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James Monroe Partridge

aka James M. Partridge

Note: This is an older research article that has been moved to the new format. Since the initial writing of this article in 2002, I have made a positive match for James and identified him as the son of William A. Partridge of Georgia.

James Monroe Partridge, b. in AL or GA on 5 Mar 1836 enlisted in Company G, Hillaby Rifles, 14 Alabama Infantry on 24 July 1861 in Hackenville (Hackneyville), Tallapoosa Co., AL. He was injured in the Battle of Salem Church, Virginia on 3 May 1863. He died 1 Mar 1905 in Pope County, AR, and is interred in the White Church Cem., Pope County, AR. We know for certain that he married Minnie Page, b. 1843/5 in MS, d. in AR. That marriage bore the following children:

  1. Benjamin Partridge, b. 1861 in AL.
  2. Alapeirs “Alley” Fair Partridge, b. 1866 at Lafayette Co., MS. Married Pleasant Bradford Looper, 17 Jul 1884 at Pope County, AR. Marriage record stated both parties were from Silex, AR. They were married by David Hall JP (Book F, page 132).
  3. Ida D. Partridge, b. 1868 at MS; married Joseph McGowen, 21 Feb 1884 at Pope County, AR.
  4. Paterson W. Partridge, b. 1872 at AR. Married Jeanie.
  5. Celia Partridge, b. 1876 at AR.
  6. Mary M. Partridge, b. 1878 at AR.

Illegitimate child:

  1. Jesse Harrison Partridge, b. 25 Mar 1882, d. 12 Mar 1966 in AR. Jesse had the following child:
    1. Donald Partridge, later in life resided in California. Donald had the following child:
      1. Lisa Partridge, who in 1996 resided in Oregon.

Lisa is attempting to verify her ancestry and can only get as far as James Monroe Partridge.

The problem we have in verifying James M. Partridge’s birth is the lack of birth records in both GA and AL during this time period, and the abundance of James, J. M., and James M. Partridge’s and variant spellings that can be found in Alabama and Georgia.

I believe in theory that most Partridge’s in GA and AL came from three families:

  1. Nicholas Partridge of Sussex Co., VA.
  2. Captain Nathaniel Partridge of Richland Co., SC.
  3. Daniel Partridge of Mobile Co., AL (descendant of William Partridge of Portsmouth, NH).

Daniel Partridge can be ruled out immediately; John is a possible; Nicholas a probable. Nathaniel’s descendants appeared to have stayed in SC and then mainly FL after the Civil War, although a few migrated into GA. My main emphasis on Nicholas Partridge of Chatham Co., NC stems from the list of his ancestors with the names of Jesse and James. The only known possible candidate from my list of descendants of Nicholas is a James M. Partridge who can be found in the 1850 Census of GA with his father Jesse in Odessedale, Meriweather Co., GA at age 15. It is most likely, however, that this is not the James M. we are searching for as he was born in 1836 and this James M. was born in 1835.

In order to better understand this situation I feel it is necessary to review the migratory habit of Nicholas’ family. The great-grand-children of Nicholas can be found in the following counties of GA during the 1820 Census.

Henry – Washington Co.
William – Washington Co.
Thomas – Jones Co.
Nicholas – Jones Co.
James – Jones Co.

During the 1830 Census Henry and William remained in Washington Co., and Nicholas remained in Jones Co.; Thomas removed from Jones Co. to Monroe Co. and James removed from Jones Co. to Upson Co.
During the 1840 Census Henry and William removed from Washington Co., to AL, William’s son, Madison can now be found in Walker Co., GA; Nicholas removed from Jones Co. to Meriweather Co., and Jesse can now also be found in Meriwether Co.; Thomas removed from Monroe Co. to Macon Co., and James remained in Upson Co.

From what I can detail from later census extractions the Upson Co. families remained there; as already mentioned the Washington Co., families migrated into Tallapoosa Co., AL, Madison eventually following; the Meriweather Co. families migrated into Troup Co., GA and Chambers Co., AL, and Tallapoosa Co., Al.
It would seem therefore that the main effort to find this James Monroe should concentrate on the families from Washington Co., GA, and Meriweather Co., GA. Doing so I would like to look further into James M. (b. 1835), son of Jesse. As was already mentioned the descendants of Jesse can be found not only in Meriweather Co., but also Troup Co., GA, and Chambers Co., and Tallapoosa Co., AL. I can find in the Marriage records of Chambers Co., AL is a James M. Partridge who married Missouri A. Turner on 15 Oct 1854. I believe that this James is the son of Jesse of Odessedale, he would have been 19 at the time of his marriage. There weren’t any Partridge families in the 1860 AL census listed in Chambers Co. There were many however listed in other parts of the state, especially, Tallapoosa Co., AL. There was also a Missouri Partridge listed in Rockdale, Randolph Co., AL.

