Newland Jack Ginn

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Newland Jack Ginn was born 16 November 1827 in Mississippi to Huriah Ginn (c1805-1877) and Salena Ann Smith and died 10 July 1962 in Grenada, Mississippi of unspecified causes. He married Louisa Bullock 7 December 1854 in MS. Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899), Rurik (c832-879). Ancestors are from the United States, England, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, Italy.

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  • Private, Holmesville Gaurds, attached to 33rd MS Regiment, Co., E, CSA.

Newland Jack Ginn, born 16 Nov. 1827 in Pike County, Mississippi, was the eldest son of Huriah Ginn and Salina Ann Smith. On 7 Dec. 1854 in Pike County, MS, Jack married Mrs. Louisa Bullock Brumfield (widow of John G. Brumfield - d/o Hugh Bullock & Caroline Brumfield). Jack and Louisa made their home about 2 miles north of Knoxo (now located in Walthall County) along with Louisa’s son from her previous marriage and three sons and one daughter of their own.

In April 1862, at Holmesville, Pike County, Mississippi, Jack enlisted as a Private in the Holmesville Guards, Company E., of the 33rd Mississippi Infantry. The following July found Jack fighting a losing battle with measles in camp at Grenada, Mississippi. He died on the 16th of July, 1862 and when word reached his wife, Louisa, she rode horseback to Summit, Mississippi, the nearest railway station, with the intention of trying to catch a northbound train to retrieve his body. Arriving late, she spent the night with friends and learned the following morning that a train from the north carrying the bodies of several soldiers had arrived around dawn. Newland Jack’s body was one of them. He was buried in the Jap Holmes Cemetery, Walthall Co., MS. Louisa Ginn never remarried.

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