Family Group Sheet for the Adkin UPSHAW Family

***********************************************
Copyright © Ted Brooke. All rights reserved.
http://www.fgs-project.com/copyright.html
***********************************************
Submitted by: Ted Brooke
Email address: georgiacracker3@yahoo.com
 

Husband: Adkin Upshaw
Birthdate: 19 Apr 1801
Birthplace: Elbert Co, Georgia
Death date: 18 Sep 1885
Place of death: Carroll Co, Georgia
Burial: Upshaw family Cemetery, Carroll Co, Georgia
Father: Forrester Upshaw
Mother: Ann Faulkner
Other Spouse:  Mary Catherine Hay  Married:  21 Jan 1867  Place Carroll Co, Georgia

Marriage date: 9 Sep 1824
Marriage place:  Morgan Co, Georgia

Wife: Martha Herring
Birthdate: 17 Oct 1810
Birthplace: Oglethorpe Co, Georgia
Death date: 5 Aug 1860
Place of death: Coweta Co, Georgia
Burial: Mt. Paran Church cemetery, Coweta Co, Georgia
Father:  John Herring
Mother: Holland Ragan

Children

Child No. 1: Holland Keziah Upshaw
Sex: F
Birthdate: 21 Jan 1827
Birthplace: Walton Co, Georgia
Death date: 21 Jan 1889
Place of death: Carroll Co, Georgia
Burial: Carrollton City cemetery, Carrollton, Carroll Co, Georgia
Marriage date: 14 Jun 1849
Marriage place: Coweta Co, Georgia
Spouse's name: Matthew Alexander Urquhart

Child No. 2: John R. Upshaw [CSA]
Sex: M
Birthdate: 18 Dec 1828
Birthplace: Walton Co, Georgia
Death date: 6 Jun 1898
Place of death: Shelby Co, Alabama
Burial: Columbiana cem., Shelby Co, Alabama
Marriage date: 27 Aug 1851
Marriage place: Coweta Co, Georgia
Spouse's name: Eliza F. Stamps

Child No. 3: Curacy Ann Upshaw
Sex: F
Birthdate: Nov 1831
Birthplace: Walton Co, Georgia
Death date: 1900/1903
Place of death: Navarro Co, Texas(?)
Burial: Old Chatfield cemetery?, Navarro Co, Texas(?)
Marriage date: 23 Mar 1848
Marriage place: Coweta Co, Georgia
Spouse's name: William H. Marshall

Child No. 4: Susan Frances Upshaw
Sex: F
Birthdate: 13 Jan 1833
Birthplace: Walton Co, Georgia
Death date: 12 Feb 1915
Place of death: Carroll Co, Georgia
Burial: Bethesda Miss. Baptist church, Carroll Co, Georgia
Marriage date: 9 Oct 1851
Marriage place: Coweta Co, Georgia
Spouse's name: Elsy B. Darden

Child No. 5: William Albert Upshaw
Sex: M
Birthdate: ca. 1835
Birthplace: Coweta Co, Georgia
Death date: 1860/1864
Place of death:
Burial: unknown
Marriage date: 22 Jun 1858
Marriage place: Meriwether Co, Georgia
Spouse's name: Sarah E. Jackson

Child No. 6: Beady Jane ("Jennie") Upshaw
Sex: F
Birthdate: 21 Feb 1839
Birthplace: Coweta Co, Georgia
Death date: 6 Feb 1919
Place of death: Carrollton, Carroll Co, Georgia
Burial: Carrollton City cemetery, Carrollton, Carroll Co, Georgia
Marriage date: 11 May 1865
Marriage place: Heard Co, Georgia
Spouse's name: George M. Smith

Child No. 7: Joseph Thomas Upshaw [CSA]
Sex: M
Birthdate: 6 Jun 1841
Birthplace: Coweta Co, Georgia
Death date: 19 Dec 1922
Place of death: Columbiana, Shelby Co, Alabama
Burial: Summerhill Bapt. church cemetery, Shelby Co, Alabama
Marriage 1 date: ca. 1866
Marriage 1 place: Carroll? Co., Georgia?
Spouse's 1 name: Mary S. Phillips
Marriage 2 date: 30 Sep 1894
Marriage 2 place: Shelby Springs, Shelby Co, Alabama
Spouse's 2 name: Nancy Music

Child No. 8: Robinson ("Robert") Valentine Upshaw [CSA]
Sex: M
Birthdate: 15 Sep 1845
Birthplace: Coweta Co, Georgia
Death date: 16 Oct 1901
Place of death: Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co, Oklahoma
Burial: Fairview cemetery, Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co, Oklahoma
Marriage 1 date: 24 Dec 1871
Marriage 1 place: Carrollton, Carroll Co, Georgia
Spouse's 1 name: Ida Pope Routon
Marriage 2 date: 25 Oct 1892
Marriage 2 place: Jackson's Gap, Tallapoosa Co, Alabama
Spouse's 2 name: Ida S. Phillips
 

