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Columbus Jefferson Blackwood
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Birth: Dec. 9, 1844
Winston County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1919
Runnels County
Texas, USA

Columbus Jefferson BLACKWOOD's parents were Edward/Edwin Walton BLACKWOOD (1814-1859) and Lydia H. QUINN (1821-1897). They were both born in North Carolina, and they both died in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi.

Columbus and three siblings were enumerated in the 1850 U.S. Census for Winston County, Mississippi. Their recorded names and approximated birth years are shown below.

1814 Edward BLACKWOOD
1824 Lydia BLACKWOOD
1843 Nancy BLACKWOOD
1846 Columbus BLACKWOOD
1849 Eliza BLACKWOOD

In the 1860 U.S. Census for Oktibbeha County, Mississippi the family is shown with five children whose names and approximate birth years are shown below.

1821 Lydia BLACKWOOD
1843 Nancy J BLACKWOOD
1844 Columbus BLACKWOOD
1849 Sarah BLACKWOOD
1852 Granville BLACKWOOD

Edwin BLACKWOOD was shown on the 1860 U.S., Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index as having died in 1860 in Winston County, Mississippi at age 46 from Typhoid. His occupation was shown as farmer.

Columbus joined the Confederate Army in Mar 1863 when he was 18 years and 3 months old. His records show he served in Co. D, 5th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry until 31 May 1866 when he was paroled at Columbus, Mississippi.

On 02 Apr 1866, the United States had declared that a state of peace then existed with Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

While the Civil War is most often said to have effectively ended with Gen. Lee's surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomatox Court House near noon on 09 Apr 1865, some fighting continued after that. President Andrew Johnson formally declared the end of the war on 20 Aug 1866.
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  Edward W Blackwood (1814 - 1859)
  Lydia H Quinn Blackwood (1821 - 1897)
  Sarah Ann High Blackwood (1845 - 1926)
  Columbus William Marion Blackwood (1869 - 1952)*
  Edwin Mitchell Blackwood (1874 - 1937)*
*Calculated relationship
Northview Cemetery
Runnels County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Bob Webb
Originally Created by: Txfamily24
Record added: Oct 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79418709
Columbus Jefferson Blackwood
Added by: Bob Webb
Columbus Jefferson Blackwood
Added by: Bob Webb
Columbus Jefferson Blackwood
Added by: Sandra Brookshire Behne
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