John E. Wainright, born in Camden County, Georgia, on December 9, 1839 of James and Nancy Cooper Wainright. Buried in New Hope Cemetery, Brantley Co., Ga.
John enlisted on May 4, 1862 as a Private and served with Company G. and F., 26th Georgia Regiment. John was wounded through the left leg and thigh in the Battle of Winchester, and was captured at Winchester, Virginia, on September 19, 1864; transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland for exchange February 20, 1865. Pension records show he was home on furlough close of war. (Born in Camden County, Georgia).
John E. Wainright married Mary Ann Brown, December 22, 1860 in Charlton County. At the time of his death, John was buried beside his wife, Mary Ann Brown in an unmarked grave until October 1, 2005. Gaynell Sasser ordered this Confederate grave marker May 15, 2005 and Jerry Van Herrin placed this marker October 1, 2005.
According to records John and Mary had three children:
1) Edward J. "Buck" Wainright, born April 18, 1870, Died December 13, 1935; married Mary Josephine Bruce, dau of John Bruce and Katherine Lang. She was born September 11, 1885 in Camden Co., and died May 31, 1972 in Glynn Co. They are buried in Knox Cemetery, Brantley County.
2) Jesse Elbert Wainright, born July 18, 1874, died May 23, 1954 married. Rosella Knox daughter of Joseph Knox and Elizabeth Jones. She was born September 18, 1876 and died June 3, 1945. They are buried in New Hope Cemetery, Brantley County.
3) Allen Jackson “Bud” Wainright, born March 9, 1878, died August 28, 1950, married Easter Allie Ham, born October 6, 1890, died January 3, 1927. They are buried in New Hope Cemetery in Brantley County.