GEORGE WASHINGTON JUDD
8 th TENNESSEE (DIBRELL'S) CAVALRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 10 January 1845 in Adair County, KY
Died: 7 Apr 1936 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Judd Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: Robert and Malinda (Breeding) Judd

1st Married: Mollie Brown abt 1865 in Putnam County, TN
Born:
Died: 27 September 1878 in Putnam County, TN
Buried:
Parents: Isaac and Celia (Davis) Brown

Children:

  1. James D. Judd
  2. Isaac P. Judd
  3. Elmore D. Judd
  4. Leslie M. Judd

2nd Married: Celia Ann Pendergrass on 3 Dec 1878 in Putnam County, TN
Born: 15 Aug 1860 in Putnam County, TN
Died: 7 Nov 1952 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Judd Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: Lewis and Martelia (Brown) Pendergrass

Children:

  1. Hershel Judd
  2. Robert Ritchie Judd
  3. Freeland P. Judd
  4. Louis Judd
  5. Tina Judd
  6. Daisy Judd
  7. Dorothy Judd
  8. Eddie Judd

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother: Joseph P. Judd - 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Brother: Nathan Judd - 28th Tennessee Infantry Regiment

MILITARY INFORMATION

25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
Company F

ABSTRACT:

  • Enter the service as a Private and left the service as a Private
  • Enlisted 3 Jul 1861 at Livingston
  • Age: 18
  • 1 Oct 1861: Present
  • Jul 31 - Oct 31, 1861: Present
  • Apr 6, 1864: Discharged at Chattanooga, TN in July 1862
  • Age: 17

13 th(Gore's) Tennessee Cavalry
(also known as 8th Tennessee Cavalry)
Company C

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered military as Sergeant and left as a Sergeant (listed as G. W. Judd)
  • Enlisted 1 Aug 1863 at Cookeville
  • Jun 30 - Dec 31, 1864: Captured near Mossey Creek 29 Dec 1863
  • Prisoner of War at Knoxville, TN: Captured 1 Jan 1864
  • Transferred to Camp Chase, OH 10 Jan 1864
  • Captured 5 Jan 1864 near Knoxville
  • Transferred to Louisville, KY 17 Jan 1864
  • Transferred to Rock Island, IL 23 Jan 1864
  • Exchanged 15 Feb 1865

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 7 December 1905
  • Accepted
  • Died: 7 April 1936
  • Residence: Cookeville, Putnam County, TN
  • Member: Co. C, 13th Cavalry commanded by Col. G. G. Dibrell afterwards Gen'l G. G. Dibrell
  • Born: Adair County, KY on 10 Jan 1845
  • Enlisted: Capt. Jo. Shaw's Company F 25th TN Infantry commanded by S. S. Stanton in July 1861; Served 12 months with said command being under age and discharged; Enlisted in Company C 13th Cavalry under Gen. G. G. Dibrell
  • Battles: Fishing Creek, Chickamauga & Mossey Creek in which GWJ was captured 13 Dec 1863 and sent to Rock Island Prison for 16 months
  • Diseases: Contracted rheumatism from exposure at Fishing Creek and exposure in prison
  • Exchanged 2 Mar 1865 and returned to command
  • Wife is 45 years old
  • 3 sons and 1 daughter
  • Lived in Putnam County for about 50 years
  • Attest: Columbus Jackson Davis & J. H. Reagan

Supporting Documents:

  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (23 Jul 1906) - Service Records Request
  • War Department (26 Jul 1906) - Sent Service Record

WIDOW'S PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed 22 April 1936
  • Accepted
  • Died 7 December 1952
  • Lived at 501 Hickey Street, Cookeville, TN
  • Resident of TN all her life
  • Maiden Name: Pendergrass
  • Born: 15 August 1860
  • Husband was born 10 January 1845 in Jackson County, Tenness
  • Married in Putnam County on 3 December 1878
  • Husband died 7 April 1936 at 501 Hickory Street
  • Witness: H. C. Martin
    • Has known Celiann Judd for 40 years
    • They were married by Esquire Womack on 3 December 1878.
    • Knew George Judd for 50 years.

