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Eskew, Where are YOU?


 We have just a few ESKEW names in our family, but it is still our heritage.  We can't seem to locate the origin Q T Eskew and his wife Sara A. Any help would be greatly appreciated.  

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Quinn T Eskew or QT as he was called at times, was born apparently in Tennessee around 1844 according to the Census of 1880, Ft. Worth, Tarrant County, TX.  Sometime prior to 1861 he had moved to Mississippi, assuming with his family.  The other theory is that he went to Mississippi to join the Confederate Forces and his family remained in Tennessee.

 When he first tried to enlist, he was in the 7th Mississippi Regiment but was discharged due to being underage.  He was only 17.   He next joined the 1st Regiment Mississippi, (Johnston's).  We don't know when he enlisted or when he got out. 

Sometime after the war he married a Sarah A born in Mississippi.   There, they had their daughter Rosa, who was born c1867.  Their next child, John was born 1869 in Texas so they had moved to Texas prior to 1869.  They then completed their family with daughter Francis (Fannie), b 1871, and Zoula b 1873.  According to the Census of 1910, Sarah had 6 children of which only 2 were alive at he time.  We know that to be John and Zoula.  We know the 4 that were born, the 2 other children born to this couple are elusive.  We know the death of Fannie was in 1890, we assume Rosa had died prior to 1910, John died 1952.

QT died in 1893 of pneumonia, and is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Fort Worth.  Sarah remarried a James Smith, and we find them in Amarillo, Texas in 1910.  They had moved there around 1907 as we find them in the city directory there.  They are no longer mentioned in the directory after 1911 and no records of them having died in Amarillo is evident.  Where could they have moved?

Update: 8.14.04 - - I am now listing his family as I have been able to piece together from Censuses Zula Eskew Kennedy's family as well as Fannie's son Augustus. 

Update: 8.15.04 - - Headstone pf Q T Eskew  and John D Eskew added to Pictures page.

Descendants of Quinn T Eskew


Generation No. 1

1. Quinn T1 Eskew was born 1844 in TN, and died December 1893 in Ft. Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. He married Sarah A. ? Bef. 1867 in Mississippi. She was born Abt. 1849 in Mississippi.

Notes for Quinn T Eskew:

1880 Tarrant County Census.  There was only one family of Eskew's:


Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Birthplace Birthplace

Q. T. ESKEW Self M Male W 36 TENN Laborer TENN TENN

S. A. ESKEW Wife M Female W 30 MISS Keeping House GA GA


Jonathan ESKEW Son S Male W 11 TEX Laborer TENN MISS

Frances ESKEW Dau S Female W 9 TEX TENN MISS



The Robert E. Lee Camp #158 of Confederate Veterans, Fort Worth, Texas

Compiled by Barbara Knox

The Camp was established in August 1890 in Fort Worth, and group met regularly on Sunday afternoons at the Tarrant County Courthouse. This information was abstracted from the original Descriptive Lists, with additional material added if available. Each veteran joining the camp completed a form showing his name, age date of enlistment and unit in which he served. Unfortunately, many felt that no one would be interested in their war service, and information given, in some cases, was extremely sparse. Those veterans signing the 1900 Roster gave only their names and the unit in which served. This information has been supplemented with other cited sources. The Camp was officially disbanded in 1934. SCH indicates member received the Southern Cross of Honor. All cemeteries mentioned are located in Fort Worth unless otherwise indicated. Additions/corrections will be appreciated.

Quinn T. Eskew - Charter Member - b. ca 1844; enl Co G, 1st Miss Regt; d. 1894, bur. Oakwood.

