgia

Submitted by Hollis Cook 9-2002

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CROSSMAN, William Harvey
Son of William Crossman 1791?-1862 & Mary (Polly) BURNET
Born July 18, 1821 - Springfield, NJ
Baptized Aug. 3, 1822 - Springfield, NJ
Died 1886 or after Buried Lumpkin, Stewart Co., GA????
Married Angy/Anzy C. Mercer April 17, 1853 in Stewart Co, GA per History of Stewart Co, GA, page 131, printed 1958 Born 1827? Buried Lumpkin, Stewart Co., GA????

1859 Wm. H. listed as a Trustee of the Presbyterian Church in the Deed Records V338 Stewart Co, GA

18?? GA Civil War Soldier Index, page 71, Crook thru Crummy, 44231-4485, Compiled & formatted by Keith Giddeon at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~gagenweb/military/gsi/index.html lists a W. H. Crossman as a Private in 13th Batt'n., GA Inf., State Guards, #44460

Submitted by Gold 9-2002

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CROW, Alfred Milton, son of Johnathan Wilson Crow, and brother of Samuel Jackson Crow, all three were CSA Veterans of Civil War.
Date & Place of Birth: Lower Hall Co., GA on 29 January 1841
Date & Place of Death: About 1894 in the Mill Creek District of Whitfield Co. GA.
Burial: Uncertain, but likely in Whitfield Co., GA's "Westside".
Military Service: Enlisted as a Private at Robert's Crossroads, Hog Mountain P.O. Hall Co. GA on 24 September 1861 in the CSA, Army of Northern Virginia, Company H, 35th Regiment, out Hall and Gwinnett Co.'s GA, "The County Line Invincibles". Alfred was appointed 4th Corporal on July 7, 1864. He was captured near Petersburg VA on March 25, 1865, shortly before the surrender of General Robert E. Lee, along with his brother, Samuel J. Crow, on the same day. Both were held prisoners at Point Lookout MD. Alfred survived his prison term and was released on June 24, 1865. His brother, Samuel Jackson Crow, was released two days later on June 26, 1865. According to his military records, Alfred Milton Crow was 6 feet 1/2 inch tall and had a light complexion, brown hair, and gray eyes. His father, Johnathan Wilson Crow, and brother, Samuel Jackson Crow served with Alfred in the same CSA Unit. Alfred and Johnathan Crow were my Great, and Great Great, Grandfathers, respectively.

Submitted by Phillip Crow 9-2002

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CROW, Johnathan Wilson
Date & Place of Birth: Between 1815-1817 in Franklin Co., GA
Date & Place of Death: About 1895 in the Mill Creek District, near Mt.Vernon and Rocky Face, the Westside of Whitfield Co. GA.
Burial: Uncertain, but likely in Whitfield Co., GA's "Westside".

Johnathan W. Crow enlisted as a private at Robert's Crossroads, Hog Mountain P.O., Hall Co. GA, on 24 September 1861 in the Confederate States Army (CSA), Army of Northern Virginia, Company H, 35th Regiment, out Hall and Gwinnett Co.'s GA, "The County Line Invincibles". Johnathan was discharged with a disability of some type on 12 April 1864.
According to his military records, Johnathan was 6 feet, 1/2 inch tall, fair complexion, Blue eyes, and Black hair. His two sons, Alfred Milton Crow and Samuel Jackson Crow, served with their father in the same Co. and Regiment. Johnathan and Alfred Crow were my Great Great and Great Grandfathers, respectively.
Johnathan Wilson Crow came to lower Hall Co., GA's Shoal Creek area about 1827-1828 with his assumed parents, Samuel Crow and Susannah, maiden name unknown, from Franklin Co. GA, and settled in the Shoal Creek and the Chattahoochee River area of Robert's 413th Government Militia District. Johnathan's assumed brother, Samuel B. Crow, helped establish the original Shoal Creek Baptist Church, c1840's, and this was also were many of the family was first buried, but they had to be moved when Lake Sidney Lanier was created. Johnathan is recorded as attending school in lower Hall Co. GA's Poor School in 1829. His future brother-in-law, Thomas A. Fenn, was a paid teacher at the Poor School in this same District of lower Hall Co. GA and may have been Johnathan's teacher. Thomas A. Fenn, Johnathan's brother-in-law, had 4 sons that all severed in the Civil War and fought for the Confederacy, only one son returned home alive. Johnathan's assumed brother, Carlisle B. Crow, of Robert's GMD 413th District of lower Hall Co., had two sons, William Thompson "Thomps" Crow and Thomas T. Crow that served in the CSA, Company F, 34th Regiment, Hall Co. GA, "Hall Light Guards". Thomps returned to Hall Co., but Thomas T. Crow paid the ultimate price in the War at, or near, Atlanta on March 10, 1862. Thomps Crow's son, Coleman N. Crow, also severed in this Unit with his father and uncle, Thomas T. Crow. Johnathan's assumed cousins and nephews of Franklin Co., GA, also served in the Civil War.
It is also believed that Johnathan Wilson Crow was in the 1st. Company of the Forsyth Guards, led by Captain James Gaston to control the Seminole Indian uprising in FL, c1830's, but I have not been able to verify this information to date.

