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Travis Holt (#48272081)
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Bio Photo I was born in Harrison, Arkansas and raised at my family home in Vendor, Newton County, Arkansas. My family has been in Newton County since the 1800s, and studying their history and the history of all our neighbors has always been a fascinating hobby of mine. I'm especially interested in Southern history and heritage and plan on devoting a large amount of my time here identifying Confederate vets. I would also like to elaborate on my family here. I'm still learning everything on here, so if I make a mistake, list a duplicate memorial, or if you would like a transfer, please let me know! Also, if you have an ancestor that is a Confederate veteran that I don't have in one of my virtual cemeteries, please let me know and I will be honored to add them! Thanks so much!
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ethan dixon
can you send me the records on Daniel gimlin in Carrolton,arkansas
Added by ethan dixon on May 04, 2015 9:10 PM
Ronnie & Marjeana
Thank you for the information for Alexander Poe
Added by Ronnie & Marjeana on Mar 08, 2015 9:22 PM
Lindan S Caldwell
Old Tom Woods Cemetery
Have you been to Old Tom Woods Cemetery in Marion County? Would like to see it.
Added by Lindan S Caldwell on Jan 28, 2015 1:10 PM
Anita Messenger
Estes brother, Jerome
Travis, Jerome was too young to be in the War but in 1928 he wrote a "pamphlet" about his memories of the War (he lived another 10 years). He names another brother, Nat, and a couple of brothers-in-law (you have the one, "Bud" Wood). Did you have this info already?

Here is what he wrote: Captain J. R. Dowd's company of infantry was the first made up in Marion county and in which my brother, James, enlisted and soon after enlistment this company was force-marched to "Oak Hill" or Wilson Creek, near Springfield, Missouri, where a bloody battle was fought, in which General Lyon was killed, and then the attacking forces defeated under General Sickels. Then Colonel Mitchell, made up the 14th Arkansas regiment of infantry, in Marion county in which two of my brothers, John and Edward, and two brothers-in-law, Gideon Thompson and H. R. Hutchison, enlisted. Hy Hutchison and others were captured at Fort Hudson, I think, and were taken to Johnson's Island and kept in prison the last three years of the war. Brother Edward soon died and was buried by his comrades, near his home. I witnessed the solemn occasion. He also belonged to the army of the Lord and was a beginner in the ministry. Brother John and Gideon Thompson, both broken in health, only lived a few years and rejoiced as they were nearing the port to be with the great Captain of peace, love and mercy--not war and destruction. Another brother, Nathaniel (Nat) and brother-in-law, A. S. (Bud) Wood, and nephew, J. J. Thompson, were in Colonel Snables regiment in General Joe Shelby's division. Brother Ben was in Elliotts regiment under General Cabbell. He is now an Ex-Confederate General, northwest Arkansas Division.

Mitchell's regiment camped a while at Yellville, near our home, to drill and prepare for war. They had double barrel shot guns, old squirrel caplock and flintlock muzzle loading rifles. Single barrel cap and muzzle loading pistols, and knives, mostly homemade. Nearly all of the steel in the country, suitable was worked up into Bowie knives. Their uniforms were homespun jeans.
Added by Anita Messenger on Jan 28, 2015 12:47 PM
Anita Messenger
Benjamin - Boone County
Ok, I found Benjamin in the Boone county section. I wonder how he did not end up enlisting in Marion county? Run away to join the war? LOL!
Added by Anita Messenger on Jan 28, 2015 12:26 PM
Anita Messenger
Benjamin Mason Estes
I checked your list for Marion county Civil War enlistees. You have three of the Estes brothers but I don't see the fourth, Benjamin. Was he not in Marion county when he enlisted? He joined at the start of the war at 16 years old and didn't come home till the war was over (came back a Lieutenant). I thought they were all from Marion county at that time. Benjamin was still living with his parents and they were in the Yellville area.
Added by Anita Messenger on Jan 28, 2015 12:22 PM
Anita Messenger
Civil War records
Hey, Travis, I sure appreciate the work you are doing on collecting the Civil War info for Arkansas. My ggggrandpa, Edward Estes, is one you just did. I'm also getting help with documents on him from the Sons of the Confederacy facebook page. I was born and raised in southern Calif. but knew Edward's granddaughter (my dad's grandma) very well (we were buds). We also knew the two younger boys, Kenneth and William and their families. I never dreamed that someday I would live in Arkansas. My husband and I moved to SW Arkansas in 1980. We now have 7 grandchildren who were born here, too. I am just learning all my dad's family history here in about the last four years after living here this long! We have a very long history in Marion county and in Ozark county, Missouri, just across the border. Our four family lines are Estes, Risley, Creason and Mohney. Looking for info on any of those lines. All of them were in Marion county at certain points. My Gram was born there in 1882. I have made one trip up there but am planning another to find more graves/cemetaries. Find A Grave has been a huge help. I am working on getting a membership in the Sons of the Confederacy for Dad's 94th birthday in Feb. I would love to have contact with you, Travis - please email me at Anyone else may use that email, as well, if you are related or have info. Thanks!
Added by Anita Messenger on Jan 28, 2015 12:20 PM
Moses Williams
Thank you for the info on Moses Williams. Your efforts are much appreciated!
Added by joliann on Jan 23, 2015 4:40 PM
Ronnie & Marjeana
William Sibley
Thank you for the info for Mr. Sibley in Atkins City Cemetery
Added by Ronnie & Marjeana on Jan 11, 2015 3:26 PM
RE: Garner Information
Thanks for the message. I appreciate your time and energy. Garner is in my family and I'm trying to get everyone sorted.
Added by YellowRoseTX on Dec 30, 2014 1:35 PM
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