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Audrain County Confederates

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ALFORD, Capt. Thompson  Born 1827 – died 1918 at Vandalia. The son of Gen. Peyton Alford, he was born in Kentucky.  In 1849 he left his blacksmith shop and went to California in the Gold Rush for 11 months. His brother, Albert, died of cholera. He enlisted in the Confederate army as a private, was wounded twice and was twice a prisoner of the Federals.  He was Capt.  of CO G 2nd MO INF. He served under Gen. Price and  Col. Cockrell. He married Martha Yeager, daughter of Fielding Yeager, of Pike County, also born in  Kentucky.  Burial Vandalia Cemetery.


ALVIS, James Marshall born Oct. 2, 1835 in Hanover co., Va. His wife was Susan Via. She died Feb. 23, 1925 and is buried at Centralia City Cemetery. James M. Alvis was registered at the Confederates Reunion at Jefferson City in 1883.  He died Jan. 5, 1891, aged 55 y. 3 m. 3 da. and is buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Audrain County. 


ARCHER, Robert W. MO Cavalry, Capt. Cobb’s CO. born Warren Co., Mo. Sept. 23, 1844, the son of John and Matilda Shelton Archer. Lived Northeast of Mexico. Wife Carrie; Sons: James, Thomas and Wilson Gardner Archer. Died March 19 (or 23), 1919. Burial Lockridge Cemetery.      


BASKIN, John Craig Vanleer  Born Dec. 25, 1827 (or 1828) in Va., the son of Chas. A. Baskin and Elizabeth Vanlear of Va.  He served in the 9th MO CO E Parson’s Brigade until the close of the war, then surrendered at Shreveport, La. and was paroled. He married Oct. 12, 1853 to Mary A. Glendy of Callaway county, daughter of Samuel Glendy and Sallie Shields, Virginia natives. Children: Sarah E. who married James A. Harrison and Ella J. who married Robert Hooton.  Died Nov. 13, 1915. Burial  Elmwood Cemetery.


 BASKETT, Dr. T.J.  4th MO Artillery, Ass’t Surgeon.  1840 – Jan. 9, 1925. Dr. Baskett was a brother of Mrs. M.Y. Duncan.  Burial Elmwood Cemetery


BERRY, Caleb  69th CO C 4th Battn MO State Guards . Was at Battle of Lexington.  Died

7-27-1914 aged 73.  Burial Elmwood Cemetery.


BLACK, Clifton T.  2d MO Infantry, Gates Reg’t, Little’s Brigade, Bowen’s Division, Pemberton’s Army. A son of Isaac Black, he was born March 13, 1841 on the farm west of Mexico where he grew up.  He married Miss Eller, the sister of William Eller. His second wife was a Miss Turner. He was wounded at Baker’s Creek. Died June 27, 1890. Burial Elmwood.


BOTTS, John Ford (Judge)   Born Aug. 24, 1826 in Va.  Served through the war under Stonewall Jackson and in Mosley’s Battalion. Died Jan. 17, 1900. Burial Bethel Cemetery.


BOTTS, Thomas A. born 1836 in Culpepper co., Va., son of James Botts. During the civil war he and his brother, John, were arrested, imprisoned 2 1/2 years and finally banished to Virginia. During his absence, his home was burned. His wife was Virginia Chowning. He died 10 Oct. 1891. Bur: Bethel cem.


BOTTS, William Joseph, son of Peyton and Elizabeth Lewis Botts of  Culpepper co., Va. was born May 1, 1838 in Monroe co., Mo. Served in Col. Brace’s Reg’t. After the battle of Lexington, he became Ordnance Master. He married Nola Elkin of Kentucky. One child of this marriage, William P. Botts. He married second, Jenny Hawkins of Audrain. Children  of this marriage: Minor E. Botts, Shannon Botts, Miss Avis Botts, Mrs. Stephen Ragan and Mrs. Robert W.H. Mish. Married third, Mary Heiskel, Memphis, Tenn. One child of this marriage, Elizabeth Botts. Sisters of William Botts are Mrs. Mary Emmons, Mrs. Jane Sullinger, Mrs. Elizabeth Cauthorn Read and Mrs. Mildred Browning. William Joseph Botts died July 29, 1917. Burial Elmwood Cemetery.


