CONFEDERATE VETERANS OF WRIGHT COUNTY, MISSOURI
J. M. Atkins
Lived in Wright Co., MO about 1913. He was a Confederate soldier in Virginia serving with 10th Va. Cav. enlisting in 1861
James Lafayette Austin
Born May 23, 1837 Tenn. Died April 4, 1891 buried in the Green Mountain Cem. James is listed in the 1850 census for Wright Co., Mo. He was a private in Company C, 8th Mo. Cav. from 7/22/1863 to 6/5/1865. James lived near Astoria, Montgomery Township, Wright Co., MO He was a Baptist minister.
Lucian T. Austin
Born, 1843 Graves Co., Kentucky. Died, 1862 He was a Confederate soldier who was killed in the battle of Shiloh in Tenn. April 1862. He never lived in Wright County although his brother did.--Charlotte Austin
Moses S. Ball
Born, Dec. 1833 in Virginia. Died, Oct. (5 or 25) 1904 -5 buried in the Thomas Cemetery, Norwood, Mo. He was a private in Co. K, 25th Virginia Cav. enlisting 1/1/1861 and serving till 8/14/1865. After the war he lived in Norwood, Mo. about 1890. Moses was a P.O.W. during the war for 12 months.
Confederate soldier during the Civil War. He lived in Mountain Grove, Mo. in 1915 and was age 69 when he was approved for a pension.
William Decature Ballew
Born, 1836 in Tennessee Died, Nov. 1911 buried in the Prairie Holler Cemetery William was a private in Company F, 26th Tenn. Inf. Vol. 11/1862. He was also in Co. D, 19th Tenn. Cav. He moved to Mansfield, Mo. around 1886 from Koshkonong, Mo.
Born, 1845 in Tenn. He was a Confederate Infantryman during the war. He moved to Byer, Okla.
George W. Bars
George was a Confederate private in Company C, 31st Etn. Cav. serving from 8/1861 to 1863. After the war he lived in Sunnyside, Mo. Wright, Co
Age 58 and born in Tenn. according to the 1860 census for Wright Co. Mo. He is listed as having paid taxes in Wright Co. in 1861. William was a Confederate soldier during the war and was killed by Federals just West of the courthouse.
Born, Aug. 18, 1843 Campbell Co., Va. Lived in Norwood, Mo.
Born, Oct. 1847 Ala. He lived in Missouri according to 1900 Fed. Census for Wright County.
William Bohannon Jr.
Born Sept. 15 1836 in Macoupin Co., Ill. Died, Nov. 5 1906-9 in Wright Co., Mo William joined the Confederate army early in the war but later joined the Union army. His wife and his sister took a wagon and team of horses and went to Lebanon, Mo. The North had salt and they would not let the South have any. After William joined the Union Army they could get the salt they needed. William's wife and sister purchased a barrel of salt and shared it with their Confederate neighbors. In 1870 William petitioned for relief from political disability, owing to service in the Confederate army which Judge Fyan granted.
James R. Bowman
Born, Dec. 1826 Overton Co., Tennessee James was a Confederate Captain who served about 6 months in the Missouri State Guard and fought in Missouri and Arkansas. He was a Judge of Phelps County, Mo., farmer and stock dealer and one of the county's wealthy and enterprising citizen. He lived in Wright County for 8 years and was postmaster of Hartville, Mo. for 4 years. In 1860 he was elected associate judge of the county court of Laclede Co. until the provisional government of Missouri deposed of him. He served in Company P, 15th Mo. Cav. Reg. of which was formed in Dec. 1863 from Arkansas unity. Capt. Bowman surrendered at Jacksonport, Ark. in June 1865.
During the war, James, while enroute to join his command under Gen. Van Dorn near Pea Ridge, Ark., Helped his old friend Col. Palmer recover horses stolen by robbers. Col. Palmer was a Union Soldier during the War.
