JOHN POINTER HUDDLESTON
25 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 30 January 1838 in Jackson County, TN
Died: 3 January 1931 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Salem Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: John L. and Rebecca (Moore) Huddleston

1st Married: Rowena Deering abt 1860 in Putnam County, TN
Born: 20 December 1840 in White County, TN
Died: 20 January 1888 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Salem Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: Zebediah and Sarah (Yount) Deering

Children:

  1. Zebedee Huddleston
  2. Iantha Huddleston
  3. John L. Huddleston

2nd Married: Sarah Caroline Hyder on 6 June 1895 in Putnam County, TN
Born: 2 November 1860 in Putnam County, TN
Died: 11 July 1931 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Salem Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: Sim and Frances America (Huddleston) Hyder

Children:

  1. Elise Huddleston

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother-in-law: Noah Deering - 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry - USA
  • Brother-in-law: Charles Lafayette Burgess - USA
  • Brother-in-law: James Marion Burgess - 8th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Cavalry - CSA
  • Brother-in-law: R. F. Pippin - 28th Tennessee Infantry - CSA

MILITARY INFORMATION

25 thTennessee Infantry
Company F

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a 2nd Sergeant
  • Enlisted 31 July 1861 at Livingtston
  • Age: 21
  • 1 Oct 1861: Present
  • 31 Jul - 31 Oct 1861: Present
  • 30 Jun - 1 Nov 1862: Present
  • Sep 1862 - Aug 1863: Present
  • Deserted at Ooltewah Station 7 Sep 1863
  • Age: 25

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed March 12, 1906
  • Accepted
  • Died 3 January 1931
  • Resident of Cookeville, TN
  • Member Company F of the 25th Tennessee Infantry
  • Born: 30 Jan 1838 in Putnam County, then a part of White County
  • Enlisted Jul 1861 in Col S. S. Stanton's Regiment under Capt. Joe Shaw
  • Battles: Mill Springs, Murfreesboro, Fishing Creek. Sent out on detail as guard to wagon train. Was captured, was cut off and could not get back, about 1864
  • Married: Wife is 45 years old
  • Attest: J. F. Thompson and J. A. Welch

2ND ABSTRACT:

  • Filed June 16, 1925
  • Member of 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment in Company F under Captain Joe Shaw, Col. S. S. Stanton
  • Born: Jackson County, 1838
  • Battles: Perryville, Greenville, Murfreesboro, and Shilo
  • Left the army at Chattanooga and went home; got separated from the army along with Captain Jones
  • Married: Wife is 65 years old
  • Attest: J. W. Burgess and Andy Sliger

Supporting Documents:

  • Columbus Jackson Davis (2 Jan 1907) - supports his claim
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (3 Jan 1907) - Returns Status
  • Tennessee Bureau of Pension Examiners (5 Jan 1907) - Service Record request
  • War Department (9 Jan 1907) - Sent Service Records
  • W. C. Chisholm (17 Jan 1907) - Was in Captain Joe Shaw's Company and supports his claim
  • John P. Huddleston (24 Jan 1907) - JPH was on march from Kentucky. He and other men were detailed to guard wagons. Other men were captured except for JPH, Ivey Sutton, and John Winchester, who got away and hid in a briar patch. The Federals were between them and camp. They tried to get back to Sparta where Colonel Hughes was. Before arrival, they learned that Colonel Hughes had left. They had to choose between joining the Yankees, taking the oath, or begin shot.
  • John P. Huddleston (25 Jul 1911)
    • Why do J. M. Burgess, W. L. Dyer, John Farris, Thomas Farris and others get to draw a pension when they were cut off from their command like I was.
    • JPH's enlistment was for 12 months. Then he enlisted again.
    • He served until 1863 when the command retreated to Loudon.
    • John Winchester, Ivey Sutton, JPH and others were cut off from their command
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (26 Jul 1911) - Returns Status
  • Andy Sliger (29 Jan 1921) - presents the conditions at the time when JPH took the oath. The Confederates were cut off from their command. They were endanger of being killed unless they took the oath.
  • H. C. Taylor (29 Jan 1921)
    • Turned 88 on 25 March 1921. He was a soldier of 25 Tennessee Infantry Regiment.
    • When JPH took the oath, he had a choice of taking the oath or being killed.
  • Charles Bradford (????) -
    • Was raised with JPH and enlisted together.
    • Captain Purtyman Jones deserted at Loudon. The company became disorganized after he left. The company hardly knew what to do. JPH, J. P. Sutton and John Winchester were missing at roll call.

WIDOW'S PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed 22 January 1931
  • Accepted
  • Name Mrs. Sarah Caroline Huddleston. Have been a resident of this state since 30 November 1860.
  • Maiden Name: Sarah Caroline Hyder
  • Born: 30 Nov 1860
  • Husband born 30 Jan 1838.
  • Married in Putnam County, TN on 6 June 1895.
  • Husband died 3 January 1931 at his home in Cookeville.
  • Witnesses Mrs. W. H. Pointer and Mrs. Fannie Bohannon
    • Have known her all their life
    • She was born in Putnam County, TN
    • They were married by Joe Kerr, JP on 6 June 1895
    • Her husband died 3 Jan 1931

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 235
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 20
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 189
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 81B
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 1A
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 9A
  • 1920 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 3B
  • 1930 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 6B

OBITUARY

Putnam County Herald
8 January 1931
Vol. XXIX, No. 2, Page 1

FUNERAL HELD FOR PUTNAM'S OLDEST NATIVE -- John P. Huddleston, 92, Dies at His Home Near Wilhite -- John P. Huddleston, 92 years, 11 months old, died at his home near Wilhite last Saturday night. He was buried in the Salem Cemetery Sunday after funeral services at the Wilhite school by the Rev. Dow Ensor. The aged man had lived in Putnam county all his life, and was a veteran of the Civil War. Immediately following the war he joined the Salem Methodist Church, with which he was affliated until his death. He was a prominent man in his section of the county and was greatly beloved for his firm character and his kindness of heart. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Caroline Hyder Huddleston, and one son Zeb Huddleston.

ADDITIONAL DATA

  • Death Certificate: Putnam County, TN (1931) - #1544 - John P. Huddleston
  • Death Certificate: Putnam County, TN (1931) - #15841 - Caroline Huddleston