Tarrant County, TXGenWeb ________________________________________________________________________________

Confederate Veteran Burials at Oakwood Cemetery - Fort Worth, Texas Contributed by Caron Withers

Eskew, Quinn T., block 12 lot 8 space 6

He first enrolled Co. C 1st Miss but was discharged because he was underage; seventeen years old

He later enrolled Aug 3 at Spring Dale and musterd into service Sept 9, 1861 at Iuka Mississippi in Capt Louis M Lawshe's Company (Dave Rogers' Rifles), 1 Regiment Mississippi Volunteers which subsequently became Company G 1st (Johnston's) Regiment Mississippi Infantry. His age is listed as 17 years old here as well. He escaped the capture of his regiment at Fort Donelson in 1862, (the majority of his regiment was captured at this time) but was captured at Hernando, Mississippi April 18,1863 sent to Alton, Illinois, Fort McHenry , Maryland, City Point, Virginia and Point Lookout, Maryland where he was exchanged Feb 10 1865.


G. L. Gause Funeral Home Records 314 W. Weatherford St. Fort Worth, Texas (Page 2)

Q. T. Eskew, 50 years, Dec. 10, 1893, res. North Burnett St. Cause of death - pneumonia

Q. T. Eskew, 50 years, December 10, 1893, residence North Burnett St. Ordered by John Eskew. Physician W. A. Adams, cause of death � pneumonia. Minister W. F. Loyd.


Oakwood Cemetery, Ft. Worth, Texas, Block 12, Lot 8

Listed in this Lot are:

Space unknown - - Rosa E Edison age 25 interred 3.6.1892
                            Could this be dau Rosa?
Space 6 - -             Quinn T Eskew
Space unknown - -  Fannie Albright age 20
Space Unknown - - William D Kennedy d 12.19.1917 in San Antonio interred 12.22.1917
                            Could this be Zoula's son?
Space unknown - - Mrs Amanda Smith interment date 10.29.1910
                            Could this be S A Eskew Smith? See note on Sarah A  ? Eskew.
Space 1 - - Catherine Kennedy - baby female 5.17.1917-10.31.1917
                            Could this be a family member?
Space unknown - - Owrion twins 3.26.1921 interred 3.27.1921
                            This name unfamiliar.

Quinn apparently had no marker at the time of his death.  The headstone we took a picture of was ordered by the Sons fo the Confederacy and placed on May 25, 1999.


Letter from C. W. Shipp - Co. G, 1st Mississippi Inf. (Johnstons)

Copy of original at Camp Moore donated by Mr. H. L. "Sonny" Hill

Jackson, MS

Camp Moore near Tangipahoa La.

Nov 2nd 1862

Pa the cars stopped long enough at Brookhaven for me to get your letter got here yesterday evening. I found Frank Davis and Charly Gardner here waggons are leaving here with baggage for Fort Hudson. I don't think I will go until Frank and Charly goes. I cannot march and toat my baggage. I saw Q. T. Eskew at Jackson on his way home and read Joe's letter to Cy. I was sorry to hear Cope was sick. I wish I could see them but I don't suppose I will until the war is over, Pa I believe our regt will be busted up. Maj Johnston has got back from Enterprise he only got 45 men we cannot get recruits at home and where are they to come from, the 3rd Miss is busted up. I heard two of our regts were captured at the salt works a few days ago. I expect our regt will be sent over there. Cef__ and Joe has had a hard time of it in Ky if our regt is busted up I am going to try and go to them. I heard Capt. Alcorn say this morning he believed our state would be given up. his father is moving all his Negoes to Ala he is the man that was our Gen last year in Ky. Soldiers are continually going to Port Hudson from here. H. L. Miller went on last night with some waggons. There is nothing but pine here and the roads are awful dusty it is 35 miles to Clinton. I dread the trip. I could have got my bobtail coat and over shirt at Jackson but I can not toat anymore I kneed them but I dont reckon we will stay down here long. if it turns much cold we can get plenty of pine to make good fires. I wish I could keep as well as I did last year. I dont mind the work we have to do if I could keep well. I am nearly out of money again I have to pay half price on Clint every time we go on the car and since I've been sick, I had to buy everything I eat. I want about $25 by the first one coming to the regt. tell John Greer and E. W. Edwards they had better not come back until they get good well for they will not get to go home any more. I must close give my love to all.

C. W. Shipp


From the following website I was able to locate his service in Civil War.


