Updates and Information
3/4/2016 - Added article on Mathias Lee to the News page. |
2/27/2016 - Added death notice of James Harvey Munsey to the Obituary page.
2/20/2016 - Added death notice of Harvey Honaker to the Obituary page.
2/13/2016 - Added death notice of Jacob C. Gent to the Obituary page.
2/6/2016 - Added death notice of Richard H. Lynch to the Obituary page.
1/30/2016 - Added death notice of Patrick Tignor to the Obituary page.
1/23/2016 - Added death notice of David Musick to the Obituary page.
1/16/2016 - Added death notice of Cummings Gilmer to the Obituary page. Added two articles on Cummings Gilmer to the News page.
1/8/2016 - Added obituaries for George L. Kiser and Aaron Lilburn Hurt to the Obituary page.
1/3/2016 - Added death notice of John W. Gilmer to the Obituary page.
12/26/2015 - Added obituary of John J. Counts to the Obituary page.
12/19/2015 - Added obituaries of Augustus A. Honaker and John L. Boyd to the Obituary page.
12/12/2015 - Added obituary of Archer J. Candler to the Obituary page.
12/5/2015 - Added obituary of James W. Bausell to the Obituary page.
11/28/2015 - Added obituary of Benjamin A. Shoemaker to the Obituary page.
11/21/2015 - Added new death notices of Patton Thompson and Patrick Tignor to the Obituary page.
11/16/2015 - Added new death notices of Patton G. Whited and Samuel Webb to the Obituary page.
11/9/2015 - Added new death notices of John W. Lockhart and Calvin Jones to the Obituary page.
10/27/2015 - Added over 300 death records to individual soldier's pages.
10/12/2015 - Added death notices or obituaries of Canaan Counts, John H. Candler, and Granville H. Ferguson to the Obituary page.
10/6/2015 - Added death notice of Smith S. Taylor to the Obituary page.
10/5/2015 - Added obituaries of A. K. Evans, Charles W. Buckles and Elihu V. Taylor to the Obituary page. Added Andrew K. Evans as new soldier.
10/23/2015 - Another huge update to the site. I've added the original images for the Compiled Service Records for every soldier, as well as images for pension applications and miscellaneous images related to each soldier.
8/28/2015 - Recently added pictures of Granville H. Ferguson, William Thurman Bausell, Andrew J. Kiser, Lewis P. Cooper, and Wyndham R. Gilmer to their respective Soldiers page.
8/17/2015 - Added two articles on Mathias Lee to the Newspaper Articles page. Added death notice for Basil Mutter to the Obituary page.
8/14/2015-9/21/2015 - Added obituaries or death notices for John J. Baugh, William H. Amburgey, John R. Stinson, Fielding H. Meade, Harvey Honaker, Joseph Boyd, Hezekiah W. Bays, Thomas Puckett, James J. Henritze, Samuel Leece, Wyndham R. Gilmer, Andrew J. Kiser, John Wesley Steele, Augustus A. Honaker, Joseph Lee Hackney, Charles W. Statzer (disappeared), Isaiah Drake Ball, John Wiley Counts, Noah B. Sanders, Edwin R. Smith, Henry Clay Alderson, Franklin Howard, John B. Turner, Charles Lewis Samples, William Short, Isaiah Drake Ball, Henry H. Dickenson, Robert Boyd Hendricks, William G. Buckles, John G. Vicars, Jacob C. Gent, William A. Gilmer, Calvin Jones, Henry W. Lewis, David Fletcher Lee, Aaron Lilburn Hurt, George Lee Kiser, and Calvin Jones to the Obituary page.
8/3/2015 - Added article on the murder of George Washington Vicars to the Obituary page.
7/13/2015 - Added the remaining Gilmer family letters to the Letters page. Included are ca. 20 additional letters of William R. Gilmer, plus letters from George R. Cowan, Robert E. Cowan, Edward D. Gray, Cummings Gilmer Jr., and Sarah Gilmer.
5/28/2015 - 7/13/2015 - Added death notice for Hiram S. Fickle, Robert Ratliff, Wilson Turner, Napoleon B. Smith, John Henry Hess, John W. Gilmer, John W. Hackney, Jacob E. Fugate, Benjamin Whetsell, Richard H. Lynch, David W. Barker, Patton G. Whited, Ira R. Fuller, John T. Candler, Napoleon Bonaparte Casey, Noah W. Kiser and Balfour White to the Obituary page.
