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Re: Civil War query
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I have a similar situation. The CW service of both my gggf, Oliver HENDRIX/SAUNDERS, and that of his brother, Frank HENDRIX/SAUNDERS, was confirmed through my acquisition of their pension files. Both served KY in Co. B 121st USC Inf,, and Co H 13th USC H.A.
Now, I know they were brothers, and all the family knows they were brothers. I have the names of their parents. Frank left land to his three nieces--daughters of Olivers'. Frank and Oliver both mustered in on the same day in Greenuspsburg, KY. Interestingly, another man, Charles HENDRIX, also mustered in to the same units at the same place and the same time, if I am not mistaken.
I have been fortunate enough to have a relative of the slaveholder, Sandford HENDRIX, mail me a list that was in their family Bible (now in the hands of the Bath Co. Library). The list contains the names of Frank, Oliver, Charles, and a number of other people who were HENDRIX slaves. This list contains dates of birth (month and year). Realizing that persons held by the same master were not necessarily related biologically, the possibility still exists. I have a theory that Charles may have also been their brother.
In order to sort it out, I have ordered his pension file, as well, in hopes that it may reveal the names of his parents. Oliver and Frank both vouched for each other in their affidavits, but never mentioned their fraternity. Charles also made statements on behalf of both of them.
Optimistically, I will look forward to having the mystery solved upon receipt of the final files.
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