Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace

Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace
This house and property belonged to John Ward, Jr At his death he willed the property to his nephew William Ward

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

More about W. T. Jefferson

W. T. Jefferson was the son of Alexander Jefferson and Mary Polly Mahan.  He was born around 1840 which would have made him about 21 when he enlisted in Keen's Brigade at Rorrer's Mill in Pittsylvania County on Saturday, June 29, 1861.  All of Keen's Brigade was incorporated into the 57th Virginia Infantry on September 29, 1860. I have been searching on the map of Virginia and I believe that Rorrer's Mill was somewhere between Gretna, Virginia and Penhook, Virginia off of what is Route 750.  On that faithful day June 29, 1861 William Thomas Jefferson did not enlist alone.  I have looked through some records and especially Ancestry.com to locate the men that enlisted on the same day and the same place as W.T. Jefferson.   This is the names I found which doesn't mean that there is not more.  Please note that John Ramsey was a next door neighbor and so was Barton Reynolds.


  • Vincent Arthur
  • John Bates - died of disease on July 22, 1862 at Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, Virginia
  • Abner Bennett - died May 20, 1862 at Petersburg
  • Absalom Bennett
  • John Boswell - died July 14, 1863  from wounds received during the Battle at Gettysburg
  • Nacy Boswell - Died of Disease  January 17, 1863
  • Henry Bowling - Discharged from Company E on September 5, 1862
  • John Casey-Nail Cutter, Died as a prisoner on October 29, 1864 at Salisbury, North Carolina
  • George Cook  enlisted as Corporal promote to full private (reduced to ranks) on May 7, 1862
  • John Cook-Farmer  Discharged December 16, 1861
  • Thomas Cook  Promoted to Full Sgt on May 7, 1862
  • Henry Cooper - Died January 3, 1865
  • Doctor Cumby-Discharged December 15, 1861
  • Mial Dangerfield
  • Joseph Deboe- enlisted as private promoted to full corporat October 24, 1862
  • McMurry Haley
  • Elijah Holt   Deserted on August 23, 1861
  • Perrin Hudson - Discharged September 5, 1862
  • John Julius
  • John Mease
  • William Pickeral   Discharged April 4, 1862
  • John Ramsey enlisted as Lieutenant   Resigned on September 20, 1862
  • William Ramsey born April 10, 1831  Died September 19, 1905enlisted as a Captain. promoted to full Lt. Col. July 5, 1863 Surrendered at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865
  • Alexander Ramsey enlisted as privated.  Disability Discharge on January 4, 1862  Reenlisted with Company C 39th Battalion  on November 20, 1862
  • Barton Reynolds
  • John Reynolds enlisted as lieutenant  Resigned May 16, 1863
  • Henry Rigna  Was at surrender at Appomattox
  • Binney Rorrer  enlisted as lieutenant  Resigned July 4, 1862
  • John Shockly Discharged january 14, 1862
  • William Smith Discharged November 19, 1861  Promoted to Full Corporal enlisted as a private
  • Isaac Stevens
  • Stephen Stevens  enlisted at the age of 43  Discharged May 26, 1862    He was a carpenter
  • Gabriel Thompson  Discharged September 5, 1862
  • William Thompson Discharged September 5, 1862
  • John Toler  Was at the surrender at Appomattox
  • Peyton Toler Died of disease November 2, 1861  in Richmond, Virginia
  • Joel Willis  Discharged September 5, 1862
  • Chesley Woody enlisted as Sgt at the age of 35.  Died of disease on November 8, 1861 in Richmond, Virginia
  • Ralph Woody  Promoted to Full Sgt on December 24, 1861, promoted to full lst Lieutenant on July 5, 1863, promoted to Full Captain on August 15, 1864  was at the surrender at Appomattox.


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