JOHN H. NEILL
1st TENNESSEE CAVALRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 6 March 1844 in Meigs County, TN
Died: 17 September 1917 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Shipley Church Cemetery,Putnam County, TN
Parents: John M. and Martha C. (Moore) Neill

Married: Mariah Fuquay about 1867 in Jackson County, TN
Born: 1851 in Jackson County, TN
Died: 7 December 1913 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Shipley Church Cemetery,Putnam County, TN
Parents: Andrew Jackson and Mary Jane (Elrod) Fuquay

Children:

  1. Daniel Webster Neill
  2. William Neill
  3. Cullom Neill
  4. Georgianna Neill
  5. Louella Neill
  6. Martha C. Neill
  7. Dora Neill
  8. Albert W. Neill

MILITARY INFORMATION

1st Tennessee Cavalry
Company H

ABSTRACT:

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PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S8548

( Download Full Pension Application)

ABSTRACT:

  • Filed November 8, 1906
  • Rejected
  • Resident of Cookeville, TN
  • Enlisted in the 1st TN Cavalry; Colonel James Carter Reg, Co. D.; Captain W. Grear
  • Born: Meigs County on March 6, 1844
  • Enlisted Nov 1862 in 1st TN Cavalry; Colonel James Carter; Captain W. Grear's Co. D
  • Battles: Murfreesboro, Seige of Knoxville, Cumberland Gap
  • Disease: contracted rheumatism
  • Captured at Piedmont, VA on 5 Jun 1864 and transferred to the hospital
  • Married: Wife is 58 years old; one daughter age 21 and one son age 17
  • Attest: W. M. Neill and J. B. Newman

Supporting Documents:

  • 9 Feb 1906 - J. L. Henry (Rhea County) - supports his claim
  • 24 Jan 1907 - Tennessee Bureau of Pension Examiners - returns status
  • 12 Apr 1907 - Tennessee Bureau of Pension Examiners - request service records
  • 27 Mar 1909 - JHN -
    • was born and reared in Meigs County.
    • Enlisted in 1st East Tennessee Cavalry in the fall of 1862.
    • Was in the Battle of Knoxville and Seige of Cumberland Gap.
    • Was in fights with Morgan in KY.
    • At Murfreesboro, detailed to guard brigade wagon
    • In the battle of Piedmount on 5 June 1864, was captured by the Federals. Sent to Stanton, VA. There he took sick and was sent to the hospital.
    • Parolled at hospital in mid June 1864.
    • In Winchester, VA, while asleep, his pocketbook was stolen which contained his parol.
  • 1 Apr 1909 - H. D. Whitson, Algood Moore, S. S. Shaw - supports claim
  • 16 Apr 1907 - War Department - sent service records
  • 4 Feb 1909 - JHN - requests status
  • 6 Feb 1909 - Tennessee Bureau of Pension Examiners - returns status
  • 31 Mar 1909 - V. E. Bockman - supports claim
  • 13 Apr 1914 - E. L. Wirt - supports claim
  • 25 Jul 1914 - JHN - requests status
  • 25 Jul 1914 - D. C. Whiteaker - requests status
  • 24 Apr 1916 - J. L. Henry - supports claim
  • 16 Feb 1916 - Albert Essex (Durant, OK) - was a comrade and supports claim
  • 20 Apr 1916 - State Examiner - No pension
  • 30 Apr 1916 - State Examiner Frank Moses - Mr. Essex makes extended statement on how JHN was parolled.
  • 1 May 1916 - JHN - hopes to receive pension
  • 9 May 1916 - State Examiner - more details needed
  • 9 May 1916 - State Examiner Frank Moses - more details needed
  • 11 May 1916 - J. L. Henry (Dayton, TN) - JHN was captured at Piedmount, VA with his older brother William.
  • 8 Aug 1916 - JHN - status request
  • ??? - JHN - status request

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Meigs County, TN, Page 386
  • 1860 Census: Meigs County, TN, Page 164
  • 1870 Census:
  • 1880 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 246D
  • 1900 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 167A
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 19A

OBITUARY

Putnam County Herald
12 December 1913
Vol. XI, No. 52, Page 3

  • NEAL, MRS. J. H.: Mrs. J. H. Neal died at her home a few miles north of town Sunday night. She was a member of the Baptist church for many years. She is survived by her husband and several grown children.

Putnam County Herald
20 September 1917
Vol. XV, No. 38, Page 3

  • John H. Neal died at his home in this city last Monday, September 17, 1917 and was buried at Shipley graveyard . He had suffered for years with rheumatism, being practically helpless for some time. Mr. Neal was a gallant Confederate veteran.

WILL

Putnam County, TN
Will Book 6
Page 281
Online at FamilySearch

  • Name: Neill, John H.
    Page(s): 281
    Date the Will was Written: Oct 5, 1914
    Date the Will was Recorded: Nov 13, 1917

 

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