Sunday, May 19, 2024

Scudder Rifleman List--Unionville TN from Shelbyville Gazette(1911)

Transcription of list printed in Shelbyville Gazette 4 May 1911

I used ChatGPT(free version) to aid in extracting the names by uploading 2 halves of the image.  It did an okay job but did a lot of repeating.  I did a complete review to insure that the listing was as printed.  It's not exactly in alphabetical order but that is the way it was printed in the paper.  See original image at the source listing below.  I probably could have read and typed it faster.  The image itself was fairly clear in comparison to some of the newspaper images I've used in my research.

Muster Roll July 1861

List of officers and privates of the "Scudder Riflemen" at Unionville, Tenn., mustered into service by Jas. L. Scudder, July 4th, 1861, and left for Camp Anderson July 13th.

W. C. Blanton, Captain, dead.
A. Poplin, 1st Lieutenant, dead.
A. Hatcher, 2d Lieutenant, Unionville.
A. Wilson, 3d Lieutenant, dead.
B. F. White, 1st Sergeant, dead.
W. C. Brown, 2nd Sergeant, Gainsville, Texas.
S. F. Smith, 3d Sergeant, killed at Shiloh.
E. Blanton, 4th Sergeant, dead.
P. M. W. McConnell, 1st Corporal dead.
J. M. Moore, 2d Corporal, dead.
B. A. McLain, 3d Corporal, Midland, Tenn.
B. M. Weaver, 4th Corporal, killed at Perryville.
H. R. Allison, died in camp.
D. C. Anderson, died at home.
F. M. Alexander, unknown.
W. B. Burch, killed at Selma Alabama.
J. T. Britton, dead.
J. C. Blanton, Mont Eagle.
W. M. Brown, dead.
Robert Bailey, dead.
J. T. Bigger, killed at Chickamauga.
J. G. Burris, killed.
E. P. Blackburn, dead.
James Chambers, dead.
Jno. W. Chambers, dead.
Joseph Chairman, unknown.
E. A. Covington, dead.
A. Davis, West Tennessee.
J. R. Deason, unknown.
J. R. Dillard, dead.
F. M. Dillard, 19th district Bedford County.
Frank Deason, dead.
W. L. Foster, dead.
W. E. Floyd, Caney Springs.
J. T. Green, Hickory Hill.
S. A. Garrett, died in camp.
Jno. R. Gault, killed at Murfreesboro.
Joseph Gault, Texas.
J. R. Griffin, Marshall County.
J. L. Goodrun, Nashville, leg off at Chattanooga.
J. M. Starkins, dead.
Jasper Harris, killed at Murfreesboro.
John Cooper, Fayetteville, Tenn.
J. P. Sleight, Fayetteville, Ark.
J. J. Jeffrees, Unionville.
W. H. Landis, Memphis, arm off at Shiloh.
F. S. Landers, Shelbyville, Tenn.
E. C. Landers, Huntsville, Ala.
J. B. Loftin, dead.
Dr. J. A. Landis, Gainesville, Texas.
Thos. Loyd, dead.
J. P. Lytle, dead.
W. T. North, killed at Drury’s Bluff.
W. M. Moore, Petersburg, Tenn.
W. E. Musgrave, Unknown.
F. H. Moore, Unionville.
J. A. Moon, dead.
Joseph Marshall, dead.
A. G. McGowan, unknown.
E._ McGowan, dead.
W. G. Morris, dead.
John Melton, died in camp.
A. Melton, dead.
P. Melton, killed by Blackwell.
Q. E. Morton, Longview.
Y. B. Moon, dead.
D. M. Orr, Kentucky.
J. J. Orr.
J. M. Orr.
W. M. Orr, dead.
J. R. Orr, dead.
J. L. Poindexter, unknown.
W. Puckett, killed at Drury’s Bluff.
Jacob Parsons, Kentucky.
B. F. Ray, dead.
S. L. Ray, dead.
F. R. Ray, dead.
John Woodward, Shelbyville.
W. T. Robertson, killed.
Thos. Robertson, unknown.
J. L. Stallings, Texas.
Isham Stammers, dead.
A. M. Shaw, dead.
E. M. Shearin, dead.
J. W. Shearin, Oklahoma.
T. M. Saunders, killed at Shiloh.
P. Steagall, Marshall County.
Stephen Sanders, dead.
D. S. Stallings, 19th district of Bedford County.
J. T. Stallings, Texas.
W. T. Sikes, unknown.
Fin Thompson, dead.
A. T. Thompson, dead.
W. T. Thompson, Shelbyville, leg off.
Powell Taylor, killed at Perryville.
G. W. Taylor, unknown.
Sam Tilford, dead.
B. S. Vincent, dead.
J. G. Whitaker, Wilson County.
A. M. Winsett, dead.
J. M. Winstead, dead.
S. H. Winn, dead.
J. R. Wilson, dead.
T. D. Wheeler, dead.
J. J. Wheeler, 8th district of Bedford County.
James A. Wheeler, Arkansas.