James H. Box
James was born in Tennessee and is listed in the 1860 census of Wright County, Mo. as being age 17. He was a Confederate private in Company J, 4th Mo. Cam. James surrendered in La. in 1865
He was private in the 10th Virginia Infantry in COmpany B, enlisting 6/1861. Joseph was taken prisoner at the battle of the Wilderness, Va. May 1864. He lived in Mountain Grove, Mo. in 1890.
James Andrew Brown
(previously mistakenly listed as John Brown)
Born in Troy, Obiou Co. TN on April 1, 1846. Son of James and Ruth Brown. Educated in private schools at Troy under Prof. Wright. Entered Confederate Army at age 18. Spent 6 months in federal prison at Camp Douglas. Went to CA in 1872 where he remained until December 1885. Married Ella Margaret Wade on March 31, 1886 and resided in Morely until 1888 when they moved to Mountain Grove. During his residency of a third of a century inthis community, he did much for the cause of morality and general good, and his influence will long be felt. He was one of the pioneer Jersey breeders of the Ozarks and his fondness for that class of cattle gave him the nickname "Jersey Brown" when he cheerfully accepted and by which he was most generally known. Survivors are a brother A. B. of Grandin, MO; a sister Kate Key of Troy, TN; wife and daughter both named Margaret. Preceded in death by 2 brothers; 4 sisters; an infant daughter. Member of Baptist church since 1903. Burial Hillcrest Cemetery.
Died, July 3, 1946 age 97. He was a Confederate veteran who attended parades in Mountain Grove, Mo. (1940). He lived in Manes, Mo. and was age 94 in 1940. He died in the mid 1940's still faithful to the Southern Cause. He was born in Tennessee.
Henry Thomas Burke
Born, Jan. 23, 1843 on a plantation in Virginia Died on his 96th birthday at Norwood, Mo. He is buried in the Oak Forrest Cemetery. During the War, Henry, age 18 was a Confederate scout. He and his brother John were captured by Union forces, but released after signing a pledge not to fight against the Union again. Their father was a Union sympathizer who because of the turbulent times moved to Kentucky. Henry first came to Missouri about 1880 living in Norwood, Mo. in 1928
G. W. Burris
He enlisted in the Confederate army in Moser Creek, Tenn. Applied for a pension July 31, 1913 at age 82 and lived in Manes, Mo. George W. Burris, Born Aug. 1827 in Tenn. according to the 1900 census for Wright Co. Mo
Judge C. Campbell
Born La. Judge is listed in the 1860 census for Wright County, Missouri. During the war he was a Col. who fought in the skirmish at Mountain Grove, Mo. in 1862 in which he was captured and taken prisoner. A justice of the peace of Wright Co., Mo. he was authorized to organize a guerilla force in the 6th and 7th Military Dist..
Perry Anderson Cantrell
Born, Feb. 1834 Tennessee Died, June 3, 1918. He is buried in the Moseley Cemetery east of Manes, Mo. He was a Lt. in Capt. Robert Cantrell's Co. C, 23rd Tenn. Inf. Volunteer Regiment. Perry was wounded at the battle of Shiloh, Tenn. April 1862 and lost an eye to the Cause.
According to the Wright County Mo. census he was age 55 and was born in North Carolina (1880 Census). Robert was a Confederate soldier in Company I, 15th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. He is buried in the Robinett cemetery
Born, March 1831 Surry Co., North Carolina. Died, May 15, 1905
Lewis resided in Yadkin County, N.C. where he enlisted as a private in Company C, 13th North Carolina Infantry. After the war he took his family and left North Carolina and came to Missouri with his half brother, George Caudle and two brothers, Amos and Ellis. He lived in Clark Township in Wright Co. Mo. in 1880 according to the census records and was a farmer.
Listed as having paid taxes in Wright Co., Mo. in 1861 and was a Confederate soldier during the war. He died in 1861
John W. Chambers
Lived in Mountain Grove, Mo. when he applied for pension July 12, 1915 at age 74. Enlisted in the Confederate army at Lexington, Mo. 1861
Certificate of War Service:
CHAMBERS JOHN W. (Age 20?) Pvt.
