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Sarah Wilkey Carson
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Birth: Jun. 30, 1820
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 18, 1897
Pleasant Grove
Mills County
Texas, USA

Sarah Wilkey was married to John Carson.

John Carson was in the 39th Alabama Infantry Company I, formed in Barbour County AL and nearby (known initally as the "Barbour Blues"). His enlistment date was 10 March 1862, and the muster date was 15 May, 1862, at Opelika, AL.

John Carson was captured near Dalton, GA on 13 May, 1864 by General Sherman's forces. Dalton is just outside Atlanta and was just prior to Sherman's burning of Atlanta. This was during the Battle of Reseca on May 13-15. He was transferred to Louisville KY, then sent to Camp Douglass, IL, (Chicago) where he died of acute dysentery on 15 Sep 1864. Thousands of Confederate prisoners died at that POW camp.

His body (and that of 4800-6000 other Confederate POW dead from Camp Douglas) was moved (some time just after the war) from the Chicago city cemetery to Oakwoods Cemetery south of downtown Chicago and re-buried in a mass grave referred to as the Confederate Mount. Oakwoods Cemetery is about 5 miles south of the Camp Douglas site. A monument was erected there in 1895 using funds raised by descendants of Confederate soldiers. John Carson is listed on Tablet 4. His cousin, James Terrell Carson, also died there and is listed on the same tablet.

As a widow, Sarah stayed in Alabama until after her father's death (David Wilkey)Her mother was Catherine Childers. She moved to Texas with their three children in 1874, traveling by steam ship from Mobile, Alabama, to Galveston, Texas. They settled in Washington County for awhile, then moved to Coryell County by 1880, near other Wilkey and Carson relatives. Sarah died 30 June 1820 in Mills County Texas and is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery east of Goldthwaite, Mills County, Texas, next to her son Samuel David Carson and his wife, Eulala G. Dunn Carson. The Carson family attended Pleasant Grove Methodist Church which was located adjacent to the cemetery.

Samuel David Carson (below)
Thomas Wiley Carson
Nancy C. Carson 
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  John William Carson (1824 - 1864)
  Samuel David Carson (1858 - 1938)*
*Calculated relationship
Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Mills County
Texas, USA
Created by: Pete "PAPPY" Miles
Record added: Jan 31, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84289678
Sarah <i>Wilkey</i> Carson
Added by: Pete "PAPPY" Miles
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