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J. Russell Moffitt

Male about 1827 - 1864  (~ 37 years)


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  • Name J. Russell Moffitt  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Birth about 1825  Grundy Co., Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Born about 1827  Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Occupation carpenter  [3
    Submitter 250 
    Died 20 March 1864  [3
    Buried after 20 March 1864  Emory Cemetery, Emory, Washington Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • grave #144
    Person ID I16841  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 15 April 2009 

    Family/Spouse Minerva or Manerva [--?--],   b. about 1823/1826, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Madison Co., Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married about 1846  [1, 2
    Children 
    +1. Mary A "Polly" Moffitt,   b. about 1846, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Elizabeth "Betty" J Moffitt,   b. about 1847, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1889  (Age ~ 42 years)
     3. Ruthy Jane Moffitt,   b. about 1849, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Henry Elza Moffitt,   b. 19 November 1850, Grundy Co., Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 November 1916, Crockett, Houston Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +5. Cora Moffitt,   b. 13 January 1854, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 February 1891, Madison Co., Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     6. Adele or Addell Moffitt,   b. about 1858, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Lorenza or Lorenzo Moffitt,   b. about 1860, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F117  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
     J R Moffitt Grave Marker
    J R Moffitt Grave Marker
    Marker #144 shows the burial place of J R Moffitt in Emory Cemetery, Washington Co., Virginia.

    Image supplied by Jaime T Dilger.
    Marker on Cemetery Stone shows J R Moffitt
    Marker on Cemetery Stone shows J R Moffitt
    Marker on a cemetery stone at Emory Cemetery, Washington Co., Virginia shows J R Moffitt as state unknown - however in other records they have listed him as from Tennessee.

    Image supplied by Jaime T Dilger.

  • Notes 
    • Believe him to be family in Grundy Co, TN census 1850-1860. There was a son Henry E. and a sister Ruth. My grandfather Henry Elzia had a sister Ruth. (info from Wadell J. Henderson) [1, 2]
    • Census of Grundy Co., TN 1850 & 1860

      Warren County, TN 1854 Tax List: McMinnville Civil District 9:

      Moffett, J. R.; Moffitt, A. E. Private, Co. B, 35th Tennessee Infantry, Confederate States ofAmerica.
      -- Enlisted September 6, 1861 at Camp Smartt by Capt.C. M. Forrest. This company was successively designated as Company C. Mountain Rifle Regiment Tennessee Volunteers; Captain Forrests's Company and Company B, 5th Tennessee Regiment Provisional Army; and Company B, 25th Regiment Tennessee Infantry.
      The regiment was organized September 11, 1861, and accepted into the service of the Confederate States October 31,1861. It was known in the field as the 5th Tennessee Regiment Provisional Army and as the Mountain Rifle Regiment Tennessee Volunteers, but was officially designated the 35th Regiment Tennessee Infantry by the A. & I. G. O.
      It was temporarily consolidated with the 48th (Nixon's) Regiment Tennessee Infantry by S. O. No. 3 Hd. Qrs.. Polk's Brigade, dated September 27,1863, until the latter was transferred to 48th (Voorhies') Regiment Tennessee Infantry by S. F. O. No. 46 Hd. Qrs. Army of Tennessee, dated July 14, 1864, but each company of the two organizations was mustered separately and under its original designation during the period covered by this consolidation.
      About April 9, 1865, the 4th, 5th, 19th, 24th, 31st, 32nd, 35th,38th, and 41st Regiments Tennessee Infantry were consolidated and formed the 3d Consolidated Regiment Tennessee Infantry which was paroled at Greensboro, N. C., May 1, 1865

      There is a J. R. Moffitt, Engineer Corps, died March 20th, 1864 recorded in the Record of Confederate Dead - Emory Cemetery (located at Emory and Henry College in Washington Co., VA). http://www.ehcweb.ehc.edu/emory/confederate.htm His military records from NARA say "see also 3 Confed Engr.Troops".

      His last Muster Roll is for March & April 1864. Could this be him buried in Virginia? I just have a funny feeling that it is. 3rd Confederate Engineer Troops. Formerly known as "Premerton’s/Presetman's Battalion Engineer troops" http://ralphinla.rootsweb.com/cwunitc.htm

      More info about Emory & Henry College and Emory Cemetery at http://www.ehcweb.ehc.edu/emory/ [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2159] Information submitted to Clan Moffat Society, by Waddell J Harrison.

    2. [S1] Original Moffat GEDCOM File, Robert and Frances Moffitt.

    3. [S2160] GEDCOM file titled “J. Russell Moffitt Descendants.ged”, submitted by Jaime T Dilger.


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