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William Henry Musgrove

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Georgia
Death: Died in Hospital in Pensicola, Florida during Civil War
Cause of death: Typhoid Fever
Immediate Family:

Son of William Trapnell Musgrove and Nancy Musgrove
Husband of Sarah M. "Sallie" Musgrove
Father of John Fowler Musgrove; Lucy Wiliiamina Musgrove; Mary "Polly" Nourainhie Musgrove; Jane Kaphiro Musgrove; Lucintha Margaret Musgrove and 5 others
Brother of Larkin Cuthbert Musgrove; John Tate Musgrove and Edward Gordon Musgrove

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About William Henry Musgrove

Birth: Jan. 15, 1796 Georgia, USA Death: Mar. 6, 1862 Pensacola Escambia County Florida, USA

Captain, Company C, "Avalanche Company," 29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, CSA

William Henry Musgrove was born in Georgia to Nancy Tate and John William Musgrove, who moved to South Carolina the year after his birth. The family moved to Cocke County, TN, in 1807, and William Henry Musgrove moved to Alabama in 1818. He was a school teacher, and served 6 terms in the Alabama legislature, beginning in 1828. He led a company to the Creek frontier in 1836, and was called Colonel Musgrove from his militia service. He married Sarah "Sallie" Fowler, daughter of Rev. John Fowler. In 1856 Musgrove was ordained a minister, at Mount Tabor Baptist Church.

He organized Company C, Avalanche Company. After Capt. Musgrove died of typhoid fever at Pensacola, Florida, John M. Hanna assumed command of the company.


1850 Census, Blount County, Alabama

Alabama: Her History, Resources, War Record, and Public Men: From 1540 to 1872, Babbett & Brown, 1872, p. 141

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 John Fowler Musgrove (1838 - 1908)*
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Burial: Mount Tabor Cemetery Blountsville Blount County Alabama, USA

29th Alabama Infantry, Company C , "Avalanche Company

Company "C" Avalanche Company, organized by Capt. William Henry Musgrove. John M. Hanna assumed the command after Musgrove died of typhoid fever at Pensacola, 6 March, 1862.

Captains William Henry Musgrove John M. Hanna Lieutenants Graves, M.P. McAnnally, Madison Wilson, R.H. Hanna, Francis A. Whaley, R.E. Ratliff, Jeremiah Sergeants John F. Musgrove Dutton T. McAnnally Calvin Bowerman J.C. Reece R.D. Cretsinger L.Newton Clayton Charles W. Hanna Corporals Higginbotham, J.J. Turner, Obediah Smith, D.M. Brown, Austin Brown, John J. Smith, Richard H. White, A.Y. Adams, John J. Bentley, Turner R. Blackwell, N.C. Privates Adams, Augustus Alexander, Isaac Alexander, John Alred, Joseph Alred, Lemuel Anderton, John Arnold, W.V. Barnes, Calvin C. Bland, William J. Bolling, William H. Bowerman, Wiley Bradbury, Nathan Brown, Jeremiah Burns, Jonathan Caldwell, J.W. Chamblee, Calvin Chamblee, Lewis Chamblee, Robert Isham Chaney, W.H. Chisolm, R.F. Clayton, S.G. Clyne, J.W. Davis, Thomas Dunn, Wyatt M. Edwards, Isaac Flint, J.T. Forster, W.E. Fortre, J.L. Foshee, Kinchen L. Fowler, John L. Garner, Henry Goggins, George C. Goggins, W.H. Gormany, William J. Grubbs, William T. Gurley, Jackson Haney, Robert Hanna, B.C. Hanna, N.G. Harris, A.G. Harris, C.W. Henard, J.W. Higginbotham, J.W. Higginbotham, Matthew H. Holt, J.P. Hughes, John W. Jett, Henry Johnson, George W. Jones, Benjamin Kelley, W.W. Kendrick, J.S. Lane, James W. Lee, George N. Loid, John Loid, William Martin, C. Matthews, J.N. Matthews, Pickens Mathis, James F. McAnnallly, E.V. McAnnally, Thomas B. McCollum, J.N. McCoy, Jacob H. Miller, Elias Mobley, Meredith A. Mobley, William M. Moore, T.B. Musgrove, John W. Musgrove, L.V. Musgrove, W.H. Jr. Newborn, James R. Oglesby, Manley Parks, D.J. Partin, Christopher C. Patterson, R.A. Price, John Putman, Henry T. Putman, Reuben I. Ratliff, John H. Ratliff, Dekalb Ratliff, Elijah Ratliff, James, Jr. Ratliff, James, Sr. Ratliff, J.D. Ratliff, John Ratliff, Pleasant H. Ratliff, Thomas Ratliff, W.B. Ratliff, William J. Ray, George W. Ross, N.M. Ruskin, W.T. Rutherford, Clark Rutherford, John R. Rutherford, W.C. Sanderlin, Joseph Sanderlin, Obediah Self, Isaac Self, Samuel Shannon, H.G. Smith, James Smith, J.K. Sorrell, William B. Stokes, B.J. Tablock, James Taylor, William Thomas, Henderson Tucker, Thomas Warnock, R.W. Warren, P.W. Warren, William Watkins, Marion C. Watkins, W.H. Watson, D.J. Webb, james R. Webb, William Wells, N.S. Whaley, Cudelus Whaley, John L. Whaley, J.P.A. Whaley, William M. Williams, E.R. William, T.P. Wright, Bryant Yarbrough, J.E. Yarbrough, William H. Yielding, Jasper Yielding, J.R. Yielding, William T. Young, James L.


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William Henry Musgrove's Timeline

January 15, 1796
November 23, 1822
Age 26
December 16, 1823
Age 27
December 11, 1825
Age 29
January 11, 1828
Age 31
Blount Co., Alabama
Age 33
Blount, AL, USA
January 30, 1832
Age 36
Blount Co., Alabama
February 1834
Age 38
September 2, 1835
Age 39
Blount Co., Alabama