Elias K. Wainright


Elias Knight Wainright enlisted into the Confederate Army on March 4, 1862 as a Private in Company F, 26th Georgia Volunteer Infantry. He was separated from service on April 9, 1865.


Elias Wainright was born October 22, 1843 in Camden County and died April 23, 1925 in Brantley County. He married Easter Knox Dec. 21, 1865, daughter of Wiley and Lydia Wainright Knox. She was born Oct. 1, 1845 in Wayne County and died Aug. 30, 1924.


Children of Elias and Easter Knox Wainright are:


(1) Mary Elizabeth “Mollie,” b. May 4, 1864, d. Jan. 19, 1935 m. James John Franklin Knox Mar. 7, 1877, b. Apr. 11 1859 d. Apr. 28, 1920. Mollie and James are buried in Knox Cemetery, Brantley Co.

(2) Anna Ansford “Annie,” b. Apr. 27, 1876 d. Apr. 21, 1946 m. William Goodman Higginbotham Dec. 28, 1890 b. Dec. 28, 1867 d. Sept. 4, 1925 Son of Hampton James Martin and Caroline Elizabeth Grooms Higginbotham. Anna and William are buried in New Hope Cemetery, Hickox, Ga.


(3) Kate H., b. 1879 d. 1912 m. William Smith Cross 1901 b. Sept. 1875 d. 1945 son of George and Mary Smith Cross, Kate and William are buried in Knox Cemetery.


(4) Lillia, b. Dec. 13, 1880 d. Sept. 19, 1906 m. Mark Flournoy Wildes Nov. 5, 1905 b. Mar. 1, 1879 d. July 3, 1961 son of Alexander Flournoy “Alec” and Nancy Ellen Robinson Wildes. Lilla and Mark are buried in Knox Cemetery.


(5) Jesse B. “Bud,” b. Jan. 27, 1883 d. Mar. 21, 1957 m. Jane “Janie” Elizabeth Herrin Jan 2, 1910, b Mar. 17, 1891 d. Apr. 7, 1987, daughter of Elias Sylvester and Harriett Howard Herrin. Bud and Janie are buried in New Hope Cemetery.


Elias K. Wainright enlisted in The War Between the States, Mar. 4, 1862 as a Private, and was assigned to Co. F., 4th Regt. Ga. Cavalry (Clinch's) on August. 19, 1863. Roll for June 1864, last on file, shows him present. Discharged on account of anchylosed and distorted wrist, caused by bruise from a wagon wheel accident received in service, at Richmond, VA. Aug. 9, 1862. Pension records show he surrendered at Doctortown, Ga. Apr. 1865. He also served in Co. G 26th Georgia. 


Military service was researched and a stone was ordered by Gaynell H. Sasser on July 22, 2004 and was placed by jerry Van Herrin on October 30, 2004.


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