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Dennis Hankins Ledbetter
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Birth: Dec. 11, 1846
McDonough
Henry County
Georgia, USA
Death: Nov. 2, 1934
Tampa
Hillsborough County
Florida, USA

Dennis was married twice. Susan was his first wife. They had more children then those listed below.

Addtional children: Delia Ledbetter, born 1868, Frank S. Ledbetter,Julia Ledbetter and Stewart (Staurt) Ledbetter.

Dennis and Susan are buried in the Adamsville Cemetery, Adamsville, Sumter Co., Florida. Susan died 1926, Florida. At the time of Susanís death they were living in Belleview, Marion Co., Fl.

Dennis is listed on the 1930 Census, living in Jennings, Florida with wife Elizabeth, age 71. He is listed as owning a grocery store and his age is given as 93 which is incorrect. Elizabeth would be a second or third wife. She was born in Florida. The Value of Dennis personal property is listed at $3000. He owned a radio. Elizabeth is Elizabeth Smith Johns Ledbetter. She was born Hamilton Co., Florida Oct 25 1858 and died Sept 11 1937, Jennings, Florida. She had children from her previous marriage and was a widow when she married Dennis.

DENNIS enlisted at Vicksburg, Virginia on February 19, 1864 in Company "D", (The Polk Rifles), Phillips Legion Infantry Battalion, CSA.

May 11, 1865 at Warsaw, VA.. According to his pension application, dated May 28, 1920 he was never wounded. Dennis filed for a Pension from the State of Florida. He was living in Belleview, Marion Co., Fl., at the time. This company was formed June 1861 and consisted originally of men from Polk County, GA. He was first in the infantry, but because he "was not able to keep up on a march," he was transferred to the Quarter Masters Corp. His file at the Georgia Archives shows that he was hospitalized at Charlottesville, VA.., in early September 1864 Heís listed on the rolls in November as he receives clothes on the November 05 and 27, 1864. A roll dated January 30, 1865 shows him as present, but he is not present at the April 09, 1865 Appomattox surrender. There is no mention of his having been detailed to the quartermaster corp. I imagine his Uncle, Major Samuel Masters Hankins Bryd, had something to do with this transfer. The Major was the Quarter Master of Phillips Legion. We can only speculate on how he got back to Georgia and after being paroled. A letter exists in the Georgia Archives, Atlanta, GA., written by Dennis to Gov. Brown of Georgia, requesting a transfer, stating that he could better serve the cause by making shoes or boots for the army.

Camp Near New Market, VA..
Oct 28th, 1864

To His Excellency, Gov. Joseph E. Brown:
I have this day taken the privilege to address you a few lines.

I have been detailed in the Quarter Master Department ever since I came into service. I was not able to keep up on a march. The detailed men have all been put into ranks and Negroes (sic) are to supply their places in part. God have favors and I appeal to you for a detail to make shoes for the state (GA.). I can make any kind of a shoe from a brogan to fine (unreadable) shoe. I can also make boots of any description. If you desire any recommendation you can refer me to the Hon. J. A. Stern (sic) (maker?) Alexander, Burke Co., GA. I am certain that I can do more good to my country by making shoes then anything else. My father is a Methodist preacher. (Rev. L. L. Ledbetter) I am (17) seventeen years old. You will please do the above favor and oblige me very much.
Always,
D. H. (W). Ledbetter

Woffard's Brigade, Kershaw Division., Stanton, VA..
Write soon. I remain your servant.

According to the back of the letter, it was answered Nov 7 1864. Since he was still on the muster roll for Jan of 1865, it is doubtful his request was granted.


Camp Near New Market, VA..
Oct 28th, 1864













 
 
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 Parents:
  Lewis Laurie Ledbetter (1816 - 1867)
  Cornelia Jones Byrd Ledbetter (1828 - 1905)
 
 Spouses:
  Susan A Ledbetter (1846 - 1926)*
  Elizabeth Adele Smith Johns Ledbetter (1858 - 1937)*
 
 Children:
  Clara Belle Ledbetter (1870 - 1955)*
  John Calvin Ledbetter (1881 - 1955)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alice Anne Ledbetter Revill (1843 - 1917)*
  Cornelia Ledbetter Ellis (1845 - 1879)*
  Dennis Hankins Ledbetter (1846 - 1934)
  Lewis Summerfield Ledbetter (1848 - 1928)*
  William Parks Ledbetter (1850 - 1890)*
  Meville Scott Ledbetter (1851 - 1874)*
  Francis M. Ledbetter (1852 - 1911)*
  Mary Hadessa Ledbetter Waddey (1856 - 1948)*
  Samuel B. Ledbetter (1858 - 1919)*
  Charlie Martin Ledbetter (1860 - 1953)*
  Emma Eufaula Ledbetter Lee (1862 - 1951)*
  Ernest L. Ledbetter (1865 - 1945)*
  Amelia Ledbetter Eakes (1867 - 1955)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Adamsville Cemetery
Adamsville
Sumter County
Florida, USA
 
Maintained by: Bill Cudlipp
Originally Created by: Donna McPherson
Record added: Jun 07, 2009
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Dennis Hankins Ledbetter
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