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Confederate Soldier Buried In Green Lawn Cemetery Simpson County

H. D. Wade, 1861-1865, C.S.A.

According to his death certificate, Harvey David Wade was born in Allen County, Kentucky, February 17, 1836, and died September 22, 1911, due to heart problems.  Harvey and his family are buried in the Wade plot in Green Lawn Cemetery in Franklin, Simpson County, Kentucky.  His death certificate gives us little other information.  Both mother and father are listed as unknown.

Let’s move further back in time to see what we can discover.  In the 1860 census, Henry David Wade (H. D.) is living in Newton County, Missouri, with Henry Wade, aged 40, and Martha Wade, 38, with their six children.  Henry was born in Kentucky, Martha in Tennessee.  Remember that Simpson County is located on the Tennessee border.  The four older children were born in Kentucky.  Amanda, age 6, was born in Missouri, as well as younger sister, Eliza.  From Amanda’s date of birth of 1854, and her brother Henry’s birth in Kentucky in 1851, we can surmise the family moved to Missouri between those two dates – 1852-1854.  Next listed in the census record as living with the Wade family is Franklin Keath, 22, a farm laborer born in Georgia.  The last person living with the family is H. D. Wade, 23, a school teacher, born in Kentucky.  Some researchers believe Henry and Martha to be Harvey’s parents, but I do not.  If Harvey were their son the couple would have married very young, Martha being approximately 15 when Harvey was born.  Another consideration is the fact he is listed last in the census record, after a farm laborer.  If he were the first-born son he would have been named after his parents, not last in line.  I feel Henry was either an uncle, or an older brother, of Harvey.  But this gives a good reason for Harvey to have enlisted in the Confederate States Army in Newton County, Missouri.

This service record for H. D. Wade shows he is listed as an Ordinance Sergeant.  Since he dealt with weapons and ammunition he would have been a very valuable person within the regiment.

And from this record we find that H. D. Wade was on the roll of prisoners of war – ‘Company F, 8th Regiment Missouri Infantry, Confederate States Army, commanded by 2d Lieutenant Paul F. Peete, surrendered at New Orleans, Louisiana, to Maj. Gen. E. R. S. Canby, U.S.A., May 26, 1865, and paroled at Alexandria, June 7, 1865.  The date May 26, 1865 is significant since it was after Lee’s surrender.  Notice that his residence is given as Simpson County, Kentucky.

Mary Neely Wade, October 1, 1841 – September 12, 1868.

After the war Harvey Wade married Mary Neely, but she died within a year or two.  Could this have been during childbirth?

After the death of his first wife Harvey married Pauline Mahin.

Naomi M. Wade, October 12, 1873 – January 29,1880.

They were the parents of three children.

Tho’s M. Wade, April 13, 1875 – April 18, 1875.

All three died at less than eight years of age.

Charles D. Wade, June 22, 1877 – January 25, 1882.

The Tennessean, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.  Sunday, September 24, 1911.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.  Sunday, September 24, 1911.

Harvey, D. Wade, February 17, 1836 – September 22, 1911.

Harvey David Wade is buried between his two wives, his children beside their mother Pauline.

Pauline Wade died April 24, 1929.

Pauline Mahin Wade lived an additional 18 years, dying in 1929.

Young Pepper – Confederate Soldier -Takes Oath of Allegiance

Young Pepper, Private, Co A, 30 Tenn Inf., Confederate States Army, 1843-1873.  Green Lawn Cemetery, Franklin, Simpson County, Kentucky.

My interest was piqued the other day looking at the photos of gravestones in Green Lawn Cemetery, Franklin, Simpson County, Kentucky.  It was not only the name, Young Pepper, but the fact that he was a Confederate soldier from Tennessee, who died in 1873.  With a little research it was easy to find some of his paperwork on the Fold3 website.

This is a record of monthly pay and clothing allowance from 25 November 1861 to the 31 day of October 1862.  $123.20 pay, and $25 for clothing

Young Pepper enlisted with the 49th Tennessee Infantry, Company C, on November 25, 1861, for a one year term beginning December 24, 1861.  In February of 1862 the Tennessee merged with the 30th and 50th Tennessee infantries and was assigned to Fort Donelson, although this fort was taken by the Union army at the end of the month.

After the fall of Fort Donelson, Young Pepper was detailed to carry Richard Pepper home.  Evidently Richard was wounded during the battle.  Richard Pepper was Young Pepper’s uncle – a much younger brother of his father, Wesley William Pepper.  Young Pepper returned to his command November 22, 1862.

