I sent for some documentation on my James Marion and here is what I got back
Marriage license Maury Co TN # 3792
James M. Dockery & Amarintha Alderson 21 Feb 1861
CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS AND PATRIOTS OF MAURY CO TN By Jill K. Garrett of the UDC 1970
HIRAM DOCKERY- Duncan B. Coopers Calvary.
Born about 1816 , death not known; son of Balaam Dockery and his wife Abigail; lived above Suck Island. (Maury Co Marriages: Hiram Dockery to Martha Griffin 29 Apr 1841; Hiram Dockery to Margaret Finch 6 Oct 1846) In 1850 his wife was Margaret , undoubtedly Margaret Finch.
Children 1850 census
Melinda P born aout 1841
Mary C. born about 1843
Nancy A. born about 1844
Brothers and Sisters of Soldier
1. William R. Dockery born 1812, died 1844
2. John J. Dockery born 1815 in S.C. married Mahala(MY LINE)
3. James M. Dockery born 1819 died 1903 , married Martha Puckett
4. Possibly others
JAMES M. DOCKERY -- Maury Light Artillery* Lieutentant
Born 28 Jan 1819 , died 12 May 1903; son of Balaam and Abigail Dockery; married 22 July 1841 to Martha Puckett; born 17 Feb 1827, died 1887; taken prisioner at Fort Donelson.
1. John Clinton born 1842, Confederate Soldier
2. Joseph Nevil born 1844 died 1862 Confederate soldier
3. Elizabeth born 1847 died 1918 married W.W. Latta
4. William W. born 1850 died 1866.
5. James M. born 1854
6. Geneva Ophelia born 5 Oct 1857 died 21 May 1920 married J.M. Fields
7. Robert B. born 1861 died 1868
Brothers and Sisters of Soldier see Hiram Dockery page 88
JAMES MARION DOCKERY JR-- Maury Light Artillery
Born about 1840 death not known; son of John J (I) Dockery and nephew of Lt. Jim Dockery above; moved to Point Pleasant Missouri (Maury Co Marriages James M. Dockery to Amarintha Alderson 12 Feb 1861) (James is my gg-uncle I have lots more on him he died in 1927 MO)
JOHN CLINTON DOCKERY-- Company E. 19th Tennesse Calvary
Born 25 Aug 1842;death not known; son of James and Martha Puckett Dockery. (Maury County marriages; John C. Dockery to Rachel J. Pigg, 9 Oct 1859)
JOSEPH NEVIL DOCKERY-- Maury Light Artillery
Born 26 Dec 1844 died 20 April 1862 at Camp Douglas as prisoner of war; son of James M. Dockery (the lieutenant) and his wife Martha Puckett.
If anyone is searching these fellows drop me a line, my gg-grandma was Mary Elizabeth Dockery , she was the sister of James Marion JR. I have been all over New Madrid MO to find them and I am heading to Maury and Hickman TN in 2 weeks to try and find where Balaam Dockery is buried. There are 2 Balaam's which has made allot of confusion, now I am documented to the above Balaam thru John J. I need to find exactly who his parents are, I always thought it was Willam and Elizabeth Gibson Dockery. BUT they were NC and my Balaam was SC. .
IF anyone can help WRITE ME PLEASE
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