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From: Ellen Reesh <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Civil War help - Rick or anyone
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 18:05:19 -0700
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Thanks for your help. The H.Tollison of Lavaca Co. Texas is Hebron, another
brother to my B.H.H. Tolleson.

Hitson H. Tolleson's son Jame Monroe Tolleson served in Rutherford Company,
Dobbins Reg't of Arkansas in the Cavalry from May 1864 to Oct 1864. [the
family story says that H.H. told his son to join the cavalry so that at
least the Union guys couldn't steal the only riding horse they had.]
This is what I have from the War Department, The adjutant General's Office.
"The name James Monroe Tolleson has not been found on the only muster roll
on file in this office of Co.D (Capt Ruterferd) 1(Dobbins)Regt. Ark.
Cav.C.S>A> covering Jan &Feb 1864. The name james Tollison Co.D. Dobbins
Regt. Ark.Cav. appears on a Must. * Desc. Roll of Prison. Of War surrendered
May 11. 1865 and paroled June5 1865 at Jackensport, Ark. age shown 19 yrs.
Eyes, dark, hair dark, comp, dark, Height, 5ft, 7 in. Born, Alabama. "
(Signed) Robert C. Davis, the Adjutant General.

Attached to the Widows Pension Application for State of Texas are several
affidavits from comrades of James Monroe Tolleson, all were notarized in
Independence Co. 1) C. M. Engles, 2) A.M. Allen, 3) J. W. Robertson.

I don't have anything on Tilghman Tolleson, just the family story about him
being injured coming home and later dying.

Thank you again for your help.

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 10:34 AM, Candy Lawrence <>wrote:

> Hi Ellen,
> A tough one, indeed!
> I found a H. Tollison who served with the Lavaca County Minute Men, Texas
> as
> a 3rd Ordnanceman. This was a home guard type of unit.
> What unit was his son James in? Also, do you have anything to show the
> unit
> his brother was in?
> Rick
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ellen Reesh" <>
> To: "Izard List" <>
> Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2009 1:03 AM
> Subject: [ARIZARD] Civil War help - Rick or anyone
> > Hi,
> > Have a family story I am trying to track down. It says that my
> > ggg-grandfather fought in the Civil War but I have never been able to
> find
> > him. His name is Benjamin Hitson Harrison Tolleson (Tillison, Tollerson,
> > Tolerson, Tollison, Tellison) He moved his family from Tishomingo Co. MS
> > to
> > Independence Co. AR (just below Batesville) in 1860 purchasing land from
> > the
> > gov'tmt paying cash. He and his brother Tilghman Tolleson came together.
> > Both joined the army (Confederate) Tilghman was injured came home and
> > later
> > died of his wounds. My ggg-grandfather B. Hitson Harrison came home to
> his
> > farm, minus a few pigs, sheep, cattle but he rebuilt it and lived there
> > for
> > about 17 years until he moved his family, with the exception of my
> > gg-grandfather Henry Oscar Tolleson who had married my gg-grandmother
> > Sophronia Williams and had moved to Izard Co., to Texas.
> >
> > B. Histon Harrison Tolleson's oldest son James M. Tolleson also fought in
> > the war (I have his CW pension records from TX). I have never been able
> to
> > find my ggg-grandfather though. He went by Hitson H. Tolleson,
> > H.H.Tolleson, his tombstone in Texas has an inscription on it alluding
> to
> > his being a good husband, good father and good soldier, I just have never
> > been able to find him anywhere.
> >
> > Any help or hints where to look would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Ellen Tolleson Reesh
> >
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