JAMES JORDAN STAMPS
28 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 2 September 1834 in White County, Tennessee
Died: 26 December 1905 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Cookeville City Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: John and Mary Polly (Stafford) Stamps

Married: Nancy Ann Young on 18 October 1851 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Born: 12 February 1834 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 20 October 1918in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Cookeville City Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Robert and Barbara (Gallion) Young

Children:

  1. Elijah Stamps
  2. Mary Ann "Polly" Stamps
  3. John W. Stamps
  4. Henry R. Stamps

MILITARY INFORMATION

28 thTennessee Infantry
Company B

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Private
  • Enlisted 16 October 1861
  • 7 Sep - 31 Oct 1861: Present (Recruit)
  • 28 Feb - Aug 1862: Discharged
  • Discharge Papers
  • Born: White County
  • Complexion: Dark
  • Eyes: Yellow
  • Hair: Sandy
  • Height: 6'

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed April 14, 1905
  • Accepted
  • Resident of Cookeville, TN
  • Member: Co B 28th Infantry
  • Disease: Kidney trouble & lung disease
  • Born: 2 Sep 1834 in White County (now Putnam County)
  • Enlisted: Sep 1862 in Capt. Matheney's Co B, Col Jno P Murray's 28th TN Reg
  • Wife is 71 years
  • 3 sons and 1 daughter
  • Attest: Columbus Jackson Davis & Robert Peek

Supporting Documents:

  • J. T. Pointer (8 Apr 1905) - Tax Assessment
  • Thos. A. Head (13 Apr 1905) - Stamps has two sons in Cookeville. They moved him and his wife to Cookeville so that they can be closer to them.
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (18 Oct 1905) - sent status of application
  • J. J. Stamps (25 Oct 1905) - JJS was honorably discharged from the army at Vicksburg, MS
  • Thos. A. Head (27 Oct 1905) - enclosed an application
  • Thos. A. Head (30 Oct 1905) - There was a mistake of dates. JJS discharged while Bragg's army was passing through on the KY campaign.
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (1 Nov 1905) - Request for service records
  • ??? (4 Nov 1905)- Status
  • ???? (??) - If he is put on the roll, several of his commanding officers will file uncomplimentary affidavits about him.

WIDOW'S PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed July 25, 1906
  • Accepted
  • John Young, Sr. served with JJS in Co B of the 28th TN Regiment. JJS was discharged from service in Vicksburg in 1862. He made a good soldier.
  • F. M. Chaffin was at the marriage of JJS to Nancy Young in 1851 in Jackson County, TN
  • Name: Nancy Stamps of Cookeville, TN
  • Resident of Tennessee all her life.
  • Married in Jackson County. Maiden name was Nancy Young.
  • Husband: James Jordan Stamps born in White County, Tennessee
  • Married by G. R. Gaw on 18 October 1851 in Jackson County, Tennessee
  • Enlisted in 1862 in Captain Matheny's Co. B; Col. J. P. Murray's 18th TN Infantry
  • Husband served until September 1862
  • Regiment surrendered in North Carolina in 1865. Husband was discharged from the service in 1862 at Vicksburg.
  • He died 26 Dec 1905 at Cookeville
  • Witness: A. L. Whitaker resident of Bloomington Springs
  • Has known Nancy 52 - 53 years
  • She was born 1833 or 1834 in Jackson County Tenn.
  • Her husband was born in Jackson County in 1833 or 1834.
  • He was not a soldier.
  • JJS died at Cookeville 26 Dec 1906

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 18
  • 1860 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 196
  • 1870 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 132
  • 1880 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 197C
  • 1900 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 3B

OBITUARY

Putnam County Herald
3 January 1906
Vol. III, No. 47, Page 1

  • J. J. Stamps died at his home in this city Dec. 26, 1905, and was buried in the city cemetery the following day. He was 71 years old and served in Matheney's Company, Murray's Regiment of the Confederate army.

ADDITIONAL DATA