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ASHLEY, Thomas H. ~ Served during the War Between the States in Co. H 10th Georgia Infantry.  He held the ranks of Sergeant and 2nd Lieutenant.  He died at Williamsburg, Virginia on 28 November 1861 of fever.  He is the son of Thomas Hiram Ashley and Elizabeth Bowen.   I have a copy of his record. Submitted by Zaroga Goff.

BULLINGTON, James Reuben b. Sept 10, 1916 in Turner Co. Served in the U.S. Marines, 1109th Platoon based in San Diego, CA and rank was Corporal. He served during WW II.  Submitted by Charles Benefield.

GORDAY, Henry Andrew Jackson ~ Served during the War Between the States in the 61st Regiment, Co. A from Irwin County, Georgia.  He was born 12 November 1836 and died 28 March 1911 in Turner County Georgia.  He married Sarah Jane Chandler born 17 March 1838 (daughter of Aaron Rees Chandler and Dicey Horne) and died 14 June 1914. He and his wife are buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Ashburn, Georgia.  Sumitted by Aloha, Bev

HARDIN, Monroe ~ enlisted as a private in Co. B, 11th Battalion, Georgia Artillery (Sumter Artillery) in January 1864 by Lt. Col. Cutts for three years.  [Note: All of the official records including military, marriage, census and wills spelled the last name with an “i” instead of an “e” during the 1800’s.  Other records show that he had three brothers in the same unit, David, James B., and Thomas Jefferson Hardin.  Two other brothers served in other groups in the CSA, Henry H. and Drewry Hardin.  In all, there were 15 children in the Henry Hardin family.] He was listed as “Present” in all the Company Muster Rolls until November – December 1864.  At this time he was described as “Dispatched with musket to Fort Gregg by order of Col. Walker”.  His record shows that he was captured at Petersburg on April 2, 1865 and  was moved as a POW to Point Lookout, Md. on April 4, 1865.  He was  released on June 13, 1865 on taking the oath of allegiance to the United States.  Continued here.  Submitted by Frank Bacon.

Benjamin Kennedy Hardison Benjamin Kennedy Hardison in France
HARDISON, Benjamin Kennedy ~ US Marine WWI 1917-1918.  Submitted by Jack Sumner.

Calvin Walker Hardison

HARDISON, Calvin Walker ~ US Navy WWII.  Submitted by Jack Sumner.

HARDISON, Thomas Jefferson Jr. ~ born 1841 in per Head Stone, 1880 census shows age as 39; died October 30, 1886 in Morristown, Tennessee.  He was the son of Thomas Jefferson Hardison and Harriett Carlisle.  He married Elizabeth L. Goff Bef. 1866. Thomas Jefferson Hardison, Jr. served in companies  F and E of the 57th GA Inf,CSA.  Submitted by Jack Sumner.

HOGAN, William M. ~ Served during the Indian Wars and the Mexican War.  I don't have his actual records, only through newspaper articles and the book TURNER COUNTY HISTORY. He was married first to Eliza ? and second to Mary Ann Parsons.  Submitted by Zaroga Goff.

Benjamin Franklin Kennedy

KENNEDY, Benjamin Franklin ~ born March 27, 1845 in Crawford, Georgia; died July 19, 1924 in Tifton, Tift County, Georgia.  He was the son of William Kennedy and  Mary Willaimson.  He married Sarah Eleanor Hancock February 24, 1866 in Crawford County, Georgia.  He enlisted as a corporal and became a sergeant in Company C 27th Georgia Infantry Regiment. Submitted by Jack Sumner.

PONDER, James W. ~ enlisted March 3, 1862, in Company K, 9th Georgia Infantry.  He was seventeen years, 11 months of age. Records show that he spent most of his time in various hospitals, apparently due to illnesses.  He appeared to be with his unit during the Tennessee battles in early 1864 and the Battle of the Wilderness in May of 1864.  He returned to his unit in November 1864 after another illness to serve  during the siege of Petersburg.  He stayed with his unit until it escaped Petersburg, VA, to surrender at Appomattox on April 9, 1865.

My grandmother, Katie Eliza Ponder Harden, told me about her father stacking arms with Gen. Lee at Appomattox and riding his horse back to his home so he could use it to farm.  Submitted by Frank Bacon.

PORTER, Julius Erasmus ~ Served during the War Between the States in Co. D, 57th Georgia Infantry.  He held the rank of Private.  His parents were Richard Porter and Sarah Johannah Massey  Hogan.  He married first Penelope Ann Prudence Stanley and second Mary Davis.  I have his records.   Submitted by Zaroga Goff.

PUSSER (PURSER), John ~ born 1757; died 1826. John Purser who served with Cap’t Charles Polk and His Company of Light Horse who enered service the 12th March, 1776 and with Cap't Sharp's Company of Light Horse during the Rev. War.  Submitted by Jack Sumner.

PUSSER (PURSER), John ~ born May 10, 1818 in North Carolina; died March 28, 1887 in Pulaski County, Georgia.  He was the son of David ( Purser) Pusser and Anna Mullis, (1807-abt 1870).  He married Edith Helms Abt. 1848 in North  Carolina. John Pusser was listed as a member of the Georgia Militia in the 387th District in Pulaski County in March of 1862. On April 16, 1864 he enlisted as a Private in Company I, 5th Georgia Reserves, Confederate States Army. His enlistment was for the duration of the war. After the War Between the States, John returned to his farm and concentrated on providing for his large family.  Submitted by Jack Sumner.

