Name: Jasper "Jeff" SPIVEY
Given Name: Jasper "Jeff"
Birth: April 16, 1826 in Laurens County, GA
Death: August 2, 1911 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, GA
Burial: Gethesemane Cemetery, Emanuel County, GA
The 1850 Federal Census for Laurens County, Georgia shows:
Jasper Spivey, age 23, a farmer
Mary Spivey, age 22.
The 1860 Federal Census for Emanuel County, Swainsboro, Georgia shows:
Jasper Spivey, age 33, a merchant, value of real estate $932?, value of personal property $800, born in Georgia.
Mary, age 32, born in Georgia
Spencer, age 9, born in Georgia
Warren, age 6, born in Georgia
Jane, age 4, born in Georgia
Avena, age 1, born in Georgia
The 1870 Federal Census for Emanuel County, Swainsboro, Subdivision 46, Georgia shows:
Jasper Spivey, age 50, a Farmer, value of real estate $1200, value of personal property $700, born in Georgia.
Mary, age 48, a house keeper, born in Georgia, cannot write
Spencer, age 19, works on farm, born in Georgia,
Warren, age 16, works on farm, born in Georgia, cannot read or write
Jane, age 14, at home, born in Georgia, cannot read or write
Mary, age 9, at home, born in Georgia
Elizabeth, age ?, at home, born in Georgia
Wiley, age 7, at home, born in Georgia
William, age 5, at home, born in Georgia
The 1880 Federal Census for Laurens County, Smith District 52, Georgia shows:
Jasper Spivey, age 53, a Farmer, born in Georgia.
Mary, age 52, a cook, born in Georgia
Jane, age 24, a cook, born in Georgia
Mary, age 19, a weaver, born in Georgia
Elizabeth, age 13, at home, born in Georgia
Wiley, age 15, works on farm, born in Georgia
William, age 17, born in Georgia
Sarah, age 10, born in Georgia
The next 2 properties lived Jasper's older sons, Spencer & Warren.
Spencer, age 29, Laborer, born in Georgia, his wife, Lacosa, age 25, a cook, born in Georgia, their children, a daughter, Rachael age 4, and a son, Sconge, age 2.
Next property to Spencer lived:
Warren, age 27, laborer, born in Georgia, suffers from rhuemetism, his wife, Sarah P., age 20, a cook, and their two children, James, age 7, and John, age 2.
The 1900 Federal Census for Laurens County, Smith District, Georgia shows:
Jasper Spivey, age 73, born in April 1827, married for 50 years, owns farm free and clear.
Mary, age 72, born in February 1827, married for 50 years
Elizabeth, age 26, born in January 1874, single (note: age is incorrect)
16 APR 1826 in Laurens Co. GA
Death: 2 AUG 1911 in Swainsboro,Emanuel Co. GA
MARRIAGE: source from Emanuel Co. marriage book A at Gagenweb, Emanuel County..
ENUMERATED: 1860 and 1870 Emanuel Co. Ga;
OCCUPATION: merchant; farmer
MILITARY: Enlisted as Private in Company B, 57th Regiment of the CSA on 5 May 1862.
Change Date: 22 SEP 2003 at 11:21:12
Father: Jonas Benton Spivey b: 1792 in Laurens Co. GA
Mother: Molsey Hester b: 1800 in Bladen Co. NC
Marriage 1 Mary H. Kea b: 9 FEB 1827 in Emanuel Co. GA
Married: 9 DEC 1849 in Emanuel Co. GA
Spencer Ware Spivey b: MAY 1851 in Emanuel Co. GA
Warren J. Spivey b: 1852
Jane Spivey b: 16 APR 1856
Avena Spivey b: 1859
Mary M. Spivey b: MAY 1861
William Sherman Spivey b: 17 FEB 1864 in Emanuel Co. GA
Wiley Spivey b: 4 FEB 1863 in Emanuel Co. GA
Elizabeth Spivey b: 2 NOV 1867
Sarah Spivey b: APR 1870
SPIVEY, JASPER J. - CO. B, 57TH GA. INF., 20TH GA.
CAVALRY Born on Apr. 4, 1826, son of Jonas Benton and
Molsey Hester Spivey, died April, 1910, supposedly
buried in Silver Leaf Church Cemetery, Laurens County,
married Mary H. "Polly" Kea, on Dec. 9, 1849, daughter
of Rev. Warren Key and Polly Beasley, born March 9,
1827, died Sept. 1901, buried in Gethesemane Cemetery.
Enlisted on May 5, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss.
on July 4, 1862, paroled on July 7th, exchanged in
Oct., 1863. Transferred to the 20th Battalion of the
Georgia Cavalry in April 1, 1864. RCS 5-940, Spivey,
p. 14, et seq., Mid 1800 People, p. 43, 1860 Emanuel #
97, 1902 Voter's List (Smith Dist.).
Family stories say that when the Confederates came to conscript Jasper
Spivey to fight in the War he was taking care of his family and his wife
who was pregnant with son Wiley. Jasper did not intend to join them and
in his anger, he packed his gun and stood on the front porch telling
them if they came any closer he would "blow their brains out." When the
Confederates left and Jasper unpacked his gun, he realized that had he
fired the gun, the explosion would have killed him instead since it had
been packed in such haste. This incident supposedly traumatized his
wife to the extent that Wiley was born a deaf mute.
The facts are: Jasper was in the Civil War, Co. B, 57th Regiment, GA
Volunteers, Infantry of Laurens Co. He enlisted as a Private 5 May
1862. (His son, Wiley, was born 4 Feb 1863.)
Jasper was captured at Vicksbury, MS (along with his brother William M.
