Bios of Men and Women that served during "War Time"
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Be sure to check out the County Lists and the different "Wars".
Born:Sept.14,1752-Wake County, N.C.
Died:1835 in Monroe County, Georgia
Served: A private in the N.C. Militia
Beginning in Jan.1779, he served for 5 months as a private in the company commanded by Captain John Kennedy under Colonel William Caswell. Sometime again in 1779 he served for 3 months under Captain John Granger under Colonel William Caswell, for a total of 8 months served.
Pensioned: Started Nov.29,1833 in Georgia, when he was 82 years old. Residence of John Monk at enlistment time was Dobbs Co.,N.C. Applied for Pension: Oct.4, 1833 when he was living in Monroe Co., Georgia. His pension was for $26.66 per annum. He had a Reverand Isaiah Langley and a Benjamin J. Harris swear to his character and were known by them as a credible person when he applied for a pension.
Submitted by Quanah Roark (g-g-g-g-g-g granddaughter of John Monk) Sep 2002
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War Between the States
MEACHAM, John HudsonBack to Top
Born February 11, 1840 Hogansville, Meriwether County., GA. Fought during WBTS with his brothers. John and his brother Charles were both discharged from the WBTS at Andersonville, GA. MERIWETHER COUNTY GA Co F 41st GA Regt. Inft.
Meachan, John H.- private May 3, 1862. Discharged, disability, December 3, 1862.
John H. Meacham enrolled as 1st. Lieutenant Georgia Voluntary Infantry April 28th,1864 in Atlanta, Ga.
Period designated "For the War" (Confederate Arch., Chap. 1File No. 80, page 162.) "Company "E" First Reserves Garstreet's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. Lieutenant John H. Meacham promoted to Captain" from Confederate Roster Companies or recruited in Meriwether County. Historical account of Meriwether County 1827-197-. Complied by Regina P. Pinkston
Submitted by Hudson Meacham Sep 2002
MILLER, James H.
b. 6 Apr 1822, Franklin County, Georgia
d. 13 Mar 1903, Dooley, Franklin County, Georgia
CSA-10 Georgia Cavalry (State Guards) Co. A,
James H Miller was my 3rd generation Great Grandfather, he married Mary L C Ash. James was born and died in Franklin County Georgia. They are buried at Middle River Cemetery, Carnesville, Georgia. My 2nd Great Grandfather was James M Miller (their son)
Submitted by Kathleen Boucher Shockley, 30 Jul 2011
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MILLER, Newell H.Back to Top
b. February 07, 1832 South Carolina
d. August 28, 1862 2nd Battle of Manassas, VA. War Between the States
He enlisted as a private in 1861 in Co I, "Thompson Guards," 61st Ga Inf Regt. Killed at 2nd Manassas, Va, Aug 28, 1862.
Company I - Thompson Guards (Macon and Bibb County GA., Captain Van Valkenburg)
Third Division: Major General Richard S. Ewell (w), BG A.R. Lawton
Lawton's Brigade: BG Lawton, Col Marcellus Douglass
13th Georgia: Col Douglass
60th Georgia: Maj T.J. Berry
The 61st Georgia Volunteer Infantry regimental service included:
Seven Days Battles June 1862
Gains Mills, 27 June 1862
Malvern Hill, 1 July 1862
Bristoe Station, 27 August 1862
Groveton/Brawner's Farm, 28 August 1862
Second Bull Run or Manassas, 29-30 August 1862
Submitted by William W. Hatcher Sr. Sep 2002
World War I
MARRE, Angelo Back to Top
Born 28, Aug., 1888 in Columbus, KY (he always thought he was born in Memphis, TN)
He was inducted into the US Army at Clinton, KY (Hickman Co.) on Feb. 27, 1918-he resided in Columbus, KY at the time.
He served with the 159th Depot Brigade, 84th Infantry Division from time of induction until April 10, 1918 at Camp Zachary Taylor, KY (near Louisville)-then he was transferred on Oct. 6, 1918 to serve with CO. D, 355th Infantry
Regiment, 178th Infantry Brigade, 89th Infantry Brigade. This unit was stationed at Camp Mills, New York during May, 1918. In June 1918, the 355th embarked from Hoboken, New Jersey for services in Europe. He served in the Argonne Forest (mostly picking up dead bodies in an ambulance). Private Marre served overseas from Sept. 4th, 1918 until April 15, 1919. From Oct. 6, 1918, until he was honorably discharged, he served with Co. D, 362 Infantry Regiment, 181st Infantry Brigade, 91st Infantry Div. This unit was demobilized in April 1919 at Ft. D.A. Russell, Wyoming. Private Marre was honorably discharged on April 28, 1919 due to demobilization. He married
Lora Ozell Miller in 1930 and libved in Bardwell, KY until 1, Jan., 1958 moving to East Point, GA where he lived out the reminder of his life. He had three children, Teresa Ann Marre (marrying Harley Moore), Lucille Marre (marring Carol Renfroe), and Daniel Leward Marre who served in Viet Nam. Mr. Marre died in the VA Hospital in Decatur, GA (Atlanta facility) on 21, January, 1963 and is buried in the National Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia.
Submitted by: His middle daughter: Lucille MARRE Renfroe Sep 2002
MINTON, Marvin A.Back to Top
Born in Echols County Georgia in 1935
Enlisted in U S Navy as a seaman recruit August 1953 and discharged as a First Class Petty Officer June 1959.
Served on three ships: USS Pickaway APA222, USS Nimble MSO 459 and USS Noble MSO 460, and on the Flag Staff of Commander In Chief Pacific Fleet.
Submitted by: Marvin Minton 16 Oct 2006
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