Smith County, Texas
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|Sterling R. PRICE, son of Sterling PRICE and Mary Ann FREEMAN, born 1804 in North Carolina. He married Alsista AUTREY, born in 1804 in North Carolina.
All of the boys served in the Civil War, except Howard, who died before the War started.
What a desperate time for the parents of these children, not knowing if any would come home alive! Of these six, half of them did die during the war! George and Benjamin died at Camp Douglas - a Union Prisoner of War camp in Chicago - that was found out to have very harsh and filthy conditions. Some 4,000 men died at the camp from malnutrition, disease, or froze to death between 1862 and 1865! George and Benjamin died just two weeks apart. (Cause of death - Malaria, Fever, Exposure). What a horrible death - and no family members around to comfort them!
Madison Freeman did mention in one of his letters about reading in the Little Rock Newspaper in March of 1863 about the capture of George and many others and taken as prisoners to Chicago - and dying there!
Sterling died 9 Apr 1863 in Henderson Co., TX.
Madison Freeman PRICE, the son of Sterling R. PRICE and Alista AUTREY, was born 1836. He married Christiana Jane VENABLE, daughter of Andrew VENABLE and Mary Ann EVANS, on 25 Feb 1858 in Smith Co., TX. She was born 6 Jan 1838 in St. Claire Co., AL.
Madison Freeman Price joined, as a private, the 22 nd Texas Infantry of the 1st Brigade (Brig. Gen. James M. Hawes had replaced Col. Young), Walker's Division, Company I (Hubbards).
The 22nd Infantry Regiment was organized on March 10, 1862 in Polk Co., TX. The men that volunteered for service in the 22nd Infantry were from Livingston, Mason, Quitman, Palestine and Tyler, TX. Field officers were Colonel Richard B. Hubbard, Lieutenant Colonel John J. Canon, Lieutenant Colonel Elias E. Lott, and Major Benjamin F. Parkes. The 22nd Texas Infantry was attached to the 1st Brigade, commanded by Colonel Overton Young, 1st Brigade, Walker's Texas Division, Trans - Mississippi Department.
Walker's Texas Division was organized at Camp Nelson, near Austin, Arkansas in October of 1862. It took its name from Maj. General John George Walker, who took command from its organizer, Brig. General Henry Eustace McCulloch, on January 1, 1863. During its existence it was commonly called the "Greyhound Division" or "Walker's Greyhounds", in tribute to its special capability to make long, forced marches from one threatened point to another in the Trans-Mississippi Department. Elements of the division attempted to relieve the siege of Vicksburg by attacking the federal troops at Milliken's Bend in June and took part in the battle of Bayou Bourbeau in Louisiana in November 1863. They later disbanded in Hempstead, Texas in May of 1865. The regiment saw action in Arkansas and Louisiana including the battle at Young's Point on June 7, 1863. Young's Point served as a vital supply depot for the Union army. Civil War Letters of Madison Freeman Price to his wife Jane.
Sometime before 1900 Christiana Jane moved in with her son Hugh Madison Price and his family where she remained until her death 6 Mar 1924. She is buried in Dean Baptist Church Cemetery, Smith Co., TX as "Aunt Jane Price." Letters written to Jane from J. W. Clary
|Front Row: Uncle Bud Smith (T. A. Smith), Lawrence, Anna Smith (Mamma's oldest sister),Clyde Smith, Great Grandma (Jane Price), Grandpa (Hugh Madison Price), Grandma (Alice Gilliland Price).
Back Row: Claude Price (Oldest boy), Walter Price (youngest child), Emma Price Pegues, Lorene Thedford in mamma's arms, Lexie Bell Price Thedford
The Price Family photograph was taken by A.J. Thedford Jr. in 1905 and has this inscribed on the back of the picture along with the names:
|Hugh Madison PRICE, the son of Madison Freeman PRICE and Christiana Jane VENABLE, was born 14 Feb 1859 in Smith Co., TX. He married Sarah Alice GILLILAND on 20 Sep 1877 in Smith Co., TX. She was born born 7 Mar 1857, Smith Co. TX.
Children of Hugh Madison Price and Sarah Alice Gilliland:
Sarah Alice died 9 Mar 1912 and is buried in the Dean Baptist Church Cemetery, Smith Co., TX. (Obituary)
Hugh Madison married Mrs. Ida RHINEHARDT on 21 Sep 1913 in Smith Co., TX.
Children of Hugh Madison and Ida Rhinehardt are:
Hugh died 7 Mar 1927, Smith Co. TX, and is buried in the Dean Baptist Church Cemetery next to his first wife Sarah Alice. (Obituary)
Cemetery Records Smith County, Texas, Volume II, Northwest Quarter; East Texas Genealogical Society, 1983
Cemetery Records Smith County, Texas, Volume III, Southwest Quarter; East Texas Genealogical Society, 1984
Marriage Records of Smith County, Texas, 1846-1899; East Texas Genealogical Society, 1979
Marriage Records of Smith County, Texas, 1900-1926; East Texas Genealogical Society, 1999
Smith County TX US Federal Census
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