Co. "D" 3d Mo. Cav. Vol., C.S.A. Batt'n. (Capt. Furnish)
Jan. 14, 1862 Springfield, Mo.
Served in M.S.G.Co. "E", 1st Inf. 5th Div.
Battles: Blue Mills, Lexington, Sugar Creek, Bentonville, Elk Horn, Farmington, Iuka, Corinth, Hatchie Bridge, Bakers Creek, Jackson, Ga.-Camp 1864, Allatoona, Franklin, where wounded.
Muster Roll on file Adj. Gen. Office--Jefferson City, Mo.
Nat. Kentucky Res. St. Joseph, Mo.
Esquire Calvin Choate
Born, 1837 Died, 1902 buried in the Coon Creek Cemetery. He lived in the Coon Creek Community in Wright Co. Mo. He was a Confederate soldier early in the war and in the Union army serving as a private in Co. I, 1st Mo. Cav. 8/1/1862-6/15/1865
John Coday Jr.
John is listed as having paid taxes in Wright Co. Mo. in 1861 and that he was a Confederate soldier during the war. John Coday Jr., age 36 in 1870 Census for Wright Co. Mo. John Coady Jr., Born in Ken. according to the 1860 Census for Wright Co.
Andrew H. Coggins
Born, Nov. 7, 1834 Walton Co. Ga. Died, Feb. 11 1895 buried in Eli Bennett Cemetery.
Andrew and his wife lived in Tennessee before migrating to Wright Co. Mo. about 1868. He served in both the Confederate and Union armies during the war. He enlisted in the Confederate army at Jasper, Tenn. for 12 months on Dec. 20, 1861 as a private in Company L, 35th Regiment Tenn. Inf. under Capt. Alexander K. Alley. On June 23, 1862 he is listed as acting sergeant. Records in 1864 state that he deserted in Nov. 1862. On July 31, he enlisted in the Union army as a private in Co. D, 1st Reg. Ala. Vedette Cav. This company organized at Tracy City, Tenn. Dec. 9, 1863 and was known as Co. D, 1st Reg. Ala. and Tenn. Independent Vedette Cav. Andrew attained the rank of 2nd Lt. at that time. He was discharged June 16, 1864 at Stevenson, Ala. After the war he was a preacher in Wright Co., Mo. He died of typhoid fever Jan. 11, 1896 near Manes, Mo. In a sworn statement years later, his wife Nancy said her husband was tricked into joining the Confederate army
Born, 1833 Ark. Died, 1920 2nd Lt., 30th Ark. Reg.
Charles A. Crane / Crain
Born, 1820 in North Carolina. Died, Jan. 17, 1863 (1861?) In 1855 he was Wright County Assessor. Charles was a Lt. in Company E, 3rd Missouri Cav. who was captured by bushwackers (Union Irregulars) and is listed as a prisoner at Alton, Ill. prison. He died there in 1863, Jan.
William B. Creer
Born, (1835 or 1845?) Liverpool, England (Isle of Man, Douglas). Died, March 29, 1915. Buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Mountain Grove, Mo. William was a member of the Missouri State Guard for six months then enlisted under Gen. Sterling Price. He was engaged in the following battles in Missouri: Carthage, Oak Hills, Aug. 10 1861, Dry Wood, and Lexington, Sept. 1861. In 1862 under Gen. Van Dorn he fought at Elk Horn Tavern, Ark. March 1862, Brueet, Iuka Sept. 1862 and Corinth Oct. 1862 in Mississippi. In 1863 at Thompson's Station in March in Tennessee on April 26th he engaged with n gunboats in command of Elliott, then with Gen. Jackson, at Jackson, Miss. After the fall of Vicksburg, Miss., and the siege of Jackson he fought against Gen. Sherman from Jackson to Brandon. His next engagement was in the celebrated raid across the state against Sherman. Then he was under Generals Hood and Hardee, and his last battle was with Gen. Forrest at Egypt Station, Dec. 1864 after which he was paroled and while home the war ended.
