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Axtell, McLennan County, Texas

Virginia Elizabeth Curbow and her husband Robert Alexander Story spent the vast majority of their lives living in Axtell, McLennan County, Texas.  Axtell lies eight miles northeast of Bellmead in eastern McLennan County, both are now suburbs of Waco, Texas. 

Axtell was established in 1881, when the Texas and St. Louis Railway laid its tracks from Corsicana to Waco.  A post office was opened in 1882.  By the early 1890s Axtell had a population of 200, a gristmill and gin, two general stores, and a hotel.  In 1896 Axtell schools had 85 white students and two teachers and 75 black students and one teacher.  During that same time period, the population has risen to 250 people.  The Axtell State Bank opened in 1912.  Population estimates for Axtell reached a peak of 400 in 1914.  Severe storms and floods in the fall of that year damaged or destroyed crops and property throughout the region, making it impossible for many area farmers to meet their loan payments.  The bank at Axtell was forced to close that same year.  In spite of this setback and the Great Depression a few years later, Axtell managed to hold its own as a small railroad town.  This information as written and provided by Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl via Handbook of Texas Online.

Last summer, when my husband and I were in Waco on a Curbow fact finding mission (one of many!), we stopped in Axtell to take a look around.  It’s a very small rural town – in fact, there’s not much there at all.  We did find the cemetery which is directly across the street from the Axtell Baptist Church.  It is a small quiet and serene cemetery.  It is gated and fenced and extremely well maintained.  It has a covered seating area for quiet peaceful reflection.  Jennie, Robert and Ed are together under a very large old cedar tree towards the front of the cemetery. 

 

Axtell Cemetery – Entry Gate

 

We also found some Miller graves.  Thinking they might be connected to Elijah Spencer Miller, Harriet Curbow’s husband, I had my husband snap the photos.  Later, not being able to make the connection to our family, I nonetheless posted several memorials to Find-a-Grave.  I’m happy to report that the memorials have now been claimed by a Miller family member who has taken over the management of them.  I love Find-a-Grave!  Such a great resource. 

Our family members that are laid to rest in Axtell Cemetery are:

Virginia “Jennie” Elizabeth Curbow Story
Robert Alexander Story
Frank Edward “Ed” Story
Levy Story, John F. Story, Henry A. Story, and Joseph Story (all who died in childhood), are presumed to be buried in Axtell.  However, this has not been confirmed, and if they are there, they do not have headstones.

If you wish to view any of the above memorials on the Find-a-Grave website, or if you wish to read any other memorials of folks buried in Axtell Cemetery, I am attaching the link here

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Posted by on March 5, 2011 in Cemeteries, Story, Times and Places

 

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Happy Birthday Texas!

Independence is declared; it must be maintained.
Sam Houston
Washington – March 2, 1836

Today is a very special day in my home state of TEXAS.  We are celebrating Texas Independence Day – the day 174 years ago that Texas declared its independence from Mexico, creating the Republic of Texas.  For ten years after that, the Republic of Texas existed as a separate nation until joining the Union on December 29, 1845.

Our ancestors (Curbow, Ham, Grantham and Atwood) did not arrive in Texas until after her admission to the Union.  We are thankful to those strong-willed and fearless Texans who paved the way for us. 

Texas - It's a State of Mind!

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2011 in Odds and Ends

 

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Jesse Richardson Grantham

Jesse Richardson Grantham was my husband’s 3rd great grandfather.  According to what is inscribed on his tombstone he was born 6 Jan 1834 in Harris, Union County, Georgia.  Many of my husband’s ancestors migrated from the north Georgia area to Texas.  This is also the case for Jesse Grantham.  Union County lies in far north Georgia bordering North Carolina.  Jesse was the youngest son of William M. Grantham (1783-1863) and Susannah Richardson (1800-1873). 

Jesse Richardson Grantham; Photo is courtesy of Tina Nored Kasiske

At the tender age of 17 – Jesse Richardson Grantham married Susan Adeline Parks (1833-1924) on May 11, 1851 in Union County Georgia.  The couple raised a very large family:  Monroe Mathias born in 1852; Hillard Cisero born in 1854; Benjamin Franklin born in 1857; Rufus Marion born in 1859; Ira Foster born in 1861; Alice E. born in 1865; Emma Leticia born in 1867; Ada Elizabeth born in 1871; and Mary Etta born in 1876.  

