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Richard G. Norman, Pierce County Confederate vet

I am seeking anything biographical in nature on this Confederate veteran, from his dates of birth and death, to his place of burial. The names of his parents and spouses are also sought.

During the war Private Norman served with Company I, 4th Georgia Cavalry (Clinch's) from January 2, 1863, until he was discharged, May 21, 1865. A resident of the Bristol community in Pierce County, Norman applied for and was approved for a Confederate pension from the state of Georgia. It is believed he lived into the 1940s.

Strangely, by 1940, a “Richard James Norman” , born February 14, 1848, in Blackshear, Pierce County, Georgia, had applied for Social Security benefits. He listed his parents as “Samuel & Mary Norman”. An “R. James Norman” , a widower born circa 1848, appears on the 1930 Census in Moultrie, Colquitt County, Georgia. This Colquitt County resident is not to be confused with Richard J. Norman (1837-1914), a veteran with Company C, 11 Georgia State Guards Cavalry, buried in Colquitt County.

Are Richard G. Norman (of Pierce County, alive in 1932) and Richard James Norman (of Colquitt County, alive in 1930s) one and the same person ?

Both men are difficult to locate prior to 1930 in census records

Any assistance or suggestions would be tremendously appreciated. Thank you for your time.


Greg C. White

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