06 February 2012

D.A. Timberlake


Confederate Veteran Magazine, October, 1917
"D.A. Timberlake
The death of D.A. Timberlake at his home in Huntsville, Ala., on August 22, 1917, removes another from the fast-thinning ranks of gray.  Enlisting in the spring of 1861, he served throughout the war in Law's Brigade, A.N.V., as a member of Company F, 4th Alabama Infantry.  He was in many engagements and at Gettysburg he was wounded, captured and imprisoned; but he was again in active service at the close of the war.
Comrade Timberlake was a man of quiet and unassuming demeanor, of a retiring disposition, but possessing many friends.  He was married to Miss Minnie Duncan of Corinth, Miss., and five daughters survive him."
(genforum.genealogy.com/timberlake/messages/654.html.  Timberlake Family Genealogy Forum)



My maternal 3rd great grandfather was born June, 1833, in New Kent County, Virginia. By 1859 he was residing in Huntsville, Alabama and working as a tinner. He was held as a POW of the Union at Fort McHenry, Maryland and Fort Delaware, Delaware. Census records from 1870 - 1910 (excluding 1890) shows the Timberlake family in Huntsville, Alabama, and this is where he passed away. He is buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Madison County.

Marrying Martha Mildred Duncan between 1868-1869 in Tishimingo County, Mississippi. She was the daughter of William Lane Duncan and Rebecca Null. She was born around February, 1850 in Mississippi, and died 27 Aug 1928 in Huntsville. 

Together, they had five children... Brooksie, Ellen, Doris, Beulah and Olivia.