Jesse Richardson Grantham and wife Susan Adeline Parks - Photo courtesy of Linda Cheesman

 

By 1870 the family has left their north Georgia home and has relocated to Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas.  Osage County is in the eastern portion of the State near Topeka.  It is unknown to me why the Grantham family moved to Kansas.  Burlingame – which was originally established as Council City – was an important stop on the Santa Fe trail. 

The next thirty years of Jesse Richardson Grantham’s life are a mystery to me.  I cannot find him in any census record until 1900 when he is 66 years old living with wife Susannah in Erath County, Texas.  In every census period he lists himself as a farmer.  Susannah states that she had given birth to nine children and that eight are living.  (Alice E. Grantham died as an infant.) 

 Again, according to his headstone, Jesse Richardson Grantham died 3 Sept, 1903.  Family members say that he died in Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.  He is laid to rest in Live Oak Cemetery, Dublin, Erath County, Texas.

 

Jesse Richardson Grantham – Live Oak Cemebery; Dublin, Erath County, Texas

*Please note – there are various researchers that have various dates of birth and death for Jesse.  For our purposes – the only source I have are the dates on his headstone.

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2011 in Grantham

 

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Frank Edward Story – Son of Jennie Curbow and Robert Alexander Story

Frank Edward Story was born in Axtell, McLennan County, Texas on May 16, 1892.  He was the youngest and sole surviving son of Jennie Elizabeth Curbow and Robert Alexander Story.  He was known to his family and friends as “Ed.” 

Ed was a World War I veteran.  On his draft registration card he is listed as a self-employed farmer.  He describes himself as being of medium height and slender build with brown hair and brown eyes. 

Frank Edward Story – World War I Draft Registration Card

Ed was a private in Company B, 326th Infantry, 82nd Division of the United States Army during World War I.  The division consisted entirely of newly conscripted soldiers and deployment was to Le Havre, France in 1918.  This division spent much time in the British-held region of Somme directly on the front lines.  I do not know when Ed was discharged from the military.  McLennan County has his discharge papers on file, but they will not release them to me for privacy reasons. 

Based on the census records, we know that Ed returned to Axtell after his service in World War I.  According to his death certificate, Frank worked at a cotton gin. 

Although there are questions to be answered regarding Ed’s marital status, it does appear that he married at least one time and possibly twice.  He stated on his World War I draft registration card (which he filled out in 1917) that he was married.  By 1920 he is listed in the census as a widower.  I have not been able to locate a marriage record for him in McLennan County, Texas that matches these dates. However, there is a marriage record in McLennan County for: F. E. Story x Doris L. Story on Feb. 14, 1924 (married in the Methodist Church).  Interestingly, there is another marriage record for Doris L. Storey x W. C. Price on 11 October 1923 in McLennan County.  Who Doris L. Story is – and who W. C. Price is – and how they fit into the life of Frank Edward Story – is unknown to me at this time. 

Even though I have never found any children with Ed Story in the census records, his father’s obituary states that he had a granddaughter – Lowell Story. (Frank Edward Story’s obituary does not mention any children that may have survived him.)

Frank Edward Story lived out his life in Axtell, Texas, and died in the Veteran’s Hospital at Marlin, Falls County, Texas on 28 Apr 1954.  He is buried in Axtell Cemetery with his parents. 

Frank Edward Story; Axtell Cemetery

 F. E. Story, 61, of Axtell, Dies – F. E. (Ed) Story, 61, of Axtell died at 8 p.m. Wednesday in a Marlin Hospital.  Funeral Services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Wilkerson-Hatch Chapel, burial in Axtell Cemetery.  James A. Edmond Post 121, American Legion, will have charge of graveside services.  Surviving are four cousins, Mrs. L. J. Campbell, Mrs. Eugenia Holley (daughter of Joseph Story and Mary Susan Blake ) and Miss Belle Lytle (daughter of Lucinda Curbow and William Henry Lytle), all of Waco and Mrs. Elma Barrett (daughter of Joseph Story and Mary Susan Blake ) of Axtell.

I would be interested in hearing from anyone who knows who Lowell Story was/is. 

