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DATTLE AT ASHLAND Troops of North an(l 8outh Clash When Attempt Is Made to Destroy Iii-ldge. THE DASH ON OLD CHURCH Veteran Tells of Bloody Affrays In Fighting About Richmond, and Re count* Ills Gruesome Experiences at Cold Harbor. During- tht progress of Grant's cam paign against Richmond in May and June, 18G4, It became a matter of tryich iinportanco to the Federal romniandirs to destroy the bridges of tiie Richmond and Fredericksburg and Virginia Cen tral Railroads which crossed the I'a munkey River, and to tear up the tracks in the vicinity of Ashland. The destruction of the above-mentioned bridge was effectually accomplished at daybreak on the 11th day of June, so Colonel J. B. Mcintosh reported, by a regiment of Chapman's Brigade. He further states that with three regi ments of his own brigade?the Fifth New York, Second Ohio and Hirst Con necticut?he pushed on to Ashland, anfl "there, while we were engaged in do stroylng the railroad, we were at tacked by two divisions of the enemy's cavalry." P'or the protection of the men engaged In the destruction of the track, a body of dismounted men were placed in position In a body of woods through which ran, a deep ditch with a considerable embankment, offering <x celi?-!it protection against an attack. No sooner than the advance of this Federal body on Ashland was reported to General W. H. F. I.ee than h* was In motion with a part of his division to oppose It. When the Ninth Regiment of this di vision reached the vicinity of the woods occupied by the enemy, one of our regiments had been dismounted and were moving to attack them. We were also quickly dismounted, and en tered the woods as a support to the men in advance. Beside a fence, at the >-d?e of the timber, as we hurried forward, lay the body of a soldier who had re ceived a death shot as our first line of skirmlshers had approached the fence before us. As our men proceeded in'o the woods, a heavy Are was heard, and it was supposed the resiment in front of us was hotly engaged. Now and then amidst the flying bullets one or another of our men would be struck, but no volley was fired by us for fear of kill ir.K friends m the line which it was thought we were supporting. It pres ently became evident ttint not a Con federate was In our front, the f tMinet^t which we supposed to be there having borne to one side or the other and left only the Federals before us. well pio tected in the ditch which has been men t ioned. MK.V HASH FORWARD TOWARD FKDKRAI. DITCH Whrrs ihts discovery was made our regiment at nm e. raised a yl) and <i sh- ! forward fr?r ih'- ditch, while it cup.ints. leaping over th?> hank, boit hasty retreat A shot from one of ih. in 1>< fore turning his back to us s;:urk the man at my side ? It IV Hpil jati?and, the bullet striking his teeth: and destroying several of them, pitp.-ed nilt r.f his oh-fk. The contact of the b.'li with his teeth sounded to me v.-ry much a; if It had struck and shattered; china plate or cup. The won ruled man told me later that thlu noise wasj caused bj* the bullet striking the metal, plate of his carbine, from which it gl.ir.ced to his mouth Close to this ditch .John Neale. an other comrade near me. was mortally ?wounded, and I never saw him again. ? Here. too. f?ll a brave young fellow named Gaines, from Cttlneper bounty.! Further to the left fell I.ieutenant .lohn] B. Harwood, of the Richmond Gountyi Cavalry, an uncle of the late Colonel) John B Harwood, of Richmond, for whom he was named. My Inst glimpse] of htm was as William R?amy bore his! body on his shoulder back from where he fell. For this sad task Reamy wan: eo stout and stalwart an to need noj assistance. When we reached the farther odge, of the woods an open field of no great j slzo appeared before us. whore the re treating enemy were seen mounting' their horses amidst considerable con fusion. An officer who = at proml-j nently on his horse directing the dis mounted men as they regained their saddles offered a tempting target to Tom Jett, who chanced to stand