Aaron Driggers was born on 18 Jan 1841 in Georgia, United States to Jonas Driggers and Lucretia Tomlinson. "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.
A CSA veteran, Aaron enlisted at Sanderson, Baker County, Florida, in Company D, Florida 1st Cavalry Battalion on Oct 16, 1861. 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.. 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.
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.”
Aaron died 2 Dec 1894 in Baker County, Florida and is buried in Sanderson, Baker, Florida, United States 
Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.