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2011 in Story

 

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Robert Alexander Story – Husband of Jennie Curbow

Jennie’s husband, Robert Alexander Story, was born in Texas on 22 Aug 1844, the son of Joseph James Story and Tenny Humphries.  He was one of nine children.  His parents came from Mississippi and settled in Panola and Shelby Counties, Texas where they can be found in the 1850 and 1860 census records.  Robert Alexander Story’s grandfather, Ephraim Story, based on various census records, slave schedules and land claim records, was a well-to-do early settler of the Mississippi Territory. 

Although Robert Alexander would have been the proper age and eligible to serve, I do not find any military records for Robert that would indicate that he served in the Civil War, nor are there any applications for pensions for him or his wife Jennie.

According to a Deed found in the records of McLennan County, Texas, Robert Alexander Story bought 97 acres of land on Williams Creek in the De La Vega Land Grant on 28 Nov. 1877 from J. C. League of Galveston, Texas.  He paid a total of $388 for the 97 acres (with a payment due in two equal sums of $194 – one payment due in 1878 and one payment due in 1879).  Based on the McLennan County Tax Rolls, it appears that Jennie and her husband spent their entire married lives living on that property in Axtell, Texas.  Axtell is located about 10 miles east of Waco, Texas and about 5 miles from where the Branch Davidian – FBI standoff occurred. 

Again, based on various tax rolls in McLennan County, it appears that Robert Alexander purchased an additional 200 acres some time between 1886 and 1887.  In tax years 1895 and 1896 the couple owns a total of 456 acres in the La Vega Grant.  The property is described as being “in Axtell near the railroad.”  There is a home on the property which is valued at $500. 

Robert died 28 Feb 1931 in Axtell, Texas. 

The Waco-Times Herald – Published Saturday, February 28, 1931R.A. STORY – R. A. Story, 86, died at 6:45 a.m. Saturday at his home in Axtell, and funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Axtell Methodist Church.  Rev. T. H. Yarbrough officiating.  Burial, Compton in charge, will be in Axtell Cemetery.  Pallbearers are C. A. Slaton, C. C. Barron, C. E. Bloodsworth, W. D. Thompson, Pat Morgan, Frank Willis.  Mr. Story had lived at Axtell 70 years.  He is survived by one son, F. E. Story of Axtell, a granddaughter, Miss Lowell Story; six nieces and one nephew. 

Robert Alexander Story - Texas Death Certificate

I would be interested in connecting with other Story family researchers – particularly those from Texas.

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2011 in Story

 

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Henry Harrison Curbow

Henry Harrison Curbow (the great great grand uncle of my husband) was the youngest child of Tilman P. Curbow and wife Elizabeth Box.  Elizabeth had a brother named Harrison Box, and perhaps Henry received his middle name from this uncle.  From the census records, we can conclude that Henry was born about 1858 in Mississippi , and again, probably in Itawamba County .  Henry can be found in the 1860 and 1870 census with his parents.  When the 1880 census was enumerated, Henry was living with his oldest sister, Lucinda Curbow Lytle and family in McLennan County , Texas .  The remainder of the information that I have on Henry raises more questions about his life than answers. 

On 10 Jan 1882 , Henry married Mary “Mollie” C. Young in McLennan County , Texas .  Mollie was probably the daughter of John M. Young and Martha C. Dudley born between 1859- 1860 in Missouri , most likely in Lincoln County, where her family can be found in the census records.  I say “probably” because I have nothing to tie her to this family other than the census records.  Mollie arrived in Texas sometime between 1870 and 1880.  I can find no record of her after her marriage to Henry Harrison Curbow, and it is possible that she may have died young or the marriage did not last.  Alternatively, she may have remarried; however, I have not been able to find a second marriage record for Mary in the McLennan County, Texas Marriage Books. 

I have found listings for H. H. Curbow in both the 1882 and 1884 McLennan County Tax Rolls.  He was taxed for his personal property – a wagon, horses and hogs.  He is not listed in any Waco City Directory of the time period. 

