James Shands, a civil war soldier, died at his home in Giles Co., TN, leaving his widow, Emily L. (Moncrief?)and children.One of these, Antony C. Shanz, appears in the 1880 census for Giles Co. with the widow in the household.His estate administration in 1898, and the 1880 census reveals the following children:
1. James Y. 2. William T. 3. Braidie M. (female m. J. T. Thetford) 4. Antony C. 5. Floyd
I am interested in contact with anyone who may be connected with any of these, or who may know something of this family.