Notes
HUSBAND
Adkin Upshaw
1. 1801, 19 Apr: Birthdate from tombstone, Upshaw-Routon Family cemetery,
Carroll Co, GA.
2. 1820, Madison Co, GA, census, page 286; Forrester Upshaw household: 1 male
16-26 (Adkin)
3. 1824, 9 Sep: Adkin Upshaw md. Martha Herrin [sic]; License issued by John N.
Porter, C.C.O. & marriage performed by Jesse Wooton, J.I.C. (Source: Morgan
County, GA Marriage Book 1822-1834, page 33, 34).
4. 1824, 2 October: Deed from Benjamin Culpepper of Laurens Co., S.C., to Adkins
Upshaw of Walton Co., Ga. $200 for 250 acres in the First Dist., lot 36,
adjoining Lot Nos. 21, 37, 51 & 35, having such shape, form & marks as
will more fully appear by a plat of the same. (signed) Benjamin Culpepper.
(test) Peter Adams, Winfield Wright, J.P. Recorded 29 Dec 1826. (Source: Walton
Co, GA, deed book F, page 406).
5. 1825, 3 December: Deed from Adkins Upshaw of Morgan Co., Ga., to Jesse
Herring of Walton Co., Ga. $200 for 115 acres, lot 36 in the First Dist. of
Walton Co., lying on the north side of a branch running through said lot; 3
acres on south side of said branch. (signed) Adkins Upshaw. (test) Luke Welch,
Jos. Phillips, J.P. Recorded 6 March 1829.(Source: Walton Co, GA, Deed Book H,
page 124)
6. 1830 Walton Co, GA, census, page 157: Adkin Upshaw household: 1 male under 5
(John R.); 1 female under 5 (Holland); 2 males 20-30 (Adkin & Richard Jr?);
1 female 20-30 (Martha)
7. 1834, 7 Mar: Coweta Co., GA, Deed Book D, page 221: Adkins Upshaw, of Coweta
Co., Ga., from Sarah Adams, admr. of the estate of William Adams, deceased, of
the City of Savannah, dated 7 Mar 1834; $690 for 202 1/2 acres, Lot #29, in the
1st Dist. of Coweta Co., and was drawn in the name of the said William Adams;
wit: Jno. E. Davis, Bevis? Heftall J.P.; rec. 11 Jul 1835.
8. 1835, 11 Sep: Coweta Co., Ga., Deed Book F, page 140: Adkin Upshaw of Coweta
Co., Ga., to William Selby of Union Dist., S.C., For $1600, 202 1/2 acres in
Coweta Co., in the old first Dist., Land Lot 29. Wit: William Russell, Wm. L.
Rush. Sworn to 5 Mar 1839, rec. 14 Mar 1839.
9. 1838, 9 June: Chambers Co., AL, Mt. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church: Adkin
Upshaw received by Church letter ("Tap Roots", Vol. 31, page 176).
10. 1838, 15 Nov: Coweta Co., Ga., Deed Book G page 189: Greenberry Autrey, of
Coweta Co., Ga., to Adkins Upshaw of Chambers County, Ala., for $1500 in Coweta
Co., in the 4th Dist., Land Lot No. 8; Wit: Wm. S. Allen, Samuel Patton. Sworn 5
Sep 1842, Rec. 6 Oct 1842.
11. 1838, 11 Dec: Chambers Co., AL, Mt. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church: Adkin
Upshaw dismissed by Church letter ("Tap Roots", Vol. 31, page 176).
12. 1839, 1 Aug: Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States, General Land Office:
Document no. 3970, Patentee: "Adkins Upshaw of Talladega County, Alabama",
Mardisville Land Office; 39.84 acres in the southwest quarter of the northwest
quarter, Section 6, Township 20 of Range 8, in Clay County, Alabama; (Note:
Adkins apparently sold this land in Clay County, Alabama, as he is in Coweta Co,
GA, in 1840). 19 Oct 2010
13. 1840 Coweta Co, GA, census, page 7: Adkins Upshaw household: 1 male 5-10
(William A.); 1 female under 5 (Bedy J.); 1 male 10-15 (John R.); 2 females 5-10
(Susan F. & Curacy); 1 male 20-30 (unknown); 1 female 10-15 (Holland); 2
males 30-40 (Adkin & unknown); 1 female 20-30 (Martha/30-40?); 1 female 70-
80 (Holland Herring).
14. 1845, 13 Jan: Coweta Co., Ga, Deed Book G page 437: William Jones of Coweta
Co., Ga., to Adkin Upshaw of Coweta Co., Ga., for "$5.00 in hand and whereas the
said Jones promised to pay the said Upshaw or bearer $463.40 on or before the
7th day of January 1847 for value received.", 202 1/2 acres in the original 5th
Dist. of Coweta Co., land lot No. 196, also, 2 Negroes: a man named George and a
woman named Nancy. (signed) William Jones; wit: William B. Brown, B.H. Conyers,
J.P.; rec. 13 Jan 1845.
15. 1847, Dec: Coweta Co., Ga., Deed Book H, page 390: "Stock mark of Adkin
Upshaw: an underbit in each year(sic)", recorded December 1847.
16. 1849, 20 Dec: Coweta Co., Ga., Deed Book I page 187: Adkin Upshaw of Coweta
Co., Ga., to George Stephens of Coweta Co., Ga., $2500 for 202 1/2 acres in
Coweta Co., in the 4th Dist., Lot #8. Wit: George A.J. Stephens, John Eason,
J.P. Rec. 6 Aug 1850.
17. 1849, 20 Dec: Coweta Co, Ga., Deed Book K page 399: George Stephens of
Coweta Co. to Adkins Upshaw of Coweta Co., $2500 for 431 acres, less 10 acres in
lot no. 217 where Kinsey's Mill now stands, in the 5th zdist., parts of Lot nos.
199, part of 200, part of 217, ... beginning at a stake in the run of Richland
Creek where the line of lot no. 218 crosses said creek, thence east along the
line of said lot to the corner of lot 217, thence, etc., etc. Wit: George A.J.
Stephens, John Eason, J.P. Rec. 19 Feb 1856.
18. 1850 Coweta Co, GA, census, dwelling #750: 19th Division, 20 Oct 1850: Adkin
Upshaw, age 49, b GA, farmer, $4,000 Real estate; Martha Upshaw, age 41, b GA;
John R. Upshaw, age 22, b GA; Susan F. Upshaw, age 17, b GA; Wm. A. Upshaw, age
15, b GA, (attended school within the year); Bedy J. Upshaw, age 12, b GA,
(attended school within the year); Jos. T. Upshaw, age 8, b GA, (attended school
within the year); Robinson V. Upshaw, age 5, b GA, (attended school within the
year); Holland Herring, age 85, b NC, (cannot read & write); David Upshaw,
age 16, b GA; (note: David Upshaw is orphan of Haston Upshaw, brother of Adkin)
19. 1852, 4 Sep: Coweta Co, GA, Will Book B, page 63: will of Jesse T. Kersey;
wit: Adkin Upshaw, James Stamps, Simeon G. Rogers, W.A.J. Beavers. (Coweta
County Genealogical Society, "Early Wills, Coweta County, Georgia 1827-1910"
(Newnan, GA: the Society, no date), page 15).
20. 1860 census, Coweta Co, GA, "The Several Districts", 16 Aug 1860, page 797,
dwelling #998: Adkin Upshaw, age 59, b GA, (farming; $5000 Real Estate, $14124
Personal Estate); Martha Upshaw, age 50, b GA; Jennie B. Upshaw, age 21, b Ala;
Joseph T. Upshaw, age 18, b GA, (attended school within the year); Roberson V.
Upshaw, age 14, b GA.
21. 1860 census, Coweta Co, GA, "The Several Districts", 1 Sep 1860, page 35,
line 36: Adkin Upshaw, 225 acres of improved land, 275 acres of unimproved land,
$5,000 value of farm, $365 value of farming implements and machinery, 2 horses,
4 asses and mules, 4 milch cows, 2 working oxen, 6 other cattle, 50 swine, $1140
value of livestock, 100 bushels of wheat, 750 bushels of indian corn, 50 bushels
of oats, 37 bales of ginned cotton, 400 lbs. each, 80 lbs. of wool,
22. 1862, 7 Oct: Coweta Co., Ga., Deed Book Q, page 512: Adkins Upshaw of Coweta
Co., to Woodson L. Ligon of ----, $4,000 for 441 acres in the 5th Dist., part of
lots. no. 199, part of lot no. 217, where lot 218 crosses Richland Creek.
(signed) Adkin Upshaw; Wit: Jennie Upshaw, N.B. Wilkinson, Ordinary; Rec. 29 Sep
1885. (Note: this is where Adkin Upshaw sold out his land in Coweta County and
moved to Heard County, Ga., where he stayed until 1865 when he moved to Carroll
County.)
23. 1865, 1 Dec: Carroll Co., Ga., Deed Book EE, page 360,361: F,W. Smith of
Carroll Co., Ga., to A. Upshre(sic) of Heard Co., Ga., for $500, (acreage not
stated), the north half of land in the fifth District of Carroll County, Lot.
No. 213; also 50 acres of the north side of lot 236 in the fifth District.
(signed) F.W. Smith; Wit: Joseph Sticher, James M. Cheves, J.I.C. Rec. 16 Dec
1905.
24. 1866 Carroll County Tax Digest; 714th Dist; Adkin Upshaw: 9 sheep, 1 dog; 0
children between 6 & 18; 150 acres, lot #215, Dist. 5, Sect. 5, in Carroll
Co., $600 value; $25 in solvent debts; $370 value of all other property; $3470
aggregate value of all property.
25. 1867, 21 Jan: Carroll Co, GA, Marriage Book D, page 23: A. Upshaw &
Catherine Rowden(sic), 21 Jan 1867.
26. 1867, 21 Jan: Carroll Co, GA, Marriage Book 1858-1868, page 194: A. Upshaw
& Catherine Rowden (sic), 21 Jan 1867.
27. 1870 Carroll Co, GA, census, page 44, Carrollton District, #302: Adkin
Upsher(sic), age 69, b GA, ($800 Real Estate, $1000 Personal Estate); Mary C.