As for the Confederate Records of Alabama, the following is known by myself. There appears to be two different James M. Partridge’s. This may only be an appearance however, as they may be all one and the same. The following is what I have, by order of date:

James, Company G, (Hillaby Rifles) 14 Alabama Infantry Regiment – this company organized in Randolph Co., AL. J.M., (age 25) Company G, 14 Alabama Infantry Regiment, enlisted 5 September 1861 from Tallapoosa Co., AL. J.M., (widow, Ida) Company F, First Alabama Infantry, enlisted in 1862 at Montgomery, resided 1900 in Shelby Co., Al. James M., Company A, 47 Alabama Infantry Regiment, enlisted 20 March 1862 in Tallapoosa Co., AL.

It is very important to note that J.M. may stand for John M., or Jessie Madison, both of which resided in Tallapoosa Co., AL at the time.

The following are the marriage records of which I have a record:

Book 2
#210 John M. Partridge and Ardimintha Foster, 30 July 1846. Book 3,
#36 James F. Partridge and Jane C. Baker, 14 November 1850. Book 3,
#152 James Partridge, Sr. and Mary A. Gallagar, 21 August 1856. Book 3,
#216 James M. Partridge and Frances C. Partridge, 19 December 1856. Book 3,
#581 James M. Partridge and Augusta Ann Hubbard, 9 July 1859 – license returned. Book 3,
#681 James M. Partridge and George Ann Cassady, 15 December 1859. Book 4,
#144 Jesse Partridge and Matilda Weldon, 7 August 1861.

Notice the consistency of J.M. initials. There was also one other J.M. that I am aware of:

Jesse Madison Partridge who married Francis Elizabeth Perryman, Jesse was a native of Meriweather Co., GA and settled in New Site, AL. He had at least the following child:

  1. John William Partridge, b. 18 December 1872; married Lodeska Harsley, 22 March 1896 at Hurtsboro, AL. Issue:
    1. Jessie
    2. Jimmie
    3. Eloise, resided in Russellville, AL.

James Monroe Partridge’s Civil War Record

Alabama
James M. Partridge

Application for Pension: Application of James M. Partridge for a Confederate Veteran Pension in Pope Co., Arkansas. Mr. Partridge swore he served in Company G. 14th Regiment of Alabama Inf. Volunteers. He was honorably discharged July 1864. He was wounded by a cannon shot in the left side which was received at Chancellorsville 3 May 1864. Reason for application was a rupture of the right side and vertigo. Signed by James M. Partridge 26 June 1902. E. S. Bradley: Notary Public. He was allowed $50.00 per month at that time.

Evidence of Physician: James M. Partridge of Turnersville, Yell Co., Arkansas, was examined and found to have a cannon shot wound of the left side. Rupture of right side and vertigo. he is physically broken down from the disabilities stated above along with old age. He was found to have half disability. He can do about one day’s work in two days. Attest: Physician C.K. Canslee. (question spelling of last name.)

Proof of Civil War Record: Alabama County of Tallapoosa. J.A. Ferrel and W.H. Green (comrades) from said County state they had known James M. Partridge for 40 years. That he was in Company G 14th Regiment Alabama Infantry Volunteers from July 1861 until July 1864. He was cannon shot in the left side which was received at Chancellorsville, 3 May 1864. Signed 21 November 1901 by the above witness. In Pope Co. H.W. Cobbs and Z.T. Trantham witnessed they also knew J.M. Partridge and that he was unable to work.

Widows application for pension: Minnie Partridge swears she was the widow of James M. Partridge who served in the 14th Reg. of Volunteers for Alabama and that he died at his home near Tunersville, Arkansas on the 27th day of February 1905 of Brights Disease. Signed (her marke) 24th of June 1905. W.H. Poynler and D.C. Brown of Pope Co. swore that they knew the applicants husband James M. Partridge for 35 years. Minnie was allowed $50.00 per month at that time.

Tallapoosa County, Alabama Notes

The following information comes from loose notes that I have accumulated over the years which provides information on various Partridge and variant surnames of Tallapoosa County, Alabama. Many of these names I have not yet been able to connect to the Partridge Family Tree and I am hoping for assistance.

If you know of who any of these individuals are please let me know by commenting in the comments section below. If I come to later identify any of these people in the Partridge Family Tree through your help, or on my own, then I will simply link their name to their respective spot in the data.

Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery

Michael A. Partridge, son of S.M. & Gladys Partridge 2 May 1942 – 1 Jun 1942. “Another little angel”
Dwight Partridge, 29 Sep 1938 – 10 Aug 1946. “In loving memory”

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Sarah Francis Partridge, 1850 – 1912. “mama”
Lavonia Roberter Partridge, 1871 – 1960. “mama”
Jesse Wesley Partridge, 1874 – 1970. “papa”
Iris Mae Partridge, 1889 – 1912. “mama”

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Obrie Manning Duffey, 29 May 1891 – 2 Oct 1970.
Ruby Partridge, 26 Aug 1890 – 13 Sep 1974.

