James Oliver Templeton served in the United States Civil War. Enlisted: Mar. 17, 1862 Mustered out: Apr. 12, 1865 Appomattox Side: CSA Regiment(s): CO F 14th REG
James was born July 30, 1833 in Laurens county, South Carolina to John Templeton and Elizabeth Speer. He lived on the Templeton family farm in Laurens, Co., SC. He played a tuning fork to lead the congregation of Rocky Springs Church in singing. "Templeton, J. O. married Ms. H. E. S. Donnan on December 23, 1857 officiated by Rev. Z. L. Holmes. He was advertised with Sheriff Sale of 118 acres of land on sale day in April to settle suit."
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Name James O Templeton
Event Type Census
Event Year 1850
Event Place Laurens county, Laurens, South Carolina, United States
"TEMPLETON, JOSEPH O.: Co. F. Enl. March 17, 1862, at Laurens. PVT. Present on all surviving Rolls through June, 1963, though hospitalized in Charlottesville, Aug. 7 - 28, 1862, with tert. int. fever and in Richmond Dec. 18-19. Hospitalized sick Aug. 1863. Home on Furlough Oct. 1863, as well as hospitalized in Richmond Oct. 9- 17, 1863 with int. fever. Present thereafter on all surviving rolls though Aug. 31, 1864. Present, detailed in Brigade shoemaking Sep. - Dec., 1864. Paroled at Appomattox." That his name is listed as Joseph is just an interesting aside as this is the record for James Oliver Templeton of South Carolina - further notes is that Oliver was a Blacksmith and he was employed by the Brigade in making horse shoes. Gaulden-7 16:40, 12 September 2016 (EDT)
J.O. is mentioned in his sons Death Certificate.
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↑ "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8QJ-CN3 : accessed 28 January 2016), James O Templeton in household of John Templeton, Laurens county, Laurens, South Carolina, United States; citing family 642, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
↑ The 14th South Carolina Infantry Regiment, of the Gregg-McGowan Brigade, Army of North Virginia, Robert K. Krick, Broadfoot Publishing Company, Wilmington, North Carolina. 2008.
↑ "United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 22 February 2015), James O Templeton, South Carolina, United States; citing p. 2, family 14, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,000.
↑ "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 Jun 2014), J Oliver Templeton, Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina, United States; citing sheet 25A, NARA microfilm publication T9.
↑ "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1943," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 March 2015), J. O. Templeton in entry for E. B. Templeton, 24 Jan 1919; citing Laurens, Laurens Co., South Carolina, fn 1865, Department of Archives and History, State Records Center, Columbia; FHL microfilm 1,913,568.
The Scrapbook, pp. 600-602, 613, 77, 132, 256, 257, Laurens County Historical Society and the Laurens County Arts Council.
Templeton, L.B. Templeton Family History Records and Descendants of the Templetons, Who First Settled in What is Now Laurens County, South Carolina: Together with Brief Sketches of Other Templetons, Who Settled in Other Parts of South Carolina and Other States, pp.1, 110-111. Union, S.C.: L.B. Templeton, Jr., 1953
Personal papers, photographs and notes of Frances T. Gaulden, Family Biographical Information per letter to Dave Templeton, August 22, 1976.
Conversations with Frances T. Gaulden - M. Gaulden
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with James Oliver by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with James Oliver: