45th Virginia Volunteer Infantry, Battle of Cross Lanes, Bland County, civil war, Confederate Army, Floyd County, Francis M. Alderman, Frank W. Alderman, George W. Alderman, Giles County, Harman H. Alderman, Henry H. Hardesty, James F. Alderman, Ollie C. Alderman, R.A. Brock, Sun Hill, Virginia, Virginia and Virginians, Virginia O. Comesford, West Virginia, Wyoming County
From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Francis M. Alderman, who resided in Wyoming County, West Virginia:
Francis M. Alderman was born Dec. 10, 1836, in Floyd county, Va. He enlisted in the service of the Confederate States in 1861 in Co. F, 45th Va. V., I., serving until the close of the war; was wounded in the battle of Cross Lanes, Va. On Mar. 14, 1864, in Bland county, Va., he was united in marriage with Virginia O. Comesford, who was born April 18, 1843, in Giles county, Va. The result of this union has been five children: George W., born July 14, 1866, married; Harman H., born Feb. 14, 1868, married; James F., born Oct. 26, 1871; Frank W., born Nov. 25, 1873; and Ollie C., born Nov. 24, 1885. Mr. Alderman is engaged in farming near Sun Hill, Wyoming county, W.Va., which is his address.
Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), 814.