Thursday, January 27, 2011
Court Martial in Mesilla, Arizona, 1860s
I'm not precisely certain who this Joshua Sledd is, but a preliminary bit of sleuthing indicates he was born about 1810 in Virginia. The last name of Sledd is not all that common and I do have Sledd ancestors in Amherst County, Virginia, until about 1820 or so. There's a good chance he's reasonably closely related to my Thomas Sledd who married Sally/Sarah Tinsley in Amherst County in the 1790s.
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Posted by Michael John Neill at 11:40 AM