Civil War Soldiers

of Overton County, Tennessee

The information below was generously contributed by Ron Dishman , Overton Co. Historian, and has since been added to by additional researchers. If you would like to contribute a photograph and short biography be sure and contact me, Tami Ramsey

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Notes and biographical information

 

William J. ALLRED Confederate Veteran Soldier

William J. ALLRED born July 15, 1842 Overton County TN and died May 20, 1915 Overton County, Tennessee and he married Eliza Jane NELSON. She was born June 23, 1842 in Georgia died March 26, 1921 in Overton County, Tennessee, they both are buried in the Shiloh Cemetery located in the Allred Community of Overton County. Have a copy of William's civil war pension application. Eliza's grandfather was Thomas NELSON from South Carolina who served in the Revolutionary War. William J. ALLRED civil war pension application can be seen in pension notebook.

Contributed by: Ron Dishman - Overton County Historian

 Click here to read more about him in the TN Archives
BENNETT, L. B. (Levi Burtin BENNETT)
Born 1844 in Overton County, Tennessee
Died November 16, 1912 in Overton County, Tennessee
Served Co. 3, 8th Tennessee - Enlisted 1862, G. G. Dibrell’s Regiment, 8th Tennessee, John S. Roberts, Captain. Applicant captured and Paroled Spring 1864... took up arms again with Capt. Roberts company & Col. Daugherty’s Regiment until Daugherty captured
Wife Louisa GIBBONS, married March 1861 in Overton County, Tennessee by W.G. Reed

 

F. G. BILBREY
Company: F
Unit: 13 (Gore's) Tennessee Cavalry.
Rank - Induction: Private
Rank - Discharge: Private
Allegiance: Confederate

Contributed by: Ron Dishman - Overton County Historian

 

William H. BILBREY

Co. F 8th TN Cav. General Forests Brigade

William H. BILBREY was born April 8, 1841 in Overton County, Tennessee and died February 21, 1927 in Overton County, Tennessee. He is buried in the Bethsaida Cemetery in Overton County, Tennessee.

A copy of his military pension application is in the pension notebook.

Contributed by: Ron Dishman - Overton County Historian

 

Jesse Washington CARMACK

Company D 8th TN Regiment

Jesse enlisted in 1861 in the Confederacy with Capt. Calvin E. Myers and served 4 years of the war.

Jesse Washington CARMACK was born September 1, 1841 in Overton County, Tennessee and died June 9, 1924 in Overton County, Tennessee. He is buried in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Overton County, Tennessee. Contributed by: Ron Dishman - Overton County Historian

 

Henry A. CLARK

Co. D 2nd TN Infantry

Henry A. CLARK was born February 1, 1825 in Fentress County, Tennessee and died August 12, 1909 in Pickett County, Tennessee. He was married September 18, 1851 to Nancy J. McCLELLAN born February 15, 1834 in Fentress County, Tennessee and died May 10, 1910 in Pickett County, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Fleming McCLELLAN and Phoebe (BOLES) McCLELLAN. Henry and Nancy are both buried in the Polk Garrett Cemetery in Pickett County, Tennessee. Contributed by: Ron Dishman - Overton County Historian

 
Stephen Leander COPELAND -- Born, May 4, 1843 Overton County, Tennessee. Died June 30, 1916 Nashville, Tennessee. He fought at Cheat Mountain Campaign with Company F 8th TN Infantry. He deserted on 3/14/1862. He was sent a conscript notice and he returned to his unit on 10/01/1862. On 10/08/1862, he fought in the battle of Murfreesboro. His unit lost 306 out of 474 men. He fought at Franklin, Tennessee on 9/19-20/1863. He fought at Chickamauga, GA, where he was wounded and sent to Atlanta on detached duty. He fought at Rocky Face, GA on 5/9/1864. He fought at the Battle of Nashville on 12/15-16/1864. During the war he lost a hand and was wounded in the head. Later he developed mental problems and died in Central State Hospital in Nashville. His military pay was 11 dollars a month. After his death his wife Bitha Ann (LYNN) COPELAND applied for a soldier's widow pension on 7/10/1916. It was pension #6433 and it was accepted.