Upsher, age 41, b GA; Robinson V. Upsher, age 24, b GA, ($325 Personal Estate);
Mary J. Rouden(sic), age 17, b GA; Ida Rouden, age 14, b GA; Ella Rouden, age 7,
b. GA.
28. 1874, 7 Jan: Carroll Co., Ga., Deed Book N, page 223: Adkin & Mary C.
Upshaw of Carroll Co., to J.R. Gay of Carroll Co., $600 for 101 1/43 acres in
the 5th Dist., the north half of lot #205. (signed) Adkin Upshaw, Mary C.
Upshaw; (wit) T.B. McLaw?, T.H. West. Rec. 19 Jan 1874.
29. 1880 Carroll Co, GA, census, page 172, 714th G.M.D., 10th District, Dwelling
#255: Adkins Upshaw, age 80, GA-VA-NC; Mary C. Upshaw, age 52, GA-GA-GA, (wife);
Georgia E. Rowden (sic), age 16, GA-GA-GA, (step daughter).
30. 1884, 10 Jan: Carroll Co., Ga., Deed Book R, page 449: Adkin Upshaw and Mary
Catharine Upshaw to James M. Spurlock; $84 for 5 5/8 acres off lot 213,
commencing at the northeast corner of said lot and running west 65 rods to a
public road, thence south along said road 11 rods, thence southwest to original
east line 24 rods south of the northeast corner or place of beginning; (signed)
Atkin (x) Upshaw, Mary C. Upshaw; Wit: John D.A. Moncrief, J.D. Jordan. (rec) 4
Mar 1884.
31. 1885, 23 Mar: Carroll Co., Ga., Deed (Mortgage) Book B, page 488: Adkin
Upshaw & Mary C. Upshaw to W.T. Holderness: $35.00 due on or before 1
November 1885. Note is secured by mortgage of 50 acres of the northwest corner
of land lot 213 in the 5th Dist. of Carroll Co, "which is my property free from
any judgement and other lien..." (agrees to pay 8 % interest); (signed) Adkin
Upshaw, Mary C. Upshaw, per R.V. Upshaw; (wit): J.J. Juhan, E.B. Merrell, N.P.
& J.P.; (rec) 30 Mar 1885.
32. 1885, 18 Sep: Death date from tombstone, Upshaw-Routon family cemetery,
Carroll Co, GA.
33. 1885, 25 Sep: "Carroll Free Press": DEAD Mr. Adkin Upshaw died at his home
near here, on last Tuesday, in the 85th year of his age. The deceased was well
and favorably known throughout this county where he has lived since 1865. "Uncle
Adkin", as he was familarily called, was born in Virginia but moved to Georgia
when he was about 8 years of age. When about 35 years of age, he moved to Coweta
(County) where his family was raised. In 1863 he moved to Heard County and in
1865 to this County to the place where he died. The deceased was one of the
leading members of the Primitive Baptist Church, in the faith of which he died.
To the many relatives and friends in the County we extend our condolence.
34. Concord Primitive Baptist Church, Minute Book 1884-1902, page 22 (published
in Carroll County Genealogical Society Quarterly): Adkin Upshere (Upshaw) born
VA, 17 Apr 1801. His father moved to Elbert Co, GA when Adkin was 8. Joined
church at age 25. Ordained a deacon in 1850 at Mount Paran church, Coweta Co,
GA. Married Miss Martha Herrin in 1824. She died 1863 or 1864. At close of the
war he moved to Carroll. 1868 or 1869 he married Sister Mary C. Rowden. Died 22
Sep 1885.
35. Concord Primitive Baptist Church minutes 1884-1902, page 10; "names of the
present members of Concord Church, Carroll County, Georgia": "Deacon, #2: Adkin
Upshere, by letter 1867, died 1885". (Source: Georgia Archives, Microfilm
Library, drawer 263, box 46).
36. 1885, 16 Oct: "Carroll County Times": Obituary.
Died, at his residence near Carrollton Sept. 22nd 1885, Adkin Upshaw, aged 84
yrs., 5 months, and 3 days. He was born in Virginia, April 19th 1801. Moved to
Georgia in 1809. Joined the Primitive Baptist Church at the age, 25. Lived a
consistent member till death. In the days of his strength, he had heard the
preaching of Mosely, Henderson and others who had so successfully filled the
pulpits of Georgia and so forcibly taught the doctrines of his Church. Brought
up under their teaching, it is not a matter of wonder, that he should have
remained so firmly fixed in his faith. When Brother Upshaw joined the Church by
the preaching of the Gospel wise men were made wiser, and bad men were made
better. It was a time when the world was forced to acknowledge the divine power
of the Gospel. In the latter part of his life he, especially, devoted himself to
the reading and study of the Bible. It was his comfort in this life and hope for
the world to come. Quiescat in Pace. A Friend.
37. 1885, 2 Nov: Carroll Co, GA, Will Book A, page 221, 222: The last will and
testament of Adkin Upshaw.
State of Georgia/ In the name of God, amen. I, Adkin Upshaw of said State and
Carroll County /County, being of advanced age and knowing that it is appointed
once for men to die, do make this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking
all others heretofore made by me.
1st Item: I desire that my body be buried in a plain and decent manner, my Soul,
I trust will return to God who gave it, as I hope, for eternal Salvation,
through the merits and atonement of the blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
2nd Item: I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid without delay by my
executors, herein after appointed.
3rd Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Mary C. Upshaw, all of the
tract of land whereon I now live, containing one hundred and fifty acres, more
or less, with all the rights, members, and appertenances to said tract of land
in anywise belonging to her own proper use, benefit and behoof forever with full
power to dispose of the same at any time previous or by will or deed at her
death as she may think proper. I do also give and bequeath to my beloved wife,
in the same unreserved manner, all my farming utensils, horses, mules, cattle,
hogs, sheep, buggies, wagons and household and kitchen furniture belonging to
and used on said plantation.
4th Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Beady Jane Smith five dollars in
money at par.
5th Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Holland K. Urquhart ten dollars in
money at par.
6th Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Curacy Ann Marchal ten dollars in
money at par.
7th Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Susan F. Darden five dollars in
money at par.
8th Item: I will and desire that the remainder of my estate be equally divided
between my beloved wife Mary C. Upshaw and my three sons, John R. Upshaw, Joseph
T. Upshaw, and Robinson V. Upshaw.
9th Item: I hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Mary C. Upshaw
executrix and my worthy son, J.R. Upshaw executor of this my last will and
testament.
This April __ 1873, (signed) Adkin Upshaw.
Signed, sealed, declared, and published by Adkin Upshaw as his last will and
testament in the presence of us, the subscribers, who subscribed our names
hereto in presence of the testator at his special instance and request and of
each other. April __, 1873, (signed) R.D. Reid, J.P. Reid, N.D. Reid. (Will
produced and sworn to by witnesses 2 Nov 1885)
38. Mt. Paron Primitive Baptist Church record book (1884-1902), page 22: (from
Coweta County
Genealogical Society Magazine, Vol 4 #1, 2):
Adkin Upshere (Upshaw) born VA, 17 April 1801. His father moved to Elbert Co.,
GA when Adkin was 8. Joined church at age 25. Ordained a deacon in 1850 at Mount
Paran church, Coweta Co., GA. Married Miss Martha Harrin(sic) in 1824. She died
1863 or 1864. At close of war he moved to Carroll. 1868 or 1869 he married
Sister Mary C. Rowden. Died 22 Sep 1885.
SECONDARY SOURCES:
1. Sophie W. Upshaw, "Captain William Upshaw, Gent. Planter of Virginia and
Allied Families" (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1975), pp. 30-32.
COMMENTS:
1. Buried at Routon-Upshaw-West family cemetery, north of Carrollton, Carroll
Co, GA; a new marker was placed at his grave on March 4, 2004 by Ted O. Brooke;
the inscription on his original broken marker seems to read: "Servant of God,
All Done,__________________, wake to love." photographs in file of Ted O.
Brooke.
2. Residences: 1817-1822: Madison Co, GA; 1823-1824: Morgan Co, GA; 1825-1832:
Walton Co, GA; 1833-1835: Coweta Co, GA; 1835-1838: Chambers Co, AL; 1839
Talladega Co, AL; 1840-1862: Coweta Co, GA; 1862-1865: Heard Co, GA; 1865-1885:
Carroll Co, GA.

