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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations

William Solomon Sasnett

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=78521690. "Military Service: Quartermaster for the Wetumpka Light Guard - Confederate States Army.

William ran for the Alabama House of Representatives in 1857, but was defeated. He lived between Brooksville and Nixburg, AL.
He was an attorney and Justice of the Peace in Coosa Co., AL in 1865.

William was shot and killed in a saloon fight over a barmaid, so the family story says.

He appears in the 1860 Census, but in 1870, Annie his wife is listed as a widow. His death appears to be between 1865 and 1870, but as of yet, there have been no records found." Image.

21860 U.S. Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHD8-PKP. "Name: W S Sasnett
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1860
Event Place: Southern Division, Coosa, Alabama, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 28
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Birth Year (Estimated): 1832
Birthplace: Ga
Page: 48
Household ID: 349
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M653
GS Film Number: 803007
Digital Folder Number: 004211180
Image Number: 00052

W S Sasnett         M    28 Attny at law   Ga
A M Sasnett         F    20   House wife Ala
P G Sasnett         F     3   Ala
A Sasnett           F     1   Ala
J Stewart           M    27   Ala." Image.

Solomon M. Sasnett

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=93885430. "CIVIL WAR VETERAN

Civil War battles he participated in:
Seige of Yorktown April 1862
Williamsburg May 1862
Seven Pines June 1862

He married Mary "Sarah" E. Bush Oct. 25, 1855 in Coosa Co. Ala.
He died of disease during the Civil War.
His widow, Sarah, married Thomas M Graham on Nov. 7, 1865." Image.

Col. William Terrell Harris

1Judge Frank L. Little, Sasnett Family Records Book, Elizabeth deParry, 4748 Aberdeen Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Written about 1910. "William Terrell Harris who married Miss Loenora (sic) Chambers of Columbus, Ga. to whom were born no children. He served in the lower house of Representatives and in the State Senate prior to the war. in 1861 he enlisted with the Second GA Regiment for the war and rose from the rank of Captain to be Colonel of his Regiment and after taking part with his command in all the engagements of his brigade from the battles around Richmond to Gettysburg he was killed in that mighty engagement and was buried on the battle field where his body remained until after the ending of the war. When his brother Henry R. Harris had his bodied disinterred to be removed to Georgia, it was found to be in a state of petrifaction.  Col. William T. Harris was held in the highest estimation by the people of Merriwether County where he is still remembered and honored."

2FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26671021. "Col. William T. Harris fell at the battle of Gettysburg.

Lt. Col. William Terrell Harris, was the commanding officer of the 2nd Georgia Cavalry Regiment when he was killed on July 2 (day 2 of battle) at Gettysburg. His body was taken from the Gettysburg battlefield-- the exact location is now a farm-- to its current location in Columbus. His regiment fell into (Brig. Gen. Henry) Benning's Brigade, for whom Ft. Benning in Georgia is named." Image.

Martha Leonora Chambers

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=131028670. "Born ca. 1837. Daughter of James McCoy & Martha Jones (ALEXANDER) CHAMBERS. Married 01 JUL 1857 in Meriwether County, Georgia, to William Terrell HARRIS. No known issue.

"HARRIS, Mrs. M. Leonora, wife of Col. Wm. T. HARRIES, died in Nashville, Tenn., on the 8th, inst., in the 60th year of her age; she was a daughter of Col. James M. and Mrs. Martha G. CHAMBERS, and sister of Col. Wm. H. CHAMBERS, Mrs. J. F. BOZEMAN, Mrs. J. B. (Mary) O'BRYAN, James M. CHAMBERS, Jr., Robert H. CHAMBERS and John L. CHAMBERS, the sisters alone surviving of a large family once resident in Meriwether; her late husband was Colonel of the 2nd Georgia regiment and was killed at Gettysburg on the 4th of July, 1863; after the war his remains were disinterred and brought to Columbus, the former home of his wife; Col. HARRIS left Greenville on the 23rd of July 1861, for Virginia as Captain of the Jackson Blues, third company that left Meriwether for the Confederate army; he had represented Meriwether in both the House and state Senate before the war; the country home of Col. and Mrs. HARRIS was south of Greenville on the Talbotton road." [Meriwether Vindicator newspaper (Greenville, Georgia), Vol. 24, No. 42, September 18, 1896.]

"MRS. MARTHA CHAMBERS: Her Death at Nashville Recalls Many Incidents of Her Life. // Died, in Nashville, Tenn., on the 8th inst[ant], in the 60th year of her age, Mrs. M. Leonora HARRIS, wife of Col. Wm. T. HARRIS, and daughter of Col. James M. and Mrs. Martha G. CHAMBERS. Mrs. HARRIS was sister of Col. Wm. H. CHAMBERS, Mrs. J. F. BOZEMAN, Mrs. J. B. O'BRYAN, James M. CHAMBERS, Jr., Robert H. CHAMBERS and John L. CHAMBERS, the sisters alone surviving lf a large and influential family once resident in our midst. The happiness of the young wife having been blighted by the death of her gallant husband by death in our civil war, she was [t]henceforth favored beyond the usual allotment of life int he affection of relatives, whose doors and hearts alike awaited her coming to an asylum of love; while, under the special roof of Mrs. Mary O'BRYAN, most of her subsequent life was spent in the interchange of sisterly offices, replete with every feature of endearment and beauty. To many readers of the Enquirer-Sun the death of Mrs. HARRIS is the reminder of a life whose earlier years of childhood and young womanhood were identified with this community. With features suggestive of the pleasing and impressive co[u]ntenance of her estimable father, she gained that ready access to the esteem of others which was only enhanced by the gifts and graces of better acquaintance. None ranked her in dignity of carriage or in maiden radiance of the bloom which suffused her cheek; while personal intercourse was varied by a bright intelligence and diversity of humor. Favored alike by fortune, education, distinctive personal charms, 'troops of friends' and membership of parental household, in which the ties of natural affection were of exceptional tenderness, it yet falls to the lot of the deceased to be a sufferer through many of the later years of her life. An instance may not be cited, in which an invalid has met affliction alike in its diversity and severity, with equal courage. 'Natural force' availed much, but was ranked by the steadfastness [of] the Christian's faith and hope. 'After life's fitful fever, she sleeps well.'" [Columbus (GA) Enquirer-Sun newspaper, Sunday, 13 SEP 1896, p. 2.]." Image.