Our Confederate Ancestors
Below are photos of the ancestors of members of the Tallassee Armory Guards.
Pvt. William Marion Benson
Father of Dr. James Marion Benson. Grandfather of Willie Faye Benson Hughey. Great Grandfather of Fred Randall Hughey.
This photograph is an enlargement of a picture which appeared in the "Tallassee Mills Briefs," February, 1918.
Tallassee's Remaining Confederate Veterans Made on the steps of the "Old White Store" (Town Hall) Barnett Blvd., Circa 1918-26
Bottom Row (L-R) #5 "Pap" Garrett; #6 (With Wooden Leg) Madison Matthew Lambert; #7 Robert Haiiey Jackson Mallory.
Top Row (L-R) #10 Johnson D. Hill; #11 William Marion Benson; #13 "Grandpa" J.P. Kersey. Woman with Confederate Battle Flag is Berta Coker. Others may have been Mr. Whatley, Mr. Dobbs, Mr. Flurry, possibly, Capt. J.M. Hethcox and Mr. J.T. Forbus
Cpl. Alfred E. Penton - 38th Mississippi Mntd. Infantry
Ancestor of Terry Black
Sgt. Robert William Rowell - 63rd Alabama Infantry
Ancestor of Steve Harris
Pvt. Swinton W. Barber - 9th Louisanna Infantry Co.I
Ancestor of Joseph D.Barber
Pvt. Joseph J. Johnson - 53rd Alabama Cavalry Co.K
Ancestor of Ed Henderson
Pvt. Theophilus F. Botsford - 47th Al. Infantry Co.
Ancestor of Tim Watkins
Lt. Simeon W. Melton - 47th Al. Inf. Co. B
Ancestor of Donald J. Melton, Tim and Bobby Watkins
3rd. Sgt. William J. Griffith - 47th Al. Inf. Co. B
Ancestor of Terry Davis
Pvt. Neal Strahan Jr. - 9th Louisiana Infantry Regiment Co. I
Ancestor of Joe Barber
Pvt. Isaac Newton Hightower - 45th Alabama
Infantry Co. F
Julie Duncan Crockett (cousin of COL Davey Crocket)
Ancestors of Adam Robinson