14 September 2013

Saturday Stories: Theodore Perry James

Theodore Perry James was my paternal grandmother's maternal grandfather, making him my second great-grandfather. He was born 15 May 1845 and died 22 December 1936.

Grandpa James served in the War Between the States in Company H, 27th SC Infantry, CSA. This was Gaillard's Regiment, Hagood's Brigade. At his enlistment on 31 May 1863, he was a private and eighteen years old. He was captured near Petersburg on 21 August 1864 at the Battle of Weldon. He was a prisoner of war at Camp Lookout, Maryland until 18 February 1865 when he was paroled and exchanged. He was present at the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia on 9 April 1865.

After the war, in 1871, he married Caroline Roland. He was age twenty-six and she was seventeen years old. They had a houseful of children, one of which was my great-grandmother Susan Callie James.

I do not know a great deal about this side of my family, but I am enjoying every bit that I learn about them.

Compiled Service Record, National Archives: Application for pension, South Carolina Archives; Memoirs of the War of Secession by Brig. General Johnson Hagood, CSA.


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    1. Thank you, Denise. I feel very blessed to have access to ways to learn more about my ancestors.

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