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James S. Gholston
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Birth: 1812
Madison County
Georgia, USA
Death: Mar. 14, 1892
Shelby County
Texas, USA

Father: Dabney Gholston b: 1759 in Spotsylvania Va
Mother: Frances Mary Bullock b: 9 Apr 1770 in Madison County Ga

Marriage 1 Mary Daniel b: 26 Jan 1816

Married: 13 Dec 1833 in Madison County Ga

Warren D Gholston b: 1836
James R Gholston b: 1842
William D Gholston b: 1842

Marriage 2 M A Mrs Gholston b: 1856 in Tx

Married: c 1874

Harlow Gholston b: 1874
Howell C Gholston b: 29 Aug 1875
Jimmie Gholston b: 1878

Marriage 3 Allie Mrs Gholston b: 1846

Married: ABT 1865

Appears on the roster of Company A "Madison Greys" 16th Regt Georgia Infantry.
Co A was organized at Madison County, GA in the early summer of 1861. Listed as

Gho1ston, James S.- enlisted Captain July 11, 1861. Elected Major February 1,
1862; Lieutenant Colonel August 16, 1864. Retired to Invalid Corps August 24,
1864. Captured and paroled, Athens, Ga. May 8,1865.

The ten companies of the 16th Georgia Volunteers were raised in the counties of
Madison, Elbert, Gwinnett, Habersham, Jackson, and Hart. They were sent to
Richmond, assigned to Cobb's Brigade (Howell Cobb) and encamped until November
1861. The 16th fought in McGruder's Peninsular Campaign; then with McLaws
Brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to
Gettysburg; then moved with Longstreet but was not engaged in the fight at
Chickamauga. After serving at Knoxville, the 16th Georgia returned to Virginia
and was involved at The Wilderness and Spotsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor,
Petersburg, Cedar Creek and Saylors Creek. Having sustained heavy casualties,
the 16th surrendered 2 officers and 51 enlisted men at Appomattox Court House.
Family links: 
  Dabney Gholston (1767 - 1825)
  Mary Bullock Gholston (1770 - 1820)
  Zachariah Gholston (1790 - 1854)**
  Leonard Henley Gholston (1800 - 1873)*
  John Gholston (1806 - ____)*
  James S. Gholston (1812 - 1892)
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
Shelby County
Texas, USA
Created by: Wilton Golson
Record added: Mar 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24976822
James S. Gholston
Added by: David Hill
James S. Gholston
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- Dee Mack
 Added: Apr. 27, 2015

- Dee Mack
 Added: Jan. 28, 2015

- Company A "Madison Greys" 16th Georgia Infantry
 Added: Aug. 1, 2014
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