Descendants of Francis W. LeverettGeneration No. 11. Francis W.1 Leverett was born 1816. He married Susan Cartwright 28 May 1836. She was born 1820.
Notes for Francis W. Leverett:
Francis fought in the Civil War as a private for the Confederate States of America. When he took the oath of Loyalty to the United States of America in Greensboro, Georgia 5 September 1865 he was described as being: Dark complexioned with black hair and grey eyes. he was 5 ft. 10 inches tall. He was a farmer.
Children of Francis Leverett and Susan Cartwright are:
2i. William2 Leverett, born 1837. 3 ii. Martha Leverett, born 1839. + 4 iii. Frances Ann Leverett, born 1843 in Greene Co, GA, USA; died 1873 in Greene Co, GA, USA. 5 iv. Vincent Leverett, born 1844.
Generation No. 2
Frances Ann2 Leverett (Francis W.1) was born 1843 in Greene Co, GA, USA, and died 1873 in Greene Co, GA, USA. She married Pittman Monroe Wagnon 01 Feb 1866 in Greene Co, GA, USA, son of Daniel Wagnon and Martha Swindell. He was born 17 Nov 1840 in Greene Co., GA, USA, and died 28 Oct 1918 in Tyler, Smith Co., TX, USA.
Notes for Pittman Monroe Wagnon:
I have marriage records of Pittman M. Wagnon in Greene County, Georgia to Frances Leaverett. Also, marriage records of Pittman Monroe and Mary Jane Blackmon Casey Hall in Fulton County, Georgia. Pittman Monroe fought in the Civil War and was a Private in the 3rd Batallion, Georgia Sharpshooters, Confederate States of America. He was a prisoner of war and was paroled 12 May 1865.
When he took the oath of loyalty to the United States of America in Greene County, Georgia 23 September 1865 He was described as being: Dark completioned, with dark hair and hazel eyes. he was 5 ft. 10 inches tall. By this description he did not look at all like his half brother William S. Wagnon.
Eugenius Wagnon, Private, Co. A, Phillip's Georgia Legion
George H. Wagnon, Private, Co. A, Phillip's Georgia Legion
Hinton C. Wagnon, Private, Co. K, 44th Georgia Infantry
Pittman M. Wagnon, Private, Co. A, Phillip's Georgia Legion
W. C. S. Wagnon, Private, Co. K, 44th Georgia Infantry
Co. A, Phillip's Georgia Legion
The Greene Rifles
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Copied from The Herald Journal, Greensboro, GA January 25, 1991.
Phillip's Georgia Legion was accepted for Confederate service on June 26, 1861. The Legion trained for a time at Big Shanty, now Kennesaw, Georgia. Of the 123 "Greene Rifles," many men had been active in the state militia and still wore their militia uniforms early in the war. Before departing for service in the war, the company received $1,000 from the county for more uniforms and equipment. Their chosen nickname honored the county.
Georgia formed five legions for the Confederacy. As designed in the 1860's, a legion contained a cavalry battalion, an infantry battalion and an artillery battery. Ideally, a legion could function as an independent command, but this was seldom the case during the Civil War. The "Greene Rifles" served in the infantry battalion.
The "Greene Rifles" saw service in the unsuccessful West Virginia campaigns of 1861. After a short stint guarding the South Carolina and Georgia coastline, they returned to Virginia and fought in the battles of 2nd Manassas and Fredrickburg in 1862. Chancellorsville and Gettysburg followed in 1863.
The company returned to Georgia briefly in 1863. It was present at the Battle of Chickamauga, but was not engaged. The Legion infantry did take part in the failed attempt to capture Knoxville, Tennessee in November, 1863. (THIS WAS WHEN PITTMAN WAS WOUNDED)The company returned to Virginia for the battles of The Wilderness and Spotsylvania in 1864. The company probably converted to cavalry very late in the war. The "Greene Rifles" made the march to Appomattox Court House and fought at the bloody fiasco of Sayler's Creek just three days before Lee's surrender.
(Further notes follow the roster.)
There is a faded ledger in the Greene County Probate Judge's office that contains a list of the "Greene Rifles." From it and records on file at the Georgia Department of Archives and History, comes a roster of the company:
Co. K, 44th Georgia Infantry
The Greene County Volunteers
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Copied from The Herald Journal, Greensboro, GA January 25, 1991. In early 1862, recognizing more men would be needed to fight the Union forces, the Confederate government called for more troops and passed some wider draft laws. Under these Acts of Conscription, the age limits were expanded and fewer skilled laborers were exempted. Men liable for the draft were given the option of joining a unit of their choice or being conscripted.
Company K, 44th Georgia Volunteer Infantry was one of thousands of companies formed throughout the South in response to the new call for manpower. The men formed the company and elected officers in March, 1862. They immediately left for Camp Stephens near Griffin for training.
The 44th Georgia Infantry Regiment arrived in Virginia in the midst of the Seven Day's Battles and was immediately committed to combat. The regiment was severely bloodied at Malvern Hill on July1, 1862 and suffered one of the highest battle casualty rates of the entire war. Company K lost ten men in that battle.
As part of the Doles-Cook Brigade, Company K fought at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg in 1863 and the Wilderness and Spotsylvania in 1864. Company K was part of the force that scattered Union troops through the streets of Gettysburg on the first day of that battle. Twenty seven "Volunteers" were captured at Spotsylvania near the "Bloody angle" on May 10, 1864. Several of them would die in Northern prison camps. The company was involved in the Shenandoah Valley campaign of 1864 and marched on Washington, D.C. The unit returned to Virginia for the Petersburg and Appomattox campaigns in 1865.
