Posted By:Christopher Bribiesca
Subject:Some help would be appreciated.
Post Date:January 11, 2013 at 18:57:33
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Jacob Guntharp is my 4x great grandfather. He was born in Chester County, SC sometime in 1824 and eventually moved to Hall and Gordon Counties, Georgia in the 1850. In December of 1859 he began buying tracts of land just East of Huntsville, Alabama. By May of 1860 he had bought enough and finished moving his family there. Sometime between 1860 and 1862 he was made Justice of The Peace in Marshall County. His name can be found helping widows gain pensions for their husbands service early in the war. Between 1862 and April 1863 he enlisted in the 16th Alabama Infantry. I ordered his CMSR and it only had one card that stated April 30 1863- Died. However a distant cousin of mine claims she got his CMSR and it claims he died on 15 April 1863 by Jaundice in care of acting surgeon Tunnel Hill, GA. To make matters worse his own Grandson wrote of how he was killed on a lone road in Alabama by Jayhawkers while on furlough. He also stated he enlisted at the start of the war so can anyone help me figure out which story is the real one? TIA