near me and called to me, saying, "See me knock that officer ptt." and then rais ing his oarblne. taking aim and firing. The officer fell back on his horse and t/ion to the ground as If killed or badly wounded. Our Are here was rapid, and evidently with sorlous effects on the confused ranks of the enemy, who rapidly retired front our view. It began now to be reported (hat General Rosser, with his brigade, had gotten In their rear, and that there was a fine prospect of our making a large capture. We were, therefore, marched In th? direction of our led horses, and when we got to them, lo! Instead of mounting them, we were hurried forward on foot in the woods on the right, while Lieutenant Chris tian led a squadron In n charge down the road, only lo find the road barri caded and in possession of a fresh Fed eral brigade which had come to the rescue of the men whom we had b?cn fighting. The timely arrival of this brigade enabled the enemy to escape, with his ambulances filled with his seriously wounded, of whom, however, thirty remained In our hands. Ihe Fed erals not having had adequate means to carry them away. This escape was largely accomplished also by the open ing up of a road through some dense woods and over a way that had been leemed by us Impassable. M.VTH VIRGINIA CAVALRY IS CHOSEN FOn DVTY A few days later the Federal lln-s efore 'he ?'onfederate lntrenchments ? t Cold Harbor became very close, and the scouts of l,ee's army were unable lo enter'to secure information whiih >e deemed it necessary to obtain. Ac cordingly on J.tne 10 he directed *'!on ?tal \Y. II. F. T-.ee to send a recon loiterlnir force sufficient to break (?rough the Federal picket line and to |:iake th-s not-df.ul observation. Tho S'lnth Virginia Cavalry vas chosen for [his reoonnol:,at'co. and was led by its lolonel, and General Chamhllss, who iccompanled It In person. The direction in this enterprise led lis to-vardfi the Cold Harbor and Old Hhurch Road, near to which the move lent of the regiment was concealed by Ivooda. In a road that ran through these woods our mer., in advance, met the enemy's picket, and made ji dash for Its capture, and the snuadron to which I wan attached followed at n gallop. When we reached the Old Church Ftoad strands of barbed wlrf. the first we had seen In military us; were ??nco??ntered. which ran Into the woods with only a narrow spaco left between two small pine trees suflcicnt to admit one horse at a time. Hero sev eral" of the enemy were captured, and none wan left to Rive warning of out approach Our course was taker, from this point at a wallop towards Old Church, and two or three Federal cav alrymen whose horses had been left at the Kates of houses by the roadside were seen lushing from the houses to the woods in til" rear. Half a mile or so beyond we came ? ipon the reserve picket, most of whom had discovered our approach, mounted their horses and lied, but several had not yet mounted, and a few seemed to halt for battle. One of these was killed and the others captured. An anima-tliiK chase now ensued, and the captain commanding the Federnl squadron. Jrsepli HacUen, l>v name, was j endeavoring to tally his men and make ]a .stand when we came upon hint, and i he fell dead in the road. Farther on. j Lieute nant Lai. Washington, having j reached the enemy's ranks, raised his I right arm. not less powerful than that I of the Kngllsh King styled "Cour do ! Leon.' and smote one of them with his sharp saber a ghastly and fatal blow, i splitting hia skull in twain. At Old Church our impetuous rhase ? was abruptly halted when we came into ? view of a line of entrenchments well j manned with infantry and artillery. ! This halt was not true, however, of .Mm } Sullivan, of the Lancaster troop, who | having b?en shot through his wrist, was unable to check his spirited steed, and so dashed on and into the breastwork* j and was made a prisoner. The Federal infantry encountered here were of a dusky and sable hue, and heionsred to General Ferrero's negro division, and our contact with them at this pointi I offered the only slight opportunity we i | ever had of exchanging a shot with' | them. I Though fully anticipating a vigorous pursuit by the Federal cavalry, and ar ranging to meet it, our return was without serious interruption On reach ing the spot where the Connecticut captain had fallen, I glanced at his ! nearly nude body with a s?