BOZARTH, Thomas born May 20, 1826 (or 1827) in Monroe co., Mo. He died April 12, 1908. Among survivors: Mrs. Sim Creed of Young’s Creek, Mrs. Henry Stowers, west of town, and Mrs. Wm. Reed, Strother, Monroe co. Burial: Berea.   


BOYD, Lt. Joseph A. born Nov. 21, 1836 in Callaway co.. son of Col. John Boyd and Mary Scott.  Enlisted in Capt. Berry’s Co. of the State Guard and after the close of that term, entered the regular Confederate Army, CO K, 1st MO CAV under Col. Elijah Gates. Was captured at Vicksburg and escaped while en route to a Northern prison. Returned to the Southern army and served as 1st Lt. of Col Perkins Reg’t CO D, :Price’s Army.  Married Miss Minerva Jamison Feb. 27, 1876. Resided in Audrain since 1870. Children: Mary, Malinda and Jaley. Died April 22, 1903.  Burial Elmwood Cemetery.


BRADLEY, Rev. Jas. M. born in Randolph co. Taught school there until the civil war broke out, when he enlisted in Gen. Clark's Brigade. He later joined Gen. Little's Brigade until Gen. Little was killed at the Battle of Inka and the Brigade became known as Cockrell's. He was ordained a minister in the Primitive Baptist faith in 1868. Member of the legislature from this county in 1897-1898, and chaplain of the Missouri Senate in 1899. For many years he edited and published the "Regular Baptist" in this city. Several years ago he wrote a book, entitled "The Confederate Mail Carrier", the principal character being a former comrade in arms, Capt. A.C. Grimes, in 1909 residing in St. Louis. Rev. Bradley was a Mason. He died 27 Dec. 1909. His surviving children are Mary Mayer Bradley; Mrs. M.L. Hopkins, Macon City; Richard A. and Isaac C. Bradley, Ft. Collins, Colorado and Mrs. Jas. Ryals of Clifton Hill, Mo. Burial: Elmwood cem. Mexico Intelligencer (w) Dec. 10, 1909 p7 c4

BROWN, Braxton born 9 March, 1829 in Ohio, the son of Elijah Brown of Virginia and Mary Tulley of Ohio. They emigrated to Missouri in 1851 and settled in Clark county. John Braxton was the third of 12 children born to them. The other children were Rebecca, Grace, Marriah, Jude, Madison, Ann, Sophia, Alexander, Elizabeth, Virginia and Mary.
On Oct. 29, 1858 he was married to Elizabeth Smith, who was born Jan. 25, 1835 in Ohio, the oldest daughter of Alexander Smith of Virginia and Mary Hersey of Ohio. There were six other children younger than Elizabeth, viz: James, Amandee, John, Franklin, Adam and Eve Mae (twins). The Smith family came to Missouri in 1844 and settled in Scotland county. Braxton and Elizabeth Brown had 3 children: Samuel Houston born Feb. 9, 1854 and died in infancy, Lina Bell born Jan. 24, 1857 and Minnie Davis born July 29, 1861.
Braxton Brown served in Confederate service in 1861 in Greene's Reg't, State Service, then enrolled in the MO Militia and did about 4 hours active service. He came to Audrain county in 1871. Burial: Salt River Cemetery. (March 6, 1837 - Aug. 3, 1904. Dates do not agree with Aud. Co. History 1884 pg 917.

