1844 - 1913 (69 years)
||David Nashville Walters |
||Apr 15, 1844
||Scott county, Mississippi, USA
|28th Louisiana Infantry Regiment |
||Oct 06, 1913
||Eros, Louisiana, USA
||? Beulah Cemetery
- Notes for David Nashville Walters:
Most of the following on David N. Walters comes from his Application for Confederate Pension, as well as the application his wife Emily filled out upon his death.
There are two records of him filing for this application while a resident of Eros, LA. One is dated June 26, 1906 (filled out roughly in his own hand, with many misspelled words, and signed with his own signature), and another is dated January 24, 1907 (definitely in the much-better handwriting of someone else, with all names spelled correctly, and signed with his mark X). One application lists Ouachita Parish, the other Jackson Parish. The facts on both are consistent. Maybe he was turned down the first time, applied in the wrong county, or was much poorer or more infirm a year later?
He enlisted in the Confederate Army May, 1864 at Marksville, LA. He lists the "28th LA Regiment, Polenaux Division" as the command. This was the28th Louisiana Infantry Regiment, known as Gray's Command, with the division commanded by Gen. Camille de Polignac after the death of Mouton. According to the Webpage on the 28th Infantry, he was a resident of Bossier Parish at the time of the surrender.
He lists the names of regimental and company officers as: Col. Poole, Lt . Col. Milhon (probably a misspelling), Major Cheatham, Lt. Billy Kidd, First Lt. Billy Lewis, Lt. Robert Barr; the later application adds Col. Poste and Col. Mouton.
He testifies that he was not wounded, was discharged at the surrender at Natchitoches, LA at the close of the war, and never signed an oath of allegiance to the United States Government. A Webpage on the 28thLouisiana by Steve Pipes lists him as a private in Co. C, and on the LA Infantry Roll of Prisoners of War, paroled at Shreveport. He states on his application that he was never a prisoner; however, many troops at the final surrender were considered prisoners, then simply released to go home.
At the time of the pension application, he says he had been a resident of Louisiana for about 55 years, "since 1853," that his wife was 51 years old, and they still had a 15 year old daughter living at home. He lists his eldest son as 32 years old, his eldest daughter as 28 years old, and the next son as 24 years old. (I have figured the birth years of the children and Emily based on this information).
The application asks- "Are you engaged in any business? If so, how much do you earn?" On the earlier application, he replies, "Only farming, I earn a decent living." However, on the later application he says, "I am farming and earn a very scant living." To the question, "What prevents you from earning a living now?" he answers, "Old age, am unable to work hard like I once did." On the later application, he simply says, "Old and infirm." Responding to the value of his estate, he notes, " . . . except a few cows and a few hogs, worth about $35."
He lists the following for "two or more of your comrades with their post office addresses": John Barr, Vernon, Jackson Parish, LA and Zacharia Killingsworth, Eros, Jackson Parish, LA. Witnesses to the information are listed as W.A. Wingate and John Dewith, Okaloosa, Ouachita Parish, LA. John Dewith signed with his mark (X). Witnesses to the later application are listed as WD Phillips, Eros, LA and RH Leigh, Munroe, LA.
His place of burial, from his widow's application, is listed as "Frantom's Chappell." . Paul Tolbird lists the place of burial as Ward 7, Ouachita, LA, Frantom Chapel Cemetery. The surname Frantom also appears elsewhere in the Tolbird tree. I believe this to be the Beulah Cemetery in Ouachita Parish. There are several of the Walters buried in the Beulah Cemetery, as are several Frantom's.
Beulah Methodist Church cemetery is in Calhoun located at the intersection of Beulah Church Road and Vollie Sanford Road, west of Calhoun off of Owens Road.
Note: There is a David Walters in MS, enlisted in the MS cavalry, who should not be confused with this David Walters.
||May 2, 2008 |
||Emily L. Dickerson, b. 1853, d. |
||Jan 02, 1872
||Cadeville, Louisiana, USA
Married by the Rev. Saunders.
| ||1. Beula Walters, d. |
|+||2. Hardy Chappel Walters, b. 1874, d. |
|+||3. Julia Mae Walters, b. Apr 15, 1877, d. Jun 27, 1957, Handsboro, Mississippi, USA (Age 80 years)|
| ||4. Iva Abner Walters, b. 1882, d. Hamburg, Arkansas, USA |
| ||5. Nellie Inez Walters, b. 1891, d. |