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Aaron Driggers (1841 - 1894)

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Pvt Aaron Driggers
Born in Lowndes County, Georgiamap
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Died in Baker, Florida, United Statesmap
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Pvt Aaron Driggers fought in the US Civil War between the States.
Enlisted: 16 Oct 1861
Mustered out: 5 Feb 1863
Fought for: CSA
Regiment(s): 1st Florida Cavalry, Co D
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Biography

Aaron Driggers was born on 18 Jan 1841 in Georgia, United States to Jonas Driggers and Lucretia Tomlinson.[1][2] "In the 1860 Census he is listed as 17 years old, born in GA and a farm laborer living at home in what would later become Baker County, FL. By the 1885 Census he is 45 and listed as a farmer. His wife Caroline is 38. Daughter Lucretia, my grandmother, is 6 years old.

Civil War

A CSA veteran, Aaron enlisted at Sanderson, Baker County, Florida, in Company D, Florida 1st Cavalry Battalion on Oct 16, 1861.[1][3] His record says he was 20 yrs old at the time. On Jan 1, 1862 he transferred to Company D, Florida 1st Cavalry Regiment. Aaron received a disability discharge on Feb 5, 1863 Strawberry Plains, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States due to bronchitis.[1]. There have been references that he was wounded, losing part of an arm below the elbow.

His CSA record lists him as 5 ft. 10 in., light complexion, gray eyes and dark hair.

After the War

He returned to Baker County and farming, marrying Caroline Carter in 1868. They are both buried in South Prong Cemetery in Baker County. On their headstones both of their names are misspelled as "Driggors." The Freemason square and compass with G is engraved on Aaron’s marker.

According to Baker County Historian, the late Gene Barber, “Aaron Driggers, who had been a Whig (old time conservative party), and had initially been opposed to secession (although he had been a Confederate soldier) was a staunch Democrat.”

The Election of 1876, The Baker County Press, 08/01/2004. In her history of the Driggers family (1985), Marjorie McGill Driggers wrote: "Aaron Driggers raised cattle on open range and annually drove cattle to Jacksonville, which took several days... they sold 3 year-old steers for $10 each. It was probably on one of these trips that Aaron met Caroline Carter whose family lived in the Maxville area.”

Death

Aaron died 2 Dec 1894 in Baker County, Florida and is buried in Sanderson, Baker, Florida, United States [1]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Hartman & Coles, Biographical Rosters of Florida's Confederate and Union Soldiers 1861-1865; Broadfoot Publishing Company, 1995, Page 1352
  2. 1860 US Census, US Census Bureau: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington, D.C, New River County, Florida, enumerated Aug 14, 1860
  3. Florida Board of State Institutions, Soldiers of Florida: in the Seminole Indian-Civil and Spanish-American Wars, 1st edition (Live Oak, Florida: Board of State Institutions, 14 May 1903), page 253
  • Our Heritage A Genealogy of the Descendants of Jacob Carter of South Carolina, Volume: III, Mary Ketus Deen Holland Publication: self-published, 1974
  • Notes and Biographical Information on the Driggers Family Tree by Rick Crews, May, 2013 pp. 2-3. richard_crews#@#comcast.net [1] Used with permission.
  • 1850 US Census, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington, DC, Columbia County, Florida, enumerated 17 Nov 1850
  • Rootsweb [2]

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WikiTree profile Driggers-7 created through the import of DMCGEDCOM.GED on Aug 3, 2011 by Dale Crawford. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Dale and others.



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