Person:Benjamin Graves Eddins (b1836)

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Benjamin Graves Eddins (b1836)

 Confederate Soldier

Born:Oct. 23, 1836, Madison County, AL
Died:Oct. 31, 1914
Buried:Briar Fork Cemetery, Madison County, AL
Son of:Benjamin Eddins (b1794)


Notes:

•  Son of Benjamin Eddins (b. 1794) and Mary Ann Clampett - Ancestry.com

•  Married 1.) Sarah Ann Bayless (1843-1886) on Dec. 6, 1859 2.) Nancy Jean Tucker (1862-1933) on Dec. 23, 1902. - Ancestry.com

•  "On November 15, 1861, Mr. Eddins entered the Confederate Army from Madison County as a Corporal. He served for 29 months in Company K 49th Regiment, Alabama Infantry. He fought in the Battle of Shiloh and was captured at Port Hudson, Louisiana, and paroled July 14, 1864. Mr. Eddins was a well known planter in both Madison and Limestone counties and owned a gristmill, cotton gin, and store in Madison County. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church for 40 years." - Heritage

•  Children of Benjamin Graves EDDINS and Sarah Ann BAYLESS are:
     1. Mary Elizabeth EDDINS, d., Died at age 12.
     2. Benjamin Bartley EDDINS.
     3. Thomas Toreah EDDINS.
     4. Jacob Vance EDDINS, d., Died at age 6.
     5. William Richard EDDINS, b. January 18, 1873, Giles County TN, d. January 21, 1944, Birmingham AL.
     6. Alta Lena EDDINS.
     7. Lewis Aymette EDDINS.
     8. Minnie Myrtle EDDINS.
     9. Sallie Pearl EDDINS.
Children of Benjamin Graves EDDINS and Nancy Jean TUCKER are:
     1. Eula Magdaline EDDINS, b. October 01, 1903, Hazel Green, Madison County AL. - Genealogy.com

•  "'The Joe Bradley Rebels,' Company K, 49th A1abama Infantry Regiment: This company was formed at the same time as Company H and was named for prominent Huntsville resident Joseph Bradley, who donated $500 to equip the men. John R. Gardiner, the first captain, was killed at Shiloh. Leroy Peevey succeeded him. When Peevey resigned, Thomas Jones Taylor -- later a judge and well-known early historian of Madison County -- became captain. Both Company H and Company K suffered heavy losses at Port Hudson." - Old Huntsville


Related Links:
•  Ancestry.com - Genealogical information collected and maintained by RaptureDove1 (behind Ancestry.com membership fee wall)
•  Find a Grave - Page created by Graveaddiction on July 6, 2004 and photos added by Bill Mordecai and Veda.
•  Genealogy.com - Genealogy
•  Heritage - The Heritage of Madison County, AL by Madison County Heritage Book Committee, submitted by Nancy Stroud Adair, printed in 1998, pp. 175-6.
•  Heritage - The Heritage of Madison County, AL by Madison County Heritage Book Committee, submitted by Nancy Stroud Adair, printed in 1998, pp. 175-6.
•  Old Huntsville - Confederate Units of Madison County.


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•  Benjamin Eddins (b1794)



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