Francis Marion Gaddy was born in estern Tennessee on Aug 3, 1833.His first wife was Mary Elizabeth Bell.She died before 1852.On April 13, 1854, he married Sarah A. Lee, daughter of Green and Mary Lee.The cousin to General Robert E. Lee.Francis Marion died April 17, 1917 and is buried in the Strahun Cemetary.
Francis Marion Gaddy evidently left Rolla MO and went to Itawamba County, Mississii t oenlist in the Confederate Army.he enlisted Nov 17, 1861 at Gulton, Mississippi.He was in Company F of the 24th Mississippi Infanry.There was also a Tomas J. Gaddy in the same company.At the time there were descendants of Samual Gaddy I living in Itawamba County, Mississippy.One of Samuel's sons, George Ellis Gaddy, formed Federal Cavalry Troups in Arkansas and Missouri and fought for the Union.His sond, Thomas Jefferson Gaddy, went into Mississippi and fought for the south.
Francis marion was captured and taken prisoner on Nov 24, 1863, in the battle of Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Tennessee.According to records, he was sent to Louisville, Kentucky for exchange.From there, he was sent to Rock Island Barracks, Illinois on Dec 14, 1863.On a company Muster Roll for January and February 1864, it states he had been in the hands of the enemy since Nov 24, 1863.he was discharged at Post of Columbus, MO on May 24, 1865.
Mary R. Gaddy was born Feb 12, 1855.She married Jacob Spencer on sept 9, 1875.Died Aug 3, 1887
Eliza J. /Gaddy born June 15, 1856.Married Orrin H Stevens.Died Dec 3, 1928.
Green H. Gaddy was born in 1859.
Francis Marion Gaddy, Jr was born in Aug 1861.Married Nellie Wiley Aug 4, 1886. Died Oct 3, 1929.
Francis Marion Gaddy Jr is my great grandfather.His son Henry Jerry Gaddy was my grandfather.My father was Dr. Frank C. Gaddy, DO.
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