Martha Elizabeth Sartain was the sister to my grandfather John F. Sartain. She and her mother and family moved to Lander Wyoming.
John served in the Confederate Army in the Cavalry from May 20, 1861 until July 1, 1865. He enlisted with the California Missouri Guards under Captain Charles Haggarty.John was wounded in the right hip by a gunshot at Vicksburg, Mississippi on May 23, 1863. He was left at the hospital in Vicksburg, Mississippi and after recovering, entered Company H, Marmaduke's Regiment, 10th Cavalry. He failed to receive discharge papers on account of detached service. He had taken sick at Bastrup, Louisiana. He was not able to go to the surrender at Shreveport, Louisiana. He was paroled at Monroe, Louisiana on July 1, 1865.
A Civil War story has been told down through the generations of John slipping upon a Northern soldier and it having been his brother, Joshua Sartain. John told him to run or else he'd have to shoot him.
John married Vianna Craig while in Louisiana. Vianna was one-quarter Cherokee. According to census records, their first daughter was born around 1861 in Louisiana. After a burn out of their belongings in Louisiana, he came back to Missouri and settled in Norburne.