I was contacted by a dealer in Historical documents who has the original Muster Roll for sale. The picture here shows enough to see it is authentic, however not large enough to read. The transcription is below the picture.
There are 70 names on the muster roll. It is entitled “A list of the commissioned and staff officers, belonging to the 124th Regiment Commanded by Hezekiah P. Neal, at Estillville on the 14, 15 & 16th days of April, 1847 and the Regimental Muster at the residence of George Vineyard on the 17th day of April, 1847.
Lieut. Col. F. McMullin
Robert Speer, Jr.
Geo. E. Starnes
Lieuts.L. Fleenor ( Probably Lewis)L. Fleenor ( Probably Lewis)Wm. Barker, Jr.
L. Fleenor ( Probably Lewis)Wm. Barker, Jr.Jas. Fleenor
David W. Haynes
Abr. G. Larkins
Wm. H. Hensley
Amos E. Green
Wm. F. Greear
Lex. M. Day
Thos. H. Harris
Wm. B. Neil
Wm. L. Morell
Benj. A. Smith
Wm. H. Lawson
Wm. F. Templeton
Thos. W. Templeton
Wm. T. Horton
Jno. A. Purcell
Black L. Flanery
James P. Gulley
Silas Ratliff, Jr.
James Culbertson, Jr.
Daniel Rainey, Jr.
Ward? F. Gillam
I report Capt. C.C. Fugate for failing to furnish a list of his privates; sub officers, etc. at the Regimental muster at Geo. Vinyards on the 17th day of April 1847, H.P. Neal, Comdr. 124 Regts. – Acquitted
I report G.E. Starnes for failing to report this company uniforms according to law H.P. Neal, Comdr.
Adgt. James L. Shoemaker May 23′ 46
Ser. Maj. Wm. Speer
Qr. Master Jno. W. Morrison
Pay Master Wm. H. Morrison
Surgeon Dr. E.K. Herron
Sur. Mate J. Draper
Qtr. Master Chas. Quillin
Fife Maj. Welez W. Goode
Drum Maj. John Roach
Jack K. Templeton says
Thanks Sheila for this great post. Wm F Templeton is William Farley Templeton (~1825 – 30 Mar 1922), my great-great grandfather. He lived along Copper Creek north of Gate City near Bellamytown. Wm married Frances “Fanny” Lane (19 Apr 1823 – 25 Oct 1889) on 17 Dec 1845. Wm subsequently served in the Scott County militia at the start of the Civil War and then enlisted in Co A, 25th Va Cavalry. After the war served on a county “police” force to protect residents from bushwachers, thieves and robbers.
Thos W Templeton is Thomas Witcason Templeton, Wm’s uncle – brother of Wm’s father, Amos. Thos and 3rd brother James (and families) moved to Cedar County, MO in the mid-50s, and then on to Texas (Grayson Co) after hostilities broke out and Missouri was so overrun with bushwacking and guerilla war (Quantrill, etc)
Your Welcome! I love to share this stuff with others. It may be the missing piece someone needs. And Lord knows I don’t know where I would be if others did not share with me.
Thank you for the added information on your Templeton line. Hezekiah’s sister Esther Jane Neal married John Allen. They had a son James Allen who married Rebecca Lane, the daughter of Wm. Wilkerson Lane. This is my direct line, and connection to Hezekiah Patrick Neal/Neil
H.P and Esther had Neal siblings that also went to MO.
Elaine (Wood) Jenkins says
What a wonderful find. Is there any chance the residence owner, George Vineyard is the George Vineyard married to Mary Campbell-daughter Hannah -who married Henry Wood. Henry even named one son George Vineyard Wood.
Sheila Allen-Winterberg says
I haven’t really researched him, but I think looking at the dates that he probably was.
Aaron A Thomas says
Elaine (Wood) Jenkins
This is a very intersting piece of information, It does appear that this muster could have happened at George Vineyard’s House. His son’s. Willaim Issac Vineyard and George Washington Vineyard both served in the 48th VA Inf
Hannah VINEYARD WOOD was my 3rd Great Grand Aunt, George Vineyard Wood, would be my 1st Cousin 4 times removed. I am intersted in information you might have on Descendants of Henry WOOD and Hannah VINEYARD, my record end there I don’t have any info on the wood side of our family.