BRUCE, Charles H., one time Recorder of Deeds of Audrain county. Born Halifax co., Va. March 13, 1833, son of George and Betsy Lovelace Bruce. Family settled first in Callaway, then moved to North Wilson township. He enlisted in Capt. Harve McKenny's company under Gen. Sterling Price. Served in 6th Mo. Inf. Married Jennie LaForce, daughter of Washington and Pheroba LaForce Nov. 26, 1872. He lost an arm in the Battle of Pea Ridge in Mar. 1862. Walter Crutcher, who lives on E. Monroe St., was a member of Mr. Bruce's company and was with him when he was wounded. Died Dec. 30, 1916 at Muskogee, Oklahoma at his home. Burial Elmwood. Mexico Intelligencer 23 June 1887

BUCKNER, Capt. J.C. born July 25, 1844 in Pike co., son of Congressman A.H. Buckner. Was Capt. in Troop B, Woods Battalion of MO Cavalry. Was captured and escaped. Joined Trans-Mississippi Dept. Remained with that company until the surrender at Shreveport. Married Nannie Hyde Feb. 27, 1868. Came to Mexico in 1872. He died May 20, 1904. Survived by wife and one child, Mrs. James G. Trimble. Buried: Elmwood. Daily Intelligencer May 21, 1904 p4 c3

CARTER, Robert Creed born July 17, 1838 in Callaway. Served under Gen. Price, participated at Boonville, Lexington, and at Pea Ridge, Arkansas. Married Nancy McClanahan of Callaway, resided at Centralia. Married 2d. Mrs Jemima Black, nee Littrell, widow of Clifton Black. He participated in the effort to raise a secession flag in Mexico, Mo. in the spring of 1861. Burial at Bethlehem cemetery. History of NE MO Vol II pages 818, 819 and 820.

CAMPBELL, David W. Jr. born Feb. 28, 1839 in Monroe county, son of Judge David W. Campbell Sr. Served in Capt. Williams' Company of Southern scouts, was taken prisoner, held in Mexico, Mo. then taken to St. Louis, Mo., later Alton, Illinois. Married Cynthia Atchinson, was a member of the Christian church. Resided near Salt River Church in 1883. He died Jan. 16, 1910. Burial: Elmwood cemetery.

CANTERBURY, Alfred H. Born Sept. 27, 1836 in Marion Co., Mo. son of Franklin Payne and Nancy Canterbury. He married Malissa A. Shell. He served in Capt. Geo. Edward’s Co, Brace’s Reg’t.  Died June 7, 1921. Buried Elmwood.


CANTERBURY, Capt. Wm. B.  Born Sept. 20, 1840  . Served in Ed Kendall’s Co. Dorsey’s Reg.  Died Feb. 22, 1913. Buried Rock Hill Cemetery.


COBB, Capt. Alvin, a one armed man, led a company of bushwhackers which he

kept to south of Martinsburg and north part of Callaway. He operated freely in Montgomery, Audrain and Callaway counties. Was in many small fights and skirmishes with Col. Joe Porter.  In August 1861, Cobb killed Benjamin T. Sharp of Wellsville and Lieutenant Jaeger of St. Louis, who was in command of a company of Union soldiers around Wellsville.

In retaliation, the Federal soldiers destroyed Cobb’s dwelling. He and his force of about a dozen men continued  to stay in the brush, bushwhacked, plundered and robbed and fought with the Confederates at Moore’s Mill in Callaway. He finally got to Price’s army and had a personal interview with Gen. Price. Told he must cease his guerilla warfare, he refused and was in Indian Territory in Oklahoma in 1864, later went west to Oregon or California. Hist. Of NE Mo. by Williams. Pgs 608-620


COLLINS, Amazon   Born Jan. 22, 1846 in Callaway County. Served in HODGE REGT. SCHOLL’S CO PRICE’S ARMY. Served throughout the war. Died Aug. 5, 1927.  Burial Elmwood Cemetery. (see Mexico Intelligencer Aug. 11, 1927 p7 c4)