WIFE
Martha Herring
1. 1810, 17 Oct: Birthdate from tombstone, Mount Paron Primitive Baptist Church
Cemetery, 3 miles north of Newnan, Coweta Co, GA. (GPS location: N33-26.209,
W084-46.644).
2. 1820 census, Oglethorpe Co, GA, page 192; John Herin(sic) household: 1 female
10-16.
3. 1824, 9 Sep: Martha Herrin [sic] md. Adkin Upshaw; License issued by John N.
Porter, C.C.O. & marriage performed by Jesse Wooton, J.I.C. (Source: Morgan
County, Georgia Marriage Book 1822-1834, page 33, 34.)
4. 1830 census, Walton Co, GA, page 157; Adkin Upshaw household: 1 female 20-30.
5. 1838, 9 June: Chambers Co., AL, Mt. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church: Martha
Upshaw, received by Church letter ("Tap Roots", Vol. 31, page 176).
6. 1838, 11 Dec: Chambers Co., AL, Mt. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church: Martha
Upshaw, dismissed by Church letter ("Tap Roots", Vol. 31, page 176).
7. 1840 census, Coweta Co, GA, page 7; Adkin Upshaw household: 1 female 20-30
(Note: this was apparently incorrectly reported; Martha would have been 30-40 in
1840)
8. 1850 census, Coweta Co, GA, dwelling #750; Adkin Upshaw household: Martha
Upshaw, age 41, born GA.
9. 1860 census, Coweta Co, GA, page 797, dwelling #998, 16 Aug 1860: (Adkin
Upshaw household): Martha Upshaw, age 50, born GA.
10. 1860, 5 Aug: Death date from tombstone inscription, Mount Paron Primitive
Baptist Church cemetery, 3 miles north of Newnan, Coweta Co, GA. (Note: somehow
this date must be incorrect; notice that the 1860 census was taken on 16 Aug
1860, which is eleven days later than the inscription indicates she died). (GPS
location: N33-26.209, W084-46.644). Note that no obituary for Martha (Herring)
Upshaw has been found in any of the published Georgia newspaper records of
Georgia for 1860.
CHILD 1
Holland Keziah Upshaw
1. 1827, Jan. 21: Birthdate from obituary, The Carroll Free Press, Feb. 21,
1889.
2. 1830 census, Walton Co, GA, page 157: Adkin Upshaw household: One female
under 5 (Holland)
3. 1840 census, Coweta Co, GA, page 7: Adkins Upshaw household: 1 female 10-15
(Holland)
4. 1849, 14 June: Coweta Co, GA, marriage to Matthew A. Urquhart.
5. 1850 census, Coweta Co, GA, HH #279: (Matthew A. Urguhart Household): R.H.
(sic) Urguhart, age 22, female, b GA
6. 1860 census, Coweta Co, GA, p 838, dwelling #1360, family #1150 (17 Sep
1860); (Mathew Urquhart HH): Holland Urquhart, age 38, b GA.
7. 1870 census, Coweta Co, GA, 1st Dist, Dwell #154: Mathew A. Urquhart HH):
Holland Urquhart, age 43, b GA
8. 1880 census, Carroll Co, GA, 10th Dist, 714 GMD: Mathew A. Urqunhart HH):
Holland Urqunhart, age 53 (wife), VA-VA-VA
9. 1889, 21 Jan: Tombstone marker at Carrollton City cemetery, section "B",
Carroll Co, GA.
10. 1889, 1 Feb: The Carroll Free Press, Carrollton, Carroll Co, Ga, obituary
notice of Mrs. Holland Urquhart, "Born in Walton county, January 21st, 1827, and
departed this life on the same day and month 1889, aged 62 years. Her father
moved to Coweta county in the year 1835, and at the age of 20 she united with
the Church at Cedar Creek... She was married to M.A. Urquhart June 14th 1849 ...
She moved to Carroll county in 1872 ... "
COMMENTS:
1. In "Carroll County Cemeteries" there is given only the marker of Holland;
however, a field check of the site shows an adjacent marker of "W.L. Urquart"
(sic), with no other information. It is unknown who this is, or what their
relationship is to Holland. Also, there is no marker found for M.A. Urquhart.
CHILD 2
John R. Upshaw [CSA]
1. 1828, 18 Dec: Birth date from tombstone, Columbiana cemetery, Shelby Co, AL:
John R. Upshaw, 18 Dec 1828, 6 Jun 1896. (see UFJ, Vol. 7 page 62).
2. 1830 census, Walton Co, GA, page 157 (Adkin Upshaw household): 1 male under 5
(John R.Upshaw)
3. 1840 census, Coweta Co, GA, page 7 (Adkin Upshaw household): 1 male 10-15
(John R.Upshaw).
4. 1850 census, Coweta Co, GA, page 337, dwelling #750 (household of Adkin
Upshaw): John R.Upshaw, age 22.
5. 1851 (27 Aug), Coweta Co, GA, marriage book B, page 518: John R. Upshaw &
Eliza Stamps.
6. 1854 Tax list, Coweta Co, GA, 4th Dist.: John R. Upshaw, 1 poll; 77 acres No.
1 quality land in 4th Dist. of Coweta Co.
7. 1860 census, Coweta Co, GA, page 706, Hally Post Office, 14 June 1860,
dwelling #273, famity #242: John R. Upshaw, age 30, overseeing, $1200 real
estate value, $2000 personal estate value, born in GA; Eliza S. Upshaw, age 27,
born in GA; Adkin M. Upshaw, age 8, born in GA, attended school within the year;
Adde B. Upshaw, age 9/12, b. GA.
8. 1862-1865: Military service: Private, Co "B", 1st Georgia Cavalry; he served
in Co. "B", 1st Georgia Cavalry, with brother Robinson Valentine Upshaw.
9. Confederate Compiled Service Record:
9a. 1861, 1 December: J.R. Upshaw enlisted in Capt. Strickland's Co., 1st Regt.
Georgia Cavalry ("This Company subsequently became Company B, 1st Regiment
Georgia Cavalry."
9b. 1862, March 4 to June 30, 1862: J.R. Upshaw, Co. B, 1st Georgia Cavalry,
appears on a Company muster roll for March 4 to June 30, 1862. Enlisted on April
14 [1862] at Cartersville, Ga. Present, paid $30.80 @40 cents per day for use of
horse, arms, etc.
9c. 1862, July & August, 1862: J.R. Upshaw, Co. B, 1st Georgia Cavalry,
appears on a Company muster roll for July & August 1862. Present, paid
$24.80 @40 cents per day for use of horse, arms, etc.
9d. 1862, September & October 1862: J.R. Upshaw, Co. B, 1st Georgia Cavalry,
appears on a Company muster roll for September & October 1862. Present, paid
$24.40 @40 cents per day for use of horse, arms, etc.
9e. 1862, November & December 1862: J.R. Upshaw, Co. B, 1st Georgia Cavalry,
appears on a Company muster roll for November & December 1862. Enlisted on
March 4, 1862 at Newnan, Ga. by Maj. Hugh Brewster, for "three years or during
the war." Paid on 31 October 1862. Present, paid $24.40 @40 cents per day for
use of horse, arms, etc.
9f. 1863, January & February: J.R. Upshaw, Co. B, 1st Georgia Cavalry,
appears on a Company muster roll for March 4 to June 30, 1862. Enlisted on March
4 [1862] in Newnan, Ga., by Maj. Hugh Brewster for 3 years. Absent - at Newnan,
Ga. on sick furlough. Paid $23.60 @40 cents per day for use of horse, arms, etc.
9g. 1863, November & December: J.R. Upshaw, Co. B, 1st Georgia Cavalry,
appears on a Company muster roll for November & December 1863, dated 13
February 1864. Enlisted on March 4, 1862 at Newnan, Ga., by Maj. Hugh Brewster
for 3 years. Present; Last paid to June 30, 1863 by Capt. May, A.Q.M.
9h. 1864, June: J.R. Upshaw, Co. B, 1st Ga. Cav., appears on a receipt roll for
clothing dated June 1864.
9i. 1864, November & December: 1862, J.R. Upshaw, Co. B, 1st Georgia
Cavalry, appears on a Company muster roll for November & December 1864.
Enlisted on March 4, 1862 at Newnan, Ga., by Maj. Brewster for 3 years. Last
paid to 31 December 1863. Present, "Courier for Col. Crews."
9j. 1865, 3 May: J.R. Upshaw, Co. B, 1st Georgia Cavalry, appears on a muster
roll "of officers and men paroled in accordance with the terms of a Military
Convention entered into on the 26th day of April, 1865, between General Joseph
E. Johnston, Commanding Confederate Army, and Maj. General W.T. Sherman,
Commanding United States Army in North Carolina." Enlisted on March 4, 1862 at
Newnan, Ga., by Maj. Brewster for 3 years. Last paid to 31December 1863.Paroled
at Charlotte, N.C., May 3, 1865.
9. 1870 census: This family not found in census indexes.
10. 1880 census, Marble Valley, Coosa Co., AL page 292B: John R. Upshaw, age 51,
b. GA; Elizer Upshaw, wife, 49, b. GA; Blanche Upshaw, daughter, 21, b. GA;
Mattie Upshaw, daughter, 18, b. GA.
11. 1896, 6 Jun: Death date from tombstone, Columbiana cemetery, Shelby Co, AL:
John R. Upshaw, 18 Dec 1828, 6 Jun 1896. (see UFJ Vol. 7, page 62).
12. Confederate Pension (printed in the "Upshaw Family Journal", Vol. VI, page
31): Veteran's Name: John R. Upshaw; pensioner: Eliza F. Upshaw, Shelby Co., AL.
Military Record: Private in Co. "B", 1st GA Cavalry.
1) Application dated 22 Jul 1912: Eliza F. Upshaw, widow of John R. Upshaw,
Private in Co. " B", 1st GA Cavalry, who died on 6 Jun 1898. Sworn to by J.T.
Upshaw and William Tinny, both of Shelby Co, AL. Schedule of property shows
dower interest in 370 acres of land in Coosa County, valued at $1,000.
2) Reclassification certificate of age of widow of Confederate soldier, dated 16
Apr 1915, taken in Fulton Co., GA: Eliza F. Upshaw, resident of Shelby Co, AL,
states that she was born near Newnan, GA, in Coweta Co, GA, on 24 Apr 1832, now
83 years old.
3) Application for widow's reclassification, dated 11 Jan 1916: Eliza F. Upshaw,
presently drawing pension in Shelby Co., husband's name was John R. Upshaw; my
age is 83 years, 8 months, 11 days; exact date of our marriage is 31 Aug 1851.
Sworn to by J.T. Upshaw.
13. 1898, 10 Jun: The Cherokee (Co., Ga.) Advance, page 3, col. 3: Mrs. Ben F.
Perry received the sad intelligence of the death of her father, John R. Upshaw,
at his home near Talladega Spring, Ala., on Monday last. Mr. Upshaw was about 69
years of age and had been in feeble health for some time, but he had looked
forward to the re-union of the Confederate soldiers in Atlanta next July with
anticipations of delight in again meeting many of his old comrades and in
visiting his many friends and relatives in Georgia at that time, but he was
called to the re-union beyond the grave before that pleasure had been given him.
He was a member of the Primitive Baptist church and one of the best men of his
church and state. He leaves a wife and three children, Mrs. Shelby W. Nelson of
Columbiana, Ala., Atkins W. Upshaw of Talladega, Ala., and Mrs. Ben F. Perry of
Canton, Ga. He was an uncle of "Earnest Willie" Upshaw and had many other
relatives in this state.
CHILD 3
Curacy Ann Upshaw
1. 1840 census, Coweta Co, GA, page 7; Adkins Upshaw household: 1 female 5-10.
2. 1848, 23 Mar: Coweta Co, GA, marriage record, Book B, page 378: Curicy Ann
Upshaw & William H. Marshal(sic).
3. 1850 census, Neshoba Co, MS, family # 114: Wm. Marshall, 23, born KY,
(farmer); Georgia Marshall, age 18, b GA; Henry Marshall, age 1, b GA.
(Note: Miss Weems comments that "The census taker must have written her
birthplace in place of her name; another census (which one & where?) listed
her by initials "C.A.").
4. 1860 census: not located (Neshoba Co, MS?).
5. 1870 census, Neshoba Co, MS, page ??: William Marshall household: (wife name
illegible),age 37, b GA. (housewife).
6. 1880 census, Navarro Co, TX; page 335; Supr Dist #4, Enum Dist #20?, page 11,
dwelling #94; W.H. Marshall household: C.A. Marshall, female, age 47, b GA-GA-
GA, wife, keeping house.
7. 1899: Confederate Widow's pension application of C.A. Marshall, Rice, Navarro
Co, TX; stated she was 69 years old & that she was married in 1848 in Coweta
Co, GA. (Note: Confederate pensions often contained information regarding the
claimant's death, etc. Has this pension been checked for this? Does it indicate
how long it was paid? Is there a record book in the Courthouse (as there were in
GA) showing payments, etc., which might show a date of death or final payment,
etc?)
8. 1900 census, Navarro Co, TX: family & dwelling #38: Marshall, R.W., head,
b May 1867, age 33, md 8 years, b MS, fath. & mo. b GA. " , Lula B., wife, b
"Unk" 1868, age 32, md 8 years, mother of four children & four living, b TX,
father b AL, mother b MS.
" , William C., son, b Sep 1892, age 7, b TX.
" , Jessie, daughter, b Oct 1893, age 6, b TX.
" , Sam, son, b Oct 1896, age 3, b TX.
" , Lou Irvin(?), son, bMar 1898, age 2, b TX.
" , George, cousin, b Feb 1880, age 20, b MS.
Brewer, Ray, boarder, b Oct 1877(sic), age 27(sic), b Illinois.
Marshall, Peassy(sic), mother, b Nov 1831 GA, age 68, widowed, father &
mother b in GA; mother of 1 child & 1 living.