Spivey) 4 Jul 1863. He was paroled there 7 Jul 1863. He was exchanged
Oct 1863 and transferred to another Co., 20th Battalion, GA Cav., 1 Apr
Served in the Confederate Army with his brother William M. Spivey.
Name: Jasper Spivey
Residence: Laurens County, Georgia
Enlistment Date: 05 May 1862
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
State Served: Georgia
Unit Numbers: 410 410
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 05 May 1862
Enlisted in Company B, 57th Infantry Regiment Georgia on 24 May 1862.
POW on 04 July 1863 at Vicksburg, MS
Paroled on 07 July 1863 at Vicksburg, MS
Exchanged on 15 October 1863 (Estimated day)
Transferred Company B, 57th Infantry Regiment Georgia on 01 April 1864
Transferred in 20th Battn Cavalry Regiment Georgia on 01 April 1864.
57th Regiment, Georgia Infantry
Barkuloo, William-Elected Colonel of the 2nd Regiment, 1st Brigade, Ga. State Troops October 14, 1861. Elected Colonel of the 57th Regiment Ga. Inf. February 24, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Paroled there July 7, 1863. Roll for September 22,1864, shows him present.
Guyton, Cincinnatus Saxon-Elected Captain of Co. C, 2d Regiment,1st Brigade, Ga. State Troops October 12,1861 ; Major February 12, 1862. Elected Lieutenant Colonel of the 57th Regiment Ga. Inf. May 24, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4, 1863. Paroled there July 7, 1863. Present as Inspector and Mustering Officer January -February 1864. Member of Board of Examiners near Tupelo, Miss. January 22,1865.
Shinholser, John W.- Major. Elected Captain of Co. B, 2nd Regiment, 1st Brigade, Ga. State Troops October 2, 1861. Mustered out April 1862.' Elected Captain of Co. K, 57th Regiment Ga. Inf. May 3,1862 ;Major May 24,1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 3,1863,and paroled there July 7, 1863. Died of chronic diarrhoea July 18,1864.
Dyson, Thomas J.- Enlisted as a private in Co. B, 2nd Battn. Ga. Inf. May 5, 1861. Transferred to Co. A, 57th Regiment, Ga. Inf. May 1,1862. Appointed Adjutant May 1,1862. Killed at Baker's Creek, Miss. May 16,1863.
DeBruhl, Stephen C.- Adjutant August 31,1863.
Everett, James Abington - Acting Adjutant. Elected 1st Lieutenant of Co. E, 1st Independent Battalion,1st Brigade, Ga. State Troops November 25, 1861. Mustered out at Camp Lee near Savannah, Ga. May 2, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. E, 57th Regiment Ga. Inf. May 8,1862. Elected Jr. 2nd Lieutenant. Appointed Acting Adjutant December 31, 1863. Roll for April 1864, last on file, shows him absent with leave. Pensions records show he surrendered at Greensboro, N. C. April 26, 1865. Died at Fort Valley, Ga. May 18,1908.
(Company A) Dixie Boys (Thomas County)
(Company B) (Laurens County)
(Company C) (Laurens County)
The Fifty-seventh regiment Georgia volunteers went into service with the following field officers: Col. William Barkaloo, Lieut.-Col. E. S. Guyton, Maj. John W Shin-holser, Commissary M. W. Johnston, Asst. Quartermaster H. Cleveland, Adjt. T. J. Dyson. The captains were: (A) L. C. Bryan, (B) James M. Smith, (c) Lucius Q. Tucker, (D) Henry K. Byington, (E) C. H. Richardson, (F) John F. Vinson, (G) James P. Jordon, (H) John R. Bonner, (I) George W. Bishop, (K) J. W. Shinholser. The Fifty-seventh served under Kirby Smith in east Tennessee through the greater part of 1862. In Steven. son's division it participated in the siege of Cumberland Gap and the march into Kentucky. In the latter part of the year it went in the same division to Mississippi, participating in the battles of the Vicksburg campaign and surrendering with the rest of that gallant garrison. After exchange it took part in the Atlanta and Tennessee campaigns, and in the spring of 1865, being consolidated with the First volunteers and Sixty-third Georgia under the name of the First Georgia, it served in the Carolinas under Joe Johnston. Stephen De Bruhl and George K. Hunter successively became adjutants of this regiment, and J. N. Shinholser succeeded Capt. J. W. Shinholser, promoted major.
Company Organization of the 57th Regiment
Company A: Thomas County men-The Dixie Boys. Company A of this regiment formed part of Company F, 1st Consolidated Regiment Georgia Infantry and surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina on April 26, 1865.
Company B: Laurens County men. Company B of this regiment formed part of Company F, 1st Consolidated Regiment Georgia Infantry and surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina on April 26, 1865.
Father: Jonas Benton SPIVEY b: 1792 in Laurens County, GA
Mother: Molsey HESTER b: 1800 in Bladen Co., NC
Mary H. "Polly" KEA b: February 9, 1827 in Emanuel County, GA
Dec. 9, 1849
in Emanuel County, Georgia
- Spencer Ware SPIVEY b: May 1851 in Emanuel County, GA
- Warren J. SPIVEY b: ABT. 1852 in Georgia
- Jane SPIVEY b: April 16, 1856 in Georgia
- Avena SPIVEY b: ABT. 1859 in Georgia
- Mary M. SPIVEY b: May 1861 in Georgia
- Wiley SPIVEY b: February 4, 1863 in Emanuel County, GA
- William Sherman SPIVEY b: February 17, 1864 in Emanuel County, GA
- Elizabeth SPIVEY b: November 2, 1867 in GA
- Sarah SPIVEY b: April 1870 in GA