*nse of shame i for that email part of our men whose I aim in battle seemed to l>e rather for i the pockets of the enemy's dead than the armed persons of the living, and ! whose bravery was less noticeable than j their brutality. ; i:sTAi?Lisnr.i> iiivim ac M lAlt COM) 11A II HUH After tins we established our bivouac in the rear of ami near the Cold Harbor breastworks. Very soon It became ap- [ parent that firant, weary of his unsuc- j cessful and bloody assaults here, was ! retiririir. and that Lee was also with- ! drawing to oppose him south of the! James Iltvcr. Our regiment followed j the line <4" the retreating Federals, and j in doing so passed through the works ; which General l^c's men had h'-M. It : was enough to rnake otie shudder to g>>? ! on this line how the bodies of the cedar 1 trees had hcon scarred and chipporl, and the branches cut an#l splintered, and | the foliage plied on the earth with th?? twigs from the terrific artillery and i musketry tirr to which the brave men J uri'ier l.e?- had been exposed. f^n reaching the opposing works \ where the Federals had fought, these evidences of the frrtllc discharge of shot and slu:ll and bullets which they I had faced were no less marked. Between the two lines of works | where thousands had fallen, there ap- < pea red as we traversed the ground what seemed to have been an intervening line of earthworks that had 1>> er. dug down and levelled In crossing this iM-wIy-turncd earth our horses hesitat ed and showed much unwillingness to proceed, as if distrustful of the ground beneath them When we ureed them forward the sinking of their feet and the breaking of bones beneath them re- i vealed tho horrible truth that we were! marching over n long sepulchre of dead .soldiers, a faet of which we had no previous suspicion. In the gospel it is; recorded: "For ye are as graves which appear not. nnd the men who walk over them are not aware of them," but this trulv pould not be said of our horses in their walk over the graves of the dead at Cold Harbor . YOUNGEST CONFEDERATE Jnmrn T. Shelton. of Clintlioni, Entered the Array at the Age of Tit rive Yenrs. . At tho reunion of old soldiers at I Richmond recently the question of who j was the youngest poldler of the Con- | fcderacy was brought up, and we think a prize was given to some man in Ala bama, but now we are convinced that the honor was given to the wrong man, and If this be truo wo think some in vestigation should be made and th? honor placed where It belongs, says a writer In the Chatham (Va.) Enter prise. J. T. Shelton was, In our estimation, the youngest Boldler of the entire Southern army, and here Is our evi dence. Mr. Shelton was born at Galveston, this county, In the year 1849. He was the son of Victor Shelton nnd Mary Shelton. Some time during the spring of 1861. J he does not remember the exact dale, ! he joined a company of Captain Davis j Dyer, with his father and one brother, j From that time until tho close of the war ho was in aotive service, being In several battles and being wounded sev eral times, being shot In the face once and In the arm nnd leg once. Thus we see that It comes about that Mr. Shelton became a regular soldier at the ago of twelve years, and thus became tho youngest soldier of whom wo have any knowledge. If there is any other younger,-or as young, we would like to henr of him. If not, wo insist that Mr. Shelton should assert his right to the honor and the reward or prize. If such there bo. Something was awarded In Richmond ! at the reunion for the youngest soldier, I but it seems that It went the wrong I way. Mr. Shelton savs he can show evl- j deuce of all the dates spoken of here and If he can there is little doubt but : that he was the youngest of them all. and we hope he will be recognized as such in the near future. BELONA [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] BELONA, VA., September 11.?Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Chandler, of Washington. I are the guests of Mrs. W. F. Henry, of Glen Henry, near Belona. Mr. and Mrs. Chandler have recently returned from | the exposition and a tour of tho West. Mrs. K. A. Raugh and Miss Birdie Bnugh. of Belona, motored to Rich mond. and are the guests of Mrs. J. j B. Chadick. of "08 Went Grace Street. Ralph Whltlock has returned to hia I home at Tobaccovlllc, after spending I three weeks In the mountains of Vlr- ! glnla. Mrs. Minnie Burwell. of Jacksonville, Fla., is spending the summer with Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Burwell. of "Indian Camp," their country home, in Pow hatan County. Miss Lois Rudd. of Belonn, Is the guest of her sister, Mrs. W. T. Tucker, ' of Maiden. ; "Who Is the Lady?" Find an Answer It Was Mrs. Ilughson, of Basic City, Who Was Assisted Through Battle Lines. Kditor of The Times-Dispatch' ^'r,? lti The Times-Dispatch of An gust 1, II. (irmo, of Phoenix, Arix., under tho caption of "Who Is the Lady?" writes about an incident of the battle of Trevllians, in which ho as sisted a younR woman who tfas lleeing with her baby through the battb- lire". That lady was Mrs. Lucy A. HukIi .son, of this place, and the baby she car ried is now Kev, Otis Iluphso':. of Lex ington, Ky. 1'he lady, who celebrated her seventy eighth birthday on August 15 last, told mo this morning the story of her ad ventures on that far-off day. In the morning of the first day's bat tle she heard the sound of cannonading a mile or two east of Trevllians. and as the morning wore on It came nearer, and by 11 or 12 o'clock the Southern forces had been pUHhed back through the village by tho enemy, who took a position, with her home near the cen tor. While looking from a window in the upper story, tho Confederates, who had made a stand a short distance away, began to shell the Yankees. She was accosted by an ofllcer. who sharply commanded her to take her head inside the window. Answering her inquiry an to wh^re she should go. he replied: "Get In the cellar." She told him thero was none. He replied: "Well, then, one place is as gno?j as another." In a few minutes, n shell ornshed through the house, upon which she took up her baby and dashed out of the house and yard and ran as hard as she could for a neighbor's house a mile away. The Union soldiers yelled at her to eo back in the house, telling her she would be killed, but she kept rieht on, and entered a pine wood. By that time the battle was raging, with shells and bullets tearing through the pines. She nrrived safely at the neighbor's house and remained theie until ratxt morning. During the night she could hear the re-enforcements from General Lee's army hurrying towards Trevllians. i She returned to Trevllians next morn-' Ing to see what hsd happened to her, house. Right at her yard gato the splendid horse ridden by the oHicer who' accosted her the day before lay dead.I Site never learned the fate of the rider.' She found her house sacked and' everything destroyed or taken away;' her tables had been taken to the ynrdj and several barrels of flour drngrcd from the attic and fed to the hordes, cn the tables. One of the tables showed where a piece was bitten out hv ,i horse. All bedding, bed clothes, etc., I had b^en taken to the railroad station.j which had been converted into a hos-j pital, where the wounded of both armies were being cared for. When she started to leave they talne?i her. but finally consented for her to go and gave her a pass throueh the lines, but before she could get out they took her before the commanding! general, who tore the pass up and said she knew too much about the army and' would have to stay. j Straightening up. she told him she' was going to her baby, ami with that I she started as hard as she could and pushed her way through the hors-s of1 Sheridan s cavalry, which was massed, at that point. She Koi