COX, T.C. Lived in Mexico, Mo. Born 11 Jan. 1844. Still living in 1923. His father was Wm. D. Cox, born in Va., died in 1871. His mother was Nancy Cox, born in Ky. and died in Audrain co. Enlisted in June 1861 in Ralls co. His grandfather was Will Durham, wife was Nancy Prewett(?). She was born in Ralls co. in 1847 and died in Audrain co. in 1900. No children. He was a Private in CO J, 1st Mo. Reg. under Col. Greene, was at Battle of Lexington and others. Wounded in right leg, was taken prisoner in Soutn Missouri, in prison in St. Louis and exchanged. Paroled in 1861. Source: Con- federate records from UDC files.


CREED, Elijah S. Born 24 March 1843 near St. Auburt, Callaway. Served in Company E, North Mo Volunteer Inf., Confederate army. Mrs. Elmer Mundy of Audrain county was a daughter. Bur: Pleasant Grove cemetery, Hatton. Died at his home in Mexico, Mo. Jan. 12, 1912. Bur: Pleasant Grove cemetery, Hatton, Mo. Weekly Intelligencer Jan. 18, 1912. Columbia UDC says he was in the 9th MO Vol. Inf. Co. H, under Col. John B. Clark Jr., Mo. State Guards; and then joined Capt. Daniel McIntyre's company.


CULLERS, John Calvin  1846 – Feb. 1936 (4-23-1937)  Served under Gen. Fitzhugh Lee in the 18th VA Cav. From 1863 to 1865. Resided in Mexico with a daughter, Mrs. Stonewall J.

Sanford, 308 E. Liberty. Buried Elmwood Cemetery. (see The Intelligencer, Jan. 28, 1936 p5 c1 and Feb. 13, 1936 p3 c2)



DAVIS, Joseph D. born in Audrain County Nov. 14, 1852. Married Mattie Pulis.

Served under General Sterling Price in CO E 2d & 4th Consolidated MO Reg’ts.

Died Mar. 29, 1906. Bur: Thompson (McDonald) Cemetery. (see

The Intelligencer (w) Apr. 12, 1906 p7 c3 and the Intelligencer June 13, 1895.


 DAY, Capt. Alexander. Born near Mexico, Mo in 1832.  CO D PERKINS BATTN PRICE’S ARMY.  Died Jan. 30, 1914 at Pueblo, Colorado.  (see Weakly Intelligencer Feb. 5, 1914 p5 c6. Buried Pueblo, Colorado


DEMPSEY, James H.  born Sept. 1844 in Tennessee.  CO I  8 REGT VA CAV CSA Was wounded and was paroled from Federal prison after taking the Union oath. Died Aug. 1907. Buried McDonald Cemetery, Thompson, Mo. cem insc 1843-1906.  (see The Intelligencer Aug. 29, 1907 p1 c1)

"James H. Dempsey served the Union in the civil war. He enrolled in August 1862, at Adams County, Illinois, was honorably discharged at Baton Rouge, La.  on Oct. 1, 1865 and returned to Illinois. After one year he removed to Audrain County, Mo, settling near Thompson's Station, now the village of Thompson.   According to an affadavit in his pension packet, dated April 7, 1890, he took sick with "Rumatism" near Milligan's Bend, La.and then was taken prisoner at Ramond, Mississippi, where he was hospitalized.  He died August 24, 1907 and is buried at McDonald Cemetery near Thompson. The tombstone inscription indicates that he was a Confederate soldier and although the names are identical, the dates  are incorrect. Documentation exists proving that the remains of James H. Dempsey rests here and that he was a Union veteran."       


DOWNEY, Thomas born 6 Feb. 1831 in Washington, Ky., son of William C. and Margaret Trent Downey, both born in Kentucky. Grandparents were James Downey 1780-1846 and Elizabeth Carson 1780-1834. He married (1) Sally Inman 7 June 1847 (2) Sophronia Wilson 25 Nov. 1864 and (3) Paulina E. Roberts 18 Oct. 1883. He died 11 Aug. 1892 at Centralia, Audrain co. Bur: Mt. Pisgah.


