Re: Carswell Brothers in Civil War
- Phil - Are you still interested? Haven't proved Samuel yet -
nicknamed "Squire" said to have served in the homeguard. If he can
be proved the total is 7!
Edie Crook in Hickory
--- In email@example.com, phill_baumgardner
> THis may sound a littel silly, but for no good
> reason I'd like to see if we can confirm or deny a story
> my Great-aunt Ruthie Bumgarner (1888-1980) told us.
> [Great-aunt Ruthie was the spinster sister of my Grandfather,
> Samuel Thomas Bumgarner (1882-1965). There were two
> other siblings, Alice Bumgarner (1876-1910; who married
> milas Huffman), and Jasper P. ("Pink") Bumgarner
> (1874-1934; who married Eliza Jane Huffman, cousin of Milas).
> Their father (my great-grandfather) was Thomas D.
> Bumgarner (1848-1929); and their mother was Margaret
> Carswell (1854-1895). All are buried (along with several
> other generations of the Bumgarner family) in the
> Pleasant Hill (Baptist Church) Cemetery, Enola,
> NC.]<br><br>At any rate, Great-aunt Ruthie said that there were
> several (maybe as many as 8) Carswell brothers who served
> in the Civil War. None of them was killed in the
> war, but none died a "natural" death (each was killed
> in "civilian" life after the war). Great-aunt Ruthie
> thought this quite interesting and unusual. Has anyone
> every heard a story like this, or did Great-aunt Ruthie
> have an over-active imagination?<br><br>If nothing
> else, maybe I've entertained you for a few
> minutes.<br><br>Thanks for indulging me.<br><br>Phill Baumgardner,
> Jacksonville, FL<br>[Grandpa changed the surname from
> "Bumgarner" in the late 1920's or early 1930's, after a more
> recent (post-WWI) German immigrant told him he was
> spelling it wrong - that it should be "Baumgartner". The
> story is that Grandpa said the "a" was okay, but he
> didn't like the "t", so he'd add a "d". Dad's oldest
> brother had already left home and gotten married by that
> time, so he never changed his name. Another brother
> added the "a", but neither the "d" or the "t" -
> although some of his children now use the "d". No wonder
> we can't find our relatives.]
Hello Susan, I don't remember seeing this entry before. I am sorry that I missed seeing it. If you are still interested in hearing about the little bit that I know about John Jacob Carswell, I will be glad to tell you anything that I know. My email address is ellenparsons@....