Leon Co. War Enlistments


If you can contribute to the names of War Enlistments from ANY war please contact me

Submitted by: Betty Ford, Aug. 22, 2008 (she is connected to this family through William W. Moore's wife Jane Mallard Browning)

William M. Moore
B: 25 July 1843; Tishomingo Co.,  MS
D: 24 June 1862; Danville, VA
Buried: Danville National Cemetery, Danville, VA
Enlisted: 19 Mar 1862; Centerville, TX; Capt. Whaley's Co., 5th Texas, Co. C
Died in hospital at Danville, VA

Franklin Alexander Moore
B: 1 Jan 1841; Tishomingo Co., MS
D: Oct. 1862; near Vicksburg in LA
Burial site unknown
Enlisted: Feb 1862; Mesquite Co. Cav. Volunteers, Fayette Co. 22 Brig. Capt V. S. Rabb

John Allen Lafayette Moore
B: 1850; Tishomingo Co., MS
D: 30 July 1903; Leon Co., TX
Buried: Parker Cemetery, Flo, Leon Co., TX
Enlisted: 26 Aug 1864; Co C, William's Regt. MO Cav.

Submitted by: JoAnn Smalling, February 24, 2009

Matthew Henderson Dickey
B: 11 Mar 1832, Franklin Co., TN
D: 28 Dec 1916, Oakwood, Leon Co., TX
Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Oakwood, Leon Co., TX
Enlisted: 08 Jan 1863 in Crockett, Houston Co., TX., Timmon's Regt. Co. C, Texas Infantry

Johnathon Reeves Dickey
B: 19 Aug 1834, Franklin Co., TN
D: 09 Oct 1900, Leon Co., TX
Buried: Pleasant Grove, Leon Co., TX
Enlisted: 22 Feb 1862, Centerville, Leon Co., TX, J. N. Black's Co A, 13th Regt, Texas Cavalry

William A. Dickey
B: Nov 1836, Franklin Co., TN
D: Aft 1900
Burial site unknown
Enlisted: 20 Oct 1862 in Crockett, Houston Co., TX, in 7th Texas Cavalry, Mounted Volunteers

Submitted by Donald Rawls, July 14, 2009.....he has the documentation for War Records and Pensions

Garland Wesley Ellis
2nd Lt. Leon Co. 18th Brigade, Waul's Cofederate Legion
Burial site: Sardis Cemetery

Reece Price, Jr.
Burial site: Tubb Cemetery
He was a Citizen of the Republic of Texas

Thomas Anderson
Burial site unknown

Submitted by Brian Larsen, Jan 29, 2010

A. D. Boggs
Enlisted in the 9th Reg., TX Inf. (Nichols) in 1861.
After 6 mos. he joined Waul's Legion, First Battalion. He was paroled after his company surrendered at Vicksburg. He returned home & remained until he was "exchanged".
He then rejoined his command under Col. Timmons.
He is buried in the Marquez Cemetery, Leon Co., TX

Submitted by Donald Rawls, Jan 30, 2010

James Wade Rawls, CSA
Co. H, 14th Reg't Ms. Vols.
Captured at Ft. Donelson, TN
POW at Camp Douglas, IL.
Taken to Cairo, IL., to be sent on a steamer down the MS River
They were sent to Vicksburg, MS to be exchanged.
They reorganized
He served out the war.
He and his wife had filed pensions.  He in Leon Co., and she in Houston Co., TX

Submitted by Robert Durant, Aug 15, 2010

Captain Timothy Dargan Nettles
b- 2/14/1838-d-10/20/1923
Nettles Cemetery-Leon County Texas
place of birth not known.

Wife: Virginia Caroline {Durant} Nettles
Nettles Cemetery-Leon County Texas
b-South Carolina

Captain T. D. Nettles was in a battle won at Valverde New Mexico. Captured the Valvede Cannon. Commanding officer
wounded: Nettles promoted to Captain. Given the responsibility of bringing back the cannon. Suffered much hardship,
harsh winter, shortage of food and water. History records one instance of Nettles and his men sinking a Yankee Gunboat
in Lousiana. One of the cannon is on the Courthouse Square, Fairfield Texas. It is said to have been used in a battle at
Natchitoches La. Much Leon County Folklore that Captain Nettles shoved the rest of the cannon off into Jackson Lake on
Aligator Creek, or buried them in the vicinity. This creek heads near Jewett-runs into Buffalo Creek. Folklore also states Captain
Nettles sat down on a keg of powder, lit the fuse and blowed himself 35 feet into the air when he got news that the South had surrendered..

Nothing in history has been found to substanciate any of this folklore. His wife Virginia was my Dad's Aunt. Dad said the Captain devoted the rest of his life to planting Black Walnut trees and Increasing the size of Nettles Lake. Some of those Walnut trees
can be seen from the Nettles Cemetery now

Claiborn Goodman Perry ( resident of Leon Co.)
B: 1823 in Rutherford County, TN
D: 1864 at Virginia Point, TX
Enlisted: 21 Feb 1862 in J.N. Black's Company, Burnett's Reg
this became Co A, 13th Reg't., Texas Cavalry

Submitted by: Jesse L. (Friar) Blewett-adopted, son of Vernon Lee Friar
James Andrew Jackson Fryer
B: 1820 in Vicksburg MS
D: 1889 in Austin, TX
Buried: Unknown
Reinlisted: 25 march 1862 before J.J. McBride in Centerville Texas as a privite. He was Disabilty Discharged 2 March 1861

Submitted by: Robert Meeks, Apr 21, 2011
Daniel W. McCormack
B: 05 Jun 1840 Georgia
D: 23 Apr 1906
Buried: Marquez Cemetery, Leon County, TX
Enlisted: 12 May 1862 at Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas; Company C, 26th Arkansas Infantry, CSA

Submitted by: Tom Browning, Dec 24, 2011
Joseph W. Moody
D:  between 1886 and 1900
Joseph W. Moody. He came to Leon county in the late 1850's with his brother Robert and mother Polly from SC.
JW Moody joined the Confederacy on September 20 1861 in Centerville and mustered in with DeBray's 26th calvary. He began as a private but was promoted on 8 October 1861 to corporal and was eventually promoted to Lt. on June 15 1863. He was admitted to the Houston General Hospital in 1863 and furloughed to the Harrisburg Hospital. He resigned his commission on December 29 1864 due to ill health.
He died sometime between 1886 and 1900, but I'm not sure where.

Submitted by: Donald Rawls, Aug 7, 2014.....he has the documentation for War Records and Pensions
John Elbert Ellis
Co. C, 5th Texas Infantry
Buried: Sardis Cemetery, Leon Co., TX