 DOBYNS, Benjamin F.  s/o Silas Dobyns. Born Nov. 4, 1843 in Mason Co., Ky. Was Sergeant CO K 4th MO INF Capt. Fagans, Col. Theo. Brace’s Regt.  He enlisted at Memphis, Tennessee April 28, 1862. Married 1st. Fannie Clark  Married 2nd Tina Bledsoe.

Died Aug. 10, 1894.  Buried Elmwood (see Weekly Intelligencer Apr. 2, 1896 p1 c4)  

Discharge “Form for Retiring a Soldier” dated March 22, 1865 gives Marion Co., Mo. as

birthplace, age 27, 5’8”, fair comp. Eyes blue, light hair, farmer, hip wound from service.

Micro-Copy #322 Roll #124 Complete Service Records of Confederate Soldiers from Missouri.



 EDMONDS, Richard H. Born in Virginia, son of John P. Edmonds & Alice Olivia Beal,

both native Virginians. Was in the Black Horse Cavalry, fought at Peachtree Orchard on the field of Gettysburg.  Moved to near Sturgeon after the war, and moved to near Mexico about 1890. Died in St. Louis August 13, 1911. Children: Mrs. G.T. Graham and Miss Hattie Edmonds. Burial Elmwood. (see Weekly Intelligencer July 28, 1910 p2 c3)


FLYNT, Martin C. son of Thomas Flynt and Susan Fulkerson Flynt. Born Mar. 4, 1844 in

Boone County. Was SGT CO G 3D MO BTTN COCKRELL’S 1ST MO BRIGADE, FRENCH’S DIV, POLK’S CORP, ARMY OF TN.  Married Mary E. Turner, moved to Audrain 1867.  Burial Mt. Zion.  (see Mexico Missouri Message Mar. 26, 1914 p4 c5)


GREER, Joseph H., son of Samuel W. and Frances D. Pollard Greer born in Franklin County, Kentucky April 5, 1824.  Removed to Monroe County in 1838. Married (1) Nancy R. Kelly. Married (2) Agnes Barnes. Served in Col. Poindexter’s Reg’t, was wounded at Silver Creek, Mo. Died Aug. 11, 1906. Buried New Hope Baptist Cemetery in Audrain County.





HAGAN, Robert C.  Born Boone County. Served in 2d MO SHARPSHOOTERS  under the command of Adjutant W.H. Kennan. (1st MO REG’T OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPT.) Was in Battle of Lexington.  Surrendered at Shreveport, La. June 5, 1865. Occupation was contractor. Died Higginsville, Mo. on May 19, 1920, aged 78. Buried at St. Brendan Cemetery, Mexico, Mo.   


HAGGARD, William Santford ,78, born in Clark County, Ky. Mar. 28, 1842. Came to Missouri with his parents in 1853. Lived in Audrain but went back to Kentucky and joined the Confederate army under Morgan’s command.  Was captured with Morgan’s Cavalry and was imprisoned 19 months at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill. After the war, he graduated from William Jewell College and was a teacher for 25 years. He died Jan. 11, 1921. His wife, the former Minnie Bradley, and 7 children survived him. Buried Elmwood. (see Mexico Weekly Ledger Jan. 12, 1921 p1 c1)


HARMON, Rush  born Nov . 3, 1842 Richmond, Va. Served in Gen. Slack’s Cavalry throughout the civil war. Married Emma Benning in 1870. Died Aug. 24 (or 27) 1917 at his home near Mt. Olivet, Audrain County. Buried Mt. Olivet Cemetery. (see Mexico Missouri Message Sept. 13, 1917 p1 c3 & 4)


 HARRISON, Thomas W. born 1844. Served in CO D PERKINS REG’T MARMADUKE’S BRIGADE. Surrendered at Shreveport, La. in  June 1865. Lived near Centralia.