Supporting Documents:

  • Marriage Certificate of Putnam County: G. W. Judd married C. A. Pendergrass on 3 December 1878 by B. R. Womack.
  • M. B. Moore, Director (June 1953) - The check dated 11 June 1853 represents the final payment due to the estate of Celia Ann Judd.

TN CIVIL WAR QUESTIONNAIRE

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  • Full Name: George Washington Judd
  • Post Office: Cookeville
  • Age: 77 years old on 10 Jan 1922
  • Born: Adair County, Kentucky
  • Father: Robert Judd born at Columbia in Adair County, KY. He lived at Sulfur Creek.
  • Mother: Malinda Breeding
  • Parents lived in a log house with four rooms and a hall way between them.
  • Enlisted in the year 1861 at Livingston, TN. Company was first sent to Tompkinsville, KY, then to Red Boiling Springs, TN, and then to Camp Myers in Overton County. The first battle was at Fishing Creek in 1861.
  • "After my first Battle, I was carried home sick. Then I stayed for 2 month. I had overtaken my command at Iuka Mississippi. We moved down to Burnsville, Miss to guard the railroad during the Shiloh fight we were in hearing of it. Then from there to Corinth, Miss."
  • Discharged at Tupelo, Miss. in 1862 due to being underage.
  • Came home and re-enlisted in 8th TN Cavalry under Captain Woolsey where he served three years
  • Was in the battle of Chickmauga on Saturday & Sunday. Order to Knoxville where he engaged in a fight on Moss Creek at Morristown.
  • Farmed for four years
  • Was Deputy Sheriff for four years
  • Engaged in mercantile business for the next 25 years
  • Acquainted with Robert L. Taylor and Alfred R. Taylor who were heroes in the Famous War of the Roses.

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Adair County, KY, Page 91
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 73
  • 1870 Census:
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 89A
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 5A
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 34B
  • 1920 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 8A
  • 1930 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 6B

OBITUARY

Originally Printed in the Cookeville Chronicle on 3 October 1878
Reprinted Putnam County Herald
9 December 1937
Vol. XXXV, No. 49, Page 2

  • Died -- On the 27th, ultimo, about two miles west of this place, Mrs. Mollie Judd, wife of G. W. Judd. Mrs. Judd was sick but a few days. She left four little boys to the care of a heartbroken father, as well as many relatives and friends to mourn her loss.

Putnam County Herald
9 April 1936
Vol. XXXIV, No. 15, Page

  • GEORGE W. JUDD DIES AT AGE 91 -- Merchant For Many Years; One of Putnam County's Two Surviving Confederate Soldiers -- George W. Judd was born near Cookeville, on January 10, 1845, and died at his residence in this city, on Tuesday, April 7th, being almost three months past 91 years of age. He served throughout the Civil War as a Confederate soldier, volunteering before he was seventeen years of age. He belonged to the 8th Tennessee Cavalry. He was a gallant soldier and was ever devoted to the memory of the Southern cause and its heroes. In his young manhood he entered the mercantile business, and for about forty years, conducted stores at different points in this county. He was for many years one of the best known and most successful rural merchants of this county. He was twice married, first to Miss Mollie Brown, a daughter of Isaac Brown, a well-known pioneer resident of this community. After her death he married Miss Celia Ann Pendergrass, who survives him. He is also survived by twelve sons and daughters as follows: James D. Judd of Sherman, Texas, I. P. Judd of Cookeville, Elmore D. Judd of Saylors, Okla., Leslie M. Judd of Birmingham, Ala. The four above named being the sons of his first marriage and the following eight being the children of his second marriage: Lewis Judd of Alexis, Okla., Mrs. W. L. Steakley of Coalinga, Ca., R. R. Judd, Mrs. B. Fox, W. H. Judd, Mrs. T. H. Jackson and E. W. Judd of Cookeville and Freeling Judd of Coalinga, Ca. Mr. Judd was a man of strict integrity, who, throughout the long years of his career as merchant and business man, always enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all who knew him. He was a man of great kindliness of heart and was ever ready to lend a helping hand to those in trouble or need. He had been a member of strict integrity, who, throughout the long years of his career as a merchant and business man, always enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all who knew him. He was a man of great kindliness of heart and was ever ready to lend a helping hand to those in trouble or need. He had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for many years, holding membership with the Post Oak Free Will Baptist Church in the Seventh District. Funeral services were conducted at the family residence Wednesday afternoon, by the Rev. Sam Edwards and the Rev. D. A. Ensor. Burial was in the Judd Cemetery, three miles South-west of Cookeville. The death of Mr. Judd, it is thought leaves only two surviving Confederate soldiers in Putnam County, Esq. A. K. Williamson and Hiram Martin. Mr. Judd was the last surviving member of the Pat Cleburne Bivouac of Confederate Veterans of this city of which he was a charter member. For many years, this Bivouac had several hundred members, but all of these brave confederate have passed to their final reward. The two remaining Putnam county Confederate soldiers, Esq. Amos Williamson and Hiram Martin, are enjoying good health as could be expected of men of their extreme old age. Mr. Martin with his children and grandchildren is today celebrating his 97th birthday. Esq. Williamson's 94th birthday is also this month.

