Dr Samuel Crockett Gleaves

Dr Samuel Crockett Gleaves

Birth
USA
Death 14 Jan 1890 (aged 66)
USA
Burial Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 91837446 · View Source
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Father: Maj. James Turk Gleaves (1788-1862)
Mother: Malvinia Crockett (1800-1870)
06/13/1838 - Attended, Emory and Henry College, Washington Co., Virginia
1839-1842 - Attended, Emory and Henry College, Washington Co., Virginia
1846-1848 - Attended, University of Pennsylvania, Medical Department, Philadelphia, PA
04/27/1848 - M.D. degree, University of Pennsylvania, Medical Department, Philadelphia, PA (from: VA; preceptor: Dr. R. Crockett; thesis: "Colica Pietonum")
06/24/1848 - Joined Dr. William F. Floyd in the practice of medicine, Wytheville, Wythe Co. VA
09/05/1849 - Married, Maria Louisa Crockett (1829-1878), Wythe Co., VA
07/16/1850 - Practiced medicine, 68th District, Wythe Co., VA (lived with "Maria L. Glaves" and Sarah McGavock - indexed in the 1850 U.S. Census as "Samuel C. Glaves")
09/11/1850 - Delegate, Virginia and Tennessee Railroad Convention, Wytheville, VA
11/23/1850 - Purchased a house on Monroe St., Wytheville, VA, from Robert & Joseph Kent for $1500.
04/24/1852 - "Notice. Dr's Floyd & Gleaves have moved their Shop to the House opposite the Union Hotel, in Wytheville, where they may be found, unless professionally absent Advertisement in: The Republican and Virginia Constitutionalist, Wytheville, VA, May 1, 1852.
11/11/1853 - "Serious Accident. Yesterday, Mr. David Umbarger of this county, while feeding a thrashing machine, had his right arm caught by some of the machinery, and so badly mangled that amputation near the shoulder became necessary. The operation, we understand, was performed by Dr. R. Crockett and S. C. Gleaves of this place." Wytheville Telegraph copied in the Nov. 12, 1853 issue of The Lynchburg Virginian.
03/29/1854 - Debt: $40. To settle her debt, Sarah Bryant gave one negro slave named Jane, aged about 30 years and some household furniture to S C Gleaves.
01/20/1859 - Director, Farmers' Bank of Virginia, Richmond, VA
02/05/1859 - "S. C. Gleaves, M.D. ; J. W. Brand, M.D. New Drug Store. Wholesale and Retail. Dr. Gleaves having purchased the large and valuable Drug Store of Messrs. Noel & Caldwell (at the Post Office) has consolidated the same with Dr. Brand's Drug Store, the two together making one of the largest establishments of the kind in Southwestern Virginia." Advertisement in: Wytheville Times. Wytheville, VA, March 12, 1859.
06/07/1860 - Practiced medicine, 68th District, Wytheville, Wythe Co., VA (lived with wife, "Mariah" and three children - indexed in the 1860 U.S. Census as Samuel C. Gleaves)
06/00/1861 - Surgeon, 45th VA Infantry
07/11/1861 - Appointed Surgeon, Provisional Army of the Confederate States
07/11/1861 - Ordered to report to the 45th VA Infantry
08/27/1861 - Surgeon, 45th VA Infantry, Camp Gauley, VA [on the Gauley River, now in the state of West Virginia]
09/01/1861 - In a letter written from Camp Gauley, VA, to his family in Wythe Co., VA, ". . . I have had a plenty of operations since our engagement ext [extracting] Balls & amputating. . . .I am almost relieved of rheumatism from sleeping on the ground and eating tough Bull Beef. . . . Tell Bob to bring me a thick comfort for bed …, SCG"
09/13/1861 - In a letter written from Camp Walker to his wife, "I wrote to you yesterday without giving you the particulars of our late Battle of Gauley River. . . . . we feel back in the night else we would have been totally annihilated the next morning - we loss some horses &- prisoners I lost my tent & fine blanket I am glad no worse . . . .I rode up and down the line encouraging the men with a large navy pistol two men fell back I drew my pistol & told them if they came any nearer I would shoot them at which one fell back & fought manfully . . . Your husband, S C Gleaves"
