Eli Thomas Nail Sr

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parents: David Nail and Rachel Andis 

 

Birth:  03 Sep 1842  Martin Co, IN
Death:  15 Apr 1914
Burial:  Blanchard Cemetery, Blanchard, McClain, OK

Marriage #1

Susan Mattingly

12 Mar 1864  Martin Co, IN

Children

Mary Elizabeth Nail 15 Sep 1870
Lilly May Nail Sep 1874
children of Eli T Nail and Susan (Mattingly) Nail

 

Marriage #2

Mary Elizabeth Thomas

09 Oct 1880  Montague Co, TX

Children

Srilday Evelynjane Nail 07 Jul 1880
James Manuel Nail 09 Sep 1883
Charles Cleveland Nail 01 Apr 1885
Eli Thomas "Tom" Nail 01 May 1889
Maude Augusta Nail 01 Aug 1891
Myrtle Florence Nail 06 Oct 1894
Henry Norris Nail Jun 1899
children of Eli T Nail and Mary Elizabeth (Thomas) Nail

 

Sources
1850 Federal census McCameron Twp, Martin, IN - age 7 (view census information)
1860 Federal census Brown Twp, Martin, IN - age 17 (view census information)
1880 Federal census Montague Co, TX - age 37 (view census information)
1900 Federal census Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory - age 58 (view census information)
1910 Federal census Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory - age 67 (view census information)
Ancestry.com U.S. Veteran's Gravesites, CA death index; WWI Civilian Draft Database, newspaper articles; North Carolina birth, marriage and death records;
National Archives, Washington D.C. Service and pension records of Eli T Nail (personally viewed and copied or transcribed); Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1861-1865; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M262, 128 rolls); National Archives, Washington, D.C. - online
GenGathering.com Volunteer for CA death records; obituaries, etc
GenealogyBank.com Marriage records, news articles, obituaries
FamilySearch.org Marriage records, news articles, obituaries
Find a Grave Various Nail family burials
BillionGraves.com Various tombstones
Martin County, IN Courthouse, Shoals, IN Marriage records (personally viewed and transcribed or copied)
Washington Co, IN Courthouse, Salem, IN Marriage records (personally viewed and transcribed or copied)
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Miscellaneous Information
1) From service and pension records that we viewed in the National Archives:
Eli was a corporal in Co. F, 21st Indiana Infantry, then transferred to the 1st Indiana Heavy Artillery during the Civil War.  He enlisted 03 Jul 1861 and was discharged 10 Jan 1866 at Baton Rouge, LA.  He is listed as 5'6", 129 pounds, fair complexion, hazel eyes, auburn hair.  His pension mentions the following problems: dislocation of both wrists, broken bone left arm, chronic diarrhea, rheumatism, kidney disease, affliction of left knee and back and disability of right hip.  He died 15 Apr 1914. Here is an official record of Eli's duties that were documented during the war.  We also have approximately 15 pages of various documents and records that were in his pension file.  If you need any of them, e-mail us.

2) Wife (1) of Eli Thomas Sr Nail: Susan Mattingly - born KY; died (___).

3) We have a copy of Eli and Susan's marriage certificate.

4) Wife (2) of Eli Thomas Sr Nail: Mary Elizabeth Thomas - born 28 May 1860 GA; died 07 Feb 1903; buried Old Johnsonville Cemetery, Johnsonville, McClain, OK; tombstone photo; daughter of William Thomas and Mary Elizabeth ____.

5) Eli and Mary are listed in the final rolls of the Native American database for the Dawes Commission Enrollment and then Denial for five U.S. Indian tribes. Mary states she is 1/8th Choctaw Indian; Eli and Mary's children are all listed as 1/16th Indian.


Photos and/or signatures

thanks to Gene Phillips for this photo

Eli Thomas Nail Sr

Blanchard Cemetery 
Blanchard, McClain, Oklahoma

thanks to Bari Adams for this photo

 

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