Tom Miller - McMinnville, Tennessee
(Stephen Leander Copeland was my great grand father)

 

James Madison DULWORTH

8th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

James Madison DULWORTH was born about 1841 in Cumberland County, Kentucky and he died about 1911 in probably Clay County, Tennessee although what once was Overton County he married Mary "Polly" CLEARY.

Mary applied for a military widow's pension a copy of her application is in the pension application notebook. Contributed by: Ron Dishman - Overton County Historian

 

J. GUNNELS - No other information

Contributed by: Ron Dishman - Overton County Historian

 

L. H. HAMMOCK - he was in Co. E 13th Cav. C.S.A. and was born Dec. 10, 1840 in Overton County, Tennessee died Dec.1, 1912 in Overton County, Tennessee. He married Nancy COPELAND HAMMOCK she was born Dec. 23, 1830 in Overton County, Tennessee and died March 18, 1899 in Overton County, Tennessee. They are both buried in the J. C. Mullins Cemetery in Overton County, Tennessee

Contributed by: Ron Dishman - Overton County Historian

 

B. HARRIS - No other information

Contributed by: Ron Dishman - Overton County Historian

  Name: John HARRIS
Residence: Overton County, Tennessee
Enlistment Date: 01 December 1862
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Illinois
Unit Numbers: 408
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 01 December 1862
Enlisted: Company C, 83rd Infantry Regiment Illinois on 13 December 1862
Enlisted: 6th Infantry Regiment Tennessee on 01 April 1863.

 

William C. "Billy" HUGHES was born December 14, 1841, the date on his headstone is incorrect. He died December 19, 1917 at the age of 86. Billy served in the 25th Inf. Co. B., Tennessee as a private and was wounded in battle. He was the only son of Leander and Isabel HUGHES. Billy was the father of 10 children. He was also a carpenter and taught Sunday School at the Concord School and Church. He helped to build alot of the houses in Hillham. He was to my understanding a wonderfully kind, loving and deeply religious man.
Karen Siebert - Click here to read more about this HUGHES Line
Photo right Contributed by: Karen Siebert

Photo left Contributed by: Ron Dishman - Overton County Historian

 

John H. LEA was born in 1846 and enlisted in Confederacy in August 1864. He served with the 13th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment or Dibrell's Cavalry. He remained with this unit until they surrendered in Washington, Georgia on May 11, 1865. Each man in the unit got $26, 20$ in silver and 6$ in gold coins from the Confederate Treasury. He married Laura KEETON on February 2, 1870, and eventually settled in the Henard Community where he eked out a living by farming. John LEA passed away in 1923, just before his 77th birthday.

Contributed by: Edward H. Vaughn

 

Elijah Washington LEDBETTER

Co. A 8th Cav. TN

Elijah Washington LEDBETTER was born October 26, 1837 in Overton County, Tennessee and died February 28, 1915 in Overton County, Tennessee. He is buried in the Ledbetter Family Cemetery in Overton County, Tennessee and he married Annalisa GARRETT .

He applied for a military pension a copy of his pension application is located in the pension application note. Contributed by: Ron Dishman - Overton County Historian

 

Pvt. Thomas David Masters
Born: 5-18-1845
Died: 5-20-1912
Overton County, Tennessee
He was with the 4th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment Hamilton's Company

Contributed by Tom Miller

 

Isaac Lafayette "Fayette" McCORMICK was born to Tench and Catherine WEST McCORMICK on February 21, 1833. Lafayette served in the 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment C.S.A. during the Civil War. Lafayette went into the army during 1861 and served in Company H under Captain Richardson COPELAND. Lafayette listed Mill Springs or Fishing Creek as his first battle. He stated that he fought at Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Perryville and others. He remained with the 25th until the unit surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia in April 1865.

Contributed by: Edward H. Vaughn

 

Elijah MOLES & Mary Polly (HAMMOCK) MOLES

Elijah served in the 8th KY Cav.

Elijah and Polly both have civil war pensions applications. Copies can be seen in notebook of pension applications.