No. Soldier Name Side Function Regiment Name

1 Eskew, J. N. Confederate Infantry 42nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry

2 Eskew, James M. Confederate Infantry 42nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry

3 Eskew, John Confederate Infantry 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Army of 10,000)

4 Eskew, John Confederate Infantry 42nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry

5 Eskew, Q. T. Confederate Infantry 1st Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Johnston's)

6 Eskew, Q. T. Confederate Infantry 7th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry

7 Eskew, Quimby T. Confederate Infantry 1st Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Johnston's)

Also known as QT according to records.



1st Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (Johnston's)

1st Infantry Regiment, 682 strong, completed its organization at Corinth, Mississippi, during the spring of 1861. The men were raised in the counties of Marshall, Itawamba, De Soto, Panola, Lafayette, Tishomingo, and Smith. It was ordered to Kentucky then to Tennessee where on February 16, 1862, it was captured at Fort Donelson. During this fight the unit lost 16 killed and 61 wounded of the 331 engaged. Exchanged and attached to Beall's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, it was again captured at Port Hudson. After the exchange the regiment served in General Featherston's Brigade and fought with the Army of Tennessee from Resaca to Bentonville. In December, 1864, only 65 officers and men were present for duty, and very few surrendered in April, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Thomas H. Johnston and John M. Sumonton, Lieutenant Colonel A.S. Hamilton, and Major M.S. Alcorn.


MSGenWeb Library

County: Franklin

Title: 7th Mississippi Infantry by William Hadskey

Submitter: Ann Allen Geoghegan

Conflict of the 1860's

The Seventh Mississippi Regiment


The Seventh Mississippi was one of the original eight regiments called into state service under the first call for troops from Mississippi on March 9, 1861. The various companies were being enrolled from April to August and were mustered by various officers including Brigadier-General H.R. C1ark, a physician who had lived in Franklin County; Ms. The Seventh was a pleasing designation in Franklin County, as that had been the designation of Franklin County troops in territorial days.

The following men from Company A, Byhalia, Marshall Co. Ms, Company B, Mooresville, Itawamba Co. Ms, Company C, Hernando, Desoto Co. Ms, Company D, Pleasant Mound, Panola Co. Ms, Company B, Tallulah, Marshall Co. Ms, Company F, Springdale, Lafayette Co. Ms, Company C, Fulton, Itawamba Co. Me, Company H, Shannon, Tishomingo Co. Ms. Company I, Fulton, Itawamba Co. Ms and Company K from Smith Co. were organized at Corinth, Ms in April 1861.

Q. T. Eskew � Co. C 1st Miss � discharged underage; seventeen years old


Notes for Sarah A. ?:

QT Eskew died in 1893 so she would have married James Smith after the death of QT.

Census 1900 - Sarah has married James T Smith and Augustus is living with them at the time at the same residence where Sarah and QT Eskew lived.

In 1910, they had moved to Amarillo as well as QT Albright and family. On the census it shows this family:

Smith, James head age 64 married 14 years (1896)

Sarah wife age 58 married 14 years had 6 chilren, 2 alive at the time

Eskew, John step son age 41 married 21 years

Lille dau in law age 38 married 21 years no children

Albright, Augustus grandson age 20 single

Ruth grandau age 18 single

   (Even though it states that Augustus and Ruth are single, we know they married in 1909 so they were living with his grandmother.)

State: Texas County: POTTER Locale: AMARILLO Series: T624 Roll: 1582

Part: 2 Page: 254B


More About Sarah A. ?:

Census: 1910, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas

There is a S A Smith who died in Potter County, 10.28.10 certificate number 20928.  According to funeral home records, her body was shipped to Ft. Worth to be buried.  The timeline coincides with the burial of Amanda Smith in the same plot as Q T Eskew.

Children of Quinn Eskew and Sarah Amanda ? are:


 Rosa ESKEW, born Abt. 1867 in Mississippi; died Bef. 1910. We think she is buried at Oakwood in the same plot as QT listed as Rosa Edison.      

