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William Linton Springston and Sophronia Young

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Re: William Linton Springston and Sophronia Young

Posted: 2 Mar 2014 11:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Taylor,

The family story about Linton Springston in the Washington County History Book differs quite a bit from his Civil War service records. According to those documents, he died of erisypelis (a skin infection) in late February 1864 in a hospital at Fort Smith, Arkansas, while serving in the Union Army. The records also show that he first served for a brief period in the Confederate Army, but deserted and later joined up with the Union Army. Linton's father, William Springston, stated in a Southern Claims Commission file that both Linton and another son, Calvin, were forced to join up with the Confederates. William Springston made it very clear that he and his family were Unionists.

I haven't had any luck yet in tracking down pictures of Linton and Sophronia, other than the small images on Ancestry.com. Still hoping somebody out there in Ancestry Land has the originals or access to good quality copies.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
syoung23 18 Jan 2014 8:44PM GMT 
jcomaris1 20 Jan 2014 2:10AM GMT 
syoung23 20 Jan 2014 5:48AM GMT 
jcomaris1 22 Jan 2014 12:28PM GMT 
syoung23 2 Feb 2014 11:21PM GMT 
Taylor Myers 19 Feb 2014 8:40PM GMT 
syoung23 3 Mar 2014 6:35AM GMT 
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