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Re: What was the draw ? For people to come to Williamson Co, TX ?
Posted by: Scott (ID *****2128) Date: September 02, 2010 at 12:49:30
In Reply to: Re: What was the draw ? For people to come to Williamson Co, TX ? by Michelle Doss of 65481

Perhaps this was your guy...

Private Stephen A. Spiars
Company H, 5th TX Infantry
Enlisted for the duration of the war on 27 Mar 1862 in Trinity County, TX; age 23
Roll May-Jun 1862: Absent sick since 14 May
Roll Jul-Aug 1862: Present; stoppage for gun and accoutrements $20.75
Roll Sep-Oct 1862: Present
Roll Nov-Dec 1862: Present
Roll Jan-Feb 1863: Present
Roll Mar-Apr 1863: Present
Roll May-Jun 1863: Present
Roll Jul-Aug 1863: Present
Roll Sep-Oct 1863: Present
Roll Nov-Dec 1863: Absent; deserted 2 Dec 1863

Name appears on roll of prisoners of war released on Oath of Allegiance from Nashville, TN on 3 Jan 1864; residence Trinity County, TX; complexion fair; hair light; eyes hazel; height 5-8.

Roll Jan-Feb 1864: Deserted 2 Dec 1863 near Knoxville, TN
Roll Mar-Apr 1864: Deserted 2 Dec 1863 near Knoxville, TN

[end of record]

I didn't see his name on the Texas pension lists, and doubt that a pension would have been allowed unless he could prove the desertion notation to be in error. Anyways, here's the search engine if you want to try different spellings...

http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.php?formType=name


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