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Re: Anybody out there?
Posted by: Cheryl (ID *****5929) Date: June 18, 2003 at 14:35:28
In Reply to: Re: Anybody out there? by Don Umphrey of 780

My ggg-grandfather was James Washington Hallmark (1823-1864) of Marion County, Alabama, who joined the 1st Ala. Cavalry in Hunstville, AL in 1862, along with two of his brothers, George W. Hallmark and Thomas Frank Hallmark. The youngest brother, John Madison Hallmark, joined the 1st Ala Cav. a year later and was the only one of the four to survive the war. They also had a fifth brother, William Hopwood Hallmark, who supposedly hit out in the hills of Northern Alabama for the duration of the war to avoid joining either side.

I have recently sent away for the pension records for J.W. Hallmark and I'm doing what I can to research what happened to him and his family. From what I understand, they had a sister Ann who was shot to death by the Confederate Home Guard while she was standing in the doorway of the family home in Marion County, and their 60 y.o. father George was also beaten to death because of his sons' decision to support the Union.

The story of what happened to the family during the war was told in a journal kept by their mother Sarah "Sally" Tipton Hallmark, but I haven't had much luck tracking down this journal. I'd like to get a chance to read it for myself if it still exists, and I'd also like to find out where J.W. Hallmark is buried. My info indicates that he died of illness in a Union army hospital in Louisville, KY in 1864. He left behind a widow (Mary "Polly" Ford Hallmark) and seven children, including my gg-grandmother Nancy, who was only about 7 when he went off to war, and she had three younger siblings just 5, 3, and 2 when he left.

Cheryl


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