My Warner Line
Picture of Thomas Jefferson and William W. Warner
The picture of Thomas Jefferson Warner and his brother, William W. Warner, was taken about 1861.
It is a daguerreotype on glass in a small gold case. In the daguerreotype
their eyes are blue and there is some color on the uniforms, the slash is a
shade of purple. T.J. was a captain in Shaver's 7th Arkansas infantry and
his brother was a private in the drum and fife corp.
5TH ARKANSAS INFANTRY REGIMENT
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA
WARNER, W.W. Pvt - Enl 26 Jun 1861 at Gainesville, AR. Present 31 Aug 1861.
SHAVER'S 7TH ARKANSAS INFANTRY REGIMENT CSA
The following information was transcribed from the microfilm of the service records of the members of CO D 7TH (SHAVER'S) ARK INFANTRY REGIMENT, CSA This regiment was formed in and around Lawrence County, AR.
WARNER, T.J. CPT - Dropped 8 May 1862
WARNER, W.W. Drummer - Age 36, Born Washington, MO. Enr 22 Sep 1862 at Camp Dean, Disch 25 Jul 1862.
5TH ARKANSAS INFANTRY REGIMENT
All enlistments in this unit were 26 Jun 1861 at Gainesville, AR unless otherwise indicated.
WARNER, W.W. - PVT
DAVIES BATTALION ARKANSAS CAVALRY
COMPANIES B & C
It was organized with 5 companies (at least). It is not listed in the Official Records at all and may have been a sem-official unit, partisan band. It was surrendered by Jeff Thompson on May 11, 1865. It's only assignments were: Northern Sub-District of Arkansas, District of Arkansas, Trans-Miss (Apr 1865) Northern Sub-District of Arkansas, District of Arkansas and West Louisiana, Trans-Miss (Apr-May 1865) It's commander is unknown, last name Davie or Davies. Thats really all that is known about them.... Mark Gerdes.
WARNER, W.W. Pvt- -Gainesville-48-blue-lt-fair-6'-MO
Thomas Jefferson Warner
Was injured in the war and after he recovered, he went to Little Rock and
served in the Confederate Congress there. This information from the
Arkansas History Commission.
Thomas Jefferson Warner Land Records
Dr. James W. Coffman Land Record
Nancy Jane Warner Magness
Daughter of Thomas Jefferson Warner
Everett Allen Tucker
Myrtle Marie Warner Tucker
Swinging Bridge across the Black River
It was torn down many years ago
Mary Frances "Mollie" (Warner) Coffman
Wife of Dr. James W. Coffman
Sister of John S. Warner
Daughter of Thomas Jefferson Warner
Columbia America (Ann) Lively Warner
Dr. James W. Coffman
Prominent doctor in Black Rock, Arkansas
4th of July Play
Early 1900s in Black Rock, Arkansas
Mollie Warner Coffman is the third from the left
Husband Dr. James W. Coffman is next to her
Letter that Eudora, wrote in the 1940's to one of her daughters
My mother's people. Beginning with my Grandpa. Haven't dates, get
them from Ida, he was English, all most pure. Thomas Jefferson Warner,
William (W.) Warner( his brother). Tall, medium weight, blue eyes. Jolly,
full of jokes and fun. I have their picture with uniforms on and guns on
shoulder, when they were in war, (He was a Captain in the Civil War) I don't
know his mother's name or his first wife's name, but they had two children
to my knowledge. My mother, Nancy Jane, medium tall and in weight had gray
eyes, brown hair, fair complection, was sweet, very modest, but so pleasant
yet seemed sad underneath, if catch my meaning. The only word I ever heard
her say was 'ah shucks'. Grandpa's first wife died, he with two children
lived with his mother. He married second wife, Columbia Ann (Mrs. Lively,
adopted maiden name was Peeples). She was a widow with one girl child,
Elizabeth, tall & thin had brown hair and eyes. She grew up, married a
Will Perry, had five children, Mollie, married a Mr. Green at West Plains,
Ado, married a Ike Fisher, live out in California, a boy, Bob, died young,
Clarence, was a doctor is in Oklahoma, unless dead, Annie, married Rupert
McLeod and live in Tennessee, think. To Grandpa Warner and last wife, were
born, a son, John, married Martha Elliot, both dead, and Mary Frances
I'Mollie" married Dr. J. W. Coffman. I don't know where Coffmans came from,
~Iill ask Frank. They settled in and around Portia. Aunt Mollie had blue
eyes, light hair, tall and slender, but not thin. Uncle Jim was tall heavy
set, brown eyes and hair. They had one child a boy, died at about 6. Uncle
Jim owned this whole section of land in and around here, sold it in plots or
lots for this town. The first store here, was his drug store, wooden building across the street from Walter Williams store. This whole town was a
woods, from his house, where it is now, straight to his store was a path
through the woods. On the corner where Albert Williams drug store is was
a log cabin where, I suppose, the railroad workers lived. I remember when
they built this railroad bridge. I saw them drive down big pilar in river,
pump water out, lower big stone down in this to build the piers for bridge,
t!ut I went to Ravenden with Aunt & Uncle on train when I was 7 years old.
He (Dr. Coffman) named this town Black Rock because so many black rocks along
the railroad. They are both buried at Portia. Your great grandfather Warner
and line of people are buried out here except for his first wife, don't know
about her. I don't know of Coffman's nationality, will try to find out.
My mother, Nancy Jane Warner, and her friends when young used to go to
clarlces. Country so thinly settled, thought nothing of riding horseback 40
& 50 miles to dance. The girls rode behind the boy on same horse. Everyone
stayed all night sometimes 2 & 3 days. Mother was so good natured, she, I
guess, let them put it over her. She said, one time the girls all met at her
house, when boys came there was one boy they did not like. They all rushed
out got up behind their beaus, that left this boy for her. Rather than hurt
his feelings, she got up behirld him, but would not hold to him, first thing
she knew they were fording a swift stream of water, said believe me, I grabed
hold of him, said it was so cold horses tails froze still when got wet. She
met Dad through visiting his sister, Frances(Sarah Frances Magness), they got
married, lived in Oil Trough bottoms, near Newport, but in Independence
County. Six children were born to them there, 3 boys, 3 girls, Walter,
Virgil, Eda Ann, Ida. Bell, Dora Etta & Thomas Jefferson. Left there came to
Lawrence County & two more girls were born to them, Ora Mae, Stella Rose.
The Magnesses were all farmers. Owned big plantations and lots of stores.
Lived on White River between Newport and where Batesville is now. There is
a Rosie somebody, her mother was a Magness, lives out there in Texas, I airn
to get her address, have Ida write to her. I can't read this over, did I say
Grandpa was a captain in army, what war, huh(Civil War) must of been 1812-
figure it out. His favorite song was "Pass me not oh gentle savior". Anyway owned big farm, owned old Holloway place. When Mother was small road went from Powhattan to Pocahontas. Called old military road. He was gone to war, Mother said could hear soldiers coming for miles, woods so thick couldn't see house. Hear horses feet hiting rocks, sabers clanking, they grabed the horses & cattle that they kept at house, rushed them over the hill till they got by. Kept all silver, meat, lard and salt buried over in woods. Mother said, after Grandpa married again she & Aunt Lizzie were up next to road one day sitting on fence post & the soldiers came by. Aunt Lizzie ran to house, but she just sit there. It was XMAS so she hollored, "Merry Christmas, Christmas Gift", they waved at her. In about a month, she got a new calico dress, about like print, said on there "To the little girl that wasn't afraid of us and wished us a Merry Christmas". Now, wasn't she brave.
LAWRENCE COUNTY ARKANSAS