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Silas S. Breeden

Silas S. Breeden

Male 1835 - 1863  (~ 28 years)

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  • Name Silas S. Breeden 
    Born Apr 1835  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Aug 1863  Decherd, Franklin, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Stones River National Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3751  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2017 

    Father James Breeden,   b. 20 Jun 1805, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1885, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Sarah Hockman,   b. Abt 1805, Shenandoah Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1887, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married 12 Feb 1821  Harrison, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F884  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Roberson,   b. Abt 1833, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1878  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1861  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 17 May 2020 
    Family ID F2072  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • NAME: Silas S Breden AGE: 15 BIRTH YEAR: abt 1835 BIRTHPLACE: Harrison Co HOME IN 1850: Union, Crawford, Indiana GENDER: Male FAMILY NUMBER: 39 HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS: NAME AGE James Breden 45 Sarah Breden 45 Francis Breden 20 Malissa Breden 28 Matilda Breden 19 Sophia Breden 16 Silas S Breden 15 William Breden 11 Aniel Breden 9 Calvin Breden 7 Mary Breden 6

      NAME: Silas Breeden AGE IN 1860: 28 BIRTH YEAR: abt 1832 BIRTHPLACE: Indiana HOME IN 1860: Union, Crawford, Indiana GENDER: Male POST OFFICE: Grantsburg HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS: NAME AGE James Breeden 54 Sarah Breeden 54 Silas Breeden 28 Daniel Breeden 21 Calvin Breeden 19 Melissa Breeden 36 Mary Breeden 15 Hester Roberson 75

      Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 Name: Sarah Roberson Spouse Name: Silas S. Breeden Marriage Date: 20 Feb 1861 Marriage County: Crawford Source Title 1: Crawford County Indiana Source Title 2: Marriages 1818 - 1880 Books A - D Source Title 3: Part I Grooms Part II Brides Compiled by Ruth M Sl Book: C OS Page: 7

      NAME: Silas S Breeden ENLISTMENT DATE: 3 Oct 1861 RANK AT ENLISTMENT: Private STATE SERVED: Indiana SURVIVED THE WAR?: No SERVICE RECORD: Enlisted in Company K, Indiana 38th Infantry Regiment on 03 Oct 1861.Mustered out on 25 Aug 1863 at Decherd, TN. SOURCES: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of IndianaResearch by Mark Davis

      U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 Name: Silas S. Breeden Side: Union Regiment State/Origin: Indiana Regiment Name: 38 Indiana Infantry Regiment Name Expanded: 38th Regiment, Indiana Infantry COMPANY: K Rank In: Private

      NAME: Silas S Breeden SERVICE INFO.: K 58 IND INF DEATH DATE: 25 Aug 1863 CEMETERY: Stones River Natl. Battlefield CEMETERY ADDRESS: 3501 Old Nashville Hwy Murfreesboro, TN 37130 BURIED AT: Site 637

      Stones River National Cemetery LAST NAME: BREEDEN FIRST NAME: SILAS MIDDLE NAME: S. RANK: PRIVATE STATE: INDIANA REGIMENT: 38TH INFANTRY COMPANY: K DATE OF BIRTH: DATE OF DEATH: 08-25-63 PLACE OF DEATH: DECHERD GRAVE NUMBER: B-637

      Name: Silas S Breeden Gender: Male Relation to Head: Soldier Spouse: Sarah Breeden Comments: Richmond W. Wilman, Gdn.

      After the migration from Kentucky we find George Roberson Jr. and his wife Francis residing in the English area where they raise six girls and a boy starting with Mary in 1813 and ending with their youngest Sarah born 1833. The 2nd daughter Eleanor known as Nelly at 17 falls in love with her cousin Daniel Roberson Jr., marry in 1833 and have three sons. Daniel is the 7th child of Daniel Roberson and Ester Ada Yates.

      Their daughter Elizabeth will have her first son out of wedlock; his name is Origin Roberson. Origin will serve in the 1st Indiana Calvary and survive the war. Their only son, William Greenberry Roberson must have had remarkable leadership qualities as he is appointed the 1st Sergeant of Company K, 38th Indiana Volunteers Infantry. Their daughter Lavina will marry John Wesley and she is the mother of Mahala and Benjamin May described above.

      Their daughter Francis will marry John M.B. Scott who serves in the 81st Indiana with John Winfield Yates and Ben May and survives the war. And their youngest daughter Sarah born in 1833 will marry Silas S. Breeden. Silas's brother Francis has already married Mary Ann Yates, a daughter of Tolbert Thompson Yates and Jane McCraney. There must be a very close relationship between the Yates, Roberson and Breeden family at this point as the 1860 census indicates that Ester Ada Yates Roberson, widow of Daniel Roberson Sr. and sister to Robert Yates appears to be living with James Breeden and his wife Sally.

      The first of our two subject warriors to die is Silas S. Breeden. We do not know the exact details of his day to day service but we know he served with the familiar Company K, 38th Indiana Volunteers Infantry. We have recently been able to identify that while serving with the 38th he died on August 25, 1863 in Decherd, TN and buried at Stones River National Cemetery about 25 miles east of Nashville. The Civil War dominated life in Decherd during the war years. No major battles were fought in the area, but several skirmishes were fought over control of the railroad and Elk River. In 1863 Federals under Colonel John T. Wilder drove a Confederate force from Decherd and destroyed about 300 yards of the railroad between Decherd and Cowan. From pension records we know that Sarah began a widow's pension starting October 28 1863 through March 1878. This may be the date of her death but this is unknown.

      By 1865, Samuel C. Roberson, the eldest of the three sons of Nelly and Daniel Roberson turned 19 years of age. Either through a volunteer decision or as a result of conscription Samuel entered service with Company D, 144th Indiana Volunteer Infantry at age 19. He mustered in February 9, 1865 in Jeffersonville, IN.; he was described as blue eyes, light hair, 5'8" tall of fair complexion. By March 8, 1865 he was already home where he presumably died of disease. He is buried at Hamilton-Roberson Cemetery. Daniel Roberson's pain will be extended further as his wife Nelly dies about a year later and is also buried at Hamilton-Roberson Cemetery.