RESEARCHERS:
1. (1999) Miss Nancy Weems, 1202 West 3rd Ave., Corsicana, TX 75110-4401.
(903)874-3644.
2. (1999) Janice Hancock, 105 Havner, Corsicana, TX 75110. (Note: I sent my
Family Group sheet, Aug 1999).

COMMENTS:
1. No cemetery marker for her has been found Navarro Co, TX? Miss Weems comments
that "the earliest deaths recorded in Navarro County are 1903. I looked through
1940, but found no certificate for C.A. Marshall or Mrs. Will Marshall. She must
have died between 1900 and 1903; if she is buried next to her husband, her grave
is not marked". Her husband, W.H. Marshall, is buried at Old Chatfield Cemetery,
Navarro Co, Texas, and there is no marker for Curicy there. Is there an unmarked
grave next to his there? Are there any newspaper abstracts of the county for
1900-1903?
CHILD 4
Susan Frances Upshaw
1. 1833, 13 Jan: Birthdate from grave marker, Bethesda Missionary Baptiasrt
Church, Carroll Co, GA: "Mrs. S.F. Darden, born Jan. 13, 1833", (no death date).
(Source: "Carroll County Georgia Cemeteries", Volume 1 (Carrollton, GA: Carroll
County Genealogical Society, 2005), page 31).
2. 1840 census, Coweta Co, GA, census, page 7: Adkins Upshaw household: 2
females 5-10 (Susan F. & Curacy).
3. 1850 census, Coweta Co, GA, dwelling #750: 19th Division, 20 Oct 1850: Adkin
Upshaw, age 49, b GA, farmer, $4,000 Real estate; Susan F. Upshaw, age 17, b GA;
(and five siblings).
4. 1851, 9 October: Coweta Co, GA, marriage of Susan F. Upshaw & Elsy B.
Darden & (Source: unknown, not found recorded in Coweta Co. marriage
records).
5. 1860 census: (not found in www.ancestry.com census indexes).
6. 1870 census, Carroll Co., Carrollton Post Office, page 205, 25 July 1870,
dwelling 1044, family 1044 (all born in GA): Elza B. Darden, age 42, farmer,
$800 real estate, $425 personal estate; Susan Darden, age 37, keeping house;
Henry Darden, age 17, works on farm; Martha Darden, age 15, at home; Ophelia
Darden, age 12, attended school within the year; Woodroe Darden,, age 8, Black
female, at home.
7. 1880 census, District 714, Carrollton, Carroll Co., page 153, 4 June 1880,
dwelling 133, family 136 (all born in GA, father & mother born in GA): Elsy
E.(sic) Darden, age 52, married; Susan F. Darden, age 47, wife, married, keeping
house; Elsy Berta Darden, age 6, female, daughter.
8. 1900 census, District 714, Carroillton, Carroll Co., GA,.Carrollton Post
Office, North part, excluding Carrollton Town, 21 June 1900, dwelling 615,
family 617 (all born in GA, father & mother born in GA): Elza B. Darden, age
72, head, born September 1828, married 48 years, no occupation; Susan Darden,
age 67, wife, born January 1833, married 48 years, mother of 4 children, 3
living.
9. 1910 census, Tyus, Militia District 1633, Carroll Co., GA, page 12A, 18 April
1910, dwelling 38, family 39 (all born in GA, father & mother born in GA):
Elza B. Darden, age 82, married once for 58 years, no occupation; Susan F.
Darden, age 77, married once for 58 years.
10. 1915, 18 February: issue of Carroll Free Press not available at UGS
Newspaper Project; Carroll County Times, issue of 18 February 1915, page 1: Card
of Thanks. To the many friends of Mrs. E.B. Darden, may the richest blessings of
earth and heaven ever be with you for the kindness showbn her during sickness
and death. (signed) Mrs. J.C. McGarity and children, Mrs. C.J. Shinn and
children, Mrs. Tom Darden and children, Mr. George Morris and children. (no
obituary found in this issue).
CHILD 5
William Albert Upshaw
1. 1840 census, Coweta Co, GA, page 7: (Adkin Upshaw household): 1 male 5-10
(William A.Upshaw).
2. 1850 census, Coweta Co., GA, dwelling #750, 19th Division, 20 Oct 1850 (Adkin
Upshaw household): Wm. A. Upshaw, age 15, b. GA (attended school within the
year).
3. 1858, 22 Jun: Meriwether Co, GA, marriage book B, page 186: Mr. William A.
Upshaw & Sarah E. Jackson, 22 June 1858.
4. 1860 census, Coweta Co, GA, 6 Sep 1860, "the several districts", page 835,
dwelling #1332, family #1128: William Upshaw, age 24, $1500 Real Estate, b. GA;
Sarah Upshaw, age 23, b. GA; Claud Upshaw, age 1, b. GA. William Jerald, age 20,
$750 personal estate, no real estate, B. GA, attended school within the year
(relationship unknown).
5. 1860 census, Agricultural Schedule, Coweta Co, GA, 1 Sep 1860, "the several
districts", page 35, line 33: William A. Upshaw, 50 acres of improved land, 70
acres of unimproved land, $1,500 cash value of farm, $104 value of farming
implements and machinery, 1 horse, 2 asses & mules, 4 milch cows, 3 other
cattle, 20 swine, $560 value of livestock, 35 bushels of wheat, 250 bushels of
indian corn, 30 bushels of oats, 10 bushels of peas & beans,10 bushels of
sweet potatoes, 8 gallons of wine, 300 lbs. of butter, $140 value of slaughtered
animals.
6. 1861-1865: No Confederate service is found for him; additional research is
needed; I suspect he may have died circa 1861-1864 in the War Between the
States, although I find no evidence of that. Do not confuse this "William Albert
Upshaw" with the "William M. Upshaw" who was a member of Co. A, 7th Georgia
Volunteer Infantry, "The Coweta Guards".
CHILD 6
Beady Jane ("Jennie") Upshaw
1. 1839, 21 Feb: birthdate from tombstone, Carrollton City Cemetery, section
"B", Carroll Co, GA. ("Carroll County Cemeteries", by Carroll County
Genealogical & Historical Societies, 1983), page 516: "Jennie B. Smith, wife
of George M. Smith, b. Feb. 21, 1839, d. Feb. 6, 1919."
2. 1840 census, Coweta Co, GA, page 7: Adkins Upshaw household: 1 female under 5
(Bedy J.).
3. 1850 census, Coweta Co, GA, dwelling #750: 19th Division, 20 Oct 1850: Adkin
Upshaw household: Bedy J. Upshaw, age 12, b GA.
4. 1860 census, Coweta Co, GA, "The Several Districts", 16 Aug 1860, page 797,
dwelling # 998: Adkin Upshaw household: Jennie B. Upshaw, age 21, b Ala (sic).
5. 1862, 7 Oct: Coweta Co., Ga., Deed Book Q page 512: Jennie Upshaw was witness
to deed from Adkins Upshaw of Coweta Co., Ga., to Woodson L. Ligon; $4,000 for
441 acres in the 5th Dist., part of lots no. 199, 217. rec. 29 Sep 1885.
6. 1865, 11 May: Mrs. Jennie B. Smith, Georgia Confederate Widow's pension
(Georgia Archives Microfilm Library, drawer 271, box #61): She was married to
George M. Smith on May 11, 1865 in Heard County, Georgia.
7. 1870 census, Carroll Co, GA, Bowdon Dist., dwelling #580 (George M. Smith
household): Jane Smith, age 31, b. AL.
8. 1880 Census, Soundex, Carroll County, Georgia, Vol. 4, E.D. 32, sheet 4, line
19: George M. Smith, male, age 39, b GA, G.M.D. 714; Jennie Smith, wife, age 40,
b GA; Mattie A. Smith, daughter, age 14, b GA; Holland J. Smith, daughter, age
12, b GA; Claud E. Smith, son, age 10, b GA; George E. Smith, son, age 8/12, b
GA.
9. 1900 census, Militia District 714, Carroll Co, GA, page 24A, 16 June 1900,
dwelling 422, family 424 (all born in GA, father born in GA, mother born in SC):
Jennie B. Smith, age 61, widowed, head, born Feb 1839, mother of 4 children, 4
living, postmaster, George E. Smith, age 20, son, born October 1879, single,
clerk-dry goods store; Mattie Smith, age 33, daughter, born July 1866, divorced,
mother of 2(1?) children, 1 living, Post Office Clerk; Hiram F. Smith, age 16,
grandson, born July 1883, single, at school.
10. 1910 census, 714 General Militia District, Carrollton, Carroll Co, page 16A,
22 April 1910, dwelling 301, family 316: Jennie B. Smith, age 71, head, widowed,
born in GA, father born in NC, mother born in GA, manager-boarding house; Mattie
Cobb, daughter, age 43, widowed, born in GA, father & mother born in GA,
clerk-post office; George Smith, age 29, son, (marital status illegible), born
in GA, father & mother born in GA, clerk-post office; Hiram Cobb, age 26,
grand son, single, born in GA, father & mother born in GA, floorwalker-dry
goods store.
11. 1919, 6 Feb: deathdate from tombstone, Carrollton City Cemetery, section
"B", Carroll Co, GA. ("Carroll County Cemeteries", by the Carroll County
Gealogical & Historical Societies, 1983), page 516: "Jennie B. Smith, wife
of George M. Smith, b. Feb. 21, 1839, d. Feb. 6, 1919."
12. 1919, 13 Feb: Carroll (County) Free Press; obituary of Jennie (Upshaw)
Smith: Mrs. Jennie
Smith Passes Away.
Mrs. Jennie Smith, aged 80, died at her home on Dixie Street at an early hour
last Friday morning, Feb. 7th.
Mrs. Smith had been in declining health for a number of months and her death was
not unexpected by relatives and friends.
The funeral was held from the residence Saturday morning at 10 o'clock by her
pastor, Rev. Jesse M. Dodd. Interment was held in the City Cemetery immediately
following. For more than fifty years she had lived in Carrollton. Before
marriage, she was Miss Jennie Upshaw and was reared in Carroll County. She was
Postmistress for nine years, serving from 1900 to 1909, when she was succeeded
by her son, Mr. C.E. Smith. She was the widow of the late George M. Smith who
passed away 20 years ago. Two children survive her, Mr. Claude E. Smith and
Miss(sic) Mattie Cobb, both of this city.
The Free Press joins the many friends of the deceased in extending sympathy to
the bereaved family. 13. 1919, 13 Feb: Carroll County Times; obituary of Jennie
(Upshaw) Smith: Mrs. Jennie B.Smith Called by Death.
Mrs. Jennie B. Smith, widow of Geo. M. Smith, deceased, died last week at her
home on Dixie Street. Mrs. Smith succeeded her husband as Postmaster at this
place, serving about eight years. She is survived by two children, Mrs. Mattie
Cobb and Mr. C.E. Smith, both of this place, and a number of other relatives.
CHILD 7
Joseph Thomas Upshaw [CSA]
1. 1842, 6 Jun: Birthdate from marker at Summerhill Baptist Church, Shelby Co,
AL ("Shelby County Cemetery Census, Volume II"; Shelby County Historical
Society, n.p., 1979, p 134)
2. 1850 census, Coweta Co, GA, dwelling #750, 19th Division, 20 Oct 1850: (Adkin
Upshaw household): Jos. T. Upshaw, age 8, b GA
3. 1860 census, Coweta Co, GA, dwelling #998, 16 Aug 1860: (Adkin Upshaw
household): Joseph T. Upshaw, age 8, b GA.
4. 1861-1865: Military service in Co "K", 30th Georgia Infantry, CSA. Lillian
Henderson, "Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865", Vol. III
page 575 (30th Georgia Infantry, Co. " K"), shows: Upshaw, Joseph T. - Private
Sept. 25, 1861. Roll for Oct. 31, 1862, last on file, shows him absent without
leave. No later record."
5. 1861-1865: Confederate Compiled Service record:
5a: 1861, 25 Sep: enlisted in Campbell Co., Ga. Joseph T. Upshaw appears on a
Company muster roll of Co. K for 25 September to 31 December 1861, commanded by
Capt. William B. Richards ("This Company was also known as Company K, 39th
Regt., Georgia Infantry, and the designation of the regiment was changed to 30th
regiment Georgia Infantry about July 1862").
5b. 1862, Mar & Apr: appears on a Company muster roll for March & April
1862. Last paid by Maj. S.J. Smith to 28 February 1862.
5c. 1862, May & June: appears on a Company muster roll for May & June
1862. Last paid by Maj. S.J. Smith to 30 April 1862.
5d. 1862, July: appears on a regimental return for July 1862 "Absent at
Convalescent Camp, Springfield."
5e. 1862, August: appears on a regimental return for August 1862 "Absent without
leave."
5f. 1862, July & August: appears on a Company muster roll for July &
August 1862. Last paid by Capt. H.M. Davenport to 30 June 1862. "At Camp
Convalescense, Springfield, Ga."
5g. 1862, September: appears on a regimental return for September 1862 "On
furlough for ten days from 21 September 1862."
5h. 1862, October: appears on a regimental return for October 1862 "Absent on
Surgeon certificate since 28 October."
5i. 1862, Sep & Oct: appears on a Company muster roll for September &
October 1862. Last paid by Capt. J.C. Hightower to 31 August 1862. "Absent
without leave."
5j. 1862, November: appears on a regimental return for November 1862 "Sick
furlough until 5 December."
5k. 1863, March 12: Joseph T. Upshaw appears on a receipt roll for clothing,
date of issue March 12, 1863.
5l. 1863, July & August: J. T. Upshaw appears on a register of payments for
period of service from 1 July 1863 to 31 August 1863; paid 20 September 1863,
$22.
5m. 1863, August 10 to August 20: J.T. Upshaw appears on a receipt roll for
"Commutation of Rations" from August 10 to August 20, 1863.
5n. 1863, 10 Oct: J. T. Upshaw appears on a receipt roll for clothing, date of
issue October 10, 1863.
5o. 1863, 10 Nov: J. T. Upshaw appears on a receipt roll for clothing, date of
issue November 10, 1863.
5p. 1863, 30 Dec: Joseph T. Upshaw appears on a receipt roll for clothing, date
of issue December 30, 1863.
6. 1866: Approximate marriage date to Mary S. Phillips; marriage not located in
Carroll Co, GA; perhaps married in Heard Co, GA, (where marriage records for
this time period are not extant) where his father Adkin had lived until circa
1867?
7. 1870 census, Carroll Co, GA, #1558 (4th Dist, 682 G.M.D.): Thomas J. (sic)
Upshaw, age 28, b. GA, (0 RE); Mary Upshaw, age 23, b. GA; Martha Upshaw, age 3,
b. GA; George Upshaw, age 1,b. GA.
8. 1873, April: Joseph T. Upshaw named as a son in the will of Adkin Upshaw
(Carroll Co, GA, Will Book A, pages 221, 222).
9. 1880 census, Carroll Co, GA: Jos. T. Upshaw not found on www.ancestry.com
census index.
10. 1894, 30 Sep: marriage of Joseph T. Upshaw & Nancy Music, Shelby Co, AL
(Source: Shelby Co, AL, Marriage Book ____, page ____).
11. 1900 census, Shelby Co, AL, Columbiana, Supr. Dist. 4, Enum. Dist. 12, sheet
3, Precinct #1, 2 June 1900, dwelling #37, line 18, 19, dwelling #37, family
#38: J.T. Upshaw, b June 1842, age 57, md. 5 years, born AL, father & mother
born in AL (note: this is incorrect); Nancy Upshaw, wife, White female, b Feb
1852, age 48, md. 5 years, mother of "0" children, born AL, father & mother
born in AL.
12. 1904, 28 Jun: Confederate pension, Shelby Co, AL: (see item 13 below)
13. 1910 census, Shelby Co., AL, South Half Precinct #1, 3 May 1910,
Supervisor's Dist. #4, Enumerator's Dist. # 103, Sheet 10A, dwelling #159:
Joseph T. Upshaw, Head, White male, age 67, married (2nd time) for 16 years,
born Georgia, father & mother born in Georgia; Nancy Upshaw, Wife, White
female, age 57, married (1st time) for 16 years, born Alabama, father &
mother born in Alabama.
14. 1913, 4 Feb: Confederate pension application of J.T. Upshaw, Shelby Co, AL
(See UFJ, Vol 6 page 30) Veteran's Name: J.T. Upshaw. Pensioner: J.T. Upshaw,
Shelby Co, AL. Military Record: Private, Co "K", 30th GA Regt. Enlisted in 1861,
Cedar Creek District, Georgia; discharged on 15 May 1865. Wounded at Jonesboro,
GA, in left knee and ankle, which now disables him. 28 Jun 1904; 62 years old.
Witnesses: B/F. McGee, W.T. Stamps. Property: 100 acres of land in Shelby
County, "old land, worn out and worthless; could be sold for $100", 1 horse
($70), 1 cow ($10), household and kitchen furniture ($20). Pension application
dated 4 Feb 1913: J.T. Upshaw states he is over 70 years old; he was born in
Coweta Co, GA, 6 Jun 1841. Witnessed by Joe S. Bird.
15. 1920 census, Shelby Co., AL: Supr. Dist. 4, Enumerator's Dist. 110, sheet
15B, Precinct #1, 30 & 31 January 1920, dwelling 314: Joseph T. Upshaw,
Head, White male, age 78, married, born GA, father & mother born in GA;
Nancy Upshaw, wife, White female, age 67, married, born in Alabama, father &
mother born in South Carolina.
16. 1922, 19 Dec: Death date from marker at Summerhill Baptist Church, Shelby
Co, AL: "J.T. Upshaw, 6 Jun 1842, 19 Dec 1922". ("Shelby County Cemetery Census,
Volume II", Shelby County Historical Society, n.p., 1979, p. 134)