John D. ESKEW, born 26 January 1869 in Texas; died 12 May 1952 in Ft. Worth,Tarrant, Tx. He married Lillie May HILTS; born 05 February 1872 in New York; died 06 October 1950 in Ft. Worth, TX.             

Fanny F Eskew, born Abt. 1871 in Texas; died August 1890 in Ft. worth, Tarrant Co., TX.

Zoula ESKEW, born Abt. 1873 in Texas; died Aft. 1945.


Generation No. 2

4. Fanny F2 Eskew (Quinn T1) was born Abt. 1871 in Texas, and died August 1890. She married J J ALBRIGHT 13 April 1884 in Ft. Worth, Tarrant, TX. He was born in New York or South Carolina.

Notes for Fanny F Eskew: Oakwood Cemetery - ALBRIGHT, Francis (or Frances) - age 20, Female, interred 8-23-1890, buried Block 12 Lot 8 Space unknown. Also recorded as ALLBRIGHT - Pneumonia - No headstone

More About J J ALBRIGHT:Date born 2: S Carolina

Occupation: 1890, Dairyman for Hunter, S Union Stock Yard, near Cotton Belt Railway track.

Children of Fanny Eskew and J ALBRIGHT are:

Quinn Tellas3 Albright, born 21 March 1882 in Ft. Worth, Tx; died 07 July 1948 in Ft. Worth, Tx. He married (1) Virginia Pearl Rogers 03 December 1903 in Weatherford, Tx.; born 04 October 1881 in Gainesville, Ga. Hall; died 15 September 1970 in Ft. Worth, Tx. He married (2) Minnie B ? Bef. 12 September 1918. He married (3) Goldie ? 1931. He married (4) Kath ? Bet. 1936 - 1937. He married (5) Effie ? 1946.

Augustus Ezra3 ALBRIGHT (Francis F2 Eskew, Quinby Tillus1) was born Nov 1889 in Texas, and died 23 Apr 1943 in Austin, Travis County, Tx. He married Ruth Frances Moore 24 Mar 1909, daughter of D Moore and Lula ?. She was born 14 Aug 1891 in Arkansas, and died 17 Mar 1975 in Austin, Travis County, Tx.


5. Zoula2 ESKEW (Quinn T1) was born Abt. 1873 in Texas, and died Aft. 1945. She married Heber Hardy Kennedy Abt. 1888. He was born Abt. 1865 in North Carolina.

Children of Zoula ESKEW and Heber Kennedy are:

Jesse Tillus3 Kennedy, born 16 Jun 1889 in Ft. Worth, Tarrant, TX; died 24 May 1957 in SAN DIEGO. He married Clara Serena Kirk; born Abt. 1895 in Smithfield. TX; died Abt. 1972 in San Diego, CA. William D Kennedy, born Mar 1892 in Ft. Worth, Tarrant, TX; died 1917.
Irene Kennedy, born Feb 1895 in Ft. Worth, Tarrant, TX. Beatrice Kennedy, born Mar 1897 in Ft. Worth, Tarrant, TX; died 30 Oct 1989.
Roby Richard Kennedy, born Feb 1900 in Ft. Worth, Tarrant, TX; died 05 Aug 1953 in Ft. Worth,Tarrant, Tx. He married Jessie Abt. 1930 in Ft. Worth, Tarrant, TX; born Abt. 1900 in Ark. Walter R Kennedy, born Abt. 1902 in Ft. Worth, Tarrant, TX.
Alonzo Kennedy, born Abt. 1905 in Ft. Worth, Tarrant, TX. Nelli I Kennedy, born Abt. 1907 in Ft. Worth, Tarrant, TX.
Margaret A Kennedy, born Nov 1909 in Ft. Worth, Tarrant, TX. James T Kennedy, born Abt. 1912 in Ft. Worth, Tarrant, TX; died in Possibly 1994 in Ft. Worth TX.
Louise Kennedy, born Abt. 1915 in Ft. Worth, Tarrant, TX.  

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