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Murray Livingston

Murray S. Livingston (July 1848 - April 5, 1904) served as a corporal in Company L, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Murray Livingston was born in July 1848 in Carter County, Tennessee to George Alloway and Edith (Livingston) Livingston. He married first Martha Kite in 1874; they had no children and this marriage either ended by divorce or her death soon after their marriage. He married second Addie Jane McKeehan (1864-1948) with whom he had seven children.[1]

Civil War service

Livingston enlisted as a private in Company L on October 3, 1864 in Carter County, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 26, 1864 at New Market, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal on May 13, 1865.

He is described as 18 years old. Any company descriptive record for him has been lost.

Livingston is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service for which muster roll records have survived.

Livingston mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had never been paid, owed $125.89 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Livingston applied for an invalid's pension on November 8, 1886. He died April 5, 1904 in Carter County; his exact date of death and grave location has not been found. His wife applied for a widow's pension on April 9, 1904; she married his brother Samuel Livingston in 1910. David F. McKeehan applied for a guardian's pension on March 31, 1908.[2]

Notes

  1. 1900 U.S. Census, 17th Civil District, Carter County, Tennessee.
  2. Further research is needed to identify this individual.
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