Born 1834, Died 1897. He was a private in Company D, 3rd Missouri Cav. His Company surrendered at New Orleans, La. May 26th 1865. Daniel is listed in the 1860 Census of Wright County, Missouri. He is buried in the New Liberty cemetery in Howell Co. near West Plains, Mo.
Born 1820 in Virginia. David was age 32 according to the 1860 Census of Wright Co. Mo. He was a Confederate soldier, who after the war, around 1865, four men with hoods over their heads, rode up to the Crider house and called David out and then shot and killed him.
He was a 2nd Lt. in Company D, 3rd Missouri Cav. He surrendered in La. in 1865.
Jeremiah I. Crider, born April 11, 1837.
John Henry Crider, born Feb. 22, 1840, Died May 6, 1865 buried in the Number 5 cemetery
John Crider, buried in the Moore Cemetery.
John Crider, age 20 in 1860 Census of Wright Co. Mo. stating that he was born in Tennessee.
Born, 1800 North Carolina, died Sept. 30, 1862. He was ambushed along Lick Fork of the Gasconade River. His grave site is unknown.
James C. Davis
Born June 1833 in Tenn. Joined the Confederate army at Etna, Mo. in 1861. James Davis, age 19 born in Tenn. (1860 census for Wright Co. Mo.) He lived in Mountain Grove, Mo. when he applied for a pension on Oct. 3, 1913 at age 76.
A settler in Wright Co. in 1850, he is listed as having paid taxes in Wright Co. Mo in 1861 and during the war he was killed in the skirmish in Mountain Grove, Mo. in 1862.
William J. I. Davis
Born Sept. 2, 1828 Weakly Co. Tenn. Died, Oct. 24, 1908 He was a private in Freeman's Brigade, Arkansas Volunteers. William lived in Stoddard Co., Mo. in 1847 and after the war settled in Mountain Grove in 1870.
Decater W. Dean
He was private in Company F, 3rd (Lillard's) Tenn. Inf. from 4/3/1861 to 4/16/1865. After then he lived in Mansfield, Mo. in 1890.
John Louis Nicholas Delcour
Born, 1838 Richwoods, Mo. Died 1900 Wright Co. Mo. He was a private in the 1st Mo. from 8/31/1862 to 3/31/1862. He lived in Montgomery township in 1900 and is buried in Coldwater Cemetery
Joseph E. C. Delcour
Born 1842 in Missouri. He was a Confederate soldier who disappeared Aug. 1863 while on leave.
Jessee J. Dickerson
Born April 1847 Ga. Died July 1915. Buried in McComb Cemetery. He was a private in Company H. 2nd Georgia Reserves.
born Oct. 1830 North Carolina. He resided in Davie County, N. C. and was by occupation a shoemaker prior to enlisting the Davie Co. at age 31, April 26, 1861 as private, in Company F, 13th North Carolina Infantry. Present or accounted for until discharged on July 26, 1862, under the provisions of the Conscript Act. James lived in Mountain Grove, Missouri in 1890 according to the Federal Census.
John B. Dunes-Duner?
He was a Confederate soldier in Company G, 1st Tenn. Cav. enlisting in 1862 to 1863. He lived in Norwood, Mo. in 1890.
John Warren Edwards
Born Nov. 1847 in Virginia. Died 1926. John and his family left their home in Cana, Carroll Co. Va. and settled in Pleasant Valley township, Southeast of Mansfield, Mo. John was a Private in Company E, 29th Virginia Cav. serving until 1864
James W. Ellis
Born North Carolina. James came to Missouri in 1852 and settled in what later became the Ducan and New Grove neighborhoods on the Webster-Wright County line. He enlisted in the Confederate army and while on leave was killed by a band of robbers.
Born 1835, died Feb. 12, 1879 buried in the Montgomery Cemetery. He enlisted in the Confederate army in Tenn. (Roane county). While the army, friction developed between Samuel and one of his superior officers Samuel deserted and came to Missouri where he joined the Union army. Samuel's brother William joined the Confederate army in Tenn. settling in Competition, Mo. after the war later moving to Carthage, Mo. The two visited but never spoke of the military service.
