AJ McDonaldANDREW MCDONALD
HAMILTON'S TENNESSEE CAVALRY BATTALION
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 4 December 1834 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 9 March 1928in Jackson County, Tennessee
Buried: Andrew McDonald Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: James Porter and Susan Sophia (Edleman) McDonald

Married: Mary Jane Shaw on 22 January 1857 or 17 June 1857 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Born: 23 February 1840 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 14 February 1913 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Andrew McDonald Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents:

Children:

  1. John C. McDonald
  2. William Wade McDonald
  3. Tennie S. McDonald
  4. Hop Lee McDonald
  5. Martha McDonald
  6. Ira B. McDonald
  7. Sallie E. McDonald

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother: Sidney Smith McDonald - 84th Tennessee Infantry and 28th Tennessee Consolidated Infantry Regiment
  • Brother: Ridley McDonald - 84th Tennessee Infantry and 28th Tennessee Consolidated Infantry Regiment
  • Brother: William McDonald - 84th Tennessee Infantry Regiment

MILITARY INFORMATION

Hamilton's Tennessee Cavalry
Company

ABSTRACT:

  • War Department does not have any service records from this organization

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S16364

( Download Full Pension Application)

ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 31 October 1927
  • Rejected
  • Residence: Buffalo Valley
  • Member: Captain Oliver Hampton's Cavalry - 5th Battalion with Joe Shaw Captain of the Company
  • Born: in Jackson County, 4 December 1834
  • Enlisted in 1863 - Col Oliver Hamilton - Major Hicks - Captain Joe Shaw
  • Battles: No significant battles
  • In 1864, had to take the oath as millers were ordered not to grind for us.
  • Married "have been"
  • He lives with his son.
  • He has 4 boys and 2 girls living
  • Attest: A. M. Cowen and A. Stanton

Supporting Documents:

  • Tennessee Bureau of Pension Examiners (2 Feb 1928) - Request Service Records
  • War Department (7 Feb 1928) - There are no muster rolls for this battalion.

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 285
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 76
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 200
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 157
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 134B
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 155A
  • 1920 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 149B

OBITUARIES

Putnam County Herald
20 February 1913
Vol. XI, No. 8, Page 4

On Friday, Feb. 14, 1913, the angel of death visited this vicinity and claimed for its victim the soul of Mrs. Mary McDonald, and carried it from this low ground of sin and sorrow to that celestial city on high. Mrs. McDonald was born Feb. 23, 1840; was married to Andrew McDonald, June 17, 1857; departed this life Feb. 14, 1913, aged 72 years, 11 months and 21 days. She professed faith in Christ and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church in 1886, and lived a consistent member until death. . . . Aunt Mary was reared here and had a host of friends, as was demonstrated by the long procession [t]hat followed the remains to the family burying ground, where a large number of friends and relatives had gathered to pay the tribute of respect. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Horn, after which the remains were laid to rest to await the coming of the Lord.

Putnam County Herald and Upper Cumberland News
15 March 1928
Vol. XXVI, No. 21, Page 1

"UNCLE ANDY" M'DONALD DIES IN HIS 93rd. YEAR - Active Until the Last - Could Mount a Horse Unassisted Few Days Before His Death - Andrew McDonald, better known as "Uncle Andy" by his friends and relatives, was born December 4, 1834, and died March 9, 1928. He was 93 years and three months old. He was ill only two days. On January 22, 1857, he was married to Mary Jane Shaw, and to this union were born eight childdre, six of whom are living. They are John, of Montana, Wade, of Murfreesboro, Lee and Ira of near Chestnut Mound, Mrs. H. H. Jared, of Gentry, and Mrs. Rid Apple, of Montana. He is survived also by fourteen grand-children and twenty-one great-grandchildren. Mr. McDonals was a highly respected citizen and was loved by all who knew him. He was a consistent member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church for forty years and was also a veteran of the Civil war. Although he lived to be an old man, he was, until his recent illness, very active and in good health. He was known to mount a horse from the ground in his 93rd year. His death, though not unexpected, will bring sadness to a large circle of friends and relatives. His last hours were calm and the end came as if he had quietly gone to sleep . . . Mrs. V. L. Stanton

Putnam County Herald and Upper Cumberland News
15 March 1928
Vol. XXVI, No. 21, Page 2

ANDREW McDONALD
The death angel visited our community, last Friday afternoon and claimed for its victim, Uncle Andrew McDonald, age 83 years, 3 months and five days. He had been in the very best of health. Never being sick any until he became ill Wednesday. He was a devoted Christian and lived a life that ceases not at the grave. He was converted in early life and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church, where he served a faithful member till God called him home. His faith grew stronger as he most beautiful exemplified the true Christian life in his dealings with hie loved ones and friends. There le a vacant place in the home which can never be filled. The comforting voice of a loving father has been stilled forever but our loss is his gain. We should not drop tears over departure, but strive to be ready when the summons comes to enter the eternal abode where there are no tears or heartaches and where parting never comes, bue (sic) soul from Heaven to earth con't (sic) return to banish sorrow. May tears to smiles give way where ever sadness hovers, to ever heart that ache and may peace and comfort come. May those sparated (sic)sometimes united be. He leaves to mourn his loss six children: John McDonald and Mrs. Sallie Apple, of Montana, Wade McDonald, of Murfreesboro, Lee McDonald, of Chestnut Mound; Mrs. F. H. Jared, of Gentry, and I. B. McDonald of this place. All being at his berside (sic) when the end came, except, Mrs. Apple. He was laid to rest Saturday evening at the family grave yard, at his old home. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. A. C. Stone. Willie Ditty

ADDITIONAL DATA:

PHOTO

Andrew and Mary (Shaw) MacDonald


Photo Source: Heritage of Putnam County, TN, Page 169