Saturday, October 06, 2012

Headstone for Henry B Pinkston 1828-1887

Recently, as of June 2012, a headstone was added to the grave of Henry B. Pinkston, who was my Great, Great Grandfather.

The location is in the Pinkston Cemetery which is in Panola County, Texas, about one mile south of the Galloway Community and just north of the Sabine River. This would be just off Panola County Road 455 about the place where CR 4553 forks off to the west.

It was put up with the gracious assistance of a Sons of Confederate Veterans association.
During the Civil War, Henry was a private in Company H of the 45th Alabama Regiment, which was known as the Dixie Sledge Guards.

He was captured sometime after the Battle of Franklin, and paroled in May 1865.

The Pinkston Cemetery was overgrown, and hardly marked for years, likely due to its location off in the woods and truly off the beaten path.

In late October of this year there will be a ceremony at the grave-site in remembrance. I post this in the hopes that any genealogy searcher may find the information useful. I will add another entry perhaps after the observation is held later on this month.