Well, I was looking through a file where I have all my copies the TX CW pension applications and I found one on John McAnear.Since he was not in my line, I had put it in the drawer and forgotten about it.
There is not a lot of information in there that we do not already have.On thing, on one of the Depositions, it states that he joined in Hill Co., TX which makes more sense than him joining in Hempstead, TX. That would place him in Hill County where his future wife was living.
The record from the War Dept. show him as John McAnnier, private, Company A, 12th Texas Cavalry, Confederate States Army, enlisted Oct 28, 1861. On the muster roll from Sept 1 to December 31 1863 (dated Dec 18, 1864), the last roll on file, he is reported absent, furloughed, Magnolia, Arkansas, Nov 26, for 46 days.No later record of him has been found.
Most of the above is the same that Mike had already reported.There is not a death certificate, only a Mortuary Warrant, which confirms the date and place of death as Mike had given it.It states that he would be 69 years old in Dec 1909, which substantiates his Dec 1840 date of birth. Place of birth is given as Arkansas.
I also found him listed on the Ellis County GenWeb site under the 12th TX Cavalry, Parson's Brigade, Company A, Hill County Volunteers.
The only thing on there that I did not understand is on the War Dept. report it stated, "He is not borne as John McAnear."
Mike, do you know what that means? I have seen that before when the spelling of names differ.Is it just referring to the fact that he applied under the name of John McAnear and his war records are under the name John McAnnier?