Died July 24, 1924 at Higginsville.  Buried Beaver Dam cemetery.

(see Weekly Intelligencer July 31, 1924 p2 c4) 


  HENDRIX, Thomas Bowen. Born in Audrain County Dec. 14, 1838. Served 4 years in the Southern army, CO I 16th MO REG INF PARSON’S BRIGADE and other units, was wounded. His record in Confederate Soldiers of Missouri says that he surrendered at New Orleans May 26, 1865 and was paroled at Shreveport, La. June 8, 1865.  He married Margaret Pierce, daughter of Peter and Sara Pierce of near Vandalia. Resided near Molino. Died Jan. 1, 1925.  Children: Mrs. Inez McPheeters, Will Hendrix, Clyde Hendrix, Lily  Hendrix and Mrs. Ellen Ward. Brother, Dr. W.G. Hendrix. Buried Sunrise Church Cemetery.  


HOPKINS, R.P.  Born Nov. 13, 1844 in VA. Served throughout the war in the FIRST VA BRIGADE (2d Va. Cav.?)  Came to Missouri about 1867 and located near Sturgeon. Married (1) Elizabeth Rucker. Married (2) Maggie Davis. Has been associated with R.H. Edmonds in the Real Estate Business. Died in Arkansas City, Kansas July 29, 1910. Children living: Mrs. J.E. Crockett, Mrs. Charles Harrison, Mary, Anne, Bessie and Richard Hopkins Jr.  Burial:

Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. (see Weekly Intelligencer Aug. 4, 1910 p3 c4)  


HULL, George M. Born at Berkley Co., Va. Jan. 7, 1838. He served under Stonewall Jackson and took part in nearly all important engagements fought in Virginia.  Married Elizabeth Strain in 1865.  Moved to Boone in 1866 and moved to Mexico in 1871. Died

Mar. 21, 1909. Buried Elmwood Cemetery. (see Weekly Intelligencer Mar. 25, 1909 p1 c5).






MARTIN, Henry W.  Born 1835 in Callaway County, a son of Samuel Perry and Judiath Wright Perry. Married in Callaway County Dec. 25, 1867. Record gives bride’s name as Ogden Martin but  descendants say she was Mary Elizabeth Ogden McDonald.  Lived in Union Chapel neighborhood when he entered the military. He died Aug. 13, 1875. He was 1st CO K 6th MO CAV.  Reportedly buried at Union Chapel (Seed Tick) cemetery. Military info from National Reference Collection, Reel 3302, RG94M253


McCARTY, Charles P. formerly of Monroe City, died at Amarillo, TX. He was born in Audrain County in 1846, the son of Calvin and Maria Spotts McCarty, natives of Abingdon, Virginia.  At 16 in Virginia he enlisted in the 33d VA. INFANTRY CO. K. Served in Stonewall Jackson’s Regiment.  His first battle was that of Manassas; he fought also in the Port Republic, Gettysburg, Chancellorsville and most of the principal battles of the war. He was wounded and then transferred to the Cavalry. He was imprisoned 5 months in the Fort Delaware prison. Was discharged April 7, 1865. He moved to Monroe County in 1865. Married Emma E. Bates. Had 2 children, Carrie and Sidney. He built and operated a saw mill at Santa Fe. (see Mexico Weekly Ledger Jan. 17, 1901 p1 c6) 