On a recent trip to the McLennan County Courthouse, my husband and I stumbled upon the probate records of Henry Harrison Curbow.  He died as a very young man on 10 January 1885 – only 26 years old.  While Henry did not leave a Will, he did have assets and debts, and so it was necessary to probate his estate.  I was able to obtain the entire probate file – and some of the pertinent excerpts are as follows:
 
  • On 18 May, 1885, W. L. Booker made application to be appointed administrator of the Estate.  This application informs the Court that “H. H. Curbow departed this life intestate (without a Will) in McLennan County on or about the 10th day of January 1885.”
  • On 27 July, 1885 , the administrator filed the Inventory and Appraisal along with the List of Claims.  The Inventory concluded that Henry Harrison Curbow owned no real property but did own personal property – a partial list includes: 

Four mares (various colors and various brandings) along with their respective colts; 25 head of branded stock horses; three branded horses; three sows and eleven shoats; three turning plows; one set of guns; one saddle (in the possession of his father, T. P. Curbow; two old wagons; 62 bushels of corn (“in Bentley’s hands to be delivered this fall”). 

 It appears that Henry Harrison Curbow owned quite a few horses; In 1882 and 1884, he paid taxes on horses – was he a horse trader?  A cowboy?  A rancher?  He may have been a farmer, but that seems less likely as he didn’t own any land and his farm implements were few and listed as “old.” 

 The List of Claims against the Estate of H. H. Curbow included:

  •  T. P. Curbow – claimed rights to 130 bushels of corn belonging to said estate and by said T. P. Curbow – $60.00.
  • Sam G. Mills – claimed rights to “a sum of money not definitely known to this administrator but suffered to be about $80 or $90.” 
  • C.D. Bentleyclaimed money owed for board of Henry H. Curbow from the 29th day of December 1884 to January 10, 1885: $12.00; Nursing of Henry H. Curbow for 9 days during January 1885 at $2.00 per day: $18.00; 3 quarts of whiskey at $1.00 per quart: $3.00; Washing: $2.00; Board for Monroe Tull, laborer for Harrison H. Curbow for which said Curbow above gave, from November 28, 1884 to January 5, 1885 at $10 per month: $20.00; Total claimed:  $55.00.  (I was able to locate a Monroe Tull in the 1880 census – He was living in Lamar County , age 17, born 1863 in Arkansas .  He was a hired hand working on a farm for Mr. J. B. Hodges.  This interests me.  Henry’s sister, Martha Isabel, married first Charles Hodges who was born in Arkansas .  I wonder if there is some connection here?)

On this same date, 27 July, 1885 , the Court ordered that all of Henry Harrison’s assets be sold and that the credits and claimants be paid.  The information above leads me to ask several questions:

Where was his wife?  Had she died or were they divorced?  Why was Henry Harrison Curbow not being tended to by his family?  Why was a stranger nursing and boarding him?  Why was he being charged for whiskey?  Was he an alcoholic or was the whiskey being used for medicinal purposes?  Why was the estate charged for washing?  Was this washing of his clothes or washing of his body after death?  Was he estranged from his family? 

Ben Alexander, a citizen of McLennan County , Texas contested the Final Accounting of Henry Harrison Curbow’s Estate.  His contesting of the Final Accounting rests on his claim that:  “a large part of his claim was for expense of the last sickness of H. H. Curbow, deceased.”   (I have located a B. Alexander in the 1880 census.  He is living in Waco , McLennan County , Texas .  He is 37 years old, born 1843 in Posen , Prussia .  He is living with his wife, Marie Alexander, age 22 and daughter, Gusta, age 1.  He is a merchant.  Interestingly, he has 3 boarders in his home.  Could this be where Henry Harrison spent his last days?)

On 1 September, 1885 , the administrator of the Estate, W. L. Barker, filed the Final Accounting with the Judge in McLennan County .  Important excerpts from the final administration include the following: 

 ...comes and shows that all the debts known to exist against said Estate (except as hereinafter shown) have been paid as far as the assets coming into his hands would allow……

……inventory and appraisements filed on the 27th day of July 1885 shows 32 head of horses belonging to said Estate appraised at $12 per head.  One horse appraised at $20 and two mules appraised at $35 each.  Of the horses he would show that T. P. Curbow, father of decedent, claimed eleven head as his own property and Petitioner being unable to confirm said claim.  After the most careful investigation of the facts, delivered the eleven head {illegible} ones to him…………

…..Claims belonging to said Estate – Of the account against T. P. Curbow ……..could collect nothing.  Said Curbow denied the debt and was and is insolvent.  Said claim is worthless. 

