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 Alonzo J Going

Alonzo J Going

Crittenden County, Kentucky, USA
Death 20 Mar 1876 (aged 32)
Smithville, Lawrence County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 45851645 · View Source
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Alonzo J Going was the 7th child born to Hiram B Going and Eveline Going on April 13, 1843 in Crittenden County, Kentucky.

Alonzo is listed as living in his parent's household in Strawberry township, Lawrence County Arkansas, in the 1850 census, but I do not find him listed in the Arkansas 1860 census.

He has land records recorded in the Batesville, Independence County, Arkansas Land Office, Document Number 15634 dated 1 May 1860 for 73.32 acres of land (Land Entries Description: 1 E½NE 5TH PM Yes 19N 4W 28).

Alonzo is off to a good start in May 1860. He has left home and bought himself a nice parcel of farm land and probably looking for a wife. Then the unthinkable happens! "The Great American Civil War."

Alonzo is listed as Confederate Private No. 265 in the 14th Arkansas Infantry, the first of two regiments to bear that designation (the other being McCarver's short-lived regiment). This regiment was organized at Yellville about August 22, 1861, composed of ten companies from the counties of Carroll, Fulton, Izard, Marion, Newton and Searcy, numbering 939 officers and men. State Senator William Christmas Mitchell was elected colonel. This unit shows no history of fighting.

According to the note section in Alonzo's service record, he left Unit 14 and became part of Unit 21. The 21st Infantry Regiment was organized during the winter of 1861-1862 by consolidating four companies of J. S. McCarver's 14th and six companies of G. W. Lomoyne's 17th Arkansas Battalions. Alonzo is listed as Confederate Private No. 528 in this regiment which was composed of 1602 men. The regiment was involved in the Battles of Corinth and Hatchie Bridge, and reported 27 killed, 41 wounded, and 58 missing.

The last record I received shows Alonzo as a Private on Unit G of Connor's Regiment. He appears on a roll of prisoners received at New Madrid, Missouri during the month of February, 1865, It shows he was captured at New Madrid, Missouri on February 20, 1865.

Alonzo was apparently fighting the war from the beginning to the end. I was informed that most of his records were destroyed in the "big fire" and all that was allowed me are the sheets of his enrollment I have referred to above.

Alonzo married Lucy Ann Ratliff May 12, 1870 in Smithville, Lawrence County, Arkansas.

Alonzo and Lucy were enumerated in Household No. 23 of Andrew J. Janes, in Strawberry Township, Lawrence County, Arkansas on August 3, 1870, with post office at Smithville, Arkansas.

According to the "Going Family Bible" Alonzo went to his rest March 20, 1876 in Strawberry Township, Lawrence County Arkansas.

I have not located his resting site, but I believe he, his father Hiram and mother Eveline, are resting in Smithville Cemetery, Lawrence County, Arkansas in unmarked graves.

When Alonzo went to his rest his son Charles Asro Going was 5, John Walter Alonzo Going, was 3 and William Whitfield Going was 6 months.

Lucy remarried, but went to her rest on 12 Jan 1883 and I'm trying to find who raised these boys to adulthood.

Alonzo is my Great Grandfather.

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