Aaron> Bledsoe-[8938]
(1760-Abt 1822)
Belara> Jackson-[8033]
(Abt 1764-)
Moses Aaron> Bledsoe Jr-[8043]
Elizabeth> Radford-[8027]
Andrew Jackson> Bledsoe-[8021]


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Emily Larenda> Shaw-[8020]

Andrew Jackson> Bledsoe-[8021] 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 1826, Wake, North Carolina 1
  • Marriage: Emily Larenda> Shaw-[8020] 28 Dec 1847, Holly Springs, Mississippi 1
  • Died: 8 Nov 1891, Degray, Clark County, Arkansas, at age 65 1
  • Buried: Degray Cemetery, Clark Co., Arkansas 1

bullet   Ancestral File Number: C4Z2-T7.


bullet  General Notes:

Andrew was the descendant of William Bletsoe, immigrant, Bedford, England in 1623.

Crossed the river at Memphis and settled at DeGray, AR in 1849 (Clark, Co)
When the war broke out Andrew joined the Army and went back to MS and fought around Vicksburg. This is where he got wounded. It happened near the end of the war around Vicksburg. they were fighting in the woods. They were standing behind trees and lying beside logs shooting at the Yankees. Andrew was standing behind a big scaly-bark hickory nut tree and as he aimed his rifle to shoot, a bullet hit the tree close to his head and a piece of bark from the tree hit him in the face. He had a scar on his cheek after the place healed. His folks were real glad to see him when he came home from the war but he didn't like to talk about the war. If no one was around he would tell his grandson John a few things like when they were fighting and how they would yell when they charged the Yankee lines. They called it the Rebel Yell.
then he would yell or yodel to show how they gave the yell when they were fighting.
Co. H 23 Reg CSA (ARK? MISS?)


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Census, 1850, Marshall Co., Mississippi.

Census, 1860, Clark County, Arkansas.

Census, 1870, Clark County, Arkansas.


Andrew married Emily Larenda> Shaw-[8020] [MRIN:482], daughter of William B. Shaw-[8017] and Lecia H. Morriss (Gordon?)-[8018], on 28 Dec 1847 in Holly Springs, Mississippi.1 (Emily Larenda> Shaw-[8020] was born on 16 Jul 1831 in Georgia 1, died in 1874 in Degray, Clark County, Arkansas 1 and was buried in Degray Cemetery, Clark Co., Arkansas 1.)



1 Gary Shaw & Mike Webb, Gary Shaw & Mike Webb, (Personal Research of the Shaw Family).

2 Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R), (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).

3 Lucy Mae Bledsoe, Lucy Mae Bledsoe, (Microfilm: 139369 Submission: AF83090944).

4 Mary Edith Holmes, Mary Edith Holmes, (Microfilm: 1394414 Submission: AF83-107315).

5 Dan Burrow, Dan Burrow, (Submission #: AF96-103037).

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