to her destlna-1 t'?n safely. She snvs she would love to meet and greet the old veteran who! so gallantly assisted her on that fear ful day. and regrets so much that they! were unknown to each other while 1*0 i and his mother were in Virginia list' Juno A. P. CALFEK, | Har-ic City. Va. ?7- ' 7~-TV- -rr-t? Genealogical Notes Queries and Answers Aridren* all rommnniraf Inns ft rirnrnlOKlcnl Kill for. The Time*. Dliipafeh. Overfon ( Confirmed.) William fS) Overton, Fon of Cap tnin .Tames <2i Overton, married Jemima Harris, his cousin. Issue: Rlizaheth (4), married Samuel Over ton (Who was this Samuel Overton?); William, Rally (4), married Cap tain John Syme, half-nephew of Pat rick Henry; Nancy, married Captain John Winston, Revolution officer; James, married Mildred ; Mary (4). married Colonel Richard Morris; John (4). born January 20, 175D, mar ried, first, Susan Garland; second, An nie Paeon. Samuel Overton, who married Eliza beth (4) Overton, raised the first com pany of volunteers in Virginia after Braddock's defeat, and was a member of the Committee of Safety for Han over County during the Revolution. Captain John Syme and Sally (4) Overton had Issue; Helen, who mar ried John Cochran, and had issue, Hel en, who married Edward Garland; Pat trick Henry, who married Minnie Meauxr John Overton, who married Mary Winston, the daughter of H. G. Winston and granddaughter of Cap tain John. James (4) Overton, son of William (3), served In the Revolution as lieu tenant and died in February, 17S2. He married Mildred . who had as her second husband a Mr. North. Issue of James and Mildred Overton: Wil liam (i>), Elizabeth (5) and Jemima, who married a Mr. Spencer, of Char lotte County." Colonel Richard Morris and Mary (4) Overton had issue: Betsy, married Edward Garland: Clara \V., married H. G. Winston: Maria. married Dr. Frank Carr; Or. James, married Ann Morris; Patsy, O. S. P.; William. O. S. P. Dr. Frank Carr and Maria (5) Mor ris had issue Francis Carr, who mar ired Sally Carr and had George W. Carr. Dr. James (5) Morris and Ann, his wife, had issue: Nannie, married Wil liam F. Gordon and had daughter Patsy: W. F. Jr., J. M. M., Bessie and Mary W.. William, killed at Gaine's Mill, 1S-62; James, Susan W? Rich ard. married Julia Watson; Patsy, mar ried Eugene Davis; Betty, married P. R Jones, and Susan, married, first. Major Joseph W. Anderson, killed at Bakers Creek; married, second. Dr. O. | A. Crenshaw. Eugene Davis and Pat sy Morris had John. .James, married Alice Sanders and had Ijlly and Alice, and Ann W. John (4) Overton, son of William (3) and Jemima Overton, had by his first wife Susan Garland. Susan, horn , married Major Steger; Nan cy. born . married George Banks; Sally, born , married Richmond Terrell; William (5), born , mar- ! lied Martha Gilliam; Eliza, O. S. P.,j ?f ' / g i born ; Fanny, born , married f Oeorni* Trueheart. John (I) Overton, by his second ' wife, Annie Bacon, had Issue: Lucy I (5). born , married Abner N*. Mar ids. a cousin: and John Bacon, born j , married Mary Overton, daUKh- j tor of Juinnn Overton and son of Snm- j uel and ICllzaheth, William (5) Over-! ton, son of John < 4 >. married ?-?j Martha Gilliam and had Issue: Wil liam <(>). who married Nannie B. Giles, I and folly (6), who married John Gil liam. Captain William "">) Overton. Con-: federate Slates Army, and Nannie 15. I Giles, his wife, had Issue: William j Gile?, Framrls Giles and Martha Cath- ; urine Gilllutn Overton. Abnor Nelson Harris, son of Nelson' and Mary (Pryor) Harris and Lucy (5) Overtoil, had issue: A. N. Harris,' Jr.. married, first. 1S57, Mary C. Klm broiinh. second. Victoria Harris; John i < >. Harris, died in army July. 1*>62:! Fred, killed at McDowell. Sth May, 1802: William K. Harris, married Mrs.) Guerrant, who was Miss Kmllv Shel-j ton; Jemima, married John Waddy: Maria L.. married D. Isaac Cyrd; I.ucy i 13.. married Charles Newell; Clara M., j married Charles Klmbrough, second, I Henry Gardner: Ann O., married, 1SS3. j Captain William T, Harris. Captain James ? 