SAMUEL M. MESSENGER
22nd TENNESSEE (MURRAY'S) INFANTRY BATTALION
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 25 Mar 1831 in Patrick County, VA
Died: 4 Nov 1904 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Messenger Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: Daniel and Martha (Varner) Messenger

1st Married: Paulina Turner on 2 Sep 1854 in Stokes County, NC
Born: abt 1838 North Carolina
Died: 1857 in Stokes County, North Carolina
Parents:

  1. Drury J. Messenger

2nd Married: Caroline M. Carter on 29 Oct 1857 in Stokes County, NC
Born: 2 May 1828 in North Carolina
Died: 24 Oct 1884 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Messenger Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: William H. and Mary (Messenger) Carter

  1. Hester Ann Messenger
  2. Juan Leftwich Messenger
  3. Joshua Messenger
  4. William Daniel Messenger
  5. Robert Allen Messenger
  6. Martha Dewitt Messenger
  7. Tolquitt Messenger
  8. Rodusky Messenger
  9. Infant Messenger

3rd Married: Louisa Canzada Breeding about 1884/1885 in Putnam County, TN
Born: 3 Jun 1853 in Jackson County, TN
Died: 14 Apr 1933 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Lovelady Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: Joseph H. and Sarah (Whitson) Breeding

  1. Daisy Messenger
  2. Solomon Peachay Messenger
  3. Mindwell Messenger
  4. Ova Edna Messenger

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother-in-law: William H. Carter - 60th North Carolina Infantry Regiment

MILITARY INFORMATION

22nd Tennessee Infantry Battalion
Company A

ABSTRACT:

  • Enter the service as a Private and left the service as a Private
  • Enlisted December 10, 1861 at McMinnville, TN by Colonel Wright.
  • Ordered dropped from the roll by order of the War Department.
  • July & August 1863, absent without leave.

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S5565

COMPLETE TRANSCRIPTION

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ABSTRACT:

  • Born in Patrick County, Virginia on Mar 25, 1831
  • Enlisted in 1862 in Capt. Taylors Company Colonel Murray's Regiment
  • Wounded twice in the battle of Murfreesboro: left hand and left thigh
  • Was in the hospital until the close of the war
  • Paroled and sent home May 8, 1865
  • Married with four children: 1 boy and 3 girls

No Supporting Documents

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Stokes County, NC, Page 75
  • 1860 Census: White County, TN, Page 76
  • 1870 Census: White County, TN, Page 364
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 104A
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 1A

WILL

Putnam County, TN
Will Book 6
Page 178
Online at FamilySearch

COMPLETE TRANSCRIPTION

  • Written: 4 Apr 1904
  • Probated: 14 Nov 1904
  • Executors:
  • Widow: Canzady Messenger
  • Heirs: Solomon Messenger, Daisy Messenger, Mindwell Messenger, Edney Messenger

ADDITIONAL DATA

  • Death Certificate: Putnam County, TN (1933) - #8324 - Canzady Wilhite (widow of Sam Wilhite)