Name: WALDING, JAMES CLARENCE (middle name Clarence from family database, *see below)
Rank: Private
Enlisted: 3 March 1862 at Westville, Dale County
Service History: 
Date of Birth: abt 1836 Place of Birth: Dale County, Alabama
Date of Death: 10 June 1862 (disease) Place of Death: Lynchburg, Virginia
Buried: Virginia
Father: John Alexander Walding (b abt 1794 in North Carolina, d abt 1870 in Dale County, Alabama; son of Samuel Walding)
Mother: Anna Peters (b abt 1804 in North Carolina, d aft 1870 in Dale County, Alabama)
Spouse(s): Sarah Jane Prim (b 3 April 1842 in Georgia, d 13 March 1917 in Luverne, Crenshaw County, Alabama; daughter of Abraham Prim and Eliza E. Davis)
Children: Elizabeth Alice (Franklin), James Canty
Occupation: Farmer
Residence(s): Sylvan Grove, Dale County, Alabama
Other: Sarah J. Walding, widow, Newton, Alabama. No. des. list. - Verified February 3, 1865. Claim filed February 10, 1863.

*ADAH lists records for James J. (I.) Walding and James S. Walding.  The enlistment date for James J. is given as 3 July 1861, date of death 9 April 1863 at Richmond, age 20 at enlistment, born in Georgia.  Another ADAH record for James J. gives the above claim information by widow Sarah J.  The date of this claim (10 February 1863) is prior to the death date given for James J. (I.) on the other record.  A separate ADAH record exists for James S. Walding.  The information on the record of James S. matches the information in a Walding family database for James Clarence Walding, son of John Alexander Walding.  I cannot account for the differences between these records.  The 1860 Dale County Census lists only one man named James Walding.  He is 21, with wife Sarah J., 17, living next door to parents John and Anna Walding.  
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Submitter: Georgia V. Fleming E-mail: hyacinth@ala.net