STUART, JAMES W. (1849 ~ 1932). The following is a biography of Confederate veteran James W. Stuart provided by a descendent of the Stuart family.
"James W. Stuart, Confederate veteran, was born in Virginia, in 1849, to Charles A. Stuart and Phebe Wilson. Shortly after James' birth, circa 1849 or 1850, the family moved from Virginia, most likely Greenbrier County, to Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas, where they can be found on in the 1850 Census.
Following the outbreak of the Civil War, James, who was 12 years old in 1861, and was most likely still in school, served with a group of school cadets from Guadalupe County. He first served with a Captain J. Burges, Sr., but later transferred to Captain Robert 'Bob' Nixon's Company. According to James' application for a Confederate Pension, these companies of school cadets were used to arrest deserters from the Confederate Army.
Sometime after the War, James' mother, Phebe, died, but he and his father, Charles, continued to live in Seguin, where they were farmers. By 1880, though, both men were found to be living in Laredo, where James was a 'stockbuyer.' Charles died on July 4, 1888, and is thought to have been buried with Phebe in Guadalupe County.
On May 3, 1904, James moved to Austin to live in the Texas Confederate Home. Having never married, he asked that his cousin, Samuel Price Peyton, be notified of his death. After living in the Home for nearly 28 years, James died on February 28, 1932, and was buried in the Texas State Cemetery the next day."
Information taken from: Information provided by Connie W. Perdue; Soldier's Application for Pension, # H509; 1850, 1870, and 1880 U. S. Censuses; Confederate Home Roster and Death Certificate # 8925.