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Benjamin Barton 'Bart' Box, 1825-1884; Family Group Sheet
Husband / Father Benjamin Barton 'Bart' Box
Relation to compiler patrilineal great granduncle
Birth Date 1825
Birthplace Franklin County, Tennessee
Arrived in Texas December 1845;
Salina [nee JONES] BOX, widow of George BOX, and 6 children
and
Joicey [nee Jones] Hollingsworth, widow of Benjamin Hollingsworth, and 3 children
moved to Rusk Co, Texas, December, 1845, to join family who had removed to Texas in the 1830's. Among the family already in East Texas were two of Joicey Hollingsworth's children:
  • Stephen Perry Hollingsworth
    and
  • Acenith Louisa (nee Hollingsworth) Allen and Acenith's husband, Dr. Elijah Allen.
  • Military service Private, Company E,
    28th Texas [ Dismounted ] Cavalry [ Randal's ] Regiment, CSA
    23 months; 08 May 1863 to Apr 1865.
    See B.B. Box's 'Soldier's Story' below.
    Texas Confederate Pension Application 19231.
    See The State Of Texas, Confederate Pension Application
  • Affidavit Of Witnesses
  • War Department enclosure
  • Certificate of State and County Assessor
    below.
  • Occupation farming
    Death date 14 September 1884
    Place of death Rusk County, Texas
    Buried Buried in Rocky Mount Cemetery, near Overton, Rusk County, Texas.
    image of headstone
    Father George BOX
    Born after 1790 Laurens County, SC
    Died TBD Feb 1840, Benton Co., Ala.
    Mother Salina Sue [nee Jones] BOX
    Born circa 1800/02, Franklin or Habersham County, Ga.
    [alt1. Franklin Co., Tenn.; alt2, SC] [TBR]
    Died After 1860, Rusk County, Texas.
    Buried in Rocky Mount Cemetery, near Overton, Rusk County, Texas.
    image of headstone
    Marriage date 14 Oct 1868_PenAp
    25 Oct 1868_sgs
    29 Oct 1868_ml
    Marriage place Rusk County, Texas
    Obituary none currently available.
    Helen Ellen 'Ellen' [nee Russell] BOX, 1838 - 1911
    Wife Helen Ellen 'Ellen' [nee Russell] Box
    Birth date 31 May 1838
    Birthplace Timber Ridge, Henry County, Georgia
    Resident in Texas since 1857; Fergus Russell family present in Rusk County 1860 census.
    Death date 21 April 1911
    Place of death Rocky Mount, Rusk County, Texas.
    Note: Sexton City, Rocky Mount, Rocky Mountain existed until about 1940.
    Burial Rocky Mount Cemetery, near Overton, Rusk County, Texas.
    image of headstone
    Father
    Fergus Russell;
    born SC, about 1804; based on 1860 Rusk County census
    Mother Mary Ann Gladney;
    born SC, about 1802; based on 1860 Rusk County census
    George F. Box, 1869 - 1911
    Child_01 George F. Box
    Sex Male
    Birth date 01 Aug 1869
    Birthplace Rusk County, Texas
    Death date 09 Apr 1911
    Place of death Rusk County, Texas
    Burial Rocky Mount Cemetery, near Overton, Rusk County, Texas.
    image of headstone
    Occupation farming
    Marriage date TBD, need access to 1900 Rusk County Marriage
    Marriage place Rusk County
    Spouse's name Clemy? 32 WF Tn Tn Tn wife;
    per 1910 Rusk County census,
    reported by sgs
    Children's name Bentey? 3 WF Tx Tx Tx daughter;
    per 1910 Rusk County census,
    reported by sgs
    James Ross Box, 1876 - 1941
    Child_02 James Ross Box
    Sex Male
    Birth date 21 Mar 1876
    Birthplace Rusk County, Texas
    Death date 17 Dec 1941
    Place of death Rusk County, Texas
    Burial Rocky Mount Cemetery, near Overton, Rusk County, Texas.
    image of headstone
    Occupation farming
    Marriage date TBD, need access to 1900 Rusk County Marriage
    Marriage place Rusk County
    Spouse Cora Russell; buried in Rocky Mount Cemetery, near Overton, Rusk County, Texas
    image of headstone
    marriage_1: Adkins
    marriage_2: James Ross Box
    Children 1. step-daughter: Leota
    2. Walter Howell, 08 Mar 1908- 16 Jun 1969;
    buried in Rocky Mount Cemetery, near Overton, Rusk County, Texas.
    image of headstone
    married Louise Goforth, 1911-2001
    buried in Rocky Mount Cemetery, near Overton, Rusk County, Texas.
    image of headstone
    3. Ellen Pauline
    4. Helen
    5. Roger Russell; 1919-1976; married Dorthy Womack
    Sources
    Source_01 Widow's Texas Confederate Pension application;
    Application number: 19231; Rusk County. 07 pages.
    Filed 24 Aug 1910;
    Approved 31 Aug 1910;
    Pension allowed from 01 Jun 1910.
    Source_02 Sadie Greening Sparks' most excellent opus The Family of James Jones . . .
    Source_03 Malinda Lowrance's RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project entries.
    Source_04 Inscriptions on six headstones in Rocky Mount Cemetery, near Overton, Rusk County, Texas
    Source_05 FTW files from Gene E. Box
    Source_06 Rusk County Genealogical Society website;
    maintained by Gloria B. Mayfield
    Source_07 East Texas Genealogical Society website
    Affidavit Of Witnesses, The State Of Texas, Confederate Pension Application

    We remember that B.B. Box was in the war and a member of Randall's Regiment, but cannot say when he was enlisted, but that he was disbanded in May 1865. We know these facts because we saw him frequently as he had a brother in our company and would visit him.
       H.R. Russell {signature}
       S.M. Russell {signature}

    Note: Franklin Box, H.R. Russell, and S.M. Russell were member of Company D, 14th Texas Infantry [Clark's] regiment which was brigade with B.B. Box's regiment in Randal's-Maclay's Brigade of Walker's Texas Division from May 1863 until the end of the war.
    Miscellaneous information contained in pension application:

    War Department
    The Adjutant General's Office,
    Washington
    September 7, 1909

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    On a record of the organization mentioned for April, 1865, he is reported absent, sick at hospital, Shreveport, Louisiana, since February 22, 1865.
    Certificate of State and County Assessor

    J. A. Hughes
    certified that Mrs. Ellen Box estate, real, personal and mixed, assessed value of 315 dollars.
    17 Aug 1910
    Soldier's Story
    Private Benjamin Barton 'Bart' Box, Company E, 28th Texas [Dismounted] Cavalry [Randal's] Regiment

    Benjamin Barton 'Bart' Box enlisted as a Private in Company E , 28th Texas [Dismounted] Cavalry [Randal's] Regiment, on 08 May 1863, in Rusk Count, Texas. He served 24 months in the 28th Texas Dismount] Cavalry; 08 May 1863 to 26 May 1865, when the regiment was disbanded.

    While 'Bart' Box was in service, the 28th Texas [Dismounted] Cavalry [Randal's] Regiment was engaged in two battles which had a direct impact on the course of the war and / or a decisive influence on a campaign:
  • Mansfield, La., 08 April 1864
  • Pleasant Hill, La., 09 April 1864

    These battles occurred in CS Maj. Gen. Richard Taylor defense of Louisiana during US Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks Red River Campaign, March - April 1864.

    Sources
  • Compendium Of The Confederate Armies, Texas,, Volume 8, Stewart Sikakis, 1995
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries
  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • State of Texas, Confederate Pension Application, 19231
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