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CARSTARPHEN, Sydney Turner
Male 1843 - 1918


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    Sidney Turner Carstarphen
    Sidney Turner Carstarphen

  • Birth  28 Jun 1843  Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1918  Downsville, Lousiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I45  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  13 Oct 2010 

    Father  CARSTARPHEN, James Henry,   b. 4 Nov 1783, Halifax, Halifax, North Carolina, USANear Cam Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1869, Near Camden, Wilcox County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  PRICE, Roda Ann,   b. 1818,   d. 1877 
    Married  13 Oct 1835  Putnam County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F31  Group Sheet

    Family  STAPLES, Margaret Elizabeth,   b. 20 Dec 1850, Wilcox County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942, Durant, ok Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Jun 1870  Farmsville, Lousiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • It is also reported 9 Jun 1870
    Children 
     1. CARSTARPHEN, Ollie Cyntia (Thince),   b. 18 Apr 1873, Union Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1965, Durant, Ok. Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. CARSTARPHEN, James Virgil,   b. 22 Apr 1873, Union Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1906, Union Parish, louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. CARSTARPHEN, Judge L. (Dick),   b. 1 Apr 1876, Union Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1938, Durant, Ok Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. CARSTARPHEN, Viola Saphrona,   b. 5 Oct 1878, Union Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1957
     5. CARSTARPHEN, Zaidee B.,   b. 13 Mar 1882,   d. 18 Oct 1936
    >6. CARSTARPHEN, Sydney Cotteral (T.),   b. 23 Sept 1885, Louisana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1976, Durant, Bryan, Ok Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. CARSTARPHEN, Samuel Butiette,   b. 6 Jan 1888, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1894
    >8. CARSTARPHEN, Carrie May,   b. 17 Jul 1892, Rustin, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1984, Mena Ark. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  30 Sep 2010 
    Family ID  F15  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Sydney T. and three of his brothers were in the Confederate Army. S. T. Carstarphen enlisted July 25, 1864, he was in the Stonewall hospital in Montgomery, Alabama on November 15, 1864, returned to duty November 21th. He was taken prisoner and when the war ended he had to apply for a parole and here is it says, Headquarters 16th.Army Corps, office of Provost Marshal, Montgomery, Alabama. He had to sign an oath that he would not bear arms against the United States of America. Two of the brothers were killed during the war. And offhand I do not know the names of the three other brothers.
    • Carstarphen?s Genealogy: By Mattie Ruth (Galloway) Clark.
      Sidney Turner Carstarphen born June 28, 1843 in Alabama, was the son of James Henry Carstarphen born 1800 in North Carolina, died 1869 near Camden, Alabama, his second wife Rhoda Ann Price born 1818 in South Carolina, died 1877 in Camden, Alabama. Both were buried the Enon Baptist Church cemetery in Grampen near Camden. In the 1850?s the Carstarphen family settled on a farm near Camden in Wilcox County Alabama, when Sidney Turner was about thirteen years old.

      In the civil war he enlisted in Camden July 25, 1864 in LT. Porter?s group, and served in company B, 1st Regiment Alabama Infantry. December 21, 1864, he was a patient in the stonewall hospital in Montgomery, Alabama. After recovering from illness he returned to duty, was captured by the Union, was paroled May 1, 1865 at Greensboro, North, Carolina, was released by the Sixteenth Army Corps, Montgomery, Alabama.

      Sidney Turner Carstarphen had three brothers to serve in this war. Pvt. Virgil H. Carstarphen enlisted July 6, 1861 in Bridge fort, Alabama, served with Co. A, 13th Regiment Alabama Infantry. He was present at the siege of Davis farm in Virginia, Aug. 8, 1864 and to the end of the war. He was severely wounded at Bethesda Church Va., June 3, 1864. He was captured at Bermuda Hundred Defense, Va. April 3, 1865. Was paroled June 15, 1865 at Harts Island, New York Harbor.

      Pvt. Christopher F. (Judge) Carstarphen when only 16 years old enlisted July 6, 1861 in Bridgeport, Ala., served with Co. A. 13th Regiment Alabama Volunteers died from pneumonia in the Chimborax Hospital #3 in Richmond Virginia, April 24, 1862.

      Pvt. William Henry Carstarphen enlisted Feb. 9, 1861 in Allenton, Ala., served with Co. B., 1st Regiment Alabama Infantry, and was captured at Fort Hudson, La. July 9, 1863. Later was paroled at Port Hudson, La. July 13, 1863. Reenlisted, again was captured again, and was paroled at Selma, Ala., June 1865.

      After the war, Sidney Turner Carstarphen decided to start anew, farther West. He settled near Downsville, Union Parish, Louisiana, working on the farm of Rev. James Wesley Staples, who had settled in Louisiana in 1866 and originally from near Camden, Wilcox County, also. There he met Rev. Staple?s eldest daughter Margaret Elizabeth. They were married June 6, 1870 and settled on a farm near the Staples. In later years he was a rural mail carrier out of Ruston, Louisiana, delivering mail by horse and buggy. He passed away in 1918 at the home of his daughter, Viola Saphronia Post and was buried near his two sons in the Suyrna Cemetery in Union Parish, near Downsville.
      After her husband?s death, Margaret E. Carstarphen and son, Judge, (Dick) bought a small farm in McCurtain, Oklahoma, Mailing address Cove, Ark. In 1931 they bought a larger farm near Durant, Oklahoma. Judge went out one morning to mend his fence, was found dead about noon by a neighbor. His death was probably caused by a heart attack. He was buried near Durant. She continued to live on the farm until she passed away in 1943 at the age of 92. She was buried near her son Judge.
      Here are some corrections on Uncle Dick?s death, By Bud Galloway:
      As it was related to me by Grandmother Carstarphen that when Uncle Dick died the weather had been unusually dry, and he had walked across the farm over to the cow pasture. Carrying a shovel to dig a little deeper in a stock pond to find water for the cows. He had not return to the house at noon as she had expected him to, and by the middle of the afternoon Grandma had begun to worry about him. But, in her feeble condition she could not walk that distance to see about him. But, as fate would have it, Mr. Ferguson the real estate man they had bought the farm from dropped by for a visit, as he and his wife often did. So he walked over to the pasture to look for Uncle Dick. But when he found him he was dead. Still leaning on his shovel. The way it was related to me by Grandmother was that a blood vessel in his neck burst, and in my understanding that is called a berry aneurysm.

      Born to this union were eight children, all born in Union Parish, La.?
      1. Cynatha Thince (Ollie)- B. April 1871, D. 1964, Durant, Okla.
      2. James Virgil ? B. April 23, 1875, D. Nov. 20, 1906, Union Parish, La.
      3. Judge C. ? B. April 1, 1876, D. Feb. 11, 1934, Durant, Okla.
      4. Viola Saphronia ? B. Oct. 5, 1878, D. 1957, Phoenix, Ariz.
      5. Zaidee Oney ? B. March 13, 1882, D. Oct. 18, 1936, Monroe, La.
      6. Sidney Catrell ? B. Sept. 23, 1885, D. April 20, 1976, Durant, Okla.
      7. Samuel Buriette ? B. Jan. 6, 1888, D. Dec. 21, 1894, Union P. La.
      8. Carrie May ? B. July 17, 1892, D. Feb. 26, 1984, in Mena, Ark.