Re: Lumpkin family from TX
LaVora and others...I have just recently found were James A. and Susan PIERCE were actually married in Rusk Co, TX on 29 Dec 1858 not in Alabama as thought by many.James and Susan had two children there in Rusk Co before she and the rest of the family left for Cass Co, TX.
James and Robert D, Susan's brother, both joined the service there in Rusk Co but in different units.I have sent for the pension applications and hope to have them in a few weeks.
George, father to Susan, was found joining a newly chartered Masonic Lodge there in Rusk Co, between 1854-1859 before they left for Cass Co, TX. I have not been able to find George in the 1860 census, but James and Susan are there.
My wife is descended from James and Susan. Good luck and good hunting in your researches.