Putnam County Herald
13 Nov 1952
Vol. , No. , Page

  • Rites Saturday for Celia Ann Judd, 92 . . . died at home Friday morning. She lived at Hickory Street. The daughter of Louis and Martelia Brown Pendergrass and widow of George W. Judd, Civil War Veteran and pioneer merchant of Putnam county. She was a member of the Nazarene Church. She leaves five sons: Hershel and Ritchie of Cookeville, Tennessee, Freeland of Anaheim, California, Louis of Blanchard, Oklahoma, Eddie of California. Also, three daughters: Tina Steakley of California, Daisy Fox Roller of Lakewood, Ohio, Dorothy Jackson of Cookeville, Tennessee.

ADDITIONAL DATA

  • Death Certificate: Putnam County, TN (1936)#13252 - G. W. Judd
  • Death Certificate: Putnam County, TN (1952) #25820 - Celia A. Judd
  • Putnam County Herald . 23 January 1913 Vol. XI, No. 4, Page 3
    Mr. George W. Judd celebrated his 68th birthday on Jan. 10th. He received a number of presents, among them being $10 each from his sons E. D. and J. D. Mr.Judd was a gallant soldier in the army of the Confederacy. He is in fine health and as spry as a cricket. May he live long and prosper.
  • Putnam County Herald, 3 April 1930, Page 5
    PENDERGRASS-JUDD
    In the Herald's contest for the oldest married couple now living in Putnam county, word has come to us of a weeding that took place on December 3, 1878, when Celian Pendergrass become the bride of George W. Judd, the ceremony being performed by Esquire Womack at Peyton Glenn's, now known as the place where Fred White's home burned a few years ago. The two old people, beloved by a large circle of friends and by seventy grand-children and eighteen great grand-children, now reside at 501 Hickory street in Cookeville, having spent all their lives in this county. Mr. Judd is in his 86th year, while his wife is in her 71st year. They have reared fourteen children, twelve of whom are still living to rise up and call them blessed, as follows: Jimmy Judd, of Texas; Elmore Judd and Lewis Judd, of Birmingham, Ala.; Herschell Judd, of Red Boiling Springs; Freeland Judd, Eddie Judd, and Mrs. W. L. Steakley of California; Parker Judd, Ritchie Judd, Mrs. Daisy Fox and Mrs. T. H. Jackson, of Cookeville.
    It is the sincere wish of the Herald that this couple may enjoy the peace that goes hand in hand with loving hears and which "passeth all understanding," for years and years to come.
  • Putnam County Herald, 9 December 1937 Page 2
    Reprint of Article in the Cookeville Chronicle from 3 October 1878
    Died -- On the 27th, ultimo, about two miles west of this place, Mrs. Mollie Judd, wife of G. W. Judd. Mrs. Judd was sick but a few days. She left four little boys to the care of a heartbroken father, as well as many relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
  • US Military Headstone Applications for Military Applications
    • Applicant: Mrs. T. H. Jackson, Cookeville, TN
    • Date: 3 October 1936