09/21/1861 - "Dr. Gleaves, of Wytheville, has the fine pistol of Col. Lytell [Col. William Haines Lytle, 10th Ohio Infantry, U.S. Army] and Capt. Steptoe, of Bedford, his splendidly mounted saddle and bridle. The fine horse was shot through and died [during the Battle of Carnifax Ferry, Virginia, Sept. 10, 1861. Col. Lytle was wounded in the leg and taken prisoner]" Daily Examiner, Richmond, Virginia, Sept. 21, 1861, from the Lynchburg [Virginia] Republican.
09/24/1861 - In a letter written from a camp near Lewisburg, VA, to his father, Maj. James T. Gleaves, Wytheville, Wythe Co., VA, "Dear Father, I have a letter from James [brother of Dr. S. C. Gleaves] on yesterday saying you was quite sick. I regret exceedingly to hear such is the case & mind thus I can't be with you. You may rest assured if possible I'll get a furlough in short time & come & see you. I hope you are better. . . . Your affectionate Son, S C Gleaves"
10/12/1861 - In a letter written from Green Sulphur Springs, Fayette County, Virginia, to his father, "My Dear Father, . . .I am tired of camp life to some degree. The particular objection, I'll tell when I see you later on. . . . I hope my horse got home safely for if he had stayed here he would have died from excitement, not been [sic - being] able to stand the firing of cannon & muskets. . . I want an over coat made with large cape & buttoned on & made to military style the cape to have buttons on it. Don't trouble yourself about it. . . . I hope you will continue to improve. Bless me ever your dutiful son, S C Gleaves"
10/15/1861 - As Surgeon, 45th VA Infantry, stationed in Greenbrier Co., VA
11/30/1861 - Surgeon, 45th VA Infantry
03/11/1862 - Father, James, died in Wythe Co., VA
04/18/1862 - As Surgeon, 45th VA Infantry, stationed at Giles C.H., Giles Co., VA
05/24/1862 - In a letter written from Sulphur Springs, VA, to his brother Wythe, "Dear Wythe, I just returned from Lewisburg [Virginia] which we reached yesterday morning and engaged the enemy . . . .Do you think I could make a regiment in South Western Va & make a Colonel. I think I could the latter. Now what say you about the former? let me know I am anxious to engage in a more elevated position than Surgeon. Enclosed you will find an order showing I had a position of Medical Director tendered me - which I resign. I want you to keep this as some many think it was all Buncombe. Your brother, S C Gleaves"
06/12/1862 - Prepared and signed a Certificate of Disability for Discharge for Pvt. Wilson Patrick, 45th VA Infantry, Salt Sulphur Springs, VA. finding him "incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of Rheumatism which has become chronic, S. C. Gleaves, Surgeon"
02/07/1863 - On leave
05/23/1863 - A Certification of Disability prepared by Surgeon John Moffet Estill, Jr. Camp of Instruction, Dublin, VA, and Surgeon Thomas Creigh, Surgeon-in-charge, Pearisburg Hospital, Pearisburg, VA, read as follows: "We certify that we have carefully examined Surgeon S. C. Gleaves & find him unable to perform the duties of a Surgeon in any capacity. Because of Varicose Veins of the right leg (bad) & incomplete Fistula in ano & Rheumatism of the hands & arms. The combined Result of exposure in camp & severe & prostrated attack of Typhoid Fever. We further believe he will not be fit for duty in any reasonable time if ever & thus he should be discharged from service."
05/23/1863 - In a letter written from Dublin Depot, VA, to the Confederate Surgeon General Samuel Preston Moore, Richmond, VA, "Genl., Feeling my self totally unable to discharge the duties of Surgeon in any capacity & anxious if possible to improve my general health, I hereby tender my resignation. Very Respectfully, Your Obt. Servt., S C Gleaves, C.S. A."
05/30/1863 - Application for resignation referred by the Surgeon General to the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General for acceptance
05/30/1863 - Resigned from the Confederate Army
10/14/1863 - As a private physician, Wytheville, VA, sold two pounds of zinc chloride liquid to Medical Purveyor William Brown Robertson, Confederate States
07/14/1870 - Practiced medicine, Fort Chiswell Township, Wythe Co., VA (lived with wife, Maria, and three children - indexed in the 1870 U.S. Census as Samuel C. Gleaves)
