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Elijah N. Pinkston (1830-1880)
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Born: 1830 Tennessee.
Married: Hannah C. (Emily) Uptegrove (1834-1880) the daughter of Elijah Uptegrove (1792-792-) and Lydia (1794-794-) on 24 Oct 1855 in Carroll County Tennessee. 1
Died: Aft 1880 .
Buried: .

James Pinkston
James J. Pinkston
Abt 1805-Sep 1879

Elijah N. Pinkston
1830-Aft 1880
Civil War - Union
Abt 1805-Bet 1880 and 1900

Spouse and Children

      Hannah C. (Emily) Uptegro..

Brothers and Sisters

7th Tennessee Cavalry USA.

PINKSTON, ELIJAH (N), Companies D, C & E, corporal/pvt, enlisted for 3 years at Huntingdon, TN on 6/26/62 and mustered at Humboldt, TN on 8/11/62 at age 35. He was 5'8" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, auburn hair, a farmer, born in Carroll Co, TN. He was due a $100 bounty for enlistment. Pinkston went AWOL from 2/17/63-5/26/63. He returned and served as an ambulance driver from 8/8/63. Presumed captured with the regiment at Union City, TN on 3/24/64, he was a prisoner in Andersonville Prison in Georgia and most likely other eastern prisons. Exchanged through North East Ferry, NC on 2/27/65, he was taken to the hospital in Jeffersonville, IN with scrobutus. He listed his nearest relative as his wife Emily of Buena Vista, TN. This appears to be Hannah Uptigrove, who he married in 1855. Pinkston was discharged at the Jeffersonville, IN military hospital on 6/1/65 and did not return to live in Carroll Co. In 1880 census, he was in Franklin Co, IL near Cave City.2 3 4


  1. Ancestry.com. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
  2. The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, National Park Service
  3. Elijah Pinkston's Civil War Service Record
  4. THE 7TH TENNESSEE CAVALRY USA (Originally 2nd West Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry) Peggy Scott Holley