Corporal Samuel “Sam” Logan Fleming
Born on the 6 July1838 in Van Buren Co, TN, one of 13 children and was the twin of Jane Fleming. He was the son of John and Nancy Jane (Combs) Fleming and the brother of Martha Fleming married to Shelby Walling also I Co of the 16th.
He enlisted on the 20 May 1861, he claimed 12 April 1861.
Was wounded slightly at Murfreesboro.
Captured in Van Buren Co. on the 17 January1865 and sent to Camp Chase, IL, he states "discharged from Camp Clease, Ohio, April 9th 1865 I was in prison at the close of the war at above place and was released at the close of the war."
He married Nancy Jane Grissom on the 2 December 1858 in Van Buren, TN. She was born 1840 in Van Buren Co, TN, and died 6/23/1894 at Fly Gap, Mason TX. She was the daughter of William and Eva “Eavy” (Rhodes) Grissom. They had 12 children: John Savage, Mary Etta,Eva Jane, Nancy Lodema, William Denton, Samuel Monroe, James Reynolds, Elizabeth Adella, Isaac Lee, Annie Tennessee, Louis Crocket, and Leona Josephine Fleming.
His second marriage was to Elizabeth Ainsworth on the 24 September 1895, she was born 11 August 1852 in De Witt, TX, and died 13 June 1903, she was the daughter of Jeptha Patterson and Louisa (Collins) Ainsworth and had a child; Augus Fleming. She had been married to Leonados/Lee Andes Fleming, he died in 1892, and they had nine children: Mattie Louisa, Curtis C., Ellis M., James Monroe, Abbie, Leroy, Katie Lee, Harmon and Cora Elizabeth Fleming.
He went to Texas in 1874 and the 1880 census shows at that time he lived in Llano Co, TX, and by 1900 that census shows he lived near Mason, Mason Co, TX.
A pension application was filed on the 15 August 1913, #21750, while in TX, approved from 1 December 1913, having lived in TX for 39 years at time of application.
He died 13 August 1918 in Fly Gap, Mason Co, TX., and according to the undertakers certificate was buried in the Fleming Cemetery, Mason Co, TX, says the
undertaker. He is also listed as buried in the Fly Gap Cemetery, north-east of Mason, Mason Co, TX. At Fly Gap Cemetery he is buried with Nancy. (This cemetery has predominantly Flemings buried in it so could it have been renamed!)
On his death his wife, Elizabeth, claimed a pension #35501.