In 1863 the 49th fought during the Vicksburg Campaign.  It was during this time that Young Pepper was taken prisoner – July 17, 1863.  He was taken to Fort Delaware prison.  He arrived after the influx of prisoners taken at Gettysburg, which led to horrible conditions.  Water was putrid, and food was scarce.  Scurvy, smallpox and severe malnutrition were prevalent.  Many of the men resorted to eating rats.

Pepper’s prisoner of war papers read as follows:  Young Pepper, private, age 21, height 5’10’, dark complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair, residence – Springfield, Tennessee, occupation – farmer, enlistment – December 1861, where – Springfield, Tennessee, by Benton, one year enlistment, regiment – 49th Tennessee Infantry, Company C, released on oath, November 11, 1864, date of order, November 7, 1864.

The oath of allegiance papers – Desired to take oath of allegiance, captured July 17, 1863, residence Robertson County, Tennessee, bondsman Thomas Pepper, will return to Tennessee and remain a loyal citizen.  Released on oath, November 11, 1864.

But this still didn’t answer the question why he was buried in Kentucky, back to research.  Young Pepper was born in Robertson County, Tennessee, 6 September 1843, to Wesley William Pepper and Perney Young.  Wesley and Perney were married 12 November 1842.  Perney died during childbirth.

In the Robertson County records I found guardian records for Young Pepper, guardian was his father, Wesley W. Pepper.  The one above is from 1855.  I believe this inheritance to be from his maternal grandfather, Abraham Young, who died July 31, 1847.  Young would have received the share of inheritance due his deceased mother.  In the 1860 census Young Pepper is shown with a personal estate listed at $1,600.  W. W. was also guardian for his younger brother, Richard Pepper, who son Young Pepper carried home from the war.

Four years later W. W. married Mary F. Solomon.  The couple had four children together – Bromfield C., Sarah F., Thomas and William Wesley.

W. W. Pepper was a Circuit Court judge of Robertson County. He died February 1, 1861, and three of the children died the same year.

W. W. Pepper did not leave a will. His brother, Thomas Pepper, was executor of his estate. Above is a receipt for $20 given to Young Pepper ‘to defray my expenses to Alabama, May 15, 1861.’  Did this have something to do with the impending war?

The purchases of Young Pepper from R. J. Featherstone & Co. for the year 1861.  Domestic, line, thread and buttons, cotton, muslin.  In November, getting ready to leave for war, he purchases one woolen comfort, serving silk, a silk handkerchief, material, suspenders.

Mary Solomon Pepper married her brother-in-law, Thomas Pepper, before 1870.  In the census for that year are listed Thomas, 37; Mary F., 38; Young, 26; and W. W., 11.

Young Pepper married Mary D. Henry married shortly after the 1870 census.  Mary was the daughter of J. M. Henry and Harriet Villuies.  Young died January 25, 1873.  During that short time the couple had two sons – John W. Pepper, who died shortly after birth, and Young Pepper, Jr., who was born February 6, 1873.

After his death Mary married F. M. Woodard December 7, 1875.  Their marriage certificate gave the following information – F. M. Woodard, born Robertson County, Tennessee, 45, 2nd marriage, farmer, married Mary D. Pepper, born Simpson County, age 32, 2nd marriage, married John Henry’s.  F. M. died within a few years.  In the 1880 census of Simpson County, Mary and son Young Pepper are living with her parents.  How sad to be widowed twice before the age of 40!

It wasn’t until I found the death certificate for Dr. Young Pepper, Jr., that I realized why his father was buried in Simpson County, Kentucky.  It gives his father’s birthplace as Robertson County, Tennessee, and his mother’s as Simpson County, Kentucky.  Now, even though I know this information for his mother to be false, since she and her parents are listed in the 1850 census of Robertson County, Tennessee, living with grandparents William and Mary Villuies, aged 45 and 43, from North Carolina.  J. M. Henry, son-in-law, 30, clerk; Harriett, 25; and daughter Mary, 6, all born in Tennessee.  This is a good example that it sometimes is best to check several sources.  Especially with census records, it is easy for the head of household to forget the correct birth year, birth place, etc.  In 1860 the Henry family is living in Simpson County, Kentucky, where they remained.  Perhaps Mary Pepper wanted her husband to be buried close to her, since she returned to her family in Kentucky.

Mary, daughter of J. M. and H. Henry,  born 1842, wife of Young Pepper, after his death F. M. Woodard, died January 4, 1899.  Green Lawn Cemetery, Franklin, Simpson County, Kentucky.

Mary Henry Pepper Woodard died January 4, 1899.  She was buried in Green Lawn Cemetery with her husband, Young Pepper, and son, Dr. Young Pepper, Jr.

Dr. Pepper was well-known as a physician, as well as a gardener!

Doctor Young Pepper, 1873-1947.