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Isaiah Durham Strother was born either 25 August 1837 (DAR Application of ---------------)  or 12 August 1836 (Bible of Anne Austin Aycock Strother)  in Chambers County, Alabama.  He was  the son of Berry Strother and Julia Ann Durham.   Isaiah died in Chambers County, Alabama on May 25, 1890;

He married first Felitheo E. Wyatt on 23 December 1868 in Chambers County, Alabama.
(Marriage Record Vol. 6, p. 118)

His second wife was Anne Austin Aycock born on September 25, 1851 in Fayette County, Georgia, died in Chambers County, Alabama on September 20, 1931. They were married married on 1 September 1872 in Chambers County, Alabama. (Marriage Record Book 7, p. 45 and the Bible of Anne Austin Aycock Strother)

He was a farmer and a disabled veteran of the War of Northern Aggression (Civil War for you yanks :-) having been badly injured at Turkey Ridge, Va. while fighting with the Alabama 14th Infantry Regiment, Company "D" Yancey Greys. I am not sure at this time of the date he sustained his injuries as the records conflict.

The Muster Roll for the 14th Infantry from a book written in 1863 by Marshall B. Hurst says he was injured on 27 June 1862

The Application for Relief (disability pension application) dated 23 Feb 1883 shows 4 April 1863

The Application for Relief dated 17 Feb 1885 shows 31 May 1863

The Approval of Relief dated 7 May 1887 shows 31 May 1864

Individual muster rolls of the 14th show him as present April and May of 1863 but absent from June 1863 on, leading me to believe the 31 May 1863 date is probably correct. But then again, the book by Hurst was written in early 1863 and shows him as injured on 27 June 1862. Maybe he was injured more than once?

What I have of his service records are below:

Alabama 14th Infantry Regiment Muster Roll


Capsule history of the Alabama 14th Infantry Regiment


Muster Records for Isaiah Durham Strother, Sr.


Pledge of Oath


PAROLE PAPER (as spelled on paper):
Appomattax Court House, VA.
April 10, 1865
The bearer Pvt. I.D. Strawther of Co. "D"
14th Regt. of Ala Inftry, a paroled prisoner
of the Army of Northern Virginia has permission
to go home and there remain undisturbed.


Application for relief under act approved 23 Feb 1883:
Sworn and subscribed by Isaiah D. Strother of Chambers County on 4 April 1883. Mentions service in Company D of 14 Regiment of Alabama Volunteers and wound on the 20 May 1863 at Turkey Ridge, Virginia. Indicates he was a farmer.


Application for relief under the act approved February 17, 1885:
"Providing for the Relief of Soldiers Maimed or Disabled during the late war"
Sworn and subscribed by Isaiah D. Strother in Chambers County, Alabama on 28 May 1885. Mentions service as private in Company D of 14 Regiment of Ala Volunteers, and that he was wounded on 31st day of May 1863 at Turkey Ridge, Virginia. Indicates that he was farming in Chambers County.


Application of Relief Approval:
Sworn and subscribed by Isaiah D. Strother in Tallapoosa County on 7 May 1887. Mentions service and describes wound as being "shot through the head, ball entering left temple and coming out through back porion of right jaw, rendering him easily overcome by heat, subject to fall and does frequently fall while at work, and in consequences suffers much pain from wound." Dates wound as 31 May 1864. Indicates that he was farming in Tallapoosa County.


Application for relief under the act approved February 28, 1889:
Sworn and subscribed 20 May 1889 in Tallapoosa County.


Application for relief under act approved 13 February 1891:


Application for relief under act of 1891 as amended 18 February 1895:
Sworn and subscribed by Annie Strother, widow of Isaiah D. Strother in Lee County on 12 May 1898. Gives her Post Office address as Phenix City, Alabama and indicates that she has no property. States that Isaiah D. Strother died 4 Dec 1890. Schedule of property lists 1 watch valued at $2 and household and kitchen furniture valued at $40.
 


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