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David Crockett Altom
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Birth: Dec. 23, 1839
Darden
Henderson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jul. 6, 1902
Henderson County
Tennessee, USA

7th Tennessee Calvary, Co. G, private, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN (or Trenton, TN according to pension) on 8/5/63 at age 23. He was born 12/23/1839 to James and Rebecca Hensley Altom. Captured at Ripley, TN in June of 1863 or at Mifflin, TN on 8/22/63, Altom spent time in prison in Richmond, VA and seems to have been transferred to Andersonville Prison, GA. Paroled through Charleston, SC on 12/11/64 he was taken to Annapolis, MD. He most likely left the army after this since his enlistment was up while in prison in Richmond. Altom married Sarah Shipman on 8/14/65 in Metropolis, IL, where many West Tennessee Unionist refugees lived. He applied for an invalid pension in 1883 and resided in Moores Hill in Henderson Co, TN in 1890. He joined Post #81 Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in 1893. Altom died 7/6/1902 and is buried in the Altom-Lewis Cemetery in Henderson Co, TN. His widow received a pension, as well.
 
 
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 Parents:
  James Altom (1810 - 1840)
  Rebecca Hensley Altom (1819 - 1905)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Jane Shipman Altom (1843 - 1914)*
 
 Children:
  Sylvester J. Altom (1866 - 1946)*
  Lizzie M. Altom Duke (1869 - 1940)*
  Osee Altom Hearington (1871 - 1937)*
  Infant Son Altom (1874 - 1874)*
  Martha Viola Altom Roberts (1875 - 1954)*
  Infant Son Altom (1878 - 1878)*
  David Green Altom (1883 - 1959)*
  William Oscar Altom (1886 - 1957)*
  James R. Altom (1890 - 1949)*
 
 Sibling:
  William Spencer Altom (1836 - 1886)*
  David Crockett Altom (1839 - 1902)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lewis-Altom Cemetery
Henderson County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Sandie Manning Lambert
Record added: Oct 31, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9733544
David Crockett Altom
Added by: Jacob Everett
 
David Crockett Altom
Added by: Jacob Everett
 
David Crockett Altom
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- JUDY L.
 Added: Apr. 29, 2010

- JUDY L.
 Added: Mar. 30, 2009
David Altom was a private in Company G, 7th Tennessee Cavalry.
- Jacob Everett
 Added: May. 25, 2007
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