Henry J. Shuman, Private, Co. B, 25th Georgia Infantry
Capt. A. W. Smith's Company Bryan Independent Riflemen

1842

  • Henry Joshua Shuman is born in Georgia in February.

1861

  • August 14: enlisted in Confederate Army at the court house in Bryan, Georgia.
  • Aug 14-31: Company Muster Roll = Present

1862

  • July – Aug: Muster Roll = Present/Sick in Camp
  • Sept – Oct: Muster Roll = Present/ Sick in Quarters

1864

  • November 30: Fought in the Battle of Franklin in Bates’ division hitting the U.S. line along the Western Flank.

1865

  • April: Surrendered at Greensboro, N.C.

1873

  • Henry Joshua Shuman and Frances V. Dyess are married in Tattnall County, Georgia

1880

  • The United States Federal Census taken on June 2nd in Dog Fennell, Tattnall County, Georgia shows Henry J., a farmer, and Frances V. living with their children: Henry R., age 11, Pherita F., 9, Isolina I., 5, Lester A., 4 and Ines, E, 3 months.

1894

  • Sep 11th Appointed Post Master In Shuman, Tattnall County, Georgia

1900

  • The United States Federal Census taken on June 13th in Dog Fennell, Tattnall County, Georgia shows Henry J., a farmer, and Frances living with their children: Isolena I., b.Nov 1875, Cora E., Sep 1881, Leonard H., May 1883, Minnie E., Jun 1886, Vandis V., May 1888, Rubi F., Oct 1889 Erma V., March 1893
  • In Daisy, Georgia, Henry helps form a club “Dorsey Club” whose intent was to support and indorse Governor Hugh M. Dorsey for the United States Senate.  (Democrat)

1910

  • The United States Federal Census taken on April 29th in Tattnall County, Georgia shows Henry J., a farmer, and Frances living with their children: Lena, age 36, Leonard, 27 and Irmi, 14. Also living with the family is a young black servant named Guss A. Carter, age 15.

1920

  • The United States Federal Census taken on January 3rd in Daisy, Evans County, Georgia shows Henry J., a farmer and Frances V., living next door to their son Leonard H. and his family.

1925

  • August 29th Henry J. Shuman dies.

1927

  • Frances V. Dyess Shuman dies on November 10th in Tattnall County, Georgia.