I’ve been doing research on my mother’s side family and came across some sources of information about potential military service by my ancestors.
James Jackson Johns (3rd great grandfather): Confirmed military service. A member of the 30th Georgia Infantry, Company C. Source: Georgia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865, M266-109, Roll 0399, Located at Fold3.com
The first part of the Johns family that I am going to start looking at this fall is James Jackson Johns and his wife, Ellender Cornelia Moore. Ellen was born on October 13, 1839 in Coweta County, Georgia. Coweta County was formed in 1826 from lands originally belonging to the Creek Nation, relinquished to the US government as a part of the 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs.
I’ve been focused on my father’s side of the family. There was a lot of great information about my father’s side in Brooklyn. However, they make their earliest appearance in the mid-1840s to mid-1850s. They immigrated to the United States during that period of time, and since they don’t exist in the records much prior to 1855, I figured it was time to turn to my mom’s side of the family.