Matilda A.M. Grigsby,
daughter of Mary Ann Holt and William J. Grigsby, was born on 17 Mar 1839 in
Joseph M. Newby and Matilda A.M. Grigsby were married on 26 Oct 1856. They had the following children:
A-5-147 James H.W.
Newby was born on 01
Nov 1859 in
Matthew Newby was
born on 03 Feb 1861 in
A-5-149 Mary Ann
Newby was born on 30
Apr 1863 in
Notes for Joseph M. Newby:
1850 Census, Dist. 3,
25 Oct. 1850, No page #
252 Newby, Martha 56 M
Joseph 14 M Al.
Isabella 13 F Al.
Benjamin 11 M Al.
(This census is faint and hard to read. JVB)
1860Census, Limestone Co.,
h/h 128, Shoal Ford P.O.
Joseph M. Newby, 23, farmer, AL
Matilda A., 20,
James H., 1,
Neighbors included James E. Newby, 23, enumerated in h/h #130 for James G . Barksdale and h/h
131 for Daniel Barksdale which included James Newby , 28 and his family. Henry Holt lived at h/h #132.
Last Name: Newby
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Regimental Unit: 54th
Company Unit: B
Authority: War Department, The
Adjutant General's Office,
First Name: Joseph MI: M.
Engagements: In Reply Refer to O.R.D: The records show that Joseph Newby, name also found as Joseph M. Newby, rank not shown, Company B, 54th Alabama Infantry, Confederate States Army, died February 13, 1863, at
been found to show the date and place
of his entry into service. (Signed) C.H. Bridges, Major General, The Adjutan t
General, By H.L.T. (Original record in the hands of John R. Fielding,
Fort Worth May 6 
Miss Mary Mason
Your of recent Date to hand and will reply by saying that I enlisted at Athens Ala Aug- 1st 1861 under H. H. Higgins as Captain and went from Huntsville, Ala and joined the 40th Tenn Infantry in Command of Col L. M. Walker was surrendered at or near Island No 10 on the Miss River Was kept in prison from April untill Sept - & xchand at Vicksburg Miss
Was in the Battle of Bakers Creed Miss Went home on Furlough returned to my Command and went into the Fight at New Hope Church Ga- Was in the Fight at Turners Ferry 6 miles of Atlanta Ga in which I was wounded and never went into service any more on account of not being able for Duty
The Country North
Was not Paroled at the time of surrender was at home on Furlough
My address is 1812 Galveston Fort Worth Texas My Fathers name Matthew Newby Born at Richmond Va Mr Mothers Maiden Name Ann Brooks Born Richmond Va Married in Richmond Do not Know date of Marriage Date of Death about 1853
My Brother Joseph Died at Jackson Miss
My Brother George Died near
//There was not a name at the bottom of the letter but we know it was a Newby.