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Notes for Joseph A. LLOYD

From the Courier Journal, Louisville (Kentucky), Thursday Morning, March 17,
1887. Death of Mr. Joseph A. Lloyd; A Veteran of 1812 and a Hero of the
Confederacy. Mr. Joseph A. Lloyd died at 6:30 O'clock yesterday morning at the
residence of his daughter, Mrs. A. H. Smith, 125 W. Chestnut Street.
He was in the ninety-second year of his age and had been complaining
but a few days. On Tuesday morning he was able to partake of a hearty
breakfast. Soon after he went to bed and was never able to leave it.
Yesterday he awoke rather early and called for a sup of water. Five
minutes later he passed away, without a struggle, and so quietly that
those around him were not conscious of the dissolution.
Mr. Lloyd was in many respects a remarkable man, and at all times a
popular citizen. The amount of vitality he displayed in his advanced
days was wonderful, and until the last his faculties were bright and
The deceased was born in Fauquier County Virginia, March 8, 1796. His
father served with distinction as an officer in the war of the
Revolution. Mr. Lloyd took part in the war of 1812, serving as a
private in Capt. Wm. O. Bannon's Company, Virginia Militia. In the
fall of 1846 he came to Kentucky. In the fall of 1861, he resided
near Bowling Green, and although then sixty-five years of age, he,
with his two sons, entered the Confederate service. He enlisted with
Gen. Jo. Lewis, Company "B" . Sixth Kentucky Regiment, Volunteer
Infantry. The next year he was captured and imprisoned at Nashville,
but was released shortly afterward through the intervention of
friends. He was regarded as a brave soldier and a man who never
faltered when duty called.
Some years ago Congress passed a bill granting pensions to the
survivors of the war of 1812, who had not aided the Confederate army.
For the time this restriction cut off the stipend which might have
reverted to Mr. Lloyd, but in 1879 Congress removed the disability
specified in the first enactment, after which time Mr. Lloyd received
$8.00 per month, or $24.00 quarterly, for services.
In 1833 he married Miss Margaret Fennimore Gheen, the first cousin of
James Fennimore Cooper, and a granddaughter of Colonel William Pearl,
of Revolutionary fame.
Mrs. Lloyd is dead, but four children survive. These are James F.
Lloyd, who has been engaged in the insurance business in this city
for a number of years; Alexander W. Lloyd, of Slatesville, N.C., who
is like wise in the insurance business; Mrs. A. H. Smith, of this
City, and Mrs. Lula L. Barnum, who is the editor of the Social and
Dramatic Era, a Washington, D.C., Publication.
The Funeral will take place at 2 o'clock this afternoon from 125 W.
Chestnut Street. The deceased was a faithful member of the Central
Christian Church.

In the 1870 US Census for Lousiville Wward 11, Jefferson County, Kentucky The family of Joseph A. Lloyd was enumerated as follows:
Dwelling #1134; Family #1493
Lloyd, Joseph A.; 70; M; W; School teacher; Personal property $1,500; b. Virginia; Male citizen of the US of 21 years of age and upwards
Lloyd, Margaret; 63; F; W; Keeps house; b. Virginia
Lloyd, James; 26; M; W; Insurance agent; b. Ohio; Male citizen of the US of 21 years of age and upwards
Lloyd, Alex B.; 23; M; W; Insurance agent; b. Ohio; Male citizen of the US of 21 years of age and upwards
Lloyd, Loula [sic]; 20; F; W; At home; b. Kentucky

There is an interesting article titled "Why the Rebels Wore Ragged Clothes", which was published in theConfederate Veteran, as follows: "The legislators of Indiana and Governor Morton, with their wives and daughters, went on a visit of inspection to the prisoners in Camp Morton in 1864. The Confederates were called out for dress parade and were made to look as well as possible. This distinguished body rode in fine carriages. One lady had her carriage stopped about ten feet from the line. Opening the side door of the carriage and pushing her head out, she asked, 'Why do you Rebel soldiers dress so poorly?' Crockett Hudson of Eagleville, Tennessee, replied, 'Gentlemen of the South have two suits one that they wear among nice people and one that they wear when killing hogs, and that is the one in which we are dressed to-day.' She ordered the carriage to move on."

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