As of this writing, it is not know whether illness or injury caused the death of young Henry Harrison Curbow.  It appears that he fell ill around the 29th of December, 1884 and he died the 10th of January, 1885 – lingering in his sick bed for about thirteen days before he died. 

I should point out that Henry’s entire probate file is handwritten – and large portions of it are illegible because the handwriting is so poor.  On the last report filed by the administrator – Tilman P. Curbow’s name is mentioned again.  It appears that very shortly after the death of his son, and before an Administrator had been appointed, Tilman sold some of Henry’s hogs/shoats to an individual named Jimmy Edwards without the permission of the Court.  The Court ordered Jimmy Edwards to turn over the hogs, and he refused to do so.  A lawsuit over the hogs was contemplated but it appears that the issue was later resolved.  I can’t convey any more detail then that – as the handwriting is so poor on the document. 

Again, it is my belief that Tilman P. Curbow and son Henry Harrison Curbow were together leasing/working on the Bedwell land at the time of Henry’s death. 

 

This is all I know about the life of Henry Harrison Curbow.  I have been unable to locate an obituary for Henry, and I do not know where in McLennan County he is laid to rest.

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2011 in Curbow

 

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Tilman P. Curbow – Civil War Soldier

BG (“before genealogy”) the only thing I really knew about the Civil War was what I had learned in American history class and by watching Gone with the Wind!  Never would I have dreamed that so many of my husband’s ancestors were Confederate Civil War soldiers.  One such soldier was Tilman P. Curbow, my husband’s ggg-grandfather. 

Brother against Brother

“Blue against Gray – Brother against Brother!” Credit: AOL Images

These were turbulent and difficult times to be a Southerner.  I often reflect on the burden placed upon Elizabeth, Tilman’s wife, as she saw her husband leave for war.  Upon her fell the duty of managing the household and the raising of the children.  Keep in mind that at this time in history, “a lady” was not to leave the house without a gentleman escort; could not sign a contract on her own behalf; and could not vote.  During the Civil War period, women out of sheer necessity picked up tools and harnesses that their men had laid aside.  The southern home front during the Civil War was a place of severe hardship and heartache. 

Perhaps sensing the impending doom, sometime around 1858, Tilman Curbow and family left their Mississippi home and relocated to Carouse, Ouachita County, Arkansas.  

Map of Arkansas highlighting Ouachita County

On April 12, 1861, the first shots were fired in the American Civil War.  The State of Arkansas was a part of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, and provided a source of troops, supplies, military and political leaders for the Confederacy.  One year after the 1860 census was taken, and three months after the start of the Civil War, on July 19, 1861, Tilman Curbow enlisted into the Confederate States Army.  He is indexed as follows:  CURBOW, T.P. Pvt – Enlisted 19 July 1861 at Arkadelphia, Arkansas; Discharged 6 July 1862 at Tupelo, Mississippi; Age 42, farmer, ht 5’ 10 ½”, eyes gray, hair light, complexion light. 

I do not know where Tilman’s family is located during this time period.  It may be that Elizabeth and the children stayed in Ouachita County, Arkansas.  Alternatively, it is possible that Elizabeth and children returned to Itawamba County, Mississippi to wait out the war with her father William Bolton Box.  The more likely scenario, however, is that Tilman has taken them to live with his brother, Wiseman Curbow, in Bowie County, Texas. 

Tilman was a member of the 6th Arkansas Infantry.  This Infantry Regiment was formed at Little Rock, Arkansas in June of 1861 with 604 men.  Its companies were recruited in Little Rock and the counties of Calhoun, Dallas, Ouachita, Arkansas, Lafayette and Union. 

Tilman P. Curbow – Muster Roll – Arkansas

After its organization, Tilman’s regiment marched overland to Pocahontas, Arkansas (which is located in Randolph County).  Remembering that Tilman was living in Carouse and enlisted in Arkadelphia, this could have been close to a 250 mile walk for him.  Measles broke out in camp, and a great many died there. 

