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I38134: Samuel BURKS I (ABT 1680 - BEF 12 Feb 1756)
Confederate Soldiers, Officers, and Privates from Howard County
Source: History of Howard and Cooper Counties, 1883, pp.
We have no accurate means of knowing the number of men who
entered the Confederate army from Howard county. The number
could have not been less than 1,500 men, from the beginning of
the war to its close. It is supposed from the best information
that can now be obtained, that between 500 and 700 men joined
General Sterling Price while on his last raid through this
portion of the state. These soldiers were composed of all
classes and ages, from men of three score years to the mere
stripling of fifteen. Probably not more than one-third of the
entire number who entered the army remained until its close, or
did the duty of a soldier for any considerable length of time.
We have made every effort that we could to get the names of
these soldiers, but failed, except as to a portion of them,
which we have classed under the heads of officers and privates.
"Martha Morgan his wife she was b.1780 and died June 8,1865.
(Source: Tombstone-Martha Perkins.) If you would like a picture
of her stone I'll be glad to send.The stone unfortunately no
ESTATE OF MARTHA PERKINS Inventory and Appraisal Filed
Recorded same day Clear Creek Sept.1st, 1866. We the
undersigned apraisers of the estate of Martha Perkins Deceased
apraise the property as follows
The Homestead 182 acres $2.50
The Land in Harris County 3 acres $25.00
Stock Cattle 76 head $5.50
Two Horses Verry Old $2.50
One Matress $6.66
One Feather Bed Two Pillows&Bolster
State of Texas County of Galveston Sept.1,1866
We solemly swear we have apraised the property of the estate Of
Martha Perkins deased to the best of our ability.
I do solmel swar that I have given in all the property bloinge
To the a state of Marthy Perkins.I do ____Certify the was Sigen
and Sworen to in present of me.
John J. Lewis JPGC this 1st of September 1866.
Probate: September 06, 1866, Galveston Co., Texas (Source:
Galveston Co. Probate Records.)"