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Submitted by: Vicki Burress Roach
Email address: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Husband: Harvey "Henry" VOYLES
Birthplace: Hall Co., GA
Place of death: Mrytle, Union Co., MS
Burial: Beulah Ch. Cem., Union Co., MS
Father: George Washington VOYLES
Mother: Mary Jane "Mandy" NARRIMORE
Marriage date: before 1864
Wife: Jane CASEY
Birthdate: ca 1844
Place of death:
Child No. 1: George W. VOYLES
Birthdate: Dec. 1864
Birthplace: Tippah Co., MS
Death date: Aug. 26, 1938
Place of death: Pontotoc Co., MS
Spouse's name: Mary UNKNOWN, Annie DAVIS
Child No. 2: Mary VOYLES
Birthdate: ca 1865
Place of death:
Child No. 3: Joseph M. VOYLES
Birthdate: ca 1871
Place of death:
According to Pam Sadowski (email@example.com)
Harvey spelled his surname VOILES. She states he died in Myrtle MS
and is buried at Beulah Church Cem. in Union Co., Myrtle MS.
History of Old Tish. Co., MS 26th Mississippi Regiment (Civil War)
1869 Assessment rolls of Old Tish. Co., MS
His children are an assumption based on the 1870 Alcorn Co. MS
census and the fact that Harvey was listed as Henry on previous
1870 Alcorn Co., MS census, Kossuth Post Office page 30
Henry Voyles 27
Justice Docket 1870-1872 Alcorn Co., MS
Wm. R. Borroum surviving partner of the firm of J.L. Dyer & Co. vs
...recover of the deft. the sum of $6.50 and the cost in this
behalf expended for which execution may assure this 25th May 1871.
Rec'd in cash July 14, 1871
Judgment roll for Alcorn Co., MS
Harvey Voyles amt. of judgment or degree $25.21 Feb. 17th, 1872
Harvey Voyles amt. of judgment or degree $48.04 J.? 16, 1873
Harvey Voyles amt. of judgment or degree $96.94 Sept. 15, 1877
Jurors Fee Alcorn Co., MS page 73/ 1873
1877 Alcorn Co. Educable School Children
Joseph M. Voyles age 7
Geo. W. Voyles age 17
(believe these are the children of Harvey and Jane???)
Jurors fee Alcorn Co., MS Sept. term 1879
H. Voyles (could be Harvey??)
Oct. 9, 1879
2 days at 24 miles paid $4.20
1880 Alcorn Co., MS census
VILES H. white male age 40 head of household married farmer GA SC GA
Janes white female age 49 wife married SC SC SC
G.W. white male 20 son single AL GA SC
Jurors list for 1882 Alcorn Co., MS page 61
H. Voyles/Rienzi E.P. (Could be Harvey???)
page 170 Jurors Fee Alcorn Co., MS July term 1883
issued July 24, 1883 for 2 days 24 miles traveled paid $5.20
1885 Alcorn Co., MS taxpayers
Number of assessment=1
Horses=2 valued $160.00
carriages=1 valued $25.00
Rienzi District 3
Sheriff's Process Docket
H. Voyles vs. W.J. Voyles
Tippah Co. Chancery Court
September 23, 1891-Executed by waiving a copy of the process within
process with the will of Jasper Voyles she ____ one _____ age of 16
years and ____ to proceed the same Jasper Voyles not found in ____
county after _____ search.
Mailed to chancery clerk of Tippah Co. Sept. 26, 1891.
The following is from an email of Melvin "Pat" Voyles at
firstname.lastname@example.org from Jan. 1999:
My father was Thomas Wilmer Voyles born March 17, 1899 in or around
Ripley or Myrtle MS. He died in 1976.
My grandfather was George Washington Voils. He was born in 1864 in
or around Ripley or Myrtle, MS. He was married twice. They had one
daughter, Laura Gussie Voils, born ca 1886.
My grandmother was Annie Davis Voils. The rest of my aunts and
uncles are; Aunt Dovie Voils born 1894; my uncle Luther Ellis Voils
born 1896; my Audie Voils born 1893; Uncle Guv Voils. born ?; my
uncle Pearl Voils born 1902; Don R. Voils, born ?; my aunts Junnie
and Rubby Voils, born ?.
In 1900 my grandparents farmed in the lower southeast corner of
Tippah Co., MS.
Harvey fought with the 26th Infantry MS. He enlisted along with
two brothers Albert Voyles born in GA 1850 and James Voyles born
1841 in Hall Co., GA. They all enlisted in Iuka MS on Aug. 16,
1861. Harvey fought in many battles; Fort Donelson, 2/13, 14th,
15th, 1862. He was gone during the surrender of Fort Donelson on
Feb. 16, 1862. He also fought in the battle of Coffeeville, Dec.
5,1862 and the battle of Willow Springs May 3, 1862. He fought and
was captured at the battle of Bakers Creek, May 16, 1863. Harvey
was attached to the 26th MS Calvary.
The 26th was engaged in other major battles; Jackson, MS from July
9th to 16th. The Wilderness May 5-6, 1864. Tally's Mill May 10,
1864; Spotsylvania Courthouse May 12, 1864, Hanover Junction May
23, 1864; Cold Harbor June 2-3, 1864; Gaines Mill from June 5-13,
1864. In front of Petersburg, August 20th to Sept. 29, 1864;
Waldon Railroad August 18-19, 1864. Fort McRae Oct. 1, 1864;
Skirmish, Oct. 2, 1864; Hatsher's Run Oct. 27, 1864; Jacratt's
Station, Dec. 10, 1864; Hatcher's Run Feb. 6, 1865. After the
battle of Baker's Creek also known as Champion Hill, Harvey appears
on a roll of Prisoners of War at Point Lookout, MD. It shows him
in Elmira, New York. He was exchanged Oct. 29, 1864 at Fort
Delaware, Delaware. Other records show that he escaped from Fort
Donalson Feb., 1862. So he must have been captured in that battle also.
My father told me many stories as a young boy regarding my great
grandfather. He told me that he had killed many Yankees. I can
only remember one story that went like this. Harvey and two other
soldiers most likely his two brothers were in a battle when they
found themselves lost from the rest of the unit. On foot they found
an old church and climbed into the tower. After awhile three
Yankees rode up on horseback. He said Harvey and the others had to
pick out which soldier they would shoot as the only one had one
shot each. They did and killed the Yankees. They searched them
and took what they could use and rode back to their unit line on the horses.
Harvey's brothers and sister were:
Guilford Voyles born 1843 in Hall Co., GA.
Jasper Voyles born 1844 in Hall Co., GA.
Twins: George Washington Voyles and Jackson Voyles born March 4, 1847.
Newt Voyles born in GA.
Harvey had one sister, Emily Voyles, born 1849.