Rhea and Meigs Counties [Tennessee] Eleventh Census of the United States: Surviving Union Soldiers and Widows 1890


This is one of the few remaining portions of the 1890 Census to survive the fire in the Department of Commerce that also destroyed the population schedule of this census. This is not a complete listing of even the Union soldiers as it is listed as the "surviving" soldiers and their widows. Given are the names of the soldier and/or widow, rank and units with the dates of enlistment and discharge. Some personal data is given in some cases.

In addition to the official census, included in this volume are the various G.A.R. Post in the area. These Grand Army of the Republic Post enlisted many from other areas of the country who were living in this area. The information here is of great value. The following Post are given with the information contained in their record books. Post 50 for Dayton; Post 75 for Spring City; Post 25 for Athens; Post 85 for Birchwood; Post 58 for Soddy; Post 84 for Sale Creek; Post 98 for Pikeville; and Post 55 for Crossville are given here.

Example from this volume:
Civil District No. 3 - Jane C. Melton, widow of James F. Melton who was a Private in Co. H 5th Tenn. Inf, enlisted 27 March 1862 and was discharged ----. They lived in Goodfield [Meigs Co., TN] He was killed at Nashville March 1863.

Betty J. Broyles

(1999), 2023, paper, 58 pp.