Elaine (wood ) Jenkins says
The muster roll was not only at the Vineyard house, but the following men there are relatives of the Wood Family: Clinton Godsey -brother of Ann Elizabeth Godsey who was married to James Osborn Wood: H. W. Ewing or Henry Wood Ewing son of Elizabeth Wood and George Ewing; Wm. H Lawson-might be William Lawson I or II-his daughter Sarah married Henry Wood;E. H. Quillin -Ewel H. Quillin married to Sally Wood.
Hannah Vineyard Wood was my 3rd great grandmother, George Vineyard Wood my 3rd great uncle.
I’ve been tracing the Wood Family for a while-a rare family book in my fathers possession got me started. “History of the Wood family in Virginia.”
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Janice Brazil says
Very interesting. I recognized Ira Fugate. He was the son of William Fugate and Lydia Tate. ZIra was born 6 Oct 1806 in russell Co., VA and died in 1874, perhaps in Scott Co. He married Margaret Haney.
M Holland says
I’m trying to locate family hx on an AA Gulley (b.1850 Franklin, TN)who married Martha Fugate(b. Apr 28, 1850) in Scotts Cty Oct 4, 1867. Any info??
Mary Ann Sherfey Westman says
What a find! This is one I haven’t seen
I’m hoping to get help to find out where Ira and Margaret Fugate are buried addition to William and Lydia Tate Fugate. I know where daughter Elizabeth J and George L Fugate Vermillion are but not Ira and William. Would appreciate any help I can get.
Mary Ann Sherfey Westman, 3rd great granddaughter
Rapid City, SD
Bill Herren says
Oh this is wonderful! I think Ezekiel K. Herron (Herren) may be my great Grandfather
Can you give me any more information?
I believe he was married to Mide E. Herren and gave birth to my Grandfather Joseph Ezekiel in 1885.
Ezekiel was a physician.
Thanks for this wonderful find.
Joe Marrs says
Is there any possibility you could post a clearer copy of the roster? It is a wonderful document. By the way, my great grandmother was Louisa I. Fleenor who was married to Joseph L. Dorton.
I’m very interested in your Hezekiah Neal/Neil. I have a William Branch Neal that went to Miller Co. Mo., who I’m pretty sure is related. The Neals, Hortons, Robinetts and others moved to Miller Co. in the 1850s and ’60s. I’ve never been able to figure out which Neal family William Branch belonged to, but hope you might know something. Supposedly, he was a “doorstep” baby, left on a Neal families doorstep on Christmas. Thanks for any help.
Sandy Franklin Galloway says
Thank-you for this wonderful information and valuable historical document.
JListed on the roster,James Franklin, who was a brother to my gg-grandfather, Owen Franklin, married to Polly Neal. Col. Hezekiah Neal was my ggggrandfather. I live in Fort. Wayne, In., and have been unsucessful in obtaining very much information regarding the Neals’ and Franklins….
Gary Fugate says
I just purchased Capt. Ira Fugate’s 1850 Annual Report for his company of the 126th Virginia Military dated May 16, 1850. It appears on the document that he signed up on December 26, 1842 and had 76 in his Company. Anyone wishing a copy can have one free. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Welch says
The Jno. A. Purcell is my great-great grandfather John Adams Purcell, who would have been 24 years old at the time of this Muster. He was born at Little Valley, Maces Springs, Scott County, VA on March 20, 1822.
Helen (Wood) Wallace says
George Vineyard Wood was my gggrandfather. Thank you for the information.
Margaret Connie Neal says
Could someone please tell me who my great grandfather would be?
I am Margaret Connie Neal daughter of John W. Neal, Jr of Maces Springs. His father owned Neals grocery store/post office. My grandmother was known as Grandmother Rosie who was either a Robinette or Robinson
I cannot determine who my great-grandfather was.
Ruby J Partin says
Hello Shelia Thank you for posting this roster, I see the name of Richard Gilliam my 3 rd Great Grandfather, but I failed to find him on the roster. Ruby