COMPANY FOR BEAT NO. 8

LAMAR COUNTY, TEXAS

9th BRIGADE

TEXAS STATE TROOPS

TEXAS MILITIA

Compiled by Ron Brothers


This unit organized in Precinct (or Beat) No. 8 of Lamar County Texas and filed muster roll and election returns on 10 Aug 1861. No ages or year of birth appears on the muster roll and this information is derived from the 1860 Census. A copy of the muster roll is located in the Texas State Archives. It states the following:

At an election held in Precinct No. 8 at D. H. Davis store for the election of Military Officers after public notice being given the following is a list of the votes given the 10th day of August 1861.

For Captain, Wm. Gardner had 20 votes.

For 1st Lt., E. T. Wilson had 19 votes

For 2nd Lt., W. T. Young had 18 votes

For Junior 2nd Lt., P. W. Mason had 18 votes

For 1 Serg., W. J. Swain had 17 votes

For 2 Serg., W. H. Ledbetter had 18 votes

For 3 Serg., Robert Sikes had 18 votes

For 4 Serg., N. H. Burnett had 19 votes

We the undersigned do certify that the above is a true list of Statement of the Election held this day August 10th 1861.

C. C. Taylor, Clerk

N. H. Burnett, Clerk

E. P. Daivs, Judge

Samuel Griffey, Judge

E. T. Wilson, Presiding Officer



Beasley, R. H., age 28, born about 1833, Pvt.

Burnett, N. H., age unknown, born about unknown, 4th Sgt.

Davis, E. P., age 31, born about 1830, Pvt.

Finly, H. R., age unknown, born about unknown, Pvt.

Gardner, William, age 34, born about 1827, Capt.

Huff, L. V., age 19, born about 1842, Pvt.

Ledbetter, William H., age 21, born about 1840, 2nd Sgt.

Majors, Hugh M., age 32, born about 1829, Pvt.

Marshall, Thomas C., age 29, born about 1832, Pvt.

Mason, P. W., age unknown, born about unknown, Jr. 2nd Lt.

Parish, William, age 26, born about 1835, Pvt.

Sansbury, W. A. E., age 26, born about 1835, Pvt.

Shelton, Ervin, age 33, born about 1828, Pvt.

Stull, Jacob, age unknown, born about unknown, Pvt.

Swain, W. J., age unknown, born about unknown, 1st Sgt.

Sykes, Robert, age 28, born about 1833, 3rd Sgt.

Tillman, A. G., age 32, born about 1829, Pvt.

Walker, William, age 31, born about 1830, Pvt.

Wilson, E. T., age 36, born about 1825, 1st Lt.

Young, W. T., age 30, born about 1831, 2nd Lt.

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