Adam Littleton PalkADAM LITTLETON PALK

28 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY

CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 2 Jan 1829 in Macon County (then Smith County), TN
Died: 10 Nov 1914in Jackson County, TN
Buried: Double Springs Cemetery, Putnam County, TN (Death Certificate lists Hancock Cemetery, Jackson County, TN)
Parents: John/Jehu and Elizabeth (Barnett) Palk

1st Married: Malissa Manier in 1849/1850 in Jackson County, TN
Born: abt 1828 in Tennessee
Died: between 1860 and 1878
Parents: Unknown and Rhoda Manier

Children:

  1. Mary Jane Palk
  2. James Kansas Palk
  3. Monroe Savage Palk
  4. Abner Palk
  5. Lemuel R. Palk

2nd Married: Nancy Pippin (Byers) Rector on 26 Sep 1878 in Putnam County, TN
Born: May 1856 in Putnam County, TN
Died: 13 Feb 1896 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: A. F. Byers Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: Alexander Watson and Leitha B. (Grimes) Byers
Widow of: Thomas B. Rector

Children:

  1. Irving Palk
  2. Luna B. Palk
  3. Robert Palk
  4. Millie Palk
  5. Martha Palk
  6. Mettie Palk
  7. Lafayette Palk
  8. Claudia Palk
  9. Celina Palk

3rd Married: Sarah Frances Moore on 22 Jun 1899 in Jackson County, TN
Born: 29 Jun 1863 in Putnam County, TN
Died: 15 Oct 1934 in Putnam or Jackson County, TN
Buried: Double Springs Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: Nonimus and Martha (Unknown) Moore

Children:

  1. Clarence Palk
  2. Bethel Palk

MILITARY INFORMATION

28 thTennessee Infantry Regiment
Company G

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered military as Private and left as a Private
  • Enlisted 15 Oct 1861 at Camp Zollicoffer
  • 28 Feb - 31 Aug 1861: absent without leave
  • Sep & Oct 1862: absent without leave
  • Jan & Feb 1863: sick in hospital from 1 Mar 1863

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S987

( Download Full Pension Application)

ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 7 Aug 1902
  • Accepted
  • Residence: Bloomington, Putnam County
  • Member: Company G, Colonel Murray's 28th Tennessee Regiment
  • Wounds: right leg swollen and painful
  • Born: Macon (then Smith) County on 2 Jan 1829
  • Enlisted: in Oct 1861 in Capt. Trousdale's Company G; Col. John P. Murray's 28th Tennessee Regiment
  • Was left in the hospital in Atlanta, GA. ALP was left on the march, because he was unable to keep up. He made his way home from Cowan's station.
  • Wife is 40 years old
  • Children: 4 daughters and 3 sons
  • Attest: J. T. Grider and J. F. Kuykendall
  • 2nd Application Filed: 23 Apr 1892
  • Accepted
  • Residence: Jackson County
  • Wounded while returning from the disaster at Fishing Creek, KY. He was granted a furlough.
  • Attest: John P. Marbury and C. H. Upchurch

Supporting Documents:

  • Dr. W. S. Robinson (12 Aug 1892) - Physician's Certificate
  • John Keith (14 Jul 1902) - Post Master of Nameless - Supports claim
  • Dr. W. S. Robinson (20 Jul 1905) - Physician's certificate
  • Adam L. Palk (22 Jul 1905) - Gave reason for furlough
  • John P. Hickman (18 Oct 1905) - Pension Status
  • J. H. L. Brown (20 Oct 1905) - Confirms service
  • Thos. A. Head (27 Oct 1905) - Supports claim
  • Bedford Johnson (28 Oct 1905) - Lists personal property of A. L. Palk
  • Thos. A. Head (30 Oct 1905) - ALP never applied for a discharge
  • TN Board of Pension Examiners (1 Nov 1905) - Request for Service Records from War Department
  • War Department (4 Nov 1905) - sent Service Records
  • Dr. N. M. McClain (10 Oct 1907) - Physician's Certificate
  • John Tucker (9 Nov 1908) - Request Pension Status
  • A. D. Billingsley (17 Nov 1914) - ALP died on 10 Nov 1914. His widow is Sarah Palk.

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 314
  • 1860 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 323
  • 1870 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 286 (listed as A. L. Paulk)
  • 1880 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 224D
  • 1900 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 196A
  • 1910 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 114B

ADDITIONAL DATA

Photo Source: Tombstone of Adam Littleton Palk in Double Springs Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee