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Seth Mason Timberlake

November 13 2012 at 3:26 AM
Michael McKay 

From the web page Manassas: The March, The Mayhem, The Memory, Pt. 2.

This is my great-great-grandmother, Aurelia Russell (Timberlake) Heflybower's brother.

Seth Mason Timberlake
TIMBERLAKE, SETH MASON: b. 11/16/32 at Winchester. Farmer. enl. 6/19/61 at
Winchester in Co. G of 2nd Va. Inf. as Pvt. Wded. in both legs at 1st Manassas, 7/21/61. Returned to Regt. from sick leave, 10/12/61. Last infantry record shows him absent sick, Nov./Dec. 1861. enl. 4/17/62 at Conrads Store in Co. B of 12th Va. Cav. as 1st Sgt. Nicknamed the fighting sergeant and "Uncle Seth." Unofficial source (Baylor) says horse KIA at Front Royal, 8/11/62. Unofficial source (Baylor) says wded. east of Charles Town in early Dec. 1862. Absent on horse detail, Nov./Dec. 1863. Present Jan./Feb. -
March/April 1864. No further record. Paroled at Greensboro, N.C., 4/26/65. Postwar, went to New York in 1866 and was employed in mercantile business in Brooklyn; then returned to Charles Town, W.Va.; then moved to Staunton area where he served as a steward of Western Hosp. d. 12/18/07 at home of his son in Brooklyn, N.Y. bur. Tinkling Spring Church Cem., Fisherviile, Va. (family lived at Cool Spring on Lloyd Road in 1850, today the site of Craftwerks.-ED)

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Michael McKay

3 more Timberlake things

November 14 2012, 1:27 PM 

In addition to that I've found Seth Mason Timberlake's listing at Find A Grave:


There is now a Timberlake Family Tree website which I've added to the list of other websites in the Bethel section: http://www.timberlakefamilytree.org

Because of these two things I found out how Charles Broadway Rouss was connected to my Timberlake family. I was always told the tale of how he courted my great-great-grandmother Aurelia Timberlake (later Heflybower) and how he came over drunk one time and she ended it. It turns out he was a brother to Seth M. Timberlake's 1st wife.

Also, I found the memorial to Cousin Keightley Wilson on Find A Grave and her listing on the Timberlake website. I was told about her and how my great-aunt Kitty was named for her. Here's her memorial:


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jim vance

seth timberlakes saddle

September 10 2015, 10:29 AM 

I have Seth Mason Timberlake's Civil War saddle that he brought home from the war. It came from a direct descendent and was purchased from the Burnt Chimney Auction in Virginia. It is well documented and easily found pictured on a number of internet searches. I am moving and since this item is large I am now forced to part with it. I would like to see it in the hands of a descendent, and would be extremely reasonable due to my circumstances and the belief that his family should retain it if at all possible. Please contact me if interested.

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