A-4-69  Matilda A.M. Grigsby, daughter of Mary Ann Holt and William J. Grigsby, was born on 17 Mar 1839 in Limestone County, Alabama. She died after 1900 in Hunt County, Texas. She married Joseph M. Newby. He was born about 1836 in Limestone County, Alabama. He served in the military between 1862-1865 in CSA (Confederate States Army). He died on 13 Feb 1863 in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi.


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 Limestone County, Alabama. He married Elizabeth Ann Hardy on 23 Dec 1877 in Limestone County, Alabama. He died between 1900-1910 in Peniel, Hunt County, Texas.


A-5-148 Appolos Matthew Newby was born on 03 Feb 1861 in Limestone County, Alabama. He died on 13 Oct 1944 in Celeste, Fannin County, Texas. He was buried in McWright Cemetery, Greenville, Hunt Co., TX.


A-5-149 Mary Ann Newby was born on 30 Apr 1863 in Limestone County, Alabama. She married James William Winsett on 01 Aug 1886 in Athens, Limestone Couynty, Alabama. She died on 01 Aug 1942 in Floyd, Hunt County, Texas. She was buried in Merit Cemetery, Hunt Co., TX.



Notes for Joseph M. Newby:


1850 Census, Dist. 3, Limestone County, Alabama

25 Oct. 1850, No page #


252 Newby, Martha      56 M Va. Farmer

                   Nannie      52 F Va.

                  George      23 M Va.

                  Patrick H.  21 M Va.

                 James       19 M Va.

                 Susan       16 F Va.

                 Joseph      14 M Al.

                 Isabella    13 F Al.

                 Benjamin    11 M Al.


(This census is faint and hard to read. JVB)


1860Census,  Limestone Co., AL,

h/h 128, Shoal Ford P.O.

Joseph M. Newby, 23, farmer, AL

Matilda A., 20, AL

James H., 1, AL

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

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Branch: Infantry

Regimental Unit: 54th Alabama

Company Unit: B

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Pension Rec:

Authority: War Department, The Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D .C., 1931/12/10.

First Name: Joseph MI: M.

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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

Jackson, Mississippi. He was born in Alabama. There are no muster rolls on file in this office of the above name d company and no record has

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, Coxey, Alabama.)


Fort Worth May 6 [1915]

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 Ala at the time I was on Furlough was in posesion of the U. S. but we got out across the Tenn River and returned to our Commands at the time I enlisted I was 22 years of age.

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 Athens He was Kept in Prison the same time I was He took an active part in service

//There was not a name at the bottom of the letter but we know it was a Newby.