3 ? Overton, son of i Captain James (2), lived In Louisa i County, Va.. and married, April fi. 1710. i Mary Waller (born October 22, 17.10; died February S. 1 Si fit. daughter ?f John and Agnes (Carr) Waller, and died February IS, 1S16. He was an oflleor in Braildock's army. Issue: Waller (I), born November 11, 1750; Thomas ? I >. horn August 1 r., 1753; Kllzabeth (41. born June 21, 1755; James ? 4?. born August 6, 1757; Wil liam (4). born October 5, 1 759; Mary (4>. born An trust lft, 1761; Nanc.v, mar ried 1 lawes Coleman; Samuel ( I >, born September 17, 17HS. second William (4>, born November t>, 1770; Sally (t), born j May 5, 177S. * Judge John <4> Overton (170f>-1 822) j went to Tennessee before IS10, and ; patented ? large body of land near j Nashville, which Is still in the posses sion of his descendants. He became judue of the Supreme Court of Ten nessee. He married. In 1S20, Mary Mc Connell (White May, daughter of Gen eral James White, a Revolutionary officer and founder of Knowvllle, and widow of Dr. Francis May. Their issue were: first. John (5) Overton, of : Travellers Best i married, first, Rachel Harding; second, Harriet Virginia Max well); second, Ann (o) Overton (mar ried R. C. Brlnklev, of Memphis); third. Kllzabeth (5> Overton (married Judne John M. Lea>. Waller Overton, son of James and Mary Waller O., was sheriff of Louisa County, Va., during the Revolution. J He married Martha Bagland, and had j Thomas, (killed In the battle of River I Basin [Tlppacan'oe]); Kllzabeth (mar- j rled W. T. Smith); Martha: Lucy (mar- i ried Major William T. Barry); Sally Ann (married Whitney i; John W. O. S. P., (private secretary to General Jack son'; Dabtiey Carr (married Kliz*\ beth D. Harris); Dr. James (married Miss Dixon); Samuel (appointed Pro visional Governor of Florida by Gen eral Jackson; married a Miss Mitchell, daughter of the first Governor of ? Florida; no issue); Archibald Waller (married Miss Dixon, sister of wife of Dr. James O.; no issue). Major William T. Barry and Xaicy i Overton bad Susan Lucy < married Cbl- ] onel James Taylor), and .J6hn (mar- j ried Martha Hutchison). / Colonel James Taylor and Susan Lucy j Barry had Mary (married Colonel J Thomas L. Jones and had James T. Lizzie | married Brent Arnold] and Thomas); Lucy (married Captain James Albert and had Susan T. Nellie and Jennie): Martha (married Dr. Richard W. Saunders, surgeon in Brit ish army, and had Susan T., Martha [married Davis], Betty and WestropV; Barry (married, first, Lizzie Hunton; second, Mary Lammon, and had Logan. Susan and .Dillon); John B. (married Betty Washington); James (married Maggie Poterfleld. and had James (married Ktta l?oc Morgan], Mary [married Joseph Humphries]!. John Barry married Martha Hutchison, nnri had Lucy (who married John Mar shall and had Ann Marshall, who mar ried Georgo Wilshlre). Samuel Bullock and Kliza O. Whit ney had Waller O. Bullock, who mar ried Rally O. Overton, and had Sallio O. (married Robert Cave I; Waller O.: Sa m u e 1 A.; Fred D.; Joseph 11 , and Barry. I'iinncv Carr Overton, son of Wal- ! !<-r ami Martha iHaRland), married J Eliza Dorothea Harris, daughter of i Fred Harris and Catheline Smith, and 1 hart (2) Catherine Smith (born Oc- j toher 31. 1R37; married Oram Green); (S> Waller <!born November 17, 1853; married Alice Pendleton); (3) Fred erlck II. (born September, 1RI0; mar ried Martha Garland); f4) Sally Ann (born January 13, ISM, married D. Waller O. Bullock; <S Archibald (born | November 11, 1345; married Laura El- i len Harris); (6> Eliza H (born Juno ' IS, 1SJ7); (1) Juliana Barrett (born ' Aupuvt, ISS-l; married William Duff Heed; ?7? Dabney Car (born March 11, j 1850); ('S) Waller Overton and Al|co j Pendleton, a cousin, had Kate P., Susan ' W., William Oahney and Mnrtha. (2) Grant Green and Catherine Smith Overton had Henry Dixon, j Eliza O., Grant, Waller, Kate and John. (3) Frederick Overton and Martha ! Garland, a cousin, had Richard Oar land, Virginia Barret (married Gup- j tave Starke) o*nd Susan Taylor. Dr. Waller O. Bullock and (4) Sallie Overton, a cousin, had Samuel Wal- j ler, Sallie, Fred, Joseph