RYLE, John F. ~ Served during the War Between the States in Co. H, 10th Georgia Infantry and in Co. A, 66th Georgia Infantry.  He held the rank of Private.  In later life, he moved from Wilcox County to Jeff Davis County around Hazelhurst.  He was married first to Elizabeth Chapman and second to Mary Chapman.  I have his records for Co. H. 10th Georgia Infantry and his pension records filed in Wilcox County.  Submitted by Zaroga Goff.

James Ellis Stubbs

STUBBS, James Ellis ~ Served during WWII from 16 September 1942 until discharge date of 22 November 1945 as a Surgical Technician and was in the Pacific Theater of Operations in a medical detachment with the 7th. Infantry Division.  Ended service as a Technician Fifth Grade in Medical Detachment 32nd Infantry.  He participated in the Aleutians Islands, Eastern Mandates, Southern Philippines and Rvukyrus campaigns.  He was wounded carrying out his duties on Leyte in the Philippines.  He received the Purple Heart, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal with 4 Bronze Stars, World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 2 Bronze Stars.  His parents are Benjamin Howard Stubbs and Leola Ellen Wilson.  He married Clora Annie Jane Swain. Submitted by Zaroga Goff.

SUMNER, Ashley Seaborn ~ born January 27, 1910 in Chula, Tift County, Georgia; died January 15, 1987 in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.  He was the son of Seaborn S. Sumner and Edie Lucintha Purser.  He married Eleanor Eunice (Nell) Hardison July 30, 1938 in Tifton, Tift County, Georgia.   Seaborn served in the US Marines at Parris Island, SC during  W.W.II.  Submitted by Jack Sumner.

Calvin Seaborn Sumner

SUMNER, CALVIN SEABORN ~ 1971 US Army.  Submitted by Jack Sumner.

Jack Douglas Sumner

SUMNER, Jack Douglas ~ Married Beverly Dolores Plowman.  Jack D. Sumner  served  in U S Air Force, 28th Air Defense -Hamilton AFB 
Served In U S Navy, Destroyer-USS Eversole DD789--Far East  
Served in U S Navy, Submarine Service- USS Sculpin SSN 590-USS MG Vallejo SSBN 658  (Blue)  
USS Benjamin Franklin SSBN 640 (Gold) 
He took an inter-service transfer to the US Army to become a Warrant Officer 
Served In U S Army- Infantry-2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry 25th Infantry Division - South East Asia, Vietnam 
Served In U S Army- Infantry Germany, Greece, 2nd 51st Infantry 1st Armored Division-1st 6th Infantry 1st Armored Division 
Served in US Army-Infantry-7th Infantry Division 
Served at U S Military Academy---U S Corps Of Cadets 
Served in US Army-Infantry-7th Infantry Division 
Served at U S Army Warrant Officer Senior College 
Retired U S Army ,Chief Warrant Officer Four  
Submitted byJack Sumner.

SUMNER, Jr.,Jesse Charles ~ born May 23, 1832 in Irwin County, Georgia; died November 21, 1911 in Chula, Tift County, Georgia.  He was the son of Jesse Charles Sumner, Sr and  Serina Lavina(Vinnie) Yates.  He married Margaret Catherine Sutton March 21, 1862 in Irwin County, Georgia. Jesse Charles Sumner, Jr., in Company "F", 49th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, CSA from  March 4, 1862 until the end of the war. Submitted by Jack Sumner.

SUMNER, Sr., Joseph Chestnutt ~ born 1761 in Onslow County,  North Carolina; died December 30, 1827 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia.  He was the son of Joseph Sumner(II) and Margaret (Sumner) N.L.N..  He married Mary Kight Bef. 1787 in Georgia.
Mary Kight, born Unknown in Unknown; died Aft. 1831 in Georgia. Joseph Chestnutt Sumner, Sr. was a Revolutionary War Veteran and is found in the certified roster of Revolutionary soldiers of Georgia in Knight's Roster, page 369.  Submitted by Jack Sumner.

Norman Gene Sumner

SUMNER, Norman Gene ~ US Marines 1962.  Submitted by Jack Sumner.

SWAIN, William Darling ~  Served during the War Between the States in Co. G, 7th Georgia Militia.  He held the rank of Private.  His mother is Elizabeth Swain who married James Paul.  His first wife was Martha Jane Womble and his second Lydia Eliza Stewart.  I have his pension record that he filed and the one Eliza filed.  Submitted by Zaroga Goff.

Benjamin Franklin Whiddon

WHIDDON, Benjamin Franklin ~ Served during WWII with the 5th Armored Division,Company D 81st Tank Bn; Tour April 1, 1941 - December 13, 1945.  I have not documented this but according to Howell McCorvey my father, Benjamin Franklin Whiddon and L.A. Oaks were one of the first to leave from Turner County.  He was called April 01, 1942 and fought with the 5th Armored Division, Company D in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe.  He receive a Purple Heart and a Silver Star.   He is still living but does not talk a lot about his service time.   Submitted by Randall Whiddon.

WILSON, Pleasant Perry ~ Served during the War Between the States in Co. A, 66th Georgia Infantry.  He held the rank of Private.  He died at Camp Chase Prison, Ohio of pneumonia on 01 February 1865.  He is interned in grave # 997.  His parents are Alston Wilson and Francis Sugg.  His wife was Elizabeth Ashley.  I have a copy of his record. Submitted by Zaroga Goff.

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