Born April 28, 1831 in Tenn. Died June 1, 1912. Buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery. David was a Confederate soldier serving under Gen. (Stonewall) Jackson. He was wounded at Fredericksburg, Va. Dec. 1862. Married Hannah J. Jones on Sept. 16, 1852 in Va. They had eight children; four survived him: Jennie Evans, Ellen Edwards, Hattie Wilson and Hayden Fansler. Burial in Hillcrest, Mountain Grove.
John Ruben Farris
Born April 24, 1842 in Mo. Died Jan. 31, 1901 John was a Capt. in the Missouri State Guard and served until disbanded. He fought at Wilson's Creek under Gen. James McBride and was also designated aide-de-camp by Brig. Gen. Thomas R. Freeman serving under Generals Marmaduke and Price. He is listed as the commissary officer on the staff of Freeman's Brigade with most of the staff of the brigade coming from Freem's Mo. Cav. Reg. which was raised in the general area of Wright County, Mo. It was never numbered and known as Freeman's Reg. and was often classed by the Union as a guerrilla unit, but was part of the Confederate army and was not guerrilla in nature, only operating in a remote area away form most organized supply lines. John surrendered at Jacksonport, Ark. June 1865. He once represented Texas County, Mo. in the legislature and in 1898 was the Democratic nominee for Representative of Wright Co., Mo. John died at his home near Manes, Mo. in 1901.
John T. Fry
He was a Confederate soldier during the war. He fought in the battle Oak Hills, Mo. in 1861. He enlisted in the army in Texas Co., Mo. in 1861. John lived in Mountain Grove when he applied for a pension June 29, 1915 at age 82.
Jonathan Aiken Fuson
Born Jan. 17, 1849 Wayne Co. Tenn. Died Dec. 17, 1924 He is buried in the Little Creek Cemetery Northwest of Hartville, Mo. He was a Confederate soldier during the war. In 1869 Jonathan and his family moved to Weight Co., Mo settling in the Little Creek community.
Born July 22, 13 in Ga. Died Dec. 29, 1924. He is buried in the New Home Cemetery. John settled in Missouri shortly after the War. He was a Confederate soldier in Company B, 1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery. He fought in the battle of Shiloh and was a prisoner at Elmira, New York for about a year. In that camp some 3000 of the 12,000 prisoners died in one winter. For many years he and his family lived near the old St. George store north of Hartville. John Jasper Garner did not fight at the battle of Shiloh. He was stationed the entire time at Fort Morgan, AL and was captured there August 23, 1864. He was sent to Elmira, New York prison September 27, 1864 and released May 15, 1865. He gave his place of residence as Franklin KY. He enlisted at Tuskegee AL.---Judy Garner Zurn
Napoleon Bonaparte Garner
Born Feb. 25, 1842 in Tenn. Died April 30, 1910. He is buried in the Steel Cemetery, Hartville, Missouri. He was a private in Company G, 8th Missouri Cav. and later with Company H, 4th Missouri Infantry from 9/1862 to 6/1865. He was wounded in the battle of Champion Hill, Mississippi May 1863. After his return he was assigned to the army of the South. After the war he was a clerk in a dry goods store in 1870 and was mayor of Hartville, Missouri in 1905 and served two terms in that position. Garner was a charter member of the Masonic Lodge.
Capt. James M. Garrett, 5th Mo. Cav., died of wounds received in Hartville. A prisoner of war, Garrett died on Feb. 1, 1863.
Born 1830 in Tenn. Thomas is listed as having paid Taxes in Wright Co. Mo. in 1861. He was a Confederate soldier during the war and fought in the skirmish at Mountain Grove, Mo. in 1862 escaping capture by Union soldiers. He is listed in the 1870 census for Wright Co. Mo. as age 40 and a farmer.
George W. Hensley
Born 1825, Madison Co., N.C. Died 1880 buried near Oden, Mo. George served in company L, 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Mounted Inf. After the war, He and his family moved to Wright Co., Mo., about 1869 and settled near Oden, Mo.
