Justinian Evans, age 17, served with Cobbs Legion in Georgia

by | Jan 25, 2016 | Alamance, Confederate affiliation

He joined Company B&G as a private, serving as a scout with Stonewall Jackson. He rode a black horse named Bullet. They both were small, fast, and unafraid, and both returned from the war without a scratch. After the war he met and married Martha Cunningham Polk. They had 7 daughters. A son died as an infant. Justinian was a carpenter; he worked from sun-up to sun-down. He was an active member of his church and held many prominent positions. He and his 7 daughters were charter members of the Eastern Star. For more than 30 years he was elected Justice of the Peace to the Cross Keys District of Atlanta, GA. He was active in the Confederate Veterans. At the first combined Veterans Convention held in Washington, DC he was a delegate from Georgia. He was my great great grandfather. Source: National Park Service, US Civil War Soldiers 1861-1865, and www.ancestry.com Source: Dobbins Family History by Gertrude Dobbins

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