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20th Texas Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: Samuel John McCantsRank: Private Company: E

Birth: 5 Dec 1842 in W. Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Death: 24 Jan 1918 in Evergreen, San Jancinto County, Texas Sex: M Father: Alexander Daniel McCants b. 1807 in South Carolina Mother: Martha Elizabeth Gerald b. in Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi Burial: 1918 Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen, San Jancinto County, Texas Military Service Notes: Information from the Texas State Archives regarding a Widow's application for a Pension filed by his last wife, Mary M. McCants on 26 June 1918 and approved 8 July, 1918 states Samuel John McCants enlisted in Company E, Regiment: Captain McCordues/McCardalls (sp?) Company, Elmores Regiment, 20th Texas Infantry. The statement from the Adjutant General's office in Washington dated 3 Jul. 1918 states that 'S. J. McCants, Pvt. Co. E. 20 Regt. Texas Inf. C.S.A. was enlisted March 30, 1862 and Muster Roll for Feby. 29, 1864 (last on file) shows him: 'Present.' No record of capture or parole.' The Affidavit of witnesses were signed by R.P. Brown and J.W. Griffin. R.P. Brown served in the same Company with him. J.W. Griffin states that he was in Company A, Dan Egbert, Captain, Fullcrade(sp?)Regiment stationed at Galveston, Texas and they were boys together. Mary M. McCants' Mortuary Warrant Application was attached. It states she died 5 Oct. 1920 in Cleveland, Liberty Co., TX.

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Contact Name: Kim Wright McCarty
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