Looking for Strickland who married Maria Jane Sanford

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Legend is he was murdered returning home to the south after fighting for the north during the Civil War. Only name I've been able to find that matches that story is a James R Strickland but he was married to an Amanda Denton. This unknown Strickland and Maria Jane Sanford had one child named Benjamin Bryson Strickland who was born in 1863. I did see a James K Strickland (Stricklin) who served with Maria Jane's brother William Henry Sanford in a Union Alabama Calvary unit. Strickland and Maria Jane were supposedly married in Alabama but I have been unable to locate any document.
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I think this is Maria with son Bryson:

1870 United States Federal Census about Bryson Strickland

Name: Bryson Strickland
Age in 1870: 6
Birth Year: abt 1864
Home in 1870: District 15, Hardin, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Savannah
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Jesse Sanford 76
Juliann Sanford 33
William Sanford 31
Francis Sanford 26
George Sanford 12
Barney Sanford 8
Mariah Strickland 40
Bryson Strickland 6
 

 

by Betty Fox G2G6 Pilot (153k points)
Yes that is them. They later moved to Arkansas to live with Maria's brother William Henry. I believe he lost a leg in the war and needed some help. The Strickland I am looking for is Maria's husband and Bryson's father.
I have been looking at all the information I could and can't find a husband for Maria Jane. I'll keep trying.

Betty
Thank you Betty I do appreciate your help.
This site shows a Thomas B. Strickland in the 1st Alabama Cavalry.

http://joel.mize.home.comcast.net/~joel.mize/genealogy/ALCAVS-Z.htm
I guess he was married to Mary Ann Grant.
This is the information for James K.

STRICKLAND, James K. b. 5 FEB 1844 in TN d. 3 AUG 1907 in Old Miles cem, 14 mi NE Winfield, AL

Alabama Civil War Service Database

 

Last Name: Strickland
Date of Birth:
Birth Information:
Date of Death: 1862/05/10
Death Information:
Discharge Date:
Discharge Information:
Branch:
Regimental Unit: 1st Alabama Regiment
Company Unit: C
Co. Unit Name:
Pension Rec:
Authority: This soldier's name is from a list title: Dead of the First Alabama Regiment at (see remarks con't)
First Name: J    MI: H
Marital Status:
Occupation:
Enlistment Date:
Enlistment Information:
Engagements:
Engage. con't:
Remarks:
Remarks con't: (auth con't) Madison, Wisconsin. Information by Raymond W. Watkins, Falls Church, Virginia.
Other Info:

 

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Alabama Department of Archives and HistoryAlabama Department of Archives and History

Alabama Civil War Service Database

 

Last Name: Strickland
Date of Birth:
Birth Information:
Date of Death: 1861/11/07
Death Information: Virginia, W. S. Springs
Discharge Date:
Discharge Information:
Branch: Cavalry
Regimental Unit: 1st
Company Unit: G
Co. Unit Name:
Pension Rec:
Authority: Record roll dated at Camp Wilson, Georgia 1861/12/31
First Name: M    MI:
Marital Status:
Occupation:
Enlistment Date: 1861/08/08
Enlistment Information: Henry County, Private, By J. L. Irwin
Engagements: Last pay by F. D. Clary October 31, 1861
Engage. con't:
Remarks: Was originally in Captain George W. Holmes Mounted Company.
Remarks con't:
Other Info:

 

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Alabama Department of Archives and HistoryAlabama Department of Archives and History

Alabama Civil War Service Database

 

Last Name: Strickland
Date of Birth:
Birth Information:
Date of Death: 1862/07/28
Death Information: Illinois, Camp Douglas, In Prison Of Measles
Discharge Date:
Discharge Information:
Branch:
Regimental Unit: 1st Alabama Regiment
Company Unit: F
Co. Unit Name:
Pension Rec:
Authority: Statement of Richard Williams, Captain, Port Hudson, Louisiana 1862/12/17
First Name: Marcus    MI: C
Marital Status:
Occupation:
Enlistment Date:
Enlistment Information: Private
Engagements:
Engage. con't:
Remarks: At the time of his death he had no effects and had never received any pay or bounty. He is entitled to pay of $59.00, commutation for clothing of $22.29 and bounty of $50
Remarks con't: Certificate # 80
Other Info:

 

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Alabama Department of Archives and HistoryAlabama Department of Archives and History

Alabama Civil War Service Database

 

Last Name: Strickland
Date of Birth:
Birth Information:
Date of Death:
Death Information:
Discharge Date:
Discharge Information:
Branch:
Regimental Unit: 1st Alabama
Company Unit:
Co. Unit Name: William's
Pension Rec:
Authority: List, Condition of Claims, 2nd Aud., C. S. Treas.
First Name: Morris    MI: A
Marital Status:
Occupation:
Enlistment Date:
Enlistment Information: Private
Engagements:
Engage. con't:
Remarks: Claim filed November 18, 1862 by D. Strickland, father, care Williams & Wood, Clayton, Alabama. No disc. list-Verified February 11, 1865, exam. March 17th 1864
Remarks con't:
Other Info:

 

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Alabama Department of Archives and HistoryAlabama Department of Archives and History

Alabama Civil War Service Database

 

Last Name: Strickland
Date of Birth:
Birth Information:
Date of Death:
Death Information:
Discharge Date:
Discharge Information:
Branch: Artillery
Regimental Unit: 1st Alabama Battalion
Company Unit:
Co. Unit Name: Pruetts Battery
Pension Rec:
Authority: Pay roll signed at Camp Vernon near Abbeville, Mississippi 1862/08/31
First Name: William    MI:
Marital Status:
Occupation:
Enlistment Date: 1862/02/22
Enlistment Information: Alabama, Lee County, Auburn By Captain Stanton, Private
Engagements:
Engage. con't:
Remarks: Reported as deserter August 3, 1862 and honorably restored to the Company August 17, 1862 by Order Captain Isbell.
Remarks con't:
Other Info:

 

 

Alabama Department of Archives and HistoryAlabama Department of Archives and History

Alabama Civil War Service Database

 

Last Name: Strickland
Date of Birth:
Birth Information:
Date of Death:
Death Information:
Discharge Date:
Discharge Information:
Branch: Cavalry
Regimental Unit: 1st Mounted
Company Unit:
Co. Unit Name: Captain George W. Holmes'
Pension Rec:
Authority: Record roll at Camp Wilson, Georgia 1861/12/31
First Name: William    MI:
Marital Status:
Occupation:
Enlistment Date: 1861/08/08
Enlistment Information: Alabama, Henry County By J.L. Irwin, Private
Engagements: Last paid by F. D. Clary October 31, 1861.
Engage. con't:
Remarks: At home on furlough and reported sick. Regarding Regimental and Company Units, later Company G 1st Confederate Cavalry Regiment.
Remarks con't:
Other Info:

 

All of these are first regiment names. Maybe one of these is relevant. If not, you can visit the website and see if you can find the right Strickland.

Betty
Thank you Betty. Short of finding the marriage document or DNA testing it may be impossible to tell who it is. I now have some further info... First name was supposedly James and he has several brothers some of which fought for the north and some for the south. He may have been a musician because there is a picture of him with a fiddle. Picture is in the mail to me now. Who knows, the story of him being killed on his way home from the war may have been just a story to cover up an embarrassing situation and this mysterious Strickland really didn't exist.
On a family group sheet from the owner of the above mention website I find this:

 

F Maria Jane Sanford
Birth 29 Apr 1830 ,, Georgia
Death Spouse USV soldier, CW of GA Thomas Strickland ( - )

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