I have ancestors who were from Morgan Co, AL and served in the CW and were members of the 1st AL CAV Union--except for John, the father, went to Marion County, Centralia, ILabout 1865 and maybe some other towns.They went where they could find work and maybe because of the devastation in the south.
John Parker & Drucella Parker, John died in Centralia about 1865 & Drucilla died in Morgan Co, AL about 1870.
William C. Parker & Susan C. Devan, lived in Morgan Co & LawrenceCo,AL prior to CW.Both returned to AL about 1870 and died there.From W.C.'s CW files, it was stated that his wife, Susan, and Drucella lived in Nashville during the war.maybe in a safe house.Has anyone heard of this?I have found the burial place of Susan & about 99.9% that I've found W.C. burial palace.I would like to find any of their closest living relatives because I would like to order a tombstone for him.
S. C. Parker & ______ also went to the same place.Have not located him but he returned to Morgan Co, Al probably about 1870.No CW file found at the Natl Archives.
Simeon R. Parker & Anne Arnell? also went to same place.He also returned to AL & died there.No burial place found.He was mentioned in W.C. Parker's CW file but no file was found on him. Simeon wasn't in the 1st AL Cav but he served in the CW.
I would like to hear from anyone doing research on this family plus people whose famalies moved to IL after the war and/or lived in "safe houses."
Thank you for starting this list.
Linda Parker Dispanet ParkerGen@aol.com My greatgrandfather was John Anderson, son of John & Drucilla, but he stayed in AL after the war.