JOHN B. BOWINGTON
2 ndTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 4 July 1821 in Barnwell District, South Carolina
Died: 17 June 1912in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: McBroom Cemetery,Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents:

Married: Margaret Fox on 7 June 1864 in Smith County, Tennessee
Born: 15 Jan 1847 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 24 Aug 1931 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: McBroom Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Richard and Susie (Pryor) Fox

Children:

  1. John B. L. Bowington
  2. Henry R. Bowington
  3. Kendrick Bowington
  4. Daniel H. Bowington
  5. Amanda Bowington
  6. Martha Bowington
  7. Simpson Bowington
  8. Mary Bowington
  9. Leslie Bowington

MILITARY INFORMATION

2 ndTennessee Infantry Regiment
Company H

ABSTRACT:

  • Listed as John Boington
  • Enlisted as a Private and left as a Private
  • Age: 32
  • Enlisted: at Hartsville, TN
  • Nov & Dec 1861: Present
  • 13 Feb 1862: Enlistment ended after 2 years
  • $50 bounty due 6 Feb 1862
  • Jan & Feb 1862: Left sick at Fredricksburg 15 Feb 1862
  • 1 Mar - 30 Jun 1862: Present
  • 8 Jul 1862: Present
  • Sep 1862 - Apr 1863: Present
  • Discharged: 9 Mar 1863
  • Age: 35
  • Discharged: 17 Mar 1863
  • Born: Barnwell District, SC
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 6'
  • Complexion: Florid
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Red
  • Discharged: necrose? of bones & ankles caused by ?

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 12 Sep 1891
  • Accepted
  • Residence: Bloomington, Putnam County
  • Member: Company H 2nd Tennessee Infantry Regiment Commanded by Col. William B. Bates
  • Wounded: While cutting timber in VA near the Potomac River by jumping on a sway. When the log broke, he fell with the sway. After which, he could not walk for a long time. At the battle of Murfreesboro, he was struck in the heel by a shell
  • Born: Barnwell District, South Carolina 4 July 1821
  • Enlisted: May 1861; Co. H, Capt. Goodall elected Lt. Col. and W. B. Bates was elected Colonel and Capt Henry W???
  • Wife is 49 years old; Has two sons and two daughters
  • Attest: Uriah H. W. Fox and B. B. Fox

Supporting Documents:

  • R. F. Julian, Physician (11 Sep 1891) - Physical Exam
  • W. W. Baker, MD (13 Nov 1895) - Supports Claim
  • R. F. Julian, Physician (13 Nov 1895) - Physical Exam
  • S. S. Shaw (15 Nov 1895) - JB never drinks.
  • John S. Quarles (Nov 1899) - Supports Claim
  • W. H. Hale, A. G. Donohoe, Sr., A. G. Stalker (22 Nov 1903) (Trousdale County) - Supports Claim. He was in the battles of Richmond, KY, Perryville, KY and Murfreesboro, TN.
  • Military Secretary, Washington, DC (9 Dec 1905) - Statement of discharge
  • War Department (9 Dec 1905) - Sent War Record
  • ??? (???) - Claims that JB sits around drinking, gambling, and playing cards
  • F. N. Billingsley (2 Sep 1912) - Reports that JB died.

WIDOW'S PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 27 July 1912
  • Residence: Bloomington Springs, Putnam County, TN
  • Resident of TN: 66 years
  • Maiden Name: Margaret Fox
  • Born: Jackson County, TN
  • John Bowington was born in South Carolina.
  • They were married in Carthage, TN
  • JB died 17 June 1912
  • Margaret Bowington has not remarried since his death.
  • They had ten children. Six boys and four girls. Only two are living, namely John Bowington and Simpson Bowington.
  • Margaret supports herself and two of her grandchildren.
  • Witnesses: James W. Stafford and J. H. Stafford of Jackson County
    • They have know MB since the war.
    • She resides at Bloomington Springs.
    • She was born in Jackson County about 1846.
    • They were married at Carthage in Smith County, TN. Both were present at the marriage.
    • JB died at his home in Bloomington Springs. MB is his widow.
    • Dated: 23 July 1912

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:

  • A. W. Tilley (15 Nov 1895) - AWT has know John Bowington for 12 or 15 years. JN does not drink or gamble.
  • H. T. Burgess (15 Nov 1895) - HTB has known JB for about 20 years. JB does not drink or gamble.
  • B. Jernigan (15 Nov 1895) - BJ has known JB for about 20 years. JB does not drink or gamble.
  • J. A. Kemp, Clerk of Smith County, Court (18 Jul 1912) - E. W. Turner, Clerk of Smith County records that John Bowington and Margaret Fox were married 7 June 1864.
  • F. N. Billingsley (26 Jul 1912) - MB is the widow of JB and is fully entitled as a soldier's widow.

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census:
  • 1860 Census:
  • 1870 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 246
  • 1880 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 228A
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 4B
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 213A

ADDITIONAL DATA