NOTES:
1. No issue by second marriage to Nancy Music.
2. Year of birth given as 1841 in Confederate pension application; as 1842 on
tombstone.
CHILD 8
Robinson ("Robert") Valentine Upshaw [CSA]
1. 1845: Birthdate from tombstone, Fairview Cemetery, Pottawatomie Co, OK: R.V.
Upshaw, died Oct 16, 1901, age 56 yrs.
2. 1845, 16 Aug-2 Oct: Birthdate was in this timeframe, as per age reported in
1850 & 1860 censuses (see notes 4 & 5 below).
3. 1845, 15 Sep: Birth date from Veteran's Administration military marker: Pvt.
Robinson Upshaw, Co. B, 1 GA Cav.,CSA, Sep. 15, 1845, Oct. 16, 1901 (Fairview
Cemetery, Pottawatomie Co,Oklahoma; placed in 2008)).
4. 1850 census, Coweta Co, GA, page 337, dwelling 750, 2 Oct 1850: (Adkin Upshaw
household):Robison V. Upshaw, age 5, b GA
5. 1860 census, Coweta Co, GA, page 797, dwelling 998, 16 Aug 1860: (Adkin
Upshaw household): Roberson V. Upshaw, age 14, b GA
6. 1862-1865; Confederate compiled military service record (ten items): #1)
"Roberson" Upshaw, Co "B" 1 Georgia Cavalry on file jacket. "R.V. Upshaw", Co
"B" 1 Georgia Cavalry on following file jacket, "cards filed with Roberson
Upshaw".
#2) 1862, 10 May: "Roberson Upshaw" Capt. Strickland's Co., Lt. Col. Morrison's
Batt'n, Georgia Cavalry (subsequently became Company "B", 1st Regt. Georgia
Cavalry). Volunteered 4 Mar 1862, pay roll dated 17 Apr 1862, $50.00 bounty,
volunteered 4 Mar 1862, Newnan, Coweta Co., Ga, by James H. Strickland, for
"three years or during the war"; received payment: "Roberson Upshaw".
#3) 1862, 4 Mar to 30 Jun: R.V. Upshaw, Pvt., Co. "B", 1 Reg't Ga Cav., on
Company Muster Roll, $47.20 @ 40 cents per day for use of horse, arms, etc.;
present.
#4) 1862, July & Aug: R.V. Upshaw, Pvt., Co. "B', 1 Reg't Ga Cav., on
Company Muster roll, $24.80 @ 40 cents per day for use of horse, arms, etc.;
present.
#5) 1862, Sep & Oct: R.V. Upshaw, Pvt., Co. "B", 1 Reg't Ga Cav., on Company
Muster Roll, $24.40 @ 40 cents per day for use of horse, arms, etc.; present.
#6) 1862, Nov & Dec: R.V. Upshaw, Pvt., Co. "B", 1 Reg't Ga Cav., on Company
Muster Roll, $24.40 @ 40 cents per day for use of horse, arms, etc.; present.
#7) 1863, Jan & Feb: R.V. Upshaw, Pvt., Co. "B", 1 Reg't Ga Cav., on Company
Muster Roll, $23.60 @ 40 cents per day for use of horse, arms, etc.; present.
#8) 1863, Nov & Dec: R.V. Upshaw, Pvt., Co "B", 1 Reg't Ga Cav., on Company
Muster Roll dated 13 Feb 1864. Last paid by Capt. May, aqm, to June 30, 1863.
Remarks: "Dropped from roll by order of Major J.H. Strickland, Com. Regt."
#9) 1864, Nov & Dec: R. Upshaw, Pvt., Co "B" 1 Reg't Ga Cav., on Company
Muster Roll, enlisted 20 Nov 1864 in Newnan, Ga., by Lt. Taylor, for 3 years.
Never paid. Remarks: "Name appears in column names present as R.V. Upshaw".
#10) 1865: R.V. Upshaw, Pvt., Co "B", 1 Reg't Ga Cav., on Muster Roll "of
Officers and men paroled in accordance with the terms of a Military Convention
entered into on the 26th day of April, 1865, between General Joseph E. Johnston,
Commanding Confederate Army and Major General W.T. Sherman, Commanding United
States Army in North Carolina". Roll not dated. Paroled at Charlotte, N.C., 3
May 1865. Enlisted 20 Nov 1864 at Luthersville, Ga., by Col. Davett for 3 years.
"Never paid".

