Bluford Harvey StocktonBLUFORD HARVEY STOCKTON
25 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 22 June 1838 in Overton County, Tennessee
Died: 21 September 1918 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Paran Cemetery, Overton County, Tennessee
Parents: Albert G. and Sarah "Sallie" (Maxwell) Stockton

Married: Martha Maxwell on 13 October 1872 in Overton County, Tennessee
Born: 1 October 1843 in Overton County, Tennessee
Died: 5 December 1922 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Paran Cemetery, Overton County, Tennessee
Parents: George W. and Catherine (Sims) Maxwell

Children:

  1. Lowery Fletcher Stockton
  2. Albert O. Stockton

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother: John Irwin Stockton - 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Brother: James Elonzo Stockton - 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Brother-in-law: Manchester Maxwell - 8th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Cavalry Regiment
  • Brother-in-Law: John Boatman - 8th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Cavalry Regiment

MILITARY INFORMATION

25 thTennessee Infantry
Company I

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a 2nd Lieutenant and left service as a 2nd Lieutenant
  • Enlisted 30 Jul 1861 at Livingston at the age of 24
  • 1 Aug - 31 Oct 1861: Present
  • 1 Oct 1861: Absent sick
  • Jul - Aug 1862: not stated
  • Sep - Dec 1862: Present
  • Jan & Feb 1863: Suspended and transferred to Chattanooga (Absent)
  • Mar & Apr 1863: Suspended & S. O. No. 25 Hd Qtr Dept #2 20 Feb 1863
  • May & Jun 1863: Returned to duty 25 May 1863
  • Jul - Dec 1863: Present
  • Jan - Feb 1864: In arrest since 19 Feb 1862 by verbal order of Brig Gen'l Johnson
  • 30 Jul 1861: Present Age 22
  • 6 Apr 1864: Re-Elected at the re-organization at Corinth, MS
  • 10 May 1862: promoted to Captain of Co. E 25th TN Infantry Regiment
  • Mar - Apr 1864: Present
  • 16 Jun 1864: Wounded in the Battle of Drewry's Bluff
  • Transferred to the Hospital at Richmond, VA; Furloughed by the Medical Board
  • Sep & Oct 1864: Present
  • Nov & Dec 1864: on detached service since 20 Nov 1864 by order of Gen'l Ewell
  • July 1864: Election of 30 Jul 1861 Promoted; Sucessor: John B. Davis
  • July 1864: Election of 10 May 1862: Re-Elected
  • Prisoner of War at Appomatax Court House; Surrendered with Lee
  • 16 Jun 1864: in fight with the enemy; sent to Chmborazo Hospital in Richmond, VA with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. Furloughed for 60 days on 10 Jun 1864
  • S. O. 73/2 Dept. 2 & W. Dept. Bragg - 17 May 1864 - Returned to duty
  • S. O. 25/1 Dept. 2 & W. Dept. Bragg - 20 Feb 1863 - Suspended
  • Various vouchers

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed March 23, 1905
  • Accepted
  • Resident of Cookeville, TN
  • Member: Co I, 25th TN Infantry
  • Wounded: Drewery's Bluff on James River in VA
  • Disease: chills, fever & rheumatism -- two attacks of typhoid fever
  • Born: 22 Jun 1838 in Overton County, TN
  • Was 2nd Lieutenant
  • At the time of his wounds, John M. Hughes was Colonel, Sam Johnson was the Captain, William Callahan was 1st Lieutenant
  • Enlisted: 30 Jul 1861 under Colonel Sid S. Stanton, Lt. Colonel George G. Dibrell, Capt. W. J. Reid, 1st Lt. Williams Phillips, 3rd B. M. Swearingin
  • Wounded in the left shoulder
  • Wife is 61 years
  • One son
  • Attest: I. L. McCormack & James Prior

Supporting Documents:

  • J. T. Pointer (17 Mar 1905) - Tax Assessment
  • Rutledge Smith (9 May 1905) - Supports his claim

WIDOW'S PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 7 January 1919
  • Accepted
  • Residence: Cookeville, Putnam County, TN, all of her life
  • Born: 1 October 1843 in Putnam County
  • Maiden Name: Martha Maxwell
  • Husband was Bluford Harvey Stockton born 22 June 1838 in Overton County
  • They were married in Overton County by A. P. Warren, JP.
  • He died21 September 1918.
  • Have no family.
  • Witness: Ambrose Perry Warren
    • Have known Martha Stockton all her life.
    • She was born in Putnam County.
    • They were married by me about 46 years ago.
    • Have known Bluford Stockton about 60 years.

Supporting Documents:

  • Marriage Certificate from Overton County: B. H. Stockton married Martha Maxwell on 13 October 1872.

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Overton County, TN, Page 43
  • 1860 Census: Overton County, TN, Page 150
  • 1870 Census: Overton County, TN, Page 257
  • 1880 Census:
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 145B
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 184A

ADDITIONAL DATA

  • Death Certificate: Putnam County, TN (1918) - #584 - Blooford Henry Stockton
  • Putnam County, TN Estates and Settlements 1878 - 1907, Page 54 : In the Final Settlement of Geo. W. Maxwell by his Administrator A. P. Warren, Martha & B. H. Stockton are listed as heirs at law of Geo. W. Maxwell.

Bluford Harvey Stockton

Bluford Harvey and Martha (Maxwell) Stockton

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