Elijah MOLES born February 28, 1845 Overton County, Tennessee and died August 20, 1916 Overton County, Tennessee. Elijah married Mary Polly HAMMOCK born November 18, 1845 died September 13, 1931 in Overton County, Tennessee. They both are buried in the Okalona Cemetery in Overton County, Tennessee. Contributed by: Ron Dishman - Overton County Historian

  Elvin K. MOREDOCK was born in Jan 1842 in Overton County, the son of John Thomas MOREDOCK and Elizabeth LINDER. Tobias MOREDOCK, one of the early settlers of the area, was his grandfather. Elvin served in the 25th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry which was organized at Camp Zollicoffer near Livingston. Great-granddaughter, Nevagene Almondrode Roberts, writes in the History of Overton County: "Elvin enlisted in the Confederate Army under Colonel Sydney Stanton. Six months later he was in the battle of Mill Springs, KY, where they were defeated. He fought in the battles at Murfreesboro and Chicamauga, TN, also in the battles at Richmond and Petersburg, VA. He also served three or four months under General Robert E. Lee in Virginia. He was shot in his left hand during the war and was left with a permanent injury." Elvin married Sarah E. WINTON in 1865 and had four children. He died in Livingston on 17 Jun 1932 - Contributed by Richard Moredock

 

Joseph Michael NATION b. March 17 1836 died June 28 1907 married Christinia "Annie" RIDDLE b. Sep. 10 1833 died Jan. 11 1923 both buried in the Fellowship Cemetery in Overton County, Tennessee He was a Pvt. "A" Cumberland KY Catl. Grds

Contributed by: Ron Dishman - Overton County Historian

 

Starling NEAL (NEEL) born 1810, Wayne County, Kentucky and died 4 Nov 1867 Overton County, Tennessee and he married Keziah Hannah RAINES. She was born 1810, Wayne County, Kentucky and died Dec 1889 Overton County, Tennessee. They are both buried in the Neal/Brown Cemetery, Flat Creek, Overton County, Tennessee. He was a Private in Capt. J.R. Copeland's company, 25th Regiment, TN Infantry.
He joined 5 Aug 1861 and was discharged 7 Apr 1864.

Submitted by: John Neal

 

B. NEELY - No other information

Contributed by: Ron Dishman - Overton County Historian

 

D.H. NELSON - No other information

Contributed by: Ron Dishman - Overton County Historian

 

Francis Marion PADGETT & Mary M. (SELLS) PADGETT

He was in Co. D. 1st TN Inf.

Francis Marion PADGETT was born abt. 1844 in TN and died May 22, 1919 in Pickett Co. TN married June 16, 1892 in Overton County, Tennessee to Mary M. SELLS she was born March 26, 1867 in Overton County, Tennessee and died June 14, 1906 in Pickett County, Tennessee. They both are buried in the Padgett Cemetery in Pickett County, Tennessee. Contributed by: Ron Dishman - Overton County Historian

 

Sergeant James Forrester PARROTT

28th Consolidated Infantry

Mr. Parrott was wounded in the lower leg at Franklin, Tennessee. This injury required the amputation of his lower leg. After the war, Mr. Parrott was murdered on his own property in 1868. He was buried at the Officer Cemetery in Overton County.

Contributed by: Mrs. Dorris Parrett Wilford

Click here to read letters that he wrote home

 

John Franklin POSTON

Co. B 25th TN Inf. and later Co. A 8th TN Cav.

John Franklin "Frank" POSTON born January 30, 1839 in Overton Co. TN and died June 7, 1914 in Overton County, Tennessee and is buried at Falling Springs Cemetery. He married 2nd time to Artelia ALLRED (pictured in the larger image) with daughter Sally. Artelia ALLRED was born about 1843 in Overton County, Tennessee and died February 18, 1915. She is buried at the Allred Cemetery.

