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 Columbus Jefferson Blackwood

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Columbus Jefferson Blackwood

  • Birth 9 Dec 1844 Winston County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 1 Sep 1919 Winters, Runnels County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Winters, Runnels County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 79418709

Columbus Jefferson BLACKWOOD's parents were Edward/Edwin Walton BLACKWOOD (1814-1859) and Lydia H. QUINN (1821-1897). They were both born in North Carolina, and they both died in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi.

Columbus and three siblings were enumerated in the 1850 U.S. Census for Winston County, Mississippi. Their recorded names and approximated birth years are shown below.

1814 Edward BLACKWOOD
1824 Lydia BLACKWOOD
1843 Nancy BLACKWOOD
1846 Columbus BLACKWOOD
1849 Eliza BLACKWOOD

In the 1860 U.S. Census for Oktibbeha County, Mississippi the family is shown with five children whose names and approximate birth years are shown below.

1821 Lydia BLACKWOOD
1843 Nancy J BLACKWOOD
1844 Columbus BLACKWOOD
1849 Sarah BLACKWOOD
1852 Granville BLACKWOOD

Edwin BLACKWOOD was shown on the 1860 U.S., Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index as having died in 1860 in Winston County, Mississippi at age 46 from Typhoid. His occupation was shown as farmer.

Columbus joined the Confederate Army in Mar 1863 when he was 18 years and 3 months old. His records show he served in Co. D, 5th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry until 31 May 1866 when he was paroled at Columbus, Mississippi.

On 02 Apr 1866, the United States had declared that a state of peace then existed with Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

While the Civil War is most often said to have effectively ended with Gen. Lee's surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomatox Court House near noon on 09 Apr 1865, some fighting continued after that. President Andrew Johnson formally declared the end of the war on 20 Aug 1866.

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  • Maintained by: Bob Webb
  • Originally Created by: Txfamily24
  • Added: 28 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79418709
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Columbus Jefferson Blackwood (9 Dec 1844–1 Sep 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79418709, citing Northview Cemetery, Winters, Runnels County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Bob Webb (contributor 47235753) .