James H. Brinkley 1829 - ? West Virginia

Kyle Kalasnik

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Potter County, PA
One of my 4th Great Granfathers was James H. Brinkley he was born in 1829 in NC. Death was in WV after 1900.
His wife’s name was Elizabeth.

The 1860 and 1870 census list him and his family in Kanawha County, (W) VA and WV.

I have attached 2 pieces of paperwork that I found on Ancestry.

Is this registration for the draft?
Or is this a list of men who were drafted?

He is on line 19, but it says his birth was VA. The age is a few years off too.

Would this be my ancestor? Or is it another James Brinkley.

Any help would be be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Respectfully,
Kyle Kalasnik
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lupaglupa

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It's not uncommon for birthplaces or other details to be wrong. Unfortunately your images are too fuzzy to really look at. I did my own search with what you gave as facts. The record you are looking at is everyone who is Class 1 and thus eligible for the draft. It doesn't necessarily mean that he was drafted. Do you have other records for him that show he served?
 

steamboater

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The National Archives have two listings for either a James H. Brinkley or a J.H.Brinkley , and they both could be your ancestor. One listing is for the Confederate 8th Cavalry, Company D (Dearing's). No record for when he enlisted or when mustered out. The second is for the CSA Virginia 24th Cavalry, Company I. No date of enlistment, but that unit was formed late in the war, 6-8-1864, and the whole unit was mustered out 4-9-1865.

Many soldiers served a unit, and then, for many reasons, their enlistment was ended. Possibly from improving health, or a desire to again assist the Confederacy, he could have enlisted in the second unit.

Good luck with your search!
 

Kyle Kalasnik

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Potter County, PA
Yes, I saw those names as well. Very vague supplemental information, and it could have been another James H. Brinkley. I’ll check the outfits and see if I can find any more information.

I saw the year of birth and figured he may have served. Tracked down where he was living at the time. Trying to piece it together. Of course there is always the possibility that he didn’t serve, many people didn’t for a variety of reasons.

I really appreciate your help.
Respectfully,
Kyle Kalasnik
 

Bob Velke

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There's more than two possibilities.

USA:
Brinkley, James H., PVT/PVT, Co. D, 1st Missouri State Militia Cavalry
Brinkley, James H., PVT/PVT, Co. A, 25th Illinois Infantry
Brinkley, J. H., PVT/PVT, Co. B/C, 2nd North Carolina Infantry
Brinkley, James H., PVT/SGT, Co. K, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry

CSA:
Brinkley, J. H., PVT/PVT, Co. D, 15th North Carolina Infantry
Brinkley, J. H., PVT/PVT, Co. C, 18th Arkansas Infantry (Marmaduke's)
Brinkley, J. H., PVT/PVT, Co. I, 1st North Carolina Infantry
Brinkley, James H., /, 1st Northeast Missouri Cavalry
Brinkley, James H., PVT/PVT, Co. I, 24th Virginia Cavalry
Brinkley, J. H., PVT/PVT, Co. B, 49th North Carolina Infantry
Brinkley, J. H., PVT/SGT, Co. H, 57th North Carolina Infantry
Brinkley, J. H., PVT/PVT, Co. L, 62nd Georgia Cavalry
Brinkley, James H., PVT/PVT, Co. D, 8th Confederate Cavalry (Dearing's)
 

Kyle Kalasnik

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Potter County, PA
There's more than two possibilities.

USA:
Brinkley, James H., PVT/PVT, Co. D, 1st Missouri State Militia Cavalry
Brinkley, James H., PVT/PVT, Co. A, 25th Illinois Infantry
Brinkley, J. H., PVT/PVT, Co. B/C, 2nd North Carolina Infantry
Brinkley, James H., PVT/SGT, Co. K, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry

CSA:
Brinkley, J. H., PVT/PVT, Co. D, 15th North Carolina Infantry
Brinkley, J. H., PVT/PVT, Co. C, 18th Arkansas Infantry (Marmaduke's)
Brinkley, J. H., PVT/PVT, Co. I, 1st North Carolina Infantry
Brinkley, James H., /, 1st Northeast Missouri Cavalry
Brinkley, James H., PVT/PVT, Co. I, 24th Virginia Cavalry
Brinkley, J. H., PVT/PVT, Co. B, 49th North Carolina Infantry
Brinkley, J. H., PVT/SGT, Co. H, 57th North Carolina Infantry
Brinkley, J. H., PVT/PVT, Co. L, 62nd Georgia Cavalry
Brinkley, James H., PVT/PVT, Co. D, 8th Confederate Cavalry (Dearing's)
Appreciate your help, but none of them are him. Thanks though.
 

Bob Velke

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There's more for people whose middle name/initial is not in the military record.

USA:
Brinkley, James, PVT/PVT, Co. I, 4th California Infantry

CSA:
Brinkley, J., PVT/PVT, Co. A, 14th Texas Infantry (Clark's)
Brinkley, James, PVT/PVT, Co. F, 2nd North Carolina Infantry
Brinkley/Brigsley, James, PVT/PVT, Co. K, 2nd North Carolina Artillery
Brinkley, James, PVT/, Co. E, 3rd Texas Cavalry (South Kansas-Texas Mounted Volunteers)
Brinkley/Brinkle, James, PVT/PVT, Co. E, 42nd North Carolina Infantry
Brinkley, James, PVT/PVT, Co. D, 45th Tennessee Infantry
Brinkley/Brinckley, James, PVT/PVT, Co. A, 9th Tennessee Cavalry (Ward's)
 
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