 McKINNEY, Richard Shanks  born Mar. 31, 1845 in Callaway, the son of William and Susan Whitley McKinney, natives of Kentucky.  He was a Pvt. in D.W. Craig’s Co. His elder brother, James S. McKinney, also was a Confederate soldier. After the war, Richard McKinney engaged in railroad surveying, and in 1884 he moved to Mexico where, in 1896, he was elected county surveyor. In 1872, he was married to Nannie L. Bryan. She died in 1921. He served all through the civil war. After enlisting in 1861 at Independence in Quantrill’s cavalry command, he served on scouting duty until the winter of 1861 when he joined Colonel Porter in North Missouri, then in 1862 went to Yellville, Ark. and joined the main army.  He subsequently served in the infantry regiment of Col. John B. Clark, and afterward became a part of the brigade of Gen. D.M. Frost.  The brigade was a part of Parson’s Missouri Division of Infantry and did service on many historic battlefields. His command was surrendered at Shreveport, La. and paroled at Alexandria. He returned home by riverboat from Vicksburg. He died Jan. 30, 1930 at Higginsville, Mo. An account in the Mexico Weekly Ledger says that he was in CO E 9th MO Inf  1st BRIGADE, Trans-Mississippi division.  (Vol. Inft’y Nov. 9, 1862 and CO H Vol. Inft’y Aug. 30, 1863) Burial Elmwood. (see Mexico Weekly Ledger June 27, 1929)             


PAUL, Robert Castleman  son of Isaac Paul and Mary Castleman Paaul. Born in Winchester, Va. Apr. 22, 1842. Was 1st Lt. CO B 17th VA INF, “The Dominion Rifles”. Fought under Gen. Longstreet at Bull Run. Came to Mexico in 1871. Married Harriet Camillia Jones of Harrisburg, Va. on Oct. 12, 1869. Died Apr. 13, 1918. Buried Elmwood.(see Weekly Intelligencer, July 28, 1910 p2 c3)


PAUL, William I.  CO A 17th VA INF  “The Alexandria Riflemen” William Paul was born in Harrisburg, Va., settled in Audrain in 1878. Married Annie Hereford. Both he and his   brother received medals for bravery in action.  He died Oct. 19, 1918 in Mexico, Mo. Buried Elmwood. (see Weekly Intelligencer 24 Oct. 1918) 


PHILLIPS, Capt. George D. Born Amherst, Va. Served in 51st VA INF. Resided in Audrain since the war ended except for a few years in Centralia. Died Mar. 1, 1897 aged 68. Buried Trinity M.E. (see The Intelligencer Mar. 4, 1897 p1 c6)


POWELL, Alvan  Born May 15, 1816 in Clark Co., Ky. Married 1st Julia Ann Underwood July 12, 1838 in Ralls County, Mo. He went to the California gold fields in 1850 with several of his brothers and sisters. Came back to Missouri and enlisted at age 46 as Private in CO B 1st REG’T NE MO CAV in Ralls Co., Mo.  Date of enlistment July 21, 1862. Served under Col. Joseph Porter and was discharged June 7, 1865 at Shreveport, La. . His wife died Apr. 3, 1873. He married (2) Mrs. Ella C. Riggs nee Ball. His brothers, Christopher Columbus Powell and Robert Todd Powell also enlisted July 21, 1862 in Ralls County.

Daughter, Barbara Powell Ridgeway admitted to the Fitzhugh Lee Chapter No. 1484, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Mexico, Mo. His great grandson, Alfred Eugene (Gene) Gallagher admitted to Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 739, Louisiana, Mo. Alvan Powell  died Nov. 3, 1877 at Mexico, Mo. and is buried at Underwood Family Cemetery, Ralls Co. Mo. Obit from Callaway Weekly Gazette, Fulton, Mo. Nov. 11, 1877 p3 c6    


PURCELL, Capt. Young , a farmer living on Littleby, organized a company, which was part of the time with Porter and at other times operating as bush-whackers.  Aug. 13, 1862, he and a company of 200 men entered Columbia and liberated the Confederate prisoners there in jail, one of whom was Wm. R. Jackson, son of Judge James Jackson of pioneer days of Audrain.  Buried near Montovallo, Vernon Co.  History of NE Mo. by Williams Vol I pgs 218 & 219.