(Further notes follow the roster.)
The Georgia Department of Archives and History holds many of the men's service records:
Pittman is listed as P. M. Wagnon,in the Index to Georgia's 1867 Returns of Qualified Voters and Registration Oath books (white men).
Also listed are: C. T. Wagnon George R. Wagnon J. P. Wagnon Joseph M. Wagnon Sanford D. Wagnon W. W. Wagnon Wiley H. Wagnon William O. Wagnon William S. Wagnon
1870 Census Green County, Ga, Penfield Dist. Family #1446 Wagnon, Monroe, age 27 Frances, age 23
Between 1870 and June 1875 Frances died and he married Mary Jane Blackmon. They moved to Smith County, Texas sometime between 1875 and 1878.
Rose Hill Cemetery Info WAGNON, Pittman M. - 17 Nov 1840 - 18 Oct 1918 Pvt 3 BN GA. Sharp Shooters C.S.A.
Pittman's Confederate Pension # 24931 Smith County, Texas Census report states that Pittman was born November 1835. His tombstone says 1840. Also, 1860 GA Census says 9 years old so was taken before birthday that year. 1840 probably correct.
1880 Census, Smith Acouty, TX, page 175D P. M. Wagnon, ge 37, GA Mary J. , age 29, GA Frank, age 10, GA Maggie, age 8, GA Willie, age 2, TX Hattie Hall, stepdaughter, age 13, GA Belle Hall, stepdaughter, age 12, GA George, W. Wade, other, age 15, TX H. H. Miller, other, age 28, TX Babe Cherry (Male) age 38, TX, widowed
More About Pittman Monroe Wagnon: Burial: 29 Oct 1918, Rose Hill Cemetery, Smith Co., TX, USA
Children of Frances Leverett and Pittman Wagnon are:
6 i. Franklin Monroe3 Wagnon, born 17 Sep 1869 in Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA, USA; died 09 Feb 1932 in Duncan, Stephens Co., OK, USA. He married Elizabeth Rose "Roxie Lee" Barber 18 Jan 1891 in Tyler, Smith Co., TX, USA; born 05 Feb 1867 in Tyler, Smith Co., TX, USA; died 13 Dec 1928 in Duncan, Stephens Co., OK, USA.
Notes for Franklin Monroe Wagnon: I have marriage records of Franklin M. Wagnon and Roxie Lee Barber from Smith County, Texas. I also, have census records of Frank M. and Roxie Lee in Stephens County, Oklahoma in 1910. I have death records of Frank M. and Roxie Lee both from many relatives and from Cemetery records in Duncan, Oklahoma, where they are buried.
1900 smith Co., Tx Census says twins born May 1895. More About Franklin Monroe Wagnon: Burial: 11 Feb 1932, Duncan Cemetery, Duncan, Stephens Co., OK, USA
Notes for Elizabeth Rose "Roxie Lee" Barber:
Someone told Eula Roxie's real name was Elizabeth Rose and that somewhere along the line she bPittman M. - 17 Nov 1840 - 18 Oct 1918 Pvt 3 BN GA. Sharp Shooters C.S.A. egun to be called Roxie Lee. This might explain why Roxie i not listed with the rest of the family in the 1870 Census of Smith county, Texas, however, an Elizabeth, age 4 years, was listed with the Jackson Barber family who lived in the next house, as was Mary Barber, age 84, who was the Grandmother of Roxie. Perhaps she was visiting in the home when the Census taker came and thus was listed with them.
After her marriage she seemed to always be known as Roxie Lee and is buried under that name in the Duncan Cemetery.
More About Elizabeth Rose "Roxie Lee" Barber: Burial: 15 Dec 1928, Duncan Cemetery, Duncan, Stephens Co., OK, USA
7 ii. Margaret Magnolia Wagnon, born 1872 in GA, USA; died 1946 in Duncan, Stephens Co., OK, USA. She married James F. Hayes 1891; born 1860 in TX, USA; died 1914.
Notes for Margaret Magnolia Wagnon: Obit from Duncan Banner
MRS. MAGGIE HAYES IS DEAD Mrs. Maggie Hays, 74 of 1209 Main, widow of a Baptist minister and a resident of Duncan for 40 years, died at 2:45 p.m. yesterday at the home of a son in Bethany, Okla. She had been ill several weeks.
She was born in Atlanta, GA and moved to Texas at an early age. With her husband, the Rev. J. M. Hays and family she moved here in 1908. Her husband died in 1914.
Mrs. Hays is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Pollock, 1209 Main; two sons, Alva, 1006 Pecan and the Rev. Thomas Hays of Bethany; and 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the nazarene Church of which Mrs. Hays was a member. The Rev. J. E. Cook, minister, will assist the Rev. R. L. Lindley of Oklahoma City. Buriel will be by the Beeson Granthan Funeral Home in Duncan Cemetery.
Bearers will be Homer Pollock, Ike Pollock, Vernal Pollock, John Vestal, Bro. U. J. Rodger, and Frank Kiser.
More About Margaret Magnolia Wagnon: Burial: 1946, Duncan Cemetery, Duncan, Stephens Co., OK, USA
Notes for James F. Hayes: 1910 Stephens Co., TX, King twp, Duncan #129 Hays, James F. 50 married 1 19yrs TX TN YX Maggie 35 4/4 GA GA GA Tommie(M) 16 married 1 TX TX GA Bettie 17 TX TX GA Alva(M) 14 TX TX GA Gussie May 11 TX TX GA