"Shelbyville, Bedford, Tennessee, United States records," images, FamilySearch ( : May 19, 2024), image 627 of 631;IGN 8992020; citing Shelbyville Gazette(Bedford Co. TN), 4 May 1911, page 2, column 2.

Thursday, May 09, 2024

1876 Bedford Co TN 10th Dist page 2 name listings

Listing of Names from 1876 Bedford Co TN  10th Dist Tax list pg 2
My attempt at transcribing the list of names from the page that was missed during filming.

Dist 10

Cole J.H.
    "      " Guard(Guardian maybe?)
    "      Ms Nancy
Carson W.H.
Crick Dallas
Copelin Geo. col
Clay James
Carlton Mack col
Chambers J W
Cothran J H
Curtis Bennett
Cook William
    "      J P
Durgin B F Guardian of Call & Wheeler
    "      "
    "      "
Davis T W
Durgin B F Guar.  of Call & Wheeler
Day Lucy S
Davis R H
    "      L R
Ezell T M
Elmore James
    "      L C
Epison J.P.
Elmore J.H.
    "      W.M.
    "      T L
Edmons Henry col
    "      J S
Falwell Martha
Farmon B F
Farris G W
Floyd R E P
    "      Wm
    "      W M
    "      Henry col
Farris W S
Furgerson Bob
Floyd W W
Gant Mrs Mary

Bedford Co TN Tax Lists Dist 9-11 for years 1875-1888 at FamilySearch

This is a chart I made as a quick reference for one of my Cook projects. You will need to log in to FamilySearch  to follow the links but viewing is free with registration. The tax lists for this area and time period are available at FamilySearch but aren't indexed so making this is a timesaver as I will be frequently revisiting the lists during the project. At least they have a good bit of the later years(Ancestry doesn't for this area.) I thought maybe it would be useful for others so I'm sharing here.  

Bedford Co TN Tax Lists 1875-1888
Tax YearFilm YrsIGNBeginning
Total # of
Dist 9Dist 10Dist 11

You can also find the following Bedford Co. TN Tax Lists at FamilySearch

Tuesday, May 07, 2024

1876 Bedford Co TN Tax List: Missing Page Located

While working on a timeline project for my Cook research it became apparent that the 1876 Bedford Co. Tennessee District 10 tax list that is on FamilySearch has a page that was missed during the filming process.

Tax books, 1875-1895, 1897, 1899-1904, 1906-1923, 1925, 1931-1965

1875-1877 IGN 008659629 
Image #274 has Surnames starting with the letter "A" thru a small portion of "C"
The next image, #275 has surnames beginning with the  letters G thru H.

I contacted both the Tennessee State Library & Archives and the folks at the Bedford Co. Tennessee Archive to see if anyone was aware of the issue with the microfilm and if the page existed.  TSLA got back to me first and let me know that the set of tax records in their collection was the same microfilm that I was viewing at FamilySearch.  I heard back from the Bedford Co. Tennessee Archives yesterday afternoon. They have the duplicate book that TSLA used to create the microfilm and were able to clarify that the missing page does exist and was inadvertently skipped during the microfilming process. They took pictures of the missed page of the book and emailed them to me today.

I'm so grateful to the Bedford Co TN archives for doing that. Perhaps something can be done on a larger scale to make folks aware of the omission.  In the meantime, I'm posting here to make others who research Bedford Co. TN folks aware that the missing page does exist  and can be found at the Bedford County archives.  This is a great reminder to study the records so that you are able to recognize errors.


Bedford County, Tennessee, 1876 Duplicate Tax Book, District 10, n.p(2nd page Cole, J H- Gant, Mrs Mary); imaged 7 May 2024 by Bedford Co Archivist Kathryn Hopkins.

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