II. and Barry. | William Duff Reed and tl) Julia Barrett Overton had Annie K., Eliza O., Jano M. and Dabney Overton. (o) Archibald Waller Overton and eymour ^ | Foot y Cl? S Form f^8^chool Shoes ftndorsed by tne leading physicians of the country. Prices $2.00 up, according to B Sold only by Seymour Sycle 1 1 West Broad St. The latest Fall styles of Ladies' Exclusive Footwear are now ready for your in spection. Laura Ellen Harris had Natalie Dab noy and Waller Bullock. Grant Green and < 2 > Catherine Smith Overton had llonry Dixon, Eliza O. <married (tcorgo B, Alexander; had Grant ?? Alexander and Alice Hunt Alexander); Mary II.; Dab no y O.: lirant Green imtirri?il Joel (.ray; hud Joel Gray Green, Catherine Green, John Davis Green and tSrant Green); Wal ler O.; Kate O. (married William War rail), and John T. Dr. James Overtoil, son of Waller O. and Martha Kauland, married a Miss Dixon and had Waller, , Archi bald, (married Glenn), , L>ixon. General Thomas Overton (son of James and Mary (Waller) Overton) was born in Virginia August 15, 1753. He served throughout the Revolution; second lieutenant. Ninth Virginia Reg iineut, A<mlist 11. 1T7; llrst lieutenant, March 1788; transferred to First Vir ginia March 11, 1 7sS; lleutenant-ndju tant. Fourth Continental Dragoons, July 1, 1779; captain April 24.1781; mem ber Legislature of North Carolina; np pointed brigadier-general by Legisla ture; wan Gene raj Andrew Jackson's second in the Dickinson duel; member of the Oriler of Cincinnati. Thomas Overton married, first, in 17 87. Sarah Woodson, of Louisa CounJ-J*, Va., and had issue: General Walter Hampden Overton (of Jackson's staff), born in Virginia In 1 78M; died in Louisiana De cember 24, 1S43; married Harriet K. Winter, of Louisiana, and left issue. Jean Overton (married Thomas Moon, of North Carolina, and left issue); Ma ria Overton (married Butler, of North Carolina, and left issue). Thomas Overton married, second, 1795, Pene lope Holmes, daughter of Gabriel and Mary Carson Holmes, of North Caro lina, and a sister of Governor Holmes, of that State. She was born March 2, 1765; died July 15, 1843. They had issue: John Holmes Overton (born March 23, 17'-?7 ) ; Patrick Henry Overton (born in North C'nrollna 1801, died in Louisiana March. 186tS; in Rebecca Phil lips. of Tennessee, issue died in In fancy); Harriet B. Overton (born In Tennessee January, 1803; died In Louis iana November 10, 1821, married De cember ?, 1823, Robert C. Ilvnson, left Issue); William S. Overton (O. S. P. at West Po!i:i Military Academy); James G. Overton (O. S. P.).. Judge John Holmes Overton, son of General Thomas Overton, was born In North Carolina March 28, 1797; married Juno 6. 1828, died New York City March 25. 1883. Engaged in the war against the Seminole Indians, IRIS. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar, member Louisiana Legislature, prosecuting attorney and judge for his district, commissioner to determine the boundary line of the republic of Texas. First president of the New Orleans and Obelousas Railroad, now the Southern Pacific Railroad. He married Emily Matilda King (born Louisiana January 17, 1813; died September 10, lhtiO; ?laughter of Judge George King and Amelia Matilda Jeune, his wife), and bad Issue: George King Overton (born 1S29; died In infancy); Henry King Overton (born 1S31; died In Infancy); Walter King Overton (born 1833; died In Infancy); Thomas Overton (born Louisiana March 26, 1835; see below); Penelope Overton (born October 20, 1S37; married, first, June 19. 1S56, James A. White, of New Orleans; he died March 8. 1S 7 9; married, second, I January 15. DM, Henry Morgan, of New York: he died March 13, 1891); I Ella Overton (born February 7, 1841; married in New Orleans Joseph M. Moore, of upeiousas. La., July 21, 1870. He died December 15, 1890. He was a lawyer, and electcd to both houses of I General Assembly, nominee for Con I gross, member Constitutional Conven tion 1879, senior Judge Court of Ap peals. Third District, eight years. Issue: Emily Overton Mooro (born Au gust 31, 1882); John King Overton (born July 2S, 1844, captain, C. S. A); Walter Henry Overton (born October 2S, 18 18. died August 22, 1863). Judge Thomas Overton, son of John Holmes Overton, was born In Louis iana March 26, 1835, and died August 14, 1913. Ed. Fniversity of Virginia and Louisiana Fniversity. Served as captain In Confederate army; attorney at law; married December 16. 