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

1842

  • February: Henry Joshua Shuman was born in Georgia.

1861

  • August 14: Henry enlisted in C.S. Army at the court house in Bryan, GA.

1862

  • July to October: Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Sick in Camp.”

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 married Frances V. Dyess  in Tattnall County, GA.

1880

  • June 2: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Dog Fennell, Tattnall County, GA showed 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 11: Appointed Post Master in Shuman, Tattnall County, GA.

1900

  • June 13: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Dog Fennell, Tattnall County, GA showed Henry J., a farmer, and Frances living with their children.           
  • In Daisy, Georgia, Henry helped form a club “Dorsey Club” whose intent was to support and indorse Governor Hugh M. Dorsey for the U.S. Senate (Democrat).

1910

  • April 29: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Tattnall County, GA showed 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

  • January 3: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Daisy, Evans County, GA showed Henry J., a farmer and Frances V., living next door to their son Leonard H. and his family.

1925

  • August 29 : Henry J. Shuman died.

1927

  • November 10: Frances V. Dyess Shuman died in Tattnall County, GA.