- extracted from their headstones on 7 May 1989 by Dennis N. Partridge

Unknown Cemetery

C. Akins Partridge, wife of Wes Partridge
Infant of C. Akins and Wes Partridge
Infant of (son) Brooks and Nancy Partridge
Infant Partridge, son of John and Clara Partridge, 11 May 1923 – 11 May 1923

- The previous unmarked graves were identified by Mrs. C.D. Yarbrough and Mrs. John Partridge, Alexander City, AL.

Alabama Mortality Schedule 1850

  1. Patridge, Matthew 15m, b. GA, d. August 1850 of fever – 7 days.

Mobile County, Alabama Notes

The following information comes from loose notes that I have accumulated over the years which provides information on various Partridge and variant surnames of Mobile County, Alabama. Many of these names I have not yet been able to connect to the Partridge Family Tree and I am hoping for assistance.

If you know of who any of these individuals are please let me know by commenting in the comments section below. If I come to later identify any of these people in the Partridge Family Tree through your help, or on my own, then I will simply link their name to their respective spot in the data.

Lumber River Scots + their Descendants
by John Edwin Purcell II
pub. 1942, by Wm Bryd Press, Inc. Richmond, VA

John Abda Purcell, 2nd child and oldest son of Harrison (Malcolm2, John1) Purcell and Margaret V. Clayton, b. 10 Oct 1880 and d. 30 Aug 1907. He was a young man of outstanding character. He was a civil engineer and was employed by the Central of Georgia Railway Company, and later by the Illinois Central. He m. Ada Mabel Partridge of Mobile, AL. Ada was probably related to the Mobile Families. Issue:

  1. John Abda Purcell II, b. 9 Aug 1907. He graduated from John Hopkins University in the class of 1930 and is in 1942 the gas engineering business. He is a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. He m. Dolly Swartz of Philadelphia, PA in 1935. They lived in Elkton, MD, where he was in charge of the electric and gas plants.

Ada Mabel m. 2nd, Carlton C. Hess and resided in Mobile, Mobile, AL.

Chambers County, Alabama Notes

The following information comes from loose notes that I have accumulated over the years which provides information on various Partridge and variant surnames of Chambers County, Alabama. Many of these names I have not yet been able to connect to the Partridge Family Tree and I am hoping for assistance.

If you know of who any of these individuals are please let me know by commenting in the comments section below. If I come to later identify any of these people in the Partridge Family Tree through your help, or on my own, then I will simply link their name to their respective spot in the data.

New Hope Christian Church
County Rd 86, south of Abanda

  1. Partridge, ?????????? 1872/1877

Langdale Cemetery

  1. Partridge, W.N. 8 Sep. 1867/– Apr. —-
  2. Partridge, Sankey T. 8 Nov 1848/27 Nov 1903

Chamber County Marriages
1833-1861

  1. p. 20 Henry R. Partridge to Miss C.R.W. Jarvis 26 December 1839, by Booker Lawson, J.P. Jon W. Jarvis L.S.
  2. p. 69 John W. Partridge to Cynthia T. Penton; J.W. Partridge and W.H. Penton signed bond 21 December 1848 – incomplete.
  3. p. 75 William Partridge to Martha M. Hoy (Hay) 3 January 1849, by Jesse Carpenter; Thomas J. Harmon, L.S. James J. Harmon, witness.
  4. p. 92 Tom O. Partridge to Mary A.E. Turner 26 December 1850, by William Graggs, J.P.; Middleton Adams L.S.
  5. p. 107 James H. Adams to Mary C. Partridge, 23 December 1852, by William Graggs, J.P.; William Adams L.S.
  6. p. 122 James M. Partridge to Missouri A. Turner 15 October 1854, George S. Turner, J.P.; Robert Turner L.S.
  7. p. 123 William H. Lansford to Amanda Partridge at the Thomas Partridge House 14 December 1854, William Graggs, J.P.; Henry Lansford L.S.

1861-1890

  1. p. 203 Sanky F. Partridge to Harriet C. Walton, 29 March 1868; E.E. Hunter, J.P. At the residence of Hiram Sanders.
  2. p. 220 John C.W. Partridge to Sarah F. Rice, at the residence of B. Keel, 27 December 1870, William R. Knight.
  3. p. 276 Seaborn F. Partridge to Sarah N. Sorrells, 4 December 1879 by J.D. Elder, MG at the bride’s parents home.
  4. p. 336 J.M. Partridge to Susie Osborn 25 December 1889 by J.R. Elder, M.G.; at William M. Partridge L.S.

Chambers County Track Book
By Ruth Royal Crump
pg. 29

  1. Section 6; 80 acres; Thomas Partridge, 2 January 1837, #6067- # of certificate of warrant.

Alabama Mortality Schedule 1850

  1. Patridge, Sarah 15f, b. GA, d. December 1850 of scarlet fever – 7 days.
  2. Patridge, Julian 9f, b. GA, d. December 1850 of scarlet fever – 10 days.
  3. Patridge, Charles 7m, b. GA, d. December 1850 of scarlet fever – 18 days.