Terry Mason's Family History Site
Major lines: Allen, Beck, Borden, Buck, Burden, Carpenter, Carper, Cobb, Cook, Cornell, Cowan, Daffron, Davis, Downing, Faubion, Fauntleroy, Fenter, Fishback, Foulks, Gray, Harris, Heimbach, Henn, Holland, Holtzclaw, Jackson, Jameson, Johnson, Jones, King, Lewis, Mason, Massengill, McAnnally, Moore, Morgan, Overstreet, Price, Peck, Rice, Richardson, Rogers, Samuel, Smith, Taylor, Thomas, Wade, Warren, Weeks, Webb, Wodell, Yeiser.
Robert Henry Cottle
REFERENCE: E-Mail from "Allen E Crepeau" indicates Robert is my great grandfather. The marriage of Elizabeth J. Wordell and Robert Cottle has been accepted by the Mayflower Society.
NAME: Holden according to Elijah's will. He was guardian of the Indians in Fall River, Mass 1839-1840
2008. Dr. Joseph Wallace Borden
Photostat of roll in USAGO dated December 31, 1861.
Last Name: Borden
First Name: Joseph
Enlistment Date: 1861/04/13
Enlistment Information: Aabama, Greensboro, 2nd Sgt.
Regimental Unit: 5th Alabama
Company Unit: I
In 1910 U.S. Census in home of his son-in-law, Lovick Pearce.
3345. Joseph Ruffin Borden
In the 1930 U.S. census in his brother, Hartwell's household.
2009. Thomas James Borden
HYPERLINK: [ http://sixthmsinf.tripod.com/coi.htm ] 6th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. Company I - Rankin Greys Organized in Rankin County; mustered into State service at Brandon on May 4, 1861. Mustered into Confederate Service at Grenada on August 24, 1861. "Borden, Thomas J., 1st Corporal; 5th and 1st Sergeant; Captain; Major; Lieutenant Colonel; wounded severely in foot at Shiloh, 4/6/1862; surrendered at Citronelle, AL"
HYPERLINK: [ http://www.datasync.com/~jtaylor/graves.htm ] Confederate Graves Jackson County, Mississippi. "BORDEN, Thomas J., Co. I, 6th Mississippi Infantry, Colonel, Griffin Cemetery"
H. Grady Howell Jr's excellent "Going to Meet the Yankees: A History of the "Bloody 6th" Mississippi Infantry, CSA" and there are many mentions (but, alas, no pictures) of Thomas J. Borden.
The wound he suffered at Shiloh was only a minor wound to the toe (contrary to the conflicting reports found on the 6th Inf. web page) and he went on to command the 6th Infantry at the battle for Nashville and through the Carolinas until finally surrendering at Citronelle, Alabama on May 4th 1865 with 146 men. There is no mention in the book of what Lt. Col. Borden did after he surrendered and returned home. He was paroled at Miridian, Mississippi 7 days after he was imprisoned and his POW record indicates that he listed his home as Jasper Co. Mississippi. Officers were allowed to keep their sidearms, mounts and private property. It is likely that he tried to rebuild whatever he had lost and resume life as normally as possible after 4 years of war as is evidenced by the children his wife bore.
Citronelle, Alabama is located about 45-50 miles Northwest of Mobile, Alabama while Moss Point is about 45 miles southwest, across the AL/MS border.
The 6th MS. Infantry suffered a 70 percent casualty rate at Shiloh, among the highest of the Confederacy. Their regimental flag was the stainless banner/2nd National flag with the motto "VICTORY OR DEATH" emblazoned on the white part.
3353. Margaret Miranda Borden
TOMBSTONE: A little flower of love that blossomed but to die.