James Wayne Hensley
age 23 in 1860 born Tenn. James and his brothers, Alfred and William, enlisted in the Confederate army in Searcy Co. Ark. On Feb. 1, 1864 Alfred and William joined the Union army. James and his family emigrated to Hartville, Mo. in 1865. He was elected sheriff of Wright Co., Mo. in the 1870's and 1880's.
Benjamin was Capt. in the Confederate Army and fought in the skirmish at Mountain Grove in 1862 in which he wounded and taken prisoner.
James F. Honeycutt
Born Jan. 1844 Statesville, North Carolina. He was a private, in Company A, 4th North Carolina Infantry Reg. and a Pvt., in Co. C. 25th N.C. Infantry Reg. James lived in Mansfield, Mo. and is listed in the 1900 census for Wright Co. Mo. He applied for a pension on July 18, 1913.
Co. C, 25th Regiment N.C. Troops
Born Dec. 29, 1838 in Ga. Died Feb. 26, 1919 buried in the Friendship cemetery. He was a Confederate soldier serving from 1862 to 1863. Dennis lived in Rail, Mo. in 1890.
Born July 18, 1833 Tenn. Died May 15, 1913. He is buried in the Spillman Cemetery. John and his wife came to Missouri from east Tennessee in 1862 and homesteaded acreage 7 miles North of Norwood, Mo. He was a Confederate soldier during the war and was a farmer and a Freewill Baptist preacher.
John C. Hull
John was born in Virginia and according to the 1860 Census for Wright Co., Mo. was age 18. He joined the Confederate army in Mountain Grove, Mo. in 1861 and fought at the battle of Oak Hills, Mo. in that same year. John lived in Mountain Grove, Mo. when he applied for a pension on Oct. 20, 1913 at age 72.
William B. Hull
Born Dec. 1837 in Virginia. William was a Confederate private enlisting 8/4/1862 in Company D, 10th Mo. Inf. He lived i Mountain Grove, Mo. in 1890. Applied for a pension on Nov. 1, 1913 at age 76.
Fred I. Inman
Born August 3, 1845 in Evansville, IN and died June 7, 1923. The family, including 2 other sons, moved to Crockett's Bluff, AR where 2 daughters were born. At age 17 Fred enlisted in the Confederate Army. He was in several battles and had 2 horses shot out from under him. After the war he lived in Pochantas, AR where he engaged in the mercantile business. He married Elnora Jamison and they had 8 children, 6 boys and 2 girls. Leaving mercantile, he went into the steamboat business. After the death of Elnora, he moved to Black Rock AR where he married Mrs. Sarah Goodrich. They moved to Springfield MO and then to Mountain Grove in 1912. He was a Mason and was survived by one son, F. L. and one daughter Mrs. Frank Bedgood. He was a member of the M. E. Church and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery.
James M. Jarrett
Born Virginia age 57 in the 1860 Census Wright Co.
Capt. James M. Jarrett, 1st
N.E. Mo. Cav., Killed in Action.
James disappeared during the Civil War when bushwackers rode through Wright Co. They apparently had been informed as to the where a group of men and boys were concealed and either took them as prisoners or killed them.
Charles J. Jarrett, Captured Feb. 10, 1863, prisoner at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Mo. Died May 9, 1863 of measles.
James Calvin Johnson
Born April 1825 Murry Co. Tenn. Died Oct. 13, 1908. James came to Missouri around 1832 settling Wright Co., now Webster Co., four miles from Seymour. There his family resided until the outbreak of the Civil War. He enlisted with Gen. Price and was with him in the Ark. campaign and in the raid through Missouri. After the war he returned to Wright Co. and lived in Hartville.
He is listed as having paid taxes in Wright Co., Mo. in 1861 and was a Confederate soldier during the war.
John Calvin Jones
Born 1822 in N.C. Died 1884 buried in the Competition Cemetery in Laclede Co., Mo. John moved to Texas Co. Mo. about 1849. In the early 1850's he and his wife moved to Elk Creek township in Wright Co. Mo. John supported the Confederate side during the war and was a lifelong Democrat.