YOUNGBLOOD, FRANCIS MARION (1826-1914) ~ Francis Marion (F.M.) Youngblood was born in 1826, in Tennessee to father Joseph Youngblood who was born in 1817, in South Carolina. F.M. Youngblood married Celia between 1849 and 1850, and they had one daughter, Mary A. Youngblood. Mary A. Youngblood married a Thomas Stinnett at an unknown date.
Youngblood and his family moved to Texas between the years of 1853 and 1856 and lived in Parker County, Texas in either Weatherford or Mineral Wells. When the Civil War broke broxke out, Youngblood testified on his pension application that he mustered into Company C of Colonel Buck Barry‘s Regiment of Calvary. The regiments could have changed or combined to make the final regiment that is listed on his marker which is Company B, McCord's Battalion, Army of Texas. When the war ended, Youngblood returned to Parker County and worked for H.M. Wolfenberger, a longtime friend.
On December 30, 1913, he moved to the Confederate‘s Men‘s Home. He died there, seven months later, on July 31, 1914, and was interred at the Texas State Cemetery the same day.
Sources: Confederate Home Roster #186-8; Death Certificate #424; 1870 US Census Texas Parker County; Pension Application #1357; www.rootsweb.com Youngblood Message Board Judy Sierra.