JOHN H. NEILL
1 stTENNESSEE 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

1 stTennessee 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

  • 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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