John applied for a soldier's military pension and after his death Artelia POSTON applied for a widow's pension and both of these applications are in the pension application notebook. Contributed by: Ron Dishman - Overton County Historian

 

William Jason RAMSEY
CSA Pension #W8922
Enlisted at Livingston, Overton County, Tennessee August 5, 1861, Company H 25th Tennessee Infantry CSA
Muster roll Aug. 5 to Oct. 31, 1861, dated Dec. 27, 1861, shows him furloughed home sick on Nov. 5, 1861. Not yet returned. A Private.
Muster Roll dated April 7, 1864 shows him.
Discharged January 30, 1862, A Private
Born April 12, 1838 in Overton County, Tennessee, the son of Benjamin and Elender "Nelly" DISHMAN RAMSEY, and died July 21, 1903. He died in an accidental drowning in the Clafkiller River and is buried in the Corinth Church Cemetery, White County, Tennessee. He married Elizabeth Collins FRENCH April 26, 1857 in Overton County, Tennessee.

Information contributed by Tami Ramsey

 

Andrew Jackson REED
b 6 January 1838, Overton County, Tennessee
d 10 November 1918, Overton County, Tennessee
Buried Okaluna Cemetery, Overton County, Tennessee
Private, McHenry's Company, 18th Regiment Tennessee Infantry; named for Gen Andrew Jackson with whom his father (Jesse Emerson REED) served in War of 1812; married 3 times, 14 children. His surviving widow, Elizabeth HICKS, received pension #W10363

Photo Contributed by: Ron Dishman - Overton County Historian

Information Contributed by: Evelyn Reed

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Civil War Pension Files

Henry ROAM/ROAME
PVT Co. A. 48 Regt Missouri Infantry
Born Overton County, Tennessee
Joined July 30, 1864 in Waynesville, Missouri
Left sick in Gen. Hospt. at Nashville, Tennessee Jan 1, 1865
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Light
Complexion: Fair
Height: 5"9'

Contributed by: Barbara Smith

Page 1 Declaration
Widows Pension
Civil War Files - No Pension Found

Job (Jobe) ROAM
Enlisted 1861 in Overton County, Tennessee
Oliver Hamiltons Battalion
Died Oct 13, 1914 in Sebastian County, Arkansas

Contributed by: Barbara Smith

 

David Leander SELLS

Co. D 3rd Reg. Ky Vol. Inf. and Ky 9th Tenn Cav.

David Leander SELLS born October 10, 1835 in Fentress County, Tennessee and died May 14, 1908 in Overton County, Tennessee. He was married February 1, 1866 in Overton County, Tennessee to Sarah Amanda STOVER born December 11, 1848 in Overton County, Tennessee died October 26, 1922 in Overton County, Tennessee. They both are buried in the Sells Cemetery.

His application for a military pension is located in the pension application notebook. Contributed by: Ron Dishman - Overton County Historian

  Name: James SIMPSON
Residence: Overton County, Tennessee
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: Virginia
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private
Paroled on 28 April 1865 at Cumberland Gap, KY
Height: 5'4 "
Eye Color: blue
Hair Color: brown
Complexion: light

 

William R. STONE was a Confederate soldier from Clay (then Overton) Co. He served in the Civil War, and applied for pension, #S2111, Clay Co., TN. His application was filed on 17 August, 1899. At the time of the application, he stated he was a resident of Oakley, Clay Co., TN.; that he was born in Overton Co., TN. in the year 1826. He enlisted in May of 1861 in Capt. James McHenry's Co., Col. John P. Murray's Regiment. He stated that at the time of application, he was totally disabled due to rheumatism contracted by exposure to the elements while in active service. He was accepted on the pension roll with a monthly pension of $8.33 1/3. (His tombstone says he was born 27 March, 1827).
After his death on 4 December, 1899, his widow Margaret Fleming STONE applied. Her pension application as widow of a Confederate soldier was filed 5 June, 1906. It stated that she lived in Willow Grove, Clay Co., TN.; that her maiden name was Fleming; that she was born in 1833 in Surry Co., NC; that she had lived in TN. since about 1847; that her husband's name was William R. STONE, that he was born about 1827; that they were married 19 June, 1853 in Overton Co., TN. by Squire Russ Overstreet. She stated that her husband died 4 December, 1899 in Clay Co., TN. She stated she was the mother of 9 children, all girls. Four were dead at the time of the pension application and five were living. Her youngest one was born about 1866. Her application was # W1531.

