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 Amos Burl Cloninger, Sr

Amos Burl Cloninger, Sr

Birth
Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA
Death 10 Jul 1923 (aged 86)
Hughes Springs, Cass County, Texas, USA
Burial Hughes Springs, Cass County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 5542753 · View Source
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Amos Burl Cloninger was born in 1839, in North Carolina. He came to Texas just prior to the Civil War, living near Linden. A descendant said that Cloninger joined the Confederate forces at Marshall, Texas, with his father, John and brothers Moses Lee Roy and William Benjamin. He lived 15 miles east of Hughes Springs at Mill Creek. His discharge papers listed his residence as Davis County Texas (Cass County was renamed Davis County during the Civil War for Jefferson Davis). Confederate records show that Cloninger, 22, joined Company F, 9th Texas Cavalry Regiment (Sims') as a private on October 14, 1861, at Camp Reeves.

On May 26, 1862 he was appointed first corporal. His granddaughter, Norine Bowers, remembers stories Cloninger told of tying himself in trees so he could keep watch all night without fear of dozing off and falling out of a tree. July-August, 1862, he served as a guard. Later in August he served as a carpenter. In March, 1863, he was listed as a Third Lieutenant. September-October, 1863, he was on furlough. In May, 1864, he was on the list of officers of Ross' Texas Brigade. He was paroled July 4, 1865, at Marshall, Texas, and died in 1923.



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Married Amanda Elizabeth Johnson in 1865 in Texas.


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  • Maintained by: D & J Cloninger
  • Originally Created by: MB
  • Added: 14 Jun 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5542753
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Amos Burl Cloninger, Sr (7 Feb 1837–10 Jul 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5542753, citing Shelton Rankin Cemetery, Hughes Springs, Cass County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by D & J Cloninger (contributor 47020801) .