JAMES SHAMEL SELBY
8 thTENNESSEE (DIBRELL'S) CAVALRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 30 April 1844 in Overton County, Tennessee
Died: 30 March 1931 Jackson County, Oklahoma
Buried: Hess Cemetery, Jackson County, Oklahoma
Parents: John Johnson and Matilda Louis (Harp) Selby

1st Married: Mollie E. Deering about 1869 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Born: about 1853 in Kentucky
Died: after 1887 in Oklahoma
Buried:
Parents:

Children:

  1. Sonora Nevada Selby
  2. Minnie Myrtle Selby
  3. George Marvin Selby
  4. Edward Clay Selby
  5. Burch Selby
  6. Elva Selby
  7. Olga Selby

2nd Married: Emma Ida Ritchey on 24 May 1903 in Greer County, Oklahoma
Born: 18 January 1877 in Dallas County, Texas
Died: 7 March 1973 in Jackson County, Oklahoma
Buried: Hess Cemetery, Jackson County, Oklahoma
Parents: Samuel Andrus and Mary Ann (Sliger) Ritchey
Widow of:
Robert Clayton Scott

Children:

  1. David Clyde Selby

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother: William Burch Selby - 8th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Cavalry Regiment
  • Brother-in-Law: David C. Moore - 8th Tennessee (Smith's) Cavalry Regiment

MILITARY INFORMATION

25th Tennessee Infantry
Company I

ABSTRACT:

  • Enlisted as a Private and left service as a Private
  • Enlisted 17 August 1861 at Livingston
  • Age: 17
  • Mustered In: 30 Jul 1861
  • 1 Oct 1861: Present
  • 1 Aug - 31 Oct 1861: Present
  • 6 Apr 11864: Discharged by Conscript Act of 1862

13 th(Gore's) Tennessee Cavalry
(also known as 8 thTennessee Cavalry)
Company E

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered military as Private and left as a Private
  • Enlisted 26 Sep 1862 at Overton County
  • 12 Oct 1862: Present
  • Appears on a Roll of Prisoners paroled at Camp Douglas, IL 30 Mar 1862 and delivered to City Point, VA 4 Apr 1863. Captured at Murfreesboro 31 Dec 1862.
  • Oath of Allegiance on 23 May 1865
    • Residence: Pittman County, KY
    • Complexion: Fair
    • Hair: Sandy
    • Eyes: Blue
    • Height: 5' 9"
    • Surrendered at Augusta, GA
  • Oath of Allegiance on 21 May 1864
    • Complexion: Florid
    • Hair: Auburn
    • Eyes: Hazel
    • Height: 5' 8"

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S11659

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 9 Nov 2909
  • Rejected
  • Residence: Cookeville
  • Member: Company E, 8th TN Cavalry
  • Born: 1844 in Overton County, TN
  • Enlisted: 1st in 25th TN Infantry Regiment - served 12 months, then in 8th TN Cavalry in Company E, Captain John Roberts Co., Colonel G. G. Dibrell
  • Battles: Fishing Creek
  • Captured at Parker's X Roads on 31 Dec 1862 and sent to Camp Douglas Prison for three months
  • Wife is 33 years old.
  • Have three sons ages 14, 12, 10, 8 , 5
  • Just moved back to Cookeville
  • Attest: Columbus Jackson Davis and J. H. Davis

Supporting Documents:

  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (15 Nov 1909) - Requests Service Records from War Department
  • War Department - Sent Service Records
  • Columbus Jackson Davis (14 Mar 1910) - JSS is going back to Oklahoma. He cannot make a living here.

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Overton County, TN, Page 33 (Listed as Shammel Selvy)
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 90 (Listed as James Selvy and living with J. T. Phillips)
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 104 (Listed as James Shammel)
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 81B
  • 1900 Census:
  • 1910 Census: Jackson County, OK, Page 151B
  • 1920 Census: Jackson County, OK, Page 189A
  • 1930 Census: Jackson County, OK, Page 198A

ADDITIONAL DATA:

  • Oklahoma Confederate Pension #5195 Application #6386 James Shamel Selby
  • Oklahoma Confederate Widow's Pension #6039 Application #7329 Emma Ida Selby
  • Putnam County Herald
    22 December 1910
    Vol. VIII, No. 51, Page 2
    Robt. Dow and Sham Selby have moved to distant lands to their future home.