4/27/2015 - Added 1850 Slave Schedules.
4/3/2015 - Added new letter (2a) of Harvey W. Martin to the Letters page.
4/3/2015 - Added new soldier, Richard H. Lynch to the Soldiers page.
3/6/2015 - Added new letter (no. 3) of Harvey W. Martin to the Letters page.
3/5/2015 - Added the full transcription of the 1900 Census for Russell County.
1/4/2015 - 4/21/2015 - Added obituaries or death notice for William Thomas Love, Robert Patrick Hanson, Eli Buckles, John Jackson Litton, William Dills, Joseph D. Alderson, Leonidas Blackwell, John T. Gray, Charles W. Alderson, Peter B. Henritze, Jesse B. Fuller, Lewis J. Walden, Samuel M. Webb, Augustus Aston Honaker, William G. Buckles, Henry Powell Meade, Francis Lark, Edward Dolan Kernan Cooper, Noah K. Rasnick, John Browning, Canaan Counts, Cornelius Ball, George W. J. Gray, Andrew F. Hurt, Robert B. Hendricks, William L. Jessee, T. C. M. Alderson, David Kimberland, William J. Campbell, Robert Preston Carson, James Basil Hunt, and William Fletcher Addison to the Obituary page.
1/8/2015 - Added the 1910, 1920, and 1930 Censuses (soldier houses only) for Russell County and linked all soldiers to the census.
11/14/2014 - Added 1850, 1870, 1880, and 1900 Censuses for Russell County and linked all soldiers to the census.
10/29/2014 - Added death notices or obituaries for Harvey Honaker, Henry Hopkins Dickenson, Elihu Kiser, John Joseph Fry, James Jackson Dickenson, Samuel W. Aston, John W. Fickle, James C. Fugate, Lilburn Finney, Isaac Puckett and John Taylor Carter to the Obituary page.
10/22/2014 - Added two new Union soldiers (Monsieur LaForce and Patton G. Whited) to the Union Soldiers page. Added eight new Confederate soldiers (Francis M. Ball, Thomas Barker, George W. Barton, John G. Baylor, Isaac H. Draper, Edward W. Lampkin, George W. Ramsey, and William D. Snapp) to the Soldiers page.
9/22/2014 - Added one new letter of John E. Gilmer and 17 new Civil War letters of Isaac Vermillion Reynolds to the Letters section. Added obituary of Elihu L. Kiser to the Obituary page.
9/12/2014 - I have just added a new page Miscellaneous mentions of Russell County veterans. This page has almost 100 additional mentions from the Lebanon News.
9/1/2014 - Added approximately 45 news articles from the Lebanon News to the News page. Of particular interest is an essay written by the grand-daughter of Luther Hart Clapp on his life. Most of the articles have to do with reunions, memorial services, and the Confederate monument.
8/28/2014 - Added new letter of James H. Barrett to the letters page.
8/9/2014 - 9/18/2014 - Added over 160 new obituaries to the Obituaries page.
8/7/2014 - Finished transcribing Compiled Service Records for Union soldiers.
7/17/2014 - Added two articles on the murder of Andrew Jackson Porter to the Obituaries page.
7/14/2014 - Added two obituaries for Fleming Stephens, a second obituary for Hezekiah Webb Bays, and a death notice of John Bracaridge Smith to the Obituaries page. Added scans of original letters of several of the James H. and Robert M. Barrett letters, and the letters of George R. Cowan, Cummings G. Fletcher, and Lorenzo Dow Fletcher.
7/3/2014 - Added a death notice for Isaiah Drake Ball to the Obituaries page.
6/27/2014 - Added a death notice for Edward D. Cooper and a second death notice of Henry Hopkins Dickenson to the Obituaries page.
6/26/2014 - Added a second death notice of Thomas C. M. Alderson to the Obituaries page.
