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    Oscar Stuart lived in Meadville, Mississippi, and in Holmesville, Mississippi, in 1859. After the war Stuart moved from Summit, Pike County, Mississippi, and spent part of 1870 and 1871 with his niece Mrs. Mary Cheek in Burkesville, Cumberland County, Kentucky. He returned to Mississippi, and lived in Yazoo County, in 1880.
    O. J. E. Stuart’s slave, Ned, invented an improved cotton scraper. Stuart tried to patent the cotton scraper that Ned invented. After numerous years of appeals, the patent was never granted.
    Papers and letters of this family are in the Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library. The identification is the John Bull Smith Dimitry Papers. More documentation about the family is included in Michael O’Brien, An Evening When Alone.835
    Children of Oscar James E. Stuart and Sarah Jane Eleanor Hardeman:
211. i. James Hardeman Stuart, born 1838, Williamson County, Tennessee, killed 30 August 1862, at the battle of Manassas Junction. He graduated from the University of Mississippi, in 1858. James served in the Confederate Army in the 18th Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, Burt Rifles. He also served in the Signal Corp at Centreville, Virginia; he was captain in 1862. He was later promoted to lieutenant and then adjutant.
212. ii. Oscar Ewing Stuart, born 1841, Mississippi, killed May 1863, in the surrender of Marye’s Heights. He attended the University of Mississippi, leaving in the early part of 1861 due to illness. Oscar served in the Confederate Army in the 18th Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, Burt Rifles. He was sergeant-major in 1861.

    835 Michael O’Brien, An Evening When Alone: Four Journals of Single Women in the South, 1827-67 (Southern Texts Society/University Press of Virginia, 1993). One of the four journals is the journal of Ann Lewis Hardeman, 1850-1867. Ann was an aunt of the Stuart children.