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Jasper Newton Daws, Ozwin:s 5th. child. I have Know record except a 1860 census, showing him in Ozwin:s house hold at 12 yrs. old. My dad always told a story aboutone of Ozwins boys Running off and joining up with the union army in 1861. and Ozwin sent James and Thomas after him because he was only 14 yrs old. This had to be Jasper Newton. My dad said they went to Cairo IL. after him. They had told a story about getting him and comming thru the Cypress Swamps and how the wild ducks and Geese would set up a clatter when the cannon balls would hit near them. That was as for as my dad ever told the story. So I have done some research on Jasper Newt. in the army records, I found know one in any of the inlistments in Union, Co. IL. nor Williamson, Co.il. but in Vienna, Johnson Co. IL. in 1861 I found a Jasper Newt Davis (21) yrs. old, you had to be twenty oneyrs old before you could join with out parents consent. It:s hard to believe that a 14 yr. old could pass for a (21) yr. old. but that is the only way he could have got in. He joined in Vienna, Johnson co. IL. Aug. 22 1861, Company (D), 31 Reg:t IL. Infantry. For period of (3) yrrs. Muster in Roll Dated Cairo, IL. Sept 18, 1861. Thru Oct.,Nov.,Dec.,Jan.,Feb.March,April, May . He was not on the Co. Muster Roll. June 30,1862 he shows on the Co. Muster Roll. This coinsides with my dads story about our Jasper Newt. I beleave that this was him and after they got him home I be leave that he stayed around about (6) months and got his chance and ran off again and went back to the army there in Cairo,IL. I beleave that they figuerd they was no use to go get him again, because he would just run off again.He was with this Company (D), 31st. Reg:t IL.Vol. Infantry for (10) months and he was killed at the Battle of Champion Hill, Miss. May 16,1863. this was one of the battles east of Vicksburg, Miss. when Grant was circleing Vicksburg and comming in from the east west,North and South to isolate Vicksburg from the rest of the south. I need to find a Company D Discription of each individual and I would feel better satisfied whether this was our Jasper Newt or not. In sept. 1997 I recieved a discription of this Jasper Newton Davis and I feel from his description that it he is not our Jasper Newt, This person was dark complexion black hair, hazel eyes, 6-1"height, and in this sheet was (26) yrs old. At that time Our Jasper Newt was only 14 yrs old.
UP DATE 11-06-1997.COMPILED BY (BOB) ROBERT LEE DAWES.