11/19/1870 - Mother, Malvinia, died of pneumonia at her residence, Cripple Creek, Wythe Co., VA
06/10/1872 - Elected as a delegate from Wythe Co., VA, to the Conservative Party State Convention
01/00/1873 - "Dr. S. C. Gleaves was called to Grayson County to see Isaac Parsons and to remove [a] bullet, 'Of course the operation was performed in the most skillful and scientific manner', Dr. Gleaves had experience as a Surgeon in the Army" [South West Virginia Enterprise, Wytheville, VA, Jan. 22, 1873]
11/00/1873 - As a member, Medical Society of Virginia, elected 1st Vice President
1874 - Practiced medicine, Wythe Co., VA
01/00/1874 - Special delegate sent to Richmond by Wytheville town meeting to add in securing the location of a proposed new asylum in Wytheville
08/15/1874 - Considered by the Board of Directors for the position of Superintendent, Western Lunatic Asylum, Staunton, VA, but not chosen
10/15/1874 - Elected President, Medical Society of Virginia at their annual meeting, Abingdon, VA
10/20/1875 - As President, Medical Society of Virginia, presented the Annual Address, entitled, "Medical Reforms"
10/00/1876 - Published a paper with James R. Jordan, M.D., "Ovarian Tumor - Fatal", Virginia Medical Monthly, vol. 3, pp. 489-493.
03/20/1878 - Wife, Maria, seriously ill, Wytheville, VA
03/23/1878 - Wife, Maria, died in Wytheville, Wythe Co., VA
04/26/1879 - Elected Honorary Delegate from Virginia to the American Medical Association meeting, Atlanta, GA
1879 - Son, Charles Wythe Gleaves, received M.D. degree, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
06/04/1879 - Practiced medicine with son, Charles W. Gleaves, at his residence on Monroe St., Wytheville, VA [Advertisement, Southwest Virginia Enterprise, Wytheville, VA, June 4, 1879]
06/01/1880 - Practiced medicine with his son, Charles W. Gleaves, Wythe Co., VA (lived with two sons and a brother-in- law - indexed in the 1880 U.S. Census as S. C. Gleaves)
06/06/1883 - Married, Fanny "Lilly" Dargan McCaa (1844-1920), Mobile, AL [Note: Her first husband, James Taylor McCaa, died in 1877, and her children were still young.]
1886 - Practiced medicine with his son, Charles W. Gleaves, Wytheville, Wythe Co., VA
1888 - J.N. Cross, who served as a Captain, 7th Ohio Infantry, U. S. Army, read a paper before a veteran's organization in Minnesota. His text dealt with the battle of Kessler's Cross Lanes in August 1861, near Charleston, Virginia [now West Virginia]. Captain Cross was wounded in the shoulder and captured by Confederate troops under General Floyd. "At the cross-roads, the rebel surgeon, Dr. Gleaves, of Wytheville, Virginia, of Floyd's army, took a silk handkerchief from his pocket, tied to my silk handkerchief, and made a sling for my arm. The next day I offered him the handkerchief, but he said that I needed it and told me to keep it till he call for it . . . " [Source: Daisy Gleaves]
1890 - Practiced medicine with his son, Charles W. Gleaves, Wytheville, Wythe Co., VA
- Member, Wytheville Presbyterian Church, Wytheville, Wythe Co., VA [Note: In this church, there is a stained glass window in his honor.]
01/14/1890 - Died of Bright's Disease at his home on Monroe St., Wytheville, Wythe Co., VA (buried: East End Cemetery, Wytheville, VA)

Daisy Gleaves and Martha Fontaine Byrum provided input to this biography.

Note: More information can be obtained about Dr. Samuel Crockett Gleaves and the Gleaves family at:
http://www.gleavesfamily.com/home/dr._samuel_crockett_gleaves_timeline

This biographical sketch is from:
Hambrecht, F.T. & Koste, J.L., Biographical
register of physicians who served the
Confederacy in a medical capacity.
08/03/2018. Unpublished database.



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  • Originally Created by: Martha Fontaine Byrum
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 91837446
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Samuel Crockett Gleaves (12 Oct 1823–14 Jan 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91837446, citing East End Cemetery, Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by bioengineer (contributor 47026824) .