(Note: on 20 November 1864, when R.V. Upshaw reenlisted in Newnan, Gen.
Wheeler's Cavalry was in the Macon area, attacking the enemy near Clinton. A few
days before, on Nov. 16, Gen. Wheeler had been in Jonesboro and, doubtless,
there were recruiting scouts in all the nearby towns, including Newnan).,
7. 1870 census, Carroll Co, GA, dwelling 302, page 44, Carrollton Dist (Adkin
Upsher(sic) household): Robinson V. Upsher(sic), age 24, b GA, $325 Personal
Estate)
8. 1871, 24 Dec: Carroll Co, GA, marriage book D. page 197: (to Ida P. Routon)
9. 1871 (circa): photograph of Robinson Valentine Upshaw in Upshaw Family
Scrapbook.
10. 1872, 16 Aug: Carroll County Times (newspaper), issue of 16 Aug 1872: R.V.
Upshur(sic) advertises "one yoke of large young oxen, well broke, before the
courthouse door in Carrollton, to the highest bidder,..."
11. 1872, 8 Nov: Carroll County Times (newspaper), issue of Friday, 8 Nov 1872:
Apples in Carroll - Mr. R.V. Upshur(sic) informs us, that he has pulled twenty
one bushels of apples off of one tree this season. Estimating the bushel as
containing 270 apples, this would make 5670 apples from a single tree. They were
of the celebrated golden variety, which has acquired so much celebrity in this
section.
12. 1872, 29 Nov: Carroll County Times (newspaper), issue of Friday, 29 Nov
1872: Runaway -On last Tuesday evening, Bob Upshur(sic) and Jno. Worthy were
driving out of town on the Villa Rica Road, the former in a top buggy, and the
latter in a one horse wagon behind, the horse of the latter became frightened,
and ran the wagon against the buggy of Mr. Upshur(sic), who was just in front,
breaking the spindle off of one of the hind wheels. The horse of Mr. Worthy
stopped immediately after the collision and Bob's fine gray paid no attention to
the racket.
13. 1873, April: "Robinson V. Upshaw" named as son in will of Adkin Upshaw,
dated April __ 1873 (Carroll Co, GA, Will Book A page 221, 222)
14. 1880 census, Montgomery Co, AL, City of Montgomery, 6th Ward, page 216,
family #40, dwelling #39 (4 Jun 1880): R.V. Upshur, age 34, b GA (father b
"France", mother b "England"), Occupation: "Merchant"; I.T. Upshur, wife, age
23, b GA (father b GA, mother b GA); M.C.P. Upshur, daughter, age 8, b GA; J.A.
Upshur, son, age 3, b AL
15. 1884: Book titled "Ledger" in the West Georgia Regional Library, Carrollton,
Ga., Local History area; no other identification, but obviously a store account
ledger for 1884: R.V. Upshaw, page 625: 1884, 24 May: to balance on
merchandise,.27; to 1/2 lb. tobacco, .35; by note om B.M. Fleming, $5.00 credit.
1884, 30 May: to 3 lbs. coffee, .50; to 1/2 lb. tobacco, .35. 1884, 31 May: 1
chamber,. 35; 7 lbs. meat, .91. 1884, 3 Jun: to 50 lbs. flour, $2.00. 1884, 5
Sep. to amount from ledger, 1883, page 625, $2.20. (shows totals of $6.93 draws
and $5.00 credits).
16. 1885, 23 Mar: Carroll Co., Ga., Mortgage Book B, page 488: Adkin Upshaw
& Mary C. Upshaw to W.T. Holderness, $35.00 for mortgage of 50 acres of the
northwest corner of land lot 213 in the 5th Dist.; signed by R.V. Upshaw for
Adkin Upshaw & Mary C. Upshaw.
17. 1890, 1891 Carroll County Tax Digests: No R.V. Upshaw in 714th Dist.
18. 1892, 25 Oct: Marriage of R.V. Upshaw & Ida Phillips, married by C.D.
Henderson, J.P. (Source: Tallapoosa Co, AL, Marriage Book 10, page 337a).
19. 1892 (circa): Photograph in Upshaw Family Scrapbook (Robinson Valentine
Upshaw & Ida S. (Phillips) Upshaw.
20. 1900 census: not found, but should be in Tallapoosa Co, AL, or Pottawatomie
Co, OK. Searched GA soundex for "R.V.", "Robinson" & not found; also not
found on www.ancestry.com census indexes.
21. 1901, 16 Oct: Death date from Tombstone, Fairview Cemetery, Pottawatomie Co,
OK: R.V. Upshaw, died Oct 16, 1901, age 56 yrs. A Veteran's Administration
military marker was erected at his grave in 2008: Pvt. Robinson Upshaw, Co. B, 1
GA Cav.,CSA, Sep. 15, 1845, Oct. 16, 1901.
22. 1925: Oklahoma Confederate pension record, Mrs. Ida (Phillips) Upshaw, on
Confederate Military service of her deceased husband, Robert(sic) Valentine
Upshaw.
Pension of Ida S. Upshaw.
Item 1: Inquiry from the State of Oklahoma, pension department, Oklahoma City,
to the Adjutant General, War Department, Washington, D.C. dated 21 August 1925,
requesting a record of R. V. (or "Bod") Upshaw, Co. G. (sic) 1st Georgia Cavalry
Regiment (Wheeler's Cavalry).
Item 2: Reply to the above dated 26 August 1925, giving the following record:
R.V. Upshaw (also born as Roberson(sic) Upshaw, but not as "Bod" Upshaw),
enlisted March 4, 1862 at Newnan, Georgia, in Company "B", 1st Georgia Cavalry,
C.S.A.; not found as of Company "G", muster roll November & December 1864
(the latest on file) shows him present, a Private. Prisoner of War records show
that he was paroled at Charlotte, North Carolina, May 3, 1865, in accordance
with terms of a Military Convention held on April 26, 1865, a Private.
Item 3: A letter, dated 5 November 1925, from the Oklahoma Confederate pension
Department to "Hon. T.B. Hogg, Shawnee, Oklahoma", who evidently assisted Ida S.
Upshaw in obtaining the pension application forms. Mrs. Upshaw submitted an
application which was not properly prepared or witnessed, and the Pension
Department states that it will have to be returned and correctly completed.
Item 4: "Application of Indigent widow of Confederate Soldier or Sailor, for a
pension under the laws of the State of Oklahoma", dated 7 November 1925. Ida S.
Upshaw, 323 S. Park, Shawnee, Oklahoma, a resident of Pottawatomie County,
Oklahoma; I have lived in the state of Oklahoma continuously for 25 years; born
in Alabama, 64 years old (born 1861). Do not own a home nor property of any
kind; in poor physical condition; not able to work. Occupation: sell face
powders to ladies. I am applying for a pension because I am indigent and unable
to earn a livelihood by manual labor. My husband's full name is Robert Valentine
Upshaw. I have not remarried since his death; I was married to him at Jackson's
Gap, Alabama (no date given); he died at Shawnee, Oklahoma (no date given); he
never drew a pension. He enlisted in Georgia and served in the First Georgia
Cavalry, Company "B", and was paroled in May 1865; he was not a commissioned
officer. (signed) Ida S. Upshaw.
Item 5: Affidavit No. 1, dated 11 November 1925, as to residence & widowhood
by two citizens who know the applicant has resided in the State of Oklahoma more
than one year and that she is now a widow. Sworn to by T.B. Hogg and G. C.
Halley.
Item 6: Filing form, filed in office of County Judge 11 November 1925, allowed
and filed in pension office 21 November 1925; pension allowed from 1 January
1926 (no amount given).
(Note: transcription printed in the "Upshaw Family Journal" periodical, Vol. II,
(Spring 1975), pg. 52 & 53)

