When Thomas N. Bembry died in 1904, his wife Sarah Ann was left close to penniless. A paper trail found in the Florida State Archives outlines this illiterate woman’s attempts to receive support from the state of Florida. On January 8, 1905, Sarah wrote to the state comptroller apparently trying to receive the balance of […]
On 14 February 1862, Thomas N. Bembry and his younger brother, Henry L. Bembry, signed on as Privates with the 5th Confederate Florida Infantry, Company F (“Frink’s Guards.”) Two of Sarah’s brothers, Elijah Moses and Aaron signed up for the same unit on the same day. Another brother, Henry F. Simpson, signed up just a few […]
My 3rd great-grandfather, Thomas N. Bembry, was born on 26 January 1828 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. His parents were Thomas Bembry and Martha “Patsy” Dicken. The “N” for his middle name may have been for Needham Bryan, his great-grandfather. Or, it could have been Nathan, for another great-grandfather, Nathan Harris. Thomas N. is found on […]
Reblogged from my personal blog: a little family history came to mind while visiting Appomattox Court House.
Sarah Simpson, wife of Thomas N Bembry, was born in 1833 in Sumter County, GA. (She did not know what her actual birthday was, according to pension documents she filled out later in life.) Her father, James Simpson, born in 1795, was either out of a clan of Simpsons living in the northwestern corner of […]
John T. (probably Thomas) Bembry was born on 24 November 1854 while his parents were living in Sumter County, Georgia with Sarah’s mother, Dolly Simpson. When he was eight years old, his father, Thomas N. Bembry, went off to fight in the Civil War, leaving him with his mother, possibly his grandmother, Dolly, and five younger […]