Abraham Blevins

Abraham Blevins Texas Confederate Veteran
































Full Name:  Abraham Blevins

Birth Date:  June 10, 1823

Died:            March 9, 1900

Spouse:        Sarah Ann Foreman



Abraham Blevins was born in Alabama in 1823.  His wife was Sarah Ann Foreman, and she was born in Alabama in 1824.  They were married in 1844, and came to Titus County in 1858 and settled north and west of Cason.  He bought land in that community from the Riddle family and lived there for the remainder of his life.  the Blevins Cemetery is named for him. He was at one time Justice of the Pease in that community and was thereafter known by all of his acquaintances as Squire Blevins. On January 1, 1862, he enlisted in Whitfield's Texas Legion of the Confederate Army, but was discharged in December, 1862, because of being over-age.  William Old was a large land owner adjoining the Blevins land on the west.  In those days it was the custom of farms to let their stock run at large, and they fenced their land to keep the stock out of the fields.  Abraham Blevins had a large number of hogs running out, and he began to miss some of these hogs.  Finally he went to William Old and informed him that Old's negro slaves were stealing his hogs.  This made Old angry, and he and Blevins became very bitter enemies over this; and, in fact, they began carrying their guns for each other whenever they would leave their homes.  This brought about a very tragic end for William Old.  In 1860, he went to the town of Snowhill to assist in building a church and carried a shotgun with him; and in setting this gun down, it accidentally discharged and kill him.

Traylor Russell


Regimental History:

27th Cavalry Regiment [also called 1st Texas Legion] was organized during the spring of 1862 using Whitfield's 4th Texas Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus. Many of the men were recruited at Daingerfield, Clarksville, and Paris, and in Titus County. After fighting at Elkhorn Tavern as a battalion, only 9 officers and 111 men were present. The unit moved east of the Mississippi River and was dismounted. It then fought at Iuka and Corinth and during the fall was remounted. Later it saw action in Mississippi, was assigned to Ross' Brigade, took part in the Atlanta and Tennessee Campaigns, then returned to Mississippi. This regiment was organized with 1,007 officers and men, lost twenty-two percent of the 460 engaged at Iuka, and surrendered only a handful on May 4, 1865. The field officers were Colonels John W. Whitfield and Edwin R. Hawkins, Lieutenant Colonel John H. Broocks, and Majors Cyrus K. Holman and John T. Whitfield.