Thanks for the information about the Calverts.The information you posted helped me sort out the relationship between Jonathon and Ralphord Calvert.This is how I now summarize these two Calvert families and "link" them to the Lay family and thus to my Thornton family of northwest Alabama during the Civil War.If this does not agree with your understanding of the record, I'd appreciate anyone setting me straight.
Thomas Calvert b 1804 & Elizabeth unknown Calvert b 1813: (Note on Thomas Calvert:one of early settlers in Winston County, AL; entered 40 acres of land, Nov 1, 1832, in ornear the Arley Community, Dismal Creek) Children of Thomas and Elizabeth: Ralphord Calvert 1836 - 1862, died in Military Hospital # 12, Nashville, TN; member of 1st Ala Cav USA Thomas Bird Calvert ? - ?
William Calvert & Sarah Wright Calvert Children of William & Sarah: Elizabeth Calvert 1813 Kessiah Calvert 1815 Eunice Calvert 1817, married Lewis A. Lay b 1824; Lewis in USA 1st Ala Cav Robert Calvert 1819 Jane Calvert 1821 William Calvert 1823, married America Ann Lay b 1822 Joseph Calvert 1825 Rebecca Calvert 1827, married Thomas H. Lay b 1827; Thomas in USA 1st Ala Cav Mary Calvert 1827 Nancy Calvert 1830 Thomas Calvert 1832 - 1862, died in CSA military hospital, Chimborazo, Richmond, VA Jonathan Calvert 1836; Jonathan in USA 1st Ala Cav Sarah Elizabeth Calvert 1838
[Notes:The relationship between the two Calvert families here cannot be determined --Thomas (the elder) and William (the elder) may be brothers and thus Ralphord and Jonathan may be cousins.That there are three Thomas Calverts here is confusing!
The brother and sisters Eunice, William, and Rebecca Calvert married three Lay siblings -- Lewis Lay married Eunice; America Lay married William; and Thomas Lay married Rebecca.Thomas and Lewis and another of their brothers, Hardy Lay, all voluntered for the Union serving in the First Alabama Cavalry USA.Thomas, Lewis, Hardy, and America Lay were children of another early family of Winston County, Alabama, Thomas and Martha Lay.
Ralphord Calvert, son of Thomas and Elizabeth unknown Calvert, was also a member of the First Alabama Cavalry USA.He died while in Federal service at Military Hospital # 12, Nashville, TN.
Thomas, Lewis, and Hardy Lay's sister, Nancy Jane Lay married James Monroe Thornton.James Monroe Thornton had two brothers, Henry and Martin.The three Thorntons all served in the First Alabama Cavalry USA.Henry died in a military hospital in or near Corinth, MS; Martin died in Military Hospital # 12, Nashville, TN, and is buried in the Nashville National Cemetery.
Ralphord Calvert died three days before Martin Thornton in the same hospital.Although they were from different companies of the 1st Ala Cav USA, they were from the same area of Alabama and their families were loosely connected by marriage through the Calvert-Lay-Thornton intermarriages.
Thomas Calvert [the younger, son of William and Sarah]:His death in the CSA military hospital, Chimborazo, in Richmond, VA, makes me wonder if he was a volunteer for the CSA.If so, his service brings to mind the saying that the Civil War pitted "brother against brother."
Elizabeth "unknown" Calvert is the "right" age and in the "right" location to be a daughter of Richard and Agnes Thornton (both born in the 1790s in the Carolinas and in north Alabama early on).Lots more research is needed to determine if this is a possibility worth looking into!]