by Norma Zanetti
son of Joseph H Axsom JR
John Andrew was residing with her parents in Surry Co NC in 1860. he enlisted in Capt. Burroughs' Company, Tennessee Light Artillery (Rhett Art'y) 09Jul1864 at Lead Mines (Austinville, Wythe County, VA) for the duration of the war. He would have been about 19.
the records are scant for John A. Axsom. military records from the National Archives only include muster rolls that show John was present from the time of his enrollment through October1864. John has not been located on any census in 1870. By 1880 he was living in Yamhill Co, OR. John returned to Surry Co NC & Married Martha J Lundy 31March1886. it is assumed Martha returned to OR with John &that she died before 1900. John was listed on the 1900 Yamhill Co OR census as single, but in 1910 & 1920 he was widowed. 1910 census notes he was a survivor of the Confederate Army. John was a wheelwright and carpenter. he died in Washington Co, OR 06MArch1929 age 84.