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  • ID: I791
  • Name: Solomon Colston
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 14 DEC 1838 in Marshall Co, Tn 1
  • Death: 26 FEB 1923 in Dyer Co, Tn 1
  • Burial: New Grove, Dyer Co, Tn
  • _MILI: Civil War, CSA, Pvt. Co A, 32 Reg't TN 1861
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    • Occupation: Farmer
    • Note:
      The following article was submitted by: Jean Bell:

      "Solomon Colston served in Conferderate Co. A later Co. F of the 32 REG. TN
      INFANTRY. He enlisted Nov 5, 1861 at Trousdale, Tn. He was captured at Fort
      Donaldson Feb 16, 1862. After being released he returned to his regiment. He
      worked on detach service on the McMinville railroad in April 1863. Paid by Capt.
      Shapard through Aug 1863. Was listed as deserted on Sep 19, 1863 and was
      listed as prisioner of war Dept of the Cumberland Sept 22, 1863. No futher service
      record from that time.

      Solomon Colston was the son of William and Martha Colston. B. 14 Dec 1842 m.
      Louisa C. Rainey 21 Sep 1867 D. 16 Feb 1923 bur. Church Grove Cemetery, Dyer
      Co, Tn. "


      Military Papers: Confederate:
      Solomon Colston, Pvt. Co A, 32 Reg't TN Infantry. Appears of Company
      Muster Roll Oct 19 1861 to Jan 1 1862; enlisted Nov 5 1861 at Trousdale
      by Lt. Hunt for 12 months. Present or absent: not stated.
      Solomon Colston company muster roll June 7 to Oct 30 1862: present.
      Last paid by Maj. Boid July 5 186-.
      Solomon Colston company muster roll Nov & Dec 1862; present.
      Solomon Colston company muster roll Jan & Feb 1863; present.
      S. Colston appears of roll of Prisoners of War at Camp Morton, Ind., June
      1862. Not dated 1863. Where captured: Fort Donelson; when captured Feb
      16 1863.
      Sollomon Colston, Pvt. Co. F, 32 Reg't TN Infantry. Appears of Company
      Muster Roll Mch & Apr 1863. Enlisted Nov 5 1861 at Trousdal, TN by Lt.
      Hunt for period of 12 months. Last paid by Capt. Shepard to Mch 1 1863.
      Absent. On detach service since the 21 April 1863 on the McMinville R. R.
      Soliman Colston, Pvt. Co F, 32 Reg't TN Infantry. Appears on a muster roll
      of detached men from the organization above for Mch & Apr 1863.
      Enlisted 7 Oct 1861 at Trousdale by Lt. Hunt for period war. Last paid by
      Capt. Shapard to Feb 28 1863; present.
      Sollomon Colston, Pvt. Co. F, 32 Reg't TN Infantry. Appears of Company
      Muster Roll May & June 1863; enlisted Nov 5 1861 at Trousdale by Lt.
      Hunt for 12 months. Last paid by Capt. Shepard to Apr 30 1862; present.
      Muster roll July & Aug 1862: present.
      Solomon Colston muster roll Sep & Oct 1863; deserted Sept 19 1863.
      Solomon Coulston appears of roll of deserter who have taken the oath of
      allegiance at Bridgeport, ALA on Sep 23 1863. Remarks: works on R.R. at
      Nashville.
      Solomon Colston appears on a register of Prisoners of War, Dept. of the
      Cumberland. When captured: Sep 22 1863 near Bridgeport, ALA. To what
      point forwarded: Louisville KY Oct 1 1863.
      Remarks: for exchange. He was buried in Church Grove
      Cemetery, Dyer Co., Tennessee. The cemetery is near Newbern, TN He was a
      Farmer. 8/1996 Visit with Gladys Colston Shannon, Ardmore TN: Solomon M.
      Colston born 14 Dec 1842, Marshall Co. TN (resource: CSA Military
      Record); Military service: between 1862-1865 Confederate Service
      Army; died 26 Feb 1923, Dyer Co., TN; burial Nov 1928 Oak Grove Cem,
      Dyer Co., TN; farmer; married Eliza (Louisa) C. Rainey 15 Nov 1866
      Davidson Co. TN; father William (Bill) Colston born about 1815; mother
      Martha A. Minatree born about 1809. Ten children listed: Walter Leon;
      Cora Jane; Robbin Luther; William Claude; Nora Frances (Laddie); Hester
      (Het); Josephine (Josie); Sarah Maudie; William Luther; and Daniel Hester.
      Solomon Colston: CSA Co. F & A, 32nd Infantry Regiment, TN.
      Walter Leon Colston said to have died day son Sol was born. They were
      travelling in a covered wagon with Solomon and Louisa, his parents; they
      stopped in McNairy Co., TN for his wife to have baby. He got sick, died;
      was buried in Mt. Moriah Cem., in McNairy Co., TN. This info was told to
      Gladys Shannon by Rev Morris Colston Strain. Believe she wrote this for
      the McNairy Co. TN news to be entered for the TN Bicentennial.



      Father: William (Bill) Colston b: ABT 1805 in Va
      Mother: Martha A Minatree b: ABT 1810 in SC or Va

      Marriage 1 Eliza Rainey
        Children
        1. Has Children Walter Leon Colston
        2. Has No Children Cora Jane Colston
        3. Has No Children Luther Robinson Colston
        4. Has Children William Claude Colston b: 28 JUL 1877 in Williamson Co, Tn
        5. Has No Children Nora Frances Laddie (Lady) Colston b: 21 JUN 1879 in Tn
        6. Has No Children F. Daniel Colston
        7. Has No Children Josephine (Josie) Colston b: 2 JUN 1882 in McNairy Co, Tn
        8. Has No Children Sarah Maud Colston

        Sources:
        1. Abbrev: Colston Family Genealogy, by Eleanor Colston
          Note:
          Colston Family Genealogy, by Eleanor Colston RootsWeb WorldConnect Database # colson99