Joseph W. Trevett, Private, Co. G, 24th South Carolina Volunteers

1834

  • Joseph is born to parents Lewis and Felicity Trevet in South Carolina.

1850

  • The United States Federal Census taken on blank in Richland County, South Carolina shows 16 year old Joseph living with his parents Lewis and Felicity Trevett (Trevet) and his younger sister Mary, 6 yrs. Lewis is a French born painter of modest means.

1862

  • March 19: Enlisted in the Confederate Army in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • April 15: Company Muster-In Roll/Camp Johnson.
  • March 19-April 30: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • May & June: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • September & October: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Detailed for the Regiment Band.”
  • November & December: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Drummer”

1863

  • January & February: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Musician”
  • March & April: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “Musician. Absent on furlough.”
  • May & June: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Musician, member of band.”
  • July & August: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Drummer”
  • September & October: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Drummer”

1864

  • January & February: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Drummer in the Regt.”
  • February 29-August 31: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Drummer in the Regiment.”
  • November 30: Joseph fought in the Battle of Franklin.
  • December 17: Captured in Franklin, Tennessee on the Confederate retreat.
  • December 27: Transferred from Franklin and admitted to U.S. General Hospital No. 1 in Nashville, Tenn. Diagnosis. Convalescent.

1865

  • January 3: Transferred from hospital to Provost Marshall.
  • January 4: Roll of Prisoners of War/Nashville, Tn. “Captured by forces under Maj. Gen. Thomas, commanding Dept. of the Cumberland, and forwarded to Capt. S. E. Jones, Add’l A. D. C., Louisville, Ky.”   
  • January 5: Prisoners of War/Louisville, KY. Received.
  • January 9: Prisoners of War/Louisville, KY. Sent to Camp Chase, Ohio         
  • January 11: Roll of Prisoners of War/Camp Chase, Ohio. Remarks “Received from Louisville, KY.”
  • June 13: Oath of Allegiance to the United States, subscribed and sworn to at Camp Chase, Ohio.
  • Info given:
  • Place of residence: Richland Co. S.C., Complexion: Fld (?)   Hair: Lt.   Eyes: BlueHeight: 5 ft. 11 ½ in.  Age: 31
  • ***between the years 1865 and 1867 the Trevett family moves to Tennessee***

1867

  • June 21: The local newspaper, the Public Ledger, in Memphis Tennessee includes the name J. W. Trevett on the “List of Letters Remaining in the Postoffice”
  • September 13: The local newspaper, the Public Ledger, in Memphis Tennessee includes the name J. W. Trevett on the “List of Letters Remaining in the Postoffice”

1870

  • The United States Federal Census taken in August in Somerville, Fayette County, Tennessee shows Joseph, a painter , and Mary living with their children: Eugene, age 10, Joseph, 9, and Carrie, 3.

1880

  • The United States Federal Census taken on June 4th in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee shows Joseph, a grainer, and Mary, living with their children: Joseph (a painter) 18 yrs, Carrie, 13, Charles, 9 and Willie, 6. (transcribed version also lists Gladys, 4 yrs)
  • ***Joseph shows up on the Memphis City Directories until 1896. He dies sometime between then and 1900.***