WHO DO I THINK I AM? WOW! Part 46
above- Drucilla Wilson Huey, wife of John T. Huey
My grandmother Minnie Victoria Tyson Hunter’s parents, or my great grandparents, were Obediah Hargraves Tyson (1852-1919) and Nancy Elizabeth Huey (1854-1938).
Nancy Parents were John T. Huey (1826-1891) and Drusilla Wilson (1825-1905).
John T. Huey was a large land owner and farmer. Those kind were exempted from fighting in the Confederate Army. That kind of people were the class that would gain the most but yet as far as fighting, not their problem – how fair is that?
But John went to war anyway. Money is money. And it was allowable for men obligated to fight to pay someone else to go to war for them.
John T. Huey enlisted in the CSA., as a substitute for John B. TIPPINS.
Here is his war timeline:
12 June 1862 - Confederacy, Co., B., 43rd Regiment, Reg Vol., Infrant Army of Tn.
April 1863 - Court marshaled in Vicksburg, Ms.
Jul 1863 - Federal captured his unit, signed an Oath of Allegiance to U.S.A.
Oct 1863 – Vicksburg - Back with Confederacy.
10 Dec 1863 – 13 Jan 1864 – AWOL.
I wish I could know what was not recorded. I’m sure it was interesting.
Another interesting fact:
1883 – John T. Huey donated 2.75 acres to Bascomb Methodist Church for their cemetery. John and a lot of his off spring is buried in the Bascomb Methodist Church Cemetery. Also his father James Buchannan Huey (1796-1862).
Notice James death year? 1862? 30 March 1862. That was just a couple of months before John enlisted into the Confederacy in the place of John B. Tippens. I wonder if the death of his father had any influence of John wanting to go to war.
Back to James B. Huey and the death year of 1862. He is buried at Bascomb, but the land for the cemetery was not there until 1883, about 21 years later after James’ death.
Is it feasible to say that the cemetery came to James?
You may have noticed that James Buchannan Huey and John T. Huey both had wives named Druscilla. Yep. I wondered about too, if there were some kind of cross-up but since they both have different living dates, I don’t think so.