The following comments apply to Wilkinson County also, as many of the soldiers in the unit were from Wilkinson County.
I'm Jack Poynter, descendant of John Everett, Sr. of Twiggs County, Georgia. His son, John Barrett Everett, and his four Bullard brothers-in-law, served in the Sixth Georgia Infantry Regiment, Co I, during the War Between the States. In addition to the Sixth Georgia, Co I, three other companies were raised specifically in Twiggs County: Fourth Georgia, Co C; Twenty-Sixth Georgia, Co E; and the Forty-Eighth Georgia, Company G. Among those four units, I am connected to more than one-hundred-fifty-one (151) of the five-hundred-twenty-five soldiers (525) in those rosters.
I am looking for other people descended from those units, or for those who have information about them. Beyond the usual genealogical interest, I am interested in finding present-day descendants of those soldiers, with a view to helping other people find their Confederate ancestors.
This activity is most appropriate now, in the Sesquicentennial of the WBTS. But it is always appropriate to help people to learn the history of their country and where they stood in it.
If you think you might be a descendant of one of the soldiers in those units, or think you might be and want help finding out, or if you have information about them, please contact me. I have the rosters of the four units on my website, with pointers into their genealogical information.
For many years I have tried to find an Elisha Pruett b. S.C. May 5,1812 and lived in Wilkenson and Twiggs Counties. He also had brothers in Gwinnett Co.,Ga. that served in the Civil War. I'd love to see if you have anything on him. Valerie Pruett Smith.
I have an Elisha Pruett, b abt 1809 in SC, m. Drucilla Pruett, b abt 1820, also in SC. They had a son, among others, James F Pruett b. 1842 in Ga, in Wilkinson Co, Census 1850, Twiggs Co Census 1860.
Service Record for James: Residence Twiggs County GA; Enlisted on 9/25/1861 as a Private. 26th Ga Inf Rgmt, Co E. Promotions: Corpl in 1862. Wounded left shoulder 6/1/1864 Cold Harbor, VA. Hospitalized 11/12/1864 Macon, GA. Furloughed 11/15/1864. Born Oct. 17,1842.
Related Pensions in Macon, Ga, Death unknown.
This is indeed the Pruett (many spellings) that I am related to (the brother of my William b. 1810 S.C.) . I have found CWS info on the son James. I also was sent his grave info on Find A Grave in Wilkinson Co. and I aslo have found a younger son named Elisha who died in 1936 in Bibb Co., Macon Ga.
I believe this 1870 Colquit County Census is Elisha Pruett and another wife possible because there is a 17 year old daughter..but their ages are correct b. 1812 S.C.