howdy -- I hadn't realized anyone had replied. Sorry for not gettin' back to ya. Thanks for responding. I had seen Josiah but didn't know if they meant "Joshua" or not. I suppose they might have just written down his name wrong. I think I'll order his pension papers. I've seen they exist and that they can be ordered. I just thought he was someone else who lived in the same general area. Dad said he only visited his grandma once, and he said there was an old rifle in the house, and his grandma told him his grandpa (her husband, deceased at the time) had used in in the Civil War, so I thought it odd I couldn't find him. Interesting where he was. My Noah grandpa (1877-1957) Hawkins, son of Joshua (from closer to Waco than Houston, but in that area) married Lona Richey, grand daughter of David Brown (1822-1865) and Harriet Guess (1818-1886). David Brown was in the 8th Arkansas (Conf) and he was also at Shiloh and Corinth! You wrote for a while Josiah/Joshua served under Gen. Van Dorn -- Van Dorn was in both Indian Territory and Arkansas. Lona's mother was Josephine Brown, and Josey's sister Sarah married a man who spent the entire Civil War in Indian Territory (Oklahoma). Van Dorn for a time was Confederate commander for all of Indian Territory. Odd they had that much in common as to their Civil War service and yet grandma, Loney Richey (whose family was living in the Chickasaw Nation at the time) -- but my ancestors married FOURTY YEARS after the end of the Civil War. Odd for great grandma's sister, too.