Grayson family


Thomas Greenwood

e-mail  from Joan Bridgham Gray

Lydia Bush

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Isaac Whittemore

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Ruth Bullard

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Thomas Greenwood

Weaver.  See description of his life

See his tombstone

His will

Source: Woodworth Genealogy

Andrew Jackson Grayson

AJ Grayson volunteered upon Lincoln's call when Fort Sumter was attacked.  He enlisted as a sergeant in the 6th Indiana regiment for the 3 months campaign in Virginia and was at the first battle of the Civil war in Philippi, VA.  "The companies of the 6th Indiana Volunteer Infantry were raised in different parts of the state and organized at Indianapolis, Indiana between April 22 and April 27, 1861.  The companies' counties of origin included Jefferson, Bartholomew, Daviess, Howard, Henry, Jennings, Jackson, and Hamilton.  The Regiment was officially mustered into United States service for a period of three months on April 25, 1861.  On the May 30, 1861, the regiment left Indianapolis, by way of Cincinnati, Ohio, for Grafton, Virginia (now West Virginia).  Sent on to the town of Webster, they arrived on June 2 and marched 14 miles (23 km) that same night to Philippi.  On the morning of June 3, the 6th Indiana participated in the Battle of Philippi, the first land battle of the Civil War.  They later participated in the Rich Mountain Campaign.  The regiment mustered out of service on August 2, 1861.  Among its line officers was Captain Jeremiah C. Sullivan, who would later rise to the rank of brigadier general.  Total strength and casualties The total strength of the 6th Indiana Infantry at the time of its organization was 782 men, including 37 commissioned officers.

Upon discharge from the 3 months deployment, he married and then immediately re-enlisted as a lieutenant.  He then saw action at the greatest battle of the war in the West at Shiloh, 7 April 1862, then resigned and returned to Madison, Indiana where he resumed his trade as a printer and writer.

[1] The regiment suffered no casualties in battle, but 3 enlisted men died of disease and one member of the regiment was captured by the enemy and later exchanged.

[2] See 6th Regiment Indiana Infantry (3 months) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .

Matilda Lawrence

Matilda Grayson, his wife, died at age 56 on July 28, 1899. The Madison Courier devoted almost a full column to her obituary the following day. Besides her children she left 2 sisters and 1 brother: Mrs. John Pollock of Battle Creek, Mich., and Mrs. Thomas McNutt, nee Wirt in Jefferson County, Ind. The brother, Oliver Lawrence, lived in Dayton, Ohio. She "was of a lovely and lovable disposition, devoted to home and fireside." ... She was a member of Trinity M.E. Church. Her 4 sons and 2 sons-in-law served as pall bearers. "She was the center of a beautiful homelife which she created and held together. She lived to realize the brightest and best reward that can come to womanhood---the satisfaction of seeing her family grown to maturity, filling honorable stations in life, respected and useful."