SECONDARY SOURCES:
1. Upshaw family records in possession of Ted O. Brooke, 1987.
2. 1871 photograph in possession of Ted Brooke, 1996; copy sent to U.S. Army
Military History Institute, Photo Archives, Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, PA
17013-5008.

RESEARCH NOTES:
1. The Georgia Archives shows no Tax Lists for Carroll County from 1873 to 1899,
although 1890 & 1891 (and perhaps others) are at the Carroll County Library
(see note above); perhaps the Archives' inventory is incorrect? (Need to check).

COMMENTS:
1. The birthplace of Robinson Upshaw was Coweta County, Georgia, as his father
bought land there in 1838 (Deed Book G, page 189) and on January 13, 1845 (Deed
Book G, page 437).
2. Robinson V. Upshaw served in Co. "B", 1st Georgia Cavalry, with his brother
John R. Upshaw.
3. Family recollection told to Ted Brooke, by Haskell Upshaw, ca 1975:
Robinson joined the Confederate cavalry on 10 May 1862 when he was only 16 years
old. His father was very distressed at this, as "his other sons had all gone to
the Confederacy and he (R.V.) was her youngest and he didn't want him in
danger". His father was able to get him returned, which is evidenced in his
service record, in the muster roll dated 13 Feb 1864, which states "Last paid by
Capt. May, aqm, to June 30, 1863. Dropped from roll by order of Major J.H.
Strickland, Com. Regt". He reenlisted on 20 Nov 1864, either in Newnan or
Luthersville, as evidenced on muster roll for Nov & Dec 1864.
At some point, either before his first enlistment in 1862 or the second in 1864,
the Coweta County Sheriff got involved and is supposed to have confined him in
the County jail to keep him at home, which was ultimately to no avail.
According to family tradition, he was a large man, about 6'6" in height, and
very strong. It is told he could pull apart a piece of harness with his bare
hands and would often do this in public as a feat of strength. My father,
Theodore Routon Brooke, has told me that he recalls seeing another picture of
him, with a long-stemmed pipe, which I have never been able to locate. Sadly, no
picture of him in Confederate uniform is thought to exist.
Also according to family tradition, he is supposed to have killed or injured a
colored man in a fight in Carrollton. Ida, Robinson's wife, was at a well in
town and was insulted somehow by the colored man, who was severely injured or
killed by Robinson, who then fled to Alabama, where he remarried to Ida Phillips
after the death of his wife, and thence moved to Shawnee, Oklahoma, where he
died in 1901. My grandmother, Martha C.P. (Upshaw) Brooke, daughter of Robinson,
told my father that her father (Robinson) had written her from Alabama while he
was "in exile" there, asking her to come and keep house for him, which she did
not do; she was married to my grandfather, James Robert Brook(e) on 31 Dec 1891,
shortly before her father's remarriage to Ida Phillips in Alabama. An account of
this affray in Carrollton should be in the Carroll County newspapers, which are
being abstracted and published by the Carroll County Genealogical Society in
their "Quarterly", but has not appeared within the issues of 1872-1885, which
they have printed thusfar, as of 2009. I think the affray probably happened
about 1888-1891 and will make interesting reading, once located. (Note: No
Superior Court case of this supposed incident is found in the Carroll County
Superior Court Minute Books from 1879 to1903, although several of the indexes
are faulty).

Sources
1.Morgan County, Georgia. (Original record), Marriage Book 1822-1834, pages 33-
34., Morgan County Probate Court, Madison, Georgia. recorded 13 October 1826.

Updated 19 Oct 2010