Person:Micajah Bankston (1)

Micajah Bankston
m. abt 1821
  1. Hamilton Bankston1822 - 1882
  2. Ace Bankston1824 -
  3. Levi Bankstonabt 1827 -
  4. Mary Ann Bankston1828 - aft 1920
  5. Nancy Bankston1832 -
  6. Frances Bankston1832 -
  7. Micajah Bankstonabt 1832 - 1863
  8. Artemtia Bankstonabt 1836 - abt 1871
  9. Julia Bankston1837 - abt 1887
  10. John B. Bankston1839 - abt 1867
  11. William Bankston1844 -
  12. Amanda Bankston1847 -
  13. Louisa Bankston1849 -
  • HMicajah Bankstonabt 1832 - 1863
  • WSarah Jacksonabt 1832 -
m. 29 Aug 1852
  1. Katherine Bankston1852 - 1937
  2. Sam Bankston1854 - 1942
  3. James M. Bankston1856 - 1941
  4. Wade Bankstonabt 1859 -
Facts and Events
Name Micajah Bankston
Alt Name Cage Bankston
Alt Name Micaja W. Bankston
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1832 Hot Spring County, Arkansas Territory
Alt Birth? abt. 1832 Clark County, Arkansas Territory
Alt Marriage 27 August 1852 Red River County, Texasto Sarah Jackson
Marriage 29 Aug 1852 Red River County, Texasto Sarah Jackson
Death[2] 14 October 1863 Overton Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee(of pneumonia)
Burial? Unknown at Present

Mounted Private, Company E, 9th Texas Cavalry during the Civil War.

The Ninth Texas Cavalry consisted of about 1,000 mounted volunteers from Grayson, Tarrant, Hunt, Hopkins, Cass, Red River, Titus, and Lamar counties. they gathered about 15 miles northwest of here at Brogdon Springs on October 2, 1861, and were mustered into Confederate service under Colonel William B. Sims. Under Colonel Sims the Ninth Cavalry saw considerable action in the Indian Territory of present-day Oklahoma before joining General Ben McCulloch's army in Arkansas in late January 1862. Colonel Sims was wounded during the battle of Pea Ridge in March 1862 and Lt. Col. William Quayle took command. The Ninth Cavalry numbered 657 men in late spring 1862 when they marched to Mississippi to join the Third, Sixth, and Twenty-Seventh Texas cavalry units and formed a cavalry brigade under the command of Lawrence S. Ross. For 15 months Ross' brigade saw almost continual action in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia. They participated in the assault that captured and burned the federal gunboat "Petrel" in 1864. By November 1864 the Ninth Cavalry consisted of only 110 men. Ross' brigade surrendered to federal troops at Jackson, Mississippi, on May 4, 1865. Veterans of Ross' brigade formed an association in 1878.

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  1.   Texas. General Land Office. Abstracts of All Original Texas Land Titles Comprising Grants and Locations. (Austin, Texas: Texas General Land Office), Patent #315 (Abstract # 95).

    On 13 Oct 1860, he received 3rd Class headright certificate #[no number] for 160 acres, which he located northeast of Bogata & southeast of Peters Prairie.

  2. Register of Deaths, in Register of Deaths - Overton Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, 14 October 1863, Primary quality.
    Record entry - right hand page towards middle - giving name and showing date, place and cause of death
  3.   Age of 28 at the time of his enlistment in the 9th Texas Cavalry CSA on 12 September 1861 - does not agree with age of 20 in the 1850 census but does agree with age of 27 in 1860 census.