Contributed by: Joyce Stover

 

Ambrose SULLIVAN b. abt. 1821 Smith County, Tennessee died July 13 1908 married April 4, 1869 to Lee Ann RAY b. abt. 1848 died after 1920 both buried Sullivan Cemetery in Clay County Tennessee - He was in Co. D 25th Tennessee Inf.

Contributed by: Ron Dishman - Overton County Historian

1st Corporal Andrew Jackson SWALLOWS
Company E 8th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment

Submitted by his great-great-great grandson Joey B. King

 

Raleigh J. THOMPSON

Raleigh THOMPSON joined the Confederate Army in late 1862 as a member of the O. P. Hamilton's Tennessee Command, sometimes called Hamilton's or Shaw's Battalion. In February 1863, Hamilton's Command rode to Florence, Alabama and joined with General Forrest's Brigade. Many of Hamilton's Command were attached to the 8th Dibrell's Cav. Co. E. He served until the surrender and returned to Overton County, Tennessee and became a prominent country doctor in the 1st & 2nd Districts of Overton County.

Raleigh J. THOMPSON was born April 16, 1832 in Hamblen County, Tennessee died February 6, 1903 in Overton County, Tennessee and is buried in the Dodson Chapel Cemetery in Overton County, Tennessee.

A copy of his military pension application is in the pension notebook.

Contributed by: Ron Dishman - Overton County Historian

 

Alvin P. VAUGHN, 37th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment, Union
Alvin rode his horse to Kentucky and joined the Union Army on October 6, 1863. He was inducted into Company F of the 37th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment.
This regiment served as a blocking force against a raid into Kentucky by the Confederate raider John Hunt Morgan. After this expedition was over in the fall of 1864, the Regiment moved into southwestern Virginia and fought battles at Abingdon and Saltville. The Regiment then returned to Kentucky and the troops were mustered out of the army. Alvin was discharged at Louisville on December 29, 1864. During the term of service, the Regiment suffered eight battle-related and 106 disease-related fatalities. Pictured with Alvin is his second wife, Uretha COPELAND VAUGHN.

Contributed by: Edward H. Vaughn

 

Pleasant H. WILBORN

Co. B 8th TN Inf. C. S. A.

Pleasant H. WILBORN born December 15, 1841 died January 11, 1892 he was married to Sarah Ophelia WILLIAMS she was died July 21, 1908 they both are buried in the St. John Cemetery in Clay County, Tennessee. Although is what used to be Overton County.

He may have been a high ranking officer from Overton County and possibly served in Jefferson Davis cabinet. Although further research needs to be done to establish these facts. Contributed by: Ron Dishman - Overton County Historian

Additonal info:

Census 1880 District 10, Clay County, Tennessee
Page Number 302D
Pleas. WILBORN Self M Male W 38 KY Farmer KY KY
Ophelia WILBORN Wife M Female W 36 KY Keeping House KY KY
George WILBORN Son S Male W 13 TN At School KY KY
Hayes WILBORN Son S Male W 5 TN KY KY
William WILBORN Father M Male W 79 KY Retired Farmer SC SC
Elizabeth WILBORN Mother M Female W 75 KY NC NC
Sarah MCCLLELAND Other S Female W 13 KY Servant KY KY

 

Hiram G. WORLEY Jr. b. June 3 1839 d. May 17 1915 buried in Booher Cemetery in Overton County Tennessee - married Mary Rebecca BOOHER b. May 16 1839 d. Aug. 16 1922. He was in Co. E 117th IN Inf

Contributed by: Ron Dishman - Overton County Historian

 

Jasper Pleasant ZACHARY

Co. C 1st Ky Cav. U.S.

Jasper Pleasant ZACHARY was born February 22, 1841 in Fentress County, Tennessee and died January 24, 1929 in Overton County, Tennessee he is buried in the Fellowship Cemetery in Overton Co. TN , he married June 13, 1869 in Overton County, Tennessee to Margaret E. TRANBARGER born May 14, 1844 in Overton County, Tennessee and died August 11, 1927 in Overton County, Tennessee she is buried in the David Sells Cemetery in Overton County, Tennessee. Contributed by: Ron Dishman - Overton County Historian

 


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