Nancy (LNU) Perry
The majority of the initial lineage info for this page,
and some of the family stories,
came from the detailed research notes of
William & Nancy Perry
THANKS, CUZ KAREN, FOR SHARING!
from the notes of Ranse's g-granddaughter
about Ranse. The entire record of each soldier on microfilm so
I wrote everything down that was in his packet. It was mostly pay
cards. He was mustered into the Confederate Army's 12th Calvary,
Company C, at Knoxville, on Sept. 14, 1862. This was also known
as Day's Battalion. He joined on Sept. 15, 1862, in Hawkins County,
TN, for a three-year term. He was recruited by Major T. W. Adrain.
His pay cards reads as follows:
1. Paid 40-cents a day
......for the period of Dec. 31, 1862 - Feb. 28, 1863.
2. March 1 - June 30, 1863,
......he was paid $48.80 for the use of his horse.
3. August 31, 1863. No notes on card.
4. Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 1863.
......Paid 24.40 for use and risk of horse-61 days.
......Promoted to Second Sergeant.
5. Jan. - Feb, 1864.
......No details of pay but was now listed as a First Sergeant.
6. Note dated April 20, 1865.
......Says he was a prisoner of war. The Confederate Army confined
......him for being a "rebel deserter." This note said that a
......Captain Bryan (a Confederate) ordered his release.
7. Final note - Dated April 21, 1865.
......His statement of Oath of Allegiance to the US.
......It was "sworn and subscribed to at Knox County, TN,
......during the month of April 1865." The addition to the note
......said that he deserted on April 10, 1865, but was now released.
disbanded at the end of March. Some joined other battalions. It
sounded as if they all went separate ways and that that was ok with
the leadership. I don't know why they would have arrested him if
they disbanded. Anyway, his release was ordered by a Captain of his
own army so it must not have been too serious.
[Footnote: Duration of American Civil War 1861 - 1865.]
by Ranse's great-grandson
GLENN E. PERRY
being a deserter on April 20, 1865: This was when the war was
essentially over (Lee had already surrendered to Grant),
and many men had decided it was time to go home.
His grandson, my grandfather (Alex Perry), told me when I was quite young
that "He is buried at Mount Olive [Olivet]. We are speculating that his
grave is close to that of his son, William R. But it is not marked.
Ranse was a captain in the Confederate army. I heard this all my life,
particularly from my grandfather, Alex Perry. But the records show
otherwise (unless, as seems absurd, he rapidly rose from First Sergeant
to Captain at the end of the war). This illustrates how we have to be
wary of oral traditions. My speculation on how the story started: The
old expression in our area that "He is a captain!" meant something
like "He is quite a character!" Somebody who heard Ranse described
that way may have taken taken the statement literally.
to Kentucky, but we do not know that for sure. Ranse apparently came to
KY soon after the end of the Civil War. The documented list of his
brothers fits what I was told by my grandfather
--that his brothers were named Cam and Elder John.
Apparently these were the ones who migrated to KY.
possibly at Sled Road. This was the time when Aden Sasser was very
ill. Some wild speculation on my part: Maybe Ranse rented his farm.
My maternal grandmother, Sarah Elizabeth Humfleet Taylor, referred to him
as "Uncle Ranse," further confirming that he lived close by. Ranse was
the witness at Sarah's grandfather's, Herl Sprinkle's second marriage.
Pat Mellor stated in a letter to me that her father,
Daniel Madison Humfleet, remembered that he
"... saw him fairly often ... he remembered Ranse,
Aunt Mary Jane Perry, and ĎAunt Sally Ranse'."
heard this from her father Steve Perry and/or grandfather Tom Perry.
The part about Ranse living to age 107 is obviously wrong, but the part
about her great-grandmother Melissa (Imes) Perry is apparently a truism.
Our great grandmother was a woman of courage
My grandfather as I remember so well
Our grandmother was truly a Saint of God.
My dad was a strong man that lived to be almost 93
He loved his brothers and sisters
Love one another
this "Robert/Cordie" branch
was generously provided to us by
Michael Robert "Mike" Perry
mostly from his sister Karen's research notes.
Mike states that
"It seems that the courthouse in Hancock, TN,
burned twice, destroying most of the records."
The Cobb-Sasser Website appreciates the difficult
work that went into researching this family branch.
THANKS, CUZS MIKE & KAREN, FOR SHARING!
Barbourville Mountain Advocate
May 8, 1931, p. 1
Deputy Sheriff Announces Candidacy
For Jailer of Knox County
I am a candidate for Jailer. I feel that I am qualified to fill this
office. I am 50 years of age and have been deputy sheriff off and on
for about nine years. I served under Reed P. Black, S. L. Lewis, and
am now deputy sheriff under Mrs. B. P. Walker. I have always tried to
treat those accused of crime that come into my custody with respect.
You know my record along these lines and I submit it to you for your
consideration, that it may be of help to you in making up your minds
to vote for me for Jailer. None of my opponents has had experience in
handling prisoners. If I am elected I will do all in my power to carry
out the duties of the office according to law, and I here assure you
that I will not do any act or deed which will cause you to regret that
you voted for me. If you make up your mind to support and vote for
me---see and talk to your neighbors and friends and get them to help
us and we will win. I want to thank each and all, in advance, for
every word they may utter, and for every act and deed they may do in
helping me secure the nomination for Jailer. I remain
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