Submitted by Phillip Crow 9-2002

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CROW, Samuel Jackson, son of Johnathan Wilson Crow, and brother of Alfred Milton Crow, all three were CSA Veterans of Civil War.
Date & Place of Birth: Lower Hall Co., GA, 15 April 1843 according to his tombstone, 1842 according to his CSA records. Since his older brother and father had already volunteered, he likely told them he was born in 1842 so he could join them in the cause.
Date & Place of Death: 07 May 1924, Gwinnett Co., GA.
Burial: Sugar Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Gwinnett Co., GA
Military Service: Enlisted as a Private at Robert's Crossroads, Hog Mountain P.O. Hall Co. GA on 07 February 1863 in the CSA, Army of Northern Virginia, Company H, 35th Regiment, out Hall and Gwinnett Co.'s GA, "The County Line Invincibles". He was captured near Petersburg VA on March 25, 1865, shortly before the surrender of General Robert E. Lee, along with his brother, Alfred Milton Crow, on the same day. Both were held prisoners at Point Lookout MD. Samuel J. Crow survived his prison term and was released on June 26, 1865. His brother, Alfred Milton Crow, was released two days earlier on June 24, 1865. According to his military records, Samuel Jackson Crow was 5 feet 10 inches tall, had a light complexion, light brown hair, and had gray eyes. His father, Johnathan Wilson Crow, and brother, Alfred Milton Crow, served with Samuel in the same CSA Unit.
I have been unsuccessful at locating any living descendents of Samuel Jackson and Melvina Orr Crow, both buried at Sugar Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Gwinnett Co., GA. A known granddaughter, Mae Crow Strickland, applied for membership in the UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFERACY (UDC), Georgia Division, Bill Arp Chapter No. 714, located at Buford, County of Gwinnett, State of GA, according to a book I found at the Gainesville Public Library in Hall Co. GA; UDC, GA Division, Ancestor's Roster, copyright 1992, Vol. 2 CD 369.17 V.2 "Samuel Jackson Crow, Pvt. Co. H, 35th Infantry b. 1842, grand daughter: Mae Crow Strickland." Anyone related, or that has information on this family, please contact me.

Submitted by Phillip Crow 9-2002

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World War II




COLE, Irie E. (SSgt U. S. Army Ret.)
Born 7 Dec 1929
Living September 2007, in Columbus, Georgia
Served in World War II: Army, PFC, European Theater, March 1945 thru December 1945, Company I 506th Parachute Regiment Infantry. Went on to re-enlist and spent 27+ years in the Army, retiring in Columbus Georgia, which is located right next to Ft Benning where he received training as a SSgt after serving 1 tour in Vietnam with Co C S&S Spt BN 173rd Abn Bde. He was an SSgt (E-6) when he retired, he was not deployed to Korea even though he was enlisted, he was state side during that time perioed, we have not been able to determine why he was never called to go over. He was enliisted from Jan 4, 1943 until Jan 18, 1946, he was civilian from Jan 18 1946 until May 20 1947 when he re-enlisted from May 20 1947 until he retired in Jan 2, 1973. He was with the 101st Airborne, Co I 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment during WWII part of the Ruhur Pocket march and the Eagle's nest capture. He then was with the 82nd airborne, then the 187 airborne and his final was with the 173 airborne (the heard) in Vietnam at the An Khe pass. Had over 100 jumps.

Submitted by
Jeff Mills 2 Sept 2007

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Korean War




CORNELISON, James Kenneth (Sgt. 1st Class U. S. Army Ret.)
Born July 12, 1929, in Pampa, Grey County, Texas
Died October 4, 1983, in Rome, Floyd County, Georgia
Serving in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, he was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge, Presidential Unit Citation, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart with one Bronze Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service and Campaign Medal, and the Vietnam Service and Campaign Medal.

Submitted by
Clarence Atkins 4-12-2003

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