In September of 1861, the regiment was transferred to Confederate service in the brigade (consisting of the 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Arkansas Infantry regiments) commanded by Brigadier General William J. Hardee.  After a raid into Missouri, the 6th Arkansas returned to camp at Pittman’s Ferry, on Current River.  Pittman’s Ferry, was used by northern and southern forces alike.  The Ferry had long been a landmark for early pioneers.  Nearby Indian Ford was a crossing on a route of the Cherokee Trail of Tears.  Present day Pitman’s Ferry area contains a number of trenches, rifle pits and cannon emplacements still visible today. 

The latter part of September, 1861, the brigade was moved to southeast Missouri, and then by boat to Columbus, Kentucky, arriving on October 3, 1861.  From there, it was sent to Cave City, Barren County, Kentucky, where it spent the winter of 1861. 

While camped at Cave City, the 6th Arkansas had its first run in with a Union patrol.  On December 17, 1861, the 6th Arkansas supported the 8th Texas Calvary in a clash at Woodsonville, Kentucky.  The regiment occupied this advanced position until the fall of Fort Donelson (Tennessee), when it moved with the remainder of the Army to Corinth, Mississippi under General Albert Sydney Johnston.  Colonel Shaver next commanded the brigade gallantly at the vicious Battle of Shiloh

Battle of Shiloh

 

The Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, was a major battle in the western theater of the American Civil War, fought April 6th and 7th of 1862, in Hardin County, Tennessee.  Confederate forces under Generals Albert Sidney Johnston and P.G.T. Beauregard launched a surprise attack against the Union Army of Major General Ulysses S. Grant.  The Confederates achieved considerable success on the first day but were ultimately defeated on the second day.  About 3,482 men lost their lives over this two day period. 

After the Battle of Shiloh, when Corinth, Mississippi was evacuated, Tilman Curbow’s brigade retreated to Tupelo, Mississippi where it remained until July of 1862.

As noted above, Tilman is discharged from the Army in Tupelo, Mississippi on July 6, 1862 – and presumably heads for Texas – possibly on foot.  Below is an excerpt of Tilman Curbow’s discharge report: 

“I certify that the written name, T. P. Curbow, a private of Captain L. J. Hagg’s Company (F) of the 6th Regiment of Arkansas Volunteers, aged 42 years, 5 feet 10 ½ inches high, light complexion, grey eyes, light hair and by occupation a farmer was enlisted by Col. E. M. Garrett at Arkadelphia, Ark. on the 19th day of July 1861 to serve for one year and is now entitled to discharge by reason of being a Non-Conscripted (i.e, not drafted, rather a volunteer).  The said T. P. Curbow was last paid by E. C. Jordan to include the 30th day of April 1862 and has pay due from that date to the present date.  There is due him seventy dollars traveling allowance from Tupelo, Mississippi, the place of discharge to Arkadelphia, the place of enrollment.  Transportation not being furnished in kind.”

The report goes on to say that Tilman is owed back pay for two months and 27 days of service at $11.00 per month; that he is being paid a 10 cent per mile travel allowance for 200 miles of travel; and that a deduction was being made for clothing – over-drawers.  Tilman’s final pay was $61.90.  The discharge report was signed by A. W. Steward and by T. P. Curbow.

If you would like to read more on 6th Arkansas Infantry you can read it at:  Calvin L. Collier, First In – Last Out: The Capitol Guards, Arkansas Brigade – Unit History and Muster Rolls for Company.

When we catch back up with Tilman – he is in Texas !!  He has reenlisted into the Confederate Army and is a member of Nelson’s Company of the 2nd Battalion Cavalry, Texas State Troops.  His brother Wiseman Curbow (indexed as “Carlow”) has enlisted with him and is a member of this same battalion.  The company mustered out in early 1864.  The Battalion was assigned to Townes Cavalry Brigade, Slaughter’s Divisions for [Eastern] District of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. 

Tilman P. Curbow - Civil War Muster Roll - Bowie County, Texas

The 2nd Battalion of the Texas State Troops was part of the 14th Brigade territorial militia.   According to law, all male citizens between 18-45 (later 50) were required to enroll in the territorial militia or state troops – so basically, all males of the above mentioned age that were not in the Confederate Army belonged to this reserve militia organization. 

If you believe you may have an ancestor who served in the Civil War you can check the Soldiers and Sailors Systems website.  I have a subscription to Footnote.com, and would be happy to pull a copy of your ancestor’s muster roll cards for you. 

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2011 in Civil War, Curbow

 

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