Richard AlcornRICHARD A. ALCORN
17 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 14 Sep 1836 in Jackson County, TN
Died: 21 Aug 1914in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Marlow Cemetery,Putnam County, TN
Parents: James and Mary Ann "Polly" (Blackburn) Alcorn

Married: Nancy Lewis on 15 May 1862 in Putnam County, TN
Born: 18 Apr 1842 in Jackson County, TN
Died: 12 Jun 1909 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Marlow Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: Joshua and Martha (Unknown) Lewis

Children:

  1. Martha Alcorn
  2. Mary Alcorn
  3. Cordelia Alcorn
  4. Matilda Alcorn
  5. Margaret Alcorn
  6. Sarah Alcorn
  7. Robert Alcorn
  8. Perry Alcorn
  9. Elizabeth "Betty" Alcorn
  10. Nora Alcorn
  11. Felix Alcorn
  12. Robert Alcorn

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Father-in-law: Lewis, Joshua - 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry - USA

MILITARY INFORMATION

17 thTennessee Infantry Regiment
Company K

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered military as Private and left as a Private
  • Enlisted 9 Jun 1861 at Camp Trousdale
  • Discharged 15 Oct 1861 at Cumberland, KY because of disability
  • Surgeons Certificate
    • Enlist 9 Mar 1861 at Martin's Creek
    • Born: Putnam County
    • Age: 25
    • Height: 5' 10 1/2"
    • Complexion: Dark
    • Eyes: Blue
    • Hair: Dark
    • Disability: measles and typhoid fever

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S1069

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 23 Jul 1892
  • Accepted
  • Residence: Cookeville, Putnam County
  • Member: Company K, 17th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Diseases: Severe measles which settled in his lungs; typhoid fever which settled in his legs
  • Born: Jackson County, 14 Sep 1836
  • Enlisted: on April 1861 in Col. Tazewell Newman's Regiment 17th Tennessee Infantry; Captain S. B. McDearman's Company K; Wade Cowan, Robert Montgomery, and George McDonald were Lieutenants
  • Wife is 57 years
  • Children: 5 boys and 1 girl
  • Attest: C. W. Saddler and J. J. McDonald

Supporting Documents:

  • William Young (26 Aug 1892) - Supports claim
  • Richard Alcorn (31 Aug 1892) - RA gives a description of his injuries received during the war.
  • P. S. Cole, MD (31 Aug 1892) - RA broke his leg on 23 Feb 1889. Cole was his doctor.
  • Thos. A. Head (27 Jun 1899) - Questions RA's right to be on the pension roll
  • Richard Alcorn (10 Mar 1900) - RA has submitted proof.
  • Richard Alcorn (17 May 1903) - RA wants to know why was he dropped from the pension roll?
  • Richard Alcorn (10 Jul 1903) - RA requests to be restored to the pension rolls.
  • Richard Alcorn (15 Feb 1904) - The doctor on the Civil War examining board pronounced him unable to perform his duties.
  • Richard Alcorn (15 Feb 1905) - RA is submitting his claim for a pension.
  • R. L. Gentry (15 Feb 1905) - RA has a discharge paper that he received from the examining board in Feb 1863.
  • J. C. Jared (2 Feb 1909) - Supports claim
  • J. B. Gragg (17 Feb 1909) - Supports claim
  • J. H. Verble (19 Feb 1909) - Tax Assessment
  • P. S. Cole, MD (20 Feb 1909) - Physician's Certificate
  • Boyd, James Alexander - 16th Tennessee Infantry (??) - Supports claim
  • Richard Alcorn (??) - Several of his neighbors had reported him able-bodied. He says that it is not so. He is feeble and in bad health.
  • David Fox and G. W. Stout (??) - Support claim

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 257 (listed as Richard Allcorn)
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 57
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 174
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 188C
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 4A
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 136B

OBITUARY

Putnam County Herald
17 June 1909
Vol. VII, No. 24, Page 9
Mrs. Richard Alcorn, who has beensick for some time, died Saturday.

ADDITIONAL DATA

 

Photo Source: Stray Leaves from Putnam County, Tennessee, Page 19