WILKINSON COUNTY GA. SOLDIERS:
Isaac F. Billue
Green Blount Burney was a captain
of a mounted infantry group called the "Wilkinson Grays."
C. Hughs, Nov 29, 1815 - Jan 14, 1881, buried Irwinton City Cemetery
Shepherd 1836 Creek War Capt. G.B. Burney's Co., 2 Reg't Williamson's
59th Congress, Ist Session, House of Representatives,
Report No. 2718
GEORGIA. A. HUGHS.
March 29, 1906. - Committed to the Committee
of the Whole House and ordered to be printed.
Mr. Richardson, of Alabama, from the Committee
on Pensions submitted the following Report.
Report (To accompany H. R. 16828)
The Committee on Pensins, to whome the
bill (H.R. 16828) granting an increase of pension to Georgia Ann Hughes,
have considered the same and respectfully report as follows:
Georgia A. Hughs, of Irwinton,
Ga., is the widow of Nathaniel C. Hughs, who was a private in Captain Burney's
company, Georgia Volunteers from Jne 6, 1836 to July 21, 1836, in the Florida
Indian war. The soldier died January 14, 1881, and this claimant, who was
married him December 27, 1842, is now receiving the pension of $8
per month allowed by law to the widows of said war.
In an affidavit accompanying the bill
claimant sets forth that she is now about 80 years old, with a daughter
dependent upon her for support; that she owns a little home and a small
tract of land, and that the income from all her property is not more that
$125 per year.
There are many precedents for the proposed
legislation, and the passage of the bill is therefore recommended when
amended as folllows:
Change the claimant's name where
it appears in the title and body of the bill to "Georgia A. Hughs."
In line 6 change soldier's name
In line 7 strike out "Colonel Williamson's
In line 8, after "Infantry," insert "Florida."
submitted by R.
Nelson enlisted as a private with Captain Burney's
Ga Volunteers on June 6, 1836
and served for forty-six days. He was honorably
discharged on July 21, 1836.
Nelson had to petition the Commissioner of Pension
under the Act of July 27,
1892, for compensation for his service during
the Indian War of 1836. On the
top sheet of the petition, he states that his
address was Cool Springs,
Wilkinson County, Georgia. In a letter
dated August 8, 1892, "F. Carswell,
Ordinary in and for said County Nelson Stuckey
aged seventy four years a
resident of said County. Was being duly
sworn according to law declares that he
is the identical Nelson stuckey who was a private
in Capt. Green B. Burney's
Company Regiment Georgia Vol., whereas commanded
by Col. Williamson in the war
with the Seminole or Creek Indians in the year
1836 that he volunteered in
Irwinton Wilkinson County on or about the first
of June 1836 and was mustered
into service at Columbus Georgia and continued
in service in said war until
peace was declared and was honorably discharged."
Nelson Stuckey received a
pension of $8 per month. He was dropped
from the pension roll on January 6,
1905 because of his death. (Ga. Archives)
submitted by R. Elizabeth Brewer