May - June, 2014 - Added obituaries and death notices for: Robert Preston Carson, Patton Thompson, Isaac Boys, James W. T. Saddler, Robert Patrick Hanson, William Thomas Love, Oscar F. Ferrell (a second obituary), Stephen E. H. Vaughn, Thomas Claiborne Akers, Richard Yates, George Washington Nipper, John Hopkins McFadden, Oliver Rasnake, Hezekiah Webb Bays, Calvin Jones, Thomas C. M. Alderson, Cummings Gilmer, George T. Jessee, Augustus A. Honaker, Nathaniel S. Dickenson, Cummings Gilmer, Cornelius Ball, Robert T. McElyea, Owen Stevens, James Gray, Thomas Musick, Patton Thompson, Oscar F. Ferrell, George Williams, Wilson V. Kiser, John W. Steele, James M. Purcell, Archer Jessee Candler, John W. Fickle, Thomas M. Vermillion, John Wiley Counts, Mitchell T. Fields, Elijah Judd, David A. Skeen, and David Kent Banner to the Obituary page.
5/22/2014 - More updates to many soldiers.
4/24/2014 - Another huge update, removing several soldiers and clearing up some confusion on others. Also, Compiled Service Records for Union soldiers are being transcribed and added.
3/13/2014 - Added basic biographical information for Union Soldiers from Russell County at Union Soldiers.
6/4/13 - Added Civil War letter signed by Elijah Ferrell, Hiram Howard, and William H. Howard describing the Laurel Hill retreat.
3/23/13 - It's here! The largest update I've ever done to this site, adding a page for every single soldier who served from Russell County during the Civil War. Over 1,300 soldiers, along with their complete Compiled Service Records (over 10,000 cards transcribed) and biographical information from my database, including genealogical information, census information, pensions, and newspaper references. The link to Soldiers above now points to the individual soldier's pages. For the moment, only the Confederate soldiers are present, I'll get started on the Union Compiled Service Records soon.
I've added a "Support this Site" link for donations to help fund future research, including trips to Richmond and the University of Virginia.
3/21/2013 - Added obituaries of George Cowan Skeen and Richard Lee Whitt to the Obituary page.
3/1/2013 - Added obituaries of Franklin Howard and Jacob Ball to the Obituary page.
1/27/13 - Added index to post-1902 pensions to Pensions.
1/22/13 - Added obituaries of John G. Bundy (another one) and Henry C. Alderson (another one) to the Obituaries page.
1/21/13 - Added obituaries of Noah Jessee, Campbell Vicars, Daniel Alexander, John W. Dorton, J. D. Kiser, and Bernard Reynolds to the Obituaries page.
1/20/13 - Added obituary of William Helbert to the Obituaries page.
1/17/13 - Added obituaries of Henry Hopkins Dickenson and Beverly J. Fuller to the Obituaries page.
1/15/13 - Added obituary of Phillip J. Reynolds to the Obituaries page.
1/14/13 - Added obituary of Luther Hart Clapp to the Obituaries page.
1/13/13 - Added obituaries of Beverly J. Fuller, Isaac B. Fickle, and Samuel W. Aston to the Obituaries page.
1/8/13 - Added two descriptions of the 1908 Russell County Confederate veterans reunion to the newspapers page.
1/7/13 - Added obituaries of Oscar Duff, John G. Bundy, and Henry C. Alderson to the Obituaries page.
1/6/13 - Added an Index to all of personal names found in the Civil War letters on this site.
1/6/13 - Added more mentions of Russell County vets from the Abingdon Virginian.
1/5/13 - Added a large number of mentions from the Abingdon Virginian newspaper from 1862-1864. Also, updated the search engine on the site, which should be much faster and better able to handle the eventual increase in the number of files on the site (when I add a page per soldier.) I am also considering expanding the site to encompass all Wars which had Russell county soldiers.
1/3/13 - Added 9 obituaries from the wartime issues of the Abingdon Virginian to the Obituaries page. Also added two war references to Russell County soldiers to News page. Of particular interest is the report of the murder of James M. Lee. Look for many more references to come!
12/27/12 - I have added a list of the Union soldiers who served from Russell County to the navigation above.
12/27/12 - I have completed correcting my transcription of the 1860 Census, many corrections were made and a half-dozen people that I missed were added.
12/13/12 -Somewhere I read that Russell County had 1,450 Confederate soldiers who served; I don't know where that number came from, but my research currently covers 1,284 Confederate and 29 Union soldiers. Scholarly research has indicated that for a county like Russell in 1860, the census takers could have easily missed more than 10% of the population. I am trying to figure out how best to put my entire database online in a usable format.
11/21/12 - Added death notices of William P. Cooper, Andrew C. Ferguson, Jr. and Charles W. Powers to Obituaries.
11/1/12 - Added list of veterans from the 1910 and 1930 Censuses to Pensions.