1S69. Laura WaddlU. daughter of John B. Waddlll. John King Ovorton, son of John Holmes Ovorton an?i Emily Matilda KlnK, wan born July 2$, 1844, In Ope lousas. I.a., and died October P. 1910, : In New York Cltv. He was the young est non of Judge Ovorton. IIo on listed in Company A, Louisiana Guards, ' April 15, 1861; served through entire war: was captured at Tort Hudson and paroled near Mansfield, La., Juno V, 1865, as captain In Weatheloy's Bat talion of sharp shooters, Thomas's Brlgado, in I'ollglaco's Division. After the war he embarked in a mercan tile career, and established the ilrm of Overton it- Conrad, of Now Orleans. Winston Overtoil, son of Judge [Thomas Overton, Is living: in Lake j Charles. He is considered one of the most able Judges on the bench. He is a member of the order of the Gin j clnnati. l.ettor from Colonel Wlson Mllles (Cnry, attorney at law, member of I ?cen on logical committee, .Maryland So Jclety. Genealogical research a special ity, Ha It I more. My own interest in tho Overtoils arises j from the fact that' on my mother's side I Jam sixth in descant from Captain James Overton, of Hanover County, who was born August 11, liiSS, and died June IS, 1711'. and who was one of the sons 'of William Overton, immigrant to Vlr j ginia, who was born December 3, 1638, I and married (his second wife) Mary I Waters In 167.\ 24th November, In Vlr i ginia. I have learned something about the Overtoils from various Virginia archives, but my notes are in Haiti more at homo and inaccessible at present. About 1752 my ancestor, "Cap tain James Overton, of Hanover,", con veyed some 400 acres on Elk Creek, in Louisa, to his "son, James Overton, of Louisa." who was doubtless your an cestor, and the witnesses to the deed were his two sons -In-law, John Carr and DavH Cosby. Car tain James Ovor ton, Sr.'s wife, Elizabeth, ivho died November 19, 17 39, m.ist have been a Garland. My great-great grnndfatner, John Carr (born 1706; died 177S; son of Major Thomas Carr, 1G7S-1 737. and Mary Dabnev, born 16SS, died 174S), married for his first wife Mary (?), ] who died March 10, 1736, leaving one , son, Thomas, born 1736. John Carr's | sec- ml wife. j Colonel Cary's aecond wife was Bar bara Overton, married Decomber 27. 1737 (born 1720; died 1794). She wan ' tho mother of four sons, my ancestor. ' First, Dabney Carr (1743?1773); see . ond, Samuel (1745?1777); third. Over | ton. born 1752; fourth. Garland Carr '(1754?1837), etc. (Signed ) WISON MILES CARY. Whltten from Bar Harbor, July 20, j 1910. Held. William Raskin, of South Carolina, married Anne Held, daughter of George Iteid. Whose son was this George ltclil ? SUBSCRIBER. In reply to query concerning Brod nax. Kennon, Boiling, Harrison, I would state that John Brodnax married the first time Martha Clack, and their only child, a daughter, Martha Kennon Brodnax. married Nathaniel Harrison. 1 am quite positive that Martha Clack's mother was Martha Kennon, daughter of Klcliard Kennon, of "Conjuror's Neck," and, consequently a sister of Mary, who married John Boiling. [ think I have this Information some where, but after a most diligent search, | failed to lind it. j John Brodnax (not Rroadnax) mar j ried second time. Martha Rivers, and i left several children, all of whom I have record of. If your correspondent will give me a record of the doscend i ants of Harrison Brodnax I would up I predate it. John Brodnax was fifth in descent | from Major John Brodnax, who died in ! York County, Va., In 1657. Will record ed there. Very truly vours. JOHN W. BRODNAX. BOWLING GREEN 155peeia 1 t<? The Times-Dispatch ) !'.< >\V I.I NO filiEEX, VA? So|iti>mb"f II.? M rn. Kobert A. 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