Raising The Sultana

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  • Story of Private Isaac Noah "Ike" Davenport

    Isaac Noah Davenport wrote a fifteen page account of his ordeal during the Civil War and passed along his experience to his relatives.  His nephew Gordon H. Turner also wrote a book called The History of Scotts Hill, Tennessee and featured his uncle’s story found on page 194.  Davenport is one of the men who survived his experience of not only the Civil War or the horrible conditions the...

    Read More | Sylvia Clemons | 13 August 2014 | Comment(s)

  • Story of Private William Laban Brown

    William Laban Brown was born 28 May 1834 in the Stock Creek community of Knox County, Tenn.  He was the son of Major John Brown II of Knox Co. and Mary[Polly] Gossett born in Guilford County North Carolina, the daughter of Absolum and Alice White Gossett of North Carolina.  He was born on the Brown family farm near Knoxville which was a land grant to William Brown on December 26, 1791 p...

    Read More | Sylvia Clemons | 05 August 2014 | Comment(s)

  • Life Story of the McCoy Brothers from Ohio at The Battle of Franklin

    William Henry McCoy is one of three children born to John and Phebe (Roberts) McCoy.  William was born in Highland County, Ohio in 1842.  He meet and married Maria Fletcher the daughter of John and Ellen Sharp Fletcher on May 1, 1863.  They had two children together a daughter Enola who was born in 1863 and a son Henry Edwin born in 1864.  Sadly their daughter died in 1864 and...

    Read More | Sylvia Clemons | 09 July 2014 | Comment(s)